Could this be
Rupe's annus horribilis?
836 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
Rupe's annus horribilis?
Has iPad2 32GB wifi +3G for $729 add tax to that and you get to about $760 depending on your locale. The BOM is fairly widely available and varies by only a few dollars, the number I quoted came from slashgear, and the percentage profit Apple makes is widely available as they have to report their company results. As to marketing costs, I have no clue, but I doubt it could make up anywhere near the difference between the BOM and the retail price.
Similarly I just bought a Viewsonic Gtablet, The stock firmware really sucks the big one but I have flashed it with a version of the notionink adam ROM and it works beautifully. 1.5GHz Tegra 2 CPU 512Mb RAM with 16GB internal storage and another 16GB microsd. Works very well despite Viewsonics best attempts at screwing it up.
The 32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G costs Apple $326.60, retails at $739 at Amzn, so nearer a half rather than a third. Apple made an approximate 40% profit on everything they sold in the last quarter.
Tried to compete at the same price point, they needed to seriously undercut the iPad in terms of price whilst maintaining a similar level of performance. Failure to do this has consigned a whole generation of reasonable to very good tablets to the electronics equivalent of remainder stores.
I believe Arthur himself (Clarke not Dent) had stated that he didn't get it fully, and he wrote the damn thing. Kubrick's thoughts (if he ever had any that weren't opaque) I don't think were ever recorded on the matter.
Pint as the first of 12 I'd need to watch it again, although I'd probably need 24 to watch Solaris.
have happened to a nicer bloke. I would pay money to see some poor bastard on one of his shows deck him.
for Del Spooner to arrive to vet the robots.
Obviously mass market devices, given their $1000+ price. [/sarcasm]
They also do one paid app for free daily. Not being a gamer the quality/availability of games on my gtablet or archos doesn't really bother me, what is annoying is the appalling way the app stores in general are organized, or should that be disorganized.
Amazon device will be rooted and running an unencumbered Android image within a month of its release. These subsidized tablets just give a good source of value hardware to the users who know how to get around their 'walled gardens'.
Adobe reader is just too big! Needs to go on Atkins for a while. I either use Foxit or SlimPDF.
Used a Kindle, the original huge one, also a DX version, I've also used an Ectaco Jetbook (LCD screen), a Sony PRS350, an Archos 7HT with aldiko and A B&N nook color, all for significantly more than 10 minutes. In fact on the nook color I've racked up 9 novels in the last 3 weeks, only problem I've had with it is the easy distraction of angry birds. So not FAIL.
7" android table masquerading as an e-reader, has been rooted and demonstrated to run Android 3.0, coming in at $250. 'er in doors has one, and it has about persuaded me to get one too.
would that profit to turnover ratio be rated as a failure.
We'll miss the 'trix! Bon Voyage etc.
You ever have the problem of needing 2 people to change gear 4th to 5th? Apart from that foible I agree the maxi was a much underated car and given its front wheel drive was very capable in hilly snowy country.
Not enough profit for the manufacturers. Tablets at current prices seem to be more lucrative for them. I do think tablets will stay in the market but not the large 10" slabs but more the 7" and 5" pocketable ones, multifunction ereader/email/casual browsing. The netbook niche will not be filled by the slabs. Pint is the perfect accompaniment to some browsing in the pub.
I have a few Hannspree monitors and picture frames and recently have bought a 42" Hannspree LCD TV, all are working as they should with the oldest being 3 years. Reliability or build quality don't seem to be issues with this manufacturer and I will definitely be in the market for one of these little babies once the price drops a little.
Also seen as a money maker in PA at least.
when they surpass yotta, we going to have compounded prefices? Go out and buy a Mega yottabyte drive or a giga zettabyte or a tera exabyte. There will be tears!
All the world's future history is predicted in 'The Valiant'!!
but then I am a chemist.
Sometimes you just wish it was Friday afternoon...
I agree, just couldn't remember where I had I heard it before.
Guy who runs this is the ancestor of the man who designed and built the London sewer system. Interesting that he is now pumping shit into peoples homes and his ancestor did the opposite.
Paris: well you don't have to give any information to watch her.
A number of years ago I bought 3 digital frames from them, when mounting them on a VM within ubuntu they were all found to infected with a trojan. Geeks are not the most responsible of vendors IMO.
With Their Goolies!
that they shouldn't be smoking the damn things. Speaking of smoking, I wonder what the proposers of such a measure were smoking when they came up with it. I wonder if you can get cancer from secondary contact with knickers, or worse tertiary contact.
I fix it!
Have been coming out of China by the bucketload for the last 3 years or so, I bought a similar device about 18 months ago, could take USB drives, a 2.5" internal HD and an SD card and play just about any format you chucked at it including RMVBs. $35 including shipping. Lifetime and reliability may be an issue but mine is still running 18 months later.
Paris, well you have to play something on these devices.
Enough of the pro-apple flummery Thou droning tardy-gaited pignut!
Purely for the apoplexy that it would cause amongst the scientologists.
Beer and popcorn required for this, could be a good one.
and there is a bulk discount I can see this cleaning up the educational market in the US. At the moment this is pretty much dominated by Apple, the agreements are 3 year leases at about $300 per year. At $240 a year with hardware and software (hopefully less), repairs and updates, coupled with cloud storage for student files (constant headache), Google docs, most cash strapped school districts will jump at the chance.
Rihanna's appearance proved the girl can't sing! Not live at least. Aguilera at least has a set of pipes unfortunately neither of them have a clue about the material they are punting. as for whether it broke TV guidelines, WTF I'd say they broke TV guidelines when they discovered this thread of reality programming and decided to punt it. Manufactured storm in a manufactured teacup, much more important shit going on elsewhere.
be that they'll throw a rod. Having said that they haven't had a major marketing effup in quite a long while, even the problems they have had, antennagate, battery debacles etc haven't affected their core buyers loyalty. I've tried Apple products and I just don't like 'em, I don't find them easy to use, their user friendliness obviously works for some but definitely not for me. The obsession about locking everything down really irks as well, my one trip into OSX land was to install it onto a non Apple computer just to do it. played with it for a couple of hours and then installed Debian. I am still of the opinion that any organisation that is making those sort of profit margins (approaching 25%) is ripping some poor bastard somewhere. Microsoft would fall into the same category along with various media conglomerates. Need an Astrolube icon to show that someone is getting shafted.
Retire Paris, she's given good service (nudge nudge) but is well past her sell by. New Charlie Sheen Nutjob icon. I think a lube icon of some kind vaseline, astroglide, just to hint that we may be getting shafted.
"actions likely to endanger the financial well being of the intellectually challenged." Send him down!
PR firm needing more attention for their lil earner, resurrect the death threat.
epubs on Android with aldiko, Kindle books can be easily unskindled to allow reading on non kindle apps.
Guess you failed too,
2C12H26 + 37O2 -> 24CO2 +26H2O
Is taught at O level, besides anyone who has used a paraffin heater or its ilk would know about the condensation issues.
WTF, maybe to backwoods bandits.
with retail prices of all but the really high end electronics being so low, mark-up Dixons and their ilk usually punt these to customers who know no better. Never bought one of these and don't ever intend to do so.
Some states in the US have an implied warranty which takes into account the cost of an item and given that cost what its expected lifetime should be. If it fails before that time then the implied warranty trumps any manufacturers warranty, which kind of obviates the need for an extended warranty but they are still punted to the masses by the US equivalents of Dixons.
Make it illegal to grow pot indoors, make it legal to grow it outdoors, problem solved.
although relatively difficult you can produce methane from chicken shit. Right conditions for fairly complex reactions can occur naturally, we are evidence of that.
the fascination that "The Martian Chronicles" have held over people over the years. If someone had bought and were developing Asimov's Foundation series or Niven and Pournelle's "Mote in God's Eye" then I would sit up and pay attention.
Darts (501, double for out) should be a compulsory subject. Mental arithmetic is never an issue with darts, although the growth of beer guts may be a problem.
another merger that will attract the attention of various regulatory bodies in various countries.