* Posts by SimonC

9 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010

Neat but narky at times: Pebble Time colour e-paper watch

SimonC

Watch gets a lot of hate, but the pebble is amazing. I can't wait until I get my pebble time steel.

I enjoy receiving notifications on my watch, instead of having to pull my phone out and start mashing buttons to see them. Quick flick of the wrist and I can see if it's something I need to look at in more detail like a text or if it's just a generic facebook thing. Incredibly useful at work where you're frowned upon for being on your phone all the time.

Mostly though I use it for controlling my music. Walking along, cycling, or even sitting at my desk at work, I can skip tracks and adjust volume etc via 1 press of my watch (when the app is open). So amazingly convenient.

As for people complaining about the price, saying it's too expensive, there is no cheaper version, and it's not bad really. Your average fashion piece will set you back 50-100 quid anyway without all the features.

And if the watch doesn't do something you want, stop complaining. Do you go onto amazon and review their cordless drills by saying 'this drill is way too expensive I don't even need a cordless drill, my corded drill can do everything I need, so this is overpriced and a joke'?

So why come on here and do it with the watch! If you don't give a crap about facebook and sms and email notifications, the product ain't for you so why criticize it. Fact of the matter is most people are super-connected to the internet and each other, we spend all day instant messaging, texting, facebooking, e-mailing etc. and it's become an intrinsic part of our lives. The watch enhances this connectivity and for that we praise it and get a lot of use out of it.

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What the 4K: High-def DisplayPort vid meets reversible USB Type C

SimonC

Re: Good cables are better

Most corporate environments forbid external drives. If someone wants your data, the chances are that data is in a hard drive in your main computer. If I were to steal data from someone I'd pop a usb drive in and copy their my docs folder onto it and bugger off. Imagine if I could do that silently though, by slipping a device in and having it automatically do that while the computer is locked...

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Google brings out new programming language

SimonC
Flame

Silly party trick

Not sure where you got that list from, but if you learn javascript properly without assuming all languages with similar syntax work identically, it makes perfect sense.

'' == '0' // string comparison, obviously false

0 == '' // == ignores type and javascript attempts to convert them into the same type to do the comparison, hence true. === should be used and will return false as they are not the same type.

0 == '0' // again, conversion occurs.

The rest of the examples behave consistently with the rules of == and ===.

Javascript is a brilliant language, unfortunately most people don't even know about === which is a fundamental part of the language.

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Blizzard exposes real names on WoW forums

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IT recruiters warn over migration caps

SimonC
FAIL

Funny, it's the opposite of the news

I understand it was recently published that the hardest hit job sector for graduates was the IT sector, and that IT graduates were struggling the most to get IT jobs. I returned to the UK right in the middle of the recession and spent months trying to find any IT job that would take me, and it took over 6 months to find one.

I think the recruiters are utterly, utterly wrong.

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Hackers release jailbreak for iPad and newer iPhones

SimonC
Grenade

Typical

Typical Steve Jobs fanboy, there is no trojan, it's completely legitimate and works fantastically.

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Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad

SimonC
Happy

Heheheeeeeee

I laugh at the fanboys trying desperately to discredit this article / LW.

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H.264 video codec stays royalty-free for HTML5 testers

SimonC
Grenade

Haha hippies, where's your OSS now?

I love it! Get a job you freetards! I hope HTML 5.0 video has license fees so free browsers go bankrupt. Too long has open source put programmers like me out of jobs!

If you want better quality video, you should damn well pay the people that worked hard and spent time and money developing it!

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Next-gen iPhone rumored for April

SimonC
Unhappy

Sadly

Sadly it doesn't work like that. If your GUI runs on one thread, and you have two explorer windows open, they are both sharing the one thread. If one waits until the CD-drive spins up so it can access it, the other one is frozen and cannot do anything.

It's the reason that Chrome pioneered having each tab in the browser run as a separate process, so one tab loading something like a flash movie would not lock up the others.

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