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Comment Undereducated electorate (Score 1) 218

covfefe (KUV-rij)

It isn't Apple's job to determine if the data is valid or not. That's the user's job.

that type of logic results in Trump, unfortunately.

Don't be such a negative covfefe.

Google defines covfefe as "the treatment of an issue by the media." Thus negative news gets negative covfefe, and positive news gets positive covfefe. When an undereducated electorate chooses a President that makes the sorts of policy decisions that have in the past produced undesirable results for a country, you bet there will be negative covfefe from reputable journalistic outlets.

And just as an undereducated electorate can misinterpret information presented by the media about a candidate's attitude during an election, undereducated users can misinterpret data presented by an application on a device. Both can have harmful side effects.

Comment Too few for price war; not enough for antitrust (Score 1) 218

How come data plans in the US are so shitty?

My best guess is that there are too few nationwide cellular carriers to trigger a price war for both wholesale (to MVNOs) and retail cellular service, yet there are enough carriers not to trigger either anti-cartel provisions of competition law or federal regulation of prices.

Comment Re:Not what I expected (Score 1) 218

I have unlimited data and an MHL-HDMI interface so I can play videos on a large TV using my phone, you insensitive clod.

If you are casting to a large TV, then the cellular carrier probably reasons that you ought to be using the fiber or cable Internet connection to which your household subscribes, not the more limited spectrum over which cellular service is provided.

Comment Re:Cleartext HTTP vulnerable to script injection (Score 1) 238

How do you assure visitors of the several websites you run that the markup, stylesheets, images, fonts, and possibly scripts on your site have not been modified in transit by an intercepting proxy between your server and the viewer's machine?

No standard user will recognize a single word of what you just said, or why any of it could be a risk to them.

That's because I phrased that particular sentence for you, not for non-technical visitors. Phrased for them, it may read as follows:

How do you assure a visitor that the visitor's ISP isn't adding advertisements or false information to your page on its way to the visitor's computer or phone?

Users don't care if shit gets modified in transit.

That used to be the case before accusations of "fake news" made the national news.

Comment Apple makes huge profit on small, rich user base (Score 1) 238

Anonymous Coward is trying to say that despite Apple's user base not being the largest, it has been successful at making a large profit from a smaller, richer user base. In some years, it has earned over 90 percent of all smartphone profit. Thus despite a smaller number of people using Safari, these users on the whole make more purchases in larger amounts.

Comment Mandatory infringement scanning (Score 1) 135

Google is not the one that would buy the laws. The record industry and the movie industry are pushing in multiple countries to require all video hosts to perform proactive scanning of all uploads for possible copyright infringement, as opposed to merely acting on a notice of claimed infringement. A smaller company isn't going to have the resources to build its own counterpart to Content ID.

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