Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the world is flat

the world is flat. The World is Flat:
  • The World is Flat:

  • Eduard
    Apr 9, 04:22 PM
    I would rather keep my 330m than an integrated Intel GPU :(

    the world is flat. TV Host Not Sure if the World
  • TV Host Not Sure if the World

  • Lord Blackadder
    Mar 23, 12:50 AM
    I initially supported the Iraq invasion. I believed the Bush Administration's case for WMD's - in particular I was swayed by Colin Powell's presentation to the UN. I believed then, as I do now, that Saddam Hussein's government was arbitrary, cruel, corrupt.

    Looking back, it should have been obvious to me that there were a huge number of potential pitfalls - lack of support from Iraqis (and to a lesser extent the international community through the UN) being the most critical. While the initial invasion was predictably successful, the entire issue of post-Saddam Iraq had been poorly thought out - to the extent that it was thought out at all. The result is a tragic disaster of truly epic proportions.

    Still, even with this tragedy fresh in our minds (and indeed ongoing along with the war in Afghanistan), I find it impossible to look at the Libyan situation and say "we should not intervene". There is much I do not like about how the my country behaves on the international stage, but in this affair I feel that non-intervention is unconscionable.

    the world is flat. The world is becoming flat and
  • The world is becoming flat and

  • QuarterSwede
    Apr 25, 01:44 PM
    Wounded, Apple will go on strike and remove all GPS from future devices now. ;)
    Apple's not spiteful at all. Nah. /sarcasm

    the world is flat. the world is flat map. world
  • the world is flat map. world

  • Bill McEnaney
    Mar 7, 07:21 AM
    I won't rejoin this discussion. But since neko girl may be waiting for my reply, I'll only suggest a source (http://www.tfp.org/images/books/Defending_A_Higher_Law.pdf).

    the world is flat. As the rest of the world
  • As the rest of the world

  • MacRumors
    Apr 7, 10:16 PM
    http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/07/apple-pulling-ipad-2-from-best-buy/)

    CrunchGear reports (http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/07/rumor-ipad-2-mishandling-gets-best-buy-blacklisted-by-apple/) that BestBuy may have stepped into some trouble with Apple due its handling of iPad 2 sales:A reader who works at Best Buy just told us that there�s been a bit of a misunderstanding between the electronics retailer and Apple. Apparently, Best Buy was holding off on selling the iPad 2s it had in stock, telling customers there weren�t any when in fact they had just reached their quota of sales for the day.According to CrunchGear, Tim Cook is involved in ongoing negotiations about the issue. Meanwhile TUAW posts (http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/07/rumor-apple-no-longer-allows-best-buy-to-sell-the-ipad-2/) a very similar account from another anonymous tipster: He claims that until further notice, the mammoth electronics retailer has had all stock except demo units pulled.

    Article Link: Apple Pulling iPad 2 from Best Buy? (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/07/apple-pulling-ipad-2-from-best-buy/)

    the world is flat. In his bestselling The World
  • In his bestselling The World

  • gnasher729
    Jul 27, 10:07 AM
    So since these new mobile chips are pin-compatible with the Yonah chips (like the one in my MBP), will it be easy/possible to simply buy one and upgrade myself?

    With things like this, my rule is: If you have to ask, then you can't do it :-(

    At the very least, you have to open your MacBook, get access to the processor, remove it, put in a new ones. But laptops are not built to be opened, and the processor is most definitely not intented to be swapped, so you might have to take an awful lot of things apart. Now taking it apart is the easy part, putting all the things back together again with everything fitting and nothing left over, that is the more difficult part.

    It is one thing to try these things with a cheap MacMini, especially if your goal is not to have a faster MacMini, but an impressive webpage. Risking a $2000 MacBook Pro is quite another thing. Better to sell your MacBook/MacBook Pro on eBay and buy a new one.

    the world is flat. the world is flat. the world
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  • NJRonbo
    Jun 14, 06:58 PM
    Why on earth would Radio Shack ask anyone
    to stand on line tomorrow to get a PIN just
    to stand on line again opening day to get a phone
    for which you are not guaranteed for?

    What kind of crap is that?

    The problem is, each store has a different
    opinion on the reservation policy.

    I think I am going to order directly from Apple.

    Problem is, I have a $247 credit from Radio
    Shack and I don't even shop at their stores

    the world is flat. The World is Flat
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  • Burnsey
    Apr 27, 09:23 PM
    Technically he is eligible to be president even if he wasn't born in the US:


    Not sure why this is such a big issue, the country is facing huge problems and you people need to work together and solve them. Set these distractions aside or you'll miss what's really going on.

    the world is flat. In The World is Flat,
  • In The World is Flat,

  • mc68k
    Dec 7, 12:47 AM
    well i bought a delorean s2. hadn't seen it come up before in the used lot, and ive been checking pretty much every time. was at the bottom of the list and i had to sell a few of my cars before i could buy it. 517K! not even something i can win high HP races with, but damn cool :cool:

    the world is flat. The World Is Flat: A
  • The World Is Flat: A

  • jkane08
    Apr 5, 05:40 PM
    Would be grand if all this hype was for iMovie. :)

    iMovie just had a refresh... and that's consumer level.. this is a pro-market meetup..

    extremely excited for new FCP though! it's well overdue

    the world is flat. The World is Flat 3.0 -- A
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  • Virtualball
    Apr 19, 02:19 PM
    Well if I'm wrong about the information, then I don't think anyone will argue about the fact that the Palm OS has been around since 1996, and the Apple iPhone uses a similar interface..

    All I'm saying is that If there were devices using a similar interface before the iPhone came out I don't see how its fair to sue anyone for it..


    Sigh, you're entirely missing the point of this case. No one's arguing that there's been a grid of icons before, it's just that Samsung went the extra step. See, Android itself doesn't have a near-identical desktop, but TouchWiz does. TouchWiz is what you see here, the icons have been made into squares (like the iPhone), there's now a Dock with frequently used apps with a grey background to distinguish it (like the iPhone), it has a black background (meh) but it uses white dots to note the page it's on (like the iPhone). They went the extra mile to provide an iPhone-like experience for their Android devices.

    the world is flat. the world is flat thomas
  • the world is flat thomas

  • freeny
    Aug 7, 04:18 PM
    Time Machine looks pretty sweet. How do you think it will work in terms of space requirements?
    you would be safe in assuming to have double the amount of space used by files on your main HD. This will end up being like RAM, The more you have the better it will serve you....

    Lacie is very excited about this im sure:D

    the world is flat. the world is flat. out The
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  • applefan289
    Apr 8, 08:12 AM
    It's about time. Best Buy does not deserve the time of day - their employees are low, their service stinks, and their whole philosophy is unethical. Looks like it's starting to come back to haunt them now...

    the world is flat. The World is Flat
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  • fullmanfullninj
    Apr 8, 02:14 AM
    Did it ever occur to you that perhaps BB take a cut of Apple's share of the profit when they sell an iPad?

    Based on what I've seen, BB doesn't take a cut of the profit.

    Look at it this way - Apple has to approve a certain retailer to sell their products. Why would they then pay that retailer that they have approved? I admit this isn't a very compelling example.

    My point(s) remain that managers are not hoarding iPads to meet their daily budgets and I do not believe BB gets any sort of money from Apple for every sale. Even then, that would not explain the stop-sale. In fact, that would encourage BB to go through their stock...

    the world is flat. the world is flat
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  • samcraig
    Apr 27, 08:04 AM
    I'm glad they're fixing this "bug"

    But their response is utter crap. They know it - and now everyone knows it.

    As reports came out over a year ago about this - it's only after this tremendous bad press that they "found" it. Mhhhmmmm sure.

    the world is flat. 3- The World is Flat by Thomas
  • 3- The World is Flat by Thomas

  • rdowns
    Mar 24, 01:07 PM
    Oh. So when a person criticizes Obama for keeping us in Afghanistan, Iraq, and/or Libya, just level an accusation of racism.

    Got it.

    That's not what I said at all but feel free to parse things as you see fit.

    the world is flat. the world isnt flat its more
  • the world isnt flat its more

  • LordJohnWhorfin
    Aug 26, 09:05 PM
    Most credit cards have very good customer assistance departments and will assist you in dealing with uncooperative vendors.
    A while back I bought an iBook for my mom directly from Apple, set it up, and just a few days before leaving to deliver it (she lives in Europe) the damn thing died (it would no longer charge). Called AppleCare, went to the Apple store, talked to the "genius" (a real jackass, but that's another story) and essentially they wouldn't give me a refund because it was a "built to order" machine or exchange it for a new computer because I hadn't bought it at the local Apple store (I bought it online though the developer program).

    I called Visa, explained the story, they said you have to try to resolve the issue with the vendor first, I described what I had done and how uncooperative Apple had been. They said they'd call Apple themselves; an hour letter I got an apologetic call from Apple and an RMA number. I shipped my computer back to Apple by FedEx at their expense, and got full credit. They even restored my hardware discount :)

    So yeah, as another poster said, the squeaky wheel does get the grease...

    the world is flat. the world is flat. the world
  • the world is flat. the world

  • composer11
    Jul 22, 03:50 AM
    Got it. Thanks!

    If you haven't seen it before, I found this (http://www.macminicolo.net/) very interesting.

    Cool! LOL! :-)

    Anyway, wondering if Apple will cut the prices the way the PC market dictates?? Anyone have any ideas? Apple is going to have to get used to ramping and changing the cores all the time, this is NOT IBM PPC, and Intel, AMD etc, release revesions of chips all the time, several times a year. In addition, one of the cool things about this is that the new desktops should allow you to buy the low end system and purchase a CPU and plop it in yourself, saving a bundle, unless of course they, being apple, stay withing market price of CPU's.

    A good place to check current prices is..


    Now if they where to solder them on, then I would fume and support the OSX86.org:D But seriously, from what I thought I read not to long ago, Apple is no longer "whoring" their RAM prices and are starting to reflect the "real" street prices of DDR.

    IMHO, Apple is going to have to stay competitive with real street prices on their systems (CPU, Motherboard, RAM pricing) and the newer 2 Duo and Memron, Quads, etc are much lower than what IBM was charging them.

    For the laptop segment, by the Holiday's, the MacBooks should be equal to the QUAD G5 in power, with the MBP 8 cores (2x4), and desktops in all various ranges.....especially with UB programs, all the way up to 4x4.

    Now, if we could only get decent mic preamps, and everything wireless, guitar, etc, everything would be perfect.

    Am still awaiting the device you place on your head and think about a song, idea, cartoon, and poof, it's done! LOL!!!

    the world is flat. the world is flat book. the
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  • RichP
    Sep 13, 09:33 AM
    After that, what will be the next method of radically increasing computing throughput?

    Personally, I still see data transfer, namely from storage media, as a huge bottleneck in performance. Unless you are doing something really CPU intensive (vid editing, rendering, others) Most of the average "wait-time" is the damn hard drive.

    Aug 11, 10:52 AM
    I'm stuck in a contract for another year, so I'll be watching to see how this pans out. Hopefully, I'll be able to jump on a Rev B without reservations.

    Given Apple's patent on the click-wheel interface, what do you think the likelihood of a virtual rotary phone interface? There are plenty of people who are now adults who've never 'dialled' a phone. It would be really slick if Apple could find a way for all of us old-farts to re-activiate our kinaesthetic memories and dial up and old friend using the click wheel on our new iPhones.


    Mar 26, 10:55 AM
    Bring on full screen!! :apple:

    Mar 31, 04:20 PM
    Maybe, just maybe, Steve jobs knows a bit about computing. You may not like his business model, but the man isn't stupid.

    Mar 22, 04:24 PM
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    Yeah, it's kind of like The Beatles. Sure there are other bands out there that are great. But for some reason, people will never care about them as much as they do the beatles.

    Mar 22, 03:38 PM
    The iPad two does have some shortcomings, few of which are worth going to to here. However, the OS of these devices IS crucial and we are beginning to see iOS creaking slightly. In terms of looks and notifications, for me, Apple is lagging. I like how the Playbook looks and potentially, should operate. Will I make a snap judgement? No. I'll try the damn thing first before making a judgement.

    Why are you comparing the Playbook that is coming out this summer to iOS 4? Chances are it will be competing with iOS 5. If you want to be fair and all.

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