it sounds so much bigger so it can't be all bad.
530 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
it sounds so much bigger so it can't be all bad.
I'm most confused too, I woke up thinking it was Friday, was disappointed when informed it was only Thursday, now I'm not so sure again...
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.
I don't know, I suggest you perform an experiment, let us know how it turns out.
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"
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.
Dude, you're on the internet and you get porn delivered via snail mail?!
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.
My service has already been fucked up for the last week by Vodafone
Bacon makes everything better. Particularly a bacon sandwich.
Celery on the other hand is the anti-bacon.
Scratchings without pork...
You owe me a new keyboard.
English Breakfast tea.
Stewed for a good amount of time, and either blue milk or at least green milk.
The red milk makes for vile tea.
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.
"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.
My eyes are bleeding from that.
I'd say the purpose of the IT department is to correct your spelling.
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.
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.
Think of it like this instead -
LOHAN will be sliding on and off a well lubricated mighty rod.
Fuck, I've somehow ended up in the daily mail comments pages.
Put a soft fried egg on the sucker.
They call them patent lawyers.
(thanks for setting that one up so obviously)
Fuck me this is a good thread
That's far too sensible and obvious, they'd never be able to patent it.
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.
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'm not sure anything is really toddler proof from experience, I think the only way to keep these things safe is to keep them out of reach.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not sure whether they were "made", perhaps a better term is "vomitted"
I noticed a trend for setting these things in Dagenham, is it really that bad?
I thought maybe Slough, or Watford Gap service station might be settings that could also fit.
Another of my many pet peeves is that transposition of "frequent" and "regular" for that you get an upvote Stike.
@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.
I was thinking the same thing, this development should surely be restricted at least, the code should be protected and developed in a controlled environment within this countries boundaries by cleared personnel.
Big brother should be watching this, but they seem more concerned with intruding on civil liberties.
Hey Micky (you're so fine), I understand that not all special needs kids are clumsy careless people. However some kids with violent behaviour disorders will not treat anything with respect, and you're proposing it's a better idea to give them a £400 iPad than to give them a ruggedized tablet.
I think it's a bad idea to give any kids that sort of equipment, whether they're in a wheelchair, on crutches, are in a coma or totally hyperactive.
I was a kid once too.
So no I'm not insinuating that ALL special needs kids are clumsy careless people, just that some of them aren't going to respect anything they're given.
You also seem to be suggesting that IT folks shouldn't have an opinion on what IT equipment should be used in a given situation.
You know that a lot of IT folks have experience of gathering a set of requirements and making a recommendation based on those requirements right? And that those IT folks will have a far broader knowledge of available technology than that of the average "skilled professional" (or case worker)
Further to the other comment about "why iPads?", wouldn't kids in schools and in particular Special Needs kids actually be better off with something a bit more rugged? I'm pretty sure that nothing about the iPad is actually unique apart from maybe the price.
Also I'm not a huge fan of the whole locked in OS thing, in my opinion the Apple strategy is worse for the consumer than the whole MS strategy, at least when you bought a PC with a MS OS installed you could still get support for the hardware in the event you replace the OS.
He should definitely have a statue, I'm sure he would appreciate being on top of a long stiff column.
That's what this version does.
What about the version that they haven't found yet, which just lives in RAM.
If it's pervasive enough then the botnet could just run in RAM.
And then when the JVM's die so too does that part of the botnet, so the body is dumped, no evidence.
Who do the banks answer to?
I think part of the problem is that it's not even a Friday, let alone April 1st.
I did get slightly confused and disorientated in the 4th dimension when I read this, I did find it funny though.
And because I'm still slightly disoriented, have a drink, it's some day in the week, the future is happening as you read this, the weekend approaches.
The date format is also entirely logical, or at least more logical than the US format.
Reading from left to right the magnitude of the figures increases, day, month, year.
What's the logic behind the random sequence in the US format?
A more useful format I find is usually the reverse : year, month, day.
I'd go as far as to say that the OP is a moot point.
Won't Apple sue for patent infringement?
So how different is posting on a blog to posting on a forum?
Will we see a return of the Moderatrix? Or at least a return to the dark ages between the new "free post" system and the Moderatrix.
This means we'll need an edit button.
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means
You say it as a joke, but I've seen it happen, it was about 6 months after a go-live and the DB server went bang.
There was no archive policy and they simply hadn't designed in any cleanup process.
The solution - bigger disks, worked for a bit.