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John the Geek

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About John the Geek

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    When the going gets geeky...
  • Birthday 07/21/1977

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  1. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    System 7. Apple didn't start calling it an OS until OS 8.
  2. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    Amen brotha, AMEN!!!
  3. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    I have the perfect solution. Just run this app below. You run it, enter your root password, then enter your credit card number, and it "checks to see if you have the virus" and if you do, it "removes it" for you, for free. No really! It's totally safe, my friend Larry said so and he's been around since 1988. Here's the app: This app isn't sinister at all.app Oh, and if there's anything wrong with the app, you should blame Apple, because clearly it's their fault. =)
  4. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    What the hell are you talking about? You're going to take me to court? <comment deleted by mod for foul language/flaming> In the sense that you're exploiting the user's trust, perhaps. But agreed. Not a Mac OS X exploit in the technical sense.
  5. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    I don't know if I'd trust that either. It's just as mysterious in origin.
  6. iWork '09 trojan beware!

    You mean, because it isn't Apple's fault and it is the stupid user's fault. Apple cannot prevent you from installing malicious software if you want to. If you run the installer, you give it your password, you let it install. YOU are to blame, not Apple. In a corporate world you could blame the maker of the software for violating your trust, but since this was never anything more than a stolen installer people were (still are?) rushing out to get, people really only have themselves to blame if they installed this. It's quite a SUCKER moment, but that's the way it is. No fanboi required.
  7. ... and maybe, just maybe - if they all sing Christmas carols down in Whoville the Judge's heart will grow three sizes that day!!!
  8. "Here come da judge!" Judge grants Apple's motion to dismiss Psystar's counterclaims So, were we right, or were we right? They have a chance to counter, but since the judge chewed up all of their bull and spit it back out at them, I doubt there's any more "smoking guns" in Psystar's pockets.
  9. Calling us stupid won't change that we're right. By US law a EULA is a contract. Legal and all the like. You agree to it, you must abide by it. If you sign a contract that says you will repay a loan and then break the contract, you are legally responsible for the consequences of breaking that contract and the court will hand you your ass on a plate. I realize the method by which you agree to the EULA contract is contested in some areas of Europe, but since Psystar and Apple are both US companies and the US doesn't have any overall problems with EULA agreements of this type, this is fully enforceable by law.
  10. So, as usual, Psystar spend all of 60 seconds adding hardware that I could easily add to my Mac any time, and then claims it's somehow relevant to the market? Why are these f*cktards getting any exposure? You'll notice, for it to actually mean anything, they are waiting on Apple's hard work and development for it to mean anything to Mac users. They are just crooked leeches and they deserve to be sued into the poorhouse.
  11. That is correct for Apple's "real products" like the Mac Pro and the iPod, but for their software, and EVERY OTHER COMPANY'S SOFTWARE, you don't own the product. You DON'T OWN SOFTWARE UNLESS YOU WROTE IT YOURSELF. Even Linux Freetards know this. That's why they have to GPL everything. You are just licensing it per the terms of the license granted to you by the author.
  12. I doubt that. You're likely finding anecdotal evidence to support what you want to hear anyway. If it's really an inferior configuration then you haven't taken into consideration what's loading on the iMac, how long it's been installed, etc. Things that will slow a machine down. Try using Disk Utility to resize your partition on the fly, then install the latest 10.6 beta. Wow, sure runs nice. Oh, you can't do that on your Crapintosh? I got a hack too, it's fun, but I don't pretend with delusional eyes that it's better than my Mac, because my Mac was designed to be a Mac. My Lenovo runs Leo decent, but I'd never give it to anyone to use an anything but a project. Hell, you can't even safely run Software Update, even set up as vanilla kernel. (You can't just run it, it will kill the machine.) My friends are better off running Windows on the thing than a hacked OS X. Having to tinker with kexts to get updates to stick is for geeks. And that's the kind of image Apple doesn't want their product to have.
  13. Software Piracy

    No, it's not. It's just harder to catch. If you were building cars, and a rogue dealer was buying one car and magically cloning it and giving it away for free you'd sell drastically less cars and it would hurt your business. Software isn't expensive when you nonchalantly compare it to a new car, but if you could not copy software you can bet people would get used to paying for it. And if they sold more it might be cheaper. That also doesn't stop people from making free or cheap alternatives, but as the Gimp and PaintShop Pro have proven, free often sucks noodles - and spending business time improving your product raises it's cost. Piracy steals away sales, even unlikely ones, and hurts software companies. Not everyone is Adobe. Some companies live or die by how much work they put in preventing piracy. Consumers who actually buy the software hate it, and people like you are the cause. So there's your moment in the sun.
  14. Just think, he could have just hacked it and ran it on his Dell. At least he paid them Apple stock in exchange for the rights to develop the idea further. =)
  15. It's kinda like driving. By using the roads you agree to be bound to the agreement between the state and you. Provisions, because the road does not belong to you, you simply use it. You agree to those provisions before you use the road, because if you didn't then you weren't obligated to get your license in the first place. No one forced you to pay the state for your license. Although, while Apple will refund you if you disagree with the license, the state will not. You'll notice both are called a license, and they are both revokable by those parties who issued them. There's a better car analogy everyone here can use.