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Comment: Portability (Score 1) 129

by SuperKendall (#47405083) Attached to: Android Wear Is Here

but it's not easier to bring a tablet and a laptop than to just bring a laptop, right?

No, but it is easier to bring just a laptop than a tablet. Any USB source charges it. You can carry it more easily, and use it in more places.

since a laptop does everything a tablet does

Not actually true (touch interface far better for things like drawing) but let's pretend it is.

A laptop may be able to do everything a tablet does but if the tablet is far lighter and has better batter life guess which most people would rather have on a trip?

In a foreign country would you rather wander around looking for a WiFi cafe with a tablet tucked in your purse, or a backpack with a laptop?

This is exactly why tablets have done as well as they have, because they replace laptops for some scenarios where portability is more convenient.

i'm in BT range of my phone 99% of the day, and i think that's pretty typical.

And I'm in quick viewing range of my phone 99% of my day, which is also typical. They are the same thing...

Comment: Also stop paying attention hear home (Score 1) 139

by SuperKendall (#47404193) Attached to: Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

Because you are used to the area, you do not think about driving as much near home - instead thinking about what you will do where you are going or when you get home, when you are close. It's easy to grow inattentive and miss a change that leads to an accident.

Picking someone up and dropping someone off has none of the risks of familiarity since each situation is different.

Comment: Re:Why do we permit "property tax" at all? (Score 1) 76

Simple to fix: unimproved land is taxed, land with improvements is not taxed.

You could go one further, and this would make sense much like not taxing food, that land which sole purpose is to provide housing to the property owners is not taxed, commercial land and unimproved land is taxed.

Comment: Re:A little too late (Score 1) 39

by SuperKendall (#47381671) Attached to: Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

What are you talking about?

Look, we all know you are lost at this point but the deal is that with system extensions a user of your app can perform different editing of images in your app based on what other applications they have installed.


Did you even look at what iOS8 can do at all? Or are you just totally ignoring the key point?

Comment: Re:A little too late (Score 1) 39

by SuperKendall (#47377219) Attached to: Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

Actually yes it is, if you've developed an image editing application you want it to produce the same results on whatever platforms you target.

Actually no it's not. If your image editing program can make further use of external plug-ins, then you don't care about having it produce the same across platforms because it will never be the same FOR EACH USER.

Would you truly argue that image editing programs should not allow for plugins, that there is no value? Because you are.

There is some base level of functionality it is useful to provide. But my point is why would you PAY for only that base?

Comment: Re:A little too late (Score 1) 39

by SuperKendall (#47377177) Attached to: Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

So either that means you embed this thing in iOS8 and have a separate way to get to it from the system extensions for editing, which means it's not the same as any other platform...

Or you don't use it and just use the system extensions which means it's not the same as any other platform...

OR you only us this and don't allow system extensions in which case it's the same across all platforms and zero people are using your product on iOS because every other app gets to use system extensions for editing instead of your singular library.

Comment: Re:Funny (Score 1) 191

Well, and take Slashdot as an example, specifically AGW discussions.

Pro AGW posters post pro AGW posts... non-AGW mods mod them down.

AGW skeptics post skeptical AGW posts... AGW mods mod them down.

Posters need to decide if they are willing to take the Karma hit of posting their contribution, especially if they are in the minority view

In the end, the filtering is imposed to bring a hegemony to the subject, rather than open discussion.

Comment: Re:Executive Branch (Score 1) 228

by funwithBSD (#47373227) Attached to: The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

It is legal proof of wrong doing, not a logical or scientific proof. By those standards, it is an assumption.
But if Spoliation is in evidence, then the alleged wrongdoing is "proved" too have happened and a jury can be instructed to consider it proved.

AS for the emails, the IRS has a requirement to keep them for 7 years, and that is done on the servers, they use exchange.

ALso, they are required to make hard copy prints of critical emails. Not having those printed files is proof of not following the email retention standards.

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