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  • Angular 2.0 news: Google and Microsoft ​collaberati​ng

    , kettch wrote


    "jquery based language" doesn't make any sense.

    Anyway, I'm increasingly cautious about going all-in with any framework. As soon as that framework does something you don't like, it's difficult or impossible to make a change. IMO it's safer to go with a sensibly composed collection of best-of-breed libraries. If you glue them together in the right way, you minimize churn if you hit a wall with one of the libraries and need to look for a replacement.

    I've read probably the same blog post as you. But I don't get how you avoid going 'all in' with a data binding library. I mean it's going to involve itself pretty much everywhere you link I/O to presentation, which for web apps is mostly what they do. So everywhere.

    So maybe you don't use data binding and that's fine for most traditional web apps, but declarative data binding is really nice for the kind of highly interactive/async web apps people want to make these days. So you are probably going to want Angular or another framework like it, and you are going to invoke these frameworks one way or another a lot.

  • Angular 2.0 news: Google and Microsoft ​collaberati​ng

    Wow this is a pretty big deal. It will increase the profile of TypeScript while salvaging Angular 2.0 at the same time. I think it would be better if Microsoft committed to supporting Angular especially in the case Google gets bored.

  • Lenovo and Crapware (or worse)

    , Vaccano wrote

    Funny thing.  I read this and thought "How Evil of Lenovo" (to put a certificate on the machine like that).

    Then I found out today that my company's system admins have done the SAME THING to our company.

    If I go to http://www.google.com and look at the certificate for that site, its issuer is my company!  (When I log into PluralSight, StackOverflow or Amazon it happens there too.)

    I guess (by my previous definition) that makes my company's system admins evil?

    That's not that uncommon, especially in workplaces that do content filtering. But the difference is you don't have an implicit expectation of privacy at work.

  • Steve Wozniak on the watch and Seth Rogan ...

    Canada is also a country.

  • Lenovo and Crapware (or worse)

    , evildictait​or wrote

    If you don't like it, feel free to write a letter to the Department of Justice to complain.

    Seems like a lot of effort. I don't actually care all that much:



    Source: XKCD

  • Lenovo and Crapware (or worse)

    To add, at what point does this kind of behavior become a crime? If it shows Lenovo could sniff people's bank info through this MITM attack I think it could be considered a criminal violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

    (2) intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains—

    (A) information contained in a financial record of a financial institution, or of a card issuer as defined in section 1602 (n) [1] of title 15, or contained in a file of a consumer reporting agency on a consumer, as such terms are defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.);
    We need to make sure there are actual legal barriers to what these "crapwares" are allowed to do, otherwise there is little stopping companies to come up with even more insidious malware in the passionate pursuit of the almighty dollar.
  • Lenovo and Crapware (or worse)

    Microsoft added a malware signature for this in Windows Defender. Hey just because a legit company put it into the computers doesn't somehow not make it malware.

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    So the Windows 10 IoT is not like the RT version but something completely different?

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    , Ian2 wrote

    If it runs WINRT apps then it's a no brainer for one of those spare HDMI slots on your TV (powered by that spare USB?)

    The GPU is unchanged apparently from the RaspPi 1, but the GPU is quite good and IIRC totally capable of 1080p H.264 decoding. This thing is significantly more powerful then the Chromecast, and of course, capable of general purpose computing too.

  • Windows 10 on Rasberry Pi 2

    I bought one. These RaspPi are quite useful as low power compute devices. Here you have a much better CPU and 2x the RAM for the same price as the old one. Free Windows license too. Personally I think you are nuts if you don't buy one of these. :)