I like the idea of a browser for the front end, only because browsers are omnipresent and does not require installing potentially harmful code. However, apps are completely different, if only in that the code would require downloading, regardless.
I hate Java, i hate Android development, but i repeat myself. And that's exactly what i hate about them.
In Android, objects have their own namespaces, under R. There's R.class, R.mipmap, R.layout, R.color, R.integer, and many more. So, the namespace of the layout (where you usually add objects) is under R.layout, the image on a button can be under R.mipmap. Nice.
It has indeed been around for a long time. Some years much, much better than others. Unfortunately, over time, things got much less subtle, and far too repetitive.
OIC. Nah, java is just a redundant language which promotes this form of idiocy.
Anyway, in this case, it's not the value of the checkbox. It's a method that accepts true or false as its argument. Hence, my argument.
The expression must evaluate to true or false, and those are both valid values for the checkbox's method, regardless of if there are also others.
If an If()'s true block set something to true, and it's false block set's it to false (or vice-versa) and nothing else, there's absolutely no reason to use an if().
Here's the latest example of something i have seen way too often:
if(getListView().getCount()==checkedItemCount) chk.setChecked(true); else chk.setChecked(false);
What's the point of obfuscating your code with an if()? This isn't conditional. You want to set it to the same boolean value as the evaluated expression. Obviously, the clearest way to write this (without changing names) is:
As mentioned in one of my last exciting posts, i purchased a Google Cardboard. I bought it and was wowed last night. It was easy to put together, easy to get running, and the forehead part had a piece of tape (ostensibly, to protect against sweat stains). The strap worked well, and the Nerf dart shaft made a comfortable nose piece.
I seem to be seeing more often a weird sentence formulation. A book talks of passing to a function a variable, an article mentions "signed into law a bill," and plenty lately of others. While normal to be found this formulation in other languages, it sounds in English rather awkward.
sudo hexdump -s 56 -e '"MSDM key: "
Now, it is true that there are pre-activated keys for OEMs disks like HP, Dell, etc.. At least for Windows 7 it was like that. They have so called SLP Keys (System Locked Pre-Installation Key) and they are not the same as the one printed on your Windows 7 machine. SLP keys only work on a certain range of machines, but also have the advantage as working like generic OEM DVDs. I've had this case where a Windows Vista machine (Vista Key sticker) from Dell and I used the a Windows 7 Dell OEM disk, and
Given that from Windows 8 on the licenses are embedded in the firmware, this is over.
Personally, I think reinstalling from scratch is always the right option. With decrapifying you might miss something, and if you're routined, you have a reinstallation done rather quickly. If you stick with big brand machines, getting drivers is no Herculean task any more. Back in the day, oh, yes, I remember... Hard to find, need to use shady places, take drivers from different machines and try to see whether they work. Today, it's "go to manufacturer website", download what is *missing* and use what Windows gives you as default drivers for all the rest, with the notable exception of the graphics card.
As a matter of fact, this can be done with Win 8(.1) too these days, even though I only did once: The laptop I am typing this on. Came with OEM Win 8, but I didn't want to use it, so I installed Ubuntu without making a backup of anything. Now, in order to secure the 10 license, I did a dd of the disk, installed Win 8 from the installation media I got from Microsoft and then upgraded to 10. After that, I did a dd in order to restore it to the original configuration. This way, should I want to give it away or sell it in a few years, I can give the future owner what they might want: Windows 10.
To get back to my point: Windows now provides usable installation media. No need for restore media, or hoping you find a OEM disk that works with your machine and key... There is now an official way, and that is the only positive thing that Windows 10 brought us.
Your Envy can be reinstalled from scratch if you are inclined to do so. Get the ISO here. Now, my personal opinion is that you're better off with staying with Linux, but don't kid yourself. You *can* have a clean Windows installation these days.
You can do a search to setup play. There's an article on XDA about it. I took the longer method, because i don't feel right getting rid of the ads. I saved $15 by "saying" i would view them.
I have not used it extensively. The OS is made to use and sell Amazon services, and has a somewhat different feel than regular Android.
Continuing from the last exciting edition of what is Chacham buying today, I decided to try out the Plantronics Explorer 50 for $23.19 on ebay. Weird that it's cheaper from the UK. Anyway, i was thinking of purchasing the 3 for the 10% discount, but that's too big a gamble for a product i have not tried. If i like it, i may buy another 1 or 2. Or, purchase 3 and see if i can sell one on Amaz
Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. - Seneca