8 posts • joined Friday 13th April 2012 12:39 GMT
Re: What exactly is it???
I had the same problem; after watching the video on the Pertino site, it sounds more like a new *business model* for VPN access than a new technology. They even mention VPN in the video.
Not sure why El Reg keeps reporting on it like it's hot stuff, though. I was curious. Now I'm bored.
Re: Maths fail?
IDK how this got missed. Quality SSD's are <$1/GB these days (note: not the newest gen, necessarily). How did the author not catch that he was writing "or a cent for a megabyte?"
It's Thanksgiving here in the US, perhaps the author is celebrating with a liquid Wild Turkey feast?
Re: He Was Hoping To Get $89 Worth Of Stuff For $0.83 - Really?
You'd be wrong. It's called FOB origin.
"FOB origin means the consignee is taking ownership prior to shipping and is responsible for freight payments."
It could be "free" shipping, and the company could be the one paying for it from their accounts, and STILL be FOB origin. In which case this would be theft.
The issue is, I think Apple US is FOB destination. He could still have a case, but at that point it's not theft.
Re: I love my Wenger Backpack
As long as we're on the subject of Wengers...
Bought mine in 2005. It has a CD player pocket instead of an iPod/phone pocket. The thing has held up amazingly well. Still has some cushion (in nasty situations, I have been known to use the thing as a pillow), straps are comfy, and about the only thing that's gone wrong is the lining started peeling off a couple of years ago. I guess that was the waterproofing. Oops!
Seriously though, I take this thing everywhere with me. I'm US based and it's seen Canadia, Nicaragua, the UK, Germany, and it's my primary bag on domestic trips. Biggest problem is that if I let it get too big then it doesn't fit in the overhead bins on smaller airplanes!
See if you can find it someplace with a good return policy. Are Amazon's UK return policies same/similar/better? I've turned in used electric razors before when dissatisfied.
The pack of fags
Remember, we here in the good ol' US of A have another meaning for the word fag that generally trumps any alternates...
Which makes the phrase "fag pack" an interesting choice of words for a man named "Caleb Cox."
Don't forget that a picture of an MBA used to be the photo used on Intel's homepage and all over its website generally to promote "Ultrabooks."
As a side note, I filed a complaint with the FTC over false advertising and alerted Intel support to the issue. After taking several months to respond to my allegations, they denied that it was a picture of a Macbook Air. Even though it clearly has a mockup of the proprietary and patented Apple MagSafe port in the mockup. :/
Dumbasses. Marketing FAIL.
Can we please go back to having article titles and subtitles/subtext/w/e in standard (and classy!) black font instead of... w/e color scheme this is? It not only hurts my eyes (srsly!), it's distracting. I had a ridiculously hard time reading the article because my eyes kept drifting up to the title.
Now I understand that it changed halfway through. Completely. To an awful, totally unrelated to the first half movie. Believe me, I understand that. But... didn't it seem like that was a producer's fault anyway?
Anyhow, I can put enough of a spirited defense of the first half that I don't think it qualifies as "worst movie ever" unless you count the horror of finding an excellent movie ruined by its own direction/production. Even then, has anyone here ever seen a film by Ewe Boll? There was one time he actually said something to the effect of, "Do you know what this movie needs? More explosions. Lots more explosions. And gun fights. And cars. And cars in gun fights with lots more explosions." ...Because that's honestly what he thinks everyone wants. Do you know how his films have been financed? MASSIVE tax breaks from the German government that basically subsidize half the cost of production.