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Comment Re:Expected /. response (Score 5, Informative) 316

You forgot "Microsoft can access your machine and pull anything they want from it at any point in time without your knowledge and/or consent".

You also have zero control of updates. Unless you have a WSUS server, your machine WILL get updates on the schedule Microsoft forces upon you, and if those updates happen to hose your system, then too bad so sad.

I have a small pilot of Windows 10 machines at our company, and the last Anniv. update hosed *all* of them. Some were able to get up and running again by reverting to the previous version. One couldn't even revert, requiring us to re-image the machine.

The problem is that Microsoft wants all the control of your computer, but none of the responsibility. Maybe that's all well and good for home users, since the average home user wouldn't know what to do anyway, but for professional users and administrators who (for whatever reason) don't have the benefit of WSUS, that is *absolutely* unacceptable.

Comment Re:Fitbit must die (Score 1) 101

Is it unsupported thought? The last time I looked a few months ago, Android 5 devices were still being sold, so you'd have to forgive people for thinking that their device *was* still supported.

Hell, looking at Google's own metrics (https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html) Android 6 *still* has less than 30% marketshare. Android 7 is practically a statistical error despite having been out for 6 months now.

Knowledgable people like you and me can sort through the garbage and pick out the good stuff, but point remains that the watch phrase for the entire Android ecosystem is "Caveat Emptor".

Comment What the heck is going on at Apple? (Score -1, Offtopic) 338

I want to know what is going on over at Apple, and if the process has begun to get Tim Cook fired.

I want to know when is Apple going to resume making the excellent hardware they made a decade ago, or if they're just going to continue to slap silly gimicks onto otherwise substandard hardware, while raising the prices beyond all reason?

I want to know if Apple is going to make it simpler to develop iOS applications on non-Apple hardware, since it's becoming harder and harder to justify buying Apple's increasingly lacklustre hardware, and Mac OS itself has been (essentially) deprecated.

I want to know if Apple has outright admitted that they don't care about professional users anymore. Their behaviour has certainly demonstrated that fact beyond a shadow of a doubt, but I'm curious as to whether this is an official policy or just breathtakingly myopic incompetence.

Comment Re:Thank you LG! (Score 1) 376

We can't have that! Regulation gets in the way of innovation and profits!

And regulation contributes to BIG GOVERNMENT. LG should be allowed to do whatever they want, without any sort of impedance, and just let the markets sort themselves out. That's how these things work, right?

Those with the knowledge can simply avoid buying the products, or work around the issue. Those with the power can for manufacturers to change what they're doing. Everyone else will just have to live with any issues that arise.

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