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Comment: Re:Missing (Score 2, Insightful) 245

by ameoba (#48801167) Attached to: PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

People stuck on "cheap hosting solutions" don't pay good money to developers to develop software for them. Cheap hosting solutions don't even come close to scaling to anything beyond a blog for a local business.

Unless you've decided to work on a bottom of the barrel open source CMS/Forum system (a market that's pretty much saturated already), the argument that "PHP is the only thing we can run" is just not relevant. Maybe it carried some weight ten years ago but it's a non-issue these days.

Comment: Re:5th Edition kind of sucks (Score 1) 59

by ameoba (#48700549) Attached to: The Making of a 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Module

The beauty is that you can still buy and play all the old stuff. There are both official reprints of the old 1st & 2nd edition games as well as free/low cost clones of everything pre-3rd edition (the Original game as well as the early "Basic" box set games). A great many of the adventure modules are available in both PDFs and hardbound reissues of the more iconic ones.

As for the price of the books, $20 in 1980, adjusted for inflation is $57. It's still hard to swallow when you can buy a printed copy of Basic Fantasy for under $5.

Comment: Re:Really? This is a problem! (Score 1) 398

by ameoba (#48195771) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

It reminds me of tobacco tax they tried to push through a few years ago in Oregon. They claimed that it would both reduce smoking and provide funding for children's health.

Either one of those things was wrong or they were setting up a healthcare program that would run out of money in the next few years.

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.