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Used a link on my bar in Chorme this am and got the hamsters eating boards error, tried going through Google and still had rodents eating PCB's. So I think the site could have been down... now its working...
Isn't the hamster picture one of the coolest error messages that you've ever seen?
Yes, but I prefer the 404 on CP mode...
Don't look for the page, just try to realize the truth... there is no page
with bob in kimono malforming a spoon.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
GitHub is leaking cash like nobody's business and can only realistically survive if bought by one of the tech giants.
Hmmmm.... I guess that makes sense.
I (and many others) use the free service.
There are no advertisements, so how would they make any money?
And that leads us to an interesting set of things to think about.
* Companies eat money to survive -- if nothing else just to pay employees.
* Many users are turned off by free stuff that has advertising.
* Often those same users are turned off by a large company buying out the company.
How can the company survive if they have no revenue stream? They cannot.
They're either going to monetize the site (advertise) or be bought up by the Big Corp.
I really like GitHub and hope it doesn't change under M$ direction.
I think what Microsoft could well do here is leave it pretty much as it is.
They'll certainly believe that they can run it at less of a loss - they're pretty good at running a business, after all.
What losses remain can be justified quite easily as a "soft" marketing expense. Rather than spoiling things with explicit advertising they can simply say that the resulting gain in good-will from the development community will, in the long-run, lead to a higher uptake of Microsoft technologies and ultimately, any money spent on GitHub is money well spent.
It's not entirely dissimilar to the way that they already promote .NET with the VS and SQL Express editions. Offer people the chance to learn with free versions of enterprise level tools and there's every chance that a few years down the line when those same people are making tech choices for their employers or their start-ups that they'll opt for .NET because they know it and trust it. These are far more effective strategies than any kind of direct advertising could ever hope to be.
Yes, some people will blindly bitch about it because a big corporation is involved but I don't see that there arguments are valid as long as the corporation is adopting a fundamentally symbiotic approach.
there's fish out there that think humans are wonderful, because they keep throwing food into the sea, ... until one day when that food has hook in it. Not so good after all.
microsoft is saturating the environment with free stuff.
and lest we forget all their free stuff does come with their version of a free ware/source licences.
Reminds me of something...
Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem
What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream.
Name that song.
anyway jus saying, and to wrap up another question: why do people study history?
This internet thing is amazing! Letting people use it: worst idea ever!
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