1198 posts • joined Thursday 15th July 2010 02:46 GMT
A solution in search of a problem
Title says it all.
There are more than enough lower cost and easily implemented solutions right here on Earth. The first being solar on rooftops. The second being rooftop wind.
The third being ever rising efficiency.
The distant fourth being wind and solar farms.
Beat me to it, oldcoder.
Re: New product
Well played sir!
He must be doing a good job based on the "pain-to-complain" index.
Yeah. Irony. In spades. Lovin' it.
Apple would do well to remember that in China, where out of control capitalism is not thought of as a god given right and CEOs are not rock gods, they just execute errant corporate executives.
"The question then becomes, how long will it be before the big players start doing the exact same thing?"
Who says they aren't?
But "helper" toolbars suck suck even worse and have since the days of Pointcast.
I too have to ask...
Who pays for porn?
"My guess is that they spend all day surfing porn."
Guess? It's a proven fact.
Google "federal employees watching porn" Be sure you are sitting down.
Arrogance, they haz it
So GoldieBlox blatantly rips off the song, then has the balls to say they felt they had no choice but to defend themselves by counter-suing the creators?
Recto-cranial-inversion award winners of the year.
Yeah, sue their sorry asses right out of business. Nuke 'em 'til they glow.
"So why do so many think it acceptable to be seen using one in a business environment?"
Because it's super trendy cool, that's why and it the tells the world you are one hip and happening person.
(do I need to type the sarcasm tag?)
So "fight or flight" and desensitization is no longer valid.
Someone let B.F Skinner and Pavlov know this, will they?
Your fondle slab doesn't require alimony, child support or expensive dinners, does it?
Re: Depends on how much power you'll get
Yes, but realistically, you won't be able to.
Re: That ad is pretty honest
I've seen far too many ads like this.
More and more requirements in fields that aren't even related and for the same or less pay. Employers want people who can program AND fix basic hardware problems and want to pay for a Tier 1 helpdesk tech to do it.
This will NOT end well.
Oh wait, it's already not going well. How's that cloud thing working out?
Re: Pay peanuts for web developers
You mean the free, build it on-line process might have a problem? But the guy in India SWORE it was secure! And so did the college student I consulted without paying.
It's sad how you are becoming more American every day.
Pay more. Get less. And have do all the work yourself.
I'll hoist a pint for you in sympathy.
"People we know and deliberately overpay while screwing the plebs that do the actual work."
Charging for SMS is THE scam
Unless you are sending large files through SMS, being charged for it is one big scam. The size of the avg text message data packet is so tiny that the cost to the phone company is either nothing or less than nothing.
I went unlimited everything with no contract years ago. I will NEVER go back to the old scams.
As for "charities", don't even get me started...
Inspire the police?
Keep dreaming. At best it may shame them into trying harder due to the publicity, but inspire them out of any sense of morality?
I'll sum it for you right now: IP is only as good as the lawyers and time you can afford and god help you if you are a small time inventor/creator who is robbed by a big company.
Breaks my heart
Naw, just kidding.
This is probably exactly what they need.
Re: The next giant leap
Surely you aren't suggesting we get rid of the cheap overseas programmers (I shall name no names) and actually PAY for programmers who know what the hell they are doing?
That's just crazy talk!
Why next, you'll insist that all sorts of industries improve their quality control! My god man, do know what that will cost? Fish and chips will cost £100 and dogs will sleep with cats and the world will come to an end!
SOP in the US
This is SOP in the US, but WITHOUT any worker protections.
You can get moved, pay can be lowered on a whim and benefits, vacation, holidays and sick leave can be curtailed as the new company sees fit. And that's if they decide to keep you. Usually half the team is permanently fired.
I been on the sharp end of this for the last 15 years.
Almost ALL IT sector in the US are now contract and paid anything but being at your desk no longer exists and longevity of the job is measured in a handful of years or months.
Re: Oh nice
5 thumbs down for saying I like cool technology?
On a technology board?
Having a derp kinda of day, are we?
Is this more limpware?
I already have a free program that makes 3D printer files (.stl). It's called SketchUp and it's been our for, er, I dunno, almost 8 years now?
It is also a very robust 3D program in general and is used worldwide for everything from traditional architecture to industrial design as well as by literally 10 of millions of hobbyists. Google it and see for yourself.
Once again, day late and a dollar short, Microsoft.
Re: Microsoft's definition of exciting
OK, now that's funny!
Could be false flag
It wouldn't be the first time governments have used false flag to neutralize their opponents.
It could also be exactly what it seems: SPLITTER!
This is a troll, right?
Insignificant deaths from previous nuclear accidents?
*cough*Google*cough*. Maybe you've heard of it? Search: cancer deaths related to chernobyl
First result: 980,000 cancer related deaths. Obviously wild claim with an agenda.
Second result with better references and less of an agenda: 7000 thyroid cancer deaths.
Third result: 4000 to 25,000. Because they are scientists.
Fourth result: even more conservative than the above, but still claims 4000.
There are no results from Fukishima because it's too soon to see them.
Then there is the financial consequences. Ask the people living near those plants how that worked for them.
Seriously? I can't even get relaibe results from Google trying to guess my YouTube habits.
Let's do the math
Assume 10 million is the real number.
Now let's say .001 are actually infected. That's 10,000 actual infected PCs. Of that we will have to high/low on who actually pays.
10,000 pay. Approx £5,340,000 in one month.
5,000 pay and the rest wipe and start over. £2,670,000 in one month.
Who in their right mind is going to pass up that kind of money if they can get away with it?
They truly have no clue
The have no clue. None.
They are just 2 paychecks away from mobs and pitchforks. **
(** refers to most people in the US being only 2 paychecks away from homeless)
Marie Antoinette didn't get it either.
Re: Forever blowing...
Make that "well connected" nerds, because honestly, they are the only ones who get that kind of funding.
Seems to be no problem in the US
The corporations have assured us that no accidents are caused by being distracted while using a mobile.
We can of course, trust them.
(do I really need to add the sarcasm tag?)
Yeah... still not getting it.
Turns down 3 billion?
There will never be a high enough offer for THAT much ego.
3 BILLION?! I'll never see a TENTH of that in my life! Not even 100th!
What a knob.
Damn those hippie protestors!
Damn those hippie protestors for trying to warn us of the corporate world takeover!
Re: Beep beep
"I reckon the East India Company..."
Who are you sir?! You are perhaps one the few people I've ever heard who understands this connection!
Re: Beep beep
Too bad we don't have any protestors trying to make us aware of these trends.
Oh wait.... naw just ignore 'em. They need to put down the bong and get a job and figure what they are protesting about. </sarcasm>
Big phone, little price
This is definitely a Galaxy killer.
And they are right about buyers: $200+ phones are not affordable for most people.
Re: good use case
I have to agree.
As everyone knows, I am NOT a big cloud fan, but this is a very practical use.
I've been configuring and repairing these for a couple of years now.
Yes, they are very impressive laptops no matter who makes them.
It not just the C Level
In my experience, it's been the number one reason and it's not just the C Level slackers, either.
I've seen business PCs destroyed and needing a complete wipe and new install due to pron surfing.
Writtten for 13,000
That's about 46,000 in today's money.
Or even just a single page of a website.
Next to the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?
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