248 posts • joined 26 Nov 2008
>Why are by far the majority of low paid/part time jobs being fulfilled by women?!
Work is highly over-rated and women take cognizance of this fact?
What could possibly go wrong?
Switch entirely to producing 5S, stop 5C production, and innovate with the overstock: ship 'em out with a date-related, publicly-visible (read: calculatable) gradually-declining price. The public will be able to see the price history and be able to project it accurately, see how fast the stock is moving and -- by inference -- how many remain. Somewhere along that arc will be a price at which the overstock begins to bolt. That number would be one to bear in mind next time.
Re: We should all wonder all the time
And less than .1% of that time will have passed before the orbits of the inner planets become sufficiently irregular that everyone still alive in these parts will be praying for a cosmic express bus -- with heating and air-conditioning, both -- to anywhere else. Sometime between then and the oceanic boiling-off, though, the Earth-Moon distance will have grown sufficiently to increase the propensity of the planet we're currently on to wobble haphazardly in its spin - which could make for some very excellent surfing -- but not everyone is into that,. Not to mention that it would be a little difficult which direction to head in for a surfing safari.
>Indeed, the issue here is
Really, the deep-down issue here is that it's possible -- and, apparently, not gob-smacking -- to extend the idea of non-disclosure to out-of-court settlements that are, effectively, contracts. If the behaviour that sparked the suit was public (in the broad sense), the aggrieved party should insist -- to the last -- that the outcome, for the offending party, also be public. That's fair. Eminently fair. And sensible. Why in the name of frickin' creation would you put someone else's handcuffs on your own wrists? For justice? WTF?!
As for the whelp... a T-shirt: "Dad won a lawsuit, and all I got out of it was this T-shirt and a big wad of STFU".
You're being insensitive! And it's NOT funny.
Where this is going...
is a full belt to anchor the pole (leaving your camera ever-at-the-ready), but particularly so that you can take pictures of yourself where both your hands are visible in the shot, creating the impression that someone else was with your sorry self -- to take the photo -- at that moment in the relatively un-storied arc of your miniscule journey through an insignificant part of the indifferent cosmos.
That would be extortion, unfortunately -- with potential for a ha-uuuge blow-back. However, building the factory on steel wheels would make the same point without crossing the line.
> No actual evidence to support that hypothesis but
excellent bull-shittin'. Have an upvote!
Re: A better flying car
> Looks better than the Terrafugia
Not... all that... difficult to do, frankly. This aeormobil thing is at least a little bit swoopy. I'd prefer a jet-belt, though, as it's more *cough* portable.
I can't be arsed to pirate a copy of MS Office, install it, and then round up a 'representative' batch of documents of the 'standard' types, to then do multiple round-trip back-and-forth conversions of these documents through multiple workflows, where each workflow uses either: only MS Office; a mix of Office and a FOSSOffice alternately; and, a single FOSSOffice instance. I'd be interested to know: Do the resulting documents eventually diverge from their original forms? Is that divergence, if present, a meaure of entropy? If there's entropy, where is it least?
Re: Multiple standards
>There should be no reason why two properly open formats could not interchange data easily and with full functionality and data integrity.
Not to disagree with the general thrust of this post--and most others here--but a minor quibble... quasi-technically, the reason you can't have two properly open formats with the attributes and capabilities listed is that they'd be indisintinguishable and, therefore, they'd conflate to a single standard. All the more reason to call out the MS offering as a monumental fraud.
Adobe should be required to...
additionally name their updates so it's apparent just looking at the filename at what time of day (hh:mm:ss), in which time-zone, and on which date the update was released.
One downside to the ubiquity of Flash, for example, is that everyone is pretty much forced to update (either the software or their hardware) when large players (e.g. BBC) start delivering only what's been produced with the latest versions of the kit available. While this does contribute to people patching their systems, it also much more rapidly orphans what would otherwise by useful kit. IOW, it becomes an unintended impetus to turn-over cycles, particularly in the home.
Anyway, there's something disturbing about having to ensure that you've got the latest version of x other things in order to mitigate the threat. I do appreciate the need to update and patch and so on, and recommend doing so. When an ever-narrower collection of tools in your kit means a given threat is potentiated by the shallow gene pool there, it's time for drastic changes.
>>"..The car is not a mobile device (it is, but it's not).."
>Heck.. it is
Not like a bicycle, anyway.
That is all.
How long before it's bendy and incorporates the display hardware itself?
Stop playing with that thing...
and just kill it, FFS!
Re: What a load of developer old tosh
>OK, so I know we live in a world of advertising and they pay to keep the website free.
Dubious assertion—unfortunately the basis for widely-held belief. Anyone with an income stream that depends on eyeballs and, thereafter, traffic of any kind is bound by common sense to have a web presence. That's just a necessary cost of doing business in a competitive environment. A website is a business expense, in other words, and that fact has to be set against the wider picture of running the business or running it into the ground by not taking cognizance of the environment. Any revenue from advertisements on such pages may serve to defray the costs, real and inferred, of creating and maintaining the site, but the site isn't up because advertising steps in and makes it possible (the site would have to be up in any case); the advertising-a separate business, you should note-justifies itself by slipping a little something to the website owner to keep the intellectual legerdemain invisible.
AdBlock: it's almost illegal.
Re: More tools for blocking junk
Better tools, no!?
For example, being able to call up an over-lay for a given page which facilitates discovery of the origins of elements visible on the page (whether already loaded or blocked by the likes of NoScript, Ghostery, or RequestPolicy), would open the door to much-more-rapid white-listing and black-listing with these, and similar, installed and active.
Further along, a means to analyse a specific page (incorporating cached information about various ad-slinging domains, CDNs, beacons, trackers, etc.) to display, in an adjacent tab or a pop-up, a reasonably accurate, commented, concise-and-clinical 'country profile'--one showing the relationships between the various sources of objects on the page. The purpose of all of that would be to help expose the web of (typically commercial) interests at play on the page, informing white-listing and black-listing by users.
Anything that gives the user more information and--importantly--facilitates their control over what displays, or even what is fetched, would be a good thing.
For giggles, I'd like an extension that groans longer and/or louder during page loads the heavier is the current page and/or the further afield it is from 'well-written'.
>If you want to get 100% of your sales you can develop Android apps and have them on your own website...
>The fact that isn't done much demonstrates that getting "shelf space" even on a virtual store... is worth the 30% cut both Apple and Google take.
It's also an indication that software developers are missing out on an opportunity to mint money out of... an app, or suite, that disintermediates and allow other developers to run their own whole show. It's mostly software, after all. Unless software is, you know, hard.
Re: Bollox, I hate Belkin
>Would be nice if they included an ADSL2+ modem in this as well. And frankly, for the price they're charging, it should have it already.
NAS, to boot.
Re: Think there website has been hacked....
Sentence fragment. Needs verb. Adverb maybe.
Re: Not really a surprise
At the extreme, more slowly in milliseconds--perhaps centiseconds. Otherwise, bullshit!
Re: Snapchat was how I found out I'm still innocent.
... it's a service designed to let people post risqué photos of their bits while lowering—but not completely eliminating—the risk that the photos see lots of eyeballs. Else, where's the titillation, that frisson?
In any case, twits with their bits should not act on a belief that the magic conjured on the internet is perfect, and will keep them safe and sound. The charm of Snapchat will likely wear off very quickly when (or each time) the guy behind the curtain is exposed.
>Looks like one of them weird anal stretching devices.
I'm not following you. You're familiarity is with them... conventional... anal stretching devices? Clarity, please.
Re: How long before...
>Capacitors held out since 2004.
What!? You couldn't replace the caps without proprietary tools? Design fail!
Re: it does look different
> there's nothing special about the idea, IMHO.
Which may explain why no one has thought to implement it. Or not.
>Crucial factor is quality of implementation though, and I doubt Apple are able to pull it.
Yeah, I, too, doubt they'll be able to pull it back from the clutches of the market once it's introduced. They'll probably have to content themselves with selling as many as they can shove out the factory door. While doing so, though, they might even have to weather criticisms about 'artificial shortages', accusations of 'constraining supply', and that ilk of BS...
>Surely half the fun is trying to get it to do things which it wasn't supposed to do?
The other half of the 'fun' being trying to get it to do things which it is supposed to do?
I imagine that Johnny's phone calls continue to approach zero asymptotically.
>It's a shame Iomega didn't conquer the world
No, actually, it isn't. What is a shame, however, is that the market didn't crush the life out of Iomega posthaste, as doing so would have spared many, many people much grief. So many off-the-mark products it's difficult to begin the list of charges of crimes against technology...
Re: Calm down...
More likely than "awesomeene" is "eventualene".
Mandating the dogfooding of their own charger designs—for example, by using each until an internal component (diode, resistor, heart, etc.) fails—would likely have a salutary effect on what's produced in pursuit of the quick buck made off the backs of the cheap and the not-so-swift. You buy cheap, you get cheap—and you encourage cheap to enter the marketplace.
Flight. Always works. Cover your own ass—it's within reach, after all.
An opportunity likely to be missed in these circumstances is the eventual application, by actual people, of concerted and directed political pressure aimed at wresting something from the manufacturer—a quid pro quo worthy, perhaps, of Solomon. And quickly.
That might be a precedent-setting 'arrangement' to allow users to usefully upgrade the firmware on the set in question (e.g. to allow the owner to point the data outflow anywhere they choose), or a general transfer of the intellectual property underlying the hardware involved to the public domain, in exchange for said manufacturer being allowed to continue to import into/sell into a specific country/bloc.
For me, the issue is not the fact that LG (or any other company) would do this kind of thing; we're really just waiting for the next one to get caught out doing it. The only remaining surprise is the specific date.
The concern I have centers on the truism that the wheels of justice grind so very slowly, and that legal fictions are impervious/insensate/invulnerable to anything analogous to pain, deprivation, or punishment of any kind. And they aren't subject to the one thing that actual mortals have in common. Which makes it more than a little tempting for big corporations to give underhand information-centric sleazeball tactics of all kinds a go. "Can't hurt, right!" That's what has to be changed.
Re: don't they know any anatomy?
Seems everyone is confused. The apparently wide ignorance of the distinction does say a lot... different parties using the same term to reference different things and carrying on an endless conversation that doesn't seem to have much traction. Head-shakingly sad.
What a ride that was!
Re: You guys really know haw to build up excitement!
The tease! Wouldn't be the same without it.
Re: Ooops. Can you say "Tipping point"?
>Iceland isn't a hotspot. Iceland is the result of the plates pulling apart.
In terms of emerging real estate markets, it's the place to be! Get in on the ground floor, and you're golden.
The profits spends like any other money, making the scope of possible future courses for the company and the industries it competes in that much broader and deeper. The sun will set on Apple, eventually, but they've got extremely long money at the moment. Don't hold your breath waiting for their last gasp; get on with your life.
Re: How much?
Well, start with asking why there's a turner on, as robots can work in the dark. And leaving the lights off would eliminate the need for a turner off, and save on the electricity bill to boot. And, with no turners off nor on, there'd be no point in having a toilet unless it was exclusively for the toilet cleaner. So, having eliminated three unnecessary positions, and saved money on the overhead, I can haz a bonus?
Re: Fixit were able to take it apart
“He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”
Or, the hacker's variation:
Who breaks a thing to find out what it may be travels the path of wisdom.
Why is someone reaching around, anyway?
"Here we go again Fandroids out in force jumping with joy.
Rather pathetic lives they lead."
Who... thefuck... downvoted this?
Re: they really have nothing
Fandroids have unusual concentrations of fast-twitch muscles between their eyes and the back of their head, actually.
(Ignoring your mis-calc...) Can you currently buy (or steal) a new drive for which the stated MB-age even approaches 1% of the capacity? If your circumstances have you down to needing to jettison something on that scale, you have space constraints well beyond serious!
500? Not good enough, IMO.
Re: Secure? D'oh!
Rifle the menus of your browser (something you should do in any application that's new to you)—not to 'grok' everything, but to note, in passing, what possibilities there may be. One of the menu items, almost certainly, will relate to extensions/add-ons/plug-ins (remember Settings/Options/Preferences? Same same, but different).
Select the item most-likely. Follow your nose, taking hints from things that you read online about security and privacy online. You are, after all, using a program the principle purpose of which is to search on-line and to access those resources references to which you locate in your searching. The central repository where you download, or from which you install, add-ons, will almost certainly have a 'most-popular' listing. And each add-on will come with a description and user ratings...
When you install an extension or add-on, pursue it through its preferences or settings until you've dug down into the very bowels of the thing——not to 'grok' everything, but to note, in passing, what possibilities there may be. Hit the obvious buttons and controls. Come back to it later and play with the others. Choose to have any release notes displayed on update (updates are typically automatic). Visit the developer's website on those occasions, and read. Prowl around.
Once you've got a few add-ons installed, enabled, and tweaked a bit, make a checklist of what you've got installed outside the program. You'd do well to consider the mix of your priorities (e.g. privacy, security, ease of use, etc.). More is not better; better is better—so mercilessly disable/remove any that misbehave. Spread the love, etc..
Re: Shock news
"Adverts ... always have been ... part of the web."
Historical revisionism. Or, you're much younger than I am.
Re: "all 5.29GB of it", and the rest
"once the initial 5.3GB of shiny newness is downloaded and installed, you've got another 10 GB or so of app updates to gobble up ... "
That's what friends (and neighbours) are for!
Re: Gateway drug
"'get hooked ... and you'll have to buy ... from ... us'"
That's the industry in a nutshell. "what people will be saying about this policy in a few years" is probably "Du-uh!".
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