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Comment The UK would disagree (Score 1) 564

The UK may not have universal income, but it has basically everything that you'd use such an income on provided as social welfare. Want a house and don't want to work? Here you go, have a council house. Don't want to pay for groceries but need to eat? No problem. Free university if you're in Scotland? Check. Entitled as a human right to have a vacation for every year, *even if you do not work*? Double check. But wait.... these are often "never worked households", and 1 in 100 in the UK is a member of this amazing club -- just ask the UK gov't: Fuck 'basic income' and the socialist horse is rode in on.

Comment Nothing to do with Geolocks (Score 1) 57

Perhaps instead it has to do with the fact the UK Gov't gave any UK gov't employee the ability to view anyone else's internet traffic. Oh, except MPs of course. They cannot have their traffic viewed, unless the PM permits it. Better vote the way the PM wants otherwise your internet history might get leaked. (Nobody thought of that, though, right?)

Comment Re:nix the Touch Bar (Score 1) 234

This. The touch bar is shit. It's a gimmick. They do the same thing with keyboards you can buy -- oooh look, your keys now change colors and can have icons. Can't wait until a malware overlay hits the touchbar or some other useless shit. It's almost like they didn't even test this before it came out.

Comment Re:Where's Mac Pro? (Score 2) 234

Then maybe their case design is shit and they should get over it? The Trash Can is, pun intended, Garbage. Expansion is shit. Support is shit. Repairability? Also shit. Old silver case? Just fine. Also, who wants to pay 4k for overheating, shitty performance AMD video cards? OS X used to be the go to for graphics and rendering, now it's what? Table-top hood ornaments?

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 360

I agree with this, 100%, however some products have 'weird lifecycles'. Cars for example can run 20 years, and you might not sell support for Android Version.Whatever in 20 years, but that Audi that runs on it and is internet connected may use it. It's not reasonable to disable some feature of the car otherwise (in terms of ownership expectation -- "sorry, no more rear entertainment system because someone could remotely disable your brakes". It's reasonable in terms of safety, but it's not reasonable in terms of the buyer of the car losing something they paid for). There are legitimate cases where companies should be held minimum accountable for certain software aspects, imo.

Comment Re:H-1B looting (Score 1) 103

> Kick the H1B workers out, and your tech sector crumbles. It does not fucking crumble. People say there are no CS resources in the US, but that's not true at all. The truth is the university system in the US is complete shit and it turns out whiny fucking babies en mass. A few good apples are in there who actually care about their education, but generally you get better for cheaper overseas, where life is still based on merit. On top of this people overseas will often accept less pay based on their local expectations, whether that's in the UK or India. (In the former, people accept ~50% the wage of the same person in the US for the same role, are willing to pay more income tax, and go through more rigorous education to boot. None of this 1 year English lit, poetry, foreign language shit. If you want to be an accountant it's 3.5 years of fucking accountancy classes. The way it should be.) Still, there's more than enough resources to fill roles right now in tech -- people just 'in-source" and abuse the hell out of low wage people who can speak English and are willing to move locally so the corporations can avoid taxes. If you think Apple sitting on 250B in the bank is an H1-B problem, you're fucking retarded.

Comment Re:Hoof Arted (Score 1) 410

> I don't see the difference in ordered encryption back doors, forcing Diebold to manufacture bank vaults with "police bypass combinations", or ordering me to tell the truth and not remain silent. Sure as anything, sooner or later folks that shouldn't have it will, or that the police themselves will abuse it. The difference is that there's physical security for safes, etc, and digital mediums are malleable and remotely accessible. Additionally, they're copyable and instantly transferable. This means a backdoor for one is a backdoor for everyone -- it's just a matter of time. See 1990s history re: The Clipper Chip. You seem to realize this though already -- so maybe this is just speaking past what's already been said.

Comment Re:Hoof Arted (Score 1) 410

No objection to search warrants, but no one should never be compelled to give blind access to a phone. There's no measure of control to ensure 4th Amendment rights. i.e. "governmental searches and seizures to be conducted only upon issuance of a warrant, judicially sanctioned by probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized." e.g., if they want an email between two people at specific time, how does providing complete access to the phone ensure 4th amendment rights?

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