Re: 10yr Warranty?
They did? The register article only says that their profits are decreasing.
But then making over six billions dollars a quartet doesn't seen too bad.
Well, maybe it does to Apple.
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The British were incredibly lucky that Hitler ordered Guderian twice to stop his advance, thing were going so well that Hitler thought it had to be a trap.
He had to order it twice because the first time Guderian asked for permission to send reconnaissance patrols and then proceeded to send all his troops to "reconnaissance".
The crashed plane was going to be Turkey's third A400M
"Of course they don't sell your data: they keep it to themselves, profile it and allow companies to pay to target stuff at you."
You mean ... they show ads??!!!
Thanks AC, what would become of the world without people like you doing in-depth research on our behalf?
"willing to" != "delighted to"
If you have ever watched an ad without being physically forced to do it, then you were willing.
Actually, it is kind if surprising that nobody has come here to boast about using AdBlock.
Seriously, those are even more annoying that iFans.
"That's why I tend to stick with Open Source projects now."
Which open source CMS would you recommend?
Serious question, by the way.
Sure, they need this because nobody fell for their smartphone trap.
Just like all the other brands then
"Fuck you, AC."
Says someone posting as "Anonymous Coward"
"False. A lot of PC don't (and didn't) come with Windows pre-installed"
How many was a lot at the time? 1.5%?
There is this thing call buybacks in which a company buy it's own shares, which increases the Earnings per Share and is meant to raise the stock price.
Historically management haven't been too good, on average, at deciding where to buy, they usually buy shares back when they are too expensive. Dell used to be a good example of that.
Besides what you propose seems to be a good way to bankrupt a company, let's say management offers to buy at 80$. Well ok, but then a crises comes for whatever the reason and their is a sell off in the stock market.
The company has two options either they buy all the shares until they run out of money or they have to reduce the price at which they are willing to buy, in which case they would set up an alarm and more stockholders would sell, and they would run out of money anyway.
And if there a time of economic bonanza, they would need to raise the price not to sell too cheaply but then, the stock market does that already.
And when the bonanza ends, as it always does, it triggers the sell off, which bankrupts the company.
"No, you're complaining it doesn't rise fast enough."
And, therefore, the shares aren't worth as much.
And it is not really about complaining, it's more about:
Ok, with the estimates I had, I calculated a fair value for the shares of XXX$, with the new data just released, my estimated fair value for the shares is XXX - 50$, since it is now higher than that I am selling.
"the exact same as for Microsoft and Internet Explorer."
Nope, Microsoft forbade OEMs to install another navigator.
On the other hand, the Galaxy tablet my mother got has chrome relegated to a 'Google' collection of icons while Samsung's 'Internet' app is to the front and center of the screen.
Seriously, if you want to make Google look bad don't compare them to Microsoft, you get the opposite result.
guess which is number 1?
Let me check....
Poor abused Microsoft, they are relegated to the second link.
Only the most sofisticated users will find it there.
"But Microsoft didn't get in trouble for forcing Windows to be the de facto desktop OS. "
But they did, as in "even if you ship a computer without windows you still have to pay it us the windows licence it doesn't use"
Or as in "no, you can't ship a computer with both Windows and BeOs"
"Dual Dunham" as in Olivia and Folivia.
"Bishop Gating Protocol" as in Let's build a gate to cross into another universe.
"3. Obscure a significant portion of the image with a big black rectangle."
Dubbing actors have been know to complain because they are send copies in which they can only see the mouth of the screen actors.
Sure, the new season was going so unnoticed in the press that they needed this.
Yeah, this article feels like someone repeatedly got coal in his stocking.
I wonder why.
No, but every year some people upgrade theirs.
"You have pointed out that they have incorrectly re-arranged the deckchairs on the Titanic!"
Unlike endlessly nitpicking an argument in these forums which, as we all know, is earth-shattering important.
But of course it's the other monkeys that are dangerous, not you.
"I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to"
Hey! it's funny
Indeed, how dumb it is to build laptops that work for years? Don't they know they should just collapse a day after warranty expiration?
That would be to easy, if the example were to catch on all those political nuts that make a living on criticizing the pharma industry would be out of a job, and we can't have that, can we?
"that's good practice."
I doubt it.
Actually I am pretty certain that starting from scratch will make them spend lots of time fixing bugs that were already fixed years ago in the current code.
But then refactoring code means reading and understand code written by other people and, really, where's the fun in that?
But then, we are not buying the phone.
"He might as well just give them silly names."
And that's why v4.0-rc1 is actually called "Hurr durr I'ma sheep"
The numbers are there for legacy reasons as some people insist they are significant.
But then, some people are just weird.
You didn't get the reference? Really?
Well, ok then.
I don't remember when I first noticed ads, I must have been four or five years old and watching Tv.
Yet people still expect me to be surprised when they mention how ads work.
Weird, isn't it?
Anyway, it would be: ¿Habla español? ¡Es muy fácil!
The rationality of males is way overrated.
Check a football/rugby/whatever match if you don't believe me.
Or, if you are into that kind of thing, an OS flame war.
For centuries agriculture depended on it.
Was he expecting a worse film in the few months left of the century?
Yeah, Ok, I'm leaving.
"the first steps to Globalisation."
Never heard of the Silk Route?
"But if enough people kiss your arse even when you are a dick".
Well, when you talk about "pompous, arrogant and just downright unpleasant" you certainly know what you are talkin about.
Without the gulf stream warming us up, Europe would be uninhabitable.
Something that I learned many years ago reading a story in which Uncle Scrooge diverts the gulf stream to warm the land he had just bought in Greenland.
Or, like a neighbour once told me "Google doesn't work"
And yet Iran has been selling their oil in euros since 2003 without being invaded by the US.