Re: Phone for the living room
Notepads are quick and easy to use and won't run out of battery.
33 posts • joined 22 Dec 2007
I do agree with what you say (about general public being responsible), however the purpose of banks to society (as I see it) is to factor in the risk of default, and price it into the loans they are issuing. Joe Public wants the shiny toys, and the banks should have been able to say "no you can´t afford it" . They didn´t do that, needed a bailout from the public purse after their loans went bad, and keep on awarding themselves outrageous bonuses afterwards.
Both sides are to blame.
I think this a problem of the recruitment industry, and the idiots that it employs. I am sure there is a better alternative than these idiots that are capable of matching two keywords in a search, and talking shite on the phone for half an hour to cover up for the crap salary they are trying to get you interviewed for.
Over here in Mexico right now. Most of the educated Mexicans I have been speaking with seem to think that Peña Nieto's party is easily the most corrupt, and there was talk of vote buying (in the very poor areas) well before the result.
Doesn't sound like anyone with a clue actually wanted him in but there are a lot of areas of Mexico that are still very poor (one town I was in only got electricity in 2004), so votes could easily be bought, and bribes are common practice here.
Actually talking with real Mexicans would give you a bit more insight into the reality of it all. The few Mexican I know have been posting against the corruption for the last few months on Facebook now.
In my experience, any comment starting with "I'm no fanboi / apologist but", will almost guarantee a faboi / appologist comment to follow.
And well done for almost doing exactly what the previous poster suggested some apologist would do next- claim that it is fine for Apple to do it because everyone else does.
I work with a lot of bioinformatics people, many of whom come from a biology background and are self taught with the programming side. Some of them can code properly, but many of them are worse than useless - for example producing millions of files and cocking up the network filesystem for everyone, instead of taking half a day to lean to use a bit of SQL and put it in a database table.
Fitts law must have been concieved in a time when screen resolutions were a lot lower and people likely didn't multitask with anywhere near as many windows as today.
It doesn't mention the difference between a small mouse push that can be done with the wrist, or having to lift the mouse off the table, and do a second push- more likely when you need to go right to the top of a large high res monitor. It is also relevant only to the time to find the menu, not to get back to the original window.
I personally find the Appla Mac style universal menus annoying to use.
First few minutes of this film, Violet Blue or someone. Claims she has never knowingly slept with a Windows user, (then complains how crap it is anyway).
Given the choice of that or porn on an iPhone, I think the iPhone would win.
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