So I guess Mr 12 is getting an ipad then?
35 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
"By the way, what ISP do you have that doesn't provide its own email service? People use Gmail because they can't be bothered, or don't know how, to set up Outlook or Thunderbird, or they plain old don't know that their ISP provides webmail."
Or people use Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo, because they don't want to faff around changing their email provider each time they change their ISP.
Or much more likely, because Gmail is a far better service than any email system provided by an ISP.
Skewed by London salaries no doubt.
I'd love to leave London and move back up north, but unless i can find a remote working gig, then i'm here for good unless i take a big pay cut, or move abroad.
Someone i know is doing a remote working gig in the city. £500 a day, and he's doing it from Budapest. To say he's saving some serious cash is an understatement.....
If you're using a VM every day then you'll be writing a hell of a lot more than 9GB a day to disk surely?
It's for that reason that i'm not switching just yet.
Also, they're still just that little bit too expensive. At some point this summer i'll take the plunge, but it will be a small 60gb boot drive only to replace the DVD drive in my Macbook Pro.
Good point on the lack or serviceability on modern laptops though.
if only their products weren't so good.....
As a fully paid up member of the apple fanboy club, it saddens me to see them going down this road with the mac.
As the first commentator said, hubris should be the death of them, but your average mac owner is not going to give a monkeys about this.
I can't see myself becoming a windows user any time soon, but i can certainly see my next phone being an android one.
In my four years at university, there has only been one lecturer that has taught a technical subject, knowledgeable, articulately and kept it interesting, the rest have mumbled their way through lectures, and sent half the class to sleep by the end of the 1st half of the lecture. It isn't good enough, not when people are spending £3k a year on fees.
In four years, we have had a whopping 3 modules on programming, there is no Algorithm class (though half of an AI class is devoted to algorithms), nothing on Web Programming, nothing on operating systems, A core module is entitled "Organisational and social aspects of computing", which teaches us practically nothing of real world value.
We were taught Database management using Access as the DBMS in the practicals.
In defence of my fellow students, despite only being taught Java(inc Groovy), almost no-one i know is using Java to code their final projects.
Ballmer's sweaty pits
I'd be stunned if any fortune 500 company offered the choice between windows or macs for it's regular users. Most of these companies will be heavily reliant on ancient legacy apps tied into Activex or some other crappy ms standard from a few years back.
Little web design companies maybe, as rumour has it the TCO is lower with a mac running osx.
In the organisation i work for (4000 employees), i think 3 people have macs, and that's only because they've convinced the goons running IT that as designers they need a mac. Meanwhile as a .net MVC developer i'm struggling by on an ageing P4. New workstations ordered 4 months ago, but caught up in 'change management' hell. If i get them before christmas i'll be stunned.
Good app - Bad Jobs
Plenty of reasons to want tethering without jailbreaking the phone - invalidating the warranty for a start....
I managed to get it before apple pulled it, and it's great, and unlike the jailbroken tethering solutions, you don't need a helper app on the mac to get it to work (although you do have to diddle with some IP settings.
Great little app, and very sneaky!
I just only hope there's no packet sniffing built into it....
Par for the course in the corporate world.....
What i find disturbing is not that the employees actually managed to install Firefox, but that that application appears to be automatically granted internet access. I though our IT department were bad.......