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Comment: The Apple-provided app is launched instead (Score 1) 85

What exactly is stopping an app developer for using http or https as a custom scheme?

The fact that Safari has already grabbed it. Apple's Inter-App Communication page states: "The handlers for these schemes are fixed and cannot be changed. If your URL type includes a scheme that is identical to one defined by Apple, the Apple-provided app is launched instead of your app."

Comment: Re:You're missing the point. Reread the post. (Score 1) 131

Sorry, but unless you think my clients are no longer going to have power outlets in their office those few years down the road, I just don't see this as a big deal.

The first thing I do when I arrive at any remote office today is plug the laptop in, and then plug in a real mouse. I expect I'll do the same if I visit a remote office tomorrow, just like literally every other person in the room.

+ - Creationists Stuffing Google Ballot Box With Bogus Propaganda

Submitted by reallocate
reallocate writes: Looks like some Creationists are stuffing the Google ballot box ( Ask it "What happened to the dinosaurs?" and you'll see links to Creationist sites pushed to the top. (And, right now, several hits to sites taking note of it.)

Google has a feedback link waiting for you to use it.

Comment: Re: Maybe science went off the rails... (Score 1) 337

by budgenator (#49776871) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?

Not true. CO2 started to climb around 1800. Temperatures started to go up around 1900. https://futilitymonster.files....

The funny thing about that is an anthropogenic influence on global temperatures has only been possible since 1950, so the temperature rise earlier than 1950 weakens the anthropogenic case and strengthens the natural variation case

Comment: Re:Eventually - but the lies do real damage meanwh (Score 1) 337

by budgenator (#49776071) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?

He was a Gastroenteritis, a Medical Doctor looking to market a competing measles vaccine, in short the Anti-vaxers believe that "Big Phara" is out to get profits above their children's welfare, based on the results obtained by "Big Pharma" out to get their profits at the expense of their children and lost his license to practise as a result of his avarice.

Comment: A year from now: TWC on (Score 1) 140

by Just Some Guy (#49776053) Attached to: Charter Strikes $56B Deal For Time Warner Cable

"Please buy me! Won't someone please buy me?" How FUBAR is TWC that they're so ready to sell to someone, anyone? Either a) they had this in the pipeline before the Comcast deal fell through, in which case how many other deals are on standby?, or b) they brokered a major corporate sell deal entirely within the last month, presumably under immense pressure.

In my opinion, TWC is desperate to sell because there's an internal house of cards that's about to fall over. Someone needs to unload it quickly so that a pending spectacular failure will be on someone else's watch.

Comment: Re:Blocking access (Score 1) 225

by Malc (#49773261) Attached to: Leaked Document Shows Europe Would Fight UK Plans To Block Porn

I'm still waiting for the definition of pornography. Does William Adolphe Bouguereau's A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros qualify? How about the work of Spencer Tunick? How about Tennis Girl by Martin Elliott?

Instead of speculating, why don't you look at the British statute books? Wouldn't you expect the same law(s) for print, film and television for instance to apply or at least be a starting point?

Comment: Previous attempts (Score 1) 1

by tepples (#49770823) Attached to: Hollywood films reimaged into 8bit video games

The Avengers had an official game on the Super NES and Game Gear, and Nice Code has produced a Titanic game for Famicom.

From the article: "The Cinefix channel says copyright is not an issue because the creations fall under the umbrella of 'parody' which is included in the 'fair use' clause of US copyright law." But how long until YouTube gets OCILLA takedown orders from Disney (Frozen, The Avengers, and Spirited Away) and Fox and Paramount (Titanic) anyway, on the basis that the studio disagrees with the fair use claim?

Comment: System-provided yet extensible? (Score 1) 85

No. Hence why I said that they can't have a third-party web engine. They have to use the system-provided WebKit.

I intended to ask whether "the system-provided WebKit" could be extended with additional application-provided behaviors for elements and attributes that "the system-provided WebKit" alone does not provide.

Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 1) 85

What Apple doesn't allow is third-party web engines, but they allow alternate webkit-based browsers.

Are "alternate webkit-based browsers" capable of adding support for HTML5 elements and attributes that Apple chose to leave out of WebKit for iOS? Are they allowed to associate themselves with the http: and https: schemes? I didn't think so.

Comment: Re:NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! (Score 1) 220

by tepples (#49768495) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

unless you fell for all the hype and purchased a shitty little touch enabled laptop... fuck touching the screen and getting fingerprints on it.

But are there 10" laptops that aren't touch-enabled, like the netbooks of 2008-2012? Or should I just buy an ASUS Transformer Book (a 10" tablet with a snap-on keyboard) and live with getting fingerprints all over it?

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