1694 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
then they'll blame "lax security at the website" instead of considering their own action (or lack of it).
I've seen this happen...
"...I wonder how well DLT tapes will fare if you'll store them next to a neodymium magnet..."
err, they'll probably be OK.
The data stored on them, however, is another matter.
Now to get back to the new issue of "Pedantry Today". :-)
...would probably be well advised to initiate a cull within their respective legal departments.
Perhaps then they could begin to operate and compete rationally, with the main winners being the customers and not the sodding lawyers!
"...for Hon Hai, which builds iStuff for Apple..."
"More than a million people now work for Hon Hai, which builds iStuff for Apple."
...and also builds a hell of a lot of non-i stuff for customers other than Apple.
Hindsight always has 20/20 vision...
Who wouldn't change (at least some of) their deeds or decisions over the last 10 years if they had the chance and were armed with hindsight?
Re: Biased Westen Reporting,
the selfserving elite misgoverning our land.
There. Fixed it for you.
No: hungry is how I would feel.
Re: "Bet you're shocked to hear that, aren't you?"
This specific case.
As Tor is backed by some part of the US Gov, I didn't think they would make it not spook-friendly.
"Bet you're shocked to hear that, aren't you?"
"Cupertino locks its tablets to a specific Apple ID "
Not at all. I've reset several whose hapless owners (or more likely, their offspring) have reset the passcode and promptly forgot it. All you need to do is set up the iPad as a new device and it's fully usable, but whatever was on before, is lost.
What you are - or rather should be referring to is accessing the mother's Apple ID/iTunes account without the password. That's a totally different thing and Jasper should know it.
But hey! Why let reality & facts get in the way of a good anti-Apple snark?
A little bit of FUD & sophistry always appeals to the anti-Apple adolescents...
Do as I say, not as I do...
"The aim of the plan is to restrict the flow of "conflict minerals" gathered from resource-rich but war-torn regions of the world – such as the Congo, where armed groups* often force local residents to work in mining and harvesting operations."
And this is coming from governments who make a fortune selling (at least some of) the arms* in question.
...the rail fare...
'the corporate slogan plastered on their cars; "with you, for you, always".'
Now do they mean that as a promise, as a threat or just as a warning?
"...are you saying banks have never lost money due to incompetence or been robbed?.."
Nope, but when a bank is robbed it's generally not the customer's/depositor's loss - or it has rarely been - up until now.
I know the banking bar stewards are in the process of changing the rules, so depositors are deemed to have 'loaned' their deposits to the bank, thus, in the event of any untoward occurrence, being given the highly desirable status of "unsecured creditor" which will mean that banks can say to their depositors "Screw you:- Tough luck:- Take a hike" even more than they do now.
Notwithstanding government guarantee schemes, our revered leaders are so in thrall to the banks that the banks can pretty much do as they like, and show two fingers to the rest of us.
Maybe he'd have been a trillionaire - but being a twat kept him down to mere billionaire status... ;-)
Well, not really...
Although it's been depicted in many movies, the fact that the CIA has operated autonomously as a law unto itself certainly in the 1950's, 60's & 70's has been pretty well documented in several serious & respected publications/whistleblowings.
The only difference between now and then is that they're a little less blatant about it.
After all, they're keeping the world safe for Democracy, Mom's Apple Pie, and the American Way...
Not to mention the ego of hitherto unforeseen dimensions...
It doesn't have to be the handset...
If various forms of spookery switch (or reinforce) their attention to examining things at the telco end, then wouldn't Blackphone users be living in a fool's paradise?
Sure it might not be easy, but never underestimate the twisted genius of the spook community
If my employer installs that, I can only imagine how much more quickly Lotus Notes will be able to tell me it can't find the server...
"...maybe such charity donations are the only way his life has any meaning for him..."
Possibly so, but I still consider his reasons or motivations are irrelevant. His foundation will, inevitably give life a lot more meaning (and, hopefully some ease) to some poor sods somewhere.
That is what really counts.
I'm no Microsoft fan (MacPro, iPhone & iPad mini) but I give Bill a thumbs-up here, and doff my metaphorical hat to him.
"...do more to tackle paedophiles, extremists and terrorists who operate on the internet..."
And as a byproduct, keep tabs on anyone else who happens to use the internet.
A pox on them all, and a plague on all their houses.
It follows... (Re: Utterly fantastic)
After all, British Government and lawmaking has been offshored to Brussells...
Come on, Jasper...
"...sent into an incandescent rage..."
I've told you several million times - "Don't exaggerate"
You mean my degrees in "Golf course management" & "Media studies with creative dance" won't make me rich???
...is beginning to appear like a spoilt brat. Everyone's wrong if they don't want to do things his way.
He's starting to resemble an opportunistic asset-stripper...
All 'allegedly' and IMHO. of course...
Re: I can't keep up
Since when did baboons shave their asses?
Is there anything else they're up to that I don't know about?
I take it...
...that Mr Ranson resides in secure accommodation.
If not, why not?
"...Samsung should be very concerned at what Huawei might be demonstrating in two to three years' time. So should everyone else..."
Great:- effective competition spurs everyone forwards. The consumer/purchaser only gains from this.
If only life could reflect this episode 100% - mind you, I doubt if I could afford all the wardrobes I'd need...
@NumptyScrub Re: *facepalm*
"...government for the people..."
Too few words:
"...government for the people who form the government..."
That's more honest & how it is...
...to go that far.
"...survey of nearby planets for indications from advanced life forms (as well as slime)..."
A survey of this planet would show some pretty advanced life forms, and if they checked in local and national government offices all around the planet, they'd find the semi-intelligent slime.
Clear objective unbiased reporting...
"...hampered by Cupertino's greed..."
Nothing to do with a company ensuring it has the supplies/raw materials it anticipates needing over the next three years. Do companies apologise for a shortage of product saying "We could have got the materials we needed, but we thought it fairer to order insufficient for our needs so every one of our competitors could also have some"?
It appears that that's the way to go if:-
a) It's Jasper writing
b) It's Apple he's writing about.
Speak for yourself...
"...The biggest idiot today isn't Facebook. It's us..."
Not if you never had, currently don't have, and never will have a Facebook account or presence.
...informed me of this late yesterday evening by sending a message to my 'phone which read;-
"Facebook pays $16bn (£9.6bn) for what Mark Zuckerberg calls 'incredibly valuable' WhatsApp massaging service".
They issued a correction 27 mins later, but I prefer the original output.
"HP knew about Autonomy's hardware and reseller sales long before a whistleblower pointed them out and the company wrote down its acquisition by $8.8bn, the Financial Times has claimed"
Colour me unsurprised...
Re: Don't want it. Don't need it.
"Don't want it. Don't need it."
Then don't buy it - or are you just trying to show how superior you are"
It's Jasper, innit?
Re: "[N]othing is ever straightforward"
@I ain't Spartacus
"...What you can't do, is dance to their tune..."
Quite correct; there's a name for doing so: appeasement.
Lots of us Brits remember last time we tried appeasement on a large scale.
Can we all club together to buy Jasper a new cliché for his birthday?
This one's a little past its 'sell by' date.
You're fomenting uncertainty again.
"...a replacement notebook for the wife..."
Seems like a fair trade...
Re: Choices choices choices
"...won't have to look/behave like a twunt working for Apple..."
Nope! Just carry on being one writing guff like this.
There is a delicious irony in the biter being bit...
Who agreed this?
Pournelle's Iron Law
Iron Law of Bureaucracy
In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.
Sums it all up rather well, doesn't it?
"The world has indeed gone mad."
Not all of it:- only those who give any import or credence to the jabberings of analysts...
Re: High end "smartphone" market is mature
Indeed, Sir:- bad news of that sort pertaining to my earnings/bank account would be most welcome.
Analysts are the bad news in this scenario; I cannot understand how they manage to persuade someone to part with oodles of money to them, giving in return 'guesses' that are about as reasoned and accurate as those coming from a seaside fortune-teller.
As regards Tim Cook:-
'"We're working on things that you see that we're shipping today, but we're [also] working on things that are not," Cook told analysts and reporters'
In other words, Apple is continuing to operate just as it always has by not announcing work in progress or future projects. Why the hell should they happily inform their competitors what's in the pipeline?
If a few cretinous analysts end up with egg on their faces, and some greedy speculators/gamblers get their fingers burned, who gives a damn?
Before all the anti-Apple brigade down vote this, I would sal that the foregoing applies to any technology company.
Perhaps a cull of analysts & speculators could be a new team sport?
Re: Why let truth get in the way...
Nothing wrong with internment camps - as long as the right people* are interned...
*Politicos, senior civil servants, senior bankers etc. etc.
Re: Powerbook 170
"...a Mac with a BUILT-IN floppy drive - rare as hens' teeth these days..." - Correct.
But get a Mac WITHOUT a built-in floppy drive, attach a USB floppy drive (Circa £7.00) et voila..
Not exactly rocket science
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