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Comment Compilers and "High level" languages (Score 5, Funny) 281

"My kids won't need to code because soon computers will just code for them"

Computers already do this. You used to have to code by manually entering the 1s and 0s but now there are things called compilers which actually do the coding for you. All you have to do is write some simple instructions saying what you want the computer to do and the compiler does the coding for you.

Comment So how would this work? (Score 1) 285

In the customer letter that Apple releasedhttp://www.apple.com/customer-letter/ they said

"Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation."

If the phone is locked how can Apple install a new operating system on it?

Comment Is there a simple explanation of the case? (Score 1) 389

In the customer letter that Apple released http://www.apple.com/customer-... they said

"Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation."

If the phone is locked how can Apple install a new operating system on it?

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