802 posts • joined Thursday 11th May 2006 09:53 GMT
I'll take a guess or two
Based on the observation that the middle two are offset I'm going to go with they split them up for a better centre of gravity, or as a long shot, can be configured with a SSD drive instead of a battery if you need more storage than the 64GB(?) on the motherboard.
Nice to see a professor using the correct nomenclature
"they must have pwned the box", and "theyre probably teabagging the sysadmin as we speak"
Reads like PR puff
What audio sync issues?
iOS is basically 10.6 with a different windowmanager and touch frameworks, I'd bet money that the reason Apple went with ARM over intel is the $99 pricepoint, not because porting to Intel Is too much work.
Considering these devices stream content and current networks are only just reliable with 720HD content (which also happens to be the most common resolution for HD streams), seems like a smart compromise.
I'd also note you can buy three generations of ATV for the price of one GoogleTV, just sayin.
How is it possible for anyone to code an online ballot and miss basic input validation?
How could security have been the foundation the rest of the site was built upon?
DVR is a dead end
Have a look at the specs on the ATV, it's never going to record video, it's future is as a gateway to your owned/rented/subscribed or free online content and as a big screen destination for streams from local iProducts, photo's, video and audio are obvious, but the Trojan horse will be airplay games.
2.4Ghz Core2Duo, runs at 20-30% CPU when I poke it in the balls, drops down to nothing a couple of seconds after I stop.
To paraphrase El Jobso, 'No big deal, Just stop playing with your balls'
I don't want to cast Asperger's
But who did you think all those iP4 users are selling their old iPhones to then? museums?
In our loft, clad head to toe in motorcycle gear, 3 wasps nests, thousands of wasps, 2 cans of Right Guard. Got bonus points for not burning down the house and not passing out from the fumes and falling through the loft hatch.
Player 1 wins.
Much as I despise MS
It's hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with a computer that can't handle common day to day tasks.
But MS has as much business in search as Google has in operating systems, both companies are leveraging their primary business profits to run extended billion dollar loss leaders in new markets, It's exactly the sort of thing I'd make illegal on pain of being first up against the wall when I rule the world.
Exactly the reason I've always turned Autocomplete off
When setting up computers, never bothered researching whether it was possible, just seemed like it would be an obvious/easy to exploit. Good to know I wasn't just being paranoid.
Why settle for a laptop?
For less money than that laptop you can get a much faster desktop with a bigger monitor which can do so much more.
Unless the form factor or some other feature unique to a laptop itself was what attracted you to it but from your own comment I'm sure that's not the case.
Don't Panic Mr Mannering
A lot of routers will send the admin page if a device behind it requests the WAN IP, test from outside your network (from your 3G phone for example).
But If you're still getting the Admin page from outside then you need to log in and turn that shit off pronto, also have to wonder what you're getting out of this site besides the fear.
Of course the next logical step would be to remove the clumsy and prone to leakage meatbag, an endless queue of heavily caffeinated basement teens are ready and waiting to pwn America's enemy combatants just for the lolz
There's very little to dissuade Joe public from jumping between iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm or WinPo7, All their MP3's, MP4's, videos, email, contacts & calendars will just slide across, and at 99c a pop I doubt people are going to lose much sleep over sunk software costs.
The best situation for us (consumers), is for lots of competition, not a dominant player that sits on their arse and rots, been there, done that already.
I expected this would be fucking obvious to an IT readership.
1.7 Million sold in 3 days.
Show me a forum thread stuffed with 170 angry people and I'll show you a product with a 0.01% defect rate.
The man in the white suit
He say's no.
Voice & Data
Until Verizon has a network that can support voice & data simultaniously I can't see it. Of course the 4G Network will be capable but coverage will be spotty and there's no 3G network to fall back on.
Lastly, I'd imagine branding to be a major sticking point, I can't see Apple ever allowing an iPhone out the door with someone elses logo plastered on it.
Oh the Naivety!
For bollocks, I go away for the weekend and some scoundrel has turned £60 pounds worth of ink and a ream of paper into a stack of viagra adverts, how utterly shocking, I am dumbfounded that such a thing could happen in this day and age and so on.
Many years ago I created an Applescript that printed an email if the subject contained a trigger word. I can't remember what that word is, which is a good indicator of just how often I've ever needed the capability*.
* standard internet solipsism, but for fucks sake, it's obvious gimmickry isn't it?
This is actually a step forward
It means we're past the stage where the Telco's thought they had so much bandwidth they just advertised it as unlimited. Now we're at the stage where they'll compete on bandwidth packages.
It's just another step in the path towards dumb carrier status like the ISP's.
It's about the iPad
Very few people not armed with microscopes are going to notice the difference between 160 and 320 dpi on a 3" screen.
Almost everyone will notice how much better an iPhoneHD app looks running on an iPad, bigger buttons for sure, but they'll be as crisp as the native iPad apps rather than current 480x320 apps which are pixel doubled to drop the iPad display down to an apparent 80dpi.
Can't argue with IPS though, that's just pure win.
Too many choices
If you're looking at an iPhone/iPad you know when it was released and when the next better one will be released, buy it when it's released and you'll have the top of the line product for a year.
Compare with the android market where a plethora of choices mean the top of the line phone/pad is debatable and is supplanted every month or two regardless.
In the new mobile business it's only Apple and HP (since aquiring Palm), that can offer this to consumers, everyone else is on an upgrade treadmill with Android and (assuming it gets finished), WMP7S.
"Prices include VAT. At current exchange rates, the £429 iPad is priced at the equivalent of a sales tax less $536, so you may still be better off buying in the US - it costs $499 plus sales tax"
Which would be $543.29 (New York City). a saving of minus $7.29, and I guess you'll also get to save a further minus £50 in import duties when you fail at petty smuggling.
Want one, can't afford it, hopefully later in the year I'll have more cash to be easily parted with.
The Mother of all non Issues
Anyone with a 2G is well out of contract and can just get the new one as a free upgrade in June.
Which is what I'll be doing, assuming it holds out a few more months, WiFi's dead, and there's a band of dead pixels on it's 3 year old screen, Battery is still good though.
The thing is
If I were El Jobso and I'd had to endure another company's buggy shitty code making my products look bad for an entire decade, I'd bury the wankers the first chance I got as well.
You would have to be retarded to trust that company to not screw you over again no matter what they promise.
Yes but moot point
They mean their users could restore a Mac Pro Image to a G5, which is going to work about as well as restoring a Mac Pro image to a Hackintosh, which is to say, not at all.
Sent from my HakMac
+1 for Alternative 3 ref
Does it have useful upstream bandwidth? is it going to be throttled/shaped/capped? anything on contention ratios?
In short, is there any point to it besides winning the big number pissing contest?
Infected like a USB Stick
Just another Autorun file on a USB Mass Storage mount, absolutely no device OS interaction whatsoever.
Only a loon would claim a USB Stick is "riddled with bots"
It's also only one phone, So personally I would have gone with the "Vodaphone sells ex-demo phone as new, comes with malware" angle, but I'm just crazy like that.
Lets Get Loaded
"The Adobe Download Manager is an ActiveX script that is invoked when people install or update Reader or Flash using Internet Explorer"
Adobe, ActiveX, Reader, Flash and Exploder all in the same sentence, what are the odds?
Mozilla Is missing the big picture
Which is that like it or not the world is moving to H264, day by day more flash content is being translated, no one that matters is announcing any Ogg Theora content.
IE users aren't going to switch to a browser that 'won't play' video on ideological grounds, they're just going to stick with IE or download chrome instead. Stop worrying about what's going to happen in five years time and concentrate on making sure you don't become a rounding error in the interval.
If FF is dominant in 5 years time, and it could be, then they'll have a lot more sway for dealing with any licensing situation, threatening to disconnect billions of users from video sites makes for really bad, really public PR.
You've got five years, make them count.
No other company in the world ever thought of making this years product better than last years, a clearly evil, greedy concept that was totally unknown in the mobile space before Apple invented it.
Deserves it's own post I think
I'm guessing someone somewhere got a P45 for that no comment.
An awful lot of hate
From the IT industry for a device that's going to allow the majority of our customers to finally use a computer as effortlessly as they use their TV.
It's not a big iPod, it's the tip of an iceberg.
A strong correlation between expensive data packages and file-sharing.
Almost as if the only reason people bother spending extra on the larger packages is so that they can download more stuff, more often.
Is traditional print slowly killing itself by giving it away for free online? yes.
Did they have much of a choice? no.
Consider that when the Music industry ignored the web they basically lost a shedload of money as their stuff was shared online for free, but when someone* finally put together an ass saving solution for them, all that nasty sharing meant the demand was still there for their stuff, which was nice.
Print was in a far worse situation, if they ignored the web people wouldn't pirate their stuff, people would simply read something else, exactly like they did when there was a problem and the paper didn't hit the stands, worse though, as the alternatives*** they googled into were almost certainly going to be free. So even assuming someone** finally figured out a way to monetize their content there was a good chance no bugger would want it anymore.
Print couldn't ignore the Net, they've been competing with free from day 1, praying that someone** will work this getting paid shit out before it all goes titsup.
** [s]Google[/s] Apple
*** Like this fine website for instance.