32 posts • joined Saturday 22nd December 2007 23:24 GMT
So we are giving up backward compatibility to save the frustration of an upside down USB cable.
Re: Steve Jobs
I do agree with what you say (about general public being responsible), however the purpose of banks to society (as I see it) is to factor in the risk of default, and price it into the loans they are issuing. Joe Public wants the shiny toys, and the banks should have been able to say "no you can´t afford it" . They didn´t do that, needed a bailout from the public purse after their loans went bad, and keep on awarding themselves outrageous bonuses afterwards.
Both sides are to blame.
Re: And woe betide if you don't have *exactly* that specific version of the language they want.
I think this a problem of the recruitment industry, and the idiots that it employs. I am sure there is a better alternative than these idiots that are capable of matching two keywords in a search, and talking shite on the phone for half an hour to cover up for the crap salary they are trying to get you interviewed for.
Re: Something doesn't add up
Mac users are used to paying more for less.
Why is it the huge multi-national companies, the ones that can afford the lawyers that get a say. Are they not the ones who benefit the most from the absurdity of the current system?
Haven't you heard, this one is going to save th US ecconomy!
Apple through the years
Computer company -> fashion company -> litigation company
Not really a case of bad loosers.
Over here in Mexico right now. Most of the educated Mexicans I have been speaking with seem to think that Peña Nieto's party is easily the most corrupt, and there was talk of vote buying (in the very poor areas) well before the result.
Doesn't sound like anyone with a clue actually wanted him in but there are a lot of areas of Mexico that are still very poor (one town I was in only got electricity in 2004), so votes could easily be bought, and bribes are common practice here.
Actually talking with real Mexicans would give you a bit more insight into the reality of it all. The few Mexican I know have been posting against the corruption for the last few months on Facebook now.
Re: There is another option
yeah, but it doesn't stop the endless media headlines and speculation about something that will be quite irrelevant in a few years time.
Re: Getting there
Candybar designs have a far lower return rate than clamshells, due to less moving parts to break.
so how come....
The BBC had a news article claiming that teen pregnancy rates were lowest sine 1969, long before facebook existed.
I'm no apologist but......
In my experience, any comment starting with "I'm no fanboi / apologist but", will almost guarantee a faboi / appologist comment to follow.
And well done for almost doing exactly what the previous poster suggested some apologist would do next- claim that it is fine for Apple to do it because everyone else does.
No wonder after Apple screwed them with the iTunes phone a few years back (the one Apple limited to having no ore than 100 songs on).
"A third of the machines that shipped in 2011 were Apple iMacs, with the remainder being divided between Lenovo and HP."
So a third each, or did someone other than Apple gain more than a third market share?
Apple doesn't do that....
On the other hand
I work with a lot of bioinformatics people, many of whom come from a biology background and are self taught with the programming side. Some of them can code properly, but many of them are worse than useless - for example producing millions of files and cocking up the network filesystem for everyone, instead of taking half a day to lean to use a bit of SQL and put it in a database table.
Yes Word may be unrelated to software engineering but I assume they still teach Shakespeare as "English" - with a translation on the opposite page.
Fitts law is a bit outdated I would say
Fitts law must have been concieved in a time when screen resolutions were a lot lower and people likely didn't multitask with anywhere near as many windows as today.
It doesn't mention the difference between a small mouse push that can be done with the wrist, or having to lift the mouse off the table, and do a second push- more likely when you need to go right to the top of a large high res monitor. It is also relevant only to the time to find the menu, not to get back to the original window.
I personally find the Appla Mac style universal menus annoying to use.
maybe its sex with mac fans that is the problem
First few minutes of this film, Violet Blue or someone. Claims she has never knowingly slept with a Windows user, (then complains how crap it is anyway).
Given the choice of that or porn on an iPhone, I think the iPhone would win.
Wasn't this what wimax was meant to solve?
I never got my head around what exactly Wimax was for, but I thought it was to allow remote places to connect without laying loads of fiber. I will happily be corrected on this one.
Why is I hate London so much?
With that and the fights over a sale at IKEA a couple of years back, I reckon you should just get the video cameras out in London, spend a bit of money on a promotion like this and have a more middle class London version of that Bumfights video.
While we are on the car analogy theme with changing oil, is it not about time for some Mac fans to jump in and equate owning a Mac to owning some expensive brand of car, while owing a PC is like owning some cheap crappy brand of car....?