What... the actual... fuck?
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Unless I'm missing something, three failed attempts and you have to enter the passcode. Reboot and you have to enter the passcode. 48 hours of not being used and you have to enter the passcode.
I just got a 5S and the TouchID is okay, but even when using the correct finger it doesn't always work and I have to enter my passcode (which is quite long). It wouldn't be hard to guess which finger I used but even then... everything would have to go perfectly to get into the phone using that method.
And to add... it's not the time so much as the fact that the Galaxy Nexus was more than capable of handling the OS. Google simply decided not to support it. That's it.
It was 18 months at the time Kitkat was released (or about anyway).
Too bad the Nexus line is no more.
Google's lack of long term support was one of the two reasons I just switched to iOS. I've seen a couple 4S (the oldest supported by iOS 8) that are still working just fine. However, Kitkat on my Galaxy Nexus? "No way man... that phone phone is like 18 months old man." Kitkat even lowered the memory needs of the OS.
I fail to see how Apple offering long term support on their devices is somehow planned obsolescence versus Android devices which are just flat out abandoned by those unwilling to install custom roms.
And thus far the only people complaining are some of the Democrats anyway.
You know who else is going to be smiling all the way to the bank? All the people working at Tesla and all the people collecting the money they're spending in northern Nevada.
Shell scripts work but talk about awful languages to work in for anything remotely complex.
The value of something isn't tied to it's ease of duplication, at all. Property is not the only lens by which to view value. For example, property rights are not in play if I hire someone to clean my garage.
I don't know if you can. In the real world, duplicating objects is impossible. However, duplicating information in computers is essentially free. Therefore, I'm not sure that simulating the notion of "property rights" on a computer even makes sense. It certainly doesn't make sense if it costs DRM to achieve it.
The means by which they revoke permissions after the time limit must be transparent. DRM fails to meet this criteria.
Building a business model around time limits requires you to take rights away from the consumer. You can't justify online video "rentals" if they cannot be built transparently.
I'd say the killer feature is pure remote management. You don't need to physically manage your systems anymore.
I'm the opposite. I can't stand lacking the ability to dig in and change software when I don't like the way it works. It's rare that I actually do, but there's a huge freedom I get from knowing that when I need to extend the software, I can.
It's common for commercial software to not do what I want it to, either. I'd love to have a working amazon instant video client for my Android phone.
I think the alternative minimum tax kicks in at some point and imposes a (hefty) flat tax structure.