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Comment: Eh... so? (Score 1) 70

by binary paladin (#47980757) Attached to: Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner: Still Hackable

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.

Comment: Re: Alright smart guy (Score 3, Insightful) 504

by binary paladin (#47960211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

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.

Comment: Re:Missing the point; it's about not enabling (Score 1) 403

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.

Comment: Re:Awesome quote in TFS: (Score 1) 83

by GreyWolf3000 (#46590189) Attached to: XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

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.

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