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Comment: Because I'm not at a desk (Score 1) 233

by tepples (#49782923) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

I do plug in a USB mouse when I'm at a desk. But it's hard to use a mouse while riding the bus, so I use the laptop's trackpad instead. Yet all 10" laptop-like devices sold nowadays happen to be touch-enabled tablets with a detachable keyboard and trackpad, such as the Transformer Book and Surface 3.

Comment: root knows all (Score 2) 400

by tepples (#49779777) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

The information content of God has to be greater than or equal to the information content of the Universe (this is literally the God-property of omniscience).

That's not how God's omniscience was explained to me. It's more "all seeing" than "all knowing". It's not that God knows every detail of everything in the universe as much as that he can know anything he needs. It's like having a debugger.

Comment: The Apple-provided app is launched instead (Score 1) 90

What exactly is stopping an app developer for using http or https as a custom scheme?

The fact that Safari has already grabbed it. Apple's Inter-App Communication page states: "The handlers for these schemes are fixed and cannot be changed. If your URL type includes a scheme that is identical to one defined by Apple, the Apple-provided app is launched instead of your app."

Comment: Re: Great Recession part II? (Score 0) 737

by jcr (#49772685) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

The Fed is not to blame for the predatory lending practices of the giant corporate banks

The Fed is definitely to blame for providing the banks with an unlimited amount of fiat money to lend. If the banks were limited to lending out their deposits, the interest rates would provide a natural limiting effect.


Comment: Re: Great Recession part II? (Score 0) 737

by jcr (#49772681) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Unlike you, I actually understand the economy

As conceited as you are ignorant. How tragic.

if you had at least two brain cells ...and bereft of a logical argument, naturally you resort to being snotty.

The Fed has caused a series of bubbles by fucking with interest rates. Latin American debt, the dot-com bubble, and the most recent real-estate bubble are just three in a series going back to the Fed's inception.

When they interfere with interest rates, they break the crucial information flow. When there's an endless supply of fiat currency, the market signal of the scarcity of capital is destroyed. Read and learn.


Comment: Previous attempts (Score 1) 1

by tepples (#49770823) Attached to: Hollywood films reimaged into 8bit video games

The Avengers had an official game on the Super NES and Game Gear, and Nice Code has produced a Titanic game for Famicom.

From the article: "The Cinefix channel says copyright is not an issue because the creations fall under the umbrella of 'parody' which is included in the 'fair use' clause of US copyright law." But how long until YouTube gets OCILLA takedown orders from Disney (Frozen, The Avengers, and Spirited Away) and Fox and Paramount (Titanic) anyway, on the basis that the studio disagrees with the fair use claim?

Comment: System-provided yet extensible? (Score 1) 90

No. Hence why I said that they can't have a third-party web engine. They have to use the system-provided WebKit.

I intended to ask whether "the system-provided WebKit" could be extended with additional application-provided behaviors for elements and attributes that "the system-provided WebKit" alone does not provide.

Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 1) 90

What Apple doesn't allow is third-party web engines, but they allow alternate webkit-based browsers.

Are "alternate webkit-based browsers" capable of adding support for HTML5 elements and attributes that Apple chose to leave out of WebKit for iOS? Are they allowed to associate themselves with the http: and https: schemes? I didn't think so.

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