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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

OldManCoyote Same thing happened to UO (523 comments)

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...

about a year ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

OldManCoyote Avionics (953 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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How Would an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Die?

OldManCoyote Frederik Pohl's Heechee Novels (412 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Install Their Software Themselves?

OldManCoyote Left to the dev (288 comments)

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...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: My Host Gave a Stranger Access To My Cloud Server, What Can I Do?

OldManCoyote Reputation alone (176 comments)

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...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

OldManCoyote The Book of Swords Series (1244 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Vs. TestDriven.NET

OldManCoyote Making the deve community a better place... (418 comments)

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...

more than 7 years ago

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