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Comment Flat is the new black (Score 1) 516

...but those Windows 10 icons are pretty bad. Someone in the design department doesn't know that "flat" doesn't have to mean "done in MS Paint". The new Adobe CC icons are "flat" but contain very subtle gradients, which is why they look great. The MS icons are thin and hollow in comparison.

Comment Re:I'm not complaining (Score 1) 75

That's fine for APIs that require registration. But I use the Calendar API. It doesn't require registration, and like many people I was caught out on the hop on November 17th when the v2 API was shut down. Like I said I'm not complaining. The v3 API is superior, but I would like to know if there is simple notification system available.

Comment I'm not complaining (Score 5, Funny) 75

Not that I'm complaining, but you really do need to pay attention to Google's plans if you have any applications that make use of their APIs. They do love to cast things adrift on a pretty regular basis. Maybe I don't do enough development to pay the proper attention, but does Google have a single source for announcements like this? Perhaps an RSS feed would work, then I could use Google Reader to keep an eye on things. Oh, right.

Comment Detection? (Score 1) 143

Why is it that these major news outlets (Forbes, CNET, CNN, etc) all have articles about this new trojan/virus. They quote statistics from Symantec about the number of infect machines, and yet, not one describes how you can detect an infection. They must know. One previous post identifies a Symantec white paper describing the trojan's behavior (Here). Why don't these articles describe the steps required to detect it? It's not like they're under any obligation to encourage readers to buy into Symantec's bloated anti-virus products.

Comment Brute Force? (Score 2) 1

I only looked at the Sudoku code, but writing a brute force puzzle solver in a procedural programming language hardly qualifies it as a suitable programming language for general puzzle solving.

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