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Comment Re:Before the Anti-Apple-Fan-Boi's arrive. (Score 2) 164

Actually, no it doesn't. It makes them about the same amount of money that they used to before the pound tanked after the Brexit vote (and even then, only the same amount if we assume that they'd have gotten just as many sales with the new higher pricetag, which they likely won't do.)

Comment Re:love the subtle anti-brexit push (Score 5, Informative) 164

Bullshit. In no way does 0.81528 (today's close) "pretty much match" old pricing. Just 6-12 months ago, the norm was somewhere in the region of 0.7 pounds to the dollar, and from early 2009 to just a year or so ago, the norm was more like 0.6 to 0.65 or thereabouts. 0.8+ pounds to the dollar is in no way normal, and Apple is not increasing prices here, but rather adjusting them to match the post-Brexit norm.

Citation, since you'll pretend it's not true otherwise. (Mind you, you'll probably still pretend it's not true.) http://www.xe.com/currencychar...

Comment Re:Editors, a bit more care please? (Score 1) 127

Likewise. My three-year old smartphone supports bluetooth mice and keyboards, USB mice and keyboards (including wireless ones), and multiple wired / wireless display standards (Google Cast, MHL, Miracast) right out of the box, and even includes the USB OTG adapter. There is absolutely *nothing* new here.

Comment Re:Ban? (Score 2) 42

You don't think they'll actually *delete* your account, now, do you? If so, you're incredibly naive. What they'll actually do is lock your account down so you can't use it, but retain everything they know about you. That's what's in their interests. Actually deleting your data, though... Well that's in your interests, and they don't care a lick about that.

Comment Re:How will this stop copyfraud? (Score 1) 42

It won't stop it, and we all know that. However, we also know that we live in a world wherein the big corporations believe themselves to be the only ones with rights, and the little guy's few remaining rights are trodden on, eroded and eventually taken away completely. (See, for example, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Copyright Term Extension Act, Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., erosion of laws against product tying, and many other such anti-consumer, pro-big business decisions in recent years.)

In other words, bend over and take it, citizen.

Comment Re:Verizon - the next class-action victim (Score 1) 192

Verizon will also be at fault if the next incidence is one of their customers, and the incident happens after this firmware update should have been issued. Believe me when I say that if I am in any way personally affected, I will be suing Verizon as well as Samsung and the idiot owner.

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