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Well, the article did point to one or two bits of evidence for its claims.
Do you have any evidence for YOUR claim, Stephen 2?
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Simon says: "That would be rather ironic!"
Actually, not really. After all, Apple nicked their damn clock, didn't they?
So Hakin9 is a high tech version of the Huffington Post? Good to know.
If they make the electronics soluble it'll reduce their costs as they won't need a "got wet" sensor to tell us we've voided the warranty.
There's always the problem that if you're (re)building your FIRST computer, you won't have internet access until AFTER you've built the damn thing. So having a graphic reference might come in handy for some.
If they truly wanted to respect privacy they wouldn't ask for unnecessary details like phone numbers when providing quotes. Bunch of lying tossers.
Re: IT Pros?
Unfortunately, September is forever.
The trial did not "conclude" last month. Trials include appeals, and we're FAR from done yet given the behaviour of both the judge and jury in the first episode of the ongoing saga.
I note the author of this article is very careful to ignore the fact that Oracle DID actually pay someone to shill for them, and has NOT been asked to submit a list of all those who shilled for it on their own time. Wonder why?
Back to 1710.
The only thing this demonstrates is how broken copyright law really is, and how corrupt the governments are that keep implementing exactly what the "London Company of Stationers Part 2" wish them to implement, with no regards for the actual goals of copyRIGHT.
Highest valued PUBLIC company. Who know how much some of those private companies are actually worth. Also, let's not confuse "market capitalization" with "value", although I guess it makes for more sensationalist press.
So their announcement that the users need to change passwords is almost identical to announcements sent out by scammers - INCLUDING the "click this link"? What a wonderful way to inspire confidence!
Did they hire a bunch of untrained monkeys at Blizzard? Or are they just really, really stupid?
Wonder if the survey was done by the TSA?
Hi, while I have your junk in my fist, would you care to comment how good a job you think we're doing?
Pity they can't get their $650 million back from the case where the patent they were found to "infringe" was later found to be invalid. Unfortunately, the US court system doesn't back-date invalid patents. Bloody thieves.
Hardly a puzzle. The USA says "frog" and countries like New Zealand just jump. And in the USA, when the RIAA/MPAA says "jump" the US government doesn't bother asking "how high", they just follow the orders of their corporate masters.
"Rule of law" my hairy buttocks. They trashed that in the 50's and haven't looked back since.
Isn't that also called "pattern baldness"? Just asking...
You say that it's " a tacit admission that some of the material published by Wikipedia is legally contentious."
Or it could be that it's only legally contentious in a country with some of the worst libel laws I've ever seen? Hence the statement from Jimmy?
Re: But Shirley
Skype.... is owned by Microsoft, which says it all really.
Damned if they deny it, damned if they don't. Of course, they'd deny it if they were doing it, and they'd deny it if they weren't, so I see little value is official denials like this.
RIP Statute of Anne: 1710 - 2012?
I see that the London Company of Stationers is alive and well and still trying to roll back 302 years of copyRIGHT. Seems to be working too.
Any bets that the people who actually made the decisions that led to this steaming pile of FAIL weren't the ones who were let go? Senior managers always seem to escape these purges, even though they're the ones who made the decisions that led to the failures. Instead they find scapegoats. Hundreds and hundreds of scapegoats.
Sounds like someone either didn't do an adequate disaster plan, or more likely some accountant wonk in management decided to save some money and not implement the entire plan. Personally, I hope they kept track of who made those decisions - but somehow it's more likely that the wonk got a promotion for "saving money" and its someone else who is going to get blamed for it. Probably someone in I.T.
virus vs trojan
malware - catch-all term for all types of threats, including trojans, viruses, 3rd party stuff that affects previously authorised software, worms, etc.
virus - self propagating malware. Still no evidence of one that affects Mac OS X.
trojan - requires user intervention. Exists since the dawn of history on most if not all operating systems. Hell, even Multics had one (a prank, but still a trojan).
I kind of expect technically literate people to know the difference. Otherwise, you'll be placed in the same category as the users who, when asked which operating system they're running, claim they're running "Microsoft Office" or "Outlook".
Really? Because I saw this in the Daily Mail (yeah, I troll there...) yesterday.
As for the rest, RBS is lying through its little yellow teeth if it claims it didn't happen because of outsourcing. They fired the people who knew what was going on, and hired a bunch of people who didn't, but were willing to work for far, far less.
I had two items.
My favourite was this necklace headset that used the 30 pin connector to lock in and hold the ipod, but plugged into the phono plug for the earplugs. The earplugs came out at the back of the neck and fit into the ears. SO much more convenient than having to deal with long cords, etc, and the earplugs stayed in my ear all the time. Haven't found anything even remotely as useful since. Tried to modify the thing for the new iPod, but it never really worked right after that as the main piece was a unibody plastic with embedded wiring. I vaguely recall it costing me a small fortune when I got it.
The other was a poorly designed pile of crap bedside thing that I don't miss nearly as much.
Overall it was the principle of the thing. There was no technical reason I could discern to move that phono plug just a little bit closer, other than to sell more accessories. Disassembling the new ipod shows that there was more than enough room to leave it where it was.
It's Apple, so you know two things:
1) it'll be proprietary.
2) it'll be sufficiently different from previous proprietary versions to force people to buy an entire suite of new accessories that work with the new kit.
They did this with the iPods - when they went to iPod touch they moved the phone jack 1mm closer in, which made any accessory that used both obsolete overnight. That's when I personally realized that Apple just didn't give a shit about its customers and stopped buying their products. I wasn't wrong.
It involves copious amounts of drink by the author on a Friday. How much more I.T. do you want?
"Friday". "Pub". "Huge tab".
Are all that comes to mind when I read this story.
Re: Has this really been thought through?
Shouldn't be a problem if they ship him in the "diplomatic pouch" that is immune to local jurisdiction while in transit. I'm unaware of any physical size limitations for said "pouch".
It's Lester. It's Friday. It's bootnotes. What, you need more of an excuse than that? Most of the rest of us don't. Just move on then you fun-hating corporate killjoy.
Re: Paranoia isn't just a sport, it's a way of life
It's not paranoia when they really ARE out to get you.
Not necessarily. Someone at some point might have known the mission. When they died in an accident involving a small rubber ball and a litre of whipped cream the project went on, but nobody really knows why any more. All they know is that they get lots of money to play with neat toys, which is sufficient unto itself.
Let the rich wonks go back to dialup. Serve'em right.
So that's 50k quid worth of advertising on how easy their interface is to use. It's so easy a 5 year old can do it!
Figured "either Page or Orlowski".
If I want propaganda, there's better sources. I find the shrill tone of those two annoying.
There's "contrarian", then there's propaganda. One looks at all the evidence. The other only looks at evidence that suits their agenda, regardless of the source. I class L&O in the latter category.
At this point, I don't even care if Lewis and Orlowski are correct - they're just too fucking annoying to read any more.
Re: This means that there was no actual hacking of our server.
They have. It's called concrete. Because the only truly secure human is one that's been encased in cement and dropped into the ocean. Oh, wait, that's a computer. Well, same idea really.
Perhaps because the inept ones have now mostly been arrested, and the good ones aren't going to get caught? So now all they're arresting are the new crop of inept ones that get started each year?
On another note, Apple has a remarkable history of making really bad decisions when Steve Jobs isn't there. Except this time he's not coming back. Guess time will tell if they've become "too big to fail" or are in the early stages of digging their own grave.
At this point, various experiences with their company over the last decade have had me go from major Apple fanboi to "Apple? Fuck 'em sideways with a rusty chainsaw.". I for one won't be purchasing their products any more. They've become as evil as Microsoft in my opinion.
Given that Apple sued others for using a rectangle, I wonder if others (coughSamsungcough) might sue Apple for daring to copy the concept of a larger screen? After all, if you're going to misuse and abuse patent law, might as well get silly about it. Oh, wait, they already have.
If I falsely claimed to have a degree in accounting (since I really do have one in computer science) I'd be fired so fast it would break land speed records, regardless of whether or not I needed those skills in my job. Rightfully so, I might add. So why is Thompson not flying out a window followed by his termination papers? Answers on the back of a P45.
lack of imagination
quote "...and Shawbury Vintners – "importers of fine wines". No doubt these all deliver quality product: but erotic? We think not."
The author obviously lacks imagination if she things that fine wines can't be erotic. I mean, really, try to think outside the convent here.
... and probably US only. Here I thought I was reading theregister.co.UK.
Yes. That's the point of the lawsuit. Microsoft deliberately provided broken APIs that Wordperfect had to use. APIs that made WP look broken. Meanwhile, they used undocumented APIs that actually worked for MS Word.
That is the whole POINT of this lawsuit. Microsoft using its dominant position as the operating system vendor to crush competition to its word processing software. Instead of, you know, actually competing by trying to have a better product. At the time, Microsoft didn't have the better product.
I believe the point of the lawsuit is to determine not who nailed the bird to the perch, but who suffocated the thing in the first place.
I'm a punter, and I have no problems with copyRIGHT.
What I have a problem is when the laws try to recreate the pre-1710 era of not HAVING copyRIGHT.
Through ever-increasing terms and criminalizing of DRM removal, we are almost to the point where we no longer actually have copyRIGHT anymore, but instead have a situation much like the London Company of Stationers in pre-1710 - where Big Media of the day owns everything, can take something and "own" it even if they didn't create it (such as republishing Plato - boom, they "own" it today just by putting it behind any kind of DRM).
copyRIGHT included an ever-increasing public domain. That was the deal - government protects the work for a set time, then it goes into the public domain. THAT IS NO LONGER TRUE. Every few years, the copyright terms get increased. We're at 100 years now, up from the original 25. There's already noises of making it longer. Nothing has entered the public domain since 1923 unless it was deliberately put there by the author/artist. The Statute of Anne did away with perpetual ownership of works - and now we're back to where we were.
I have no problems with copyRIGHT. I strongly object to the re-birth of the London Company of Stationers with perpetual ownership of works, authors not owning their works because everything is a work for hire, no public domain, no fair use (can't use it if it's behind some form of DRM), and so on.
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