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Comment: Re: Is Apple being compensated? (Score 1) 239 239

by secolactico (#43704355) Attached to: Apple Deluged By Police Demands To Decrypt iPhones

What's stopping them from dumping the phone memory, run it into an emulator and try it there, ignoring the calls to erase data or the minute delay imposed after six attempts.

Or perhaps bypassing the entire passcode, which maybe it's only that and not an encryption key at all.

Comment: Re:Like Apple Messenger? (Score 1) 191 191

by secolactico (#37674406) Attached to: RIM Server Crash Leaves Millions Without BBM

As far as I know, they can push new books to your device so they are probably able to update the existing ones.

Every time you configure a new BES e-mail account, they push a new service book to you.

They probably send you new books every time your device cold-starts (battery pull). I don't know it for sure, but most BB forums recommend fixing missing/incorrect books by doing a battery pull. Of course it could be the usual "did you try turning it off and on again?" voodoo.

Comment: Re:Summary (Score 1) 523 523

by secolactico (#37134764) Attached to: Why PCs Trump iPads For User Innovation

Unless they make a tablet device with a mouse and keyboard *cough laptop cough*

My favourite new gadget:

Also has USB host mode, so you can plug in mice, keyboards, nice big external drives, etc.

I have used it and it's pretty slick and useful, both with and without the keyboard.

I just wish they went ahead and released the 3g version already.

Comment: Re:Will Citrix take notice (Score 1) 105 105

by secolactico (#35619914) Attached to: Xen 4.1 Hypervisor Released

A better solution is to (re-) design the software so it can handle failures on its own. That way you can be protected from software errors as well as hardware ones.

As much as I agree with that sentiment, I'll be among the first to admit that that's unlikely to happen in a reasonable time-frame in a less than perfect world.

Ugly kludge solutions will always have a place in the industry because of this.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries