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Comment Re: And the pilot? (Score 1) 249

That just isn't true. I own a small share in a Cessna 152 (much like he plane in the story) and am currently building a two seat aerobatic kit plane. The Cessna share cost me ~$700 and I budget to fly it on average once every two weeks during the weekend. The total value of that little Cessna is about $20K and there are plenty around like it. I am nowhere near what you would classify as rich either.

Comment Re:Esoteric material? (Score 1) 329

They will never block homeopathy due to our health secretary believing in homeopathy: Yes the man put in charge of the National Health Service, once the greatest health care system in the world, believes in magical healing. Hunt isn't only a criminal (see his dealings with Rupert Murdoch) he is also a nut job.

Comment Don't invent your own style (Score 1) 479

More important than using your own code style is using the language code style if there is one. For example in C# you should code in the same style as the .NET, in Java like the Java SDK and in Objective-C (on OS X/iOS) like the Cocoa APIs. Don't invent your own style if there is already one existing.

Comment Re:How compatitble (Score 3, Interesting) 345

C++ is an incredibly powerful language but ObjC is also extremely capable. Cocoa (Touch) is simply the most productive framework that I have ever used. Yes, it has a pretty steep learning curve but once you get used to the Cocoa way of doing things you can produce excellent and rich GUI applications in a fraction of the time it takes in many other development environments that I've used. I work mostly in C# in my day job too...

Comment Re:free upgrades? (Score 1) 647

I've been running the Snow Leopard GM for a week or so now and it is a very big improvement on 10.5 performance wise. Startup is faster; shutdown is faster; sleep and wake are faster; app launches are faster; menus popup faster; animations are smoother; Finder 10.6 is faster; Safari is much faster.

Basically Snow Leopard is a much faster more refined Leopard. Its well worth the upgrade just for the performance gains alone.

Comment Re:Here's what I think would be funny... (Score 1) 333

No, Iphone OS is not OS X.

Except that it is OS X. It has the same kernel, frameworks, driver model, graphics subsystem and so on. The only thing really different is the UI layer because a desktop UI is highly unsuited for use on a mobile phone.

WinCE, on the other hand, shares little code in common with Windows XP/Vista/7 other than its APIs.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles