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  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 9:36:46 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Wow, sounds like you royally screwed that one up

    Look, you insulting asshat. MICROSOFT screwed up her computer. . . Not me.

    Quit trying to incite flame wars in violation of the owner of this forum's edicts and plainly stated instructions for tech threads.

    This will be the last time I reply to you on this thread. I refuse to play your asshat game and participate in a FLAME WAR. You've been told the policy about flame wars on FR. . . But you still persist. People get banished for persisting in that activity. Quit trying to ingnite one. I suggest you cease and desist.

    If you don't like Apple STAY OFF THE APPLE THREADS, as JR suggested. Don't come on these threads and throw feces around trying to be an ass.

  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 8:32:30 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    Swordmaker to Golfinsocal
    Seems every electronic device I own is requesting password verification this month. Either through a update or as a security measure.

    Yeah. One of my client's Windows 10 Home computer suddenly decided that she had to re-certify her computer and its location was hers, and at the same time that her Google Mail account was hers. Neither one of them would take the texted code numbers either Microsoft or Google sent to her phone to certify she was the owner of her accounts. . . After finally getting into her Google account on-line, not through the Google Mail app, I was able to certify her. . . but on next log on, we are back to the same idiocy again.

    I was able to get into her Microsoft Account from my devices, but NOT from her computer (every other time we tried to reset her password on her machine, Microsoft would say there WAS no such account! But the next time, it would agree she had an account, send the two factor reset number to her phone, but then it would REFUSE to accept the number. Try sending it to an email, not accept that one either, then say there was no such account, again. . . and on around the hamster wheel!). . . set it up properly again with my device. . . but HER computer would STILL not allow HER to connect. . . when I reset her password, Microsoft suddenly announced that since she had changed her settings, SHE was not going to be permitted to access her account for 30 days, unless she decided she wanted to REVERT to her old password and security settings. . . which caused the problem in the first place because it wasn't working! SHEESH!

    Google mail was claiming that she had never used that computer or that location to ever communicate with her email. . . but she had been using it for two and a half years from that computer and that location!

    This all started when Microsoft pushed the last update to Microsoft 10! I've made an appointment with her to restore her system to just before the update was pushed through. Somehow the update ZAPPED all of the settings.

  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 8:19:34 PM PDT · 7 of 11
    Swordmaker to Arlis
    No more OS upgrades???????? has all the 2009 Mac minis as being OS X.11.X El Capitan as the highest OS they are capable of handling. That means they cannot or will not boot MacOS 10.12 Sierra. There probably will be some security updates as Apple is still releasing security updates for El Capitan and will be for another three years or so.

  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 8:08:32 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    Swordmaker to Arlis
    running an old ‘09 Mac mini I just love!

    That Mac mini was End-of-Support lifed last year. Apple just did the same for the 2010 Mac Minis this month. Six years is about what you can expect for support on updates before the update certificates are no longer updated on Apple computers and other devices. The hardware is getting to the point of no longer being capable of handling the new OS functions, especially in the security area.

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 6:37:09 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    Swordmaker to CodeToad
    A little irony, the wife’s Droid Turbo had a small fire at the charging port yesterday. Seems nothing is immune.

    I think the problem in these Android phones that are catching fire may be the fast charging technology. Pushing large amounts of wattage through a port that was never intended to handle it, into a battery system also not intended to charge so rapidly, is a formula for disaster in the long run. The batteries charging so rapidly physically expand as they heat up while receiving the charge. . . then they cool down and contract when the charging is completed or after they've received the rapid cycle and go on to the slower, trickle charge to complete the full charge. This heat/cool, expand/contract cycle leads to internal damage. In addition, larger power densities passing through a power port not originally designed to handle the load will also cause the traces and wires in the port to heat and change physical characteristics. The connection is physical, and arcing can occur at higher density loads.

    The normal, expected rate of Lithium Ion failure rate is 1 per 10,000,000 per year, but that is in normal trickle charged cell batteries. I have not seen any data collected on batteries whose cells were rapid charged. Making the assumption that the normal rate would be the same for rapid charged batteries, especially ones that undergo multiple rapid charges, would be foolish. . . but apparently that is what they are doing.

    The Motorola Turbos are such rapid charging phones as was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

    Apple, which certainly could include rapid charging in their phones as the technology is simple and cheap, has chosen NOT to include such a capability in any of their products for apparently good reasons known to them. Perhaps Apple research did do the rapid charge failure testing?

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 6:19:33 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    Swordmaker to arl295
    If it bursts into flames, does it make it a flamewar?

    Or if a Apple iPhone bursts into flames and a Samsung phone bursts into flames, then it would be a true flame war right?

    I am not going to play your idiotic game. Go away.

    Quit trying to incite flame wars in violation of the owner of this forum's edicts and plainly stated instructions for tech threads. That is very plainly stated. YOU are trying to start a flame war. Cut it out. I refuse to participate.

    This is the last response I will make to your rude attempt to disrupt this thread and start a flame war.

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 5:45:38 PM PDT · 8 of 23
    Swordmaker to arl295
    so what you are saying it will burst into flames killing people?

    Quit trying to incite flame wars in violation of the owner of this forum's edicts and plainly stated instructions for tech threads.

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 5:34:39 PM PDT · 6 of 23
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Will it prevent it from bursting into flames and killing people?

    Since the iPhone doesn't and hasn't your implied lie question is irrelevant.

    Quit trying to incite flame wars in violation of the owner of this forum's edicts and plainly stated instructions for tech threads.

  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 5:30:41 PM PDT · 2 of 11
    Swordmaker to ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 5thGenTexan; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
    Apple releases macOS 10.12.1 today. Use the App Store/Updates. . . tab to update your OS. — PING!

    Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Update

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  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 5:26:54 PM PDT · 1 of 11
  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 5:13:52 PM PDT · 2 of 23
    Swordmaker to ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 5thGenTexan; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
    Apple released the latest update to iOS 10.1 for the iPhone which includes the much ballyhooed Portrait Camera feature. — PING!

    Apple iOS 10.1 Update Released Today

    The latest Apple/Mac/iOS Pings can be found by searching Keyword "ApplePingList" on FreeRepublic's Search.

    If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 5:08:33 PM PDT · 1 of 23

    10/24/2016 12:51:47 AM PDT · 30 of 37
    Swordmaker to boop
    How did her precious "boy" get his hands on a gun, and how did he "demonstrate" his proficiency with it?

    Try reading the article.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/23/2016 9:37:02 AM PDT · 84 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Again, you proved my point, Apple does not manufacture anything


    You do not know what you are talking about. . . Neither does most of the other brands. They ALL contract their manufacturing out to contract assemblers. Only Apple and the other major makers actually design the whole widget, but the rest select from off the shelf components. Only Apple, of the major brands, even designs it's processor from the ground up. Give it a rest. You are delusional.

    This is the last response I will post to you in this thread.

  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/23/2016 2:39:52 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    Swordmaker to Squeako
    Swordmaker, any idea how an out of service iPhone linked as a security camera through an iOS approved app fairs in this regard? Should I dig out my AirPort Extreme to replace my U-verse router? Sounds like this is on a whole other level of authentication for that to make a difference.

    As to the iPhone, security would depend on the model and how old it is. Anything capable of running iOS 8 and better on an iPhone 5s or above I think would be good. At my office we eschew using the Comcast provided WIFI router except for the free patient use, and use a locked down Apple AirPort Extreme for its security connected via Ethernet to the Comcast router and lock that connection down.

    With those caveats, it could work fine.

    What screwed up our office phones waltzed right through the Comcast firewall and into the Ethernet connected phone system. It probably would not have made it through our AirPort Extreme firewall and onto its Ethernet network. . . nothing downstream on that LAN was effected.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/23/2016 2:21:44 AM PDT · 79 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    All assembled by the lowest bidder out in China by little kids who live in slave labor camps

    Another outright FASEHOOD from you, LIAR! Apple's contractors would lose their very lucrative Apple contracts if they employ underage workers. Apple has pulled a $2 Billion contract from a company who did not clean up its hiring practices. The workers must be over 18, and the vast majority of the workforce is between 18 and 32. IF an under age worker is found working on any Apple job, the contractor is obligated to PAY FOR A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION WITH ROOM AND BOARD THROUGH AGE 25 FOR THAT UNDERAGE EMPLOYEE! That is a strong incentive to assure no underage workers get through the hiring process! Apple's employee working conditions are written into every contract Apple executes and Apple has their own monitors at each contract plant overseeing working conditions, as well as independent outside labor agencies monitoring wages and working conditions as well, something no other company does.

    The workers on the Apple assembly lines at Foxconn are paid between two and a half to three times MORE than the workers on the other assembly lines for other consumer electronic goods in China. . . and up to SEVEN times the Chinese minimum wage for factory workers in CE. Again, its in the contracts. That's enough to put those workers' income well within the Chinese middle class. Many of them live in the cities around the plants, although others live in the dorms at the plants. That's why when openings come up for jobs on Apple's assembly lines workers queue up by the thousands for just a few hundred positions! That is not slave conditions.

    Foxconn, the primary assembler of Apple products, also assembles approximately 50% of the rest of the world's consumer electronic products for companies including:

    • Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
    • Alcatel (France)
    • Amazon (United States)
    • Apple Inc. (United States)
    • Archos (France)
    • ASRock (Taiwan)
    • Asus (Taiwan)
    • Barnes & Noble (United States)
    • BenQ (South Korea)
    • Blackberry (Canada)
    • Cisco (United States)
    • Dell Inc.(United States)
    • EVGA Corporation (United States)
    • Fujitsu (Japan)
    • GE Thomson (US & France)
    • Google (United States)
    • Griffin Technologies (United States)
    • Gründig Mobile (Germany)
    • Hewlett-Packard (United States)
    • HTC (Taiwan)
    • Huawei (China)
    • Intel (United States)
    • IBM (United States)
    • Kyocera Communications (Japan)
    • Lenovo (China)
    • Lenovo/Motorola Mobility (China)
    • LG Lucky GoldStar (South Korea)
    • Microsoft (United States)
    • Microsoft MSI (Taiwan)
    • Motorola Communications (United States)
    • NCR (United States)
    • NEC Casio Communication (Japan)
    • Netgear (United States)
    • Nintendo (Japan)
    • Nokia Oyj (Finland)
    • PackardBell (Netherlands)
    • Panasonic (Japan)
    • Philips (Netherlands)
    • Pioneer Electronics (Japan)
    • Samsung (South Korea)
    • Sanyo (Japan)
    • Sharp (Japan)
    • Siemens (Germany)
    • Sony (Japan)
    • TCL Communication Technology (China)
    • Telefunken (Germany)
    • Thomson (France)
    • Toshiba (Japan)
    • Vizio (United States)
    • Xiaomi (China)
    • Zoostorm (New Zealand)
    • ZTE (China)

    Further, to highlight you abysmal ignorance, Apple itself manufactures MacPro computers at its Austin, Texas, plant, and iMacs at its Elk Grove, California facility, fifteen miles from my front door. You don't know what you're talking about.

  • What will Hillary wear for Halloween?

    10/22/2016 9:14:19 PM PDT · 13 of 65
    Swordmaker to EinNYC
    Here is the answer: if you remove the make up, the pantsuit, Mao jackets, and let out the hot air and lies, there is nothing left on which to build anything else. . . ZERO. Therefore, the only logical Halloween Costume representing Hillary that represents her true self is this:

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 9:08:09 PM PDT · 75 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295; D Rider; Hodar; House Atreides; Lurkina.n.Learnin; Ol' Dan Tucker; TheShaz; dayglored; ...
    Dude, when things are overheating to the point you need to pour water on it, the “waterproof” casing is already compromised, the last thing you want to do is create a bigger chemical reaction and that is exactly what you are suggesting that people do

    First of all, we WERE joking and secondly, if it is merely HOT, the water resistant casing has not been compromised and cooling it down by any means available may help.

    I was not the one making the suggestion. Again, you show your complete lack of reading comprehension. My sole contribution to that initial comment, was:

    B Rider: "Is this the waterproof iphone? If it is the solution is simple, keep it in a bowl of water in the car. ;)"

    Swordmaker: "Hmmmmm. Interesting proposal."

    Do you see the ";)" following the initial comment made by B Rider? That is a smiley face, indicating the comment was NOT A SERIOUS SUGGESTION but meant humorously! I saw it. . . and responded humorously as well.

    Do you seriously think that anyone would or COULD use an iPhone or any phone by keeping it in a bowl of water while in the car is a smart thing to do???? Or doing it anywhere????

    Only a TRULY DELUSIONAL IDIOT would believe that and then be carrying on like you are about the dangers of doing that and confabulating keeping a phone in a bowl of water to trying to put an already ignited phone fire out with water when not a single person on this thread ever suggested such a remedy.

    We can only conclude that means you are such a person. i.e. a truly delusional idiot.

    YOU HAVE ZERO SENSE OF HUMOR, just like a TRUE LIBERAL. The only reason you are doing this is to score negative points against people who use Apple hardware. . . using Commie Rules for Radicals Alinsky tactics.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 8:36:38 PM PDT · 74 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    You can’t blame sony for Apple’s poor designs

    You can blame Sony, when SONY accepted the fault and paid for the recalls of the defective batteries that Sony had provided to computer manufacturers, HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Fujtsu, and Toshiba, reaching a total of over SEVEN MILLION batteries recalled by October 2006! — Source is "Sony Laptop Battery Recall Widens"— NBC report from October 13, 2006.

    That is an uncomfortable thing which is called an historical fact, Arl295. . . but YOU want to rewrite history to make the recalled 7 million batteries made by Sony for VARIOUS COMPUTER COMPANIES completely disappear but focus instead on the fraction of those batteries made by Sony for Apple bear the entire brunt of the recall. . . YOU ARE DELUSIONAL!

    Only HP, who also used the Sony batteries, but a different model and technology, was not included in the recall.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 8:06:23 PM PDT · 73 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    You made up 33,000 batteries were recalled

    No, I did not make that up. That was the number of Sony batteries recalled by Apple in the late 1990s. I did not link a source for that because I was using my own memory. Again, you are showing a problem with reading comprehension.

    "In the 1990s, when Apple had a similar notebook problem - PowerBooks caught fire and damaged the company's reputation at the time - the problematic PowerBook acquired a funny nickname inside the company: 'The Hindenbook'," writes Tim Onosko in a submission to Dave Farber's IP Mailing List.

    It was THAT incident to which I was referring and I did NOT make it up. . . and it did indeed turn out to be a problem with the SONY battery technology that affected all notebooks built by other manufacturers using the same technology from Sony. Why part of that concept do you a problem with that you insist on smearing Apple with Sony's bad product?

    The article that block quote came from also noted that it was Dell Laptops that had been banned from Quantas Airline flights for bursting into flames in the 2006 recall frenzy, not Apple laptops. Not even a nice try.

  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:55:12 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    Swordmaker to conservatism_IS_compassion

    As I recall there is a Yahoo discussion group for secondary communications when FR is down. I’ve recently let my yahoo emails go, so I don’t know for sure what the addressing is for that.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 1:47:34 PM PDT · 70 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    The recall I was referring to occurred in the late 1990s. My apologies. The second recall had slipped my mind. I did not own one of the affected laptops in the 2006 recall. . . but again it was NOT a recall of an entire laptop as you asserted originally. .. nor was there ever a ban on flying with Apple laptops as you also asserted. SONY again paid for the entire recall and replacement program.

    In addition, the battery problem was also shared by DELL, HP was not involved. . . as they were using the same internal battery pack made by SONY:

    Apple follows Dell in recalling the laptop computer batteries, which were manufactured using battery cells made by Sony Energy Devices of Japan. “These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers,” said the CPSC in a statement. Dell has recalled more than 4 million Sony-made battery packs.

    In addition to the 1.1 million battery packs recalled in this program, the company and government agency indicate that another 700,000 battery packs sold overseas have the same problem.

    “Apple has received nine reports of batteries overheating, including two reports of minor burns from handling overheated computers and other reports of minor property damage. No serious injuries were reported,” read the CPSC’s statement.

    Dell and HP did there voluntarily and affected way less number of machines, considering they had a way larger market share then Apple

    No, there were a similar ratio of fires associated with Dell (but no HP) because the batteries were the same technology that was failing. One of the Dells burst into flame on a plane. And another one in a hotel room in Japan or Hong Kong, as I recall now. Dell alone had to recall 4.1 million batteries. Dell had actually been order to initiate the recall by the CPSC when there were only 22,000 units sold with those batteries and 3 reported fires as of December 16, 2006. The went ahead with sales of units with those batteries and then finally did the battery recall after 4 million had sold in August of 2006. Apple recalled their batteries on the same day as Dell. HP did not use the Sony batteries then.

    This incident mirrors the one in the late 1990s, down to the similar ratio of PC laptop battery packs involved in the recall and the fact they were made by Sony. This was a recall of SONY MADE BATTERIES affecting multiple companies.

    Now, find more Apple specific problems you claim exist that tainting Apple's reputation which you can scream and shout about that are Apple's own unique problem, not a third party problem, not shared by other companies.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 1:18:26 PM PDT · 68 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Distract from Apple’s piss poor record, a tactic that Hillary does when anyone brings up her records of failures.

    Please post your proof of this "piss poor record." I've posted the actual record, which most on here already know. You've made unsupported claims, and have been caught in a blatant lie posted about what I already posted on this very thread. In other words, put up, or shut up, Mr. Alinsky.

  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:14:07 PM PDT · 3 of 15
    Swordmaker to AFreeBird

    Thanks for the head’s Up. . .

  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:13:22 PM PDT · 2 of 15
    Swordmaker to ShadowAce; ThunderSleeps; dayglored; AFreeBird; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 5thGenTexan; Abundy; ...
    The almost world wide Distributed Denial of Service attack that crippled many services yesterday, including Netflix, Amazon, and even the dedicated VOiP phone system at my office which left us with only one incoming phone and no outgoing phones, targeted millions of non-personal computing devices including many in the Internet of Devices category, most of them running a form of Android, that had little to no security either turned on or not even built in.

    Apple's iOS based HomeKit is built from the ground up with security in mind, and includes in every device using HomeKit connectivity is a Secure Remote Password (3,072-bit) protocol to establish a connection between an iOS device and a HomeKit accessory via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This would make it extremely difficult, if not impossible for such a DDoS botnet to ever be built on HomeKit devices. — PING!

    Apple HomeKit not susceptible to BotNets

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  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:02:41 PM PDT · 1 of 15
  • Study: 2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Risk of Diabetes

    10/22/2016 4:32:28 AM PDT · 22 of 40
    Swordmaker to EEGator
    Are you following the Paleo diet?

    No, just a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. . . With few fruits. They have too many carbs. I got rid of 154 pounds.

    Notice I didn't say "I lost 154 pounds." If I lost those pounds, that implies "I can find them again." That won't happen.

  • Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

    10/22/2016 4:24:19 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    Swordmaker to skr
    Aren’t iPhones also exploding?

    20 million sold so far in two months and one reported spontaneous fire in an iPhone 7 in Australia. The normal failure rate of Lithium Ion batteries is 1 in 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 per year. There are currently slightly over one billion iOS devices in the wild activated. That would translate to approximately 100 to 120 random battery failures in a normal year. That's what is being seen on iPhones and essentially other smartphones as well.

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was on the market for a month and world wide had shipped just 2.5 million phones, yet over 250 batteries failed, and in the US alone 94 burned and/or exploded, and 26 resulted in injuries with 53 resulting in property damage. Extending the calculation, those Samsung batteries were failing at ~3,000 times the expected normal rate for Lithium Ion batteries. Something was terribly wrong.

  • Study: 2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Risk of Diabetes

    10/22/2016 3:53:07 AM PDT · 20 of 40
    Swordmaker to deek69
    ” I’ll take a Double Quarter Pounder combo with a Diet Coke “

    That's not as bad as ”I’ll take a Quarter Pounder combo with a Diet Coke with an extra Quarter Pounder, please.“ the first just has double the protein. My version has twice the bread! About 60 grams of carbohydrates more, all of which turns to glucose!

    I take in only about 50 grams of carbs per day, max. 40 preferably. . .

  • Study: 2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Risk of Diabetes

    10/22/2016 3:12:38 AM PDT · 15 of 40
    Swordmaker to GOP Poet

    Often times those who drink diet drinks think they can eat something else with sugar or carbs because of the calories they “save” by not drinking sugared sofa. Nope, it doesn’t work like that. They eat MORE than they “saved!” Same here in this so called “study.” Just because someone drank diet sofa did not mean they did not chow down on high carb content food and could eat more because they were avoiding the sugar in the sofa. That’s what doubled the diabetes risk, not the diet sofa.

  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

    10/22/2016 2:44:11 AM PDT · 85 of 87
    Swordmaker to Lagmeister; EVO X
    This is not just a decision by IBM to convert to Mac. This is a partnership and in that The IT for a Mac then is primarily ‘Cloud based’ which brings up all sorts of questions. Sure, you can cut staff, just like asking people to press ‘one’ for English.

    There is no plan for IBM or any "joint venture IBM will take over the sales of Mac." Lagemeister is making up that facturd by pulling it out of his posterior. IBM is and has agreed to create iOS applications for the Enterprise level business sector and so far created some 250 high quality Enterprise grade apps for the iPhone and iPad. They are NOT going to become Apple's partner to sell Macs or even iOS devices. SHEESH!

  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

    10/22/2016 2:35:16 AM PDT · 83 of 87
    Swordmaker to Lagmeister
    I am not in this forum to answer an overtly stupid shill-for-Mac question. There are roughly 1.5 billion users of Windows worldwide. There is as much justification to hack a Mac as there is to answer your question: Mac is so zero as to reach singularity.

    Now they want to go low end attempting to get their special sauce software on as many unsuspecting numbnut's computers as possible.

    And you just demonstrated your total ignorance of the Mac platform. Apple has zero interest in the low end.

    The OS X is a fully POSIX compliant UNIX™ Operating System with a shell on top of it. My primary business Mac ran NINE simultaneously running operating systems, Lagemeister, including three different versions of Windows, and two of Linux. I am not the only Mac user on FR to do that! Macs are hardly "boat anchors."

    IBM, #31 on the Fortune 500 largest companies in the world is going to almost all Mac within three years, yet you denigrate the platform as a vampire, after that company tells the world that using them is saving them $270 a year per computer in IT costs! IBM adds that 73% of their employees who are seeing the productivity INCREASES their Mac using coworkers are experiencing after switching are asking for an upgrade to a Mac at their next opportunity for a new computer. Yet you imply IBM is an unsuspecting numbnut? I propose that the ignorant numbnut in this equation given the set of facts at hand is not IBM --who is now saving somewhere between $24 million and $48 million on the TCO of the current Macs they have, and will save a lot more when they give those 73% what they want--but rather that numbnut is you!

  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

    10/22/2016 1:52:51 AM PDT · 81 of 87
    Swordmaker to EVO X
    That article is using the same speech by the IBM VP at the James conference as source material:

    An update on IBM’s partnership with Apple, which sees it deploying 1,300 Macs every week, was provided at the annual JAMF Nation User Conference on Wednesday. Not only has IBM been pushing Macs, but also over 48,000 iPads and over 81,000 iPhones.

    I listened to the entire speech and the dedicated help for Macs at IBM is indeed just 5 IT people for the 90,000 Macs. The rest of the Apple support staff that fills out the additional 45 are for the 127,000 iPads and iPhones deployed throughout IBM's 2800 offices. That brings the total up to the 50 IT staff for the 217,000 Apple devices at IBM reported in the Cult of Mac article of October 19, 2016 you linked.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/22/2016 12:47:56 AM PDT · 56 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    here's the way Samsung, who also has no sense of humor is acting. . .

    Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos and games

  • Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

    10/22/2016 12:42:54 AM PDT · 2 of 10
    Swordmaker to ThunderSleeps

    Ping for the Android list.

  • Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

    10/22/2016 12:42:12 AM PDT · 1 of 10
  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 11:53:43 PM PDT · 55 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Apple just does not make the iPhone buddy, I guess you forgot about the iBook/MacBook battery fires/explosions and Apple had to recall tons of batteries. So you agreed with me that Apple has had problems with batteries before by stating I was wrong. Are you Hillary Clinton?

    No, I restated that history. . . and Apple did not make those batteries, Arl, Sony made those batteries, and Sony paid for the recall, just as they did for the recall of the recall for the more then 10 times greater recall of the same series batteries they made for HP and Dell at the same time. But apparently you cannot read, or won't, or just have a severe reading comprehension problem, because I told you all that in my first post on this subject, because now you are accusing me of not knowing it. That makes you look pretty stupid, doesn't it?

    And no, no Apple laptops "burst into flames" in that event. They over heated due to those Sony batteries. . . and it was a problem with the original equipment contractor SONY, not Apple, and not with Apple's design or product.

    There have been a few isolated incidents of fires associated with Apple products, but no general design flaws in Apple products requiring ANY recalls due to those isolated incidents. NONE. Get your facts straight before you get on your highchair and start bawling about something you don't know anything about. . . especially claiming non-existing airplane bans.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 11:41:54 PM PDT · 54 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    I know you love your little Apple fruit company, but when it comes to Lithium fires, the last thing you do is want to create a more dangerous, possibly explosive situation. Again, please refrain from commenting when you have no knowledge or education of the subject.

    Look idiot. We were joking around. Nobody is going to keep a bowl of water around in case a phone overheats. . . also an iPhone is water resistant. We were talking about a phone that was starting to overheat, not one that was already on fire. You are really a piece of work, aren't you?

    You must be a Liberal. They say Liberals have no sense of humor. You certainly demonstrated that tonight.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 11:36:51 PM PDT · 53 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Wow, what a small market share. I remember the iBook/MacBook battery fiasco, and I think they had others since then as well. Bursts into flames, you couldn't even take a Apple laptop on a plane because it was such a hazard

    Never happened. Please provide your link to prove your contention. . . because it's a lie. The ONLY recall was the one I mentioned where there had been six units that had overheated and Apple recalled 32,000 BATTERIES made by Sony. The same class of batteries also made by Sony had similar problems with Dell and HP and required recall. . . I've been involved with following Apple for 30 years and would know if such a thing ever occurred and it did not! Quit trying to gin up false claims of something that NEVER HAPPENED.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 8:47:36 PM PDT · 44 of 86
    Swordmaker to Hodar; TheShaz
    Nothing wrong with the design per se. But the battery appears to have been damaged during assembly or processing.

    I think the problem lies in making the batteries too dense and then using quick charging technology. Quick charging will charge the phone to 60% in 15 minutes. . . but it does it with a lot of heat being added and the battery will expand. Do that to a Lithium Ion battery that has some already existing internal connectivity issues, and you are likely to get discharge arcing inside. That may result in more and more arcing as the charging cycles repeat. Eventually that results in a fire.

    Of course, damaging the battery by putting too much pressure on the battery in assembly can exacerbate that as well.

    Apple has eschewed the fast charging cycle, although they certainly know the technology and could incorporate it in their devices, I think for that reason. Trickle charging does not heat the battery anywhere nearly as much.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 8:35:30 PM PDT · 43 of 86
    Swordmaker to TheShaz
    And not to get any Apple fans in a twist, I would not be surprised if Apple didn’t offer some $ to keep the media on the heels of their #1 competitor.

    The Note 7 was experiencing overheating and fires far beyond th expected rate of 1 on 10,000,000 per year. 94 in the US alone with 26 resulting in personal injury. It was happening all over the world where ever the Note 7 had been sold at an annual rate 3,000 times greater than that expected rate! That is why the Note 7 was recalled and put on banned to fly lists around the world, and just today banned from passenger trains in the US. . . and that was just 2.5 million shipped.

    No one was "bribing" or paying for adverse publicity because it was unnecessary. The Note 7 had a serious problem. Even given that, 1,000,000 people have yet to turn in their phones and are trying ways to smuggle them onto airplanes and trains!

    Samsung had no choice but to issue a recall. Even the South Korean government had issued a mandatory recall in South Korea before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission acted.

    The iPhone 7 has had ONE SINGLE reported fire. The first was an obvious external shipping damage incident. . . and proved so. It does not count. This one I posted today is the first and since the first introduction of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus, which are selling faster than the other iPhone introductions, which sold over 12 million in their first weekends, there are likely 20-25 million already in the wild, in 20-25 nations, having ONE fire does not "put it in the cross hairs". That makes this headline merely a FUD click bait headline, trying to get people to THINK what you are saying which ZERO evidence to back up that claim.

    I suspect that Samsung will release a phone with a lower capacity battery, instead of one that is so crammed with dense Lithium Ion cells. . . and one that does not depend on fast charging which is also a suspect in this scenario.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 8:12:58 PM PDT · 40 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Apple and batteries catching on fire has been a problem with Apple since almost forever. This is not a new problem for Apple

    Actually, no, it has not. You can count the number of iPhones that have caught fire on the fingers of two hands. Apple instituted a recall of 32,000 batteries for laptops over six overheating Sony made batteries, none caught fire. In the same month, Dell and HP had to recall 360,000 Sony made batteries and some had actually caught fires, causing injury and property damage. Apple got the headlines. When an Apple device does have a problem, it makes headlines. . . but it is a RARE event.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:33:35 PM PDT · 27 of 86
    Swordmaker to D Rider
    Here you go, D. . . the iZen. . . for iPhone battery safety. Perhaps they will imbed a iNduction charger under the sand?

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:20:14 PM PDT · 24 of 86
    Swordmaker to TaMoDee
    NOT Guilty! She’s a very cute young lady.

    Actually, she looks as if she is channeling a six year old. . . and a vacant six year old at that.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:19:03 PM PDT · 23 of 86
    Swordmaker to D Rider
    Yes but would it keep it cool enough so it didn’t light off?. What would work better a bowl off sand?

    But that might keep it from igniting a pile of clothing. . . kinda Zen, don't you think? A Zen bowl of sand. . . get a little rack to make it smooth with nice circular ridges?

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:16:01 PM PDT · 22 of 86
    Swordmaker to Ol' Dan Tucker; D Rider
    Water doesn't put out LIPO fires. ;(

    Nope, doesn't. . . but perhaps it can cool down an over heating phone.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:12:32 PM PDT · 19 of 86
    Swordmaker to VRWC For Truth

    Really classy, VRWC.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:08:03 PM PDT · 16 of 86
    Swordmaker to Ol' Dan Tucker
    It depends upon whether the LIPO batteries installed in the phone have a protection circuit or not.

    Protection circuits add cost to the production of LIPO batteries. One way to reduce production costs is to eliminate the PCB from the batteries.

    The downside to this is that batteries burst into flames.

    The iPhones survived that USB killer device that is supposed to kill any computer or device it's plugged in to. . . because they DO have a charging protection circuit, and an isolation system.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:03:41 PM PDT · 14 of 86
    Swordmaker to D Rider
    Is this the waterproof iphone? If it is the solution is simple, keep it in a bowl of water in the car. ;)

    Hmmmmm. Interesting proposal.

  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 7:02:40 PM PDT · 13 of 86
    Swordmaker to arl295
    Can Apple make a product that does NOT catch on fire and kill people?

    I can't think of an Apple product that HAS caught on fire and killed people, so yes, they can. I think you are referring to Samsung and their Galaxy Note 7.