48 posts • joined Tuesday 11th October 2011 20:55 GMT
Not playing their game
Watched series 1 months before it was made available in the UK. The same for season 2. And again for season 3. I didn't want to wait. I did, however, think the show was SO utterly amazing that I felt compelled to fork out for the blue ray releases of seasons 1 and 2, and I will do the same again for season 3. So, have I been dishonest?
I really can't be arsed to wait out the glacial pace at which these show get released. I look forward to the day when shows like GoT get released worldwide on disc and on day 1.
Re: What a dreadful decision
Don't know how, bound to be slow, but gotta be possible.
They're all at it!
Sod quality, let's litigate...
I wish the fruity one was as keen to fix the god-awful stuttering/choppy audio bug it introduced with OS X Mountain Loin as they are to throw money at lawyers. At the rate they're going I doubt anyone with upgrade to OS X Devon Rex when it comes out.
Mac owner, sadly.
I'm wondering if the time has come to disable Java on my machines. Can't really see the point of it anyway.
Re: Cupertino Head Cook lashes out at rumour mill
The way they operate is also killing their PC sales (probably). I'm waiting to purchase a second iMac but I'll be damned if I give them my money for obsolete technology; in other words, I'm waiting for the Retina Display technology to hit the iMac line before I give them any more cash.
Re: I'm no fan, BUT!
Oh, shut your pie hole. MS Office on the Mac is actually a decent product and it was THAT expensive -- c'mon you own a Mac and you're worried about pennies. I've actually used LibreOffice and its previous incarnations; it's slow and it requires Java. I've used iWork, too and it's so messed-up I'd be amazed if they captured ANY MS Office to iWork converts.
Always used Office; always will. It works. I know it. Why change for change's sake.
Java is the real problem here.
Re: Try this one on for size...
... and they'll just assume you're telling a fib or being evasive and discard your application. How Orwellian would that be? An active Facebook / Tweety presence for them to nose at would be a prerequisite.
Re: With every passing discovery,
I hear you, but godbotherers are a slippery bunch. Your friend will simply say that their god created the planet's inhabitants, too, and that they must "be saved" or "submit" and the entire charade will play out as it has here.
Look what happened to the New World when it was discovered by the Christians. I doubt we've changed all that much.
It's quite likely that the first interstellar explorers to depart this solar system will not be human. Our ambassadors will probably be the product of our species' ongoing research into robotics and artificial intelligence. They're unlikely to be hampered by such short lifespans, or the need to eat, drink and breathe.
Rise above it, old bean.
Re: Re: Here Apple Take Your Nasty Medicine
You're a bit quiet there Tom. No rebuttal?
More petrol, please :)
for no other reason than to annoy the fuck out out you :)
People hate success and hate seeing someone do well
It's like the school playground here, sometimes. You know, the one in which the bright kid is bullied mercilessly by the half-wits for just doing well.
I don't think Apple are any more or less evil than other corporations using Chinese labour. I think it's disingenuous to suggest otherwise.
The real evil lies in the value Western consumers place in their toys, demanding that all manufacturers race to the bottom to produce ever cheaper goods. Blame yourselves, you all deserve what you get.
You're a hypocrite
There, I said it. So now enlighten me and show me a company, other than Apple, with more ethical manufacturing policies and PROVE TO ME WHY THEY ARE SO.
I'm waiting for your reply :o)
Your post is dripping with the bitterness of entitlement. You're precisely what is wrong with the American economy.
Vodafone seem pretty good at something, then -- and that something appears to be not paying taxes. WIsh I was as well connected.
Force the MNOs to disable hand-over on their macrocell networks. Job done.
Can't argue with that!
Awww... I hope they find something soon.
Then we can all stop believing in fairy tales and do some real thinking as a species.
WTF is a "female seat"?
Well, if the fat bastard was a safety risk then he should have been turned away. Tut, money talks.
As lovely as the Samsung is, I can't get along with Android and I'll be upgrading my HTC mobe in April... to an iPhone 4 (not the 4S).
I'm so terribly, terribly bad.
He could also be studying for a job in a creative industry whilst holding down a job as a barista. Therefore his feelings could be entirely valid and the guy diminishing him could just be a twat.
They do say "Ignorance is bliss."
It's time ...
We are one of the few species Nature gifted with the ability and desire to kill it's own. Isn't it time we put this particular quirk to good use by allowing and actively encouraging the hunting and killing of poachers. Perhaps even capturing, trying them and then, upon conviction, releasing them into a game reserve where they can be legally dispatched by either trained hunting teams or captive species they've helped bring to the edge of extinction? People like to hunt, so why not hunt the selfish, worthless bastards who reduce our world's bio-diversity.
Yes, I love cats and have one well trained cat myself. Nevertheless, I have had to take over from my now deceased Abyssinian who used to regularly beat the shit out my neighbour's feral torty. Spraying cats with a water squirter is kinda fun, too, and harmless. Try it. It seems to work.
Dogs are often allowed to roam off the leash in the enclosures of the New Forest, pissing and shitting up all the paths. Their owners take them there to avoid having to scoop up their dogs' mess. Really, really annoying. Probably doesn't do the ponies any good or the people who have to track the crap into their homes.
So your garden's now full of dog shit? Cats shitting in your garden is usually just them marking their turf, having identified the owner as inferior to them (I know, cats eh!!). But being pretty canny, they'll avoid the soppy German Shepherd for about 8 years until his hips are so shot from genetically acquired faults, and then they'll slowly torture it by shitting on their garden again. Little f***ers.
Ahem, last time I looked, pretty much all CEMs and OEMs operated out of Asia. So don't go laying the blame at Jobs' feet. If you use a consumer electronics device of any sort then you, the consumer, are as much a contributor to global poverty and poor working conditions as the next person. Scapegoating one organisation just makes the accuser sound like a hypocrite.
Had me confused, too. An arse, and a fibber.
Crickets. Tumbleweed. He'll have to be told first.
I use Windows, Ubuntu and OS X. Have done for years, and my preference is OS X. It's a choice, not a religious one either. The anti-this, anti-that crowds are starting to sound irritating. They should just respect the fact that people are free to make choices. End of. Move on. Nobody needs to be saved. It's all competition. It's all good.
Picking on the dead is easier for him. Bit of an arse, really.
Stallman is starting to sound like a batshit insane Ayotollah. Jobs wasn't The Messiah, sure; he was possible a very naughty boy, in some ways. But he valued good design, which is a big plus for us mere mortals, and those wall-gardens (or gated communities?) help keep the riff raff out and the ecosystem under control. Probably, anathema to engineering tinker bells but most definitely not evil.
Ordinary people just want their shit to work. I've seen what some unfettered engineers can produce and sometimes it isn't pretty. But, hey, they can go play with Android.
Meh. Stop whingeing, you probably already do the same for Canonical and/or Microsoft, since they all ship updates over the wire. But I understand: it's Apple, therefore the boot goes in. No problem, carry on.
Lastly, I'd love someone to explain how to properly worship Apple. I've asked around, but none of the fanboys seem to know. I suspect the reason is I have yet to transcend to the inner Jobsian circle. However, I really want to do something to please the iGods but I'm hesitant to make up my own rituals; what if they're blasphemous for some reason? Don't want to risk that. Anyone?
Look, here's the thing: most programmers, engineers and successful marketing sorts are arrogant narcissists whose emotional well-being involves keeping you totally dependent upon them. So, whether it's Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, the bearded High Priest of Open Source or one of his spotty acolytes, you're screwed any way you care to look at it.
Pick your poison; let others pick theirs. That's the only freedom you have.
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