119 posts • joined 15 Dec 2010
Re: No Video on LTE, Please
I have an "uncapped" LTE contract and find I don't use web browsing except when I have no other choice due to disruptive ads. If it isn't a video ad, it's an ad with a tiny close button, or the one that opens iOS App Store or GooglePlay to entice me to download some piece-of-shit freemium game. Android has few options for ad-blocking (although I find ABP drains the battery) and iOS has only one I'm aware of without a jailbreak. If I had to pay per $DATAUNIT, invasive ads would bother me more than they already do, but there is no way I'd want a legislative body to ban the ads. I'd rather see users simply stop using the sites with obtrusive ads.
The fact is that many of the major brands, including Dell, use ODMs to build their kit. That some of the punters such as Facebook have cut out the middle man (HP, Dell, etc) and headed straight to the source is amusing.
Re: What does "impersonation" mean?
When Clapper uses the phrase "least untruthful" to describe his testimony under oath, it destroys all credibility in what his agency releases. Lying under oath is a felony for normal people; in fact, the 42nd President of the United States was impeached for it. The press releases merely illustrate the mendacity of the agency and the contempt the NSA shows to their putative overseers and the people whom they purport to protect.
Re: World Peace
Re: Critical Internet Explorer vulnerability ..
Notepad could be uninstalled easily from XP. Internet Explorer, on the other hand...
But did you get into Doge (coin) instead?
Indeed. Name changes for reputation reasons happen all the time. Blackwater Security are now Xi, PhillipMorris are something vaguely Latin-sounding (I can't be arsed to look it up), and RBS are contemplating trading under Williams and Glyn's for at least part of their business to name just three.
As someone who left his MB Air on Snow Leopard because of the poorly documented "feature" of Mavericks whereby iOS devices cannot sync their contacts or bookmarks directly to a computer but must instead use iCloud, I'm disappointed about the drop of support. This adds to the desire to move away from iOS in search of something better.
That said, comparisons to XP aren't exactly correct. The differences between the first release of XP (of which I still have a legitimate early release disk) and SP2 are substantial, so it's really a 9.5 year old OS vs a 4.5 year old OS. Oh, that's not really a favorable comparison either, is it?
No, you're not. I agree. The $16 billion price is higher, by 15%, than the market cap of NetApp. That company reported respectable, not inspiring, profits on flat revenues recently. Revenues that are a full order of magnitude larger than those of WhatsApp.
Though I suppose if I understood what value things or ideas actually have, I'd be making something to sell for ludicrous sums of money instead of making comments in disbelief on the internet.
I wonder what the ratio of users who use free Google Fiber at 5Mbps is to those who use the $70/month 1Gbps service. That may have something to do with the Netflix results, but I'm entirely speculating.
Re: Amazing how many leaders...
Technically speaking, it was Congress who had to remove the ANC from the banned list. Since Mr Mandela's inauguration, Mr Mandela and his government were granted waivers by the Secretaries of State under President Clinton and President GW Bush for visits to the United States. Mr Bush signed the law rescinding the ANC's PNG status in 2008. Embarrassingly late for the USA.
Go big or go home
If you're going to steal, steal as much as possible. The penalties are less that way.
Completely agreed. Going from a laptop with built-in 1GbE (last pre-Retina MBP for example)to having to use a USB port adapter that only supports 10/100BASE T is truly irritating. The 20 quid is salt in the wound.
Re: Dumb Luck
Harvard, not Stanford
Re: How realistic is the pricing though
Dell won't provide technical support for 3rd party drives you add, but they don't prohibit non-Dell drives anymore.
Re: No Shit Sherlock
Google/Instagram? Facebook/Instagram you mean? Or did you mean Google/YouTube?
At least one Jane Austen fan in the CIA
Granted, Jane didn't write about espionage, but "Elizabeth Darcy" as a nom de plume gets a smile.
Who is being paranoid, exactly?
And just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you.
Re: Wow, screw Google
Huh? Unless you can prove that Google manipulated the bond process years ago to set this purchase up now, or that they acted illicitly to secure the deal now, it's hard to see what's unfair about the business buying a money-losing project. The public should be concerned about how the project got funded in the first place and whether the city's forecasts for breaking even or making money had any basis in reality. They should avail themselves of the opportunity to make sure Provo did its due diligence in the sale as well.
Regarding private companies making profit off of the public teat, you might be appalled to learn how basically every professional athletic team in the US builds a stadium. They claim that they can't be "competitive" with their inferior facilities and extort taxpayer funds under threat of relocation. The NFL, a tax-exempt organization, made ~$1 Billion in profit in 2012 while playing every game in stadiums at least partially financed by the taxpayers.
American technology companies doing business outside of the USA cannot undermine US government embargoes; they cannot knowingly sell to entities or individuals who intend to use it in embargoed states, or resell or export to those who will. That is a case of American law applying outside America, albeit to an American company. Apple, Dell, Citrix, etc., can suffer sanction from the US government (http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/dont_let_this_happen_to_you_2005.pdf ).
UK companies don't have to follow the US laws and certainly the Iranians don't either, but the American ones do.
Central America isn't a continent. North America's southern demarcation is the Panama-Columbia border.
Re: A stupid question regarding SFP+ modules...
Cisco switches, at least those that I've used, were particular about the SFP/SFP+ modules.
Why are there quotations marks around iPad 4
and not iPad 3 as well? Neither the third or fourth iPads were designated "iPad 3" or "iPad 4", so why single one out?
Re: Samsung... I see what you did there.
Really long since Samsung has had a manufacturing facility in Austin since 1996, back when Apple were making Newtons and nearly out of business. You'd think that if Samsung were prescient enough to prepare a patent fight over phones then, they would have just patented rounded corners then :)
The churches or other venues themselves are private and the WBC cunts don't enter. However, the streets outside the churches or cemeteries are public and the US Supreme Court ruled they have the right to spew their bile from those streets.
Re: Tax Law
They are "safe deposit boxes".
I wish I were super rich
Then my lofty dreams and hobbies would only limited by government-scale funding. And hopefully, like Musk, I'd be able to show potential for improving science and the world while still have obscene amounts of fun :)
Of course Apple refer to this version as the "best iTunes ever". Microsoft refer to Windows 8 as the "best Windows ever", Oracle refer to 11g as the best, etc.
Has there ever been a major company release a new version and say something like "iTunes 11, the second-best iTunes ever"?
four pages of comments
and most commentards have badges. Impressive.
Wouldn't it drop January of the current year? 1-11 being Feb-December of the current year, with 12 being Jan of next year?
Re: @M Gale
I got two for showing where to set up local users during first set up. I wasn't trying to be sarcastic; I thought my tone was polite.
It isn't the most obvious option, but it is right there on the front of the setup page.
Re: @ Robert Long 1
And while pubic hair may appear at puberty (hence the name pubic hair)
Pubic hair is named for the pubic bones, not its appearance during puberty.
It's written by someone who doesn't get upset if they're not spoon-fed 'facts', but likes think for themself and try to foresee where the future is going.
The author's name and sex are clear. There is no reason, at all, to use the emetic and appalling construct "themself" to attempt gender-neutrality. Ever.
But who will fire them? The Zuck owns more than 50% of the voting stock, so normal investors have functionally no say in the management of the company. He and his executives serve at his pleasure.
I twitch when I see plurals such as "Proof of Concepts" or Attorney Generals".
I can't help but wonder about these services and how much easier it will be to enact the dystopian futures that Bradbury, Orwell, etc. wrote about. I think of Winston Smith's job going back and "correcting" old newspapers so that the Party's predictions verified or the war was always against Eurasia. Amazing how simple that task becomes with ebooks and online subscriptions. I know I'm paranoid, but does it bother anyone else?
There is precedent for editing media, even retroactively: after the World Trade Center was destroyed, several films and TV shows removed images of the towers.
Re: But, at the end of the day,
Here's a great definition of prospectus, courtesy of a Machiavellian little dog :)
You're right. Milton Bradley is where gaming is at. And should be.
Re: Download =/= upload @AC14:27
It's hard to know whom to send it to with you being an AC and all. :)
That said, it's unfathomable to think that a PDF is some sort of immutable file. Why I use PDF is because the formatting tends to stay as I intended it and is far less prone to the whims of the word processor.
Re: you want it cheap someones going to pay?
Agreed. It would elucidating to see a list of computer/electronics brands* that DON'T use Foxconn. I imagine it will be short.
*I almost wrote "manufacturers" there, but corrected myself.
Re: Better title
The horse-racing oddsmakers have a direct correlation between their predictions and their income (and do make a fortune); tech analyst projections don't have to have a basis in reality.
I used to use Facetime over 3G on a jailbroken iPhone 4 thanks to some nice tools from the Cydia store. The article didn't say how AT&T will be identifying FT traffic. Does anyone know? A cursory Google search wasn't clear.
Facebook was also worth $100B
Not so much now...
Re: Tape hasn't kept up with capacity
Completely agreed; tape has no financial advantage for personal use. Accordingly, the personal market for tape is basically non-existent. Businesses, on the other hand, comprise nearly 100% of the tape market and there remain great benefit for tape for business. Archive is still less expensive on tape than disk in many cases, even when you add the thousands of pounds/dollars the tape drives cost.
Back to your question about average systems, there are many small and medium businesses that have less than 5TB of data that need archived or backed up. There are others that have PBs of data to protect. There's no useful definition of "average".
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