2157 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 14:17 GMT
Re: They are probably using Samba, not Microsoft's code
"Apple has a long history of using Free Software components for all the bits that were too tricky or expensive to reimplement yet another time in proprietary fashion."
I shun social media, instead trusting people who have the balls to interact face to face and not some shadowy cyber bullshit.
Though most have been sucked in by SM and have the nerve to label me a luddite, with zero knowledge of me due to my lack of SM presence and zero confidence in ther own ability to interact on a human level, these news stories only go to secure my position on SM.
Trust face to face not cyber bullshit!
Re: Current events
"I guess he never saw phones as a risk until it was too late."
"He never saw lots of things - the web, browsers, search engines"
Next fking obvious statement!
Of course everyone saw these things coming. Apparently everyone, except Bill Gates, can see into the future.
W O W!
Bloody Trolls. Stupid and stinky.
Way to build a stable society!
Lets follow that advice, we will all become travellers, and the rich will be the only home/land owners (gouging our eyes out in exorbitant rents).
W O W!
"Forum user "madeinrm" states that he is offering the source code for sale because someone else using the nickname "batman" had already passed on the source code to a third party, apparently against madeinrm's approval."
You just can't trust these crooks!
"Why is it that when we see the word "exploit" or the phrase "security problems/issues", the article is always about Microsoft."
Because Microsoft software is ubiquitous! Not difficult to understand is it?
Why waste your time trying to attack a platform with a handful of users (in comparison).
People don't need to stop using MS products. They need to realise that everyone out there is trying to get your cash, and if you're stupid enough to ignore a threat, you deserve to be hit.
Platform has F-all to do with it. If OSX was the ubiquitous OS, OSX would be hit just as hard.
W O W. Never thought that one through! Hardly surprising, I encounter this everyday from 100's of people.
Why is this being allowed?
Great, lets allows firms to hijack us! Giving grants fo generating local jobs, only for them to be "transferred" elsewhere at a later date? Sounds like highway robbery to me!
Once again, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and we're subsidising it! W T F is going on?
"I've spent the last few years saying "this year will be the year that there's a big virus attack on Macs", and every year so far I've been wrong. Perhaps there won't be a widely spreading attack, just exactly the same kind of phishing attacks aimed at users of all platforms."
More like the Mac/Pc ratio is still far too small for miscreants to bother!
"But we would urge fanbois to keep their faith."
Who is urging iSheeple to keep the faith?
Re: They had to do it.......
"Would be nice to see some lawsuits flyiing about copying/ripping ! The year will pass interestingly"
Just as well they stock piled that cash, sounds like they are going to need it!
iPhones/iPads have always appealed to the weakest, those who think cool exists, especially because they bought a piece of tech.
You sad sad people. Only now can you start to see your false messiah!
"Cool is what Apple do..."
"By repainting the exterior and adding some new features, Apple has taken the wind from its rivals and made the iPhone desirable again, or at least that's the hope."
W O W, desperate!
The fact that iPhone is continuing to lose market share says iPhone owners are nothing more than Fad Whores!
"wealthy, highly educated customers still prefer iPhones"
Because they still believe that iPhone inflates their status, whilst the rest of us see that that is complete bullshite.
It says that wealthy, educated also means easily led, and a total MUG!
You go pay top price for your oh-so-last-decade handset. You deserve to be ripped off. (Doesn't seem very clever for someone who is "educated")
I know from experience, wealthy/educated also means ZERO common sense. Being a specialist in one area does not mean you are clever at everything, and this proves that!
Re: I wonder...
"Because although one could argue that the person is now (ab?)using and profiting from information which isn't specifically theirs, one could also argue that the company involved was also profiting from the person when he or she was using his own equipment for company business, effectively saving the company money."
BYOD does not save any money!
Stop wasting public funds!
"well-intentioned charities rocking up with a case of iPhones"
Not that well intentioned asking for one of the most expensive handsets! I'd be more inclined to back up their case had it been made on more realistic terms, ie. a cost effective platform.
I see this complete waste of public money every day. iPhone offer NOTHING which can not be achieved using a more cost effective solution.
The total waste of public money on Apple products is a shocking state of affairs. Not taht anything is done about it. It's always those who shout the loudest, stamp their feet and kick up a fuss who waste the most.
Asking for iPhone says to me you have not looked in detail at the best solutions, so what else have you missed? I said earlier, iPhone offers NOTHING which can be achieved on a cost effective platform.
"Wish I was rich - do what the fuck you like, trample over all the laws and throw a couple of bucks away when the resultant "fine" arrives..
He must be pissing himself laughing."
Clearly you don't have to be rich to be a BIGGER "douche" than he.
He may laugh, we are laughing AT him.
"@LarsG - They don't think it, they know it. By any objective measure they're right."
So he gave 2.5M for no reason?
No it's a fine because he broke the law!
W O W!
"Pens are a very natural way of interacting with computers, and the success of the Samsung Note range has demonstrated there's an appetite for pen computing amongst buyers which other manufacturers are scrambling to satisfy."
Middle finger to the iSheeple who swore pens were out.
Apple deserves to be a prison bitch!
Fix for the hacks mistake
"No doubt some would wish to replace an objectionable interviewee - Dave Chameleon and every perverted Tory and Nigel Farage indeed"
"they are cheap and do a good enough job"
The new Apple definition!
"no way in the current political climate that the House and Senate will work together on the issue"
Retarded? Doesn't bode well for 'mericans. Makes you all look silly!
Re: Waste of Space (Don Jefe)
"this will put POTUS in the spotlight AND in a funny dilemma: whether he should sign the ban, losing 'good will' from Apple and its employees, or not sign it and lose 'good will' from the rest of the citizenship.*"
I reckon Obama knows right from WRONG! Apple have proved that they are the toll road of tech, ripping off everyone elses ideas, price fixing, etc..
Obama needs to show his citizens that he can not be bought/owned by Apple unlike 50% of 'mericans, who clearly advocate Apples wrong doing.
"Apple employees gave $308,081 to Obama's last reelection campaign, and several might be wanting their money back if the ban comes into place"
If you see someone wearing glass you know that they are special. They need assistance!
Consider it a disablity tool. Or they are just a tool!
Also in question are the "most favoured nation clauses" worked into the publishers' contracts with Apple, which stopped them from selling books to retailers at prices that undercut the prices agreed with Apple definately facilitated a conspiracy to fix prices unfairly high.
The evil, selfish, money grabbing, low life ba* tards.
More like we can't compete so lets change the game for force readers to pay more than they need to so we get a cut! Capitalist pigs!
Re: Best purchase a 'Refurbished' 32G model
"Nexus 7 is an MP3 player? that'll look good strapped to your arm while you're jogging."
yeah, cause a f*ckwitPod makes you look right breast!
While you think your tech gives you a status boost (clearly needed), normal people see it realise how stupid you are!
"URL bar all the time (though not whether it will be returned to the top of the screen, where it belongs)"
Who says that ths URL bar belongs at the top? You! PAH!
"A new iPhone at a ten dollar premium over last year's model from Samsung sounds like a decent deal."
If your blind deaf and dumb, Yes!
Mind you, you'd have to be blind deaf and dumb to think this is good value, never mind a phone with 2010 features!
Surely paying $10 less for an SIII with more advanced feature sets makes more sense?
Apple taxes the idiots!
"iMplant" made in a Chinese manufacturing plant.
Re: @AC "People either wear glasses to see or glasses to reduce glare from the sun"
"One guy I knew even wore two pairs of sunglasses after dark: One on his eyes, and one on his hair, to hold in place his fashionably-ruffled hairdo."..Whilst checking is iPhone every 2 seconds, abalancing his iPad whilst updating his facvebook profile on his way back to his 4x4!
WOW he must be really interesting because he's got all the "cool" stuff!
What a c**t!
Re: Apple gaming
"Famously Jobs was very dismissive of computer games, but I think everyone was surprised by the rise of casual gaming on phones and tablets."
What! Are you saying Jobs couldn't see into the future?
Watch out the isheeple will flame you!
How could it not be seen from space? How long have handheld game consoles been around? Forever!
"I guess the bottom line is that they are so incredibly profitable that it balances out the hype and despair."
Yeah! They are going to need those illegally/immorally held funds!
"Tim Cook reckons that wearable tech is "incredibly interesting", but he doesn't think Google Glass will appeal to everyone."
What? Like the MEGA FAIL iPhone which has appealed to the lowest common denominator!
Experience shows, be wary of IT types carrying iPhone! You'll have to dig yourself out of the hole they will leave you in. But at least you'll have some nice pretty graphs/reports.
Re: new technology
"Paris just because...I mean it's a fricking holodeck, why not?"
I would not stick anything of mine anywhere near. It'd come out more sticky than it went in!
We know where THATS been.
"Every click you make on the web is already being tracked. "Right now, Amazon and Google know everything about everything you do, and the ads that pop up are all related to stuff that you have been looking at or you thought about," House said. "They already know about you.""
Not everything, and not everyone is a pleb. Some people can and do protect privacy (where possible)
"The problem is that a national tax system that couldn't be gamed would cause investment drift to those nations that had tax systems that could be gamed.
For example, if a UK government introduced a way to stop Google booking sales profits in Ireland that were actually made in London, Google would leave the UK for somewhere else."
Easy solution - if you don't pay tax in our country, you can't trade in our country!
Simple as that.
It doesn't matter what you say, no business will give up the honey pot that is the UK and will pay their share or see their competitors grab all of the UK business and wipe them out.
Problem is, no one has teh bollocks to do anything because our politicians are the largest shareholders in these coporations and wouldn't risk their nest eggs. The same nest eggs gained by denying your 84 grandmother a hip replacement.
Re: Bill is right this time.
"People running corporations have a *duty* to maximize shareholder value. To the extent that they do not, the corporation's viability is affected. Corporations that are reckless enough to take shareholder money and send it away unnecessarily are ultimately doomed. They will be out-competed by corporations that behave more rationally."
And this is the problem, no one knows what SHAME is anymore, or they don't care!
Everyone/corp have a DUTY to pay the tax due of them and not weasel their way out of it!
Avoiding your responsibilities makes you a "Jeremy Kyle" dad and shame and scorn should be piled onto them. Tax the corporation then TAX TAX TAX the shareholders.
People should shut up and pay up or be thrown in the nick.
"The iPhone maker "
You owe me a keyboard!
iPhone maker my ARSE! (Fox conn make them)
Mobile plagiarist more like (ripped off everyone elses idea and paid Ive a shit load for the most basic design possible)
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