Swift: Converting String to Double

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Converting a string to double is easy in Swift. (swiftString as NSString).doubleValue does the trick. The following example just works fine But if you are using a *’thousand separator’ in your string, things are getting messy … Or if you are using a comma instead of »

CUPSLauncher OS X

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CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for OS X® and other UNIX®-like operating systems. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to support printing to local and network printers. CUPS stands for “Common Unix Printing System” and on OS »

Microsoft's New Decade

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A lot of people think that I hate Microsoft and often those people are trying to convince me how great, and excellent Microsoft is. There is no need to convince me. Microsoft is still building fantastic products. Until today neither Google Docs nor open source products, »

How-to Steer Online Behavioral Advertising

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Tomorrow Facebook will change its privacy policy and at least in Germany you can read today tremendously ridiculous articles in newspapers. You can read the details here. Most articles are not explaining what will happen, but are only stating that people should either leave Facebook instantly »