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Comment: Re:Editors, please fix title (Score 1) 134

by mlk (#47863895) Attached to: Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

> $600.99

Assuming a $25 contract I guess?

$600.99 or $600.99 - the cost of 2 years worth of credit - two years worth of phone usage?

Now this number will be maybe $450. Some "throwing numbers about" puts two years of credit at $85. So that is $515.99 for the phone + mobile contract. Take away the phone ($450.99) and you have a mobile contract at $32.50 a year or under $3 a month.

I'm not sure I see that as all that bad.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 5, Interesting) 561

by mlk (#47661199) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

I come from the same camp, hire the best person for the role. Definitely.

But best is not just "technically best" but also "team fit best" and "not a dick" and "can communicate with the team" and various other little things. What this can mean is that the team unconsciously equates "best team fit" as "same as the rest of the team". The management should step in if this happens and look at ways to fixing what is a problem and reports like the one performed by Mr Apple is one quick way to measure if this is happening.

Comment: Re:@CauseBy - Re:Yes (Score 1) 381

by mlk (#47442743) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

> Have you paused to consider that there might be other lifestyles than your own?

Yeap. And I want a smart watch. Or Glasses (minus the camera maybe), I've not worn a watch since the late 80s when it came with a radio built in.

As long as they don't stop selling watches when they start selling smart watches we will both be groovy. I'll have both a smart watch and you will have a watch. CauseBy may have an even smarter watch then I.

Comment: Language or framework? (Score 1) 309

by mlk (#47221669) Attached to: Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

Languages we have. Add on emscripten (a back end for LLVM) we have a healthy number of language. But do we have a framework for these to live in which can allow apps to expand out of the browser? And are the frameworks designed for anything other than the Java script world the browsers live in.

> Web applications may one day surpass desktop applications in function

An app built on top of a app on top of a framework will not surpass an app build directly on the framework in function. It may be easier to develop, but that is a different thing.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln