494 posts • joined Wednesday 17th June 2009 13:33 GMT
Yes you do
You dont HAVE to upgrade your OS.
You don't HAVE to change your hardware.
You don't HAVE to connect to the internet.
Not all software becomes obsolete because you say so or because a period of time elapses.
Now get back to pre-ordering you iPad.
It's not flawed, it is semantics. It plays a big part in law. It's not even my argument, I just looked up the definition.
I think that might be the point of the article, specifically that Register.com could get the law suit dismissed on a legal technicality of a dubious nature.
Hence they may win the legal argument but lose the trust of their customers.
Law sucks really, it's not 0's and 1's
No it isn't
Outdated software still does what it did when you bought it. If it had a purpose when it was purchased then it can continue to fill that purpose.
It's software, not hardware, it doesn't change it's behaviour over time, it doesn't break down, it has no moving parts.
You use the geek icon unwisely.
And like OJ Simpson they'll be better off for having won the court case rather than losing the court case AND the public relations battle.
Not from what I can gather
The difference is a critical one from what I can gather the difference is that with GROSS negligence something gets buggered up by someone who is aware of the consequences and they conciously make the decision to bugger something up.
Normal negligence is when someone just buggers up because they don't know what they're doing, like pressing the wrong button, the one that launches the nukes.
It's a dish, it uses the same sort of LNB as other dishes (dual, quad or oct depends on what your old occupant had in terms of decoding equipment) point it at your sattelite, hook up the coax to your media PC with a DVB-S2 card (and maybe a smart card reader for those pay channels ;-) and Bob's your mothers brother.
Not done it myself, spent a while contemplating it, but decided to save my time and just get sky.
I reckon it'll end badly
If Apple become the only game in town they'll go the same way with the App store and OS that MS did. They'll be the new target of choice. Diversity keeps the industry going, if MS OS were not so prevalent there wouldn't be anywhere near the quantity of viruses for it, hence more people turning to other OS's.
Apple become the dominant force in mobile phones, they become the target.
We'll see how they do.
Who takes advice on violence from a Sith anyway?
Did I say that your TiBook was a toy?
Apple are good at making toys.
I consider the iPhone a toy. I anticipate the iPad being a toy. Target markets are different, people buying iPhones couldn't give a stuff if they last longer than the life of their contract, they'll just get a new one.
Your example isn't a particularly good one though, what you've described is not work as far as I'm concerned. Professional graphic design can be making a poster for someone who gives you a tenner for doing it. BFHD. 3D modelling and video editing also pretty much fall into the hobby category and there are any number of devices suitable for the job. Something used by someone in a job doesn't tend to get treated in the same way as something owned by that same person. There's a lot less respect for the value of an item you work with than one you own.
In hospitals they won't own the device so it's going to need to be robust, and not break if a little bit of vomit, blood or any kind of bodily fluid spills on it.
You mean you didn't want to pay for an Apple to get "the Apple experience"?
Where everything just works straight out of the box, is less customisable, ties you to numerous other services you may not want to use, restricts you from services you do want to use.
It looks pretty though.
Honestly, I can't understand your attitude, you must be some kind of apple hater, listen to the fanbois, they know what they're talking about. The apple experience is the only experience you'll ever need.
I fkin hate that!
It's MY focus I put it where I wanted it to be WTF did you steal it for? Because you finished loading? That's fuck all of an excuse.
Bastard focus stealer. I WAS TYPING!
They're probably doing it because the lifespan of the device is only about the length of a release cycle anyway?
They're not in the same market which is why they're happy about the iPad, that's basically what I got from that article.
I can see his point, Apple are basically good at making toys, they won't last forever and you probably wouldn't want them to.
I would be concerned if they started to use the apple toys in places like hospitals and construction sites, in particular the former. I doubt they will though, in most cases it's probably been suggested by some fanboi to a manager who is basically clueless.
He does that too, and probably other things. People (not like us) have this wierd celebrity worship thing going on. I don't really get it, but they do, and they would phone the number for similar unknown (to me) reasons.
The only celebrity worth worshipping is the Moderatrix.
Nah, my mind is made up
If it's expensive and you can touch it without being at least 4 foot tall I don't want one.
I have a toddler.
It can't be that much worse than some of the crap other religions come out with, and they've served their purpose as far as I'm concerned.
My life has been enhanced by their very existence because this story and the associated comments have raised a smile as a result of all the scorn heaped upon them by heathen reg readers.
You can't ask much more than that from a religion.
Why do you think they'd reject it?
If something's nominated for an award then it's worth advertising the fact.
Let's take a game for example, it gets a nomination or an award in a trade publication. They include that fact on the box, do other trade publications stop reviewing the game?
This is typical of Apple though, more anticompetitive than any other company I can think of, except maybe one.
I like the critical mass thing, that when a volume of data reaches a certain point then the security of said data needs to higher.
Nobody's ever been able to tell me what that quantity is or how to measure it though :-(
It's not just local Gov
I've seen it plenty in Central Gov too, the cheapest pretty much invariably is NOT the best.
It's never about the best, it's about how much money is going to be left over.
More money left over means the management can award themselves big bonuses, then bugger off to another project/job while the original one collapses in the shitheap it always does.
Call me a cynic, but the cheapest offer always wins govt. business, it's never been any other way. How else do you explain the existence of Crapita, how do these companies continue to win business regardless of their history of failure?
The people making the decisions always have the fallback to say "look they said they could do the job for £x, how was I to know it would overrun for x months and cost £y?" it's that deniability they're looking for, they can't justify picking a more expensive quote (unless of course the quote is coming from a family member)
Still not seen it
I guess it's an advantage to having young kids, not having to be completely dissapointed by invariably over hyped rubbish, not that it necessarily is of course.
I don't get to go to the cinema any more you see, and I don't have time to trawl for torrents (more time looking for content than using the content)
I'll wait for the DVD/Bluray or sky box office release and THEN I'll be disappointed, but by then the hype will have died down and I wont be as disappointed.
Nice idea, I can see it now, a new service -
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I'd buy one
If the immortality wasn't virtual.
Not sure about this
But I reckon it'll just get scratched, isn't that the apple way?
Bring out something shiny and new, then decrease manufacturing standards gradually as the price decreases increasing profits, simultaneously creating a demand for a newer model.
I'll stick with books and a laptop for now
"It cannot be reduced to a yes or no or an on or off."
I thought that was the point of it though, that a G-spot was a location that when stimulated results in intense sexual pleasure (or orgasm)?
If it moves around or can't be found then by definition it does not exist (for the individual concerned)
How contrary, the other day I was praising the Aussie attitude to the bloke who put the sexist advert on that jobsite, now today I think they're being slightly mental.
I don't see how different this cartoon porn is to kids drawing cocks on the walls of the school toilets as tradition defines is required. I'm not sure how much I'd understand even if it was an accurate representation (of children) that it constitutes a criminal offence, I'd have thought that the point was that no harm came to anyone or is likely to come to anyone as a result of the images existing.
Not only do the competitors get the last mile at below cost RM also deal with returns for free.
So, let's say a company called shittylink decided to collect a whole bunch of mail (the easy and profitable part) they then take the post to RM, who sort it and deliver it (the last mile) if the mail is marked undeliverable by the occupant and put back into a post box then it gets picked up sorted and returned not to shittylink, but the actual sender. In any normal B2B relationship the stuff would be dumped back on to shittylink as (in my opinion they are) the sender of the mail.
There would at least be some recompense for this sort of thing occurring.
I don't really understand where things which are national services get privatised in order to compete, I've not seen it work for anything.
Since British Telecom went has service improved? Not as far as I can tell, the service it once supplied has developed a new Delhi accent.
Same for electricity, gas and railways.
I suppose the counter argument could be the NHS, but I think that there's a certain amount of movement towards privatisation which has buggered that up too, people can choose which hospital they want to be treated at etc. The whole NHS database setup is likely to be a sweetener paid for by taxpayers companies wouldn't have to come along and do any administration work they could just charge for healthcare and make profits, ultimately "competition" in these sorts of things is an illusion, profits go up as a result of standards decreasing. For some reason there HAS to be constant growth of profits, the profits don't have to be consistent, they have to grow, otherwise you're losing money apparently, I never understood the maths there.
Competition on the railways? I know I won't travel from Cambridge to London to go to work, instead I'll go on a different network... doesn't really work.
Competition for RM? Nope, no such thing.
The sentiments are right
I wouldn't quite go so far as hate, but apathy is about right.
I was thinking the exact same thing, what would happen in this country? I just don't think a £300 fine and a letter of apology would happen, people wouldn't laugh it off as a drunken prank, there's the minority (who seem to hold so much sway) who would be incensed and his life would never be the same again, criminal records, sex offenders register (just thinking about it's bad m'kay)
Sounds to me that in Australia his life's going to go back to normal in a matter of weeks.
I'm pretty sure there are lots that also would.
I don't get it though, it's just sex, why should she be hounded about that sort of thing when worse attrocities are allowed to continue. I mean why on earth is there a "Lord" Mandleson, come to think of it why is there a Peter Mandleson, how has he continued to be allowed to exist?
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