Re: Dissing the competition always works right?
the ICar V1 will be crap.
Isn't it true that V1 products are always shite?
Perhaps by iCar 3 it will be great.
That seems to be the norm in this industry
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the ICar V1 will be crap.
Isn't it true that V1 products are always shite?
Perhaps by iCar 3 it will be great.
That seems to be the norm in this industry
Remember a certain S Balmer and his comments about the iPhone?
Also Mr Musk is more than likely to be on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits from those 'people he fired'. He is casting a cloud over their whole employment prospects in the future.
It remains to be seen what if any car Apple produces. Only then can we compare it to the likes of the Tesla, BMW i3, i8 and the Volt. If is any good then they are onto a winner.
He has seemingly forgotten this famous quote.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
He seems to be laughing at Apple. As other companies have learnt the hard way, that is a dangerous thing to do.
Then again, the iCar might be a piece of crap (yes please)
Nah, what is missing is Cortana doing a Darth Vader impression of 'You've got Mail!'.
I have only found two places in the USofA that does not eat Streaky-grilled to a crisp- Bacon
If Jake sells what us Brots calls Bacon then kudos to him.
Most American folks (IMHO) don't have a clue about cuts of Meat. Having spent a good amoubt of time working in a Butchers when I was a Student I guess I know more than most. but Chain meat is a new on on me. for those who don't know, it is the offcuts from Tenderloin. I can see how Jake gets the numbers of Steers to kill when that is used. such a waste.
Got a nice bit of Black Beef Shin (from a local herd) for sunday. Slow cook for 4-5 hours Delicious.
Cheek is another really nice cut.
Dr Nithin Thomas, founder and chief exec of security startup SQR Systems
I guess he has some product to UpSell then?
Or perhaps he wants to sell the biz?
be able to run a Multi-billion $$/££ business?
Complete with all customer history and products SKU's and, and, and....?????
How are you going to prove financial complaince with Excel?
I understand that the is trying to Embiggen his product and get his biz out of a financial hole. I'm also not a fan of CRM's like SAP, Oracle (esp SAP) etc but honestly, this guy is talking out of his backside.
The thing that run past my house was laid by NTL around 20 years ago. The original coax is still there and being used today. Naff all investment in upgrading it so as a result the speeds between 3pm-Midnight are back to dialup days. BT OTOH have put a nice new green cabinet at the end of the street and we now get FTTC from BT and several other companies that have LLU (inc Sky & T-T) kit in the local exchange.
68Mbit down/16Mbit up as of 10 mins ago
to be a separate company so that they can buy it and then get back at BT for all those years of so called overcharging.
I would not trust any of the usual suspects to have any financial interest in OpenReach. At least as it is, BT have to answer to Ofcom who does tell them what and what not they can do. If it gets hived off and they all have part ownership then what is to stop the new company acting in 'the best interests of the shareholders'. OfCom would have very (IMHO) little influence on such a company.
Perhaps the majority of Crapple users are locked away in the Business Class Lounge?
Less trading days due to Thanksgiving and Crimble perhaps?
Thus totally ignoring Black Friday....
Statistics, Figures and Damm Lies. It is Gartner after all. They seem to sprout reports that say just what the main sponsor wants it to say. Most of it is guestimates anyway.
Same here. I stopped when they brought in the new license server. It failed and after repeated calls they would not let me create another License server.
I told them straight that I was done with them.
I would not hold out much hope of any price reductions from the new owners.
I'll 'pump' for 'Generations in the Making'
After all MS seems to try, fail, try, fail, try, fail etc etc
Ok hands up how many readers here have ordered stuff from outside the EU and found that VAT was added to the price you paid?
Hands up again, how many have wondered if said VAT was actually send to the relevant Tax collection authority (HMRC in the UK)
Then there is the reverse swindle where the likes of Amazon insist on charging you VAT even if you make a purchase when you are outside the EU which makes them a clear 20% profit or do they actually send it to HMRC?
This whole area is a minefield. Good luck sorting that one out.
Sopt on sir.
The stance that Apple has taken on privacy (loathe or love them) has set the bar pretty high.
He might as well stand on the poop deck of SS Microsoft and piss into the wind.
Is the new Surface Book sexy? Only time will tell if it stands up to the sort of abuse that all MacBooks get on a regular basis.
Then there is the resale value. I just sold a 2009 13in MacBook for £300. No need to say anything else.
also drives at most 6in from the rear of your car even if you are doing 85mph on the motorway.
IT comes complete with multiple copies of the Sun/Mirror/Star on the dash and the cab has 'Clean Me' written on the back doors.
Brings a new meaning to 'Living in your Car'!
So why do you need a home, just move out and into your car. It will save you a shed load of money
That probably makes your contract Null and void under the unfair contract laws.
May I humbly suggest that you take legal advice in the UK and not from some Night School US Law Grad.
They can keep slurping our data without getting explicit agreement from me just because it passed through some other EU company who has one of the slightly dodgy agreements with companies like Google, sorry Alphabet?
I can't wait for some EU company to try this with US originated data. They'll be on an unmarked LearJet heading west before their lawyers even get the phone call.
Come all you MEP's pass a law banning ALL data going to the USA. Then you might actually earn some respect from your voters. What? you can't? Because some TLA has a few dodgy photos of you?
running 4.0 let alone 5.0 and anything newer.
I feel a bit sorry for unsuspecting users (viz the majority) who get their new toy and it is vunerably to all sorts of nasties as soon as they take it out of the box and get it going.
I'd like to do thie (see Icon) to the manufacturers and retailers of this clearly shoddy kit.
Most Swiss Cheese (the stuff with the holes in it) does not smell.
Now if you had said a well ripened Tomme De Savoir then I would agree with you. I've even seen one removed from the cabin of a plane because of the frankly rank sweaty feet odor that permutates from the thing.
Tastes good though.
Have an upvote
Being serious for a moment the comment might not be that far from reality given the level of feedback that Windows 10 OOTB sends to Uncle Sataya.
Then we might get Cortana saying
"I see that you have been using your Battery a lot recently. Could I interest you in a portable powerpack? Designed to go with your device. Only $59 and $10.99 a month."
When you get one how about writing a piece for us not believers on how it works, constricted etc, etc.
A good few of us may well never see one in the wild so I'd expect a good deal of interest.
I'm using Win 10 on a desktop and I don't see fat controls, maybe I've spent a bit more time than you have getting it set up how I want it?
Would you care to publish a step-by-step guide complete wirth screenshots on what you did?
I am sure there would be a lot of readers here who would be interested in it. I get the impression that a good number of people who comment here just can't be bothered fighting Nanny Redmond and revert to their comfort zone (W7???)
If someone would do this then I'd buy them a pint (or two).
Until then, I have actually a real life job to do and frankly W10 is something I'd avoid if possible unless there was a guide on how to... well, you know the rest.
What you say is certainly true however would you want it to be the ONLY way to access your remote system?
Think about the usability of using a 5.whatever screen all day every day?
What effect will looking at that fine detail (viz text) in 5pt font on your eyes?
The MS droid os clearly promoting their total 'EcoSystem' but is it practical? I really doubt it.
I sort of feel sorry for the workers whoose Bosses buy into this particular brand of 'cool-aid'.
Certainly in MacBook Air territory wrt Spec and price.
If they think that a device at this price will resurect the PC Market then they are sorely mistaken.
They aren't Crapple no matter how much they might try.
The Pre-fabs that were built after WW2 were only temporary. Yet how many are still lived in today?
So Mr GCHQ, why don't you say in what 5-year plans these will be demolished? Perhaps you really mean the 2075-2080 version?
As for the car parling. Why can't this temporary building be built on stilts over the car park? Then you get to keep the existing spaces AND hide all those employee cars from the ever present Russian/Chinese/Indian spy satellites.
Go and sit on the Naughty Step.
You are not the atypical user that MS wants to trap in their EcoSystem..
I will join you because I refuse to do what Mommy Sataya tells me to do.
The Ribbon and Tiles just get in the way of doing stuff but (here's the rub) we are in the Minority of Minorities in our opinion. Therefore we don't count. We can be ignored while MS carries on shooting themselves with a Footgun (IMHO).
They would prefer if we died off or moved to a better OS. MS Does not need us and whatever we say/do will not even be on their Radar.
Faraday Cages as well.
Air Gaps just don't hack it these days (unless the air gap is measured in Klingons)
Your new T's & C's will include something like this.
You plan includes a 100Kb Fair Use Data limit for the EU. Usage in excess of this will incur a charge of £1.00/Kb.
sure RedHat havea commercial support business. They is also distros like CentOS which are built on the GPL's source code from RH. How does that fit in with your monetization?
I do think that Canonical will have to become financiall more astute very soon. however If the want to follow the same model as RH I think they will fail. Far too many Ubuntu users are 'Freetards' and will revert to Debian etc.
Well, my Hybrid simply sends power from the Battery to the leccy motors when needed. such as climbing hills. There is a nice little display that shows there the power from the battery and engine is being directed.
If my experience of US 2.5L engines is anything to go by, is that they are gutless beyond belief. Their Auto Transmissions seem to make everything just soft and slow and well... crap.
I drove an Chevy Equinox and a Nissan Sentra last week. The Nissan was far more responsive and returned better road MPG. both had 2.5L engines.
What gives eh?
what you use to buy stuff when you don't want to be tracked and or taxed (used notes only)
by 'The Man/Google/Credit Card Companies/Banks/Ad Agencies/just about everyone else including Uncle Tom Cobbly...'
They don't to it coz it don't look cool and hip. It is all about the design innit?
Both Rolls Royces and Ferraris tend to be bought by people of advancing years.
I would not say that out loud anywhere near many of those R&B/Rapper so called musicians who seem to drive an awful lot of Ferraris (or for the even richer, Lambo's). Yellow Ferrari's seem to be rather popular with them.
Agreed about the Rollers though.
Now, if you had used an Aston then the age profile would be right.
But..... I've still not seen anyone brave/foolhardy/idiotic/etc wearing an Apple Watch.
Even in the Apple Store in Washington DC I visited earlier today (to get out of the rain...) I failed to spot anyone wearing one.
Bit of a damp squid if you ask me.
On the otherhand, a quick glance around the BA Lounge at Dulles there was hardly any non Apple device in operation.
Make what you want of that.
Kudos to the Apple Store though, the did have a MacPro on show and working.
Oh, and the Computer Museum at Bletchley Park has a Cray-1 complete with seats.
I read this article sitting in a Starbucks (sheltering from the rain) in , Falls Church, Washington DC.
I'd played a couple of the clips when I realised that I had a bit of an audience.
A good half hour of chat followed and each of the clips was shown at least twice.
A few of those who were old enough to remember Monty Python when it was orgiginally broadcast got the 'Four Candles' play on words. Others took their time but got it eventually.
The general consensus was 'Why don't we get comedy like that on US TV'. I could mostly say the same about ours at the moment. The word 'Gentle' is a perfect description. A far cry from the normal 'Embarass or Humilitate Someone' we seem to get now in most Comedy.
I think that BBC Worldwide will be getting a few $$$ in dowloads from those that saw these bits.
Well done for a really great article. Spot on.
to pay for the iPhone 6S for $1/month they are advertising heavily at the moment
Then there is the iPhone forever offer as well.
Gotta cost them a lot of dosh in the end
Or for our US readers
The PC Market is going about as fast as Hurricane Joaquim. viz, nowhere fast (6mph)
If PC/Laptop makers were a bit imaginitive they might sell a few more units. There are far too many basically identical devices at the bottom of the market.
Then using SATA even with an SSD is dog slow compared to PCI-E drives. Why not take a leaf out of Apple's book and use them. A USP if I every saw one.
Oh, and stop selling devices less than 256GB capacity. There really is very little money to be made at the bottom of the market.
Then introduce affordable 2TB drives. You might actually sell a shed load and make lots of folding green ones.
The USPTO has been operating (by mandate from Capitol Hill) for some years now with the mantra
Never mind the Quality feel those lovely $$$$$ we get for every application.
That the new show fronted by the old BBC Top Gear team (Clarkson etc) is going out only on Amazon Prime AFAIK.
Ok that means less viewers than MS has Surface/Pro users.
Do it at night.
Stake them out Apache style then attach the leads from the panels to their dangly bits and wait for the sun to come up.
I'm sure that you could sell tickets to it.
Tell the world that this is a warning to others. They will get the same but from a much bigger array.
But, but ,but according to Google we are supposed to be doing everything in a browser especially Chrome so that they can snaffle all that lovely jubly data of yours.
Joking aside, browsers were once upon a time lightweight application. Just go and look at how much memory your browser is using..... Arrggghhhh 638Mb WTF!
A sign of the times
is even more apt that it ever was when describing Outlook.
Sad really but they seem to have monumentally fsck'd a very able bit of software.
They really do risk becoming irelevant to the mobile world if they keep this up.
What next? How about charging for Office 365 on Tablets even if you have a subscription? That ought bring in a few more Million$$$$$
Keep Calm and Carry On Sataya. You are doing a grand job of pissing everyone off. We have long memories you know.
my Tomtom fell off the windscreen yesterday. Yes the sun was out and it had been sitting there for 4-5 hours. When plugged back in it said 'Device too hot. Not charging'
so the crapple device has innovated again? (only kidding)
It just makes sense to have this sort of circuitry in such an expensive toy. Just imagine the outcry if this was not the case and the flash was totally borked due to the heat?
Sorry, but it grieves me to say this, but Apple might be doing the right thing here.
"Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is. Third, if you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic."
So despite Tim Cook telling the world that this is not their policy and that their suppliers shoud stop doing it, those self same suppliers are still employing Child Labour then?
Come right out and shout it from the rooftops if this is actually happening today because Tim Cook is lying through his back teeth and should be made to resign.
On the other hand, perhaps it is time to resurrect the term 'Foxconn Rebrander' for Apple. At least that shifts the blame back to the source now don't it eh?
plenty of Friends in Washington DC
IMHO Google probably spends more on Lobbyists than Apple (just a feeling)
They'd answer with a Glasgow Handshake.
If you don't know what it is then look it up.
No queues at a Jesus mobe launch?
That must mean that the Fanboi utopia is well and truly dead and burried.
Time for a pint yet? Yes it is.... TGIF.
CentOS at $0/month
Ofcom could make the major ISP's (inc Sky and VM) move to IPv6 or face extra licensing fees.
That might make it happen before the turn of the next century.