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Comment Oh, is it 4GL time again? (Score 2) 117

All you have to do is specify the requirements, then you can just graphically draw it and put the app together! That's it! That's all you'll ever need to do. And it will work, just like it did in the 90s.

Actually, it will work exactly like it did in the 90s. Which is to say not at all, and to store up a load of 4GL take-out projects for the early 2000s...

Comment Re:HTC Did It First (Score 1) 205

Used to be reasonably common to have proprietary headphone sockets on phones. I seem to remember Motorola did it, and I -think- Ericsson but might be misremembering. There was an iPhone iteration that had a proprietary socket as well (or was it iPod? Not sure - they scrapped the decision after one generation). Taking them away completely isn't common yet but you're right, Apple wasn't the first to do so.

Comment Re:Maybe just profit taking? (Score 1) 296

It always amused me that the first thing this brave new world of decentralised control recreated was....currency and commodity speculation. They're being introduced to the idea of support and resistance levels, all standard stuff. The difference with crypto is that the volatility resulting from these swings is enormous.

Comment Re: If (Score 1) 442

I'm certain it will. But meanwhile potential competitors are starting to make noises about how they are better, and news organisations are lapping them up as fact. They're not - this is just posturing as before. Literally nothing has happened yet - no company knows that it will. Plans should be considered for leaving the UK, plans should be considered for staying in the UK. That's pretty much it.

Comment If (Score 2) 442

If. Maybe. Perhaps.

None of it has happened. None of what was predicted to happen has happened. The triggering of the article to leave hasn't happened. The negotiations haven't happened. The ratification of the negotiations haven't happened...


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