A real head-scratcher! Why would anyone with the necessary chops to bring these things together and, likely, also then arrange for them to be shipped and sold abroad not just get into the business legitimately? The economics of cranking out facsimiles of high-demand consumer items would make interesting reading... (cue TW)
485 posts • joined 26 Nov 2008
Re: We don't even understand all of what we need to know
And the axial tilt, to add a degree of dynamism--a cyclic leveling of the playing fields.
Re: We don't even understand all of what we need to know
> Without that magnetic field, what would out atmosphere look like?
At a guess, it would look like the last of the plume of smoke coming off a wooden match extinguished by a puff of air---with the plume of what was once the atmosphere, and likely all of the surface water, heading off into deep space, directly opposite the sunward side of the planet.
Re: Proof of purchase
"lawyers" == "they"
And: "they" were running in packs! Suspicious, ya think?
Unfortunately, once it looked like someone was going down, those lawyers had only to walk away, not run.
>So basically it can do less than a current phone but it is still expected to excite... I need poked with the big clue stick because I just don't see it..
Look to the right:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/smartphones_are_ludicrously_underused_so_steal_their_brains/ (but first remove the phone, as it's superfluous to needs).
Re: "we'd still be roaming the plains of Earth as just another primate"
If we'd never made it to the trees, we likely would never have become mammals. Still, there's so much to see at the beach; the drive to go back is, understandably, primal.
Who knew? Who knew!? Who knew it could be so easy?
(This is a public service message.)
Bring out the dead! Bring out the dead!
>Co-founder Steve Jobs famously said that Apple wouldn't attempt to enter the low-cost end of the market because it "didn't know how" to build a cheap device.
That was then. Those guys in Cupertino are probably wilier than they let on. They could do the world a favour and drop something into the low end of the pool, just to kill off the marginal manufacturers.
As for cognitive dissonance.... plausible. But if the shiny-bedazzled yoof are aware that the non-Apple manufacturers are just scraping by, and there's little profit in the non-Apple sector to compete over, then they may well be aware that buying non-Apple is a crap-shoot--as a company making such shiny has a much greater likelihood of not existing, or no longer competing at all in that market, in the near term. And orphaned products are just not as fun to have around. So the decision becomes: go with the winner, because the winner has mega-tonnage of profit to burn through before it, too, has to face the possibility of running at a break-even point---which necessarily would be very long into the future. If ever.
Does Uber have something that...
can't be duplicated by someone else? Isn't this all based on what is just a frikkin' app? So, encourage the conversion of the entire taxi industry into a f(r)ee-for-all affair, and let any and all play whatever role they want in the thing. If Uber is just a communications outfit, then they likely can't argue that they're entitled to a natural monopoly in that market--or litigate competition away. Eventually, ride-for-a-fee will settle down and there won't be any big winners. (At least Uber won't be a big winner, anyway.) Am I missing something?
Scraping the bottom, el Reg?
Is this story here because it almost, tenuously relates to the tag line "Biting the hand that feeds IT"?
Re: Interspecies DNA exchange
A real gentleman also ends with foreplay?
Re: I miss System 7
I never needed to do anything like that, and the machines I was using were never high-spec Macs. Can you say "RAM-Doubler"? I have to put your need to do so down to the running of Norton-something or Adobe-something-else, or any of a number of dubious third-party control panels or extensions or 'screen-savers'. I recall there were many such niceties that did not "play nice" and though they could be shown to be the equivalent of digital foot-binding, it was nigh-impossible to convince people to do without them- though they were a drag on system performance.
> I don't think that I would do that today!
The key step is "Off to the data center", right?
Re: There's a lot you can see when there's nothing to do.
One thing bothers me about your (current) case, though: in order to qualify as witnesses, wouldn't those same people have had to spend as much time, in the same location as you, doing approximately the same amount of "witnessing" as you are alleged to have done? That would be creepy, no? Just askin', like.
There's a lot you can see when there's nothing to do.
I've heard of sunburn, and I've heard of people being sunburned/sunburnt, but I've never heard of the process being "witnessed".
Re: Air Force General Hawk Carlisle
Perhaps you're thinking of Buck Turgidson.
Interesting to see
Linksys WRT54GL in there--if only in a limited way--as it's been a long-time favourite of the DD-WRT crowd.
>Nudity in the Canterbury World Naked Bike Ride is NOT an excuse for self-exhibitionism.
Erect penis != exhibitionism.
The former is largely governed by a reflex arc, the latter not.
A stiff public bamboo could be acutely embarrassing with, or without, the presence of prudes or the cops--not speaking from experience. And there's no Off button or anything, even!
Anyway, come prepared.
>Airbus will still need to satisfy customers that it can ensure that software installs don't go wrong in future.
I can't think of more than one way they can do that.
>any other tricks other than a suspend-resume cycle, a kernel extension, flashrom, and root access
Erm... doesn't root access mean you already own the machine anyway? Dizzy. Have to lie down. Maybe nap...
Congratulations, El Reg!
Some tentacle of the Apple juggernaut appears to have acknowledged your existence--possibly validating it. And, it's beer o'clock. Go to it.
"...rank it the 80th-most-read-about..."
rank it the 79th-most-ignored Linux distribution.
(had to be said)
Because it's bazaar?
>The ones that make Swiss cheese.
Shouldn't they have holes in them, then?
Re: Excuse me ...
but you're taking the expression "getting high" a little too literally. Apparently, you can do it in your garden/shed. Even in your basement.
Re: Excuse me ...
I also thought there was more in that quote of the expected double-speak than... well... expected. Colour me confused.
>If you want to hang on to your data. Which you probably do.
If it's on a linux system, that is. Which it isn't necessarily. If you know what I mean.
Re: Get with the times
Upvoted. Ah, tone deafness.
Re: And thus we have
>an appropriate time for a random observation
Applicable any time in the last 10-15 years, actually.
Re: Not dead yet
That's confusing. Fortunately, I need more coffee.
Re: Electric Moped
What (the fuck) is "a bike license "?
Aaaaand the crux of the matter is ...
> until the problem is solved
What criterion/criteria will be used to assess the state of the 'problem'?
Stop their presses!
absence of black stealthicopters for the pick-up! Something's up. Gotta be.
Re: And Mail?
>... you can only modify your default ...
Better that a means to alter the default be found in an expectable location than to have each new application installed attempt to land-grab, frontier-style, the relevant lot of URLs, MIME Types, protocols etc. for itself--covertly and forcibly. Incidentally:
By now that neighborhood has probably gone to hipster shit anyway, so who cares?
Re: Watch newbies?
One apparent up-side to the Apple Watch is that the demise of the word--and hence the concept of-- "clockwise" will likely be put off for another generation or two.
Re: In fact, warning does make sense
It makes a lot of sense to require that every mirror be etched with the warning, too.
Just to be safe.
Re: why, why, why... what is the point?
Can't arrive too soon.
Re: Hardly a bug, is it...
>Sadly the only thing I took away from this article was "Consumer buys flakey Product but would rather continue using it because it's so Shiny [rather] than actually try and get the MF fixed".
>Depressing state of affairs.
Rational: along the lines of "but I need it nowwwwwwww". All too common behaviour, and childish. Nothing to be done to counter it, I'm afraid.
Re: send a brief recording of your heartbeat
In lieu of the very occasional postcard home reading only "still alive"?
Re: "a classic three-body interaction"
>So it's a menage-a-trois then?
Seems it was. We missed all the action.
Re: But what about
Pocket change. In every sense.
Re: But how many Titanics would it fill?
>Not that it would be so evenly spread of course.
The skiing in YNP will be fantastic! Eventually. Cliff-diving, too, probably.
>there are no tools to upload backgrounds or build your own watch app
Couldn't imagine why the objets weren't dropped from a great height instead. I guess it's down to culture or the individual. Bad, but not too bad--almost genteel.
However, a dunking like that is not likely to get attention that will endear you to someone. Nor, it seems, get a rise out of them, as the victim seems to be taking it in stride... in the direction of a cold shower, possibly, then probably off to the dog house. Or to a friend's house for a commiseration session.
>prohibits the consumption of alcohol
That's a little hard-line, isn't it?
Re: Bored of Battery "Breakthroughs"
>Fusion is 10 years away.