Apple may turn to RFID tags for easy Wi-Fi setup

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    source: http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2557
     
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    Such a good idea! Another step to make networking even easier. Have you submitted this?
     
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    Aren't RFID tags part of Steve Wozniak's "Wheels of Zeus" GPS product line? Hmmmm.
     
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    Yes this should be on MR page one or two.

    It's more interesting than yet another boring rumor about santa rosa or google or whatever. This is something genuinely new.

    I have submitted the OP, not sure if I've done it right though.
     
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    I hate RFID chips!!!! :mad:

    I'm not even close to being christian and I can tell they are the "mark of the beast."

    Not kidding. :eek:
     
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    ^^^Riiiiiiight.


    Anyway, if it makes it easier for users, then I guess I'm for it.
     
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    Er?

    I agree that RFID chips have many dangerous implications, and I am very very against some of the proposed uses of them. I've written letters and signed petitions on this issue.

    This, however, is a relatively benign use of them, for a purpose similar to exchanging setup data between a TV video machine and a TV remote control.

    You're off on a bit of a wonky bender here.

    Hammers can be used to do some very nasty things, most of which are already illegal (unlike some proposed uses of RFIDs), but I wouldn't advocate a ban all hammers, just on the use of them in unethical ways.
     
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    Please continue the discussion in the front page thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=286291

    Normally I would merge the threads, but for various reasons which I don't really want to get into, I'm electing to just direct the conversation to the front page story.
     
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