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Comment Is there anyone in China who isn't crooked? (Score -1, Flamebait) 80

The only news I ever hear coming out of China is how everyone is screwing each other to make a quick buck. It's to the point where I make a point of avoiding any and all foodstuffs that originate in China cause I don't wanna be poisoned.

Don't any decent people live over there? Or do all the decent ones simply say "screw this" and leave, because the Chinese people I meet locally are great people.

Comment Re:"Allow apps" from only "sanctioned" sources now (Score 2) 200

I can see VERY easily why this is a good thing. Because people don't know any better. Even worse, people that *think* they know better but actually don't. There was a fracas (last year or early this year, I think...) where idiot developers downloaded pirated copies of xcode that ended up being bundled with malware. And the apps they created ended up on the App Store until Apple figured out what was going on. And these developers didn't even know because they had completely disabled gatekeeper. If gatekeeper had been running, they would have been warned that their copy of xcode was dodgy.

If you're not smart/experienced enough to figure out how to run an unsigned application then you are, by definition, not smart/experienced enough to make the judgement call that a given piece of software is safe to use.

I am a very experienced computer user, and I *still* leave Gatekeeper enabled. Because if I run an application that I expect should be signed, but it isn't, I damn well want to know. Disabling Gatekeeper is just plain moronic, IMO.

As long as they don't completely take away the ability to run unsigned applications, I see no issue with them making it more difficult to do so. It's a heck of a lot easier for me to field questions like, "Why can't I run this comet cursor app I downloaded from this porn site?" than "How come all the documents on the server are suddenly gibberish?" or "Why is my computer suddenly sending spam?"

Comment Re:BWAHAHAHAHA (Score 1) 156

Well, I was being facetious. Everything else Oracle does comes with ludicrous costs. Even if their upfront cost is cheap, once they are entrenched they will tighten the vice and milk you for everything you've got.

Oracle doesn't do *anything* unless they heavily weigh it in their favour. They make Microsoft look like the Make-a-Wish foundation.

So even if their cloud prices look good, there's gonna be a catch somewhere. It may not be immediate, but it will most certainly be there somewhere.

Comment Re:Painful to read this word salad (Score 1) 118

You can ask the same question about Python 2 and Python 3.

You're absolutely right. That's why I don't use Python for anything large or involved either. There's no point writing anything larger than a few basic scripts when a language is going to pull the rug out from under you in almost every major version.

Comment Painful to read this word salad (Score 3, Insightful) 118

Angular 1 first solved the problem of how to develop for an emerging web,"

*What* "emerging web"? The web has been around for decades now. The only thing that's changed is the fact that there are now even more unnecessary layers of javascript on top of everything than there was before.

"Six years later, the challenges faced by today's application developers, and the sophistication of the devices that applications must support, have both changed immensely."

Yeah, because asshats like you keep reinventing the wheel and forcing everyone to relearn what they already knew, throwing away hard won lessons in the process, and resulting in poorer quality code overall because no particular language or API seems to last long enough anymore for people to become proficient enough in it to deal with all the inevitable bugs.

Why even call it Angular if it's completely incompatible with the previous version?

Comment Clickbait article? (Score 1) 538

This article is completely pointless. Comparing the dollar value of the entire "religious industry" by summing up anything even vaguely related to religion, and comparing it to two companies, is flat out nonsensical, and demonstrates nothing at all.

Stupid article is stupid, and not even worth the time to read, let alone argue about it.

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