I think they're pretty deserving of scorn. Especially when the corrected their findings after using the non-obtrusive method, which they could have done the first time around except that "it would have been hard".
Apple develops many things that never go to market. Inside sources usually give up this information for a chance at being important.
The majority of the large-screen demographic in Asia is women, not men. They want a single device and have bags to carry them in regardless of size. Men are more likely to have a smaller smartphone and a tablet to go with it.
Unlike you, I live downwind of China, in Japan. Uncontrolled particulate pollution is a serious issue. And it's not the count, it's the size. Ask your average veteran coming back from a war what health problems they've incurred living next to the burn pits they use at the encampments. People are dying from this stuff.
You want to reduce the chance that particulate pollution is going to cause problems? Just go out and reduce the population by 90%. As long as we insist on reproducing with no limitations, we should be willing to accept the consequences. There are trade-offs in everything. Particulates are a real thing, and inhaling them, regardless of source, is bad. So the government found a way to take a technology that was outmoded a century ago and forced people to upgrade or stop using it. It's a pragmatic solution to stopping people from poisoning their neighbors.
People bitch and moan and say, "this didn't use to be a problem". But there didn't used to be as many people, or as many other ways to pollute (industry, for example). It sucks to be the guy stuck at the end of the law where you have to change how you live, but it's just "poor me" whining. Why should the minority be exempt from harming the majority (and themselves to boot) through ignorance and stubbornness? The fact is that particulate matter put out by such stoves is worse for you than living within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant meltdown (e.g. Fukushima). All of those soldiers that come home from war with "mysterious illnesses"? It has everything to do with the open burn pits they used to dispose of garbage; worse even than second-hand smoke from cigarettes, the particulate matter from open smoke fires is bad for you. There is no safe level of exposure. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/us/07burn.html)
In any cae, buying what you need is all about prioritizing your budget, and a new wood stove is not beyond reasonable expectations. Even poor Americans are hardly hurting for expendable income. So you have to forgo a few nights of take-out from Pizza Hut. The government actually stepping in to prevent people from not only killing themselves, but their neighbors, out of wanton ignorance is a good thing.
In other words, fear of losing control and power. Using fear to keep that control is simply following the straightest course to the objective.
Pity their research was so slow. Steve Gibson of grc.com and the "Security Now!" podcast is in talks with the W3C about his new SQRL authentication protocol. Uniquely individual, completely anonymous.
So Mark thinks his failure is the obvious blueprint for Apple's success? Interesting.
You forgot bestiality.
Second of all, couldn't I just win by bringing in any other religious text and claiming that it, not the Bible, is false?
I wouldn't mind $10,000, but the whole exercise sounds tiring, and you know that the guy is going to try to wiggle out of paying, let alone losing, anyway.
Not to mention that if you throw out the unit of "day" as an arbitrary length of God time, you know that the universe is way older than the Sun. A lot of stars existed before the Sun ever collapsed into a star. Immediately after the big bang, there was nothing *but* light.
Nothing more entertaining to try to run Google Docs in a lab on 40 laptops at once and watch the network come to a screeching halt, so I think Microsoft Office's domination is safe for a while yet. You could blame the network and the IT department, but that won't make you any friends and you'll get shot down with the argument that the licenses of Office we already have run perfectly fine on the same equipment.
And yes, this post is rife with Betteridge's Law offenses. In other words, it's not real news.
Unless you want to see her live in concert and she never plans one in your area because she had no idea that people in Podunk, Vermont are dying to see her perform live. Also, although RSS is awesome, it's a really crappy medium for listening to music. Being text and all. Just sayin'.