172 posts • joined Sunday 26th August 2007 12:33 GMT
The best protection is...
...common sense. Costs nothing.
Whatever you say...
...I know what platform I'll be developing for!!!
My vote is for...
I use Macs, don't know anything about Windows - which isn't totally true but works every time ;?)
Everyone's got it wrong...
The Universe is just an atom in an even bigger Universe which is, itself, an atom etc, etc.
Seriously though, the human brain can not comprehend the nature of The Universe and what is 'inside' and 'outside' it much in the way that an earthworm knows little about simple shopkeeping. Much as we try to come up with an answer, including supernatural beings, science 'fiction' and science 'fact'. I really don't think we will ever crack this one. There is a lot of time, but not enough!
2001 is one of very few films with no sense of UP and DOWN.
Earth vs The Flying Saucers because they wouldn't let me into the cinema to see it!
The original War of the Worlds, an absolute classic
Superman and the Mole Men, scared me way back then.
The original Day of The Triffids was brilliant!
Plan 9 from Outer Space
I married a Monster from Outer Space
Abbott and Coustello go to Mars
From the Earth to The Moon
The Angry Red Planet
The return of the sons of the Devil Women from Venus rides again - meets Old Mother Riley, VIII, The sequel
Re: I'll stick with my Mac
BBEdit is the one to judge all others by but I've just come across Komodo Edit (cross platform) which does a pretty good job.
It's that 16K RAM pack on the back. If you wobble it, you can lose all your data.
Not my experience
"At Dell, we have – unequivocally – the most secure, most manageable, and most reliable product portfolio in the industry," My first (and last) Dell product had no less than ten call outs in the first year. Virtually every part was replaced and it still didn't work.
'Fruity-firm', 'Jesus-mobe'. Don't you have any new clichés up your sleeve. These ones are past their sell-by.
If you dress up as a policeman, and you are not a policeman, that is a crime. If you produce a national flag with horizontal red, white and blue stripes, you are passing yourself off as France. If you are a British soldier and dress up in a German uniform you will likely be shot as a spy. Identity is about creating a persona. It doesn't matter how simple that identity is. Red, white and blue horizontal strips, a red dot on an white background, a white + on a red background, a red + on a white background, the simpler the better. Samsung took what was essentially an identity created by Apple, not just the black rectangle with rounded corners but near identical packaging too. Never mind the rounded corners, even though there are countless different shapes that could have been used. Why choose black when there are countless other colours? Why have a grid of square icons, they could have been hexagons or circles and been more distinctive. No, Samsung chose to create a 'me-too' and then had the cheek to say that Apple is stifling innovation!!!
I would say that a black rectangle with rounded corners is more distinctive and memorable that four coloured squares. The grey 'Microsoft' though, in a generic sans-serif, is a stroke of genius.
Rounded corners are not the issue...
...it's the entirety, right down to the surface decoration of the packaging. That is like being sold a fake Rolox or Gidson guitar. It is setting out to be something that it is not.
Re: Wow, I think you noticed it...
I was at the UK launch of Windows 95 way back then. It was gratifying to hear the Microsoft presented say how bad Windows 3.11 was and how much better '95 was. So, that is their sales strategy. Tell the punters what a load of c**p they are using and promise them something, err, different!
That would be 'their' persuit!!
A long way to go...
I installed EVI on my iPhone 4 and tried a few simple questions like 'where can I get a curry near here?'. EVI didn't have any knowledge of my small Dorset town whatsoever and suggested three online web sites which were equally useless. It was, however, able to tell me how many inches were in a metre from a spoken question – but I didn't really want to know that. If an app can't point you to a ruby, what good is it?
Re: Proview IPAD...?
The Proview iPad is not a tablet at all but an ugly rip-off of the original iMac!
I suspect that Stallman has never used a Mac. I have used Macs almost exclusively since they came out in 1984. I have never felt restricted in any way. In all that time, I have had exactly two hardware failures - a power supply and a Powerbook LCD screen. I have been able to sell my older models for a decent price after four years. I have personally made at least a million pounds, probably more in that time using Macs and I put that down to the fact that I was benefiting from the productivity, reliability and resale value. I would much rather pay for Photoshop than suffer with GIMP. I have just had a brief flirtation with Open Office – and dumped it. Apart from Firefox, I don't use any 'open source' software as in almost every case, there is something better. Okay, I have to pay for it but that is just a business expense and tax deductible.
What I get out of this article...
... is that the 'tecnocrati' who said 'meh' haven't a clue about what *people* want. They know what *they* want but they just overvalue their own opinions and when they see somebody else getting it right, they have a hissy fit. Technology should be transparent, it is only a means to an end. No matter how many 'features' a phone has, the user has to find them useful and be comfortable using them. The trick is knowing what to leave out! That's why Apple get it right.
Hate is a human concept. In fact, most of the traits attributed to God are human ones. Even the 'He' part. How can God have a gender? Why would an omnipotent super-being feel the need to be worshiped or praised. Surely that is only for egotists - humans.
The fact is that God was created by man in his own image - not the other way around!
When people don't understand something, they make up explanations, and then stand around nodding in agreement. I wonder if earthworms have theories about motor cars?
... or monkeys with typewriters come to mind! This is going nowhere.
..that Lion will launch at 8:30am Cupertino time. That's 4:30 in the UK. Interested to know why they don't stagger the launch across the World instead of having EVERYBODY in a massive Denial of Service attack!
The trouble is, if you don't protect your patents like this, somebody else will claim them and if you have not challenged their use, you are on shaky ground thereafter. Much as I hate to see the legal leeches cleaning up...it has to be done.
I have four multi-partition 1.5 Gig hard drives in my MacPro. When a new OS comes out, I dupe my current main drive using SuperDuper into a fresh partition and then install the new one. I can always go back to the older system using Startup Disk. I still have a few apps/drivers/plugins that need Rosetta so I will need to go back to 10.6 occasionally. If you don't have multiple internal drives, you can still dupe onto an external and boot from that if you need to.
The other thing that you have to factor into your iMac/PC price comparisons... what will you be able to sell that similarly specced PC Frankenstein for after four years? Nothing. The iMac will still command a good second hand value. Now, subtract the second hand value from the new price and that's what you actually pay! The iMac is cheaper.
"attempted to transition to JP7 fuel operation". It really annoys me when people use nouns as verbs - just like the verb 'to leverage'
Macs are not expensive
Since 1984, I have run my business on Macs. I've had about 40 over the years. In all that time, I have had one power supply failure and one Powerbook screen go stripy and had to be replaced. No old Macs were scrapped, every one was sold-on and got a good 'used' price. I have never needed 'support staff' to maintain them. I have never had a virus or other malware.
They might cost more at the outset but that does not mean 'expensive'!
...because they are 419ers! Emails from the CIA, FBI and Nigerian Central Bank all come from hotmail, yahoo or gmail addresses!
Why, in this day and age, does the DAB/NET radio have to look like it comes from the '60s? I would not buy any of these because they all look c**p! Why not a touch screen interface like an iPad Touch with decent size letters and numbers?
Why don't they go after the credit card companies who process payments for these crooks?
In a meeting last week, the guy next to me offered to look something up on the web. He had an Asus Netbook. While he was waiting for it to book, I whipped out my iPad and had the information to hand before he even opend his browser!
Takes all the fun out of peripherals...
...I really miss my SCSI chain
...is a generic word too!
Yes, the adaptor IS expensive. Tell me where I can get a cheaper alternative?
When a white van driver whacked my wing mirror and cracked the glass, Toyota wanted over £120 to 'fix' it. They would only supply an entire wing mirror, which only comes primed, so it has to be sprayed to match. I eventually tracked down a replacement mirror glass for £5.50 on the web.
I can't find a cheaper HDMI AV for the iPad/iPhone adaptor online.
Doesn't work with iPhone
Although this device is supposed to work with an iPhone 4 (with appropriate apps), I can get absolutely nothing out of it through my Bravia TV or Acer projector. Messages on Apple discussion board show that there are other people having the same problem.
First, you point out that the iPad2 only does video, not stills, than you bemoan the fact that there is no built-in flash like the iPhone4. WTF! The Register is to technology publishing what Top Gear is to motoring!