no, not really.. perhaps everything *you* need to know about Apple today, but plenty of people don't rate those things highly, instead preferring to focus on what they like about OSX and so on.
But thanks for your opinion.
106 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jun 2010
couldn't agree more. I jumped the sinking blue ship of shit nearly 5 years ago after the most miserable 18 months of employment in my life. Best decision I ever made.
But truly I feel for those that endure the abuse and misery. Or worse, have no real choices and live on a hope and prayer.
and wondering - is it time to jack it in for an EU one. I can't see a scenario where the UK will remain (ha-ha) at the top of IT pile - relevant, stimulating and more crucially, a safe place career wise. Countries like the Netherlands, the Republic of Scotland, etc will all benefit massively simply by NOT being British.
Their safety video is charming and, well, French - or possibly that should be written charming *and* French... depending. Wait, I digress..
For some time now - they have also requested the sardines do not attempt to disassemble the tin-can if an iPrecioussss is lost.. Guess now I know why
hah.. I beg to differ - although, everyone there is headless and anonymous because, well, yeah, most to them are mama's boys or priests - but grindr in Rome is massively busy. Then there's that gay sauna/bath-house built under the bishops residence (ok, I believe that closed during the gay purges of the last few years), but gotta say, that was fun in a oh-god-we-are-all-going-to-hell-forever kind of way.
have I? no - not often.. no more than 128 segments in the last 14 months.
FYI - Emirates has the HIGHEST average aircraft utilisation time at 13.7hrs / day... Gee, wonder what happens in the remaining 10.3hrs?
So lets ask this question - other than that one thomas cook charter you took with your mates to Benidorm 3 years ago, have you actually had anything to do with the airline industry?
So these "it's crap, ridiculous - I'm far too superior/intelligent to buy one" huffs and puffs are entertaining to read but they miss, entirely, that not even apple fanbois (did I spell that pseudo-insult correctly?) are the target market for the blingiest-of bling iWatches
No, dear readers, it's the people for whom financial decisions around cost are as irrelevant as which loaf of bread to buy based on any thought other than "I want that one"
How many watches do you think Mr Moneybags already has in his watch-drawer - more to the point, how much did he spend on the contents of that drawer? Probably more than most (or all) of the readership of this online publication will spend (or have spent) on their homes.. And those multi-dial, gazillion time-zones 300m diving watches - do you think he uses *any* of those features? No. The only feature he uses is it's material existence. So he won't care that in a year there'll be a new one that lasts a whole day, or has a new(ish) feature - because it's immaterial to his world.
Apple are doing this because they can and because it will sell by the truck load
and you've obviously never worked at a place where you can get fired just for being LGBT, terrorised by a manager or worse by very junior colleagues who happen to go to the same church as the manager.
Consider that this is perfectly legal in many many many places of the world (including huge swathes of the US and Europe).
Yes - any form of discrimination based on any thing other than Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent is entirely and utterly wrong - there is some opportunity and equality catch up required tho...
at the risk of reader disgust/pity/abuse I have to confess I love my Nested up house. My partner is rather into candles and incense and the like and I'm a passionate kitchen abuser and pre-nest (smoke alarms), we ended up taking the alarms off because of so many false alarms. Which on two occasions means rather more damage caused by candles gone wrong than we'd ideally have liked.. (a touch of understatement there)..
the nests can be hushed - before they go off - (yes yes, that wavey hand thing was daft) with a swift push of a button on the alarm itself. So they're now always up and running.. success!!
as to the thermostat - it does know how long my house takes to warm up and cool down (at 4C ambient, it takes 30 mins for 0.5C across the house with the vent system open)
what comes after is breathing heavily down the neck of flash
why invest billions on a technology that's already approaching it's sunset period.
No, no no - flash isn't dead.. of course not, but think in terms of 3~5 years time
I would like to have seen a chart like this with solid-state vs spinning - specifically leaving out flash as the media
Nothing like a bit of breathless pseudo-factual tabloid reporting to start the day.
Watch! - made of gold! - costs lots of money! Quel Surprise eh?
The subtle emphasis on the errors (plating) to perceptually drive down the value whilst hyping the price - very good. Your Journalism 101 tutor would be very proud
so notice the trend for the cars to have more and more information bought into their systems from external analogue sources..
this is because a self-driving car needs to be able to read the analogue world around it topped up with smart digital
fun times ahead!
with the exception of the first post (about the sudden and bizarre definition of races) - all posts so far above "let the best man win" have all be been made by white heterosexual males?
Racism, sexism, etc is alive and kicking in all parts of the world.
Affirmative Action doesn't appear, on the surface, to make any sense at all, and in most cases it's lip-service anyway, but "simply do nothing, it'll sort it self out" is also not a great option - unless, of course, you're a white heterosexual male (who's not too old)
Any tech that existed at the time of birth was OK, any thing that came along before 30 was an opportunity and anything after 30 will bring about the end of the world
I'm guessing the poo-poo-ers in the comments above (I'm one of them.. so don't flame me!) are in their 40s?
they bought it to rip it apart and use various bits and bobs of the code line
there's certainly no magic to the hardware (supermicro branding everywhere, bog standard off the shelf components) and the OS is essentially Debian, so my guess is it's the overlay trickery that got someones attention. How to incorporate that tho...
When my choices are limited to the 20 movies in the iTunes store; cable-based services that don't work properly or piracy (and I already pay "piracy taxes" on my internet connection) then, well, it's not a complex decision right? (I'm in the Netherlands)
that said, since spotify came into the house, we've not downloaded any music illegally.
if the completely artificial barriers to me having access to Netflix/lovefilm etc are removed, my own experience would suggest that movie/tv-series downloading would also stop.
I love my antipodean cousins.. indeed, I've had many a lover from far south of the equator, best served by the Queensland and northern territories air service
but with all due respect, how do I de-subscribe from the Register Southern-Service?
Agreed, to many it's fascinating - nah, even important... fabulous. I wish them the very best.. I just don't want to have to filter my European news for it... Am I wrong? OK, beat me with a soft swishy-cane.. I can handle-it...
Just gimme the Opt-Aut-button....
So my G2 Apple TV sits like a very small quiet out the way thing, connected via HDMI to my amp and to all my NAS shares via cabled ethernet (well, the switch is in a cupboard 3ft away), all controlled effortlessly by a logitech harmony remote. Even my total Luddite spouse can use it.
Of course, I had to jailbreak and install XMBC - and now it plays anything (even 1080 content, tho downscaled to 720) - so I have the flexibility of using the iTunes ecosystem; AirPlay for music, or photos when friends visit; and the ability to play just about any media type.
At €99 its hard not to justify really. As soon as the xbmc / jailbreak option works on ATV3, I'll be having one for the bedroom, thank you very much.
all power to you lot over in England right now, but every day I thank the Sweet Baby-J that its you guys with the advert-promotional-marketing-slobber-fest that is "this summers' festivities" and not here in (the real) Europe.
Even tho, I still get a nauseating 10min advert from the sweet-dark-fizzy drink people every-freaking-time I go see a movie.
at the (high) risk of sounding like a total dolt, what does it actually mean if they find it?
Will it mean some boffin somewhere can create a time machine, or an FTL drive, or a Transporter beam, or a death-star ray gun?
Its fabulously important sounding, but where does it take us (us=humanity..)