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Comment: Re: I don't follow (Score 1) 369

by the_B0fh (#48189071) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Whereas many of the Apple fans, old and new, seem to like the way Apple/OS X works over both Linux and Windows.

It's not as if there's no cheap(er) Windows options out there, or more expensive Windows options out there. How come Apple's marketshare is growing YoY, especially in face of declining marketshare among general PC vendors.

And on top of that, the user satisfaction ratings are through the roof (heck, the iPad had a higher approval rating than Samsung's tablet *IN* South Korea last year).

It would appear that their choices are in alignment with their users more than anyone else.

Comment: Re:No technical solution for a social problem (Score 1) 210

by the_B0fh (#48139315) Attached to: Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

Sure. But, encryption of in-flight and at-rest data thwarts both passive and dragnet surveillance. This is *exactly* the thing that we've been screaming about for the past year or so.

Uh, no. What has been screamed about is that meta data collection is happening on a broad scale

Methinks someone doesn't understand what dragnet means.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky