2448 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
So much for the life time warranty
On the two Radioshack vacuum tubes in my still working AM Short-wave table radio...
Re: What's in a name?
When I was a kid the local store was half Tandy Leather, half Radioshack.
As a student I worked part time in Radioshack (TRS-80 days)
Radioshack was a place I would go to buy wire, batteries, the odd electronic part. Still have some Radioshack speakers connected to the TV.
Then they sold Radioshack Canada to Circuit City. Then renamed it The Source. Now it's owned by Bell Canada and pushing phones and TV. Lots of RC toys.
Now I drive 10 km to get to a place that sells the type of stuff Radioshack used to sell (without the shrinkwrap onto cardboard packaging).
They are going to use it for the interface for Windows Phonecraft 10.
Re: US media domination ?
Netflix is very much not cable. The problem I have with cable is I have one choice*, Rogers (they have worked hard to make sure of that) and to get the few channels I might watch I have to buy a giant bundle of crap for about $80+ a month. Lucky I'm not a hockey fan.
I'll just stick to my over the air for local news and such + Netflix and I'll buy the disc for stuff I really like.
* I could get the IPTV service from the phone company but it costs just as much.
Then you get the exclusives that are only on one system.
People will not line up to buy a new TV every 2 years, and we can't take a 30% cut of all the content.
The cable companies laugh and use rude hand gestures when we tell them they have to pay us money for every Apple TV connected to their service.
Re: crushed waste, from the ground rock.
So this pile of rock is just inert rock, and the tin he wants. No other metals or say sulphur compounds that you tend to find around tailings (hint, if there is tin, there will be other metals). And will that "Just water" still be just water when your done with it?
Re: Corrupt Judges
They are just upset that Yahoo!'s corrupt judge, was bigger then theirs.
Canada's majority Catholic
More like Quebec is majority Catholic... and it's corrupt as hell.
Super Cali goes ballistic, Uber Pool is bogus: Ride sharing biz is illegal in the state, says regulator
Except for ones you ignore.
Unless and until the Legislature modifies §5401, the Commission must enforce state law.
Re: an easy solution...
It can take weeks before the bank decides to take back the money.
Work from home scams in Canada have had people cash cheques and wire the money to the scammer (less 20% for your time).
If it's a fake company cheque with all the correct account info it can take the company a week or two to object to the charge and the bank to come after you for the money.
Jaws was about the only good thing in that movie.
"SOme of the finest watches created aren't round; "
It seems some of the most god awful watches also aren't round. (notice the actual moment is round)
One way to make the apple watch look good I guess.
So that's it for Apple eh?
Everyone go out and buy a Windows Phone.
Would Apple godhead Steve Jobs have HATED the iWatch?
Depends. Was it his idea?
But you still need an iPhone
So not much help.
Don't forget video. It didn't take too long for the DRM on music to go away, and I think they had an offer to upgrade any DRM music you had bought, but Video content is still DRMed to your iTunes / Apple device (and it's the same crap anyplace else to be fair).
You can be sure
That they will not be popping up pizza ads in a week or two.
Re: not a Delivery?
I'm sure they don't have to take down the site, it's all part of the fake manufactured shortage, gota have it on the first day, line up now dog and pony show they do every year.
Just had a look out the window here, no lineup on the street. Has not been a lineup here for the last few apple hype days I think people just order online.
Almost all of it is going after the low hanging fruit of non-google app sources full of apps of dubious origin that have to be side loaded.
The biggest problem with the google app store is most of the apps are just crappy or don't even work.
Re: Passwords? We don't need no steenkin passwords!
ISP routers with remote admin turned on, and everyone has the same password. Takes 5 minutes to find the password posted online by one of their "your a contractor not staff, no benefits for you" support people.
Stuff that is OLD, buy a new one (about 1.5 years) and no longer supported/patched.
Can't wait for the internet of things.
Re: Search Results that Contain new Search Engines are crap
If you searched for a manual or driver Google used to send you to fake search sites that always had what you searched for even if you just make it up, but would just send you to ad filled pages that claimed the the thing you wanted was just one more click away.
That and the shopping comparison sites with 20 different domains all linked to the same crap data.
Bing used to be better for that type of search, but it got much worse, and google got better.
Did I sleep through math class?
No BS marketing 101
"It runs Windows 8.1 with Bing, which means Bing comes preconfigured as the default search engine in Internet Explorer but not much else"
So how is that different than normal 8.1? It must be crippled in some other way as well.
Re: Someone still upset
Defending your digital rights? Then you're a Nazi, says the Open Rights Group
Someone got all bent over a Downfall parody, and not because they are past the best buy date.
Someone still upset
About that Hitler subtitle parody maybe?
Re: How the board laughed....
How about take the fine out of their bonus package?
Re: Dear DoJ-
They would never put all of their lowest profit, low growth areas into the spin-off would they? Areas that require major investment maybe?
They also zoom in 2000 x on a reflection in a hubcap to capture your pin code.
"serious long-term damage to Gartner’s reputation"
You can cool something to below absolute zero?
Re: The U.S. should move to chip-and-PIN anyway...
"The trouble is, it's "chip-and-signature." As in, the retailer can authenticate the chip somehow, but it needs no PIN to validate the transaction"
It has some use. If you try to swipe it on a terminal that supports chip it will tell you to insert the chip. So if anyone skims the mag strip they will only be able to use it on a terminal without chip support.
guessed password-recovery questions
Stupid "what is your pets name" questions + Famous people who post the answer on their facebook page.
If there is no Apple weakness why is it that as far as I've read it's all Apple users that have been hit?
How long before
I becomes a tool of movie studios and record labels.
And file formats.
Re: Give it all to us ..
Kill broadcast TV Win, Win.
With cable/sat TV and cell phone providers often owned by the same people it's a double win to get people off broadcast TV, not only do they get more mobile space, they get more pay TV too.
I expect the brown envelopes are flying.
No garbage can for us
Triad is centered on
two one main design principle: We thought it looked cool.
Re: Did the BBC just troll people?
"suspension of disbelief finally broke that a lizard could transfer oxygen back out of its blood and into its lungs in order to then breathe that oxygen into a human."
That's exactly what can happen. If you fill your lungs with oxygen free gas (like helium at a party) the oxygen in blood will defuse from your blood back into your lungs, and you pass out in seconds. There is no active transfer going on in the lungs, it's just diffusion from higher concentration to lower.
If anyone wanted a giant iPad
There would be sales of giant android tablets (much like the smaller androids were selling well before the ipad mini was released) but I've never seen one outside of a showcase.
Book a hotel...
Your going to let Siri pick one? Will it pick the cheapest one? The one that gives Apple the biggest kickback? Will it look it up on some rating site to pick a nice one?
Will you yell at Siri if it picks a rat infested dive with broken AC?
Will Siri post of fancebook
Begging for extra lives for candy crush?
Will your friends phone automatically supply them?
But didn't that Orlowski guy say Kickstarter was crap?
Guess I'll have to go put in a few $.
David Irvine, who yesterday likened “metadata” to a telephone directory.
A telephone directory that lists every call you have made or received.
You could get a surface, they already have full screen video ads (both the MS solitaire and weather app have them for example).
I wonder who has the patent for full screen video ads on a mobile device.
Re: Dazed and confused
Apple used to be very responsive to their customers. Back when I had an Apple //e for example.
Re: Buying HP
For the past few years it's been all "what can we do to make the stock go up today" and next week was too far away to worry about.
People working on new ideas for products that will not ship for a year or two? Axe them we will just buy a company when we need new products.
Lawyers get all the money, big bosses get get out of jail free cards.
Everyone else pull my finger.
How about the lame surveys posted by SEO companies to make it look like some crappy facebook page is getting traffic.
So the LED lasts the life of the car, or until the fan fails?
Or will the headlight just turn off when it overheats?
Can you replace the fan, or only the full module?
Re: They've got you...
But they have to make sure, so they will take your computers, phone, and just to be sure your toaster. You might get them back some day...
If he did sell copies of a cam video on facebook (not sure how you would do that, it's not ebay) he should be in trouble for gross over charging.
I expect the 700,000 number is the normal pulled out of their ass number.
Re: Too Late Now
Even if (a big if) this applied to automatically triggered photos, the National Geographic article would still be copyright and add value over just a bunch of photos.
I remember a story (think it was National Geographic) about a chimp that was taught to use a polaroid camera. The actual low quality photos (that would be public domain) were a very small part of the story.
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