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

rainwater Not Hacked? (191 comments)

Technically it wasn't hacked but Apple's poor security practices for password resets is what led to user's accounts to be compromised.

about 3 months ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

rainwater Re:The mystery is... (56 comments)

It was probably hard to find a super computer in 1876.

about 8 months ago
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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

rainwater Re:Holy 2005, Batman! (162 comments)

They can compete by offering better revenue for more high quality content. If you read the article, they are not trying to build a "Youtube". It is more like Hulu for web only videos.

about 9 months ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

rainwater Not Always (179 comments)

I switched to Android and disabled iMessage before switching. Even though I did that, iMessage wasn't disabled and I wasn't able to receive messages for days from iPhone users. It is not always a user error.

about 10 months ago
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CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

rainwater Re:Where's the outrage?! (255 comments)

The warranty violation is unlocking the bootloader which this app requires (and is done by the companion app).

1 year,21 days
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

rainwater Re:Google Maps Flaw... (311 comments)

To be fair, it probably didn't take working with the attorney general and putting this story out in the press to get Google to fix it. That is the difference.

about a year ago
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Apple Hides Samsung Apology So It Can't Be Seen Without Scrolling

rainwater Re:who cares (743 comments)

Obviously the courts care since they are the ones that mandated Apple provide this info on their site.

more than 2 years ago
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Motorola Seeks Ban On Macs, iPads, and iPhones

rainwater Re:Google, Apple (446 comments)

Companies like Apple feel like the only way to maintain is to stifle the competition not to keep innovating.

about 2 years ago
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Android Source Code Gone For Good?

rainwater Re:Incorrect (362 comments)

The SDK is not an OS. The SDK is released ahead a time so that developers can update their apps. Everything about this article is wrong as Jean-Baptiste Queru has already announced the source is coming as soon as the device is released and the OS is out.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Source Code Gone For Good?

rainwater Incorrect (362 comments)

> "Now that ICS is out" Wow. What has happened to Slashdot? ICS is not out. The first device, the Galaxy Nexus, doesn't get released until next month. And Google did announce ASOP would be released once it is released to the first ICS devices. Basically, everything posted was incorrect. Nice try though

more than 3 years ago
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The Downide of Your ISP Turning to Gmail

rainwater Re:PATRIOT ACT ring any bells? (266 comments)

If you let Google run your email for you, they will be subject at any moment to forwarding all copies of your email to any government agent that asks for it.

How does this make Google different than any other ISP. ISP's have no special protection from a warrant that Google doesn't have.

more than 7 years ago

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