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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

Wingsy Re:Article is false and misleading (115 comments)

This is Slashdot. A false and misleading article is as good as the truth.

about a month ago

Report: 99 Percent of New Mobile Threats Target Android

Wingsy Re:Market Share (269 comments)

About time someone spoke up to correct that myth.

about 4 months ago

In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

Wingsy Question Answered (156 comments)

To answer the question, yes, they are equal. They are both pretty much worthless.

Kinda like this comment.

about 6 months ago

Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

Wingsy Re:You got it buddy! (348 comments)

No, not in the slightest.

But I'm curious, what weapons? Those on the USS Yorktown?

about 6 months ago

Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

Wingsy Re:You got it buddy! (348 comments)

You should have bought 1000 shares like I did. As of today it's value is 1200% higher than the day I bought it. That pisses you off, doesn't it?

about 6 months ago

Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

Wingsy Come To Me, Global Warming (846 comments)

I sure would appreciate some of that Global Warming around here. Can't get above 50F no matter what.

about 8 months ago

Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

Wingsy Re:Unlikely (375 comments)

What's "unlikely" about this is the battery. That's where my BS alarms went off. They say it's 30 times smaller than today's current batteries and charges 1000 times faster. If they had that then THAT would be the headlines, not a scuba mask that creates oxygen out of thin water.

about 7 months ago

Ford Engineers Test 'Predictive Logic' To Improve Cruise Control

Wingsy Re:While they're at it: Integrate with tow/haul mo (112 comments)

Maybe you should try a Dodge truck. My Charger downshifts without me doing anything if idle throttle results in not enough braking force down a grade. It always holds the speed to +/- 1mph. It also has adaptive cruise - the one option I appreciate the most, times 10. It really shines on a rainy night, when the guy in front hits his brakes enough to light the brake lights but not enough to slow his speed. It doesn't slow down unless he really does slow down, and without it I'd be tapping my brakes whenever I see his light up. And it's collision warning has saved me once from a fender bender, or maybe worse. I can't say enough about the software in my Charger; everything it does is just what I'd want it to do.

about 9 months ago

Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

Wingsy OMG, No! Not Ford! (207 comments)

I won't sit in a Ford with the engine running, and in the future it seems I won't get on the highway with Ford's self driving cars on the road. I'm terrified that there's going to be some leftover Microsoft code in there somewhere (i.e., from Sync).

about 9 months ago

Over 20% of Online Black Friday Sales Came From Mobile Devices

Wingsy Re:Probably not accurate (201 comments)

Man, you guys are just trying way too hard.

about 9 months ago

Researchers Show Apple Can Read iMessages

Wingsy Re:Terrible summary (124 comments)

"The only facts are that Apple can read iMessages, and that this was always well known and obvious."

Well, except that they can't, and never did.

Now I'm sure you will choose not to believe this, but think for a minute ... just how much trouble do you think Apple would be in if they are lying about this and get caught at it? Not even a stupid company would take such a chance, and Apple ain't stupid.

about a year ago

Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

Wingsy Re:This (734 comments)

You obviously don't have children.

Please take my advice: don't.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Wingsy Re:Yes (488 comments)

That's hittin the nail on the head.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Wingsy Re:Actually faster... (488 comments)

Same here with my 4S, seems faster and more responsive. Maybe it's just due to my expectations but it certainly isn't slower.

about a year ago

Can the iPhone Popularize Fingerprint Readers?

Wingsy Re:To be honest (356 comments)

No, you don't swipe. You just place your finger over it and it's done. It also can read in any orientation. You can "record" up to 5 fingerprints.

1 year,3 days

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

Wingsy Re:Fingerprint database, anyone? (773 comments)

So what if they find fingerprints all over it? How do they go from there to creating a 3-D version of your print? The fingerprint scanner reads the ridges & valleys of your print from beneath the skin, so you won't be able to easily fool it. And, I've read that Authentec's patents (now Apple's patents) also include the ability to detect living tissue, so if that's in there too it would make it really hard to do.

And speed? You can doubt it will be fast, but a slow reader isn't something that I think Apple would ship. After all, they have a 64-bit fast processor that has nothing to do at the time but verify the print.

As for it being useful, about all it will get you right now is to unlock your phone and make purchases. That to me is useful enough (except now that I won't have to enter my password for every purchase I will risk eventually forgetting it), in the future it may be considerably more useful.

1 year,5 days

The iPhone 5S Hasn't Been Officially Announced, Already Has Line

Wingsy Re:reality show rejects (181 comments)

A UI refinement of iOS 6? Yes, there's that, plus 1500 new APIs.

And no, no great leaps in CPU or battery, but there is one thing: a fingerprint sensor that isn't your run-of-the-mill print reader. We'll know tomorrow, but from what I've read of Authentec's patents (now Apple's patents) this one should actually work quite well and be very hard to fool.

(And BTW, this slightly larger screen appeared a year ago in the iPhone 5.)

1 year,6 days

Samsung's Smart Watch Coming September 4th, Without Flexible OLED Screen

Wingsy Re:What's with the negative attitude? (89 comments)

What's the goal of any tech company? To make money. How do they do that? They sell widgets.

You'd think that if you sold the most widgets then you'd make the most money, but that's not what's happening. So the "winner" isn't the one who sells the most but the one who is more successful in the company's prime directive: To Make Money.

Another thing. You say "get it out before Apple gets the same functionality to the public", but I'll guarantee that if you actually used both products for a bit, you'll be amazed at how the same functionality could possibly be so different.

1 year,17 days


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