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dwineman
    Holy crap, this post is damning. “OpenSSL is not developed by a responsible team.” I retract all my past rage at Apple for deprecating it: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.os.openbsd.misc/211963
    dwineman
      @jaredsinclair That’s not the moment. The moment is when you can ask the AI to build you a smarter AI.
      dwineman
        Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case which could limit or even invalidate software patents. Here’s the (surprisingly readable) transcript: http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/13-298_869d.pdf (69-page PDF)
        dwineman
          Network Solutions hasn’t had a single good idea in 20 years. This exchange between @cabel and their support staff is amazing: https://twitter.com/netsolcares/status/449304651390025728
          dwineman
            Anything that’s in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary. Anything that’s invented between when you’re 15 and 35 is new and exciting and revolutionary. Anything invented after you’re 35 gets bought by an advertising company.
            dwineman
              @marc See also: every single webcomic
              dwineman
                @ancientbuho It does. Makes no sense at all.
                dwineman
                  The volume and brightness sliders in Control Center on iOS 7.1 have momentum. You can toss them, and they bounce. No other sliders in iOS do; just these. Okay.
                  dwineman
                    @seanhussey Noise level is reasonable: quiet fans, drive noise decently muted. It does have a sleep mode which is even quieter, and it stays connected. The software (web-based) is weirdly overdesigned and Windows-desktoppy, but otherwise fine. I'm happy.
                    dwineman
                      @seanhussey Also, make sure you buy NAS-ready drives. I'm using 3GB WD Reds.
                      dwineman
                        @seanhussey Oh! Yeah, it's been great. iTunes is iTunes, though, so you have to watch it and make sure it doesn't reset its media location back to ~/Music. (And make sure you always quit before you disconnect the NAS volume.) iPhoto/Aperture seem fine.
                        dwineman
                          @tonyskyday @cheesemaker My totally uninformed guess is that apps not built for CarPlay will get a generic audio control UI, like the one on the iOS lock screen. Other use of the in-dash touchscreen or accessing Siri will require partnership with Apple.
                          dwineman
                            @manton Yeah, true. I can think of very few things that seem appropriate, though. Navigation and audio players, and that’s about it. Even dictation-based messaging seems dangerous to me.
                            dwineman
                              @manton Right, but the model seems to be similar to Apple TV: no API available except through select partnerships. (I think it’s a safety concern — imagine Flappy Bird at 60mph.)
                              dwineman
                                @cheesemaker Sometimes I think Apple only grudgingly provides any APIs at all.
                                dwineman
                                  @swilliams …and I missed your joke, didn’t I. Been a long morning.
                                  dwineman
                                    @swilliams Yeah, but with support for only a handful of preselected third-party apps. I’m guessing Apple doesn’t want people flapping birds while driving.
                                    dwineman
                                      Pretty much a foregone conclusion that we won’t be seeing a CarPlay API in June, right?