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To be pedantic, the kernel code could still be... 449 Views / 5 Replies  
To be pedantic, the kernel code could still be "encrypted" (i.e. compressed and signed) and decompressed into the (unencrypted) cache for execution.

It sounds like this was done for performance...
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM, in Mac News
Ahem. You're using two terms interchangeably... 449 Views / 5 Replies  
Ahem. You're using two terms interchangeably which aren't: specifically "kernel" and "kernel cache" (which is a cache of the code executed by the kernel with code relocation, dynamic binding,...
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:57 AM, in Mac News
Copy/paste error end of 2nd paragraph. 213 Views / 1 Replies  
Copy/paste error end of 2nd paragraph.
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:11 AM, in Mac News
I think you mean "higher rate in a... 144 Views / 2 Replies  
I think you mean "higher rate in a conspiracy"
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:42 AM, in Mac News
@ prl99 -- I don't believe your assertion "You... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
@ prl99 -- I don't believe your assertion "You can't expect to get revenue from patents when you agree to include them in standards" is correct -- look at the H.264 patents and MPEG-LA that handles...
Posted by sgs123, on May 31, 2016 at 01:14 PM, in Mac News
I can't tell if this is tri-state (3 values per... 191 Views / 2 Replies  
I can't tell if this is tri-state (3 values per bit) or 3 bits (8 values) per cell.

Looks like the text is from a press release, rather than a scientific paper so hard to tell what it's talking...
Posted by sgs123, on May 18, 2016 at 12:20 PM, in Mac News
Heisenbug: any attempt to observe it changes its... 169 Views / 3 Replies  
Heisenbug: any attempt to observe it changes its behavior.
Posted by sgs123, on May 18, 2016 at 10:35 AM, in Mac News
One thing you've forgetting about FireWire was it... 1,361 Views / 14 Replies  
One thing you've forgetting about FireWire was it was the first and only (until USB-C) to provide serious power (as in 45W -- 8-30V @1.5A).

This made reliable bus-powered external drives of a...
Posted by sgs123, on May 9, 2016 at 09:15 AM, in Mac News
The first unlock after a reboot requires a code.... 979 Views / 9 Replies  
The first unlock after a reboot requires a code. A code is also required before software upgrade of after some number of touch-id fails (which I've tripped with a wet finger).

Regarding theology:...
Posted by sgs123, on May 3, 2016 at 02:26 PM, in Mac News
Of course, what happens if the battery runs down... 979 Views / 9 Replies  
Of course, what happens if the battery runs down or she shuts the phone off before applying her finger? At that point, the phone is going to require a passcode.
Posted by sgs123, on May 3, 2016 at 12:25 PM, in Mac News
I'm using desktop Safari and posted from the main... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm using desktop Safari and posted from the main article rather than forums.

Looks like the thread's rolled over and new replies are only accessible on forums now. FWIW, the "site" Safari was...
Posted by sgs123, on May 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM, in Mac News
OK, based on the primary source, it appears to be... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
OK, based on the primary source, it appears to be a bit more restricted:

(6) a magistrate judge with authority in any district
where activities related to a crime may have occurred has authority...
Posted by sgs123, on May 2, 2016 at 09:59 AM, in Mac News
Mike, thanks -- BTW, both links were... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
Mike, thanks -- BTW, both links were broken/mangled somehow -- see if these work:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_41

http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/frcr16_8mad.pdf...
Posted by sgs123, on May 2, 2016 at 09:41 AM, in Mac News
Charles, can you provide (a link to) the original... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
Charles, can you provide (a link to) the original rule change and any supporting material?

I'm somewhat allergic to hyperbole so when I hear someone, especially in the press, using inflammatory...
Posted by sgs123, on May 2, 2016 at 08:59 AM, in Mac News
Also, here's a less nefarious case: Let's... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
Also, here's a less nefarious case:

Let's say we have a social media bullying case between 2 next-door neighbors.

Should the judge be able to subpoena the social media posts of the litigants if...
Posted by sgs123, on May 1, 2016 at 02:16 PM, in Mac News
So, is Roberts actually in favor of this or is he... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
So, is Roberts actually in favor of this or is he ruling that it's legal as the real of a loophole current law unless congress does something to close it? (IIRC, that was the issue with Citizens...
Posted by sgs123, on May 1, 2016 at 02:07 PM, in Mac News
Mike, sorry, there's an Amazon ad in that slot... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
Mike, sorry, there's an Amazon ad in that slot now (I used Reader to read the article and left the page). I had been searching for lawnmower blades on Amazon and Google before it happened, so I...
Posted by sgs123, on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:32 PM, in Mac News
There's a very annoying audio-playing John Deere... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
There's a very annoying audio-playing John Deere ad on this page that will not let me mute audio or let me scroll it off screen to read the article. It's in the box above the "Apple Watch price cut...
Posted by sgs123, on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:01 PM, in Mac News
The favor they're asking here is probably on the... 226 Views / 4 Replies  
The favor they're asking here is probably on the order of transferring the flash memory and maybe the matching Secure Enclave chip(s) to a functioning phone to attempt recovery. Apple might take it...
Posted by sgs123, on Apr 26, 2016 at 01:14 PM, in Mac News
No need to feed the trolls. 311 Views / 3 Replies  
No need to feed the trolls.
Posted by sgs123, on Apr 7, 2016 at 02:41 PM, in Mac News
Thinking cynically, this would be a nice way to... 469 Views / 5 Replies  
Thinking cynically, this would be a nice way to prove that they can penetrate an iPhone without having to admit that they didn't find anything on the San Bernardino phone.
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 30, 2016 at 09:33 PM, in Mac News
IIRC, no-one has ever said that they knew the... 527 Views / 6 Replies  
IIRC, no-one has ever said that they knew the auto-wipe feature was enabled on the phone -- only that there couldn't be sure that it isn't and therefore it's too risky to try. If there were a way to...
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 22, 2016 at 01:57 PM, in Mac News
The last 2 sentences don'e make any sense (unless... 172 Views / 1 Replies  
The last 2 sentences don'e make any sense (unless they're lawyer double-speak)
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 21, 2016 at 03:48 PM, in Mac News
Jon Oliver's explanation is precious: ... 224 Views / 2 Replies  
Jon Oliver's explanation is precious:

http://youtu.be/zsjZ2r9Ygzw
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 14, 2016 at 09:07 AM, in Mac News
Um, the she standard way "old school" police... 291 Views / 2 Replies  
Um, the she standard way "old school" police tactics would handle this would be to offer the drug dealer a reduced sentence and immunity from what might be found in exchange for his password.
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 8, 2016 at 09:10 PM, in Mac News
Annoying Droid audio ad on this page. 260 Views / 3 Replies  
Annoying Droid audio ad on this page.
Posted by sgs123, on Mar 4, 2016 at 08:42 PM, in Mac News
(The post above has formatting issues in Safari) 307 Views / 3 Replies  
(The post above has formatting issues in Safari)
Posted by sgs123, on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:25 AM, in Mac News
You may find this legal argument useful: ... 307 Views / 3 Replies  
You may find this legal argument useful:

https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2016/02/calea-limits-all-writs-act-and-protects-security-apples-phones
...
Posted by sgs123, on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:21 AM, in Mac News
One thing worth noting about security checks: a... 1,054 Views / 13 Replies  
One thing worth noting about security checks: a hallmark of good security code is that it can be completely open source because it must be mathematically impossible* to decrypt the data without the...
Posted by sgs123, on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:58 AM, in Mac News
Guys, ads with auto-play audio NSFW. (Federated... 158 Views / 3 Replies  
Guys, ads with auto-play audio NSFW. (Federated Media HPE ad just above comments on this page)
Posted by sgs123, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:43 AM, in Mac News
Something else to be aware of is that a large... 334 Views / 2 Replies  
Something else to be aware of is that a large part of T-Mobile's recent build-out is on LTE band 12 (700MHz), which is great from a technical perspective (building penetration), but the only Apple...
Posted by sgs123, on Nov 24, 2015 at 03:50 PM, in Mac News
One thing I'd like to see in a 6s (after I just... 424 Views / 5 Replies  
One thing I'd like to see in a 6s (after I just bought an unlocked 6 with all possible radios) is support for T-Mobile's new 700MHz LTE infrastructure (band 12).
Posted by sgs123, on Aug 31, 2015 at 10:37 AM, in Mac News
It might be worth grammar-checking the 2nd to... 168 Views / 1 Replies  
It might be worth grammar-checking the 2nd to last paragraph -- I have no idea what it's trying to say.

Bonus points for diagramming the 1st sentence of that paragraph. :-)
Posted by sgs123, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:08 PM, in Mac News
One thing I didn't realize until looking it up is... 1,248 Views / 15 Replies  
One thing I didn't realize until looking it up is that the "Confederate Flag" we're all talking about was never a flag of the Confederacy -- see Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America on...
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:52 AM, in Mac News
It does seem that the pendulum has overshot a... 1,248 Views / 15 Replies  
It does seem that the pendulum has overshot a bit. I was even more amused to here that Warner Bros. has pulled the entire "Dukes of Hazard" toy line. I don't recall anything racist there -- sexist...
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 25, 2015 at 02:04 PM, in Mac News
It's easier to understand Inkling's argument if... 783 Views / 5 Replies  
It's easier to understand Inkling's argument if you assume that the primary agenda of the Republican Party (establishment) is to redirect the treasury into the pockets of the 1% -- i.e. themselves....
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:58 PM, in Tech News
The fundamental point here is what was sold to... 783 Views / 5 Replies  
The fundamental point here is what was sold to the customer. For instance, all of T-Mobile's plans are "unlimited" in the AT&T sense in that you get however many GB of high-speed data you pay for...
Posted by sgs123, on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:43 PM, in Tech News
There's also a significant amount of evidence... 339 Views / 5 Replies  
There's also a significant amount of evidence that the senior management at GT was more concerned with cashing out their options than delivering a product -- probably much to the chagrin of the...
Posted by sgs123, on Feb 11, 2015 at 10:09 AM, in Mac News
This is a different model than T-Mobile in that... 216 Views / 1 Replies  
This is a different model than T-Mobile in that it has all of the radios (GSM + EVDO + TD-LTE) which, IIRC, makes it an unlocked version of the Sprint model. Also note that there's no A1585 on the...
Posted by sgs123, on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:59 AM, in Tech News
"This way, the product line is ready for the... 498 Views / 9 Replies  
"This way, the product line is ready for the future. Why do 4K now, when you can do 5K?"

Actually, there's an important reason for doing 5K: If you're selling a platform for editing 4K video, you...
Posted by sgs123, on Oct 16, 2014 at 08:53 PM, in Tech News
While "the Wall Street Journal 'suggests' that... 430 Views / 8 Replies  
While "the Wall Street Journal 'suggests' that this is because GT was unable to deliver enough sapphire to use in iPhone 6 displays", Apple has never announced that the iPhone 6 was ever supposed to...
Posted by sgs123, on Oct 13, 2014 at 03:45 PM, in Tech News
The relevant point of bringing up the penalty in... 430 Views / 8 Replies  
The relevant point of bringing up the penalty in the bankruptcy proceedings is that just about anything the company might say in its own defense might violate the clause if the proceedings weren't...
Posted by sgs123, on Oct 13, 2014 at 03:39 PM, in Tech News
If the window for stowing devices (and books) was... 1,228 Views / 9 Replies  
If the window for stowing devices (and books) was from, say, 2nd in line for takeoff to "wheels up" and final descent to off the runway and onto the taxiway, that would be reasonable. (At least...
Posted by sgs123, on Oct 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
Don'f forget that Apple has to produce a custom... 330 Views / 4 Replies  
Don'f forget that Apple has to produce a custom version of the iPhone and iPad for Verizon's non-standard CDMA network -- that alone is good reason for a minimum purchase requirement. The agreement...
Posted by sgs123, on Jul 11, 2013 at 03:16 PM, in Tech News
Actually, there's an error in this story: the... 1,600 Views / 9 Replies  
Actually, there's an error in this story: the tickets sold out in just under 2 minutes.
Posted by sgs123, on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:53 PM, in Mac News
Time to clean out my storage locker 515 Views / 4 Replies  
I've got another clear 110 with original packaging in it somewhere.
Posted by sgs123, on Jan 21, 2013 at 09:59 PM, in Mac News
Hot plug. Many PCIe drivers don't expect... 187 Views / 3 Replies  
Hot plug.

Many PCIe drivers don't expect their hardware to disappear out from under them.

This needs to be handled gracefully or your system is toast if a cable is unplugged.
Posted by sgs123, on Dec 11, 2012 at 05:36 PM, in Tech News
In other words, "Chinese business publications... 454 Views / 7 Replies  
In other words, "Chinese business publications are pushing rumors of Chinese business beating out a large Korean competitor for Apple's business."

That makes sense to me.
Posted by sgs123, on Nov 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM, in Tech News
OMG! You might risk being seen in public with a... 902 Views / 41 Replies  
OMG! You might risk being seen in public with a phone that looks like it was in your pocket for a day for 3 weeks waiting until a replacement arrives?

Too inconvenient to return the black one to...
Posted by sgs123, on Oct 9, 2012 at 06:21 AM, in Tech News
This is, indeed, the case. The article had "Cook"... 368 Views / 6 Replies  
This is, indeed, the case. The article had "Cook" in the subtitle at the time of ZinkDifferent's original post.

It would have been polite for the author of the article to have made a note of the...
Posted by sgs123, on Aug 5, 2012 at 07:15 AM, in Tech News
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