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1561 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Plaintiffs: 'Hey judge! Soak Apple for $840m in ebook price-fixing suit'

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you mean 0.529 percent.

if they had to pay 0.529 per cent (.529/.01) that would put them into receivership tomorrow.

I suppose you should argue that the first unit was cents, not dollars, which would still be an impressive fine, being over half their assets.

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HARD ONES: Three new PC games that are BLOODY DIFFICULT

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complaints

"Games on list of Old-school-hard-games is too old-school-hard!" Seriously guys? You are really going there?

If you don't like games like this just don't play them. Honestly, there is only one on this list I'm really interested in trying, but there's no reason to complain about the rest. From reports they are some people's thing.

Just consider yourself lucky that you have this fine review to warn you off (or get you interested, if you are a masochist)

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German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka

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Re: With that habit, the hospital could have arranged for her a special

it is against medical ethics to threaten sanctions on patients; alcoholics are addicts and rarely able to control their behaviour.

Not only is it NOT unethical to choose who gets the limited number of organs based on who is most likely to benefit most from it, due to the limited number of organs available, it's unethical NOT to. It's not a threat of sanctions, it's a matter of allocating a limited resource where it can do the most good.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

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Re: Reverse

never be plagued by Adds ever again.

Damn maths, plagues me it do!

(hint, it's "ads" short for "advertisements," not "adds" which would be short for "additions." Furthermore, neither word is a proper noun.)

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

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Re: Think about this...

Actually, Linus is. He's one of only two people I can think of who I would be willing to use Linus as a spokesperson over.

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Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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Re: ...no profit sharing with your retailers

Don't forget the shareholders, either

I totally despise Apple, and if they went into receivership tomorrow I would probably be in the hospital after a very intense drunken celebration, but the one thing I hate more is misinformation. AAPL pays a quarterly dividend. Last quarter that was 3.05 USD/share (yielding 2.26%). At 892.6M shares outstanding, that's about 2.7 billion USD last quarter.

You can argue if that's enough or not, but they do give it.

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BlackBerry CEO: I LOVE keyboards, so if you want them, you'll get them

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Re: Blackberry should try something different

Except for ruggedizing that, that's a pretty good idea. If it could be made to take the beating I give phones, I think I'd rather like that.

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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Re: in other news...

I can't say anything about next quarter, but apple's profits dropped between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013.

Also, their profit is inline with samsung's but not as diversified (Sammy sells, TVs, SSDs, Fridges... too much to count, plus the components used to make many of these (NAND Flash, LCD elements, OLED elements), many of which Apple buys). Samsung contenues to diversify their product line too.

I'll leave figuring which is the higher risk as an exercise to the reader.

(buying Sammy stock is an interesting matter though)

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Trying to figure out how anyone on wall street is doing anything with samsung

Samsung isn't traded on any US markets.

The last transaction of Sammy stock my broker knows about was four days ago. Being profitable but taking a stock-price hit, I was interested in maybe picking some up.

Not as easy a task as I'd thought it would be.

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Panasonic will go Firefox OS for TVs

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Re: Why cant I buy

the problem is, most of the ones we see for sale are limited to 1080p.

We had better res monitors back when TVs broadcast as low definition.

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Bitcoin blasts past $1,000 AGAIN after Zynga accepts cryptocurrency

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Re: Mic

At the current trading rates for bitcoin, that's an awful expensive space heater.

I mean, that's about 1000 USD, most (non industrial) space heaters I see from searching google are less then 200.

Honestly, you don't present a vary good argument for it being non-gimmicky.

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Naked Aussie gets wedged in washing machine

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Re: Wierd News

In fairness, there's a world of difference between an 11-year old playing hide and seek, and a 20 yr old who should know better.

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Italian woman stunned by exploding artichoke

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Re: Eh?

You must be new here.

The snark is because Jake is, apparently, qualified to do (indeed has done!) absolutely everything. I imagine once you have done everything, life gets boring.

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Just what they've always wanted! ISS 'naut duo unwrap new space fridge

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I imagine it was a good christmas present for them

what with the importance of the station's systems to them!

(Even if it was a bit of a DIY present)

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

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I thought it was where the horses went.

Jockeys go home after a day's work, just like the rest of us, I assume.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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crap commercal

Of course, the smart-watch is a crap idea for a product too... so, what did you expect?

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'F*** off, Google!' Protest blockades Google staff bus AGAIN – and Apple's

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I don't get it

Personally, I think all of the affected bay area businesses should just up and move to somewhere which is interested in having them.

Everybody wins.

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Mozilla: Native code? No, it's JavaScript, only it's BLAZING FAST

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Re: applications always run 10 times as slow and take 4 times the memory still

I'm pretty sure the slowness is the crap developers writing java like the daily WTF was a contest.

The java where I work haunts my nightmares.

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

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How is this not in bootnotes?

It was a good laugh. (better then anything that WAS actually in bootnotes)

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Apple's iPhone plant didn't kill UNDERAGE TEEN factory worker

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@DJV

You can set your mind at ease, it was the 1981 version.

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Re: "Apple's iPhone Plant"

I'm thumbs upping you, just because I just got done watching Day of the Triffids last week.

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Cut through the winter chill with these Rupert Murdoch tweeting cards

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what a twit

Is this idiot TRYING to get sued?

I can't wait to see the copyright take-down notice.

mmmm.... popcorn

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Exciting new BRAZILIAN PUSSY FINGERED by overjoyed boffins

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Re: Pictures please

@A.A.Hamilton:

I thought it was a rather cute pussy.

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Indian MOM sails past the Moon on the way to Mars

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GO MOM!

That is all!

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Keeping warm in winter the el Reg way: Setting a NAS box ON FIRE

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If you want protection against lightning hitting your house wiring directly, then I know of no system that gives total protection.

The best protection against that is religion (It works as well as anything else).

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Report says Microsoft has divided CEO list into possibles and probables

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What "successes" did Elop achieve at Nokia? He (deliberately?) nearly ran it into the ground before the miracle Microsoft buyout.

Well if the objective was to drive Nokia into the ground, then that would, by definition, be a success.

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Assange flick The Fifth Estate branded 'WORST FILM OF THE YEAR'

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Re: John Carter

I had not read the books, but I had a friend who did, so we watched it on DVD later. It was certainly entertaining.

The problem was the advertising. If I didn't know someone who was a fan of the book, I would have no idea (and indeed, didn't until he told me) what to make of it.

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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Re: When you talk about the evolving functionality of the PS3

The took away two. Reverse compatibility which they never did completely get working (some games worked, some didn't), and the other-os.

Say what you will about Other-OS being useless for the average gamer, but reverse compatibility WAS a useful feature (excepting it's buggyness).

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VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER

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Re: Question:

You are aware that "Chappaquiddick" means nothing more then a funny looking word to most of the audience of this site (considering it's a UK site, and noone in the UK cares about what happened in MA in 2012, let alone 1969)

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Most of Dread Pirate Roberts' treasure still buried, say researchers

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Re: Hype combo points

Cocoa is a narcotic?

Cocaine (INN) (benzoylmethylecgonine, an ecgonine derivative) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant.

(shamelessly plagiarized from wackypedia)

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Google claims MOOCs SOLVE code-for-kids teacher training problem

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2600 participants?

Wonder if maybe they've been subtlety hacked...

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Guess which major US telco ISN'T cracking down on premium SMS spam?

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Ban them all, possibly with fire

If I want to give to a charity or a political campaign I can do so just fine using plastic. There is no reason to do it via such an easily exploitable system.

Ban them all.

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Those Xbox One first-day glitches: GREEN screens of DEATH, disc crunching

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Re: Old

"Particularly when there's easy, elegant & reliable work arounds like Classic Shell. I'm running 8.1, it works well, I never see TIFKAM, I have a full functional start button and menus. And CSGO runs like stink (even if I'm crap at it)."

Why should you have to install a 3rd party app to work around the fact the MS broke the UI? They broke it, they should be called out on it.

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The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection

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BB is over

I really hate to say this, because I wanted them to spring back, but BB is over.

Being a better windows then windows was never enough for OS/2. So too will being a better android then android likely not be enough for BB. I'm afraid it all comes down to timing, QNX is probably the best base for a phone OS out there, but it's too late. If they can't do something to really stand out <u>in the minds of the consumer</u>, and a better kernel isn't going to cut it, they are doomed to failure.

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Brit graphene maker poised to go public: Yes, wonder stuff WILL float

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The most logical IPO I've seen in a while

I have to admit, this is the first time in years I've seen a medium-to-high-profile IPO that didn't make me wonder "ok, so what capital expense will this large influx of capital cover?"

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Japanese anti-nuke groups DoS-bombed by mystery attackers

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Japanese police don’t have a great track record when it comes to solving computer crime.

FTFY

I want to say, while I'm pro-nuclear-power, I am vehemently opposed to anyone attempting to silence their opponents like this. You aren't helping.

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Anonymous Indonesia gets it right, attacks Australian government

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aye, also make note of the wind direction!

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Netflix, YouTube video killed the BitTorrent star? Duo gobble web traffic

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Wasn't it netflix that was offering to give ISPs a box to cache netflix content?

Once the content is on your network, it doesn't cost you anything to deliver it to the end user. They even are willing to do all the work to set the damn thing up!

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We said it over and over

Make it easy enough for people to get content legally, and they will favor it. They will put up with reasonable ads and/or a modest fee.

BitTorrent is actually kinda a pain: between irreputable search sites, content not being what is described, content being what is described but containing malware, ISPs blocking/slowing it... It's worth the fee.

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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Irony

This from Eric "If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place." Schmidt?

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Steve Wozniak: 'I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners'

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Makeup of rockstar consortum

MS was one of the members mentioned by AC2. I would say the others on the list are only mildly interesting. Most of the articles seems to emphasize the MS and Apple stakes too, so AC2 and I are not alone.

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Tim Cook stands firmly behind pro-LGBT, anti-discrimination law

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Re: A question

Well, one point is that US Laws (as much as US Lawmakers want to feel to the contrary) have little to no effect in china.

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DEAD STEVE JOBS chap becomes ENGINEER ... at Lenovo

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Well, if he goes in and says "stop doing what you are doing and start doing what IBM was doing when you bought the thinkpad line from them" I'll vote him as a better engineer then most.

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Do Not Track W3C murder plot fails by handful of votes

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Re: Advertising Standards

noisy ads made me modify my hosts file at work. It's also why I use noscript at home.

I agree with you fully, I don't mind non-obtrusive ads. Occasionally I'll even click on one. ONE ad that makes noise, and I block your network.

The exceptions are ads in videos. I'm expecting the video to make noise, so the ad isn't so bad, provided it's not exceptionally louder then the video.

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Play Elite, Pitfall right now: Web TIME PORTAL opens to vintage games, apps

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Re: Hmm

ET did not almost kill video gaming. ET just happens to be used as a poster-child of the problems with games at the time. Shovelware almost killed video-games in the 80s, and the saving grace what nintendo's draconian productions limits on studios (they set limits on how many titles any company could release in a year. better choose your best ones!), as well as their censorship rules. We may laugh now that you can't kill anything on a nintendo game, and a lot of it was overboard, but setting a baseline quality standard ment that gold seal gave you a good idea what you where getting.

Incidentally, ET's only problem was about 5 bugs. It was never anything systemic in the game. With the games I've see that the premise was awful to began with, ET hardly ranks as the worst with just a handful of bugs.

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Doctor Who's 50th year special: North American theater tix on sale Friday

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Re: They haven't

Really? I would think the beating everyone over the head with "He's not heterosexual" thing in torchwood wouldn't appeal to the conservative colonial sensibilities.

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You like iPads, you like things called 'Air'. You will LOVE this puppy

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Re: Have they fixed

Actually, I won it in a drawing.

No, I would not pay what they ask for it.

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Have they fixed

that the speaker point out the back of the damn things?

Seriously, who though this was a good idea, you have to turn it all the way up to hear it, and bother everyone in the room. I always end up coming up with a mess of a contraption using menues or placemats to bounce the sound off of. Every time I want to watch a video on my iPad, one of the only things it's really good for, I need a Rube Goldburg machine just to hear it.

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Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson battles bullfighting

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PETA

Home of the all-kill shelter!

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