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Comment Re:Interesting... (Score 4, Informative) 28

Accessing stuff outside the sandbox becomes either complicated or completely impossible.

Complicated can mean less convenient for the user and/or more work for the developer, e.g. more expensive.

As an example, on iOS each and every app is sandboxed. That's one reason there are things which are common with desktop operating systems, but virtually impossible on iOS. Like a simple file browser - an app per default only has access to files in its own sandbox. You simply can't get at files of other apps. To mitigate that either the OS has to hand out access to individual files (like with the photo library) or files need to be copied from one sandbox to the other.

Comment Re:How utterly predictable from Samsung. (Score 1) 446

I like my headphone port, you wanna be smart? Make it 2.5mm like Blackberry tried, let's take another shot at it, see if Nokia, HTC, LG follow suit - let's switch all 3.5mm jacks to 2.5mm over the next decade? But this no headphone thing is bunk.

How is an incompatible analog port better than an incompatible digital port?

At least the digital port can be used for other things. And to use your old headphones you'd need an adapter either way.

The analog adapter would be cheaper. But that's all I can come up with.

Comment Re:Nishimura, with an h (Score 3, Informative) 254

It's just a different spelling for the same name.

Wikipedia says his name is ... um, Slashdot doesn't like Kanji - look it up here.
The most commonly used transliteration in English is Nishimura Hiroyuki, according to the Hepburn system of romaji. It's Nisimura when written using the Nihon-shiki or Kunrei-shiki system.

(Knowledge totally stolen from

Comment Re:That's false dichotomy (Score 2) 517

Trade deficit is a net loss due to trade.

No, it's not. You got something for that money after all. Or do you call every buy a loss?

You can also source the goods and services domestically, or not import optional goods at all. Both those reduce the trade loss.

Then why don't you? The EU doesn't mandate that you do not buy from within your own country.

Comment Re:Is TIOBE reliable? (Score 1) 348

Depends on what you mean with 'reliable'.

I'm sure the numbers are correct. But they only track what languages people talk about.
While popularity is one reason for people to talk about a programming language, there are many others.
Newer languages will get more traffic than older ones since people have more questions about them.
More complicated languages will get more traffic because people have more problems with them.
Also, the granularity sometimes seems off. Assembler is a good example: there really isn't a single assembler language; there are many different ones. How useful is it to lump them all together?

So this index does provide some interesting data, but you have to be careful when trying to draw any conclusions.

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