1540 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
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...
...you gotta be in Marketing - or at least work with Marketing - just to have heard some of those phrases...
Either that, or you're closely related to/a fan of Scott Adams.
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
...maybe adult 'Merkins are akin to 13yr olds...
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.
Jaw drops in amazement...
I'm the wrong side of 60, and didn't realise anyone of fewer summers would recall "Spy vs Spy" - ...
...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 seem to remember the same things being said about the inclusion of USB on the original iMacs way back...
Anti-Apple bigots never change.
...our new Veep I/C Office Furniture is Mr Ballmer...
But I bet
you run a Windows PC and don't give a stuff about the Microsoft lock-in for life..
..and it's indisputable which company has for years had the morality and ethics of prohibition-era mobsters...
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...
There wouldn't be anyway...
in XXX terms, you lose points for coming first...
Well at least
it will stop all the rabid anti-Apple mob whining about the cost of the iPhone.
..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.
but bang goes the opportunity to sell "BNIB" meeces on ebay...
"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.
We all know...
Having your undercarriage out is not conducive to smooth flying...
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".
Every woman I've ever met has had a mind of her own.
With one or two, it was in mint condition, 0 miles on the clock, never been used...
(await severe ticking off from Ms Bee)
I heard you
You can count on people from Norfolk....
...up to 12 if you use all their fingers...
not at all, old lad.
I just prefer females with at least a modicum of intelligence & personality. Those who are attracted solely by a flash motor are generally lacking in both. And it's not a sexist thing - the male sex has its share of vapid shallowness as well.
Can't think why anyone would consider it worthwhile to even study such a thing.
Yes, you can pull some girls with your wallet (See WAGs) but they're generally airheads/bimbos.
Beer? - well, it's Friday.
$25 dollars a month???
So you have to be beautiful AND stupid?
"...I hate Apple with a passion..."
How pointless. How stupid.
You don't use their products but "hate them with a passion"?
Whoa - an anti-fanboi here - just another side of the same coin?
I use a Mac not a PC.
I don't hate HP/Dell/Acer/Anyone else "with a passion"
I use OSX in preference to Windows
I don't hate Microsoft "with a passion"
Reasoned discourse has more value than blind bigotry, but I guess it's less dull. Must be another effect of the tabloid culture pervading society...
Beer? - Have one, bro - and chill.
They're definitely NOT passé!
I'd love a quality 27" IPS screen for when I'm working at home.
My budget wouldn't allow it - so I got an NEC EA232WMI 23" IPS. Can't fault it for the price, but I'd still love an equivalent quality 27".
So will a lot of others...
Drug dealers love BMWs.
They're not the only ones who buy/drive them though.
And Masters, at that...
Check your dictionary:
Respond is not the same as Reply.
A stimulus might provoke a response without provoking a reply.
Deleting it is one response.
Training your Spam Filter is another.
Blocking the sender's email address is yet another - and that's just for 419ers.
Bad Tom. Naughty Tom. Telling Teddy off without checking...
If they're guilty...
...then I hope they're dealt with, with the customary tenderness & gentleness associated with far-eastern legal systems.
Although I'm over 60, I still spend a lot of time advising those older than me (and a surprising number who are younger than me) on how to respond to the variety of 419ers and similar ungodly who blight their time online.
A pox on them, a plague on all their houses, and I'm glad to see that some police forces still retain their cojones, unlike ours in the UK who have been metaphorically de-nadded by a proliferation of liberal-lefty judiciary and legal politicos, few of whom could count their fingers and come up with the same answer twice running.
There are many...
...commentards on El Reg who seem to find a way to blame Apple/Steve Jobs for everything from Herod's kiddy-cull to the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Frequently the most unlikely subject is diverted into an anti-Apple whinge...
...that this will somehow end up in a diatribe of spittle-laden invective against Apple from the usual suspects...
Cloud iTunes DESTROYS music business FOREVER Says man.
All I can think of saying is to quote the esteemed Miss Mandy Rice-Davies:- "He would say that, wouldn't he?"
Old farts like myself will remember her - kiddies can no doubt Google her...
Sounds good for some...
My advice? - grab 'em while they're there.
I'm fully Apple - but if these are the right price then it's got to be god news (for once) for the poor beleaguered user...
"...by allowing iOS devices, finally, to communicate directly with the cloud, it is hastening the irrelevance of the PC or Mac..."
So I'm going to continue my job as a heavy CS5 user after my MacPro becomes out of date by using my phone or tablet.
I really don't think so...
Speed cameras have one, and only one purpose.
To extract even more cash from drivers.
One IS somewhat peeved...
...by the pervasive Facebook and it's acolytes.
Everything I seem to look at has "like" buttons somewhere on it - and I have no desire/interest in becoming a Facebook member.
I have no intention of imitating the rabid spittle-laden invective of the anti-apple brigade:- I just ignore all such references and I'm quite happy for those who worship at the altar of Zuckerberg to continue doing so.
I'd just like them to allow me the freedom to NOT do so. Perhaps it IS that things are tailored for the majority but I, for one, would be quite happy for my Macs & my iPhone to continue to not constantly badger me with "like" and other Facebook references.
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- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad