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Comment: Re:Not unexpected. (Score 1) 141

It's also common for people replying to posts to not read properly. I said manufacturers AND retailers lie, and in any case Apple is often the manufacturer and the retailer in this case via the Apple store. And you don't have to prove in the absolute sense that the defect was there, if you go to a County Court to make a claim against the retailer under the Sale of Goods Act in the UK, it's up to the magistrate to decide on the balance of probabilities. Generally, if you have used the item in the way it was intended and there is no evidence of physical damage, and it has not lasted a 'reasonable' period of time, they will find in favour of the purchaser.

Comment: Re: Not unexpected. (Score 3, Informative) 141

You're describing the same thing twice, but just writing out the other obvious and necessary (and a few spurious) steps to completing the task. You forgot "open your eyes", "pay the electricity bill", "wear pants", "open the door to the room where your PC is kept" and a thousand and one other steps that really don't need mentioning.

Comment: Re:Not unexpected. (Score 1) 141

Actually, it's common across the board In Europe for manufacturers and retails to lie to consumers about their warranty rights. The sale of 3- or 5-year extended warranties is a huge high-margin profit making exercise for retailers, who 'forget' to inform their customers that UK and EU law usually grants redress for manufacturing and design faults up to 5 or sometimes even 10 years from sale, depending on the product. Apple have been targeted because they're a very visible manufacturer and retailer with policies easily accessed on the web, and probably because they're a US company and a relative easy target. It doesn't make it right, but it is very common.

Comment: Re:Where? (Score 1) 178

by uglyduckling (#48150027) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0
It certainly doesn't collapse to a vertical menu, Bootstrap-style, at least not on Safari 7.1. I have emailed the webmaster and sent screenshots. I miss the old days when the CUPS site would actually have fallen over when 3000 Slashdotters visited it and emailed the webmaster hundreds of times about this rather obvious but. I suspect I'll be the only one...

Comment: Re:Web server for printing... (Score 2) 178

by uglyduckling (#48148073) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0
True, but when we're talking about an office environment producing word processed documents, spreadsheets, printing emails etc., even hardcore old school unix fans generally don't want to drop down to a shell to manage a print queue. It's one of the many tasks that a GUI is well-suited to and usually quicker to work with.

Comment: Re:Where? (Score 3, Informative) 178

by uglyduckling (#48147715) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0
It's a classic 'responsive' layout that probably looks great at standard widths, but in between weird things happen, such as buttons just disappearing. I've edited many Wordpress themes that have this issue and I've been generally astonished that developers think that it's OK for UI elements to just disappear. It's also stupid that the CUPS website has their download button only appear as a top menu item and as a 'call to action' type button. It should also be there as a standard anchor in paragraph text since it's kind-of important.

Comment: Re:Standard practice... (Score 2) 192

by uglyduckling (#46118529) Attached to: Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"
I agree it's based on the same idea, but this is quite a different thing. House dust antigen is relatively harmless and leads to worsening of atopic (asthma, eczema etc.) symptoms in some people. This new trial looks at treating people who have an anaphylactic response to peanuts ("immediate hypersensitivity reaction after peanut ingestion" from the article). People in this category die rapidly if they eat a peanut, which is why they carry epi-pens. Even with immediate epinephrine (adrenaline) some people could end up needing intubation and ventilation when exposed. Treating these sorts of reactions with desensitisation therapy is certainly not "standard practice" and would be groundbreaking if these findings can be confirmed on a wider scale and turned into treatment regimens for non-research settings.

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