1604 posts • joined 24 May 2011
Is it a big deal?
...that Apple replaces the parts in China, rather than the whole phone?
When my washing machine breaks down within warranty, I don't expect a brand new washing machine. I expect a prompt service, where a guy comes out and replaces the failed part. See also: my car, my TV, my bicycle, my cooker etc etc.
As long as your phone comes back working as it should, does it really matter whether they replaced a component, or the entire electronic contents, or even replaced the entire phone? As long as Apple meets it's warranty obligations promptly and without question, who really gives a shit?
Re: Humans cannot do 2 things that require concentration.
Dry shaving = You sadist...
Real shaving takes hot water, soap, a brush and a sharp blade.
<-- what it feels like after dry shaving.
Just ban driving and cars. That'll really cut the accident rate.
Joking aside - IMO - we're at the "diminishing returns" stage with accidents - it's going to take *a lot more* restrictions on "activity X causes Y number of accidents" to see any improvement on the current statistics. Yes there are some easy wins - drinking & driving, using mobile etc, but after that...where do we go? Do we start going down ever smaller rabbit holes until we get to stuff like "Glasses wearer with dirty glasses cause Y number of accidents a year" or "using intermittent wipers instead of 'full on' in rain causes Y accidents per year"?
Lets face it: Humans = error = accidents. if you want to drive or use the roads in whatever way, you need to accept some level of risk.
Read article. Thought April 1st. Dissatisfied.
Re: Build it and they will come
Much easier than setting up a Pi as a web enabled IR blaster....
But less fun doing so...?
Build it and they will come
Good to see Samsung doing this - far better than waiting for others to come up with something and doing a "me too". It might not have the feature I personally want, but all the same - I'm glad they did it.
In today's climate (across all industries), it appears the ones making headway are the ones willing to take risks rather than play safe. Non-IT example: Ducati.
Such a shame...
...that even with all this funky reactor tech, we still have to hook them up to old fashion steam turbines to generate power - an invention that's only had incremental improvement in efficiency over the many years since its invention.
Re: Worded correctly,
How about in German..? They like to lash word together with gay abandon:
Re: Stephen needs professional help
Stephen sent us no fewer than 75 images of his lab
Now, if he had 75 images *in* his lab...that I'd want to see. My VM rig craps out at about 10, and that's with quad cores and 16gb.
Clues you spend too much time in the DC
Your home rig has the following:
- No dust
- You worry that even though you've got dual power lines, they're i) 13A not three phase and ii) coming out the same socket
- Your patch cables are bought by length (or better still - custom made) , to ensure no unnecessary slack at the bottom of the cabinet. Naturally, they are all colour-coded from the same reel. You notice when one is not the right shade of blue, so you replace it.
- The patch panel itself is also obsessively tidy
- far too many cable ties in use...but damn, its so tidy and routed perfectly you'll be diagnosed as OCD by a non-IT person. You actually look forward to adding a new U, because it means you can redo the routing, and perhaps improve on it.
- You worry about airflow, and wonder how you'll get cold air retro-fitted into the garage floor
- You used a spirit level to setup the cabinet, and a ruler to measure the height from the floor
- You actually DR test your cabinet, and actively monitor your UPS's for capacity. Even if you only have 4U's worth of kit.
- You keep the 1U blanks in place for empty slots, rationalising this decision for "airflow" reasons
- Your server fronts are millimetre perfectly aligned in all 3 dimensions. And the plastic blanks too. That plastic front panel that sits at a 0.5' angle because of a poor fit, actually has you considering replacing it.
Re: My 10.8.2/Win 8 machine impossible...
No report on bootcamp with fusion drive though...just "3TB drives".
In addition, the following....errrr..."bugs" have not been removed.
- The styling of contacts, notes and reminders is still "broken". ie not the same as the OS
- The Game centre still....errr...exists.
- Launchpad still...exists
- Airdrop still...exists
- mission control is transparently still f*ed. It has to be, to look like that.
- Full screen is still a mess
- Language preferences still a mess (i have a system half in english and half in german...awesome)
- "Versions" is a still a mess in all but textedit.
C'mon Apple...put down the shiny toys, and get back to some real work, eh? Some new mac pro's, more upgradeable desktops/laptops please and an OS thats actually designed for the desktop...not an old version with iOS bollocks tacked on top.
Sorry Andy, but there is no corrolation between being anonymous and "posting moronic shite".
We Gold and Silver posters don't need to be anonymous to post our moronic shite, ta very much.
Re: spelling option
Need new keyboard option after reading so much grammar fail.
Re: Hi I'm the Chessmaster
Can we play "Global thermonuclear war"?
Re: Grandmaster skill not required...
Groupon earned the warning because of its practice of signing customers to multiple newsletters, but only offering the chance to unsubscribe one by one.
No updates + sideloading from "untrusted" sources = tears.
Re: Be careful what you wish for, for it can kill you if you don't get it in ICT, ...
...it's probably not listed as a required step in the book/guide...;-)
Re: Why are they comparing crap packages...
...as most people have prolly tried BT at some point, you may already know how bad they are...
This is what happens when you're a real-world monopoly, but not on paper. You just don't need to give a f*, because you know your market is not going anywhere. Time for some "proper" LLU and BBU to introduce some competition.
Re: ... and yet...
It should be noted that I was referring to this statement:
... if it were Microsoft, there would be all kinds of hell erupting on these forums.
..rather than the actual fine itself.
Re: ... and yet...
I don't think google are getting off too lightly here. One refreshing thing about el Reg is that blatant corporate piss taking will be slated - the vast majority will rightly twist the knife, with no brand loyalty. As it should be.
More ominous is:
- the fine was for "hampering", not for slurping per se
- that they will "eventually" destroy the data
- that their staff need education on user privacy
- The project leaders never wanted this data, and didn't use it or even look at it...of course they didn't
- nobody was checking this guys work
Re: Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
I moved to a new country to pay less tax. Is that avoidance? I pay the full amount due for my salary, but still pay less than half of the uk amount, and receive better services all round.
Which is more immoral - being tax "efficient", or a government overly taxing your people and being massively wasteful with it?
Re: Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
Once more...with feeling...
Evasion != Avoidance.
Lets all be honest - we'd do this too, if we had the massive financial buffer to do so.
*Nobody* (willfully) pays 1 pence more tax than they absolutely have to. And nobody can claim innocence...how many have bought a glass of milk *to go* from Mcdonalds, then "tasted" it (or drank it entirely) on the premises? Then you owe the VAT man 20%...you thieving barsteward...
...tax dodge? Or just showing off?
... are "mostly harmless"
So...they used a GPS database to map where their customers (retail shops mainly - I suspect the military base has a canteen onsite) are, so they could plan more efficient delivery routes?
They already have their customers addresses, invoices, contacts etc on file...what's wrong with tagging GPS onto that data too?
I'm not seeing what the problem is?
While avoiding the whole cause/blame of the 1bn figure fine, I'm not sure why you were downvoted. There's a very real possibility Apple (and possibly others) will face a price hike for exactly this reason. Gotta be pretty naive to think Samsung are just gonna suck it up.
It should be noted though, that the 1bn figure is very likely to come down by not insignificant amounts.
It doesn't stutter now, even on A5, and even over wifi. This is using Apple's "low bitrate" HD movies mind you, which are less than perfect when it comes to artifacts (compared to Blu-ray sources). Inevitable, given the meagre circa 4gb file sizes.
However...it does have know timing issues with some Sammie screens with the motion plus feature activated, which causes it to skip a couple of frames every 4 second. Annoying? Very. Read into that what you will.
Fantastic as this is (and it genuinely is), it's pretty much worthless information if you have no means to get there - or even just communicate - in a feasible timeframe.
Until we get FTL (for travel and/or comms), the stars (and now their planets) will still just be decoration in the night sky.
More of a dystopia, rather than Sci-fi IMO. See also: Soylent Green.
The Andromeda Strain.
I choose not to see the helicopters.
Re: Primer, of course...
Alphaville....A single WTF moment that lasts 99 minutes.
Other than that...+1.
Re: Total Recall
Eadon gets a FAIL correct!
HELL REFRIGERATION FAIL
Chewing gum for the eyes. Pre-teen eyes at that - forgot the plot, just watch the effects and the explosions, and have a sock ready for the Megan Fox scenes!
Re: Wot, no Avatar?
I watched it last week. Again. Awesome.
In addition, I have every film here, including the missing Silent running. And all the other Ape and Trek films. And Dark Star. And Ghost in the.
All are watchable, but above all, Zardoz should be avoided at all costs.
A thought occurs...I have too many Sci-fi movies.
...is it really that big a deal..?
<Fast forwards in the time machine>
Oh. Ok, never mind.
Re: Let me get this straight....
Hopefully you're not in Scotland then:
A snowy ditch awaits your tired brain.
COBOL is good for another 10 years...
- 2013 6th year entering Uni to study CS (inc majoring in COBOL module) = 4 years
- Exits Uni 2017
- If lucky, gets on apprentice schemes at bank for 1 year
...leaving his valuable skills with a shelf life of 5 years.
Lets hope the rest of his Uni education can cover the shortfall of the remaining 40 years of his working life.
Caveat: I did Biology and yet worked in IT for 20 years, so pretty much all of the above is bollocks at the end of the day.
Re: She's lucky she got arrested...
Depends which way it was inserted. Though neither option could be described as comfortable if it did go off.
However, given the wooden handle was visible in this case, then Darwin was definitely on standby.
Ha, Ha, swing and a miss.
Remember, the keystrokes for switching on humour detection is "Ctrl+F and then Ctrl+alt+U".
It's all a load of...
All of it. Both sides.
Startisback = brilliant name btw.
And at least we're seeing some developers making serious cash out of Win8...
Re: My cost effective solution that costs $0.00
In reality deleting the SxS folder would only free up a couple of gigs, not 20+.
When a bunch of aliases/shortcuts takes up a couple of gigs, I know something has gone wrong somewhere. A couple of MB, tops?
There's badges now??? Cool!
Put me down for one entitled "The Internet's biggest and most gullable loser".
It was fun when it was new, and "free" (yeah, yeah). Just like the "good ol' days".
Now it's a boring ol' corp, and you *just know* the subscriber fees are coming, as well as the bigger ads.
Re: Google+ over Facebook any day of the week.
1/ Ha, ha, ha, ha!
2/ HA, HA, HA!
3/ RFLMAO. No please! Stop!
They're as bad as each other (google/facebook), frankly.
Re: The buyer would be wise to check the serial number
As would the seller. There's a good chance this is "Corporate property" if he is an MS employee, and not actually his to giveaway.
Re: Discovery process
"Our Document Management System uses the same codebase and algorithms as our Maps application"
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
- That GIANT ASTEROID that killed you? Just 'colossal bad luck', old DINOSAUR chap