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You needed to use the joke alert!
What's that? You weren't joking!
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You needed to use the joke alert!
What's that? You weren't joking!
I've been using MS stuff on Macs since Word 3, and I think Microsoft are still the same rip-off company they've always been.
MS people are patting themselves on the back for making the big jump from Office 2011 (released in 2010) to Office 2016 (TBR in 2015).
What they have actually done is played around with the graphics and done a very minor upgrade to a couple of the apps. The sort of upgrade that MIGHT get a .5 indication on anything by another company.
Excel is still 32-bit! Jaw-dropping, just...... jaw-dropping. HELLLOOOOO Microsoft! It's 2015!
Needs to run on Yosemite because your stupid coders can't work out how to make it work properly with older Mac OS's! Would any other company expect to get away with this (apart from Apple of course)?
Conscientious objectors were rarely cowards. Many served on the front-line as medics.
Agree with the rest of the post though. Just wish we could really do that bastard Blair for war-crimes!
Android is a turgid mess. I had to get another (2013) Nexus 7 for my wife as her earlier model 7 had buggered its battery. Looked up how to move apps and, most importantly, Cany Crush scores from one 7 to another.
No official way of doing it!
No official backup!
Ok for geeks.
'Simples' for Geeks.
Most people have a relative or son/daughter who can do this.
An awful lot of people don't, and that's what Google an Sammy don't grok.
Oh Jesus H Christ, are you actually relying on that argument?
Irrespective of what is or isn't the best phone, the known FACTS are that Apple makes much more money than Samsung on phones that are actually brought rather than >cough< 'shipped'.
Is anyone actually, genuinely surprised at this?
it looked like a rather elongated sex-doll?
You could use it to camouflage the garden shed, then the missus can't find you when she wants you to put paper in her ink-jet printer.
I had most of these items and still have a couple of small scars from a Jetex implementation!
Several years ago I was talking over some hobbies that I could share with my (then) 9-year-old son and suggested some aero-modelling along the lines of simple balsa wood and tissue that could then be ramped up to RC and engines if he liked it (like my father did with me).
I got a complete spike-topped brick wall from my (hopefully soon Ex) wife who demanded that I forget anything of the sort because it involved sharp knives and glue. From the way she reacted you'd have thought I'd said petrol-driven chain-saws. After that most of my attempts to get him interested in anything got the full health and safety inspection and the unanswerable "Why do that? None of his friends do!".
Result is a (now) 23-year old who has trouble changing a fuse.
upvote that several times I would!
My wife got me two pullovers.
I've already viewed most of those links you gave a long time ago, and in fact two of them were instrumental in convincing me that someone was trying very hard to convince non-technical people of a particular scenario, in that there was some massive 'progressive collapse' or pancake of the building after the top floors failed. Just to be sure I had not missed anything I viewed or read all the links you gave for their entire length.
No, I didn't think you would be interested in explaining the physics of a free fall collapse, funny that.
But you found the time in trying to insult me by mocking my mental health. Insulting people by calling them crazy for asking difficult questions. Very interesting.
No-one will know exactly what happened to the floors that got hit, as the evidence of the scene was carted off to china far too quickly, but photographs of someone standing in the gap that the second airliner caused suggests the heat wasn't that high.
Basically the one thing I asked you to do was provide an explanation of how the towers fell down so quickly. For all I know there might be a plausible, believable and accurate explanation that adheres to common physics. Believe it or not my past career taught me to look at images with no pre-conceived ideas of how those images came about, even images I'd seen many times before. It takes practice but it can be done.
You have not provided any evidence apart from some very old links (one take you a 404 page BTW) and not very good ones at that. The ones that show CG and wooden models of what happens to a building when support is remove both show that the building twists and falls to the side, not straight down. None of the evidence you have given even mentions the fact that the towers fell at free-fall speed with no resistance from all the floors below, let alone offer an explanation. 100 plus floors that have held up a huge building for decades don't just disappear.
Given all your statements about having some expert knowledge about the exact reason they fell, I expected you to give it to me, and I would have genuinely looked at it and formed an opinion.
In the end, as I've long suspected, you are just a sanctimonious, big-headed priggish gas bag.
It always worried me with the original swords, what happen if the blade slides do........ow! That's the five-fingered widow gone!
A cross-piece/hand-guard is a standard item on nearly every sword ever made, designed to stop the opponents sword sliding down YOUR blade and hacking off the wanking equipment, so why should light-sabres be any different?
WTF are you on!
Are you drunk? I can't understand half of what you say,
Dot-Com-Bomb all on its own!
Grid-locked most of the time.
Trevor old mate, I disagree with you.
There is honest opinion with an inevitable small amount of bias towards or away from certain suppliers or types of equipment, and there is inaccurate 'reporting' based on lazy, sloppy research and a very noticeable hostility not only towards Apple but the people who use their products.
Jasper ticks a lot of boxes in the 'Chip-on-shoulder-rant' column.
You do know they've put wifi syncing back, don't you?
Apple needs some really strong competition in the business space, perhaps then they might take it seriously.
Nice spec for the price compared to iPads, as it should be on its third iteration. MS seem to have learnt from their mistakes and I wish them luck with it, as it just might be the combination that puts them back into serious hands again.
Mind you, Windows 8 is still an interface disaster for the traditional desktop that they need to do some serious work on. Hopefully less stubborn minds are in charge now.
Another excuse to get Apple in the title Rik?
Actually OBL denied involvement. It was the laughably inept forgery of a video that showed a right-handed* somewhat look-a-like that was 'found' in a house in Jalalabad that said he did it.
*OBL was left-handed.
Considering the overwhelming amount of scientific, architectural and video evidence supporting the contrary view of who was responsible, perhaps you might like to review who had most to gain by instigating the 'War On Terror', and how that has affected the life of everyone on the planet in the last 13 years.
War is good for big business.
Wasn't the first, and certainly won't be the last time the puppet masters yanked a few strings.
Historical fact: Most historians now accept that Pearl Harbour was known about by the high-ups in the American and UK Governments before the attack. In fact, you have to ask yourself why the Japanese attacked in the first place, especially when they were so short of fuel oil and manufacturing capability that they could not hope to win a war of attrition. Also strange how the only American ships to be damaged were the almost useless battleships, but the really powerful ships, the aircraft carriers, were out of town on that Sunday morning. Gave the USA a huge reason/excuse to mobilise and eventually become the super-power to beat, didn't it? Think that by accident?
Historical fact: Elizabeth the First made her famous Tilbury speech several days AFTER the Armada was badly damaged in the Channel, and then left the sailors to starve to death on ships anchored out at sea so the government wouldn't have to pay them.
Do some research before you parrot the government/media line.
Dear The Register,
Poorly thought through click-bait.
You did, of course, add in the OS and the equivalent apps that come with the MBA didn't you?
No, how......shockingly predictable.
So you spend roughly the same and end up with something running Windows 8 and viruses.
..Apple is distracting us/pondlife journalists....again!
My money's on something completely different being announced.
for the person mixing the sound on that video?
He/She really needs some basic lessons in balancing a fairly rapidly spoken technical voice-over and Disney Credits-type music.
....wiggle there innit?
Or is it just me?
..you didn't manage to get the word 'Apple' in the header Rik? Won't the Ed be displeased?
I usually enjoy Trevor's article's, but this is a little too blue-sky for me.
Only the very rich will be able to afford a 'butler' that represents what we understand as a servant. In any case, who will look after the Butler, plug it in, make sure it gets its 1000-shirt service? Can it trim a hedge AND iron a pleated silk skirt AND change the oil in the car AND make Lasagne AND darn socks, or will we need separate devices and where will we put them?
As someone who can't spell ketchup pointed out above, the AI of a 'Butler' is going to have to be much, much higher than currently available if the little intricacies of life that a Butler needs to react to are to be handed over to it.
Machines to do things we find tedious or difficult? We have those already in washing machines, dishwashers, car-washes, patio cleaners, cars, trains, planes, coffee-makers etc.
Nah, give me micro-surgery robots that can repair things a human can't see, wearable health checks (nearly there) and collision-avoiding cars (nearly there). I don't think many people will find a 'Butler' helpful in the near future due to the limitations of the technology available, but what they will find useful is something that reassures them that they are well, being looked after 24/7 and safe.
Talk to all the Mac owners who upgraded to Mavericks after having made the mistake of installing the WD drive software, and then proceeded to lose everything on their external drives.
WD knew about the problem with their poorly written software months before, but did sweet FA about it.
Read this http://tinyurl.com/pp49tc, then buy a Mac and say goodbye to all this shit!
I wonder how many people here bothered to click on the 'Show More' under the into, to discover the category is Comedy!
Should have waited a few days for April 1st, some of you might have twigged!
'Humanity'! These are Policemen!
A 'faster horse' then............
Love the 'even Apple' bit!
Apple have carefully kept separate the Mac OS and iOS since, oh, the time the iPhone was introduced (January 2007). About the time you left kindergarten then.
Yunno, I smell a shaved rat with that story. The family has said there is nothing on the iPad that they want and that 'Apple have not allowed them to use it'.
Beats me why they don't simply do what anybody selling an iPad does and just wipe the bugger!
But it wouldn't be an anti-Apple story then, would it?
It's probably good for staving of Alzheimer's, but that's a LOT of effort just to stand still.
Couldn't you just get Macs and spend more time with friends, family and loved ones?
Sort of 'Get A Life'!
You didn't even Google it?
Before putting your name on a clumsy attempt at using slang like IIRC!
You are probably a civil servant.
4-slots numb-nuts, otherwise Apple have just invented 32Gb RAM chips.
Yup, Tech Data (TIFKACOMPUTER2000) is too expensive compared to ebuyer and even Amazon at times. I can buy an HP printer cheaper inc VAT than TD sell it ex VAT, and get it delivered free or for less than £10 next day, rather than TD's standard £15 + VAT.
I thought the idea of being a distributor was to buy at significantly lower prices than 'trade price' and then sell to retail/suppliers at 'trade price', who in turn added their own margin so that everyone made money. Perhaps that idea has become old-fashioned?
And perhaps they ought to re-educate the person responsible for keeping stock replenished. Most of what they have in their on-line catalogue is listed as zero stock with no guaranteed delivery date.
Call it tail-spin or circling the plug-hole, they need to straighten themselves out or we will start getting 'TD is doomed' and 'Beleaguered TD' headlines.
Oh wait, we are!
"Seems to me that Android is hovering dangerously close to "monopoly" territory now, and its rivals should be supported just to maintain a semblence of competition.
That'd be easier if iOS7 wasn't such a disaster, of course. But I hear good things about Windows Phone 8. Maybe 2014 will be the year of Nokia's comeback.
Oh, and Linux on the desktop, obviously."
You nearly had me goin' there!!!!
This is actually attempted murder, and should be treated as such!
Er....you do know that Excel is available on the Mac, don't you? Or are you a Windows user who thinks nothing works outside the whole Win/PC environment?
I have met so many SysAdmins with that level of intelligence.
I think you might find that 123reg ARE Fasthosts! At least they were until recently.
Didn't I read somewhere that the Mac(s) used for the launchings had additional RAM, possibly 256k?
I saw what you did there!
"It sounds like a fileserver."
It sounds like a dead duck!
"I've always had the unique, valuable perspective of being on the front line selling, working with our partners," he said, "because in some senses your ability to understand how to make money is heavily shaped by what you think people will pay for, in addition to what it costs to get things done."
Microsoft's 'understanding' amounted to screwing as much money out of as many people as it possibly could for as long as it could. And it wasn't selling, it was a 'take it or leave it' extortion.
Their third-rate, shitty products that demanded that companies of ten users needed their own IT person are an example to everyone of why competition is a good thing. Unfortunately Microsoft were allowed to get away with their restrictive, and in many cases, illegal devastation of any competitive products.
Due to their incompetence the security industry is worth billions.
"This spells doom for iPads in the work place. It's just a matter of time."
Holy shit! How many times have I heard variations of that opinion!