1561 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Not answered in the article: Whether both heart attacks were on the same heart, of whether he had a heart attack in each of his two hearts.
Given the bizzare behaviour, I'd go for the later, as only an alien with no concept of human behaviour would act this way.
Apart from the Godwin win, can I raise the issue that the last head of state to undertake a state-sponsored "war machine" project of this magnitude was Hitler?
And we know how well that worked out...
footnote: yeah, I know it's a joke
I can restore that 34bn for you apple, for a mere 1% fee:
- fit ipad mini with retina
- Make your consumer devices more user serviceable. Cut out the recent trend for gluing shit, for example.
- stop taking the piss with your pricing
- stop suing everyone
Bingo. Job done. Invoice is in the post.
Re: Bedtime reading...?
Who claims this? Sounds improbable. Isn't melatonin linked to Vit D production, which itself - in this context - instigated by UV?
Of course, I might be wrong - if so, cue correction in 3....2...1...
Re: woolly socks, sheepskin loin cloths, viking helmets, spears - money grabbing land clearance
climate scientists do need to get out and about a bit - get a real life - go to the pub - see real peoples predicament before they "intellectualise" us all to armageddon!
So what you're saying is that they should just ignore their own data, and stick their head in the sand? And I think you'll find that "Peoples predicaments" are foremost on their minds.
Maybe it's you who see their point of view - afterall the only way to guarantee your "armageddon" is to pretend none of this shit is happening.
Cue responses on...
...how the frogs prefer creativity in their accounts, not accuracy, in 3...2...1...
Re: Two Jobs films
Is 'Pirates Of Silicon Valley' the one that makes out Bill G to be an evil genius of the calibre only usually seen in Bond films?
It's a documentary then...?
I interpreted #DroidRage as being the irrational and disproportional ire you suffer for even daring to suggest Android is less than perfect, or there might be flaws.
Cue QED downvotes here---->
IMO, they've got the wrong elephant.
It's not sea levels...it's population.
A bit of a stretch..
one upper arm bone and six vertebrae
...and from this they worked out the total morphology? Good effort. Bit skeptical myself.
Re: Other app markets?
You are correct of course (malware is only 0.5% in play), but it's already been demonstrated that the Play store can be exploited (for balance: as can Apple's) for malware.
re: Advice - and this is exactly the problem. Joe Punter does not do this, and implies some technical knowledge is required. He does not have this, nor does he see the reason why he should have it.
8gb in 2007 cost a lot more than this (exc inflation)
Re: I'm conflicted.
British: "f*ing hyooooj!"
You may jest, but it's still 'more secure' than Android. Thought not by much.
Now witness massive downvotes from the Fandroids who refuse to believe the *deluge* of reports from a wide variety of sources (some completely independent), all documenting massive %age increases in malware variants on the android platform in last 2 years.
More disturbingly, I will also collect downvotes purely because I dare to speak negatively about the 'droid.
You want immunity? Good luck - no platform is 100% safe.
Edit: Just in case I get accused of fanboism, this was written on a Galaxy note, with Nexus ROM. And "protected" by Avast!.
Anyone else see the parallels:
Howard Hughes = Spruce Goose - Eccentric millionaire funds massive, impractical plane that barely flew, was too expensive, etc
Paul Allen = Stratos heavy lifter - Eccentric millionaire funds massive, impractical plane that etc etc....
Must stop playing Portal
I misread Orbital Sciences as Aperture Science.
Strangely the story still works though...
I foresee a problem - my Drobo only goes to 16gb (4x4tb) and I was actually going to do a storage upgrade in 2013 to the full 16tb. Could it support a 20tb 4x5tb array?
Deny rumours = Admit no 5TB in the pipeline, and risk looking non-competitive
Acknowledge rumours = Admit 5TB *is" in the pipeline, and kill sales of existing drives as everyone waits for the larger drives.
Decline to comment one way or the other = the only real option.
Don't forget the tree-hugging smugness you get from hydrogen - which is abundant, manufacturable from solar, and fun in a flammable way - compared to "once it's gone it's gone" helium.
Re: Assembled in...
I initially read "Assembled in..." to mean "Shoved completed unit into an Apple retail box and taped it up", partly in jest.
However, I suspect I'm still disturbingly close to the truth.
Actually, you could have provided this in this model and with not much effort:
- replace the glue process with recessed screws-from-the-back
- and replace the double-sided tape with a conventional rubber seal
- used the 27" MB layout, and put the ram upgrade slot on the bottom
- remove the hardware checks in the EFI for non-apple approved RAM or Hard drives
I suspect much of the issues are due to Ive's overly-anal focus on form and asthetics, to the point a basic function (upgrading) is forgotten.
Meanwhile in the real world, where perception is uncoloured by prejudice
I could have sworn it was coloured, actually. Which is why the VW brand is still seen as "better", even though Skoda have a better reliability record.
Re: Presumably you need to use OFFICIAL APPLE double-sided sticky tape
I know it's said in jest, but yes, you probably will. It will be:
- the right length
- the right width
- the right adhesion strength
- the only way to preserve your warranty
Macbook Pro != new imac. No glue for a start.
Given the precious nature, I'd have though "Assembled in Switzerland" would have had higher kudos.
But that's all it is - kudos, and a warm fuzzy feeling. If it's the same robot's assembling it, the country is irrelevant.
Not many will upgrade it, true...but many will want a ram upgrade at some point, if a 5 year lifespan is typical.
And there's the issue of hard drive replacement, if one fails. It wasn't easy in the old one, but it was at least do-able.
Re: Standard iFixit drama
I think you under-estimate the arse-pain this truly is.
1. Once you've prised the two parts apart (ideally without warping, chipping or cracking the panel), you then need to clean them before fitting new tape. Once exposed to air, the old tape will have lost a significant portion of it's adhesion strength so should not be re-used. And remember one of the parts is an LCD panel...and you probably shouldn't use alchohol.
2. Then you need source the *exact* apple double sided tape component. Why? so it matches both the physical and adhesional properties of the original. Too little adhesion? the panel falls out. Tape too wide? you can't fit the panel back in, and you're back to step 1.
3. You then need to fit the tape in *exactly* the right way - it needs to be arrow straight. Get it "wiggly", and either the panel won't fit, or you'll see gaps round the edges. And if you want to refit it, you need to go back to step 1....
I really, really don't like Apple right now.
It's way more than enough.
I really like imacs, but there's no way I'm getting one now. Apple, you just lost an until-now happy and loyal upgrader.
Glue? FFS. Seriously would it really have affected the look of the *REAR* of the case that much to have recessed screws on the back? Seriously Apple, it would not have affected the cosmetics of the bit you look at for 99.999% of it's life, but would have made access FAR easier for upgrading.
Ive's I admire your anal attention to form, but FFS don't forget the function part next time, eh?
What happens when a girl calls her a bitch...?
<-- does this happen?
As the world moves to the web or provides apps on multiple OS's (Netflix for one example) OS's are becoming irrelevant.
No they're not. In fact, the opposite.
Win8 is the last Windows operating system.
The shareholders say it's not.
Actually, in my case Win7 is my last MS OS..
Maybe, but don't pretend it's because OS'es are dying. Convert to LINUX by all means, but as long as there's hardware, you'll need an OS.
Ok, following on from this article, I decided to watch Alphaville last night.
Holy ****, the whole movie was a "WTF?" moment.
It makes the ending of 2001 look like as simple as a Disney cartoon.
Wrong way round surely? You can and did get dot releases in itunes without IOS updates.
If they've actually done something with the performance, I'll be happy. It's slug slow, even just navigating around.
So...strictly speaking "pop" hasn't actually admitted he has a problem. His - probably now disowned - offspring has tried to shame him into action.
I think she's going a bit overboard. Afterall, you can still see there's daylight between his stash and the garage roof...
...he can't bend his knees elbows while being observed by humans...and that if he fell out a balloon, his visor wouldn't steam up because he doesn't breathe like other feeble mammals...
All we know is...he's called PLAYMONAUT
Wake me up when it's a GAZILLION!
Nuke... 'cos it just seems so puny now.
Re: Another good reason not to upgrade.
Absolutely nothing is improved in this version as far as I can see. In fact much has been made worse - which is quite a feat given how awful Ribbon was in the first place.
Re: Apples slow car crash is fascinating
@ AC - Handsets != Tablets.
My eyes! My eyes!
Re: They slipped up
The follow on question is how this got through certification, given these would count as radio emissions.