This is a new one

Her complaints included that Apple managers asked her to change her tone of voice, which she called “tonepolicing”, in meetings.

Stop shrieking like a harridan? Could you speak up, we can’t hear you? Tonepolicing?

But the n the same bird is whingeing about “toxic chemicals” which could be anything from being forced to use hexawhatsits in a lab through to the aftershave someone four doors down is wearing.

20 thoughts on “This is a new one”

  1. Diagnosis: flake. And probably the genius behind the idea that Apple’s products should be entitled to snoop on you to ensure you aren’t trading ‘child sexual abuse images’.

    Said CSAI being defunded as such by the people whose jobs depend on CSAI being ever prevalent. Can’t see that going horribly wrong, can anyone else?

  2. JuliaM

    Worse than flake. Embittered, shrill, long-term flake.
    One has to wonder why anybody would employ it.

  3. Wouldn’t it be nice if paywalled links were designated as such. A $ or £ symbol is pretty much universally understood. Then I wouldn’t have to waste time moaning about it.

  4. Wouldn’t it be nice if paywalled links were designated as such. A $ or £ symbol is pretty much universally understood. Then I wouldn’t have to waste time moaning about it.

    You can easily bypass the Torygraph paywall – it has been discussed here before…

  5. Every now and then I will watch a YouTube involving an American news broadcast. But not for long – the nasal screeching of the women is intolerable. The smarmy baritone voices of the males are much better even if their hair styles are pretty odious.

  6. Imagine still buying Apple products in 2021 tho.

    You can buy Xiaomi and Lenovo devices that are just as capable, made in the same factories, and they pass the slavings on to you.

  7. @ Steve
    Apple computing devices are computing devices specifically aimed at those determined not to understand computing devices. The lack of imagination is crucial

  8. Apple computing devices are computing devices specifically aimed at those determined not to understand computing devices.

    I think I understand computing devices. I suspect most smartphones include software written by me, in libraries used by apps if not the OS.

    While Apple devices might not be specifically aimed at me, I’ll still happily use them. Of course I’ll also happily use Linux boxes too (you have to pay extra to get me to use windows though).

  9. BiW–can you write anti-vax pass software–something to fuck their social credit plan up good and proper?

  10. Apple computing devices are computing devices specifically aimed at those determined not to understand computing devices.

    And? Am I supposed to be able to take it apart and solder it?

    I went over to Apple stuff about 6 years ago. Still using the original kit I bought, apart from phone upgrades; on iPhone 7 now. All fine. No need to get covered in oil.

    I’m sure I could have saved a few quid if I’d shopped around for android/windows/whatever stuff. But who gives a shit?

  11. At the risk of winding up all the Apple haters, it does seem to be the case in the phone domain at least that the iOS software is better, and with fewer security risks, and with significantly better privacy than Android. And I won’t use a Windows machine (I’ll run a VM on my Mac so I can check stuff compiles and runs; or in extremis to run 5Spice, but that’s it). Linux is just ‘necessary’; but luckily MacOS is basically a UNIX so software developed for Mac commandline nearly always works fine with a rebuild on a Linux box. And a Raspberry Pi.

    And the damn things keep working. Ms BiTiN happily uses a 13″ Macbook Pro from 2011, and there’s a number of Mac Minis of similar vintage doing Useful Stuff in both T and N

  12. BIS,

    “Apple computing devices are computing devices specifically aimed at those determined not to understand computing devices. The lack of imagination is crucial”

    Apple is the computing version of Harry Enfield’s I Saw You Coming. Stores full of middle class women who like how pretty the box is, who buy a Mac because they think they have talent and they get all those music and video apps ready installed to be creative. After a few weeks they’ll fiddle around with the creative stuff and then just use it for Facebook and Twitter. And when it breaks they want a man to give it to, and when he tells them it’s £500 to repair, that’s fine because that means they can just do some more spending to buy a newer faster Mac, like Spotify needs that.

  13. Steve,

    “You can buy Xiaomi and Lenovo devices that are just as capable, made in the same factories, and they pass the slavings on to you.”

    Well, they are better, but if you think you need 1080p on a 6″ screen, or 4K filming for your trip to Glastonbury, or better phone performance for the things you do on phone, you’re a mug. I mean, imagine being Apple and having that customer list. It’s not surprising they can sell people Apple Watches that do less than the phone does in your pocket and £200 earphones.

    A £160 Moto G30 has 128GB of storage, 2 day battery life. The camera is nearly as good as an iPhone. It does Twatter and Tiktok and train times just fine. The case is plastic rather than stainless steel but who cares? You’re going to put it in a case anyway because those tossers at Apple put a *glass back* on it.

    Mate of mine broke his iPhone and the repair quote was over £500. The great thing with a Moto G is that you just walk into Argos and buy another. No messing around sending it away for repair. Just get another. And no-one wants to nick it because you can’t fence a Moto G.

  14. By the way, I found her CV. This woman isn’t an engineer, she’s a lawyer. She’s mostly worked in fields like release management, and for a few years, which is really just pen-pushing bureaucracy.

    “Senior Engineering Program Manager, Product Integrity” Product integrity is just “does the product do what people want?” It’ll be ticking checklists.

    Apple are dying. Mark my words. When you start hiring people like this, your organisation has a cancer. And these people take over the place and drive out innovation.

  15. @Bloke on M4
    That was exactly the Apple users I was thinking of. And I too have an Apple Power user on the books. Constantly upgrades with the latest, fastest desktop, laptop & fone. To do social media & e-mail. Occasionally phones me to unlock her Hotmail account when she can’t get back into it. Totally unable to understand a browser address line. Accesses everything & anything via google search

  16. I’m a Moto fan as well. The glory of only having to recharge every 4 or 5 days. What is it with Samsungs? Why is every Samsung user permanently on their last gasp batterywise?

  17. bloke in spain,

    “Constantly upgrades with the latest, fastest desktop, laptop & fone.”

    What most people need is a Chromebook, and to keep it until something breaks down, and then bin it. Or a £200 ex-business lease laptop that’s well made and 3 years old (like a Dell Latitude). Almost no-one gets much out of a laptop newer than 5 years, maybe 10.

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