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I remember a time when it was 20 bitcoins to a dollar.

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Judging from the first time around, they give people just enough SDK to get started, and then develop the SDK in parallel with the community releasing products.

About two years ago they were telling people to unzip a file in their home directory and put arm-none-eabi-gcc in $PATH:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130416000246/http://developer.g...

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Dropbox for Linux runs just fine as a user-mode program.

Besides, Dropbox does much nastier stuff than look at your files; it bloody hooks into your shell (Finder/Explorer) and manipulates the icons. It could decide to replace an .exe icon with the icon for a Word Document, for example.

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Thought they just used icon overlays, much like all other status-icon shell extensions such as version control (TortoiseSVN). Not exactly some low level windows hack, it's a plugin system in Explorer. I probably have five or six such icon overlay extensions on my machine.

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This is more targeted for people who have an enterprise domain (Google Apps for Work, Blackberry, Citrix, etc.)

That said, if you want to create a separate profile for Uber or Line, you can already do so on Android 5.0 and above: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2865483?hl=en&ref_to...

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Please correct me if I am wrong but I thought this was for sharing your phone with someone else or sharing your phone between two or more Google accounts...

I think Facebook Messenger, Line, and the like will still have access to all permissions even if you switch to a different user and install the apps there...

That being said, guest mode is really nice on my nexus 5 so my curious friends on iPhone can log in to their google account on my phone as a guest and test drive android.

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I think the idea is, you create a dedicated "sandbox" account, install apps in it that you don't trust that want access to calendar, contacts, text messages, etc., and then don't put any real data of those kinds in the account. So, they still have permission to see those things, but they don't see anything when they look.

Note, I have not looked deeply, so maybe it doesn't work like I said. I would not expect multitasking to be very seamless with this method. Also, I know there are some permissions that have "cross-user" abilities, so maybe there is still a way to accidentally allow an app to access your real data.

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In California, people call themselves "Software Engineers" all willy-nilly (even if they haven't graduated from high school) because the term isn't regulated down here.

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Has anyone actually tried submitting a patch that implements it yet?

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/highlightjs/UVJaQcQNC1c/1C6U...

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TBH, I'd be okay with that if the prices were reasonable and the base room fee was adjusted accordingly.

Hotel Wi-Fi is annoying, slow, AND expensive.

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If the OP finds that knowing how to use IRC correlates well with the kind of people that the OP wants to hire, then I think it is reasonable to OP to test for basic IRC skills in their hiring process. For example, maybe IRC is the preferred communication medium during an emergency at OP's company, because it is more reliable than email or Skype when a data center goes down.

But as a general practice, I don't see why this would be more beneficial than presenting a candidate with a rotary telephone and telling them to make a phone call with it.

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> presenting a candidate with a rotary telephone and telling them to make a phone call with it.

I felt terribly old the other day, as one of my younger co-workers overhead a conversation where rotary telephones were mentioned and turned around to ask us "what is a rotary telephone?"

Then again, I don't think my 6 year old son has actually seen a wired telephone yet (we do have a land line, but it's wireless too) before, so I'm sure said co-worker will get the pleasure of feeling old soon enough.

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So if they wanted to be a contender again, this is how they could do it:

- Buy all the good "Web 2.0" startups. They could get substantially all of them for less than they'd have to pay for Facebook.

- Put them all in a building in Silicon Valley, surrounded by lead shielding to protect them from any contact with Redmond.

I feel safe suggesting this, because they'd never do it.

I can't help but think that Microsoft has had quite a few acquisitions as of late, though. Minecraft (gaming), Acompli (mobile email), Sunrise (mobile calendar), and probably others.

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Microsoft has been acquiring aprox. 1 company every two months for the last 28 years...

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I'm sad that I feel the only way to get a handle on my photos is to put them in Facebook or Flickr. For example, there was the OpenPhoto kickstarter, but even though the code is open source, their hosted service (since renamed to Trovebox) is shutting down next month.

There's also Origami, where the team and product were split in an acquihire/aquire under eFamily.com.

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