138 posts • joined Monday 8th November 2010 09:43 GMT
I remember when I wanted to sell some domain names along with a company I wanted rid of, they held everything up because they had 'no mechanism' to move one name from one internal system to another. The technical staff just didn't want to know.
In the end I had to relinquish the name, buy it back so it was on the 'new' system, then sell it to my buyers.
Re: Brilliant initiative from Google's end
Am I the only one worried about the invasion of the privacy of the people being recorded?
Looking at the specs (sorry) and the quality of the result it looks like a perverts wet dream come true.
Given that the next models won't be so obvious or will be built into the frames of real spectacles, how long before we start seeing an explosion of upskirt shots taken on the tube or bus? Take that one stage further and people being financially coerced or blackmailed into taking video's from that kindergarten they work in, or the ladies changing room at the gym.
I'm really not looking forward to being videoed and recorded everywhere I go, by lots of individuals I don't know and who don't know me. I realize that we have a huge number of static CCTV cameras around but at least they ARE static and reasonably obvious.
How long before a salesman in a shop you've never been in before knows your sales history and credit rating before even speaking to you? Google sell the info and the facial recognition data, heaven forfend!
Re: Usual Microsoft spin.
Is 14 your physical or mental age?
It's one thing to argue a point, another to start labeling everyone you disagree with as a derogatory name.
History son, history!
Word and Excel actually started on the Mac, not Windows.
Bloated pile of shit now though, and not cheap.
MS really need to sort out the backup problems with Outlook for Mac (effectively, you can't) , although we know they won't, don't we!
The Wall Street Guys© their shares should go down in price, and everyone will say they lack innovation etc.
Re: not as bad as they could have been
Point is, Blackberries are simply unfashionable at the moment. The pace of change in fashion wif da yoof can change on a tuppence or celebs seen holding them, so don't write Blackberry off. They were just a 'little' slow in reacting to the iOS and Android revolutions. The Z10 looks like a damn good phone and promises well for the future.
OTH I think that Microsoft has a hill to climb (which is getting much, much steeper), dead weights holding them back (their reputation and Ballmer) and the fact that they've obviously completely missed the tipping point for Windows Phone success. As far as I can see the phones are reasonable attempts, but with a current coolness factor of a cardigan.
Re: Mmmmm. @ Tee Cee + Friends
Stop it, STOP IT! I can't afford any more keyboards this month!
..they were relying on other people's stuff 'not working properly' as soon as they introduced Windows?
Worked in the past.
With OWC in the states coming out with a 3.5" 3Tb SSD for example, I think you are going to see flash (and SSD) prices drop at a reasonable speed. Most flash RAM manufacturers must be waking up with a warm glow at the thought of the next few years. Of course, as soon as prices plummet you'll see a few go to the wall, but such is life.
Re: more proof
@ a cynic writes -
A very well written dose of reality Sir!
Re: Mac sales decline is the problem
"and allowed OSX to be installed as a Windows replacement on x86 machines in order to dominate the desktop and laptop market when they had the chance"
And with that old, tired and incredibly stupid comment, you demolished your own credibility.
Apple uses its OS to sell Macs, on which it makes its money. A loss-leader in fact, and a great USP.
Microsoft (or 'Wintel' as you call them for some reason), make their money selling licenses for their OS on other people's hardware. They then make a huge amount of money selling software to run on that OS. It's Windows and Office licenses that keep Microsoft going, as most of the other things they do make very little or are huge loss-making black holes.
Why should Apple configure their OS to work successfully with the myriad of other computers, built by other people, for NO advantage? If they actually managed the feat (which in my opinion Microsoft has never achieved 100%) they would have had to indulge themselves in an on-going R&D effort that would cost billions. For NO advantage.
I'm sure some people have 'Market Share' tattooed on their todgers!
Re: That's not news...
'Better' fashion sense...................
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
Yes you did.
Imagine viruses that exist for Mac OS X that is!
Now, if you are including trojans and java-based malware I'd agree with you.
But no, you called them viruses.
Just proves you are an idiot.
Slow to market
For the iPhone 4 and 4S, seriously?
Re: Just buy AMD already
Whilst I see where you are going with office-type apps, I can't see Apple shutting out the higher-end users of things like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, not unless they merge OS X and iOS and effectively abandon anything above consumer and office apps for their computers.
Might happen in five years....oh, wait!
What part of 'one-time-pad' don't you understand?
I believe this technique was mainly dropping mines in very specific areas close to ports, and was referred to as 'Gardening". It gave the excuse to return to the same place again and again, which was far less likely to happen on land (if the RAF could find exactly the same place at night anyway).
Re: Niche legacy hardware?
You'd do it a LOT faster if you installed it from a recent clone on a USB or FireWire drive. Have you SEEN how many updates you have to install with the OS and apps these days!
If you didn't know this why are you posting on a tech site?
Re: Screen protectors are stupid
Leather belt case. You never lose your phone or get it nicked as the thing is attached to you, it's protected away from things that scratch it, and when you use it it ain't got something making it thicker and heavier wrapped round it.
Re: SSDs and HDDs both require backup...
That's why Time Machine runs every hour automatically you dolt! To stop complete morons like you losing data.
If you don't connect your backup drive it can't do the backup, and excluding a directory that you are now knowingly using for storage is reaching deep into Darwin territory.
I bet you think RAID is backup as well, don't you?
If you were my employee you wouldn't be for long. YOU are a walking disaster area and should not be allowed near a computer!
Re: I knew it...
Dang! You got there before me!
Re: Not first time we tried to "help"
Damn, you got there first!
Re: What's all the fuss about?
"Walk into a Microsoft shop, jump up on the counter, swear at the top of your voice, jump up and down on some Windows 8 laptops, then get ejected by security.
Let's face it, we've all been there."
There, fixed it for you!
Dark Side of the Moon
I actually asked a member of Pink Floyd about the dedicated factory legend.
Apparently a factory in Chermany did a single run of DSM for a few days a year to fill the warehouses around the world.
I remember Lewis when he didn't write drivel!
Stick to what you are best at Lewis, baiting BAE and slagging off the RAF. Prostituting yourself like this for click-bait pieces of silver does not show you in a good light.
Re: "Heading up the makeover effort is Stacy Wolff, a longtime HP exec"
Just watched Robert Cringely's "Steve Jobs - The Lost Interview" from 1995. SJ said then that HP had lost it's way because the marketing and sales types were the only ones who could 'really' show what they were doing, get promoted and eventually run the company, just like most of corporate America.
Let's face it, Apple was clearly doomed in 1995 and it took SJ's design fixation and attention to detail on the products to fix it. Now look where Apple is!
Re: So in plain english...
Are you insinuating that Apple products don't last very well or keep their value waaaaaay beyond what the vast majority of PC's do?
Sounds like she might have the right idea, as long as engineering quality goes with the pretty looks.
Mind you, what HP consider pretty probably won't cut the mustard with Apple.
Re: I'm not so sure about that.
Holy smoke - you can't use a MacBook Air! Do you get your sysadmin to turn your computer on and off for you as well? Do you even know which side of the keyboard to press to get those things called letters to appear?
Re: The job was outsourced properly
Who said anything about them being shredded?
Got me an iPad, and I'll look seriously at at an iPad Mini (or Mini iPad) when and if it arrives as I find a 10" tab a bit unwieldy on a crowded train.
Competition like this is just what the market needs to keep healthy, with Amazon playing the risky razor-blade ticket of selling below cost in order to get additional revenue with content. Add in the lack of full Android goodness and you have some clear blue water between Amazon's Kindle's and Google's Nexus models.
Should be interesting, and lazy journalists will also make money doing "why the XXX model is better than the YYY model" ad nauseam.
At the risk of inviting contradictions and yet more excuses from Windows-tards (is that the name de jour?), I don't think you see Apple losing sales or market share.
Could it be something to do with build quality and TCO I wonder?
Re: Can you hear
"It certainly should be! Samsung's designs may be similar to Apple's, but I can't see anything to suggest that they necessarily copied anything from the iPhone."
Good luck finding an optician who doesn't mind dealing with complete jackasses who don't do ANY research before opening their mouths.
Could you learn to write properly and use the beautiful English language in a form that people will understand instead of just hitting the keys in a random order and expecting us to try and work out what you are failing to say please!
You must be middle management.
Re: Puma redux
I think most OS manufacturers steer clear of anything with 'Bob' in the title nowadays!
Re: As a mac user I won't be buying one
Grow some willya?
Put a bigger SSD in it and put some more cheaper than Apple RAM in it and stop complaining.
Please note you are running CS3 which is seriously out-of-date and 32-bit. It will run slower on 10.6 than 10.4 because you don't know what you are doing and are cheap!
Did I mention you are an idiot?
Re: Slight problem
Exactly what I thought as well. There are some inter motorway junctions on the M25 where this would be a nightmare!
And what happens when this 'train' tries to come onto the motorway at 56mph? Does everyone else have to swerve int the middle or outer lane (if possible) to avoid it?
6m is not a lot of braking distance, is it?
It's been around some time.
Re: Heading in the right direction
....are you on?
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