Archive: November 2016

The Retina MacBook Pro Review. Thud.

rMBP - (C) Endgadget

Where to begin?

I personally went out and spent over £1300 on a 13 inch “Retina” MacBook Pro. Considering that, I will be judging it pretty harshly, especially considering it is going to be my main laptop for the next few years.

When I went to buy this, I could have waited a couple of weeks and I could have got a 2016 rMBP. But why the 2015? Well, ports. This machine has ports! And I need them at school. I need to be able to read flash drives, connect up external projectors etc. without too much faff or too many adapters. So this was perfect. Two USB’s seems a bit stingy, however 2 thunderbolts, a MagSafe and a HDMI is pretty good. I only need 2 adapters (Thunderbolt to USB and VGA, but whatever).

The whole machine is constructed out of Aluminium and Glass, with plastic keycaps and a plastic hinge. It feels premium, yet it is still pretty light. However, it does have the cold palm syndrome because it is metal.

Now for software. OS X is pretty good in comparison to Windows and Ubuntu.

However, that is to come… Stay tuned 😀

Trump is President – The UK has a Golden Opportunity

So today, Donald Trump became the president of the United States of America, touting the slogan “Make America Great Again!”. It is a scary thought, however this can be used by the UK to make Brexit work.

Trump is trying to re-negotiate trade deals. The UK can take advantage of his unpopularity with the wider world to re-establish the UK as a central business and trade centre. This is one of the ways we can make Brexit work well for us. Let’s just hope that Theresa May realises this and acts on it. As for David Davis, BLOODY WELL THINK ABOUT THIS!

The UK stands at an important crossroad now. We can choose between losing everything or making ourselves an international superpower. Expand the main airports (or just build Borris Island and a new runway at Gatwick to cover the interim period), get some quick rail links installed and then we are done! London can become the financial capital of the world if we play our cards right, making the UK one of the largest economic powers in the world.

With London as the financial capital of the world, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 will improve greatly too. Just imagine looking at the TV every day to see them with higher points than the Dow Jones. UK businesses would benefit from this. The government wants them to grow and expand and this is the perfect opportunity!

Whatever the government chooses to do, I hope they play the Trump presidency to benefit the UK more than the US.c