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Comment Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 262 262

actually when i was a kid. 555-1212 was the 411 for that area code. before national 411. i lived in areacode 609 but if i needed a number from area code 937 i would dial 937-555-1212 to get 411 service in that region. i believe 555-1212 is still there but i havent tried in years

Comment Re:form over function? (Score 1) 209 209

i call that the mythical mutex. the os acts like it is waiting for a mutex to unlock (very low cpu and disk access but doing nothing) i noticed it in osx and it seems to slowly be disappearing from osx but not from xcode yet. however microsoft seems to have stolen or licensed this patent from apple and is now putting it in all windows versions everywhere they can. god save the queen

Comment either works if you take advantage of (Score 3, Insightful) 316 316

since you are already a C programmer and are talking about maybe moving to android at a future time. i would write as much as possible in C and just bind to the UI with java/objc/swift.

take advantage of what you know. build wrappers around the java/objc code you will need to you can easily transport that to whatever platform you are on as long as it binds with C.

Comment NDK support (Score 1) 140 140

Neither support debugging with NDK.
android has absolutely 0 support for it.
some people have apparently gotten NDK debugging working in eclipse. i've tried every example on the web and have been unsuccessful in ever getting ndk debugging working. maybe oneday google will realize ndk support is worth a damn.

Comment NTT in Japan (Score 5, Funny) 229 229

Living in Japan once in a while someone from NTT knocks on my door asking that i give them money for receiving the signal they broadcast.
my teachers told me about this scam however i tell them two true things

1. i dont have a TV. so im not paying for something i'm not receiving
2. if you don't want me to get the signal then don't broadcast it to me.

same should apply here. the TV stations broadcasted their signal in "cleartext"

Comment Re:250?! (Score 1) 68 68

they recently cancelled their playbook.
the aspect ratio on the q10 is a 1:1 why? wth? now i have to support 3 aspect ratios in my games? umm no.
their dev environment isnt that great.
uploads to devices are capped at 1meg per sec.
i can't kill -9 a process. so i need to reboot the phone whenever i put an infinite loop in.
they really should have loaded their software on top of android and been done with it. immediate developer support in a slightly better dev environment.
MS and BB are really two companies in the mobile market that took the bad crap that google and apple did and copied it. then added their own bad crap on top.

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.