Re: Sexist, but joking = Sacked
This just goes to show how far the industry needs to go. Is that all Mr. Rockman thinks women get up to during the day?
As a recovering mysogonist I need to call you out Simon. Get less sexist tag lines, period!!
30 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
Just fired of three signed letters, two were FOIA request to the NSA & DEA requesting all information about what they could possibly be interested by in the phone number. The third to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to express my "sadness" that my Fourth Amendment rights aren't worth the paper their printed on. I wonder who will ignore me the hardest...
It's oh so quiet at HQ.
"News has been on Apple and Google for weeks. Quick, pull something out quick so we don't look like we're behind."
"Uh, ok. SharePoint and Office 2010. I've prepared severa-"
"NO! WE WILL NOT DO THIS! I WANT THE NEWEST, CRAZIEST IDEA WE GOT!"
"Well, we rigged up a camera to a PC that lets people use Office like a board game."
"Oh, this is too good..."
Any commercial company only makes these types of statements when something is affecting their bottom line. If Boeing was too cuddly, lazy and expensive in the past then this is just the reaction that they will have towards more competition.
Anyway, one small piece of the military-industrial complex just got vaporized, lets have a round!
it's just they've cast it out of platinum.
All these features have an additional cost, so ... what are they? Power consumption, interface complexity and mayhaps countless hours of trying to implement the next best thing.
Itanic was a "brilliant" design that failed to be implemented meaningfully as a platform. This could just be the same feature grab only lashed to x86. /cynic
How effective will the implementation be?
I just recently bought a lowend Toshiba laptop and the EULA for this machine stated that the return policy was (and I quote):
"By using the software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept them, do not use the software. Instead, contact the manufacturer or installer to determine its return policy. You must comply with that policy, which might limit your rights or require you to return the entire system on which the software is installed."
Toshiba's policy on not accepting the EULA is:
"...TAIS DOES NOT ACCEPT THE RETURN OF COMPONENT PARTS, OR BUNDLED SOFTWARE, WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TAIS HARDWARE PRODUCT. PRO-RATA REFUNDS ON INDIVIDUAL PC COMPONENTS, OR BUNDLED SOFTWARE, INCLUDING THE OPERATING SYSTEM, WILL NOT BE GRANTED. "
The loophole has closed.
"In the US a number of organisations have begun to experiment with variations on this theme: instead of supplying users with corporate PCs they provide them with an allowance with which they can purchase a machine of their choice."
This sounds like an awful idea. Who get to support all of those PC that the random idiots buy?
Intel is simply trying to kill Itanium by attrition.
"Sure, it will be out any day now. But while your waiting, why not examine our full range of Nehalem Xeons?"
HP is the real driving force behind Itanium and Intel just dances the dance to keep a major OEM happy. Itanium's death was sounded by x86-64 a long time ago.
Funny, this seems like the IBM/Apple PowerPC spat a few years ago doesn't it?
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