39 posts • joined Tuesday 4th March 2008 00:57 GMT
Yeah, who could have foreseen the foul-up outsourcing security to that guy at the mall would bring.
Rhetorical question I know but why do they keep picking from this tiny "talent" pool of washed up failures from other big companies? They'd be better off picking at random from a list of McDonald's night managers.
Why make 'em there?
Why there? Because in Thailand that's where the people are, and because Thailand is the sweet spot for quality/price manufacturing (just ask Honda).
Now ask why they didn't plan for an annual event -- worse this year than others, certainly, but annual and predictable.
Gee, I don't know; maybe pointing out to Apple that "ban your device" wars aren't so smart to start when your opponent has patents on stuff while you're just complaining that Samsung made a flat tablet with rounded corners and a screen on one side -- just like every tablet ever made.
Those who think that those beta iPhone's were not deliberately "lost" for the sake of internet buzz will also think that Apple didn't ask Al to make this announcement.
perhaps Google didn't do it but someone did
Can anyone say Google bomb?
If removing your brake pads could be via wireless I'd be worried. But it can't, can it, so it's a really stupid attempt at a counter.
doesn't that make him a good person for this since that's how they've made their money
Wouldn't a company which has made it's money based not on leading edge innovation but instead on being correct about what fads to chase and what to avoid be a reasonably likely source for good guesses on what fads are or are not going to be putting desktops out of business? I see Acer is doing a tablet, it's just that the guy doesn't think it and other tablets are offing PCs.
nostalgia is sometimes good
Still have mine (the one I have must actually be nearly 30 years old by now). Great key action on that thing. And I did find that RP was a much more sensible way to do even simple math with a calculator than the usual method.
Just you wait
I'm writing up a patent on making obvious objections to software patents in online comments, and when it's done you'll be hearing from my lawyers!
"$279 is competitive?!"
Can you get it cheaper anywhere else?
please tell us
that he was fired via a PP presentation.
Bad, but could be worse
Pretty stupid. This is a guy who's out protecting us? T-riffic. OTOH, we could have the Thailand PM, whose maid defrauded him to the tune of around $30,000 with his bank card. How did she get his PIN? He wrote it on the back of his card.
One thing we can all be grateful for
One thing we can all be grateful to Bill Gates for is that's he's kept Steve Jobs from being the monopolist. It almost makes up for inflicting Ballmer on the world, but then Ballmer does provide comic relief.
don't you mean...
"At least the Canadians have the good grace to speak and spell properly."
Don't you mean "proprely"?
"can someone explain how it can go faster than the wind that is pushing it?"
Google "Greenbird" go to their site and click on "How it works". BTW, there was a post and comments on this wind-powered "faster than the wind" on Good Math, Bad Math a while back (http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2008/12/the_real_bozo_attempts_to_aton.php) where MarkCC, to his credit, apologised for calling the guys who demonstrated such a "faster than the wind" device bozos when he himself just didn't understand how it worked. The subsequent comment thread (and the threads in his previous posts on the subject) do a lot of explaining about how this works, including the math if you're into the nitty gritty.
How secure is MS's patent in this respect anyway?
"How secure is MS's patent in this respect anyway?"
Microsoft could spend millions of dollars per day forever for lawyers; tying up things in courts for years makes any patent pretty "secure", no matter its actual legitimacy. Look how long SCO kept things going with a fraction of the legal resources.
He owes the RIAA now
It would seem Lars now owes the RIAA some $838,000, which is what his DLing apparently cost them, according to what they charge everybody else. As he is a principled man, I'm sure the check is in the mail.
gander, meet goose
"there were individuals who had learnt how to use cameras at demonstrations as a means to wind individual officers up."
If the cops haven't done anything wrong, they have nothing to fear from someone with a camera.
"lethal"? What's he been smoking?
Let him show one death from "this more lethal part of cannabis" first. Not driving while stoned, which can and should be regulated, but lethal pot use.
From the handy-dandy internets thingie:
"According to which US Government authority you want to believe, the lethal dose of marijuana is either about one-third your body weight, or about 1,500 pounds, consumed all at once.
"In summary, enormous doses of Delta 9 THC, All THC and concentrated marihuana extract ingested by mouth were unable to produce death or organ pathology in large mammals but did produce fatalities in smaller rodents due to profound central nervous system depression.
"The non-fatal consumption of 3000 mg/kg A THC by the dog and monkey would be comparable to a 154-pound human eating approximately 46 pounds (21 kilograms) of 1%-marihuana or 10 pounds of 5% hashish at one time. In addition, 92 mg/kg THC intravenously produced no fatalities in monkeys. These doses would be comparable to a 154-pound human smoking at one time almost three pounds (1.28 kg) of 1%-marihuana or 250,000 times the usual smoked dose and over a million times the minimal effective dose assuming 50% destruction of the THC by smoking.
"Thus, evidence from animal studies and human case reports appears to indicate that the ratio of lethal dose to effective dose is quite large. This ratio is much more favorable than that of many other common psychoactive agents including alcohol and barbiturates (Phillips et al. 1971, Brill et al. 1970). "
practice makes perfect
Women are also used to giving out phoney phone numbers to pushy men; no wonder they could come up with a non-verified password quickly. Seems what this survey showed was that men are too dim and slow to pull a phoney out of their grey matter.
Brilliant move: instant market share!
Since any Windows PC with Safari installed will now be, by definition, an Apple-labelled machine, Apple will gain market share like crazy. And you thought this was tupid.