"plentiful supply of sawdust and hot air available in Westminster."
And any place else with a high density of politicians.
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That seems like a fair settlement. Evidently the judge was looking out for the class member interests. Otherwise the plaintiff lawyers might have sold their own clients down the river so they could get big fees without having to go to trial.
Remember folks, it is he best justice system money can buy. And guess who has the money.
Steve Jobs had Islet Cell pancreatic cancer, which is a rare and "milder" form that can be cured if caught early, which his was when he had a CAT scan for a kidney stone.However, he ignored his doctor's advise to have surgery immediately, and instead tried alternative treatments. By the time he agreed to have surgery, the cancer had progressed. Had he had surgery when initially advised, his survival chances would have been much better.
Thanks for that comment. The way things have gone this week, I was beginning to think maybe the opposite was true.
Really, who thought it was a good idea to use micro-mini screws to secure M.2 drives in a computer. Darn whippersnappers should be taken out back to the woodshed and have their behind tanned!
The KIM-1 takes me back also. I hand built an interface to a cassette drive (with a lot of help from a hobby magazine for KIM-1 owners) so I could store the finished programs. It worked after a fashion - about 1 out of every 3 times it would read correctly. This is also where I first learned the advantages of socketed IC's after my incompetence at soldering an IC directly to the board killed the IC.
four big themes continue to guide us," said Pichai. "First, building and providing the most helpful products and services that allow us to scrape every morsel of private information we can get from users . Second, continuing to earn the trust of our users by investing in high quality information and keeping users' data safe and private so only we can sell it to the advertisers. Third, strong execution as a company, particularly as we start to reopen our offices and fire any employees who question are ethics. And forth, building sustainable value in our own business and for our partners , or at least the partners that our bots don't kick out of the play store or off Youtube without any explanation ."
There, I fixed that for Mr. Pichai.
I bought 2 old HP laptops (DV9000 series) which had Quanta branded motherboards, so I assume they built the computers. I wonder if any emails will be dumped online. It would be interesting to know who was at fault for the GPU and monitor cable issues which plagued this model - HP, Quanta, or Nvidia. And yes, I'm still bitter that I was never notified about a class action lawsuit settlement for the affected GPU's and an extension of the warranty period by HP until after both had expired. Ugh!
I believe they would call them interns at Perdue* - I doubt they are called students. However, at Purdue** they definitely have students.- over 45 thousand from all over the world.
* A major food and agribusiness company
** A public university particularly known for their engineering department.
You might want to tell the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, US Department of Department. I would tend to believe them. Although this was never put into general circulation, it was and is still technically legal tender (if any still exist).
Blame Covid-19. Larry needs a new island, and with the pandemic raging, the demand for islands is sky high. As anyone who has tried to buy a CPU or GPU lately can tell you, when the demand is high, the prices are even higher. Larry needs all the money he can
steal earn. After all, he can't spend every penny on the island, he still needs to eat.
Pity the poor multi-billionaire - so many demands on your wallet, so few Wilsons* to spend.
* $100,000 USA paper bill only printed in 1934. It had a picture of Woodrow Wilson on the front.
No Benjamin Savage, it was companies like your employer, Facebook, tracking people across the web that caused the real problem - the attack on personal privacy. Apple is trying to fix that problem. That fact this causes an issue for companies trying to measure tracking clicks is unfortunate for those companies, but it is not Apple's fault.
Actually, windows dedia player is still free, it just doesn't have a DVD playback feature. As others have mentioned, VLC media player is far better anyways and I would use it even if windows media player had DVD playback capabilities. I've been using VLC for many years - highly recommended..
COMPUTEX will now revert to a virtual format, and hopefully retain its status as the source of big PC-related pronouncements...
Pronouncements about products which you won't be able to find for sale at anything close to MSRP. The trade show format won't be the only thing that is virtual. 2021 - the year of the best computer hardware no one can actually buy (at least not at a reasonable price).
I assume your sarcasm detector is broken. You might want to take it in for repair. And Apple is a $2tn company largely due to planned obsolescence of their phones as well as Android phones.The whole phone market would shrink drastically if the average phone lasted as long as the average PC. Apple has a very limited number of products, and is extremely dependent on the phone replacement rate being high. If Google wasn't doing the same thing Apple would take a real hit to their market valuation.
That's not a problem - it's a feature (for Apple, not the consumer). Planned obsolescence has become a business model, and nothing promotes planned obsolescence like a very expensive repair which costs close to, or better yet, more than the value of the product. It's a win-win situation - either you make a new sale, or you rake in the money through your repair business. The key is getting the product to fail after the warranty period!
I would presume at least 2/3 rds go anything but smoothly. The number of failed ERP projects is extremely high, and that doesn't include the projects which are declared a success even though they are late, over budget, and don't deliver many of the benefits promised. Companies (and government agencies) often don't want to admit that a project was a failure, since it looks bad for everyone involved. Instead, the project is declared a success, the customers work around the deficiencies, and the attempts to fix the mess are buried in maintenance budgets or called enhancements.
Seems obvious to me. All the major powers have a space presence, so the UK has to have one also. Just a further extension of "but all the other kids have a (insert Xbox/Playstation/etc.) mommy". No self respecting government leader wants to be the only boy/girl without the latest toys.
We'll figure out what to do with them later.
Considering the quality of the notification email, Fathead might be a better name for their business. Oh well, I'm not a customer, so at least I got a laugh out of the "Strictly Private and Confidential". It reminded me of the "don't tell anyone, but ..." rumor spreading technique pre-social media. When you really, really want people to tell the world, then just tell them it's a secret
Pity the poor people who ended up buying the stolen Macbooks with the butterfly keyboards. They were just trying to get a 5 finger discount, but typing with some of those fingers just didn't work.
BTW, what is Apple's policy on repairing stolen laptops? Do you still get warranty repairs?
I'm not going to claim any special knowledge about the merits of this case, but anytime I see that a federal lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Texas, I just assume the plaintiff has a weak case and is court shopping. There have truly been some amazing jury decisions in that district which defy all logic.If I was a business owner, I would make a concerted effort to have no presence in that district so no one would be able to sue me there.
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