Of course, they didn't put that much effort into it, considering they didn't know if it was ever going to be approved by Apple. There was a fair risk that their work would go to waste. It will probably improve from now on, now that they breached the door open.
Each time I do PS3 firmware or game updates, it takes forever to download close to 200 MB; something like a FULL HOUR. So, if I download a full movie from those servers, I'm not going to be able to watch it before a few days?
Sony, upgrade your canadian server park!
I have voted twice in church basements, in Quebec City and Sherbrooke. But schools are indeed used more often.
BTW, if the practice would change to require us to write comments in English, I wouldn't mind at all, since I'm fluent in both.
But in my situation, since I'm given the choice, I write in whichever language feels right in that particular context.
Because 1) you might want to hire foreign people, who might only speak English (and some other languages you don't know anyway),
In my area, all locals speak French (and no, I don't live in France), and our entire workforce speaks French, so speaking our language, or having the intention to learn it, is almost a hiring requirement.
and 2) the maintenance of your source code might be outsourced to some country, again with the only common language being English.
I wouldn't want that to happen, so I'm not gonna make it easier for my boss to outsource my job, unless I'm specifically instructed to write all comments in English.
we often have French variable names or French comments
Ah, that explains things.
I knew I shouldn't have mentioned that to avoid snarky comments of the sort.
Using english in the open source world is THE way to go, but in commercial applications that aren't distributed world-wide, in an area where everyone speaks the same language, why would they be "forced" to use english.
Here at work, even though we program in c++, we often have French variable names or French comments, because that more appropriate for us and it represents the concepts that we are more familiar with. But a while loop stays a while loop...
I bought this nice cable for 15$ that allows you to plug any SATA or ATA IDE harddrive to a USB port. Basically, any HD becomes a portable USB drive!
I use it for backups or large data transfers that would split on multiple DVDs. Best 15$ I ever spent.
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