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The first two words of the article are "In 2012" and I think that carries over to the paragraph you quoted.

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Well, I would have expected to see "(2012)" in the summary on HN, then. But, yeah, I missed that.

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What are the chances Apple will pull your app if you start accessing these web services from an Android app?

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Yesterday I'd have said 110%, but I dunno... I'm getting this dreamy feeling that something wonderfully developer-friendly might be going on here. Not to mention owning that infrastructure that let folks also -run- back Android apps seems like it'd have value in itself, beyond just the dev PR.

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From the flash message on: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documenta...

"Apple is supplying this information to help you plan for the adoption of the technologies and programming interfaces described herein for use on Apple-branded products. "

'for use on Apple-branded products.'

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I think think they will do anything to prevent that. I mean, it's made for the web, so it's technically made for every device from every provider.

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0% It would kill any chance of adoption in favor of parse or firebase.

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You can get the subscription fee waived if you join the LDS Church.

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/create-free-account-familys...

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How do they verify you're LDS?

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They ask the Church's servers.

The Church is meticulous about good record keeping (which is what makes them so good at genealogy in the first place), and every official member of the LDS church has a unique member identification number, used for things like tracking donations, ordinance records, and, of course, genealogy. Nowadays, the vast majority of these records are digitized and you can access them online through Church-owned-and-operated websites. If you happen not to be in the system yet (maybe you were baptized in the jungles of New Guinea and have only just made it back to civilization), it's pretty simple to meet up with a bishop or clerk who can verify your paper records and tell you what your membership number is, which will let you set up an account on Church websites.

So, to summarize, the Church knows who its members are, and knows how to associate them with online identities. When one of them wants free access to Ancestry.com, it's basically the same process as "Sign in with Google" and such- you tell Ancestry that you're LDS, Ancestry asks the Church's servers if you're telling the truth, and the Church's authentication system teels Ancestry to let you in.

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You ask the membership clerk of your ward for your membership number, which you use to upgrade your familysearch.org account to an LDS account. Then ancestry.com uses OAuth to get access to your familysearch account.

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Sounds like a pretty steep price, eternal damnation for $240 :P

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The website upgrade is free if you bought it this year, and it's only $24.99 if you bought it before 2013. Isn't that a little cheaper?

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Amazon now has Cloud Player Premium[1], which is very similar to iTunes Match.

"Import your music collection - even music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs. All imported songs we match are instantly made available in Cloud Player and upgraded to high-quality 256 Kbps audio."

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011

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exactly. which means i need to rip everything. i dont. amazon should just take my cds and give me mp3s.

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It's more likely UpNext's data.

http://gigaom.com/2012/07/02/exclusive-amazon-buys-3d-mappin...

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It looks like this is affecting iTunes Match, possibly. I have two tracks just sitting there, waiting to upload and running lsof -i shows iTunes with a connection to an AWS machine.

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Wild speculation: PassBook heralds NFC in the new iPhone, but since Apple doesn't want to reveal anything about new hardware at WWDC, they left out anything that would give that away.

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When I solved it, the program just stopped running.

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My browser crashes presumably because I use 'while true'. Chrome Version 19.0.1084.52

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It looks like his changes appear in the game window without rebuilding the program. Is that what everyone else is seeing? Is this a technique I should know about?

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Hotswap bug fixing is the Java term for it. .NET calls it Edit and Continue. Much the same thing has existed in Smalltalk and Lisp etc. for much longer.

It's particularly well suited for things like a game loop or a server, because it works best (or rather usually, only) when the code you're editing is not on the stack.

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Are you still limited to method bodies? It seems reasonable that the method signatures and object layouts couldn't be modified because that would invalidate a lot of code already in memory and that may already be optimized.

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See JRebel mentioned by the other poster for more dramatic modification.

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It's basically edit and continue in debug mode.

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He is using JRebel i guess.

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