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

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (191 comments)

If you think marking a U2 album as "purchased" across all users' accounts is comparable to cracking strong encryption or secretly stealing private keys from remote devices, you really have no business commenting on this.

about a month and a half ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Biggest concern is the data usage (323 comments)

And downloading purchased music is also off by default, as well as using cellular data plans to do it...so that's THREE settings your hypothetical user EXPLICITLY turned on to put them into that situation. And you somehow think it's Apple's fault?

about a month and a half ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

ObiWanKenblowme No it does not (323 comments)

Even if they only do it after the users explicitly turn on the feature to push music down to their phones, and then it still will only work over wifi unless the users explicitly turn on another feature to "download over cellular"? You really think they have no business doing exactly what the user has asked for?

about a month and a half ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (323 comments)

If a) I already knew you and had set up an arrangement to grant you access to my home to deliver books that I've purchased in the same manner, and b) you ONCE put a free book that you, the store owner (not the publisher), paid for as a promotion, then I would not be upset about it...EVEN IF it were not a book I wanted, because the solution would be to throw away/give away the book, and then my "problem" would be solved.

about a month and a half ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Not good enough (323 comments)

The MOST troubling part here is how disproportionally butthurt people seem to be over having a free album given to them. Also, spare me from having to read one more person prattle on about how their "curated" iTunes library has been harmed.

about a month and a half ago
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Nest Announces New Smart Home API

ObiWanKenblowme But will it work with HomeKit? (38 comments)

If it's compatible with the iOS framework then I'll probably cave and get one.

about 4 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

ObiWanKenblowme the basic blocks are still basic (355 comments)

If you actually looked at the kits, you'd see that yes, there are some specialized pieces, but the majority of the licensed kits are made with the same basic bricks as every other Lego kit.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Offers Refund To Stiffed Breaking Bad Season Pass Customers

ObiWanKenblowme Re:That's not a refund. (215 comments)

If there were rules on how many episodes constituted a "season", you might have had a valid point. Unfortunately for you and the validity of your rant, it varies from show to show, and even season to season.

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

I'm not sure if you're being willfully obtuse or not. AMC refers to and sells the 8 episodes as "Breaking Bad: Season 5". You can debate the merits of that all you wish, but are you seriously suggesting that Apple (or Amazon, or any other retailer) are being disingenuous for listing the product as "Season 5" and selling it as a single season?

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

Change their advertising...how, exactly? They're using the name of the product.

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

If AMC gives Apple a bundle of episodes to sell and calls it "Season 5", how would you reasonably expect Apple to advertise it? Would you expect other retailers to be similarly liable? Amazon is selling all 8 episodes of "Season 5" right now - does that make them liable if I bought their season pass option?

about a year ago
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Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

ObiWanKenblowme I can beat that (478 comments)

I can describe anywhere on earth in only 2 words: mostly harmless.

about a year ago
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Apple Renews Contract With Samsung Over A-Series Processors

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Samsung (101 comments)

Then where would Samsung turn to for their product designs?

about a year ago
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Florida Researchers Create Shortest Light Pulse Ever Recorded

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Video?!? (76 comments)

I don't want to sit through 68 attoseconds of video - is there a tl;dr version?

more than 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Patched Already? (429 comments)

I recommend not going to /. for advice when it comes to Macs and anti-virus software :)

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Character vs. actor (470 comments)

Spoiler alert: he doesn't actually create the AI. He creates self-replicating machines, which quickly evolve into a collective intelligence. Slightly different.

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Close but no cigar for the moment... (470 comments)

You and I clearly have differing opinions on what constitutes "great acting" if you think there was any of it in Babylon 5.

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Close but no cigar for the moment... (470 comments)

Voyager was, by far, the worst. I can go back and watch Enterprise again. Even enjoy a good many of them. But Voyager is just...just awful.

more than 2 years ago
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Candidate Gingrich Pushes a Moon Base, Other Space Initiatives

ObiWanKenblowme Re:What could a moonbase do? (602 comments)

Maybe the point of the ISS is in gaining the experience necessary to eventually build reliable, human-habitable space stations further away than low orbit? Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

more than 2 years ago

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