508 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
Sounds like the old Steve Martin routine.
How amusing..I am enjoying this crash & burn immensely.
I have been crucified by Commentards on other IT related sites, for saying people can lose their money with BC...told it was "impossible"...and for stating that its "value" is subject to the whims of speculators. Told its "value was constant". Right.
Been called a liar and worse by these idiots. Now who is laughing? Not those folks that had money in Mt. Gox who were ridiculing me.
" Matthew Ranson holds a B.A. in Environmental Science..."
Me thinks he is more BS...than BA.
"Bear shits in woods, film at eleven."
Yes...but is the Pope Catholic? Hmmm?
Re: Damn americans, staying over there, working their own jobs
"Yes but .... the workers they hire locally and pay locally, don't buy goods and services from Tata Consulting Services."
And the ones brought into the US from India would? What makes you think that?
Re: Not surprising
"VAIOs have never been much good. They're very pretty, which on its own makes them expensive. But performance is underwhelming, and they're unreliable."
Let me tell you all a funny story about SONY computers.
A very dear friend who is no longer living, was a personal assistant to Sir Howard Stringer from many years. Started off with him when he was at the CBS television network in New York. She move around with him over the years as he changed positions, and companies.
One day, not long after Sir Howard had become Chairman & CEO of SONY, she called me to ask for my advice on buying a laptop computer for herself and her boyfriend. Of course my first question to her was "why not a SONY?"
Her reply was "no one who works for SONY would own actually one of their computers. Too unreliable, and the support is non-existent." I laughed my a$$ off!
I recommended, and she purchased, two IBM (pre-Lenovo) ThinkPads.
...absolutely no doubt that that blur is a satellite.
And of course there is always this from Boy Wonder...
"Steve Jobs: Good artists copy great artists steal"
...or this: "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. Triumph of the Nerds (1996)"
...or this: "It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
At a retreat in September 1982, as quoted in John Sculley and John A. Byrne, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple – A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987), p. 157
Variant: Why join the Navy . . . if you can be a pirate? As quoted or paraphrased in Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (2009) by Robert Tuchman, p. 18"
Yep...thank goodness that Apple never had any ideas of stealing other peoples' ideas.
What's $9bn amongst friends anyway?
Google probably has more than that lost down behind the couch cushions at The Chocolate Factory's HQ.
Re: join the club...
@Mike Flugennock...are we married to the same woman?
My wife insists on typing the name of a site she wants to visit into a Google search box. Every time I suggest that she could make an educated guess by typing straight into the Firefox address bar -- or simply typing the URL into the address bar if she knows it -- she has a massive meltdown.
I gave up long ago.
I feel your pain. And the beer...because this has caused me to imbibe in many as a result.
Re: And so it begins
Oh how right you are sir. And precisely why I will never own a "Nest" thermostat, or any other "smart" appliance. "Smart" appliances are for dumb-asses too stupid...or to incompetent...to take responsibility for their own lives.
I have a new "smart" television (SONY), but removed the USB wireless NIC a few days ago, because I really have no need for it. Don't use Netflix, or any other streaming program like that, so no need for the tellie to be connected to the outside world via the Internet.
Much ado about nothing
You do realize kids, that no one is forcing anyone to buy this Nest thing...don't you? Or any of the other crap that connects my home & its belongings to the Internet. There isn't a snowball's chance in Hell I would ever buy one of these...or any other device that connects the appliances in my home to the Internet. What for?
It's bad enough that there are PFYs around the globe (and yes...the NSA also) trying to gain access to my computers...the longer they all stay the f*ck out of the rest of my life...the better.
There is probably MORE than that lost under the couch cushions at the Chocolate Factory's headquarters.
Re: Oracle boat??
"... and I *know* Larry's got a boat already!"
No...actually...it's a SHIP! At 87.78 meters (288 feet)...it's a ship.
What a crock.
"An autopsy carried out after his death, released last week, concluded that Jack died of a multi-drug overdose including a mix of heroin and cocaine as well as prescription drugs – specifically, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and alprazolam (Xanax). His girlfriend found him lying in bed and unresponsive, surrounded by beer and champagne bottles, when she returned home in the evening."
"There was "no visible or palpable evidence of trauma" and the acute mixed drug overdose was likely to have been accidental, the autopsy concluded."
Right. He "accidently" took all of those drugs...one at a time. Then washed them down with beer & champagne.
Buh-bye kid...you're a loser who won't be missed.
And in the background...
...the strains of "Nearer My God to Thee" are heard.
"Interim BlackBerry CEO John Chen says critics should quit dwelling on the snakebit smartphone vendor's past missteps and look instead to what the company plans to do tomorrow."
"Consider the more you drink, the lower your electricity bill."
Except...that if a high alcohol content will damage the battery(s)...or you're a "bad aim" when snockered.
Re: $3,500 for a piece of wood with four wheels and a starter motor?
Yep...and 2,000 people with more money than brains buying them.
Another P.T. Barnum moment.
Smartphone NAV is all well & good...but...
...if you are in areas with weak...or non-existent cell service...and there ARE areas in the US and other countries like this...then cell based NAV is completely useless.
Re: SAP + BB = Sucksess
Yep. The blind leading the blind.
Re: Just try budging the doctors...
Yep. There are plenty of reasons NOT to go to Win 7 or 8.x....namely...legacy applications that won't run on the newer OSes.
My university/medical research center/hospital has dozens of them. Most do not ever connect to the Internet...so no good reason whatsoever to change.
"I've still got a Windows 98 PC around..."
Me also...just for running MS BoB! Although I have had it running on XP SP3 as well.
It's ALL drivel on Farcebook
"Facebook has finally offered its users a way of expressing disgust at the drivel their friends post."
Re: What's an iPad?
No Steve...it's a upgraded model of a Steve Todd...but till cheap. :-)
Sent from my iPad
Hate to break it to you...but the Military M-16 is .223 Caliber...and the M-16 is definitely a "weapon".
But you don't understand.
They're doing it to PROTECT you. Don't you get it?
Probably never, as long as people continue to use all of this lame social networking crap.
Count me out...I prefer surprises anyway.
Beware of these so-called "Expert Witnesses"
I had to sue a former dentist for malpractice, after having to have USD$11,000.00 of reconstructive surgery done on me. Paid out of pocket by me.
My wife took the same scumbag through a similar case, but had to go through the local County Dental Association, (we had to go different routes too numerous to post here). She won her case, and the clown was required to refund the USD$5,000.00 she had spent on "work" he had done on her for a complete set of "caps". The ONLY positive thing the Dental Review Board said about her case was that the "aesthetics" were good, meaning the caps themselves, which he had no part in creating.
ALL of his work was deemed poor, and sub-standard, and even dangerous (she had multiple gum infections because of his "work"). He was sanctioned by the review board, and made to refund the money spent.
My case went through the local County Courts (a jury trial), and it was a sham. I had hired the supposed best legal firm dealing with medical malpractice (claimed they had a 98% win rate) on a contingency basis, so if things did not go my way, I paid them nothing. Good thing, because they didn't. Oh...and because of the law...my wife's case against this prick could not be mentioned during my trial.
I lost my case, due to one of these "Expert Witnesses" for the Dentist, who testified that he "knew I was predisposed to Periodontal Disease, because it ran in my family", even though in cross examining by my attorney, he admitted that he had never seen me before, had no knowledge of my, or my family's dental or medical history, had never seen my, or my family's dental or medical records, and had never examined me, or anyone in my family. He said...and I quote..."I just know." The jury bought this shit hook, line & sinker, and I lost my case. The judge was no better either. He sat on the bench and scoffed at much of my testimony. Another biased scumbag to be sure.
Needless to say, my opinion of the legal system has gone right down the shitter. I have been called for jury duty several times now over the years since my trial, and as soon as I tell the lawyers of my little escapade in their courts, and how much I despise the whole system, I am released from jury duty instantaneously.
So as far as I am concerned, most of these "expert witnesses" are PAID LIARS, and nothing more.
Re: Pairing a device is too complex...
"Frankly I never understood why Bluetooth headset didn't become much more common - "
Simple answer...people look absolutely asinine walking around with those protuberances.
One more P.T. Barnum moment.
Hey...I thought I told you NEVER to call me Shirley!
Re: Not 'users'
True...but having spent 25 years as a Chief Purser for a now defunct airline...and the past 15 years in the IT business as a sysadmin..."stupid is as stupid does" knows no specific industry.
When I was flying, the standard line was "they checked their brain when they checked their luggage". All too true.
The main thing I have found in 50+ years of working in "service industries" is that most, but not all, IT types have no clue about what "customer service" really is.
No...you're simply looking at it wrong.
Well you know...
...there is one very easy way to make sure your personal information isn't snooped on by governments on any of these lame social networking sites like Farcebook.
DON'T USE ANY OF THEM FFS.
And this only really matters...
...if one gives a Rat's Arse about LinkdIn in the first place...which many people do not.
Re: Good old Ryanair
If I have to.
Re: Good old Ryanair
I would WALK before ever flying his crap airline.
There...fixed it for you.
Yahoo! ordered! to! get! on! with! Microsoft! Search! rollout! in! Asia!
It just works.
"Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered in JERSEY – boffins"
So the Commentards referring to "Jersey Shore" are most likely from the US...and have no clue about where the piece is ACTUALLY talking about.
And besides...they are really in Washington, D.C.
Re: How many ads can be sold globally.....
What I would like to know is just who clicks on these ads in the first place?
I refuse to use ANY of these lame social networking sites, so I have never seen their ads, but the ads that do appear in the few applications I have on my smartphone are totally ignored by moi. Never, ever clicked on one yet, and will never do so.
A coincidence perhaps?
"President Obama Vetoes ITC Ban On iPhone, iPads; Apple Happy, Samsung Not"
But..."Obama Lets ITC Ruling Stand, Some Samsung Phones Banned"
Ahhh...@jake..."But sex-mad? Absolutely not..."
And you have personal knowledge of Steve's sexual exploits how?
You claim "I knew Steve personally..." So just how personally DID you know him? Hmmm?
Re: Kiss and tell tramp
Wow! A news flash. Steve Jobs was a megalomaniac scumbag. WHAT a surprise.
I think a LOT of people already knew this.
Re: Many tools for the job?
"...-- and Microsoft isn't going to fund actual education."
Ahhh...you would be wrong.
"As one of the largest software vendors in the world, Microsoft Corporation provides financial resources for educational institutions, faculty, and students. These include donations of software, technology services, curriculum, training, internships, and scholarships, as well as cash awards. Microsoft education grants are available to K-12 and higher-education institutions worldwide."
"“It’s one of these rare weird things you see in Southern California,” Chace said."
Doesn't that describe that vast majority of life forms in California? Especially on dry land?
So just how much of a Narcissist do you have to be...
...to put a picture of yourself on your posts? A huge one, apparently.
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