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Comment: Re:Riiiiight. (Score 2) 232

by tgetzoya (#48582559) Attached to: Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX
I have a 2013 Ford Fusion with Sync and MyFord Touch. I've honestly not found much issue with it, but that doesn't mean I haven't found any issues. I actually like Sync over what GM and Nissan have for UI but the touchscreen is, admittedly, crap.

The only feature I have but can't use is the speak-to-text feature; I assume that's a Windows Phone only feature. I also don't like how the vehicle reports in maintenance checks. Instead of using my phone's internet capability it makes a phonecall instead.

Other then that, I have no problem with it.

Comment: Re:Maybe the Patent Office will notice (Score 1) 292

by tgetzoya (#45655217) Attached to: JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'
Yes, but I'm thinking more of USPTO process in this case. The patent can still be granted unless someone files a petition citing prior art. After that it may be invalidated based on Bitcoin existing, but my point it that it's still possible that the bank can receive this patent.

Comment: Re:Does not apply to most papers (Score 4, Interesting) 67

The interesting thing is that many newspapers are owner by a larger newspaper. The Boston Globe is/was owned by the NYT, The LA Times is owned by the Chicago Tribune, etc. I think what's missing is a form of brand cohesion, as in naming all newspapers in a family one central name and having a dedicated website for all.

Comment: Re:Shooting for 10.x? (Score 1) 131

by tgetzoya (#44555559) Attached to: GNUstep Kickstarter Campaign Launched
Here's an idea: I bought a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.7 in June of last year. I also bought Panic Coda, which is OSX only. Once OSX 10.x comes out that no longer supports my hardware, I can install Debian/GNUStep and continue to use Coda. I will admit I'm not heavy into Apple only apps, but I'm willing to bet there are many out there that are and this would be a great way of continuing to use things paid for without having to go out and buy expensive new versions of hardware.

Comment: Re:Java is SLOW (Score 1) 274

You are very wrong.

Compared to PHP, Java is much faster when it comes to business logic. A combination of PHP for user-facing material and Java for business logic and database interactivity is the best of both worlds solution.

Facebook uses HipHop ( to convert PHP to C++ to gain some speed advantages. Also, they use a database back-end called HBase ( which is written in Java.

Your 1200 users are not the hundreds of thousands the poster is looking at/for. For this, I recommend Java with Cassandra or HBase in the back end. Cassandra ( and HBase are both NoSQL and are limited only by disk space availability. Postgres/MySQL/*SQL can also be used when relational information is mandatory. At work we did some research and found that for large data sets, NoSQL write speeds were an order of magnitude faster than Postgres/*SQL. Those writes included encrypting the data before writing to the database. Read speeds were on par with each other.

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