42 posts • joined Friday 18th September 2009 08:34 GMT
$8000 for a printer, sure, I can see that, but $1000 of plastic to make that little thing? It must weight, what? 200g at the most...
HP must be salivating at the opportunity to produce even more wildly overpriced "ink"
Shell... I think your
...name is misspelt.
Re: Keep calm and carry on hysterizing!
>>Anyway, wasn't there a movie with Clint Eastwood about plastic gun building to kill the prez?
Yup. In the line of fire with John Malcovich playing a post-breakdown SS turned assassin... Kinda reminded me of an Americanized version of Day of the Jackal.
As boring as watching...
... Have truly nothing on this!
Re: Stupid question
Sorry, alternative medicine is by definition medicine that can't be proven to work.... Do you know what they call alternative medicine that is proven to work? Medicine.
Also, you'd need an incompressible rod, which doesn't exist.
There is a send correction button, you know.
Re: Why not just build a solar panel that covers half the world....
Why does everything bad come down to "lefties" liberals and commies in the Reg? I am certainly NOT right winged and I DO support nuclear power wholeheartedly, even though I live not that far from Fukushima...
Please don't tar us all with the same brush, you effing, George Bush dick-sucking, gun-toting, right-winged neo nazi. (as an example of stereotyping, you understand... Nothing personal).
I really have to stop reading Lewis Page articles' comments.
iTards? salty tears of children? STFU. You are either Amish/Luddite or a hypocrite/twat. Circle as appropriate.
Every year, someone says Apple should make a cheaper iphone...
I, personally don't think they need to - they might to temporarily appease shareholders- but they don't have to per se. This article quite rightly points out that older models mostly fill that gap...
I'd wager that Apple, being Apple has actually done some some pretty spiffy Excel jiggery pokery (sorry, I'm not in planning) to determine that the costs in terms of R&D, testing, software compatibility complexity increases and perhaps most importantly, the more nebulously defined "brand dilution" by introducing something plasticky, would not be offset by gains in profit margins (forget unit sales figures)...
Let's face it, keeping older models on the market allows them the luxury of clearing old stock at greater than cost price! i.e. Apple literally has a couple of years to shift leftover stock first to the lower shelves, then low/end retailers and finally overseas to less affluent markets, where the 3GS is still available.
And all of this while still making a profit of every device sold!
I'm sure (but have no proof, TBH) that other companies would love to be able to offload ancient, (by mobile standards) unsold stock, but instead they make a multitude of different handsets, each with separate inventory / models / options and have to keep these separate stocks available and recall them from the channel if unsold.
I still believe it is this almost Orwellian simplicity that is a pillar of Apple's strength, and every additional model, every additional go-faster-stripe dilutes this advantage.
In the end, I personally think they just need to stay focussed and up the ante on their main iPhone, which is still doing remarkably well by anyone's standards, and catch up with (or keep ahead of, depending on where you sit) the increasingly aggressive competition.
NaCl for ARM? I'd take this with a pinch of salt...
Re: It took 11 years, but..
Oops RNixon... looks like you got fleeced... I bought 3 T221 (Dual Link DVI compatible DG5 revision) screens about 18 months ago from Yahoo Auctions in Japan. One for a Mac Pro, one for my 27" iMac and one for a Mac Mini... All for the tidy sum of $800... Not bad considering that they cost ¥980,000 (about $13,000) in their hey day.
I did have to buy the special cables (handmade at $180 for 3) but still... not bad.
They are built (and styled) like a tank, but without a doubt, the best screens I've ever owned.
@scott 2, I think you might be leaving out an important fact... With Apple, you are limited on form factor, but with Android, you can choose practically any shape device you want...
so long as it doesn't have rounded corners.
A5X too slow? tear in the scrolling?
I think the person who complained about the A5X on the iPad 3 saying it tears when scrolling should have it returned. My pad is glass smooth on all but heavily GIFed or java scripted web pages. The only game I've downloaded so far which taxes it is the free Battleship Craft game, where you build a ship up in 3D out of Lego-like parts such as blocks, guns, turrets, propellers and so on and send it out. Once my ship approaches 1000 or so components, rotating it in 3D can get a little ropy. Besides that? No probs.
You can be sure...
... that this "oversight" will be corrected in a future update of OS X, in order to protect the user from inadvertent data loss.
Re: '“slip-strike”, an unusual type of earthquake that sees the crust split'
Why does everything in the US have to be the "world's xxxxest." I have no idea where you live but "the world's most famous" fault lies just off the coast of Japan, as far as I can tell, because I live in Japan and we had a really big quake recently....
Or did you actually mean the part of the pacific coast along America that is the most famous?
Kinda like "world series" baseball... Not that famous outside the Americas.
Re: Meh ...
You know you have created an app that is really, utterly shite when it's called shite compared to an app that was already practically shite to begin with.
Re: 64Gb flash = +200 usd?!!!
No, the base model is 16Gb so they are selling 48Gb for US$200
Re: Apple cultists
Or maybe apple just arent liked by the average reg reader any more. It's a democracy. If anti apple sentiments exist it's because people don't agree with apple... The days of the cool, witty and wily underdog are gone, welcome the new snide and über confident megacorp.
I had a 3GS, own a 4S and will go for the 5. I have a Cube, a PowerBook, a mac mini, a PowerMac and a brace of G4/5/intel iMacs and yet, if someone were to ask my, "would you recommend Apple?" I could no longer say, "yes" with a clear conscience.
Love product, hate company... In the words of Father Ted, a shower of bastards...they honestly make me sick, the direction they have taken... With theor petty and ultimately self defeating patent war... All the kings men springs to mind...
Re: Actually the lesson is
Yeah but the layman jury don't know that.
Yes, he's Lying up in sick bay now... Stiff as a board and brrrrright greeen.... And I feel it's very typical of his current attitude.
He didn't start with "um" or one of its variants.
... He didn't start with um... Or one of its variants.
Re: Advice for his legal team
Make that more than 13001 as of now... She sounds like she's just saying what we're all thinking.... For fuck's sake, who else feels it's a topsy-turvy world we live in when a politician of all people CAN'T say what's actually on her mind!!! GRRR....
Analogy is interesting but flawed.
Calling Fire in a theatre is likely to cause a stampede and a potential for actually bodily harm.
Saying "I'm gonna blow that stupid airport sky high" in the context of being pissed off is just a figure of speech. I don't even think he was thoughtless in a particularly bad way. He was just using a colourful expression, perhaps in exchange for a more offensive expletive... (Since as noted above, Twitter is a well known and public forum).
Sometimes the letter of the law is not in tune with the spirit of the law.
I don't see why systematically reducing the number of planets by a mere 10% would rule out Earthlike worlds.... Or did you mean something else when you used the word 'decimate?'
Although I suppose, if the "hot Jupiter" were to continue decimating aeon after aeon, one would end up with a geometric regression type probability scenario...... Oh the mind boggles....
I wonder why there is i no Siri included?
Is this following line of thought too cynical or just BAU for Apple?
● Surely the only reason is so that one is forced to consider an iPhone, too if they want the feature.
● Make sure that no single device has the best of everything otherwise need for another is obviated. Just like the compromised 5MP camera.
Re: Only 2 billion?
And how would bankrupting one of the most successful businesses in the world be a favour, exactly?
Re: Re: I nominate...
Yes, in simplified chinese, but I bet that name's already taken... ;-)
Re: I nominate...
Hmm... wrong language and I'm not sure you've represented the "i" part of Pad sufficiently.
What would the man's version be?
does sound a bit like 'ee' rather than 'aye' but it's close...
I'll get the one with the big "horse & deer" kanji on the back.
@dssf: two browsers
I played with it a while back in a shop in Akihabara. The one I used had software called "split screen browser" which does what you ask... quite interesting, but very narrow.
Funnily enough, the 9in single screen pad also has the same browser software.
This vid has got to be one of the...
... Worst. Voice. Overs. Ever.
I take it you've never used Cydia, then... Or if you have, you're blithely unaware of the effort that has gone into making a system of Cydia's quality and more importantly, stability and compatibility without the support of... er... I mean whilst actively opposing the will of Apple.
Yes, Rock was fast and rather slick and Cydia could definitely learn a thing or to about HID from them, but it was fast because (IIHMFS) it used some rather dodgy cacheing methods and bypassed various checks.
Don't quote me on this, but Rock also used some extensions (Rock extensions) that occasionally caused conflicts and duplicated much of the work of Mobile Substrate.. Although, I didn't personally experience any conflicts.
So, I wouldn't say that Cydia is piggybacking someone else's effort, on the contrary, Rock inherited your Cydia settings and was hence populated with the same packages anyway.
I will miss the speed and the slick, professional interface, though.... Going back to Cydia is a real PITA in terms of speed, but I do support the idea of all the - rather limited - jailbreak programmers being on the same boat.
So, in a word, "No."
Jailbreaking isn't about sticking it to the man. That's what men with small dicks and too much time do.... so to speak... Jailbreaking is about packing your device with all sorts of great tools that aren't available on the official store, as simply and efficiently as possible, to get the job done.
If you want to stick it to the man, why don't you install Android and post about it on Blogger.
Appealing beyond the core audience, perhaps.
I run a small private school in Tokyo and had a website design class with a student of mine today. She double clicked on the Safari icon at the start of the lesson and did an immediate and solid double take when the Apple page appeared.
"Wow! That is THIN!" she said and immediately clicked on the full width banner of the edge-on, half-profile of the new iPad that dominated the screen.
"I want one!" she said as she clicked on one of the details page and flipped through the gallery of photos.
"It's like your iphone but the screen is huge. How can they make it so thin," she enthused.
"It's amazing. Do you think they'll sell them in Japan. I'm going to get my mum to buy me one. She said she was going to get me a laptop. I think I want one of these."
She is a 10 year old Japanese girl. FTW?
Softbank, the iPhone carrier here in Japan is known for being the edgy underdog vs docomo the incumbent player. Their prices are also known to be keen.
Their cheap 5500 yen, truly unlimited plan undercuts practically anything the competition have.
Plus the fact that an iPhone 3GS 32gb adds only about $8 to the monthly bill for a mere 2years with zero up front to pay and -in my case- a month free and you have an immediate hit on your hands. I'm practically broke but it was so affordable I ditched my Sony Ericson docomo phone as soon as this deal came along and now I have an iPhone and am paying only about $15 a month more with the added benefit of all you can eat Internet. It truly is a no brainer, especially the 16gb model which is now being vietually given away.
I recommend clicktoflash safari plugin
... On any installation, not just old ones, because you can choose which flash gets to max out your CPU by clicking to start the animation!
It's the first thing I install on my PowerPC based iMacs.
So far: Flawless... (touch wood)
I started with iTunes 4 (never use the iTunes Store for music though) and have never had a problem with updates. I'm now using iTunes 9, glitch free @ 60GB of music and growing.
Granted, it's a crap media program compared even to Media Player, but at least it's always worked for me.
Same with iPhone. iPhone updated from OS 2.x -> 3 -> 3.1 all perfect. Yes it might be "crippled" but it has worked flawlessly from day one and is simple enough for a dunce to use even when under extreme pressure and heavily distracted.
I'll trade "optimising" random settings and an infuriatingly sluggish user interface for a bit of cripple, any day. Oh yes, let's not forget the remarkable achievement of the App Store in and of itself which IMHO more than justifies the device's existence.
The fact I like my iPhone doesn't make me in any way more retarded than I would be had I chosen a Crackberry. For me, It Just Works, with my network of six perfectly synched Macs and that's what I love about it the most. YMMV.