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Comment Re:Account should not try to "get knowledgeable" (Score 1) 87

"...or by delivering something that is not fit to be used."

Lol. I thought you were talking ITIL and was expecting to read "fit for use".

Let the accountant study/pass Security+ and call it a day. In this day and age if bad business decisions don't kill you a poor understanding of security might (also a bad business decision...but it's still considerably new...).

Comment Re:Low-tech for a reason (Score 1) 149

I agree with your business argument 90% of the time. And that's why we have artisans. A $20,000 BBQbot can cook consistently, but it will never get bored while on-shift and create something new to improve your menu (or your business in general). If you want to exceed the mean you'll still need the kind of SME that calls in sick and takes vacations.

Comment Re:"derision and scorn when they really shouldn't" (Score 1) 181

And don't forget an important fact with free-to-play games regarding their business models:

The business model they choose is subject to change. What might start out as a 'free-to-play' game with premium cosmetic additions can over time shift to a Freemium or Pay-to-Win model. I've invested my time and reasonable amounts of money in free-to-play games in the past, only to be burned later when they change to a more aggressive model.

Popular Android ROM Accused of GPL Violation 197

An anonymous reader writes "A petition has recently been started to get the developer of the popular Android 'MIUI' ROM, Chinese based Xiaomi, to comply with the GPL. While Android itself is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License, and therefore does not actually require derivative works to be FOSS, the Linux kernel itself is GPL-licensed and needs to remain open. Unless Xiaomi intends to develop a replacement for the Linux kernel, they need to make their modifications public."

Comment Re:I just block (Score 4, Insightful) 716


As someone who's created (and supported) several websites (and developed a few platforms)...I'd just like to say that by no means would the world wide web and some of the wonderful technologies we have today disappear in the absence of ad based monetization. It might look different, but I see no reason to suspect that commoditization is tied to creative innovation.

Carry on. :-)

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.