1601 posts • joined 24 May 2011
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.
Also in the news..
...moon radioactive after repeated blasting with man-made xrays!
While ridiculous, I would not surprised in the slightest if one of the tree hugger sites runs with it...
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.
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!.
8gb in 2007 cost a lot more than this (exc inflation)
Obligatory tree-hugger post
Researches sustainable ecosystem to provide air, water and food
They should maybe start at home first...?
Re: I'm conflicted.
British: "f*ing hyooooj!"
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?
we should arrange a "playdate" (gahd, who invented that one) - my son "Alpha" and daughter "Beta" need to get out more.
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.
Re: It looks like two pieces of lemon chicken served with a sponge!!
It looks like that because that's what it is. And be grateful...the reality is probably much, much worse...
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.
Best El Reg product review yet. :-)
Re: Dear Reg...
Indeed. I was wondering when someone would notice that design/copyright/trademarks are not the same (and should never be) as Patents.
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.
Wasn't aberdeen city council almost bankrupt a few years ago?
How about some building renevations/modernisation on some of the delapidated schools instead, since England and Wales are doing it? Starting with the heating systems, which seem to flake out at the first sigh of a ...errrr...snow flake.
Re: Get protected
..and not because they have more margin on the high end units, and are just happen to be running surplus stocks....?
Don't forget the "downvote by default" option which is deployed at the merest whiff of ipad ownership, or even the slightest suggestion there may be flaws with Android.
Because ipad ownership = fanboi, and your comments are therefore wrong.
Witness QED downvotes here ---->
Thank god I shop online...at least I can do something to protect my privacy there.
Re: Apple are doomed
Capture-bonding is not limited to fanbois, it should be noted.
Re: Attorney's eyes only = "samsung"
Apple are right to be worried here, given the "leakage" from Samsung in the past:
Re: It looks like a MacBook Air
Apart from it actually says it's made of alloy in the article.
Re: 5 tiles
5 rows of tiles is 5 rows too many when it comes to Win8...
Re: Rotten Fruit in non-fake-shortage shocker!
Manufacturer in standard-channel-and-stock-clearing-exercise-before-new-stock-arrives non-shocker!
Apple in poor execution of above tactic and subsequent loss of revenue shocker!