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Comment: Least common denominator (Score 4, Insightful) 161

by captaindomon (#49562271) Attached to: Has the Native Vs. HTML5 Mobile Debate Changed?
The problem with frameworks is that they lower the end product to the common denominator. Instead of having an app for each platform that exploits the strengths of that platform, you end up with whatever you can manage to get to work on every platform. That works for simple apps like news websites maybe, but not when you want to integrate tightly with device hardware and how the established user base is used to interacting with their chosen platform.

Comment: Re:Memorizing site-unique passwords isn't possible (Score 1) 267

by captaindomon (#49349461) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess
A way to get "halfway there" and increase your security without having a separate password for every single site is to have passwords by security level. For all the crapware websites you have one password, for work use one password, then use frequently changed high security pass phrases for certain specific sites, like one for each major bank you use and one for each major email account, etc. You don't need a hundred passwords just because you have been forced to create useless profiles on low security sites.

Comment: Depends on if it is in aggregate. (Score 5, Insightful) 93

by captaindomon (#46791293) Attached to: How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash
Will they care? It all depends on the data being shared is in aggregate. I don't care if people know that the average person in my city walks a thousand steps a day, and that still has a lot of value for health care companies, and I'm happy to contribute to that. I *DO* care if they know the details about me *individually*. There is a big difference.

Comment: Price of prosthetics (Score 1) 91

The outrageous price of prosthetics from traditional medical companies is due to inelasticity of demand (the medical insurance company usually pays for them, not the consumer, and fingers are important) and also willingness to pay (for the percentage copays, the patient is happy to pay their portion normally because fingers are important to have). This is an economics issue, folks, not a materials engineering issue.

Comment: Re:FDA scrutiny still gets Windows BSOD on devices (Score 1) 130

by captaindomon (#44942531) Attached to: FDA Will Regulate Some Apps As Medical Devices
This may sound silly, but it is also very important to report the issue to the device manufacturer, if you can. The FDA sets very strict rules on how companies have to handle feedback they receive from you, so your feedback will be taken very seriously. IANAL etc.

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