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elfig2012 said:A fine example off how crazy and complex the Ict world is!
seems to me that HP and other PC giants don’t have these keyboard issues....
As coincidence would have it I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday. I breached the subject of the Apple Watch and he was well aware of it. He told me the medical community is very interested in this development but that they want much more information on how it works, how accurate it is, etc. He also explained his take on the difference between FDA “clearance” and FDA “approval.” The operative word is treatment. If a device is going to be used to actually perform medical treatment, like say the insulin pumps some diabetics wear, that requires FDA approval. The portable EKG machine in his office does not perform medical treatment but is a diagnostic tool he uses and would only require FDA clearance that it works as designed.
Meanwhile I have read a couple of articles from critics who worry that this technology will cause too many false positives, cause more people to go to the emergency room which could affect the availability of prompt medical care for those who really do have a problem. That kinda makes sense I guess.
Then he proceeded to lecture me once more on losing weight and exercising more often. I’m trying, Doc, I’m trying, but that cheesecake is beckoning me.
Alex Lindsay, PixelCorp founder, formerly with LucasFilm and long time co-host of MacBreak weekly, owns one of these servers that was purchased in the exact time frame described by the Bloomberg article. According to his Twitter page he has had engineers examining the server for any signs of the chip allegedly installed by Chinese military personnel. Nothing found yet and precisely no one else has found said chips either, anywhere. No reports at all, from anybody.
The once mighty Intel. Who would have thought it would end like this. There's a great documentary on Prime about the beginnings of Silicon Valley and William Shockley, the inventor of the transistor. He founded Shockley Semiconductor which spawned Fairchild Semiconductor, which spawned Intel, founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. Moore and Noyce were recruited by Shockley when he started Shockley Semiconductor. A group of engineers that included Moore and Noyce left Shockley and started Fairchild Semiconductors. Later Moore and Noyce left Fairchild to start Intel.
bitmod said:Apple missed the mark completely on this... completely. They custom designed a Mac Pro for Pixar... what about the rest of us? FFS...
How many here would like to see Apple completely pull out of any country or region that has human rights issues? Wouldn't that mean a complete shutdown of the company, including in the United States? This is reality, people. You either work within the system or take your ball and go home. The true engines of change work within the system they have issues with. There is no hypocrisy here unless you have horse blinders on.
Only Apple would have its credit card scrutinized and tested in a lab followed by articles spreading across the Internet about how it is NOT pure titanium but ONLY 90% titanium. Oh the humanity! Another propaganda lie put out by Apple to deceive its users! The company is doomed! Call the call action lawyers! Titanium-gate is just getting started!
That even the techies are apparently ignorant of how metallurgy works means we have to have 500 word screeds about the subject is jaw dropping. It just gets funnier and funnier every day how Apple sits in the crosshairs of every swinging dick looking for clicks on their blogs.
And speaking of Apple in the crosshairs, have you read the Tech Crunch report and Rene Ritchie’s YouTube video revealing how Google’s zero-day team conveniently left out the fact that A: Android and Windows were also attacked by those websites and B: those websites were targeting a specific political and religious minority in China, namely the Uyghur muslims. Well fancy that, there was more to the story than Google’s team reported. It was all about Apple. It implied it was only iOS, period. But google has pledged to “do no wrong”. My old white ass. And that didn’t stop the tech press from pouncing on it and writing headlines like “Apple just gave 1.4 billion of its users a reason to quit the company”.
mjtomlin said:Good for Apple.
The importance of Google’s Project Zero cannot be overstated, but the handling of this issue was sloppy and irresponsible. It’s now obvious this was little more than a smear campaign against Apple as the issue was not only fixed in a timely manner 6 months ago, but singling out iOS as the only target was disingenuous when vulnerabilities in Windows and Android were exploited as well.
There is no way the Project Zero team did not know ALL the facts of this “attack” and it’s apparent that Google marketing must’ve stepped in and decided to publicly disclose only certain aspects to disparage iOS.