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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

duncanFrance Sell sell sell (479 comments)

Any shares you have in Nokia.

They put an ex-Microsoftie in charge of a consumer electronics company. I'd laugh if it wasn't such a tragedy.

QT will be taken out and shot as soon as possible. Here's how it will happen: Microsoft will offer Nokia a Business Development Agreement which lets Nokia get discounts off the price they pay for operating system licences. The discounts will be related to Nokia doing one of a number of 'entirely voluntary' (hence not illegally coerced) things. Things like enhancing QT in some way to make it compatible with some pointless and unused feature of Windows PhoneOS. After a few of these it will be cheaper to just kill QT.

Then KDE will be screwed.

Any guesses how long Symbian will last?

more than 3 years ago
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Quality Concerns For Kingston microSD Cards

duncanFrance Yawn (149 comments)

"Significantly, Kingston is revealed as simply a vendor that re-marks other people's chips in its own packaging"

And that is a surprise because? Of course that's what Kingston does - they don't own any fabs.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook's HipHop Also a PHP Webserver

duncanFrance Re:A stupid question... (304 comments)

You're joking right? From the php docs:

>> Return Values

>> The integer value of var on success, or 0 on failure. Empty arrays and objects return 0, non-empty arrays and objects return 1.

I certainly do not use intval ever in inline code - I use my own class method that will throw an exception if I'm trying to take the intval of something which is not the string representation of an integer.

Good God, they could at least have made intval() return FALSE on failure but not 0!!!

more than 4 years ago
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SPARQL Graduates to W3C Recommendation

duncanFrance Re:It is really simple (111 comments)

Nonsense.

Look up 'Nested-set model'.

more than 6 years ago

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