493 posts • joined Wednesday 17th June 2009 13:33 GMT
Re: Anyone else
I was thinking the same thing and also wondering if it would play out the same way if it were in the UK.
I can't help but feel that Judge Koh is a bit self serving, she seems to me to be complaining about what is in effect due process and having to do what she's employed to do.
The way that it's all played out in the courts and the media in the US makes the whole thing a bit of a freak show which is gathering attention seeking legal people, and probably turning people who may once have been not interested in attention around, once there's a little bit of hype people start to believe their own press and seem to crave more of the same and adjust their behaviour to accumulate attention.
Re: Pot, Kettle, Black
the AC @13:24 was implying that the phrase "Pot, Kettle, Black" is racist.
Clearly he forgot the joke icon, and given that it's not actually very funny it's probably for the best.
Obviously! is an obvious troll.
Sorry for not posting anything relevant to the Article, but Obviously! started it.
The thing that's prevented me from going from Win 7 to win 8 is the lack of native Bluray support.
That's also the reason I have Win 7
Going back a few years there was only the one OS which supported the HDCP protocol and Bluray playback that was available at the time, that was a MS one, XP.
Only trouble was, back then there were few pieces of software (PowerDVD and WinDVD) that would play Bluray.
The landscape may have changed a bit since then, but it still remains that the MS platform was there with Bluray support via third party software when it wasn't around on other OS's.
Why it can't be part of the Media centre add-on bundle for Win 8 I don't know.
The American guy didn't have a charger with a 3 pin plug...
Makes me wince just thinking about it
At least you're withholding the actual part which does the cutting until you can determine exactly how intelligent the beast is going to be.
I think you need to target dog like intelligence, border collie that is, not springer spaniel.
Too much or too little intelligence could be bad for the human race as we know it.
First my favourite TV manufacturer Philips more or less vanishes into almost oblivion and the quality of their stuff takes a dive, and now what I consider to be the manufacturer of the best current crop of TV's seems to be heading the same way.
Sony on the other hand I can live without.
it sounds so much bigger so it can't be all bad.
Re: Can only make it worse
I worked out why the low to high price ordering is crap, it's because it's not based on the Amazon price, or even the primary partner price, it's based on the lowest price of any seller.
That includes new and used.
Some of which have low prices, but extortionate postage costs (it's another way of reducing the consumers rights of return) or the used items are less than half the price of something new, but still the search puts them ahead of the others.
So there's logic there, it's not particularly useful logic, it could do with some additional options (like including the P&P in the price and excluding used items)
I do agree that Amazon search isn't the best there is available, it's not the worst though at least it works to a degree, some searches just don't work at all.
Re: suicide risk
I don't know, I suggest you perform an experiment, let us know how it turns out.
Re: Off Topic, regarding "Retina"
I'm not sure I buy that argument.
This is essentially the argument being made there - "when we (Apple) improve DPI it's a vast improvement compared to all others and this technology does not ever need to be surpassed"
It sounds to me like you've truly bought into the marketing hype.
Also missing is the next part which is "remember we said that this technology didn't need to be surpassed, well we've found out that it does, here, buy our new overpriced technology with a much improved display, but it won't need to get any better than this one, this time, promise"
Off Topic, regarding "Retina"
Everyone here knows Retina is marketing bullshit for the terminal consumer.
It makes sense for Apple to introduce a new marketing phrase, marketing is what they do best, and god help anyone who tries to use the word to describe anything other than an apple device.
They know that they're not going to be able to keep up and constantly compete on technical specifications so they'll hide them, trademark whatever word they choose to describe them. They've done this at a point when their screen technology was at the head of the game, or near enough, I wouldn't expect improvements/innovation coming from Cupertino with regard screen tech any time soon.
Consumers won't be able to perform meaningful comparisons, consequently "Retina" becomes a de facto standard, other manufacturers won't be able to say "better than Retina" because of the threat of Apple legal division (second only to their marketing division).
Apple can't really lose doing things this way.
Re: Optional, sometimes expedient
Dude, you're on the internet and you get porn delivered via snail mail?!
Re: Lost me there....
Let me guide you -
"some tracks were given away free" - um, some tracks you could get for free, but not all of them.
"$5 bought you a compressed digital version" - the entire album could be purchased as a digital copy for $5
"vinyl options ranged from $10-$300" - depending on how much disposable money you have buy a black copy, or a white copy or maybe one comes in a case and one doesn't.
In summary -
You missed the free content when you mistakenly ignored it, or possibly willfully ignored it, I don't know. That was a bit slap dash of you. It's okay though, because you're not paid to write comments, or read them properly.
I'm not affected
My service has already been fucked up for the last week by Vodafone
Re: Hell no, don't stop using glass!
Zedsquared, that's the problem right there, whilst the marketing material might say it's 30 times harder the OP has reinterpreted that to mean tougher and added his own words in to the marketing statement.
That shows how easy it is to mislead people with the truth.
The marketing also says it's "ultradurable" which means fuck all in the real world, it's not a quantifiable statement like the hardness one.
Re: Frackin MORON JUDGE!
"Actually, he said it was 30x harder than plastic, not stronger, but never let the facts get in the way of a good rant, eh?"
Completely OT, but did he really say it to mean that?
Is that really a selling point unless you plan to use the thing to engrave something, or maybe as a drill bit?
Did he say where it appears on Mohs scale? Presumably around 6/7.
Just wondering what purpose a "harder" phone actually serves.
Presumably that you'll only be able to scratch it with harder materials.
That probably is it thinking about it, a typical marketing thing, say something which whilst accurate is going to be misinterpreted by pretty much everyone and isn't necessarily what a lot of people want.
Apple do marketing well.
I'd prefer durability to hardness, but it wouldn't be good marketing to say it's vastly less durable than this cheaper (albeit not as hard) plastic product.
I hadn't made the link between local/organic before. It's good to know.
I do buy some organic stuff simply because it tastes nicer, like tomatoes that actually have a flavour instead of tasting of water, but I'll not go out of my way to avoid GM or non-organic farming methods.
I also recognise that something that is listed as "organic" could also be GM, but I've no problem with that really, given the quantity of testing that's done (if the fucking hippies don't destroy the test fields)
I've actually thought the opposite was true about the length of time organic foods last, I think they don't last as long, but generally the stuff is all eaten before stuff goes off and there's not much waste in my house anyway.
I agree with you, up until the point you talk about politics and then I begin to shudder.
Unfortunately choices between things that are ultimately crap are sometimes less appealing than not having a choice at all and having something that works.
On the other hand though no choice at all could be considered a parallel for the political situation in North Korea and having several crap choices would be akin to the UK, I know I'd prefer to be born in the UK, at least then I have the choice to leave...
Ah the illusion of control, makes everyone feel good.
Rather than innovate and develop a new lawsuit
Apple have decided to rehash the same tired lawsuit again, with just the model numbers being changed.
Fuck, their legal business model is EXACTLY THE SAME as their technology business model.
I'd like to coin the phrase, and possibly to patent it, actually no, fuck that, it doesn't help the consumer in any way shape or form.
Re: Anders Breivik
Fuck, I've somehow ended up in the daily mail comments pages.
Re: I had an idea, too
They call them patent lawyers.
(thanks for setting that one up so obviously)
Re: What's [sic] with the sick sic?
Fuck me this is a good thread
Re: DRM free movies.
That's far too sensible and obvious, they'd never be able to patent it.
Re: It was the penguin and her cane, that led to my love of discipline.
pre AD -
Would that not be BC?
how about a tablet with a usb keyboard/cover addon?
no problem with dodgy hinges being integral to the product, the hinge goes on the case it'll be cheaper and easier to replace, effectively a modular netbook with added benefit of touchscreen.
Re: $199 (£126)????
I was thinking the same thing, which will probably result in something similar to the samsung galaxy tab 2 7", the toshiba thrive 7 or the Acer iconia A100
Probably a tegra 250 with 1Gb RAM, 8Gb SSD, 1280 x 800 screen or thereabouts.
I look forward to it.
I've been looking a lot at tablets and from what I can gather the Tosh tablets seem to be very well spec'd and perform well in comparison with others, but they suffer from a shorter battery life than most, it'll be interesting to see what the reviews say on this one.
Entirely fictional Money
I'm fairly sure my brother-in-law Dave has downloaded about £2.4million worth of stuff that he wouldn't actually buy, in fact I'm fairly sure he only actually uses/watches about 1% of what he torrents.
I don't get it myself, I just don't have the time to look for stuff that I'm never going to use or watch just for the sake of downloading it.
Re: Shirley not
I'm not going to disagree, but I've only worked with 2 or 3 women who actually do anything related to IT, one's a great linux admin, one does a first rate job as a support analyst and one works leading our testing. The trouble is, they're the exception rather than the rule, all the other women I've worked with and known just don't want to get involved in the technical and it's far easier for them to get administrative jobs, or even easier sales & marketing.
I don't know whether that's as a result of the existing male dominance or whether it's as a result of female predisposition to those sorts of roles.
For the same reason I don't know whether little girls are predispositioned to like pink and hence there are vast numbers of pink products marketed to little girls, or do little girls like pink because everything marketed towards them is pink.
Re: It's a font...
@Ragarath that's a seriously good spot. I had not noticed until you pointed that out.
Your comment is rendered in a font where it's actually impossible to see the difference, there is a slight difference in this new font, but you have to look closely, which kind of breaks it in my opinion.
It also makes a mockery of Magnus_Pym and his comment about specific characters being visibly different.
I award you a Big brother icon for observation.
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