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  • Apr 18th, 2018 @ 7:54am

    same old story

    I have read many articles over the years about how Apple controls leaks. Leaking can and does harm a company's plans and potential for impact in a market, and employees that don't understand that and want some fame or notoriety for leaking details shouldn't be a part of the organization. That being said I work for a company that has company secrets and releasing those to news outlets would be embarrassing for me and for my employer. Why do it? These aren't state secrets and they aren't leaks tied to whistleblower issues. they are product releases and feature announcements. People thinking they are making a difference leaking sensitive information are just looking for attention and aren't repeating their employer.

    Apple does and can take action, as any company can, about the divulgence about sensitive information.

    I get that certain leaks are purposeful. And the thing is this leaked memo might have been a test to find out who is leaking information. So while this story looks stupid on the face of it, it probably identified a leaker they have been tracking for some time.

  • Nov 30th, 2017 @ 1:45pm


    Not gonna lie I read that title as House Internet Worship Bill and thought the religious right had taken over the internet.

  • Sep 8th, 2017 @ 11:39am

    Re: Re: FALSE

    I would never blaspheme the one true God. I was merely implying He was born many many moons ago, before there even was a moon.

  • Sep 8th, 2017 @ 11:12am


    IMDb does publish false information about age. It says Keanu Reeves was born in 1964 but we all know he's immortal.

  • Sep 8th, 2017 @ 10:58am

    thumbs up

    I for one, love the idea of this whole thing. I love when defunct and generally insolvent nations place massive emphasis on the wrong syllables. I also love it when government leaders use language like "homos" and "busting evil." You can really feel the tide turning in their favor with all the top notch decision makings going on. Remember folks, the number one priority for all governments should always be busting all the evil especially if that evil comes in the form of peaceful people jerking off to a computer screen.

  • Sep 7th, 2017 @ 7:00am


    all I have to say is fuck yea! Glad this asshole is dismissed. Long live Tech Dirt!

  • May 25th, 2017 @ 9:53am

    Re: anecdote

    I used to have issues. My last contract with them ran out. I moved to an area that did not offer their service. They were polite. But I did receive about 3 follow up calls asking why I cancelled when I clearly explained why when I cancelled. Just plain stupidity.

  • May 25th, 2017 @ 8:13am


    Apple and Google have loyal followers and spend an awful amount of time and energy providing customer service that leaves the customer feeling generally pleased with the service. Is Comcast actually saying that going into a Comcast store is equivalent to going into an Apple store? Seriously I hate going out to the mall, but I have never left an Apple store pissed or wondering why my life sucks balls all of a sudden.

  • May 24th, 2017 @ 12:19pm

    how is this not considered a call?

    I can't imagine the person who said "wait, if it goes to their mailbox directly, it's not a call". WAT? Voicemail is a function of calling. "Sorry I couldn't speak to you, but I figured I'd make you listen to me anyways".

    Thank God for iPhone's visual voicemail. Swipe left to delete.

    That being said, dialing voicemail uses minutes on most plans. So legislators are allowing telemarketers to run up someone's bill just for the user to delete the voicemail. That is unless that has changed. I haven't paid for "minutes" in years. But I do remember using minutes to dial my voicemail.

    And to those that DON'T have visual voicemail, you're asking them to listen to potentially infinite voicemails to get to the actual voicemails that matter to them.

    What a crock of shit. What person would push for this legislation without having someone write blank checks in their name to do it for them? The answer is NOBODY. That being said, first person to find this legislator asshole's cell phone number should just spam the ever living fuck out of him until this legislation gets trashed.

  • May 11th, 2017 @ 9:55am

    get 'em

    I am so sick of these types of lawsuits. I don't believe we need to get rid of the patent system at all, but I do hat e it when non-practicing entities have the right to sue those that are trying to make a product. Gets really old and I bet these attorney's are making quite a nice living off the backs of smaller companies that cant afford to protect themselves.