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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

PsychicMonkey

Re: Have they patented 4.7" displays yet?

because they need to add the "On a mobile device" bit to it first.

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Apple throws sueball at China's patent office over Siri clone

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invalid patent

thats something Apple know a lot about...

Maybe they want the patent ruled invalid so they can file a patent for it themselves.

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Amazon patents caches for physical goods

PsychicMonkey

Re: Next stage

going by recent experience it would be nice if the yodel delivery actually turned up instead of claiming to have attempted delivery at 3am...

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

PsychicMonkey

Re: Pathetic lawsuit

"Most unsuspecting consumers couldn't tell the difference"

really? cause the large apple or words "Samsung" didn't make them look different?

If you can't tell them apart you must be a muppet.

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HURRI-KANO: Raspberry Pi kit for kids STORMS past funding target

PsychicMonkey

My first thought as well, but...

Pledge $49 to get it according to the blurb.

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BIG, CURVY Apple models: Just right for SLAP AND TICKLE

PsychicMonkey

Re: Errr...

Ah but when Apple do it, it has to be first, don't let trivial things like facts get in the way. They are probably filing the patent for it and sharpening the knives as we type...

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How Google paved the way for NSA's intercepts - just as The Register predicted 9 YEARS AGO

PsychicMonkey

I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...

What Google do is with the consent of the users, ok so many didn't read the T&C's but that’s no excuse.

If you don't want them doing what they do then don't use their services.

What the NSA ( & others) are doing has no legal basis. No one ticked the box that says the NSA can read my mail.

Google are far from perfect but to blame them for what the NSA is doing is just stupid.

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Apple's Steve Jobs was a SEX-crazed World War II fighter pilot, says ex

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: The other flaw...

Sorry, I must be thick. How do you calculate that? What assumptions do you make?

"so we have a limited number of years where we are fertile." that one is wrong for a start. Women have a finite limit of fertile years but men can keep going a lot longer.

There are around 7 billion people on the planet at the moment, you are really saying that you don't think there have been over that number in the past?

As they used to say in maths class, you really need to show your working out.

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Price rises and power cuts by 2016? Thank the EU's energy policy

PsychicMonkey
Mushroom

Re: Physics!

you assume that the electricity is being used for heating?

I'm pretty sure that most heating in the UK is via gas or oil, although I have not stats at hand to back it up.

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Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

PsychicMonkey

I think

you underestimate the stupidity of people in general, especially those that follow the directions of a satnav blindly.

They would see the tape and assume it didn't apply to them because the sat nav said it was ok....

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Highways Agency tracks Brits' every move by their mobes: THE TRUTH

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Go

Re: Compliance and Annoyance in One Easy Step

" How can this possibly be cheaper than setting up the traditional pneumatic cross-lane traffic counters?"

Just a guess, but maybe it's because they have to get the equipment to do the counting, pay people to install the equipment, pay people to get the data off the equipment.

It doesn't surprise me at all that it's cheaper to get the data from the phone network. Seems like a good use of the data to me.

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iOS 7 SPANKS Samsung's Android in user-experience rating

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Flame

Re: who paid for the report?

yeah, the first line of the report should have given it away really :

"Why is it that the arrival of iOS 7 is necessarily a momentous event for the smartphone market?"

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

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Mushroom

Re: Remember that...

"But it would be nice to see something with 'Wow!' factor again..."

The only wow factor I've ever got from an iPhone is "Wow! you pay how much for that???"

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

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WTF?

WTF!!!

An estate agent, so he is taking his holiday to get this is he? I thought estate agents were twats, now confirmed.

And a 17 year old student, studying hard I see. It's apparently too expensive to go to uni but fine to spunk the best part of £800 on a phone.

Yes it may be less on a contract, but if he bought the 5 last year he won't be out of contract yet. Plus he's not even old enough to sign the contract!

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

PsychicMonkey
Stop

Re: Complete bollocks

I beleive it's a little tick box, says "Request desktop site", under the hood it changes the user agent.

So yes, many people probably do do it.

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PsychicMonkey

ah yes

'cause last years "main" release was so very exciting....

It's Apple doing the advantage taking....

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PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: Same old delusional overpriced shite

"1. Is the device so hard to shift that they have to give it away?"

no, but it costs less so the network can subsidise it for people who don't want to be shafted on the phone & the contract. Cheap doesn't have to mean bad.

If your choices are dictated by what other people want and do I suspect you are Apples core demographic.

Some people make choices for themselves, and actually don't care if they have the latest shiny you know.

Still, there will be queues for days for this, just as there always is.

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Osama Bin Pwned: Al Qaeda mocked in Twitter counter-jihad

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FAIL

Re: @ Demosthenese (was: Lame)

erm....

The story was about twitter, showing tweets that people had tweeted....

He is probabably aware that this isn't twitter.....

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PsychicMonkey
WTF?

Re: @ribosome (was: There's guns and guns.)

@Jake

We get it, you are great at everything you do, so is your offspring and all your friends....

but, what about the others, that have hand guns lying around and get killed because their kids pick up the guns and shoot them, or the kid shoots themselves, or they shoot a friend.

Most sensible people are not talking about taking away RESPONSIBLE gun ownership, but making it harder for those less responsible to have guns, and gee I don't know, maybe stop toddlers killing each other?

I honestly fail to see how that would be a bad thing.

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Apple threatens ANOTHER Samsung patent lawsuit

PsychicMonkey
WTF?

iPhone is expensive

the HTC One & the Galaxy S4 may be similar prices, but they are superior phones.

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PsychicMonkey
Pint

Re: strange behaviour

Brabantia are the ones who will sue Apple for the new desktop bin...

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Facebook's Sean Parker fined $2.5m for tasteless eco-trashing wedding

PsychicMonkey
Unhappy

Re: Rich

problem is they appear to be right most the time.

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Cook: Apple has 'no current plan' to pull profits out of Ireland

PsychicMonkey
Stop

Re: Slackers in the US

of course the joke icon should have given it away...

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

"After sending that information, I thought I had been hacked"

erm no, you were not hacked. You sent them your details, that's the complete opposite of being hacked.

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'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: All very true, but..

Doesn't really work though does it, if the right brothers had been able to buy an already functioning plane them maybe your argument would hold up...

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Setanta, ESPN couldn't make UK footie TV work. How will BT Sport?

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Competition...

I've never understood how it's good for the consumer to split the packages up like OFCOM insisted they do.

If Sky have all the games I pay Sky to watch them, if (like now) Sky & ESPN have the games I have to pay Sky & ESPN to watch what I could have watched with Sky if they still had them all. The BT deal is the same thing again. This isn't competition.

Competition would be multiple broadcasters having the rights to the same games so I could choose who I wanted to buy from, thereby makign it cheaper for the consumer via competition. All that has happened here is that Sky still charge the same for less games and someone else charges again for the rest.

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Major blow for Apple: 'Bounce back' patent bounced back by USPTO

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: @ AC hypocrites

strange... My Motorola V3X had a seperate GPU.....2006, did the Iphone still trump that?

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

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Thumb Up

Re: I would like

The S3 mini ticks most of those boxes.

My battery lasts 2 days easily. Granted I don't make too many calls but plenty of emails and web use.

Nice size for my hands and pocket also.

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First Samsung Galaxy S4 review leak: Stop FONDLING, start FINGERING

PsychicMonkey
Mushroom

bloody hell

the fanbois jumped on this quick.

I suspect once Apple "innovate" these same features they will suddenly be great and needed, just like the "we don't need a bigger screen" arguments....

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Samsung's next smartphone to scroll by watching your eyes

PsychicMonkey
Meh

Re: An apple a day....

they probably have a patent for "looking at a screen and it doing things"

that will pretty much cover it....

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Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google

PsychicMonkey
Stop

Re: er ... why not sue Safari ?

no, it would be the fault of the OS...

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Ten stars of CES 2013: Who made the biggest splash?

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Pint

Re: move along please, nothing to see here

bet there were a million new patents last year even though (nearly) everything has been invented...

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Dad hires online assassins to slay game-obsessed son

PsychicMonkey
WTF?

Re: I do it myself

erm... he's 23. Dopubt he's got any homework to do.

How about just kick the lazy bastard out of the house to make the point?

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

PsychicMonkey
Trollface

Have they not heard of Apple?

if there is one firm willing to go to the expense of a full blown trial it Apple!

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: angry much?

facebook doesn't do any of these things. "People" do these things, liek the old saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people.

Sure facebook may make it easier, but it doesn't do it.

You telling someone that x is a peado is no different to you typing on facebook or twitter that x is a peado, it's still on you, not the medium you choose to communicate it.

I think my 5 year old could undestand that, can you?

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PsychicMonkey
Big Brother

Re: angry much?

" Still think I am odd"

yes.

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Apple is granted a patent on the rectangle. No, really

PsychicMonkey
Pint

prior art

but what if the jugde said that they couldn't show the prior art to the jury, then you might get some stupid judgement, giving stupid damages. Could even be in the region of a billion dollars!

I know, I know, that would never happen....

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Samsung shoots Galaxy S III with shrink ray, unveils 4in Mini

PsychicMonkey
WTF?

Aston Martin are already doing it

it's not a mini, it's a toyota iq. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_iQ#Aston_Martin_Cygnet and they only sell them to people who already have an aston. Something to do with emissions legislation or something.

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Brighton marathon munchers banned from all-you-can-eat diner

PsychicMonkey

Re: "Knowing the average rugby player"

Nothing wrong with water, just that most rugby players I know would rather be drinking beer with their dinner.

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Pint

"Knowing the average rugby player"

I'm guessing you actually don't know any rugby players. The "average" rugby player is a reasonable man, they may make a mess occasionally but will clear it up before they leave, and pay for any breakages.

I'm not defending these guys (they sound like twats), but in many years of playing rugby I've come across very few twats amongst my team mates and opposition.

These guys clearly were not "average" rugby players (I believe it said "ex" rugby player anyway) as they were drinking water FFS!

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: Hmm...

why would him being on the board of Apple have any bearing on Google bringing out a phone OS?

Were they supposed to cancel plans for it because Apple made a phone? Do you really think that he saw they were making a phone and then said "why don't we do that too"?

If so you really need to stock up on your tin foil

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'Apple's iOS 6 maps app is SHOCKING, rushed and half-baked'

PsychicMonkey
Mushroom

bend over

they do, once a year. And they queue for it too!

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Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades

PsychicMonkey
Unhappy

Re: Levels of Trust

I wouldn't trust Apple.

Although that is true of any large business really....

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Apple confirms 'surprise' September 12 event

PsychicMonkey
Devil

no iPhone rumours?

September 13th is when they start releasing iPhone 6 rumours....

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Why the Apple-Samsung verdict is good for you, your kids and tech

PsychicMonkey
Joke

Re: Standards and Prior Art

Apple have just patented "method for steering a vehicle", it describes a means for a vehicle direction to be altered based on user input.

It may or may not have rounded corners...

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Apple's patent insanity infects Silicon Valley

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

Re: Absolutely Wrong

except of course it wasn't Apple who threw away the keyboard, it's the trend the market was taking, hence why LG got there first.

They may have had a resistive touchscreen, and it might not have been as polished but it was before the iPhone.

The real problem is Apple fanatics rewrite history so that Apple invented everything...

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UK judges quietly declare text chat can be obscene

PsychicMonkey
FAIL

sorry typo.

would not get aroused!

fail, because my typing skills did.

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PsychicMonkey
Big Brother

What about...

If I write a novel, which I release online (or offline) which is about a detective trying to hunt down a rapist/killer, as part of the novel is describes what the perp has done to his victims. Most people would get aroused by it (which I believe is required?) but some might.

Does this then mean I have produced obscene material?

This is utterly ridiculous. Another "well meaning" law to be abused.

Isn't it time we reboot the matrix?

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Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly?

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Re: Part of a larger problem.

except of course that you can't just refuse. To avoid jury duty when selected you have to have a pretty good excuse.

Is your excuse "I don't like oiks"?

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Giant idol 'STRUCK DOWN by the Wrath of God' unearthed in Turkey

PsychicMonkey

looks like Jasper Beardly to me...

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