As a software engineer, I can't help but wonder what developing a game at Blizzard was like back then and how it's evolved over time to whatever it's like today. I'm really interested in the technical side of it, but not necessarily just that.
MySQL is the Visual Basic of databases - clumsy and of poor quality, used most strongly by people who don't know any better. I would be delighted to see MySQL fail as a project and have its mindshare go to projects that are superior, like PostgreSQL.
Agreed. There's an excellent list of MySQL "gotchas" that illustrates just how bad it is - http://sql-info.de/en/mysql/gotchas.html
The list only applies to <5.0 versions - anyone know a similar list for >=5.0 ?
horrible? I thought it was really *really* good. Not only does it help kill the stereotype, but makes the Mac commercials much less effective as well.
If they were trying to counter the message of the original Apple ads, they failed miserably, because they completely missed their point. The Apple ads are basically saying "Macs are for people who want to do things better, than everyone else (the PCs) - more interesting, more fun and less effort". These ads are targeted at people who want to stand out of the crowd, or at least go their own way. The Microsoft ads on the other hand are saying "be a sheep, join EVERYONE in doing the same thing", which - to the crowd the original ads were aimed at - is the exact thing they want to avoid.
But one might argue, that these ads were actually addressed to a different group of people - the sheep. But the sheep don't need ads - they'll simply follow everyone else. Worse yet - the ads might actually make them aware of what they're doing by blindly following the others and make them stop.
In conclusion - FAIL.
"We know that Apple has destroyed the music business — in terms of pricing — and if we don't take control, they'll do the same thing on the video side,"
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Well someone did take the challenge. From the second post:"Any site that lists the AACS key/crack is getting legal takedown notices if someone gets it tattooed, would a lawsuit forcing them to never show it to anyone be launched? Would they try and force a removal?".
"So how do you DMCA a tattoo off of a person? Am I allowed to tell people that its a 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0 tattoo? Is a magazine permitted to print photos of this tattoo? Can the tattoo artist or shop (Good Faith Tattoos, Boston) be sued? Can the person wearing the tattoo be sued? Can a corporation force a medical procedure (a tattoo removal)? Can they force him to always wear a shirt? Well, Rich from The New Freedom has decided to be the bait!".