1654 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
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.
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.
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.
That's NOT a joke...
It's a PLAN !!
was there the army of Ted Heath-alikes muttering "if they did it, I'm agin it!!"
Must be almost unbearable to have your razor-keen perception & wit.
...is there a proliferation of and extremely long history of this crud aimed at Windows users?
Surely it can't all have been so unsuccessful because of Windows' inherent security and the average Windows user's tech-savvy that the ungodly thought for years and years "I'll just keep trying...Just in case"...
So you've described my local community. Lucky guess – or do you really know something?
Won't happen for some time...
...all you'll get (at least from the big banks in Britain) is the by-rote repetition of the mantra "There is no problem with our system. Pin & Chip is infallible. You must have disclosed your pin,"...
If the Grauniad really has...
...it's odds on it meant to publish "aunt", "hunt", "punt" or anything else vaguely similar...
And might I add that I haven't read such snobbish patronising bollocks in one hell of a long time
Well expressed and unfortunately true.
You deserve one Sir (or Madam) for a succinct truism.
they were, but were logged as "Coarse details" and have thus been held in abeyance awaiting something more refined...
I'm having problems...
...thinking "Mr Ballmer" and "intellectual" in the same sentence...
Does that mean...
That somewhere there's an anti-matter Simon Cowell?
If so, can we get him to meet with the one we've got?
It's a little-known Chinese criminal gang, as exposed & publicised by The Goons in "The Ying Tong song"...
Coat & Rickshaw, please
More PC posturing by management who have almost certainly committed far more heinous sins...
Par for the course these days...
Anyone remember common sense?
I believe it became extinct in the mid-late 1980's
Uncle Sam has discovered a chink in his armour...
Never overestimate users....
Security researcher finds 'cookiejacking' risk in IE
And I quote:-
'From its point of view, Microsoft doesn't see much real-world risk to cookiejacking.
"Given the level of required user interaction, this issue is not one we consider high risk in the way a remote code execution would possibly be to users," Microsoft spokesman Jerry Bryant said in a statement sent to CNET.'
Natch, MS users are far, far too savvy to follow instructions from a mal-site...
I was tempted...
...to reply, but on reflection, I'd probably be better waiting until you have regained touch with reality.
Not sure I could face all that wild-eyed spittle anyway.
Oh I understand all right...
...it's because common sense is anathema to all the "Let's knock it 'cos it's Apple" brigade.
21 thumbs down...
...for suggesting that inexperienced users shouldn't be using an admin account?
Speaks volumes about the thumbs-downers.
Glad they have sod all to do with MY IT...
You'd be poor...
I bought a Mac Pro last summer, prior to that a G5 in 2005, prior to that a G3 in 1999. All of which I still have. RAM comes from Crucial, peripherals I buy cases off the interwebs & buy OEM drives & put them together myself.
I trust that meets with your approval.
Oh, and my iPhone came from Orange.
...and often not.
See my post above.
I'd love to be your analyst/counsellor.
A job for life & I'd be rich...
Any excuse to have a go at Apple is greeted here as enthusiastically as a superinjunction is by a footballer.
Accuracy, veracity and lack of bias just doesn't come into it.
I'll say again - irrespective of whether you're on OSX or WIN XP/Vista/7, any newbie - or inexperienced user - should not be using an admin account. So even agreeing to install anything should result in an automatic "Oh no you don't - you're not allowed to" from the system.
I'm assuming an experienced user is unlikely to fall for such crapware.
This sort of slating is as inappropriate for Apple as it was for Microsoft. I', no great MS fan, but I don't see why they should be reviled for the actions of DFU's.
Just let Apple/MS patch as soon as possible whatever vulnerability is exploited - and if you do use Mac Anit-Virus s/w, use one of the trusted systems - Sophos etc., (Norton is not good news for Macs).
There has been so much publicity even in the non-IT media recently regarding fake anti-virus malware that most people should be aware of it.
Amen to that!
But having thought about it, I can see SOME people who might find Facebook useful:-
1) Party gatecrashers
2) Your friendly neighbourhood burglars.
Ok, I'm the wrong side of 60, and have been involved in IT since the late 1970's. I'm not slow to pick up on new technology when I can see its benefits, but for the life of me I STILL can't see any benefit to Facebook
The problem is...
...not with the kit or OS.
It's with the user. And I've said the same thing regarding similar nasties on Uncle Bill's platform.
If you've a nice petrol-engined car, and you fill it with 14 gallons of diesel, would you expect the manufacturer to sort it for you, and fix it under warranty?
If you would, then you're not entirely reasonable.
So BMW, Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrarri & Rolls-Royce are all failures 'cos they shift fewer units than Ford/Vauxhall/Peugeot?
As the man said...
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.
Claud Cockburn (1904 - 1981)
That's incredibly mild...
Best form of hiding, me old Viking lad - not having any there in the first place.
Not something that particularly appeals to me - I love a good dinner, but pics of others eating don't do much for me, nor do pics/viddies of sumptous repasts.
I'm not prudish or offended by it, merely uninterested personally.
Still, as the froggies say "One man's fish is another man's poisson"...
Now Beer, that's a different matter...
...to the (few) survivoirs of the Burma Railway, Changi Jail, Belsen, Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Sobibor, and many other instances too numerous to recall.
Or do you believe, like the Grauniad, that if we did it - it's automatically wrong & we should shroud ourselves in sackcloth & ashes?
I'm just waiting...
...for one (or more) of the usual suspects to claim it's all Steve Jobs/Apple's fault.
Par for the course these days.
Is not the expression "Legal goons" tautology?
Wrong, wrong, wrong!
"...a Tory Chancellor insistent on cutting everything that is good and just from the government budget..."
A subjective view written as if it were an inalienable fact?
Everything "good & just" is NOT being cut. At times of personal financial difficulty I have had to reduce expenditure on leisure, treats, charitable contributions and a host of other things which I enjoy. This has been to:-
a) prevent a dire situation rapidly deteriorating
b) attempt to regain control of the situation
c) build a reduced but solid base from which I can once again grow.
It is NOT government expenditure which is decreasing - merely its rate of growth.
Reducing rate of acceleration in a vehicle neither means you're not increasing your speed nor does it mean you're beginning to slow down.
Socialists are always profligate with other people's money!
"...Chinese contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn..."
"...The Apple gadget factory was criticized over working conditions..."
The suggestion being that Foxconn are somehow purely working for/run by/influenced by Apple?
You know as well as I do that Foxconn labels are found in virtually ALL PCs, Laptops and bits & bobs...
It's a bit like slating Citroën (and Citroën alone) for the employment or operational practices of Michelin or Pirelli.
This is all getting about as "impartial" as the Beeb...
perhaps the headline SHOULD read "Behind Wireless Watch's analysis of Apple's record sales are signs of desperation"...
Quite right, pcsupport.
or can I call you "pcs" for short?
I'm sure that when number plates (License Plates to the 'merkins) were first introduced there was an outcry, indignant letters to The Times claiming that the Okhrana was coming to England.
Pretty well ALL governments are skint through squandering our money on idealogical social engineering fiascos, and when you add their natural inherent incompetence, the idea of hordes of spooks tracking every iPhone user in detail through the day(s) is downright ludicrous.
No more likely than the DVLC keeping a precise location diary of every vehicle in the country.
Just another "It's Apple - let's knock it & FUD it" story.
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