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Comment: Re:Is this Apple or MS? (Score 1) 251

by starsky51 (#39184239) Attached to: Apple Threatens To Pull Siri Clone From App Store

I just bought myself an iPod Touch for 150 GBP. My first Apple device. It's reliable, well crafted and easy to use. And, despite the 'proprietary lock-in hell', I'm still able to use Chrome, MS Office and Photoshop - on my laptop.

It's nice to take a stroll around a walled garden from time to time. You should try it.

Comment: Re:Gibberish - wrapped up as geekspeak (Score 1) 128

by starsky51 (#37384458) Attached to: Type Safety Coming To DB Queries

I dont think it was awful as submissions go, but I suppose they could have clarified what a database is, what type-safe is, and what a query is.

To be fair, the title of the story was 'Type Safety Coming To DB Queries.' If you don't know what four of those six words mean, then it probably isn't for you.

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