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Comment Re:The problem is not a wifi policy (Score 1) 129

The problem was the employees wanting to put their personal devices on the corporate network to surf the web.

You never explained why exactly this was a problem. Their devices couldn't possibly be a security risk if your internal servers and networks were set up properly.

Employees were unwilling to accept that there's no good reason for their personal crap being attached to the network.

Maybe they weren't willing to accept that because it's not really true and you are just stating it like a fact. There's lots of good reasons employees would benefit from guest network/internet access: Wi-Fi calling, not getting any cell signal at all in buildings like Casinos and some resorts, better battery life on their devices, not needing to use valuable mobile data while at work, etc.

From a security standpoint letting employees onto the guest network is fine. It makes their work satisfaction higher and costs little to nothing for the business. Maybe you have a policy of not wanting employees to use their devices at work (like in the old days where businesses didn't want employees using phones for personal calls) but that seems more like a political move than having anything to do with security which was the topic.

Comment Re:Most plans wont cover that much. (Score 1) 238

In the UK, third party costs are unlimited - you might not get your car repaired but the person you hit will see their life altering injury costs covered for as long as they need them.

This wasn't clear. Who pays for the injury costs? Your insurance, their insurance, or the government?

Also a side note, I thought most major healthcare int he U.K. was already covered by the government.

Comment Re:Adroid's Reputation is Ruined (Score 1) 214

I'm not seeing how Google caused your problems. Maybe be angry at Samsung for not giving you access to Lollipop?

This API specifically makes your "organize my pictures on it" use case possible in an easy fashion. Instead of being happy that Google is working to make your use cases easy you somehow turn this into a tirade about Google. I'm just a little confused.

Comment Re:Sounds good until Google pulls the plug (Score 3, Insightful) 126

No, they wouldn't.

Killing Reader doesn't mean Google is shutting down all of their products. Reader is the only "important" project they've shut down and that's only because we are all nerds and used Reader constantly. Most people on the internet don't use RSS or even know what it is.

Chromebooks are one of the major pieces of Google's ecosystem. There's no way they will be shut down or neglected unless Google completely changes its business model. At that point we will have more to complain about than Google shutting down a few products.

Comment Re:The French will come back (Score 1) 350

I just wish Google News allowed end users to filter out sources that are more propaganda than anything (Drudge, Newsmax, Fox...)

You can personalize your sources in Google News right now.

First, open the configuration menu (the gear icon) then look towards the bottom of the pane. You will see an adjust sources section. Throw in Drudge and set it to Never.

Now you can read your own personalized information bubble.

Comment Re:Barcode scanner app (Score 1) 163

You are not understanding my point and it looks like you are not paying attention to what the OP is saying.

It takes under a second for the sample images to be scanned on my machine. It's fast. It's pure client side HTML/JavaScript.

If you look on the same page that I linked to then you will see that it can also process video in JavaScript doing the same checks.

Further more, barcode scanning algorithms are plentiful and are not nearly as complex as other processing we are already doing in JavaScript. This demo's algorithm is doing harder work than a barcode algorithm would be doing and performance is very good.

The bottom line is that a barcode scanner application is technically and practically possible. This demonstrates that very well. The Mozilla app store will have no problem creating a shopping app using their web capabilities.

Comment Re:They can do whatever: IE is part of the OS... (Score 2) 476

How did this not get modded Troll?

Good luck uninstalling Safari on OS X or WebView on Android.

The OS has to have an underlying web rendering engine so that apps built to show HTML in an internal window work correctly. It's a core part of the application SDK and nearly all applications would break in some way if you deleted them.

Comment Re:Minecraft is proof... (Score 1) 272

I've played it before. It's not like playing with LEGO. You just take LEGO pieces and use them in a board game.

If anything it furthers Goaway's point. They had to add rules and special pieces in order to make a "game" out of LEGO. Without the game you are left with just LEGO, which is not in itself a game. Just a tool for expressing creativity. Like a paint program. Or early Minecraft.