Regardless of how they get there I'll certainly never buy one. The technology if of course interesting and in some parts very advanced but even so this seems like an awful lot of effort to remove a steering wheel.
You must not hate driving like I hate driving.
does 'certified for iDevice' even matter anymore? I could see it being a concern for the average consumer about a decade ago but so many products, uncertified mind you, exist for the apple to channel audio from soundcard to headbone that the logo itself seems of little merit.
I only really worry about not using knock off cables/adapters when it's connected to 110 volt power or higher, cheaply made cables that break easily are also easily replaced; cheaply made power adapters without proper insulation and air gaps can cause fires and electrocutions. That being said I use Apple EarPods because I find them comfortable.
I think you missed all the subtly in my comment.
subtly... This is slashdot, we don't do subtly here.
Are you implying that ALL US intelligence is "ill-gotten"?
I don't think it matters what percentage of the intelligence is tainted, we won't be able to tell the difference; so from the public perspective all intelligence can be viewed as tainted.
Absolutely. Contactless is pointless and expensive as fuck for merchants. I can't imagine many businesses where the "neat-o" factor from a few phone enthusiasts to be able to pay with their phones is going to outweigh the costs.
Sometimes it comes down to offering convenience to your customers, there are 2 'corner' stores near my place, store a is a five minute walk, store b is a seven minute walk. I walk and drive to store b more often because I can use tap on my credit card to pay, store a requires chip and pin.
Five centuries of work before that never perfected heavier-than-air flying machines either, until one year, presto, all the necessary preconditions were finally met and airplanes became a reality. There's nothing linear about progress.
The most intelligent comment I have read on Slashdot in years (possibly ever), if only I had any mod points.
I mean, the fuck happened that people need to willingly give up the right to control their own data to be able to work??
A successful [software] tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author. -- S. C. Johnson