1457 posts • joined Thursday 19th April 2007 12:33 GMT
That has to be the understatement of the year.
Anyhow, I fully and confidently predict that Financial Analysts will exceed my expectations in making utter plunkers of themselves some 80% of the times they open their mouths.
Factual, no slant put on by journalist; that's more like it!
"...see above invective..." said Big_Boomer, whose achievements and incisive perception in the world of IT have made him as wealthy and respected as Steve Jobs, as well-known as Bill Gates, and as acclaimed as Jonny Ives.
In the immortal words of Mr. Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"
Well said, Jez!
I'm no great Android fan - I LIKE iOS: but that doesn't mean I consider anyone who prefers Android is less intelligent, or that their viewpoint is less valuable than mine.
I echo "Each to their own." - or, as they say in France, "One man's fish is another man's poisson."
@tmTM:- One assumes it takes one to know one...
"...I know apple fanbois are amound the stupidest of creatures and will happily sell their grandmother for the next iPhone..."
But for the really, REALLY stupidest of creatures look no further than those who decide that using any, or some of Apple's products make you a "fanboi" and that their own take on the whole of technology is so mind-blowingly perceptive, that anyone who ventures to differ in the slightest way is to be treated to execrable invective (usually spittle-flecked).
Steve Jobs hasn't - to the best of my knowledge - performed monkey-boy dances, or hurled furniture around his office.
Don't try to squeeze your irrational prejudice into a case where it doesn't fit...
Couldn't agree more, JDX. I've long realised I could never be a Jobs, Gates or Buffet.
Long before I was worth a billion, I would have thought "Sod this for a game of soldiers - I have enough to not have to come to work any more..."
It would be nice to have a few millions to give away though - but to real deserving causes, not just todays PC favourite.
Market Forces (to coin a phrase)
Anything sold is worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it.
Any other value is speculation/wishful thinking or whatever.
Beer? - well, it IS Saturday...
It's not as bad as that in the UK:- US patent law is definitely akin to something conceived by Monty Python. The trouble is, its application has affected the mindset of companies all over the world.
That is an ever-growing problem:- that, and US patent attorneys, who have all the rapacity of the Mongol hordes - and their personal morality is at about the same standard
Not so, IIRC
"The rioters would then have to declare themselves homeless to the local council which would then be obliged to re-house them."
If they're deemed to have intentionally made themselves homeless by their actions, said local council is relieved of its obligation(s), IIRC.
...don't post comments like this at lunchtime.
Have you any idea how long it takes to clean tuna mayo off your screen & its environs?
and so said
the driver of the Morris Minor powered home-made kit car to the Aston Martin driver...
I cannot tell...
...what system the esteemed Mr Lovelock is using:- but I CAN tell that its spellchecker does not work.
It would seem that way...
Can't really understand why. My Mac's great - others might not think so - but hell; lots of people I work with love cheesecake. I can't stand the stuff, but I don't knock it for those who love it..
I love Macs., but I don't hate PCs.
Strikes me as being a little stupid to generically hate Macs, hate Windows, hate Linux, or hate Unix. I just love best that with which I'm comfortable, and which I find works best & easiest for me.
Getting a little pissed off with those who think their point of view is the only possible valid & correct one in the world, and anyone who differs is some kind of retard and/or deviant...
Or to sum up...
Good on Redmond
Yup, I'm a Mac man (although I run Windows as a VM), but what a good move. Yes, progress could be quicker but "Well done!" to Redmond for addressing the issue and taking positive steps to bring down these Russian rotters!
The UK system ain't that liberal.
Muggers let off whilst pensioners who don't pay council tax are immediately whipped inside?
Our benevolent liberal overlords don't really get too fazed if we plebs scrap amongst ourselves:- but if anything happens which challenges the authority of the Almighty State (i.e. their authority & position) then heaven help the perpetrator.
And if your perceived to be middle class (how the lefties hate the middle class), then using a water pistol to defend your home & family against armed burglars will as like as not see you incarcerated. The middle class could become a threat to the ruling elite, so they MUST be hammered into submission at every opportunity.
Look around you - it came to Britain some time ago...
Silly me, getting Moderatrix & Dominatrix mixed up...
Seriously, SB, good luck in your new venture and our very best wishes always wherever you go & whatever you do**
**Unless it's joining the LibDems, of course.
Poor old John 104
"...average Apple user..."
Pure sophism - or, as the 'average PC user' would more likely say, utter bollocks.
I've had four new Macs (Beige G3, Sawtooth G4, G5 Tower, and recently an 8-core MacPro) in the last 13 years, got my first iPhone 3 months ago, and have had nary a problem. My 6-yr old G5 tower is still in daily use and is a damned sight more usable than any 6-yr old PC would be...
"...constraint on channel bully..."
Taking a factual report on availability, spinning it, introducing unverified and unverifiable gossip re something as subjective as perceived attitude - and then presenting it as unbiased objective journalism.
I presume there's a masters in sophistry somewher in Mr Kunert's CV.
Await avalanche of downvotes and a diatribe spittle-flecked anti-Apple invective...
..and they reckon...
...that irrespective of the validity of their filing, that a US Trade Commission is likely to find in favour of a Korean outfit and against a US ultra-success story?
I have to admire their confidence.
"He may be totally innocent.
He may have been used as 'cannon fodder'.
He may have been set up - yes it really does happen."
Yup. All are totally true,
"He may have been put upon for years by the authorities and just wanted to hit back."
The Brit hierarchy accepting their activities as a mitigating circumstance?
An interesting idea, but I'm sure the establishment would never permit it.
"We can all sit here in our cosy homes secure in the knowledge that it could never happen to us."
Well, those who still have homes can, but those who are a casualty of aberrant bankers possibly can't. As regards it "could never happen to us", I recognise your irony but the likelihood of, and the powers for, the state inflicting similar upon us has grown exponentially over the last decade-decade & a half.
Mostly presided over by that nice Mr Straw - you know, the ex-commie who was such a staunch libertarian in oppostion.
Why do lefties become so draconian when given just a smell of authority?
A pattern emerges...
Patent squabbles... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:
Divorce... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:
Human Rights Act... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:
Libel... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:
Is it just me, or is there a pattern emerging here?
I believe that this woeful fashion did indeed start behind bars:- and little scrotes adopt this 'fashion' to show "I is a hard gangsta, innit".
However, the drooping strides are generally considered to be due to having had one's belt confiscated (self-toppings are not really wanted on the Governor's record file), rather than an invitation for a little recreational buggery.
Nice to know...
...but I bought a MacPro (April 2010) for home use, so I could work at home - we use CS5 and I was up til then carrying on with my 2005 G5 dual2.0 and CS3 - I still have that and I do use it..
The MacPro works very well; it's been upped to 12GB RAM, and had an additional three 1TB drives added and a second optical - a Samsung with Lightscribe capability. It will, I believe last me for at least another 3–4 years barring anything really wild happening with software and rendering it not usable but I do think that's unlikely.
In around 4–5 years time I will be at normal retirement age, and with the cash part of my pension I might think about upgrading to whatever is then cutting edge but until that time, I really can't see any benefit to upgrading other than being able to say "I got the newest".