The install base of iOS is 300 million plus. Also, how many of those 18 million, 200.000 are unique device jailbreaks and how many are dupes? It seems to me that most iOS users don't bother to jailbreak. Those 18 million are certainly not many enough to force Apple to and abandon jailing.
18 million people sought out and used the jailbreak, that's significant because this isn't something they can just go get at the app store.
For every one of those 18 million how many others do you think didn't because they didn't want to void their warranties? Or they (rightfully) didn't want to risk installing malware or bricking their phone by blindly installing some hack from an unknown 3rd party? Or they didn't feel comfortable or technically competent enough to mess with the core software of their device?
And then consider all of the people who would have used the jailbreak but simply didn't learn about it during the 6 weeks of its existence.
This wouldn't be needed had Apple not been Apple. You know the whole "we know better than you what you want" motto.
If they didn't know what people wanted I'm assuming they wouldn't be selling so well.
If people were happy with their devices being locked up and restricted I'm assuming 18 million of them wouldn't have used this jailbreak in a little over a month. That number seems like it includes a lot more than just geeks and hobbyists.
...the simple fact of the matter is that entitlement spending dwarfs defense spending.
The term "entitlement spending" is bullshit, intended to insinuate that it's referring to welfare and food stamps to get the foxnews dimwits all worked up into a froth when they hear how more money goes to dangerous minority drug addicts in the ghetto than we spend on defense. Of course, over half of that is social security, a tax that was forcibly taken from people's paychecks their whole lives, and now if they live to 100 they may get half of it back. That is not an entitlement, it's a really shitty savings plan that the people have already paid for, yet they go on and on about how social security is costing us too much and it's unsustainable. It's not costing anything because the people have already paid for it. That our inept government pissed it all away on wars and prisons doesn't change the fact that it's been paid for.
Almost all the rest of the "entitlements" go to Medicare and Medicaid, because it's not very civilized to let our elderly and disabled citizens die in the streets. These entitlements allow people who have worked and paid taxes their whole lives to get healthcare and obtain their obscenely expensive medication that would otherwise bankrupt most people in months, because our marvelous health care system, the best in the world they say, would have them all die in the streets before dipping into obscene profits to care for aging and ailing seniors end of life care. Those must be the "death panels" I've heard about.
The real "entitlements" as most people think of them, welfare, foodstamps, and throw in unemployment if you want, are a fraction of "entitlement spending", my brief research (a visit to google) says 8%, it took awhile to even find a chart that even specifically listed them rather than simply "other spending".
Have you even seen A SINGLE ONE video showing a person throwing itself in front of a passing car in any of the million of russian dashcam videos?
Just a single one? Here's about 2 dozen.
In a scathing rant posted to a GNU project mailing list
Where is this scathing rant? All I can find is a extremely polite, well written airing of grievance and resignation.
Also, there have been many cases of yellow lights being shortened to increase violations and fines (revenue) at red light cameras. So no, you don't always have plenty of warning.
accidental deaths of children choking on balloons: ~1000 per year
accidental deaths of children by magnetic desk toys: 0
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Microsoft could incur approximately $70,000 in power costs to avoid the $210,000 penalty, resulting in real savings of $140,000.
"Flamebait headline" is also correct.
which proves they have been storing it without hashing all along.
Or they are truncating it before hashing, which is s still a WTF.
There doesn't seem to be any compelling security reason to exclude certain characters from eligibility for use in a password.
I can't see any compelling reason to have any restrictions at all, other than to store people's passwords in plain text or some decryptable format.
From the hosts perspective, there should be no difference between an 8 character alpha-numeric password, a tab-delimmitted list of non-printable characters, and the entire japanese translation of War and Peace. They all hash to the same length.
For me, Adobe Creative Suite is the main thing stopping me from making the switch to Linux permanently, and I imagine I'm not alone. Sorry, GIMP is just not a replacement for Photoshop/Fireworks/Illustrator/Acrobat/Flash and the other dozen programs of varying usefulness.
The chance that Microsoft would ever consider porting Visual Studios is probably zero, and even then I imagine it's probably just not possible. I'm not holding my breath for Adobe either, but I have a small amount of hope that someday they may see the light.
It's like that douchebag that owns Papa Johns Pizza trying to tell me that my pizza will cost a whole extra dollar to pay for health care for his employees
Actually it is 14 cents.