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  • Apple presses ahead with aim to replace paper passports and ID with iPhone

    thedba said:
    crowley said:
    Sounds like getting your phone stolen or lost could become much more of a problem.
    Because in your part of the world, the laws of physics clearly state, that only smartphones can get stolen. 
    Wallets containing plastic cards and/or paper passports, can never ever get stolen.  It's like dividing by zero.  
    I've had my phone stolen before, and I've had my wallet stolen before.  It happens.  When I got my phone stolen I still had my wallet, so while I was inconvenienced, I still had identification and money.  And when I got my wallet stolen I still had my phone and was able to call people if I needed help.  While I could have had both stolen at the same time, I didn't, because both of them were opportunistic thieves who snatched and ran.  The point is, concentrating so much value in a single thing will make it all the more of a problem if you find yourself without it, especially when, though not limited to, you are abroad or otherwise away from home.  A person is never totally invulnerable, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take steps to make yourself less vulnerable, and not loading up on a single point of failure is one of them.

    Reminds me a little bit of the film Filofax (or Taking Care Of Business), which, while not a good film at the time and probably very dated now, made a mildly fun romp of losing something that you've made the centre of your world.

    So, while sarcasm might make you feel clever, showing off to your internet friends, actually thinking things through is much more clever.
    muthuk_vanalingamOctoMonkey
  • Linux 5.13 update expected to add Apple Silicon M1 support

    cloudguy said:
    crowley said:
    cloudguy said:
    M68000 said:
    Does Apple have legal rights to stop anybody from using non Apple operating system on their new M chips?
    No, you have the right to do whatever you want on your own hardware after you buy it. 
    Apple have the right to make it difficult though, they're under no obligation to help you out.  If they were able to make it impossible without compromising the product I'm sure they would.
    Agreed, but it wasn't the question. 
    I think we read the question a little differently.  To clarify my point:

    Apple have the legal right to put technical obstacles in the way of their customers replacing the Apple-provided software.  
    Apple don't have the legal right to challenge a customer in court for successfully navigating those obstacles and replacing the software.
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

    Beats said:

    I always thought Apple should charge $1 a month for iMessage and FaceTime on android. 
    Might as well not bother, no one would have paid that.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple presses ahead with aim to replace paper passports and ID with iPhone

    Sounds like getting your phone stolen or lost could become much more of a problem.
    sconosciuto
  • Linux 5.13 update expected to add Apple Silicon M1 support

    daven said:
    That is really amazing. While I'm sticking with MacOS, the nerd in me loves the fact that running Linux on an M1 is possible.
    Amazing?  Linux has run on ARM since forever, I don't see what's so amazing about it.  It's once a small step beyond expected tbh.
    fastasleep