Cron has specific semantics about batch scheduling of tasks or periodic, non-overlapping tasks. It runs them in a particular execution context, and I like knowing that it logs it an very identifiable way (both through the audit log and cron logs). Syntax of a cron job file is very low on the totem pole of things I care about when it comes to batch or periodic tasks. This is not a trivial task, as you say, and it deserves a closed system, especially if it must be targeted by cross-platform products needing such a facility.
It's pretty much only useful as a short term medium of exchange.
Exactly. And it has certain design criteria that make this a really interesting prospect. Unfortunately not enough people are interested in using it for this purpose, probably because they don't know enough about it, or don't trust it.
For example, I think it has potential for a "free" way to do high volume B2B settlement among international entities... but I never hear anyone talk about this.
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will all those sexual undertones and historic internet puns.
Have you even seen an elephant penis? Because I have, and the colors align to Slashdot. The beta is so bad, Roland Piquepaille is surrendering his account (as the French do). The GNAA has reorganized to post fake job offerings on Dice.com with an emphasis on affirmative action. Profane Motherfucker has come out of retirement simply to say: "fuck this shit.""
IBM's consulting services and design expertise on the big iron side is where all the money is. All the money in that they are the highest margin portions of the business and they get to set prices (very little meaningful competition, lots of opportunity for lockin)
I'd love to explain it by way of analogy, but I don't want to stretch the concept of the fuck beta too thin, and car analogies are so last decade. Let's just say IBM wants to advise you on how you can escape from slashdot beta into their loving arms.
On my desktop you can only fit about half as much content, and it has definitely negatively impacted usability. Also it's missing some key infrastructure changes that should have been top priority that were ignored for making it just seem more modern.
These are very good reasons to be angry about it.
Also, you are a cur.
Actually I'm sure your mom is a very nice lady but jesus christ that's the understatement of the year.
But a new _look_ is just that. It doesn't fix any problems and just introduces new ones.
Also: your mom wears poorly fitted shoes.
Which is in the spirit of many Amazon reviews, where the comment is sort of on topic but then goes on to discuss how it might be an analogy for (or direct cause of) Slashdot's beta site sucking. Some of the posts I've seen in this vein were absolute gems.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a terrible show, and the Corvette is a dog of a car.
Also fuck beta. You forgot to mention fucking slashdot's beta in your summary, you out-of-touch jerk!
We have very pressing matters at hand that happened this week, not last week.