No different to the old Heinz Salad Cream technique really. Give the media the seeds that you are ceasing production of said product and 'BOOM' low sales rectified in an instant!
24 posts • joined 3 Mar 2011
THE FIX IS EASY!!
Next time everyone goes to vote, make sure you vote for the calibre of person capable of the task you are voting them for. Oh! My apologies, you (the people) are not permitted to do that, only the "PARTY" has that choice!
Me personally? I would like to vote for "Big Brother" but sadly, just like the politicians, I have absobloodylutely no idea who he is. I've tried Google and IT hasn't a clue either:-))
But until then, in my humble opinion, people like dan1980 are the calibre of the species that SHOULD be in the leadership team to 'Advance Australia Fair' dinkum.
When Will This Pollution Madness Stop!!!!
All this obsolescence game plan (in this particular case) is generating so much money for Microsoft and it's shareholders, maybe it is time to get these greedy polluters to foot the landfill clean up costs! Millions of servers, not to mention all the associated peripherals, all need to be buried somewhere.
You (Microsoft) cause the all the mess, you pay to clear it up.
Who needs all this constant replacement of equipment anyway? Those that care less about our planet or the future generations that will try to live on it, I suspect.
End of rant.
Now we can watch, in real-time, other planets that have discovered 'Nuclear Energy', blowing themselves to pieces. Wonder if other planets will see this happening to Earth any time soon?
Re: You do realize we're all in trouble now, no?
Come, come now Terry!
99.9% of El Reg readers are not silly, and it's so rude to even suggest such a thing!!
Have a 'Word' with this man Vulture 1, he's falling out of the nest.
Re: Sounds heavy
Morzel dear fellow, there are no 'Grizzly' or any kind of bears roaming the vast wilderness of Oz.
Before anyone comes back with 'How about the Koala'?
That little chap is relatively small and is not a member of the 'Bear' species anyway;-)
"We have NO intension of replacing XP"
Well said RobHib.
Despite all the humbug being put out by MS and it's band of forced fed marketeers, XP operators will be around for along time after 2014. Unless of course Ballmer realises how popular XP is, and then give it a new lease of life with a SP4 release!
Not too sure how many versions there are of the 'Leo' species, but how clever Apple have been to retain the 'OSX' OS, just by giving the old cat different names to it's service packs.
BRILLIANT!! Now that's what I call good marketing AND looking after your customers.
You're right on the money.
Re: Death to the cloud
"The cloud really is the safest place for your data..."
Care to share some of that you have in your pipe/bong, spliff or joint?
The Register Survey
Clicked on the link at the bottom of the Kaspersky definitions blunder article, only to be hit with this:-
You don't have permission to access /tl/743/shttp://forms.theregister.co.uk/studies/201212qst/ on this server.
Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at go.theregister.com Port 80
Makes no difference whether I'm logged in or not, Is this happening because I'm outside the UK perhaps?
Time For A Little Perspective.
Guess it would be best if I don my headphones and absorb my old Bob Dylan vinyl's. This thread contains too many AC's.
"A couple of months ago, we asked Australian Regreaders"
Well I get my newsletter from Vulture HQ every day! But I don't recall being asked this particular question.
Not that I could be easily be seduced by anything 'Fruity' anyway,
but we Aussies are pretty much unique in more ways than one:-)
How about VULTUREROOS creators of awesome IT since IT began.
"The ancient Martians totally destroyed the environment and created these Noahcide clays by Nuclear war?"
Yup, the few 'filthy rich' jumped into their space 'Noah's Ark' type vehicle, pressed the 'Fire' button and watched the destruction while heading off to planet Earth. Where....................... Zillions of years later, the whole scenario is starting up again, but this time in reverse. When Will They Ever Learn?
Advice From The Media!?
"Of course had the alleged thief turned off the iPad, removed its SIM, put it into flight mode or given it a factory reset none of this would have happened."
Well done that editor!
Publishing advice like that is what keeps 'miscreants' one step ahead, doesn't it?
"Penetration Engineers" What an exquisite description for the modern day 'Latin Lovers'!
Cloud is "Rock Solid"
Don't like the sound of that, golf ball sized hail falls out of clouds doesn't IT?
Seriously, as long as ISP's have control of your connectivity and bandwidth, 'Cloud' storage will never be a reliable or viable option.
Give me HDD's any time, even if they do rarely crash, at least you can still salvage your data from them, albeit for a one-off cost.
How delightful, such an exquisite and colourful term of phrase AC, but alas there is not a lot one can do.
Fraud, corruption, racketeering, price-fixing and anything else, that makes us Aussie folk suffer, is down
right obscene! But what can be done with the culprits?
Shoot them = Loose your freedom. Vote for them = Loose direction. Complain = Become a target.
BUGGA!! Where's my slpiff-n-VB?
So What ?
We humans can clearly see now, the results of what the other planet indigenous creatures did to theirs.
No doubt these worms may well be the creatures, that get to see what us humans are heading to do with Earth!
Mum Nature is not amused by "intelligent" human activity thus far.............. Nuff said.
Where is the link!
It appears that there is no link to the 10 second poll, or is this just a wind-up?
I may be on my own with this observation but;
Is it not true that 'Marketing and Politics' have only one pre-requisite to be an overwhelming success?
Be extraordinary and very convincing liars.
Off Topic answer
Off Topic: If the Googleplex is to be forever refered to as `The Chocolate Factory', what do you call the campus over their at Redmond?
BALLMERS BARMY ARMY!!! or
The Pedlers Palace. Why? Because they have the fixes they know you need and will sell to you;
At the price they know you will pay for a 'fix'. 'Scuse the pun.
You Are Not Free
Yup, "You Are Not Free" or ever will be from two absolute certainties. Death & Taxes.
But maybe, just maybe, there will come a time when IT will reverse those certainties.
DiRTy snatch leaves gamers worried
Anyone playing with a dirty snatch, deserves to be worried!!!
What A Beaut El Reg!
No matter where I roam, it's great to know that my old faithful vulture is right there with me.
Carrion IT.com.au Yeah!! Why not?