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Possibly, but certainly less so than Bush, Reagan, Nixon, or even Clinton.The NSA spying programs were once so bad Congess defunded them: Echelon, TIA (Total Information Awareness), Topsail, TIA (Terrorist Information Awareness), etc.Whatever program was nixed got resurrected under one or more different names, and this has been going on for decades by now.To blame Obama or even democrats for this is just froth-at-the-moth Fox-News-Watching-Teapublican mindset, but utterly...
If the NSA hacks OS X' software update mechanism, any number of developers may use the wrong/hacked XCode, maybe even inside Apple, and all potentially without knowing.Then, "the agency" is known to use companies as fronts for all sorts of activities, and they have plenty of funds: so they can fund/buy/bribe/coerce/blackmail any number of companies or individual developers of popular apps.So provides Apple's iOS team isn't compromised, do not install any third party app if...
I don't get the pricing: yes, luxury watches go for 5-figures, but these are heirloom pieces, mechanical, as up-to-date in 100 years as now. AppleWatch? Next model in a year, a new model a year after that, etc. and no more software updates after 3-4 years. So who in their right mind other than some Sheik in Saudi Arabia who uses 100 Dollar bills to kindle a fire in their Skilodge built inside an artificial, climate controlled mountain in the midst of the desert would...
Just what we need: more morons thundering down the slopes, music blaring, not hearing things around them, be it "attention" calls or screams for help. Skiing/boarding with headphones should be just as illegal as driving with headphones. If skiing/boarding isn't entertaining and fun enough without music, you should stay off the damn mountain; at least for the rest of us we'd get back a little nature and would feel a little less like on an ant hill.
Apple's photo strategy is horrendous. Photos.app is a massively improved iPhoto.app. The strategy is like improving iMovie and getting rid of FinalCut, or improving GarageBand and dropping Logic, etc. The entire platform becomes invalidated if there is nothing to grow into. If I start projects with GarageBand I can expand into Logic. When I had an iPhoto library, I could migrate it to Aperture. If I have a Photos library, I'm stuck in a dead end of entry-level photo...
No real savings, extra bulk, tied to a carrier, and still no GPS. Bargain... ...not.
Adobe and Macromedia code is so horrible that even inside Microsoft they use it as a standard to define bad code. Adobe should be the place where Apple engineers fired for sub-par performance try to find refuge, not the place from which Apple hires "talent". Worse is that Apple drives customers into the arms of Adobe by abandoning Aperture. The thought of using Photos or Lightroom and giving up Aperture makes my stomach curl for different reasons. I hope Apple reconsiders...
I wouldn't call ebay's fee structure ethical: when the facilitator make more than the person providing the goods, when fees are double and triple dipping on the same transaction, then all I see is a lack of competition, not ethics...
People don't get it: NOBODY ports anything to a CPU except the OS and compiler engineers. The OS (Darwin) and the compilers for ARM are already finished otherwise there were no iOS software. Apple's MACH/BSD kernel in Darwin always is and always has remained multi-architecture. It doesn't matter if it's PPC, x86, x86-64, ARM-32 or ARM-64. In essence: OS X for ARM is but a recompilation for Apple, plus a few device drivers, if they run it on hardware using...
Who cares if a child will die? This bringing up children is the lowest of the low emotional blackmailing techniques. THOUSANDS of children die each day of hunger, are run over by drunk drivers, shot by guns, etc. We neither force a fairer system of economics, nor do we outlaw cars, alcohol, or guns. So: DOJ shut the **** up, you have any more the right to dig around in my brain extension device than you're allowed to feed me "truth serum" during interrogation. If you want...
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