36 posts • joined Saturday 23rd January 2010 00:50 GMT
This <could> work
The VDU would be 60 characters X 40 lines. Each character would have tiny windows in a 5 X 7 grid to spell out a letter or number. A small red flag would be mechanically moved in the appropriate holes to make each character. Perhaps compressed air would work best. Note: this will not be portable.
I did the same, for the same reasons.
There are only so many ways to do something. If Apple is improving their product by including them and there are no patent issues, what's the problem? I think the current Android, Blackberry and Windows phone devices owe more to the original iPhone than vice versa.
Only one choice...
This is a bit inconvenient then, no?
Weevily biscuits, anyone?
It's been done.
Can they do that...
...without changing the aspect ratio? Not sure the current one will work well on a smaller tablet.
Soft Ice Cream?
Carvel was selling it in the US in the 1930s.
Absolutely right! I enjoy my iPad, but I'm waiting on a new Mac Pro (could be out in Spring, according to the rumor mill). My 2006 Mac Pro is still hauling, but it's starting to show its age. I simply prefer large monitors.
Giant Space Binoculars!
If you try real hard...
...I'll bet you can think of a few models. Hint - they all come from one company.
Re: Stupid article
"By 2014 tablets will replace tablets in most cases..."
I agree. I will replace my iPad2 with another iPad by 2014. Are you sure that was what you were trying to say?
Aww... c'mon. I use a dodocase for my iPad2 or place it on a stand. If I had the new iPad, I probably wouldn't even notice the heat issue. I'm perfectly satisfied with my older model, though, so I won't find out until next year's model. I'm sure Apple knew exactly how hot it would run and realized that since people just have to find an issue, this would be a good one since it won't affect sales significantly.
Maybe some folks heard a new iPad was coming and waited until this quarter. Context is everything.
When I see "Michael Dell: <insert quote here>" I automatically reach for my hip boots.
Why would it be unexpected?
We have good information on one solar system - ours - and it has multiple planets. Seems reasonable to expect that is the norm.
I beg to differ
I've had an iPad 2 for a couple of weeks and I couldn't disagree more strongly. I'm an old geek (my first computer was a TRS-80 Model III purchased in 1980). I have found quite a few uses for the iPad that simply would not work with another form factor. It's just a matter of imagination, and I've still got plenty of that - and lots of time to use it since I've been retired for years. It's always easy to criticize something you have no experience with...
This prediction is not credible...
...too many assumptions. Here's my counter-prediction: In four years, Android will still be selling the most phones and Apple will still be making the most money. Anybody disagree?
Can't wait to get mine!
I passed on the original because of the lack of cameras. When my next grandchild arrives in a few weeks, my daughter and I will each have one. The hospital has wi-fi. Worth the price of admission right there. Mr. Molloy is correct. it IS all about function. I've already selected quite a few apps I will be purchasing. This device (wi-fi only) has exactly what I am looking for.
No facts is the problem...
Ignore him. He's a real scientist and those guys insist on real proof of things like human involvement in global warming, which is glaringly absent. Of course it's getting warmer - we're coming out of an ice age. It's going to keep getting warmer too. Live with it.
Don't assume the problem was limited to computers...
...one of those capacitors took down one of my air conditioners.
In which case, Jobs wins because...
...he's going with the vast majority. Those in the know = <1%
Hard to believe...
The 3rd quarter ends in 143 days and HP doesn't even own WebOS yet. I do not believe they can bring a viable product to market in that time. The original rumor said "as early as" the end of Q3, but nobody is quoting that part. I do not expect an HP tablet in time for the holiday season this year even though they are probably working on it right now. There are all those nasty little details like getting a finished product to manufacturing, producing a sufficient quantity and, of course, FCC certification. At least we won't have to wait very long to find out.
Of course they are...
...but I've been running Mac OS X since 10.0.0 in 2001 without any virus or malware protection and I've had zero problems. Maybe it's time to drop this sort of automatic response and face reality.
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