2145 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: How much?
planning to bring back production to the US?
i suspect that is exactly the reason behind this
they made a big thing of how the new Mac Pro is entirely built in the US. i wouldn't be at all surprised if they're looking to move as much production back to the US as possible. it's a good PR move. no one will question the fact that it doesn't really lead to the creation of many new jobs
Re: I think Target knows what it is doing
How does Target choosing to use it as a come on mean it is "no longer a premium gadget"?
Because Jasper is incapable of writing an article without putting an anti-apple spin in there somewhere. It's like muscle-reflex, i suspect he's not even aware he's doing it anymore...
Re: Good one…
Jasper's not one to let facts get in the way of a good piece of anti-Appletism
Re: Talks eh ...?
Mark Hamil is more famous, these days, for being the voice of the Joker than he is for being Luke Skywalker.
Plus, his deal with the early films was to get one copy of every Star Wars merchandise that was made. He keeps them all in storage. Just imagine, his retirement plan is going to be to sell off all those mint, unopened packets of original toys, you know, the ones that sell for thousands and thousands.
Re: I have one request
and _that's_ your problem with the prequels???
Re: CD support is an issue? Really??
I want to listen to my music from my pc upstairs, WHILST playing FIFA....
you stream it to your iPhone/iPad/etc surely
at just under 100 as Apple prepared to open its doors at 9am.
well that's the problem right there, they opened at 8am
you're missing an hour's worth of people
Re: Oh my
+1 for George Takei request!
Re: Conflicted here
the article suggests that this is the OG Nokia:
The Finnish firm ... in its new guise as a patent-peddler now that its devices business has been sold off to Microsoft
what's the point in such a claim? is anyone going to set these up as individual drive and see the claim and think "well i shalln't bother with a raid or backup redundancy setup then, at least, not for the next 59 months..."
better off buying cheaper disks that are likely to fail, because then at least your data redundancy process is justified and not a complete waste of time and effort and money :)
it's like an episode of Brainiac!!
well played El Reg
really enjoying it.
but yes, for something that feels a lot like a copy/paste from the previous game, there's a lot of bugs and graphics glitches that i wouldn't have expected. Rocksteady obviously paid a lot more attention to detail when they were in charge.
but all that said, it's great fun and hasn't disapointed yet.
but i quite agree, they're allowed this one to be very much the same as the last one. i'd like to think that if there's a next one, i'll wait for the reviews to ensure it's an improvement.... but i won't. it's a Batman game where you get to roam around Gotham punching evil in it's turkey neck (as Kevin Smith would say) so i'll be buying it regardless.
Re: Very much more fo the same
amazon currently has it for £35
if you'd pre-ordered it, the price was actually only £30 quid at the time they sent them out (dropped from £38 when i placed my pre-order and thanks to amazon's policy, i only paid £30)
Re: Innovative ?
you gotta admit, he was using the courts in that way long before the likes of Samsung, Apple, Motorolla, et al
so yeah, i'd say he innovated and brought that particular corporate strategy into the mainstream
These are small… but the ones out there are far away. Small… far away…
yes the screen is very small... but it's also right in front of your eye. so probably appears not so small when in use
all the best
Right or wrong, you'll still be missed. Articles have always been interesting and worth reading, even the infamous iPhone one. That O2 moment is an utter classic though! Good show! All the best with your next endeavour!
Another favourite on a friday afternoon was the Smarties Race.
Occured most often in the weeks around the Grand National.
As the youth in the office i was dispatched to the nearest sweet shop to purchase two tubes of Smarties.
Then we'd all put in our quid and pick a colour.
Once all the bets were in and more importantly, everyone had put their quid down on the desk, then the first tube would be opened and the first Smartie would be taken out, and it's colour tallied down on a notepad.
After two tubes, the colour that had occured the most won the pot of quids, and possibly the big pile of Smarties too.
Looking back, we used to get REALLY bored in that office and found anything a worthy distraction...
Used to work in an office with polished wooden-effect flooring, and all the chairs have wheels.
When the traders would get bored on a friday afternoon they'd wander round, grab one of the guys by the back of his chair, and whizz him down the length of the office, in between everyone's desks.
I never got 'curl'ed, my job was to man the brush, furiously scrubbing ahead of my speeding coleague, trying to steer them in a straight line and not piling in to the back of someone elses chair.
my current place of employment has carpets. can't get up any kind of speed or distanceon carpet :(
also, it's a 9.7 inch screen. you don't REALLY need to see a comedy sketch show about geeks in 1080p. downsample the videos (should take only a few seconds in Handbrake on a new MacPro) to divx size and then he'd easily be able to fit them all on the big iPad Air
or, watch a decent show like the IT Crowd. it's funnier, and has a lot less shows to worry about :)
really? if he's that bothered about being able to watch the Big Bang Theory why doesn't he just buy one iPad for every series?
If you had to /learn/ to love it...
...then it's instantly a fail.
Where's the Tick when you need him?!?
And yet I thought the problem they had in the 90s was allowing others to create cheaper clones that ran MacOS.
Re: Why can't they write some new programmes?
i'm just hoping they hurry up and remake Roland Rat!!
Re: Why can't they write some new programmes?
was there actually anything Italian in it ?
well, the first 15 minutes are in Venice aren't they?
if you watch the whole film, it's because their idea to steal the whole security truck by exploding the road from under it, just like they stole the whole safe by exploding the floors beneath it "in the Italian job" which they did at the start of the film.
all that aside, it is undoubtably an abomination and besmirch upon the memory of the original film and should never have been allowed.
Re: Don't forget Matt Berry
Space: what is it? The simple answer is, we don't know. Or at least we didn't know until now. Hello, I'm Douglas Reynholm, and I'm not a scientist, but I do have a better understanding of what space is than any scientist living today.
Re: How many?
i thought he was the server admin wasn't he?
Good morning, that's a nice tnetennba.
Awesome! this has made my day!
So excited, i might pass out - can someone call the emergency servies*?
*you know the number, it's so easy to remember: 0118 999 88199 9119 725
Re: Wrong on so many levels...
6. It has to be turned on each time you want to use it.
i've been using an iPod nano on a watch strap for the last 18 months or so and it's surprising how much of a problem it isn't having to turn it on to check the time on a watch.
just goes to show, i guess, how rarely i find myself needing to know the time (sitting in front of a computer for the majority of every day, it's far easier just to look in the bottom/top corner of the screen depending on if i'm at work/home
but the rest of points i totally agree with
awesome marketing idea
not Android, i mean KitKat - i'm going to go get one now!
well a single donation is only going to be news for a very short time, and it isn't going to encourage others to donate
this way, as you say, it encourages more of us to put our hands in our pockets too in order to assure the museum gets £2mil to spend instead of just one.
i loved this game when i was a kid. possibly the first game i paid for with my own money?
i spent ages playing it on the mac - no idea what i was doing and i don't think i really got very far. but days and days of going round and round in seeming circles suddenly rewarded when i discovered something i'd previously missed that opened a new area and then i'd repeat the process of wondering what i should be doing next.
i liked the iOS re-release too - i think i instantly seemed to get further in that after a few hours than i ever did as a kid. i feel i've accomplished something in growing up :)
Man Bites Dog
Isn't that the equally genius and disturbing Belgian film?
Must watch that again some time.
Re: What doesn't surprise me
kinda important not to get those two mixed up y'know
Well he did say "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time." so i think you might be right.
El Reg previously revealed
That's a bit of a stretch, isn't it? Surely it was Debra Fischer of Yale University in Nature magazine that previous revealed that, as stated in the El Reg article you linked to. All El Reg did was regurgitate the news.
GCHQ demand data is destroyed, so at the same time, destroy several other old machines that were due for replacement, make the evidence of such very public in the newspaper, then claim the insurance on them to get free new models.
"Hey, kids: can Facebook get you a JOB?"
I would like to challenge the implication that LinkedIn is able to get you a job either. Any company wiht an HR department that is relying on LinkedIn profiles for its hiring policy is not a company i'd like to work for.
that's just what They'd want you to say - your tinfoil hat must have slipped
They can keep their kool-aid, thanks all the same.
Apparently the calculation works out to be about 500 million bucks:
It's a lot of money, but it's not exactly going to cause Apple any pain, considering the mountain of cash they have in the bank.
More painful to them will be the restrictions on being able to enter into similar contracts again in the next 5 years, particularly if they're looking to expand the TV show distribution and iRadio, etc etc.
It can't be because the demand is so great that all their inventory is going to be taken up by those countries that are getting it on release, surely?
Re: VLP == Vain Losers Poserphone
if it won't fit in a trouser or suit jacket pocket, then it can't be called a phone. this looks like you might need a trip to the tailor before you can carry it around, and for your own sake, don't dare sit down while it's in your trouser pocket!
false "facts" within the article
Apple's shares have been sliding into the doldrums since the death of its adulated cofounder, Steve Jobs. Its stock price has shed around 22 per cent in the past year
I'm sorry, but THAT is hogwash right there.
Jobs died on the 5th October where AAPL stock was priced at 377.37
Today, the stock is priced at 489.
The "Peak" above 700 that you keep referring to was 6 months ago - well after he died, and well within Cook's reign.
Re: @Frank14 Parasites
the trouble is the market is too stupid to realise they're being manipulated.
the Apple of the 90's is not the Apple we have now.
and Tim Cook is certainly not John Scully.
the only thing that's the same between the Apple of the 90s and the Apple of today is that Jobs isn't running it. Everything else about the two moments in time is different. And for someone like Ellison, whom so many people seem to hold in high regard, not to realise that, is rather telling.
I suspect he knew that was the only way he'd get any headline action. Nobody reports the uncontroversial any more. Peak Apple? Peak journalism more like.
and i was quite taken with this solution so i don't have to struggle to use keys to unlock the door when my hands a full of shopping or large boxes: http://www.kwikset.com/Kevo/Default.aspx
gotta applaud Netflix for this move.
as a result, i think i shall finally get around to watching this show - been on my "to-see" list for ages. i wish Netflix would allow me to temporarily download the shows to my tablet like you can with BBC iPlayer, so then i can watch it on the train
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