My experience on this is that you need 'DevOps' to run the development environments but you need production ops to run, eh, production.
DevOps people don't necessarily have good understanding of the underlying issues of the production environment. There are several issues revolving around this: Security, availability, scalability, etc. As an example is dev who can secure the application but not the platform (database, web servers and so on).
Good handovers between the two are the key for success. If 'DevOps' changes the development environment in a significant way this needs to be taken into account when moving the version to production. Oh, you upgraded the database in development environment? I guess that explains why RTP failed and we had to roll back.
Some changes may be very simple to do in development environment, while difficult in production environment. Need some extra disk and upgrade your database backend? Sure, just get it done in the development environment but there may some issues when doing that in production environment; you may need unacceptable amount of downtime, etc...
I'm not sure about the currency you got there, but it doesn't really matter: 100 currency units is cheap for 3-5 hours of flying, no matter what currency! I'd have to pay almost 3-5 times more than that for flying.
On the other hand 100 EUR will get me 3-5 skydives in Europe or 100 USD will get me 3-5 skydives in US.
Why connect to a free and often slow/overloaded wifi when most people get acceptable 3/4G service around town ?
Because my "service provider" charges me my first born son for roaming data.
It’s massive, so it’s almost certainly a gas giant like Jupiter, and it’s hot, probably about 730 C (1350 F) at the tops of its clouds.
This is not them asking for your account but rather asking you to AUTHORISE gawker's access to your account details.
The way I read it is that Gawker is using Facebook as authentication service. Once authenticated Gawker is authorizing you to do certain things, like post comments.
I guess that accounts for all the cheap labor.
I wouldn't believe anything Mr. Woo has to say.
If you have other reasons why you don't trust what Mr. Woo said, maybe it'd be worthwhile to air those as well.
If it has syntax, it isn't user friendly.