Re "The only thing most people know........."
Only if you define "most people" as co-identical with the BWRP.*
*Barking Wing of the Republican Party..
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Only if you define "most people" as co-identical with the BWRP.*
*Barking Wing of the Republican Party..
It is Redmond recognising that, to coin a paraphrase (sic), the times they have been a-changin. It is in fact a sign of the times when a classic example of American tech "BigCorp" no longer considers it worthwhile to hold such a conference in the US itself.
.........a most good humoured thread. I have had a good chuckle over several of the posts!
No, amongst those of us who bother to examine and compare properly, either because we are professional techies or (like myself) are self-educated amateur techies, the prices concerned (unless one is wholly committed to the Apple ecosystem, which is fair enough - each to their own and all that) are in fact eye-watering and you are definitely not alone in that opinion.
However, until the banks, retailers etc show that they have actually learned something about security with the systems that are already in place it will be a very cold day in hell before I touch NFC/phone-based payments with the thin end of a very long barge-pole. Oh and no, I do not care if that makes me seem like a Luddite.
..........or at the very least they should try to persuade their employees to grow up. Oh and no, I am not remotely "anti-Android" just in case the usual suspects are tempted to start howling. On the contrary, of the four mobiles we have (two primaries, two back-ups) three of them are Android phones. However, the behaviour of these persons is unbelievably embarrassing - both companies should deal with them.
Yes, Apple make quality hardware. There is no question about that.* However, the subsidy model in the US where Apple has been able to offload virtually all its production/marketing risk onto the telcos who then offload it onto the punters in semi-hidden form, has been crucial to their dominance in the US market. This of course has a huge impact (because of the large amount of publicity/news stories this generates) in terms of enabling Cupertino to dominate the world marketing/news-stroking agenda in a way they otherwise would not have been able to. One would get the impression that the iPhones are ubiquitous all over planet earth, not so. There is (for example) no, repeat no country in Europe including the UK that comes any where near reflecting US conditions.** Any change to the sales/pricing model within the telco market in the US will present some very interesting challenges for Apple Corp.
*Declaration: I have not owned anything manufactured by Apple in twenty years.
** Which explains why when faced with Samsung's success in the States Cupertino's reaction was hysterical judicial carpet-bombing - they are terrified of any serious market challenge on their home-turf, it is that important to them.
......in Amazon's mobe at all. The impression I get from threads in non-tech magasines attached to consumer articles about the product is that hoi poloi greeted Bezos' efffort with complete disinterest - a response that IMHO is far more deadly for their image/strategy.
.......... connected via a single "OneConnect TV interface break-out box" (to coin a phrase). It should be slim, light-weight (I should in practice be able to hang it on the wall one-handed - yes they can build such a device) and fit flush to the wall. What they can stuff is:
1. Their sodding speakers - I did not buy a reasonably costly home-theatre/hifi system to put up with that garbage/weight/bezel-penalty and have the dubious privilege of paying more to the TV-producer concerned than would otherwise be the case.
2. I am not interested in their ideas of what "smart" might mean - I am smart enough to connect a pc to it (and build it my self for that matter - the pc that is, not the telly :P)
3. They can shove their bendy tellies where the sun doesn't shine - a key element of the modern display for me is to be able to mount it flush to the wall with as little physical projection out into the room as possible and as wide a sweet spot as can be achieved to ensure that those watching it do not have to practically sit in each other's laps.
You might, I would not. Indeed, I might opine that such needy behaviour is the very antithesis of "cool".
...............or that of his "contact".
Indeed, shock horror, risk-venture CEO is honest with his investors. If their response was to shit themselves and bail out that says all we need to know about the modern stock-market. In addition to the amazing advantages of the "Anglo-American" model of modern capitalism.
1. We all have different user cases - let us all enjoy the formfactor/OS we prefer.
2. All Analists (sic) are tossers.
3. Introducing totally extraneous issues on a thread is pta.
......... are not fans of the band Police or I very much fear we can guess what they would name a son if they had one.
A: I am really pissed.
B: Why is that?
A: I have paid fire insurance for a whole year.
B: Why are you pissed about that?
A: My house hasn't burnt down yet, total waste of money.
...................in the Android market in the US. My good lady runs an Xperia Z2 and is very happy with it - a sentiment that I heartily agree with even though my primary is a Lumia 1020 - we are an ecumenical household. I wish Sony the best of luck in a very difficult market
"As for the potential for getting punched on the nose if you walk into a bar wearing Glass... well, idiots get thumped all the time for lesser reasons and anyone who shows such a staggering lack of social grace will get no sympathy for me."
.......if you did walk into a bar with a camera and start photographing perfect strangers without their say-so that is very like what would happen. When equipped as a glasshole however a certain type is going to assume that:
A. He cannot see whether you are using the camera or not.
B. He will then insist that you take them off so that you couldn't take any.
C. He will then thump you if/when you refuse.
The old tradition (from a very long time ago) that it is unfair to hit someone wearing glasses will take on a whole new meaning in as much as those wearing glasses will be considered to be fair game in certain circles.
........no longer on sale is a fairly typical example of how "BigCorp" (ie any large company) and their legal departments try to game the legal system. Apple are basically trying to create ammunition from old phones as precedent for renewed attacks on phones from Samsung that are current. I.e Their present legal shenanigans in this context are nothing more than a shell game. Until the judicial system in the US (it would probably require some form of judgment from the "Supremes") sends a very firm message to the American "Managerati" that they will personally be treated as vexatious litigants if they continue with such tactics I am afraid we will continue to see plenty more of this in the future.
" Soon it will be more important to see whether Apple can gain at the expense of Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei than its traditional arch-rival."
..........stuff Cupertino, Mountain View and Redmond combined. Do I welcome this? I am not sure that I understand what that question means. We are in the middle of a paradigm-shift in the world-economy. Where it is all going to end is something that I do not claim to have a clue about other than this kind of "navel-gazing" by the "First World" is an utter self-obsessed waste of time.
Well funnily enough although I consider myself to be a reasonably redblooded male the thought of a workplace driven by farting and porn movies for some odd reason does not attract me! :P
God help me yes. iTunes? Made that mistake a long time ago - once bitten and twice shy and all that.
Indeed it was. I was introduced to it by an old pal (an IT pro) many moons ago and it was indeed my default choice for a long time. Shame where they are now.
Hmm, yes. I just love that expression. The way these groups use it reminds me strongly of a certain type one sometimes is unfortunate enough to run into in your local pub. You know, the type that prefaces his remarks with "I'm not political but...." and you just know that you are about to be subjected to an uber right-wing rant of a type that makes the average Daily Heil editorial sound positively liberal by comparison..
I would not disagree with that other than to point out that this device is deliberately aimed squarely at the enterprise sector and is not remotely a private retail "fondle-slab".
No, you crass idiot I did not. On the contrary, I regard that type of "war porn" as disgusting. In what way does that contradict what I posted....... hmm?
Who would wish to watch this poor begger meet his end in such a fashion? Not me, at any rate. No arrests needed - just human decency.
........ on an English language website you put some effort into learning the language rather than using Google translate.
Don't you mean the heliogram?
No, it is proof there is a devil!
I think that the potential answer to that lies in:
"is similar in size to the current breed of micro-USB plugs"
This would permit the implementation of the equivalent to full size type B USB 3 ports in modern highly mobile/slim form factors. That would, IMHO, be a genuine advantage.
...............(myself included) has really hit the nail on the head regardless of the issue concerned. However, this time I am forced to acknowledge that you really have achieved that Holy Grail as far as posting is concerned:
".........loan companies are morally equivalent to a man offering a homeless woman a bed for the night if she'll fuck him."
That was spot on. See icon.
......... concerning the lady's appearance should hang their heads in shame. If, of course, they are in any way capable of understanding what the word shame means.
A computer that you can talk to? I don't think that even Cupertino could get away with any litigation over that. "Dave, Dave, why are you suing me?"
"Should we blame the creators of the word-processor, typewriter and pen for inflicting hackneyed prose on the world?"
Agreed. I have sat through far too many despair-inducing presentations where the issue was the utter incompetence of the one who had constructed the presentation rather than which software package he/she had used to be in any doubt that. When it comes to that kind of thing the old saw "rubbish in, rubbish out" applies. Bluntly put, a significant number of people are absolute rubbish at creating and delivering presentations.
Sorry old chap, no offence intended and all that, but isn't that usually our line whenever we read one of your posts?
Indeed, I entirely agree Ross K. What can one say when the service provider tells one in advance that they:
".....deploy[s] automated technologies to detect child pornography or abusive behavior that might harm the system, our customers, or others".
If such people are then so stupid that they go ahead and use that service for something that is a clear breach of contract (not to say a criminal offence that leaves most of us nauseated) then what the hell do they expect?
Thank you gentlemen for your efforts. One of the things I like about El-Reg is that if you admit sincere ignorance someone will usually help you! :)
"Access controls including the two-man rule, role-based monitoring and data encryption are key requirements to make this happen, especially in highly concentrated environments like virtualisation and cloud,"
What hell does that mean?
Pardon, what did you say? Did I hear a 50 hour basic contractual working week here? If I have not misunderstood then all I can say is - Land of the Free - bollocks. Land of the Indentured Surfs more like.
Delighted to hear it. I would say the same regardless of which company was concerned.
Happily for the reputation of the human race not all of us share that opinion.
"For many people in the world, 600 quid is a lot to spend on a phone."
.............would feel that is a lot of money to spend on a phone!*
*I have spent almost that much. To be specific, my lady's Xperia Z2 for a special birthday. I did not for one moment begrudge it but it still wasn't exactly small change from my point of view.
"Organisations should get their antivirus products security tested before deployment"
In my innocence not to say ignorance I had imagined that that would be standard practice and if it is not I confess myself astonished. My question is - if it is not regarded as best/standard practice, then why not?
I entirely agree. The marketing of these so-called "unlimited" plans has been dishonest from the outset. How it is that the ASA has not descended on them (the telcos in general not just Verizon) from a very great height over the term "unlimited" is a mystery to me. It is clear that no infrastructure as currently envisaged could cope with people having high-res streaming on virtually continuously. Some throttling of the most intensive users is unavoidable. However, they should be genuinely open and honest about that in their advertising, not just in the small print.
In the same sense that at vampire is a predator. Their strategy in practice (in the longer term) destroys the market they are exploiting*. They are a bubble company. The moment they are required (by circumstances - shareholders, the authorities and the like) to show a (sustained) profit then they are in the shit up to their necks.**
*The only world a vampire understands is one where he is last of his kind left standing.
**Oh and yes, I am perfectly well aware that there are plenty of other examples of BigCorp out there who deserve the same critisism.
This has been a bugbear of mine for a long time. The same suspects use/abuse the facility to post anonymously to avoid having to take responsibility for what they post. This does not mean that I am calling for the facility to be withdrawn - far from it in fact. However, the cowardice/dishonesty in that kind of behaviour really fucks me off.
Indeed. Your italicsing "the International Trade Commission" hits the nail right on the head. If companies not "resident" in the US have no rights when persuing/defending a case against this august body then the International Trade Commission is in fact the National Trade Commission" and as such should having nothing at all to do with these decisions where one of the parties is not a "US resident". If the International Trade Commission is not interested in international law then my original point stands.
Of course and I understand why circumstances sometimes require "donning the mask". However, I have over the last few years become convinced that some AC-postings are driven by a desire to avoid being exposed for having argued "both ends against the middle" from one posting to the next simply to be able to get away with posting something completely illogical (in the context of previous postings) against whoever their favourite hate-figure is. That type of dishonest debating tactic really pisses me off. On the other hand, as I made clear in the post to which you were kind enough reply, that does not mean that I wish the capacity to post as an AC to be withdrawn.