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Comment Re:Never understand jailbreaking an Apple iOS devi (Score 1) 180

Nearly all Android phones come carrier bootloader locked so I would hardly say they have a "different and open mentality".

Even Google's Nexus phones come with a locked bootloader that needs to be unlocked in order to root the phone and do the equivalent of what you do with a jailbroken iphone.

Comment Re:Never understand jailbreaking an Apple iOS devi (Score 2) 180

If you had ever used a jailbroken iPhone and realized the capabilities it unlocks, you would change your mind.

The idea that a jailbroken iPhone is more or less secure than an unjailbroken one is a fallacy. The people got this malware by downloading and installing pirated iOS applications that were infected with it - something that is ENABLED by jailbreaking. Just because a phone is jailbroken does not put it into some unsecure state, you have to do that yourself.

Comment Re: Ignorance? (Score 1) 236

The idea that a human is conscious 15 weeks after gestation is total poppycock. There are no observed behaviours AT ALL in the fetus at this point that aren't even exhibited by lower life. Unless you also claim worms are conscious, which implies almost every animal on earth is. That is a pretty broad definition of consciousness.

The truth is, ACTUALLY, traits affiliated with consciousness, such as recognizing ones self in the mirror, actually aren't exhibited in children until several months after birth. So if you're using that as a benchmark, then we would need to relabel killing one month old babies as animal cruelty.

Comment Re:"I wanted to work this weekend" (Score 1) 211

Which is exactly what the article said, that the GP ignored, and what I was replying to in my comment. No one was forced to work extra time that they didn't want to do. The GP basically asserted that no one would work extra time unless they were forced. I said, untrue.

Comment Re:Actually great UX for everyone else (Score 3, Interesting) 258

I can tell you didn't RTFA.

The whole point is pushing the button provides no immediate feedback at all. People are used to pushing a button doing something immediately, not pushing a button and *MAYBE* something happens 48 hours from now.

As such, these buttons are unlikely to gain any kind of popularity.

Comment WTF (Score 5, Interesting) 114

"Imagine how nerve-racking â" terrifying, even â" tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable?"

Umm... you mean like all other speech?

There is no "undo" button for life Twitter. Deal with it.

I don't even know why the "Delete" button exists in Twitter, because it is stupid and doesn't do much. Various clients allow you to ignore it totally and keep the deleted tweet in your cache.

Comment Re:Even if you bleed Blue this is wrong (Score 5, Insightful) 303

"I cannot believe how many people still thinks she is the best the Democrat's have for President??"

An increasing number of people think Bernie Sanders is the best Democraft for President.. even if he isn't really endorsed by the party elite.

Comment Re:"I wanted to work this weekend" (Score 3, Insightful) 211

"I was a mid-level IT dept manager for a major newspaper..." ... and there is the difference. You are not a software developer, so you have no idea what it's like. When you have a problem to solve, and you know in your gut you are on the VERGE of solving it, very often you will work late or sometimes work into the weekend to get it done just to see it to completion.

I can not even count the number of times this has happened to me during my career, that I was sitting there coding coding coding, working on the problem, and looked up and it was 7:00PM or 8:00 PM and I totally missed supper.

  It happens in creative fields all the time. Have you ever heard the expression "in the groove"? When you are in it, you don't want to get out.

Comment Google Maps (Score 5, Insightful) 258

City councilman Johnny Khamis dismissed such criticism: "This is a public street. You're not expecting privacy on a public street."

This argument did not work for Google Maps, who have been forced by various state and municipal governments to blur the license plates and faces of people captured.

But I guess they aren't the government... if the government does it, it's fine.. (???)

Comment Re:Closed Ecosystem (Score 1) 92

You're not listening to me. This has nothing to do with Android. It has to do with the ROM on your phone that came from the phone maker. You need to swap out your ROM for one that is more open, and that allows root access so that you can do these kinds of updates. My Cyanogen ROM can pull updates on a nightly basis if I so choose.

Comment Re:Honest question. (Score 1) 92

The reason is because when a core system process crashes on android, the system automatically restarts it.

This is normally a good thing - but if you have a scenario where you've done something that will cause a process to crash on start (which is what this thing is), the process restarts and restarts over and over indefinitely, essentially locking you out of the UI. Command line access via ADB is unaffected.

Anyone who has messed around with custom ROMs has likely seen this behaviour many times by flashing an invalid Google Services for the phone.

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. -- Bengamin Disraeli