2032 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
"designed for use in households with both PCs and Macs"
so, the HP is "designed for use in households with both PCs and Macs" and Apple's won't be?
yet, the next sentence in the article says how the HP can only be configured on windoze
how's that different from the Apple solution if it can only be configured on a mac?
in fact, you're likely to be wrong, because beign a media device, the configuration is likely to be done from within iTunes in the same way that it configures your iPhone and the AppleTV currently, and so it's possible on both mac and pc - whereas the HP solution is the one limited to just the one platform
i assume you meant that it'll likely only support the audio and video formats that iTunes and the AppleTV/iPod/iPhone do? yet you make no mention of the formats HP supports and that has nothing to do with the platform that it is configured from.
another great unbiased Rik Myslewski article
ought to be a law against it
there ought to be a flipside to the patent laws that says that if it is discovered that you were just blatantly a patent troll who managed to get a patent for something that vaugely represents someone elses idea, then you are wide open to paying damages to them
meh - i tried out the QC3s at a Bose shop a few months ago, but was very unimpressed
you'd expect in the retailers shop they would have things set up to show the product to it's best, but while i could clearly hear the reduction in the outside noise when it was acivated, i was still able to hear the salesguy talking on the phone 5 feet away. for the price and the hassle of wearing big bulky headphones, i was not impressed, i've stuck with my in-earphones from Sony that block out far more external noise for 1/3 the cost.
still, would have been nice to see the QC3's in this review so I could use them as a benchmark to see if these two are any better
re: Hmmm, now consider this
well, historically, you would have been able to go to the Bank of England, hand them your score, and they'd exchange it for the correct amount of gold and the current rate.
however, these days, all they will do is probably laugh at you, but assuming you could convince them to exchange it for something, you'd probably just get an ayrton and a couple of deep sea divers.
partly this is problem with finance these days. money (i.e. notes) were only ever meant to represent wealth, they were bearer bonds or promisary notes that were backed by physical valuables and you had a right to realise them into their underlying value. but these days, the notes themselves are the wealth, which is why it's so easy to have so much debt. if you equated your monthly paycheck to a small handful of gold, you'd appreciate it more, and particularly appreciate how insignificant it is to the huge mountain of gold that represents the 5x mortgage that you need to repay, or the house-sized slab of gold that your credit card bills equate to
returning to the question posed by the article - what to do with finance middle-management?
i don't think there is an answer. these are not a resource - a resource is something that can be used in a useful and productive way. in my experience, middle-management does little but complain that you haven't done enough work, while refusing to believe that the reason why is because all your time was taking up generating weekly reports and timesheets and progress reports and milestone-target reports etc etc
the best use for them would be to turn them all into a fossil fuel replacement to keep our cars going until honda's hydrogen fuel cell reaches mass production
despite the article author's claim that the $99 rumours had be squashed by the Wallmart announcement, it turns out that you can get an iPhone for $99
but i guess that wouldn't have had the sensationalist anti-apple angle that the author was looking for
there are some people who write for El Reg that actually do some research, but seems they are getting fewer and fewer in number. the quality and accuracy of articles on here is resembling more and more those on wikipedia
on social networking sites like MyFace and all that, we have the option to ignore/block someone so we don't see anything they write.
would it possible to have a similar thing on ElReg? So we can just block ignore all articles by writers who are just using this as a soap box from which to grind their axe?
or someway of telling who wrote the article from the front page so we do not have to bother clicking the link and presumably mistakenly making the article appear more popular to your stats that it really is.
the rating bar at the end of the articles just doesn't seem to be making much difference.
here's pictures -http://www.macrumors.com/2008/12/22/iphone-nano-concept-photo/
although, they're almost certainly fakes - someone's just photoshopped the iPhone images down by 70%
i remain skeptical of this pre-MWSF rumour. Andy Bright says that there's plenty of demand left in the US for the current 3G - and the same is true here in the uk. one die-hard iphone hater friend of mine went out and bought himself one yesterday. another two of my friends are thinking of getting iphones for themselves for xmas
i don't see that the compatibiity with the AppStore apps is an issue.
if they announce this iPhone Nano next month, it's going to be quite a while before it's actually in the shops. plenty of time for iPhone App developers to port their code to a smaller screen format.
thin? yes - fragile? no
just to add - i was having a go with a friends MBA and when they weren't looking, i did try and flex it a little, to see how fragile it felt, and it didn't really feel like it was in any danger of snapping. i doubt it'd prove to be any more likely to break than any other laptop
glad to see that there's as much work being done in El Reg Towers on xmas week as there is in my office here
i hope you haven't gone to all this effort in the hope that it will placate us for the rest of the week so you can knock off early for xmas - we're expecting a playmobile story tomorrow and wednesday now
do the previous victims of the RIAA who were taken to court and ordered to pay thousands, do they now get to sue the RIAA because they were unfairly persecuted if all that is going to happen to the people found guilty of the same crime now is internet baning?
every company i've worked at, the opt-out was compulsory, there was no option. if you didn't opt-out, they wouldn't employ you
i guess financial institutions are a bit paranoid that there might be a massive crisis affecting the bank and suddenly everyone involved puts their coats on and goes home
are you just spamming every apple related article with the same garbage? didn't you post that same rant on the other article about the OS patches?
doesn't el reg moderate these comments?
anyway - on topic with the article - i recon it is far more likely that everyone is waiting to see what is announced at MWSF09 - i know i am.
there's no point buying a desktop mac now when in all likelyhood it's going to be superceeded in 2 months time.
<--- another smug iphone owner
there were so many El Reg readers last year saying how horrific it was that Apple were locking down the apps on the iPhone and how it was a human rights violations and all sorts and how Android would show the world the way
funny how none of them have commented on this story to explain why it's still such a good idea to allow apps on the device this kind of control
how come there are so many negative ratings for this piece?
i know that no one likes the idea of censorship, but surely we can agree there is a time and a place when it is right and that is at least child pornography?
or are you all sick-twisted-pro-kiddieporn-tards?
re: they need more work!
I saw this mini cooper at the motor show 2 years ago.
apparently it's capable of 150 mph - that's forward or reverse!! they have to use the equivalent of an engine managment unit to control the acceleration so it does spin the grip off the tires.
if all electric cars were like this, then a lot more people would have them i think
the real reason?
perhaps there are only 503 people in all of the uk who give enough of a damn about the environment to own/drive an EV
the rest of us are perfectly happy filling our tanks with super unleaded at exhorbitant prices and burning up and down motorways at a decent speed that doesn't bore you to death and take 2 weeks to get anywhere
anythign that gives us a good heads up on how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world gets my vote
but please, we also need a guide on how to acquire and appropiately modify a '73 Ford XB Falcon Coupe
this country is going to the bloody dogs!
the use of bloody in that context is surely just a coloquial thing. it's a very english turn of phrase
such as "only s'posed to blow the bloody doors off!"
and honestly, what kid these days would think bloody is a swear word anyway?
it'd probably seem very quaint and old-fashioned
like someone saying "where the gosh-darned heck were you?"
we're going to end up having to speak like Ned Flanders or face being slapped with an ASBO
what are the missing steps?
this advert aired during the Gadget Show on monday, and as far as i can tell, the steps that were removed were possibly typing in your Apple Store password, and then going through the loading screens and starting a race, and even the very start of the race of Cro Magnon Rally
re: PS3 DLC coming too
but that was said 6 months ago
plenty of time to M$ to throw more fistfulls of money at RockStar to get them to drop plans of PS3 DLC
i suspect what is likely is that the xbox will get the DLC exclusively for a few months and then it'll be available for PS3 and PC
i don't care - as someone who is buying a DS this xmas just to play the GTA game on it, if i have to i'll get a 2nd hand xbox from ebay so i can play the DLC
does anyone install individual codecs anymore?
surely everyone these days only uses either VLC to watch video or installs Perian to get all the codecs in one go, no?
if you listen very carefully, you can hear Webster desperately trying to think of something smug to type
@Matt Bryant - G4 Cube
I think you picked a bad example. lots of people have upgraded the graphics card in the G4 Cubes. I've done it myself, it was easy and even fun too (if you're into that kinda thing). Google is your friend here, there's a pelethora of walkthroughs on how to upgrade most of the G4 Cube - including the processor itself.
sorry, but as an attempt at flaming/trolling or just continuing the discussion, you've very much picked the wrong mac model as your example. FAIL
you should have produced the graphs in Apple's Numbers app - they've have been far more shiny and snappier
happy VM user here too
i'm also pretty pleased with VM's broadband
recently i've had a lot of trouble with lack of connection, phoned them up and they sent me a new modem because i was still using the old grey modem i originally got when ntl first made broadband available.
i do find that data transfer from the west coast of america is a lot worse these days than it was last year though - is that just too much traffic on the internet in general? or just on VM's network?
i like it a lot
i'm trying to find a reason for needing a mono laser printer instead of a colour inkjet, and i can't yet
but when i do, i think i'll be getting this one
like everyone else, i found the report most interesting, and an insight into the american voting process that i had no idea existed, very interesting
somehow, i doubt you'd find anyone here in the UK with anywhere near the same enthusiasm and excitement for the task
that's no grapefruit....
...i find your lack of marmite disturbing...
...i felt a disturbance in the force, as if a million rice crispies suddenly snap-crackle-n-pop'd in terror and then were instantly silenced....
...crunchie nut cornflakes and a cuppa tea are no match for a good slice of toast in your hand, kid
the irony is lost on me
i'm wondering where the irony is - the two cases are not the same
in the first one, the guy left ibm and presumably broke a clause in his contract that says he has to have x-months of garden leave before begining employment elsewhere
the ipod guy has announced he is stepping down, and apple have effectively given him an 18-month notice period. if he starts working for another company at xmas, then apple have a right to sue him
once again the Reg is spinning an anti-apple angle on a story when one doesn't exist
re: new ferrari
i disagree - i thnk the new ones with the black edged screen, looks better'n the old ones
i want one
can we see a playmobile re-enactment of the bods at C4 re-creating the El-Reg playmobile re-enactments of the scenes are T5 ?
do the cameras-instead-of-mirrors remove blind spots?
also, i assume they've inverted the image the camera see's appropiately?
yes, but what about the comic?
so was it named after the fantastically brilliant kids comic OiNK from the 80s? and am i the only one who remembers it fondly?
i was clearing out a cupboard only a fortnight ago and discovered that i've still got virtually every issue and the annuals in a ring binder. I should get around to scanning them in and creating a tribute website or something
i thought it was decided that the 3rd part would be the video game:
all the cast are on board for it and everything and it's due out next year isn't it?
so is the film going to be the 4th part?
and isn't it a bit late? surely if there is going to be a film, you'd aim to release it next year for the 25th anniversary, but if they're only writing the script now, there's no chance it'll be out until 2010 at least earliest is there?
so long and thanks for all the fish
i'd feel an awful more confortable about the whole if the document telling us Don't Panic hadn't been written by the people running the HLC and who would be held responcible if there's anyone left alive on Thursday to complain
shouldn't that have been done by an independant party?
i'm sure Frankenstein said much the same as that document does, while in the village pub the night before the big thunderstorm, but they still ended up coming for him with the pitchforks
we're doomed! man was not meant to meadle with the ways of the gods!! doomed i tells you!!!
in order to avoid the dark patch at the rear so that it's the perfect solution for lurkers, stalkers and perverts, is it not possible to split the light coming into the front? can't you do something with prisms or mirrors to split the light into two streams? one passing straight through and the other being passed around to the rear?
barcode tattoos are the way forward
wasn't there that track by the Orb that samples some northerner ranting on all these "facts" pointing towards the end of the world as predicted in the Book of Revelation. and he mentions the line about Wormwood covering the land and how apparently the Russian for wormwood is Chernobyl.
and there's a bit about how standard barcodes are broken down into 3 sections of 6 lines (or divided by 6 lines, or by a line that means 6 or something) and how the US military is tattoo'ing it's troops with barcodes on the right hand and there's the line about the number of the beast shall be marked upon the forehead or the right plam of all men.....
it's the end times, i tell you, the end times....