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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

ioErr What about data changes? (199 comments)

Software updates sometimes change the internal format of its database. What makes you think that a company that produces a buggy new version is capable of creating bug-free code to backport the upgraded data to the old format?

about 7 months ago

University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

ioErr Re:Meanwhile... (628 comments)

He disagrees about which subjects are valuable. I don't see any hypocrisy in that, just a difference of opinions.

more than 2 years ago

GreenSQL is a Database Security Solution, says CTO David Maman (Video)

ioErr Re:Please forgive my likely stupidity (108 comments)

Hire competent programmers or hire cheap programmers and install a database firewall instead. Some companies are going to opt for the cheap programmers.

Other than that, I guess you could use the database firewall if you have an old legacy system of questionable quality.

more than 2 years ago

Ubisoft Brings Back Always-Connected DRM For Driver: San Francisco

ioErr Re:Simple solution (261 comments)

You're right, but there's no need to open the box if you're buying it only to prove a point by returning it. The retailer still suffers administrative overhead from having to deal with you.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Laptops Vulnerable To Battery Firmware Hack

ioErr Re:This why you NEED battry packs that can b REMOV (272 comments)

The battery on my MBP is built-in. I'd expect most other brands to allow you to replace the battery without resorting to screwdrivers.

more than 2 years ago

Silverlight 3.0 Released, Allows Apps Outside the Browser

ioErr Re:And where exactly is moonlight? (335 comments)

Apple is dropping MacOS's support for PPC later this year, but you can still get Safari 4 for PPC today. Microsoft never even made Silverlight 2 for PPC.

And it's not that I mind; I've never encountered a site requiring Silverlight in my daily surfing, and if I did I'd just go somewhere else instead of reaching for my MacBook Pro, I'm just saying that Flash beats Silverlight when it comes to platform support.

more than 5 years ago

Silverlight 3.0 Released, Allows Apps Outside the Browser

ioErr Re:And where exactly is moonlight? (335 comments)

The Mac version of Silverlight only works on Intel Macs, where Flash works on both PPC and Intel.

more than 5 years ago

Vista SP1 Coming In Q1 2008

ioErr Re:Me'thinks (254 comments)

Transitions between versions of OS X aren't as drastic, or as prone to breaking things as going from XP to Vista*. On the other hand, during the transition from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X you could still get OS 9 for more than a year after OS X left beta.

*Though that is not saying much

more than 7 years ago


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