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Comment Re:Apple ][+ (Score 1) 857

(Almost) same here. I saved every penny and took any work I get after school and after more than 1 year I could afford an Apple ][ clone. That was 1983 and I was 16. Original Apples were twice as much here in Germany. One day I accidentally pulled an expansion card out of the slot while the machine was running, and it went dead! My heart stopped beating, I almost fainted. Didn't touch it for 2 days, after which it just turned on as if nothing had happed. I still remember this miracle as if it was yesterday.

Comment Has been fixed in iOS 8.4.1 (Score 3, Interesting) 13

From the article:

We’ve worked directly with the Apple Security Team since this was discovered leading to the fix rolled in the latest iOS update (8.4.1).

Although this sandbox violation has been patched by Apple, the patch only protects devices which update to iOS 8.4.1; Appthority has identified that up to 70% of iOS devices are not running the latest version of iOS, even several months after an update is issued.

A good ./ submitter would have read the complete article and recommended in the summary to upgrade to 8.4.1.

Comment Watching video of a drone killing innocents... (Score 1, Interesting) 391

By their definition, wouldn't be watching a video of a US drone killing innocent people, which happens regularly since years, be a crime as well? I don't know whether such a video actually exists, but I would be curious if media would broadcast it. I'm assuming here, or course, that we accept drone strikes as a form of governmental terrorism.

Over the years, hundreds of civilians have been killed by drone strikes, has this ever been picked up media in a similar way as this incident has been? Maybe media regard drone strikes as a form of terrorism and consider broadcasting it a crime as well...

Comment Re:And what's better? (Score 1) 200

I've submitted this story as well, even before the OP (not that I'm bitter....), and with additional information regarding China's plans:

Apart from purchase restrictions for central government offices, China will focus on the development of its own OS based on Linux, a move which An Yang, a security expert with Qihoo 360 Technology, said was a necessity although progress has been disappointing. There are several Linux-based OS developed by Chinese companies, such as KylinOS and StartOS, but they have not proved popular. An said the first step is to promote the use of Chinese-designed OS among official users, while their popularity among civilian users will be subject to market forces.
HP recently announced shipping PCs with Kylin pre-installed, while there have been about 4 million downloads of the OS from the website so far.

Submission + - China excludes Windows 8 from new government computers,plans to migrate to Linux

Mojo66 writes: News.cn reports that China has announced that it will forbid the use of the Windows 8 operating system (OS) in new government computers, a move to ensure computer security after the shutdown of Windows XP. The Chinese government obviously cannot ignore the risks of running OS without guaranteed technical support. It has moved to avoid the awkwardness of being confronted with a similar situation again in future if it continues to purchase computers with foreign OS. Apart from purchase restrictions for central government offices, China will focus on the development of its own OS based on Linux, a move which An Yang, a security expert with Qihoo 360 Technology, said was a necessity although progress has been disappointing. There are several Linux-based OS developed by Chinese companies, such as KylinOS and StartOS, but they have not proved popular. An said the first step is to promote the use of Chinese-designed OS among official users, while their popularity among civilian users will be subject to market forces.
HP recently announced shipping PCs with Kylin pre-installed, while there have been about 4 million downloads of the OS from the website so far.

Comment Re:Tomi Ahonen confirms it...Apple is dying (Score 1) 197

Android outsells iOS devices for quite some time (years?) now yet this means nothing to Apple, because a) Apple is not in the business of selling an iPhone to everyone and their dog, they're in the business of selling high-end, highly profitable devices to people who can afford them, and b) browser data shows actual internet usage numbers favour Apple at a ratio of 2:1 versus Android, so either Andriod users are too stupid to use their devices, or Android is too complicated/doesn't work, or they just get their Android for free and use it as a feature phone. In any case, it only shows that smart phones are a commodity now, which doesn't mean anything about the future of Apple.

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