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Comment Re:Very sad (Score 2) 148

I was with you up to the Fox News mouth-frothing. Actually, all of the conspiracy-theorists I know are all extremely left-leaning. Most of these nuts believe the government has been behind everything - those types are not typically conservatives, although there is a branch of the right wing that is just as crazy as their left-wing peers.

Comment Re:I think I found the problem (Score 1) 120

You'll recall that the phone in question was an older model with far less security than the phones they sell today. The particular tool being requested was essentially a new version of the firmware that would ignore the failed unlock attempt counter, installed via a maintenance path. It is said they are working to remove that, too.

Comment Re:"Unauthorized" repair (Score 1) 364

Ok, I have a counter-anecdote. I had one of those cheese-grater, dual-cpu, water-cooled Power Mac G5's. Loved it, very fast. One day I turned it on and got nothing, deader than a doornail. Took to the Apple Store. They looked at it for a bit and came back and told me it was unrepairable and would I accept a new Mac Pro for free instead? So, yes, I got a new, $2,000 computer when my 5-year-old G5 died because of a water leak. So. Check, your turn.

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