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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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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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@Mage

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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Only jailbroken iPhones, iPads can be safe from latest vuln

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Or to sum up...

FUD

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Rustock zombies halved as clean-up efforts continue

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Good on Redmond

Yup, I'm a Mac man (although I run Windows as a VM), but what a good move. Yes, progress could be quicker but "Well done!" to Redmond for addressing the issue and taking positive steps to bring down these Russian rotters!

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iPhone 4, iPad mole faces 30 years' federal porridge

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@Annihilator

The UK system ain't that liberal.

Muggers let off whilst pensioners who don't pay council tax are immediately whipped inside?

Our benevolent liberal overlords don't really get too fazed if we plebs scrap amongst ourselves:- but if anything happens which challenges the authority of the Almighty State (i.e. their authority & position) then heaven help the perpetrator.

And if your perceived to be middle class (how the lefties hate the middle class), then using a water pistol to defend your home & family against armed burglars will as like as not see you incarcerated. The middle class could become a threat to the ruling elite, so they MUST be hammered into submission at every opportunity.

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@Freddie

Look around you - it came to Britain some time ago...

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Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

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dominion?

..or domination?

Silly me, getting Moderatrix & Dominatrix mixed up...

Seriously, SB, good luck in your new venture and our very best wishes always wherever you go & whatever you do**

**Unless it's joining the LibDems, of course.

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The Cube: Apple's daftest, strangest romance

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Poor old John 104

"...average Apple user..."

Pure sophism - or, as the 'average PC user' would more likely say, utter bollocks.

I've had four new Macs (Beige G3, Sawtooth G4, G5 Tower, and recently an 8-core MacPro) in the last 13 years, got my first iPhone 3 months ago, and have had nary a problem. My 6-yr old G5 tower is still in daily use and is a damned sight more usable than any 6-yr old PC would be...

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Apple's white MacBook drought set to flip to gush

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Supertroll!

"...constraint on channel bully..."

Taking a factual report on availability, spinning it, introducing unverified and unverifiable gossip re something as subjective as perceived attitude - and then presenting it as unbiased objective journalism.

I presume there's a masters in sophistry somewher in Mr Kunert's CV.

Await avalanche of downvotes and a diatribe spittle-flecked anti-Apple invective...

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London Olympics shop in Union Jack outrage

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There wouldn't be anyway...

in XXX terms, you lose points for coming first...

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Tag Heuer readies €4700 Froyo phone

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Well at least

it will stop all the rabid anti-Apple mob whining about the cost of the iPhone.

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Samsung runs to the ITC to seek Apple ban

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..and they reckon...

...that irrespective of the validity of their filing, that a US Trade Commission is likely to find in favour of a Korean outfit and against a US ultra-success story?

I have to admire their confidence.

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Hackers pierce network with jerry-rigged mouse

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Clever...

but bang goes the opportunity to sell "BNIB" meeces on ebay...

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Accused SOCA attacker reportedly 'keen' to help cops

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@Will

"He may be totally innocent.

He may have been used as 'cannon fodder'.

He may have been set up - yes it really does happen."

Yup. All are totally true,

"He may have been put upon for years by the authorities and just wanted to hit back."

The Brit hierarchy accepting their activities as a mitigating circumstance?

An interesting idea, but I'm sure the establishment would never permit it.

"We can all sit here in our cosy homes secure in the knowledge that it could never happen to us."

Well, those who still have homes can, but those who are a casualty of aberrant bankers possibly can't. As regards it "could never happen to us", I recognise your irony but the likelihood of, and the powers for, the state inflicting similar upon us has grown exponentially over the last decade-decade & a half.

Mostly presided over by that nice Mr Straw - you know, the ex-commie who was such a staunch libertarian in oppostion.

Why do lefties become so draconian when given just a smell of authority?

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Judge lets Apple keep secrets from Samsung

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A pattern emerges...

Patent squabbles... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:

Divorce... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:

Human Rights Act... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:

Libel... only became a huge problem with the involvement of lawyers:

Is it just me, or is there a pattern emerging here?

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US air passenger cuffed over low-flying pants

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Nearly...

I believe that this woeful fashion did indeed start behind bars:- and little scrotes adopt this 'fashion' to show "I is a hard gangsta, innit".

However, the drooping strides are generally considered to be due to having had one's belt confiscated (self-toppings are not really wanted on the Governor's record file), rather than an invitation for a little recreational buggery.

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We all know...

Having your undercarriage out is not conducive to smooth flying...

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Apple to revamp desktop Macs

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Nice to know...

...but I bought a MacPro (April 2010) for home use, so I could work at home - we use CS5 and I was up til then carrying on with my 2005 G5 dual2.0 and CS3 - I still have that and I do use it..

The MacPro works very well; it's been upped to 12GB RAM, and had an additional three 1TB drives added and a second optical - a Samsung with Lightscribe capability. It will, I believe last me for at least another 3–4 years barring anything really wild happening with software and rendering it not usable but I do think that's unlikely.

In around 4–5 years time I will be at normal retirement age, and with the cash part of my pension I might think about upgrading to whatever is then cutting edge but until that time, I really can't see any benefit to upgrading other than being able to say "I got the newest".

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Does a flash motor act as a fanny magnet or not?

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@Scott

Every woman I've ever met has had a mind of her own.

With one or two, it was in mint condition, 0 miles on the clock, never been used...

(await severe ticking off from Ms Bee)

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I heard you

first time.

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Ah Norfolk...

You can count on people from Norfolk....

...up to 12 if you use all their fingers...

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not at all, old lad.

I just prefer females with at least a modicum of intelligence & personality. Those who are attracted solely by a flash motor are generally lacking in both. And it's not a sexist thing - the male sex has its share of vapid shallowness as well.

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Yawn...

Can't think why anyone would consider it worthwhile to even study such a thing.

Yes, you can pull some girls with your wallet (See WAGs) but they're generally airheads/bimbos.

Beer? - well, it's Friday.

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30,000 Shreks besmirch BeautifulPeople

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$25 dollars a month???

So you have to be beautiful AND stupid?

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Apple iMac 27in

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@Turtle_Fan

"...I hate Apple with a passion..."

How pointless. How stupid.

You don't use their products but "hate them with a passion"?

Whoa - an anti-fanboi here - just another side of the same coin?

I use a Mac not a PC.

I don't hate HP/Dell/Acer/Anyone else "with a passion"

I use OSX in preference to Windows

I don't hate Microsoft "with a passion"

Reasoned discourse has more value than blind bigotry, but I guess it's less dull. Must be another effect of the tabloid culture pervading society...

Beer? - Have one, bro - and chill.

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Nope...

They're definitely NOT passé!

I'd love a quality 27" IPS screen for when I'm working at home.

My budget wouldn't allow it - so I got an NEC EA232WMI 23" IPS. Can't fault it for the price, but I'd still love an equivalent quality 27".

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So will a lot of others...

Drug dealers love BMWs.

They're not the only ones who buy/drive them though.

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LulzSec hacks US Senate

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They're baiters.

And Masters, at that...

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Hundreds arrested in Far Eastern online scam crackdown

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@Tom

Check your dictionary:

Respond is not the same as Reply.

A stimulus might provoke a response without provoking a reply.

Deleting it is one response.

Training your Spam Filter is another.

Blocking the sender's email address is yet another - and that's just for 419ers.

Bad Tom. Naughty Tom. Telling Teddy off without checking...

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Toxic Plankton feeds on Android Market for two months

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There are many...

...commentards on El Reg who seem to find a way to blame Apple/Steve Jobs for everything from Herod's kiddy-cull to the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Frequently the most unlikely subject is diverted into an anti-Apple whinge...

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