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  • Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company, report says

    Maybe she's unhappy with her fellow executive—Finals court side incident alleging Eddy calling Rihanna a bitch? 

    Oh Jesus Christ.....
    There's "a bit of a stretch", then there's "highly unlikely", then there's "beyond the pale", then there's this notion.

    Get real.

  • Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

    That setting is on my XR as well as my 12.9” iPad Pro... not sure why “only XS & XS Max” is being reported...
  • Apple worried about constitutional changes in considering North Carolina campus

    dysamoria said:
    politicians "meddling with constitutional amendments for political influence,"
    Don’t. get. me. started.  :D 
    Francules said:
    I can’t live in peace because of police & county politics being racist & disccrimnating me against my natural & spiritual practices. They hate vegans. 
    You’re nuts. No one, anywhere, is forcing you to buy animal products.
    No. That's a strawman YOU built; it wasn't a statement Francules made. Francules is talking about bigotry; the word used was "hate".

    People do demonstrate considerable hatred toward vegans in certain places. Is it difficult to understand that it happens, or do you reject the fact of it?

    I experience it myself, even from self-proclaimed *progressives*. They seem to view mocking vegans as a safe type of bigotry in which to participate. It's almost like some kind of pressure release valve for the other bigotry they've been suppressing, in order to present themselves as progressive and welcoming to others. They'll defend their bigotry by referencing a nasty vegan they encountered once (more likely, merely heard of from someone else who told them how nasty or "holier than thou" vegans are), and then they'll throw myths about human biology/diet that aren't held up by actual science.

    It's still bigotry. Refusing to accept that bigotry exists is part of the reason that it continues.
    One can be a bigot for disliking/thinking less off people for many reasons. What is so unkind, unfair, etc. about bigotry is- typically the thing they hate others over- the victim of bigotry had little to no control over in the 1st place... being a different race, raised in a different religion, who they happen to be sexually attracted to, and so forth.
    However, if you dislike/think less of people that always bring 20+ items through the 10 items or fewer line, or people that constantly interrupt in the middle of others speaking, or something of that ilk- you can hardly be labeled a bigot. You’re basically saying “I personally don’t care for annoying people”.
    Thats pretty much how I view “vegans”...
    You wonder why people are irked by you??
    Ummmm.... look at your ridiculous comments here!
    You're trying to equate your inconsequential decision to follow some special dietary guidelines & many people’s annoyance at you calling attention to it w/ actual racism & bigotry.
    How tf would anyone even know that you’re vegan to supposedly “hate” you for it, lol?
    You have an “I’m Vegan!” tattoo on your forehead? No? Hmmm.... let me guess- you slip it into EVERY conversation you’ve ever been in, even if it doesn’t relate at all (ooooh, this one comes to mind!).

    I’m so over the “faux-wounded”...
    I’m reminded of this hilarious bit from Silicon Valley:

    Gavin Belson: I'm getting a little tired of this bias against the leaders of our industry. I'm continually creating jobs and helping people, and I'm tired of getting slapped for it. I didn't steal the money I have, and I resent being treated like I did. You know, there is a climate in this country that is very dangerous.
    Kara Swisher: It's dangerous out there for billionaires? 
    Gavin Belson: There's that attitude again, Kara. Billionaires are people, too. We are leaders in technology, in industry, in finance. Look at history. Do you know who else vilified a tiny minority of financiers and progressive thinkers called the Jews? 
    Walter Mossberg: Wait a minute. Did you just compare the treatment of billionaires in America today to the plight of the Jews in Nazi Germany? 
    Gavin Belson: Absolutely. One could argue that billionaires are actually treated worse. (audience groans)And we didn't even do anything wrong. (more groans)We're an even smaller minority. (groans) There's a lot more of them. (groans) These are facts.
    tallest skil
  • #AppleToo receives nearly 500 stories of workplace issues in four days

    robaba said:
    This is how change happens.
    If the “change” you’re talking about is where an uppity self-aggrandizing employee like Gjovik can go to Twitter with a complaint like this:

    ”My boss respectfully asked me if I could lead meetings with slightly less aggressive tone, so more people would feel comfortable sharing their opinions. When I did, my boss thanked me afterwards for the more appropriate tone set in that meeting. What a jerk, right?! Ugh. I’m such a victim.”

    and have it not recognized for what it is (a self-important, attention seeking, bitter person), then yeah- CHANGE!!
  • Apple to pursue copyright claims against Corellium in appellate court

    crowley said:
    lkrupp said:
    centaur said:
    Is Apple being sincere or are they trying to hide things?
    This outfit is profiting off of Apple’s IP and not paying for it. Even if their intentions are good it’s still Apple’s IP.
    It's not at Apple's expense, in fact it's rather to Apple's benefit.  This hostile legal pursuit would be far better solved with a licensing agreement.
    Umm… so when a company says: “want to try your product out on 100 iOS devices? cool. well, do NOT buy them from Apple for $600-$1k a pop… we have stolen their IP & can sell you 100 virtual iOS devices for like $10 a pop. since we didn’t pay them a penny, it’s 100% profit for us!”, that BENEFITS Apple??!!
    Sounds crazy to me… care to defend your assertion?
  • Apple to pursue copyright claims against Corellium in appellate court

    MplsP said:
    lkrupp said:
    centaur said:
    Is Apple being sincere or are they trying to hide things?
    This outfit is profiting off of Apple’s IP and not paying for it. Even if their intentions are good it’s still Apple’s IP.
    and Apple is benefitting from their work. 
    Lol, ok.
  • Huawei Mate X delayed again, shipping before the end of 2019

    avon b7 said:
    Another solution in search of a problem brought to you by the brain trust at Huawei. Laughable.
    Really? Today I had to take some specs from a web page, make some calculations based on the web page variables and plunk them into a WhatsApp conversation. Even with Split screen that's a lot of fiddling backwards and forwards.

    Try photo editing on your regular screen and then on a screen twice as large. Which would you prefer?

    Frame portrait photos and let the subject see their pose in real time.

    Follow a video feed and a live chat feed at the same time.

    Navigate with your maps app or street find without endless scrolling and redrawing of the screen.

    The advantages are there. Of course, being able to fold that screen down when you don't need it literally gives you the best of both worlds.

    Why do you think Apple has patents for a device to resolve exactly the same 'problems'?

    Folding phones are solutions to problems that already exist. My first example is this post would be elegantly solved by allowing all three apps to display on the screen - at the same time.

    All those problems will disappear by using an 8” phone, instead of a 6.5” phone? That’s what is holding back proper multitasking on a phone, in your mind... 1.5” difference diagonally?
    I disagree.
    All I hear about the 7.9” iPad Mini is that it’s a bit too small for deft multitasking. Personally, I find the 12.9” iPad Pro fairly eloquent for split screen... never once have I thought: “just shave 5 whole inches off this puppy & it’ll be a perfect multitasking machine to carry around”.
    I think you’re putting too much on this minor screen bump.