The obvious solution
I'm surprised that nobody has already proposed the obvious solution - mounted cowboys with lassos - if the drones are too high, simply use flying horses.
50 posts • joined 4 Sep 2009
I don't see the point of this really, ReactNative targets both iOS and Android, has a couple of years head start, and, well, you know - actually compiles to Native code instead of crappy JS - hence the name.
Classic case of "not invented here so let's reinvent the wheel"...
I have the Pixel XL (original, not the 2), and before that the Nexus 5X, and agree with what you said, perfect positioning of the fingerprint sensor. You lose no screen real estate by placing the sensor on the back, and it is a very natural place to put it, if you do it correctly.
I would much rather keep this than go to face-id or fingerprint on the front of the device.
So Google and other sanely minded manufacturers, please keep doing it this way!
Ah, that was probably the radar-processing side of things (making sense of the radar inputs, churning out combined data to the LAN). Those would not run the "modern" stuff like Ada or C++, but were based on established proprietary products. The RS-6000s ran AIX, a flavour of Unix.
Wow, I have to check out the National Museum of Computing, maybe something I worked on actually had historic value (rather than being thrown away without ever being released, like most things...)
> Nokia at the end of 2010 had a large market share based on old technology, and they had no answer to the new and fast growing contender.
They had Meego, a Linux based OS, which Elop also cast onto the fire, but did spawn the N9 in 2011. So I don't agree that they had "no answer", but WP became the smartphone platform instead of Meego.
I can only assume the other Directors on Nokia's board were threatened with the firing squad if they disagreed. They should all be put against the wall today in any case.
This could be a great move by the "remainder" of Nokia that MS don't get their hands on.
Firstly, they get rid of that asshole Elop, and his asshole board of asslicking directors.
Secondly, they get rid of the bag-of-shite WinPhone platform.
What is left, if I understand correctly, is the Asha phone line, NAVTEQ/Maps, patents, and a GIANT pile of cash.
Nokia would have a couple of years time to engineer an Android phone ready for when they can start using their brand on phones again. This will compete strongly with Samsung and bury Elop & co.
Of course, they could blow the cash pile on a damn good weekend out in Tallinn with blackjack and hookers.
"The change in timeline is not related to the quality of the platform nor the architecture nor the functionality,"
"the delay was due to software integration taking longer than the firm thought it would"
The quality, the platform, AND the architecture are all fooked concurrently :)
Nowadays there are lots of ways to develop for Symbian - in native C++ with the ugly descriptors, cleanup stack, and leaves...but once you learn it, it works well, although it is somewhat verbose.
J2ME, already mentioned by some posters, is supported on all S60 devices, and can run for the most part unaltered also on Nokia's S40 devices (as long as you don't have too much memory utilisation and know differences in camera handling, for example).
QT will bring a huge salvation in application development for the platform with its really nice C++ APIs, with added advantage that the same apps should run on Meego also...and also in theory might cross compile to other platforms (PC, Linux, and I believe Mac is also on the cards), although I believe Nokia have grafted some phone-specific APIs on top of vanilla QT that won't port across (yet).
One thing not yet mentioned is that Nokia have OpenC interfaces, with very posix-like APIs, so many C programs and libraries can just be recompiled. If you use Open GL for the UI then you should be in a good position since you don't need to use the crappy Avkon framework, which is admittedly, crappy.
Maybe there are some other ways, but those are the ones I have used until now (there is also web runtime stuff, Flash, and Silverlight, but I don't know too much about that at the moment). So, you are rather spoiled for choice in a way, and developers from many backgrounds (C++, Java, C, Web) can find some tool to leverage for Symbian. Which is pretty impressive actually.
Is it just me, or can anyone else comprehend how a single company can accumulate so much wealth and power, in such a short time, simply from some dumbasses clicking adverts on a computer screen? I mean they don't even have any physical product, unlike Amazon or other online retailers. Even Microsoft actually ships products out the door. The world has gone completely mad.
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