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Comment Re:Can someone explain to me .. (Score 1) 473

You said "The lie is inherently always more harmful than telling the truth." and "There is ample evidence of this no matter where you look." You are the one making the assertion. The burden of proof is on you, not me. You have to provide the evidence. All you are doing is repeating the same thing over and over and giving weak examples which don't prove your assertion.

Comment Re:Can someone explain to me .. (Score 1) 473

You said "The lie is inherently always more harmful than telling the truth." The key word here is "ALWAYS." Which means you need to provide proof that the truth is always better than a lie, in every situation. You cannot simply provide a few examples where the truth is better than a lie. That would be proof by example, which is a logical fallacy.

Comment Re:Most important: restriction on app development (Score 2, Interesting) 983

Yeah, this is a sneaky underhanded move from Apple, and despite good points (The flash compiler is a piece of shit and/or Adobe blows!) it still reeks of them throwing their weight around as the dominant smartphone platform to try to hurt Adobe. This is why, even though I love the changes iPhone OS 4.0 gives us, I'm probably done with the iPhone as soon as my 3GS dies. It's taken 3+ years to get access to features that have been possible since months after the platform came out (Jailbreaking), and we're still subject to the whims of Apple. If Adobe was really serious, they'd eliminate support for all their Software on all Apple platforms. We can only hope that they do, which in a perfect world, would eliminate Flash as a dominant standard AND take Apple down a peg or two. One can hope.

Comment Security nightmare (Score 3, Insightful) 208

This seems like a security nightmare waiting to happen. I understand everything would likely be virtualized, but it just makes me nervous that you would be able to rent time on servers that interact with the stock market, especially considering how panicky the market can be, and how badly everyone suffers when it does panic.

Submission + - Apple Confirms iPad Wi-Fi Problems

adeelarshad82 writes: There appears to be a dark cloud hanging over Cupertino's wonder-tablet. Apple's support forum is being bombarded by user complaints centering on the iPad's inability to maintain a full, steady Wi-Fi connection. Users are speculating that the weak signal strength may be caused by poor placement of the Wi-Fi antenna; others ponder if the problems are the symptoms of a software issue. Apple posted a Knowledge Base article, pertaining to these issues. Not only does the article make suggestions for a remedy, it gives legitimacy to the fact that Apple considers this a very real issue. The article states that having a third-party Wi-Fi router that supports both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands may be subject to a connectivity problem. It suggests that users can setup different SSID's for each band's network and to ensure that each network uses the same security type (WEP, WPA or WPA2). PCMag also has a few tips for early adopter experiencing connectivity issues until Apple comes up with a more definitive explanation and fix for this problem.

Submission + - Newegg Customers Receiving Fake Intel Core 17 920 ( 4

An anonymous reader writes: This first surfaced on TribalWar around seven o'clock last evening and on around midnight last night. Newegg still hasn't commented on this. It's not known whether this happened as fraud by another Newegg customer or it happened in shipping. The "processors" are made of Aluminum, and the "fans" look to be made of some kind of synthetic molded material. The "factory seal" was printed onto the box. The holographic stickers on the boxes were also faked.

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Comment Not so fast (Score 5, Interesting) 98

From However, it appears the service is pretty gimped as you can't call Skype out to regular lines domestically in order to save minutes. Even on AT&T (of all carriers), the fring iPhone app allows Skype-out calling (even though the Skype app still technically does not). When Verizon allows domestic Skype-out, we'll celebrate in full.

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