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  • Apple shareholders press company to reverse 'anti-competitive repair policies'

    It's good to see shareholders pushing right to repair, but it's almost certainly going to take new laws to force abusive companies like Apple to change. 

  • #AppleToo engineer target of online abuse, failed by HR

    And right on time the victim blaming shows up here.  Sickening.
  • Tim Cook wants to debut one more big product category before he retires

    takeo said:
    The lack of a $300 Mac Nano which would have moved Apple's 8% computer market share to 25% is the clearest evidence of this fact.
    We don’t know how to make a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk. Our DNA will not let us do that.”
    – Steve Jobs

    And Jobs was a known liar.  That statement was made about the time Apple released the first Mac mini at $499.

    Apple didn't know how to make a $500 computer in 1984.  These days they know exactly how to make them, they do make them, and then they sell them for closer to $2000 because they can get away with it.

  • Security of Quebec vaccine passport app's QR codes questioned

    IreneW said:
    hexclock said:
    DAalseth said:
    DAalseth said:
    That is disconcerting. They are implementing a Vaccine Passport here in BC next month. I hope they use a more secure system. It's sad thought that there are people that will work hard to make themselves a fake VP, or buy one from someone, rather than just getting the shot for free. Reminds me of the people that spend a hundred dollars worth of time and hassle to build a system to save thirty dollars on their taxes. 
    I live in Quebec and what is sad is the implementation of a vaccine passport that will create two classes of citizens. Call it segregation, apartheid. This is 1938 Nazi Germany nothing less. BC and Ontario will follow. Canada is now known as Chinada. Shame.

    That's one of the dumbest comparisons I've ever run across. Sadly you're not the only one to make it. Read a book. Find out what TRUE oppression and victimization is. This is not Naziism or apartheid or segregation or China. You are just flat out wrong on that.
    What about people who can’t get the vaccine, for medical reasons? Are they just shit out of luck? 
    If you can't get the vaccine due to allergy or something else, it sounds like a super-bad idea to go to a concert or other big event -- even more so if you don't know whether the others are vaccinated. Or, what do you think should be the solution?
    People who can't get a vaccine (for COVID or anything else) shouldn't be locked up for the rest of their lives. Or are you saying this passport should only be used for a limited amount of time? I'm pro-vaccine, but there has to be respect and answers for those people who can't get it. And you aren't providing the answer; you are asking others to come up with an answer for you.

    The answer is simple.  For those who can't get the vaccine for legitimate medical reasons, give them free daily COVID tests for the duration of the pandemic.  For those who just won't get it, eliminate them from society - essentially house arrest for the duration of the pandemic.  No need for vaccine passports, just GPS ankle bracelets for the antisocial antivaxxers.  If they want to be disease carriers, they get quarantined instead.  That way it's their choice, all they'd have to do to get out of quarantine is get vaccinated.

  • Apple agrees to make key App Store changes, create $100M fund to settle developer lawsuit

    Utterly insufficient.

    The only acceptable solution is for Apple to unlock app installation.  It's MY iPhone, not Apple's iPhone.  I should be able to install ANY app from ANY source of MY choosing.