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Author Topic: iPhone Alarms Don't Work  (Read 3243 times)

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iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« on: January 03, 2011, 06:08:59 AM »
This is just funny. Apple can't manage to get their alarms working.

Apple Late to the Party with Broken Alarms

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But the reality of the situation is that it's not a bug in the iPhone/iOS. It's a bug in the rest of the Universe. Steve told me so.

People missed New Year's, church, late for work... It's not like an alarm clock is rocket science. BSD (the underpinnings of OS X and iOS) has a clock that works.

Baffling...

Must be a bug in the fabric of reality...
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 06:55:03 AM »
Reason for being tardy: Thinking Different.

I heard about this on the news this morning, and was actually too shocked to laugh - I am chuckling now however, and will continue to do so for most of the day - How the hell does one screw up something that basic?

Code: C++ [Select]
  1. while(!ringing) {
  2.       if(timenow == alarmtime) {
  3.           Think Different. // <--+++--<<<<< Bugg!
  4.       }else{
  5.           ringing=FALSE; // ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  6.       }
  7. }

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 07:24:40 AM »
Yes - hilarious news item on the BBC yesterday with a nice reminder of how holding the phone wrong can disconnect you too!

Apparently it isn't the first time their alarm has failed either.

I can understand the Millenium bug (that never actually happened) but how does this work for a random year - and how hard can it be to fix?

Class act iPhone - well worth the big bucks.

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 07:26:06 AM »
Reason for being tardy: Thinking Different.

I heard about this on the news this morning, and was actually too shocked to laugh - I am chuckling now however, and will continue to do so for most of the day - How the hell does one screw up something that basic?

Code: C++ [Select]
  1. while(!ringing) {
  2.       if(timenow == alarmtime) {
  3.           Think Different. // <--+++--<<<<< Bugg!
  4.       }else{
  5.           ringing=FALSE; // ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  6.       }
  7. }

Silly buggers~! Let me fix that...


Code: C++ [Select]
  1. while(!ringing) {
  2.       if(timenow == alarmtime) {
  3.           Think::Different; // <--+++--<<<<< Colons and semi-colon~!
  4.       }else{
  5.           ringing=FALSE; // ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  6.       }
  7. }

There we go~! :P
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 07:43:53 AM »
Silly buggers~! Let me fix that...


Code: C++ [Select]
  1. while(!ringing) {
  2.       if(timenow == alarmtime) {
  3.           Think::Different; // <--+++--<<<<< Colons and semi-colon~!
  4.       }else{
  5.           ringing=FALSE; // ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  6.       }
  7. }

There we go~! :P
Hm... I don't think that'll work, Think::Different is a reference to a class they don't actually have.
Think = Different; // May at least compile *Shrug* Either that or a Windows Phone... ;)

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 07:50:00 AM »
Add in parentheses? What's the Difference signature? Maybe some parameters?

Think::Different(Arrogance** lots)

Not that? :P :D
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 08:07:43 AM »
Well..."Time be time - but there be good and bad," as Bob Marley once said.

Wonder how de ganja is holding up over in Cupertino? :P

EDIT: just fixed the name Marley which my iPhone's spell check (which doesn't work that great either btw) flipped to "Market" some time after I typed it. I guess it shouldn't surprise us it's 'pooched' when you consider they can't even get their own alarm clock right.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 11:54:10 AM by 40hz »

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011, 08:17:32 AM »
Well..."Time be time - but there be good and bad," as Bob Market said.

Wonder how de ganja is holding up over in Cupertino? :P

"It's all like just like relative man..." :D
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 08:37:45 AM »
I have nothing but fondness for the Millennium Bug. It made me a fortune in one night  :Thmbsup:

Plus the company I was contracted to at the time hired some big-shot analyst to try and get an idea of the scale of their problem. He gave a long presentation to us, all the while referring to the "Minnellium Bug"

Credibility: 0 and falling  ;D

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 08:58:58 AM »
Add in parentheses? What's the Difference signature? Maybe some parameters?

Think::Different(Arrogance** lots)

Not that? :P :D

Okay, you win.  :D

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 09:46:21 AM »
Well..."Time be time - but there be good and bad," as Bob Market said.

Wonder how de ganja is holding up over in Cupertino? :P

"It's all like just like relative man..." :D

Naw, they just let Jeff Goldblum at the code AND the peppermint schnapps last year:
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=dQmK1CnwOUI
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 10:50:10 AM »
"Minnellium Bug"

Ah, that explains it - it was the "Minnellium" Bug that threatened the world. I presume something to do with Liza Minnelli. Are we all still at risk I wonder?

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 11:05:10 AM »
Only from her plastic surgery - she is seriously scary to look at.

The only plastic surgery that I have ever seen that was worse was Tony Curtis (at least outside of surgery's worst accidents - though I think he may have qualified on both counts).

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 11:39:56 AM »
So does this bug affect the iPad as well? It is just an oversized iPhone without the phone...


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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 01:42:29 PM »
Only from her plastic surgery - she is seriously scary to look at.

The only plastic surgery that I have ever seen that was worse was Tony Curtis (at least outside of surgery's worst accidents - though I think he may have qualified on both counts).

Her mom played Dorothy, she is aiming for the wicked witch in a remake, maybe?

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 08:58:03 AM »
They still can't get it right...

http://www.theinquir...reaks-iphone-promise

BTW - Try posting that to Facebook from their link there. The Apple fanboys have all marked it as abusive so you can't. Nice. Social censorship in action.
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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 10:33:09 AM »
Yet oddly enough the alarm on the $8 wristwatch I bought at K-Mart (6 years ago) is still working just fine.

::) ...And I do know a bit about writing code for clocks with alarms & stuff...  :D

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 03:15:42 PM »
BTW - Try posting that to Facebook from their link there. The Apple fanboys have all marked it as abusive so you can't. Nice. Social censorship in action.

Just post the original article at http://www.smh.com.a...-20110104-19e6b.html

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Re: iPhone Alarms Don't Work
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 05:46:54 PM »
BTW - Try posting that to Facebook from their link there. The Apple fanboys have all marked it as abusive so you can't. Nice. Social censorship in action.

Just post the original article at http://www.smh.com.a...-20110104-19e6b.html

That's a different article. Same topic, but different.
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