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Comment Re: Perhaps if Apple devices weren't so locked do (Score 1) 214

Ah, so your on;y criterion for a device being a "full computing device" is filesystem access.

Thus, in your world, the Creative Rio mp3 player is more of a "full computing device" than an iPhone because the former gives you filesystem access.

Interesting, but whatever works for you I guess. How do you check your email on that Rio? It must get annoying to read it 2 lines at a time, surely?

Comment Re:None of that is Apple's Enterprise Problem (Score 1) 90

Right, but who said anything about changing that? They just want to make iOS devices work more effectively in an enterprise setting - that means tablets, phones etc.

There's no reason that iPads (for example) couldn't be used as handy video conference devices, especially at remote/off-site/smaller sites alongside all the current IT infrastructure.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 90

Funny, you seem to think that products can only be bought for personal use.

What, I wonder, do you think this deal is designed to address? Perhaps it has something to do with wanting to make iOS devices more enterprise-friendly (they already have rudimentary enterprise support with curated app stores and local app deployment, but you think this chicken and egg problem shouldn't be solved because they're "consumer devices".

Whoever would buy an automobile! The roads are designed for horses and carts! There are hay stops and water troughs for the horses! Cars are nit designed for that! Pity the thought!

Comment Re: Perhaps if Apple devices weren't so locked dow (Score 1) 214

There are no non-privileged files on the iPhone.

The filesystem doesn't use the same model that a PC does, but you know that going into the purchase and would decide such a device is not for you and buy an Android device instead.

You're criticising the iPhone for not doing things you think it should be able to do. If it doesn't work the way you want it to then there are other smartphones that do.

Do you expect that Apple should make the iPhone work the way you want it to, just because?

That's no different than expecting all Android phones working the same way as iPhones.

Choices exist for a reason.

Comment Re:Upstart? Scarebus? Comparison to Concorde? (Score 1) 345

It didn't go supersonic over land on either side of the world. They waited until they were out over water before doing so for the sake of the people on the ground.

There was no getting away from the fact that it was a noisy aircraft though - 4 large turbojets will do that.

Comment Re:Upstart? Scarebus? Comparison to Concorde? (Score 1) 345

The Concorde also changed size (considerably) when in supercruise due to thermal expansion and it didn't leak, but it also wasn't built entirely of titanium and only had to consider mach 2, not mach 3 and beyond that made the SR-71 such a remarkable aircraft for the time.

My sister opened a computer store in Hawaii. She sells C shells down by the seashore.