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Comment Re:GenyMotion (Score 1) 131

They want to replace the entire Google cloud services infrastructure with Microsoft services.
You hit the nail on the head there, and I think that is one of the main reasons for the delay/abandonment of this project. Even if they could get an approximation of Googles services up and running they would probably run into a wall of lawyers, so even if it was technically feasible (albeit extremely complicated) would it be legally feasible?

Comment Re:Follow the money (Score 1) 183

And they may very well be innocent. Just because some developer has found a way to milk their advertising for personal profit does not mean that they were behind the malware, just that they are a bunch of douches serving adverts. To be honest, would they even care? They want their adverts to be seen regardless of how it's done.

Comment Re:memory loss defence? (Score 1) 602

Exactly, have them chasing their tails and looking in all the wrong places.

I knew a company who outsourced all their stuff, they kept insisting that we send them files, kept telling them we don't send ANYONE files, but we do send swift messages. Even had to go to their office for a meeting about the files we send them. So somewhere in their building the previous developers had set up a server, which was receiving switft messages from us and writing them to a file. I don't know if they ever found the server.

Comment Re:Cycle beating. (Score 1) 420

and have to operate in a higher RPM range to haul cargo and/or passengers
Increasing wear and tear and drastically reducing the life of the vehicle.
Ever hear someone say, "the don't make stuff to last anymore"?
Well now you know why (in part at least) stuff doesn't last as long as they used to.

Comment Re:Lemme let you in on the secret... (Score 2, Insightful) 494

No, I fail to see why software that my team and I have spent months/years writing should be open sourced so you can download and change it for free. Open source has it's place, but making money is generally not one of them. Sure there are exceptions, but the vast majority of open source software is written by people for free. One last thing most people outside the IT industry don't realise is that writing software is VERY expensive, that expense needs to be justified and recouped otherwise it won't get done.

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