At least you weren't ranting about global cooling before it was warm!
I skimmed through all these pages and there isn't a single sentence describing what it does in order to accomplish it's goals.
Ok, great, it wants to have distributed social networking, email, yadda yadda.
Is it using Diaspora for the social networking aspects? Maybe it's using leftover magic beans?
I'm not even going to waste my time downloading this thing if they can't even say how they're planning on achieving those goals.
We need *more* of these kind of positions, not less. Pure developers generally don't understand, and often don't even care, what happens to their code after it's gone through their build cycle.
There are way too many products out there, especially those in the 'enterprise' category, that are absolutely ridiculous to install, maintain, or both. They let security concerns fly out the window because having some random port open is more convenient to them, and hell with the risks. Developers should be *required* to spend time learning about and maintaining infrastructure on a regular basis so that they understand how their code impacts said infrastructure.
Oh bloody hell... Durr... I good math! I got an F for Fantastic!
And when I see (usually in the news) posts from other twitters, it makes me wish the other 46% would do the same.
There is very little you can constructively say in just 140 characters. Twitter is great for only very specific scenarios such as status reports, quick facts, quick questions or witty one-liners.
Everything else is just inanity from people who think the more exclamation marks you use at the end of a sentence, the more seriously you should take their statement.
The sole reason I set up an account was so I could follow a couple of local restaurants because they post useful things like their daily specials. And that ST:TNG S8 guy. Too bad he stopped writing new plot synopses.
You mean, like they've already been doing for as long as the concept of employer and employee has existed?
You keep using the word 'Right'. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Eich did not "have a right" to be CEO of mozilla. He had as much a "right" to be CEO of mozilla as you or I.
The difference between working a very specific job, and trying to deny an entire class of people marriage benefits is so huge I don't even know where to begin.
And you should also lose your right to claim pro free speech when with the other hand you make a concerted effort to deny basic human rights to an entire class of citizens.
Why was this marked troll?
How is it not desperation when Microsoft has to start giving away their flagship mobile OS because no one wants it?
Or that they're FINALLY bringing back something resembling a proper desktop UI instead of their ridiculous fisher-price ATM interface that they had forced on people, and in the process added insult to injury on an already flagging computer market.
The only truly interesting/innovative idea in that whole announcement is Cordana, which actually sounds pretty cool, assuming that it lives up to Microsoft's hype. And we all know how completely untrustworthy Microsoft's hype-machine is.
Wow, this just smacks of all kinds of desperation. It's amazing how badly Microsoft fails when they're not allowed to stack the deck in their favour.
Although I'm curious about Cortana. If they make her/him/it sound like GladOS, I would have to seriously reconsider my position.
As soon as all your neighbours start using it too, it'll slow down.
*ducks and runs*
...do any other, ahem, organs become more spherical? Because that could be a deal breaker.
Considering that you'd be booking on a trip with a company named Virgin, I don't see how that would be a problem.
True, if that was part of the use case. Recurring payments weren't mentioned by the parent.
But yeah, if you *need* access to the data (any data) then it can't be encrypted only on the user side. At that point there's nothing you can do besides being dilligent in your security.
If you're using the card info purely as a primary key, then it should work just as well in an encrypted form as it would in it's original.