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* Posts by Thomas 4

1523 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Apple CEO Cook: 'We're not in the junk business'

Thomas 4

Very unappealing

I wouldn't be caught dead with my hands on Tim Cook's junk.

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Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

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Re: Jesus Christ

Meh, I don't have any issue with it myself. If they're in front of the Apple store and both staff and fanbois are having fun, what's the harm? I imagine there's quite a few regulars that meet up and talk at these queue gatherings.

Besides, if someone is obsessive enough to queue outside a shop for four days for a phone, wouldn't it be better to know where they are?

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Anatomy of a killer bug: How just 5 characters can murder iPhone, Mac apps

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Devil

Reminds me

...of the problem with the Google G1 when it first came out. Texting the word "reset" did exactly what it said, much to the ire of my G1 owning friend. =3

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'WTF! MORONS!' Yahoo! Groups! redesign! traumatises! users!

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Re: It's perfect

@Slartybardfast

You are right - I did make a sweeping generalisation and included people in it I did not intend to. My experience of Yahoo has largely been the comments section of the news articles, which has not left me with the best of impressions.

I apologise.

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US gov preps sale of TOP SECRET disease research island

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I think I've found just the buyer!

Name of Moreau, wonderful chap, apparently works as a doctor...

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Finally it happens: MAN BITES DOG - after stabbing himself

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Re: "Officers believe the man ... was under the influence of drugs or alcohol."

Not necessarily obvious, he potentially could have been having some psychotic episode brought on by mental illness. I wouldn't really say a cop is the best judge of mental health issues.

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Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

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Man has new girlfriend

News at elev- oh wait.

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Snowden journo's boyfriend 'had crypto key for thumb-drive files written down' - cops

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Does it actually matter?

They collared the guy before knowing anything about what he was carrying or how well protected it was. 9 hours being interrogated by spooks was going to cough a password either way, whether it had been written down or not.

If it had been written down and the password was immediately available, why the need to hold him for 9 hours?

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Revealed: HUNGRY frosty Arctic cleft that could eat 2 Grand Canyons

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Re: Two Grand Canyons?

According to National Park Statistics, the volume of the Grand Canyon is 4.17 trillion cubic metres. Wikipedia pegs the volume of an Olympic swimming pool at 2500 cubic metres...

1,668,000,000 Olympic swimming pools.

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Huawei Ascend Mate: The phondleslab for the skint

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WTF?

Christ Almighty

Never, ever use the word "phondleslab" again.

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Bradley Manning is no more. 'Call me Chelsea,' she says

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Re: The prisoners are going to like him/her

You know what? You win. I can't do this anymore.

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FAIL

Re: The prisoners are going to like him/her

Yes, because all transwomen are straight and they *really* enjoy being violently raped, right?

You know, I keep trying to tell myself that most folks respect transgender rights, especially a transwoman that has given up a large part of her life to expose war crimes covered up by a powerful and despotic government. What does she get?

Transphobia and rape jokes. Stay classy, AC.

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Nokia's PHAB-ULOUS comeback attempt: Huge WinPho 8 mobe rumoured

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Go

Sir, I must take exception to your statement

It's not really a Windows RT band wagon, more of an out of control train barreling off a cliff.

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Jolla's first Sailfish phone preorders 'fully booked'

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Innovation

The clip on backing idea sounds really neat, especially if they did one with a keyboard on it. It's really cool to see some some genuinely new ideas at last.

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Thomas 4

Yeah

Fat fucking chance of that.

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Unhappy

No....

The world was watching you, America, and you've shown how contemptible you truly are.

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Marissa Mayer causes controversy after KEEPING HER KIT ON

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Really?

"She discusses a "well-rounded childhood", her love of coding and how she is "blind to gender"."

Her blindness to gender might explain why the Yahoo comments section is a physically sickening mire of homophobia, transphobia and casual sexism.

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'Symbolic' Grauniad drive-smash was not just a storage fail

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Re: Even better

"When you send a copy of a copy does that mean that my eyeballs and brain neurons had their data retention stream removed, as well?"

A government that lobotomises is a government that cares. <3

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Pinch to Xoom: Motorola settles trademark suit in confidential deal

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IT Angle

Wait wait

Two IT companies reaching a sensible agreement and moving on instead of suing each other into oblivion?

I'm so confused. This isn't how tech companies operate.

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Assange washes hands in election row

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Re: Breanna Manning ??

Breanna Manning is the name Private Manning identifies with according to Zinnia Jones, the transwoman that was called to the trial. I can't provide a link as some of her stuff is NSFW but when the subject of Private Manning's dysphoria was raised, Breanna Manning was one of the names the former Bradley Manning was potentially choosing for her female side. If you do a Google search for Zinnia Jones Bradley Manning, you'll find a number of articles Zinnia Jones wrote for FreeThoughtBlogs and The Huffington Post, amongst others. She was interviewed by Al-Jazera, if I recall correctly too.

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Unhappy

This is a very dark time

For the longest time, I really thought that Julian Assange was a jumped up little shit looking to avoid questioning for rape charges back in Sweden. To be fair, the man *is* a ghastly little toad...

...but...

Having just read about that Guardian journalist's boyfriend that got held for 9 hours for absolutely no frigging reason, does kind of highlight the fact the US are turning into bigger monsters than Al-Qaeda. Breanna Manning is going spend the rest of her life locked in a cell while her dysphoria, depression and other mental issues eat her alive. Edward Snowden is effectively exiled and now has the choice of living under a barbaric Russian regime or getting a second helping of the "justice" that was dished out to private Manning. Yes, Julian Assange is a narcissistic prick but he's absolutely right to be afraid.

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Portuguese chicken invades Spanish airspace

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Definitely not

It looks like a highly successful venture, all things considered. Something to crow about certainly.

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Kiwi jetpack gets all-clear for manned tests

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There's potential

I think the problem with jetpacks is that people immediately try to see them as a replacement for a plane or a car, rather than on their own merits.Just imagine if you had a few of these placed in mountainous areas or along cliff walk areas. You'd be able to reach someone more quickly than with a helicopter or plane.

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Microsoft cuts number of countries that will have Xbox One by Christmas

Thomas 4

Re: Pumping the price, are they?

Well, I know a few eBay resellers that are going to have a very merry Christmas with this.

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Bradley Manning: 'I'm sorry my actions hurt the United States'

Thomas 4
Unhappy

It's not just Aspergers

The guy has also been struggling with gender dysphoria, according to a well known transgender-related blog. The woman that runs the blog was actually called to the court as she'd had previous contact with Manning when he was still trying to sort out his (or her) gender identity.

I'm currently helping a much loved friend through her own gender struggles and it's hard enough when she's at her own home in contact with her friends. I can't even imagine how nightmarish it must be for Bradley Manning.

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NORKS prepping glorious People's Smartmobe

Thomas 4

Being a Norkphone fanboi is fantastic

Because if someone starts bragging about their superior iPhone or Samsung you have them arrested.

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'Abel, you're fired!' Hear AOL supremo axe exec during conference call

Thomas 4

AOL is still alive

They're just going through a rough patch.

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New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Hmmm

Even from the grave, the ghostly hand of Jobs moves us all, to paraphase a line in Dance of Dragons. The people that have read it may also draw parallels between the character the book mentions and Steve Jobs.

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New York State to investigate 'Wild West' Bitcoin industry

Thomas 4

Thank heaven

We have a banker to teach us right from wrong when it comes to morally questionable fiscal practices.

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Nude swimmers warned of GONAD-GOBBLING FISH ON THE LOOSE

Thomas 4

Re: If he's an expert...

All this grammar discussion is annoying me. It's making me testy.

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Waiting for a Windows Phone update? Let's talk again next year

Thomas 4

Re: Shameful Koolaid Drinker

Exactly this. Nokia can make all kinds of weird and wonderful phones, as their days with Symbian ably demonstrated. Microsoft needs to give Nokia more free reign to do more than just boring black rectangles.

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Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

Thomas 4

Re: Turn off the camera

Because she vastly overestimated her audience's capacity for sympathy, empathy and a few other fundamentals that separate a normal person from a sociopath.

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FAIL

Re: My heart bleeds

I support your bold statement, Mr Anonymous Coward.

The Internet giveth abuse and the Internet taketh away happiness and self worth.

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Google patents swish, swosh, swoosh pattern unlock app swipe

Thomas 4

Re: THIS IS NOT PATENTABLE

It's a neat idea, I'll grant you that but patentable...?

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Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

Thomas 4

Think Twat

Rush certainly does.

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Oi, trolls, BEHAVE! Twitter tweaks rules to tackle abusive twits

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Hooray!

With those mighty and powerful changes to a few lines of text, those trolls will be utterly terrified now and shall run away back to /b/.

Or perhaps not.

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You CAN'T be a Silicon Roundabout hipster... you don't have Bluetooth socks

Thomas 4

Bluetooth Underpants

Each one is linked to your twitter account and updates include:

* When you take a dump

* Pausing for a piss

* Length of time spent having sex

* When you last laundered them

Give me 160k and I'll put a prototype together. Hint: the prototype will probably be a T68i stuffed down a set of Y-fronts.

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Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

Thomas 4

"with War of the Worlds' Josh Friedman onboard to write one film"

I know which one he'll direct. It'll be the one with the little blue Naa'vi girl that SCREAMS AND SCREAMS AND KEEPS SCREAMING.

Christ. I can't have been the only one hoping that she'd get eviscerated by the aliens. X_X

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'Chromecast - recycle it after a long fulfilling life of kitten videos'

Thomas 4

The "Wooow" juror comment

I was always lead to believe that when you go to court, you are judged by a jury of your peers. If a tool like that is my "peer", then it's a very damning statement of me as an individual. =/

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

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WTF?

@Chris W

If someone came up to me in any social situation and said that, I'd run like fuck. Especially if they were actually holding the vibrator at the time.

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Re: She has a point

Maybe it's the social circles I'm in but saying "I saw those photos of you on your blog and right now, I'm masturbating over them, while fantastising about inserting a Leviathan industrial strength vibrator in you" is not really considered complimentary for some reason...

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She has a point

I wouldn't like it if someone found (the very, very few) photos of me online and then decided to spam me with messages saying how fat and ugly I am. Why is it acceptable just because this person's a woman and a blogger. Sure, bloggers like visitors to their site and comments - that's not the same as you having free licence to be an asshole to them.

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May the fourths be with you: Muso John Williams returns to Star Wars

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Pint

Re: Surprised...

In fairness, the music was some of the best stuff about the prequel trilogy. I remember when it was due to come out, I was listening to the music and got very excited about the film.

The plot may be bad. The acting may be bad. With John Williams behind it, the music will be fantastic.

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Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court martial verdict expected today

Thomas 4

Re: This is about a Soldier under an Oath of Fealty...

Isn't there something in that Oath about a soldier's duty to defend and protect the citizens of his country as well? Or are they not allowed to defend and protect the citizens from their duly elected officials?

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Jurors start stretch in the cooler for Facebooking, Googling the accused

Thomas 4

A juror is not a detective

'nuff said.

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PEAK APPLE: iPad market share hits the skids

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Tweaking

People are bored with tablets. World and Dog has one of some sort now and things like "retina displays" aren't enough of a draw to make people shell out £400-500 so they can be the envy of their friends. Tablets need to have something new and revolutionary (projected keyboards, finger gesture recognition...who knows?) in order to be *exciting* again. Samsung and Apple are both stuck in a holding pattern at the moment.

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Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

Thomas 4

This is horrific

"On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development"

I know that Russia actively persecutes LGBT folks and I'd be willing to bet that sites that offer guidance, support and above all *understanding* to LGBT folks is going to fall within this category.

Fuck Russia.

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