Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Spain's Link Tax Taxes Journalist's Patience

tsiv Re:Newspapers are one of the most annoying blocker (113 comments)

Micro-payments have come to the Internet. Just not through credit cards. Look at any "Free2Play" online game and you can find plenty of micro-payment variants.

For a non-game implementation, look at Amazon coins. Once you overcome the transactional costs of traditional methods, it's very cheap - fractions of a cent to process. The only efficiency problem with private currencies is the breakage around conversion - usually you can't buy "just one", and if you don't use up all the converted private currency, you strand that value in the economy that uses that private currency. So it only really works for ecosystems that are "large enough".

BTW, I agree with everything else you said. Content providers have an inflated sense of their content's worth, and need to reset their pricing models.

about a month and a half ago
top

Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?

tsiv Re:Some things are missing (479 comments)

Something like GDG would have been anathema to the original file system creators of Unix - at least through the Berkeley FFS days. I think I saw something like it on some extensions in 4.1ES. It was certainly on VMS. Maybe something like ext3cow will do what you are thinking of. Of course much of the problem is that Unix at the mothership was used extensively to submit JCL to OS/360 hosts, so all that stuff was done back on the big iron, not the cheap Unix FEs. Departments had to cough up for the unix hosts but projects paid for time on big iron. I never worked on projects that cared about that - network design not legacy OSS dev.

about a year ago
top

Why The Dinosaurs Won't Die

tsiv Re:And this is why they will die... (580 comments)

So you are postulating the end of market economies in 10 years? Hardly likely. Face it, when the demand for those skills starts pushing pay up above other technical job types these older environments get a influx of people who went and learned it.

In any case the development environment for these systems has changed significantly. You don't submit card decks and get a print out to sift through. IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) grew in Mainframe shops, not the PC world. In many cases you can't even tell where the real work is being done unless you rip off the covers and go hunting. "Test" and "Production" environments are set up by the operations group. Development is done quite far away from there...

more than 11 years ago

Submissions

tsiv hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

tsiv has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>