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Disclaimer: Not that there is any pleasant cross between those two.

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1 Apple stores meanwhile have mutated into an unpleasant cross between Starbucks and a downmarket daycare centre.

In California, the Apple stores also serve as a training school for young thieves and shoplifters...Just like every other retail establishment in that state.

It is only a matter of time before retail stores adopt the automat format to minimize precisely this type of thing.

Posted by: cxt217 at Monday, June 29 2020 02:47 AM (4i7w0)

2 I can't find the final disposition of the case where Apple had a customer arrested for shoplifting and banned from the store for life because his "easypay" purchase didn't go through, even though he was able to show them the incomplete purchase on his phone.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Monday, June 29 2020 04:33 AM (ZlYZd)

3 Apple already shares your clipboard between macOS and iOS if you have Handoff turned on.

Posted by: Matthew Dixon Cowles at Monday, June 29 2020 08:59 AM (irynM)

4 So if you need to cut and paste a password on your Mac, TikTok on your iPhone gets to see it as well.  Neat.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 29 2020 10:02 AM (PiXy!)

5 Not my Mac though, since I don't have an iPhone, or TikTok, or Handoff.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 29 2020 10:03 AM (PiXy!)

6 Rust's pattern matching statement has spoiled me, compared to the alternatives in all the other language I use. On the flip side, it has more footgun potential than I'd like in re: unreadable code.

Posted by: Jay at Monday, June 29 2020 12:17 PM (0jVI9)

7 Handoff is just a bad idea poorly implemented. I swear everyone involved in the "all-Apple ecosystem" is a single workaholic in his twenties, who's never had a kid borrow his phone or tablet to play games, never received a personal text message while sharing his screen with a co-worker, never been a power-user of any application that's deeper than an iPad app, etc, etc.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Monday, June 29 2020 02:26 PM (ZlYZd)

8 Jay, Crystal seems to do most of that too, though slightly more verbose since it's in the Algol family rather than the C family.  You can match against a list of values, a range type, or a regular expression.  It also has a nice syntax that makes the compiler check that you have explicitly matched every possible value.


Just waiting for it to reach 1.0...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 29 2020 03:35 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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