1634 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Plain & Simple
"...but warned cheaper kit flooding the market may "dampen" its next quarterly numbers..."
In other words, someone else will affect Samsung in the same way Samsung affected Apple.
Poetic and ironic...
The style and general "Sun/NoTW" approach to writing headlines suggests that 'Kunert' is a pseudonym for the late, unlamented Ms Leach. Either that or an acolyte...
@Ralph B - Re: The wisdom of the crowd!
"...Except that is demonstrably not true..."
Then how do you account for Blair's general election wins?
or people STILL voting for Balls, Harman...
Re: The preferred computer.
Until they become aware of the difference and make their own minds up:- apart from a hardcore of geeks in their Mum's basement running Linux on skeletal FrankenPC towers, the (continuing) growth of Apple sales to the consumer market is exponential...
Such incisive foresight must mean you're more astute than any business analyst, and will be the next CEO of HP, DELL or similar.
Re: Idiots tax?
It would appear that there are many commenters who would buy the sandpaper undies, and in between brushing the tears from their eyes and testing their new soprano vocals, would be telling the world and his dog how cool they were to buy what they've bought, and how all those with dry eyes and still-baritone vocals were, in fact, deluded manipulated idiots.
Oh, the irony!
Re: The 'User Experience'...
"...a broken screen one-day out of warranty..."
Don't know what sort of warranty you hard, but I believe that under EU legislation, a 2-yr warranty is mandatory - but I'm not familiar with all the fine print & legal cobblers.
Might be worth checking upon, and telling your supplier or HP that it's up to them to fix it or swap it...
Do check first, though.
Re: But, but....
My new iPhone (64GB) is half full (films, apps & music) - I spend 5 hrs each day commuting (by rail) and it's well used. i spend all my time using it and damn all time tweaking, configuring, re-configuring or rebooting it. As I've been a Mac techie for getting on for 30 years (and a software engineer since the mid-70's) I'm not averse to a bit of tinkering here and there, but it's nice to have one item I just use.
Can't think of any app I could need or want that isn't available through iTunes - but I differ from Lallabalalla in that I don't have a FB app. Rational or not, I feel rather uneasy about a site which demands registration before I can even look at an acquaintance's FB entry, and whose pervasiveness has spread to many competitions being based upon "Liking us on Facebook".
I don't like - and so I forego competition entry. There's just something rather creepy about MZ & FB.
Awaits inevitable rush of down votes from rabid anti-Apple hats who don't think anyone should be permitted to hold other views...
Why are these public sector idiots allowed...
to spend vast sums of public (i.e. yours & mine) money, scrap it thus achieving bugger all, and then continue to spend loads more elsewhere - and all without any form of responsibility, culpability or facing the consequences.
Try that in the private sector (The REAL world) and you'd be rapidly fired - or at least your remains would be since you would have been totally eviscerated by that stage.
Re: Flash (ahhhaaa)
t probably isn't beyond the wit of 'experts' and GCHQ spooks to decode such items much quicker than a reported seven months.
They're not going to tell us plebs what they can do, are they?
...for married couples.
The favoured position for married couples is "Doggy style"
Husband - sits up and begs...
Wife - rolls over and plays dead...
...the meal(s) provided for one D Hartnett by Vodafone inter alia were never taxed as benefit in kind...
...works pretty well on my Macs. (FWIW)
"...The system only breaks down into two particles once entanglement is disrupted by the environment (an "observation")..."
Thank God it only occurs at a Quantum scale; - just imagine if seeing Harman, Miliband or Balls meant there were two of 'em..
come to think of it, with the Millipedes....
Re: Common denominator....
"...lUsers and Windoze..."??
WTF have users of Apple products got to do with Windows on ATMs?
And of course...
..any post - no matter how reasonable or sensible - which DOESN'T heap vitriol on Apple & Jobs collects a mass of downvotes.
A clear sign that the teenies are not at school...
@hplasm - Re: I aim for the stars 02/04/13 0804
Spot on, old lad.
Couldn't agree more. And I don't think I could have put it so clearly and succinctly (albeit it a little generous).
Politics is definitely a world-wide job creation scheme for the terminally incompetent.
Re: I love stuff like this..
What I love most is the thought of all those twisted little goblins in HM Treasury trying to work out how the hell they can quantifiably tax sunlight.
"No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
Re: and que the eletists that know it all....
Que (in French) means "That".
An interrogative - ¿Qué? - is Spanish.
Re: @M Gale (29/03 23:57)
" If I wanted a Facebook account, I'd get a Facebook account."
Likewise - but I'd expect my family to have me sectioned well before I actually did it.
Re: My excuse...
Ditto & likewise - except for the (increasing) tendency of people with iMacs trying to install a Windows version of Office or some such stuff - invariably followed by "But I thought Macs could run Windows" and me (mentally) replying "Yes they can, but not if you haven't installed it, you ****"
@ Intractable Potsherd (Re: @ Pen-y-gors @ Ted Treen)
Who decides what is private and what is "quasi-private"?
ANY company's financial details are purely the prerogative of:-
1) The shareholders
2) The tax authorities
3) Their bank.
No-one else has any right of access to it at all!
"Free Speech" doesn't give you the right to access others' private info.
If you had a dispute with your bank - which went to court - would you consider that all & sundry had the right to pore over your bank statements in the name of "Free Speech"?
Re: Inferior armed forces
Don't forget that the DPRK always escalates...
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong very Il
Kim Jong Dead...
Re: Blody hell!
What's even MORE amazing - common sense in a TEXAS US patent court!
I think I'll go lie down in a darkened room...
Ads in general
Some ads - like the ones in Technology mags (and even the ones appearing on El Reg) I don't mind, as I find them informative, but I am aware they're trying to sell me a product.
What I do like is the straight-forward technical description of the product and its capabilities.
No. I don't accept this as gospel, but what it does do is generally give me sufficient data to decide if it's an appropriate product to add to my comparison list, from which I do further investigation to decide for myself which is the best option for my requirements and budget.
Re: Hey, Credit card companies....
Of course they laud the free market - which to them, means their freedom to dominate and/or own the market.
A pox and a plague on all their houses...
I am Nomad...
The cold spots...
...could indicate a festival of Vogon poetry...
It's just the convoluted sequence of totally random operations that surface...
Nothing like logical sequencing to identify a weakness...
Maybe (at 63) I'm just too 'old school'.
Beer? - well, it's always welcome AND NOW WITH 1p OFF...
Perform the most unlikely acts simultaneously, strangle a rubber chicken, sacrifice a virgin**, speak Satan's name three times backwards and you can bypass the security on iPhone/Galaxy/Whatever.
I have serious concerns about the mental well-being of those who not only discover such arcane procedures, but who spend time experimenting to find what sequences of odd behaviour might produce a result.
Unless the phone manufacturers start employing idiot-savants to test their new editions of each OS, it's impossible to guard against, as almost any normal, rational, well-balanced being wouldn't even be able to conceive of some of these "action chains".
**Good luck in finding one...
What an excellent reason for visiting the vulture...
Beer for the bright spark who came up with this idea.
'Internet will topple governments,' defendant proclaims...
If only it were that simple...
Re: The Lefties won't like it
Yes - I think he's overpaid - as I think of many of our "industry leaders", certainly the higher echelons of bankers and virtually all politicos.
I'm not by any means a lefty - some of my work colleagues consider me to be somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan - and I abhor NuLab, Millipede, Ed 'talking' Balls, Harridan Harperson etc. Neither do I have much time for Cameron (Blair Lite) or Clegg...
I'm I suppose an anti-authoritarian (can't be a lefty with that view) who believes in small government, and a libertarian but one who nevertheless thinks that a CEO receiving remuneration which is some 50, 100 or even 500 times what his employees earn is bordering on the obscene.
Please note I use the words "receiving remuneration" carefully, as there's no way on God's Earth that they can be said to earn it...
...you have overwhelming desires to buy a third-world country and appoint yourself "El Presidente for life", I cannot fathom why anyone would be desperate to receive $30Million (£20Million Sterling) per annum.
What in God's name could you want it for? Surely there's only so many yachts/aircraft/Ferraris you could own?
Unless it's for setting up a charitable foundation and doing some good, there must come a point where such wealth actually becomes a problem (security, time to deal with it, the vast army of bean-counters etc).
Maybe I'm just a peasant, but as long as I can pay my way, look after family etc., I'm content. If I were to receive such sums, then once I had a few million in the bank - well, maybe not there in the current circumstances - I'd say "Bugger work", and just enjoy life whilst doing charitable stuff with what I didn't need to keep.
Your simple faith that there is in fact, a plan "A"...
Re: Gutless, cowardly and low
I think Mr Ballmer has just shown that his business ethics/operations have all the subtlety of an elephant with dysentery.
As have his furniture re-arrangement techniques
...is a wonderful idea; and I'm all for it.
The establishment, however, will never permit it.
You beat me to it:- but I up voted you anyway.
And sent you a beer!
Such a statement would indicate due diligence.
Apparently not a speciality of HP's board...
Re: Good to know all that aid money is not being wasted, eh?
Very noble - but instead let's reduce the amount of tax filched from our pockets, look after our own elderly, look after our own servicemen and about a zillion other things which the mealy mouthed parasites of Westminster & Whitehall should be doing but which don't fit in with either their egotistical self-aggrandisement or their inveterate nest-feathering...
AC is right.
Looking at the predictions/judgements/assessments of all sorts of 'economists' over the last few years tells me that they all have one thing in common.
And they share that one thing with 'analysts', horoscope writers and seaside fortune-tellers.
That one thing is an almost unerring consistency in their guesswork (for that is all it is) being completely wrong yet at the same time convincing other muppets that their guesswork is worth paying huge amounts of money for.
Even Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel and our very own Kray Brothers were a little more subtle...
"Tax tax just to be pedantic about it."
The UK Gov'ts already doing that:- petrol (gasoline to you 'Merkins) is subject to Duty, and that Duty is then subject to VAT.
Didn't HP exercise due diligence prior to purchase?
If they did, then Autonomy's concealing of a $5B 'mis-statement' is simply breathtaking: if they did not, then they should have.
Al in all, it's beginning to look like the 'due diligence' was either overdue or not quite diligent enough.
"...she would patent exploding devices then sue Apple..."
...and knowing the logicality and common sense of patent legislation in Texas courts, she'd almost certainly win!
Re: New Balls Please
Equally, she might have had a lucky escape if he finds a gizmo more interesting than a human being..
PRC hacking US - cyberterrorism.
US hacking PRC - Fighting for democracy & freedom.
As predictable as a Hollywood sequel.
Personally, I love democracy & freedom - or at least the thought of it - but it'll never happen: the establishment would never permit it.
Plank in thine own eye?
If they don't know the difference between license (verb) and licence (noun) they shouldn't be correcting others...
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