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Comment Re:Why trust in the media is at an all time low (Score 1) 908

The left wing are critical of Farage's views on the NHS, but never bring up his support of drug decriminilisation.

You mentioned him first. Nobody gives a shit about Farage's view on anything. What people give a shit about that frogface had his manic idea of leaving the EU, and did everything he could to achieve it. Admitting himself that all he wanted was to leave, and he himself doesn't give a shit about what happens afterwards, and what the consequences are.

All the time he was spreading lies about 350 million pound a week that were going to the NHS, about the UK being invaded by Turkish muslims.

He's being paid £85,000 for a job where he never turns up for work as an MEP. Then he kissed Trump's ass to get himself a better paying job as ambassodor to the US. Embarrassing. Now for the first time the UK government has a list "people who can never, ever become ambassador" with Farage being the only one on the list.

Comment Re:Professional attention whore strikes again (Score 1) 908

For some reason, the meat of the story, that main steam media are being so dishonest, seems to be ignored by many commenters here.

That's because it's totally unimportant if some unimportant unfunny punk makes a little bit less money. It is absolutely important to remind people that vile racism is unacceptable.

What's more important: A million dollar less in the pockets of this little punk, or a jew dead because some asshat saw "daath to all jews" and took it serious?

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 908

Well, so you say. But others watch the video, and his other videos, and conclude that he is a bigot and that this video is an attempt to push out bigotry under the cover of humour.

That's not the problem. The problem is that plenty of idiots think "he says here on his highly successful wesite that all jews should be killed, so maybe there is something to that idea".

Comment Re:the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 1) 309

Apple could make an easy to repair phone like other companies, but where's the profit in that? How will they sell the next version if old phones keep working for years on end and there aren't any significant improvements.

Please tell me about other companies that make phones that are easy to repair. And fact is, old iPhones _do_ keep working for years on end. I have an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4 that are working just fine, including the battery, after I don't know how many years.

And Apple iPhones are very easy to repair - you take them to the nearest Apple Store, and they repair them. Not always cheap, but a lot cheaper than a new phone.

Comment Re:the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 1) 309

After the warranty, Apple wants only authorized shops to be able to repair, and the repair consists mostly of replacing entire boards, oh, and yeah, data on the device is not retained in the Apple-blessed process.

You are posting on Slashdot. If you don't have a backup quit posting here. I replaced Apple devices several times (sometimes out-of-warranty repair, sometimes because someone wanted a better phone), and the process was turn on - enter your Apple ID - wait a few minutes until your data is restored, and a few more minutes until all your apps are downloaded again.

Comment Re:Ban iPhone from planes (Score 1) 309

Apple has clearly announced that their product is dangerous, so the TSA should ban them.

I hope a legislator at one of these state legislators makes this point if an Apple employee is stupid enough to raise this.

Apparently they are perfectly safe unless they get into the hands of a moron who thinks he can make a repair that he can't make safely. So I'd say let them on board, but arrest anyone who tries to get on board with a self-repaired phone.

Comment Re:the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 1) 309

That's pretty much what I understood from the summary. Apple products are so insecure that they cannot be repaired without presenting a hazard, maybe we should remove them from circulation.

What I understood was that there are morons that couldn't repair an iPhone without creating a hazard, and Apple wants to remove those morons from circulations.

There was one case where an iPhone went up in flames on an airplane, and it turned out that same idiot had tried to make a repair and put two screws in that damaged the battery.

For battery replacements, your chances that you get an original Apple battery (or one made in the same factory and undergoing the same quality checks) are zero, even if you buy an "original Apple battery" anywhere but from Apple. Your chances that you get a battery that is safe to use are probably fifty-fifty.

Comment Re:Trump doesn't run borders (Score 1, Insightful) 626

The Ninth Circus arrogated a power they do not have.

Many people disagree with you. Most important, the right-wing judge whom Trump wants to add to the Supreme Court of the USA disagrees with you. In public. If _that_ man says that a court is right and Trump is wrong then you can believe it. (Like when _the NSA_ says that backdoors in phone encryption is bad for national security, then you can believe it).

Comment Re:Factory reset before you get off the plane. (Score 1) 626

Additionally, the "Border Zone" in which CPB operates is within a hundred miles of the US border including coastlines. This means cities like Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, Sacramento and Portland are "border cities". Two thirds of Americans live where they can be stopped and searched by CPB. The ACLU has a convenient map [aclu.org] of the "border zone" on their website.

Don't tell Theresa May, or she will declare all of the United Kingdom to be "Border Zone".

Comment Re:I wish... (Score 1) 174

As a small business owner paying 25-50% tax, how are you supposed to compete against companies that end up paying 0.005%?

You are paying tax _on profits_. So the tax rate does not at all affect whether you or Apple are profitable. And as a small business owner, you are free to increase your salary, and then you don't pay any tax at all.

Comment Re:C# vs Swift (Score 1) 85

The design of ARC does nothing to reduce false sharing. Until 64-bit iOS, Apple was storing the refcount in a look-aside table (GNUstep put it in the object header about 20 years before Apple). This meant that you were acquiring a lock on a C++ map structure for each refcount manipulation, which made it incredibly expensive (roughly an order of magnitude more expensive than the GNUstep implementation).

No, they didn't. There was one byte for the refcount, with 1..127 meaning "real refcount" and 128..255 meaning "(refcount - 192) plus upper bits stored elsewhere". The look-aside table was only used first if the refcount exceeded 127, and then the refcount would be 192 stored in the object, and the rest elsewhere. The next change would happen only if you increased or decreased the ref count by 64 in total. Very, very rare in practice.

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