Dart is really just the evolution of Google's GWT efforts, which they've been pretty good about supporting long-term and cultivating community contributions while also making a lengthy migration path to Dart
The funny thing is, the Taxi companies could easily implement their own Apps to automate the cab hiring process, perhaps some are doing this already.
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"stuff that matters" [ ] Not so much.
"which ultimately led to the demise of the financial services firm he worked for."
The company went bankrupt, which is as much as a company can be punished. Something this negligent requires punishment on both the individual and the company -- there just aren't enough consequences a company can impose on their employees beyond firing them to prevent something like this.
Next up, sharks.
Erm, nope. Next up, Somali Pirates with mirrors
The average energy of the X-ray beam used is three times that used in a CT scan
This assumes professional calibration! This should read "The average energy of the X-ray beam when calibrated by an apathetic TSA employee is a hell of a lot more than three times that used in a CT scan calibrated by a hospital technician"
Ah, the "but mooom, he started it!". I get it.
"Yes Johnny, but you're supposed to come tell us immediately, not hit him"
"Yes Google, but you're supposed to explore all the wonderful alternatives we have to a defunct patent system. Not write legal briefs and submit them to a judge"?
I've made an app using the Adobe Flex Builder Burrito Blackberry sdk and thought it was great. Better than iOS even. Essentially, his argument boils down to saying "they made me use VMWare for a virtual machine and I'm an idiot who can't differentiate the free VMWare Player that I'm given a download link to on the blackberry site from VMWare Workstation, which I'd need to use a trial version of."
I will gladly have to click three separate download links (oh no!) in order to get a more exact desktop emulation experience than be stuck with an emulator that just shows the target device screen resolution and no other changes. Even on Android Emulator I had an issue once where the emulator said everything was great and then running on the device, key information was placed off-screen. Dealing with that was far worse than having to click download 3 times.
This guy should be thankful he's never had to develop for Nokia OVI store. As for Blackberry, they can probably be thankful not to have to deal with this guy anymore.
a sentence in German has roughly the length of a book in English, so they're just bringing things up to parity with the US.
http://scratch.mit.edu designed explicitly for this
Like DotA was a mod to Warcraft III, Heroes of Newerth is a mod to Savage 2, which is already available/playable on Linux and a great game. So, there's at least some evidence this is likely to be good.