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Yep. Without TRIM the garbage collector will be diligently moving and compacting blocks that aren't even in use any more.
If you ever find yourself impressed by Google Maps or Apple Maps or Samsung's effort, just Google for "old maps." There are some really beautiful old ones that put our modern day maps to shame. Even though we have way better technology than they had, we seem to have lost the art of it.
Even Ubuntu will only run trim on Intel and Samsung SSDs by default. The trim implementations on many of the SSDs out there is poorly implemented it seems.
 It's because of the way your program is turned in to assembly language. The compiler doesn't understand it line by line as such, rather it has something called a "grammar" which describes what is and is not a syntactically valid program as a whole. The grammar describes a tree structure, and the parser needs to be able to map what you wrote on to this tree, and then the tree is passed to another program for conversion in to assembly language. So if you ever want to know...
I disagree that the theory of computer science is necessarily less interesting than concrete app development. I think for the smart students, dealing with the abstract ideas would be more arresting than writing one particular app for one particular platform. But I agree that the way education is done is in need of an overhaul, and iTunes U in general is a good idea. I guess the whole benefit of iTunes U is that it doesn't have to be one size fits all any more.
I think it's important to first teach the concepts of computer science apart from any toolset. Then the student will have a clear separation in their mind between the science, and any particular vendor tools. If I was teaching high school CS I probably wouldn't use Apple tools, I would use a plain open-source text editor, and a teaching-oriented procedural programming language.
It lets every button have two functions, one where you soft press and one where you hard press. Whether you want to do that or not depends on whether it would result in an intuitive GUI of course, e.g. a fast-forward button where a soft press goes forward at 2x speed and a hard press goes forwards at 4x speed would be quite intuitive.
I thought Boys Don't Cry was a good (though shocking) movie. I saw Philadelphia years ago but can't really remember it. Haven't seen any of the others shown.
They are not disabling it completely. They are just making it that any URLs you intend to try at runtime have to be declared in your app's main config file (Info.plist). So apps that are using canOpenURL as intended, to hand off documents to a few other related apps, will still be able to do so. But apps that have a massive list of thousands of URL schemes in their app, and are just trying them all to see what you have installed, well to keep doing that they will also have...
Well, reading her job description above, it sounds more like a cabinet portfolio than a corporate vice president to me.
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