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Comment Re:Amazon did it (Score 1) 338

The iPad CAN be produced for less than $500, and it is. Don't forget that Apple has made long-term commitments with the memory manufacturers, so they've even got better deals than that...

iPad
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2010/tc2010046_788280.htm

iPad 2
http://www.itproportal.com/2011/03/14/apple-ipad-2-faces-severe-component-price-inflation/

Comment Re:Backup your SHSH files - NOW (Score 1) 281

Beware of TinyUmbrella. It does what it is supposed to do, but if you ever have to use it, it doesn't clear out your hosts file properly.

As a result, if you ever try to install a new firmware from Apple, it will fail. Fixing that is as simple as manually removing the line it adds from your hosts file... but if you forget to do that first, it's going to take you hours and hours to get your phone working.

Comment Re:Bluetooth-enabled vs. Disconnected (Score 1) 147

No, this is similar to saying "If your computer isn't plugged into a network, but you haven't disabled your internal NIC in device manager, your computer is vulnerable."

The lines are blurred a bit because Bluetooth is a wireless technology, but their point is you don't have to be actively connected to anything to get hacked.

Comment Re:Still violates the 5th (Score 2) 887

She's not being compelled to be a witness against herself... The hard drive is a piece of evidence that is in effect a "witness" against her.

It's like you're hiding a dead body in the trunk of your car... and you've modified it with a special lock that cannot be forced. This is the equivalent of them getting a warrant on searching your car, and you being forced to come up with a key.

Comment Re:64-bit support (Score 1) 441

I'm using both Firefox 6 and 7 (Aurora) on my Mac (though not at the exact same time...), and they're both running as 64-bit processes. Are you SURE that the corresponding Windows versions aren't running in 64-bit? That doesn't sound like something Mozilla would do...

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