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How Paid Apps On Firefox OS Will Work

danparker276 These are just glorified web bookmarks (74 comments)

Wouldn't you just collect money from your website when they try to access your web services and collect money from your site? I really don't understand how they can do this without a username and password. And it's not compiled code, you can just view source and capture everything. It's like people have forgotten that they have a web browser on their phone. The concept of the OS is good for certain apps, but it's only going to work if Apple, Google and MS use it too (which they won't).

about a year and a half ago
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WindowsAndroid Lets You Run Android 4.0 Natively On Your PC

danparker276 Why not Flash or Silverlight? (190 comments)

Is this why flash adobe air or Silverlight OOB is supposed to be good for? The same app running on different platforms? Oh wait then you don't have to go through the app store which is a lot of fun.

about a year and a half ago
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Reason On How and Why 38 Studios Went Bust

danparker276 Skyrim killed their game (227 comments)

If it wasn't for Skyrim, that game would have sold a lot more. The game they made was very good, but skyrim was better

about a year and a half ago
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Internet Billionaire Creates Huge Physics Prize

danparker276 It's not about the money, it's about the press (192 comments)

He might not like the way Nobel picks the winners. The awards with the most money behind it gets the most people the show up and the most press. If he agree with the way Nobel does it, he would just add to the prize money This is the cool part of his way: "As for the panel's composition, he admits that "any nine names I would have chosen would not be a perfect set". Future prizewinners will be chosen by winners from previous years. As the prize committee gradually expands, Milner believes that any imbalances in the panel will self correct. Each year, the laureates will also select three junior researchers to receive a $100,000 'New Horizons' prize, and, if warranted, a winner of an ad hoc prize."

more than 2 years ago
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FDA Wins Right To Regulate Adult Stem-Cell Treatments

danparker276 Re:Basic truth: most new drugs don't work (216 comments)

Yeah, but this really isn't a drug. There are many other surgical procedures where they use your own body parts or fluids. Athletes are doing it now, so there's your clinical testing. We'll know the results in a few years. I personally wouldn't get it done until I see more positive results like Kobe and Bartolo Colon.

more than 2 years ago
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FDA Wins Right To Regulate Adult Stem-Cell Treatments

danparker276 This is what Kobe an many other athletes have done (216 comments)

Regenexx is doing what many athletes are doing to their knees or shoulders to repair cartilage. A lot of athletes including Kobe have done a lot better because of this. They'll be the guinea pigs I guess.

more than 2 years ago
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New Analyst Report Calls Agile a Scam, Says It's An Easy Out For Lazy Devs

danparker276 I've always said that with PMS Programming (491 comments)

the Project Management Software is the most important thing, not reading a 200 page book or taking a class in agile programming. My PMS programming methodology demonstrates this.

more than 2 years ago
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The Long Death of Fat Clients

danparker276 Business Apps need a Fat Client; Go Silverlight! (277 comments)

Silverlight is supported until 2021 or something, and at least I feel it's feature complete to do everything I want it to. Even if it goes away it's not that hard to port everything to WPF or Metro. Metro is a fail for business apps because it's a closed system and you have to submit apps to the marketplace. It really doesn't matter WPF or Silverlight to me, but Silverlight is easier to install and can be used on mac and windows. Yeah everyone can write a fun website, but it's business applications that pay the bills for most of us. HTML can't and never will be able to do things like print a document correctly.

more than 2 years ago
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US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher

danparker276 Re:Doesn't really make sense to me (228 comments)

I'm sure China would have more spies working inside MS than the US. Well MS is an international company with offices all over the world.

more than 2 years ago
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US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher

danparker276 Doesn't really make sense to me (228 comments)

I don't see how working at microsoft would give you any advantage at making Stuxnet or Flame. It's not like Microsoft put secret holes in their OS so people in MS can access everyone's computer. Probably my mom wrote that article.

more than 2 years ago
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Survey Finds No Hint of Dark Matter Near Solar System

danparker276 Dark Matter is just smoke screen used by Aliens (125 comments)

Aliens don't want us to see them, duh... They put up these shielded areas where they can do all sorts of strange stuff that we can't see.

more than 2 years ago
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Growth of Pseudoscience Harming Australian Universities

danparker276 Acupuncture does work but can't be tested (566 comments)

much of it depends on the skills of the acupuncturist and what methods they use. If they just grab some random guy who has studied acupuncture for 1 year and knows from a book where to stick the pins, it's not going to be as effective as someone who has studied from masters for 20 years. Acupuncture basically is a science because they've used trial and error and test subjects for 1000s of years. If you do it right, they needles send an electrical signal to the brain, saying something is wrong. The brain then responds. You can almost think of it as a keyboard for the brain.

more than 2 years ago
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A Floating Home For Tech Start-ups

danparker276 This isn't 1999 (332 comments)

You can fill software positions. I guess if you're an insecure boss who only wants to hire people H1B so you can pay them less, treat them like crap, and they're almost forced to stay with the same company; then this will work out for you. Oh and software developers from India don't really want to come over to the US as much as they used to.

more than 2 years ago
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Toyota To Let People Ride In Self-Driving Prius

danparker276 Re:35,000 Deaths from car accidents every year in (282 comments)

The point is, these deaths easily be avoided. 35,000 a year is a lot. You can take .014 and multiply by 80-100 for each year of your life and it's a 1% chance. There is an easy solution right in front of us. And people are always going to drive drunk, no matter how much you educate them. And some people are just going to be bad drivers. And sometimes there will just be human error, fog, or other hazards that a computer will avoid. This freedom argument is garbage when you're endangering other people's lives.

more than 2 years ago
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Toyota To Let People Ride In Self-Driving Prius

danparker276 35,000 Deaths from car accidents every year in US (282 comments)

Yet no one seems to care. 500 US troops die a year in the middle east and it's a huge deal. These are 35,000 deaths that can easily be avoided. And that's only in the United States Yeah there'll be a few deaths, but probably 99% of the 35,000 will be avoided. Everyone should be forced to own one of these considering how many pedestrians are run over. People have to get over their own greed to drive a car fast though.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Killing Silverlight?

danparker276 Silverlight is great for OOB Business apps (324 comments)

There is so many things HTML 5 can't do like print. Silverlight out of browser applications are great because they are very easy to update. I guess people will just download apps instead of going to websites then.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Fake Geeks Dooming Real Ones?

danparker276 A real Nerd(Geek) doesn't think they are (492 comments)

I can't stand it when people self-gloss themselves. People who do this are trying to be cool, by not being cool. They're just dweebs.

more than 3 years ago
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Silverlight Developers Rally Against Windows 8

danparker276 Silverlight = Business Apps - HTML 5 = Websites (580 comments)

Plugins like Silverlight are needed for out of browser business apps that need to print and run reports. Out of browser apps look like real desktop apps, without the painful install. And as an ex-Java/Perl developer, Silverlight is the best language I've ever used

more than 3 years ago
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Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

danparker276 Re:microsoft (442 comments)

Sounds like you haven't looked at Microsoft or .NET development in 15 years.

more than 3 years ago
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Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

danparker276 Re:Google App Engine (442 comments)

I guess no one knows about putting asp.net on Azure, or rackspace could, or even 1and1 cloud, all those you can scale on the click of a mouse. As for former Java Developer, I can create ASP.NET applications in 1/3 of the time. Visual Studio IDE, is so much better than eclipse or intellij or whatever. Not to mention maintenance when you have to support 10+ 3rd party plugins, all which have various compatibily issues on the web server that you decide to pick. Sometimes it's not good to have so many options and things just work.

more than 3 years ago

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