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Make It Better
>> HP is in the process of slashing
27,000 29,000 jobs worldwide by 2014, as part of an ironically entitled “make it better” programme.
Yeah, maybe it should be called "make it less", but less HP is better for the rest of us, so maybe the programme has the right name after all.
(Nevertheless, my sympathy to the 29,000. And also to those condemned to remain at HP.)
They Understand Their Market
Future bosses will be needing Jag simulators to get to their teleconferences.
Never buy HP again
Before I buy anything (say product "X") I always find it educational to Google for "never buy X again" (in quotes) to see how many hits it gets. Current standings for the top laptop makers (from my version of Google anyhow) are:
Never buy HP again 108,000
Never buy Dell again 94,500
Never buy Apple again 33,700
Never buy Asus again 29,800
Never buy Toshiba again 26,600
Never buy Lenovo again 13,000
Obviously these hit-counts should be modified in proportion to their sales, but I'm a wee bit lazy to do that. (Plus I should be working.) But broadly speaking, there seems to be about 3 times more hate of HP (and Dell) out there than there is for Apple (and Asus). There has to be a reason for that.
Violent and dangerous cell phone thefts
I have a feeling that "violent and dangerous cell phone thefts" are likely to get a good deal more violent and dangerous in future as the cell phone thieves will have to extract the iTunes account and password details from their victims, in addition to their phones.
A Strange Way to Target Foreigners
We are to believe that Facebook has 1 in 7 of the World's population as users, but 1 in 2 of the US population. I imagine this imbalance is similar for the other services targetted by PRISM.
So, why are the US secret services targeting services that are so disproportionately used by US citizens?
Or are the FB/etc.-using foreigners so much more likely to be terrorists than their non-FB/etc.-using compatriots?
Where's the evidence to back this peculiar targeting of surveillance resources?
NSA Back Door?
I think you must be holding it wrong.
Re: Cut out the middleman.
I think, in this case, the attorney also provided the driver with the car.
Re: Is this before or after
> Sudan alone is about the size of the EU.
Actually, Sudan has somewhat over half the area of the EU. Otherwise your points stand.
Blimps are so passé. Google should've gone with Tripods. We all know this is where this is leading.
Well, thanks a lot for that!
Now I have Alan Parsons "Eye In The Sky" stuck in my head.
"I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind"
Might be the Google company song.
Join the Club
Are we going to see Mozilla referred to as Foxconn-rebrander too now then?
Google Not The Worst Offender
To be fair, Google-based advertising processes vastly improved on the practises if those that went before them - losing the animated pop-up shit - and at prices that allow even small players to afford and profit from their services.
I'd rather look at the likes of PayPal and the Big Banks for taking too big a slice of online purchases. If you can finance a space programme or a Formula 1 team from the profits, then you're taking too much.
At least Google's profits are going somewhere useful - like self-driving cars.
Re: So, basically ...
Unfortunately, you can give some kids all the training you like, but they will still go ahead and make an idiot of themselves on the interwebs. It's because they think they know best and that all adults are stupid. It's a side-effect of being a teenager.
I agree on requiring licences for breeding though. There should probably be risk assessment forms and environmental impact statements to complete too. Dangerous critters, kids are.
Two Browsers Bad
Well, if the Wall Street Journal thinks that having two browsers on Android is "incoherent", then what will they think of the four I have on my iOS device? And there's plenty more in the app store.
When did choice become a bad thing?
Beware The Grim Reaper
Survivors of the wreckage left by Icahn at TWA, Blockbuster, Yahoo, Motorola, etc. etc. would advise Dell shareholders to lock their doors and bar their windows.
For whatever problems Dell (the company) has in the "post-PC era", Dell (the person) is a company builder, whereas Icahn is just an asset stripper.
Re: Microsoft spent years trying to shoehorn a desktop OS onto a tablet form-factor
No, no, no. They did learn from their mistake. They failed at trying to shoehorn a desktop OS onto a tablet, so the Right Thing to do must be to shoehorn a tablet OS onto a desktop PC. Right?
They learned from Apple: Microsoft thunk different.
Re: Can't create documents on iPAD ..
(Yes, I know I could add it myself.)
I thought the addition of hops was meant to provide beer with a long life - through their antibacterial effects. (Or, at least, that's what they told us at the Guiness factory.)
Re: The concept is fine
An ID card doesn't prove your identity, since it might be faked or obtained by deception. At best it provides a short-cut to an identity. It saves some time in data-entry. It proves nothing.
Re: Sod the bloody Apple
Personally I'd prefer the campervan. Much more fun.
The final furlong
> wish me well for the final furlong
Well, that's an ambitious target for your imminent cable laying, but we know you have it in you!
That Ass. Principal
I wonder if he's smiling so much now though.
Kids for Cash?
I suppose it's not possible that the assistant principal is being sponsored by a private, for-profit juvenile detention facility? It has happened before.
Re: Is it just me or...
Yup, it looks like about 4 foot of the height are the solar panels, mounted on a steep A frame. I predict it will get blown over in the first week of operation.
So, they're making a loss ...
So, let me check if I understand it correctly, they're currently making a loss but they hope to fix this by increasing their loss per unit and then make it up with volume ... ?
I suppose it might just work (for them) if they sell enough more books. How are their ebook prices, compared to Amazon?
Re: I'm not all that excited about this one
> It's just a joy ride for people with too much money.
You're not wrong. Branson can keep his SpaceShipTwo, I think I'd prefer the Thrill-o-Matic anyhow.
Re: not sure but
Nice post. Just a comment on your last line: I don't think suicide would be considered foul play.
Applied Placebo Effect?
I suspect they're trying to apply the placebo effect and if it really is evidence-based, as they claim, then it may well be working. Or at least it was until The Reg comes along and tells everyone it's nonsense.
It's nearly always wrong to say "it's just a placebo" since placebos demonstrably do work. (That's why it's called an "effect") In this case I think it's going something like this:
1) Ask applicants a long series of important sounding questions;
2) Ignore answers given;
3) Pay applicants a series of compliments which will boost their self-esteem and motivation by some small measure;
4) Applicants now have a slightly better chance of getting a job.
The results will be measurable - and are most probably in the claimed evidence. As such it is a Good Thing and doesn't really need being exposed to derision. (Or indeed potentially bubble-bursting explanations from myself.)
Sometimes we should just "Shush!", pretend to take it all very seriously, and let the magic of science (yes, even psychology!) do its thing.
> I propose "Reddtophacks"
It should be "Redditards", Shirley?
Re: The wisdom of the crowd!
> The overall intelligence of any group of people is inversely proportional to the number of members in that group.
Except that is demonstrably not true.
Memo to Top Gear
> g-force meter to measure lateral acceleration
VW and Apple have just created the ultimate Angry Birds controller.
Re: Streetmap.eu Ltd. v Google Inc
The strange thing is, they do own the streetmap.eu domain - they just haven't bothered to configure a redirect to their streetmap.co.uk website.
Re: Streetmap.eu Ltd. v Google Inc
Try reading the article ... to the end. They call themselves Streetmap.eu Ltd.
Streetmap.eu Ltd. v Google Inc
OK. Into browser; Enter "streetmap.eu"; Hit return; Result: "The DNS server returned: No DNS records".
I start to think their problems might start somewhat closer to home than at Google HQ.
If the South start jamming the GPS jamming, then the North may begin jamming the jamming jamming.
To be fair ...
... it never printed well.
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