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Do you actually own an iphone? If so, why did you buy it if the manufacturer has terms you dont like?
"economically unsound and civilly corrupt"
I'd agree with you, except that iPhones are hardly a commodity or a right. It's a prestigious, expensive mobile computing device, and you know its legal limitations before you buy it. If you don't like those limitations, DON'T BUY IT.
Still playing devil's advocate here...
30% is not a bad deal for providing massive visibility, end-to-end distribution, a super-simple installation method, and some kind of C.Y.A. legal protection (?) that your app will work seamlessly on your iPhone (since Apple has authorized/verified your app).
Yes, but in return for Apple's cut, they provide a huge amount of convenience and visibility. That's not a bad thing. Your jailbroken app won't make half as much money if nobody knows about it (or it's complicated to install).
So Apple is doing this to protect its income for apps on the iPhone store. That also means it is protecting the income of application *developers* who sell through the iPhone store. Sure, they could try to sell apps only for jailbroken phones, but with all the gray areas around it legally (at least in the public's eye) and with the immense ease of use of the iPhone store (click and download right now!), they would much rather go Apple's route. Right? So Apple could be covering its ass, making sure they don't get attacked from iPhone developers who have trekked through the process to make "legit" apps but could be someday losing out to jailbroken competitors.
Or else it's just about the money.
That's what we need, a generation of young people who know how to make a sensible-sounding fallacious argument.
Stepping back from the article for a moment... it's not just evil fundamentalists who have honed that skill. Think politicians, marketers, ad execs, the RIAA, and plenty of others. Much of society is based on saying things that sound truthy but aren't quite true.
People from Canada/USA/Scandinavia/Eastern Europe just laugh. They laughed at all the English people making a big deal out of "not much" snow, too.
I lived in the American South for several years. The small town I lived in had no snow for two winters in a row, so they sold the town's snow truck. The next winter, we got a whole inch of snow, and the town almost totally shut down for a couple of days because there was no truck to plow the snow aside.
Compare that to when I lived in Buffalo, NY, where we sometimes got five inches of snow per hour -- for six hours or more.
If this news is true, then folks will find ways around it. Running a VM could be one. Or they will turn more to web apps -- hello, tabbed browsing!
Maybe this is actually an attempt to limit malware. If your computer is running multiple malicious background apps, suddenly you won't be able to run anything else, and users will become more careful about sites they visit, etc.??? Nah, that'll never work...
In -37 C, you just don't go outside much.
I had never studied London's climate (nor have I had the opportunity to visit, unfortunately), but that does seem mild. Even though we've had -15 F here in the winter, NY summer days can hit 90-100 F (32-37 C) with ease. A bit more extreme than your spot, I guess.
music that has not passed its âoerenew dateâ still works... music that has expired will no longer work because the DRM licensing server has apparently shut down.
Quick, listen to your music before it expires!
Also, the article suggests that Total Music (which recently acquired Ruckus, and was a joint venture between Sony and UM) still has some life in it, but this article (on the same site!) says otherwise and quotes the blog of a VP there. I guess these record labels are having a hard time with this stuff...
Of course our cold temps pale in comparison to Canada, and the northern New England states Maine, New Hampshire, etc.
Where I live in upstate New York, we've hit -15 F (-26 C) several days this year. Further upstate from me has gotten to -25 F (-32 C) below. Friends in Maine tell me they've seen -35 F (-37 C) this winter. These weren't just for a day, but for several, even more than a week at times, before returning to ever-so-slightly warmer temperatures.
Even if things were cold back in 1709, methinks they doth protest too much.
They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -- Carl Sagan