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Comment Re:Wow. (Score 1) 177

I wasn't listing 'features'. I was listing reasons the published growth rates might not necessarily be indicative of future performance.

In other words, Apple could end the exclusivity deal and immediately sell a bunch of iPhones to non AT&T users.

Comment Re:Wow. (Score 1) 177

Let's take that Android growth rate.

Now factor in that it's almost exclusively among people who have contracts with carriers that don't offer iPhones.
Now factor in that it's for the US only.
Now factor in that it's doesn't mention that Apple sells other devices (iPods, iPads) that are part of the same 'ecosystem' as the iPhone.

I think you're declaring this competition over a little prematurely.

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Submission + - Attacking Multicore CPUs. (theregister.co.uk)

Ant writes: "The Register reports that the world of current multi-core central processing units (CPUs) just entered is facing a serious threat. A security researcher at Cambridge disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities that takes advantage of concurrency to bypass security protections such as antivirus software The attack is based on the assumption that the software that interacts with the kernel can be used without interference. The researcher, Robert Watson, showed that a careful written exploit can attack in the little timeframe when this happens, and literally change the "words" that they are exchanging. Even if some of these dark aspects of concurrency were already known, Watson proved that real attacks can be developed, and showed that developers have to fix their code. Fast... Seen in a Broadband/DSL Reports' security forum thread."

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