646 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Yes, they said fun! If they would of let it at that, I could agree. However, they also mentioned "informative". The ads that seemed to go over the best for the mass populous (regardless if I liked them), where NOT informative. Here in the U.S.A., here are a few successful ads that had absolutely nothing informative about them...
-Coca Cola's CGI Polar bear commercial.
-Grey Poupon's road drive
-Energizer's "It keeps going, and going and going, and..."
-Camel cigarettes "Camel Joe", Marlboro's "Marlboro Man"
-*LifeCall's "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"
None of these have anything informative about the product. I think the idea of successful advertising is to advertise not what your selling, but something that people will remember.
*LifeCall !! I actually had to look that up because I had no idea the name of the product...the commercial was that informative!
It can get weird.
"Kansas City" isn't in the state of Kansas, a state by the way, that is named after a city in another state. This would be like the state of New York named after "New York City, New Jersey". Just goes to show when you drink from the Ol' Miss.
"... around 77 per cent was from ads served on its own sites"
"...50 per cent growth in its non-advertising businesses, including the Play store"
Now, are these 2 really not connected?
Anyways, if 77 per cent of ads where served from their own sites, wouldn't this be a bad thing? Unless google has millions of websites out there, then their effective advertising is shrinking to only what they own directly...know what I mean here? If this is really good news, then there must be a connection between the play store or google has put up more websites than .com squatters ever have.
Re: The norm
Considering this is normal, why make a story of it? The Register seems increasingly sexist to me, increasingly M.A.D.D. Sadly, such a blind push to equal professionalism between the sexes is retrogressive, similar to treading in quick sand.
If we can stand not to look at gender, then I think somewhere in there we can maybe see that it's still not right. A job is a job. Does it really matter if you have previous employment or not when a job is being done as expected? Of course, then how do you steal employees from other companies? Whatever, shit happens. And a lousy $850,000 instead of a 1 million...Oh the tragedy! How will her children ever eat?!!?
I guess when you need a database of human genetics, something, or someone has to give. W.T.F!!!
So many flags raise on this issue...so many. I'm starting to fear why the government isn't stepping in on issues like these.
I doubt this somehow. If you figure in all costs since it's
manufacturing discovery, the price would be much higher. I'd say the cost of the screening practices as of late are beyond 25 million. Then you have to figure in the all the costs that put this Ebola on the map decades ago. Don't get me wrong here, the 25 million will help, but I guess it's how you define "funding" that determines the monetary contributions (let alone lives and people spending their lives on it).
Edit: You did state "current", but I'm still skeptical there isn't funding going on privately to create a
Re: About recording calls.
As mentioned, New York is a 2 party consent state. However, New York will also accept a recording as evidence no matter how it is obtained if it is in the best interest of the court (generally, this also has to be in the best interest of the public). Many scam retailers have learned this the hard way in New York. Personally I can vouch for 1 incident in the realm of false advertising in the realm of photography.
In all states that I've read up on, there isn't 1 that will not accept a disclosure recording at the beginning of a customer service call as being implied consent. If you do not acknowledge the recording, consent is implied through the language (obviously).
The whole topic of recording calls is so sticky because it can wield extreme leverage. I believe this is the real reason many mobile operating systems (ie. Android) have started to make a push to stop recording natively and force the customers into using crude techniques. Corporations due stick together on concerns that give customers leverage, believe that.
I love this topic, it's 1 of the few I could type about for hours. I've written all types of telephony software, probably more than any other aspect of computing, just love it! Since I never was paid to do any of it, I put it aside when my motherboards stop coming with ISA expansions. I have 2 PCI telephony boards left, but they are not compatible with PCI Express, so I haven't played with this topic in years. So, thank you very much for reminding me of something I've been missing :-). Now if only I can find a full duplex* PCI Express board that can record higher than 8khz.
*You want full duplex so the snaky customer service reps can hear their own voice played back to them (it always makes them much more polite)!
Re: Screw Ichan
It's just a matter of time before the overall worth (not just $$$) of Apple takes a legendary dive. For some reason we all see it and know it's going to happen, but don't expect it soon. So if Ichan can help Apple fly closer to the sun, so be it. Ichan is speaking gospel for short term investors, while being a harbinger of it's inevitable future.
As much as I can't stand what Steve Jobs was, you're right about him caring more about the product than the money (look at the 90's). To me, that is the ONLY thing I can credit to him. No other millionaire or billionaire will take the same stance long enough to figure things out because that requires a loss of cash. Science and arts are very close aligned, but not many will weave the 2 together successfully, not even if they're beyond rich.
"That was my best idea," Ballmer says
When your best idea is to buy a failing company, it's time to find someone who has ideas.
Once I got to that point in the article, my best idea was to quit reading.
5 more commandments!
Where is the credible proof of even a rumor for a 12.9 pad? At that size it's no longer a tablet, but a flat PC (probably made of stone). Also, since it's 12.9 inches, where is the rumor for the
$5 $500 desktop stand for it?
I give unto the, these 15...10 commandments.
Re: Do any major apps actually use this?
"...maybe I'm using one and don't even know it."
If the software really is doing it's job, then you shouldn't know it.
The package seems like a All-In-One solution that you may or may not come up with on you're own. It would be surprising if you were a serious developer and didn't already have you're dev enviroment "just right", so maybe there will be a few gems in it that could be handy that you didn't have before. Of course, this all comes down to if you're somehow using Microsoft's C# for Android and iOS applications. I highly suspect that the developers needing the absolute best GPU performance are NOT using C# on Android or iOS. So this aspect of the sales pitch seems a little awkward.
Also, IBM helping boost Microsoft mobile sales...who's freaking who here?
Re: An early April fool's joke - right?
"I suspect that FB will be the next"
Yeh, it's sort of awesome isn't it :-)
BTW, who said you have the right to tell anyone to forget you? I have the right to remember!
I don't take that is what they were implying. I think they were implying that the use of the software proved activity...I think. Or, they could be implying phpMyAdmin is a lovely target and they enjoy when criminals use it.
Just hold UP PEOPLE !!
Where in the article is the mentioning or reference of the party that is combating gun laws? The article starts out by talking about dude, and then it just rolls straight into points of view from the editor.
This is the first time I've heard of this story, and I know there has to be some "anti-gun" movement lurking somewhere around this, but I just don't know where.
Re: Oh dear gawd
"You can get the gun blueprints and make every part quite easily*"
Cheap? What if I told you I could make the entire rifle with pippins and a vice, would you believe me?
Anyways, people always forget about China. There is several fabricators in China that could make the vast bulk of these weapons, and the minimum purchase order is not nearly as high as you would think. The rest you could hand tool (it's time consuming, but it's very peaceful and good for blood pressure :-).
P.S. Which mill did you see for 10K? I've never seen a reliable 10K mill.
Re: "The Android version requested access to the full suite of permissions"
Yes, the fact you just can't decline selective permissions is completely wrong. I'm sure it has to do with marketing, but I'd love to "see" if how many apps can run without all these permissions that state otherwise. Of course a day will come when we can decline selective permissions, and each app developer will state defensively that "Google made us", however, there are far too many apps that have proven that defense for each app developers
Re: Still don't get it...
Captain Queeg: "Fair enough and it's a very valid point, but that doesn't answer the question posed of why anyone would *need* to. Prefer to, maybe, but regardless of any distinction between IOS or Android, the basic point is play with fire for whatever reason and you have to accept you may just get brunt."
Apparently you didn't think back far enough, because Apple has already decided what YOU need or don't need. As for the jailbreakers, not so much. Are you still seeking enlightenment?
Also, you're entire response is ambiguous, for your response could of very well have already been sent from an iPhone customer to Apple inc. on why Apple inc. must control the iPhone.
Re: Windows control app support still missing?
"These cameras are not the sort of things that you control from your PC.
Yes, why not? In fact, if you're seriously thinking about 12mp frames at 60fps a second, you better PRAY you're smart phone has immediate access to a computer (like...immediate!), or at the very least have a SD slot that accepts 128GB+ cards.
After thinking about it, maybe a computer is the only practical thing to use, because a mobile only seems practical to tether in for use as a "Live View" or a glorified Bulb device.
Re: I wish they gave an option for other lenses.
I guess your downvote was from one of the company people, because your point is strong. I understand low light situations, but in ultra wide you're going to have to blow the fucker up so much that distortion is abundant OR, you're going to have to sneek up to 1 foot from the fishes...not happening.
Again though, low light situations... I guess I wish it did come with a tele, but at the same time that would probably reveal the *value* of this camera. BTW, 2000 lines at 12mp at 30 fps...uhhh compression artifacts maybe?!?!? Good luck blowing those frames up!
Re: Which is worse ?
'b' I believe is worse. However, as stated already everywhere else, 'a' is not only the peddler and hacker, but McKayla Maroney herself.
Do I think Maroney should be convicted of a felony charge? No. Do I think she should learn a lesson and move on...yes.
I'm not sure how the child pornography laws are drawn up, but they might be so strict that Maroney herself might have to use her first offense or be pardoned in some way. Of course this opens up a huge debate for U.S. citizens, which is: Is it O.K. to take a naked picture of yourself if you are under the legal age? You'd think the answer is as it should be, YES, but I can't tell anymore (everything is slowing tipping sideways here).
What if you're sitting in a bar and some minor girl accidentally sexets you a naked picture of her, are you a felon?
Re: Laboratory Street
"Consumer Reports is a thoroughly trusted organisatiom..."
Have you ever wondered how a subscription based model can last so long without knowing but a handful of PEOPLE that buy a subscription? If it isn't people solely supporting them, who could it be...hmmm?
Also, what I did not know until now, is that they have apparently NEVER lost a lawsuit. Apparently, like Apple, they can do no wrong. How convenient for Apple's
Re: "Rarity" is not the point
This argument is odd. One side is arguing using a heavily corporate lobbied entity (Consumer Union), while the other is arguing using consumers. Maybe one side should research Consumer Union, because NPO's just don't magically fund themselves. I can't say I can prove Consumer Union is a heavily used corporate entity just like the USPTO, but can you disprove it? Or do we need another Snowden to come along and help us instead of using our brains?
Is Apple a company, and do companies make mistakes that *should* require recalls? When in doubt, flip a coin or.... ask GM.
Re: CDDA < FLAC
@142 "...I wonder were you getting the *mix masters*"
Actually, those are what I wanted, but what I received was 1 file of a 2-channel mix almost 4GB in size. Sometimes these masters came in multiple channels, most times not (30/70). Being 4GB in size, I knew immediately it wasn't what I wanted, but how could I refuse :-).
At that time what I wanted was a proper 5.1 mix, I still would. It's been too long to remember the exact numbers of anything. The only things I remember are that it was 2 channels, it had a few tracks that were not on any release (at that time) and it had a much higher sampling rate. I think I read some years back that a new vinyl cut had been released, apparently the finest release of the album, but I never investigated.
I still wish that the RIAA would of made an initiative to forcefully archive higher quality versions of ALL albums that were digitally distributable in at least DVD-A spec (5.1 24b/96khz). DVD-A spec has been around nearly 20 years and is now considered archaic. However, it's still far better than CDDA in all aspects (doubley better). It makes me wonder why people consider loseless CDDA at all when CDDA itself is extremely lossy compared to so many alternatives (new and archaic).
For me, comparing CDDA to MP3 is exactly the same as choosing which flash drive to store text documents on: 16GB or 64GB? I'll take the one that gives more space.
Re: CDDA < FLAC
Supposedly, Nilesh Patel. However, I'm positive that he wasn't the one that put it "out there" back then. It was probably some intern in broadcasting at the label or something similar to that in this case, or in all cases truthfully. I haven't looked for any masters in years, but last I looked about 6 years ago, I couldn't find 1 person that had any, new or old.
BTW, here's this if you care http://www.dummymag.com/news/legendary-mastering-engineer-nilesh-patel-dies
CDDA < FLAC
In short, if your source is 96khz or higher, try something like FLAC. If it is CDDA, your wasting space with FLAC. That opinion is not from someone who is a technical expert on sound, but from someone who has remastered 100's of songs.
FLAC is severe overkill when your input is CDDA. There is a much more significant visual difference between BetaMax and VHS than the audible difference between FLAC and MP3@256 if your source is CDDA (mp3@320 and you're sort of wasting space again). So, how much visual difference is between Beta and VHS again?
In 2003 I started remastering individual songs that had never been remastered using a plethora of DSP software (no big boy hardware :-( ). If I couldn't find a studio master (which were far easier to find then), I would choose CDDA. At some point, I came across a master of Moon Safari by Air (not for remastering, but because I liked it). The master of course didn't sound the same as the CD I had, so I looked for my CD for comparisons, but I couldn't find it. In desperation to find the differences by comparing the master to my CD, I substituted .mp3 files for my CD as the source.
A week passed and the differences became apparent, however I still wasn't using CDDA, so I acquired the CD version to ultimately compare CDDA to .mp3. What I found between my 256.mp3's and CDDA was eye opening. Not only was 99.5% of the audible information there, but more importantly, the information that was NOT in the CDDA but in the master, was also not present identically in the 256.mp3's, and the .mp3's were sourced from CDDA! If CDDA didn't have it, .mp3 didn't have it identically.
You really can't remaster from CDDA, but whatever you can make better out of a CDDA, you could do just the same from decompressing a 256.mp3. I lived it.
Taken a ride?
Has anyone ever rode in one of these? Not to be curious, but it seems like an awful lot of coverage of a company that seems very, very few have used. Is the service normal for "normal" people (White, Rich, and Attractive)?
Re: Hedge fund recommendations?
I never thought of that, but you're probably right. However, if you outright change Yahoo! to AOL, what does that do for share prices? Short term investments or not, I don't see how that name change could be at all beneficial. Why change your companies name to one of which is doing worse off than you?
It's soooo fucked up, and awful isn't the word. In fact, is there even a word for AOL outside of A O L? It's like those 3 letters are present around the internet, but they represent nothing. Several things come to mind when I hear Yahoo, but when I here AOL........
In all seriousness, this might be the most fucked up thing I've heard all year.
What's in a name?
First, AOL who? "America Online" or "AL's Oil & Lube"? Nevermind, AL's has far too much credit to be considered by Yahoo.
Second, "Starboard Value"? Did they merge with "Overboard Value"? "Walk The Plank Investments"? I wouldn't be surprised if they list Autonomy+HP as one of their brain childs.
Here I sit poor and solo and would of never thought of this, all the while, there are multiple heads of an ENTIRE firm with millions that come up with this idea. The fact that Yahoo is even considering this should be a red flag to their own company of why they are where they are.
What supports them?
Did I miss it, or is the supporting environment not mentioned? I thought it was sea, then I thought it was a boat, then "Honka Honka"...is the clown car on a ships deck at sea?
Want a Mile High _Club_?
So, you can now have that "mandatory" conference call mid air, along with 40 other people doing the same...sounds depressing, yet funny.
BTW, to my future saddle buddy: My call is more important than yours...wanna fight over it?
"...although airline crews still have the authority to tell them
to switch off."
Re: I wonder how much the incentive was?
Dear lord you're grossly overestimating their moral code. It was just 2 carryon bags, each with a USB drive. 1 drive had "The Frappening 1", the other had "The Frappening 2".
I can't help to agree with big_D here. I agree not because the information is available wrongfully (which it isn't), but because without meticulous inspection, Google is presenting this information as their own contribution of content. If people like the presentation of what Google shows them, then they will surely know the name Google. But what they might not know is that the work of others has made Google's presentation possible, and they might never know the names of who did the work, only Google's.
Dunno. In the end, I guess it is how many people still disallow Google to do something, rather than allow. Of course, is Google seriously considering others considerations when you read...
"...Google had spent tens of millions of dollars on its ContentID tech,"
A whole "tens of millions"? They intentionally loose more than that per day for artists for their own advertising.
Re: But will it make a difference?
veti. WTF? The article is OPENED with the sexes. Did you really not read the first sentence? Won't even paste it, just scroll up and read the opening sentence.
But veti, thank you for not reading the whole article! This helps.
Let's assume that at least the opening sentence isn't there. Can you tell me how Emma's speech for feminism and these hate monger trolls wound up in the same article? Be careful, because if it is not implied that the trolls are male to make the correlation to feminism, then one way or another you will have to directly relate feminism to..........trolls. Good luck!
Strangely enough I look forward to your answer (but read the whole article).
Re: But will it make a difference?
"...no difference to the global impact..."
Impact on what globally? Her speech is one thing, the apparent outing of her pictures is another.
This article is completely regressive, what the fuck happened?
I hate to state the obvious here, but what does this article do for women when it so blindly targets men? No one knows the identity of these low moral trolls, yet the article associates what Emma said to these trolls, implying they are men. These trolls, regardless of sex, are mean people. After reading this article, apparently all mean people on the internet are sexists men. Go team!!
This article...wow. What a bra burner!
Re: Public domain.
You should actually challenge it. Why not, they would challenge you!
Makes sense. You can market vegetables.
This should be in public domain, without patent. What is next, someone is going to patent how to let me know my smoke detector needs a new battery?
The USPTO is now completely a corporate entity, and needs to be disassembled to be reassemble in the interest of the people, not company (I know that statement presents a clash, but how many people make out good on patents today? 2%?).
Re: I say good for them
"That's what it means to have standards."
A Blizzard has snowed you. Standards my ass.
If they can create just as much money throwing a few .jpg's together (Hearthstone) as they can funding a real-time 3D game, they will. They got hooked on the easy take with Diablo 3's "Auction House" which was completely in your face with greed. Did you ever notice that the Auction House coincidentally was announced to die when the talk internet taxation came back? (No, but it was because the fans didn't....rrrright).
Blizzard was one of the first to successfully use "microtransactions" (bleeding ones at that). Now it's just too much money and effort to make a real game, especially when lemming's buy .jpg's.
Blizzard == Greed. Sadly, most (All?) big game companies do today.
Re: Leave it to Micro $ oft
7>8?...I will answer that with Microsoft Windows operator logic.
if (5>6<7>8==9); eatMemory();
// API docs reference eat_Memory(), not eatMemory()...have a beer.
Bannas are fruit too.
The video shows a bend that is in no way fruitful. This is clearly defective by design. Of course, design being that humans are defective, not Apple products.
Apple's first attempt at the "too large to be considered serious" market is the last player to enter the market. Remember, it's not about being the best, it's about being last.
Don't care who wins, but I know who loses!!! I'm just extremely happy contenders are in the ring, and with Tux in each corner (mmmm...goodbye 90's!).
This article should be titled "FUCK YOU MICROSOFT!"
Currently to date, unless someone has wrangled signing in a top notch style, svchost.exe should only exist in your system32 directory and not be malware. In Windows 7 (I think), you can show the working directory of the process.
Now on XP, I had a virus that replaced svchost entirely, but of course left svchost working correctly (had it for years without knowing).
With the last name of "Woods", I wouldn't of thought you'd be that afraid of pussy.
I believe when this was stated, "I think everyone's reading too much into this", it was implied that a multiple tier discovery for motive is not needed, because the answer is in front of our face.
Also, when you think of "other's motivation", are the "other's" corporations that are indistinguishable from your own personal life, or every personal life? Are corporations the same as people?
Also, I don't see this as a question of shareholder relationships. When a government forces you to do something, either everyone is on board (including shareholders), or everybody is overboard. To me, that is a serious problem of citizens, corporations, all non-government entities loosing control. Seems like Communism, but anymore, I'm not sure if a little of that is really a bad thing. However, what I do know is that I'm not seeing bombs blowing up over my town (yet, I guess).
There's a certain indescribable feeling of bombs blowing up around you. To date, our Western governments have been doing a great job of keep civilians unfamiliar with that feeling.
Re: How to win friends...
You don't seem to understand what governments are empowered with. Apple can in no way challenge the U.S. government on this AND come out on top. And this isn't because Apple is bad, or because the U.S. government is bad, it's because governments, not just the U.S. government, have real power and needs to protect real people (No matter what some think sadly, iO6 < PEOPLE).
On a side note, I would LOVE to see Apple challenge the U.S. government on it's intelligence...LOVE IT!!
P.S. Not a Apple fan.
Canary or Herring?
I'm glad I'm not alone in this universe.
John Tserkezis is right. This is Apple's way of etching as much plausible deniability as they can for if and when their half-truths are discovered.
I see no yellow canary, just a red herring.
As a citizen of the U.S., I want to know where I can enroll for these free Spying classes that Cameron is pushing for. I'm getting tired of people of other countries receive grants, tax "perks", free trade, etc..., while I sit here as a U.S. citizen and get NONE of this. In fact if I try to receive these benefits, I'll probably go to JAIL !!
So, are the spying classes over there -->? Over here <--? Here --^?
Rex Chapman wasn't a nobody, not a superstar, but not a nobody. Could he of really blown that much in 14 years? I'm suspecting a rehabilitation program (drug oriented) if this isn't his first offense.
Re: It's not bribery
Sarcasm noted. However, calling it one thing or another doesn't change the feeling of how wrong and how much control corporations take today. The internet itself with or without net neutrality has turned into, or shortly will turn into, a purely corporate entity. It's becoming the new Wall Street. At least we can still view it from our browsers, as long as we have something in our pocket.
P.S. Time Warner Cable Sucks BALLS !!!
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