* Posts by Arthur Kater :-D ☺

31 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Google's cloud pulls out in front for best performance overall, while AWS remains most cost-efficient – report

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Missing Engineering Cost

Missing in the report is development/engineering cost to get a solution running and maintained on either of the clouds.

AWS, Azure and GC differ hugely in how easy it is for engineers to use either cloud offering.

Last stop before MAUI: Xamarin Forms 5.0 released for cross-platform mobile, new features, new bugs

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MAUI and WinUI3

MAUI and WinUI 3 are both in development.

WinUI 3 will be the successor to UWP and more-or-less WPF and fully enable the Win32 API.

MAUI will also support development for Windows.

Why not merge those 2 as well?

Despite rolling a homegrown translation app with iOS 14, Apple resorts to freebie tool for Dutch Ts-and-Cs waffle

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Beter goed gejat dan slecht bedacht.

(Better nicked than badly conceived).

Google throws new version of Dart at the desktop, will be hoping it sticks with app devs

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Dart compiles into JavaScript, similar to what TypeScript does.

Why doesn't Dart compile into WebAssembly ?

Like Visual Studio Code and your data lives in SQL Server? Microsoft has something for you

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LINQPad, a brillant tool for .NET developers, supports querying SqlServer (and other databases) using plain SQL as well as LinQ.


(I'm not affiliated with LINQPad in any way. However, I am using LINQPad for many years, with great satisfaction)

Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here's a special gift... a slap from the privacy watchdog

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Totaly off-topic: Horrible new The Register interface

Why has The Register adopted this horrible new list-style interface?

Windows 10 is an antique (and you might be too) says Google man

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Duarte, the Android UI guy (laugh)

Sorry Mr. Duarte, I'm totally unimpressed with the work you have done in the past years.

Recently changed from Lumia 920 Windows Phone to LG G4 Android phone.

Although the LG hardware is great, the Android OS is absolutely miserable. I'm not talking about the underlying OS, but talking about the UI. It's a confusing UI. When you hear a notification sound, you have to dig to find out what app the notification came from.

Double-layer homescreen (one with all apps, one with selected app).

Windows 10 has been designed 'together' with the user. MS clearly listened and learned from what the user wants. Has implemented features not based on their cool factor, but on their usability factor.

TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief

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There is also no legal obligation to lock your doors and windows when you're on vacation...


You own the software, Feds tell Apple: you can unlock it

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Feds, NSA seriously hurting the US tech industry

If the Feds and NSA continue like they're doing now, I foresee US companies not having another option than moving their headquarters to outside the USA...

HTC in crisis: How did it get to this point? How did it get this bad?

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Apple users use OsX most of the time

I believe you mean "People without their own opinions and taste"

Viagra makes it HARD for malaria, bug-boffins discover

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Apple users use OsX most of the time

Should we expect a baby boom in malaria stricken regions?

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Heard Adobe is already porting Creative Suite.

This new port will come without an annoying license key mechanism. Because, why bother..

Office 365's free terabyte leaves Amazon's Glacier melting

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Yes, we know you are a loyal PS2 gamer. But that should not be a reason to trash the competitor.

Star Wars exec: These ARE THE DROIDS I was LOOKING FOR

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For Rent

Just finished building my full-scale fully operational Dead Star. It's in my backyard crushing 49 city blocks. Anyone?

'Only nuclear power can save humanity', say Global Warming high priests

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Totally agree with these scientists.

Although nuclear energy generation has it drawbacks, it's by far the best solution for the time being. That is, until one day we finally might be able to generate our daily energy needs using nuclear fusion.

EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

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MicroUSB poor standard

Despite the good intentions to have a single charger suitable for all phones/tablets, the choice for MicroUSB as the standard connector is less favorable.

MicroUSB is often difficult to connect (upside down, must align well). For docking stations it's even worse. This all resulting in frustrations and easily broken connectors.

Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

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1920x1080 or 1920x1200... I really wonder who would see the difference.

24GB... no. Very, very few people need that amount of RAM. Not even in their desktops.

Remember, you are looking here at an off-the shelve product. Not a highly customized-for-you device.

Second-gen Surface and Surface Pro rumored to be minor upgrades

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There are long lines expected at the Windows stores...

with people returning their slap..

Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

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Would you buy...

Buying Google Chromecast is like buying a new car, where after the first 100 km the manufacturer decides to remove one of the wheels.

Upstart's 'FLASH KILLER' chips pack a terabyte per tiny layer

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To: Stuart Longland

Maybe your math is a bit rusty.

200mm² = 2cm² which is a quite normal sized postage stamp. Besides, that's just single-layer. If implemented as a triple-layer, the total size/capacity ratio would decrease three-fold.

Firefox OS mobilises HTML5, without the added Steve Jobs

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Who's going to make good apps if there's no way to protect your IP

Many of the successful apps (Skype, Angry Birds, etc.) have their code more or less unreadable (compiled to native, obfuscated etc.).

To me it seems using HTML+CSS+JSS is basically making an open source app.

It's official: Nokia's Verizon Lumia 928 is here

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Re: So Fugly it's mother would feed it with a catapult

Sounds you're in bed with Steve Jobs.

Definition of NECROPHILIA

: obsession with and usually erotic interest in or stimulation by corpses.

37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

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Apple users use OsX most of the time

I assume Mac users buy a mac to primarily use it as a Mac running OS X and not Windows.

In other words, all those Macs run sometimes Windows and therefore, relatively speaking, crash more often than Acer, Dell, etc.

Review: HP ElitePad 900 Atom tablet

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HP = No support

HP might be good in servers and printers, but they absolutely s%ck in support for notebooks and the like.

Forget about driver updates and bug fixes.

Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

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4 years from now

So maybe in about 4 years from now, the Proxima Centaurians are dancing Gangnam style ;-)

Nokia Ace to launch from $100m mountain of ad cash

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Sorry, but your comment is totally rubbish.

The core of the Windows Phone 7 is based on Windows CE and is totally different from the standard Windows core. Windows CE is one of the most stable operating systems around and is often used in embedded and industrial systems where stability and continuity has to be of the highest level possible.

iOS and Android and Linux based and much more prone to virusses. Apple (over)protects their iPhone users by only allowing pre-scanned applications (thru the Appstore). Android doesn't have this rigorous pre-scanning mechanism with many infected phones as a result.

see also:



Amazon, MS and Nokia sniff around RIM

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This weekend: First ever iPADS IN SPAAAACE

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iPad is NOT the first tablet in space.

iPad the first tablet in space? No.

The PaceBook, developed by PaceBlade, is a MS Windows tablet uses aboard the ISS on the ARED exercising equipment.

The PaceBook was developed in Taiwan by a small team of local and European people. I was one of them ;-)

Groupon IPO could be as soon as Monday

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So group-buying of Groupon shares fits the Groupon profile ;-)

October 14 declared 'Steve Jobs Day'

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No way!

October 14th I'm going to eat MY birthday cake. And not wearing a freakin turtleneck!


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