1112 posts • joined 25 May 2010
A perfect example of why the US Trade & Patent Office needs an overhaul.
The issue that makes this moot is the encryption itself. Strong encryption is banned by the US Dept. of Commerce and only "approved" encryption methods can be used in American electronics.
In a post-Snowden world, who thinks this is because the approved encryption is safe from gov't snooping?
To be fair, we expected no less.
I seem to get the feeling this Pay by Bonk outing by Apple will be their Bridge too Far. Time will tell.
It is crap.
However, we don't need Apple's geniuses adding to the crappiness. Hands off Cupertino.
Re: I used to concider Yahoo! as the scourge of the email giants..
Make note that of all these corporations and the hundreds if not thousands of people who knew what was going on, NOT ONE went to a newspaper and became a confidential source. This took place over years and no one said anything until Ed Snowden snatched the honor.
If they (Google, Yahoo, MS, et al.) truly felt this was unconstitutional they should have A) Made a public declaration and fought it out in court or B) made a bee line for the newspapers as confidential informants and stopped this in the tracks.
They didn't and here we are. The one person who did something about this is vilified and on the run from American "Justice". There's only one hero in this story.
If the web site outages are not part of some marketing scheme then they truly have poor engineers working in Cupertino to have such access issues time after time, year after year.
Just checked the Apple site. The $949 model turns into $1,400 by the time you add on AppleCare and charging cords.
That's a pass for me.
"What is proposed is like a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much loved and elegant friend."
Re: Celine Dion ...
that scrawny Quebec female who supports separation and lives in Las Vegas
Fixed it for you.
Good article and analysis. Apple is more fashion than function. The Jordache jeans of the tech world where you pay a premium for a name and little else.
Re: Licence fee to ITV and Channel 4...
I'd like to see an "Ignorant Opinion" license fee. The nations debt would be paid off in two years just by members of the House of Commons.
Re: Apple announcements restricted to Apple owners?
I can hear Steve Jobs screaming "That #$%ing Watch is too thick. The interface needs work. It's too damned complex and who the hell picked those bands."
I suppose it's OK if it's a fashion item rather than an electronic device. As the missus would say, "These shoes are really uncomfortable, but they look cute."
Laws are only obeyed by honest men.
The texts says "shouldn't" not "won't".
I encourage Mister Snowden to make sure there are steel clad assurances in place before he goes skiing.
I see the mission has this essential piece.
Re: Verifying the source of the data
American developed "standards" are what got us here in the first place. Anything that is approved by the US Gov should be shunned by the rest of the world. We need to look at the stuff the yanks disapprove of.
I could buy a Ferrari, but I find my Ford Mondeo is a damned sight cheaper and runs quite reliably.
My AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-9590 was 200 US so I can buy 5 CPU's for the same price and performs close enough to the i7 in the article. My PC is fast, I don't need it to be the fastest.
Apple can only sell so much before they have to start dipping into their cash reserves. Even the 37 billion cash they have in the bank won't last forever.
I have an Android phone, but I don't want to see an exclusive Android world. Competition is always a good thing and it keeps prices reasonable.
Re: Brilliant headline
That the Reg staff get paid to think this stuff up amazes me. :)
I watched a woman in the airport in Puerto Rico. She plugged her iPhone into the communal charging post surrounded by several other white cords. I noticed her screen never turned off and she came back every 5-6 minutes to check her texts and type responses. I heard her mutter to her boyfriend about how the phone was not charging "properly".
If your phone is smarter than you, you shouldn't be allowed to have it.
Linux is supposed to be boring.
If you do notice your operating system, it's usually because it failed.
Re: On YouTube
Where is the usual 1080 vid from SpaceX? Held back by their spin doctors?
C'mon Elon, pad explosions have happened since Peenemünde. Be open about the bad as much as the good. I'll have a lot more confidence in SpaceX if you did especially if you want my butt on a rocket to Mars at some point.
"The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card is faster than Nvidia’s GTX 760.1," the company claimed. "That’s because we designed it for a single purpose: to play demanding PC games at maximum detail better than any card in its class."
WTH? Isn't this the definition of video cards that have been made for the last twelve years?
Re: Short Development?
The key will be drivers. Good luck with that.
When is the El Reg Man on the Moon Kickstarter getting started. Only Elon Musk is ahead of your advanced space exploration platforms at this point.
Having a government dictate what you can see, read, and hear for "your protection" is the first step to despotism. It only increases over time and eventually leads to a Little Red Book or Mein Kampf becoming leading literature for the masses.
Governments work for us. We tell them what to do. Once governments begin dictating edicts to the people, you no longer live in a democracy.
Re: still early days
Once I have Steam running all my games I'm off Windoze completely. The only thing left on my PC is Steam and my games. I do everything else on Kubuntu with ease.
I have 155 Steam games currently. As long as the newer ones work, I'm happy.
Re: The biggest problem with encrypted email
The biggest problem with encrypted email is not everyone is using it. Crims already do and that leaves regular folks email accounts open to government intrusion. Their going into your email account is no different than going into your home searching for evidence of wrong doing. Believe me, if this activity is not stopped soon and the paranoia curtailed that is exactly what will happen in the future. Those web cams and mics built into your TV, PC, tablet, phone, and fridge will be under government control soon.
Re: Got to agree with the "why oh why phone"
"So far it's been fine and has handled iOS 5 6 & 7 with no problems"
Don't say that too loud. They'll have no issues building obsolescence into their OS if they have 60 million phones in their warehouse they want to shift.
Re: Is el Reg trying to out-Grauniad the Grauniad...
There's a little link at the bottom of every Reg story called "Tips & Corrections". You can click that and report these kinds of issues quietly.
Saves you coming off as a bit of an whiner. Pobody's nerfect mate.
Gasp. Reinventing something that didn't need changing. Wow...
There are downsides to having ridiculous amounts of money in the bank. USB works for the rest of the world.
iPhone 7 - Coming next year with USB 3.1 capability. It's revolutionary.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.
I reviewed your source code.
300ms after the final MAV_CMD_NAV_LOITER_DESCEND there is a MAV_CMD_NAV_ORDER_CELEBRATORY_PINT=0
It should be a 1. :)
PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy so you are getting no more than what you are promised.
Whatever the system.
I'll want to turn it up and the wife will want me to turn it down.
The BOFH Solution
"Excuse me Sir. Just slip your portable device into this slot to see if it is allowed in."
(Heavy grinding noises from the machine)
"Sorry sir. That device was not approved. Care for a plastic bag of the parts you can recycle, or do you have your own container?"
"One thing I do know is that it is the job of network administrators to know about these issues and deal with them. "
I would say the hardware vendors and the folks who set the standards should be lined up against the wall before the admins. If there is a 512K limit then it should be made into a circular list. As new usage routes come online, the ones that have not been used the longest get dropped. Keeping a list of dead router paths serves no purpose and is the real flaw in the system.
Re: Well I am not happy with Cook.
Sorry, I don't put up with this BS. Hiring someone for a job primarily on their skin color or religion is racist, period. Hire someone because of their qualifications. If they are not qualified, thanks for applying. If they are, hire them. It is that simple and these politically correct they must be 13% this color and 17% this religion is garbage.
Have they tried turning it off and on again?
600 million of those are "password123"
Isn't the whole point of Linux to compile the computer to your needs? If I cannot remove this "feature" then I don't want this distro. I don't want it turned off, I want it gone.
True justice would involve two pieces of paper.
A Presidential Pardon for Edward Snowden followed by a Presidential resignation letter.
With China's track record of violating patents, trademarks, and stealing various IP, no western corporation should do business with their communist government.
At least a million Tibetans have died since the Chinese invasion. Their human rights abuses on the Chinese population is staggering. Just say no.
"The move follows the cancellation of a presentation on how it may be possible to identify anonymous users on the Tor network, due to be given by academics from Carnegie-Mellon University."
FBI & FISA working to squash this perchance?
Well, they have to have a "revolutionary" new feature to sell on the 6S, don't they?
Firefox lost me when they updated every thirty seconds and killed my add-ons. I have no love for Chrome, but it works and is relatively simple.
13MP camera takes magnificent hi-res shot, then gets uploaded to FB and converted to 640 x 480.
Would someone please post the "proper" heterogeneous mix of color, gender, age, religious belief, political leanings, and sexual preference in the "perfect" company please?
If we don't know what to shoot for, how can we ever know when we get there?
After passing DRIP in three days, MP's are skipping Parliament bathroom breaks. They're afraid they'll go to the loo and come back living in a Kratocracy.
Re: If it aint broken
It's revolutionary new security to make them even more secure.
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