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Comment Re: Dear Apple fans: (Score 1) 471

Why do you assume either of us are Apple fanboys? Can't we just be facts fanboys? You tried to correct someone with wrong information and in a pretty condescending manner at that. I just pointed that out and provided a refernce which clearly explained the ruling and why you were wrong.

Maybe "stop breathing" was too aggressive, how about "stop posting" instead :P

Comment Re:Strange (Score 1) 20

Samsung HQ raided? It must be Wednesday!

Also I think calling Korea one of the most corrupt countries is really exaggerating it when the world outside of Western Europe and North America exists. It's similar to Spain and Czech Republic, better than Italy and waay better than most of everything else.

But really the whole situation is much more interesting than the company having a slush fund for bribes. An old friend of the president is accused of running a cult and influencing the president among other stuff. It's really bizarre:

Comment Re: Dear Apple fans: (Score 1) 471

That's really misrepresenting that situation, and you should know better before correcting people like that.

Apple was following the Irish taxation rules and did not break any laws. What EU is claiming is that the tax regime constituted to state-aid which favored Apple and other companies. Not only Apple, but Ireland (and the US) disagrees about this and are appealing.

Comment Re:how about barcodes? (Score 0) 109

A blockchain is nothing more than a log of all transactions, including splits which would need to be 'attached' to a physical unit for the use described in this story. It's very much like a bar code, but individualized for each package and inclusive of the blockchains of ingredients rather than a pre-registered number dependent on individual company database for context. If properly done there are clear advantages in tracking ingredients from farm to table especially when it comes to recalled food, but it will take a tremendous effort throughout the supplier chain. However, Walmart has used its position for such leverage before.

Comment Re:TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP (Score -1, Offtopic) 209

So exactly which vague unworkable promise do you think that the public would notice that Trump won't complete first? Perhaps it will be the 10% growth or the promise of more manufacturing jobs, but I bet the first of his, nay the GOP's, great disappointments might be the wall mexico will pay for. Next up will likely be the deep recession in part caused by a trade war he picks with a tweet.

Comment Re:When the employee was contacted... (Score 2) 48

A couple of years ago, a company for which I had been working was refreshing all the laptops. As part of the program, the USB ports were locked down so that only encrypted drives could be used. As soon as you plugged in a drive that was not encrypted, it insisted on encrypting the contents before allowing it to be used as a drive. In fact the company policy was that one could continue to use your personal thumb drives, but insisted that they be encrypted and password protected (which seemed odd to me at the time)

I suspect that he, like many people (but not me), had a bunch of his 'day to day' files on a thumb drive, perhaps even the data he wanted to 'keep safe' while getting new equipment, but may have been untouched in months if not years. As part of his 'departure plan' he uploaded all of the old data*, including that 'silly extra step' of encrypting his old thumb drive. However, that transaction was logged as an upload to the encrypted drive and at least one of those file names was later flagged as containing 'Personally Identifiable Information'. The thumb drive might not have even left the office, but clearly wasn't accounted for on his exit.

Not every blunder deserves handcuffs.

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