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I've spent the last three weeks trying to track down a connectivity problem, and it seems like we're no closer to resolving it than we were when I started. Our software was working great until the beginning of February, and then it suddenly started failing. The symptoms are (and have always been) that the software fires up multiple threads, and each thread is assigned an equal number of items to fetch via a web service. We expect an occasional request failure, and have written code to accommodate this in the form of a user-specified number of retries before terminating the app (the first thread that reaches the retry threshold terminates the app).
After running for a bit, the app starts getting consecutive failures on all threads. This might sound like a memory problem, but remember, up until February, it worked great. The length of time before the failures start is almost always different. To troubleshoot this, we even set up our own "remote" server and web service to return the same amount of data (500k records), which proved our app was working as intended.
I think our primary road block is that nobody wants to do as much work as we have in order to help us track it down. In other words, it's a typical federal government cluster-f*ck.
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have no control or even input regarding what software the Air Force uses. We also can't use USB devices of any kind, and we don't even have dvd drives in our systems. We also can't download anything from the internet, or install software.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
That sounds like an even better excuse to go fishing or barhopping, or something.
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It'll browse the web, read PDF and epub, run LibreOffice, VS, email, Corel PaintShop Pro X9 ... everything I've thrown at it.
Gripes after two years? The magnetic keyboard connectors have bent, so I don't use the keyboard any more, and the pen was a waste of space. Oh, and it was too big to comfortably run Android as it felt like a preschool tablet with icons that big!
I'd say the Air will do everything that does, and more.
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They have both made me very happy -- the fact that they're not crippled by phone OSes and their USB ports are pretty big contributors to that.
I can't say enough good about them.
The bad (for the 10.1 inch, which I tend to be less gentle with) is that the screens break bloody easily -- I've had to replace it twice (at a cost of about a tenner, from ebay), because a single (biggish) crack stops touch working altogether.
But if you're not as physically abusive to your gadgets as I am (or if you don't have nightmares about fixing hardware), I'm sure you'll be much happier with it than you would be with an android or apple equivalent.
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