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Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 729

A GUI needs to provide process management. Modern GUIs in particular, where there is an expectation of dozens of processes running notifying the user require quite sophisticated process management. Arguably the thing that drove the biggest change in Gnome 3 / KDE 4 from Gnome 2 / KDE 3 was introducing a framework dependent on much more sophisticated process management because they wanted notification to work well.

ok, let me look into that.

Non process managed systems are simply not going to be supported.

Unsupported by who? Who gets to decide what is supported and what is not?

Comment Re:This! (Score 1) 130

Are they selling an object like a car or a service like access to a fairground?

Even ignoring quasi-legal arguments like software licensing, I'm inclined to feel this is an example of the latter.

This is not like selling costume packs for Skyrim, where both parties were involved in a transaction presented as a purchase of an object (again, legal arguments like licensing aside - user buys a box called "Skyrim", expects that to be the end of their relationship with Bethesda and Bethesda expected that to be the end of their relationship with the user, save for bug fixes and purchases of other products or services)

This is a straightforward "You pay us $X for access to our service.

And as such, just as paying money to access to a fairground doesn't mean you can reconfigure the rollercoaster, likewise you don't get to mod a multi-user game just because you paid money for access to it.

Comment Re:If you write SQL injections (Score 1) 63

The thing is, the majority of these issues stem from people that specifically DON'T work as a web developer. These cases usually come from other people in a company told to come up with a website and are reasonably smart in a related area, like programming, so they do a quick once over of JS, SQL, PHP and the sort, put together some crap website and call it a day. Don't forget large amounts of copy-pasted code straight outta stackoverflow-ton.

This isn't an excuse

Comment Re:It's their money... (Score 2) 142

The reasoning behind the inequality movement isn't to help the poor people, rather it's to prevent the rich from having too much power. If you limited the salary of the Walmart CEO to $3million a year, he would still be rich, but wouldn't have as much money to manipulate the government.

That is the theory, anyway.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"