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Comment: Hyperbole much? (Score 1) 392

by LocalH (#49231289) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

I fail to see how USB-C to Lightning cables would be indicative in any way of a dystopia. I quite enjoy the Lightning port, myself. It's compact, reversible, and robust. As long as the cable connects to standard USB, I fail to see the issue. The only issue I see is the rabid anti-Apple zealots who would seek to force Apple away from Lightning.

Comment: Re: Gain Control of Your iPhone Environment? (Score 1) 223

by LocalH (#48983895) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

Or jailbreak (stay off 8.1.3!) and enjoy the style and smoothness of even the current base-level device (currently, iPhone 5c) with the freedom and customization available when you knock down the wall. Hell, my iPad has a command-line multi-system assembler that can, among others, handle 6502 and 68000 code. Can your mobile device assemble Sega Genesis code? Mine can :)

Comment: Re: You're not supposed to ask that (Score 1) 223

by LocalH (#48983839) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

Jailbreak for packages distributed via Cydia (or .deb packages for APT, which is sideloading as far as Cydia packages go) and install Appsync Unified (not the Chinese "ppsync" crap) for sideloading of .ipa packages, in other words App Store apps.

Say again that sideloading is impossible on iOS without mentioning 8.1.3 and you're not telling the whole story.

Comment: Re:FCC wants to preserve the monopoly (Score 3, Insightful) 188

by LocalH (#47277361) Attached to: Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

You seriously equate jammers with the "right not to be killed by some idiot on the road who decides that his right to text supersedes the fact that he's supposed to operate his vehicle in a safe manner"? What, are you jamming from your mobile vehicle? Great, so when you're passing a wreck, your jammer floods out the call they're currently making to 911, requiring a redial, costing precious seconds which could quite literally cost that person their life. All in your quest to stamp out texting and driving. News flash - all it takes is a single packet to make it through for a text to send.

Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 2, Insightful) 646

by LocalH (#47267837) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

The person it's deriding gets to decide if it's offensive. That's kind of how it works. The white guy doesn't get to decide if Nigger is a bad word. The white guy doesn't get to decide if Chink is a bad word. The white guy doesn't get to decide if Redskin is a bad word. Etc etc etc...

In this day and age, the white guy doesn't get to decide if Cracker is a bad word, either.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy