80 posts • joined 7 Oct 2009
Turn of Events
What was funny to watch was the response by the Doctors and others with Apple tech (at my Hospital). You would have thought the world was going to end and that their toys were going to steal all their credit cards and online banking.
Hard to explain a "man in the middle" attack to people who felt they were "invulnerable" to anything like this.
Just try to show an Apple fanboi that there are updates like these nearly every month for something on iOS or OS-X (or at least for the applications running on top of those devices) and you would think the Doctor was trying to cause me a stroke with his mind.
Welcome to tech reality.
How about you can't become a citizen unless you have served the "Republic" in some fashion (Military, Medical Corps, Diplomatic Corps etc) and you can't get a license to have Children until AFTER your service is complete!
How many of you are old enough to "remember" who Authored this concept?
Of course you can still "live" if you have your own resources without Citizenship, you just don't get any say of Government's management.
They forgot that OS X Patch that physically broke Fire Wire drives, until a much later Firmware update for those same "broken" drives was made to prevent this failure...10.2.7..BTW the Firmware update didn't "revive" the broken drives, it only prevented existing drives not yet killed from failing.
Mumbai looks like the server room I inherited!
If they can borrow $50 Billion at 2%, while still earning 3% on their existing cash investments it still ends up increasing their value! Otherwise they will have to pay almost $30% (or higher) to bring the money back "on shore" to the United States. Can't blame Apple for not wanting to bring money back to the US only to have the NSA, I mean the Government pocket a good portion of the change!
At least Tech Lawyers will have some nicer paysday.
It doesn't help when I get a "new" Dell Sales Representative every month. When I do need to ask a question or speak to an Engineer for some recommendations, I have to wade through about 15 Different contacts to find the "current" guy because none of the "old" guys still are available to even redirect my call elsewhere.
So then I end up at a reseller like CDW (who only gives me a new guy every three months) to direct me to a Specialist (Microsoft, Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Desktop, Mobile etc etc etc) who doesn't do Dell.
If I can't spec it out at Dell online, I don't buy Dell.
Will TSA still confiscate this replica on my way home?
Windows 7 Not by Choice
Microsoft may have a deadline to rid the world of Windows XP by April, but those of us in the US Medical Fields have some more stringent requirements to meet if we still want to get paid for the care we provide.
Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use Stage 2, HIPPA Ombudsman Rules, ICD10 Deployments all have hard deadlines in 2014. All of which impacts the amount of money we are reimbursed by Medicare/Medicaid for our provided care (80% of our revenue stream).
There are still several Medical Software vendors that are still stuck on Internet Explorer 7/8, Java 1.6, Windows 2000 etc.
We're lucky we can even try Windows 7, let alone Windows 8.x.
Re: " ITS A TRAP !!!!!"
Could Admiral Ackbar die from Salmonella Poisoning?
Re: make it look more grainy and "real"
Wasn't that movie called "District 9" ?
What a maroon!
How many maroons does it take to run the NSA?
Was the charger and battery made by ACME?
New iPad is on it's way to becoming an Avatar to save us from our evils!
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
But how many US Companies are actually outsourced laboratories based around the Globe? That means local employment and local "spies" available to plant all sorts or code or devices into these products FOR ALL to see and use.
Just remember, Microsoft would have ASSIMILATED RIM, not joined with or partnered with but ASSIMILATED! RIM didn't want Windows 8 (or any other later version), and Microsoft didn't want to try and "adapt" to RIM.
Sometime these comments about who should buy who, what team should have what coach etc is pure "craP", because the players have to be WILLING to work together, not everyone jumps for the fortune if they don't get to play the boss of their own destiny.
I just wish I could buy the OS and install it on the hardware selection I want instead of the "canned" hardware (as nice as it is). I prefer to do my cooking :)
Of course they would tell us they have us all "cracked", but they still can't find Waldo!
Re: Are you telling me...
Apple Music (made famous by a little group named the Beatles) actually spawned in the UK well before Apple Computer. They even BEAT Stevie in court over the name and "settled" as long as Apple Computer never became a music company. Another reason why it took so long to get Beatles Music on iTunes!
I will worry about this when X-Box One has a game I want to play in the first place! Right now, I don't need another $500 device plugged into my house!
Microsoft and Apple TV?
Didn't X-Box One just sign up for all of Time Warner's stuff to stream as well?
The Government wrote the laws and rules for these taxation regulations. Many of these International Corporations have the tax rules originally written in the various treaties between each of these Nations. So if the UK Government doesn't like the tax payments by International Corporations, they only need to change those laws themselves!
The media needs to stop making this look like a Corporate "DODGE JOB", and make it a Government FAILURE TO MANAGE job.
20% Price Increase?
Samsung had to raise the money to pay the $2 Billion court judgement against them somehow, why not from the Company that sued them to begin with?
If only the old people know how to program in this system, then maybe these new script kiddies will never be able to crash such a system.
Re: Where's the advantage over free space optics?
Don't forget the movement of the 500 foot tall building in a stiff wind.
Re: Betting against the MAN
Ever since Nixon took the US off the Gold Standard (followed or preceded by everyone else) our "money" is all fakery anyway. I could see the United States at some near future just declaring ALL DEBTS ARE erased.
Where is the next Bieber/Ozzy commercial?
Re: Another info/access grab lurks in your Paypa account
Which Government would you like to step in? Their practices cover many International boundaries and jurisdictions.
Rule of Thumb
First off, I have an "older" email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) that still works (even though I have to use AOL.COM to use the web version).
In the consumer or service industry a single individual will tell 11 random people about a bad experience, but will only tell 1-2 random people about a happy experience.
If Microsoft even had 1 % of their user base complaining, we should be seeing MILLIONS of posts all over the websphere (Facebook, Twitter, Newsgroups, Forums) with these complaints. That simply isn't what is happening.
Just because a vocal minority is raving about the collapse of society ( no more Hotmail accounts), doesn't make the new service/product a failure. It just means there is a raving minority with nothing else to do.
Reasonable, Compassionate People
It looks more like a story of some reasonable and compassionate people on both sides of this story. Interesting to see the path of a stolen laptop, and also interesting that he may have made some personal relationships across International boarders! Maybe some more reasonable people like this and our "conflicts" could lighten up.
Re: To bold Lego...
It wasn't until Patrick Stewart started the Next Generation with the same intro (in proper English), that I finally understood what "Bold Lego" actually meant!
What happens to the value if the stock tanks in 5 years? Does he get to write all that off at a loss?
Paris loves a big package
We don't need ANY stinking new laws for or about the Internet!
Government(s) have never been able to make things easier and more open. Regardless of the name of the legislation.
Force doesn't equal the amount of energy to be dissapated by the comet striking the earth, so the equation of F=MA is irrelevant. The equation to use is E=MC (squared).
You have to calculate the total energy to be converted from on form to another (Kinetic energy of the comet to heat). Then if you spread that energy across many smaller pieces you now have a much larger surface area for friction to act on the bodies spread out over larger area of the planet, so then the "power density" or amount of energy per cubic meter is now decreased as well.
Meaning lesser impact over the wider area of the event.
Energy divided by cubic meter is Power Density
Energy is Mass times speed of light squared.
Break up the mass into a larger space (bits spread apart by the breakup) you then have a lower power density.
Yes the same amount of energy is converted (can't create or destroy energy but only convert it in form) but is spread out over larger area.
The story said "some places" are devoid of vapor, not necessarily where they built this part of the array.
100 Square miles is pretty big, if you are standing on a flat piece of ground (no such thing since the earth is mostly round) or at sea level the horizon is 12 miles away.
Just say no
You could just stop browsing the web, then there is no lose of your private data. As long as your bank, credit companies, insurance companies, employer, government agencies don't lose your data due to poor security practices....So you should be safe!!!
re: Alan Firminger
And you believe everything the BBC says to be true just because you saw it on the telly?
Belief not required!
Even if any form of Judaism, Christianity isn't in your wheel house belief structure, just the historical significance of any document this old is fascinating! Seeing, first hand (well nearly first hand) some of the oldest religious documents with my own eyes.
Of course, the "translations" will forever be disputed since many rely on opinions of the scholar, but just viewing and researching some of the texts would be very exciting.
Short Term Goals
Everyone has become obsessed with the short term profits and today's stock prices instead of looking out for the long term business plan and company viability.
It seems that panic has taken over in business administration instead of building solid, long term plans and goals then sticking to them through the lean times.
Real Business Security
But then again Apple doesn't market their computers to the corporate world so they should be safe to use on Facebook and Twitter.
Domestic Engineer needed, ability to work alone in low gravity work environment. Work clothing and vehicle responsibility of employee!
China just turns it around as lead and poison in our pet foods and child toy coatings.
The Spanish Inquisition????
No one expects the SPANISH INQUISITION! Wink Wink Nudge Nudge, know what I mean?
Apple vs Apple, iCloud vs iCloud
Most people should look at how Apple Computer took on, lost but really won its battle with Apple Music (aka The Beatles)....
The Beattles had Apple Music long before there were computers, and Apple still got to keep their name as long as they didn't enter the music business and even after they did you can bet they still won, even after some cash payouts etc. And what do we have today? Apple Computer is now just Apple, and you can get Beatles music on iTunes.
Apple will win, and the iCloud company will get a little bit of cash and some free publicity.
What! Apple didn't want to build the data center in Washington State? A State that is flush with GREEN, RENEWABLE power in all those Hydroelectric Dams and Wind Farms???
So much power right now with Spring Run Off that the Bonneville Power Administration is having to shut down some of the wind farms because they have more power than their consumers can use (or than they can distribute)?
I guess money, instead of social responsibility is still running the show at Apple Computer?
(please turn the heavy sarcasm filter on before reading)....
Just Android Apps??
In the past two months, many of my users are getting these same types of trojans just from clicking on the top responses to Google Searches let alone many of the banner ads right on the top of the Google page!
Granted, I wish my users "supervisors" would actually discipline their employees for recreational web browsing on company computers, but that is another topic that doesn't involve the content that Google is providing to the world!
re: Unbiased Truth
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that everyone isn't out to get you!
The same can be said for this article, just because the writer "likes" to find and report on Apple computer problems doesn't mean that they don't exist just as he said.
The same goes for the Windows Platform that Apple users are so quick to malign!
Besides, if we all had perfect users we wouldn't have a job (regardless of OS)!
Lets not take yet another company to court.
Just stop buying their crap if you don't like they way do business!
With Electric cars, we are missing a SIGNIFICANT point about power sources! Take all automobiles off their petrol, and the ELECTRICITY will come from where? Our electric grids are already overloaded AND mostly powered by COAL! How green is that?
Not to mention the now VERY toxic materials in the batteries that will be released during a collision and then have to be "properly" disposed of when they do fail.
How many of you have had any of your UPS's "sealed and maintenance free" batteries fail and leak all over your server room?
We would be increasing our demand on an overloaded distribution system and trading one toxic mess for another all in the name of "green". Green, of course, refers to the money necessary for the entire system to actually work.
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