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646 posts • joined 21 Mar 2012
Your Sub Heading: "Non-millennial claims Big Blue is hiding evidence of anti-greybeard HR policies"
You cannot use the term 'greybeard' in this context. It refers to an individual with unmatched knowledge in a specific area, a wise one, a sage. They should be approached with respect, awe, and trepidation lest your stupid question reveal just how dangerously little you know.
It does not mean that you are simply over 35.
It's about Apples failed deviation from the usual release scheme this year, i.e. release flagship, discount last years flagship. Instead they discontinued last years flagship (X) and released a larger but inferior* handset (XR) and made it only slightly cheaper. Apple have finally realised that idea was not working out for them and have reduced the price $300 to make it a more viable upgrade for 6 and 7 owners not stupid enough to pay XS money.
What Apple can't do anything about is the size of the XR, which does not appeal to many 'western' 6 and 7 owners. It occurred to me in September that the only way to get around that was to put the X back into production, its size is acceptable to this group. But that would make the XR even less attractive unless you like phablets.
*see Apples handset comparison site
"Its aim is to compare the physiology of ageing and its effects on disease progression, by comparing groups of young and old mice on the ISS and back here on Earth."
Depending on the type, mould in food can have a very direct effect on the physiology of ageing and disease progression, the Earth bound mice voted for non mouldy food so now they all have to have non mouldy food.
So the ASA is admitting that it is alright to hoodwink un-savvy consumers, the very people they should be protecting. WTF?
"All of the consumer research we have done in relation to broadband advertising in recent years suggests that consumer knowledge regarding broadband services is low. We recognise that this might be a barrier to consumers choosing the best deal for their needs, and we have therefore shared our research with Ofcom to consider as part of its on-going work on Helping consumers to engage in communications markets."
Spoken like a true media luvvie
"Ten years ago, when the Cabinet Office was pondering whether to commit the country to the £11bn project"
It feels like a lot longer than 10 years since EL Reg started, rightly, pointing out that this is a stupid idea.
Please remind me, which fool conceived it, thought it was a good one and managed to get it in front of the Cabinet Office?
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