Make sure to get a standing desk that can adjust, and yes I consider them necessary for long-hours shifts now that I've been using one. They make a huge difference in my health, both my co-workers and I have lost weight just standing a few hours a day, and much less aches and pains too. About 1/3 of our staff that has them don't use them.
They have been for a long time, along with many others who would love to get to their position in the market. Apple chases profit like all other companies, they just oft have a better UI. The first thing Jobs did when he came back to Apple was axe all the Mac-clones that were being built. The second thing they did was try their best to put all non-Apple Macintosh repair shops out of business, and then open the Apple Stores once they'd done so. They haven't changed business models, they just now have a dominant market position to leverage. Frankly I think they learned a lot of their current tactics from MS, but they've never had everybody's best interests at heart, any more than MS or anyone else did.
I noted that they decline to say which application did their network in. Considering T-Mobile's motives in this discussion, while I find their story believable I think it's pretty poor reporting calling an anecdote news.
Yeah, I'll agree on this one. The iPod Touch's DRM doesn't negatively affect Stanza, a (currently) free app for iPod/iPhone and Windows (and maybe other OSs too but I don't bother to care). You can open just about any eBook format in Stanza including text or rtf, then it shares wirelessly to your iPod in the correct format without you even having to save it as a converted file anywhere. The function is simply beautiful and effortless, and it made this iPod I was given from a poor mp3 player that can't even do ogg (I mean really c'mon now Apple can't you do anything right but UIs?) into my new killer app.
Not necessarily, I liked XP and when I'm using hardware that it supports I love Linux. Consider them using joysticks and trackballs respectively
What can I say though, I want the Mac OS on hardware that I can build myself. My preferred choice doesn't exist, I was hoping the Psystar case would make it a possibility...
If Ford sold the only cars with steering wheels and automatic transmissions, then I might agree that your analogy is apt.
If you'd like. Maybe you're trolling me, but I just don't consider them thieves. They're a couple of guys who like using the Mac OS (like I used to) on non-Mac hardware (like I used to do with my Motorola Starmax). They're do-it-yourself-ers, like a lot of people are. They take the best part of one thing (that they, in this case, paid money for), and stick it to the best part of another thing (that they, in this case, paid money for) and sold the results. This is not a bad thing. This is in the interest of the consumer (e.g. me, although I never bought one of these myself) if the consumer likes choices. They're chipping away at a monopoly, something I'm surprised is even considered the slightest bit controversial on this site.
The only thing lamer than this verdict is reading PJ crowing over it at Groklaw. It was great when SCO, a genuine bad guy, was getting kicked around. However in this instance her smug self-righteous I-told-you-so BS is even more obnoxious than the triumph of the EULA.
celeb8 writes "Microsoft datacenter services negotiations lately concluded, with Siemens and HP taking the majority of the support contracts. VMC/Volt has lost most of their contracts, but they recently admitted (after a long period of refusing to disclose any of this to their people) that despite not having the jobs, they will be enforcing the non-compete clauses that most of their workers labor under. This means that although Volt/VMC has requested that their employees stay loyal to the end in a recent e-mail, they won't be signing the non-compete agreements so that other potential employers will feel free to hire them. How would you deal with this situation? Is there a way out besides being unemployed for the 6 months to a year it takes for these to expire? Whatever else you take away from this, its important that others know what to expect from Volt/VMC as a future employer. Don't make the mistake we did."
I've found the consumerist does a great job of making things like this heard.
The point is that noone could really make themselves care that they showed a mock-up rather than the real product. When they hook it to a monitor and claim that they're showing it in action, THEN I'll give a rat's ass about the hardware in their silly little hands. THEN maybe you'll see outrage if they use a fake. This is, as described above, a non-issue. All this ado over nothing makes me wonder if ATI doesn't have an astroturfing campaign going on or something. (disclosure: I use ATI cards, mostly)