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Comment: Yeah, easy for you (Score 4, Insightful) 130

by OverlordQ (#48510075) Attached to: Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

When Mr. Durov sold his stake in VKontakte last December, there was speculation it was worth a few hundred million dollars. Mr. Durov would not give a specific figure, citing a nondisclosure agreement.
“I’m very happy right now without any property anywhere,” he added. “I consider myself a legal citizen of the world.”

When your net-worth is 7 figures at a minimum, that's a bit easier to do.

Comment: Re:It is working for them, though... (Score 2) 274

by OverlordQ (#48506795) Attached to: A Mismatch Between Wikimedia's Pledge Drive and Its Cash On Hand?

> Wikipedia is still a very usable web site. By comparison slashdot went commercial some time ago and has become less usable with each passing year.

Thanks to the unpaid community volunteers. About the only thing I can point to in the recent history done by a paid team that was mildly successful was the Vector skin. Remember how awesome LiquidThreads was that it got deployed everywhere? Oh wait.

Comment: Re:If it's losing steam it's because (Score 1) 291

by OverlordQ (#48468529) Attached to: Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Specifically things like dependency injection and modifying existing libraries to suit your purpose without having to touch the code of the core library [...] When I learned that on the fly I could inject or replace a method in a core object at load time

That sounds like an utter nightmare. 2 + 2 = 4, except when we patched + to mean something else.

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