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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

glennrrr iOS NFC Only Being Used for Apple Pay (328 comments)

The same basic information came out on Ars Technica the other day. But the slant on that was not that Apple was locking out 3rd party credit card processors, but rather that the NFC hardware was not being used for anything else because Apple was not ready to say the whole stack was perfect yet, from a security standpoint. This is all new code and new hardware, for Apple, and they would rather not have stories about massive credit card theft come out next week. So, this is an example of slant driving angry diatribes in the comments; if it'd been presented in a more neutral tone people would have judged Apple's actions in a more balance way.

4 days ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

glennrrr Static Analyzer? (182 comments)

So, you can build a proper static analyzer with GCC libraries now?

about a week ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

glennrrr Re:False premise (546 comments)

So you are disagreeing with the facts of the summary which say that half of coders don't have degrees?

about three weeks ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

glennrrr Insuring a Phone If You Have Kids (253 comments)

By myself, it'd make little sense to insure a phone, but I have kids. And kids drop things. I've taken advantage of AppleCare's $69 replacement fee several times.

about three weeks ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

glennrrr Look at the Calendar - Red Circles (181 comments)

Did you see the calendar app? It's got the red theming and elements such as today's date being circled.

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

glennrrr The Free Market Was Trying to Tell You Something (291 comments)

When it priced this phone as the cheapest one in the store. When I go to Lowes and I see the cheapest screwdrivers, I know they aren't going to last. Thanks for the heads up free market.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

glennrrr Or Some People are Finally Employable (608 comments)

So there is finally a job that focused, socially clueless people can excel at, and some want to take that away from them because it isn't fair for people who could do other jobs anyway.

about 2 months ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

glennrrr What is the use of school to Facebook? (253 comments)

Mark Zuckerberg got into Harvard, he recruits heavily from people who got into Ivy League schools. Why? Because IQ tests are banned for employment purposes, and he has to use the proxy of SAT scores which allowed people to get into competitive schools. Any actual benefit of attending said schools is purely secondary. Here he's found another way to find the smart kids, and they don't have to spend $30,000 a year to prove they are smart kids. It's a win, win.

about 2 months ago
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Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi

glennrrr Except iOS after version 5 apparently (112 comments)

Also according to the article. Somehow iOS manages to have reasonable Wi-fi battery power without using this trick.

about 3 months ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

glennrrr Government Actively Keeping Fiber Dark in My Town (347 comments)

Because my city council demands that any new company providing cable TV commit to wire every home and apartment building before getting permission to operate in my town, Nashua, NH, Verizon FIOS was driven out of town. As it happens they sold what fiber they'd laid down to a regional operator, so I can get fiber Internet, but not TV.

I'm not saying that Comcast lobbied hard and spent a lot of money to get this rule enforced, but obviously this kind of barrier to entry benefits Comcast or any incumbent ISP greatly.

about 4 months ago
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eBay Compromised

glennrrr Legacy Passwords (193 comments)

I hadn't changed my eBay password since I created my account, circa 1998, and it was 8 characters long all lower case. Replaced it with something more robust.

about 4 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

glennrrr Energy Usage of 12 PCs per Person Adds Up (641 comments)

That's just wasteful. At least while doing things in the Cloud, there are efficiencies of shared resources.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball

glennrrr Probably Better Than My Method (76 comments)

Of betting against schools with the word 'State' or a compass heading in the name.

about 6 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

glennrrr Subsidies Require Website (162 comments)

I believe, unless there is yet another rule change on this, that those seeking subsidies have to go through the exchange.

about 6 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

glennrrr A Relatively Minor Issue (162 comments)

My impression is that this minor issue cost two hundred million dollars, and prevented anybody from signing up for insurance (as in 0 enrollments) for 5+ months. It also did it in the most public possible way, with a credible case for the Governor not telling the truth about what he knew and when. But I'm not from Oregon and this might only be a false impression. Perhaps someone who's followed this closely can fill in the details.

about 6 months ago

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The iPhone and the End of Bloatware

glennrrr glennrrr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

glennrrr (592457) writes "The referenced blog entry is a speculative piece which asks the question, "Do the resource limitations of the iPhone make it a platform where large bloatware vendors, i.e. Microsoft, have no advantage over individual programmers or small teams?" Bloated applications such as Office, seem quite non-adaptive in an environment where the typical main desktop toolbar would not fit onscreen, and where 1 second launch times are the norm."
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