Nicholas Allegra, the Hacker Behind JailbreakMe.com, No Longer Working at Apple

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    Comex, the hacker responsible for JailbreakMe.com, is no longer employed at Apple after working at the company as an intern for just over a year. Forbes reports that Allegra forgot to respond to an email offering him a continuation of his employment at the company:
    Last year, Forbes unmasked Comex as Nicholas Allegra, a Brown University student from Chappaqua, NY. In that article, Allegra described jailbreaking as "like editing an English paper... You just go through and look for errors. I don't know why I seem to be so effective at it."

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    I think you'll find they take offer letters rather seriously in most companies, welcome to the real world! :)
     
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    But how does this relate to Harry Potter?
     
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    What a douche bag.
     
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    now get back at apple by releasing a untethered A5 chip 6.0 jb ;)
     
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    i was thinking the same :D
     
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    REMOTE intern?

    You're telling me this guy got to collect a fat apple paycheck and got to do it wherever he wanted?

    i'd be mad too if i missed that offer letter. this is the type of thing that makes people move to blackhat, china, or possibly samsung.
     
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    Jealousy is such an ugly thing. :rolleyes:
     
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    Best wishes to Comex! He has has done a lot for the apple community. I can't wait to see his work with Ponies. ;)
     
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    One does not simply forget to respond Apple's offer
     
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    Only at Apple? I guess this guy needs a crash course such as "How To Cope In The Real World 101".
     
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    Probably for the best. Im sure he didnt want to be a career intern.
     
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    "Remote Intern?"

    I'm wondering if "remote intern" is just a clever way to "fire" him without legally firing him.
    Was he being pushed out of the company, now that they got whatever info out of him they wanted.
    Was he a remote intern before, or was this a change in title/designation/status?

    Anyone heard of this before?
     
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    Forgot to respond?

    He should be upset with himself for failing to deal with his e-mail in a timely manner, not upset with Apple.
     
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    Made a decision that's best for him.
     
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    LOL!!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw that dude's photo! All he needs is a wand, a broomstick and a lightning bolt on his forehead!
     
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    hopefully he gets back to jailbreaks, lord knows we need him...

    still wishing for a limerain-esque bootrom exploit for A5 & A6 devices!
    (probably a pipedream :( )
     
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    Dummie.
     
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    guy looks like a dbag
     
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    Dummy. Sorry couldn't resist. Too easy.

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    Now someone has to post the photoshopped version of this! Please!
     
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    Maybe if he used his @icloud.com email he could've blamed it on an iCloud outage and say he never got Apple's email.
     
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    Probably mostly lies in this story....

    It's not like Apple wouldn't let him know while he is employed as intern that they will be re hiring him....

    They wouldn't just shoot him an email out of the blue and be like "hey you want to keep working for us" lol.
     
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    What a prat, he needs to lean how the real world works, big opportunities like this don't come along too often especially in the current labour market.
     
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    Interns rarely to never get a FAT paycheck, if they get one at all and they rarely to never get to do whatever they want.

    As for the 'remote' part, he's a student whose 'job' was likely to through the various betas and such and look for loopholes that would allow someone to create a jailbreak. You don't need to be at Cupertino to do that. Thus the remote offer, which he F'd up by not opening that email.
     
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    No, I don't think it's Jealousy, he does appear to be a douche.
     

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