Re: Best just make a full size scalextric
A bowl of petunias and slightly confused looking sperm whale appear...
17 posts • joined 13 Aug 2008
yawn... "Damn you kids and your cloud!"
Should people not use datacenters? Is the average website needing punter expected to build it's own fire-suppression system?
Hosting your own website, on premise, is generally a pretty dumb idea. Having no backup is a dumb idea too...
That chess website is a pretty good example of doing cloud correctly. On their own, they could never have been distributed like they are now, and barely bleep at a "once per generation" event like your datacenter being razed by fire.
Doing it wrong, and doing it right are concepts that will survive everything. Shacking your fist at the clouds does not accomplish much.
While I understand the hate for Apple, both companies here are giant greedy corporations.
That being said, if apps can take transactions from Apple's users outside of Apple's reach, that will be the end of free apps in the marketplace. It's how the model makes sense. Apple gets there's eventually.
If I can take transactions away from Apple, I definitely make my app free initially, and take direct transactions...
I think the Netflix case is interesting. If Apple wins here, could they consider going after someone like Netflix for a share of memberships, or forcing a price for the iOS Netflix app?
I know my comment is not overwhelmingly in favor of one side and that breaks the internet, but I just find the situation to be very interesting and both parties to have a case. (...and both be very transparently greedy corporations, which is a pleonasm if I ever said one).
Here's what happen, I will bet money on it:
- Initial event goes into some ticketing system tied to a pager
- SpaceX gets the alert, discusses the probabilities, everything is fine, does nothing
- Closes the "ticket"
- Odds get recalculated, things are not ok. New information is sent to the same, now closed, ticket.
- No paging on closed tickets, no one gets notified
Makes too much sense to not be true :)
Funny how nothing is really new.
How come the bio in the NY Times is so different?
I'll take a wild leap of faith and say TheReg's story is a lot closer to the truth, but still amazing how they seem to be 2 very different stories.
Even an artist will understand that it is adword advertisers that are paying for his shares.
Google is actually making a profit from all this.
So us Adwords users are buying him shares so that he can, in theory, give them to random people on the net.
So far all I see is someone who as scammed USD$400,000 from advertisers, used it to buy google share and made a website out of his basic ignorance of how this works.
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