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indieshack said:Um - what? Signal will have been (or will be in the future) the recipient of a midnight knock at the door by someone holding a court order to provide them access to the encryption. Personally I couldn’t care less since I don’t do anything interesting (or dodgy) in my spare time, but no one should be under the illusion that this is completely impenetrable.
wemclaughlins said:Is it just me or is it that if you can’t afford to buy this outright you shouldn’t be buying it. If I used credit I would reserve it for necessities - like an appliance going out, not a HomePod?? Call me crazy...
sog35 said:Calling Kuo a "well-connected insider" is not helping casual readers or any readers at all. Why? Because it is totally FALSE and a flat out LIE. By definition an insider is someone WHO ACTUALLY WORKS AT APPLE or HOLDS SIGNIFICANT OWNERSHIP OF APPLE. PERIOD.
Kuo is a guy who has a bunch of contacts to Apple supply chain vendors. Thats it. Calling him anything else is ridiculous and misleading.
1. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/insider "a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand theactual facts in a situation or share private knowledge"
However, if the recipient is not using iMessage, your text will go plain on the internet highway from your phone to your party's.
dewme said:I agree with Tim Cook's sentiment that learning coding is more important than learning a foreign language, but only if you do not have to collaborate across a team composed of members from countries with different written & spoken languages.
SpamSandwich said:I've found Beats headphones don't fit people with larger noggins. They seem to be engineered for kids or small adults.
fotoformat said:"...a new obstacle avoidance system..." LOL... and we all now know Google's smart car reversing at a snail's pace couldn't even avoid a huge bus!
1 accident per 1.2 million driven miles -- how's your record?
elijahg said:Apple's Macbooks are protected against reverse polarity and Vcc to D+, D- or GND shorts. Not sure about the iPhone, but it likely is. Cheap Chromebooks aren't because they'd have to spend a couple of cents on a few resistors and diodes. I find cheapo cables tend to fall apart, though none as bad as Apple's Greenpeace compliant ones.
The Pixel sells for $1,000 and is quite well engineered. Go ahead and grab a USB-C cable, wire the Vbus pin on one end to Gnd on the other, then use it to charge your MacBook and let us know it goes.
sog35 said:bobjohnson said:Nobody working a normal 9-5 filing their 1040EZ with TaxSlayer every year knows what their effective tax rate is, but they damn sure know that they paid for example $5,000 of their $50,000 total salary. Can we please show some respect for the people you call "the ignorant," who have to worry about putting food on their table rather than learning tax law and have a right to have things explained in a straightforward manner that they can easily understand?
Like I said NO CORPORATION USES GROSS SALES TO CALCULATE TAXES. That's why using that metric is absolutely ridiculous and misleading. In 99.9999% of articles about corporate tax they talk about tax rate on PROFITS.
The whole point is to put in perspective how little Apple is paying relative to its income, which a gross rate does very nicely. If our salary man who thinks he has a 10% rate because he pays $5k of his $50k salary sees a story that says Apple pays a 40% rate, he's not going to understand the issue because "wow, that's 4x what I pay!" Just because a number makes Apple look bad doesn't make it misleading.
For the record, I have no problem with Apple practicing good corporate governance and taking every legal avenue to minimize their tax burden. It's the government's job to make sure the law doesn't allow for wiggle room.