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IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Xcode no longer free (346 comments)

Developing an iOS based application without XCode is borderline impossible. It's more than "just an IDE". It does a lot of the organization of the various libraries and frameworks you interact with, as well as packaging of code.

So is it possible to develop iOS (or Mac or whatever) apps with just iOS? I suppose. Actually, I'd love to find a demo online of someone doing this. Regardless, even if you COULD get it to work, it'd be a massive, massive pain in the budunkadunk.

-DeAngelo
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Braincano

more than 3 years ago
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IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Xcode no longer free (346 comments)

While the price is nominal, the gesture is kind of ridiculous. Between the need to pay to create apps and now pay to have the IDE, Apple seems to take an increasingly hostile attitude towards developers. But then, I guess they have the market position to do so.

-DeAngelo
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Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill

DeAngeloLampkin Any system gameable... (362 comments)

Nice breakdown. I would seem any system or legislation or whatever we come up with can be gamed by the less scrupulous. I think the best we can do with the IP legal situation is prevent people from giving themselves outright economic advantages (i.e. infinite copyrights and whatnot).

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Book Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

DeAngeloLampkin Mix of Dale Carnegie and Software (114 comments)

Maybe with a dash of amoral, depending on what's being done.
I am curious as to what the reviewer means by "social network" attacks though. (New term for me)

-DeAngelo
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iPhone Attack Reveals Passwords In Six Minutes

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Every single smart phone has same problem (186 comments)

Still, physical access to any device trumps almost any security measure.

Yes. This is just as true with a mobile phones as it is with a website. If someone got physical access to a website harddrive that stores a username, then a large percentage of users are screwed, encrypted passwords or no encrypted passwords due to vulnerabilities to dictionary attacks.

-DeAngelo www.braincano.com

more than 3 years ago
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Activision Axes Guitar Hero

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Weird (160 comments)

If I had to guess, I'd say Guitar Hero was hosed by a double-edged sword:

1. Sequalities and competition
2. Higher costs to license music.

Of course, there's no way to know for certainty without being in the meeting where the decision was made. That said, these two things would probably undercut profits significantly.

-DeAngelo
www.braincano.com

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Stupid Idea (1026 comments)

We have an EXTREMELY functional interstate system for local travel, and for all other domestic travel we have airplanes (very efficient and low cost if tickets are bought in advance.

You must not live in a densely populated area like Los Angeles or San Fransisco. Heck, even areas with far smaller populations such as Seattle and Denver have similar problems with the highway system.

The problem with gridlocked highways is that time spent sitting in traffic is time not doing something productive. A good high speed, mass transit solution would alleviate this. I don't know that what the Obama Administration is proposing is the right solution (I haven't looked at it in any detail). But some kind of solution that fixes this problem would have massive benefits.

-DeAngelo
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more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail

DeAngeloLampkin Re:Its not the speed that is the problem. (1026 comments)

It doesn't matter if it goes 250mph if it sits on the track for an hour waiting for right of way. Granted, this is just one experience, but from reading up after it happened, it seems to be the norm.

This matches my experience with Amtrak trains as well. As you mentioned, there are simply too many stops and the travel time is too slow - this option is a far bigger headache than either flying or driving, which probably explains Amtrak's current situation. -DeAngelo www.braincano.com

more than 3 years ago

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Entrepreneur. Meet Thought Leader.

DeAngeloLampkin DeAngeloLampkin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DeAngeloLampkin writes "While working on a side project, I stumbled across some past posts by many recognized developers in the industry and was struck by a seeming disconnect between many of them and the methodologies espoused by industry "thought leaders". I take a quick look at why this is the case and thought the Slashdot crowd might have an opinion or two about this subject"
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