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Posts by ahmlco

 Too bad they didn't do the same thing with the automobile. Just think of all of the ways someone could act irresponsibly or, ever worse, commit a crime and then be miles away in minutes.  Yep, too many problems, and people are way, way too stupid to come up with solutions. Best to ban them altogether.
 Ah, the infamous "but" clause...
Nikon Coolpix S1
 Objective-C was showing it's age and many of the recent improvements added to it were more or less "bolted on". There were also some core assumptions built in, as well as a lack of support for "native" number and string types, that more or less prevented any further improvement without breaking existing software and code. To go with your car analogy, there may not have been "quantum" advances in automotive technology over the last 30 years (OC was created in early...
 Ummm... in Swift the best way to do that would be to return a tuple. func myFunc() -> (s:String?, e:NSError?) { ... } let result = myFunc()if let s = result.s {    ...} else if let e = result.e {    ...} You'd have to assign to a variable and test out the union result type anyway, so the unwrapping logic is basically a wash. It's also a much cleaner implementation than the standard iOS error handling tactic of doing: NSError *error;NSString *result = [myFunc: something...
I don't think running your company into bankruptcy ranks as "performance"...
 Well, I could say that you can't solve a problem until you've diagnosed exactly what the problem might be. (grin) But a solution? At the time I suggested that an Android phone maker differentiate on hardware. You could, for example, do the best phone/camera combo out there and look to serve camera enthusiasts. (As Nokia did.) Or you could hook up with Amazon and try license the Kindle technology, and make the very best phone/e-book reader combination. (Dedicated page turn...
Exactly. I wrote an article about this about 3 years ago, comparing Android with Windows... "Hardware among vendors was effectively identical. The software was identical. And manufacturers well left with little to differentiate a Dell PC from an HP PC from an Acer PC. Change the beige plastic to black plastic? Add some trim? Dell and Gateway tried to make a go of it via the customization route, but faced increased competition from manufacturers who were left with just a...
Sigh. Conversion error.
 Actually, dropping a phone held next to your ear would seem to be unlikely. More common, I'd think, would be the phone slipping out of a pocket, or falling to the ground when you tried to put it into or take it out off a pocket, or falling off a table, or falling off your lap... all of which meet the 1-meter (3-ft) criteria quite nicely.
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