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There are various - including rather egregarious fungal infections, parasitic wasps and other insect cuties. If you want something mammalian as a pet thats RIFA safe may I suggest the Pangolin? Comes in a nice shade of brown with full body armour plating as standard... Think a cross between a Jack Russell and a Tiger Tank...
Ye gods, how many things can you get wrong in one article? RIFA sting, they dont bite, except to anchor themselves (they then sting in a cute little circle). The venom is the second nastiest after pogomyrmex (itself a 10th as nasty as taipan venom, think a mid range viper or a uk Adder) and its primary danger in humans is either venom overload or anaphylaxis. Add to this that theyre aggressive little sods that make asiatic bees seem positively cuddly and you begin to see why theyre so nasty. Oh and they also love electrics too, traffic lights being a particular favourite..
Fulva has a secret weapon in that it is one of the super colony ants - RIFA colony is based on a single queen, Fulva colonies have several and related colonies act & react as one. In the wild these can cover large areas and crowd out even species like RIFA.
Something I wrote a while back, seemed strangely apt...
Real life: Press one to talk.
The phone it rings and rings and rings
Till life and time seems to fall away
“Press one to talk to an imbecile,
Who can’t/won't help in any way.”
“Press two to be disconnected,
So you can call another day.”
“Press three to be put on hold again,
Canned classical to wile the hours away”
“Press four to talk to a manager,
With no chin and upper class bray”
“Press five to go back to one again
So we can find you other ways to pay”
Technology should make things easier
All upstanding experts so say
If this is a life that’s made easier
I think I’ll just sit here and await the day
When this particular facet of an ‘easy life’
Will up and go away…
Re: If memory serves...
Yes, they were also overpressured by something like 4x. If they passed they were marked, if they failed they were dug out of the ceiling every friday. The idea being that even the most gormless idiot/texan is not going to fill his rifle barrel to the brim, put a bullet in and fire it...but in case he does, the barrel might survive it the once.
Way to miss the point...
Yes its probably got all the accuracy of a brown bess thats been at the bottom of a lake for 40 years, and might manage 5 rounds before bursting the barrel and taking half your face off, but thats not the point.
Snipers use a standard rifle, eg moisin-nagant, and use a single shot. One shot, one kill. But from a distance that needs training and natural aptitude. I know I probably wouldnt be able to do it.
This is a gamechanger for two reasons. Should I want to put a bullet in David Cameron, dont tempt me, with this I can make it myself, disguise it if I want to, and all I need to do is find the guy (probably when he's daughter hunting again), walk past, jam in in his gut and pull the trigger. Untraceable gun, unmatchable bullet (no marks or striations) and provided you do it right you walk away while sham-cam is wondering where that painful hole came from.
But wait, it gets better. Its true if you make this thing from plastic its hardly going to empty a slipper clip before exploding. But guess what, you can use other materials in 3D printers. Materials that are way stronger than standard plastic feedstocks. Or you can make the barrel assembly out of sintered or machined metal.
Say I want to off someone in a crowd.. I could use cute muslim girls in explosive undies (and yes its been done) or I could give them a batch of these modded with a magazine & welrod style silencer. A quiet bye bye to that annoyingly liberal muslim politician or that pesky schoolgirl (the cheek of her, thinking she needs to learn).. And no-one knows anything about it till its all over. 5 pounds of explosive panty gusset is somewhat obvious after all, not to mention messy!
Lucky the lil sweetie isn't American
She'd probably have been sued before the words were fully out of her mouth.
Its a good point though, and a depressing one. Fondleslabs just arent up to being used accurately. A case of "if it aint broke" that should attain the status of the "osbourne effect". The best phone I ever had was an E70 - if it had A2DP & SDHC I'd still be using it now, all of 20mb of free memory and I wrote most of two books on it.
For HTC and others... Please stop making phones *you* want to make and make the phones *I* want you to make. A2DP, Micro SD, QWERTY, HDMI, removable battery. Its not dragon science! They'll actually sell and you might actually make a profit..!
You do know what profit is right?
Zoe Saldana. Leather. Hot!
How on earth is she supposed to 'fit the character' of Nichelle Nichols? Slice a foot from her legs add a foot round the waist and 30lbs of bulgarian airbags.
Sigh, a manic depressive anorexic really doesnt do scotty justice either.
But then, see above, and you just stop caring*.
Re: Lazy Fat Americans.
Actually no. what it is at least to a fair degree is epigenetics and it goes like this...
Your grandparents are doing what they do and granny gets pregnant (insert futurama quote here). All goes well and the kid is born but its during the depression so theres not much food to be had so she & gramps were always hungry.
Your parent grows up as parents do and everything is again fine apart from an epigenetic switch has been flipped.
The way the following generation processes sugar is much different, they store fat much more readily and therefore you get the ameri-hutts blobbing round the place like motile hindenburgs (and about as likely to detonate).
This, coupled with the current American lardoculture gives rise to the Dennis Nedry-esque bloated man blobs that we know and loathe and has done so to a lesser extent in other western countries.
Another interesting possible epigenetic effect is the 9/11 syndrome. If mother was present at that event at a certain time in her pregnancy, third tri I think from memory - the resultant sproglet is much more likely to suffer from anxiety and changes in related hormone levels than others. Strangely it seems to affect the mothers the same way. Many more third tri pregnant women who had the joys of the full on 9/11 experience reported anxiety, than others in different stages of being knocked up.
Sometimes science is stranger than fiction...
I think I'm...
Going to set up a sponsorship charity for all the burmese pythons in the everglades so there is a predator big enough to deal with ask the darwin award nominees in florida. Having had the joys of Georgia I'll bet money its to do with her colour. The highlight of my trip there was sitting on a chambered 9mm beretta left with the safety off around a 3 year old girl. They didn't understand why I went borderline berserk over the fact I could of been killed! Then theres the nice omaha racist I visited. Went for a wander and started chatting to some very polite & friendly black guys (Im so pale I burn under a 100w bulb) - my friend came out of her house like the charge of the light brigade howling that theyd murder me on the spot. Talk about cultural cringe. Racism is part of the culture out there along with gutless v8s and aircooled teeth.
It constantly amazes me...
How a nation filled to the brim with total and utter fsckwits and automatic weapons hasn't blown itself out of existence years ago!
I mean seriously, the fsb tell you he's a terrorist and what do you do? Tell him not to be a naughty boy (and btw theres some interesting plastic stuff in that cupboard, no, the one next to it....) and leave him to simmer for a couple of years. UK has Dunblane and anything more dangerous than a kids longbow is banned instantaneously - some kid does a Joachim Pieper on 5 year olds, and the US keeps the guns and gives the little sweeties body armour and the teachers even more guns. The only thing stupider is showing TW: Children of Earth and then wondering why every stressed parent in BBC coverage are doing 'peter capaldis' left right and abandoned quarries...
Almost as bright as the farmer in the UK who sold a half ton of ammonium nitrate to a total stranger. Can you guess what happened yet?
As to the people who say hounding someone cant cause a suicide - two names off the top of my head - Tempest Smith & Lucy Meadows, Im sure I could find many more. Still so damn sure now?
Commiserations to the family but I'll tell you this now I wouldnt want to be one of the reddidiots right now...
And FYI for british citizens - should you be getting the idea into your head to do something similar causing by harassment or other means someones suicide is an offense under the 1961 suicide act. I dont know the American legal position on it.
Kind of unrelated. IF YOU CANT EVEN MANAGE COHERENT ENGLISH dont berate people for their opinions, it just makes you look like an ill educated 12 year old who needs their Ritalin increased.
Only an idiot... So *thats* why all the fanbois are having conniptions? True story - type in fanbois on nokia E7 swype keyboard and you get rancid as the first option. Very apt!
Re: No snakes?
Harmless Animals: Some of the Sheep.
The godbotherer collective will be sooooo pleased when the rat population explodes. Reminds me of a guy (American, surprise surprise) who decided to beat on a rattler then play snakey tennis with it - punting a by then royally pissed off snake straight onto his daughters back - at which point she was promptly bitten - circa regnum tonat indeed. Dumbass dads response, sue the nature reserve through which they were walking!
The world would be a far better, cleaner, safer place if the American was totally removed from it. You can almost imagine ole Ben Kenobi... "America, you will never find a more wretched hive of ecological terrorism & stupidity... We must be cautious". Just when I think its impossible for them to make things any worse they manage it in high style.
Simply compare Lumia specs to anything running symbian belle and my point she is made. Compared to Symbian, which itself came from EPOC, not-win-mo is a joke for a power user, and not-win-nt is barely better. Tv-out, winmo could do, symbian does, windows phone.. Ooh look, no go. Decent integrated 1998 grade bluetooth integration, oh failed again. USB-OTG even android can manage, WP? Nope more chance of getting a saddleback to 20,000 feet.
The most telling thing? That it all runs perfectly well on a single core processor running at less than half the speed of the quad cores needed to stop Android syrup syndrome. Not to mention inbuilt proper multitask and secure app features. Should I go on?
WP7 was based on the same CE core as Windows mobile which dates from the mid late 90s, WP8 on an NT core from the same era. Oooh look at my shiny new OS... Oh wait, is that a BSOD I see before me?
The depressing thing is that Symbian has suffered from the run to mediocrity that has happened due to IOS and 'droid. It is harder to program for because the people who developed it thought there should be some resiliance in there. The other approach is the 'hail and well met, script kiddies' one, and we know were that has gotten android, FCs, malignancy, and shutdowns galore. When Alexander the Great got to the sea it is said that he cried since there was nothing left to conquer, 10 minutes with Android programmers and he'd have thrown himself in, or gone totally postal. Mediocrity is not something to aspire to (although you wouldnt know it for looking).
Gotta go with Jess here.. The fact that its windows 8 makes not the slightest. A newer featureless crippled wasteland is still a featureless crippled wasteland. Course you could go buy a 2008 touch pro/diamond for £35, flash it and install hostsUI, it'll even overclock.. All the fun of the tiles, none of the Ballmerhorrea.
Or indeed you could get a belle based phone, a smartphone -as opposed to the one all new WP 'special'phone category.
Windows Phone 8 - does about half what it says on everyone else's tins...
Symbian must be spinning in its grave... What is this I see before me? An S3 rom for beagleboard...?
Re: Best mobile provider...
If you think Three are bad I would avoid EE/Orange like the plague. Orange will happily admit their own mistake and then send out credit companies one after the other... for years to get a hold of money they admit isnt owed.
I have lost track of the number of times I have said this but it looks like I will have to say it again.
Lumia is about as popular and useful as a necrophiliac in a Maternity Ward. Its now managed to become as poisoned a brand as possible. Yes, if you are after a non iOS phone that effectively runs iOS then its fine for you. If you want something functional, forget it. Decent bluetooth capability? Nah; decent upgradability and flexibility? nope (you mean you want the right to OWN something you bought from us?!?!, How 1990's); world class cameras? nope again, because the only OS that can support PureView in its entirely is *drumroll* Symbian...you know the one you killed because more than 3 options on a menu melts American brains... should I go on?
For less than £30 I can make my E7 mobile (yeah, running the 'outdated' and 'slow' Symbian) work as effectively as a full size laptop. There was nothing and is nothing that has the feature set and power efficiency of the Symbian/Belle OS. Nokia's Symbian/Meego smartphone customers have walked away from Lumia quicker than most of its talented engineers because they have, to misquote Caesar, come, seen, and laughed their heads off.
Elop has even gotten to the point of pointedly NOT refusing the possible use of Android for Nokia, when Ballmers Golden Boy says that you *know* things are not going well. Elop-bey makes Lord 'Zulu, what Zulu' Chelmsford look talented... which is a hard act to follow for anyone without congenital mental problems.
I wont be getting a Nokia for my next phone, unless I get another E7. I'll be looking at a Blackberry or one of Jolla's finest. Android on a tablet is fine, but not on a phone for me, im not potentially trusting my life to it. iOS - not until hell freezes over, to the point I told my family that if they buy it, to go somewhere else for all their support because I will not touch it. Windows Phone, why would I want to spend £500 on a baby NT box with a UI that would bore a 12 month old child (and was ported to Windows Mobile in 3 months by a guy working in his basement). Shows you how much work the MS minions put into it.
Nokia simply have been run into the ground by Elop and I cant see a way out for them, its just too late in the day. The irony is, that S^3 etc was actually doing fantastic when he killed it, Nokia were the out and out top of the pile in almost every respect - now they are so far gone they're soon going to require a Hospice..
Umm.. am I missing something?
Or is there supposed to be something called testing BEFORE you spaff something out to world + dog?
Why release it at all if you have to patch it on the spot, AND tell everyone the problem is there for them to exploit to boot... Fix first release later surely?
It makes you wonder how dumb the generality of the human race is going to/has gotten if the 'intelligentsia' can make cock ups of such platinum plated proportions...
Re: Anyone else
... Thats fine then, will match the Great Stone Ass of Mars on the other side of the planet... wonder if you can get planet size Depends?
Re: Nice one!
Whats more to the point is that no-one downvoted you for saying so. Are Apple fanbois a dying breed? one can but hope.
Re: Is it just a Monday thing...
"Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you..."
Sorry, but when police stop getting away with murder and paedogeddon ruleth not the earth - when men no longer have the emotional range of a teaspoon & social services haven't been thrown out of the shutzstaffeln for bigotry unbecoming then will I trust a government.
Its gonna be a long wait...
Re: STOP DEBATING THIS
Shouldn't that be Anonymous Cameron?
Re: A "fully operational" battle station in US hands...
*looks at her chest to check the girls are all present & correct*
A "fully operational" battle station in US hands...
What could possibly go wrong....?
The scary thing about America is that year on year of its existance its been involved in more genocides either directly or indirectly than any other nation on the planet (even Russia) - look it up, its actually true (US arms actually help Stalin get at least 3 under way). Couple that with military tacticians that make the cloned offsping of Lord Chelmsford, Lord Rust and General Ephinstone (of Afghanistan 'fame') look talented, and you have a Casserene/Little Big Horn waiting to happen... With turbolasers.
Personally I feel nervous when I see America eying the plastic travel cutlery displays, let alone offensive weapons.
I'm really happy I'm not a soldier too, since while having the French as allies historically meant your right flank tended to resemble a large cloud of dust moving at speed to the rear - the average American is the only person on the planet whos known for shooting his allies in the front (and even has a code for when it invariably happens).
The scariest part of the lot, is that there will be some people who actually think this idea is genuine... And will be disappointed when it doesnt happen, real disappointed.
Wow, someone who actually paid their taxes! Your surname isnt Vimes by any chance?
Covers alot of ground...
Most of Europe and Russia for a start...
Re: Why do you want to plug a keyboard and mouse into a tablet?
Apart from one tiny problem, filtering content doesn't work, its been tried, and people still get a whole new meaning of facebook from .mobi sites. Unpleasant enough when youre an adult, just imagine what happens when it happens at school to your kid, cue social services missing the point and the police doing you for kiddy fiddling/abuse.
And dont tell me I dont know what I'm on about because I spent 6 months dealing with the hounding of a friend and her trans daughter. To the point it almost pushed the mother to suicide.
As to Apple, I won't pay them the best part of 300 quid, or 500, for something I can get for a third of that - same as I won't pay BMW for something I can get for half the price elsewhere. Its called being sensible. Maybe if the various govts had stayed within their budgets too we'd be better off.
As to the keyboard option, I write amongst other things, and 25,000 words on a touchscreen keyboard would push me to the point of madness. Not least having a keyboard helps flexibility. Oh and £75 for effectively a new netbook, you were saying?
People are beginning to re-learn common sense. I spent £75 on my android tablet, including keyboard case. It'll do mouse keyboard and memory stick over otg and hdmi out, 6 hour battery.
Apple is and always will be overpriced tat, which only Jobs managed to sell with a straight face. Not to mention sitting on the tube (like the 9 year old last night) holding Apples finest is an easy way to getting stabbed in the process of the robbery of same.
Apple fanbois think on this - you could buy, fuel, service and in many cases insure a fully functional car for what you are paying for your shiny w**kcandy. Not to mention the random pornbarfing problem with iOS that you cannot fix. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that apple is making sure that lil 7 year old Amelia is getting a faceful of how to get a faceful (in a manner of speaking) and you have NO WAY of fixing the problem (which would take 30 seconds on 'droid). Dont you just love being a member of the mindless majority?
I didn't know David Cameron moved to Iran...
Re: Journalist desperation
Competition part the second...
"calculate using non-linear math how long it will take the school bully to kick your head in when the fact you won said competition is hailed at school..."
it wasnt all sweetness and light, it still isnt, with kids hiding their talents for fear the walking mouthbreathing rump-grunt de la jour will pound them for it. The female bullies are worlds worse, the genetically endicked just hurt physically... We'd get a whole lot more done on this planet if schools stopped burping out 'computer' courses and started chucking out bullies. I wonder if we'd be in a eutopian society with warp drive and equality already if it wasnt for the god botherers weebling every time one of their kids beat on someone 'different' or that had a higher IQ than them, and that doesnt even mention the teachers (look up the story of Tempest Smith if you want to see how bad it gets today).
Re: Admiral Daala
Am I the only one to notice that a lightsaber &/or shoto look a lot like a device a girl can have alot of fun with...? Now I have images, bad mind *slap*
Re: Why not...
"strong with the hair dye these ones are..."
There are many possibilities - Bakura, COJ (please not callista flockhart), Jorj Car'das back story, Galen Marek - not to mention the slightly deranged reason why the whole Han/Leia will they/wont they thing (with added bounty hunter goodness)
The biggest problem with all of them is if for example you dont do HttE you can't do spectre/vision (thrawn & pellaeon) since the result would make about as much sense as jarjar on amphetamines.
Piggybacking on the-thieving-gits-formerly-known-as-orange... Now *that* is irony...
Whoever thought up this little gem should be seconded to the Darwin Awards testing team without delay and preferably with extreme prejudice.
You hold, I'll hit...
Seriously, I'd rather spend a day locked in a roomful of thirsty black mambas mid shed than have to deal with a person with those issues (I'd be safer for one thing, and Mamba's can be affectionate and inquisitive when they know you). Its times like this when Practical Darwinism becomes so much more appealing... along with the Hammer & Quicklime of the BOFH.
Re: Success beckons ?
Wow. To paraphrase futurama "they have an IT department in the nuthouse?". Are you on 24 exorcist watch in case you suddenly morph into a bald American with anger issues and start vomiting up half digested Windows 8 marketing blurb?
I'd be calling the police if I saw you walking round the place holding a plastic spoon, let alone if I saw you near any electronics.
I hear that the israelis are advertising on linkedin for a "baby/RPG interaction specialist" for a recent "project" they've started. It sounds like you'd be perfect for the position...
Symptom of a bigger problem...
I feel a little sorry for Sinofsky - after all if you walk into work to a torrent of *that* in your inbox you'd soon get to the state where the only two options were to walk away or wire Ballmers balls to the three-phase and turn it on, or trigger the EMP in his car just as he hits the off ramp... The possibilities are endless and appealing.
But its all a sign of a bigger problem and yet again its the US to blame. When I was a kid you bought something you were something called a customer (remember them?) with the rights and respect accorded pursuant thereof. Companies didnt raise their customers prices 45% on the sly (yes I mean you SSE), they didnt prank call their customers for a laugh and they certainly didnt make it company policy to annoy as many members of the human race as possible by ignoring their customers like Microsoft appear to be doing (bar possibly British Leyland). When you asked a company to do something there was a good chance they'd do it - because a happy customer is a good customer and a good customer is worth their weight in gold, or at least they used to be.
Now we're 'consumers' and good customer service is about as respected as Jill-me Savile. Its ok to raise prices for customers on the sly by 40% and then openly do it by another 10%. Its fine to put peoples lives at risk with unsafe vehicles and only do something about it after 30 odd people are dead, injured or permanantly maimed. Its company practice to ignore users repeated requests for an OS that doesnt make Mickey Mouse look positively user friendly and feature rich. Telling a 'consumer' that something is free and then charging them to make the product usable is fine too...
Why? Because there is a deliberate disconnect in many companies between the meaning of the word customer and the word consumer. In their mind a customer has their own mind, requirements and rights (which needless to say is a bad thing). A consumer on the other hand is a mindless drone who will swallow anything barfed in their general direction - notwithstanding price, fitness for purpose or anything else (thank you Jobs et al).
You never hear the term 'consumer service' do you? Strange that until you think that if a company calls their customers consumers and keeps customer service they can use it as an excuse to do nowt when the car they sold cooks a family in an accident because of a brake design fault... Not our problem, they never told consumer service/theyre consumers not customers...
Put simply it boils down to 'if we dont call them customers, then we dont have to treat them as such'.
I get the impression that Sinofsky was old fashioned in that sense and having person after person rail at him from every side as a result of Ballmers decisions and other considerations - im not surprised he called it a day. I think theres also an element of getting out while the getting's good. I think he knows just how bad Windows 8 is going to bomb... And with features like printing & network printing seeping into Android MS simply cannot afford a pup right now. Thats over and above public relations triumphs like the 'does 16gb free = 32gb debate'. Fair enough, 16gb phone with 14gb free is one thing - advertising something as having a given capacity when the available is 50% less is something different.
We are your customers people, hear us roar (or at least do us the courtesy of listening to us whinge, you'll benefit in the long run).
Re: The Taliban are doomed.
Well thats the US government buggered too - since its generally accepted that God, the big 'A' and Iehovah are the same individual in different robes (aka the bloke-dress). I think its a shame theres little chance of any of them showing up in person, I'd gladly pay Iehovahs travel expenses at 30p/mile just to see the look on israeli government/military faces when he wanders into the situation room...
Re: It's a paradox, but who else would they send press releases to, but the press.
You forgot the US government, after all its nice to keep in contact with old friends and the US was there with help and weapons when they were just little green mujahadeen..
"Reach out and touch someone..."
I should imagine the ' blond moment' in question has gone quiet because its hard to be talkative without a head.
Kudos to anonymous by the way but a word to the wise - if any petite demure tanned brunettes happen to randomly befriend you... Its probably time to emigrate, Mars would be favourite.
Re: The photo on mine is my father-in-law and his DOG!
You haven't met one of my ex's then. Most people take labradors for a 'walk' not something that shares most of the same letters...
Its amazing how that image sticks in the mind even years later. I think the technical term is a woofgasm.
I'll (not) have what shes having...
Re: angry much?
What is it you fail to get? No Zuckwit = no Facebook. No Facebook = couple not violently murdered for unfriending murderers daughter on Facebook. No Facebook incitement to murder = no murder.
Its called a chain of causality by the cops.
Now, if I go and tell someone falsely that someone else is a pedo and that someone else ends up on the wrong side of a katana, the police will charge me so quick my feet won't touch. All well and good. Facebook outs teens as gay, putting them at risk of their lives and enables murder and other crimes, and all that happens is people whinge over crappy share prices. Both situations there is culpability, the individual ends up starring in a Diane Fossey documentary, the corporate CEO walks away with millions. Can someone explain to me, like I'm 5 years old, how that's in any way 'right'?
Re: angry much?
If thats aimed at me then you should be aware... There was a boy of 17 stabbed to death in my town and both facebook and twatter are implicated in the arrangements for his ' ceasing to be a problem'. Thats not to mention the three women shot by exes, or in one case batty parents, various teens raped & murdered, and the odd stalking case related to facebook - and thats just off the top of my head. Still think I am odd for loathing the zuckwit and the IPO he rode in on?
Re: This strikes me as more than a little desparate....
What happens is that the ex finds out shes with someone else, gets his prize uzi out (lovingly converted with a .45 ACP receiver & micro uzi bolt set), goes to her place of work/favourite bar and conducts a scientific test on how many women and children you can cut in half in the space of two 30 round magazines.
The police turn up and shoot him. Facebook gets off scot free & the girl spends the rest of her life learning about the results of 5 .45 hits to the abdomen and their effect on the internal organs...
And everyone lives happily ever after, except the dead ones...
Re: And what if...
Fantastic idea.. Right up to the point some berk installs windows vista embedded in his Prius series 6, what'll the headlines be if it accidently runs down a busload of nuns? "Prius not so pious after all..."?
Almost nothing on the planet is fully automated for good reason - tech failing is a matter of when not if, and to be fair I cannot think of anything less suitable than a car for automation. The human element will be needed for many years yet.
That just rebooted the "final destination" franchise; is a Toyota...
Heres a novel idea, instead of bolting on tech to make up for numptys behind the wheel, how about training them to drive, some these days are confused by the common or lesser spotted roundabout. Not to mention the human brain is faster/more flexible than any computer.
This is a decade that will live in history..
It has seen the end of Steve Jobs, it will soon see the end of Apple (apologies to the writers of Star Wars)
I and others predicted this and its happened and left Apple up to their necks in it. I made another prediction back then, that you can't afford to treat your suppliers like crap when you're in a specialist field. Apple are, whether they like it or not one step away from losing Samsung as a supplier, and with timescales how they are and the prevalence of Samsung processors that could easily put them into a rather unpleasant RIM style tailspin.
Well done, Apple, you've all but signed your own death warrent. Oh and word to the wise, don't try to dictate terms to us until you've bought Whitehall; and even then we won't listen. You screw with the British courts at your peril!