1561 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Re: Phoenix UEFI BIOS
If the firmware has 'variables' it's not really firmware.
So, from my uneducated viewpoint we now have, in order of hardeness:
??? (for dynamic variable storage)
Call we call ??? something like "spongeware"? "Jellyware"? "squishyware"?
Re: I wonder if power struggles in North Korea are this bloody
When you pretty much own samsung, you probably are.
Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee has won a lawsuit against his brother and sister to keep control of the electronics leviathan
Normally, we just make snide remarks over xmas dinner until someone storms out crying and the last one sitting at the table is the one who gets the last portion of cake. But hey ho, each to their own.
4 real mistakes here:
- Going on the article, there appears to be no layered security here, and none upstream either. In particular IDS appears to be missing or non-operational.
- Passwords stored on the site hosting box? In the clear? One would hope not.
- APT's as pretty much designed to bypass AV signatures, and *all* AV products have pretty poor heuristics.
- No apparent security or escalation processes in place, and it's all been dumped on the IT guys as "their problem". And if it was their problem, how did they not notice? Poor logging & alerting?
who wants to wait for a 25GB one-off download to finish?
I'll be buggered if I have to rely on Virgin Media to download "4k" content between levels at peak hours. No friggin' way!
Are you still laying out your websites with tables?
Oh god, I've just realised that I'm officially and completely out of date.
Re: Or, alternatively ...
Small point of order - doesn't apple's safari run on webkit, like a number of other popular web browsers - most notable being Chrome?
Re: Be a shame if they stop making them
Lucky you...we're still plodding along on a 1.1, with quad 2.66 cores. It used to be ok when video was only 480/576 lines, but now it's 1080 lines and widescreen, and it's toiling now.
However...it's still rock solid reliable even after a not-uncommon 6 straight day batch job of video crunching. Love it. Will buy another. Don't kill it yet Apple...
Re: This is something I consistently fail to understand.
You're close with the Landie analogy. But how about this:
Mac Pro's are used by designers in the same way 90's are used by farmers and explorers. They buy one, run it to the ground, then buy another. They are the perfect customers, returning to buy the same high-margin models again and again.
If they either stop selling the Mac Pro or the 90, both groups will simply leave, full of resentment, and never come back, regardless of the other tinsily tat they may try to sell in it's place. Of the two, only Landie seems to know this.
This is what most PC users miss out on - the Mac Pro case really is very good, and a real step above even the premium PC cases.
Admittedly, having control of the internals makes this easy to achieve, but there you go - still doesn't detract from the fact this is one of the best cases to work on, and is extremely quiet for what it is, even with 2 video cards.
Downsides? Weighs a frikkin' ton, and the Aluminium can get scored easily. Oh and it's "thirsty" - I think it's a 850w PSU in there, and it like a bit of juice. Biggest failing of all though, was Apple never gave it the video system it should have had all along, especially at this price; witness the number of users flashing top end PC cards from ATi and AMD to slot in there. No Crossfire either in OS X when it could easily have been supported (it works in Windows/bootcamp).
New tools help web devs find problem spots
oh? Is one of them a full uninstaller for IE?
Re: Does Samsung support Linux?
Does Samsung support Linux?
Yes, not specifically on this product but they contribute kernel code.
Did Samsung write the Linux driver that crashes?
The code used to compile the module came from Samsung.
And naturally Samsung had the massive vision to write code into this module for a product it probably never even knew it was going to build at the time, or even that it had Linux visions for.
But given they contribute code to the Linux Kernel to make it work with their laptops, perhaps they should of done so to test it?
Newsflash: Contributing to the kernel != automatic, full support for all Linux builds on all products.
If this happened with when installing Windows XP on the laptop, because XP contained an old Samsung driver that broke the UEFI firmware would you be blaming Microsoft or Samsung?
Neither. XP isn't supported either, from what I understand.
At the end of the day...regardless of what Samsung does on the Linux front, if it says LINUX is not supported on this hardware (or alternatively *only* OS xxxx is), then the risk is entirely yours.
Split coffee vs fouled keyboards...
remember: causation != corrolation :-)
Re: An Apple a day...
oooh, massive samsungtard downvote burn onroute to you in 3...2...1....
Yeah, I put diesel in my petrol tank
+1. Of all the analogies of this problem, I think this one is the best.
I suspect the IT fix will be just as cumbersome and almost as expensive as fixing the petrol/diesel problem too.
Facebook generated just $64m in income last quarter, down from $302m during the same quarter last year.
If I was an investor, I'd be pretty pissed at this too. This is a *massive* drop.
Off screen swiping
...does anyone else see this as a GUI no-no? It requires the user to actually remember what features are available, rather than actually display those options on screen.
Seems to be a trend - Apple do it (notifications), Android does it (also notifications), Win8 does it (the god awful righthand swipe and multi press method to turn off a machine) and now BBS10 does it.
Maybe I'm just getting old. Bah, humbug.
Lol - I stand corrected.
Re: Dogs et. al under control, why not CATS?
Cats don't normally maul small children to death, nor are they bred and trained to be as aggressive as possible.
No, feline domination over man is the long game and is altogether much more sinister.
Re: And yet ...
And some rats are bigger than the cats.
Re: Cashflow != ignore
Ok...so your company had:
- no reserves
- made no widgets at a profit until this million order
- Already had credit facilities and creditors
Yes, it failed because it could not pay the staff. But this is only the ultimate failure point for a business that was already in trouble, and was using cashflow to postpone failure. Had the company been profitable *before* the million widget order, it would not have failed - simple as that.
Second, banks are now specialising this type of loan:
Re: Ok, fine so far
still have the ipad one as well, all 16gb of it, and have yet to run out of capacity.
What am I doing wrong? Should I load more pr0n on it?
Re: Cashflow != ignore
I'm saying that if you are making sufficient profit, how efficient your cashflow is becomes increasingly irrelevant.
if Apple have a bad month, say after paying all their corporation tax (hah!), it doesn't really matter, since they're raking in billions a years in profit. Multiple quarters in profit = huge cash reserves. Yes, it affects cashflow for that month, but so what?
Without profit all other financial mechanics (inc cashflow) eventually fail. Common sense, really.
PS: You said to ignore the cashflow. A company with cashflow problems can be making a huge profit and still collapse, rendering its shares rapidly worthless.
Sources & examples?
Unfortunately, I suspect Samsung would do exactly the same thing, if the roles were reversed.
Caveat: I do not discriminate against either Apple or Samsung. I hate all lawyers equally.
Re: Cashflow != ignore
Sorry no - profit is measured after cashflow is factored in. Or it is in my world.
To collapse after making huge profits seems...improbable.
Re: Cashflow != ignore
...but my point still stands. Juggle the figures how you like, but at the end of the day, PROFIT is what keeps the whole thing moving.
And it doesn't matter on the size of the company...merely on cash reserves and rate of expenditure.
When you're shedding cash, good cashflow and supplier management can only delays the inevitable. Inevitable being the point when your cash reserves can no longer pay wages, and chapter 11 beckons.
Re: Another heated the device up in a special place with a hairdryer
Except when they have higher throughput than waterloo, they cease to be special.
Re: My iPad 2 is fine
Woopie doo. <slow clap>
Everyone stop commenting now - transparently the post author and the 2,700 apple posters are all in on the joke but clever Dave never felt for it.
'inappropriate damages enhancement'
Typical legal language. Why not just use...
"Lets totally take the piss"
..like a normal human being?
cashflow = ignore
Revenue = ignore
sales = ignore
costs = ignore
Profits = ...are where it's at, after it's all said and done. All of the above are pretty useless if you're not making any money
Re: Glass platter
Naturally this is all bollox, because any minute now Scotty will beam down with the recipie for transaparent aluminium....(or aloominum for the former colonies). It won't help our platters any, but our fish tanks will be safer.
aah, I remember the clatter and whoosh from my 10mb attached to my B+. Awesome. And expensive. And still didn't the stop the thargoids pwning my ass, every time my hyperspace failed. Which was a lot.
And naturally, this was the good ol' days when stuff was still counted in multiples of 1024...
Re: Glass platter
It can't be too brittle, or the repeated spin up/down forces would weaken it over time. It will still need to flex and warp a little (even if we're talking microscopic deviations from flat). Also, it would help with natural vibration/resonation inherent in spinning media that isn't contactless, and then there is the heat cycles to worry about.
Safe to say, it should be plenty robust enough. When they start talking about using recycled cardboard as platter is when you should worry.
wow...total 'Gerry Anderson' flashback to Space:1999 there for a moment.
Carry on. I'm ok now.
Do they honestly think younger people dont read?
If they've had a modern progressive education, it's more likely they can't than won't.
Remember to empty your bag, take out your teeth and find your reading glasses first, grandad...
"The behaviour of this pulsar is quite startling, it’s as if it has two distinct personalities,
I promised myself I wouldn't go there...but I will:
...does this behaviour appear to change regularly on an almost monthly basis...?
The brown one. Quickly. I have to run.
..and preferably just ignore the bit where I spunk 700m/1bn USD without any real board buy-in on an overpriced service that's heamoraging privacy-concerned users and almost designed to piss off twits ...bitches.
Re: Good article.
Damn...Eadon and Dogged stopped before I'd finished my popcorn!
Re: It is the price, stupid!
Not sure i fully agree with all your points, but bugger me- take a +1 for the *longest post in world*.
A real shame
A potentially sound product with real USP's, ruined by its creators. Shame.
Google and Facebook have not yet responded to our request for comment on the report
..they were too busy laughing at the lunacy of it all...?
Re: Windows 8 FAIL
oooh, you're slipping Eadon...your anti/ms bile was only 2nd post! We were all expecting to see your biased dribble cruise into 1st post within seconds of the article being posted...
In other words...
Respect my Athoritaaah!
Reality distortion field? I think it's yours...all my graphs are up.
- Revenue up
- units shipped up
- operating income up
- earnings per share up
Only thing Cook needs to explain is the 18% drop in profit on that revenue- it reeks of poor supplier management and cost creep; something he was formally head honcho of.
And much of this come from over analyst expectations, which apple can't control. eg: Apple management forecast $52.00 billion in total revenues, the analysts expected $54.69 billion, and the result was $54.51 billion.
My question is where the big products are coming from in 2013 - another year of incremental upgrades like 2012 will not get them back in front.
Afterall, 56.24% of sales came from the iphone alone, and given the 5 was not the big upgrade people were expecting, degredation of iphone sales volumes will have a big effect on bottom line.