1561 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
I'm sorry...a BILLION bucks for what...? Seriously? This counts as indispensible, market-changing innovation does it?
Also, this going-over-the-head of the board business will not end well either for Zucks or FB. They'll spend the next 3 months or whatever it is until IPO trying put a muzzle and a leash on him after this "stunt". Though "Stunts" are normally *a lot* cheaper than $1bn...
One would hope that the US is playing it's cards very close to it's chest here. They have the technology, and one would hope, the experience and knowledge. Afterall, the first rule of 'engagement' is to never reveal your true capability.
Then again, this is the country that thinks ritual humiliation of the populous at its airports is a deterent to terrorism...
Quite simply really
1. wear sunglasses
2. Grow a beard & tache
3. wear a hat
4. Wear a buhrka
Alternatively, move to the 'burbs, dump your mobile phone, buy a cow and a mudhut, and grow rice for a living. You will effectively vanish...
..but walk into a Apple store and they've got tons.
..this shafting the channel is not limited to iPads. Try buying an 11.6 macbook air in the shops these days...barely anyone has one.
Re: but only iTunes fans need apply.
Sorry bazza, but locked in?
iTunes will play DRM-free content you buy elsewhere, no problem. It's drag and drop.
Also, unDRMing iTunes content is no biggie either.
The author was correct in his statement. You just hate Apple, to the point it blinds you.
Yet another reason the yoof are leaving are the increasingly intrusive and entirely superficial nature of corporate on Facebook. Its the marketing department's latest wet dream.
Forget giving anything back. It's all about the sell, the deep sell, the cross sell.
Sometimes the yoof are cleverer than we give them credit for, if this is what they've spotted.
Maybe there more to it than teenagers
I for one, have slowed down on Facebook (and especially twitter) because increasingly plonkers keep posting cryptic response-bait posts like:
What is? The FTSE? Pressure? Was this your duvet choice? Frankly, even though I can probably work it out, I simply refuse to respond to shite like this. Whatever is down can stay down as far as I care.
Re: Who to believe?
Lemme guess...Apple also commisioned the IDC report too. The despicable cads.
Are there any market data reports which portray Apple in a favourable light that you *don't* think were commisioned by Apple?
One thing I'm not entirely clear on from the article...maybe I misread it...
IOS sandboxes applications, yes/no? But Android relies on a permission model, not sandboxing? So which is better?
Genuine query btw.
I mean...no working 3G? C'mon...They should just re-tool the original iphone and sell it for half/third of the price of the 3G counterparts.
I'm surprised they even managed to sell as many as they have.
Fine in principle, now just to find a vendor who can support my 3.2tb data store and the ability to stream the 1080p's I have in there...
Ah. Maybe not then.
"We find it disappointing that some regulators publicly express doubts of lawfulness without having accorded us any chance to engage on the issues of concern," he said.
"We find it disappointing that some regulators publicly express doubts of lawfulness without having accorded us any chance to blackmail them first with incriminating details from their browsing habits, contents of local wifi networks or cloud documents or GPS history" he said.
Re: Faraday bag?
Memory serves that there was a theoretical exploit for the battery controller on some Apple gear - ah wait here it is:
Now if you were really clever you'd hook up a similar battery-frying BIOS hack into Find my iphone app - a kind of permanent wipe to appear under "wipe device". Or link it into the passcode failure routine when FMI is unreachable.
DoS != hacking
Worth bearing in mind from the article is that it's only DoS that's been demostrated so far, which is hardly hacking and is relatively easy to arrange.
I suspect DoS was rated as low risk by HO IT Sec , so there's been no mitigation in place until now. I suspect that'll change in future now.
Once they can deface the sites, then we'll see. They'd still have to hack into core (as per my comments above) for this to be credible.
I'd wager the websites/servers were "easy", what with being out on the periphery (probably not even there - probably 3rd party hosted), and deemed "expendable".
Lets see them get to the core network. That'll get them real kudos. And hunted to the ends of the Earth.
"unlikely" to happen again
In accordance with Sod's law, a modern luxury cruise ship (which lets face it - have had good form recently) will prove that law is alive and well and these quacks utterly wrong.
Have these guy never heard the expression "tempting fate"?
How's that gonna work with the antennas? You'll have an ugly "transparent" plastic bit like on the iPad 3G?
Nah - I vote this rumor as (<--- see icon).
On the humorous side, it could add a whole new dimension to the "you're hold it wrong" cliche...
...and we're not heading in that direction already?
Actually not a bad idea!
17 *layers* of bacteria?
Holy crap, but that would remove *all* of George Osborne's facial features!!!
He'd end up looking like Beaker from muppets. We'd have to test them to find out which is which (beaker would obviously be the one that passed a basic competency test)
Next...Apple lawyers will challenge Sumsung lawyers to a game of "paper, rock, scissors" to decide who's spelling of 'Applet' is correct. Best of 500, or the first one to top 1m in lawyers fees wins.
Anyone else sick of this shit yet?
Re: Early adopters...
You can see them, but they can't see you...their glasses just blue screened or are full of google ads.
Re: Carefull, be vary carefull
Indeed - I've also notice that the 'sense of mischief' seems to have vanished from their rhetoric, replaced with something more sinister and threatening.
This could have been a good prank - playing the chinese at their "supposed" own hacking game. No compromising data has been lifted either, going by the article, so will this encourage *any* change for the better?
Re: I DONT GET IT
WHATS WRONG WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 6 I STILL USE 4
For one, it doesn't require CAPS LOCK to be enabled...
Re: Smart Fellows
+1 for the startups, and another for the outbreak of common sense/practicality at a government department.
Lets have more please.