Since when is that a firing offense?
Seriously, you fire people if they are not doing their job.
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This is not a computer. Repeat after me. NOT a computer.
Considering how previous tablets have been doing, this should be a good point. If you have something of that size, and without keyboard, you should not try to use it as a computer.
You do not open 10 different apps on that. It is meant for simple stuff. Watching videos, pictures,
sending e-mails, and surfing the web, one web page at a time. If you have these simple needs, the iPad is all you need, and it is probably easier to use than a netbook.
Of course, most readers of the Register want a computer, because they like to fiddle with things. Well, this product is not for you. There are thousands of products that are not meant to appeal to you. Deal with it.
Honestly, the only glaring option that is missing in my opinion is the camera for video calls. That will be for the next version, probably.
Honestly, I cannot think it can be a good idea to have to pay for producing content. I believe the only people who disagree are big content producers, all too willing to place a barrier on the competition by the general population.
Not that Web 2.0 is all that it is cracked up to be, but I want to believe that it is best than coming back to pre-Internet era, with the flow of information controlled by a few.
I can imagine Steve Jobs getting on the stage...
"As many of you have guessed, Apple has been working in secret on a brand new project...
Today, here it is... the very first electric car made by Apple, the iCar!!"
Half the audience collapses in shock, and then he says that no, there's no tablet this year either... And the other half of the audience collapses.
I'd be surprised if Google really left, but I'd be even more surprised if the government let them stay without censorship... I wonder what they are trying to achieve with their bold statement? It's not like leaving China will put them out of reach of hacking attempts...
Honestly, I don't really understand the decision of the UK court. Without undue love for Lucas, it does seem to me that nobody would buy these costumes if they were not part of the movies... Are the toys based on Star Wars and, say, Transformers movies, works of art? I am pretty certain you are not allowed to copy them... Is it just that they are expressing their independence from US courts?
Maybe they think they are allowed to report that the US media are reporting that the UK high court has blocked the publication of XXXX XXXXXXXX of XXXXX (almost slipped there). It is true that at some point, not talking about the subject sounds like sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "la la la not listening"...
Anyway, one more victim of the Streisand effect. You have to admire the futility of it all. Who gave the order? Are they actually trying to ramp up the attention on the case? I would have thought Woods would want to keep out of sight for a bit...
Google wants to give me search results I want to click on, and sponsored links are clearly marked..
SEO want to give me search results THEY want me to click on. And considering how little I want to visit commercial web sites, what I want and what they want rarely coincide.
I am not quite sure that science is to the point you can pretend to know what the whales hear or do not hear. And even if they do not hear, they can still be affected. How about studying the way whales react rather than making bold and unconvincing statements?
I agree that whale beaching is not a huge problem, but pseudoscience is.
You would be surprised how few people that do not follow IT closely have heard about the crash.
And actually, I would still feel rather safe buying one. I'm not saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but I assume Microsoft/Danger/T-Mobile will be extra careful about everything now...
But anyway, my trusty ol' Treo (of pre-iPhone days) is still chugging along, so I won't be buying anything right now...
I don't think your post has much point. So what if the internet is not a country?
It is still legal for the guy to say whatever he wants as long as he is doing it from a country where it is legal. The guy did end up in jail when he got caught in Austria, but as long as he stays in the US, he can publish whatever he wants on the web.
IIRC, about the only thing we can do with a quantum computer that we cannot do about as well with a normal one is to crack public key cryptography. That is, some of the systems only, and and of course a computer with around 3000 qubits would be needed.
"Quantum computing" sounds really good, but it is pretty much useless.
PH, because she looks good too, but...
She was that close of getting a Darwin Award...
Though i guess that even being drunk and falling on the tracks does not even rate high enough in stupidity for a nomination.
On the plus side, she managed to have her fall recorded from three angles. Worth it to keep the video and show it to her grandchildren if she survives long enough to have them!
I vote to have PH be the standard Darwin Award icon...
Quite right, quite right. I was commenting on the article claim that the doubling of the Apple stock price meant they were doing well. Even though the stock of Palm gained more, there are few people who would claim it is doing better...
In this case, I guess the augmentation reflects more the near-death experience Palm's stock had before the launch of the Pré, than the success they have now...
"Cupertino's stock price doubled while the rest of the world slogged through the Meltdown mire."
Not so. The stock of a certain company was multiplied by SEVEN since last December. The name of that obviously incredibly successful company? Palm.
PH Icon... Palm... Ahem.
I mean, they wrote the program, built the computer, they have every right to decide what device can work with it, right? How come they accept to work with a Dell computer mouse, but not with a Palm Pre phone?
Still pissed off when anybody takes pain to stop something that works from working.
Is free advertising. They haven't uttered a single word about their thingummy yet, and the world is tethered to their lips.
...a friend of mine works in the e-book industry. They say that it is useless to choose formats or readers now, because whatever Apple has in store is going to blow everything else out of the water...
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