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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

93 Escort Wagon I realize Tim Cook is now the face of Apple (164 comments)

And Charlie Rose isn't a techie. But if you want to really convince the Slashdot audience, it'd be better to have a high-level engineer answering these questions than a guy who's skill is managing the inventory supply chain.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

93 Escort Wagon Re:I think Apple (288 comments)

should have made it permanent and not removable, because fuck those whiners.

Yes - make it a mandatory download! In FLAC!

yesterday
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I think next winter will be:

93 Escort Wagon I'm on the west coast, and El Niño is buildin (111 comments)

So it's reasonably likely those of us who live in Washington state will see a drier and somewhat milder than usual winter.

California, on the other hand, will get hosed - but I suspect they'll be happy about it.

yesterday
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

93 Escort Wagon Re:Comcast says this never happened. (405 comments)

I'm a Comcast customer and occasionally a Tor user. I've never had an issue, nor have I ever been contacted by Comcast about it.

This story smells made up.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

93 Escort Wagon Wow (596 comments)

I take it all the world's real problems got solved over the past few days? I must've missed it. I would've expected CNN to report on it...

Seriously, get a grip.

2 days ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

93 Escort Wagon Re:How is that even possible? (248 comments)

That's the thing. This initiative probably won't help track down hard core terrorists or most pedophiles, unless they're also complete idiots. But that 15-year-old that just grabbed a copy of Kung Fu Panda off the Pirate Bay is screwed for life.

2 days ago
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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again

93 Escort Wagon Re:optimistic vision of a future (96 comments)

Obviously created by a man whose "optimistic vision of a future" includes women wearing mini skirts and gogo boots.

"I think I'm going to like History."

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

93 Escort Wagon Re:Old News (870 comments)

This argument has been around at least since the time of Socrates.

3 days ago
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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

93 Escort Wagon We'll of course it will (33 comments)

Many robots have arms - the OS needs to be able to control their processes.

3 days ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

93 Escort Wagon Re:power consumption? (207 comments)

Who cares about performance anymore.

The people who own the phone that does better on the benchmarks, that's who.

4 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

93 Escort Wagon Good timing (245 comments)

Munich may be looking to pick up a bunch of Windows licenses on the cheap...

4 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

93 Escort Wagon Re:Oversimplification vs. overcomplication (352 comments)

I'll believe it when I actually see it. What I really expect to see is the following - six different products named like this:

- Windows
- Windows
- Windows
- Windows
- Windows
- Windows

But "Windows" only lets you run three programs at once. If you want more, you'll need to buy an upgrade to "Windows" - but that won't join an AD domain. Therefore office workers will want to purchase Windows, which can participate in AD. However if you want all the bells and whistles, the one you'll want to buy is Windows.

That's all clear, right?

5 days ago
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Mining iPhones and iCloud For Data With Forensic Tools

93 Escort Wagon Re:No no no... (85 comments)

Given the exploit requires the installation of a jailbreak, it's not actually going to work unless you already have the user's security code - the device needs to be unlocked in order to install the jailbreak.

I do think Apple was a bit disingenuous regarding the "bad passwords" used by celebrities, given the iBrute tool apparently was able to keep trying different passwords against Find My iPhone without any sort of delay - a shortcoming Apple apparently fixed a few days back.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

93 Escort Wagon That's nothing (404 comments)

For this upcoming Super Bowl, the big halftime event is going to be a heavily choreographed number with all of the participating players dancing around, clicking their Surface keyboards onto and off of the devices.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

93 Escort Wagon Re:Or, Apple could be fearful of comoditization (404 comments)

The last thing Apple wants is for any tablet to be identified as and referred to as an iPad.

Such as when a live-mic'ed coach on the sideline picks up one of the Surface tablets, mutters an expletive, and says "why is this f*cking iPad so f*ckin' heavy?"

5 days ago
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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

93 Escort Wagon So... (184 comments)

What's the problem?

about a week ago

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Google patches Android against OpenSSL MITM vulnerability

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  about 3 months ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Google is releasing Android 4.4.4 for certain Nexus phones and tablets. While some users hoping for a new Android release at I/O may be disappointed by the timing of this new KitKat release, it is important update since it is primarily addressing CVE-2014-0224, a significant OpenSSL man in the middle vulnerability discovered recently."
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Remote Root Exploit in Kindle Touch

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "This week's SANS Consensus Security Vulnerability email reports there's a remote root exploit on the Kindle Touch, thanks to its NPAPI support, served with a side of full root privileges.

NPAPI support was newly introduced on the Touch with software update 5.1.0. I don't own a Kindle Touch, but if it's anything like my Kindle 3 — I can't imagine too many people are using its web browser. But still..."
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iGoogle going away in 2013

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Users of iGoogle are now receiving notices that iGoogle is being shut down on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.

I remember when Google seemed to be all about offering tools people might find useful, regardless of their money-making potential; but it appears they're now proceeding pell-mell down the track of killing projects they can't monetize."

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When Stallman speaks, you'd better have Pepsi on h

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Some Slashdotters adore Richard Stallman, while others revile him — but we all can agree he's an interesting character. If you're thinking about bringing RMS in for a talk, though, there's a lot to be considered — literally. And you'd better not use the term "open source" or use a penguin in the promotional materials!"
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Netflix does about-face, decides to keep profiles

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Fresh from my Inbox:

We Are Keeping Netflix Profiles

You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.

We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you.

-Your friends at Netflix"

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