637 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
My brother had a Professor once, who inserted into the instructions for an exam a line that said "If you have read these instructions to this point, then you may get up, bring the exam paper to the front of the room, and you may leave. You will receive a top mark. Thank you."
He was only one of two or three students who actually read the instructions and left. The rest of the class had no idea why they left the room...until after they finished the exam.
What a country.
"India: 600,000 die annually from 50% open-defecation rate
"India, a nation with one foot in the present and the other in the past, suffers from a certain kind of pollution largely associated with undeveloped nations.
The populations of entire villages in India still defecate in common-area fields that surround their communities, according to a Bloomberg report out Monday.
The government of India, a world nuclear power, is trying to control disease by potty training rural populations who return to nature when nature calls, even after the government has installed toilets at their homes."
Re: The naming rights of an edifice.........
"Why do politicians feel they have any right to insert themselves in a private contract?"
Because a company like Salesforce...who is only renting 1/8 of the building...feels like they have "the right" to rename the building after themselves...which they don't.
As stated above. Want a building with your name on it? Then pony up the money...and pay for the whole fucking thing yourself!
Looks like Dead Steve may have been wrong. But how could that be?
"When Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone, he said, “We’ve designed something wonderful for your hand, just wonderful.” That was a phone with a 3.5-inch screen, a small enough to be held and operated with the fingers on one hand. He insisted that the company had designed the perfectly proportioned gadget, even as rivals running Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system began rolling out bigger phones. “You can’t get your hand around it,” Jobs harrumphed over the inferior products. “No one’s going to buy that.”
And now...meeelions of the faithful are doing just that. Could it be as simple as "pent up demand"?
Nah...must be shrewd marketing. Yea...that's it...shrewd marketing.
And yes...it is some amazing coincidence how this new iPhone6 Plus looks eerily just like my Samsung Galaxy S5.
Agreed...and all for a stupid...fucking...telephone.
What a pathetic bunch of losers...and for a telephone that looks just like a Samsung Galaxy S5.
Re: What, they're not ?
Sure they are. Everyone loves a little Pussy...don't they?
Re: In 3014, future historians open the archive to discover...
Or Farcebook files...or even worse...all of the narcissistic tripe from Twatter? Oh goody.
@ Tim 69
"Speaking as one who recently had US family to stay in London, who had never experienced Sky+ (or the freeview equivalent) and the plethora of OnDemand TV via the box in the corner and Tablet/Phone on-demand apps complete with Chromecast, they were blown away at what we could do in the UK compared with what they had available via Cable in the US."
Don't know where your friends from the US were/are from, but my cable operator here in the US has dozens of On Demand channels offered free, and hundreds of other channels...including a plethora of Pay-per-View channels...both included with your monthly fee, and many more for additional fees. Well over 600 channels to choose from.
Also, anyone who chooses to pay for the Google dongle can use it here. It's not an exclusive thing to the UK.
Besides, connecting any Internet connected device to an HDMI capable tele is not exactly rocket science these days.
So I'm afraid that the UK isn't alone in its available content. There is plenty to choose from on this side of The Pond as well.
...the sun's output is pretty reliable...
Maybe...maybe not. Nothing lasts forever you know.
"The sun has used up about half of its hydrogen fuel in the last 4.6 billion years, since its birth. It still has enough hydrogen to last about another 5 billion years."
Nearly half used up kids. Better start planning now for a major move to another galaxy. Can't start too early after all.
Mine's the one with the SpaceX tickets in the pocket.
What? No sapphire glass screens?
Guess there is only one solution.
People will just have to kill themselves. What other choice do they now have?
And to all of those Lemmings camping out in front of Apple's stores right now...you've got another TEN DAYS to wait you losers before you can buy anything.
Re: The next Apple product I own
Yes Chris...he is referring to you, and your redemption had better be quick.
Intelligent, level-headed, commenting will not be tolerated around here mister.
"Gamechanger!"...or maybe not.
Tesla Motors: Too Many Batteries, Not Enough Demand?
Tesla Motors’ plan to build a new 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility – dubbed the Gigafactory – for electric vehicles that will bring about only a modest reduction in battery costs, and create significant overcapacity, given likely sales of less than half the targeted 500,000, according to Lux Research.
An analysis by Lux Research projects sales of only 240,000 cars in 2020, leading to razor-thin margins to Panasonic and 57% overcapacity…
This 57% overcapacity is unlikely to be filled either by rival carmakers or Tesla’s own plans to sell some stationary battery packs to developers like SolarCity (SCTY) for residential photovoltaic integration and other uses.
Re: Ah but they didn't used Password
Or any good sense.
Seriously? Storing nude photos of yourself on a server/computer...for which you have absolutely NO CONTROL...is probably the dumbest thing anyone could do.
Why on earth should anyone feel sorry for them. Stupid is as stupid does folks.
Re: Apple - The Toxic Hellstew Of Vunerabilities
Yesterday iCloud, today Facetime & Find My Phone.
There...fixed it for you.
Re: The other worry ...
... is when it reads your mind and finds nothing there.
As it will for anyone using these asinine things.
"Popularity can change quickly - just ask anyone over at RIM/Blackberry."
It can happen to anyone...even Apple. Will it? Who knows, but BB was riding very high in 2007...they were THE hottest item in the cell phone market...and in just a few short years, they were running a distant 3rd and dropping.
History does repeat itself all too often, especially when companies get smug, and think they have all the answers.
Re: Couple of tips Tim
"... its not just the money its the perception you think we are too stupid to notice a total ripoff."
Well...apparently...many people are "too stupid to notice"...because they keep buying every time some new iThingy is released.
So tell me...
...if their system was tits-up...how were their customers getting their apologetic messages from Twatter?
Very simple kids...
And we should care what this clown thinks because why?
"Playbooks (which, hilarious, required a RIM handset for email)..."
Actually, they did not require a BB handset, but the first PlayBooks did not have any e-mail client whatsoever...or calendar application. Wasn't until the first major upgrade that both these items were added. And being that RIM made its reputation on messaging & calendars...what ever were they thinking? Obviously...not much.
That was the first of many huge mistakes RIM made with the thing. Along with virtually no advertising of the product...EVER.
I was able to connect my LG 3g & Motorola 4g phones to it either through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Worked just fine, but the e-mail program was poorly written.
The PlayBook had/has a fantastic screen, and great sound as well. Far superior to any other tablet on the market...even now. But...and this is one huge "but"...RIM simply promised the world to owners in regards to the new OS... for nearly TWO YEARS...then hung them out to dry.
I know...I own one...and it now sits quietly on a shelf next to my copies of Microsoft Bob.
And when it becomes apparent that there is nothing new...
...down the stock goes.
Chances are fairly good that there won't be anything revolutionary...simply the same devices warmed over...once again.
Well there are two words that can get these CEOs in trouble...
...and those would be Fiduciary Responsibility. The clowns running these large tech corporations are bound by this rule.
If someday, some large shareholder(s) realized that one of these buying sprees by the CEOs of one of these companies had devalued their multi-million/billion investment, the CEO just might find themself in deep doo-doo.
It is legally possible. Whether it ever happens or not is another thing.
“Suddenly we realized, you don’t care if it’s accurate!” Yurchenco added. It’s like driving a car. You don’t look at where you’re turning the steering wheel, you turn the steering wheel until the car goes where you want.”
So he just turns the steering when when the mood strikes him...not really caring where he ends up?
Please let me know where this clown lives. Because I never want to be on the same roads as him.
Re: Sheep of the world, flock to your Apple store
"Makes you worried for the state of modern civilization."
Too late for that. What with Farcebook...and the rest of the similar social networking crap..."civilization" is on an irreversible downward spiral.
Not really @David 138
"So if your a black female lesbian, and you get a position at Apple then you can rest assured its because it's ticking boxes not that you are right for the position?"
Ahhh...I'm afraid not quite. You'll need to be a non-white...non-US citizen...military veteran...of undetermined sexual orientation...with a permanent disability.
""Our definition of diversity goes far beyond the traditional categories of race, gender, and ethnicity. It includes personal qualities that usually go unmeasured, like sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities," the Apple chief said."
For anyone who fits all of those criteria...then feel free to give Tim a call. He's got a job for you.
Has anyone given thought to the fact that...
...maybe...just maybe...the kid shot and killed was the one at fault? Hmmm?
It was reported that the kid pushed the officer back into his police car, then grabbed for his gun, then things went terribly bad.
Yea...yea...I know...that's the police version...and the "eye witness" versions are different. They always are. But why are most people assuming that the kid was innocent? How about the possibility that his friends aren't telling the truth, and may be lying? It does happen.
And as a lot of kids his age do carry concealed weapons...maybe the cop was afraid for his/her own life, and reacted accordingly.
Because that is exactly what happened earlier today (Wednesday) when a "protester" drew a gun on an officer...and the officer shot back and seriously wounded the little charmer.
"Early on Wednesday, a police officer shot and critically wounded a man who drew a handgun near the site of protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a St. Louis County Police Department officer said.
And before anyone gets their collective knickers in a bunch over what I am saying...believe me...police in general are not on my list of respected persons. They are right there at the very bottom...right alongside politicians.
But the reality of the situation is that there are only two people who know the real answer...and very sadly...one of them is dead.
Re: Twitter driving Twitter-addicts to suicide?
@Trevor_Pott...my...my...my...haven't we gotten our Knickers in a tight bunch.
Re: Hi Apple
"Isn't it time that your machines have this feature with the EFI?"
No...because "they just work". You gotta problem wif dat?
Is it Friday already?
Must have missed a few days. Could have sworn it was Wednesday when I got up this morning. Hmmm.
"One of the major problems with "climate science" is that there's no such thing."
@plrndl...another "expert" heard from...NOT.
Really? So my brother and sister-in-law...who both have PhDs in Climatology...and my sister-in-law runs a world renown University laboratory that analyzes ice cores to study climate change...aren't in "climate science". Right.
Sorry chris...I'm a bit confused.
You state "Having worked with many government and IT entities..." yet you make a perfectly logical statement like " If you want to be successful, then you make a road map of where you want to be and lay down the foundation for getting there: one piece at a time. Where each piece is bid on (fixed), and achievable within 6 to 9 months. Any project that takes longer than that is just too much.
Don't you realize that there is absolutely no logic in government? If there were, everything would go smoothly.
Politicians would put the country's needs ahead of their own personal agendas...bills would get passed...government spending would be carefully monitored...government appointments would precede in a timely manner through Congress...there would be no need for Lobbyists...and everyone would be happy with...and have implicit trust in...their elected officials.
Not sure if there is any country on the planet like that.
That is a world which only exists in one's mind...not one that will ever exist in reality.
Just kidding mate. Have a cold one...but reconsider your comments. ;-)
..."they just work"...maybe.
"Apple said to be readying OS X Yosemite public beta "
I thought every release of Apple's operating systems were public betas.
"Nurse, my medicine!"
Funny you mention medicine...because in the U.S....the cost of many medicines is much higher for U.S. citizens...than the exact same medicines...made by the exact same companies...in many other countries...such as Canada.
So don't feel so bad...or alone...because there are plenty of U.S. & international drug companies screwing U.S. consumers.
Re: Yup, that's why I won't use apps.
I use apps...but I have SMS messaging blocked on my phones...both outbound & inbound. No worries here.
"Already there. Called IBM Traveler"
Yep...and it works very well, actually. Used it for several years...but I'll bet Dead Steve is none too happy about this collaboration. Oh well Stevie Boy...you're dead, and can't do anything about it.
"'We are building an operating system for human activity'"
As opposed to all the other operating systems that haven't been "for human activity"?
And those would be exactly which ones Sparky?
Well...I'm not too busy at the moment.
Let me know if I can help out in any way.
"The question of how this...keeps appearing out of nowhere has been haunting us for over ten years"
So Lester...just exactly who is in charge there...if you don't know how this keeps happening? Hmmm?
"Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America"
Oh not to worry China...the NSA takes care of that.
...is that you out there downvoting everyone who criticizes Rupert here?
This is shocking!
At least there is no chance whatsoever that any Chinese military info is in the hands of the US. That would make the US government hypocritical...and what are the chances of that?
So he commits suicide.
Will he be missed? Probably not. Wouldn't worry about it Lester.
If Marky-Poo is someone these kids look up too...
...God help the future of civilization.
...if you ever hope to sell this item in the US...you had better keep in mind HIPAA compliance...because you are in effect sending patient data via your Bluetooth connection, and any HIPAA regulated data such as this has very strict security rules regarding its transmission.
How utterly pathetic.
"Porting this capability to the watch makes sense as it is easier to send a voice message from a device already on the wrist than pulling out a phone."
Because it is so difficult to reach all the way into your pocket to pull out your phone.
Well, if you don't use Farcebook in the first place...
...then this isn't really a problem. Now is it?
Re: Looks more like...
Lindsay...have you started drinking again? You know how irrational you get when you do that. Please be a doll and stop...again.
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