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MickD

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Re: Gems & other stuff ...
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2024, 04:43:21 AM »
Yeah, that was pretty scary!

You'd think they would do a "canary test" before a huge rollout like that, much better to only have a few hundred or a thousand go down and catch it early.
But I'm thinking that would be S.O.P. so how did it happen....unless a hacker "zero'd" out the patch/update file when the person responsible pushed the update.
Anyway, something or someone screwed up big time!
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Re: Gems & other stuff ...
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2024, 04:49:03 AM »
I've read somewhere that the company was phasing out QA and testers, thinking they could be replaced by AI. I guess not  :-P 
But their CEO was also a CTO at McAffe around 2013 when something similar happened to them, so maybe just bad practices over all.
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« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2024, 05:07:44 AM »
I've read somewhere that the company was phasing out QA and testers, thinking they could be replaced by AI. I guess not  :-P 
But their CEO was also a CTO at McAffe around 2013 when something similar happened to them, so maybe just bad practices over all.

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Re: Gems & other stuff ...
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2024, 05:09:09 AM »
Definitely the company screwed up, could have been only been one line of code, written by one person, but the company system failed