At least then it would be virus-proof!
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Programming resources are finite and (since the gamer gets more bang-for-his-buck) consoles enjoy greater market penetration. If you were coding where would you aim your efforts?
of State Government there is no chance for improvement in the trenches. The whole system, from soup to nuts, needs to be dredged out and rebuilt and there is zero chance that will ever happen, specially in California with it's all-powerful teacher's union.
Schwarzenegger wasn't the first to try, and he won't be the last to fail.
Between WiseGuy's and Goldman Sachs? Both use computers to game their respective markets.
If this went into production it might go a long way towards curing vitamin D deficiencies in isolated socially inept recluses.
And to think that I helped Mary Ann North become rich paying $.75 per paperback. Of all the parties beating their breasts in outrage over this issue the only ones I have any sympathy for are the authors and the readers.
Budget strapped State/County/Municipal I.T. organizations do not employ the best and brightest and their budgeting process is simplified by off loading functionality at a constant fixed cost. It is with this in mind that outsourcing firms market services to them. Once that contract is signed... usually with language that gives the contractor significant leeway and discretion to torque their service model so as to maximize profitability... the problem is off of everyone's mind. I.T. management is free to focus elsewhere, the contractor is free to find new worlds to conquer, and no one gives a damn if the process delivers what was promised until it's too late.
Then it's off to Court you go where only the public loses.
In my experience most draconian restrictions are imposed by Management. The technical staff is simply more empowered to work around them or ignore them.