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Comment Greedy Carriers (Score 1) 395

Horrendous cost aside, where I live (and I'm betting a lot of other places), you can't have multiple devices on the same data plan.

Why can't you have a 3GB plan shared by your 3G phone, 3G tablet and 3G enabled laptop? You're the same person, they're all your devices and your usage varies between the 3, but they want you to instead buy 3 separate smaller plans which total up to a lot more money for the same amount of data.

Sort that out and maybe I'd start considering 3G important in other devices. In the meantime I'll tether. Slightly less convenient, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

Comment Objective-C to Language X instead? (Score 2, Interesting) 711

People are complaining "I can't write my app in precious language X and cross compile it (or whatever conversion they do) to run on iPhone" whether language X be Java, Flash or whatever.

Has anyone ever considered going to other way? Write something in Objective-C and cross compile to other platforms? Hell, most of the specifications are open, we even have GNUStep! It's really not THAT complicated a language, C with a Smalltalk style OO model strapped to it and a few libraries.

Why not have a converter that takes an Objective-C iPhone app's code and converts it to Dalvik, .NET or whatever your other targets are, instead of moaning because you can't write your app in Java or whatever you pick?

Seems to be all one sided, even lazy, if you ask me. Objective-C isn't THAT hard to learn, and the majority of specs are open.

Comment Of course a non-colourblind person would ask this (Score 3, Informative) 981

Those of us that ARE colourblind would LOVE to have it corrected. People don't realise how much of an impact it can have.

I work in IT, not because it's what I dreamt of doing as a kid, but because I wasn't allowed to be a Pilot, a Captain (my father used to drive tugboats for a living) or even a Police officer.

If you haven't experienced it first hand, then you have no right to question whether people who do experience it every single day of their lives, should be "allowed" to change it.

I want the same employment opportunities as everyone else, and I want my nephew (son of my sister) to have the same employment opportunities as everyone else too, whether he's inherited the gene or not as well.

/rant

Comment Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 5

Pretty healthy: http://www.macports.org/ and http://www.finkproject.org/ have both come in handy for me in the past. As for why not jump to MacOS? I own a PowerBook G4, but don't have the money to upgrade to an Intel Mac so I'm stuck on OS X 10.5, as well as the PowerBook G4 although 5 years old, still has plenty of life left in it. Will I get another Mac so I can continue running OS X, sure, once I save enough money for it. I've been an Ubuntu user, I still have a cheap server running it. However I tend to lend more toward FreeBSD and PC-BSD these days for my commodity hardware.

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