World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013
This same thing happened to Ultima Online. When it first came out in 1996, it was a magnet drawing everyone interested in MMORPG. But after 5 years, the game starts to decline. Origin/EA stars adding in expansion modules until it no longer looked like the original game.
Please move on as time goes by...
Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade
The avionics business is the same way. A navigational radio or altimeter LRU, developed and certified with tools that run on Windows 98/95, must maintain the machines and various tools is was developed on until the product is 'sun setted' (which is at leased 20 years). One company maintains a VAX 11/780 due to the nature of the product still being in the field.
How Would an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Die?
I believe "Beyond the Blue Event Horizon" (1980) explored a situation where a space craft was caught in the event horizon of a black hole.
Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Install Their Software Themselves?
For embedded development work, it's a requirement that the dev pubs their build onto the target hardware. We just couldn't do our work without it.
But once the developed software has been tested on a test system, it should be left to QA/V&V to make installations...
Ask Slashdot: My Host Gave a Stranger Access To My Cloud Server, What Can I Do?
Just tell them when word of their antics gets out, their business reputation will be ruined. Who would be able to trust a business with their data who blindly resets your password without a valid confirmation? A bad reputation has killed more businesses...
Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
The Book of Swords Series is collectively a science fiction/fantasy novel series written by Fred Saberhagen. It's well worth the read of these smaller (page size) novels.
Microsoft Vs. TestDriven.NET
Regardless on their philosophy, it just shows what Microsoft is all about - showing what little regard they have for the development community and beating up on the small guy, who's not even making any money off it, trying to make the development community a better place to be...