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Comment: Assuming .... (Score 1) 499

by DaMattster (#47937771) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police
I'm operating under the assumption that this is not some marketing gimmick and Apple is really concerned about the privacy of its user base. If this is the case, I'm happy to keep using Apple. I was going to hold off on updating to iOS 8 but, methinks I will upgrade after all. The old adage, "You have nothing to worry about if you haven't done anything wrong" is just plain wrong. With the misconduct of police and prosecutors, I want to be secure in my effects.

Comment: Apple Fanboy (Score 1) 182

by DaMattster (#47916793) Attached to: Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't
Yes, I am an Apple fanboy and use their stuff. But, I find that Apple is just as guilty as Microsoft in "embrace, extend, and close" They essentially did this with Darwin. Sure their are parts of Darwin that are open source but a lot of the add on stuff is closed up. I would think it would be advantageous for Apple to open Swift up.

Comment: Prime Example (Score 1) 288

by DaMattster (#47896297) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal
The Uber drivers refusing to pickup passengers is a big example of market forces in action. It doesn't take an act of government to necessarily effect change. Uber needs its drivers so that it can turn a profit. Uber's drivers ultimately determine the financial success of Uber. Uber can threaten and cajole all it wants but when the day is said and done, no pickups mean angry customers and no revenue.

Comment: One way to avoid (Score 1) 160

by DaMattster (#47853109) Attached to: The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams
the Nigerian 411 scammers is to simply give yourself the following test: "If it's too good to be true, it most definitely is." No one in their right is just going to wire several million dollars into your account in exchange for a small transaction fee. The best thing to do is just delete these emails. Or, if you feel intrepid, it might be fun to bait them along for a little bit.

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