In this respect, techies are like anybody else. Some are out to help save the world, or at least make it a better place, and some aren't. It's not the tech that makes the savior, it's the person.
The same can be said about:
- finance folks (microcredit vs subprime mortgages)
- engineers (postwar reconstruction vs weapons)
- architects (affordable housing designs vs Trump towers)
- builders (habitat for humanity vs suburban subdivisions)
to name a few examples.
Meanwhile the Fairphone is a modular android phone, with end user replaceable parts that exists today.
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It's a bad sign when they have to remind you of their refund policy. I bet their support system is completely overloaded with complaints, asking for a refund.
As far as I can see from available information, the HoloLens has a focal distance somewhere around 2 meters away from your face.
Whereas in a "true" hologram, you capture the interference patterns of all light rays that pass through the volume of your photo sensitive film. Shining a laser through that film will recreate light rays with the same direction and intensity. As if you were looking through a window at the original scene.
exploiting software doesn't even rank among the top five plays in the attacker's playbook
Only *because* you've been "Playing whack-a-mole with software vulnerabilities". If you stop applying patches, using exploits would be more productive.
Activities and Views are fine, I guess. But forcing serialisation of state between screen rotations sucks. A good presenter model with lifecycle management, baked in from the start, would have been nice.
IMHO Google made things worse with Fragments. If you follow the code examples, you end up repeating yourself with lots of nearly empty Activities, just to host your fragments on a phone instead of a tablet.
In previous years, they had been quite careful to inform people to pre-fill their form before census night, and submit after. This year they were expecting only a minor increase in peak traffic.
Then they go and blast the message, "Fill in your form online, ontime or face massive fines", all over the media.
So what did we all do? When the majority of 9-5 workers got home, we all tried to login and submit at about the same time.
Sure they screwed up their network config, but it was a combination of poor planning and poor communication that triggered the whole mess.
Bus error -- please leave by the rear door.