* Posts by It wasnt me

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IBM invents printer that checks for copyrights

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Re: Won't sell may of these

This is why if you're not making anything and profiting from a patent you hold, is should be torn up and thrown in the bin. Preventing someone else from doing something you don't want to / can't be arsed to is monumentally pointless.

Patent applications should be accompanied by a working prototype. They should then be reviewed periodically to asses their ongoing utility.

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McDonald's Sweden adds fries to VR

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Re: Better use for greasy used cardboard ...

Brilliant. Next time i'm rushing through Heathrow late for my flight i'll stop and dig out my BBQ. Get a nice little fire going on the concourse. Pop into M&S for some nice fillet steak. Maybe if I get one of the more fancy BBQs I can whip up a little pepper sauce. And then i'll tuck into a nice juicy steak on he middle of T5 whilst my plane disappears off to wherever I didn't really want to go anyway. And there i'll be, thanking Lord Jake for his endless wisdom on the Register. Are you from Utah?

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Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

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Re: You COULD NOT...

If you really wanted to harmonise the sentencing guidelines then you could lower the penalty for the physical crime.

Comparing maximum sentences with different crimes is perfectly legitimate.

Your "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear" argument is a dangerous one.

It is perfectly reasonable to use stronger laws (fraud etc) to prosecute the more serious cases.

Sorry. I fundamentally disagree that you could be locked up for 10 years for sharing an ISO. And I disagree just as strongly with the way that policy was created.

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Elon Musk takes wraps off planet-saving Model 3 vapourmobile

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The amount of slack they are all being cut is amazing. Where does the electricity come from for these amazing super green electric vehicles? Because until the answer is definitively NOT "from burning fossil fuels" then they have no right whatsoever to be claiming green credentials. They're cheaper to run at the moment as there's no fuel duty, but if the whole world changed to electric cars tomorrow then 1>. We'd burn more oil to generate the leccy and 2>. the government would find a way of taxing it.

I just wish someone would start being honest about electric cars.

Caveat: My whole argument falls down if and when we make a massive planet-wide switch to nuclear power. But we won't cause its got a scary logo and you can't see its fumes. And I wont win any friends around here for suggesting that we should, will I Mr Page?

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How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

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Re: Or you could

I tried. Its pretty hard to find one who can beat the rubiks cube in under a minute....

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Yes, GCHQ is hiring 1,900 staffers. It's not a snap decision

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Re: Genuine Question

Ive never understood the needle / haystack analogy. Its fecking easy to find a needle in a haystack, just so long as you have a match and a magnet.

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Europe's Asteroid prang probe plan calls for cubesats

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Re: ... 10cm^3 modules ...

"1 dm^3 or 1 litre would also be acceptable answers."

Not round here it wouldn't. IT would need to be 1.7362 Bulgarian airbags.

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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And ..........

You point out that "we have concepts but even cars new today take decades to cycle through the market". So ? To make it happen someone needs to be working on it now. That someone might as well be Ford since they make cars. And the media might as well report on it. Im not sure that I see your point?

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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Wow.....

Is the news / surprise / story that this happened at the French end of her no enemy rather than the American end?

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Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'

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Happy

Re: She doesn't understand the scope of the job...

Buy her for what she's worth? You might get more if you rendered her down into more useful materials.

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SPB's mountaintop HQ menaced by WOLVES

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Wow, lucky Spanish cattle.

If you survive the wolves, the matadors will kill you.

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Re: Wolves may be preferable to the hunt...

They polish off cats you say? Do I need an import license?

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Stats-crunchers toss ebooks into Blighty's 2013 inflation basket

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FAIL

Re: Wow - that's a bit of luck

Makes you effing livid doesn't it? And the new products that are added are all currently at the beginning of their price curve. Expensive now - new to market. Becoming more popular, new players in market. Prices getting driven down. What a fantastic way of calculating inflation. Bastards. Who the hell does this sort of manipulation help anyway?

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Look out! PEAK WIND is COMING, warns top Harvard physicist

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Re: One question I have always asked myself

Indeed.

Which is why you don't build wind turbines behind: trees, tall buildings, hills. The whole premise of the article was that current calculations for wind farms assume they don't take any energy out of the wind. Why would a tree take energy out, but not a white thing shaped a bit like a tree?

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Capita bosses defend £30m migrant-poking IT deal with Border Agency

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Happy

WTF?

"Vaz claimed that the Border Agency asks migrants to consent to sharing their data with other government departments".

..... WTF...... Has anyone ever said 'yes'?

Why the crap would would you give that option to someone who by definition will be doing their very best to avoid government detection?

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#Forwhy: American Express lets you pay by tweet

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Happy

Great !

"Credit card company American Express has launched a service that lets customers buy things using Twitter."

Thats novel. After years of trying i've still to find anywhere that accepts their cards.

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Wind now cheaper than coal in Oz: Bloomberg

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Re: Other impacts !?

You are also right. There are other ways to deal with the base load issue. Every single one of which involves having enough conventional plant to ciover the entire load when the wind isn't blowing. Thus rendering wind power a massively expensive vanity project.

I personally agree with the other commenters. If wind is really a solution then put it on the market and let the market decide. Dont bloody subsidise it with a levy on my energy bill. Ive go nothing against wind turbines, I think they look pretty and often enhance a landscape or least add interest. But thats all theyre good for. Fucking expensive sculptures, which apparently arent to everyones taste.

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

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Happy

Re: I don't expect this to change anything

Perhaps the webbed fingers actually evolved last time this all happened.

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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Happy

Re: You laugh

"What I want most of my modern science and appliances is that whether I am there or not, they obey me. I bought them. I own them."

No no no no no no no no........ That was then. Now your $600 just gets you a license to cook rice. Dont try and cook any for someone else or the MPAA / RIAA will ........... :-)

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Nuisance calls DOUBLE, Ofcom vows to hunt down offenders

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Happy

Re: A good stiff letter

Yes, all correct. But Ofcom, set up as a regulator, operates primarily as a lobby group for the industry. They are completely toothless, and judging them by their actions completely uninterested in acting for the consumer.

Nothing at all will happen, ever. Successive governements have no interest in reforming Ofcom. You cant even get rid of your landline, since the state supported monopoly that is BT insists you pay for one to receive the internet.

Getting rid of your landline wouldn't evn help, as they move to mobile.

Unfortunately, the reality is that absolutely no-one anywhere has any interest in stopping this, as everyone in the chain apart from the poor suckers getting harassed is making money from it.

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Sir James Dyson slams gov's 'obsession' with Silicon Roundabout

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Unhappy

I appreciate some os his arguments, but hes also full of shit....

... He didnt invent the bladeless fan. He just hid a smaller fan with blades in the bottom of something about the same size and shape as a fan.

And as for the bagless vacuum cleaner, its still just a vacuum cleaner. It has filters instead of bags. And the filters cost a shitload more than the bags did. So what he really did was apply the razor blade business model to the humble hoover, add some bright coloured plastic and charge us all a fuckload more. How is that better for me? Dyson should be held up as a marketing guru, not an engineer.

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Curiosity gives Martian rock its first scrub down

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Happy

Bets on them......

....... drilling in 5 cm and hitting oil ?

:-)

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Microsoft burgled, only the APPLE iPADS stolen - cops confirm

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Happy

Re: Sad sack

I used to shop at that store in Southampton. Until one of the Apple employees suggested I go buy the kit a couple of shops down in John Lewis where they are happy to give you a two year warranty, and will not not need threatening with the law should you need to use it. A jolly helpful apple drone - I was surprised.

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China seeks ‘Oceanauts’ for deep sea exploration

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Stop

Hmmmmm.....

I like exploration. I like the oceans. I even like nuclear energy. But mixing the 3, overseen by a closed authoritarian state just doesn't sit quite right.

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Google maps app is BACK on iPhones, fanbois spared death

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Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?

"Don't use a clubcard".

Wow.... So Tesco know I buy fish. Big deal. I do. And for the privilige of sharing that information with them they gave me enough vouchers for a new iPhone5 this year, and a 4gs last year.

I get free phones, they get to know what I eat. I consider myself the winner in that exchange.

Seriously, theres privacy and theres privacy. Life more pleasant if you live somewhere in the middle of the paranoia spectrum.

On an unrelated note, have Apple pulled a blinder here ? 18 months ago they were paying Google billions for the maps. Now they're paying them nothing for an improved version. Some might think thats a bit of business genius. Google obviously get our data, but they got that before. Google maps is so much better than the iOS abomination that I would have happily paid good money for it.

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Apple's iOS 6 maps STILL muddle Mildura

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FAIL

Re: How many RPM

Indeed. But I do pass judgement. I like my apple products (which normally lines you up for a kicking in this esteemed rag). However the maps f**k up is a step too far. I knew they were s**t yet apple forced me to upgrade to iOS 6. (It auto downloads, uses up 1.5 GB of space which filled my phone so I had no choice but to click install to get the 1.5 GB back. Impossible to remove the auto-download).

The maps are so absolutely, indescribably shocking. I have told Apple twice using their notify software that my village is not in the middle of the solent and after 6 weeks, nothing.

Unless maps is fixed (and I mean properly fixed - replaced with something that f**king works) then apple have lost a customer. My house alone has Mac Mini, Macbook pro, iphone 4s, iphone 5, iPad and Time Capsule.

I don't pretend to think that Apple could give a shit about losing me as a customer, but i'm pretty sure im not alone. I really think their only option is a massive dose of humble pie and a huge u-turn.

The company is an arse-hole. Until now I put up with that because I liked their products and they worked for me.

Being an arse hole with shit products though just doesn't make a compelling sales pitch. (As their share price seems to be telling them).

</RANT>

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E-reader demand slumps, slapped down by slates

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Megaphone

Or could it be....

......that perhaps people are notcing that its normally vastly cheaper to buy a paperback than its digital equivalent?

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Frenchmen's sperm plunges by a third in quality and quantity since '89

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Happy

Global warming ?

It gets blamed for everything else....

Duck.

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

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Happy

Re: Cause identified

"It is scientifically know yellow color brings bad luck."

Ahhhhh, so thats why people who wear yellow coats only ever get crappy jobs working in car parks.

Makes sense now.

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Re: The wrong (jacket) stuff

I really wanted to downvote your comment for being such a killjoy, but I can't cos you're absolutely bloody right.

My Mrs (HMCG) has recovered one to many bodies from the channel for my liking.

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Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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WTF?

Re: Healthy?

Holy Wow. I was going to write a rebuttal to the assertions of your post, but its so full of unsubstantiated nonsense that I am compelled to conclude that you are a troll. Or is there a link from the Daily Mail to The Register for some reason today?

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Sam Sung found in Apple Store SHOCKER

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FAIL

Re: Except that Samsung isn't properly pronounced Samsung

Eh? Its still spelt exactly the same, and therefore very probably pronounced exactly the same, you pointless little fool.

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Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review

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FAIL

Re: Choice

"Oh, and good luck installing the latest OSX on a mac from before 2005."

Do you really think Windows 8 would install and run on lets say a Sony Vaio from 2005? Even if you could cobble the drivers together it wouldn't boot before the heat death of the sun.

"Windows or Linux don't lack that sort of legacy support."

Utter windows fanboy shite. Vista would barely boot on a brand new machine with a "Designed for Vista" sticker on the front when it was released. I'm still waiting for it to copy a 4Gig file I started off in Feb 2009.

Fair enough on your first point, but you should have left it at that. Holding up Windows as a model citizen makes you look like a shill.

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Asset raider busts in, demands seat at Quantum table

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FAIL

Ridiculous ?

"Interestingly, Quantum's market capitalisation of $283.8m is less than its fiscal 2012 revenue of $652.4m. Look at it this way: you could buy a $652m annual cash flow for $284m, a ridiculous state of affairs."

That is only ridiculous if you have information on its operating costs. This information is absent from the article.

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Israeli cops penetrated by army of fake generals with trojans

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Pint

Re: "The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."

<---- For you sir.

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Can climate change be changed back again? Maybe, say boffins

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Happy

Re: Hope there model is *very* complete

Why would you want to model the poles? Just go down to Lidl and see them for yourself.

Sorry.

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Man rummaging for lost laptop in skip gets tipped into garbage truck

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Wow......

In Australia even the inanimate objects want to kill you.

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Young Frenchwoman desperate for fat pipe tumbles out of window

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Re: Uh...

No its not. My flat in France is on the "Rez de chaussee". The next floor up is clearly marked '1' in the lift.

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Google rolls out new, cheaper Chromebooks 'for everyone'

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Re: It's crazy......

And the whole thread is moot anyway, cos according to the full page advert in Todays 'i' newspaper, they're £229, not £249.

So your profit is down by £400 and the rest of the thread is hot air.

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A lesser-known new feature in iOS 6: It's tracking you everywhere

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Re: @A/C 10:13

Indeed, or how if it is "generated once", one can reasonably expect it to change.

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Yale finds second diamond planet

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Happy

Come on el reg.

What's its mass in carrots? Proper units please.

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Russian Christians boosted by Pussy Riot law spank 'sinful' Apple logo

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Interesting......

I thought they just nicked it off the Beatles.

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Apple: Blue-shirts can fix iOS Maps in their spare time

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Re: But how

Thats all well nad good. Buy I paid a premium for my iPhone 4s, and ill be fucked if if im going to spend my time, money and data allowance fixing a shoddy service. I paid a premium because all my apple kit just works well. I love it as is. But I wont be updating to iOS6, and i wont be buying an iphone 5. Ive defended apple in the past but this maps thing really takes the biscuit. Either they fix it, let google release an app that I can set to be the default, or theyve lost a customer. I suspect (and genuinely hope) that this may be start of the downfall of apple. As much as I like their kit, the company is a complete arse, and I suspect that more and more people are starting to not like their kit.

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Vote now for the ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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WTF?

Re: tangentially

Justin Bieber ? Who?

I think you've accidentally stumbled onto the wrong website my friend.

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Freetard-idol rock star Trent Reznor gives up, signs to major label

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Re: speaking as a "freetard" (spit)...

Indeed. I am more than happy to pay for music. I consider stealing a copy to be wrong. However I used to buy a CD from a store for £11.99. Now to get the same music in a digital format I have to pay £11.99. The record doesn't have to pay for production (the CD, not audio), warehousing, distribution, store space, all the staff. And they prevent me from fromat shifting and selling on an unwanted copy. That, Mr Orlowski, doesn't make me a freetard, but does explain why a lot of people resent (absolutely fucking hate) the record companies. And why some of them take the matter into their own hands. If the companies could drag their failing business model out of the fucking middle ages and their heads out of their arses, and charge a fair price for music then a lot more people would be willing to pay. A lot of money used to go to the people between the artist and the listener, because those people added value as described above. Now the companies just want all that money and do fuck all with it apart from stick it up their nose.

Or perhaps I'm completely wrong. In which case could you do an article educating me please on what value the companies add?

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Brooks, Coulson to be CHARGED over phone-hacking

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Happy

Re: In One Sentence [sic}

"David Blunket was grinning from ear to ear this morning, telling his friend Jude Law about his monster swapping session with Brad Pitt and Angelie Jolie, yet the poor sod genuinely has no idea that he's actually been barebacking Charles Clarke and Delia Smith."

There, have another one on me :-)

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Chinese boffins build nuclear-powered deep-sea station

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WTF?

Re: Uhm...

Good point. If they're happy with nuclear tech then why not knock this underwater bollocks on the head and build some reactors on land. They could use them to drive turbines 'n stuff. Get some leccy without the oil they were going to look for.

Or have I missed something?

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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

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Windows

Re: Ok, a radical option...

"If the application fails when it starts, it means not all the bits have been downloaded "

Evidence please or you just made that up. You have absolutely no idea what could cause Apples distibution chain to fail. Unless of course you work for them.

I think you got the wonrg icon <-

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Google ditches the bits in the bottom of the box

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Happy

Re: Symbian’s shame

I have no idea what you're trying to say, but have an upvote anyway.

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Facebook phone app attempts to seize ALL YOUR MAIL

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Trollface

Re: advice?

Well done Sir. Upvoted because you must have ballls of steel posting a comment like that round here. And using your own name. Top trolling.....

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