146 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 16:03 GMT
stock ignorant response.
Aaah, the dear cousins
Yepp, we share much with our distant cousins -- like the ability and willingness to chuck our feces at others.
What!? C'mon, i'm not the only one.
indeed... what they DON'T need...
... is inbred rednecks shooting at them for sport.
Forget the fanbois
I don't like apple's practices and attitude -- on that i believe we agree. That being said, i like some of their products (ipod and ipad, for example) and to me there's no greater (additional) satisfaction than to bypass apple's anal (and imaginary) control in order to bend them to my will.
That and, hey, they're cool gadgets.
Umm.. o-kayyy, but...
... what should be done about the cretinous flailings of the RIAA, the MPAA and that idiot firm doing the DDoS-ing from India?
Or is all that fine and dandy?
Just a note on hardware possibilities
My ipad's jbroken and with a nifty application called iFile i can mount any SD card or USB key on the device (with the help of the photo kit hardware).
Tho i do understand why something like that wouldn't be mentioned here -- imho the device should be able to do these tasks without having to be modified.
I tend to agree here
It's a question of principle, i.e. i don't want anyone snooping in on my stuff (banal to the outsider as it may be). Besides, what irks me is the fact that the people/crimes all these measures are aimed at will (a) be warned by the public debate and (b) find other ways to hide their shady business.
Hey, what about...
... all those t-shirts you can purchase with the actual FBI seal on them?
No, not the Female Body Inspector ones.
Do all those stores have rights to use it?
Sweet sun showers
Fire washes the skin off the bone and the sin off the soul. It cleans away the dirt.
And my momma didn't raise herself no dirty boy.
Um.. maybe I've been playing too much.
(Paris because she's dirty)
Seriously dude.... what?
Isn't it time to stop all this mindless rah-rah bullshit?
Making public governmental/military abuses/blunders is an integral and critical part of healthy democratic society.
Sorry to burst your flag-waving little bubble.
@Boethius: What are you going on about?
They find faults in internal company training and response policies which allows the parties concerned to be better prepared for such "attacks" in the future.
What's this bollocks about bullies? They weren't even allowed to "bully" people by implying they were compromised.
@Fraser: And THAT is what i call an argument
Not some hissy fit about being tired of hearing ipad this or that.
Well done, sir.
Not to mention, where does he expect to find ruggedized, medical-caliber electronics cheaper than run of the mill commercials.
Indeed, well see Zune enough
But it's still good to get a fire going under Microsoft's ass. Hell, it's good to start one under everyone's ass (Android, Linux, etc.). Competition can be excellent for innovation. And who knows, maybe someone will come up with something bright and new.
They can still be mine (ALL mine!)
I agree and i too like to "own" my stuff. And that is why i may jailbreak a device. By severing certain control ties with the manufacturer/provider, i am able to, for example, add an actual file manager to that device and backup my data (ebooks, etc.). It can also allow me to refuse unwanted updates that are either of no interest or will wrest control from the rightful hands of the device's owner (i.e., me).
What i'm saying is that there's a subtle tangibility to virtual things that's not always seen or recognized and that these things CAN be *ours* if we want them to (and with a little elbow grease).
Interesting point, but...
... aside from the obvious display problems, i would expect a device to keep on operating.
I'd be more than a little irked if my phone was unavailable in an emergency because i'd spent a little time in sunlight (the phone being a similar take-anywhere device -- especially if one considers the iphone) .
To put into context, sitting outside it's happened that i've left my phone lying around on, say, a picnic table in direct exposure. It kept right on working when needed.
3D isn't a bad thing, but it's not what makes a movie great. A movie has to hold it's own without cheap tricks -- instead of investing in slight-of-hand, they should probably concentrate on making flicks that aren't garbage (like a majority of offerings in recent years).
Hold the door, please!
If it works well and does what's expected of it well (or better than the competition), it will be given it's chance. If not, then it's the rubbish pile of history -- just like anything else.
fun to watch, but
on the other hand, there's just something unpalatable about handing that much asset to some degenerate piece of shit.
Suckerberg might deserve a lesson in humility (in fact, he DOES), but that doesn't mean the other scumbag deserves a single crooked penny.
I invented Facebook! Sez so on this dirty napkin next to what appears to be a drawing of me as a cowboy.
Stop whining like a victim. It's nice that it worked for two people.
Doesn't mean there isn't a bigger problem.
There's a fine line...
... between freedom of speech and giving a bunch of retarded racist garbage a forum to shout their insanity at the rest of the world.
I am in no way implying that everyone posting there is either racist or retarded... but reasonable people are neither the most strident or the ones at issue here.
It's all fun and games
Until someone has the brilliant idea to broadcast the horns to the universe via radio telescope and some pissed-off aliens squash us like bugs.
Either that or their complaints will make other aliens purchase horns and join in the fun.
Party on Garth!
Party on Wayne!
... in many cases don't even know the difference (or care to) as long as it plays.
Trouble starts when things don't work as planned. THEN they start asking the questions.
Not that this applies to absolutely everyone -- just many.
Hold the phone
The "normal human way"? Gratuitous insults?
Hm. Thinking... thinking.... yepp!
I agree in principle...
... that a product you've just purchased should not require you to gussy it up like a cheap whore for it to work.
That being said, i still think it's an ingenious idea.
One thing wrong here....
I'm not going to add to the flaw/not-flaw debate, but i will say that this is NOT a "new product".
It's the continuation of an existing line.
Yes, a new generation of product is allowed it's debugging period -- that's only fair, it's like that for just 'bout everything -- but in this case there seem to some very major problems that previous experience should have helped avoid in the first place.
Well, here's one possible way....
If you posted a thread about fizzy phone reception on the forums and you got the "Jobsian grip" or "Reception bars" response, you might want to mention a source of information that potentially exposes the alleged lies you've been fed.
That's all fine for devs, but...
It's simply a matter of logical pragmatism when it comes to being an internet user:
Flash IS out there so something is needed to see it -- and there's always someone out there who will pony up: just look, there's flash on the iPad now -- no, it's not 100%, but it's a start.
I totally agree. At the risk of sounding paranoid, i don't want someone else to have final say on my stuff/data/apps.
Not to mention that Internet/digital infrastructure is much too fragile at this point in time for us to rely on it as our main computing platform/OS (from both a hardware and software point of view). If public wifi was omnipresent and the infra rock solid, then perhaps.
But certainly not now.