Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Mar 19 14:13:20 EDT 2019

I have been an Apple fan for many years, through thick and thin. But I am really fed up with the crap Apple is foisting upon us. Apparently there is a prevailing sentiment in Cupertino where they think they have every right to control what we do with our devices, even after we pay cash money for them. 

I just had to tell one of our users they could not upgrade their memory because Apple saw fit to SOLDER THE CHIPS TO THE MOTHERBOARD! Not only that, but my battery in my laptop is dying (prematurely) and because the battery is GLUED TO THE CASE with exceptionally good glue, the process of removing it myself is dangerous and onerous, involving toxic solvents and a great deal of care to avoid damaging the batteries. 

I suppose they can justify the logic with the batteries, preventing people from easily removing (and therefore improperly disposing of) the battery, but soldering memory to the motherboard? And now the drives cannot be migrated??? 

The only thing keeping me from completely abandoning Apple altogether is Windows 10. 

Bob S

> On Mar 19, 2019, at 10:56 , Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 2019-03-19 17:59, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode wrote:
>> Just a reminder... On Win 10 my 2 TB Raid 1 array using 1.3 TBs containing
>> all my data, 3 dev VMs and all my source code was corrupted. It took a very
>> annoying day to replace HW(controller) and recover data/VMs from my backups.
>> All is back with NO data loss.
> Glad you got everything back - although I can't imagine it was a particularly
> pleasant day :|
> On a semi-related note, a word of warning to all those who have a mid-2018 onward
> MacBook or MacBook Pro's...
> I was told by one of the Apple Genii when I got mine (partly because I had just had
> to get my previous laptop repaired - its logic board had failed!) that with the mid-
> 2018 models onwards it is *impossible* to get the data off of the SSD by direct
> connection to the logic board. (In all prior models it is possible to still do so
> as long as that component itself hadn't failed).
> i.e. If such a laptop has to go in for repair, and the logic board needs replaced
> then there is no way to get the data off of the SSD on it (presumably it is some
> how encrypted against something held elsewhere on the logic board).
> So, if you have such a model, then its really important you heed the little warning
> that comes up in macOS these days if you haven't backed up in a while!
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
> -- 
> Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
> LiveCode: Everyone can create apps

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