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Comment Re:Keeping up with the emojis (Score 2, Insightful) 175

I think it's more, this is all the glyph in one font, where as before, you had Chinese, Arabic etc. all in separate fonts.  The other half the problem google had was that they didn't have good font rendering in Android, e.g. how you actually render the font.  Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe had it figured out a long time ago and all that knowledge is part of the OS.  So google is basically just playing catch up and open sourcing the data part.  Also... do we really want to load that large of a font when most people only use a fraction of the data? 

Comment Re:Maine Implied Warranty (Score 1) 210

But that law only applies in Maine, plus, you have to detail the design flaw, not just, 'It doesn't do what it was designed to do'.  I imagine the cost to get an engineer to essentially, reverse engineer the design, and to come up with a new design to show that the old design was flawed is going to be a bit expensive.

Comment Re:This again? (Score 1) 401

x86 vs ARM vs 68000 assembly language.  They are more similar than completely different like you claim.

// === x86 asm
add     eax, #2         // Add immediate:   eax += 2;
add     eax, ebx        // Add register:    eax += ebx;
add     eax, [ebx]      // Add from memory: eax += ebx[0];
inc     eax             // Increment:       eax++;

mov     eax, DWORD PTR [ebx]        // Load int from memory:    eax= ebx[0];
mov     eax, DWORD PTR [ebx+4]      // Load next int:           eax= ebx[1];

// === 68000 asm
ADD     #2, D0          // Add immediate:   D0 += 2;
ADD     D1, D0          // Add register:    D0 += D1;
ADD     (A0), D0        // Add from memory: D0 += A0[0];

MOVE.L  (A0), D0        // Load int from memory:    D0= A0[0];
MOVE.L  4(A0), D0       // Load next int:           D0= A0[1];

// === ARM asm
add     r0, r0, #2      // Add immediate:   r0 += 2;
add     r0, r0, r1      // Add register:    r0 += r1;
add     r0, r1, r2      // Add registers:   r0= r1 + r2;

ldr     r0, [r2]        // Load int from memory:    r0= r2[0];
ldr     r0, [r2, #4]    // Load int from memory:    r0= r2[1];
ldmia   r2, {r0, r1}    // Load multiple:           r0= r2[0]; r1= r2[1];

You are hilarious wrong.

Comment Re:Simple: Restore from your backup (Score 1) 116

Bet they are in the same situation as I am. I have a back up. The backup restores correctly, all the data is there. Except the application can't connect to the db because it is trying to login with a hard coded password. And the database is on mssql 7. The company that made the software has long been dead. We still use the application, but trying to upgrade it to sql 20xx has been a challenge.

Comment Re:The real question (Score 1) 341

Here's what is interesting... I have seen a lot of things being re-implemented in node.js, that is.. these are complete rewrite of a protocol, api, etc. but using pure js. The speed that things are getting written is really really fast. I have been looking at making the jump from C++ to node because of this. It's the most lightweight dev platform that let's you 'write once' and run anywhere. It's like.. java but better. The only issue is, node.js is really designed to be used on a cluster of machines on the server side.

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