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+ - Apple Making Swift Compiler and Libraries Open Source->

un1nsp1red writes: Today, Apple announced that Swift 2 was on its way, with a number of new features and better performance. But perhaps the most striking news is that the whole codebase—the compiler and standard libraries—will be open sourced—with code that works on Linux released later this year.
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Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 2) 384 384

Basically by reducing the number of steps it takes to perform a job, you reduce the chance of human error (thus increasing your product's quality) while also lowering costs.

However, the chance of a human error borking 16 pumps at one time increases dramatically.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 4, Insightful) 148 148

very cost effective when they don't pay up, so it's a double win - no need to pay money to hire security experts when a community of bug hunters will do the work for a token bounty, and no reason to actually pay the bounty when you can find a technicality

Except this only works a couple times. Who is going to spend their time on Groupon now that they know they'll weasel out of paying?

Comment: Re:Why can't old equipment have a second life... (Score 1) 78 78

Not to mention that many businesses cycle through their computers based on accounting practices. e.g., Several companies I've worked at had five-year depreciation schedules. Each year, they can write off 20% of the cost of a computer. After five years, the depreciation runs out and it makes sense to replace those machines.

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