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Comment I write "apps" mostly (Score 1) 218

The trick is knowing which platform operations take long.

Newbies never consider it. They even add libraries so their code is small but they pretty much never seem to consider what code their function(a) call causes to run that they didn't write.

it pretty much doesn't matter how tight I make my loops anymore or what calculations I use in my logic, except when sorting large lists or what have you. It's more about what kind of layout runs scrolling and such causes "invisibly" most of the time, how the layout is laid out and such.

Comment Re:I'be been a Mac user for 13+ years (Score 1) 254

4.5h sounds about right if the computer is doing something.

19.5 hours sounds about right if it somehow got disconnected from the net and all the pieces pinging the internet stopped to run magically, keeping the load low and also the performance setting was set to low.

and look at the wording "OPERATE". that doesn't mean doing anything... and if it's the day that it wants to download updates over wifi sure as f it's not going to have 10h+.

problem with apple testing their own hw is of course that they can make it run a "normal use scenario" that is not normal at all if you have anything installed or if any preinstalled stuff from store wants to update itself.

Comment Re:So Twitter is now actively doxing people? (Score 1) 492

giving it to out someone else than police investigating it would be the same as doxxing.

it's a really bad precedent. since it wasn't the police asking it. you're mixing up a legal request with a letter from a lawyer basically or rather a legal request with a legal _REQUIREMENT_.

furthermore if sending flashy pictures on the internet is now illegal, can we sue everyone using blink tag and advertising their page in some way?

Comment Re:Meh. (Score -1) 118

well the joke is that since it was intentionally given to be stolen(or "found") and then spied on the people, he was actually breaking all privacy laws you could think of.

it wasn't a "decoy", it was just a phone with spying software that he left to be found.

stupid article really. though I have to wonder how many creeps do this on purpose - to just creep.

Comment Re:It seems like an exaggerated story (Score 2, Interesting) 551

Well you have to remember that Trumps campaign never gave a fuck about whats real since to them it was just a competition and now that the competition has been won it doesn't matter how they did it or what they did about it.

Why not a pizzagate emoji showing hillary selling children in a pizza place? really the whole campaign just shows how little either sides gives a fuck, how gullible americans are and how little republicans even care, some going on record to say that it doesn't matter how they won or if they used fake news. this doesn't really bode that well for the next election if the stage is set for the campaigns to just spew whatever shit they want.

is Trump going to put Hillary in prison? of course not. that was just a "joke" or whatever to win the thing.

and come on, trump is sucking musks dick as well - despite musk being a prime beneficiary of strict direct car co2 taxes (without them the teslas would be unfeasible for their target market as they would be comparably same price as a ferrari).

Comment only affects lucrativiness of resale of oil stocks (Score 1) 263

only affects lucrativiness of resale of oil stocks.

it doesn't affect how profitable it is to sell oil. in fact, if you sell off your oil investments at below market prices you are making oil pumping more profitable for everyone else who is doing it.

you know what divesting means? it means SELLING UNDER MARKET PRICE. it's stupid. it's mega stupid. especially when you are divesting from massively profitable global companies!

Comment this makes it more profitable to actually pump (Score 1) 263

this makes it more profitable to actually pump gas out of the earth as it makes it cheaper to do so as they will need to pay outside investors less.

what it makes less profitable is selling investments in oil. THAT IS NOT THE SAME THING as oil being less profitable! quite on the contrary! less competing investment means more profits for those that do invest and more profits from more pumping.

it really is like giving money to whoever keeps pumping.

Comment Re:IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2 (Score 1) 239

that's a suburb, if it's just 20-30 miles.

you know what's rural? driving 100km both ways just to buy booze.
that's Lapland for you.

anyways, for a lot of elderly people the choice is to either keep driving or move into an old peoples cesspit. free public transportation doesn't really come to the play even, if the bus is 10 km away.

what's a mall anyways? and look, I lived in a 23 000 people about city in Finland and having a car was pretty much non-optional even if you lived 2km from the "mall"(highschool, shops, restaurants area). the local bus went maybe two times a day and just walking to it would have been half the distance anyways - and yeah I did walk many, many times to school in -20-30C and biked in -10C.

When I lived in Helsinki however the public transportation was pretty good, albeit expensive all things considered. like 1.5 liters of gasoline for a 3 minute metro ride kind of expensive. if it wasn't snowy half the year I bet nearly everyone would have some kind of a moped or scooter, like people in asia do.

Comment Re: Stick a fork in it (Score 3, Interesting) 157

there was so many kind of apps you simply couldn't write for windows phone 7 even that it was not funny.

MS/Nokia was dishing out cash and free devices and lunches to everyone, but their dev relations to questions "when will this or that be added to the api" resulted in "you don't need it". which was puzzling since making a decent version of the app depended on having that.

anyways, windows phone sucked big time. easy to develop for but so very much limited and not extensible at all - wp7 was so bad that by 2003 standards it would have been called a feature phone, not a smartphone(no real full multitasking and stuff that used to be the separator between a smartphone and a feature phone back in the day).

wp7 was featurewise equivalent to j2me phones and everything was very, very betaish despite being super simplified.

anyways, it all traces back to ZUNE - all of the crappy decisions and failures MS has done in the past 10 years goes back to the ZUNE. Wp was just a rehash of ZUNE shell, rushed. it's so simplified because thats all they had! and then they tried to cover it as being great because it does nothing.

a smartphone needs to have decent multitasking. win ce had it.

the whole problem was ditching the old stuff and replacing it with new stuff that wasn't ready. sure, one could live with wp. but why bother when there's android.

and being forced to use win8(and now win10) for development isn't exactly a plus either, especially when the dev env doesn't really depend on any win8/10 features.. oh well at least they were giving those license out free nilly willy too.

anyways, windows phone was never relevant in any market. the only place where it was slightly relevant was Finland due to loads of organizations sticking with Nokia's as their organization provided phones - and because nokia and ms were just giving cash to publish stuff.

And Microsoft has just about given up on it as well. It's now just this thing they have.

If you want a real explanation it's simply that MS board consists of idiots. how can so well paid people be idiots? well look at what they have done and bought in the past 10 years and how they have ruined their core product. it would have been better to do absolutely nothing. not buy nokia, not linkedin, not publish win8rt, not publish win8.

they could have bought ARM holdings with the cash they want to pay for linkedin btw. that should put things into perspective how much they overvalued it.

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