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Comment Re:Doesn't help criminals (Score 1) 241 241

But young kids nowadays have Unicode smiley's to work with.

Does Unicode have a special character[1] for an apostrophe that shouldn't be there because nothing belongs to the smiley, or at least if it does it hasn't been mentioned in the sentence?

[1] Or whatever it is they call them. Avatars, or flavorchords, or somesuch poncy shite.

Comment Re:Correct link to TRA (Score 1) 118 118

Google developers do not understand how to design APIs.

Or UIs.

It's all halo effect. I think Google got search right (or less wrong than everyone else at the crucial time - just when AltaVista tried to turn into a portal and became utter poo) and have pretty much ridden that, with financial and reputational cross subsidies, ever since.

Sooner or later they'll run out of credit, one kind or the other.

Comment /|\ Double degree economics & English. At DeV (Score 1) 149 149

I'm willing to bet it's a smaller amount of people who want a physical keyboard than those who don't. In which case, you're not a profitable enough segment for the companies who make phones

You're saying that only the most popular option is profitable? I guess that explains why there isn't, and never has been, a manufacturer of absolutely anything at all that produces two different models.

P.S. People aren't sand. It's number with a countable noun, not amount .

Comment Re:Problem? (Score 1) 162 162

Do you mean 'self-righteous' perhaps? No spaces are needed around the hyphen.

Crapdot put those, not me. I just put <B><I> (and the corresponding closes, which I can't be arsed to ampersand out).

In this case, self-righteous is actually a defined word - I am pretty sure.

It is. You originally wrote it without the hyphen, hence my emphasis which Cowboy Neal's shitty code proceeded to totally fuck up.

Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 67 67

If you saw it in other systems (say animal populations versus food supply, or elevator position versus AoA in planes) that'd support my theory that it's baked into the fundamentals of mathematics that when you get a stimulus, a response and a big delay before the effect it'll oscillate like a breakdancing porpoise.

But that's crazy talk.

IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams