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Map law could see China confiscate mobes at Customs

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Solution

Uninstall maps then reinstall it when you are past the border.

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Fanboi beats 'e-trespassing' rap after using GPS to find stolen iPad

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Re: iamafish

Two words: False Positive

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Apple chatting up labels for Fanboi Radio: Pandora, boxed?

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Copying is ok when we do it

Just not when Samsung does it.

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Phone hack cops nick journo over data taken from pinched mobes

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I think he meant

totally not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately. Although if that happens in the cells we definetly won't mind.

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Judge: Apple not liable for dropped, broken iPhone screens

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Prior art

I believe Reality et al. invented gravity at the Big Bang event circa 13.7 billion BC

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Facebook seals Instagram buyout for roughly $715m

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wonder if there's a contractual clause limiting how fast/if they can offload them. Sounds like the kind of thing lawyers would do.

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He should have added

"Instagram is now also selling Facebook stock at rock bottomer prices, if anyone is interested PM me k."

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Why I've got a sync'ing feeling about Amazon's new Kindle Fire

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Re: Immersion reading...

Narration good, Reading good, combination bad. Much like molten lead and sex.

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Twitter to world: We have NO rivals, ha ha ha!

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I really feel that one hundred and forty characters is way to few to properly describe any point of view that is actually worth talking abo

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Cheer up, Samsung: Tokyo judge bins Apple's sync patent claim

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Swings

and Roundabouts.

Do these companies ever even pay out? or do they just keep appealing and counter claiming forever.

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Facebook co-founder Moskovitz scrambles to offload his shares

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Pump and Dump ladies and gentlemen

Pump and Dump

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Mobe-maker flogs self-designed phones ... to your KIDS

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999

Yeah that's a good idea, lets have a massive button that calls the police as soon as it's pressed and is right next to the 'call mummy' button.

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Indian gov ponders restrictions on Chinese networking gear

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Security, encryption and surveillance technologies

Uncle Sam is the last person I'd recruit to develop encryption for me, they don't exactly have a great track record (limiting key lengths, demanding 'spare keys', developing industrial sabotage viruses etc).

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Official: Google's brazen domination of Earth nearly complete

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WTF?

"nic, for Network Information Centre, is often considered the default left-of-the-dot domain"

Interesting.

nic.org is an old folks home.

nic.uk doesn't exist, neither does nic.co.uk

nic.us looks like a legit agency as does nic.com (although their site and logo are pretty fugly).

Have I misunderstood the article or what?

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Apple demands a quickie, aims its torpedo at 8 Samsung mobes

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Megaphone

adjectives

"immediate, ongoing irreparable harm that Apple is suffering,"

Why stop there how about:

"immediate, long term, archival, multi generational, ongoing, irreparable, fiscal critical, patent infringing harm that Apple is being brutally, painfully, permanently subjected to, causing great suffering, financial loss and IP destruction."

Or they could just write <insert QQ here>

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UK kids' charity lobbies hard for 'opt-in' web smut access

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but...

Think of the CHILDREN!!!!

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Ice core shows Antarctic Peninsula warming is nothing unusual

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Panic Over

So can we finally shelf this research area and start worrying about the asteroids and colonisation.

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McAfee puts Barnaby Jack on car-jacking hackers' case

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Vehicle Security

Simple route to car security: replace all Wi-fi, NFC,bluetooth etc with a single USB port next to the stereo. Then put a massive padlock on the door and paint it chrome (the car, not the padlock).

How many more sentences do I need for a funding proposal?

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Samsung spends $4bn tarting up Texas factory

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RE:Sammy knows it'll get an appeal in Texas.

So cynical!

Well even if that is the reason, it's nice to see more producing going on rather the typical bankstering professions that don't contribute anything useful to the world.

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Hold onto your hats, world: Groupon actually made a PROFIT

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Re: Fools and their money

£20 product

50% discount = £10 paid by customer

50/50 split between groupon and merchant

Merchant gets £5

Pretty brutal, only really viable for stuff that is either way over priced in the first place or retailers willing to handout 'freebies' for advertising.

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Apple, Microsoft reveal their Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

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"This isn't about sharing technology, it's about establishing a strong corporate monopoly which keeps out new innovators with our combined patent portfolio. Between our patents prohibiting the use of the letter x or i and the patents on white plastic we are confident we can establish a decades long hegemony" Apple's intellectual property licensing director Boris Teksler did not tell the San Jose court.

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Arctic ICE PANIC sparked by half-baked sat data

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RE: Re: Why?

Apparently you can. Meltwater volume is 2.6% more than that of the displaced water according to Noerdlinger 2005.

P. Noerdlinger & K Brower. The Melting of Floating Ice Raises the Ocean Level.

http://home.comcast.net/~pdnoerd/NoerdlingerBrower.pdf

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Trollface

Start rounding up the animals, better go with 4 of each this time just to be on the safe side.

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Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

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Re: People who like to complain about non-renewable energy

Or you could get a sense of humour?

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People who like to complain about non-renewable energy

like to complain about other things too. It's like everyone one of them has their particular solution in mind and none of them are willing to consider others.

I propose we build nothing but:

nuclear power plants in the UK

solar power plants in Australia

Geothermal plants in the US

Wind power plants in Russia

Coal power in China

And tidal power in Germany (as a punitive measure for all the wars they've started).

Then we can see which population dies off last and conclude the most effective power source.

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Apple, Samsung whip out mobe sales in patent trial showdown

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25% of income

I'm pretty much ok with it after all it goes to making the country a better place, building roads, paying teachers etc. I'd like to see less going to the military though.

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Hello nasty, don't use my music: Deceased Beastie Boy to admen

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Anyone know

What his take on it was while he was still alive? It's very easy not to sell out once your dead.

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Hacker-smasher: White hats join forces to build bot-beating weapon

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Black Helicopters

Black hats have more incentive to work together

What with all being in the same office of MI5

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Jimbo Wales: Wikipedia servers in UK? No way, not with YOUR libel law

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In the future

People will say:

"Company X couldn't have started in America due to the USPTO fiasco of the early first millennium"

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Console content can cause crime, claims cop

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victims

There is a 1:1 direct correlation between the number of people perpetrating crimes and the number of victims of crime. Clearly they have to admit some responsibility.

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Apple plans extended iPad display through 'Smart Covers'

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Microsoft

Didn't Microsoft have an tech demo of a double sided tablet (book like). How exactly is this different?

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Storing punters' till receipts? UK.gov wants you to hand it over

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Considering legislation

If you are considering legislation, stop it. Then go look up existing laws and see if you can find one that covers it already. If you still can't then go and find 10 laws that are outdated, bureaucratic or authoritarian and get them stripped from the books. Once you have gotten rid of 10 retarded old laws you can have 1 new one.

Vote Thomas18 today, for a less bureaucratic / more monomaniacal tomorrow

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How one bad algorithm cost traders $440m

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Run for a day?

Why would they run a test for an entire day. If it was designed to buy large quantities of stock why not just run it for 1 hour or, hell, 5 minutes first.

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Murdoch's fondleslab epaper axes 50 staff

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100,000 subscriptions

so previously:

X*0.29 = 50

X=172

100,000 subs

= £53.56 * 100,000

= £32,883 per employee

Then there's advertising revenue, but that probably covers the estates costs, travel expenses, extra coffee for the machine.

Guess there's some greedy people at the top.

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Microsoft: MED-V won't help you escape WinXP end-of-life

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Re: When I'm in charge

Fortunately, in addition to getting to invent new laws, dictators can use common sense and make arbitrary judgements to deal with people who like to 'get around' existing ones.

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When I'm in charge

software will only be licensed for as long as it's maintained. Don't want to maintain it any more? then you got to release the source so someone else can.

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Beak explodes at Samsung's evidence leak in Apple patent spat

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"I have never"

Wonder if we can get a list of everything a lawyer has claimed never to have done. I sense a FOI / court records brewing.

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Apple foe Proview laughs off debts, ressurrects business

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Alternative buisness strategy:

Kickstarter Patent/Copyright Trolling

For £100 you will get 0.01% of any settlements

For £1000 you will get an official Proview IPAD (registered trademark)

For £5000 you will get 1 free spurious patent

For £1,000,000 you can choose the next lawsuit

For £10,000,000 you can buy a [a class="hide"]judge[/a] tshirt

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Boy cuffed after Twitter troll's drown threat to Olympic diver Tom Daley

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Re: Arresting is over the top but...

The police aren't the same as the mental health services. The police should only be involved if someone is actually violent. I'd say a written warning and a recommendation that he seek some counselling is more than sufficient for a first offender.

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Pair collared after 'mobe giant hacked, info on 8.7 million sold'

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Pft

The company sells this kind of info out the back door anyway, the only crime here is that they didn't pay the company for it.

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Court blocks 12 websites for 'misleading' Olympic ticket sales

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TOTAL POLICING

That's either an epic failure in marketting or the worlds first honest police branch.

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PlayStation burnout probe: It's not the Vita, it's YOU, says Sony

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"Sony will replace the system for a fee"

Ha ha is the fee the RRP of a PS vita?

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Galaxy S III dumps universal search, tries to dodge Apple's sueballs

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Re: genuinely new ideas

Global search prior art 600,000 BC

Looking for things to eat both inside and outside the cave.

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Mac malware Crisis as Apple lets slip its Mountain Lion

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I hear you can catch a virus if you hold it wrong.

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Microsoft unfurls patent lasso, snares Linux servers

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Truly a great day for patent trolls everywhere!

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Indian software pirating suspect faces US extradition

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@Titus

March 30th 2012

[...] the Home Affairs Committee makes three recommendations, all of which are aimed at remedying perceived imbalances in the treaty:

1. US prosecutors should be required to establish "probable cause" of the alleged offence in a UK court, which is the same information threshold that UK extradition requests must satisfy in the US.

2. US prosecutors should be required to present an evidential case against defendants so that the evidence can be tested in a UK court.

3. The proposed "forum" bar should be introduced into the Extradition Act 2003, which would allow the decision about whether a matter should be prosecuted in the US or the UK to be taken by a judge in open court after listening to the defendant's representations.

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/blog-post/2165114/special-relationship-overhauling-unbalanced-uk-extradition-treaty

References, or it didn't happen

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Re: US extradition.

If we want to extradite people we have to provide evidence, the Americans don't.

The crime 'Eddie' committed happened on UK soil, targeted a UK company and was perpetrated by a UK citizen.

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Retina MacBook Pro nukes Apple's green credentials

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read article?

Did you read the whole article? it says that experienced techies weren't able to remove the battery without puncturing it. That means it cannot "be gotten apart safely".

Green is not only about assembly and disposal it's also about how easy it is to maintain. Apple products are designed to last till 1 day after the warranty and be as un-user serviceable as possible.

Hence the big black mark.

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We have yet to hear back from Cupertino.

Heh who didn't see that one coming.

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British Gas bets you'll pay £150 for heating remote control

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Re: Hmmm..

Or you could just buy a coffee maker with a scheduler... they cost about £10 more than the ones without.

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