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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

I understand that scripting was preexisting functionality (from iOS's UNIX heritage) that Apple made a conscious, deliberate effort to remove

Remove? If you an open up a shell via jailbreaking, you have access to all kinds of scripting. They just don't think it's in the user's best interest to have access to a shell.

Give themselves more control at the expense of the user

right. because that's always the best UX decision

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

Uh, even if you're free to side load, you can't bring your apps with you to other OSes because other OSes do not support Cocoa Touch and other iOS libraries.

You're still going to have to hope there's ports of your software on other platforms. And if it is written using frameworks that are easily portable, the chances of finding a port are very very high.

If your applications do not support exporting data to other devices, this is not Apple's fault. Applications can export their own data any number of ways(Cloud services, direct bluetooth/wifi file transfer, connect via iTunes and export).

So I'm really not sure what you mean by lock-in then.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

The browser would have to trigger the script somehow, the script would have to read the contents of the browser, etc. etc.

You can probably find a scriptable browser in the App store, but I'm shocked you can't understand why this isn't a priority for Apple.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

Your analogy is completely wrong.

By "dangerous" I mean, "How badly will this go wrong if I shoot myself in the foot?"

I'm not saying you shouldn't use a screwdriver to pry open paint cans and used to drive screws. I'm saying you shouldn't use a nail gun as a TV remote.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

not really? There's IFTTT and all sorts of apps that'll automate based on geofencing. You can tell siri to set up various tasks for you based on geofencing too...

But having a script trigger when a captive portal comes up would mean the script would have to know what's going on in the browser thread when the capture portal detection runs. Plus it's super fiddly and awful UX.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

That's only if you don't root. If you do however, you can do whatever the hell you want. Which is kind of dangerous from a consumer device standpoint.

I err with Apple on this one. I don't think that iOS should be giving you the gun in which to shoot your own foot with. Especially on the phone.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

The necessary foundation to make scripting work would break process and application isolation.

Making portable OSes more and more like desktop OSes would make them worse, not better.

I've yet looked at my phone and went, "Gee, I wish I could just do this with curl instead of safari."

The only thing that would make iOS even better would be some way to add media from inside apps. Apps can already write to the available movies. Just wish they could add podcasts and music.

(Which is odd because movies are DRMed on the iTunes store, and music is not; but audio is the one place they won't let you fiddle with)

2 days ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Arbitrary? (229 comments)

The real legitimate reason to drop PPC support is if the supporting software sucks. There might be more to the Rosetta story than we know.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Wait, what? (291 comments)

If you look at Apple's profit statements, the iOS App Store is break-even for them and they're not pushing profitability in that area.

So I really don't think that's why they don't let users break down the walled garden. I think it's because the nature of modern computing, breaking down the walled garden also means breaking down things about iOS that make it so nice. Thread safety, sandboxing, etc kind of break when you've got free reign to run whatever you want on the phone.

Also, who would really want a command line on their *phone*? Are you upset that iOS doesn't support CP/M apps too?

2 days ago
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Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Agile is the answer to everything (132 comments)

If Agile isn't working for you, you *are* doing it wrong.

"We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more."

Now, this kind of thinking is usually reserved for cults and awfully abusive schemes, but hear me out.

Agile isn't about sprints, planning, etc. it's about understanding the human element of software engineering and understanding how brittle that piece of the equation is. The various things that have sprung up from the agile concept really kind of betray the agile vision. Sprint planning, Kanban Boards, asshole "agile experts" etc.

These things do help, but if you're not communicating like human beings to each other and not caring about the software being shipped but instead getting bogged down in process... well... The problem is that you, your team or someone on your team are/is an asshole(s)

2 days ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Arbitrary? (229 comments)

if it was anything i needed for work, I wouldn't have upgraded it. Or I'd run it in a VM.

You do realize A) this was *5* years ago(and I was on an 80 gig disk because fuck it didn't want to upgrade at the time). B) It was a joke of installing an OS and it taking up negative megabytes? I mean it actually happened, but the OS took up negative 1 gig. Actually might be 3 or 4 now that I think about it. But still. When was the last time you installed anything and got disk back?

4 days ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Arbitrary? (229 comments)

Dropping PPC on OS X meant when I installed snow leopard I gained like a gig of disk back.

I'm sad I can't Starcraft 1 anymore but whatever

5 days ago
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Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:So what you're telling me (146 comments)

what i find amazing is that in the many years that mobile devices have been common place, no one's yet actually produced evidence that they're being used for nefarious purposes. Just lots of claim and bullshit.

Yes, yes, there's PRISM and god knows what else. But show me a case where the NSA or the CIA or the FBI used a built in backdoor off an off the shelf product.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Google's forgoten its obligation to shareholder (134 comments)

The obligation to the share holders isn't anything other than what the shareholders want out of the company. With Google's growth leveling off, at this point, keeping the ship afloat and profitable, not growth is what's important.

The whole "obligation to it's shareholders" notion is only true when you're selling the company. Google's probably not going to be sold to anyone anytime soon. so...

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:How can you (171 comments)

I'm willing to bet that the problem isn't that Apple made the order for sapphire screens, it's probably that GTAT made promises to deliver screen parts for Apple, then failed to do so within reasonable parameters.

Given this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ... I'm willing to bet GTAT promised to sell Apple sapphire glass screens but couldn't get production costs down below 30 bucks a part. By contrast, Apple right now I believe spends much less per unit. Something like 5 bucks per unit.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Lets look at this from diff view point..... (171 comments)

How do we know that Apple let this rumor slip unlike other controlled leaks?

That's the problem with these kinds of rumors. Sometimes they're well sourced, like someone at the Wall Street Journal could be tipped off by an Apple engineering manager, and sometimes they're horribly sourced, like some schmuck tries to extrapolate from shipping and sourcing documents that product A will have part B from supplier C.

Since we don't know the exact source of the leak, we have nothing to go on.

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:huh (114 comments)

There's APIs that allow developers to tap into the accelerometer directly. Don't think it's an officially supported API, but it does mean that I can wave my MacBook around and have it make lightsaber noises with the right app :)

about two weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (577 comments)

Going from boot to login is one metric, but overall usability is another.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2...

Hfs+ is a fucking dog. John Siracusa isn't some Johnny come lately to the Mac world. He's been one of the faithful since well into the classic days.

about two weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (577 comments)

Get a spare disk and do a clean Windows 8.1 install on it and bench mark it compared to the ages old install of Windows.

This problem hits OSX too, and always makes me lose my Smug Mac User grin. It's even worse in OSX because the filesystem, HFS+, is absolutely bonkers about cruft that builds up. HFS+ is worse than Panic at the Disco. HFS+ is almost worse than scabies.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

Even with an SSD, if applications are leaving behind shit in the various places shit can run on startup, you might be losing CPU or memory to some task that doesn't need to be there.

You can have this problem on other OSes like OSX and Linux too, but Windows is the only OS where the SOP is to make a mess of things. Don't like an app on OSX or linux? Just delete them. most of the garbage goes with it.

about three weeks ago

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Steve Jobs reportedly angry over Android.

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "MacRumors shares a snippet from AP's coverage here of Steve Jobs' biography in which it is said that, "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." He was also reported as telling Schmidt, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want.""
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Marvel vs Capcom 2 announced for PS3, 360

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "According to Kotaku, Marvel vs Capcom 2 is making it's way to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Based on the Dreamcast code base, includes Online play and widescreen support. Demo is available Thursday and full game will retail for $15 bucks at the respective online services. Curly moustache not included."
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CPS-3 Broken

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "Maybe not Classic according to the Classic Gaming Expo crowd, but, the long wait is over! The CPS 3 System has been emulated! All three revisions of Street Fighter 3(New Generation, 2nd Impact, Third Strike), the two Jojo's Bizzare Adventure games and the original, obscure game, Warzard/Red Earth are now playable. The problem never was the motherboard itself, but that the games were all heavily encrypted. Thanks to work done by Haze and Andreas, this encryption has been broken!"
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RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "It looks like SixApart.com's data center took a massive dive. Currently at LiveJournal.com, the message "Sorry, there was a power interruption at our datacenter. at our datacenter. We're working as fast as we can to get it back pronto!" is displayed instead. SixApart.com is still up and active though."

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