"Why does it keep changing that to 'duck'?"
1335 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
Re: a damn sight easier to maintain
Yes, the terminals are a damn sight easier to maintain. The infrastructure behind them that makes them seem almost but not quite as good as real computers? Not so easy.
Re: waterproofing tape (whatever that thin white stuff is called)
Plastic Tape Fixes Everything
No, that's duct tape. The handyman's secret weapon
Re: I think
Head on a pike outside the IT department as a warning to others?
Re: Am I the only one thinking that HP *should* have a dress code?
I worked for an IT manager who insisted us minions wear a suit, even on Fridays when everyone else was wearing t-shirts because he thought it would make us look professional and would reflect well on him. One of the reasons cited when he was fired was that he was too stuffy for the culture of the business.
Re: If you already have a retina-screen iPad, the only real reason to upgrade is faster CPU/GPU
But, but... it's a half millimetre thinner!
Re: Ooh! Aaahh! Arggghhhh!
That would be adding insult to injury for poor Pluto. Get downgraded to a 2nd class 'planet' and then have its limelight stolen by Ceres.
Should've given him 31337?
Re: @Ivan 4
"That's right, I don't need my house heated during the coldest portion of the night...."
So you keep the heating cranked up all night? That's not very green of you.
"People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier,"
Yes, that's true. One account is great, but why did I need to join a social network to rate a Play Store app?
Re: Here we go
Or, someone reports them for using the home version in an enterprise and they get sued for breach of contract.
And seriously, no matter what the built-in OS, why would anyone leave control systems for health monitors or CNC systems plugged into the internet? Our CNC controllers get plugged in when the manufacturer needs to connect to troubleshoot and then they're unplugged again.
"Frankly, I genuinely find it hard to imagine a more dislikeable legal role than Disney IP lawyer."
Well... Aple IP lawyer ranks right up (down?) there.
OK, how about IP lawyer in general?
And my reseller wanted to know why I wanted 50 ProPlus licenses instead of 50 O365 subscriptions...
To be fair...
Photoshop 7 has always given me grief with installing on Win7 64 bit - Windows redirects it to 'Program Files (x86)', which it's supposed to do, but PS7 doesn't like being anywhere but 'Program Files'. It's been a while - can't remember how to work around it.
Re: Go Calgary!
Q: What's the best thing to come out of Calgary?
A: Highway 2 north to Edmonton.
It IS a division of Apple now, so...
'You're listening to it wrong.'
Awesome. Now we can all look forward to hours of mainstream media coverage of how Apple invented smart homes.
Besides, you can already run a nice little port replicator on your laptop using plain old USB3, including running dual monitors and gigabit ethernet.
Re: Loving the free upgrade
"At $150/hour get someone else to do it for you."
Or at least give yourself some sort of 'friends and family' discount.
Re: Alerts. The World Needs More Lerts
's what happens when you try to type a comment on a smartwatch.
Re: @Emmanuel: They are getting bigger......
"most of the walls in our house have rounded edges..."
Expect a visit from Apple's lawyers
Re: oh £100 light bulbs with that special glow
£100 for the 40 watt (equivalent) version
add £100 if you want 60 watts, and another £100 for the 100 watt
Re: How to wear a watch
Shoulda bought the iBelt
Re: Obsolete? Upgrade?
"If the watch can still perform the functions that it had when you purchased it, then it is not obsolete."
By this logic, you'd think you'd see a lot more iPhone 1's out there in the wild...
Re: Time up
Whoa, whoa, whoa there, killer...
Who said you were buying anything? I'm sure buried somewhere in the TOS is a reminder that all you're doing is leasing the ability to be hip and fashionable at the coffee shop.
There's your difference. Rolex makes nice looking watches. Apple makes chunky square blocks with screens on the front.
Re: The box epitomises why I don't Apple
Look at me!! Sitting on the floor beside the electrical outlet at the airport, charging my watch as well as my phone!!
I keep my access card in my wallet - I hate wearing the little yo-yo-on-the-belt holders, and lanyards make me feel like I should be backstage at a rock concert, not entering the office from the west stairwell. Problem is, our RFID readers also seem to read NFC credit cards, so when you wave your wallet at the reader, it's a crapshoot which card the reader is going to pick up first. Didn't take more than a few faceplants into a door that's still locked because my Visa won't open it before I finally learned to slow down and make sure I hear the little click of freedom.
Re: But how many Titanics would it fill?
Pardon me, Official Reg units only please.
How many Olympic Swimming Pools?
...or a large anchor tossed out the back door.
Shhh... don't contradict. What you're seeing here is the beginning of the RDF in action. Soon, Apple will have invented the wristwatch and everybody will have copied them.
"stuff you leave outside an Oxfam shop before running like hell"
Sitting in a pizza shop and people are starting at me wondering if I'm insane because of the laughing.
Passionate about ladies in their underwear
Re: Seriously, this story was the best gift ever to the editorial team...
Betcha not so firm after they're taken of...
Re: ACME MIRRORS INC
Possibly, but unlikely. From the video, it looks like the first indication that you're being 'lasered' at is that things start glowing red and exploding.
Re: The answer is still no.
Windows 2000 is just a name, not a version number. It was actually NT 5.0, so you don't have to worry.
Re: For completely accurate social media studies, use 4Chan.
4Chan? Isn't that the guy who hacked into Apple and leaked those nudie pics of that girl from the Hunger Games?
Gee. $350 million? Apple execs might have to dig through the cushions of more than one couch to come up with that kind of money.
Re: Apart from that, he doesn’t do impressions.
No, just as a proper Englishman, he doesn't pronounce the W in a word that ends in W, replacing it with an R instead.
And seriously? The 'watch edition' watch? What are the other ones? Socks and blenders?
Re: What is the difference...
Over here that joke is about corvettes and cacti
You're lucky. We have the dreaded 'Redneck in a Pickup Truck' to deal with as well as BMW and Audi drivers.
Known as the 'Rig Rocket' as they can only be afforded by oilfield workers, they're jacked up high, fitted with loud exhausts and 24" wheels, and the drivers are almost 100% dicks.
Re: Why Are Apple DOOM Analysts Worth Quoting?
The other prediction that the 6+ will be a 'failure' compared to the 6 isn't news either. Samsung sells more Galaxy S's than they do Notes, but they still sell enough Notes to make them a worthwhile product, which is pretty much what I'll bet Apple is finding with the 6+
Re: three "disasters" so far - Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima
"So if - during bad weather - a tree falls on a train and kills 50 people, it's a natural disaster, not a train wreck?"
No, more like if a hurricane blows in and takes a train out, killing 50 people, which, incidentally, is 50 more people than were killed by the Fukushima plant getting hit by a record tsunami.
Better ban trains.
Re: So the companies might stop trading
Bastages. Cork soakers. Always bullshteining you.
Re: Now let's clean up download sites.
Sadly it's not just software sites like CNet... I know a lot of people who've made the mistake of Googling 'Java' or similar and clicking the first item on the list - which just happened to be one of the few advertised at the top of the search results. By the time I got involved in one case, they'd filled out the forms with all of their personal info and were wondering if they should buy the 'full support' package, whatever that was.
Re: upcoming Blackberry classic
I have two users here - one with a Q10 and one with a Q5 and both had the same reaction when they got them (both upgraded from Curves). Within a week, though, they were going crazy with swiping and tapping, and both commented that the new interface is much faster to navigate and work with.
You'd prefer only reviews of phones with worse screens and chipsets?