I hate to ask this, and I'm sure you're asking yourself, but: why didn't you just build on a desktop app platform? There's something preventing your users from running a full application?
Had this post been your original quesiton I think you would have gotten some better answers but I don't think you'll ever get a straight answer because there are so many unknowns.
Of course considering
Your reply is also somewhat confusing to me. I don't think you've actually looked into the issue.
As for C and
There is no real demerit to learning
1. I'm really sorry you wrote that long comment because I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you and I'm not some Enterprise Java nut (I actually really, really hate Enterprise Java).
2. "Lol, are you serious about that? That's not true at all! I work at a fortune 500 company" Awesome tone there; fuck you. So your big super rich company got sold on
3. From what I have seen your saying Java is being "weeded out" is completely accurate. No disagreement from me there!
5. Not bashing
You are a
Of course you're not going to hear that and I'm most certainly not going to tell you to drop or weed out
If you want a more detailed answer:
Of course there are a variety of mertis and demeris, cost issues, etc. to consider so I'm not going to tell you to get off
.NET is slowly beeing weeded out of the enterprise though and that's a trend I don't want to see diminished by devs picking up
Even at the time I thought it was on purpose to calculate new charges for volume licensing. If I remember correctly they had different plans like where you would buy lots of say 100 licenses. I think you could also add individual licenses to the pool but I never really investigated it. The thing was this was all on a private intranet so it's not like MS would be notified to send a bill as soon as the licenses went into the negatives.
To be honest I really don't care about how the system works as I'm an all OSS shop now and don't deal with MS past a Windows 8 VM we use for testing cross-compilation.
I'm sure this has been fixed - or I hope it has, but when I was imaging a lab at a university they had a license server. The admin had just been clicking next on all the automated activtions the available license count went into negative numbers without any sort of alert or warning. I guess maybe it's not a bug, but perhaps a way for MS to come in a few months later and charge a bunch of money because the admin forgot to de-activate the licenses before re-imaging.
Wow, that's pretty amazing!
So these remote starters you had were very analog devices. Today the engine initialization sequence requires a variety of digital magic and proper remote starting requires encrypted signals and identification. NOW your original comment makes perfect sense to me.
Thanks for the interesting sub-thread!
Whoa whoa whoa, you forgot the context there! In the 60's absolutely none of what I said was valid or at least I'm sure it wasn't common place. My point was that *today* if you said you wanted a remote starter I'd ask you why and try to recommend a device that solves your specific problem in a secure and efficient manner.
Wait... you had remote starters in the 60's?
As for garage doors, we have a shutter at our office that constantly gets messed up and requires a complex, very analog reset process. On top of that we're right in front of a busy street. It's not uncommon I have to pull into a side street, open up the side door, manually lift the shutter, run back to the car, make three left turns and pull into the garage. So believe me when I tell you that my opinion on garage doors is that they are absolutely wonderful (when they work).
No, but I also don't live in a place that gets extremely cold either. The thing is if you want to heat the engine then you should get a block heater. If you want to heat the cabin there are separate and add-on heater units and modular heaters specifically designed to do this without having to turn on the engine. Of course in general you should probably be winterizing your car so you don't need a block heater; EG: insulated heavy-duty battery and a bottle of fuel line condensation remover at least.
If I'm not mistaken most hybrids actually have an electric pump and heater on the coolant or water line that functions as sort of an active block heater.
Also if you have a manual it's common practice to leave the vehicle in gear, so besides the fact you usually need to de-clutch just to start if you did disable the cutch sensor you'd also have to worry about accidentally leaving the car in gear - and if you aren't leaving the car in gear you have to worry about fogetting the e-brake or an unreliable e-brake on an older vehicle.
So I maintain my position that remote starters are a bad idea.
I'm assuming you mean my idea is stupid; which in all likelyhood it is but I never claimed to be an expert in the field of probes and space exploration. Was there something particularly stupid about my post that actually warranted a response?
Reguardless of how "patentable" things like round buttons and beveled edges should be you obviously don't understand how patents work. If Apple tried to sue the people they derived from for patent infringement they would loose and also run the risk of having their patent nullifed. If the people they copied from wanted to nullify the Apple patent or come to Samsungs aide in the case Apple put against them they could have. None of these things happened.
And while we're on the subject, Samsung has a long history of non-trivial patent infringement. For instantance they blatantly stole Sharp LCD TV technology when it was the hot thing at the time and basically destroyed the market for Sharp after sharp had put immense effort and research into the technology. Even today Sharp has not recovered from this.
There are many many many other cases too. Samsung is unforgivable. They just copy everything and they think this is a valid business strategy. Seriously, why do more people not boycott them?
Total. Fucking. Bullshit.
Unless you're trying to use some remote starter kit from the caveman era there are plenty of ways to implement a competent remote starter system. If you already have a keyless starter you can actually do it with an ODB-II plug-in - no line splicing and no engine bay work.
Of course I'd really question why people want remote starters in the first place. And while we're on the subject cruse control and throttle control are two things I continue to think are awful ideas.