Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You must have a different Mac then me.
gaspode: There really is no excuse for a major software company to have any components in current release software
gaspode: The question is for the developer, why have you not replaced this years ago?
gaspode: but the client is too tight to pay for it to be replaced
likefunbutnot: 14 months ago, work issued me a Macbook Pro. I swear to christ I've done a dozen firmware updates on it since I've got the farking thing.
t3knomanser: gaspode: There really is no excuse for a major software company to have any components in current release softwareThere are many companies that make software that aren't software companies. My company, for example, makes coatings.gaspode: The question is for the developer, why have you not replaced this years ago?Because at the end of the week, I fill out a timesheet. 80% of that time must be billed to one of our customers- our customers being the various SBUs across the company. I cannot bill time to a customer unless that customer gives me permission to do it, usually by initiating a project or entering a support ticket. They will not pay me to fix software that, to their eyes, isn't broken.gaspode: but the client is too tight to pay for it to be replacedNow imagine if all of your clients were like that.We have code that, if you go by the comments in there, dates back to the earliest days of computers- we're talking 1950s. That code, by the way, will be going away, finally, over the next decade or so. It's a big project.
loonatic112358: I thought this was going to be about the bad patches, like the Microsoft valentines gift to Autodesk Inventor 10 users, it killed all text in the drawing files. Then there was a time they made a patch that corrupted 3DS Max files back in 2004 or 2005, that wasn't fixed until MS released a patch to fix their damn patch.
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