Hey, that's not a REAL no true Scotsman fallacy...
not so much.
You can capture weak passwords during login when you've confirmed the hashes match. If it is weak, flag the account as having a weak password.
Einstein did his work the same way everyone else did. Also got published in papers and built on ideas other people had.
Laughed out of establishment science? Hardly.
Taken with a grain of salt the size of a sedan? Sure.
It's an internal code name. Like Chicago, Longhorn and Cairo
the proper name is going to be windows 9.
I haven't administered a git repo before, but, with something like git that has historical commit data, do you need more than say, a month or so of backup data?
it's in a patent encumbered, non-open format! Even worse, it's inside of an AVI container.
You know, windows phone doesn't need articles in crappy tech blogs to inspire FUD.
Windows 8 is a market place dud. Like WebOS before it. No matter how much tech bloggers like you, if the market doesn't like you, pack it up. It would be one thing if they had a niche and made money. Problem is, they're not making money on windows phone. Microsoft cant afford to keep flushing cash away.
How many windows 8s can they afford? They're not a well oiled machine like Apple, nor are they like Amazon or Google and use other lines of business to keep themselves afloat while they try things in other markets.
The major problem Microsoft faces is that outside of enterprise, who *needs* Microsoft?
Most people don't think about switching phones before their contract is up. The people who do are either (a) raving fanbois, (b) exceedingly disgruntled with their phone, (c) have lost their existing phone due to some mishap, or (d) getting some kind of deal. But I would bet that a large majority of customers don't change their phones until their contract is up.
Yeah but those people tend to be journalists and tech bloggers who are beating on the drum that anything older than six months is boring.
The problem that causes is that when the mainstream press digs into mobile, they turn to these guys who are complete morons.
If my entertainment depended on the entertainment at the bar, then my life took a wrong turn somewhere.
More importantly, who buys a phone in less than a year after their last?
I do, or I'm about to.
So I had my smartphone stolen and I needed to replace it. Being the Apple fanboy that I am, I opted for a iPhone 5.
I hate my provider, and my plan is up in May. So I'm thinking about switching to Verizon. Which would necessitate a new phone. So I'm going to switch to a 5S when that gets released.
I agree though that the notion that every year needs to deliver NEW! NEW! NEW! is ridiculous. However, with the case of Samsung, they've dug into Apple and RIM for stagnating and what do they do...? Release a spec bump of their previous flagship model.
My experience with IR in PDA/Smart Phones has been limited range, power consumption and flaky angles meant that IR went the way of the dinosaur.
Also, these aren't the same LCDs that Apple used. Apple NEVER used those awful PenTile displays.
The best displays are by Sharp, not Samsung. So...
You can see the additional details. You can't see the individual pixels, but text rendering will be MUCH crisper and I believe color reproduction gets better.
The only misstep here is that Android doesn't seem to have robust support for >320DPI screens and I don't think that going to 1080P is good for the ol' supply chain(then again; they manufacture these things so...)
If Android were truly resolution independent, then sure. It makes perfect sense to stuff the highest density display.
What I don't understand is the IR port. Between that and the stylus with the Note, it makes me wonder why Samsung wants to drag us back to the bad old days of Windows Mobile.
In the case of Anwar al Awlaki, YouTube made it really easy from him to out himself as such too.
The whole Eric Holder thing is just ridiculous.
The larger social context here is that nobody gives a damn. It's apathy and indifference on a mass scale. There's no need to make vague motions towards a "larger social context", as though that means something more than "people are fucking self-centered, lazy assholes." It doesn't sound as academic, as intellectual, to say that, but it's closer to the truth.
It's also really fucking lazy. Because this isn't about JUST Swartz.
How many people are in prison or on death row or even dead because prosecutors are under pressure to get convictions? Or how many Governors are just simply unwilling to grant pardons or approve parole because of Willie Horton?
Ignoring why is so superficial and what's wrong with our political system right now. No amount of voter or finance reform will matter unless we stop responding to having hot buttons pressed and giving into sensationalization. Our problem is a lack of nuance, not ethics. No one wants to sit through a longer news story or have to hear about the grey areas.
I don't know if this is historical or not, but that's the problem.
Right now the media is reporting that Eric Holder will not rule out the use of drone strikes on American soil.
What they didn't report on is that even military intervention is such an extreme reaction to anything that it's generally not anything we have to worry about. It's an extremely extraordinary circumstance, the weight of which is lost in the cultural zeitgeist.