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Comment Re:Could jailbreaking being dead be a major factor (Score 1) 47

I've never jail broken my iPhones but the phone is no longer doing it for me anymore. It's too restrictive and Apple's "we know best" mentality for everything is just driving me nuts. Their iCloud mail is SO SLOW to check for new messages, too. I think I'll ditch that and go to Gmail or something, too.

Comment Re:Most Android apps are garbage (Score 4, Interesting) 47

I'm seriously considering switching to Android as my next phone, too. My iPhone is beginning to irritate me. I have to press the home button twice before I can enter my PIN, I have only one button (a back button and the other button to switch between apps or kill them would be nice), and there is no light like I see on Android phones indicating that a message arrived and needs answering, etc. These are all things that Apple just doesn't have, and their sandbox is just becoming more of a hindrance.

Like you say, if you're a moron who installs every spammy app you find, then tough luck for you, but I would have a much better experience with Android than I do with my locked-down sandboxed walled garden that is lacking some useful features because Apple knows best. Sorry, but they don't know best, and I'm getting sick of it. I'll still use my MacBook Pro as my desktop OS at home, but as far as a phone goes, iPhone isn't cutting it anymore, and Huawei are making some damned fast phones that look very attractive indeed (and are way cheaper).

Comment Re:NO EDIT BUTTON! (Score 1) 75

Exactly! If people can't be bothered to proof-read a mere 140 characters before clicking the Tweet button, then they don't deserve an edit facility. Get it right the first time, or delete it and repost. Sadly, though, reading what one has typed before clicking a button is a rare thing these days. Too many people seem not to have figured out that they are judged by the quality of what they write. Bad writing allows me to infer that you're an uneducated dimwit. At least it's a good way of identifying rubbish that doesn't need to be read to its conclusion (admittedly, not really a problem for Twitter, but it is in other places).

Comment No, no, no and NO! (Score 1) 173

I'm sick to death of new software versions throwing out well-recognised icon designs such that I now have to think every time I want to go and click on Open or Save or whatever. Open is a yellow folder, and that's just not negotiable. Why is there a war on colour these days? People use colour to help find things. Some idiot at Microsoft has decided to change the decades-old icon to run a query in the view designer in SQL Server Management Studio. It's no longer a burgundy exclamation mark icon, it's some nondescript grid with a green triangle, that looks like all the other black and green icons nearby. I now have to study the toolbar carefully to identify the correct icon. Whoever decides these things should be shown the door!

Comment Re:Responsibilities of a publicly traded company (Score 1) 1058

Double standards is what truly defines lefties these days (well, it has for a very long time!). It's pathetic. Like Jonathan Pie said after Trump won: "being offended doesn't work anymore". These idiots can complain all they like and defend the indefensible but we'll just lap up their "tears of unfathomable sadness" (Eric Cartman) when they keep losing elections and referenda :-)

Comment Meh. I just deleted Twitter on my phone. (Score 1) 1058

I'm sick of the virtue signalling from Twitter and the SJWs running the show now. The best way to deal with anyone throwing a temper tantrum is to ignore them. What better way than to just delete the app altogether? My life will probably thank me for it anyway.

Gab and other free speech alternatives will be the real beneficiaries.

Twitter's stock already is in the toilet so this latest dummy spit is just the final flush.

Comment I've been using Ext JS for 5 years and it's great (Score 1) 332

I could only have delivered half of what I've done over the past 5+ years if I had to use something other than Ext JS. I chose it mainly for the superior grid and its excellent data package, which are still at the top of their game today. I don't know why something like setting focus eluded you so much, so perhaps something else was going on and getting in the way (I've painted myself into a corner countless times and wanted to blame the framework, but in most cases, it turned out to be my own fault). And as for workarounds, occasionally you might need to put one in place to solve a bug ahead of the next release, but that's not often (no framework is immune to the odd bug).

The great thing about Ext JS is that it gives me pretty much everything I'll ever need. Now I doubt I'll impress the "hype" crowd with that statement but I don't have to manage all those project dependencies and includes and various build systems. But at the end of the day, I don't care too much about the inner-workings of Ext JS because my finished products are so darn and good looking functional, and this continues to be one of its strongest selling points (albeit with a much heftier price tag these days, but it's still worth paying, IMHO).

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