Re: Linux remains an unmade bed
And still can't do plug and play Wifi. I reinstalled Fedora yesterday, and the wifi still isn't working. Tried all sorts. Gave up and and to resort to powerline.
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No. This is a cultural phenomenon specific to the US. WhatsApp, Line, Telegram and Signal, to name a few, all exist and are used by the rest of the 7.6 billion people in the world. Clearly the remaining 0.33 billion people are incapable. Yes, a unified standard would be nice. But outside of the US, it's not a problem of lock in.
Just, wow! This is exactly the arrogance of the 'many eyes' apologists! Just think of the shit storm that there would be were this Windows/macOS!
Think of the many 1000's of unpatched servers out there affected by this. FFS people, drop you religious zeal and see the bigger issue; FOSS, while giving you the ability to review the code, is no better than closed source, because the many clearly do not review the code!
They've been selling snakeoil for years. The opensource intelligencia and Snowdonites have been espousing their virtues for as long. Anyone else that works in email, epecially the security side, has been saying that Protons claims are spurious at best. Looks like their marketing is just downright misleading.
In this case I'd argue that portability is convenience, not availability. Don't forget, along with availability is confidentiality and integrity. Arguably being able to export JSON, even if you can encrypt it, breaks both those to some degree. At some point portability is not secure in this case, hence MFA over SMS being a bad thing.
>> "You caught a bad case of confirmation bias. Review other articles."
Yes and no. It's hard to argue the merits of this article. Sharwood's polemic is so beyond inept, it's laughable. There is 'biting the hand that feeds IT' and there is this article. Sharwood is tying himself in knots to make Apple look unreasonable. I gave up taking seriously anything this site had to say many moons ago. This though, this article is utter shite, and I'd wager goes against the views of the majority of the readership (not the good ol'fashioned Apple hating, the erosion of privacy).
ORLY? so this wasn't you?
Experience with a Blackberry? None recently. I've owned several pre iPhone and the nicest thing I can say about them is they were bland then; best of a bad bunch. Glad to be rid of them if I'm honest. Had a
laugh look at the Passport. didn't fit my needs. No, the iPhone does what I need. Hey if Blackberry works for you, then that's just dandy. Just don't fucking tell me what phone I should use based on your prejudices you jumped up little...
Of course YMMV, but then I'm not going around calling people names for using a different product. My slight was at the sudden volume of pro-Blackberry post on an Apple thread. It was a dig/troll. That you clearly took it personally tells us much.
I never said it wasn't legal. That's your own moral compass clamouring for justification. Here's the thing; if it's morally wrong, as were constantly told, that Google and Apple 'avoid' paying corporate taxes, why is it OK when a consultant does the same. I'd guess it would be distasteful to you if it were a 'celebrity' or a banker or a lawyer were to do similar too. You lot are the biggest bunch of hypocrites out there. Which is considerably more distasteful that tax avoidance.
1. The Apple watch has this facility
2. Can't see the real utility myself and the digital crown works very well. The screen being obsured isn't much of an issue in daily use.
3. See http://furbo.org/2015/07/14/a-watch-water-and-workouts/. Basically, it's waterproof.
4. A self-charging mechanism would be advantageous. That said, I get about 2 days charge wich ain't too bad for a first gen product.