Re: How about?
Dead on, Mark 85.
5429 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010
Wow Don. Your inside knowledge is often astounding. (compliment)
Having been near to a few power players myself and seen how they act, your posts have the ring of truth that no amount of PR bullcrap will ever change for me.
I would sincerely like to meet you one day.
The reason is actually quite simple: there is NO consistency in their design.
Yahoo has to be the largest badly designed website ever. Poor interface, no continuity and ever wackier code.
Yes, it really is that simple.
That will be $3 million, please. Oh, you actually want it fixed? Fire the lead developers/managers. That bit of advice is for free.
The state that constantly refuses to recognize the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. Or any other parts of the Constitution.
"The Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to regulate commerce in order to ensure that the flow of interstate commerce is free from local restraints imposed by various states."
It's cold outside
There's no kind of atmosphere
I'm all alone, more or less
Let me fly far away from here
Fun, Fun, Fun, in the Sun, Sun, Sun
I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose
Drinking fresh mango juice
Goldfish shoals, nibbling on my toes
Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun
Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun
written by Howard Goodall and sang by Jenna Russell.
(I LOVE this song)
Blame anyone you want, but ultimately the blame always lies with upper manglement for piss poor planning.
So in this case it's either the IRS CIO or Congress. I'm going with Congress and specifically the House because they've had a bone to pick over the right wing non-profit "committees" initial status filings that were heavily scrutinized which they thought was onerous.
If they have an easy way for the customer to do this, wouldn't it mean they sell more phones?
- This should have a been available from day one.
- There are several apps that already do this.
- Just report your phone stolen to your phone company and they will brick it. I have bricked MANY phones at my previous jobs. Serial+IMEI+SIM# = BRICKED.
Where am I getting that info?
I built and shipped the damn things. By the thousands at the factory.
Admittedly, that was a few, though not many, years ago. (WAY past the NDA, BTW) The only difference between them and the HPs was the faceplate and loaded software.
I know more about HP servers and who buys them than I ever wanted to.
Thanks for the update Graeme. I missed the contract change over. As for 10 years ago, they were still being made by HP just 4 years ago. I was there.
Marketing Hack, the last men on the moon landed in 1972. Apollo 17. Eugene Cernan being the last man.
You're correct. It was not 47 years. Typo on my part. It was 42 years ago.
And while the US "spends less of its GDP on defense than it did during the Apollo program era, and produces more college grads and scientists now than then," it still produces less scientists and engineers as a percentage of its population and outspends on defense the next top 10 countries combined.
My point being is that the US lost the momentum and most likely the long term gain.
The US has not landed a man on the moon in 47 years. This is a serious loss of momentum, will and advantage.
Given the US's current obsession with military might and pure financial greed and the disdain by its general populace for all things science, it will probably never regain those advantages.
They have timed this well.
I continue to amazed at just how reliable and commoditized people think IT is.
Until it fails.
Then it becomes poetic justice.
"Ass is permanent" indeed! :rofl:
As for innovation, these days it usually means, as one poster here put it quite succinctly, "work on it and work in until it no longer works. There! See how busy and industrious and innovative I am!" And then yes, get all pissy when you call them on the bullcrap.
I could go on all day about how Sony lost its lead as the premier electronics company of the world, but many an article has already been written about their problems.
As for VAIOs, I learned my lesson the first time I tried to repair one years ago. The biggest problem is there is nothing industry standard about them. You need a part? ANY part? Sony ONLY.
Off sizes, specialized connectors, weird voltage specs, you name it. Market lock in is good... if you are the only game in town. And the performance was nothing special.
These days, Sony anything is overpriced for what you get. And that includes their professional gear as well.
Speaking of lawyers and organizations against things, MADD was taken over several years ago BY lawyers who kicked out the original founding members.
These organizations "against" anything are almost always lawyer TROLLS. Some were even started with honest intent by regular people, but they are ALL eventually forcibly taken over by lawyers.
Lawyers, like large corporations
seem to exist in an extra-legal world of their own.
First, let's put the license and lazy/cheap argument to rest.
There are so many specialized programs out there that may not ever be upgraded or will, eventually, but not for some time. Weird middleware kind of stuff. Things that would mean not just an upgrade in software, but very expensive hardware and entire enterprise systems. Yes, yes, the management are slacking gits. We know this. Doesn't change reality.
As for license. MS could give a flying fart about XP these days.
That said, this is a very clever solution and so are some of the other suggestions posted here. Well done.
And this from someone who despises XP these days.
Tip of the hat.
"No there isn't. Nobody should use a browser that is made by people who don't support freedom of expression."
The CEO responsible for that was fired the other day.
Do try and keep up.
Or was that sarcasm? If so, for future reference, please remember to use "/sarcasm" tag. Thank you.
"What's shameful is the decline in college enrollments and graduation rates in the USofA. There is no excuse for this!"
Cost. The avg* cost for a 4 year degree is now in the 100k plus range. That's $100,000 or nearly £200,000 pounds.
Only the wealthy can now afford this.
*note I said average. But the +/- is not far off.
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