One day tech writers will stop using "price point" when they mean "price" - i.e. over 99% of the time.
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Yeah, he also needed MS to inject cash before Apple folded, but Woz was the guy.
Re: to uninstall...
I thought that did a combo breaker?
(Oh sorry, that's the other other one.)
Strong vs static
Your wording mixes up strong and static typing. Languages fall along two axes: strongly or weakly typed, and dynamically or statically typed. Static vs dynamic is whether or not the type of a variable is known at compile time. Strong or weak is whether or not types can be used interchangeably without throwing an error but the language may do something you don't expect.
Strong typing is just another way of testing your code. It can be very, very powerful (and often is), but it's not always applicable. Dynamic vs static typing is a more complex issue, as they both have very strong cases for them.
I like the brevity of dynamic typing and the extra enforced correctness of strong typing.
Not sure Google business stuff is any better - a mate is at a multinational and they've just started using Hangouts instead of Skype and apparently it's terrible. Skype interfacing with real phones turns out to be important.
I've heard of this feature!
Isn't it the one IE8 had?
“...a lack of available talent in some specialist fields..."
Translation: plenty of mediocre managers and architects lining up for easy cash, but no-one to do any of the actual work?
was about understanding the question than looking up the answer.
Re: I seen this movie before..
Doesn't look like CORBA, although microservices can be distributed.
Not that I'm sure they're a good idea, but we still have to object to bad objections.
Stop all the analogue clocks!
I didn't know about this - anyone have any details/links about it?
Another hack by the Google Closure Compiler!
Re: non-harmonious Harmony
I thought it was actually about some testcases or something, but it's so long ago, and so boring in the detail. Some more lawyers pointlessly got to buy expensive cars, and that's about it.
I'm turkeyed up to the eyeballs
I don't know what's more disgusting
The years of mass surveillance, or the fact that a part of it was called CATSUP.
Re: How exactly does this work
Only do this if the requester is inside Number 10 or GCHQ, though.
Re: PR balls-up
Agree 100% - just wanted to say you can keep your OneDrive storage if you opt in: http://www.windowscentral.com/onedrive-users-can-keep-their-free-15gb-storage.
Re: Broken iphone screens...
Tell that to phone reviewers who dwell bizarrely on a phone's looks, even though all everyone's experience of their phone is is a screen surrounded by a £10 case.
Re: Devils advocate
The quotes confuse and anger me.
Re: Bunch of communists
Actually most people only worry about the practical difficulties of outsourcing - language barrier, quality control, the back and forth of requirements refinement over long distances and between timezones.
The standard thinking here is if you want to survive, add value. And that's what we do :)
Re: will go far in this world...
there should be testing for psychopathy laws and those individuals who genetically lack a conscience through social cerebral defect should be treated differently
I entirely agree!
P.s. those chaps with the skulls on their hats gave us a bad name - glad we're finally back!
Agreed; JL main selling point is trust. You can buy something and know that if there's a problem, they'll sort it out. That's worth paying a bit more for, not that you normally have to.
Obligatory reminder that US prices are generally pre-tax, whereas UK prices - as VAT is constant throughout the country - include tax.
Negative only in some senses; half of them are mistaken about MD5, so it's fine.
And no. Only doing something effective is worth doing. Thankfully this may well be effective, so it's worth doing.
But in general, looking at emotional tone and saying "anything is better than nothing" aren't strong bases for analysis.
Don't talk about encryption here; it's not to find encrypted images, nor is it to encrypt them.
Re: Wait. What the ....
You're comparing an ideal of science against a pessimistic view of religion? Amazing how many people have memorised the science mission statement, and proselytise every chance they get. 100 years ago you'd have been a missionary!
Re: It's a Nexus
Sounds like you both Lumia 735.
Pretty disheartening take on the conf
I watched most of it, and it was pretty refreshing to see one so bursting at the seams with realised ideas. While that sort of thing clearly doesn't go down well at Vulture Central, I'm a big fan of it.
What Car? never stop resizing the page and jumping you around on mobile.
It's pretty difficult; if you don't want it, then don't push the upgrade button and wait a really long time. Therefore not that strange an assumption, and extremely disingenuous to suggest otherwise.
Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her
There is a Community episode about this idiotic idea
Re: No comments an hour after posting.
735 is very nice; my wife has one.
Re: The IT angle..
No - that would look blurry. They look as though someone resized them down from higher-res using some form of ancient PHP library.
Homo Naledi remains found on Mars!
Didn't see that coming, did you?
Re: search ribbon
If a ribbon search function is needed in a context-sensitive ribbon then the ribbon design has failed.
This sounds like a Steve Jobs on styluses sort of comment.
Fair enough about generated code, but it also re-slices your images etc as the dev wanted them. That's pretty useful.
Reason is it's really good value, at least at the moment, and you can do cool stuff.
E.g. designer can upload a PSD file, and then share it with devs, who can look at it online, slice it up there, generate CSS even (although I don't know how good that is) and generate all the assets they need.
Then if the designer changes the PSD, the changes can be pushed through and regenerate all the assets based on how the developer created them, automatically.
That's not bad.
Been for too long on a Smartibrafast? Break it with this IT Crowd-inspired tech!
Boots on Mars
Can't think of a better first retail presence than one from Blighty!
I am sure there is a good reason to not use a Pi and take advantage of all the work done on it. I'd like to hear it though.
BBC now employs people more likely to understand phrases such as "BBC Micro brand awareness" and "stay relevant at all costs" than, say, "circuit board" or "variable".
I wonder if there's any evidence of this because they'd be more careful than that if they were deliberately trying to hold back better workers from improving their company.
More likely they're not trying to do that at an institutional level, but the devil's in the detail of the stats. E.g. if fewer women in an absolute sense are promoted than men then that's probably a pipeline issue, as there are fewer women to be promoted.
Then there's proportional promotion: if a smaller proportion of women are promoted than of men then is that suspect? Still not yet, because they don't (well, they may, but unofficially) promote based on gender, but on ability, so you have to take all the men at a certain level and all the women, and if three promotions are required, you take the top 3 performers, not the top man, top woman and flip a coin for the gender of the second top.
The time when there's demonstrably sexist promotions is if there are obvious female choices who are better than the men being promoted. Then there's a huge problem.
In terms of salary it's similar, and in the relatively uncossetted world of tech your pay rise (if any) will depend on your perceived value, your ability to negotiate, and any competing offers you have. If you don't fight for a pay rise and settle then going to a court to fight the battle for you is one way to do it, but you're basically short-changing anyone who got a pay rise based on merit by doing so.
Re: I'm not being lectured at...
Selecting Anonymous Coward might not do all you think it would when you're criticising the people who run the comments database.
I grew up in Chatham :) Weirdly, my dad used to say that same thing about the compost heap.
Re: Not going...
The problem is that a vast number of Apple users seem to think their devices are immune to attack, due to their divine provenance. That idea needs to be broken so they understand what you do.
Eke out. Not eek.
Classic sign of a writer who doesn't read.
Theoretical background in architecture
Having read some theoretical architecture books, this is exactly as untechnical and arty as you'd expect.
Tech turned on its head: 'Dislike' button in Facebook, pay Snapchat $1 to defuse self-destructing sexy selfies
Is so OBVIOUSLY a load of rubbish cobbled together by MBAs who saw WhatsApp, and thought they should do the same, but make people pay for it, that it's just not funny any more. Please recommend people don't use it.