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Comment Re:jQuery monoculture (Score 1) 34

"Many web apps will come bundled with jQuery to support older browsers." I honestly have no idea what you are talking about here. When you say "web app" what exactly are you thinking about? Are you talking about something like Google Docs (which is clearly a web app) maybe using jQuery (I have no idea if it does, but this is just an example)? What would it matter to me, as a developer that some web app online uses jQuery or not? That would just be a problem for that one development team if they ever want to move away from jQuery. The fact that one web app is using jQuery doesn't have any affect on all the other web apps.

Comment Re:jQuery monoculture (Score 3, Interesting) 34

What are you talking about? I don't know anyone creating anything new that is using jQuery. Now that the majority of people have an evergreen browser installed, the need for jQuery has diminished to the point that I don't know anyone that still uses it unless the client specifically needs the site to run on ancient versions of IE (and since those version of IE have reached End of Life Support, most clients can be convinced not to do that). Are you talking about paying some sort of price for all the websites that were created with jQuery previously? What kind of price will we have to pay?

Comment Re:It's the apps (Score 1) 197

The have board games like stone age, castles of mad king ludwig, carcassonne, ticket to ride, pandemic, agricola, san juan, splendor, galaxy trucker, tsuro, patchwork, paperback, AACBAS, etc. built in? Cool! I put out $30 for a dictionary that has wonderful etymologies. I'm thrilled to learn that that same dictionary is built into android. I have tons of apps that I happily paid money for that aren't the types of things that are built into any OS.

Comment Re:It's the apps (Score 1) 197

Why would having $200 worth of apps be a problem? Just a really good dictionary app (with great etymologies) can cost $30. I have a great personal wiki app that cost $6. I use anki, and while I can't recall the cost it was somewhere in the $30 range. I have tons of boardgame apps and each of those costs around $5. Getting up to the $200 range after nearly 10 years of having a smartphone is very easy.

Comment It's the apps (Score 1) 197

I've been using iPhones since 2008 since my work pays for them. At this point I have tons of apps that I've purchased (and that I use) that I would not want to repurchase if I moved to Android. If google was to say "if you purchase a Pixel, and if the iOS apps you own also exist in the play store, we will pay for the apps, this is a one time deal between this date and this date" then I'd jump on over.

Comment Re:Too many not too few (Score 1) 348

I'm sorry about your photos. Just yesterday I finished gathering up the last of our paper photos and negatives to ship off to be digitized. This is the third, and last, digitizing set I am sending off. It was a relief to be almost finished and to know that soon all of our photos will have been digitized. Now the only thing I have to worry about is something happening to the digital copies. That is why I keep everything automatically backed up to five different drives in four different locations in three different states.

Comment Re:Too many not too few (Score 1) 348

This is true. We take more pictures in a month that we used to take in a year. For instance we took 417 photos in all of1998, in August of 1995 we took 3,145 photos. However, what I do is I first organize the photos by year and by month in one place. Then within each month I create folders such as "yellowstone", "dogs", "dance recital", or whatever makes sense and put the related photos into those folders. Once a year is complete (i.e., it is now January of 2017 and I know that we will not be creating anymore 2016 photos) I copy that years worth of photos to another location. Then I go through each folder and delete all the crap photos (or alternately, only keep the photos that I'd be willing to print out). Each photo directory (the all photos directory and the curated photos directory) is automatically backed up each day to five different drives in four different location, three of which are not in the same state.

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