This blood bank sucks.
730 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007
My theories of what new features & updates will be revealed
Siri will be able to predict your future. =P
iPhones will be able to call UFOs.
All iPhones will be bendable because of new flexible logic boards.
All iPhones will also be able to bounce like Flubber.
All iPads and iPhones will get full recharges by dipping them in water. [What? They get thirsty too!]
All iPhones will come with a free gorilla. (congrats to the winner of that new 6Gb Hard Drive!)
All iDevices will have built in 3D printing and come with the template to print your own 3D Apple Pony.
All iDevices will include a special build of OS9 that can transport you to a new reality.
And finally, all iPads will have the ability to unfold into a full sized iMac.
SexyCyborg's skirt of illumiation?
SexyCyborg sure is a busy lady. I thought her illuminated skirt was innovative too.
From now on when ever someone asks what is in a Microsoft OS update, we can all just simply respond with "it's a mystery".
What my little brain believes the Gorilla is saying...
Gorilla: "It's an elegant design with a tasty name but it's still not a Bananaphone"
" i " is for Indignant
Updating to Yosemite will only break most my software. That has happened enough now, so Apple's just screwed me "royally". Being they are the biggest and richest company on the planet, you can't blame failure to secure even one version back on the lack of funds. It just means Apples' Leadership are acting like indignant ass hats. (just my dirty rotten disgruntled 2 cents)
iMac, iPhone, iPod...because " i " is for indignant.
Re: Film @ 11
"Depends on what OS your using.
Win 10, Tragedy
Vista to 7, its a lite drama.
Mac and Linux, its a comedy."
You get an up vote sir. Thank you!
Perhaps they plant to wait until people are screaming for a fix, then will introduce a reasonable OS, but with one condition. It's pay by "SUBSCRIPTION".
Corporate executives can stop this if they wanted to
My condolences to the family of that person.
I'm a heretic so I'm going to say this. Lets all pray together to God that the working conditions the people are subject to and their pay rates are made fair and humane. Every human life is precious.
I want the bank to allow me operate my life at a loss
I promise that it will be much less than $136.66m by it's completion.
"Think I'll wait till Reactos comes out of Beta and try that instead!"
Y-you've discovered the secret to living forever?
I like this!
This is EVERYTHING I want in a modern portable. It even has "TWO!" USB ports. I can use my, two USB connector, external dvd burner/player with this! Apples' one USB port offerings ended my hopes of going with their latest thing. This gives me hope that there is life after Apple. The only thing that's kept me in Apple land was their OS but lately they've burned their bridges to their customers in that department too.
Damn, I want to get this and see how it goes with one of my favorite versions of GNU Linux...
New OSX releases do come out as numerously and rapidly as clowns from a clown car...
Apple it's all about their attitude...an impractical one
The lessen I've learned from Apple is that if you can't order your Mac with the RAM option maxed out then you shouldn't order one at all. Over the life time of the machine you are going to be forced to upgraded the OS versions many many times to keep security.
You also need to have the money to re-purchase your third part software repeatedly to stay compatible.
If you can't do these things. If they are impractical for you(sometimes it's not just money). Then it's best to not buy a Mac at all.
The mountains? Hmmmm....
Supermans' real "Fortress of Solitude".
Giant Kuiper Belt tick...on pluto
Now that it's full, it's fallen off.
How about two tails?
Pluto is a tale of another tail. =P
Pictures of Comet "PanSTARRS" I've just seen on twitter, look like it has two tails! (^.^)/
Now it's also time to remember "Ceres". It's unusual hyper-bright glowing spot is not ice!
Hardware manufactures futures in Microsofts hands...
"...will pick up once Windows 10 ships at the end of the month."
I recall a Chinese company in the manufacturing supply chain for PC hardware saying, effectively, the same sort of thing. That they trust Microsoft to save them just before the Windows 8 debacle. Do NONE of these hardware manufacturing desk pilots get it? If they don't take control of their own future they wont have one.
If they don't find a way to get another good OS (x86) on the market the lack of competition there is going to sink the whole ship. The competition, believe it or not, will even help Microsoft.
My worthless 2 cents...
Need another mission...
We need to get a probe into orbit around Pluto so we can really get a good evaluation of it's environment.
Re: can't resist BSD way to go
BSD does deserve some love.
"I've never tried Linux but I know I don't like it."
HAHAHAHA....! Awesome. I love your sense of humor. Take a bow.
Re: How much?!
This is a nice looking alternative to a Mac Mini. I would love to get BSD on that little Intel computer to see how they get along.
I welcome this with hope it's built well. Unlike much of the other PC hardware out there that is so quality deprived.
What is this, avarice week?
In our busy work to death lives we seldom read all the books we buy. This is taking advantage of that fact, just to feed more avarice of the 1%.
Most likely this will end small book publishing on Amazon by this time next year.
Avarice, greed lowering the quaity of Apple...
Some might say it's just a bad decision and I can see it as a valid point but I'm more cynical. I believe it's simple avarice on Apples's part. It's exactly the kind of thing Board Members of one of a corporation would demand of their CEO. Now that "Apple" has pulled this stunning example of avarice, I would like to know "who" is behind this and if that same party is also responsible to the crap all soldered in RAM iMacs as well...or the ridiculous releases schedule that has lowered the quality and user experience with their OS.
Re: I'm with Ms. Swift
Apple may have trialed the idea of forcing artists into the deal. Google about "Anton Newcombe of the band Brian Jonestown Massacre" and Apple threatening to pull their music from the iTunes store if they don't sign on with the new music-streaming. Apple has yet to deny doing it that I can't find on the net so far.
All small Indipendents to absorb three months of zero income?
From what I've read, Independent Labels are in fear of being bankrupt paying for Apples's customer acquisition costs with this scheme.
Re: Waiting game?
I imagine a lot will feel the screw. Many of us CAN'T upgrade to the next version of OSX every time they release one. It breaks our existing programs to often. Add to that Apples' POLICY of refusing to patch ANY past versions once another is released......we are just screwed. This is the "Apple Screw™" and how it turns...
Get to da chawpaaaaa...!
In this case it might be, "get to da schawping mawl...!
Re: Broadband or running water?
"And they couldn't use the computers at their local library... "
Just a bit of data on Libraries. At least the ones in my city. You often can't get time on their computers. There is often a waiting list. Then when you do get on one you are limited to a 30min session. That doesn't work when you have to take a 60min online behavior test for that simple Box Store retail or shoe store job. Yup, those national retail chains make you do that now and the Libraries don't let you have that long of a session.
Crapware wrapped into the download is just more unprofessional garbage that reflects badly on sourceforge.
Uber's Executive pool has failed the human test. Someone who has still the littlest bit of humanity in them would not respond that way.
Dear Putin; Please make your OS have a English option. Thank you.
It would be nice to have a smartphone with no back doors. As it is, anytime American authorities desire they, supposedly, can shut most of them down over wide areas during a police state action against protesters. It would be nice to have the one Russian made phone that is up and working so I can still contact loved ones.
Windows only? Well that's Okay Facebook.
I'm glad Microsoft has such good friends.
I'm sure Bill Gates and his Microsoft will reciprocate.
Just my useless opinion
I find it unprofessional and irresponsible to their professional customers when a software maker like Adobe makes their product "Connection Dependent" in order for it to continue working.
Re: I'm glad I use.....
Thank you. I was considering mentioning this one. I'm glad to see someone beat me to it. SeaMonkey is one of my favorites!
TAP (Technology Atrophy Prevention)
Well, if a certain amount of the signal was crawling back over or through the casing material and becoming a waste energy, why not reclaim it. It's innovation. It's something that most corporate paper pushers in their own internal "Four F" psychology/mentality will never grok. That makes it an imperative for those who operate in a mentally better place to push the envelope to prevent technology stagnation and atrophy.
Re: It's an iPad with a keyboard.
Now that makes sense. I agree. It is an iPad with a keyboard.
Of course I always thought the "Air" product line was supposed to cover that and the regular "Macbooks" without that designation were for the normal "all-things" notebook/laptop activity and productivity on the go.
Now it's like both are just tablet and netbook replacements sans productivity. To me, this is a formula for confusion, angst, frustration and anger with their
fanboys & girls customers.
Will Windows become like rent to own furniture that you never get to own?
I have to wonder how many average Joe and Jane PC Windows users out there will fall for this. To the average person of average computer literacy, if they never stop paying to use the PC they purchased, it'll feel like they never really own it. I don't expect that to have a positive impact on the PC industry.
I also wonder if this is just a profitably creative means to pressure people out of PC's and into fondle slabs which are to limited to produce any content TPTB might find threatening. Truth is that user content has shifted the balance of who controls information away from spin control of the major media, their power to control how people think and what they believe.
This does not come off like it was a $100Mil manufacuring enterprise
Correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds like a handful of gamers who couldn't wait for product releases managed only to roll their own & build their own plus some for a handful of friends. Not that big.
If I'm wrong then where did the capital come from to manufacture and sell knock off boxes?
What changes with the seasons is fleeting....
The rock we used to trust and hang onto in the past known as Windows has now become a fluttering leaf on a branch which changes and drops off with the seasons to be replaced by another again and again...
Gone is the confidence and it's sales with it.
Money strapped Apple...of course I understand...
Substantial amount of changes. Yeah. I can't blame a struggling company like Apple for not going back to fix even the last version before. When money is tight you have to make sacrifices. I've seen the new low end iMac and can see their struggles have been showing...
...you're out of luck.
I would love to upgrade. Oh that's right. I CAN'T. Why? I need more RAM.
The jack ass control freaks running Apple made these things so the owners can't upgrade their RAM. Nice isn't it...
Umbrella solution is best....
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ I'm perfectly safe because I have an asbestos umbrella! ლ(╹◡╹ლ)
The term "Wintel" comes to mind...
As goes Microsoft's Windows so goes the hardware that runs it.
It's to bad Intel can't solve this issue with another OS that would generate some excitement and sell more PCs.
All your eggs in one cloudy basket.
All my eggs are in this basket so please don't drop it Mr Cloud...
No matter what the corporation, it seems like every executive out there has the same goals now...more surveillance.
I hope it's not a cloudy window dressing on an Achilles Heel.
I don't find comfort in the thought that all data in one location means all offices could be offline if that location has trouble or is cut off.
That said I hope, for their customers' sake, up time is unlike Azure.
Re: New Can be good
>Almost true. Spyglass said that they originally planned to use Mosaic but wrote new code for IE.
Hey cool data. I learned some more stuff here. It always amazes me what Reg readers know. I guess it's a big part of why I like this place so much.
...If you ever consider writing for The Reg. You have my vote.
New Can be good
Internet Explorer started life as Spyglass Inc "Mosaic" browser code. Most things we get from Microsoft started out as another company's code that Microsoft built on top of. Can you imagine if they learned to do well making their own code from scratch. If they get good at it they might even be able to create a whole new OS without all the old quirks and behaviors of their current NT based one one.
Apple OSX, Quick and dirty or...?
Apple. This is what happens when you insist on a rapid release schedule. Quick and dirty or at a more practical pace compatible with the Quality of a release. (my worthless two cents again)