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Comment Re:duh.... (Score 2) 118

It's a complete rewrite, and it uses a lot more *standards* like ES6 and Web Components. Many of the changes in Angular 2 have been replacing Angular's own features with polyfills awaiting native browser support.

Admittedly the new standards are, well, new and take some getting used to, but they add a lot of sorely needed improvements and in time developers will be glad Angular went this route rather than sticking with their old workarounds and proprietary implementations.

Comment Re:Swift is always doing non compat updates (Score 5, Interesting) 148

The language just turned two years old, and they've been saying for a while that the language wouldn't be 'stable' until version 3.0.

Nothing is perfect on day one, after all, and Swift borrowed a lot of terribly ugly library methods from Obj-C to make the transition easier. Cleaning all that up for 3.0 will cause some short-term headaches but make future code a lot less cumbersome.

Hopefully from here on the changes will be relatively minor.

Comment Re:Bad sign for any worker wit these groups/compan (Score 1) 110

My default response to a manager pushing you to pursue a stupid/easily gamed goal is to leave ASAP.

Yeah, by that point it's usually too late. By the time they notice their algorithm is being gamed they've already been rating employees on it for a while, so now they'be got the dishonest employees who happily gamed the system and never cared about the company, the formerly honest ones who started gaming the system to keep their jobs (and now resent the company), and the rest have been laid off or, like you, left for a better job.

Even ditching the rating system won't get the good employees back. Welcome to Dilbertland. Well, for a while at least, before they ditch the whole underperforming department and replace them all with H-1Bs.

Comment Re:Summary missing important piece... (Score 3, Funny) 333

So it's okay to give money to a private political organization in order to get favors from the government?

Well, in the sense that it's not illegal, has been going on for 200+ years and the country has survived, it's 'okay'.

If Hillary was really a modern William Tweed there would be a lot more interesting stuff in those email dumps.

Comment Re:Summary missing important piece... (Score 3, Informative) 333

Ambassadorships to friendly countries, the UK in particular, have always been given as rewards to political friends. You could count the number of people who became UK ambassador on merit on one hand which had been run through a wood chipper.

The reason you didn't know about this before is because it never became an issue. Tuttle made a bit of a kerfuffle a decade ago, but it takes a lot to start a diplomatic incident with a close ally and being ambassador to the UK or France or Australia really requires no great skill as a peacemaker. If you were being particularly charitable, you could even say that fundraisers and diplomats have a lot in common.

Everyone has plenty of dirty laundry, including you and me. 'Innocent until proven guilty' is an excellent attitude in criminal court, but the attitude 'innocent until doxxed' skews our perceptions and gives power to doxxers. Honestly I'm a bit surprised these leaks haven't found more than 'omg, politics at political party!'

Remember, parties are not obligated to be democratic or unbiased. Legally and constitutionally there's only one vote, the general election in November. Anyone* can be nominated as a candidate for that election, and if both parties decided to nominate whomever they pleased they might be breaking their own rules but not the law. Everything up to and including the conventions is just meant to give supporters a feel of involvement and to remove unpopular candidates without invoking the wrath of their supporters. But the parties want to win, and if one candidate seems more 'electable' you can bet the party will give then a leg up on the rest.

* you know what I mean

Comment Re:Nice, can you do it for your other phones too? (Score 1) 120

'Lithium Polymer' is really just a packaging technology, the cells are still lithium-ion and charge and discharge the same as metal housed batteries.

The 'memory effect' in lithium-ion is generally considered negligible, or at least far less significant than the stress caused by charging batteries to capacity.

Comment Re:bwahahaha (Score 1) 196

I don't like FB but I can't fault them for this; content filtering is hard and ad-supported services can't afford to spend much per time or money per user. FB's terrible 'censors' are probably a bunch of overworked and underpaid college students, a few of whom might even know where the Vietnam War was fought. Mistakes will be made.

In this case, mistakes were made, the users protested, FB restored the images, the end.

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