Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Jan 2, 2010.
I applaud Apple for its bleeding-edge research and design but seriously? Screwing up DHCP?
That was great!
If the DHCP server expires the lease and the iPad continues to use the expired IP address, it's definitely an OS issue. At least Princeton is being nice about it. I'd be blocking every stinking iPad on the campus until Apple got their act together. :rofl:
iPhone has a "renew lease" button.
Joe, does iPad have same?
Is that button simply not doing what it is supposed to do or is the automatic lease renew function boned?
Either way, should be a pretty easy fix. It IS a total n00b dev error.
I have not experienced this problem at all, and even at Princeton they say that only about half of the iPads they know of on campus have experienced it. That seems strange, to me. If it's a bug in the iPad OS, it would happen with all of them, wouldn't it?
I'm wondering if some students are trying to "game" the system and snagging an IP address via DHCP, then attempting to use it as a static address? That would definitely recreate the issue Princeton is talking about.
OMGLOLZ0R!!!!!!! YOU SAY!? JOTUTU ARE NO JEWZ! OMG! U ARE TEH ARAB! OMGLOL! RUN! UR IPAD IS TEH BOMBZOR! YOU SAID!? ASK TEH LEONZ0R HE IS TEH JUDAH! OMG! APPLE IS ALQAYDA N JOBZOR IS TEH GRATE DEVIL! WOOOT! WHAT!? LOL! IPADZ R TEH BOMZ N WILL BLAST U ALL! W00T!
OK, OK. I've got the Torah and the Holy Bible apps, too. Want to make something of it?
(Honestly, I had that app and was reading the Koran with it when I was in Rome. That was right after the attempted Christmas bombing, and I have to admit I was a little worried when I was getting searched in the airport on the way home. But they never blinked an eye!)
Airport security works for Apple Computer.
I went to the Apple Store to get my MacBook Pro serviced today and while I was in decided to check out the iPad. I was underwhelmed. The scaled touch/phone apps look like ass. Not overly impressed with the onscreen keyboard. I don't think I could use it in a client meeting without it being a distracting note taking device and the brightness would also make it distracting to place on a lectern to have notes on IMHO. The big problem in my humble opinion is that when apple unveiled the iPhone it was like Prometheus stealing fire from the gods and bringing it to the people. They created a device that was a joy to use and pushed away many of the problems and issues people had with their mobile phones. I think the heft makes it unergonomic.
Wow, from one who I've thought of as a supplicant. (Admitting out of context.)
So far 1 million iPads sold. Not a bad start.
1 million in 28 days. It took 74 days for the original iPhone to sell 1 million.
iPad vs. iPhone: Which had the better launch? | Technology | Los Angeles Times
And this (IMO interesting article):
The iPad 3G: Is the extra $130 worth it?
Bibliophile Michael Gerson, former presidential speechwrtier/adviser and now WaPo columnist, waxes poetic about the iPad as an electronic book/newspaper/magazine.
How the iPad gobbles up netbook sales - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
Not sure I totally agree, as the netbook market is maturing anyway, but it's an interesting read.
Well, after using a borrowed version yesterday to read pdf documents I emailed to the owner, I can definitely see the usefulness, advantages in many situations over a laptop. I'm almost sold on one.
Apple Hints at Upcoming Fix for IPad Connectivity Issues
Apple Hints at Upcoming Fix for IPad Connectivity Issues - PCWorld Business Center
Questions for Joe, Cari, and others:
Assuming that there's a backlog at my neighborhood bricks-and-mortar Apple store anyway, and I'm in no particular hurry, is there any disadvantage to using the online Apple store to order?
Are there any must-have accessories, and are there as-good or better third-party offerings at better prices? I'm looking particularly at the case and the camera connection kit (for USB and SD cards).