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Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 36

Some businesses might...but with HIPAA laws, banking laws and lawyers, the security of "in the cloud" no matter how secure, might put some people off on this.

It doesn't matter how secure it is, it matters how secure the auditors say it is. A startup will do quite poorly by this measure, while the companies with years of good lobbying will have arranged things so that it's fine.

Comment Re:Holy Blinking Cursor, Batman! (Score 4, Funny) 211

Yeah, my old Commodore 64 had a blinking cursor, and it somehow managed that remarkable feat with an 8-bit 6510 CPU running at 1MHz!!!

Behold the power of Javascript! It gives a modern PC with 8-16 GHz of total CPU ... less actualy processing power than a Commodore 64.

Well done JS engine guys. Well done.

Comment Re:Amazon isn't moving (Score 1) 76

These aren't taxes on activities that happened in America. If they decided to incorporate in e.g. the Caymans, they'd still owe US tax on US activities, just like today, but they wouldn't owe US tax on stuff made, shipped, and consumed in Europe, like they do today.

It's the tax system that's fucked up here.

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 220

The GOP establishment is not conservative. Hasn't been for 20 years. The Dem establishment isn't liberal. Hasn't been for 20 years. They're two faces of the same party, who's only agenda is protecting the financial interest of their donors.

But I take it that's not news to you, so your question seems odd.

Comment The one good thing abut Batman Vs. Superman (Score 1) 361

I shouldn't really say "the one good thing" because I didn't see the movie yet so I don't know if there's more I would like...

But what Batman Vs. Superman did set up was a lot of really great ongoing batman/superman at the diner scenes the end most How It Should Have Ended episodes.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 1) 361

In the dark ages (before www), I used to religiously read two or three movie reviewers in my area. After 5 or 6 reviews the lights clicked.

Back in the dark ages, I religiously watched "At The Movies" when Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were partnered together. Ebert by himself was extremely inconsistent, but when he worked with Gene Siskel, the two of them together usually hit it on the mark. A "two thumbs up" film was almost always worth watching.

It was a real shame with Siskel passed away. Ebert's other partners never matched up to Siskel.

Comment Two points of bullshit (Score 1) 66

iOS doesn't support color profiles.

Maybe you should read more before you type.

Just because they don't provide you a way to assign a color profile does not mean iOS does not support color profiles... They have to because different devices now support a number of different gamuts.

iOS relies on a fixed resolution.

No, no it does not. It does specify things in points, but at this point there are a lot of iOS devices that are not just double the resolution of the original iPhone...

iOS supports all kinds of technologies that render at whatever resolution you have. From various Core Graphics drawing primitives to advanced image scaling stuff that makes full use of the GPU. I can take a PDF and drop it into Xcode to use as an asset anywhere in the app.

It also of course uses autolayout quite heavily in development, which will happily adapt UI elements to any kind of resolution differences it may encounter.

Comment Not from "predominantly Muslim countries" (Score 1, Insightful) 190

The secretary of state issued the memo after a Hawaii judge blocked the Trump administration's revised travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.

The ban is for six predominately islamic extremist countries. Are you bigoted against Muslims or something?

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