This is a really nice, eloquent way of legitimizing a bunch of conspiracy theories which, it turns out, are often true
they can just die for all the government cares
That's fine he always gets worked up about stuff like this and that's a good thing. He raises awareness by being fringe and, as a corollary, making a spectacle of himself. And whether or not he's happy about this, it's good that the platform becomes more well-developed and accessible to consumers. I'm actually cautiously optimistic about Ubuntu of all things... Imagine with Mir, better toolkits and some of the other improvements it becomes as polished as OS X AND is open-source. Far more trustworthy OS IMO in a day in age when we can't trust much of anything. Open source is really the only development model that is fully trustworthy, GPL or otherwise.
I feel way less bad about playing game "backups" on my Wii
He said quad *socket* not quad-core
Guy will be dead within a year
But if history is any indicator, there's a pretty good chance that someone will get arrested for disclosing this
Going to keep the identity kinda vague here but I can say that I'm a high-ish level executive for a company that provides cloud services similar to Amazon and I will tell you first hand that we NEVER ever ever would spy or collect data on our customers. It would be a disaster and far more trouble than it's worth. Most mainstream platforms (VMware, OpenStack, whatever you choose) don't even provide facilities for reading on-disk customer data in a true cloud environment easily; I guess if you really wanted to you could start pulling raw blocks off of a SAN and dig around, but it would be a serious pain. Even if it were easy, I can't see a compelling reason to eavesdrop on customers, plus there are likely legal ramifications.
"I've decided to install only apps that won't become obsolete merely because of the developer's whim or lack of interest. With the exception of games, which I don't deem essential for work, I don't want to install potential abandonware even if they cost the pauperly sum of $0.00." Why are you so angry at people that give you stuff for free? Your tone is really unappreciative; developers often make OSS for FREE.
Does this mean Windows Phone will actually support VPN?
The way this is written is so absurdly biased; if you want to promote Android devices, just come out and say it. Don't use some arbitrary statistic to promote your agenda. That's like blaming the former CEO of Lexus for making a desirable vehicle that is prone to theft as a result of its desirability or popularity.
Instead of thinking. "Wow, this is cool.." I thought, "Apple is going to sue the developer into the poor house..."
The operative word being "some"
People are casually forgetting that Google introduced the option to DRM your apps with Jelly Bean and beyond. This is a problem that has essentially been fixed, especially as manufacturers roll out the new version of Android (which is the real problem with Android: that might never happen in the case of many phones). It's a year out probably before lots of people are actually running Jelly Bean, but the process has begun.
I like you.