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Re: <nettime> nettime-l Digest, Vol 2, Issue 9
Garrett Lynch on Thu, 8 Nov 2007 21:31:02 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> nettime-l Digest, Vol 2, Issue 9

On 7 Nov 2007, at 13:50, nettime-l-request {AT} kein.org wrote:

>On 07/11/2007, Kazys Varnelis <kazys {AT} audc.org> wrote:
>>Take, for example, PHP/Mysql. [...] The default encoding had been
>>Latin1 [...] Unfortunately the upgrade didn't go as planned.
>This is not the fault of PHP or MySQL; it's your ISP's fault for not
>paying attention when upgrading MySQL. Of course it would have been
>easy for them to configure MySQL properly and keep your data in the
>same encoding after the upgrade; they just bother to think about it.
>No software, whether free or proprietary, can protect human beings
>from their own stupidity.

it's a good point however, open source may be a vast improvement on  
proprietary software / programming but it too creates issues as it  
develops, functions phased out, replaced or redefined are a fairly  
regular thing in php, cgi, java etc.

Garrett {AT} asquare.org

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