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Comment This is gonna be sweet! (Score 1) 89

Wow. This is something I've been waiting for for a long time. I've never been a fan of the style of games on the iTunes App Store--I like my old school gaming, and I'm excited that it's available to me in a mobi--


Oh, I have an iPhone. I'll never get to experience this.

Never mind then. Thanks, Steve.

Comment And showing every bit of its age too, apparently (Score 0, Troll) 192

I love GCC, don't get me wrong, but it seems to me from the research I've done that it's been left in the dust by Intel's and even Microsoft's compilers, which do a far better job at generating optimized code, especially for x86/x64. I have an application where I'd love to use GCC rather than a horrible vendor-specific C/C++ compiler to generate some ARM firmware, but I'm getting a lot of resistance due to its perceived poor/bloated code generation.

Can anyone confirm or deny this and make me at least able to justify GCC as a possible option again?

Comment And the cycle needlessly continues. (Score 3, Insightful) 255

It's terribly unfortunate that Apple has decided that iPad owners have no right to install whatever software the owner sees fit on his or her own tablet, thus necessitating (and encouraging) the jailbreaking community.

Mad props to these guys and their reverse engineering skills. Perhaps one day Apple will decide it's simply not worth the effort to keep up with the cat-and-mouse game of jailbreak/patch and just finally allow people to sideload apps and use their tablets however they want. Sadly, I don't foresee this happening.

Comment Re:Wrong approach (Score 2) 384

>>It eventually was just easier for them to give me the password to unblock sites myself, rather than pester them about it.

I guess that could be a starting point for the problem?

Everyone gets a user/pass, they add their own sites.

As long as it's all logged (IE, you don't remove example.com 10 minutes after using it) that would provide a solution.

Comment Re:Ten points if reading this on your second monit (Score 1) 1002

I guess for me that depends on which you call your other monitor. I'm watching a film on my other. ;-)

When I bought my current gear, I pondered much over whether to get one Apple 30" screen or two 23" ones - both coming in at the same price. I went for two. I decided the two would give me some redundancy, and it appeared easier on my eyes during tests.



Submission + - MS hides Firefox extension in toolbar update 2

Jan writes: As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for its various toolbars, and this update came with more than just documented fixes. The update also installs an add-on for Internet Explorer and an extension for Mozilla Firefox, both without the user's permission.

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