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Comment Same thing happened to UO (Score 1) 523 523

This same thing happened to Ultima Online. When it first came out in 1996, it was a magnet drawing everyone interested in MMORPG. But after 5 years, the game starts to decline. Origin/EA stars adding in expansion modules until it no longer looked like the original game. Please move on as time goes by...

Comment Avionics (Score 1) 953 953

The avionics business is the same way. A navigational radio or altimeter LRU, developed and certified with tools that run on Windows 98/95, must maintain the machines and various tools is was developed on until the product is 'sun setted' (which is at leased 20 years). One company maintains a VAX 11/780 due to the nature of the product still being in the field.

Comment Left to the dev (Score 1) 288 288

For embedded development work, it's a requirement that the dev pubs their build onto the target hardware. We just couldn't do our work without it. But once the developed software has been tested on a test system, it should be left to QA/V&V to make installations...

Comment Reputation alone (Score 1) 176 176

Just tell them when word of their antics gets out, their business reputation will be ruined. Who would be able to trust a business with their data who blindly resets your password without a valid confirmation? A bad reputation has killed more businesses...

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