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Comment Re: My phone isn't this crippled (Score 1) 190

Geesh.. give the guy a break. He does't have wifi at home, so there is no infrastructure for this and my guess is they'd rather not have to by the most expensive printer for someone who doesn't print very often.

Some AirPrint compatible devices support ad-hoc mode, and even if they don't its hardly expensive to setup compared to data costs for uploading and downloading every document you want to print over 3G/4G

BTW, I read "penchant for maliciously storing data about people" and initially thought Apple.

A company that makes huge profits by selling premium grade hardware items and provides a supporting ecosystem for those that want it, vs an advertising company that actively does all it can to track and identify your personal habits. Right, apple is the one to be worried about.

My father-in-law has a AirPrint capable printer and has all sorts of problems. So obviously this isn't an easy solution.

I once bought a car that was a lemon so I guess this idea of internal combustion automobiles is not an easy solution and should be ignored by all.

Comment My phone isn't this crippled (Score 5, Insightful) 190

How about just getting him a fucking computer that doesn't rely on internet access and the services of a company with a penchant for maliciously storing data about people, to send a document to a printer next to him?

Even an iOS device can print without an internet connection, if your printer supports AirPrint, so why would you accept such a crippled device?

Comment Re:GPLv4 (Score 2) 480

How is that off topic?

The parent asked about the FSF forming a committee to define "what is evil". The founder of the FSF has made numerous comments arguing against the criminal status of the topics I mentioned, some of which are generally considered "worst of the worst" crimes.

Comment Re:Signatures are not about security (Score 1) 731

Because that is a pain in the ass. Entering a pin and giving a signature adds a lot of annoyance without improving security much.

Tell me about it. My Visa is Chip+PIN issued in Australia. When I (not often now with local bank account) use it in Thailand, the attendant will ask (because the machine asks them) if I have a PIN for it, to which I say yes, and happily punch it in. The attendant though, will then insist I sign the bottom of the receipt that says clearly (in English at least, I assume in Thai also) "No signature required". If it happens once I have a locally issued card (and thus will use it more) I will press the issue and see what happens.

Comment Re:It's about time. (Score 1) 731

Which just gets people used to typing their password into a random web frame, if they can even remember what it is. This is why I normally use my Amex card for ordering online, it doesn't have any of this crap.

A couple of times I've had that "verified by visa" prompt come up (my card is issued by an australian bank) - apart from asking me to answer a question, it also shows a "Personal Assurance Message", which is effectively text i have supplied to the bank previously and is a sentence, not just a word like a dogs name or something.

Comment Re:The real question is (Score 1) 311

What the fuck does this have to do with a wheel falling off a car? That is a clear and present danger. GPS is at best, advice. ADVICE. If i went and bought some piece of shit ford and the GPS gave me wrong directions, yes I would hold Ford responsible and expect them to fix it, but I would also not blame them if I was stupid enough to ignore multiple warning signs and a fucking gate, and thus drove onto a runway.

Comment Re:The real question is (Score 2) 311

Take some fucking responsibility for your own actions. They had to go through a fucking gate, and past multiple signs saying they shouldn't be driving there. Yes Apple's maps have a bug, and they have said they are fixing it. What has the airport management done to prevent unauthorised access to the runway? What have the drivers done to improve their own common fucking sense?

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