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Samsung flings sueball at Dyson for 'intolerable' IP copycat claim

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"The patent system offers us some protection but not enough"

Translation: WE OWN EVERYTHING AND ARE ENTITLED TO IT.

Dyson! Out!

Make a lovechild with the revolutionary/innovative Apple. Then patent it.

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Google, Apple pop a cap in that Flappy Birds crapp app flapp

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In soviet AppStore....

... your App will be righteously REJECTED by the selected guardians of UTTER ORIGINALITY and GLORIOUS INNOVATION sitting in deep ZEN MEDITATION in the HIGH CASTLE of the FRUITY DO-NAUGHT!

But isssuing "Flappy Jobs at Flapple" will cause a free visit by a LEGAL GOON SQUAD.

Flap on, peasant, and be grateful! (Jobs 25:17)

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London calling: Date set for launch of capital's very own domain name

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Re: Utter guff

Gutter stuff!

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China shutters Windows ‘rival’ Red Flag Linux

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Re: Seriously

> haul ass

What does the democratic party have to day with it?

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@h4rm0ny

Clearly you are looking for downvotes.

Well reasoned, pretty obvious argumentation vs. drooling hordes of nihilistic windrones. You know what will happen.

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HP claims ProLiant server audits to stop 'competitive misuse'

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"Auditing customers", eh?

I wonder who they think they are? TSA goons out for a good fondle? Himmler's Quality Assurance squad? Mao's "rejuvenated revolutionary thinking" inspectors?

Frankly the mind boggles.

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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Totally sadistic

"Your XBox One, sir, as requested"

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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Try getting that past TSA officers.

They will probably identify it as a porta-nuke.

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People are respectfully requested to Google Plinkett's review of JJ's Star Trek reboot.

It's better than watching the movie.

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Re: Final Destiny

Not at all. Darth was just the emperor's "dirty jobs" man, sent out to choke the military aristocrats into line, kick some ass on orbital construction sites, supervise planetary bombardment and maybe torture a princess in the dungeon.

He was never at the source of major decisions.

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The would be Artoo Darthtoo, then.

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I want SDN and I want it now!

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Re: SysAdmin daily cycle

Then an SMS arrives that tells you that a sweetheart deal made by bossman caused delivery a 1 m³ box of shrinkwrapped software nobody knows what it does that you have to install "now".

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Plan 9 moves out from Lucent licence space

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Reminder that the Limbo language for Inferno has now morphed into Google's Go (or Golang).

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Linux: it's like Thai Ginger!

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Re: Synchronicity

There were news about strikes in France, though.

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No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth

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Where is Mah Orlo?

The whole AGN-NYET discussion, stranged up a bit, I see.

Just proof that people with no real jobs tend to specialize in the domain which they have no fucking clue about.

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Japanese fanboi first in queue for, er, iPhone 6

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Next: A iPhone to alleviate White Guilt. It should sell.

It's like a Presidential Election where quite a few "people" are spazzing out as the next Big Honcho is acceding to the Throne of Pretense whereby He is supposed to Make Everything Better, then makes is consistently worse.

In other words, no.

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Re: I'll have a go at translation

Chocolate willy - melts in the mouth, not in the hand!

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You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464

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Re: I wrote Maxidos & Procopy

> I was 15 and up until 3am nearly every night for months on end.

My parents would have kicked me down the kerb for not doing my allotted homework and practicing unethical workhours.

I was destined for a staid state employee career, with social benefits, high salary, unfireability and with guaranteed pension scheme, all paid for by unnamed proletarian masses.

Sadly, their design to make me accede to the New Aristocracy went astray...

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Re: er..that was me

As someone who has always been hopeless at arithmetic, I found on a computer numbers made much more sense & I finally got to grips with algebra ... the thing I was most proud of was writing a program that displayed a 3D globe (just line drawing) that I could rotate & change the perspective of.

High five, good sir!

That was when I finally discovered what that "matrix arithmetic" our high school prof was dishing out was actually good for (up to that moment I just seemed like a pretext to make one write down overly large parentheses). The 2nd edition (pink colored) ""Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics" by Newman/Sproull was of invaluable help in this.

Did this on a Z80-equipped Sony Hit Bit though. It was SLOW.

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Re: Launch

"The Host of Countdown", eh?

Either a hacker handle or a song by Europe.

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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Some people regret the lost jobs of horse carriage maintenance.

"And just like the AT&T - T-Mobile deal, this will results in thousands of people losing their jobs."

This being a problem how?

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IBM job cuts: Big Blue starts 'slaughter' of Indian and European workforce

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Re: Yet the pitiful...

Right, you keep telling yourself that. Maybe you wanna ask the Yanks?

Either the guys being fired are shit, or they will find other gainful employment. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

People who assume there is some magic entitlement to "lifelong job protection" are just fscking confused about the whole thing works. They generally are also union members and believers in the nanny state.

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Re: "slaughter house"

Dear doublethink AC: avoiding taxes is GOOD for the workforce and the employees. It is BAD for the state, taxfeeders and their associated fat cats. And who cars about those?

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Dell staffers head for exit armed with redundo cheques

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Voluntary outgetters?

Unions must be furious!

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It's a scientific FACT: Online comment trolls are SADISTS

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LOL I TROLL U

"What does this make me when I start trolling the trolls"

A poseur who is bad at lying.

Did I mention Hitler, btw?

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John McAfee declares war on Android

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Androids aren't running Java.

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Boffin talks WATER on MARS: Granted, no 'smoking gun', but all clues flow there...

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Re: I'm launching a new brand of cigarettes called Gun

But then you will have to launch the "Smoking Mushroom" for the State Department.

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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Re: Overly aggressive throttling?

The difference between a piece of food and the cabling infrastructure is that one is a capital good (needs some time to get bigger) while the other is not (you can have another piece of it at will)

Network ain't gonna resize itself just when you pay.

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IBM x86 sale will disrupt customers and the channel, shrieks Fujitsu

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Trollface

Hear, hear.

Has anyone seen the Fujitsu-Siemens server series lately?

Not bad kit per se (except the entry-level with the Promise RAID ... kill it with fire!), but a bit pricey (don't even mention the maintenance contracts) and as usual for this class of machines, the BIOS was a permaclusterfuck of inconsistent shite unfit for any sort of purpose, which was "ameliorated" in an Al Capone way by the stripped-down Windows-based management interfaces on CD that introduced even more inconsistency.

What happened to it?

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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Re: I really think someone has watched too many Science Fiction movies..

You know that the "wrong" kind of journalism today is seen as high treason against the state in western "duhmocracies"?

WE ARE THERE.

Adding the sinistro-tech is just bling.

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Re: "disrupt the evidence recording tech"

Inkjet ordinance?`That kind of device would bankrupt the biggest state actors, even those that have a "central bank" to print up the missing money.

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Robo-steckler: Nothing can go wrong!

But .... what if the glass identifies the cop himself as the criminal (that is, before he has had the time to clear the perp database)?

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SkyMapper turns up oldest star ever found

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"Only Dr. Hans Zarkov, formerly of NASA, provided an explanation"

But tell us, professor. Do you have any idea how to DEFEND against them?

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Rampaging Google now second most valuable company ON EARTH

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Re: "in connection with Borgle"

And with anti-communism.

Microsoft: More anticommunistic than the WACL financing south-american dictators hanging random campesinos for fun & giggles.

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Re: Beware of what you wish for...

> crying into your pillow isn't going to help

On the other hand, the pillow will recommend products that will help you get to sleep, in a soft voice...

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Faster Gogglecat! KILL KILL!

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Re: Get a candybar phone

> It does not have a Facebook button.

Mother of God!

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

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Damn those poi-tics. They should have stayed in gamma quadrant, what are they doing in this part of the galaxy?

Next they will be selling us galacto-opium. That they forced us to produce in the first place.

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Re: What if the reason is due to heinous, embarrasing, or frightening info?

If that's on "embarrassing" level, you need to read up on the Yalta-and-after shenanigans pronto.

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"According to this decrypted telegram, the attack on Normandy came as a complete surprise!"

"What does it say, then?"

"WTF? LOL!"

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Report: IBM to peddle its chip wing

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Re: Is there some master plan in Wall Street...

> Don't these idiots *ever* learn from history?

That's not how it works. Decisions are ALWAYS local. They become global (to the detriment of most) only if a specific lever is legislated into existence to satisfy these local interests.

More on this in The Great Deformation.

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Re: Wall Street

You can place a call to the Federal Reserve. Not sure whether Madame Yellen will pick up, too many vested interests in keeping the train rolling as long as possible.

The buffers can't be far, though with all the fog and speed I can't see.... ADD MORE COAL!!

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Re: International Business...?

That would be QUALITY product.

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Re: no servers, no hardware, no chips ...

They will become like Siemens.

They will just exist, but no-one will be sure based on what exactly.

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CERN outlines plan for new 100km circumference supercollider

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Re: Oh no!

Or maybe not.

To all available evidence, we have got all the particles down pat, there is bugger all up to the Planck scale, Stringers can go shove it, and the way forward is currently in precision measurements on neutrinos and muons. That and some hard-as-nails work in continuous group theory.

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Commoditisation. It's HAPPENING. This is NOT a drill

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Ron Paul doom picture needed.

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Want to remotely control a car? $20 in parts, some oily fingers, and you're in command

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From Desert Fox to Desert Ox

Operators operating on him operationally?

But ... wouldn't the disgruntled ones be military? Not known for large amounts of hack skills nor subtlety. Or intelligence for that matter.

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Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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I would look for a Slaver in a stasis field in that crater, you can never be too sure.

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