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Comment: Re:If you want results from the web (Score 1) 305

by Hewligan (#48183019) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Or why when setting up an email account does the mail app send the domain name you enter to apple?

I don't know for sure, but when you set up an email account, based on the address you supply, the Mac does try to auto configure stuff for a wide range of popular email services. I'm guessing it's probably sending off the address to search for that auto configuration information.

Comment: Re:No (Score 2) 180

by Hewligan (#47420845) Attached to: Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

If you have 100 hours available for testing, you can use static analysis to find 90% of the bugs and spend the rest of your time on the 10% that require deeper insight. Or you can waste 90% of your time being a human compiler, manually cross-checking symbols. Which is going to result in more reliable software?

That assumes that:

  • 1) Static analysis will find enough problems to save 90% of your testing time
  • 2) There is no additional cost in development time in manually handling all type conversions

And there are a lot of reasons to believe that neither of those are true.

Comment: Re:April Fools stories are gay (Score 4, Insightful) 1482

by Hewligan (#46633715) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

The Left has become fascist in the name of tolerance. Tolerance will be imposed and all who stand in the way will put against the wall.

Yeah, I mean on the one hand we have people who wish to use the power of the state to deny the recognition of relationships of a minority group because it doesn't fit with their own view of the world, and on the other we have people refusing to use a company's product because they disagree with the politics of the CEO.

OKCupid are clearly the fascists here...

Comment: Re:Replusive (Score 1) 505

by Hewligan (#46130269) Attached to: The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Why do the worst technologies that are just barely able to solve the problem always make it? Is the developer community collectively really this stupid? I fear it is...

Because the people who spend their time worrying about which is the theoretically superior solution rarely come up with a practically useful solution.

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