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

by dnadoc (#45298511) Attached to: Smartphone Sales: Apple Squeezed, Blackberry Squashed, Android 81.3%
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: Released? (Score 1) 89

by dnadoc (#44552521) Attached to: First Portions of Aaron Swartz's Secret Service File Released
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

by dnadoc (#44537251) Attached to: Londoners Tracked By Advertising Firm's Trash Cans
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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