If/when they do I will agree HP's intentions are bona fide.
What evil, ulterior motive could there be for HP to write a tool so that Flash developers don't expose themselves or their users to security risks?
I view these new "ideas" on data storage and retrieval as a dumbing down of DBs the way higher level languages have dumbed down programming.
Yeah, seriously. All you noobs who don't write in machine code should get the fuck off my lawn.
# mnp Says:
March 24th, 2009 at 9:53 am
Who will do the unpleasant jobs in the business, say, cleaning the bathroom or cold calling or arranging financing, and how will they be compensated, by the same rating system?
Well, none of those are an issue in the company as it is now, and I don't expect it to become so in the future (the benefits of running a virtual company with low overheads). But obviously there are some activities that are less attractive than others.
I expect that there will be some participants who will identify enough with the company that they are willing to do those tasks when they show up (I know I will feel that way), especially if their income increases when the company is succesfull.
Italicized part is from the owner.
Is 20 Celsius twice as hot as 10 Celsius? No. Twenty Kelvin, though, is twice as hot as ten.
This is just flat out false. The scale was purposefully defined so that a 1 degree change in Kelvin is the same magnitude as 1 degree change in Celcius. That is why there is still a 100 degree difference between the freezing point of water (273K) and it's boiling point (373K). All in all, this is some mega fail.
Which means the programmer doesn't have any confidence in his/her product to declare it finished.
The person said "minimally feature complete" not "finished". They aren't the same.
So why would I want to use it?
Because it works?
So, if I search for a password manager tool and find one that's at version 0.35d, I'm wondering: "what is missing from this software that would actually make it a password manager?" Maybe there is no encryption of the datafiles? Maybe the developer still wants to include a print report function but hasn't had time yet? Maybe there is a occasional corruption bug that messes up the datafiles 1 time out of 1000000 saves?
Or maybe nothing is missing at all.
actuially forget that last bit, we'll just end up with empty cans of lager and unsuspecting victims hanging in the sky over the UK.
Wouldn't that be an improvement?
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal