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Re: Heartbleed

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 09:27:32AM -0400, Brad Alexander wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Robert Holtzman <holtzm@cox.net> wrote:
> > > Or Apple, sacrifices your
> > > security by wordsmithing. According to them, they don't get malware,
> > their
> > > computers just have "unwanted programs."
> >
> > Not ever being an Apple user, I hadn't heard that before. When I read
> > your post, I fell off the chair laughing. One more reason why I doubt if
> > I will ever use an Apple computer or anything else.
> >
> I had pretty much the same reaction. I was listening to Tracy Holtz on the
> techie geek podcast, and he was relating the story. He used to run a PC
> repair shop, and a customer brought his or her Mac in to have it cleaned.
> They had apparently taken it to the "genius" bar more than once, and they
> said there was no virus. So they took it to Tracy, who cleaned it and then
> billed it back to Apple. The regional director of marketing was the one who
> told him that...
> That said, I have a (work) iphone 4 that I absolutely loathe because of the
> walled garden. I have a Nokia N900 that i use for media playback, and I
> have a set of bluetooth headphones, which I have paired with both. I turned
> off the HFP and HSP (hands-free and headset profiles) on the N900, but in
> order to turn off the multimedia profiles on the iphone, I have to buy a
> $5.99 app. While I can afford that, I refuse to buy an app for a work
> phone, and I especially refuse to buy an app to do something that took me
> about 6 seconds in vim on the N900...

But, but, you would deprive Apple of that $5.99? Commie!!! 

Bob Holtzman
Our company's mission is to enable data-stream 
synergies with confluent bullshit mining,

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