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  • Apple decides to skip upcoming Senate antitrust hearing, drawing criticism

    mac_dog said:
    I guess we’ll have to wait for these dinosaurs to die off before we start getting some technologically savvy people in congress.

    And why does no one mention that everywhere else in American society you are retired or forced to retire by the time you’re 70? American politics looks like an archeologist’s wet dream. 
    The dumbest in Congress are below 70, some far below 70 -- if measuring by age -- close to 70 if measuring by IQ. 
    GeorgeBMac
  • Eddy Cue joining board of Tom Brady's NFT platform

    At some point, hopefully soon, Bitcoin, this NFT and all these other fake investment tools will be prosecuted as old fashion pyramid schemes. 

    They're Enron and the credit default swaps from 2008 rolled into one. The difference is this scam is not even hiding in fancy accounting practices -- it's out in the open. It was bad enough that the crooks got bailed out with my tax dollars. 
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Advertisers 'staring into the abyss' as Apple limits ad tracking

    I've never known why advertisers believe their ads are effective. 

    They are a bane to existence. I go to a site to read the material there. Anything that gets in the way of that task is a distraction. 

    What is worse is on many sites these popup ads actually prevent me from reading the article contents as the ads end up shifting the page layouts to accommodate the ad images, making it impossible to read the articles.

    Result -- totally avoid going to the sites now. Surprisingly I haven't missed them. 
    sdw2001applguywatto_cobra
  • Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

    From the article it seems Apple tried to get providers to accept iMessage as a standard and they refused because of THEIR competitive advantages. 

    Hardly statement that Apple's intent was to keep iMessage running only on Apple devices. 
    forgot usernamewatto_cobratmay
  • Eddy Cue joining board of Tom Brady's NFT platform

    Pet rocks are more valuable. 
    StrangeDayswatto_cobra