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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:We'll see (448 comments)

Thanks for remembering the details better than I did. I still wonder though what Apple plans to do if India or some other country says the same thing and requires access in order to do business in the country.

13 hours ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Barlo_Mung_42 We'll see (448 comments)

Blackberry used to be secure until they wanted to sell phones in India and the Indian government demanded a backdoor in order for them to sell phones there.
Will India now also refuse the sale of iOS8?

yesterday
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Flash and Silverlight (59 comments)

Windows doesn't force you to have flash or Silverlight installed. I've been happy running without them for a while now. Also, you're wrong about computers being replaced by phones and tablets. Most people supplement their computer with a tablet or phone but they still use a computer.

yesterday
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Haters gonna hate (534 comments)

I'm with you only I really like my Surface 2. Does everything I need when I'm on the go and has been the best travel device I've ever had.
Also, don't fear the hate. Slashdot can be a rough place for we hardy few who are here and like Windows but that's no reason to post anonymously; embrace the hate as it only makes us stronger. (Also, there's more of us here than you might think)

2 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Barlo_Mung_42 Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (534 comments)

I could go either way. I think though as long as it doesn't require a third party tool it's "native" just not "out-of-the-box".
It is used natively though, just not in a way you may like. When the security warning pops up and the screen dims a bit that's actually a different desktop environment.

2 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (534 comments)

Interesting fact but this isn't new to Windows either. Win2k and maybe even earlier had native multidesktop support. They just didn't ship a default front end for it but they've had a free tool available for years that let you set it up.

2 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:The protruding lens was a mistake (419 comments)

If they'd just made it as thick as the camera it still would have been thin enough and they may have been room to add a bit more battery juice.
Classic crApple form over function BS.

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

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

I think they're already ahead of Apple with they're universal apps. It's nice that if I pay for an app for my phone I get it for Win8 too. iOS and OSX still seem a long ways apart in many ways.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Agrees To Contempt Order So It Can Appeal Email Privacy Case

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:About Time (122 comments)

Regardless, MS just wants this clearly spelled out so people know what the rules are and that they'll be the same rules for Google, Amazon, Apple etc.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Barlo_Mung_42 I'm not a watch person (471 comments)

I don't like having things on my wrist and I don't mind taking my phone out of my packet to check the time.
I'm certainly not going to pay $350+ for one that has to be charged at least once a day.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Agrees To Contempt Order So It Can Appeal Email Privacy Case

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:About Time (122 comments)

They know they won't win. I think MS is trying to force a clear judgment so everyone going forward knows what the rules are. My understanding is that they don't have a good case because the person in the case is a US citizen. If I commit a crime and the evidence is in a Hilton hotel room in the UK nobody expects Hilton to hold onto that evidence just because it happened to be in one of their hotels outside the US.
So I think the concern by other countries is over done. In this case it's a US citizen and a US company. But MS wants that clearly spelled out to reassure people.

about a week ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Barlo_Mung_42 Apple catalyst (730 comments)

I'll never use Apple Pay but I hope it takes off any way so a lot more stores will upgrade their readers which in turn I hope will cause the credit card companies to issue more secure cards.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:C++03 had one that was corrected in C++11. (729 comments)

I work in a shared code environment. Visual Studio has no issue with nested templates without the space. But I still have to add the space so my Mac friends down the hall stay happy.

about two weeks ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

Barlo_Mung_42 I miss the BSOD (169 comments)

I'd rather get some cryptic information about stop codes or an error message than a condescending sad face accompanied by a reboot request. At least I can look up the code and get a ballpark idea what the issue is without firing up windbg.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Seagate failures (316 comments)

I've had bad luck with using USB drives for backup in general. Two seagates and two Toshiba drives died before I got a synology unit. It's been rock solid so far.

about three weeks ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Barlo_Mung_42 Star Trek (506 comments)

If there's one lesson I learned from Star Trek it's that you always, ALWAYS, include a manual override.

about three weeks ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

Microsoft has less leverage with the OEMs than ever. You can get crapware free systems from the Microsoft store. They all come configured by MS without the crapware.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Barlo_Mung_42 The small players always lose out (275 comments)

I get 5TB of storage with my Office 365 accounts which is way more than I really need. There's just no point in paying for another service like Dropbox anymore.

about three weeks ago

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