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Comment: Re: Apple made the same mistake (Score 1) 390 390

They even came out with a cheap version just like back then with the Apple IIe. Jobs must have seen the parallel given how angry he got the second time:

I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Appleâ(TM)s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong... Iâ(TM)m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this.

Comment: Re: Betteridge is actually wrong this time (Score 1) 159 159

I think the report is of real GDP, not nominal GDP. But in common parlance, a recession just means "the economy is not satisfactory" because of unemployment or inflation. It's like the word "Frankenstein". Meaning just ends up being usage, as Wittgenstein might say.

Comment: Re: Released? (Score 1) 89 89

True! When he said "American defendants" I assumed he meant federal statutes. My memory of those cases involved judges scheduling a trial, then granting the prosecution as many continuances as they wanted. The only Constitutional bar is something like years after indictment.

Comment: Re: Released? (Score 1) 89 89

No where is "speedy trial" defined as a particular length of time. In practice it works like "as soon as possible" considering all the recognized reasons/loopholes for a delay. Other than gitmo inmates nobody "invokes" their right to a speedy trial anymore than they invoke their right to a Republican form of government.

Comment: Re: Cell phones must stop broadcasting MAC address (Score 5, Informative) 189 189

What he meant was "The 802.11 protocol does not require cell phones to broadcast their MAC addresses when disconnected from an AP" Sure you need to send the MAC address to connect - he knows that. You don't need to send anything if you don't want to connect. It's not hard to write an app that turns off wifi outside of particular physical area. That addresses the concern they're talking about. They don't care about background data usage on the phone when they're not using it.

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