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The State of Mapping APIs, 5 Years On

MrNonchalant Re:Google the first? Not really... (100 comments)

I work at ESRI and find it hilarious that we're not mentioned in that article

The rest of us also find this hilarious, but for different reasons.

more than 4 years ago

German Radar Satellite Lifts Off Tonight

MrNonchalant Re:ah, the logic of it (65 comments)

Not France. Nor Poland. Austria is right out.

more than 4 years ago

The Apple Broadcast Network

MrNonchalant Re:Huh? (190 comments)

Right, because RCA TVs and Apple iPhones are absolutely comparable. They both display moving images. They both play sound. And they are both internet-connected devices running software written and updated by a single party. That party maintains a persistent connection to them, and has an avowed interest in becoming a media distribution power. Oh, wait.

I am not suggesting that Apple will literally play streaming video over all these devices. However, it's an interesting way to think about the vested power here. They have 90 million devices that they essentially own in everyone's pockets, backpacks and living rooms. They are one update, one App Store app, away from becoming bigger than all four broadcast networks at their peak.

more than 4 years ago

Israel Repeals iPad Ban

MrNonchalant Re:What, why? (180 comments)

...then Israel should be confiscating all US made laptops at the border.

Or shooting them?

more than 4 years ago

AT&T's Bad Math Strikes MythBusters' Savage

MrNonchalant Re:Okay, I'll bite... (305 comments)

Kilobit isn't a speed rate. Kilobits per second is a speed rate. A kilobit is just a small unit of data.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Pictures in Talks With YouTube

MrNonchalant YouTube isn't a Company (84 comments)

Let's be clear. YouTube isn't set to post anything, let alone a loss. Google as a whole will post huge profits again, albeit below last year, and that will be that.

more than 5 years ago

Crowdsourcing JavaScript Testing

MrNonchalant Re:Trendsourcing (41 comments)

It's only buzz if you use it that way.

I can develop an app to crowdsource movie recommendations using Agile methodologies and heavy automation with SOAP communication between layers.

If I wrote a few paragraphs concerning this project these words would have far more meaning within the context of the description. This is a valid use of the word "crowdsourcing," because it's within the context of a real project and it communicates a real concept.

more than 5 years ago

400,000 PCs Infected With Fake "Antivirus 2009"

MrNonchalant At least Zunes are safe (353 comments)

Thanks Microsoft for thoughtfully protecting all the Zunes from this outbreak.

about 6 years ago

iPhone App Pricing Limits Developers

MrNonchalant Re:What a whiner. (437 comments)

Iconfactory, the company this Craig Hockenberry guy is from, does that. They have Twitterific (free) and Twitterific Premium.

more than 6 years ago



MrNonchalant MrNonchalant writes  |  more than 8 years ago

MrNonchalant (767683) writes "California's legislature has passed a law requiring wi-fi device manufacturers to include warnings about security. From the article:
From 1 October 2007, manufacturers must place warning labels on all equipment capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals, according to the new state law. These can take the form of box stickers, special notification in setup software, notification during the router setup, or through automatic securing of the connection. One warning sticker must be positioned so that it must be removed by a consumer before the product can be used.
Seems a sensible enough law, as opposed to the alternatives. Thoughts?"


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