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McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

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"...a statute of limitations on computer crime?..."

No.

In the UK, there is only a statute of limitations for CIVIL claims.

There is no statute of limitations for any criminal act.

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Apple files disappearing-feature iPhone patent

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Re: AC 07:10

"Anyone ever thought these patent snippets are just journalistical trolling?"

Frequently - and I believe it's beyond doubt when the article carries a Leach by-line.

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Boffins baffled: HUGE EYEBALL washes up on Florida beach

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Re: Or it could be ...

...and your memory earns you The Order of the Boot.

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Six months under water and iPhone 4 STILL WORKS

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"I hope the sue his ass"

Any chance of that again in English?

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That horrendous iPhone empurplement - you're holding it wrong

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@SuccessCase 11:04

"...the perfect example of Leach doing her usual Apple bashing..."

Quite.

I would have described it as sophistry - but that's possibly beyond Leach & her acolytes, so I'll just describe it as "the usual bollocks"

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Man charged over alleged April Jones Facebook trolling

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Re: No different from a Frankie Boyle joke

"...a Frankie Boyle joke..."

Frankie Boyle's a comedian???

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Drinking too much coffee can MAKE YOU BLIND

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Probably...

...the same curmudgeon (i.e. me) who, upon reaching 60, has been heard to mutter "Youth is wasted on the young!"

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Iran linked to al-Qaeda's web jihadi crew by old-school phone line

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Poor michael..

"Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines..."

AND went public with it...

So that's a fatwah on him then...

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EE sets October date to power up UK 4G network

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Re: Pricing

I think (I'm open to correction here) that Orange & T-Mobile users will have to switch to EE - this shouldn't be any trouble - but I believe that EE's 4G will only be available on contract, and not PAYG.

The latter may well be a problem for many, if I'm correct.

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US data show slump in Apple tablet share

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Benjamin Disraeli

"(There are) Lies, damned lies, and statistics"

'Nuff said.

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Googorola mysteriously pulls plug on ITC Apple patent probe

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Worrying...

Is this an outbreak of common sense?

No - common sense tells me that's highly improbable.

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Re: Don't Be Evil

No-one READS the Sun - they just look at the pictures...

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Steve Jobs resurfaces in Hong Kong

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Re: Could we build a mausoleum to house him?

Yup.

No-one today has heard of Sir Frank Whittle, but the names of Rolls Royce's MDs and Pratt & Whitney's CEOs trip readily of everyone's tongue. No-one recalls Igor Sikorsky, but we all recall Bell's CEO, Westland's MD, don't we?

"All they're going to remember are smart businessmen who stole or bought ideas, were masters of hype, and turned profits. (It is pathetic.)"

Do I detect just a smidgeon of intellectual snobbery and soi-disant superiority there?

Perhaps we also need to stop and reflect on the wider situation here, too. After all, who did more to introduce mobility to the masses?

Benz for his invention of the ICE-powered automobile?

Ford for his invention of mass-production of (comparatively) inexpensive cars? - thus making car ownership no longer the exclusive privilege of a wealthy few?

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Icelandic town demands vulva museum

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...and

"...indigenous Icelandic animals..."

That include Björk?

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Google's disco-dancing uncle Schmidt trashes Apple's patent war

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Re: “are literally talking all the time about everything”

Now you're just being ridiculous.

Why in God's name would they be talking about Tuesdays?

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Re: So...

"baited breath"?

Been eating worms?

In suspense, I await with bated breath for confirmation or denial.

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Guardian's Robin Hood plan: Steal from everyone to give to us

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Re: @Payx

"So quoting him isn't going to win me over to anything."

I can only quote Mr Rhett Butler - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn". I'm stating my point of view, not preaching to win converts. You disagree? - I am, like the esteemed Mr Mandelson, intensely relaxed about it.

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@Gnomalarta 09:33

"If you think that the Guardian and the BBC are left wing you be rather young."

Not at all, old lad.

I'm well into my sixties, and still view the Grauniad as Pravda or Isvastia.

As Mr Orlowski writes, "Leigh doesn't quite see it like that. As far as he's concerned, his work has a higher moral purpose - so any taxation to keep him in work can be justified."

This smug arrogant conceit, matched with an overwhelming but misplaced sense of entitlement - shared in spades by Ms Toynbee & other Grauniad writers - could well be the reason why its circulation is moving like a lemming at the seaside.

There are enough taxes spent on twats already, without adding to them.

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Apple scrambled to hire iOS 6 maps engineers DAYS before launch

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Re: Tim Cook fail

Where's the asdf foundation to help humanity?

What voluntary work does asdf do?

To what charities does asdf contribute, and how much?

What proportion of asdf's time and income is dedicated to serving or helping the less fortunate?

Feel free to prove me wrong, but I suspect asdf is the usual "all mouth & trousers" arrogant child...

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Latest iPhone hacked to blab all your secrets

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Re: Eh?

"...the author evidently just took a few completely unrelated sentences and stuck them on the end of the article. It doesn't say anything coherent and there is no explanation..."

Note the by-line.

Par for the course.

Adolescent 'look-at-me-I'm-ever-so-clever' scribbling masquerading as grown-up journalism.

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Who queues for an iPhone 5? Protesters, hipsters and the jobless

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Re: iMuppets @JDX

Can't really blame him or her for not doing so.

I haven't - because once I see the by-line "Anna Leach", I tend to look for other items which might at least have intelligent comment and rational discourse.

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EE screams UK iPhone 4G exclusive, rest of pack sobs quietly

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Re: Errr... @cocknee

6 upvotes? Maybe that says more about the standards of the Reg's readers.

"Puritanical fanboi diatribe"? Geez - what a putdown - could it be a "puritanical anti-Apple diatribe"?

Using (or liking) any Apple kit does not automatically put you in the realms of "fanboi".

I do not know what you use, or why you prefer it. And frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Neither do I gather all Android users & fans, and all Windows users and fans into one group and patronisingly put them down because their choice differs from mine. Maybe you'll learn there's more to the big wide world than that - possibly after you've taken your GCSEs.

Beer? - well it's nice - when you're old enough to go into pubs, of course.

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@TeeCee

"I believe that you are crediting the general populous (sic) with levels of intelligence that they do not posess."

And you, of course, possess (note spelling!) a level of intelligence far higher than anyone who could ever want/use an Apple device.

Geez, it must be incredible to be so superior.

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@AC 10:17 & TeeCee

Populous:- adjective, "having a large or densely gathered population".

Populace:- noun, "The people living in a particular area"

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Errr...

iPhone users on T Mobile and Orange care. So do those who use iPhones but aren't bothered about changing network.

If, in your great geeky superiority, you don't care, then just don't get one.

Don't assume you speak for the UK population as a whole, don't assume that everyone who thinks differently to you is beneath you, and above all else, don't assume that anyone is impressed by, or even gives a damn about, your own little opinion.

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Apple's iCloud goes titsup, email evaporates for unlucky 1%

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@AC 12/9/12 at 11:50

Ms Leach writes (?) for The Grauniad.

'Nuff said.

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Cash-strapped Sharp puts HQ, factories in hock

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Typical...

"...iPhone labour camps at Foxconn,,,"

No mention of Samsung:- BBC News 6 September 2012

"A campaign group has accused Samsung of "illegal and inhumane violations", days after the firm promised to widen its own checks on its factories in China.

New York-based China Labour Watch (CLW) says it has evidence of long working hours, under-age workers and poor conditions in eight Samsung factories.

In response, the South Korean firm said it would "re-evaluate working hours".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19504381

But then if it weren't snidey anti-Apple scrawlings, it wouldn't be El Reg, would it?

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Why is the iPhone so successful? 'Cause people love 'em

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Re: @Dougal 01:11 Customer satisfaction......

"...and have refused to have one for work in favour of a humble Nokia.."

Intellectual snobbery at work here?

Along the lines of "I'm too damned cool and too smart to have what you perceive as consumer-oriented

Thy name is Ozymandias...

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Re:@Marty

Here we go again...

"... for the less technical savvy person they are great... very little to get confused with. It does what it does very well in a simple way..."

Utter tosh. I (and all of my IT department at work) have an iPhone. So does my Nephew, who's a Senior Analyst/Developer IT Infrastructure for a national organisation.

Do I assume that your car has a starting handle, carburettor tickler, manual advance/retard, manual choke, crash gearbox and acetylene headlamps - as those are the sign of the "technically savvy"?

Or is it the usual intellectual snobbery showing?

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New broadband minister snubs 'ugly' fibre cabinet gripes

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Re: Chris007

...and nothing to do with the wealthy socialist landowners? Blair? Mandelson et al...

and don't forget the prime example of wealthy socialists - everyone's best buddy Robert Maxwell...

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Hold the chips: Apple axes Samsung RAM order for iPhone 5

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Re: Comments on every Apple or Samsung story.....

So appropriate.

I choose what I'm happy with.

If my friends/acquaintances & colleagues differ - well, that's their affair. I don't vilify them, cast doubts on their manhood/maturity/intelligence or anything. If they're happy, then fine.

I would like to not be painted as a complete moron (usually BY a complete moron) just for my preferences.

à chacun son goût

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Re: Juvenile (AC 7/09/12 @18:17)

"How do you manage to walk with that enormous chip on your shoulder?"

He's probably well-balnced:- an enormous chip on both shoulders

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Kneejerk...

... or "Jerk", for short.

The Apple A5 and A5X are systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Samsung under contract to Apple.

If Samsung do speak as eloquently as you - unlikely, since they're grown ups - then they cannot sell on any "surplus" A5 or A5X cpus:- all they have to show for it is a whole lot of over capacity.

Whether you like it or not, that's how it is.

No doubt there will be hordes of downvotes from those whose comprehension of such matters is sadly lacking, and whose maturity is year to progress beyond pre-adolescence...

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"Apple should announce that due to Apple cutting purchases they will not after all invest..."

Dentopedology of the keyboard...

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Apple to launch streaming online radio service?

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Re: death of app's

Not so:- "app's" is an abbreviation of "applications", so the apostrophe denoting an omission is perfectly correct.

Although I concur with your rating of the rest of the post.

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Titans of tech: Why I'll never trust 'em

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Re: Don't believe anything unreservedly

I never believe ANYTHING - until it has been officially denied.

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Photos of 'iPad mini' body stir rumor pot

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To dssf

Any chance of a re-post in English?

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Old men who use computers less likely to get dementia

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Re: No, I'm not an expert in statistics, but...

Cause? Effect?

Horse, Cart:- re-arrange to suit...

Then have a beer...

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Re: NOOooooooo!

Chemist, you're a genius.

As a 62 yr-old (who was a systems engineer at 25), I have often been asked pityingly by my son (now 27) "What on earth did your generation do before PCs, Playstations etc. etc.?"

My stock reply was always "We were very busy inventing & developing PCs, Playstations etc. etc."

Put the little bugger in his place!

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Apple confirms 'surprise' September 12 event

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Re: Hmmm...

Far too clever to look at consumer tech are we?

Jeez, I wish I could be as cool...

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Re: Persona non grata?

Based on the form of recent months, that would be akin to inviting the Beano editor to Prime Minister's Question Time...

Awaits hordes of inevitable downvotes

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If you don't want one - don't buy one. Then you'll be free to get a life.

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Bruce Willis didn't Buy Hard: His girls can't inherit his iTunes

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Standards in decline...

I know El Reg encourages its YTS scribes - sorry, "Journalists" - to have a go at Apple at every conceivable occasion - and to twist the occasion on those when it is not relevant, but recycling a "Sun" rambling as serious journalism?

A new nadir - even lower than Asil!

Even more, at least those of us resident in the EU would know that the EU Court of Justice case of Oracle vs UsedSoft GmbH within the last few weeks would render such a restriction unenforceable in our neck of the woods

As a site with (supposed) IT-aware journalists, shouldn't El Reg have been aware of this, and mentioned it?

Or does the visceral need to have a go at Apple surpass all ideas of reporting factually?

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Deadly domino effect of extinction proved by boffins

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So...

In another experiment involving parasites...

What do we have to hide for the Palace of Westminster, Whitehall dens and Council Chambers all to become empty & deserted...

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Apple lawyer: 'I promise I am not smoking crack'

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@AC 20:43

""I will not let any theatrics or sideshow distract us.."

From the newsreels I've seen, there is no case in any US court that isn't pure histrionics...

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Amazon exploited by hacker in scribe's epic Apple iCloud pwn

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A fair response...

"...Apple said in an emailed statement that its "internal policies were not followed completely" ..."

Not followed by someone who is probably an ex-Apple employee now - or at least an Assistant Janitor (YTS).

The put their hand up and admitted the fault lay with the weakest link in any system:- the liveware!

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HSBC brands EVERY Apple iPhone 'an insecure PC'

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@ Magnus Ramage (Re: Is this really worth reporting?)

Disingenuous - even sophistry.

So if HSBC assumes a PC running windows, cue mocking of Apple & Apple users.

No mockery of Linux in its various incarnations?

No mockery of Linux users?

No mockery of Android?

No mockery of Android users?

Equal mockery?

PS

I've been reading The Register for over 10 years, so perhaps your patronising could be addressed at the same time as your sophistry.

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