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Comment: Re:Following best architectural design practices (Score 1) 61

I agree, and the reason for making mistakes have a lot to do with deadlines.
Best practice or not, more time on designing, implementing and testing them can avoid a lot of mistakes. More often lack of communication and understanding to the code have a lot to do with testing (due to tight deadline). Both the technical testers (run static analysis report) and QA testers (testing for business cases) lacked the knowledge of the system, as they have no clue but to assume some of the things are working as expected. Many of the issues can be avoided given more time and more communication. Best practice or not, some of these are common sense.

Comment: How much control people have (Score 1) 232

by BlindMaster (#43613891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Accept 'Bitcoin-Ware' Apps?

I guess it depends on how much control people have.
There are software to help calculate scientific researches, and some people wouldn't mind. If the code can be alternate or save personal preferences, maybe some people can help spreading the P2P service (more than Bitcoin). Future of the Cloud?

Comment: Modem? Don't have a phone jack. (Score 1) 79

by BlindMaster (#43492701) Attached to: Former Sega Employee Reveals Sega Pluto Prototype Console

Not sure why we are still using modem. I only have a wireless phone, so I am not sure how I can use the modem to connect to someone.
I think a powerful bluetooth device that can allow me connect to someone through my phone (through apps?) and manage my home electronics would be a better idea. Part of the home theatre solution.

Comment: Re:Silverlight greatness (Score 1) 394

by BlindMaster (#43462167) Attached to: Netflix Wants To Go HTML5, But Not Without DRM

Agree, and most likely the content issuers want to have DRM to be in place.

I used to work at a Sport TV channel, and their online video contents agreement with all major leagues are requiring them to use Flash. The Sport TV channel wants viewership (subscriber), but are forced to use Flash format instead of other formats that support HTML5 (mobile purpose).

Anyway, I doubt it is Netflex who worries about DRM, but content issuers or owners (eg. Sony, and etc.) may have those requirements on their agreement.

Comment: Re:A smart watch? (Score 1) 260

What if the watch can do more than just a watch?
How about you can sit on the couch and turn down the lights on a movie settings? What if you need to turn off your stove while being in the basement?

With cellphone capable of being the computer (in 3 - 5 years), your watch maybe able to do the little things remotely for your computer. It is hard to imagine the widgets for smartwatch, but I think there is a bigger market then a traditional watch.

Comment: Re:Why this is idiotic (Score 1) 104

by BlindMaster (#43451383) Attached to: Passthoughts, Not Passwords: Authentication Via Brainwaves

Furthermore, it requires an "action" to be performed. I hope that action is convenience to do in public, plus doing it quick.

However, I suppose this is the first step of "reading" data from the brain. By collecting enough data, we may actually understand individual (hint for Google). If we actually can understand living things by brainwave, it can replace password as a way to recognize people (I suppose this is how we "know" others by understanding their ways of doing things).

Comment: Too much focus on Social Media (Score 1) 346

by BlindMaster (#43405423) Attached to: EA Repeats As 'Worst Company In America'

There are games targeted to hardcore players, while there are games focus on social media/softcore players. Perhaps the conclusion is, don't try to make complex games for softcore, or don't promote a social media game to hardcore. Diablo 3 and SimCity are supposed to be hardcore games, and they failed every aspect for hardcore, while make the focus in softcore (pay to win, connect to friends, ...). If they want to take the softcore market, just make something less complicated and funny. They shouldn't have mixed the male dominant market with female dominant market, it should fail as expected.

Comment: Re:So, 'Open Source' is bad? (Score 1) 315

At the end, is it difficult to change the code? I never try changing the code, but I believe the most difficult part is to move away from Google Market/Google Play.

The whole purpose of using Android (to me) is to find more apps from Google Play, and if the tracking/monitoring system is within Google Market/Google Play (daemon), then it makes no difference for me to change the Android source code. I might even use a BlackBerry if I can use those Google apps with it (and still be tracked). So the real question is, is it really about Android OS? All these MS complains, is it about the OS? Or is it because the Google Play platform that hook up with the Cloud system that may give Google a much powerful connection to the digital world?

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.