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Comment Re:It's for your own safety, trust us you dumb fuc (Score -1) 199

This is just the new slashdot ownership pushing clickbait headlines.

This has already been discussed on slashdot in this very exact sensationalizing and WRONG way in the past. And, just like you and everyone else on this article, its clearly done because of the fingerprint/secure enclave stuff.

Comment Re:Sucked out of an airplane? Not likely (Score -1, Interesting) 286

Mythbusters does less science than the catholic church.

They couldn't have possibly tested what happens unless they were moving the aircraft at several hundred miles of air and openned a hole in the side which, due to the forward movement of the aircraft and the wind passing this new opening at a higher rate of speed than the surrounding air ... would have created a low pressure situations with strong winds that will 'suck' things right out of the aircraft. (Actually, they're blown out, vacuum doesn't pull anything, pressure on the other side pushes it).

Bernoulli described the physical processes doing this about 300 years ago now ... but hey, you're right, Jamie knows all about real science!

Also, don't let several confirmed cases of it happening in real aircraft incidents sway you either.

Oh and by the way, the sun is purple because Mythbusters said so.

Comment Re:Discount != paying you. (Score -1) 90

FedEx is not paying anyone to install flash. Instead, they are offering a $5 discount. There is a huge difference.

On top of that, its offered as compensation for making you deal with the fact that you have to install flash. It seems a lot more like them saying:

'yea, this sucks that we have to ask you to do this, so heres a discount to kinda make up for it, we're really sorry :('

Which also sounds like they recognize that flash isn't what they should be doing and likely have at least a few people who are trying to remedy the problem.

But hey, the headline is WAY more clickbait-ready than if they had used "discount" instead of "pay you"

Comment Re:Trying to draw the specification for this or no (Score -1) 151

Yea, all that is great ... But I'm just going to compromise one of the poorly written apps that access the data . . . Or shove bamboo springs under your finger and toe nails until you log me in and show me the data I want.

You've neither prevented state sponsored activity or script kiddie automated scans ... But your system is now really complex and likely to fail more often! Yay!

Comment Re:Pray I don't change it again (Score -1) 149

In this particular case, this 'rule' is not new, its been part of the rules since the app store was created, so before you spew some bullshit about 'change', keep in mind the people doing this have ALWAYS been violating the app store agreement.

The only difference here is that Apple now has a method to detect it, so they can enforce the rule easier.

Why bother knowing what the rules are when you can just do whatever you want and have a free-for-all like the Windows world, because thats AWESOME!

I do it because it makes me money hand over fist and because the rules aren't really that bad and do a lot of good to protect my grandma and grandpa from themselves.

Not getting rejected or yanked from the app store is trivial, the rules are well known, the only time this shit makes it in the news is when some dumbfuck like you goes off and rants about how apple is horrible for changing the rules or some other bullshit that is completely untrue and just shows your ignorance of the subject being discussed.

Comment It already does. (Score -1) 383

Do you ask retarded questions like 'what if everyone could drive the same car for everything, we could use my car for shipping goods from china to my house as well as driving to work and racing the Daytona 500 and drag racing championships while at the same time setting a new record for efficiency and distance.'

The universal computing platform is already there and in use, its called physics. Its the universal platform. We use it differently for different tasks because its more efficient and easier.

Why can't your CAD program run on your phone? Because thats a stupid fucking idea, thats why. If you can't begin to fathom why its a stupid idea it really would be a waste of time to try and explain it to you.

Comment And? (Score -1) 39

I guess maybe I'm just too old school, but 'back in my day' you weren't really considered to have done anything much impressive unless you happen to discover and assembly patch some silly system bug or standard library bug.

Now days, a company dedicated to doing just that makes front page news of slashdot because? You guys are new to the Internet and PCs? What? Why do I care that this company, one of many that does this all the time, did this on this particular occasion?

Comment Re:Where's the love for Florida? (Score -1) 44

The weather in Florida also insures that places like Lakeland (grew up in Ocala myself) have a significant amount of clouds throughout the day. You know, that rain storm that comes every afternoon from 1-3pm ... yea, that storm significantly cuts down on useful sunlight for solar in Florida. Being surrounded by water and less than 200 miles wide, the ocean makes for pretty consistent cloudy days even if the mornings and evenings are sunny, during the peak sunlight hours, the central Florida corridor is generally not seeing it.

Florida calls itself the sunshine state, but the rust state would be more appropriate.

Comment Re:One bitcoin is worth more than gold to idiots (Score -1) 208

BitCoin is worthless in that situation as well since the number of places that accept it outside of malware authors is trivial and falling. The places that do 'accept' it, for the most part DONT ACTUALLY ACCEPT BITCOIN . . . It's too fucking volatile to hold onto. They mostly pass BitCoin transactions through a third party who then pays your bill with a real financial transaction.

Outside of malware and exchanges, no one of any importance directly accepts BitCoin for payment, so try again.

Comment Re:Meh. (Score -1) 108

Yes, all the time,. It don't let your ignorance get in the way when you compare no-skill-required stock boy at Walmart to a software developer at Yahoo.

Forget that Walmart does bonus it's software devs, because you know the guy restocking the cafeteria vending machines is getting a bonus that the Walmart stock boy isn't.

Everytime you try to act like Walmart is horrible you only show how you know nothing about them or how they compare to other unskilled employers. Your just parroting shit some other SJW spewed at you and to incompetent to confirm yourself.

Amazon is an evil company for every reason you blame Walmart and a fuck ton more, but I'm willing to bet you still are happy to give them your money, aren't you?

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