Think about how it would have to work for Apple to never see what amount of money is going where. All transactions would have to go directly threw the phone, but no one would trust that since it could easily be hacked.
It has to work much like a current credit card works. Your account balance isn't stored on the card, just an identifying number that the retailer uses to contact a central server. If that central server is Apple, then they can see everything you do down to the specific store location.
If there is anything marked "Account history", then that data can be monitored.
Probably still better then the CurrentC and SoftCard thing. With those the controller can not only see how much you spent where, but what on spread across many stores.
Cops inherently should not be trusted. They are an armed force allowed to do things normal people are not allowed to do. They should be scrutinized much more than normal citizens. Power corrupts, this is something we've known for thousands of years, we should expect it.
That's not to say they shouldn't have respect, they should. Until it's proven that specific cop has abused his power, they should be treated like normal. Innocent until proven guilty applies to them as well. They should just be watched closer while on duty.
GenoOwl is talking about top grossing movies of all time. That is not limited to theaters. It includes home viewing options. While theater patronage may be falling (not due to piracy, but shitty experiences), home viewing is on the rise. Even to this day, DVDs and BluRays make a killing.
Re: The EULA has not changed since launch (all but the font idk)
Random question. If this EULA is exactly the same as it's been since 2012, why did I already accept it twice and they're forcing me to accept it again? Last time I read the EULA (and it's an evil one at that), there was no expiration date.
Education won't solve all our problems, but it will solve some (if not most). And that would snowball into fixing the other problems, or at the vary least put people into position to fix those other problems.
I'm also not just talking about forcing people to get a college degree (quite the opposite), I'm talking about getting people the information they need to know (including politicians and yes even me). I'm opposed to kids going to collage right out of high school unless they know exactly what they want out of it.
Most high school kids have no idea what they want to do with their lives, they haven't lived it yet. But they feel forced to go to collage after high school. Sorrykb pointed this out below, it's expected. They want to make the right choice, but no one can help them make it, so they take the safe path, general education (liberal arts). Thus we get running jokes in the work force about liberal arts degrees (and you get your pizza guy story). But college isn't for general education, and employers aren't looking for general education. So you end up with some paper and a student loan debt.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure a liberal arts degree is useful somewhere. Just because I've never seen a use for it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I am saying that the last thing we need is most of our college graduates having generalized education.
And yes, I am talking about altering the equation, but there are more variables then just Jobs + People = Economy. Part of the equation is more educated people equals more jobs because they're starting their own businesses.
Well that eliminates every single competent computer tech I know... Including one that was actually offered a job at the FBI. He didn't accept, so he never took his "Have you ever smoked pot" interview.
And why are they in minimum wage jobs? Because they can't find jobs that pay better. They ether don't have the education or the education they do have is outdated. So how about we solve that problem. Let's first fix the problem with our education system costing idiotic levels of money and then help these poor people stand on their own feet. It's complicated and hard, but it will actually fix the problem.
Give a man a fish... and so forth. Or as I say: Properly applied education will fix 90% of our problems.
Youtube has a policy that if something's flagged by the Content ID system and the monetary option is chosen, the person who submitted the content to the CID system gets payed even while the claim is disputed. Due to this, several groups of scammers would claim things and then let the 30 days expire on the counter claim, earning money the entire time. It's not just scammers ether, I had this problem with Sony (they let it sit the entire 30 days).
So my million dollar question is: how much of that billion went to the wrong people? It's probably not the majority, probably not even close (let's face it, there is a lot of infringement on Youtube), but I'd bet that it's a noticeable percent.
Yeah, I have to agree. I had to read most of the article before I realized it was a play on words. Now that I know that, it's obvious they were going for that. It's a reference to a cultural icon, a joke. Not a good one for people who don't use the word "don" any more or know that "henley" is a type of shirt (like me or apparently Firefox spellchecker).
Is it a violation of trademark and publicity rights? I don't know, but I don't think the case is without merit.
I'm watching it again just to make sure, but I seem to remember Totalbiscuit touching on a lot of the requirements to get early access. Now, he straight up denies it at the begging, so it might just be coincidence that he got early access some other way. But you know what they say about coincidence.
The actual reasons why Apple is fixing the exploit and why console manufacturers don't want emulation is blatantly obvious. What isn't blatantly obvious is why those are the reasons. Why is Apple so uptight about what goes on their phones? Why is Nintendo so uptight about their long time fans?
As for why the exploit works, that's not relevant to the article at all.