1694 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: Next time
I use a desktop at work and at home.
After half an hour of reaching out to tap a vertical screen, my arm's going to be aching like hell.
Touchscreens are OK for mobies, tablets, and things of that ilk - but for desktops?
Do me a favour!
Proving what, exactly?
Ford sells rather more than twice the number of cars that Jaguar or Aston Martin sells.
Am I supposed to infer therefore that a Fiesta is a better buy than a V12 Vantage?
Re: Really disappointed
If you don't like it, then don't buy one.
Or are you omniscient, thus everything you dislike is unworthy of existence?
Or are you just a twat with an undeserved and unearned sense of superiority?
Re: Surprised still around as well
I started with Burroughs at the start of the '80's as a techie - specifically for the launch of the B20 (CTOS powered desktop micro).
Happy days - and a good time too!
I suspect that at some time in the future, much of the highly esteemed Ms Leach's output will be viewed in the same light as Michael Dell's "Liquidate Apple & give the cash to the shareholders" pronouncement.
No doubt Ms Leach is far more attuned to running a high-tech company than Apple's management is:- it must be all that time spent scribbling for the Grauniad - who, I must admit deserve a prize for their offshore-centred tax avoidance, and their sheer chutzpah in slating anyone else for it.
From such a school's ethos, we judge its graduates
And of course...
...you reported your windfall to the Inland Revenue...
Three down votes already? I thought the Leach fan club would still be at school until 4.00pm...
Leach hasn't blamed Apple...
"I don't think the Government are at all in touch with the strength of feeling around these issues."
Too many words.
"I don't think the Government are at all in touch."
There. That's better
I'm beginning to suspect "Anna Leach" is a pen name used by one S. Ballmer.
"...a statute of limitations on computer crime?..."
In the UK, there is only a statute of limitations for CIVIL claims.
There is no statute of limitations for any criminal act.
Re: AC 07:10
"Anyone ever thought these patent snippets are just journalistical trolling?"
Frequently - and I believe it's beyond doubt when the article carries a Leach by-line.
Re: Or it could be ...
...and your memory earns you The Order of the Boot.
"I hope the sue his ass"
Any chance of that again in English?
"...the perfect example of Leach doing her usual Apple bashing..."
I would have described it as sophistry - but that's possibly beyond Leach & her acolytes, so I'll just describe it as "the usual bollocks"
Re: No different from a Frankie Boyle joke
"...a Frankie Boyle joke..."
Frankie Boyle's a comedian???
...the same curmudgeon (i.e. me) who, upon reaching 60, has been heard to mutter "Youth is wasted on the young!"
"Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines..."
AND went public with it...
So that's a fatwah on him then...
I think (I'm open to correction here) that Orange & T-Mobile users will have to switch to EE - this shouldn't be any trouble - but I believe that EE's 4G will only be available on contract, and not PAYG.
The latter may well be a problem for many, if I'm correct.
"(There are) Lies, damned lies, and statistics"
Is this an outbreak of common sense?
No - common sense tells me that's highly improbable.
Re: Don't Be Evil
No-one READS the Sun - they just look at the pictures...
Re: Could we build a mausoleum to house him?
No-one today has heard of Sir Frank Whittle, but the names of Rolls Royce's MDs and Pratt & Whitney's CEOs trip readily of everyone's tongue. No-one recalls Igor Sikorsky, but we all recall Bell's CEO, Westland's MD, don't we?
"All they're going to remember are smart businessmen who stole or bought ideas, were masters of hype, and turned profits. (It is pathetic.)"
Do I detect just a smidgeon of intellectual snobbery and soi-disant superiority there?
Perhaps we also need to stop and reflect on the wider situation here, too. After all, who did more to introduce mobility to the masses?
Benz for his invention of the ICE-powered automobile?
Ford for his invention of mass-production of (comparatively) inexpensive cars? - thus making car ownership no longer the exclusive privilege of a wealthy few?
"...indigenous Icelandic animals..."
That include Björk?
Re: “are literally talking all the time about everything”
Now you're just being ridiculous.
Why in God's name would they be talking about Tuesdays?
Been eating worms?
In suspense, I await with bated breath for confirmation or denial.
"So quoting him isn't going to win me over to anything."
I can only quote Mr Rhett Butler - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn". I'm stating my point of view, not preaching to win converts. You disagree? - I am, like the esteemed Mr Mandelson, intensely relaxed about it.
"If you think that the Guardian and the BBC are left wing you be rather young."
Not at all, old lad.
I'm well into my sixties, and still view the Grauniad as Pravda or Isvastia.
As Mr Orlowski writes, "Leigh doesn't quite see it like that. As far as he's concerned, his work has a higher moral purpose - so any taxation to keep him in work can be justified."
This smug arrogant conceit, matched with an overwhelming but misplaced sense of entitlement - shared in spades by Ms Toynbee & other Grauniad writers - could well be the reason why its circulation is moving like a lemming at the seaside.
There are enough taxes spent on twats already, without adding to them.
Re: Tim Cook fail
Where's the asdf foundation to help humanity?
What voluntary work does asdf do?
To what charities does asdf contribute, and how much?
What proportion of asdf's time and income is dedicated to serving or helping the less fortunate?
Feel free to prove me wrong, but I suspect asdf is the usual "all mouth & trousers" arrogant child...
"...the author evidently just took a few completely unrelated sentences and stuck them on the end of the article. It doesn't say anything coherent and there is no explanation..."
Note the by-line.
Par for the course.
Adolescent 'look-at-me-I'm-ever-so-clever' scribbling masquerading as grown-up journalism.
Re: iMuppets @JDX
Can't really blame him or her for not doing so.
I haven't - because once I see the by-line "Anna Leach", I tend to look for other items which might at least have intelligent comment and rational discourse.
Re: Errr... @cocknee
6 upvotes? Maybe that says more about the standards of the Reg's readers.
"Puritanical fanboi diatribe"? Geez - what a putdown - could it be a "puritanical anti-Apple diatribe"?
Using (or liking) any Apple kit does not automatically put you in the realms of "fanboi".
I do not know what you use, or why you prefer it. And frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Neither do I gather all Android users & fans, and all Windows users and fans into one group and patronisingly put them down because their choice differs from mine. Maybe you'll learn there's more to the big wide world than that - possibly after you've taken your GCSEs.
Beer? - well it's nice - when you're old enough to go into pubs, of course.
"I believe that you are crediting the general populous (sic) with levels of intelligence that they do not posess."
And you, of course, possess (note spelling!) a level of intelligence far higher than anyone who could ever want/use an Apple device.
Geez, it must be incredible to be so superior.
@AC 10:17 & TeeCee
Populous:- adjective, "having a large or densely gathered population".
Populace:- noun, "The people living in a particular area"
iPhone users on T Mobile and Orange care. So do those who use iPhones but aren't bothered about changing network.
If, in your great geeky superiority, you don't care, then just don't get one.
Don't assume you speak for the UK population as a whole, don't assume that everyone who thinks differently to you is beneath you, and above all else, don't assume that anyone is impressed by, or even gives a damn about, your own little opinion.
@AC 12/9/12 at 11:50
Ms Leach writes (?) for The Grauniad.
"...iPhone labour camps at Foxconn,,,"
No mention of Samsung:- BBC News 6 September 2012
"A campaign group has accused Samsung of "illegal and inhumane violations", days after the firm promised to widen its own checks on its factories in China.
New York-based China Labour Watch (CLW) says it has evidence of long working hours, under-age workers and poor conditions in eight Samsung factories.
In response, the South Korean firm said it would "re-evaluate working hours".
But then if it weren't snidey anti-Apple scrawlings, it wouldn't be El Reg, would it?
Re: @Dougal 01:11 Customer satisfaction......
"...and have refused to have one for work in favour of a humble Nokia.."
Intellectual snobbery at work here?
Along the lines of "I'm too damned cool and too smart to have what you perceive as consumer-oriented
Thy name is Ozymandias...
Here we go again...
"... for the less technical savvy person they are great... very little to get confused with. It does what it does very well in a simple way..."
Utter tosh. I (and all of my IT department at work) have an iPhone. So does my Nephew, who's a Senior Analyst/Developer IT Infrastructure for a national organisation.
Do I assume that your car has a starting handle, carburettor tickler, manual advance/retard, manual choke, crash gearbox and acetylene headlamps - as those are the sign of the "technically savvy"?
Or is it the usual intellectual snobbery showing?
...and nothing to do with the wealthy socialist landowners? Blair? Mandelson et al...
and don't forget the prime example of wealthy socialists - everyone's best buddy Robert Maxwell...
Re: Comments on every Apple or Samsung story.....
I choose what I'm happy with.
If my friends/acquaintances & colleagues differ - well, that's their affair. I don't vilify them, cast doubts on their manhood/maturity/intelligence or anything. If they're happy, then fine.
I would like to not be painted as a complete moron (usually BY a complete moron) just for my preferences.
à chacun son goût
Re: Juvenile (AC 7/09/12 @18:17)
"How do you manage to walk with that enormous chip on your shoulder?"
He's probably well-balnced:- an enormous chip on both shoulders
... or "Jerk", for short.
The Apple A5 and A5X are systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Samsung under contract to Apple.
If Samsung do speak as eloquently as you - unlikely, since they're grown ups - then they cannot sell on any "surplus" A5 or A5X cpus:- all they have to show for it is a whole lot of over capacity.
Whether you like it or not, that's how it is.
No doubt there will be hordes of downvotes from those whose comprehension of such matters is sadly lacking, and whose maturity is year to progress beyond pre-adolescence...
"Apple should announce that due to Apple cutting purchases they will not after all invest..."
Dentopedology of the keyboard...
Re: death of app's
Not so:- "app's" is an abbreviation of "applications", so the apostrophe denoting an omission is perfectly correct.
Although I concur with your rating of the rest of the post.
Re: Don't believe anything unreservedly
I never believe ANYTHING - until it has been officially denied.
Any chance of a re-post in English?
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