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For sale on Swappa: a gently-used NNW080 Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile) for $225. Buy safely on Swappa and save time and money.
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64-bit iPhone

Since everyone seems to have an opinion about the iPhone 5s having a 64-bit processor, here's mine.

In the immediate future, this will make zero difference for consumers. Applications that ship today will continue to be compiled as 32-bit, so that they can run on all the other iOS devices as well. Since the iPhone 5s is likely to be faster than all those other iOS devices as well, there's little point right not optimizing an application for the iPhone 5s, everything that runs well enough on an iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c will run well enough on an iPhone 5s as well. Optimize for the low end, and the high end will take care if itself.

In the medium term, there will come a moment in time when all supported iOS devices have 64-bit support, with Apple dropping support for 32-bit devices. At that point, the iPhone 5s will be the oldest supported iOS devices, and the iPhone 5c won't be supported any more. Indirectly, that means that the iPhone 5s will have a longer useful life than the iPhone 5c, and since the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit is qualitative and not quantitative, it's possible that the useful life of an iPhone 5s will be more than one year longer than that of the iPhone 5c. Users who care about how long they can keep their phones before being forced to replace them because of obsolescence could consider the more expensive iPhone 5s over an iPhone 5c on this point alone, regardless of the other differences.

Finally, 64-bit support in the iPhone 5s is a great stepping stone for developers. Even though deploying 64-bit-only applications might not be practical for another few years, it's never too early to make sure that code compiles for 64-bit targets and passes all the unit tests, to run microbenchmarks, and maybe even for some dogfooding. In the long term, I can't rule out that Apple would remove 32-bit support entirely and would therefore mandate 64-bit applications, and it's probably easier to get ready on an ongoing basis than to go through a 64-bit fire drill many years down the road.
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Formerly known as Decoration Day,  #MemorialDay  is a time of solemn remembrance and honor for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice to protect America's liberty and way of life.

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    Systems Engineer, 2011 - present
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Great food and killer margaritas! 2 for 1 on Mondays
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The pizza was a bit great, but the crust was great. Decent beer selection. Nice upstairs lounge for private events (and it was free).
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
It's clean for an older hotel. I wish they wouldn't let people smoke right by the door.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The room was very clean and, despite being an airport hotel, I couldn't here Amy air traffic. WiFi is free and not terribly slow. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, but my favorite flavor is free. At the time we stayed, the parking lot was a solid sheet of ice. I get that Nashville doesn't see sub-freezing temperatures often, but would it kill them to keep a hundred pounds of ice melt on hand?
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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Great atmosphere, excellent beer selection, down to earth service, and best of all...awesome munchies!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The menu was good, although it hasn't changed in many years. The prices are way low ($22 filet and $70 bottle of Silver Oak cab!), and the food was delicious. Ask for Greg, as he was a very attentive server. My only issue was the renovation, and that should be finished soon. I will definitely come back.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I really dig this place. It happens to be right around the corner from us, and there are specials every weeknight. Wednesdays (as of this review), they have cheap draft beer AND kids eat free. That's a win/win for any father. Bring some quarters for Pac Man/Galaga, pinball and Megatouch.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago