Microsoft Partners, You Been Zunked
More on that some other day, but the real and perhaps the only story in the news is that Microsoftâ(TM)s partners â" from device makers to music services â" just got double crossed by the company they choose to believe in. I like to call it Zun-ked (a tiny take off on Punked.)
Yet the camera marketing companies keep spinning them as ways to provide money to cities.
In reality, that only works for the rare city where most drivers are from out of town.
I think the best of both worlds is to have the live system in the cloud, but have on site backups of all those systems.
That way if/when the cloud dies, you can still have access to all your data.
Rails may die.
Thank you for making that distinction.
I liked using Ruby before ever seeing Rails, and have a moderate dislike for Rails.
I wish people would stop judging Ruby for one IMHO awkward and bloated framework.
Does that mean they think they're allowed to hack whatever banks and stock markets they want in foreign countries?
If so - imagine how effectively they might go after financial crimes.
Or is this just for when the FBI wants to overlap with the DEA on wars on drugs?
And imagine how much money they could make licensing insider information of stock markets of enemy countries.
Might even be part of their job descriptions, if their job is to undermine such countries. It probably works better to destablize an enemy's economy than sanctions.
I guess the problem is writing the law in a way that disallows shooting commercials or movies
I don't think that's what they're targeting.
Wouldn't be surprised if the real target are environmentalists who complain about aggressive logging.
It wouldn't suck if they made more profit on less revenue.
Sure it could.
For example, Boeing could take the $4B and spend $5B on R&D having negative profit; while SpaceX could take the $2B and make $1B profit.
But then Boeing's technology will have improved by $5B in R while SpaceX's will have only benefited 1/5th as much
See also, electric cars.
If it gets mismanaged by an individual, you'll get dozens of non-profits as well as corporations that are welcome to fork it and try to convince people to use their own forks
If it gets mismanaged by a non-profit, you'll get dozens of commercial companies and individuals that are welcome to fork it and try to convince people to use their own forks.
In the end, the best managed fork will win; regardless of how it's taxed.
It's a nightmare to maintain
I'd have thought that was a solved problem long ago - and if it really is still painful, there are plenty of email hosting services that would love to sign up a major ISP to provide that service for you.