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Comment: Re:Is it trivial to have an app with extra baggage (Score 1) 129

In security it says:

Allow Apps downloaded from:
(3 check boxes)

1. Mac App Store
2. Mac App Store and identified developers
3. Anywhere

Seems like if you only had the Mac App Store checked then there would be no threat.
Even if option 2 was selected, it seems like it might be fairly safe if the developer's are not trying to infest a computer.
Obviously, option 3 would allow for all kinds of mayhem.

Comment: Re:Is it trivial to have an app with extra baggage (Score 1) 129

Plus if you have your machine set to only install from the app store, doesn't it have some sort of handshake problem? I don't know how it all works, but I know when I install a new version of the OS on a Mac it only lets installs through the app store work by default. You have to disable that feature to install "Trusted" apps from outside of the App Store environment. You can also choose to wing it and allow all apps you find to install if you click the right check box.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 366

by Wild_dog! (#49539307) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

It seems that since iTunes is a conduit through which people organize and utilize content from Apple, the software would be a priority since how users experience the content is important in creating more users.
Making iTunes cumbersome or poorly functioning would seem to be directly a threat to the money flow.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 2) 366

by Wild_dog! (#49539209) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

iTunes is very convenient for playing all of my movie content from the DVD's I have ripped on my Apple TV.
Dump videos into iTunes. Organize them the way you want them. Play the movies smoothly off of the Apple TV pulling content from iTunes home sharing.

Very simple.
Glassy Smooth.
Brainless functionality for my kids and my wife.

Comment: Re:Cautionary Tale? (Score 1) 182

by Wild_dog! (#49535911) Attached to: Chinese Scientists Claim To Have Genetically Modified Human Embryos

"left-wing libtards (i like that term!) leave (i.e., almost all Slashdoter's - from my understanding of /. in the few weeks i try to "fit in")"

Well Ad Hominem's and Gross generalizations are 2 common logical fallacies which would run counter to your assertion of trying to "fit in".

Fitting in on a website where people express opinions seems a bit silly. There really isn't a community to fit into.
Post anything here and it will be challenged, scrutinized, and replied to in some fashion. That is how forums work.

By all means stay... forums are more lively with those who have divergent yet informed opinions.
It would be more productive to discuss rather than label or present generalizations.
Present what you know.
Respect of other posters is more productive to a discussion.
Finally... having an account so you don't post as an Anonymous Coward lends a bit more legitimacy to things.

Comment: Re:Obsolete smart TV's? (Score 1) 129

by Wild_dog! (#49528189) Attached to: YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices

So in the end... this is probably a great thing. No more delusions of the continued functioning of smart TV's for the life of the TV.
Personally, I have always wanted just a really great panel without all the bells and whistles. We don't watch TV much but do sling things to it from the computer, phones and puck devices. I find all of the remotes these days have a billion buttons. I end up inadvertently pressing something and get stuck on settings I can't get out of. Very Very annoying.

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