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Comment Uncaught exception of type NSException (Score 1) 337

Hi Chris,

I just wanted to say that it's really great that libc++abi.dylib: terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException
        0x18131340c : adrp x8, 149589
        0x181313410 : add x8, x8, #0 ; =0
        0x181313414 : ldr x9, [x8, #8]
        0x181313418 : cbnz x9, 0x181313428 ;
        0x18131341c : adrp x9, 27
        0x181313420 : add x9, x9, #1393 ; =1393
        0x181313424 : str x9, [x8, #8]
        0x181313428 : stp x20, x19, [sp, #-32]!
        0x18131342c : stp x29, x30, [sp, #16]
        0x181313430 : add x29, sp, #16 ; =16
        0x181313434 : sub sp, sp, #32 ; =32
        0x181313438 : add x8, sp, #16 ; =16
        0x18131343c : add x19, x8, #8 ; =8
        0x181313440 : movn w20, #0
        0x181313444 : stp xzr, x20, [sp, #16]
        0x181313448 : orr w0, wzr, #0x6
        0x18131344c : add x1, sp, #16 ; =16
        0x181313450 : movz x2, #0
        0x181313454 : bl 0x1812c254c ; sigaction
        0x181313458 : ldr w8, [sp, #24]
        0x18131345c : and w8, w8, #0xffffffdf
        0x181313460 : str w8, [sp, #24]
        0x181313464 : str w20, [sp, #12]
        0x181313468 : orr w0, wzr, #0x3
        0x18131346c : add x1, sp, #12 ; =12
        0x181313470 : movz x2, #0
        0x181313474 : bl 0x18132880c ; symbol stub for: __printf_arginfo_n
        0x181313478 : orr w0, wzr, #0x1
        0x18131347c : bl 0x181467470 ; __pthread_workqueue_setkill
        0x181313480 : orr w0, wzr, #0x3
        0x181313484 : mov x1, x19
        0x181313488 : movz x2, #0
        0x18131348c : bl 0x18146585c ; pthread_sigmask
        0x181313490 : bl 0x18146a908 ; pthread_self
        0x181313494 : orr w1, wzr, #0x6
        0x181313498 : bl 0x1814673e0 ; pthread_kill
        0x18131349c : movz w0, #0x2710
        0x1813134a0 : bl 0x1812efb3c ; usleep$NOCANCEL
        0x1813134a4 : orr w8, wzr, #0xffffffe7
        0x1813134a8 : str w8, [sp, #24]
        0x1813134ac : orr w0, wzr, #0x3
        0x1813134b0 : mov x1, x19
        0x1813134b4 : movz x2, #0
        0x1813134b8 : bl 0x18132880c ; symbol stub for: __printf_arginfo_n
-> 0x1813134bc : brk #0x1

Comment LINQ (Score 1) 337

Once on a conference, I talked to Casey Liss (co-host of the ATP podcast). He's now an iOS developer, but at the time was still a .NET developer. He explained the basics of LINQ to me. Basically, it's an extension of the language for querying the database. In other languages, including Swift and Objective-C, you'll type your query in quotes. The compiler has no idea what's between the quotes, it's just a string for all it cares.

In C# with LINQ, the compiler offers code completion and type checking for queries and I thought that was great. I know Swift and Objective-C have Core Data, but LINQ is much more integrated. Why doesn't have Swift something like that?

Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 4

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:Whoah there (Score 1) 21

But in saying it this way, you're attempting to imply you can provide evidence. And I am simply pointing out that there is no reason to even consider that this is a possibility. Don't tell me you will do it later, because that's irrelevant. It's no different than saying nothing at all, or even saying "I have no evidence" or "I cannot provide evidence." They are all exactly equivalent in the end, except that the other methods do not have the implication that you might actually provide the evidence, despite you not giving us a reason to believe that, so it smacks of dishonesty.

Just say nothing at all, unless you have something to contribute. You'll be better off.

Comment Re:It's the media's fault (Score 1) 21

If not for you, then it's not difficult for anybody.

I make no claims about what is not hard for others. I do assert that most people do not do it, regardless of how hard it is.

In this case blaming the media is just doing the democrats' dirty work ...

Yawn. I am uninterested of your characterizations. Either actually make an argument against what I wrote, or do not. So far, you have not.

We all have the same power to turn our backs. You're not that special.

You are not, in any way, arguing against what I wrote.

In theory humans can make the choice.

Of course they can. So? Again: this, in no way whatsoever, implies that the media is not to blame. It just means that we have the power to ignore their bad behavior. But it's still their bad behavior. They are still to blame for it. Obviously.

Comment Re:Whoah there (Score 1) 21

Incorrect. Page views and the like are cash money.

I meant -- obviously -- there is no journalistic or democratic reason to do it. Everything has a reason.

I don't know of any broadly reported unsourced attacks on Hillary Clinton.

Of course not, you don't read the NYT.

So you have no examples, then. Good to know.

Comment Re:Whoah there (Score 1) 21

I'm not talking about evidence, I'm talking about railgunner's assertion that it's "obvious".

I get that, but the main point is that there's no reason to report it in the first place, because there is no evidence ... regardless of how much you think it might be in line with his character to do it.

Besides, it worked so well on Clinton, can you blame anyone for adopting the tactic?

I don't know of any broadly reported unsourced attacks on Hillary Clinton. Can you give an example? The main attacks I know of on her were based on hacked documents that the DNC and others admitted were genuine; on a report by the FBI that no one called into question on the facts (though admittedly we couldn't verify some of those facts, such as that the information Clinton mishandled was actually classified); and so on.

Comment Re:It's the media's fault (Score 1) 21

The media has 'trained' us?


Is it really so hard to turn your back?

Not for me, no. I am one of the very few who actively dismisses any unsourced report.

Where is all this *personal responsibility* that you speak of?

Of course, it is our responsibility to ignore unsourced reports. But that doesn't mean the media isn't responsible for incessantly giving those unsourced reports to us ... obviously.

Comment Re:It's the media's fault (Score 1) 21

'Fake news' and the official narrative are frequently synonymous. Why is it the media's fault if people decide to believe them?

Did you not read my comment? I already answered this question: because it's the media that has trained us to believe assertions without evidence.

Comment It's the media's fault (Score 1) 21

The media regularly gives us stories without evidence, without substantiation, and asks us to believe those stories. Then -- I'm shocked! -- people end up believing stories without evidence or substantiation.

Only when we stop paying attention to source-less claims will we solve the problem of "fake news."

Comment Sennheiser has new models as well (Score 1) 252

I'm a fan of Sennheiser, because these have big cups and I have big but sensitive ears. Small over-ear headphones will quickly start to irritate. So I have the Sennheiser HD 558 for home and office. I prefer wireless but they didn't have decent (big cup) wireless ones. Damn shame, but they've apparently seen potential revenue in those iPhone 7 users. Because there are two new models: the HD 4.40 and the HD 4.50 with noise cancellation.

Really looking forward to getting that last one. I'm working regularly in an open office and every now and then, there's someone calling for an hour or so. A good headphone can keep you sane.

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