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Happy_Noodle_Boy said:mfryd said:I wonder how the App handles payments? Most banks are federally chartered, and are not allowed to knowingly service customers running an illegal business. Under Federal law, pot is illegal everywhere in the USA. Therefore banks can’t take on pot sellers as customers. This is why many pot businesses are cash only. It’s true that the Feds tend not to enforce the pot laws in state that allow pot, but that is not the same as it being legal.
crowley said:beowulfschmidt said:GamerGeek87 said:williamlondon said:swineone said:The average Apple tech is much less knowledgeable and skilled than quite a few independent technicianS. I would trust e.g. Louis Rossmann with my hardware over ANY Apple technician. I mean ANY. There is no technician working at Apple that could do their job as well as Louis does. BTW: I’m an electrical engineer, I design portable electronic devices, and I’ve spent quite a few hours watching Louis’ videos. He displays impressive skills. And often he has to fix a crap job done by, guess who, Apple technicians.
BTW, anecdotes prove nothing
The problem of becoming a certified apple repair shop for Louis Rossmann and many others, is that they would lose the ability to offer the services they currently offer. He does data recovery for example, Apple does not. If he became certified he would not be able to offer that service anymore.
No doubt Apple will put all kinds of weasel language in any such contract, but unilateral benefits aren't going to be very popular among the crowd that's likely to be supporting right to repair legislation.
cgWerks said:Would have been nice if they wouldn't have forced my wife's MacBook Air from Mojave to Big Sur. It used to run for hours, now runs for about 5-10 minutes before shutting down.
And, just the other night.... I look at my phone and it's telling me it's is GOING to update later that day. Apple's getting almost as bad as Microsoft with updates these days.
theotherphil said:I’m not sure why this is even a story. Every company has to follow the local laws of the country it is operating in. This doesn’t stop Apple providing the very best privacy and security that those local laws allow.
"we value your privacy and will work to protect it"
"unless you live in China".
Of course companies are required to follow the law in the countries in which they operate, but one could wish they were a tad more transparent about exactly what that means with regard to their stated principles.