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Comment Re:Before anyone bangs on about bedallions and so (Score 2) 239

I'm not defending Uber, but what, as a passenger, do I gain by having the wetware in the taxi driver's head do the path-finding instead of the software on his computer? Even if the software is inferior right now it will continue to improve, unlike humans, and if the Uber driver takes longer to get me to where I want to go then I will continue to use his wetware competitors.

Comment Re:Please forgive my likely stupidity (Score 4, Interesting) 108

Hire competent programmers or hire cheap programmers and install a database firewall instead. Some companies are going to opt for the cheap programmers.

Other than that, I guess you could use the database firewall if you have an old legacy system of questionable quality.

Comment Re:And where exactly is moonlight? (Score 1) 335

Apple is dropping MacOS's support for PPC later this year, but you can still get Safari 4 for PPC today. Microsoft never even made Silverlight 2 for PPC.

And it's not that I mind; I've never encountered a site requiring Silverlight in my daily surfing, and if I did I'd just go somewhere else instead of reaching for my MacBook Pro, I'm just saying that Flash beats Silverlight when it comes to platform support.

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Duke Nukem For Never 565

PLSQL Guy writes "Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms is shutting down, according to Shacknews. They cite 'a reliable source close to the company,' who said the developer is finished and employees have already been let go. It looks like all of the Duke Nukem Forever jokes are turning into reality; DNF might turn out to be the ultimate vaporware after all." 3D Realms' webmaster, Joe Siegler, confirmed the closing, saying that he didn't know about it even a day beforehand. Apogee and Deep Silver, who are working on a different set of Duke Nukem games (referred to as the Duke Nukem Trilogy) say they are not affected by the problems at 3D Realms.

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