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Comment Opposite reaction (Score 1) 345

Actually if Apple decides to put some sort of back door on iPhones just because some stupid USA law I for one will never again buy an apple product, I would prefer my devices to be backdoor free and since I don't live in the USA I see no reason why I should buy something that can affect my privacy just because some paranoid government can only provide security by spying on their citizens

Comment Moronic to say the least (Score 1) 602

For what I can tell, the only difference when changing the speed limits, that is, reducing the the general speed of vehicles does not lead to fewer crashes, only less fatal ones. Of course that is a good thing, but I think the idea is to actually have less accidents, and removing guidance seems to do quite the opposite.

Comment Re:Ummm .... duh? (Score 1) 184

I do agree with what you and others says, I use IMDB for trying to "measure" a movie, but as with most things this is about personal preferences, taste, if you like. Not every people will find a certain movie good or bad, no matter what critics says. The same goes for almost everything, I can safely assume that everyone likes cheese but that is not true, but if we put a rating to that it may come up with a 9 out of 10 or maybe more. But that does not mean everybody should buy it and eat it, it just means a lot of people like it, you have to try it for yourself to see if YOU like it. I thinks the same happens with movie ratings, they're a guide, but no matter what people say about it, you still have to watch it to see if you like it or not. The rating can be a good indicator, but until you actually watch the movie, you just wouldn't know.

Comment Re:An effort to avoid tariffs in Brazil (Score 1) 148

They may have made some kind of arrangement with the government. I live in Argentina and the gvmnt stopped the import for most of Apple products, this may include even the iPhone 5, because of the opening of a Samsung assembly plant, according to the rumors. I don't think the idea of an arrangement of that kind in Brazil to be too weird.

Comment Re:Surprise (Score 1) 290

I agree mostly on what you say about OS diversity, if, let's say hypotetically 30% of people use Windows, 30% some Linux flavor, 30% Mac, 10% other OS, it will be quite harder to determine which system to target. Today is faily simple, if I want a bot-net I will focus on Windows and IE, because I have about a 80%~90% of the systems at my disposal. Also, Windows desperately needs to restrict User access and make BIG ANNOYING WARNINGS when you are connected as Admin. Most people I know that uses windows are always logged on as admins, because it seems they install/remove drivers, applications and so on all the time I think this is the biggest problem of Windows now a day (and that somehow it self-destructs given enough time)

Comment Re:dumb summary again (Score 1) 353

I don't know how this works in the US (in terms of legal matters), but I live in Argentina, and we have a sort of protection against abusive service contracts (the pre-accorded contracts service providers use that you can't negotiate). So, if you sign a contract in which you can't modify a clause by negotiation you can sue if you think it is abusive, then it's up to a judge and lawyers to determine if you are right or wrong. In this case, the EULA is a kind of pre-accorded contract that you can't negotiate, so I think there must be some kind of laws protecting the people from accepting something that is abusive, and as you point, after you paid $500 to find out you don't agree to their policies.

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