Yes, I mean UMS.
The iPhone does not show up as a SBP2 device on the USB bus, so therefore Windows cannot format it and will not ask to format it. In fact, if you hook it up to Windows 7, it loads a Microsoft driver that exposes a DCIM folder for you to peruse as a normal disk. On Windows XP, it shows up as a "Scanner or Camera" device, again, without having iTunes installed.
iTunes may suck, but don't make shit up.
Ugh, phones? I wish I could call that a "computer."
I hope you're not referring to the Pixel, because you're off by over $1,000 on the price.
The unencrypted stream is decompressed. Recompressing it creates fidelity loss and takes up more CPU time/power making it undesirable. Possible, but undesirable. It's like a theatre cam recording.
Breaking DRM by poking through assembler is hard work for no pay in your spare time. I would be not be surprised if *nobody* has built a Netflix streamripper plugin for Firefox. The guy breaking iTunes encryption has basically given up the cat and mouse game due to time.
Yeah, so... there was no app store requiring Apple approval in the "iOS 1.x days" That's the Jailbreak App Only era.
Go watch Strange Days (1995)
Life is an intelligence test. There aren't rails over every ravine, every tiger put in a cage, every sharp stick taped off with a warning label. But don't worry, eventually the safety regulators will get to everything.
There is a point where more safety regulations do more harm than good. This is that point. They add cost, weight, manufacturing time, and catch dust to lessen equipment lifespan. There is already a fan guard on the computer, it's called the case.
The fans are INSIDE the case, safe from fingers. If you're going to pull the case apart while it's running, then that's no different than willfully disregarding any other safety warning or operating anything else improperly,be it a razor or a chainsaw. The CASE is the safety guard.
By the logic of the EU, people are smart enough to handle cut throat razors properly as to not slice their neck open, but too stupid to know that they should not open a computer while it is running and stick their hand next to spinning fans and get their knuckles nicked.
The evolution of razors gives people a choice in the level of skill required to properly operate the razor. For the computer, just turn it off to increase the safety while working on it! More than likely you _have_ to do that anyway.
The difference here, is that it's not illegal to sell "cut throat" razors.
As long as we're clear that you have no right to it in the first place, sure.
Yes, because we still sell razor blades with the same expectation, just like we expect people to shut the computer down before working on it.
It's not better, it's either middling or worse. It causes the machines to not last as long and adds costs to protect against a situation where you would have to go out of your way to hurt yourself in.
Balancing utility against safety, you say? You mean, how you can easily stick your hand into the blade of an operating chainsaw, or stick your hand into a blade of a plastic fan? Yet somehow we can trust people to not do one of these where the danger is constantly present, but it's far too dangerous to rely on them to not do the other where it is an abnormal situation.
The "experts" that write the standards are just looking to keep their jobs. If you fix everything that's broken, then just go and break stuff so you can fix it.