143 posts • joined Friday 10th September 2010 09:23 GMT
I replaced an octo core 2008 MacPro with a top end macMini this year. Fitted a DIY fusion drive, maximum memory and it churns out Compressor renders, Squeeze renders just as quick as the old MP. But without consuming 500W of electricity. It does my FCP work just fine (albeit nothing too stressful). Even my storage is taken care of via USB3 and Thunderbolt. All in all a fine purchase and replacement.
I'm not an optician, but I thought that having something at a fixed focal distance, like a display, will eventually make your eyesight bad.
Looking at the picture all I can see is a kick-ass RGB laser projector......for displaying 8K images on the underside of BIG clouds.
the full report
I have no idea how it works or what it could be scaled to, but isn't the big failing of renewable power generation that unused power can not be economically stored. Seems to me this is a possible answer. Clearly there are some very bright folk out there!!
last apple financials
seem to recall that Apple made mega bucks selling out of their stores. Are not Apple stores the highest grossing per sq foot/meter? I agree that a retail store is essential for the public to buy, but if it's Apple, Google or Microsoft then it don't matter if the sale is in store or online, it's all bottom-line.
the manufacturers don't just take the 3.5" form factor and fill it with cheap SS memory, doesn't have to be super-fast, but faster than a platter drive.
or this version?
fans not protected and electrical protection on I/O sockets
it's not the loss of battery
it's the loss of power to whatever it feeds in an inflight emergency that would scare me. I cannot see any situation where a loss of one out of two batteries whilst on a long flight makes any sense in safety.
Can you imagine the pilot announcing "sorry about the smell, one of our two emergency batteries just caught fire and melted all over the electronics", on a flight crossing the Atlantic when they are halfway across.
I saw a picture of a new battery system and my immediate reaction was the cells seems awful close. Then I came across an article that talked all about active cooling of this type of battery. From the photo I saw, I didn't see any active cooling.
is it that simple?
My question would be is this the "only" LI-ION battery pack on board the plane, because if it isn't, then swapping out for another chemistry could be a lot more awkward.
To me it all seems very strange, because all this stuff gets tested and tested and tested. How come it didn't crop up in the tests?
if the share price became depressed to such a point that Apple just took all their cash and went private. I for one would applaud such a move, it would stick one on all these Wall Street guys.
I'm surprised no-one has thought of taping silver foil letters saying "FUCK YOU" on their chest before going through.
I'm not so sure it is that easy to create tax laws that are totally watertight and anyways who knows what people were involved in the law making, vested interests perhaps.
The other problem is the not so level playing field, the large corps with international connections can get away with far more than simple local based companies. It could be argued that the recent bankruptcies on our high streets was in some part created by the power of online stores being able to out price the high street by reason of their lower tax payments.
I'm certain that Mr Bezos has not entertained the thought that once he has eliminated the biggest high street names, he can begin to ramp up the prices on Amazon. Then the profits will become truly enormous and without any hindrance via the tax laws.
I'd like to ask everyone here, where would you rather see this money? In the Caymans serving a very small % of the worlds population or in your country being used for your benefit. Even if there are losses on the way it's money we never had in the first place.
on the other hand....
there are many, many millions of others buying the rest of the out dated Android phones.
i think it was a Moto lawyer who said that all it takes is one bullet to stop the opposition, he was referring to SEP's. Seems like the CEO of Moto got a very sweet deal out of Google in return for pretty much sweet FA.
doesn't seem to happen to Samsung phones, what's wrong with them? Lousy resale value?
all that dosh!
and I read he gets up at 6, does a round at the gym, spends the rest of the day in the office and then goes home.....so WTF does he (or any other high paid CEO) spend the money on?
No mention that Samsung is being investigated by th eu for abuse of FRAND rates?
why would anyone opt for the MM as a media player attached to a TV, when a simple little Apple TV hacked with Plex will do just as good.
My MM is doing sterling duty as a replacement for my old MacPro 2008. Just as fast on the renders, about 1/50th the size and weight. Works fine attached to a five bay DAS.
If anyone wanted a media server, one of last years models is really ample power.
Re: Share price is not really sentiment
really past their peak valuation?
I thought APPL had a remarkably low P/E, the most common way to value a company.
You could also argue that the share price is building a base from which to go higher.
No, I personally believe it has more to do with the perception on the global economy. The West is still struggling to lift itself out of the doldrums, consumer spending is not 'bouncing back', living costs going up all the time etc etc. The East has yet to take the spending reins. So the big investors look around for shares that can take a hit, APPL being their favourite.
Then again, maybe APPL is heading for the pits and my 2012 MacMini is the last computer I'll buy.
the way ATOS is going there won't be anymore disable left in the UK
isn't this the case where Moto specifically excluded MS & Apple in their contracts with the likes of Qualcomm who happen to make the chips that go in the Xbox or Apple products? So instead of getting patent exhaustion via the chip licence, Moto wants to pursue this avenue of making a high claim on what was a FRAND patent. In other words, if you're a small fry you get patent exhaustion rights, if you're a big fish you gotta pay way over the odds.
Seems patently unfair business practice to my eyes.
I love it that early explorers on Mars may have to live in caves.
buy a MacMini...it's the new MacPro
a lot of...
conjecture and speculation me thinks
you want to read up about Intellectual Ventures in the US if you want to find out about such practices around patents. The link is on another El Reg page.
OK let's get one thing clear here.....Tim Cook is NOT Steve Jobs.
Keeping that in mind, is there any reason Apple will slavishly follow the SJ mantra about vertical integration and closed ecosystem?
The article also forgets to mention that iOS dominates web search and web traffic, so even though market share is low, actual 'value' outside the ecosystem is high.
So I just don't get how Android can have such an overwhelming market share but have such a poor showing in search and traffic.
For example, my builder has an Android phone, I asked him what did he do with it....answer? Oh, emails on the job, SMS and the odd photos. Web search? Nope. Favourite apps? Games.
I don't have a favourite mobile OS, I just don't need a smartphone. But there are questions that the article doesn't seem to answer, maybe someone here can enlighten us.
Re: real time?
should have guessed that, thanks.....still over 4 hours those gasses must have been travelling something.
are those pics in real time?
Re: HP Proliant Micrpserver
I am constantly surprised that this box from HP gets so little recognition. I guess it's got to be a larger box than any of these, but it's sheer capability and low price get's my vote.
The only thing that does dissuade me is setting one up with a Linux distro. If there was an idiots guide on the web somewhere, I would get one.
orderly departure as in....
a few chairs thrown and some windows broke?
Re: Any old iron?
my sister in law is a designer and has had her G5 iMac since they came out, only this month she decided she needed to upgrade...for the very same reasons as you, software demands. Still I persuaded her she didn't need the latest and greatest iMac, last years model would do fine. She's very happy with it, saved her some bucks that will go towards the huge ripoff that is the Adobe upgrades.
For myself, I have had several Mac's over the years, but this year it really looks like my next will be the last. Sorry Apple.
don't you all think that a big company, Apple or anyone else, would have cast iron contracts that forbid price increases mid contract or at the very least an increase within a certain range. So we have to make an assumption here that ALL Apple's contracts with Sammy are ending all at the same time before adding up the extra costs.
If they start doing this during my favourite film I will chuck out the TV.
Not mentioned here is that the FTC is recommending the US Justice Dept. sue Google/Motorola for FRAND abuse.
Personally, I think Apple made a clever move, with the first ‘apology’ and the second ‘apology’.
They figured there was a good chance the first one would get thrown out, but they garnered some nice points against Samsung. They made a few jokes, at the expense of the judge and Samsung. I’m sure plenty of people read this apology, had a smile at the veiled sarcasm and moved on. All in all a neat first swipe at the ball.
The second apology reads very boring and will most likely be ignored by the vast majority.
Even if the Judge makes Apple do a third apology, the energy of the ruling will have completely exhausted itself and even less folk will read the advert.
Believe me, I’ve read a few blogs by UK barristers…they can be a wry lot, not averse to giving judges a sly side swipe with some of their comments.
Apple would have employed the best UK barristers, they knew EXACTLY what they were doing with both apologies.
or this version?
I think it would be a more torrid day for APPL if their next financial statement under performed their last prognostication.
For me, analysts are soothsayers, no more no less. They have no more handle on actual sales than you or me. Just look at how so many get it wrong!
Apple gave everyone their targets for the upcoming statement in the last statement. But dear analysts have an audience to sooth and a stock price to massage.
I have a nice theory....
The "powers that be" decided that life had to start somewhere, so they chose our solar system and sowed all the right ingredients on all the planets in the hope that one of them would flourish and survive. We survived, the rest died off one way or another.
I'd be interested in your feelings about the screen in real life use. Anandtech said in their review that they felt the screen was subpar when compared to the Macbook Pro series. Specifically, angle viewing and colour gamut.
analysts, what a bunch of tossers.
Let's see....this is the phone that people said 'meh, just a minor upgrade' 'won't sell like the 4s' etc etc.
Galaxy S3, great selling phone....20 million in 100 days.
IP5.....5 million in 72 hours
What's the betting for IP5 in 100days? 30 million, 40 million?
Sorry iHaters, just had to post this on el Reg where Apple haters love to congregate.
I don't get it
what's with all the piratey sub headings everywhere on el Reg?
Geekbench numbers for new IP5 are just in....not only do they outperform the S3, but they do it on TWO cores running at a slower clock.
get yar facts straight first...
20 mill S3 in 100 days....bit of a difference between 7 days and 100 days....or maybe you were making a joke?
I've had every Touch except the 1st Gen. Use them all the time.
In car entertainment...nothing quite like have a song bank of 4000 on those long trans european journeys. Very useful for Skype chats around the house. Sorta OK for email and browsing, but still prefer the laptop. Plays some of my favourite games just fine.
So I think it's off to Ebay to list my old models and order the new one.
Re: Has anyone asked the passengers
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