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Comment Re:What is it? (Score 0) 191

it tells you in the article ...

For those not familiar with Force Touch, it detects how hard a user presses down on the screen giving an additional type of input. As Bloomberg mentions, it is already used in the Apple Watch and new MacBook Pros and, while we can only speculate how Apple will implement it in iOS, the potential here is huge.

Comment Secure Skype Replacement? (Score 1) 69

Can anyone recommend a secure Skype replacement? I've been using Telegraph for real time chat, which has a great mobile experience, but only one of my friends has transitioned to it, everyone else is still all over WhatsApp. Telegraph also doesn't do video data.

I saw Snowdon talk last week and whilst he didn't say anything that hadn't already been said and printed, his passion has definitely motivated me to take a bit more personal responsibility.

Several of my IRC channels have now also moved to Slack, which is probably a step backwards for security.

Comment Re:These days... (Score 2, Insightful) 892

Ultimately, I think this whole thing is stupid. I'm a guy, but I have to imagine this is patronizing as all hell to women. Isn't this the kind of shit feminists have been fighting forever?

This is the Social Justice Warrior brand of feminism rather than the egalitarian brand of feminism.

Comment extremists are extreme (Score 3, Interesting) 765

is it really news that a subset of people hate men and wish to eradicate gender? the more airtime these people get, the more they get to push their agenda and market themselves. so you hate the penis and have no sense of humour, great. stop complaining and go get some therapy.

Comment Re:Should be called "Whine at Slashdot" (Score 1) 809

if you don't know the basics of public/private key cryptography, you'll get ass hat developers passing their private SSH keys around instead of their public ones, wasting a lot of people's time who will have to run about doing damage control.

If, as a developer, you think your job starts and ends in an IDE, you're going to be a shit developer if you are unable to navigate the systems and infrastructure you are developing for.

Comment Re:Probably not... (Score 3, Insightful) 136

Exactly this, thread over.

You should be developing for the platform you're deploying to, whether that's a series of company maintained servers or some random CPanel hosting you've bought for $1 a month.

The best way is to bake yourself an image you can run from scratch each time that gets installed and configured to a known outcome, hello Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Vagrant/etc/etc

That gives you the benefit on developing on what ever platform with whatever toolset you like the most and an extremely reliable test platform that accurately mirrors your deployment platform.

Otherwise you open yourself and your code to all kinds of unnecessary bugs later on.

We can predict everything, except the future.