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FWIW his name is Jonathan Ive, not Ives. 737 Views / 18 Replies  
FWIW his name is Jonathan Ive, not Ives.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 1, 2008 at 05:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The files in /usr/bin are actually just symlinks... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
The files in /usr/bin are actually just symlinks to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands - with Current there being a symlink to your chosen Java VM version.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:28 AM, in Developer Center
RB is not just a language but also a complete... 918 Views / 38 Replies  
RB is not just a language but also a complete framework. Your same GUI code will pretty much work out of the box on all the platforms.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jan 13, 2008 at 08:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but there's no requirement to fly business... 26,780 Views / 23 Replies  
Yeah, but there's no requirement to fly business if you're a business, and an awful lot of people fly coach for business purposes. And business is certainly a higher level of service. So really, your...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jan 4, 2008 at 07:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's terrible - here banks insist on sending... 1,440 Views / 46 Replies  
That's terrible - here banks insist on sending you a new one in the post to your registered address.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jan 4, 2008 at 07:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In recent years pretty much every cheque in the... 1,440 Views / 46 Replies  
In recent years pretty much every cheque in the UK has been pre-printed A/C PAYEE ONLY. However, it has basically always been the case that funds are not guaranteed if you have knowingly participated...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jan 4, 2008 at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Blackfriars' Marketing: The gutsy marketing and... 497 Views / 7 Replies  
Blackfriars' Marketing: The gutsy marketing and strategy behind Apple's iPhone price cut (http://www.blackfriarsinc.com/blog/2007/09/gutsy-marketing-and-strategy-behind)
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 22, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Read the report into the UCLA tasering incident. 3,641 Views / 238 Replies  
Read the report into the UCLA tasering incident.
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Worrying, isn't it? 3,641 Views / 238 Replies  
Yeah. Worrying, isn't it?
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see that in my skimming of this thread.... 3,641 Views / 238 Replies  
I don't see that in my skimming of this thread. Perhaps you could be more specific.
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see anyone defending his actions, only... 3,641 Views / 238 Replies  
I don't see anyone defending his actions, only attacking the police's apparent disproportionate response.



In the case of the UCLA incident, the comprehensive independent inquiry disagrees. You...
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's retarded - and particularly common at... 451 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, it's retarded - and particularly common at Regent Street. Happened to me for a Magsafe charger, too.

Surely it would cost more to process the hassle of the return than just give the customer...
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 17, 2007 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope, you need to activate with iTunes first. Or... 420 Views / 4 Replies  
Nope, you need to activate with iTunes first. Or use one of the community tools to trick it... :o)
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Otoh there are more jobs in London, and they pay... 1,546 Views / 54 Replies  
Otoh there are more jobs in London, and they pay more. You might as well try and make a go of it in London, because if you succeed you'll be in a better off position. There is a reason people come...
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 9, 2007 at 06:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Interest rates are high here in the UK at the... 538 Views / 16 Replies  
Interest rates are high here in the UK at the moment (as is inflation), it's probably not fair to comapre.
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 3, 2007 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a VISA debit card (and a VISA credit card,... 720 Views / 25 Replies  
I have a VISA debit card (and a VISA credit card, and a MasterCard, and a Maestro...). I have never been offered an option. Are you saying that if you have a VISA debit card, you can put it through...
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 2, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Woah, 3.5%? My savings pay >6%. Oh and ICICI... 538 Views / 16 Replies  
Woah, 3.5%? My savings pay >6%.

Oh and ICICI are offering 4.5% in Canada.
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 2, 2007 at 08:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Woah, so you guys have two accounts on one card... 720 Views / 25 Replies  
Woah, so you guys have two accounts on one card overe there? That's just bizarre.
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 2, 2007 at 07:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well no, it's more like changing the oil in your... 975 Views / 28 Replies  
Well no, it's more like changing the oil in your car and then trying to start it with the key only to be told that your car is not genuine and you have to phone up the manufacturer. That would be...
Posted by Angus_D, on Sep 1, 2007 at 07:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Zattoo - TV to Go (http://zattoo.com/) 1,025 Views / 7 Replies  
Zattoo - TV to Go (http://zattoo.com/)
Posted by Angus_D, on Aug 25, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in Applications
Yes, but they'll be >100 euros per night.... 703 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, but they'll be >100 euros per night. Probably like 120-150.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 26, 2007 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, you'd have to hostel it. 703 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, you'd have to hostel it.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 23, 2007 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Xbox 360 SDK? ;) 687 Views / 32 Replies  
Xbox 360 SDK? ;)
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 10, 2007 at 07:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought the first 80k of foreign earnings were... 1,349 Views / 67 Replies  
I thought the first 80k of foreign earnings were tax free under US law. And even then, probably only if you bring them back into the country...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 3, 2007 at 06:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really? I heard rumours that 10.6 removed the... 998 Views / 40 Replies  
Really? I heard rumours that 10.6 removed the debugging code...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 3, 2007 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here in the UK, we tend not to freak out... 747 Views / 43 Replies  
Here in the UK, we tend not to freak out irrationally about these things. The only impact I've felt was that traffic in London sucked royally on Friday, and there are probably going to be horrible...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 2, 2007 at 05:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, if your father is in such a poor financial... 6,706 Views / 52 Replies  
Well, if your father is in such a poor financial situation that he has to borrow money from his own son, surely you're going to struggle to obtain credit in his name. Otherwise, why can't he just...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 2, 2007 at 05:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've heard about people doing this. They send... 837 Views / 13 Replies  
I've heard about people doing this. They send forged bidpay notification e-mails to try and trick you into thinking they've paid. If you actually log in to your account you'll see that the money...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 1, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Small claims doesn't work unless they actually... 6,706 Views / 52 Replies  
Small claims doesn't work unless they actually have the money to pay. I'm assuming that if he did, he would do so willingly; the problem is that it just isn't there.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 1, 2007 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't you have to be 18 to enter into a credit... 6,706 Views / 52 Replies  
Don't you have to be 18 to enter into a credit agreement? You do here...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 1, 2007 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
AOL suck. This is not news. Move along now. ;) 2,486 Views / 18 Replies  
AOL suck. This is not news. Move along now. ;)
Posted by Angus_D, on Jul 1, 2007 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It took a good long while (several years) for... 54,882 Views / 154 Replies  
It took a good long while (several years) for anybody to start offering unlocking of BB5 phones, and as far as I am aware they are still not all unlockable.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 30, 2007 at 03:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually CPW is a quasi-MVNO for O2 contracts. If... 1,497 Views / 40 Replies  
Actually CPW is a quasi-MVNO for O2 contracts. If you sign up for O2 through CPW, your bills are from CPW and you have to talk to CPW for support etc.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 30, 2007 at 01:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Would you say that a BlackBerry is a replacement... 2,600 Views / 96 Replies  
Would you say that a BlackBerry is a replacement for a laptop?

To many people, especially of the younger generation, texting is at least as important as voice calls. I'd also say that probably a...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Shouldn't be any downtime at all, if your... 508 Views / 14 Replies  
Shouldn't be any downtime at all, if your nameservers aren't changing.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 25, 2007 at 02:44 AM, in Developer Center
Yes, but it still needs hardware support in the... 2,600 Views / 96 Replies  
Yes, but it still needs hardware support in the phone (and at the BTS). Not all 3G coverage areas have HSDPA. Not all 3G handsets have HSDPA.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 24, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it doesn't. HSDPA does. Plain UMTS is only... 2,600 Views / 96 Replies  
No, it doesn't. HSDPA does. Plain UMTS is only 384kbit/s.

It's a phone, what are you going to be doing with it which needs more than 11Mbit/s?
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 24, 2007 at 03:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What don't you uderstand about that? 2,600 Views / 96 Replies  
What don't you uderstand about that?
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 24, 2007 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uh, cell-phone store employees are just handset... 1,961 Views / 83 Replies  
Uh, cell-phone store employees are just handset salesmen. They don't know anything about the wireless network besides what marketing tells them, which is obviously pretty basic and spun like...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 24, 2007 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't that exactly what I said? :stick: 1,014 Views / 18 Replies  
Isn't that exactly what I said? :stick:
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 24, 2007 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The only time I've had trouble is for cardholder... 970 Views / 38 Replies  
The only time I've had trouble is for cardholder not present transactions with a shipping address in the US on a UK card. That was a pain. For cardholder present transactions, they just swipe it and...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 21, 2007 at 06:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not in London, it isn't. 3,093 Views / 202 Replies  
Not in London, it isn't.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 19, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
UMTS rollout in Europe lags behind CDMA2000... 1,961 Views / 83 Replies  
UMTS rollout in Europe lags behind CDMA2000 rollout in the US by a significant margin. An awful lot of people use 2G GSM. However, coverage is pretty decent with a lot of the GSM networks, I guess...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
rofl. 3,093 Views / 202 Replies  
rofl.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Because SMS is a much bigger revenue generator. 885 Views / 7 Replies  
Because SMS is a much bigger revenue generator.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 12, 2007 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, because he's totally independent and will... 3,093 Views / 202 Replies  
Yeah, because he's totally independent and will happily recommend the best products in the marketplace (hint: they're probably not from your bank). :rolleyes:


Yeah, that's why you don't leave...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 11, 2007 at 05:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And then some of us have real "jobs" where we... 3,093 Views / 202 Replies  
And then some of us have real "jobs" where we don't get paid in cash. And pay taxes and stuff.
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 10, 2007 at 02:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, which is why it should be encrypted and... 3,093 Views / 202 Replies  
Yes, which is why it should be encrypted and secure. Sometimes people screw up. Like TJX. http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199500385
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 10, 2007 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you expect IM to work over packet data or SMS? 2,991 Views / 168 Replies  
Do you expect IM to work over packet data or SMS?
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 9, 2007 at 05:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not really terribly surprising, tbh. GSM is... 1,961 Views / 83 Replies  
Not really terribly surprising, tbh. GSM is ancient, when people say CDMA they normally mean cdmaOne or CDMA2000 which are more recent, and UMTS/HSDPA (your letters are jumbled fwiw) are more recent...
Posted by Angus_D, on Jun 9, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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