Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[8]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Tue 27th Nov 2012 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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When did I ever say that? Making up stuff to argue your point is, well, pointless.

I asked why it should be dependent on a specific series of a web server. You said PCI compliance but that doesn't answer the question. Why does it have to be Apache? You make it sound like it is purely a certification issue when it has Apache dependencies. Here I dug one up for you:,230616

Look, I know you think no one knows you're just nt_jerkface with a new account;

Sorry Sherlock but there is no mystery. I actually went over this already. I'm not trying to hide anything, why do you think I only changed two letters? The "NT" was giving ambiguous implications which is why I changed it. Go back and read through my posts with this account and you'll see that I just wanted a slight name change. Or just ask Neolander, he welcomed me back and I said thanks.

you should remember that I'm fairly platform agnostic, unlike you.

Which platform? Windows? That must be why I have slung more hatred at Windows 8 than any other blogger.

I believe in the platform of progress. Windows 8's Metro and Linux's dependencies both deserve a place in hell.

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RE[9]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Soulbender on Tue 27th Nov 2012 11:33 in reply to "RE[8]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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You make it sound like it is purely a certification issue when it has Apache dependencies. Here I dug one up for you:,230616

.htaccess files? Wow, seriously? That's some seriously badly engineered software you got there.
This just re-inforces what I already said though; it's not a php/mysql/lamp problem. It's a developer problem and I will readily admit that most PHP apps are utter crap.
To be honest, your problem seems to mostly be with PHP and not with any other part of that stack. I can understand that and that's why I don't use it. Unless I really have to and boy does those times make me want to rip my hair out.

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