Re: "this particular one used his surname as part of his username"
How do we know that it wasn’t Able Seaman Jones masquerading as Rear Admiral Bloggs just for a laugh?
161 posts • joined 20 Mar 2013
Apple kit doesn't really lend itself to anything but landfill once it goes out of consumer warranty.
Damn. Both the ‘refurbished’ MacBooks I bought from the Apple Store for personal use must have been brand new. And they even knocked about 20% off the price.
With that kind of business sense, will Apple ever make a profit?
Gary from Google here. Glad you posted from Chrome. Just a gentle reminder that we know where you live. And it would be a shame if something happened to that nice new bike you bought. Oh, and the kids’ Android phones show their route to school as well, which is all part of the value of our offering I’ll think you’ll agree.
Anyway, just wanted to ask you to dial down the cynicism and negativity a little - not what the world needs right now, eh?
Sure we understand each other. Mind how you go.
I don't get it. Even though I had a RAZR back in the day and thought it was the mutt's nuts.
But that was the noughties. Today, the pockets on all my clothes have evolved to accomodate the form factor of most mobiles.
Sammy are asking me to buy something that:
- will disappear too far into my pocket for me to reach without contorting my hands, figures and body;
- is twice as thick; and
- has a mechanical/foldy/likely-to-be-breaky component.
had the pilots involved ever learned how to use the trim button instead of trying to muscle the plane's controls
Remembering always that MCAS was introduced “on the quiet” and that its purpose was to change trim behind the the pilots’ backs
I remember using Yahoo!’s tree structure to find websites (yes kids, it was like the whole WWW on one page!) and then moved to AltaVista which HAD A SEARCH BOX!
The first time I saw Google I was completely seduced by the all-white page and lack of clutter (Yahoo! by now a portal, still trying to corral accès to the whole web through one page). However, the real magic was the accuracy of the results Google produced back then, it seemed mind-readingly spooky.
Obviously I’ve since moved on and now use a blend of ddg and Qwant
There is an old adage that in the short term, the stock market is a voting machine and in the long term it’s a weighing machine.
Musk should know that the long term share price reflects Tesla’s value in the market, anything else is noise. By definition, if Tripp’s revelations affected the long term price they are considered by the market to be true.
If not, then um... keep the money away from the lawyers?
...the websites concerned?
I’m not for a second thinking that I’m either interesting enough or threatening enough, but presumably that would provide a fairly strong indication of who the targets are?
Or is $Actor so scarily powerful that Google don’t dare to reveal that information?
More questions than answers
I can imagine that, in China, Apple had to let the government have a spare key.
Even if the plaintiffs (whose financial data, health records and browsing history are probably spattered over various clouds) believe an Amazon, Google or MS BOFH is more likely to pry than an Apple BOFH, I’m sure bosses at those cloudy providers know that holding a key to iCloud data could leave them open to all sorts of liabilities they really don’t need.
This is going to come down to how much third party providers can reasonably be used, and what for.
I’d have to assume you’re posting under the AC moniker because you’re doing some breakthrough research in this area and you’re not ready to reveal your hand just yet.
In telling us to “read up”, could you suggest some titles from your bibliography and/or references?
It’s not my sector, but AIUI that would be a tacit admission that it’s not actually a 737 but a new model of aircraft.
Pilots would then have to be trained on the new plane and its behaviour, at a significant cost to airlines in terms of cash and pilot availability.
It may even be that 737 MAX has “inherited” some certs from its “predecessors” (same airframe?) and I don’t know what would happen if the aircraft suddenly became, I don’t know, the 797.
It can’t be the work of a single ‘maverick’
Someone had the idea, someone else said it was a good idea, another person then approved it without worrying about their boss’s reaction.
Then someone was asked to implement it, and got that signed off and was able to get resources allocated from elsewhere. At no point did anyone think that they should flag or even stop it.
Then the third parties pushed it out and the data started to flow in. Nobody thought that was odd. People were asked to analyse data and write algorithms and produce charts and slide decks. No one paused for thought.
I mean, WTFIGO?
It also keeps people in the ecosystem, buying from the App Store, paying for iCloud, having a reason to stick to Mac OS...
Apple Services is a big line for Cupertino’s Counting Dept.
Moreover, when the punter goes to buy their next phone, they’re mentally discounting what they imagine will be the resale value from the price of the phone they’re buying.
Mobile providers need to focus on pumping 1s and 0s through the air as far as possible, as quickly as possible and as densely as possible.
Consumers will decide how they would like to use those 1s and 0s and device manufacturers will tempt the consumers with a range of conduits for doing so.
Whinging about Apple, Facebook and Google is a bit like electricity utilities moaning that many white goods are manufactured by Samsung, Haier and Whirlpool.
Groups and Rooms (yeah, sorry. This comes from Windows Phone 8.)
You don't know how great it is until you've used it. You don't know how useful it was until you don't have it any more.
And I think even Microsoft killed it off...
"Windows Phone 8 Groups allow you to join contacts together so you can more easily follow their social networking status updates, plus easily text, email, or IM a group at once."
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