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Comment: Re:OS Level protections = DRM (Score 3, Informative) 86

by renderhead (#49428141) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Serious Is Hacking In Mobile Games?

I know this is a troll, but in case anyone is mislead I want to clear up a factual error:
Jailbroken iPhones absolutely can make purchases from the App Store. I have a history of jailbreaking my phones when they get old to enable certain mods and extensions that are not supported by Apple (for example, I had a notification center on my iPhone before Apple released theirs in iOS 7). It didn't change anything about the way I ran or installed my official App Store apps, and I never downloaded a pirated app.

Comment: Short-Sighted? (Score 1) 190

by renderhead (#48659833) Attached to: Uber Pushing For Patent On Surge Pricing

Even if this were patentable, it strikes me as a bad idea to be the company that patents it.
Surge Pricing is already one of the most hated features of Uber. Even if that hatred is unfair, there is definitely going to be more pushback as Uber's business grows. When local governments and consumer groups inevitably start trying to sue them for "gouging," wouldn't it be better to have "common industry practice" as a defense, rather than being the only company that is doing it?

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