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Comment Re:Deeper explanation (Score 4, Interesting) 181

That about sums up the information that I've gathered as well, but it doesn't make sense. Apple counsel was very clear that Spotify was breaking Apple's developer guidelines with their latest app. None of the actions you listed are breaking the guidelines. So, one of two things must be occurring:

1) Apple's lawyer is lying about the app breaking the rules.

2) There's something else in the app that hasn't been made public that is violating the rules.

I don't know about you, but I just can't fathom Apple's lawyers flat out lying about the app. Apple relies too much on developer goodwill to completely screw over a big developer so capriciously. I think there's more to this story than either side is willing to discuss, and it's my opinion that Spotify put one toe over the line in the sand that Apple has drawn, and Apple is threatening to cut it off.

Comment Proof? (Score 2) 143

This doesn't sound like a proof to me. It sound like they disproved the hypothesis at 7,825. It's kind of like saying that they proved that there are no strings of 8 consecutive zeros in the decimal representation of pi. Well, until you get up to about 172,000,000 digits, at which point there is one.

Comment Shill much? (Score 5, Insightful) 211

Comparing this to a MacBook Pro is like comparing a Chevy Spark to a BMW 7-series. The MacBook Pro is Apple's big-boy-pants laptop with a real i5 or i7 processor, and a real OS. This has a Core m processor and ChromeOS. Not even close to the same thing, and nobody who'd be happy with one would even consider the other.

Comment Re:Me too (Score 1) 92

Just because AdBlock *can* allow "non-intrusive advertising" doesn't mean that my copy is configured that way. AdBlock absolutely blocks everything when you tell it to. I concede that it sucks that it's not configured that way out-of-the-box, and ublock may be better, but saying that AdBlock no longer blocks everything is patently false.

Comment Re:The problem is the user (Score 3, Insightful) 508

That article is over 7 years old! The first clue was mentioning at the bottom, "You can also check planned electronics purchases for the Energy Star approval sticker." Virtually everything is Energy Star certified these days, and uses a *LOT* less electricity. (There's no date on the article itself, but the first comment is 2569 days old.)

Comment Re:California lol (Score 2) 545

Because vaccines aren't always effective for everyone, and some people (e.g. immunocompromised individuals) can't get vaccines. But these people rely on herd immunity, which is depending on enough people being vaccinated that any disease that shows up isn't transmitted through the whole community. It's not the kids who don't get vaccinated that the legislators are worried about, it's everyone else.

And the rate of vaccinations in parts of California are so low that health officials are seeing the effects of lack of herd immunity.

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