2660 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
So. Jobs was wrong.
Punters weren't holding it the wrong way after all.
Not as convenient as an all-in-one boxette widget but...
External 1TB USB drive from Ebay - £55
Raspberry Pi - £30
Wifi Dongle - £3.50
Might need a powered USB hub depending on the drive, but then you can just keep adding them at around £55 a pop and almost get 3TB for the same price ;o)
Of course the all-in-one is handy if you're carrying data around to different places but not everyone is, though you'd just take the USB drive with you in that case and leave the pi at home.
Just sayin' ;o)
Re: Call me sceptical if you will, but...
And preferably a memorable (for the accuser) act of contrition to help remind them not to be such an assclown next time the opportunity presents itself.
Like posting their photo publicly saying 'I am a stupid asshole torch-bearing pitchfork-waving dickhead and I deserve your derision' at the very minimum.
And those people at least put some Google money back into HMRC via their PAYE each month.
Well, unless they're directors I suppose ;o)
Re: Can we check one thing?
Lucky she's in the UK, in other countries she'd be lucky to have hands to throw anything, the amount of thievery politicians get up to.
Re: Is not the legal first duty of a company to its shareholders?
Yeah but if they were being fluffy and behaving like a charidee and paying taxes as uk.gov would like then how long would it be before a shareholder, who happened to be an offshore accounty type, put his hand up and said
'Why aren't you moving your tax burden to the Dominican Republic/wherever, thereby retaining an extra 1.2 Billion in profit?'
And then the other shareholders would start rumbling, eyeballs would spin with dollar signs and then they'd end up doing it.
I'd actually rather Google spent the money saved on building the University of Google (or something useful) in the UK as a real technology-oriented academic institution than just handed the damned cash over to the idiot politicians to evaporate away on anything _but_ the benefit of the electorate as per usual.
Is not the legal first duty of a company to its shareholders?
Whether HMRC like it or not. Whether it results in ethical behaviour or not.
Don't like they way they use your rules? Then change them.
Today's Stock trading advice comes from Tyrion Lannister
And how many uninstalled after ten minutes? I know of one for certain sitting two desks behind me.
Do you think they know something we don't?
And that Microsoft don't seem to know, either...
So. As an Aussie senator
Would he get automatic diplomatic immunity?
He could just stroll out of the Ecuadorean Embassy and give two fingers to the USA and it's spineless lapdog UK government.
Edit: Give them the bird instead, they weren't around in Agincourt times to understand two fingers
Maybe Samsung know something
They must have known that upping chip prices would ultimately drive apple away so they didn't care that they'd lose apple as a chip customer and maybe displays, too.
Samsung are possibly the best display manufacturer to source screens from as in they have quality *and* yield (so they can afford to snigger if apple comes crawling back to them) but as for chips?
Well if Samsung knew that the importance of apple as a customer was going to sharply diminish - which we seem to be seeing via Foxconn and LG quarterly reports - then perhaps they're onto something. Or up to something. Either way they seem to have predicted right so far.
What a pity...
All that effort just as people are getting bored of apple products
Maybe they were QA'ing it the wrong way ;o)
@AC (they're all AC when it's an Apple post these days it seems?)
"not sending out a substandard product"
Maps. Not even substandard, actually unfit for purpose.
Typical government response
If you can't control it then outlaw it.
Bitcoin next. Assuming the current DDOS isn't actually the CIA, Swiss bankers or the Mafia (I leave you to draw your own distinctions between them)
We rule in your favour now we're going to turn your life to shit materially on top of your emotional harm.
How the hell is that justice under any system.
"over-estimated by the IPCC"
No shit. They have lifestyles to pay for.
Oh, by the way, Viacom..
"In 15 years people will still be watching"
So long as you don't get IKEA to design your habitat modules or
EDS HP to do IT
I think that's why NEXUS have no sd card slot
Then the internal memory can be EXT3 or whatever, not FAT/FAT16/FAT32
Hence no MickeySoft tax.
Everyone should just move to EXT3/4 or something and then microsoft can get flak about how they don't support the standards that linux, apple, canon, nikon and everyone else do.
There's probably more than FAT in that 'broad license' but I bet it's a good chunk of money that MS could be denied just by changing the filesystem
The eggs will be cooked and the parent birds have horrific cancers?
Kinder to move them surely!
Headline sounded like
"Spineless Kiwi Government agrees to make policy at behest of Big Media" inside my head though admittedly that could well be unfair.
It just conjured up an image of a Mandelson-esque figure in Kiwi politics doing an abrupt U-turn on their own policy after an free all-inclusive weekend at a super-luxury Italian Hotel with David Geffen.
Coat got in case I actually am being unfair to our Kiwi cousins ;o)
Re: When it comes time to change, I'll see what there is..
Same here. Will be an Android but that's all I know.
Re: Having used Wordpress for the last 6+ months with my current client
Works for multisite, too? I'll give it a look if so, cheers.
Having used Wordpress for the last 6+ months with my current client
I can safely say I am SO glad I use Concrete5 for my own projects.
WP is hideous and has so little out-of-the-box get-stuff-done functionality with any plugins you may want to install having never been code-reviewed or security-checked by anyone other than the person (and their commensurate skills) that coded it. God forbid you ever want to move it onto another server as its own import/export stuff cannot be relied upon so you even need a third party plugin to achieve that (which I'm spending today evaluating), unless you really like having to go through the database to do string replaces where it's written its damned site domain into data.
I'm utterly unsurprised it's a popular attack vector and would never ever dare recommend a client used it for anything.
Re: Forty three feet! Golly.
LMAO @Matthew !!
Forty three feet! Golly.
Any news on the altitude of the Greenpeace HQ ?
Maybe I should stop bitching about the Android permissions, then.
I want the ability to personally grant or revoke the requested permissions for apps (e.g. permanently revoke location for the facebook app but allow others it wants).
But at least Android _has_ those permissions and you can choose not to install when it displays what the app wants.
Amazed ios can't (won't) do that
Re: Did anyone else
Sorry.. coat got.
Actually, if they designed their admin software properly
They should be able to add 'Welsh' or 'Cymraig' (or whatever it is) to the list of supported languages in one place.
I notice you can get Principia in Latin and there's not many 'deader' languages...
Nothing puts me off a film more
Than Tom Cruise.
Presumably his continued theatrical existence is perpetuated only by the Friends of Hubbard as I can't believe anyone would ever say 'Shit we SO need to get Tom Cruise for this role. Fuck YEAH'
They'll probably be on the wrong end of some state-sanctioned disfigurement
Seeing as they demonstrated they accessed Western blogs on the intertubes.
Maybe to help their missile-launching celebrations
Some humorous japester could demonstrate rest-of-world's military prowess by shooting it down with a laser 5 seconds after launch.
From 300km away. Or space.
It'll be Android but that's all I know
Like jb99 I'll not buy Apple because they're Apple, they're always playing technology catchup (yes they are) and they don't actually make anything I want, either, which is the main influencer.
Heard the Z10 is surprisingly laggy in the UI from a colleague who tried one and you'll not find me supporting Microsoft.
Plus I'm more than happy with Android, anyway. HTC One looks nice, the S4 is a bit of an anti-climax though has massive CPU grunt like the One does and a fine screen. Most likely will be a Samsung or an HTC, really don't know and not even sure if I care that much any more, either. Not due an upgrade until the next raft of smartphones is released anyway and I suspect that this time next year, maybe end of this year, Samsung, SONY, LG or HTC will be putting something out that shifts the paradigm again for The Next Best Thing so happy to wait, really,
Re: Streetmap is superior
Even when you click on the 'Person walking' icon when finding directions?
But then a GTLD is going to be under the control of Americaland, so no good.
Re: If the Daily Mail cover this story...
If the DM cover it the headline will be
TERRORISTS TAKE OVER PLANE WITH AN IPAD
Despite (a) it not having happened (b) it only being the newest proof of concept right now and (c) you can't do it with an ipad
The really scary part is DM readers won't question it - that's why they read the DM in the first place, to be told what to think, to save the effort of having to do it for themselves.
Telepathy One instead, please
Assuming the T1 works as advertised then Google need to at least make Glass look like this or give up now.
Re: Hang On
Only if Google are ruled to have a dominant position they're abusing and it's not exactly like ios is doing badly so that's not a given result. 'Dominant' does not equal 'monopoly'.
50% Android, 35% IOS, 14.9% RIM, 0.1% Nokrosoft isn't actually that dominant (made up numbers). 80% android would be though, i'd think.
XBOX not a disaster
If you only play games on it.
Anything else it tries to do is mind-bendingly stupid to use, though, like paying again to MS for being able to use Netflix, needing an internet connection to play a movie off a USB stick, horrendous DLNA compatibility (never did get it to work), and so on, and so on.
They'll need to have a seriously stunning product for the '720 though I'll not be getting one regardless. (Nor a PS4 if they lock out secondhand games)
When it's cheaper to litigate than innovate whaddya expect from big unimaginative companies
Re: Forcing users to choose the Chocolate Factory's map, email and video services
Imagine trying to say the same thing to Apple if ios were 'dominant'
'Having waited three years for any response from Apple Corp we have no choice but to impose fines"
The next morning
"Apple launches appeal against unfair fines levied by the EU Competition Commission - 'Having invented competition we feel these fines are unwarranted and unjust' said CEO Tim Cook in a press statement today"
The issue is that Android is the dominant mobile OS which automagically might make it unfair.
Especially if you're a failing butthurt whiny tech outfit like Nokia or Microsoft who, let's not forget, are firmly, if not cosily, in bed together in the mobile sector as a last grenade. Ovi(?) maps don't even place in a search for 'map', 'nokia' or 'ovi' in the Play store. Can you actually get ovi maps for Android then ? A bit fecking dumb if you're whining about it and don't even have your own mapping product available on the platform you're whinging about. Don't care if you can, more than happy with Googly maps anyway.
It read pretty much like documents filed against Microsoft not so long ago (browser choice), oh the irony.
Didn't realise the USA was THAT skint
"Aereo is stealing our signal"
That's akin to saying a photographer is stealing your light.
So don't broadcast, then. PLEASE. Do the photographic equivalent of living in a cave.
Oh, you already do? Kill yourself then, Fox. Yes. definitely. That's the solution. Or stop behaving like an inconvenienced five year old. Yes, unlikely, I know.
Which kinda reads as...
We can't be arsed / are too skint to put another man on the moon, but, if you want to foot the bill we'll gladly share in the glory
Israel could be reduced visibly to a smoking hole in the gournd
And some surviving official would deny it. Nothing new there.
@AC " features that other people have copied from Apple"
They're all anonymous and cowardly, aren't they, these apologists, maybe AC could become Apologist Coward or Apple Cultist.
Of course when it comes to
copying derivative technology, the real non AC fanbois stay pretty quiet these days as it's been done to death and didn't go so well for them in the end when everyone pointed out all other manufacturers had everything first and ithings were (and still are) playing technology catchup.
It's more that Apple greatly enjoy playing the patent game, getting patents on stuff that's obvious or been done for years elsewhere but no-one else thought worth patenting because it _was_ so obvious, and with the USPTO bascially being unfit for purpose it's a game of low-hanging fruit (pun intended) for companies willing to gleefully assert cobblers as a competitive weapon instead of innovation.
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