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MacPro said:I can't see what Apple could do? If they improved the sensitivity wouldn't that just make measurements better for light skins too, thus maintaining the differential? It's physics not bias.
AppleZulu said:This is irresponsible reporting. The headline and lede make it seem like this was somehow a failure on the part of the iPad itself. It was not.
Read on, and you'll understand that the issue was that, once dropped, the iPad became a wedged-in obstruction to flight control mechanisms. The same would've been the case if the dropped item had been a Microsoft Surface, or a paper notebook in a rigid binder. There is no fault in the hardware design or software operation of the iPad itself.
mac_dog said:Spoiled brats? I don’t know about this, as I don’t know the particular people involved. I’m glad some of you do.I agree this should be handled with immediate managers. They would take the responsibility if their division fails to meet productivity requirements.They should be required to prove their increased productivity from home vs office. Simple enough to do and it’s measurable.Both sides should be open to the scrutiny that’s required to make this a fair arrangement.
Amazing to see all the fabricated assumptions defending Apple's decision to prevent third party repairs. Not qualified you say. How do you know if they are qualified? You assume this to defend Apple's position. Apple should not be held responsible if an "unqualified" person uses non Apple parts. Of course Apple is nor responsible. Who in their right mind would blame Apple? The warranty would be voided. Of course the warranty would be voided. If it were under warranty, they'd have taken it to Apple for free repair in the first place!
The argument here is that mane repairs can be carried out by competent techs with access to parts but Apple (like many companies) choose to discourage this for money and to make their lives easier by not having to deal with botched repairs. The other side of the argument is that consumers have rights (companies have certain legal obligations in this world) and one right is the right to reasonable repairs for devices where reasonable repairs are possible.
StrangeDays said:omasou said:At no time was she smart enough to inform the police so that they could apprehend the United baggage handler who is stealing luggage?
Instead she posts to Twitter to guaranteeing the perp will not be identified.
Had she gone to the police first you people would be saying she could have dealt with the business first. Roll eyes
I had bags sit at an airport where I missed my original connection and the bag was not placed on the next flight with me (and some fellow passengers). I saw the bag sit there for 3 days before the bag was finally forwarded to the local airport. I was unable ti reach a human being to actually tell them where the bags were, and the only time I was able to speak to someone who knew anything was watching the AirTag move form the airport to some commercial budding. I was able to streetview it and saw a courier sign on the building. I called the number on the sigh and spoke to the delivery people who confirmed they had he bag and were bringing it to the hotel.
Many if us in the business world (e.g. engineering where a few essential apps like Soidworks or Altium are the standard) will pay whatever it takes. While 95% of my apps are macOS (including the app we develop and sell to our customers), some industries are locked into a standard. I'd LOVE a real-world macOS native alternative for Solidworks (including macOS native Solidworks!), but given reality of the world, this hopefully will be palatable.
chadbag said:beowulfschmidt said:Applejacs said:Ok, so Apple cuts a check for how much?Ideally, it would be the amount of money they made from the infringement. But for a long time, it's been well worth it for Apple to infringe and then pay some pittance to make the problem go away. The only way to stop infringement is to impose penalties that actually matter.I know exactly how likely that is though, given how much corporations "contribute to" legislators.(I said “claimed” as the matter is not settled. This was just the next step).
I agree that from an employee's perspective, WFH has obvious benefits for many (not all though as many of our employees prefer separating home and work). From a business perspective, WFH is not ideal on many fronts (employee retention aside, which will likely lead to at least some WFH just to retain talent). The problem is it is hard to quantify the benefits of having your team in the same place. It is hard to quantify the value of the random interactions that only happen when you bump into someone and exchange some random ideas. In general, WFH reduces creativity, makes it harder to build a cohesive, trusting team and creates stratified relationships. What happens to employees that need to be in a lab to access hardware? They need to be in the office. Do they resent those can work from home? Employees who come in will get more facetime with their boss which will likely lead to quicker advancement than those who only check-in minimally via zoom. Will that cause resentment? Many people get a lot of personal gratification being part of a team and being present is important to nurture those relationships.
WFH is like the old mail order businesses where you just stuff envelopes for pennies/envelope. Your job has to be commodified to be viable as WFH. If you want to create, contribute and be part of something special, WFH might not be the best way to go. I predict companies that adopt permanent WFH will either change their minds, or will be overtaken by more efficient and creative companies.
lkrupp said:If you need to run Windows then buy a Windows PC.
rcomeau said:MacPro said:I can't see what Apple could do? If they improved the sensitivity wouldn't that just make measurements better for light skins too, thus maintaining the differential? It's physics not bias.