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Comment Re:Pay peanuts (Score 1) 193

Exactly. Quality costs time and money. If you want to prevent SQL-Injection you not only need senior developers, you need an environment where they are encouraged to find problems in code and bring attention to it so people can learn from mistakes. Code reviews take time and money but customers don't want to pay for them. They may say they're willing to pay for code reviews but but they'll complain about the cost and hire someone else if you actually do them.

Comment Re:China, N. Korea are the target market (Score 1) 137

So, thinking of this as a phone specifically enabled with spying capabilities as a feature you're right, the logical customer for such a phone is an oppressive government.

Or a company. Having everything done with the phone recorded could easily become a hit amongst the control freak wing of the HR.

Comment Re:Apple Music (Score 2) 460

Regarding google, if a UI would require you to go to a google search each time you needed to figure out how to do something, would you call this intuitive or discoverable?

As it happens, every machine requires you to RTFM or risk ending up on one of those funny home video tv programs (or the emergency room). The idea that computers, which are easily the most complex machines humanity currently has, should be the exception is utterly delusional.

As it also happens, Google exists and is accessible from that very same computer you're trying to figure out. So how about just making the UI powerful and easily googlable?

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 1) 587

You're confused. That's a leftist thing. The socialists are the ones that, given enough power, do things like wall up Berlin to prevent people from leaving their collectivist paradise, or jail people from attempting to leave the socialist paradise that is Cuba.

Or Nordic welfare countries, those hellholes with free education and public healthcare. You are the one confusing authoritarian sociopaths with socialism. And if you don't stop believing propaganda which tries to tar pretty much any attempt to improve people's lives as somehow evil, you're going to get a hands-on demonstration of what's it like to live in a right-wing dictatorship.

If you can't muster the energy necessary to understand the difference between keeping people from illegally walking INTO your country, vs. using force to prevent them from fleeing from collectivist tyranny, then please don't do anything reckless like voting.

A wall built for one purpose will work just as fine for the other. Just like surveillance systems built to catch terrorists will work perfectly fine to keep tabs on you, too.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 1) 587

SJWs want to believe that he said this exactly as the headline puts it. Truth and accuracy are of no concern.

And you want to believe that because that way you can always dismiss any criticism as being part of the Politically Correct Conspiracy, rather than entertaining the notion that your shit, and that of organizations and institutions, might actually stink and you're simply used to the smell.

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1) 274

- donating to the homeless and less privileged.
Putting cash in their cup is not necessarily the best way to help them, but a Square account would change their lives. Or donating to an organized charity. Or giving them a gift card for food. You know, being intentional.

So the less control they have, the better off they'll be? Do you, by any chance, work in Brussels?

Comment Re:Children or not (Score 1) 200

Since there are no longer criminal penalties all of those pesky constitutional guarantees fall to the wayside.

Except for the one that says we're not supposed to deprived of property without due process... that applies whether it's "civil" or not. And of course, if the fine's over $20 you could ask for a jury trial. Gee, maybe the founders were on to something there... oh yeah, they tried to pull crap like this back in the 18th century too.

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