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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

GweeDo Apple (627 comments)

If only Apple has been using an IDE that looked for unreachable code...

about 2 months ago
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Starbucks Phone App Stores Password Unencrypted

GweeDo Android seems ok (137 comments)

I didn't spend much time on it, but this doesn't seem to be the case on Android. First of all, they never store things outside of /data/data/com.starbucks.mobilecard. So only a root application would be able to read things. Secondly, the main sqlite database they seem to be storing things in is encrypted.

about 3 months ago
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CyanogenMod Windows-Based Installer Released, With Supporting Android App

GweeDo Re:Apps (74 comments)

CyanogenMod comes with a full file manager by default. It is simply called "File Manager" in your app drawer.

about 5 months ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:HTC is my new favorite company (145 comments)

I am running CyanogenMod 7 (latest RC from Slayher) in a non-LTE area and have my LTE radio disabled. The battery life on the thing is still sad.

more than 2 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:HTC is my new favorite company (145 comments)

They are awesome! I hope you also like extended battery companies ;)

* Sent from a current HTC Thunderbolt owner.

more than 2 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:Wait...what? Huh?? (145 comments)

Most people believe that Google purchased Motorola Mobility for their patent portfolio to protect against the likes of Oracle and Apple since they are currently so sue happy. That has nothing to do with locked or unlocked bootloaders.

more than 2 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Wait...what? Huh?? (145 comments)

"Google, which has been trying to lock Android down more, probably doesn't see it that way."

The only phones that Google "produces" are the Nexus line. These have unlockable bootloaders already. Don't get me wrong, I am happy HTC is doing this, but that statement about Google is just silly and wrong.

more than 2 years ago
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US Preserves Smallpox For Defense

GweeDo or.... (248 comments)

It is to kill all the humans for when the aliens come back!

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Honeycomb Source Code Release Is On Ice

GweeDo Re:Simple answer (136 comments)

Or because the Apache license is a BSD style license that allows for this.

more than 2 years ago
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'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound

GweeDo Re:Truecrypt (718 comments)

His technical assistant might have worked for Sony.

more than 2 years ago
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Skype For Android Can Leak Data To Malicious Apps

GweeDo Re:Something looks a little fishy here (79 comments)

Yes, in his example at the bottom he is using a root shell, but the application (which is shown in the video) isn't running as root.

about 3 years ago
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NASA Announces Final Homes of Shuttle Fleet

GweeDo Cosmosphere (195 comments)

Ah, this will be the first NASA ship that won't be at the Cosmosphere. They have Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Capsules. They have a few Russian capsules (not sure which exactly). They have an actual Titan rocket even. To bad :(

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

GweeDo No (615 comments)

I live 3 blocks from my office.

about 3 years ago
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Does 3D Make Your Head Happy Or Ache?

GweeDo Launch Day Buyer (281 comments)

I picked up the 3DS on launch day along with Super Street Fighter 4, Pilot Wings and Super Monkey Ball. For myself I have no issue sitting down for 45 minutes+ with any of these titles and feeling fine afterwards. I will note that in both Pilot Wings and Super Monkey Ball I can't have the 3D slider all the way up. If I do the images start to cross and it messes with my eyes. This doesn't happen in Super Street Fighter 4, so I am not 100% sure what the 3D slider is doing differently between these titles.

I will also note that I have no issues with headaches or motion sickness from 3D movies at a theater or in home with active shutter glasses.

about 3 years ago
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Google's Nexus S, A Look At Gingerbread

GweeDo Re:Crappy Colors in Gingerbread (129 comments)

They didn't change the background, they changed the color temperatures of the AMOLED display.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Merge Honeycomb and Gingerbread

GweeDo Re:New version every 6 months... (158 comments)

Far from it. 2.2 brings the JIT compiler which offers some great performance boosts. This doesn't affect dev's in a feature sense, but faster phones are faster phones. 2.3 really only brought NFC to the API and right now, that doesn't do much for us. It did bring some new basic UI elements that look really nice, but again...that doesn't change my code or lock out 2.1 users.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Merge Honeycomb and Gingerbread

GweeDo Re:New version every 6 months... (158 comments)

Yeah, this whole fragmentation thing is just killing us Android dev's right???

Or not: http://developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/platform-versions.html

90% of all users that connect to the Market are now on Android 2.1 or greater. Android 2.2 and 2.3 haven't brought any kind of huge API changes that require you lock out 2.1 users to get some awesome new feature. The new "big thing" is going to be the Fragments API and it will support all the way back to Android 1.6.

Now, don't get me wrong. I want everyone that can be to be on 2.3 yesterday, but it isn't exactly a big deal.

more than 3 years ago
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Mail Service Costs Netflix 20x More Than Streaming

GweeDo Re:This is a known problem with Apple TV (473 comments)

Apple TV doesn't use a "bad setting" by default. They use whatever you set it to or whatever your DHCP server tells it to use. If you have that set to OpenDNS or Google DNS or whatever you break Akamia. If you have it set to your ISP's DNS which most people will, you have no issue.

more than 3 years ago

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