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Comment: Re:The complexity has to go somewhere (Score 1) 68

by i kan reed (#48027707) Attached to: Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

But how do I imagine them? It's not from nowhere. It's from a recurring familiarity with what goes wrong in software development. I didn't just get a programming language down and suddenly grasp the idea of field interdependency, did I? I mean, admittedly, it was before I got a job in the field, but the first time you try to save something where X interferes with Y and it crashes your program teaches you the concept.

Comment: Re:Nice, but... (Score 1) 150

by jedidiah (#48027477) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

A lot of work is so old by now that it should be in the public domain. Copyright was never meant to be a new form of property or a means to extract tolls from end users until the end of time.

The point of both copyright and patents is to encourage the creation of ideas/inventions that EVERYONE can use.

"copying the work" is the intended ultimate result.

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1, Flamebait) 150

by jedidiah (#48027421) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

No. He just doesn't take Lemming trolls at face value.

Most people whining about GIMP and putting Photoshop on a pedestal are amateurs and consumers that would never actually pay for a copy of Photoshop ever.

Photoshop is a lot of cost for questionable marginal benefit.

Comment: Re:Oh Geeez (Score 1) 185

by jedidiah (#48026851) Attached to: CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

> "fraudulent" is quite an accusation. If you try to outlaw market crashes/corrections, you will kill the market, and then what of your retirement savings?

If you allow market crashes caused by rampant fraud, you won't have to worry about retirement savings. You probably won't live that long.

This stuff is nothing new. People just like to ignore history.

Comment: Exploit that only affects Mac and Linux (Score -1) 148

by i kan reed (#48026479) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

This is the kind of thing people on the slashdot of yesteryear thought were impossible. Remember when people would post that Apple computers and/or Linux wasn't vulnerable like Windows?

Good times. I mean, I'm not trying to claim Windows has improved in security that it's no longer the easiest target or anything. Just that things have changed since that bygone era.

Comment: Re:It's sad (Score 1) 383

Is samsung that bad?

Last Samsung phone I has was an unlocked Galaxy Ace. It came with a bunch of useful software, and I was surprised how much I had to install when I got a Nexus phone. The stock android seems to be missing among others, some very old fashined features which have been standard since the 80s, or at least the early 90s.

Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle. -- Steinbach