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Comment: Because I'm not at a desk (Score 1) 232

by tepples (#49782923) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

I do plug in a USB mouse when I'm at a desk. But it's hard to use a mouse while riding the bus, so I use the laptop's trackpad instead. Yet all 10" laptop-like devices sold nowadays happen to be touch-enabled tablets with a detachable keyboard and trackpad, such as the Transformer Book and Surface 3.

Comment: root knows all (Score 1) 361

by tepples (#49779777) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

The information content of God has to be greater than or equal to the information content of the Universe (this is literally the God-property of omniscience).

That's not how God's omniscience was explained to me. It's more "all seeing" than "all knowing". It's not that God knows every detail of everything in the universe as much as that he can know anything he needs. It's like having a debugger.

Comment: The Apple-provided app is launched instead (Score 1) 90

What exactly is stopping an app developer for using http or https as a custom scheme?

The fact that Safari has already grabbed it. Apple's Inter-App Communication page states: "The handlers for these schemes are fixed and cannot be changed. If your URL type includes a scheme that is identical to one defined by Apple, the Apple-provided app is launched instead of your app."

Comment: Previous attempts (Score 1) 1

by tepples (#49770823) Attached to: Hollywood films reimaged into 8bit video games

The Avengers had an official game on the Super NES and Game Gear, and Nice Code has produced a Titanic game for Famicom.

From the article: "The Cinefix channel says copyright is not an issue because the creations fall under the umbrella of 'parody' which is included in the 'fair use' clause of US copyright law." But how long until YouTube gets OCILLA takedown orders from Disney (Frozen, The Avengers, and Spirited Away) and Fox and Paramount (Titanic) anyway, on the basis that the studio disagrees with the fair use claim?

Comment: System-provided yet extensible? (Score 1) 90

No. Hence why I said that they can't have a third-party web engine. They have to use the system-provided WebKit.

I intended to ask whether "the system-provided WebKit" could be extended with additional application-provided behaviors for elements and attributes that "the system-provided WebKit" alone does not provide.

Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 1) 90

What Apple doesn't allow is third-party web engines, but they allow alternate webkit-based browsers.

Are "alternate webkit-based browsers" capable of adding support for HTML5 elements and attributes that Apple chose to leave out of WebKit for iOS? Are they allowed to associate themselves with the http: and https: schemes? I didn't think so.

Comment: Re:NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! (Score 1) 232

by tepples (#49768495) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

unless you fell for all the hype and purchased a shitty little touch enabled laptop... fuck touching the screen and getting fingerprints on it.

But are there 10" laptops that aren't touch-enabled, like the netbooks of 2008-2012? Or should I just buy an ASUS Transformer Book (a 10" tablet with a snap-on keyboard) and live with getting fingerprints all over it?

Comment: Debit card service fee avoidance (Score 1) 107

by tepples (#49767779) Attached to: Hacker Warns Starbucks of Security Flaw, Gets Accused of Fraud

Why would anyone use those? There's no discount.

Sometimes there is a discount. The local blood plasma collection center pays donors for their time on a debit card. The bank that issues this debit card charges a service fee for cash withdrawals at another bank's ATM, for bank account transfers smaller than $300, and for inactivity after so many days. So when I didn't feel like donating anymore for a while, to get my $190 balance out without having to pay a service fee, I used the debit card to buy $190 of gift cards at businesses I already frequent.

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