OK, would it be fair to say that Sharepoint sucks in roles that lots of people seem to expect it to be useful for? I'm hardly an expert, but I kept getting the impression that it was a bad tool intended for general use. So, the bad Sharepoint rep is mostly due to people's inaccurate expectations and the Microsoft marketing, well, "people" seem perhaps too charitable?
The problem is that the premises seem really dubious, and since there is no actual agreement about bug bounties that I've noticed, the conclusion is not particularly surprising.
Shutting down the servers for a day will have some really major impacts on certain companies and customers. You have to provide a very good reason to urge it, and you're going to have to convince people that you do indeed know what you're doing, apparently without telling them what the vulnerability is. At that point, people can judge the possibility that you're correct against the cost (and possibly legal liability) of shutting down the servers. Different people will come to different decisions, and you don't get to fire everybody you disagree with.
Thing is, for pretty much any lawsuit outside small claims court, you're going to want to talk to a lawyer, and the lawyer's going to tell you how binding that is.
Extended warranties are, on the average, a waste of money. Since an expensive repair isn't likely to bankrupt you, you're usually better off without them.
Why? Right now, Teslas are expensive, because Musk is working from high-profit cars on down. He's got plans for Teslas at $30K, and I'm not betting he won't make them. At that point, it would make a great deal of sense to get rid of the Civic, keep the Mazda 5, and buy a Tesla. My wife and I need one car each for our work, but we don't both go on separate road trips independently. Whoever's out of town takes the Mazda, and if one of us stays behind that's fine for the Tesla. (It would make even more sense when a reasonable number of charging stations get set up around here.)
You're missing the fact that we need only one vehicle capable of cross-country travel.
Heck, I've done a bit of ghost-hunting. Still have no ectoplasmic trophies over the fireplace, but I had fun.
Newsflash! Anonymous Cowards have crappy imaginations!
Really? I finished a novel in vim, and if I need structure I just use LaTeX. Real geeks don't need Microsoft Word.
What you and Seraphim_72 seem to be telling us is that Sharepoint sucks. It shouldn't be installed without paying a consultant a painfully large amount of money, and that person won't be effective without getting lots more permissions on the system than he or she usually get.. It's apparently easy to make a config mistake (two separate admins did it) enables dangerous behavior (silently losing data). It may be acceptable to allow that in the config, but it should not be easy to make that mistake. It requires constant addition of metadata, which apparently should be entered by somebody who didn't create the document and doesn't necessarily know what's in it. It expects people to use it its way, and deliberately makes it hard to import files (at least, that's what "feature" suggests to me).
I'm taking this largely from what the Sharepoint fans are telling us, with only a little input from what the person who doesn't like Sharepoint said. It's actually a bit frightening.
I don't think I have to adblock Slashdot. I've got this little checkbox that lets me disable advertising, probably because of good karma. I haven't checked it yet, because showing the ads might benefit Slashdot financially and because they haven't been annoying. This may be changing.
Legislation of crimes and penalties really isn't related to how we establish guilt. While I agree with your points individually, I don't see the connection.
Actually, their main database product is really nice. Pity about the pricing structure.
For laptops, maybe, but I've got plenty of spare bays in my desktop. I've got the OS and related stuff on a quarter-terabyte SSD, which is very nice, and data storage on a spinning terabyte, which works just fine. Combining the two would probably cost me more and would mean I'd have one storage device that could break in different ways.
If all I have is a standard hard drive at first, and then I get an SSD, the computer is better then.