Recent content by Abe

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    Currie Cup 2013

    That ankle injury was really nasty. I was squirming just looking at the video footage.
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    Rugby Championship 2013

    Ending players careers is ridiculous and has no place in rugby. It fecks up the whole game. I can just picture a samoan side out to take out the SA team. No reds = free license to just maim at will.
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    Rugby Championship 2013

    You are only allowed to hand off with a hand. If you lead with the hand, you can't suddenly end up with a bent arm pointing the tacker in the neck with your elbow. The only way he could do that was if the arm was bent by more than 90 degrees with only the elbow extending out. If you allowed that...
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    Rugby Championship 2013

    I agree with this. The second yellow was probably right, the first one a joke. Jannie, Pienaar and Steyn had shockers. Why on earth did they wait until the AB's had a player sent to the bin before they started playing properly? If they had played like they did in the last 10 minutes, even with...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Song data is just object meta data. Remember that the same song could be done differently on different albums so there is often a reason for keeping both copies. Between devices, nothing has to sync automatically. I have spotify on my computer at home. I can tick a box to make any list available...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    No, technically they are the same thing. You put media in a "box" as a special case when it really doesn't need to be. Remember, these are not multiple users, it's a single user with multiple environments. There is also a logical layout to music. Album-Song. The same album is added in two...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    On it's own, yes. I probably said it wrong. When I open an attachment in Gmail, it opens in Google drive. The problem is that google have a bunch of seperate services that happen to be integrated. There is not really a single name for them. The one leverages the other. It's still an...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Didn't experience this while copying files onto our Nexus 7's. I did copy multiple files across at the same time. It's not a clever thing to do though from a technical standpoint because your copy will end up taking longer because of the disk head movement. I only did it because I was doing...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Syncing does not require any user interaction. Companies are already doing this sort of stuff with cloud based storage. Take a look for hybrid cloud solutions. You have a set of rules and the only time you need to interact with a user is when the same object is modified in two places before a...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Googles equivalent to the apple sandbox would be Google drive. Definitely not the same thing but there is no reason why you can't have both. Kies, arrgh, now youv'e ruined the friendship :) I think the problem is that We are talking about different things. The newer Apple model is...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Definitely not thinking on a small level. I am talking about syncing terabytes of storage. We do it all of the time in our software. There are lots of options. I can't go into too much detail because it would be exposing IP but if we could figure it out, I don't see why the millions of engineers...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Ahh, so they want to copyright my video clips now :) Seriously though, I thought that they stored those sorts of things in encrypted form. Another case where DRM trumps the consumer. MS is famous for doing that sort of stuff.
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    I am sure it is. Its a bit unfair though to compare the two (your previous post). My experience on our iPad seems to tie the device to only one account. Android allows multiple accounts. If you want to compare the walled approach you should compare a single user account on android to the apple...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    Syncing across multiple devices is actually quite easy from a technical standpoint. It only becomes a problem when the same item is modified on two different devices. When talking about media, that almost never happens. When a conflict occurs, the user could just be prompted to identify the...
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    iTunes and Apple rant

    The crazy thing is that I build cloud software yet I am very nervous of it. I would never sync my photos/videos/etc into any cloud, be it drop box, iCloud or Google. I back up in the cloud but everything is encrypted. I have had similar problems with various devices. It's really annoying when...
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