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While I'm not a huge fan of the way iOS multitasks, the multiprocessing technology offered to developers for a single application in iOS is top notch. I'll take blocks and/or operation queues over threads and/or multiple processes any day of the week. Far less synchronization headache.
Perhaps the clock speed is 2x, but the data throughput (I/O) is 4x? Just a guess...
At least worms are good for your soil and composting. Telcos on the other hand...
I've railed on cellular service providers for years. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they run all the scam SIM unlocking companies out there too. The whole cellular industry is a festering pile of worms IMO.
After many reloads, I finally got through to buying about an hour ago -- but then work interrupted it. Tried again about 25 minutes ago, server was down a few times, oopses, etc, but finally managed to purchase a 16 GB 4G model. I'm diligent about rotating my content frequently, and don't really plan to shoot a lot of HD video, so the cost of the extra storage space isn't worth it for me (especially given the huge markup on it). But yeah, not a great experience...
Given the capping and throttling that's already happening with 3G, I'm not holding my breath for 4G LTE.I vividly remember getting on a (long-distance) bus which offered Wi-Fi and watching everyone immediately start streaming video. The network quickly ground to a halt. I'm envisioning a similar thing happening with 4G LTE.Thankfully I was able to do my own tethering and not bother with the bus Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, there isn't a workaround when the entire cellular...
Some of us are at a Mac desktop for a good part of our day, and find it easier to check an RSS feed from a persistent application on a large screen rather than pulling out our phone, sliding to unlock, switching to the right app, scrolling forever because the screen is so small, etc.Plus I tend to prefer to check news when it's convenient for me (pull) rather than have my pocket buzzing all day with notifications (push).
The point is, if a major distributor is deciding what content to carry based not on legality, slander, or material which is otherwise offensive to their customers, but instead based on their own competitive practices, then I personally consider that a form of censorship. It heavily influences content creators to consider the interests of the people distributing their work.I feel the same way about news sources which won't report any stories that negatively affect partners...
It's a bit of a slippery slope though:What if, instead of a Target gift card taped to the cover, there was a redemption code in the book? What if the book simply recommended Target because the author likes it? What if it was a story which involves shopping at Target at some point?The same goes for Amazon linking. Maybe a direct link goes too far, but what if it was just a written link? Or just a recommendation because the author likes it?At what point does it become...
It's the A class, which is basically a Smart car with a 3-point star on it, what do you expect?
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