I don't agree with Hobby Lobby, but yours is a strawman argument. Blood transfusions are a treatment (or part of the treatment) for a life-threatening condition; it's hard to define contraception the same way.
Jul 01, 2014 at 9:44 AM
@Montypower: I would stick with WP8.1.
WP8 should be on its way out by early 2015 worldwide; you might lose some potential download in the meanwhile, but it's never worthwhile to study an obsolete platform.
#1.a You cannot use me as your guinea pig, unless you ask me first. If this means you cannot do your experiment, then I guess it sucks to be you.
#1.b One thing is to manipulate the newsfeed to show me stuff you think I might find interesting. It's another thing to manipulate the newsfeed to show me stuff you want me to see. It's creepy enough as it is, but it won't be long before someone decides to use that as a propaganda machine. This has to be stopped asap.
#2 - That is weird. Why would the car even be looking for WiFi signals?
#2 - Allegedly, they mapped the hotspot (there are legitimate uses of those), but also snatched what they could from the unsecured ones. "Don't be evil"...
If you can't say what or when, you don't have a story, period.
Microsoft sued and now controls No-IP.com until they corner the malificent code that's infecting it.
"No! No-IP is peaceful! We have no malware, you can't possibly..."
Once again I'd like to point out that flat is not the opposite of skeuomorphism. Was Windows 3.1 skeuomorphic? Windows 7 is barely skeuomorphic but only if you equate transparent with glass.
I agree with you, the "not enough resources" is a bogus argument when you consider that the chrome is just a small percentage of what needs to be drawn to the screen.
It amazes me that MS actually paid someone to rip out all of the desktop chrome for no apparent reason whatsoever. But, mistakes were made and fortunately they realized that now.
It's obviously a matter of taste and fashion. We went through a decade of battleship gray, we can survive through this decade.
Look at the bright side: drawing UIs has gotten harder on one hand, due to the scarcity of good examples to take inspiration from, but has gotten a lot easier on the graphic front. I don't know what you think, but I had enough emergency meetings about the drop shadow on some custom control not being just right.
@BitFlipper: Lesson learned: looking cool requires practice.
Up next: once you have your nonchalantly routine of showing off your new tablet in swishing movements, someone will steal your thunder with an old tablet and animated GIFs of fluffy kittens.
Btw, I found my phone have "GPS location" icon keep poping up from time to time since last week. Anyone knows whether it's "display bug" or "the GPS does activate briefly from time to time" now? (I've checked when the icon is shown, the "location" service is still disabled in "Settings".
It worries me not because I worry about my location got tracked, but because GPS is battery sucking if I keep it on, if it's really switching on itself I fear the battery will drain fast.
A typical GPS sensor will use some 40mA, and will need a few seconds to get its bearings from a cold start. As long as it's not in continuous tracking, you shouldn't notice the difference in battery life
I have noticed this happening too, since I installed 8.1, so I attributed that to geofencing and other Cortana black magic, but I didn't really investigate.