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Comment Re:what about security? (Score 1) 550

In theory, no. You step outside the venue if you want/need to use the phone. This is not a problem. 20 years ago the majority of people didn't even possess cellphones. It's not the essential to life that young people think it is.

In practice, the cases look to be neoprene, presumably with some reinforcement. If you were really determined to get your phone out I'm sure you could, and the cost of wrecking the case.

Comment Re:Interesting, Dave Chappelle. (Score 1) 550

People get searched for clubs and concerts all the time. You can refuse, but you won't get in if you do.

If you really wanted to smuggle a phone in, you'd take two phones. But then try to use it, and you're the odd one out with the phone everyone knows you're not supposed to have, and security may come get you.

Most people are reasonable enough to understand a no-phones policy, but many don't have the self-discipline to then leave the phone alone once in a venue. It's these people that it works for.

Comment Re:Interesting, Dave Chappelle. (Score 1) 550

In the UK, several Labour politicians have been embarrassed by phone footage of speeches given to groups of far left activists. For example, the shadow chancellor was recently revealed as celebrating the Great Recession in 2008 as something that he had been waiting years for in his fight to overthrow capitalism. And phone footage of Momentum meetings has shown activists scheming to have moderate politicians deselected (essentially removed from office for those not familiar with UK politics). There has definitely been a backlash in the polls against these revelations.

None of which is true.

Comment Swift is suitable for beginners. (Score 2) 370

For students or families who favour Apple products, Swift is the obvious choice. Very modern and yet easy to learn. But powerful enough to make real apps.

Start with the Swift Playgrounds app on an iPad. Teaches by setting challenges:


Then download XCode for Mac when ready to take it further.
XCode has Playgrounds for your own experimenting.

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