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Comment Re:Swift (Score 1) 352

Yeah, this is ridiculous. Swift is marginally easier to read than Objective-C, sure.

Mostly, thought, it's got some nice modern-language capabilities - functions as first-class types, type inference, generics, arrays and dictionaries as built-ins, less crunky string handling, and better switch statements than Objective C.

None of this speaks to programming for dummies. Just a cleaner, more modern way to write iOS apps for experienced developers. Nothing to see here, moving right along.

Comment Re:Am I the only guy here that likes G+? (Score 1) 153

> Why the hell did it not catch on like FB?

Because when people are posting pics/messages to their friends on facebook they clearly don't care about privacy. The idiot problem...well, it's not a problem because you only see your friends, so it doesn't matter how many idiots are outside your network. It's Google+ that's full of idiots; whenever i follow a link (exclusively android developers because no-one else provides links to google+ pages) it's full of drivel from idiots, often religious, always with terrible english, like they're learning to type. I don't notice any ads on facebook. I'm not really a very heavy user; perhaps there are some, but there are adverts on tv/movies/websites so people are kind of used to them. Animated gifs? Get real.

When you come along years and years after someone else and do something sort of similar but different and with zero users, it's asking a bit much to expect people to sort of arrange for all their family and friends to move, and they'd have to get all their family and friends to move, etc. A massive upheaval, and all in the name of..what was it again? Animated gifs, and that it's "more in tune with your phone" whatever the fuck that means.

MySpace was the purest of shit; more like a sort of GeoCities "this is my first webpage...on the internet....under construction" hell. I'm no Facebook fanboy; i never post anything publicly and have an account for 2 reasons; messenger is excellent (and works properly, unlike hangouts where, when i try and share something with someone forgets what i've shared there and i have to do it again), and because literally everyone with an internet connection is already on it so i don't have to explain anything.

Comment (Score 1) 368

They wanted to drop water but couldn't because of the drones. Why, they were afraid they'd damage the drones in putting out a fire? Solution, drop water on the drones.

I imagine jamming the drones signals wouldn't be hard. Also, if this is something that's a persistant problem which can't be ignored, then i imagine a solution would be for the first responders to launch their own drones to take down the bad guy's. They would have a remote pilot so no need for the people doing the fire-fighting to waste resources.

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly