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  • 'Foundation' is beautiful, lavish, and boring say reviews

    Aside from falling asleep halfway through (not unusual), I had 1 big complaint. Why is it every “epic story” is full of people with British accents? Did the UK conquer the universe and leave everyone else behind? Star Wars, Dune, so many shows, so many English accents. I know, it’s a small quibble, but it bothers me enough to pull me out of immersion. 
  • Apple must face lawsuit alleging that 'buying' media on iTunes is misleading

    Buying also implies the ability to transfer something to another party. If I buy a car, I can sell it, if I buy a book, I can loan it out. Digital purchases offer none of these features. A good look at existing systems and laws is necessary with so much stuff going to virtual ownership.
  • Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

    hentaiboy said:
    gatorguy said:
    That's an excellent outcome. Hopefully it will stand after all the appeals are exhausted. 
    Nice. Hopefully this this ruling has reach and touches other jurisdictions.
    You guys got something to hide?
    They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ... Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.

    lenn said:
    This is laughable. Law enforcement can get a warrant to enter your house and search every single inch of it but they aren't allowed to search a stupid phone????? That makes no sense at all.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    These two are closely related. Anyone foolish enough to believe that a state has their safety, security and liberty in mind needs to re-evaluate their belief system.
  • Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown controversy, will reduce out-of-warranty battery repl...

    So I guess Dodge should give me a one time replacement of brakes, wipers, clutch plates, batteries, and everything else that's a wearable item on my car? Its a fucking wearable item! Why does Apple need to give anyone a onetime exception to replace a battery on an older phone with a lets say it together...wearable item? 
    Dodge won't put your car into limp mode when it detects any wear item is reaching end of life. If Dodge did what Apple did, and decided to limit your car to 35 MPH if it detects worn brakes, refuses to start if its dark and it detects a bad light, or won't let you put it in 4WD if you haven't changed your diff oil as recommended then you might have an argument.
  • Apple hit with lawsuit after admitting to slowing down iPhones with depleted batteries

    mavemufc said:
    Does anyone think this is a big deal? Apple choose to preserve battery life over power in older models, they continually update iOS and bring new phones out every year, the way technology advances I don't see this as a big deal but thats maybe cause I'm more than happy to pay whatever for the latest phones, I certainly wouldn't expect my old iPhone 6 to work at the same speed as my new iPhone 10, regardless of how old the device is.
    This is a big deal for me. Apple crippled my device, without my consent. It is MY choice to decide when to buy a new one, not this forced obsolescence. I also wouldn't expect my iPhone 6 to perform as fast as an X, but I damn sure don't expect for the manufacturer to cripple a device I paid for either.