Life's hard choices
Screw the banks or screw Apple...
32 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
Screw the banks or screw Apple...
"Tell me sir, have you confused your cat recently?"
Isn't a small iPad Pro just an iPad?
Now put the Russ Abbott music against the Steel Panther video and I'm in heaven. Some sort of twisted, masochistic heaven, but heaven nonetheless.
P.S. Note to future self: stop posting on El Reg after drinking.
The other day my 4 y/o son came to me in distress, telling me he'd seen a spider. Kerping it light and jovial, I asked him to show me where it was.
Fucking Shelob was on the wall. Even my Queenslander wife thought it was bloody huge. I may be a pommy arachnophobe but I doubt many normal people could happily let that thing wander freely around.
A full combo of Mortein, Thong and Dyson was required to subdue it.
"The ACCC advised citizens to promptly investigate how the nbn roll out in their area will affect their phone and internet services."
What nbn roll out in my area? The one that was supposed to start within two years, three years ago? The area that says "Here be dragons" on the updated roll out map?
I could have done it for half the price!
I notice they haven't stumped up the other $60,000 to change their domain name...
And that's why it will be a huge success.
It's not Ludditism, it's politics. The NBN was a Labor policy so it just had to be opposed, because they were like, you know, the opposition.
I'm surprised they haven't un-apologised to the Stolen Generations.
Opera 12 is still actively supported and I'll happily upgrade when they finally finish reinstating all the useful features they ripped out when they moved to Chromium.
When I first cooked supermarket bacon here in Oz I thought there was something wrong with it because it didn't shrivel up. Then I realised that was because it hadn't been pumped full of water like our native variety.
I'm not sure if the government can claim to have fulfilled its promise to deliver the NBN cheaper if it runs out of money and doesn't get completed.
Still, when has that ever stopped them trying?
Whenever I watch a talk on Azure and they demo a feature, I'm left thinking "that was cool, but how much did it cost me?"
Until I work for a company that actually uses Azure, the hobbyist developer side of me couldn't care less and that's a shame as most Microsoft talks are now about either Azure or Win8 apps.
"Die Techie Scum"... followed by a hashtag?
They are seriously letting a "Dr Hurricane" work on creating fusion power?
Have they learned NOTHING from comic books?
After promising to deliver the NBN sooner (at the cost of nobbling it), patience is the one thing he will not be getting from me.
I bought my wife an iPad last month and I was surprised that she had downloaded the iApps, knowing that they cost $10 (AUS), but we checked they were free for her. I'd still have to pay though.
It's great that MS have created a highly standards-compliant browser, but if it's only available to the users of the latest one or two versions of Windows us devs will still have to waste time coding for all those users who are quite happy with their copy of XP thankyouverymuch.
...there are worse people to have in charge than Kathleen Kennedy.
But overall, sad face.
It's not like the materials don't exist. I had a little iRiver about 8 years ago that spent a year bouncing around in my pocket with all my lose change. After the battery gave out (which I'm sure has nothing to do with the case material) it spent the next 6 years or so in a variety of junk boxes. When I finally threw it away, there was nary a scratch on the case or screen. Shame the same couldn't be said for any iDevice.
Why do we have to buy scratch-free covers for our devices when they could be manufactured to a better quality? (Rhetorical).
Sent my wife an iMessage. She didn't get it. iMessage? Turned off. Stays off.
I had some friends who published their own book in the UK. It was only for sale on Amazon and their own website. The more copies Amazon sold, the more they dropped their price, even though their only competition was a small website selling at RRP.
Eventually the Amazon priced dropped so low the profit margin was practically zero.
I guess there is an automated algorithm based on sale volumes although I doubt that applies across the board, especially electronics.
"On the conference call, Lane said that Whitman was prepared to handle a large hardware operation because, as the CEO of eBay, she was required to purchase large amounts of hardware."
I buy a lot of food. It doesn't mean I'm qualified to run a farm.
I thought it was a civil offense.
So Accenture bagged another e-Health project? I guess they have a lot of talent lying around after losing the NHS NPfIT contract.
And they wonder why government projects fail.
I'm still confused as to why HTML 5 is being touted as a panacea for Flash just because it has a video tag. Flash was, and is, used for all sorts of things, especially websites that allegedly look cool but are difficult and frustrating to use.
Unless, that is, we're still referring to HTML 5 as that gelatinous blob/amorphous mass of technologies that might include CSS 3 animations (we don't really know). Then I can see if having a fighting chance.
On an anecdotal note, I wanted to book a table at a restaurant while on the move on Monday. Went to the website on my iPhone and I couldn't even extract a phone number on my flashless device.
Flash is going to be around for a long time to come whether we like it or not.
At least that's what the Thompson ad preceding this article wants me to do.
While I can see this kind of technological prediction actually coming true, I see public spaces full of embarrassed people murmuring into these little microphones.
Already we have these automated phone systems that demand you say "yes" or "no" instead of just pressing a button. They always make me feel a little foolish using them in front of other people.
I think there will be social consequences to this sort of tech, as we're seeing already with complaints about people on phones or MP3 players.
There are going to be kids playing this game who weren't even born when it was announced.
I was wondering why the HTML 5 spec has taken 13 years to get this far. It's because they've been too busy designing the logo and writing vapid marketing bollocks.
I just wasted a whole minute of my life wondering what a "daddy defect" was, why Facebook had them, and why Google was kindly helping to map them out.
Looking at this i-PAD, I don't think it supports multi-tasking or has a USB port. I think I'll be sticking with my ecg-pc for now.