Pfffft, screw chipped squirrels, I want Squirrel Chips!
and they were filed because Amazon pays a hell of a lot more bribe money in Washington than Apple ever will.
Amazon spends more, but not 'a hell of a lot' more. Both organisations do their absolute best to influence policy in their favour. The idea that Apple is somehow pure in this way is fantasy that could only come from the most delusional fanboy.
The trick is that you use the Mac as a proxy, so all traffic from the device goes through the Mac
The real trick would be to put your unix-like box behind your gateway, routing all traffic through it. This has the massive advantage of not requiring you to go around, reconfiguring all suspect devices to use a proxy server (if they even can).
I assume this is possible with a mac, its certainly relatively easy to do with linux.
Every once in a while an auto playing video comes up. I didn't even knew it was possible, first time it ever came to me in an ad, many years, several iterations of IOS and slashdot was the first site to show me an auto playing video ad on mobile. On a limited plan 3G connection!
I think you should seriously consider using an ad-blocker. In instances like this where a site is both being abusive (showing ads after you've paid to block them) & knowingly wasting a limitied resource (mobile battery & bandwidth), there is no moral quandry. Block them.
* white label tablets. Presumably built and sold in China, elsewhere.
White label tablets are sold in China, but also everywhere else. Rebranded as Aldi / Staples / Wal-Mart or what have you.
We need to recognize that premium android might as well be a different OS than white label android. The apps will be different, the languages will be different, the monetization will be different, the fragmentation will be different.
What are you talking about? I have a white-box Chinese Android tablet. It came with Android 4.2, gmail, Play store, google maps, etc. All of the no-name (Aldi Branded / Walmart / etc) tablets I've seen are the same.
For all intensive purposes premium android is as removed from white label android as it is from kindle.
Totally incorrect. The cheaper manufacturers actually provide a better android experience as they're using 'pure' android rather than putting shitty touch-wiz / sense style overlays & attempting to sign you up for a million stupid Samsung / etc services.
Oh - and you say "for all intents and purposes". Think about it. Intensive purposes makes no sense in the context this phrase is typically used in.
As for Tasmania, almost 50% of the entire state is currently world heritage listed.
Are you sure about that? Closer to 20% it would seem.
I don't think de-listing a fraction of a percent of that
A fraction of a percent? They're de-listing ~74000 hectares of 1.4 million. Thats closer to 20%.
...is going to cause much damage.
You can't even get basic facts right & you expect people to believe your assessment of what will cause much damage? Even by slashdot standards, you're a fuckwit.
I can't see how Wiki has all that much leverage.
Looking at the list of most popular websites, I think only facebook & youtube would have more influence on video-standards settings.
When did you last see someone turn down one Smartphone for another because it couldn't play a wiki video?
Never, but it can add to a list of small frustrations, getting a user to switch manufacturers next contract renewal. You don't have to be the sole reason for a change to have leverage over manufacturers.
Depressingly, Pakistani muslims are correct in thinking that vaccination programs may be controlled by western governments. The CIA used a fake vaccination program (not polio) to aid in the hunt for Bin Laden.
Among the many other things that Islam forbids they have now decided that polio vaccines are unislamic.
Islam does not forbid vaccination.
"smartphones" that are really just feature phones running Android
Wow! You're a fuckwit. Even the cheapest shittest android phone is still a smartphone. I'd love to hear your definition of a smartphone that covers the first gen iphone, but doesn't include current low end androids.
However, 6.3" just seems like a deadzone. Too big to hold in a hand and use effectively, unless you're Shaq, but smaller than a 7 or 8" tablet like the Nexus 7
Don't forget that the correlation between screen size & device size is not neccessarily linear. Samsung managed to increase the screen size of the S4 (over the S3) by 1/5 of an inch while (slightly) reducing the phyiscal dimensions of the phone.
The Nexus 7 has a massive bezel, these devices do not & will be smaller than the 0.7 inches you'd expect placed side-by-side with a Nexus 7.
According to the age, Snowden has withdrawn that request. Mr Snowden withdrew his Russian asylum request because of a demand that he stop harming US interests by leaking documents
Seeing that a reasonable amount of your rant was about the Israel-bans-thin-models story:
Note the Israeli law on thin models ONLY applies to females.
According to abc new, the law "targets adults in general, [but] it is clearly aimed at female models."
(I think that law btw, while possibly well-intentioned is not thought through & impossible to enforce.)
GP: Let's count up all the female player characters that exist in video games that aren't sex objects
You: Lara Croft (in 9 games)
You seriously think Lara Croft isn't a sex object? .
Only the iPad has the more modern software being written today...?
You can't be serious? That is fucking hysterical. You're the epitome of the OP's ""Apple fanboys are delusional" stereotype."
Seriously. Thank you, that comment has made my day.
You mean like CCW permit holders?
No, entirely unlike CCW permit holders, because you misquoted me, specifically leaving off the end of the line you quote. Here it is bolded for your benefit.
trained, licensed, regulated guys with guns, who can only carry on duty, don't take their firearm home, etc.
Are CCW permit holders only allowed to carry on duty (whatever that might mean in the context of a private citizen) and (more importantly) not allowed to take their firearm home?