Re: F*king cat videos
"what else would a techie use"
This always goes down a treat:
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It's all a bit cyberpunk, isn't it, when Corporations can have a direct influence on political policy. Not even via the behind-the-scenes funding and lobbying, this is Big Corporations publically announcing the way they want the laws to be.
I'm not saying they're wrong in this instance.
But I wonder, in 10, 20 or 30 years, does government just become an administration office, responcible for managing and implementing the will of the top 20 Corps?
[mines the coat with Lo Tek scrawled on the back and with Dolphin spittle staining the sleeve]
I was wondering whether to suggest watching the TV adaptations?
I thought Going Postal was brilliant! but then maybe it helps to have read the book first and that's what makes the tv show so good?
From the books - i would recommend Guards! Guards! as a good starting point too. it's a great story by itself, full of fantastic characters. the rest of the books with those characters are great.
Then again, Wyrd Sisters might be a great place to start, as you'll be familiar with the underlying story that it is parodying.
Most of the really posh Rolex's cost a lot more than $17k.
So having a novelty digital watch for a 1/3 of the price of the $60k Rolex you wear with your tuxedo might appeal to the kind of people who are chaufuered from their mansion to their Lear jet in their Rolls Royce.
the most geeky of power users aren't using such archaic things as physical media or DSLRs.
download your movies to your iPad, old man!!
and get a newer DSLR that uploads straight to the cloud, from whence you can then view it on your hi-res 12" macbook screen.
or wait till you get home.
or get a macbook pro.
4) About the get mugged by a group of ruffians. Cheap laptop: try to exchange it in barter for your life, get laughed at and see laptop smashed to pieces as they give it and your ribs a kicking in equal measure. New Mac: use it's ultra thin and sharp wedge shape to decapitate or remove limbs of the creeps in a whirling dervish of martial artistry like something from the pages of a manga, then give praise to Crom as you see them crushed and driven before you, while listening to the lamentations of their women!
Same here. I have an iMac with all the usb slots used up, two of which are 10-port usb hubs for a stack of external hard drives.
I do not need any connectivity on my laptop - i print wirelessly via Printopia on the iMac. I move files onto and off the laptop via wifi (increasingly AirDrop)
What i really need is a laptop that weighs as little as possible and is comfortable to use in the ever shrinking seat space on my train to and from work.
"legally from Oz"
Will it be available outside the US then?
I kinda zoned out during that part of the keynote as i assumed it was going to be a US only thing.
If it is available worldwide then i'm definitely signing up - there's years and years worth of great tv watching on HBO (and that's just from watching The Wire over and over and over again)
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
http://daringfireball.com/ has guesses at the prices. Apparently these are purely guesses, Gruber hasn't been given the wink from anyone at Apple or anything. But if he's right, then yes, all but the low-end model are soul-crushingly expensive. And who wants to pay $350 for a watch with a rubber strap?
Of course, it might be that Apple snub El Reg because no one on El Reg is capable of proof-reading their copy before hitting the publish button.
And even then, none of the editors can be bothered to read the story after it's published and correct any mistakes either!
Y'know, there's new PR people at Apple now. I'm sure if you tried you'd be able to ingratiate yourselves with them and get Rik (is he still around?) an invite to an event.
Not that I have ever seen the point of a machine that needs to have bits downloaded to make it more usable
you've never upgraded the firmware on anything?
or updated your OS with the latest, security patched, version?
are you typing this on a PC that's only running the pre-bundled software it came from?
I'm sure there are many people in that scenario, but i'd be gobsmacked to discover any of them reading and posting on El Reg
"The BBC's own guidelines on reconstructions state that they \"should normally be based on a substantial and verifiable body of evidence,\" "
But... it's not a reconstruction if it's a theoretical enactment of a potential scenario. it's a construction. Is there a guideline document for those?
Jony Ive was quoted in New Yorker as saying they don't believe wearable tech should be on the face:
When he later saw Google Glass, Ive said, it was evident to him that the face “was the wrong place.”