They have gone a level above, test-driven-development to user filed critical defects driven development. Why pay for QA when the users will do the testing for free?
My name is Abooloosaa Qui`d Ubololso, Prince, and Son of a Prince, and Grandson of a Prince, who called the river bo, the sky so`ck.
I am in possession of a bank account that holds 15.4 million dollars. This money was conned out of a foolish American businessman. But unfortunately, before we could empty the account, our ring leader has been arrested. For legal reasons I can not appear in person to collect the money.
Please help me present you as the rightful owner of that money, a foolish man, conned by us. Once you take possession of the money, I plead with you to be honest and give us our fair share, just 5 million dollars. The rest you can keep for your efforts.
Please contact me
They took HTML designed to from ground up to separate content from formatting, with graceful degradation of performance on less powerful hardware as the design goal. And slapped it, and whipped it into submission to make Word document display exactly as it is in HTML.
The damage Microsoft has done to computing will take decades to reverse.
If you put a secret microphone near the watercooler of any American company and release raw audio and transcript of all the talk, you would find lot more sleazy things than what you find in the DNC email dump.
True 737 is not amphibious, but an airbus of similar size successfully landed in the Hudson. Piloted by Salty Cheeseburger or someone named like that.
Farming every tiny itsy bitsy pieces of flat ground, herding goats and cows in the slopes strewn with rock, making one wonder what do these goats eat? rocks? There are no untouched pieces of virgin forests left in India. Not in significant quantities.
But I am also intrigued by the Russians deciding to help Trump. Foreign powers meddling with our elections, swaying our public opinion we should be very very wary about. It is definitely illegal for foreign entities to give campaign contributions. It seems to be some sort of in kind contribution. That Russia does not want Hillary seems to be a very big plus point in her favor.
It is so bad that no developer in our company has used Mozy to recovery anything successfully. You launch the recovery dialog, wait for it to populate the file tree and recovery sets. It spins and spins and spins. We give up. It seems to be some tool meant for office application, some spreadsheets and documents all manually created. How many documents can you physically type up every day? It works at that load. Deployed on a development work station, that downloads some 45 GB of source code in some 20 repos, with daily pulls and rebases, developers maintaining multiple views, running regression suites and unit tests, we easily generate 10 GB of data per day per developer spanning easily 20000 machine generated files. All I touched were three source files, and approved one pull request, boom 10GB!
Yahoo emails are all manually typed. It does not have to contend with this level of machine generated derived objects and data files. But it is not dealing with a 200 developers, it is dealing with several million users. They could be churning through this much of data in their image files and video/audio clips. It will take significant effort and cost to recover anything from backups.
There is however, one developer who actually found something very interesting. We don't have wait for the recovery sets dialog to populate. If you know precisely the entire absolute path name to a file that was deleted you could type it as the wheel it spinning and it can be found relatively easily, he said. So yeah, if you know precisely the name of the blob that want to recovery, may be you can. But to go on a fishing expedition finding all files that existed on a particular day it well nigh impossible.
Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau