Saturday, May 21, 2011

the world is yours blimp

the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_1%
  • %IMG_DESC_1%

  • callmemike20
    Apr 19, 01:16 PM
    Everyone does pay taxes. The statement that 40+% of the population paid no taxes is a lie. They may have paid no Federal Income Taxes, but that does NOT mean they paid no taxes.

    My examples were based solely on the federal income tax (with some tidbits of sales tax).

    As we discussed before, everyone pays something. There are so many taxes out there that aren't even called taxes. But, since we are trying to simplify the code, maybe those other sources can be eliminated.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_2%
  • %IMG_DESC_2%

  • CalBoy
    May 3, 09:14 PM
    Semantics. Your argument boils down to the pain of change.

    Again, the real crux of your argument is that people are 'comfortable' with what they already know. If you were to put that aside and judge between the two systems objectively, I can't see how anyone would actually choose imperial over metric. Metric is the future. No, check that � it's actually the present. You're living in the past Tomorrow.

    This reminds me of the Dvorack keyboard layout vs the familiar QWERTY.

    The Dvorack is objectively superior because it allows for higher wpm speeds than QWERTY. At the time of keyboard construction, however, Dvorack was prone to a lot more jamming by typists who were too fast for the physical limitations of the machine. Obviously that isn't a problem in the digital era, so logically we should switch to Dvorack if were had the option of starting from the beginning.

    But, we're not starting from the beginning, are we? At this point switching to a new keyboard layout would be a huge undertaking for perhaps minimal gain.

    The same applies to the metric system. At best it can offer minimal gains for the average person (something which, as I have pointed out above, may not be true in all cases) while costing a great deal. Even in the best of times, I think it would foolish to squander billions over such a petty thing when companies are free to shift production to be maximally efficient for themselves. If a company will make more money (or save it) using metric, then it will. There's no need to mandate it across every facet of life.

    I mean, it's not as if we prevent companies from selling goods in metric quantities; if that was the case, then you'd have a good point.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_3%
  • %IMG_DESC_3%

  • wclyffe
    Dec 4, 06:37 PM
    Hey guys I just called BLT and they said that they do not have an updated ETA on when they will be receiving a shipment. It almost makes me want to just go to the apple store and pick one up, it is just so hard to give up on 30% off... sigh.

    Are you sure your Apple store has them in stock? I checked one here in LA while I happen to be there and they were out of them, too! On the online Apple store, it still says 7-10 days for delivery so maybe we should all hang in there.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_4%
  • %IMG_DESC_4%

  • RebelScum
    Apr 20, 08:55 AM
    Right or wrong the glass iphone will be forever associated with Antennagate.

    Yeah that whole debacle really brought the company to its knees. :rolleyes:

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_5%
  • %IMG_DESC_5%

  • dr_lha
    Aug 11, 10:38 AM
    That's Conroe. Merom can be put into the current iMac/Mac Mini. If you're adventureous to open the machines up or getting a third party installation. Otherwise you're looking at an entire logic board replacement for the laptops. It's probably better just to wait and buy an entire new laptop.

    Read the Guide...
    Read the link, the chip on that link was a Conroe, not a Merom.

    What exactly was wrong with what I posted?

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_6%
  • %IMG_DESC_6%

  • TheUndertow
    May 6, 07:16 AM
    So I just bought a new 4 core Sandy Bridge iMac tonight and now this news breaks. Is ARM actually building anything in any way shape or form that competes with the Intel X86 stuff right now or is this just vaporware at this point?

    Rumors and Vapor...and for laptops/mobile devices...

    ...and 2-3 years before it's even rumored to hit.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_7%
  • %IMG_DESC_7%

  • Setok
    Mar 28, 12:16 PM
    I don't get how people can view the iPhone design as dated (assuming externals here). I've been playing around with several Android phones lately, and they are all horrible cheap, plastic toys in comparison. I was surprised to find that even Android, the OS, is still slow, jerky and unpolished versus the good old iOS.

    The only devices that can even compete on sheer quality and solid design are the Nokia n8s and e7s. In particular the n8. Just a pity about the software there.

    By all means update the iPhone �*development is good. But I don't see any need to forcefully change the design of it. It's actually pretty damn good.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_8%
  • %IMG_DESC_8%

  • nived
    Aug 11, 09:30 AM
    It would be cool for them to keep the yonah in the low-end MacBook. That way with the price drop they could get back to a $999 entry-level notebook.

    Merom definitely in the Black Macbook though, if this is true.

    Why would they keep a 32-bit processor in the macbook when they're pushing 64-bit with Lepoard?

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_9%
  • %IMG_DESC_9%

  • McGiord
    Apr 10, 06:29 PM
    Your assumption is that the multiplication of 2*(12) takes precedence over the 48/2. This is incorrect for the many reasons stated in the thread.

    It can't without the extra parentheses.


    Didn't all your methods, whatever they are called, give a priority to do the parenthesis operation first?
    It is not my assumption, it is the method/explanation given by others.

    My initial answer is and will always be 2.
    My Mac can't be wrong.
    Mac OS X can't be wrong.
    Not here.
    A Mac in MacRumors can't fail.:eek:

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_10%
  • %IMG_DESC_10%

  • paul4339
    Apr 7, 05:01 PM
    What Microsoft has doesn't transfer to the tablet market. Ok, they have cash. They have enough money to give away 80 million tablets. If they do that, over the next three years, the cash is gone, and Apple + Android will still sell more units :D

    Distribution channel? What distribution channel does Microsoft have for hardware? They don't. Zune was a failure. XBox and tablets are two completely different markets.

    The developers are writing iPhone / iPad apps.

    And how would Microsoft go about "leveraging the desktop"? People throw out computers and buy an iPad. People don't say "well, I have a Windows PC, I will buy a Microsoft tablet to go with it". They say "well, I have a Windows PC, I will buy an iPad so I can get rid of that old PC".

    >Ok, they have cash.
    They have enough buy RIM, Motorola, and HTC if they really wanted to.

    > Distribution channel?
    MS has probably one of the widest distribution channels on the consumer and enterprise markets...BTW, Im not saying they should make MS hardware, just the OS. They have contacts with almost ALL the manufacturers and resellers. One thing I learned was never to underestimate Microsoft. (I agree that their hardware products are mostly failures)

    > The developers are writing iPhone / iPad apps.
    I agree... that's why they have to leverage their existing developer communities.

    > And how would Microsoft go about "leveraging the desktop"? People throw out computers and buy an iPad. People don't say "well, I have a Windows PC, I will buy a Microsoft tablet to go with it". They say "well, I have a Windows PC, I will buy an iPad so I can get rid of that old PC"

    Not true. People go with what they know - and Apple/Google are quickly setting the new OS standard for tablets; But do not ignore that's LOTs of people that are familiar with Windows (over 1 billion window users. Are they going to throw that away or find a way to leverage?).

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_11%
  • %IMG_DESC_11%

  • ender78
    Aug 11, 04:49 PM
    I think it would be cool if Apple came out with a Mac Mini Pro.

    Merom core 2 duo, X1900 GPU, slightly enlarged case, Sata 500GB HD, FW 800, SuperDrive. All for under $1250.00

    You want a $300-500 video card in a $1200 machine. Lets be realistic. BTO option yes, built in HELL NO ! The 500GB HD is also overkill. I would expect your config to be $1500-1800. I would like to see a $1199-1399 base price for some sort of tower. One Superdrive Bay, two HD bays [I full, one empty]. PCI Express with one or two empty slots.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_12%
  • %IMG_DESC_12%

  • KnightWRX
    May 6, 07:37 AM
    Microsoft isnt switching over to just ARM. They're just making Windows compatible on ARM. For their Windows 8 Tablets most likely.

    Bingo, surprising it took 10 pages for someone to point out the obvious. It was starting to get funny reading about "Windows 8 on ARM!" as if that points to anything as far as laptops/desktops go.

    It's not like Windows running on something other than x86 or x86_64 is surprising anyhow. Windows NT had ports to PPC, MIPS, Alpha and more recently ia64 during it's long history (that dates back to 1993).

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_13%
  • %IMG_DESC_13%

  • bedifferent
    Apr 23, 04:30 PM
    If this is true, I'd be a little pissed lol. I just traded up from my two 23" ACD's for two 24" LED LCD's.

    Hopefully this means with the Mac Pro rumors refresh and Final Cut release that Apple is refocusing on their neglected pro-line. Maybe we'll see a full line of dedicated displays instead of one stripped down iMac panel.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_14%
  • %IMG_DESC_14%

  • daneoni
    Mar 30, 08:57 PM
    Can't say I've been excited by new OSes since Panther/Tiger. Yay it's more iOS-like and we get an app store.


    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_15%
  • %IMG_DESC_15%

  • CFreymarc
    Mar 30, 12:27 AM
    Yeah :( all the seismologists had no idea an earthquake this big could be triggered by LiPo batteries.

    Then there is the business plan / conspiracy theory that this was caused above the Sichuan epicenter by the Chinese reverse engineering of the American HAARP.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_16%
  • %IMG_DESC_16%

  • macEfan
    Aug 7, 01:50 PM
    one word : *drools*

    I want one:D

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_17%
  • %IMG_DESC_17%

  • nuckinfutz
    May 8, 01:59 PM
    This is easy to see

    MobilMe Becomes Free

    MobilMe gets laden with 1Ads

    All part of the Apple strategy

    I would be happy to keep paying $99/year for adfree Mobilme

    What exact strategy is this? People are confusing what Google, Yahoo or Microsoft would do versus Apple. Consumer are so encumbered with the concept that free means advertising they cannot see any other way. We've used iTunes for free since it's inception with nary an ad that didn't focus on media.

    I dun know if MobileMe is going free or not but I doubt Apple has much interest in advertising beyond the App Store.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_18%
  • %IMG_DESC_18%

  • BittenApple
    May 7, 10:13 AM
    Makes sense, all Apple needs is the cloud.

    If it is indeed free, this is a welcomed change.

    the world is yours blimp. %IMG_DESC_19%
  • %IMG_DESC_19%

  • motulist
    Aug 7, 04:54 PM
    Jobs finally delivered on his 3 Ghz promise! ;) :D :D

    Aug 11, 09:43 AM
    Well, I've come to realize not to plan on buying your MBP based on rumors. I sold my 12" PB two weeks ago HOPING WWDC would bring me my MBP, but now I'm laptopless until september sometime.

    Isn't there an old chinese proverb that goes something like..."Don't sell your beautiful powerbook based on rumors..."

    I might not have quoted it right, but I'm pretty sure its close.

    Anyways, I'm soooooo excited!!!!

    Wait a second...if they release it in Paris, won't it no longer qualify for the free ipod?!? :(

    Sep 15, 04:20 PM
    MacShrine? Who?

    What's their record?

    Sep 15, 11:23 PM
    I think you should go get your prostate checked.

    Next time I go in for a physical, I'll make sure to get it checked out, after the MBP w/C2D becomes available. I am beginning to get up there in years. :)

    Mar 28, 10:40 AM
    I am a current VZW Blackberry Tour customer. I'm currently eligible to upgrade to iPhone 4 (Verizon has gone well out of its way to make me aware of this). My patience has truly been tested, as I've been assuming all along that iPhone 5 would be coming out in June.

    So what the hell do I do now? I'm not waiting until 2012.

    Jan 12, 08:56 AM
    Little problem with my TT car kit. My iPhone no longer automatically pairs with the car kit when I plug it in. I use to be able to turn BT on and plug it in the TT kit and it would pair in a few seconds. Now I have to manually pair the two by going into the BT settings on the iPhone.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    Not yet... I get a little beep and they are paired within a few seconds.

    No comments:

    Post a Comment