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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Karlt1 Re: Waste (276 comments)

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, obvious sarcasm just isn't obvious....

How much more of the fundamentals of computers can you get than assembly language?

I remember speeding a program up by accessing zero page memory because operations on zero page memory took 2 clock cycles instead of three....

STA $20

Took less clock cycles than

STA $2000

about a week ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Karlt1 Re: Waste (276 comments)

Yeah. I saw that after I posted....

about two weeks ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Karlt1 Re:Waste (276 comments)

Either way, it's a waste to train him for an MCP exam when the kid could be learning something actually valuable in the future.

True. I learned how to program on an Apple //e in the 6th grade in 1986 -- first Applesoft Basic and then assembly language. By the time I got out of college 10 years later and got my first job, there were no Apple //e's anywhere and no one wanted a 65C02 assembly language programmer! Spending six years learning how to program before going to college did me know good. It's like knowing the fundamentals really was a waste of time and was so not transferrable.....

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo Chamber

Karlt1 Re:Failure Matters (112 comments)

You call them crappy now, but they were insanely popular amongst non-/. folk when they came out.

Whooosh....

http://beta.slashdot.org/story...

The joke is that /. being the consummate taste makers that it is, got the iPod chances of success completely wrong....

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo Chamber

Karlt1 Re:Who is that? (112 comments)

Who is Dustin Curtis, and which multibillion dollar company did he found?

So when was a business considered a success that is still losing money after 20 years?

Even a local mom and pop corner store has made a larger profit than Amazon.

about two weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Karlt1 Re:About effing time (214 comments)

Every app can access files on my network shares, OneDrive (aka SkyDrive), and my SD Card without the developer having to do any special coding.

And you don't see a problem with this?

about three weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

Karlt1 Re: I love working with recruiters.... (253 comments)

Don't know why that was posted as AC....

And no I'm not being sarcastic....
I have developed relationships with three over the years and met them for lunch or in their office.
1. I call up my recruiters and tell them all I'm looking for a job paying X and in what part of town.
2. I send them my resume.
3. They send me a list of job descriptions and I tell them which ones to send my resume to.
4. I go through a phone interview and see if I am interested in them and if they are interest in me.
5. I go to an in person interview.
That process is a lot easier than randomly looking on job boards especially when you're already employed.

about three weeks ago
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It's Time To Revive Hypercard

Karlt1 Re: For the rest of us (299 comments)

Even if Macs weren't so expensive, something cross-platform, like BASIC, would be better.

BASIC was far from cross platform in the 80's. The computer magizines had different code listings for each platform.

about three weeks ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Karlt1 Re:I'm waiting to see who gets compromised first. (558 comments)

Do I really believe even for a moment that letting google, apple, or someone else manage my cards for me will stop that? Can you imagine a situation where one of these companies is compromised and not just one but maybe all of your accounts become compromised with it?

Apple never stores your credit card. You enter your credit card into the phone, it is sent to the credit card issuer and the credit card issuer sends one time use tokens directly to your phone. Those one time use tokens can only be used by authenticating with your fingerprint.

about 1 month ago
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Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

Karlt1 Re:Let's shit all over the customers (130 comments)

After a year you're on your own, and any updates - even for massive security flaws - is totally at the whim of the manufacturer. And this is considered good?

The iPhone 3GS was release in June 2009 and got a security update 2/2014.

about 1 month ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Karlt1 Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

They get the money from selling Macs. Which means the buyer of Macs is paying for OS X regardless of whether they want it or not.

Since there is shared code between OS X and iOS, all of the cost of developing OS X doesn't come from buying Macs....

about 1 month ago
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Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Karlt1 Re:haha (79 comments)

That would be true if Android phones weren't YEARS ahead of Apple phones in terms of technology

Which technology would that be? Definitely not processor technology.

about a month ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Karlt1 Re: It's the OS, Stupid (252 comments)

Since you want to nitpick, NO. You're wrong. It's based on BSD, which is neither Linux or UNIX.

Well since you want to nitpick, no you're wrong. "Unix" is a standard administered by the Open Group. OS X has been certified as a Unix OS by the Open Group. IOS is based on OS X which is Unix, so IOS is based on Unix.

about a month ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Karlt1 Re: About time (178 comments)

I haven't had to install a printer driver (ie a custom app) for my ios device since AirPrint came out in 2010. The Mac can also work with any AirPrint capable driver. Most wireless printrrs these days support it.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Karlt1 Re: Web server for printing... (178 comments)

even still, the only time anyone I knew personally printed anything from a mobile device was over 10 years ago and that was in an electronics store, printing goatse over bluetooth to a printer on display.

You've convince me! Your anecdotal experience is enough for me to believe that no one needs to print from mobile devices....

about a month and a half ago
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Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

Karlt1 Re: I'm a vegetarian... (57 comments)

That's funny because twenty years ago, people were saying exactly the same things about x86 processors.

Slashdot has a long sordid history with Flash.

Pre-Android: "Flash sucks. It's proprietary"

Post Android when Apple was denying Flash on iOS and Google and Adobe were praising how great Flash was on Android: "Flash is great!"

Adobe dumps support for Flash on Android: "Flash sucks. Its proprietary."

about a month and a half ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

That's a great solution! Why didn't Apple think of doing what Android does. I'm sure they could have just put a 1ghz+ ARM chip and 1GB of RAM in $399 device back in 2001.

I'm sure it would have also been very power efficient and fast to read and index the entire contents of an 80GB spinning hard drive with an 80Mhz processor. On top of that, just think how great it would have been trying to create a complicated playlist using the click wheel on an iPod.

Or were you thinking about using a separate app on your computer to create the playlist, sync the playlist to the MP3 player and then copy the files over using the file system?

I guess CmdrTaco was right, "less space than a Nomad, no wireless lame". It's no wonder that the ipod was such a failure....

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: Apple did us a favor (135 comments)

MP3.com had deals with the major record labels?

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: Apple did us a favor (135 comments)

Apple finally had to support non DRM industry compatability to stay alive.

Apple supported DRM free music before any of the other stores sold DRM free music from the major labels.

Steve Jobs wrote "Thoughts on Music" where he publicly asked the labels to let Apple and all of the other companies sell DRM free music instead of licensing FairPlay (what the industry wanted) months before music stores start selling DRM free music.

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

Ever noticed every MP3 player on the market can be plugged into your computer and you can browse the music files as if it were an external hard drive? With the sole exception of the iPod? The idiocy

So how do I have the same song in multiple playlist when the definition of a playlist on other players were "files in a folder"?

How do I create smart playlist?

about 2 months ago

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