82 posts • joined 26 Oct 2009
Re: 10 years, 100,000 miles??
Presumably you're trying to troll? Everyone by now knows that Apple offer a battery replacement services for all their devices:
"Apple, which recently kicked off work on a sapphic glass display manufacturing facility in Arizona..."
Re: Improved password change security!
"Mine perpetually says that my new password is too similar to my old one"
How on earth would they know? Unless they are saving them in plain text...
Maybe they were Spanish?
Re: The worst book ever?
"Hitler was very much an antidisestablishmentarian"
Yes - but surely that doesn't entirely floccinaucinihilipilificate him?
Re: More laws. @!$@%%@
Crikey! The only reasonable voice in this thread, and you've got 12 down-votes(!). Have an up-vote from me
Re: Battery Life
At least Apple provide a battery replacement service for everything they make where the battery is not user replaceable - iPods, iPhones, iPads & MacBooks. Not ideal - but better than nothing.
Re: ve have many vays of kontrolling you
> an administrator can't lock down that setting from a user...
Yes they can. With the iPhone onfiguration utility you can set it so that that the user can remove the profile; the user can remove the profile with a password, or the user can't remove (or otherwise disable) the profile at all.
See the 'security' dropdown in the General tab in the configuration utility. Set 'Control when this profile can be removed' to 'Never'.
Maybe the LA education board forgot to set this option?
Re: Hope you get to your "Kill Switch" before the thief does:
I just tried it - it works! It doesn't completely unlock the phone, but enough to see your photos and send them via e-mail, facebook, twitter, etc. Plus you can bring up the Contacts if you try to mail a photo.
I'm sure there'll be a fix along soon - but in the meantime - fail!
Re: You mean Apple didn't have this feature already.
Apple have had 'Find my Phone' for years too.
The new feature in iOS7 is that if you have Find My Phone turned on, you can't use the phone - even if you totally wipe it, reset all settings and re-install the operating system - unless you know the owner's Apple ID & password.
If you want to sell or give your phone to someone else, you first have to turn off Find My Phone (which requires you Apple ID & password too)
Re: Macs, too
No - any device with a browser will do - just go to iCloud.com from your Windows PC, Linux box, your poor mate's Android tablet, etc...
Re: Interview? An Hilarious....
No - it's definately 'A Hilarious' and 'A Historic'. 'A Hotel', too. I heard a woman saying 'we're staying in an four-star hotel' the othe day. Doh!
I think the 'An Historic' way of saying it came about because the Americans were trying to suck up to the French once or something - a bit like why they drive on the wrong side of the road.
Or maybe it's an old fashioned Policeman's English thing - adding aitches because it's better than dropping them, to show you're 'heducated'!
Re: However, it will be interesting to see who has ownership of said gift?
While we're feeling poetic, with apologies for breeding a new earworm, and to Mark Twain:
Fanbois, when you're feeling free
Bonk a present to the iphone of the recei-vee
An AppStore App for Sister C
An iTunes Tune for Uncle G
Bonk a present to the iphone of the recei-vee
Bonk brothers! Bonk with glee!
Bonk-a present to-the i-phone of the recei-VEE!
You get a 'free' charging cable with your phone. Replacement ones are $19.99 from Apple for both the old 30-pin charging cables, and the new lightning ones.
Re: Hilarious - and phoney
"What's next, El Reg, are you going to remind us that 'all religion is bunk'...
... and that Atheists prefer Android
Re: They are not alone in promoting nonsense
>> Getting pretty bored of the 95% of unthinking atheost comments that dogmatically repeat the same tired old mantras on forums...
Amen to that!
Seriously - if I could vote that up more than once I would
> It just works...
VGA plugs come second only to SCART in the 'worst possible plug design' category. There are too many pins. The pins are too long and flimsy. When you plug them in there's always that worry: "Is one of the pins slightly misaligned? If I push harder will I bend it completey out of shape?
And if you try to bend the pin back - using the clip from a Biro lid - with minutes to go before the prsentation starts - it almost always breaks off.
Re: Not so good for real time...
>> I still ring the speaking clock twice a year - dial 123
By a strange and satisfying coincidence 123 is also the UDP port used by the network time protocol (NTP)
Re: Chinese rockets
>> Failing that - you can kidnap a few Nazi's
Is that ein Großer Apostrophe?? !
Re: Using a default username and password isn't hacking
If I don't lock my front door, is it illegal for my neighbour to pop in with a flask of home-made soup, because they know I'm feeling poorly. "We didn't ring the bell because we could see you were asleep on the sofa".
It happened to my Mum he other day. She was very grateful. She didn't call the police!
Just one user?
iPad user's privates? Not a big deal. Unless you meant iPad users' privates.
Write your own browser...
Every programmer should write their own browser, with it's own layout code, rendering engine, JS interpretter etc. It's not going to work very well - unless you're really talented and really persistent. But it will give you something to do do witter away those long winter nights.
Grab a copy of the RFCs, your favourite C compiler and get pushing those pixels!
That's really the point of this discussion. WIthout good standards there's no way to do this. And with a single reference implementation (Webkit) the standards could deteriorate until it becomes 'the standard is what the code does'. At least it's open source.
Re: Of course there is always
Funnily enough, Apple - the Beatles one were in the electronics business way before Apple the computer company.
Google 'Magic Alex' sometime...
"Phil Schiller suggested iPad owners could use the extra space on their tablets to store all their work and media without needing "their old PCs”."
I thought that's what the iCloud was for
Re: ios 6 hmm
>Thinking I will skip ios 6 entirely and wait for ios7 with a jailbreak for my iPAD 2
And what makes you think that ios7 will support an iPad 2 ?
Re: "... what was yours?"
Pink Austin 1100.
Well it was meant to be red, but it had faded so much over the years that pink describes it better.
And seeing as I was young then it had all the required add ons. Small steering wheel. Faux Leopardskin furry seat covers. 6 band graphic equaliser. Triple air horns. Gear knob in the shape of a skull etc.
Those were the days!
Re: 3=1, etc.
There are problems with the Apple Maps software - not just the data.
1. The colours are ridiculous. Stupid. Who's bright idea was it to make almost all roads pale grey on a pale yellow background?
2. It doesn't understand U.K addresses. In particular, it often seems to take the town from your postcode and thinks that's where you live. So if your address is '1 High street, Cookham, SL6 1AX'. It sees the 'SL' bit and thinks you live at '1 High street, Slough' - which is miles away.
Re: Still flogging that horse I see
>> You also have FA chance of getting them all back if you ban guns outright <<
I see this argument used a lot in these discussions, but it's missing the point. - which is to to reduce the number of guns in circulation over time until legally held ones are very uncommon, and illegal ones are much harder to come by.
Once you've banned them you slowly remove them from circulatiion, with government 'buy back' programs, cash-for guns schemes, 'no-questions-asked' amnesties, etc.
Its probably not going to stop next years massacre. But hopefully it will stop these incidents being so common as the years go by.
The next step would be to tie it with the iPhone ring-fenced location thing so that it automatically opened the garage door as you drove up your road. It would have to monitor your speed too, so it could tell that you are driving, not walking.
The only snag is that Apple Maps currently thinks I live a couple of miles away from my house. I'd have to drive to where it thinks I live to trigger the thing, then race back before the doors had timed out and shut themselves again.
But I'm sure they will fix it - eventually!
Separated by a common language...
Ok - you use your bread stick. I'll use a truncheon!
The world's oldest dinosaur?
The leaf-munching dinosaurs in the picture's background look even older
Re: My funniest one
It reminds me of when I had my first job - at a small Apple dealer. We had one guy come in with his Apple ][e and two 5.25" floppy drives. He'd only had it a week., and both the floppy drives had stopped working.
He was apoplectic. Red faced with anger. I think it was the first time I'd heard the word 'Crapple'!
I opened up the disk drive cases and extracted from each one a slice of processed cheese. It turns out his two year old son had been playing...
Re: Ask it where I live!
It was in Crowthorne in Berkshire. We had an ancient PDP-4 too which originally came from the Harwell Nuclear place, and which we slowly renovated and pieced together.
Big blue cabinets, 18-bit accumulator, fully transistorised except for the valves in the power supply, banks of 30000 uF capacitors strapped together to make a very rudimentary UPS, KSR-35 - the Rolls-Royce of teletypes, DEC tape, a weird circular VDU with a light pen (we never got that working).
For my A level Computer Science project I wrote a text editor in PDP-4 machine language. Goodness knows how they marked it :)
Ask it where I live!
When I was at school in the 70s the school had one computer - a Digital PDP8-f. A few of us were really into it, and for speech day we were given the task of demonstrating it to parents who had wandered as far as the maths block.
We wanted it to look impressive, so we set it up with the lights on the front blinking in groovy patterns, the teletype clattering away, the VDU endlessly solving 'The Towers of Hanoi' etc. We were delighted with the results.
Eventually one mother came in, immaculately dressed, trotting along on high heals, and with a cute, pale blue wide-brimmed hat, which she'd probably worn at Ascot. She took her time looking at the whirring contraptions, then finally said:
"Ask it where I live"
We mumbled some reply about it not being Mystic Meg, and after she left we fell about with gleeful scorn. How could anyone be so thick??! For years afterwards I used this story to illustrate the vast gulf between the expectations of people who understood computers, and the great unwashed.
But suddenly we have phones with things like Siri. You say "Siri, where do I live?" and it tells you. It even shows you on a map.
1-0 to the muggles!
Only once - when you first get your iPhone. The short conversation invariably ends with "I can see straight up your nose!"
Re: Oh I see
"In December 1970 Dirk sued Stig and Nasty, Barry sued Dirk, Nasty sued Stig and Barry, and Stig sued himself accidently. It was the end of a golden era, and the beginning of another one for lawyers everywhere."
I knew I'd seen all this before!
When I bought my iPhone 5 from on a 2 year contract from T-Mobile in September it was advertised as '4g ready'. They now tell me that if I want to use 4g I have to start a new contract, and that there's no point anyway because its not available in my area (Reading).
So yeah. 4G's a mugs game at the moment. And I'm one of the mugs :(
I like the way Apple got Phil Schiller to present this the other day. He's a big bloke. Hands like bunches of bananas!
Well, what did he expect?
If Judge Jacob was so flippant as to say "Samsung can't be infringing Apple's iPad design because it's not as cool", I don't see how he can complain when Apple post in their apology "Samsung doesn't infringe our patent with their tablet because the Judge says it's not as cool as our iPad".
I mean, he did say it didn't he. It's on record. Apple would be misleading their customers if they didn't point it out. What's his problem?
Re: Mac Mini - what's its main purpose?
You need to run Xcode (Apple's IDE) to develop software for iPhones & iPads. The Mac Mini is the cheapest computer that lets you do this.
Write your killer app. Put it in the app store. Get your share of the $6 Billion that Apple have paid out to developers over the last 2 years. Profit!
That's the theory anyway. YMMV
Re: iPad mini at £269 =
"the iPad 3 has the A6 "
No it doesn't - it has an A5X.
Re: Been a while since I last played WoW
"We canceled our accounts earlier this year when Blizzard decided to take the game from Lord of the Rings-esque epic fantasy to fucking Kung-Fu Panda"
Strange as it may seem, the new Panda expansion is turning out to be brilliantly done and a refreshing change from all that molten lava in the previous expansion.
"You'll be back!" mwhahaha
Re: It's like Microsoft, post Gates
> It happened to Armstorng-Vicars too.
What? The Army Surplice people?
Re: Maybe other causes?
> How does the USA manage to have five times the rate of road deaths as the UK
It's because they all drive on the wrong side of the road there!
Re: Obviously A Fanboi ...
Re: Looks like it's still trying to figure out how to work the camera.....
It does seem to need a better way of taking photos of itself in it's surroundings.
I wonder if micro Quadrotors (with miniature cameras) would work on Mars? Is there enough atmosphere for them? If so - maybe next time!
Re: World of Warcraft
> Do people still play that?
"This was almost certainly not malicious on the part of the dev"
On the other hand, it's hard to see how it could have got into the application bundle. Did the developer think - "Oooh look - there's a .exe. Let's drag in into my project in XCode"?. Maybe he keeps all his source files in his 'Downloads' folder and uses some sort of scripting to do his builds - but that would be a bit nuts(!)
Hopefully there's not something more sinister going on - like some Mac malware that targets development systems.
Legem Muphry percutit iterum?
Re: Interesting BBC documentry about altitude
(... why you really should have a pressure suit above 65k feet ...)
It's strange to think that Concorde flew every day for years and years at 60k feet, supercruising faster than any F-22 with 100 passengers and no pressure suits, oxygen masks or anything. Just Gins & Tonics
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