147 posts • joined Friday 26th August 2011 19:58 GMT
Re: USB isn't even close
Beta vs VHS. Beta was better, but VHS survived....til LD, DVD, BD.
While no one will deny TB's speed and flexibility.....General consumers do not want to buy all new (expensive too) equipment...especially when most are only checking FB or their emails. Computers need less and less power/speed to meet the needs of the general population. Only Apple forces its users to comply, so they have no choice. Non-Apple users will buy TB if their needs require it.
This technology will only benefit specialized markets IMO.
The patents do nothing to sway one person or the next to either buy Apple or go with Android.
At the end of the day.....it's pretty clear......irrespective of a 'snap' or 'bounce' of a screen.
It goes deeper than round corners also.
Apple needs to grow up and focus on the real issues IMO.
Just die already....die with some sense of dignity.
I'm simply tired of hearing about Apples legal woes and blatant failure to recognize when they should give up and simply die with some thread of dignity left.
Some companies/people just refuse to see what is in plain site for many others.
Apple needs to move on and focus on trying to resemble an innovative company once again.
btw. I'm waiting for the DOJ and EU to slap an anticompetitive suit against Apple for thier closed ecosystem. It will come....just have to be patient.
Re: Why would a sane person buy one?
FB is trying hard to remain relevant as more and more users tyre of the worlds largest self-enrolling marketing pool IMO.
I can't say I blame (FB) them for trying to further entrench themselves in peoples lives, as its a way to remain relevant.. I'm sure there will be some fools...err followers that will bite, but as a non-Fbooker, I pass for the same reason I'll never own an IDevice. I prefer to use as open a system as I can. Google does offer lots of services, but I get to opt out any I wish and I still prefer making up my own mind, as opposed to letting some company tell me how its going to be.
for example: I'm able to stream all my music from my homeserver without the need to have any company (apple/google) host/control my content. Subsonic lets you stream music (even movies) without commercials/ads for a single one time donation (fee) and no need to upload any content like Google Play.
There are alternative solutions out there, if you're willing to look.
Re: The next step..
Please....Your point is lame.
Unless Apple is brought into the mix... Apple has yet to be "Fined" for its tactics of mandating that its users MUST HAVE AN ITUNES ACCOUNT. Apple is far more restrictive in its ways then MS ever was.
Never has MS prevented its users from installing and using a different browser. If the idiots can't even download a new browser then they should own a computer. Give em an Apple, since apple understands there are idiots out there and everything must be done for them.
The EU is just trying to generate revenue by hook or crook, to support all its inept babies sucking on the tit of the beast IMO.
By that logic,.....running shoes should also be taxed....Joggers contribute to the pollution as well.
In fact...anyone currently living should be taxed a "living tax" since while they are alive and breathing...they are contributing to the problem. :-)
The more pets you own...the more tax you should then have to pay.....Give me a break!
Bigger government is NOT the solution People.
No mention of.....
Apples dominance of the Patent Legal arena.
I may be wrong, but I'm guessing Obama and his family totes the newest IPhone products.
forget this "journalists" individual experience and look at the %'s
If you want to base the quality of a car and it's company on the "Facts" of this one "Journalist" than that's your choice.
Personally, I think the guys is a tool and DID write the story to fit his desired intent. It was not going to be a fair and unbiased review.
Anyone. Anyone who thinks the media is unbiased is lying to themselves. Not since the likes of Walter Cronkite, has a "Journalist" made any attempts to be fair and unbiased. Just listen to today's "Reporters" and "News Readers". They relish in the opportunity at adding their own personal comments to "Spice" up the story. I couldn't care less, what they think. I want to know the uncolored facts of the story. Today's media's mission is to stir up a story and the public emotions....regardless of the consequences.
As Detective Friday in Dragnet would say: "Just the facts Ma'am, just the facts"
Let the readers/listens make up their own minds. Just give us ALL the facts to work with.
Best wishes on YOUR choice of vehicle purchase,
Re: Writer was intent on high risk of failure
Apologies for my spelling.
No edit option.
Writer was intent on high risk of failure
I don't know of anyone (with reasoning skills) who totally relays on a cars "Mile to Empty" gauge in any car. Everyone knows the cold can/will affect your cars battery, so this twit should have AT LEAST considered the fact that a car that relies only on battery power, could also be affected by the cold weather.
I guess the moral of this story..is not all "writers" meet the minimum required level of reasoning skills needed for use of new technology. I guess Tesla needs to place a warning sticker on the dash....."This car is not for Stupid People".
Tip to anyone considering buying a Tesla or any other battery powered car......Don't gamble on expecting the car to tell you EXACTLY how many miles you can travel, till the battery is depleted. Just as you shouldn't do the same in your gas powered car. You should always factor in a safety buffer, to counter any unforeseen issues or conditions.
The "writer" has shown his lack of reasoning or ability to foresee possible situations based on current circumstances/conditions.
The only real winners are....
All the lawyers involved are smiling.....all the way to the bank.
Re: cooling vent?
Readers need to remember...the surface is not a "tablet" but a Tablet PC. Similar to the old Motion Tablet PC I have on my shelf. It's unable to run Win8 due to the small screen resolution or I'd be using that hardware as my tablet.
The key for any tool is...does it do what you need and are your needs simple or diverse? We have four directors who requested IPADs and none of them actually use them for work. They can't because our software is Java based. Yes they can RDP to their workstations and run the software but they are not that savvy and its too awkward. Also any apps needed had to be bought and loaded using the registered ITunes user. No corporate account can be used. Our MS site license is useless on these toys. The Admins have been waiting for the Surface Pro and We'll be purchasing four very soon.
Most general users of Ipads have very limited needs/use and the IOS works fine for that. It's just an overprice item IMO. I have a Android powered Xoom and use it daily, but my main work is in SQL Server and only a workstation will do.
Best wishes on your choice...but don't knock people who don't follow your choice.
Re: Doesn't matter which way you slice it
Are you really surprised?
No one should be. This is typical Apple M.O. stuff.
So whats your current net worth?
Is it more than Mr. Dell?
I didn't think so.
Nuff said, so stop wasting our time with your self righteous opinions.
Just because your mommy says your clever.....does not make it fact.
Re: does that include malware?
More important....It keeps 30% out of Apples pocket and in the developers. That's what really stings Apples seeds.
When visiting or downloading anything from the WWW....buyer beware. Apple is not 100% secure and only a fool would expect someone else to protect their interests. Unforgettably Apple knows there are lots of fools in the world.
Maybe now....the Saint title can be dropped.
It's nice to finially see the reality of who Jobs is/was regarding his character and morals. I just have to refer to the early example of how Jobs treated his "Friend" Steve Wozniak when Woz helped Jobs on the Atari Breakout game. Jobs hide the fact that there was a 5,000 bonus payout on that project. All due to the technical expertise of Woz.
Jobs was a con-artist/car salesman then and in his later years. No respect for the man at all. He was the face man for Apple, but not the "Innovator" the general public like to believe. Just cult followers refusing to see the man for who He was. He took a $1.00 salary for the tax benefits, not because He was a swell guy. Of course if I could do that, I would as well, since its current tax law. IMO, Newts suggestion to offer an option of 15% flat tax or current tax system was a realistic approach to addressing the 1,000's of tax policies.
Best wishes for all,
Re: Be Honest OK. Let's be honest...
He was simply verifying that his personal data was now secured.
If yo know there was a chance your personal data was vulnerable, you'd be a Prat for not double-checking it was now secured.
What He did was expose a security threat, but did not steal any data. Haven't you ever double-checked to see that a door was closed/locked? That's what He was doing.
It would be a different story if he actually downloaded any data.
The School and Company are the ones who were embarrassed and should feel guilty for not having secured all the students personal data in the first place.
a dual or quad-core version of this or the PI. Personally I prefer the Pi because it's smaller and less expensive. This is something to toy with for now and not worth tossing out more case than needed. Just need that extra bit of power, but my Pi has little issues streaming video to my tv from my WHS library.
Re: An NRA spokespersons said...
Wow what a generous gesture you've made.
Lets forget about the whole gun thing at the moment.
Clear your mind.
Now think of all the new/recent video games and movies that are being played/viewed by thousands/millions of people. Especially today's young people.
Games like Call of Duty, Sniper, Sniper 2, Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Borderlands, Hitman, Zombies, Grand Theft Auto, etc.
There are 205......Yes, 205 Shooter games on X-Box alone.
Now for the movies : Gangster Squad, The last stand, Django , Killing them softly, The Baytown Outlaws. Unchained, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Dred, Universal Soldier, The collection. etc.
Do you really think the use of "a bit" is accurate? Please stop lying to yourself, because we knew you were full of it from the start.
The most dangerous thing about any gun.......is the person holding it.
Re: She doesn't have to wear the RFID
It is, but that's what P.O.S. US Lawyers live for. Wasting others time and getting paid for it.
Re: I'm wondering ...
She would still wear the lanyard with still has her photo ID but not the tracking chip. All students would need to comply with this or it fails to be applied to all students and thus is not considered profiling or some other kind of BS. Fact is, with the state of today's US society, this kind of monitoring in US schools is one way to help ensure students are where they are supposed to be as well as helps with security on school grounds. Maybe they just need to setup camera's on campus everywhere (except locker rooms and showers of course). Even private schools have instances of violence and the number one goal is that everyone...everyone should have a feeling of safety while on campus. If a student does not wish to comply, then they are free to leave and get their education else ware or be home schooled. There are points where the safety/security of the many outweighs the freedoms of the few. You can't accommodate every little want and desire.
Why the outrage when it's a free service? When will these idot consumers learn....
that nothing is free. I think its a huge laughable joke and the fact that many people are jumping into these services with both feet and then getting a surprise when they discover their is a price to be paid.
Bottom line. The service is free. No business/company can exist without revenue. It costs money to run the servers, buy the hardware, as well as pay the developers/employees. How many people would use the service for a nominal fee each month to store their content and not have it licensed out to third parties?
Users should have a choice, but they should also be realistic in the realities of how businesses work/survive. This kind of ignorance in how these services exist, just shows how dumb the general public truly are at times.
" no legal obligation for a company to either maximize profit or minimize tax"
How about the desire to be an ongoing entity and continue to have investors remain invested in your company. People invest their own money/retirement in companies that offer the greater return on investment balanced with an acceptable level of risk.
You obviously do not have a clue about investment and do not run a business/company. Honestly, do you also have idiot written on your forehead?
It amazes me how thick some people are, but then that's part of the worlds problme. People with out the ability to apply any real reasoning/logic to a situation.
What idiots these whiners truly are. So shortsighted and envious of others successes.
"explain their company’s flagrant abuse of the tax code to the detriment of all who play fairly"
The simple fact that companies are following existing tax code in each country is not abuse or unfair. Only an ignorant fool would not make use of these existing/legal methods. I understand it those people who are envious of the amount of money others are making/saving and that's the only reason for this kind of childish reactions. If each country is angry about companies using other nations for tax purposes, then they should work on making their nations attractive to those companies. This loud whiners are people who do not have the sense/ability to run as successful a company, and so get angry about it. In truth, they are jealous about it. If you want fair, institute a flat tax and everyone....I mean everyone pays the same tax rate. From the bloke driving the bus to the CEO running a milti-billion dollar company that brings jobs/business to each nation they operate in.
Only shortsighted fools want to attack successful companies with claims of unfairness. The political fools are the ones that can make a change, if they just shut their hot air flapping.
I say screw them and lets see each company exit and not do business with these childish nations.
"Don't hate the players, hate the game"
Re: Get out while the gettings good
Any american who has a retirement fund should be thinking about the current value of their retirement fund. Even state employee retirement funds are invested in the stock market and anyone who thinks they will be guaranteed money when the well is dry is fooling themselves.
Best wishes on America surviving the next four years.
Fiscal cliff is not an actual cliff......
It's just the combining of expiring tax breaks and manditory budget cuts that were supposed to be so bad that the govenment would be compelled to focus on reigning in its out of control spending. Since the US President seems to have mssed the fact that the election is over...He should be more involved in the process rather than on the campain trail. But since He loves avoiding the actual job he applied for and was elected to do....It's not a surprise how little progress is actually happening.
As one of those who will be affected, I think it would be in Americas best interest to take the hit and everyone start paying their true share. Less than 50% of Americans pay taxes currently, so the poor are not contributing at all to the collective, but they are the ones using the social resources most. They even get an "Obama Phone" for free, complements of those who work and pay their own bills. Don't get me wrong, I think there are many people using social services that deserve and need them, but I also know that the system is poorly managed and there are tons of abuses and waste.
The fact that Egypt is getting about 1 Billion in foreign aid funding and 20 F-16 planes from the US staring January, shows how f'd up this country is. We have to borrow money to pay for the spending/sending of money to other nations.
Another possible reason.....
could be the impending increase in US capital gains taxes. Obama wants to screw anyone who has more than He thinks is "Fair". Anyone with money invested/saved should be worried since this US president has clearly stated he believes in "Redistribution of wealth". Since Apple has traditionally horded its cash and failed to provide dividends to its shares holders, this is the best time to sell most/all and take the current capital gains rate? People who have money, have it because they are active thinkers and look beyond one week, one month.
US new motto will be changed from "Land of the free and home of the brave" to "Land of the not so free and do as Obama says"
Sorry for the political rant, but its been frustrating not having a leader in the WH.
Best wishes for the coming year for all nations,
But we really don't care what you have.....read the article again please.
"works most of the time"
Computers are dumb pieces of hardware. If you are having trouble with a computer....Your most likely the big part of the problem.
Re: Part of me wants to "thumbs up" this, but...
"bias and ignorance on the part of the interviewer. "
But you don't know that. What if this interviewer is using actual past experiences with earlier hires? Since you don't know this, I guess your really the ignorant one.
My view is:
If the student really wanted the job, He could have stepped up and said I will prove you wrong. Tell me about a problem/task related to this position and let me tell you how I would approach it. Today's job market is competitive and these companies (even I) don't have time to deal adult children (and there are lots out there).
If all you do in an interview is answer the same questions that have been asked the last 10 interviewees, then you don't make yourself stand out above the rest. Having a degree is not a guarantee to getting the job, when everyone is required to have a degree to even apply for it. You have to show how you will make the company money and how you will be engaged at work.
My favorite site/blog for job interviewing tips is Ask The Headhunter. I feel it helps those who are serious about finding the right job and not just a job. It worked for me in my last interview for my current job.
But they were correct....His parents did buy it for Him.......so whats His counter point?
It's obvious this is not the first person they have interviewed or even hired that fit this profile. Over time everyone learns to recognize certain clues based on past experiences.
The guy could have tried to show they were wrong about him and earned the job. If you go to an interview and simply answer questions your asked....your not engaged in the process and thus will not be engaged in the job/work. Whiners are the worst workers and this guy was whining about getting called out. He did nothing to prove them wrong.
I've dealt with employees who think they are doing a great job when they show up for work. Problem is they don't do the work when they are here. It's four times more work to manage a bad/lazy employee than a good employee who has a strong work ethic and takes initiative.
People like this guy think companies exist to employ them.....but they don't. If you don't like it...start your own company and prove you have the right stuff for success.
Best wishes for the coming year,
Re: But what about muh socialism?
I think Amazon should say....Screw em and don't do business in those countries at all.
Today's liberal politicians and most of society's dependent scum, sucking on the government tit, will ALWAYS put forth the idea of putting the responsibility on others. Especially companies who lack a single face and thus are not human. They overlook the fact that smart investors do not invest in losing companies (that's a position reserved only for the US Obama Government). Companies exist not to support the needy. The exist to provide a product or service. It's the local citizens who should be responsible for caring for their needy. Employees of those companies work as long as the company can remain an on-going entity and they pay local taxes and keep local businesses open as long as their employed. If you don't think Amazon impacts your local community, think again. Local delivery trucks, fuel or even a driver having lunch in your local eatery.
Here's an analogy: A blood sucking leach attaches its self to a host. The leach is only one and the host is able to replace the blood consumed by the leach and thus both continue to live in relative harmony. If more leaches attach to and start sucking more blood from the host than can be replaced, then the host will die and the leaches will need to find another host or die themselves. Guess who the leaches are? Those sucking on the government tit all their life and their children's life. It's time to expect more for each nations citizens.
Re: Not just China
That was your choice.
The decisions we make in our lives affect us always.
Take responsibility for your choices/decisions. You can still effect change in your life/job/career if you truly want to.
Re: Not just China
I have a solution....Quit.
Find another job or start your own company so you can make your own hours.
SS is not the cause of your dilemma. Your company most likely bid on the project and gave a timeline or knew the timeline in advance. Your company could have hired additional staff (contract) if they felt it was needed/warranted.
It's truly pathetic when people bitch about their work situations, especially when they have the power to change it.
Stop your whining, or simply quit and let someone else have the position. You are not irreplaceable and the sooner you realize it....the better off your co-workers will be. I know I'm replaceable and thus make sure to do my work to the best of my ability and if a project requires working late to get it done....I stay till its done. Your company does not exist to please you.
Quit your job and you can sleep in all day.
You have a choice. Everyone does.
Re: I am sure
The patient office staff thought is was Apples patent application. Those are rubber stamped on sight.
Hey, if Apple can patent a rectangle with round sides...then this is fair game.
I don't like it, but Apple is a major abuser of the failing system as well.
Do we need to start a petition demanding the entire restructuring of the US Patent office? How can We start the process to correct what is clearly flawed?
Re: Hands free... eyes free... what's next, brain free?
That's the way Apple likes it. Brain free describes most of Apples consumers.
News Flash: IPhone5S coming out the first quarter of 2013.
Like I would even consider owning one or both?
What kind of FK'd UP people work in the patent office?
There HAS to be some bribing and under the table funding going on for these kinds of simpleton patents to be approved.
It's as if Apple is a rotten spoiled child and is trying to see how far they can test the level of stupidity of the people in this organization.
People need to start getting shot for this kind of blatant stupidity. If there are zero consequences then how can you expect people to abide by reasonable expectations of society.
Ok, In all serious now, this just shows how FK'd UP this system has become. I think there needs to be some serious investigations into the ethics of the Patent Office employees.
Fail. I can't believe you posted that either.... You just countered your own statement.
As you simply stated. In the Android settings, you have the CHOICE/FREEDOM to allow loading of Apps from other markets. I know of 6 other App stores I can load content from.
Apple does not give you that choice/freedom.
You need to rethink your ignorant definition of a walled garden.
Phone OS 101 for Dummies....
Perhaps you should upgrade (next gen just around the corner) and sell your old IProduct to him? You can then play in the same sandbox together and tease those not part of your club.
IOS IS a great OS for dummies. Even Steve Jobs helped by telling you how to hold your phone :-). It's true that Android dies have a learning curve for some, but if my 10 year old Nephew and 16 year old niece can figure it out, then maybe your colleague should be wearing a bib as well.
All teasing/banter aside, I do think that IOS is better for some users and I'm glad your enjoying your product and service. That's what really counts for us as consumers. Just understand there are many others who find the same enjoyment with large selection of Android products.
Re: Happy Bunny
It's not like Apple won't just resell your old Ipad3 tablet to someone else. They are making such great profits off each device that keeping you in the collective and buying through their stores is where the true money is for Apple and they want to keep you as a customer. It was just a smart decision since their marketplace is where they really make the money. A 30% slice of everything you purchase adds up over your one life-time.
Please don't be offended, but It's seemingly innocent/naive consumers such as yourself who don't seem to fully understand the mufti-dimensional ways that apple generates revenue. Apple could mark down their products 100-200 and still be profitable. They just know that their consumers are more willing to spend the money. Any company would be foolish not to take advantage of that opportunity. This is why Amazon is selling their tablets for cost/little profit. The money is in the buying of content and products within their own marketplace and Amazon needed to be competitive against Apples draw. This is how Harley Davidson motorcycles cost more than other brands. Brand recognition adds value.
Why do you think all Cell providers routinely subsidize the full cost of a cell phones on their network? It's because the money is not in the hardware...its in the continued monthly service charges.
I am glad that Apple worked with you and that you are happy with your purchase/service. It's always good when any consumer is happy with their choice/purchase. If you feel its money well spent, then I am happy for you. At the end of the day, that what matters. Is each consumer happy with their choice/selection.
So was diet a factor at all in this study? No mention of it.....
So if this "Study" were to be taken seriously, then each participant was given AND followed a regimented diet from the start to finish of this study.
Else, I wouldn't put much weight into this.
Easy solution and new "Color" option. Buff off all the anodized finish and..
polish the aluminum to a mirror finish. You may still get some scratches in time, but those can be buffed out at your nearest Apple store. Instant trend craze.
btw. Apple, I just patented that idea and you WILL owe me millions if you use my idea. :->
Have a good day. :->
I love it! I absolutely love it!!
I love the idea that right after Apple announces and is currently selling several million of its newest IProduct...that it has already started manufacturing the next generation of it. I guess its not too hard when you're first generation uses technology from its old IPhone 4 parts bin. Just thinking of all those millions of fools.
The following phrase is so VERY true when it comes to Apple followers: 'A fool and his money are soon parted'
I say screw-em. I don't listen to online radio anyway.
While local radio stations are still free (at least for now) to play artists music, there seems to be some confusion/greed as to why internet radio is a different beast. Does anyone know how much Clearchannel pays to play music over local airwave radio stations?
In the end, I have little sympathy or concern. I've already purchased hard copies of the music I like and loaded it on my own personal cloud. I'm able to stream random music or specific artists/albums from my home server to where ever I have internet access. I'm currently listening to my own cloud while at work/lunch.
Purchasing digital music online has less ownership, when Apple can wipe/cancel any account it chooses, without any recourse by its users. Read the Terms of Agreement.
With my own Cloud, I avoid the need to deal with ads or paying to listen to music I have purchased (not licenses as in Apple followers case) as Apple charges after 5GB Free limit is surpassed.
I can only hope that eventually the general public will realize that they can do lots on their own, if they just take the initiative.
Re: Even an OND in Nautical Science is enough...
"none of them have sunk yet."
Don't they have to leave the dock first?
No surprised. Steve Jobs wasn't the designer of Apples best sellers and this proves it.
I think the millions of dollars spent on a ship that's not fit for ocean voyages is a befitting tribute to Jobs lack of designing ability. He may have been the face of Apple, but He was not the actual designer of its products.
Jobs best sales pitch was in selling himself as an expert.
I bet his wife is somewhat relieved. Imagine His critique of Her lovemaking...."You're doing it wrong!"
Sorry for that borderline tasteless joke, but I couldn't resist.
Apple has the same TOA.....
While we may not have all the facts of this specific individuals story, what is important to keep in mind is that Amazon is not the only corporation that has this kind of power written in thier Terms Of Agreement. Apple has the very same power to wipe all your content and cancel your account.
This is one of the biggest inherent problems with trusting all your content to these companies clouds. This is one of the reasons I created my own cloud. The technology is not as hard as most would think. The biggest joy is having control over my content and not relying/trusting these huge companies to manage your personal content in one-on-one personal approach.
I stream all my music/video content from my home server using Subsonic and also have file access using homeserver provided address.
Remember, You lose power/control when you give power/control to others. Don't be mad at them when _shit happens.....be mad at yourself for making that choice.
The start of a dying OS?
This kind of forced injection against the wishes of its users, is THE opportunity other Linux based distros have been waiting for and can take full advantage of.
Ubuntu users are NOT novices or the general public. They ARE quite capable of backing up their data, wiping the OS drive and installing a completely different OS. There are other choices available.
Makes you wonder who the Twit is that thought this would be a welcomed feature. Must have been a bean counter. Well the person who decided to implement the idea should be fired today.
Passengers DO NOT OWN the planes. Buy/Rent your own if you don't like the rules.
Regardless of what any individual believes, when asked by an employee of the airline to comply with a request, they must do so. If you don't like the idea of this....its simple. Buy or rent your own plane. When your actions/choices could affect the lives of many others...your self serving attitude does not take top priority.
The number of ignorant fools who think they are above established rules/expectations is growing exponentially.
Just wish there was a place we could send people like this guy. I'd like to see how they survive on their own and in their own society when they are responsible for themselves. I have a feeling chaos would ensue.
Re: I use MyCloud. It's actually my own large music colletion...no fees...no ads.
fyi. SubSonic will also run on your main desktop if you don't yet have a home server. It will work with Macs, PCs, etc.
You may be interested in what it takes to have your own server. It's really not that difficult and an old pc will do the job just fine. There are some free server OS options, but you can buy MS WHS2011 for around 50.00 and you get a web address with no annual fees.
I've got an Atom powered ITX board, 2gigs Ram, 4T HD storage. It's been running 24/7 for over 3 years now and no failures (knock on wood). I do regular backups to an external drive as a safety backup.
one last note....SubSonic allows streaming of your videos in addition to your music collection.
It's just a pretty cool solution for people who prefer not to use Pandora like services.