I'm really curious to see the benchmark comparisons between the previous MacBook Air with the 1.8GHz dual core i5-3427U (Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz) and the new MBA with a 1.3GHz dual core i5-4250U (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz).
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who would have thought something could be too gay for apple?
Could explain why the original rainbow-colored Apple stickers were redesigned and are now solid white.
I came up short.
That's what she said.
When my oldest needed a laptop right that minute for class after the old Dell gave up the ghost he went to two local stores, the Staples and Best buy. The Staples were doing nothing but bait and switch, every model he would look at on the floor was magically out of stock but they could get him 'something similar' for a $300 markup
I doubt Staples was trying to pull a bait and switch. This is probably what happened. Your "oldest" was only going to buy the laptop and nothing else, right? Well, since the profit margin on PCs is so slim, Staples has a program in place where each store is expected to average at least $200 in attachment sales with each PC sold otherwise the store gets in trouble with the district manager. They call this attachment sale total their "Market Basket" and it can consist of anything sold in the store (e.g. MS Office, antivirus software, extended warranty, laptop bag, printer, printer ink, paper, a pen, a candy bar, a soda,... etc.).
If the sales person sees that the customer isn't going to buy anything else with the PC (called a "dry sale"), then it's not uncommon for them to pretend that they don't have the PC (or other similarly priced PCs) in stock, especially if it's going to drop their weekly "Market Basket" average below $200 or drop their warranty sales percentage below 6 percent.
To avoid making the customer suspicious of anything, they'll sometimes tell the customer that a higher priced model (usually something not on sale) is available, but it's also a model that is more than what the customer is willing or planning to spend. The customer will then leave and go somewhere else. Yes, they lose a sale, but they also save their "Market Basket" and warranty sales numbers which can sometimes be more important if they don't want to get in trouble with the district or regional manager.
What I want to know is if I can resell the digital textbook once I'm done with it like with a paper-based textbook. It's one way to help offset the price of the next textbook I might buy, but knowing Apple probably not.
What happens to all the files that were stored on the servers? If you don't have a backup yourself, then you're SOL.
That's one reason why I refused to depend on cloud storage and keep a NAS. I keep telling friends who use their smartphones as their main PC, digital camera, etc to back the stuff up and not just to the cloud. If you don't, you might find yourself F'ed one day. But do they listen? Nope.
Lesson learned: host your sites on Amazon's servers. They couldn't bring Amazon down last time.
So if I pay this "tax," then that means that I'm free to download to my heart's content, right?
What's next, a Microsoft-Google merger (Googlesoft)?
Google and Amazon would be a better fit.
Maybe they can download the video of him hiding the body from Mininova???
I don't steal software, ever,....
I don't "steal" software either. I just d/l it from the Pirate Bay.
Kaspersky detected this yesterday:
detected: Trojan program Trojan.JS.Agent.ja
and all I did was type in Gran Torino into the search field on the Bay. Crazy.
- International Unix Environments
- Computer security criteria, DOD standards
- The Pink Shirt Book, Guide to IBM PCs
- The Devil book a.k.a. The Unix Bible
- The Dragon book, a.k.a. Compiler design
- The Red Book a.k.a. NSA Trusted Networks
the drum tuning application provided by Activision, which requires a 20 character code to install, only came with 19 characters.
Activision did, however, suggest a work-around. "To do this, simply enter your existing code, and then for the last character, try the letters A-Z, and then the numbers 0-9. You should eventually get the right combination, and be able to install the applicatin."