There is news of a hardware vulnerability in certain Samsung smartphones and here is the ZD Net Headline:
Samsung Galaxy S3 ‘vulnerable’ to remote malicious reset
I won’t rehash the article as this post focuses more on the comments to it. Among the comments is this from an iOS user:
When something like this happens with an iPhone you fAndroids are all over it but Samsung and other Android OEMs get a free pass. How does that work?
This user “started it”, fair enough. However, I can’t help but to substitute a couple words here: “conservatives” for “iPhone and “liberals” for [f]Android. The statement is just as true.
The immediate response to this (maybe is/maybe isn’t) troll comment is great because it’s exactly how I feel about the political scene. I’ll repeat it here, except I will insert the word substitutions to express my own perspective on it (for those unfamiliar with standard editorial markings, my word substitutions are in [square brackets]:
And I admit I have a bias against the apple [Obama] reality distortion field
Nothing more. I can’t hate apple [Obama] for being the best by any pure definition of business/a company. Who would argue that? [Actually, I would]
I admire [disdain] the apple [Obama] marketing dept. more than any other single collective of people - purely for what they have done with the apple [Obama] brand. [focus on non-truths, spin, and divisive tactics.]
I don’t hate apple [Obama] owners [supporters], I sit within 5m of 3 for 8 hours a day[.]
What I do hate is FUD and BS, no matter what the topic, and that’s what I find fun to pick on. It’s not some ethical crusade, it’s just fun. Why? Because your average itard [Otard: Obama fanboi or grrl] will defend the fruit [Obama] name regardless of facts. I especially hate the distortion of history into what can only be called ‘history - sponsored by apple [Obama]’. That’s good [pathetic] marketing, credit to apple [Obama], it’s blind acceptance by the itards [Otards] that I take issue with. If people didn’t believe the FUD and BS, I’d have no problem.
Personally I find it amusing that anyone can have such an attachment to a faceless corporation [truth-lie-truth misinformation machine] that cares for nothing but the £ [Tax $] you spend with them. A small package of electronic hardware [“hope and change” hot air]? Big deal, I don’t have an emotional relationship with my calculator [broadly-described promises with no detail] nor my SGS3 [the other guy]. If Nokia [Obama or anyone else] bring out an 8 phone that beats everything else out of the water [communicate promises in detail I like to hear], I’ll jump ship [‘switch sides”] without hesitation, how many itards [Otards] can say the same?
But then I’ve already explained this to you and the other itrolls [Ofanbois/grrls], who refuse to listen. Why - because I call BS on the lies and spin that itards [Otards] think passes as coherent argument.
Ultimately, you and the rest of the sunshine bus trip claim fandroids [Rfanbois/grrls] jump on anything to cause an argument, yet here we are, totally off topic thanks to you and the window licker from the front of the bus.
Now, substitute any other two words for ”iPhone” and ‘Android” in the original rhetoric and this argument becomes just priceless and, sadly, accurate. The substitutions above are my own perspective and only my own. Obviously, your own mileage will vary.