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Comment: Re:stupid fear mongering (Score 1) 490

by Uberbah (#47961353) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Even more pointless blathering. Cutting out the hand waving and responding to parts where you get within a few miles of having a point.

But you were too obtuse to grasp that sometimes words are used in name only. In the eurozone case independent doesn't mean independent monetary policy.

Are you submitting your name to the Nobel Prize Committee for discovering that water is wet? That the leaders if the Scottish Independence movement wanted to stick with the pound is not only not news, people were pointing out the potential problems of doing so before the vote.

And no practical exit from it either. In the military case, well, NATO members don't have much independence in terms of military spending, choices of systems - and in particular - when it comes to defending another member.

Who was sitting of the coast of Scotland ready to invade if the country did not join NATO or sign some sort of defense treaty with Britain? Scotland needs military protection as much as they need Tiger Stones.

Comment: Willfullly blind? (Score 3, Interesting) 287

by Uberbah (#47960793) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

The Fandroid talk starts in his first sentence:

gimmicks and add-ons that attempt to achieve parity with Android

You could of course say the same thing about every Android device evah while pointing at the very first iPhone, save the screen size of the Galaxy.

Zombie Jobs isn't holding a gun to your heads. Just try buying what you want, that does what you want, without pretending that your personal product preferences came carved on tables sent down by God.

Comment: Non-response (Score 1) 368

by Uberbah (#47960767) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

I don't remember defending Foxconn

Because that wasn't the point. Are you actually annoyed by these labor practices - in which case you either live in a house free of electronics or ones of Walkman vintage - or are you just looking at an excuse to drink some Hatorade at one company? So, once again:

1) Which of your devices is not made by Foxconn or one of their competitors using the same labor practices?
2) Which tech companies have gone beyond Apple's token efforts at improving said practices?

Comment: Re:Becuse it is small (Score 1) 231

by Uberbah (#47955661) Attached to: Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

You might have to do it from within the application in question, but yes you can send attachments. As in: there are apps that act as generic storage containers on the phone (you still have to use iTunes to add or remove files) where you can put .pdf's and .tar.gz's, and you can "send" them as email attachments. Within the mail app itself, you seem to be limited to photos or videos.

Comment: Re:I'll make you a deal (Score 0) 368

by Uberbah (#47955593) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Riiiiiiight. And how many of your electronic devices are not made by Foxconn or equivalent contractors? Also, let us know when other countries have done more than Apple to improve labor conditions at said facilities. They maybe token and half-assed, but they've shown more interest than anyone else in the field.

Comment: Re:The sad part is... (Score 1) 182

by Uberbah (#47952381) Attached to: Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

You made that right up. There is no such thing as a right to know.

Of course there is.

Democracies, by definition, exist by the consent of the governed. Secret laws and secret actions hidden from the eyes of the public, using the public's tax dollars, are completely anti-ethical for a democratic government.

Comment: Re:The sad part is... (Score 1) 182

by Uberbah (#47952259) Attached to: Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Terrorist groups have absolutely changed their behaviors and communications patterns to increase obfuscation and move attention away from their important operations.

Right, like when Snowden revealed how the USG was listening in on Al Qaeda conference calls.

Oh wait. That was the USG flippantly divulging state secrets to brag about their capabilities.

Authoritarian trolls need a new storyline when the USG did more to clue in Al Qaeda than anything Snowden or Manning did in your wildest dreams.

Comment: Re:Too bad (Score 1) 457

by Uberbah (#47952163) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

That's odd. Tight economic binding seems to have worked for the United States of America.

That's dumb. Morso since you even say United States of America. Greece and Ireland are still separate, sovereign nations - California and Texas are not.

Good luck little bigots, you'll do well in Putin's Europe.

Good luck, neocon, in persuading them that it's raining and not western imperialists pissing on their heads. Putin didn't spend billions to overthrow the elected government of Ukraine - that would be you guys. Putin didn't set up his son to be a head honcho at an energy company after the illegal coup was a success.

Comment: Re:Sanity... (Score 1) 502

by Uberbah (#47946971) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Yea, I get it, the world has changed...

How so.

Northern Ireland

Peace deal. Not freed by fighting off the British Army.


2,000 Gazan's dead vs 3 Israelis this summer. Not only is Gaza still occupied, but Israel has announced plans for mass land theft in not just Gaza but the West Bank as well.

Syria, etc...

Proxy war by Assad's enemies. There would be no war if foreign fighters, guns and money weren't being imported.

Now that we've gone over the metaphysical tangents, what do you think the difference would have been if the OWS and Ferguson protesters were armed, and attempted to stand their ground against state and federal police?

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.