I just wonder whether a LAB leadership contest could be much closer than we think. Ahead of the party conference Starmer is proposing a change in the leadership election rules and prominent figures like Sadiq Khan have come out against. If Starmer fails to get this through he would look even more weakened than he does at the moment.
She would also see far more tactical votes for the Tories to keep her out than Starmer would.
If however Labour want to appeal to the redwall again then Burnham is a better choice
The iCrap will have to get with the times.
Not someone in the top 10% or bottom 10%, but the big chunk in the middle whose votes decide elections?
The USB standards have been developed over decades, and have improved massively. Is the Lightning connector's advantages (to anyone other than Apple's bottom line) really that much better than USB-C?
The answer is no.
It really is quite simple: if you don't like Apple products, you don't have to buy them.
She thinks the only way that will happen is AWS for leader.
And her trans views would be immediately jumped on.
His answer on his punitive measures directed at poor people with older cars weren't much better. Labour surely dodged a bullet when he left the Commons.
Apple-Aversion is a weird cult.
I remember a conversation in business, once. I pointed out that the proposed course of action was immoral, wrong and stupid. The response, from an accountant, was that aside from that, what was wrong with the idea?
Same with hysterical (though my beef with that word is how many illiterates confuse it with "hilarious").
I watched it. Rayner was quite good - less dour and more entertaining than Starmer, with a few bits of good old, quite humorous, class war chucked in. Cheered up the Labour backbenches, anyway. I wouldn't have her as Leader, though. She needs to be unleashed more often to be to Starmer what Prescott was to Blair.
I'm not a fan either, but I don't have any Apple stuff.
Apple fandom is a weird cult. Paying way over value just for a logo.
* Well perhaps not quite so bad.
SPD most seats at 1.31 (Betfair Exchange) looks a good one with just 3 days to go.
Although probably not, on chargers - I guess the UK stuff will come from an EU-standard production line, with same radio frequencies etc? Hard to see them making a UK-specific variant with lightning just for the accessory price gouging?
(If the UK stuff comes from an EU-standard line - or is an iPhone the same the world over without different parts specs? UK models could of course be sourced from the US bucket if that's compatible and cost effective. Some other phones have internal differences in e.g. EU and US versions).
Just get the franchise for a good coffee chop up the road from MI6. Droop the price of the coffee, improve the quality. Install some chargers. Get an Order of Lenin..........
(I'll actually complement Apple. For perhaps the first time in their existence, they've actually started technically innovating over the last decade instead of stealing. The Apple A14 chip (and probably the A15 just released) are apparently great designs, and I believe have their competitors very concerned.)
Your response of 'get over it' is strange, since why shouldn't people be able to criticise brand loyalty? Ultimately 'get over it' is just someone saying 'I/they like it, so you cannot criticise', the same defense of any dumb but popular movie.
I'd love to have some Apple devices, I just cannot justify the expense, so I'm not against the company.
I don't think there's anything particularly offensive in what Mike says, but it is something to be aware of.
(Semi-serious - I don't think for a moment that my parents would dare plug and Android device into the IoS socket)
Edit: Actually, they probably wouldn't use either socket unless it said 'phone charging' or something, but you get the idea.
But what they really need is someone interesting, with an engaging personality and a bunch of popular policies they can make their own. Someone with even 25% of the charisma of Blair would do. And positive. The relentless negativity of most of the Labour front bench just doesn't work. Take a leaf out of the cheery likes of Trudeau, or (Bill) Clinton. You can be critical of the government and still come across as an optimist with hope for the future.
What the Lib Dems need in order to execute their part of the Tories-out strategy is a likeable leader with the right balance of confidence and realism and ideally with a sense of humour. There are slim pickings in parliament but Daisy Cooper easily comes closest I think.
Then I went to work for Acorn, and realised that my devotion was... misplaced. They were just a company, doing some great things, but flawed in many ways. I loved my time there, and most of the work I did, but it was just a company.
I've heard similar things from ex-MS people. I bet many Google and Apple peeps would say the same as well.
It made me see that fandom was all too often blind.
I remember, shortly after getting together with my (now) wife having a bit of a shock* one morning to find that her toaster, bought when she lived in mainland Europe, still had its Schuko-style plug which she had carefully rammed into the UK socket in her flat.** The toaster casing was metallic. The earth clips on the plug were, of course, not connected to anything...
I explained that this was sub-optimal and replaced with a UK plug. I think that's when she realised I was a keeper...
* Not literally, fortunately
** Shouldn't have been possible, as the earth pin from a UK plug should be required to open the shutters on the live and neutral, so either a faulty socket too or sufficient insertion force had ovecome that protection
OSX is one of the better UNIX variants, IMHO
Labour either needs a charismatic reply to Boris (Jess about the only candidate there) or stick with dull decency but adding some actual policy on tough issues.
Both Mr Kle and Mr Fishing seem to think sex is irrelevant. Very strange.
I don't see it used in the thread header though.
It probably won't make any difference but the elements are in place for it to be obvious.
Has a distinct taste. and feel. Very different to 50 volts....
Or just never in that uniquely winsome way that only the laydeez, god bless 'em, can manage?
Therefore many companies are based around the culture inspired by their founders: this is particularly true where the founders are celebrities. Hence Apple, who worship a guy who named a computer after a child he could not even admit was his, conducts business in a similar manner now.
Corporate culture can change, particularly for the worse. Boeing used to be known for great engineering, but in the decades since the McDonnell Douglas takeover their culture has changed to one where the bottom line matters more than good engineering. Hence the 737 Max and the Starliner debacles (+many more). This does not happen overnight.
In Facebook's case, the warning signs are clear. Before Facebook, Zuckerberg started FaceMash, and he nearly got chucked out of Harvard because of his (ahem) liberal disregard of data and privacy rules. “Issues about violating people’s privacy don’t seem to be surmountable,” Zuckerberg told the Crimson about Facemash in an issue published in November 2003.
From the head, the body rots.
It is just a gentle prod of apple fan boy culture, cough cough TSE, for whom Apple can do no wrong ever and they pre-order every new product. I think TSE said he has 13 or 14 apple devices.
When the reality their innovation, especially in the phone product, has really been lacking in the past few years. Still having the lightening port on the iPhone is a good example. They will go all wireless charging eventually, but not going usb-c like the rest of their products is just trying to squeeze that bit more juice out of their customers.
1. When either Starmer or Rayner ask a question it is preceded by a long and often rambling, introduction. A short, punchy question would be straight to the point woould mean that they could ask maybe three more questions.
2 Ask the question and when it is not answered simply note that it has not been answered and "record" that it hasn't and then ask the next short question.
But I do think it would be obtuse to pretend that hysterical in particular is pretty well recognised as unfortunately having a history as a gendered criticism of women.
Language doesn't exist in a vacuum. I'm opposed to restricting our use of words generally, but that doesn't mean some words don't come with a history and if they are going to be used they need to be used properly (ie, only describing people as hysterical if they are hysterical, not as a generic critque most often applied to one gender).
I'll describe people as feisty or hysterical, and there was nothing wrong with OGH's usage. But that doesn't mean tlg86 was out of left field for noting that some words come with connotations sometimes.
* Probably won't be 2021.
I have multiple lightning cables in this house if iPhones used Usb C I would need to buy 3 or so more USB cables.
The Apple ecosystem is insanely nannying, I have utterly non tech friends who ask me to sort their problems for them and I can't because a forgotten password has locked them out of their IDs and there is no way of resetting the device because it is so overpriced that it being stolen or not, is a bigger concern than it functioning or not.
Plus it contrasts with Boris's blustering style.