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Comment: Re:Like Apple Messenger? (Score 1) 191

by secolactico (#37674406) Attached to: RIM Server Crash Leaves Millions Without BBM

As far as I know, they can push new books to your device so they are probably able to update the existing ones.

Every time you configure a new BES e-mail account, they push a new service book to you.

They probably send you new books every time your device cold-starts (battery pull). I don't know it for sure, but most BB forums recommend fixing missing/incorrect books by doing a battery pull. Of course it could be the usual "did you try turning it off and on again?" voodoo.

Comment: Re:Summary (Score 1) 523

by secolactico (#37134764) Attached to: Why PCs Trump iPads For User Innovation

Unless they make a tablet device with a mouse and keyboard *cough laptop cough*

My favourite new gadget:

http://www.asus.com.au/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/

Also has USB host mode, so you can plug in mice, keyboards, nice big external drives, etc.

I have used it and it's pretty slick and useful, both with and without the keyboard.

I just wish they went ahead and released the 3g version already.

Comment: Re:Will Citrix take notice (Score 1) 105

by secolactico (#35619914) Attached to: Xen 4.1 Hypervisor Released

A better solution is to (re-) design the software so it can handle failures on its own. That way you can be protected from software errors as well as hardware ones.

As much as I agree with that sentiment, I'll be among the first to admit that that's unlikely to happen in a reasonable time-frame in a less than perfect world.

Ugly kludge solutions will always have a place in the industry because of this.

A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis

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