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* Posts by Ted Treen

1575 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Lumia sales fail to set world alight

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I still believe...

...that 98.79% of statistics are made up on the spot...

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Cops arrest cop in alleged corrupt cop-bung probe

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No.

Only you.

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Apple's Galaxy Tab ban was best advertising ever - Samsung

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Come on, Craig...

That's a quote from a PR munchkin. How do you expect it to have any meaning?

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Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics

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Ye Gods!

Has there ever been such an opinionated piece, with emotive descriptive language purporting to be an unbiased factual report?

You could be either a graduate of the Dr Goebbels school of reporting, or - and I hesitate to accuse anyone of this - a moonlighting BBC news reporter

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Apple stores getting close to overload

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Attitude...

Referring to retail staff as "sales droids" shows a certain arrogance and disdain for retail staff. Perhaps that attitude is instrumental in determining how you're treated by the retail staff.

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Read it fully...

The article concerns Applestores - Apple's own retail stores.

It does NOT relate to resellers.

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BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps

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That's right...

...pile on the agony...

Coat & taxi, please

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Well,

IMHO we have far more to fear from the state than from private companies.

Private companies - even at their worst - are just after money.

The State, however,.....

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Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans

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@Jimmy

Brings to mind an old phrase regarding pigs and flying...

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Anonymous: 'We hacked cybercop's email'

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And in a US clink...

it'll be their ass that gets bored...

Well & truly.

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Huge mob swarms phone launch – but it's a BLACKBERRY

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@Heyrick

About $270.00

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Men busted 'for touting Facebook and Twitter shares'

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I STILL reckon...

...it's hard to con a truly honest man.

Any honest person would realise that these offered mega-returns are either illegal or illusory.

If your greed overrides your common sense, don't come crying to the rest of us.

Go work for a bank - you'll fit in & excel...

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Clegg orders fresh review of UK extradition treaty

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Does anyone remember...

...when brain-dead murdering arseholes who had indiscriminately murdered and maimed innocents, women and many children, decamped to the Home of the Brave, and their judiciary, in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin, declared that these perps were noble freedom fighters, engaged in a valiant struggle against the fascist British occupiers/aggressors?

Nary a one was returned.

American justice is an oxymoron.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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GSOH

Years ago, I saw can old MKII Granada (low on its wheels) being driven around Brum by a very rotund gentleman; the vehicle sporting FAT 61T...

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iOS upgrade swells iPhone battery-suckage grief

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Plonker

That's all I used it for on that particular 12hr period.

If you made one small trip in your car over a 12hr period & I slated you for buying it would you consider that criticism valid?

More knee-jerk crap from the "We must slate Apple & all their users" brigade.

Some people hold different views to yours - live with it and (try to) stop being such a knob!

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@AC 17:12

Some people live in the real world - I'd recommend it to you...

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Same here...

12 hours since switch-on, 4 or 5 calls, a few texts and maybe half-an-hour eradicating "Stupid Zombies", and my iPhone 4 shows 86%.

I'm content with that.

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Apple slips, moneymen pounce

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We?

Some of us have always had the healthiest of contempt for the bar stewards...

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Idiots?

That has to be the understatement of the year.

Anyhow, I fully and confidently predict that Financial Analysts will exceed my expectations in making utter plunkers of themselves some 80% of the times they open their mouths.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

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Big-nosed?

Possibly.

But small-minded.

Very small minded,

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@PsychoMonkey

"...Anyway, have a nice day on your high horse..."

And you are where, exactly?

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iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

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Good article

Factual, no slant put on by journalist; that's more like it!

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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WTF?

Before I rate this comment...

...would it be possible to provide an English translation?

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One assumes..

...that your technical abilities/comprehension/discernment, although obviously overwhelming, do not extend to the use/understanding of the "Shift' key

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Bascule for moderator/journalist at El Reg/PM?

Haven't read such a sensible comment for ages...

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Just as

people who want to show their über-cool credentials by slating Apple, Apple products and Apple product users care even less about (and are probably strangers to) logic and reason.

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@Big_Boomer

"...see above invective..." said Big_Boomer, whose achievements and incisive perception in the world of IT have made him as wealthy and respected as Steve Jobs, as well-known as Bill Gates, and as acclaimed as Jonny Ives.

In the immortal words of Mr. Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"

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Well said, Jez!

I'm no great Android fan - I LIKE iOS: but that doesn't mean I consider anyone who prefers Android is less intelligent, or that their viewpoint is less valuable than mine.

I echo "Each to their own." - or, as they say in France, "One man's fish is another man's poisson."

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...but one over-riding reason why you should buy an iPhone 5

Lewis Page rants against it...

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New iPhone offered for sale via unauthorised outlets

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@tmTM:- One assumes it takes one to know one...

"...I know apple fanbois are amound the stupidest of creatures and will happily sell their grandmother for the next iPhone..."

But for the really, REALLY stupidest of creatures look no further than those who decide that using any, or some of Apple's products make you a "fanboi" and that their own take on the whole of technology is so mind-blowingly perceptive, that anyone who ventures to differ in the slightest way is to be treated to execrable invective (usually spittle-flecked).

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'Boss from hell' knuckle-rapped for 'firing contests'

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Steve Jobs hasn't - to the best of my knowledge - performed monkey-boy dances, or hurled furniture around his office.

Don't try to squeeze your irrational prejudice into a case where it doesn't fit...

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Woman nabbed for 'senseless' stiletto ATM attack

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Obviously a simple sole, down on her uppers who now feels a bit of a heel.

I suppose she could stand for election - and it would be a shoe-in...

Coat & Taxi please...

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Apple's Tim Cook gets one million reasons to stay on as CEO

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Well said...

Couldn't agree more, JDX. I've long realised I could never be a Jobs, Gates or Buffet.

Long before I was worth a billion, I would have thought "Sod this for a game of soldiers - I have enough to not have to come to work any more..."

It would be nice to have a few millions to give away though - but to real deserving causes, not just todays PC favourite.

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Market Forces (to coin a phrase)

Anything sold is worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it.

Any other value is speculation/wishful thinking or whatever.

Beer? - well, it IS Saturday...

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After Jobs: Apple and the Cult of Disruption

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@Matt

Matt,

Succinctly eloquent, as ever. Mind if I copy that out to use at work? :-)

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Course you can - now.

If there'd never been an Apple, and only a Microsoft, we'd probably still be looking at 16 colours, 1MB RAM max and a command-line interface.

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Matt...

...you gotta be in Marketing - or at least work with Marketing - just to have heard some of those phrases...

Either that, or you're closely related to/a fan of Scott Adams.

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Explaining the Chocolate Factory's Patent Panic

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Well...

It's not as bad as that in the UK:- US patent law is definitely akin to something conceived by Monty Python. The trouble is, its application has affected the mindset of companies all over the world.

That is an ever-growing problem:- that, and US patent attorneys, who have all the rapacity of the Mongol hordes - and their personal morality is at about the same standard

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App developer slurped kids' data without consent

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Or contrariwise...

...maybe adult 'Merkins are akin to 13yr olds...

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Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?

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Not so, IIRC

"The rioters would then have to declare themselves homeless to the local council which would then be obliged to re-house them."

If they're deemed to have intentionally made themselves homeless by their actions, said local council is relieved of its obligation(s), IIRC.

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Head fed cyberspook resigns abruptly

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Jaw drops in amazement...

I'm the wrong side of 60, and didn't realise anyone of fewer summers would recall "Spy vs Spy" - ...

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Ghost of 'ACS:Law' threatens alleged Greek filesharers

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Please...

...don't post comments like this at lunchtime.

Have you any idea how long it takes to clean tuna mayo off your screen & its environs?

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OS X Lion roars, coughs on appearance in App Store

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and so said

the driver of the Morris Minor powered home-made kit car to the Aston Martin driver...

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Apple unveils 'World's First Thunderbolt Display'

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@Justa

I seem to remember the same things being said about the inclusion of USB on the original iMacs way back...

Anti-Apple bigots never change.

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Apple to release Mac OS X Lion on Wednesday

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And furthermore...

...our new Veep I/C Office Furniture is Mr Ballmer...

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Apple plans to prune iPhone 3GS price

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But I bet

you run a Windows PC and don't give a stuff about the Microsoft lock-in for life..

..and it's indisputable which company has for years had the morality and ethics of prohibition-era mobsters...

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HTC 'dismayed' by Apple's bizarre patent allegations

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I cannot tell...

...what system the esteemed Mr Lovelock is using:- but I CAN tell that its spellchecker does not work.

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Game gears up for Mac OS X Lion release with... Panther

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It would seem that way...

Can't really understand why. My Mac's great - others might not think so - but hell; lots of people I work with love cheesecake. I can't stand the stuff, but I don't knock it for those who love it..

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Who cares?

I care.

I love Macs., but I don't hate PCs.

Strikes me as being a little stupid to generically hate Macs, hate Windows, hate Linux, or hate Unix. I just love best that with which I'm comfortable, and which I find works best & easiest for me.

Getting a little pissed off with those who think their point of view is the only possible valid & correct one in the world, and anyone who differs is some kind of retard and/or deviant...

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