194 posts • joined Friday 26th August 2011 19:58 GMT
"we also discover just how nicely it plays with Windows"
Wipe the drive on any macbook today and you can easily run windows because.....
It's a PC to the core. Ever since Apple switched to Intel chips...you've been able to run windows on them...though not legally as Apple forbids it.....just as they forbid running thier OS on less expensive hardware......known as Hackintoshes.
While I do think Apple makes very fashionable hardware....its still way overpriced and does nothing more than any Windows/Ubuntu PC can do. It' just costs way more.
In the end, buy what you want, becuase that's your right/choice.
Re: No sympathy for those not willing to take control of their own destiny/careers
In 2012, Capita employed 46,000 people and generated a pre-tax profit of 290 million pounds.
To take a company from 33 employees to 46,000....that's something to say about his involvement and leadership all thouse years.
Lets see any one of the whiners do the same OR shut it!
No sympathy for those not willing to take control of their own destiny/careers
While I understand many of the staff would be peeved about this man making as much money as he did.
My simple response is........Don't like it....then quit and form your own company.
There is NOTHING worse than childish adult whiners who complain about others making more money, but they CHOOSE to do nothing about it...except stomp thier feet and whine.
People who build companies ARE worth the money, because the people on the lower level obviously don't have the drive or determination to do anything on thier own. It's the risk takers that benefit the most and deservedly so.
Don't like where you work or feel your underpaid? Then do something about it or shut up.
No one is forcing the employees to stay there and work for less than they feel they are worth. The only person who limits you ....IS YOU.
Children whine because things may not be fair, but as an adult, you can do something about it. Take charge of your life and stop letting others lead you around like a horse. If there is no gun pointed at your head...you have the power to control your path.
Lets see a group of employees strike out on their own and form a competitor to this company. They can then run the company as they choose fit. It will either be successful or they will learn there is more to a successful company than simply working 8-5.
Who's to say that Paul Pinder didn't earn his wages years ago when building the company from the ground up?
When he joined Capita, it had 33 employees and revenues of £1.3 million.
Sweat equity in the early years will reap its rewards later on. Take control of your life and success if you want more than what you currently have.
It's a pretty sad joke when...
A recovering alcoholic/comedian, who has NOT built a company or produced a real product thinks he has the answer to the whole worlds problems. He produces nothing you can touch, feel with your hands, feed or shelter people with.
Something tells me this guy is suffering from an over abundance of self-importance and a relapse of some past LSD trip.
No wonder Katy Perry divorced him.
How about he get off his duff and build a company, which he can then pay all the employees...loads of cash and try to continue operating the company for even 5 years.
What a true twit.
No IPAD used here.
Love the fact that a MS Surface Pro is being used. We've to two and I'm ordering one of the Gen II for myself shortly. 8 gigs of ram with 256 SSD competes more closely with MB than an Ipad IMO.
When you need to get some work done...you use the right tool for the job.
Also a fan of the VW Jetta. Guessing its a TDI clean diesel.
Global warming - Revealed.
Is this another hole in the Global Warming message?
Just wanted to poke any sleeping bears out there. :-)
"No need for iTunes. "
Apple makes it mandatory that you have to use Itunes.
Maybe not for file syncing, but you must have an Itunes account.
End users seem to love the idea of having an IPAD, but are limited in capability within our workplace.
Everyone who requests an IPAD has to sign an "Unsupported" waiver, acknowledging they will not receive support for that device from ITS.
We recevied two of the first gen Surface Pro's a couple of months ago and we installed SQL Server Management Tools, Oracle Client and Toad on them. We have the same capabilities we have on our desktops and laptops, but with the additional functionality of a tablet when we want.
Carries one device that functions as a tablet or Ultrabook IS a better solution IMO.
I understand Apple is fashion, but when you really need to get work done...you need a PC. A Tablet PC does the trick. The new Surface Pro II has upgrades to 8 gigs of ram and 256 or 512 gig SSDs.
Anyone comparing an Ipad with the Surface Pro...is comparing Apples to Oranges. Pun intended.
~Best wishes keeping what you earned.
Re: Social work
Thanks for the laugh.
Pandora and IHeart Radio's ears just perked up.
Who will be the first to stream music to the moon?
No matter there is no one there just yet. Web Surfing/checking email while on SpaceX flights from Europe to to Canada.
Actually pretty cool
Re: So, the culling goes on...
If they are soooo crucial to the profitability of the company....then let them build/form their own company and compete against HP.
These people get paid to work and a big part of their job is to make the company profitable. None of these people are working for free, so they are NOT saints. Wake up and realize...companies do not exist to serve the employees. The company answers to investors and no one invests on failing companies or unprofitable companies.
Only a fool thinks he is irreplaceable IMO.
Everyone is replaceable and that's why you have to maximize the companies profits to remain within the company. Just showing up to work each day is NOT sufficient.
They they are so valuable, then they will be working again soon...else the unions need to build their own company and employ all those workers.
Unions.....bad for business IMO.
Lets see the Unions and union members form their own company and run it successfully IMO.
Unions were important decades ago, but now they just hinder/harass businesses IMO.
No one invests in unprofitable companies. Let the Unions invest in HP by using all those millions in union dues and buy the company stock.
I wouldn't count on it.....Word play from Obama.
They may not be "recording" calls (that we know of), BUT they are tracking millions, billions of calls and storing the metadata on all of them.
Unless they have a specific "Do Not Track" table to EXCLUDE certain numbers. If there is such a system, I want on that.
Unfortunately, you just can't believe that a very, very small number of individuals are exempt, when the NSA is using a blanket approach to information collection.
It would be foolish to believe the current US Administration IMO.
Too many sick and perverted people out there to simply lower content restrictions IMO.
Facebook is resorting to lower moral/ethical policies IMO. All for money.
There is too many sick and demented individuals/groups worldwide and the openness/anonymity of the internet allows them to display their perversion for public viewing. This kind of public display gets them off and feeds their perversion IMO. They get off on the number of views of their work. Just as a musician gets excited at the number of views....so does the demented pig.
I'm no psychiatrist (too many are nutjobs anyway IMO), but we need to maintain some sense of social common sense/morality/decency/standard, especially when Facebook is frequented by children/teens as well as deviant bottom dwellers IMO.
The world is a very violent place at times and putting up those acts for public viewing is in poor taste IMO.
An intelligent and decent society (one thats worth living in) must establish expectations and take action to ensure those standards/expectations are adhered too. Else the society breaks down into anarchy and decent people will leave.....allowing the animals to fight amongst themselves.
I choose not to join Facebook's marketing pool, but this lowering of moral expectations puts is just one more reason to Dislike Facebook IMO.
~Best wishes keeping what you earned.
Beancounter overlooked one statement that should have been said.....
AND we have all those repeat buyers of Apple products to thank for our new 5 Billion dollar office building.
We'll be thinking of you as we hang out in our own private world.
Thanks for being such dedicated followers and standing in line all those hours each time we put out another innovative and amazing product. .
You're the best.
Only because Mark Shuttleworth trivialized the reasons for the US shutdown.
"With the Tea Party recently throwing a political tantrum that brought about a shut down of the US government and nearly dragged the world into a vigorously erupting financial volcano"
Shuttleworth willfully or ignorantly overlooks the fact that the US now has over $17,000,000,000,000 (Trillion) dollars of DEBT and climbing. This amount is not trivial to fiscally responsible individuals . The UK has a debt of Approximately 1.2 Trillion pounds.
Each working person in the UK owns about £42,345 of that debt.
In the US, the debt share per working person is $148,700.
It's easy to dismiss these kinds of facts when one is not liable/responsible for cleaning up the mess OR couldn't care less.
Apologies for the digression from OS, but MS is just an arrogant twit IMO.
Read Atlas Shrugged or watch the movies to see what the US does not want to become.
Re: Sad Situation
"Companies should exist for people, not the other way round..."
Spoken like a person who has NEVER built a company from the ground up.
It's easy to throw these kinds of comments around freely when YOU haven't done anything on you own.
You need to either read the book "Atlas Shrugged" or watch the movies to get a clue.
No one invests in companies that lose money. If you have a retirement account....your money IS invested in companies that are profitable. If you're relying on the government to support you in your old age...well then your just a fool IMO.
People really need to get a clue IMO.
Nothing of value is ever free in life. Anyone who is willing to work hard, should reap the rewards of their labor. Not the lazy POS watching from the side and giving opinions on how to do things.
~Best wishes keeping what YOU earned.
Not Surprised...Next accessory is a gold chain for wearing the IPhone around ones neck
It may be a bit edgy to say, but I'll bet you will see it happen.
Maybe I just gave away a $1 million dollar idea? Just give me 1% and keep the rest.
This is a phone people WANT you to know they own, just like a big fancy watch or large necklace medallion.
~Best wishes keeping what you earned.
Re: I'm a little confused...
Because you do NOT have control over FB's policies.
You get the service for free and agreed to the terms that they have the power to change their privacy terms as they choose. Just read the Terms of Agreement.
You only have the choice to use or not use the free service.
Re: Would I miss it?
IMO, Not really.
It's just that some people take responsibility for their own choices/actions and a lot more do not.
The ONLY person who IS responsible, is the one person who signed up for the free service in the first place.
Be an adult and take responsibility for your own choices/actions.
No guns were held to anyones head....to sign up for FB.
Now if you have a FB account, you have the choice to cancel it. Any photos you put on the web...are out there for good.
Live, learn and grow from that lesson.
When you get something for Free....
....It will always turn out to be Not what you were expecting/wanting.
I think FB should offer of an option for people to PAY a monthly fee for the service and in return, they keep the privacy option and are also excluded from Ads. Make a Pay for service option.
Personally, I never joined and this is EXACTLY the reason.
IMO, It's pure ignorance to think posting your personal information on the web using a FREE service and expecting your information/content will remain secure/private. If its on the web, it's public. Period.
Re: A Bigger iPad Would Be A Laptop
It depends on the OS used. If its Apples IOS7, then there are already MS Office 'APPS'.
An ipad laptop would simply mirror the innovative concept of a Chromebook IMO.
We shall see.
Apple has been using Intel chips for quite a few years......since January 2006.
They usually slap in an older generation chip than what's available in the PC market. 95% of Apples users have zero clue that its a PC in Apple clothing. Fine clothing though.
This CPU transition is not really news (more like an Of course), but since Apple loves to make a big deal about a CPU upgrade to pump up the people who have just finished paying off their credit card from their last apple mac upgrade purchase.
The real question is......will Apple use the same shells that have been used over the past 2 generations of Macs?
Its Official.....another uninteresting "news item"
False statement countered facts....
"By now, everyone should be aware that the Start icon that's coming to the Windows 8.1 desktop doesn't behave like the old Start Menu at all. It just an icon that, when clicked, takes you to the same old Start Screen that debuted in Windows 8 (with a few UI tweaks)."
If you right click the Start icon in 8.1 you get a number of options for items like Control Panel, Task Manager,System Shut down, Restart, and a whole lot more.....
At least open your mind to what 8.1 offers. If one never tries to learn or expand their knowledge....well then thats their choice.
Re: Macs are "so expensive" - not.
"a lot of Apple users that are not that tech savvy"
Exactly why you get dopes (IMO) buying old and outdated hardware....they only care that it has the Apple branding on the outside. It could be an atom powered POS and that would not matter.
It's not a tool...its a fashion accessory for 90% of the buyers IMO.
Re: Vista 8.1 is full of antitrust violations
They are following Apples example of a successful and closed Eco-system. Apple has billions in the bank because they force it's users to only use Apple market and products.....all companies have noticed the example. If the public is so willing to succumb to apples rule, then why not follow suit and hope for even a small amount of success? It's only logical for the mass-population of followers.
The problem is that not all of TR readers are followers and do want options. We are not the main focus of these companies. The money is generated by the average consumer.
No service is free.....Only an idiot would think so....
Now if Gmail or any other currently free email provider gave the option to pay an equivalent monthly fee for the email service in exchange for privacy, do you think these protesters would pay? It would be interesint to know how much revenue Google gets from the average user.
If people think a company can survive/thrive by giving its services away for free and still remain in business....I'd like to see them try.
Re: No early copies
Running the preview now for over a month. I like the tweaks and feel very comfortable with it.
Bottom line, I think only individuals with some level of aptitude/desire will transition to 8. The fact that one losses WMC by the move to 8 is a bummer IMO and thus makes less of a need to upgrade. It's not a failure as far as I'm concerned. Just that people have a hard time seeing the value it brings. especially when you are forced to have an account to load apps. I don't like the idea of following Apples closed ecosystem and will avoid that altogether.
Overtime, I believe more people with transition, but it will be slow going IMO.
In other words.......Trust us.....we're doing this for your protection.
"Our intelligence is focused on finding the information necessary to protect our people, and in many cases protect our allies," he declared."
Translation: Were doing this for your own protection. Trust us.
This man expects us to believe anything that comes out of his mouth. What a poor joke this man is IMO. What does the US think it is the worlds protector and that we need it's protection?
Insert NSA for V.I.K.I.
V.I.K.I.: Do you not see the logic of my plan?
Sonny: Yes, but it just seems too heartless.
NSA: Do you not see the logic of my plan?
General Public: Yes, but it just seems too heartless.
Re: Security is not just confidentiality, people!
Well put, but It's just a simple matter of using drones....in order to "Protect" americans.
V.I.K.I from I-Robot says......
"You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your Earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. You cannot be trusted with your own survival. "
This is how the US Government is thinking. We can't be trusted to think for ourselves and everything they do is for OUR protection.
I'd rather live a little more dangerously and take responsibility for my own actions/decisions.
Best wishes on keeping what you earned.
Re: @ Phil O'Sophical
"generalisations in general are wrong."
Actually they are not. While it may not apply to 100% of the people all of the time. A generalization is based on recurring trends/cases we each observe and has a greater chance (IMO) of being the correct situation most of the time. There are always exceptions but they are few compared to the trend.
Apple sells a very limited product line, but they have multiple generations of each. Many times (if not most of the time) they added features that had already existed on other brands versions. Apple can sell its products at higher prices not because their hardware is that superior, but because they have brand recognition and many fashionistas want that recognition. Just as many (not all) owners of Harley Davidsons pay a premium for a harley over other brands to simply own and be seen on a Harley.
There will always be followers. Just ask each person you meet why they chose one brand over the other. If they spout marketing verbiage to you...you know they were a follower. If they can provide a specific reason and how that helps them achieve their task....they were knowledgeable when making their choice. This is of course my opinion and you may disagree with it. It's your choice.
Best wishes on keeping what you earned,
Re: Typical American behaviour
Actually the REAL problem is a (cough, cough) leader who fails to focus on what his job is and continues to butt in where his nose does not belong IMO.
I keep trying to trade Obama to Canada and we'll take Quebec off their hands. Still no deal.
Best wishes on keeping what you earned.
Re: Amazon's warehouse workers ..
These are not high skilled jobs. This is good for those who lack any advanced skills, but wish to move up from fast food. For those in the US with college degrees, this does nothing.
SImply a PR moment for Obama, but nothing really for the nation to jump up and cheer about IMO.
Re: Time to dig out the Sextant
Canadian Merchant Marine students are still required to learn how to navigate using plotted charts and sextants. Computers/components can fail and GPS can be flawed/manipulated. With no computer support stores at sea....one must always be able to rely on the tried and true method IMO.
This is an issue for incompetent crew only IMO.
Total reliance on GPS navigation/computers has always an issue to keep in mind. Any crew worth thier salt would not rely 100% on GPS for navigation. Canadian Merchant Marine students are still required to learn how to navigate using plotted charts and sextants. Computers/components can fail and GPS can be flawed/manipulated. With no computer support stores at sea....one must always be able to rely on the tried and true method IMO.
Ask Michael Scott about the flaws in GPS devices. :-)
Re: My opinion......This author comes off as a spoiled teenager, because its everyone elses fault.
I guess I've just been fortunate in my life and I have a great job because I do not sit and wait for others to direct my life. I thoroughly enjoy my work and the people I work with. Nothing is perfect and there are always rough periods, but I know I have just as much power in where and who I choose to work with. I assure you I am not naive in the realities of life/work. . I've had some lame jobs in the past, but I knew I had the power to change that and I did. I've worked at my current company over 15 years and have moved up through the ranks past others who remained in the same position/level while I advanced. I even made a career change to another division within the same organization over 5 years ago and I'm in the same position today. I know what I need to do if I wished to move up in rank, but I'm very happy with my current job and salary. I live quite comfortably within my means, yet still enjoy occasional travel and my 3 vehicles. Last one is a 2010 HD Street Glide.
At the end of the day, everyone makes choices. You can choose to stay or move on. I always find it strange/dumb when people bitch about their job, but then they do nothing about changing their situation.
Life is what you make of it.
Best wishes on your choices.
Re: My opinion......This author comes off as a spoiled teenager, because its everyone elses fault.
Please excuse my writing errors. No edit button to correct them.
Re: HR's hidden Agenda
Actually, you FAILED to properly communicate the fact that you had not yet received/completed your PhD IMO. A better term might have been "In progress" or you simply could have clarified it during one of the 5 or 6 rounds of interviews. "Writing up" can be seen as vague and obviously not universally understood. Bending the truth = white lie.
Your failure to communicate properly to the audience should not be blamed as the audiences failure to simply know what you meant.
My opinion......This author comes off as a spoiled teenager, because its everyone elses fault.
This article comes off as all negative. It's almost like He's trying to convince you all jobs/companies are crap and you've never been responsible for anything bad. At least that's how I see it. I don't see any real focus on on what the employee can do to add value to the company and thus solidify their position with the company. No smart businessman dumps an asset that continually brings value to the company.
The first reality everyone needs to understand.....Every company exists NOT for their employees, but because there is a market for their services/products. Businesses are only ongoing entities as long as they are profitable and competitive. Employees are hired to add value to the company and any employee that adds value, will grow/advance with the company. If you disagree, then start your own company , hire 20-50 employees and let us know how you do.
Personally, I prefer job ADVICE from AskTheHeadhunter. I've read his articles for years and I feel his approach much is far better than this authors. You have to love what you do and where you work. Money is important, but if its only the money that keeps you in your current job....while you hate every moment of it.....will you ever be happy? I'm guessing only when you decide to leave (after you have another job of course).
Again, check out AskTheHeadhunter to see a very different and better (IMO) approach to finding the job for you.
Whose got the purse strings?
Just waiting for China to call due all the loans to the US.
Over 1 Trillion in loans to the US and China just needs to call in the debt to further destabilize the US IMO.
Obama has shown he has zero clout/weight/credibility when it comes to foreign leaders. Case in point: When the Chilean president took it upon himself to sit at the presidents desk in the oval office....that's not a trivial matter. I'd bet the Chilean leader even passed gas while in the chair just for good measure.
There is significant meaning behind that bold move to sit in a leaders chair in that nation's capital. That would be like Obama sitting in the queens throne IMO. Totally inappropriate and disrespectful.
Close down the distribution site and move the jobs elsewhere.
I'm very doubtful that these shipping clerks are making minimum wage. I'd like to see Amazon simply close shop and move its distribution outside of Germany.
It's very easy to simply demand more money for less work. Europe is famous for short work days and lots of vacation time. But a successful business will not survive if costs are high and revenues do not increase to match the increase in costs. Amazon is a company with investors. No one invests in a company that losses money.
I'd like to see a union....any union, buy out a company and successfully run it. Remember the hostess company closed because a single union would not adjust to needed cost reductions. Less people eat hostess sweets and yet unions expect to continue getting increases.
Think now to the French tire assembly plant that’s been losing money and wanted an American company to take it over.....the CEO was direct and said no because French workers won't put in the hours necessary to make it a profitable entity.
Read: Atlas Shrugged to see how illogical our societies have become....expecting high/equal wages for basic or low job skills.
Read: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Re: Defending capitalism
"Seems like most posters here want the world run by mega-corporations."
Nope, but we don't want governments to penalize those thinkers who build and advance our societies.......by weighing them down with the forced responsibility of caring for the lazy bast_rds who are simply a drain on society as a whole.
A flat tax across the board would be fair to all, but then it would also require the lazy bast_rds to put in their fair share. They don't REALLY want to be included in that responsibility and would rather just assign it to someone else.
Thats the mission of the labor party IMO. Put the responsibility and accountability on others....while excluding themselves.
"Fair Share".....How about Google just drops offering its services for free
Anyone read the book "Atlas Shrugged"
If you haven't, then you should. Most labour party people would prefer you didn't.
What everyone fails to address is that Google offers its services for free. The costs of this service is NOT free and its NOT subsidized by the governments.
It's the thinkers in this world that create and build. If labour party leaning governments/leaders continue to punish these thinkers....then what happens when they give up?
You don't penalize the thinkers to subsidize the non-thinkers IMO.
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.
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