* Posts by SimpleUser

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Apple suppliers: Child labor, bribery, suicides

SimpleUser
Grenade

At AC (comment dtd 15th February 2011 10:45 GMT) and TFW reply

AC, completely in agreement with TFW reply to your description of houshold practices at your place.

You 'got the wife' to give away her Apple player ! Great ! You must be a very convincing man,

how did you do this (I mean, just for the benefit of all of us) ?

How did she obtain such a devils tool in the first place ? You been away on business travel ?

Make sure that doesn't happen again, but, I guess you already took counter actions to prevent this. The good and caringg man you are.

Lastly, and not only on this occasion, to me you sometimes display a very patronizing kind of attitude towards co-contributors sharing their views to articles.

Give it a thought or two.

And, btw., since you already labeled other contributors as 'Idiot' feel free to repeat yourselves.

Best wishes anyway-

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iPads sold out

SimpleUser
Thumb Down

Bullshit

Your comment simply displays arrogance as its best.

Give $ 10 to a charity every week, be happy with it and save us from similar disclosures, if at all possible.

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Google Maps boss to Germans: 'We don't want to invade you'

SimpleUser
Flame

'Jones then assured them that "Google is not an invader of countries. We're a country." ' !

An inflated ego demonstrating the complete lack of cross cultural awareness!

Throw them out!

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Spanish disco offers gals free 'consolers'

SimpleUser
Happy

Sarah

how did this work out ? Did she- with both ? Proof ?

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Interpol chief questions body scanner rollout

SimpleUser
Pint

@ Toby Rose

absolutely the right questions.

Didn't we just have the swine flu 'pandemia', as so declared by the WHO who know is taking

some (very deserved) beating because of being too close (under the sheets) with large

pharmaceutical conglomerates....

Same here, same here. Develope a monster scenario, frighten the mass and the cash will flow.

It's called Marketing nowadays.

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Obama to scrap Moon, Mars expeditions - report

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Thumb Up

Good decision.

Spent that money instead for education and decent healthcare (for all). Take a some of it to

feed some think tanks to develop waterproof, workable strategies to deal with global crisis, there

will be more than a few hand full of those in the next years.

Which earth do we want to leave to the next generations, certainly one question deserving decent,

honest answers - and actions to make sure this continues to be a planet worth living on.

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Paddy Power takes bets on iPad shipments

SimpleUser
Thumb Up

On a

global, WW scale, 8 789 123 units in the first twelve months after being available WW.

That's the number.

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Top Gear's Stig prowls Loch Ness

SimpleUser
Megaphone

But, that Stig guy -

we perfectly can identify him based on his shoes!

Picture 4 at

http://www.focus.de/sport/formel1/formel-1-countdown-fuer-schumachers-comeback_did_26991.html

proofs nothing less!

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Entire UK will be on ID database sometime in next 3 millennia

SimpleUser
Pirate

Can I

Bring ten fingers randomly collected after a hot night out?

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SimpleUser
Happy

@ Dave Murray

Dave, you've beaten me on the foreign finger!

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Loud sex ASBO breach woman spared jail

SimpleUser
Happy

Oh Sarah!

Love you for that!! Keep the guys at close quarters, there seem to be quite some spring in the air already. You're doing great here - get them where it hurts.

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SimpleUser
Happy

Sarah Bee,

Love you for that!! Keep the guys at close quarters, there seem to be quite some spring in the air already. You're doing great here - get them where it hurts.

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German dentists develop 'painless' plasma tooth-blaster

SimpleUser
Joke

Since this

has been developed by German scientists it, will work. As advertised. Or so.

Anything in Germany works. Sort of.

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iPhone keeps buried earthquake victim alive for three days

SimpleUser
Jobs Halo

Aren't those Apple products just great!

The story confirms it all.

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Google ices Android launches in China

SimpleUser
Megaphone

This is gonna be very intersting

to watch for more updates. Let's (just) assume GOOGLE did this in fact as an act of telling (China)

'That's as far as it goes', Human right stuff etc etc, they will bring their competitors into a role of either following or be seen as a (potential) taget for blame (from every human right watch organization), this move could be a very well thought out, clever marketing move . . .

Like - I'm the good one who cares, what about you (compettors)... ?

And, GOOGLE has so many legal issues at hand right now that a little deviation towards

human rights might just come handy in future talks about those legal battles coming up right now (eg with France, Germany, the EU).

Comments ?

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Selfridges punts £1,800 Spanish ham

SimpleUser
Grenade

as long as there are

People starving to death, to me this is an obscene offer.

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Chavez decries evils of PlayStation

SimpleUser
Megaphone

Oh well

that Malayan official who stated

("We are not saying they cannot use Facebook or Twitter, but when using such facilities, they must upkeep the values taught by Islam, Buddhism or Christianity to maintain our culture,")

isn't too far off, in my book at least, here some insiders information on Facebook (at least it's being presented as such) :

http://therumpus.net/2010/01/conversations-about-the-internet-5-anonymous-facebook-employee/

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World braces for Lindsay Lohan sex tape

SimpleUser
Pint

Yes... @ AC, Posted Friday 15th January 2010 12:36 GMT

That makes two already.

Cheers!

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Mini-asteroid sneaks up on Earth

SimpleUser
Happy

@ Jai,

you said:

i would run for the hills, but that didn't save the dinosaurs did it?

--------

But it did indeed, at least some of them, you find quite a good hand full of their offspring in high level

management positions nowadays.

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Boffin calculates pi to 2.7 trillion digits

SimpleUser
Happy

@ LuMan

proof of concept please.

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Mr Bean ousts PM from Spain's official website

SimpleUser
Pint

@ AC, 10:29 GMT

10/10.

Cheers!

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Apple ejects Dalai Lama from Chinese iTunes

SimpleUser
Happy

@ Sir Rancible Spoon, 15.25 GMT

Have a pint (and, language please).

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Steve Jobs gets top dog Noughties honours

SimpleUser
Pint

@ GrandPaChris, 10.03 GMT

A big CHEERS to you for your refreshing comment. Coming from a WINDOWS environment (for almost all of my professional days) to my new (one year old) Apple Macbook, a heaven in possitive differences. Fully supportive to what you wrote, keep going.

Best wishes to all out there, may 2010 become the year you hope it to be.

Nuff said- Cheers!

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Homemade airship prang closes highway in Oklahoma

SimpleUser
Happy

At AC, 11:22 GMT

'Intersates don't run through towns to my knowledge.'

Yo, they do, some of them at least - the I 75 straight into Dallas/ Texas as an example.

Merry Christmas to you all out there.

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Amazon Kindle International Edition

SimpleUser
Thumb Down

Not for me - none of them.

Agree with AC (along his lines anyway) , I want to hold a book in my hands, feel it, turn the pages, make notes, share it with others maybe, put it into one of my book shelves, look at this

wonderfully colored backs of the books . . . It's probably very old fashioned thinking, but, that's the way it is, for me at least.

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SimpleUser
Paris Hilton

How true, how true.

They have to be young, don't they?

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Vatican awards self 'unique copyright' on Pope

SimpleUser
Happy

@ AC, 19:18 GMT

wasn't that always a 'Him' ? Can't be a 'She', can it ??

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SimpleUser
Megaphone

Oh my God!

Enough.

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Apple voids warranties over cigarette smoke, users say

SimpleUser
Pint

@ Sarah Bee (your reply back to TeeCee)

I love it ! A case example of insight and deduction.

In absence of a more appropriate logo/ drink, the next one on me - Champagne that is.

Let's fill the guy (gal?) a pipe for better fuming.

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SimpleUser
Jobs Halo

Aaaahhhh

What a storm in the this (ElReg's) glass of water!

Be cool guys before you go over the fence, read the warranty statements (always assuming that at least one of you get access to such a devilish document), and, read the article carefully again,

Quote :

"I checked my Applecare warranty and it says nothing about not honoring warranties if the owner is a smoker."

Unquote

What happened here is that, for reasons unknown, an individual tried to play a silly game, easy to

detect though.

Fire the one who created the wrong impression on Apple's (excellent) product support so that

we all can go to Bed and sleep soundly, as deserved (for most of us anyway).

Writing this on an Apple Macbook and enjoying my new Poul Winlsow pipe (courtesy of the wife)

along with fine Virginia tobacco ... it's all relative you know.

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Apple cult leader emails outside world

SimpleUser
Jobs Halo

So what ?

Sometimes it's time to learn the mechanics of how this all works together.

Assuming that 'iPod' is a registered Trademark - :-) - it's not (even) anywhere near rocket science to also assume that any product name coupled with it will have to be very, very carefully checked out by legal folks for appropriateness .

In case of doubt what I mean here, develope an app, say a spreadsheed, and

call it 'Like Microsoft - but better' and than wait for the hammer to hit you.

Kinda find it nice from Steve to reply, even the content I like. You know how it is, If you want to play with the big boys, you're better wide awake.

Writing this from an Apple Macbook & wishing you a lively discussion, enjoy.

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SimpleUser
Jobs Halo

So what ?

Sometimes it's time to learn the mechanics of how this all works together.

Assuming that 'iPod' is a registered Trademark - :-) - it's not (even) anywhere near rocket science to also assume that any product name coupled with it will have to be very, very carefully checked out by legal folks for appropriateness .

In case of doubt what I mean here, develope an app, and

call it ' Microsoft - Data saver' and than wait for the hammer to hit you.

Kinda find it nice from Steve to reply, even the content I like. You know how it is, If you want to play with the big boys, you're better wide awake.

Writing this from an Apple Macbook & wishing you a lively discussion, enjoy.

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NZ woman sacked for SHOUTY EMAILS

SimpleUser
Flame

What a BS discussion!

Sorry all BUT I FAIL TO SEE THE RELEVANCE OF THE WHOLE THING!

First, to fire someone because of writing emails in capital letters - are we now addressing and judging the value of a human being by such trivialities ? Is that it ?? Good one, lower case, bad one CAPS ON ? Who the f*ck has the right to fire somebody for such a nonsense!

She should have received much more in compensation then those few bucks.

And, unless I totally and completely misunderstand (and interprete) some of the comments already made here, above, I would suggest to some of you guys to reassess your positions and values.

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Woman charged with cyberbullying teen on Craigslist

SimpleUser
Grenade

Old Laws / New Laws

doesn't matter for the sake of understandig that behaviour as what it is, a crime.

Identity camouflage respectively identity theft.

Up to jail with her. Enough discussed.

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Outlook (finally) coming to the Mac

SimpleUser
Megaphone

Guys, I need your word of wisdom please

I've been converting from a MS Windows environment (MS Office/ Outlook etc) to Apple, using a very nice, powerful Macbook now. While I'm ok with freeware such as NeoOffice for the majority of my documents, spreadsheets etc, I'm looking for some SW enabling me to read my old Outlook created emails (*.pst files) - any advise ? Or, what about some SW translating those files into an, say Apple mail readable format.

Asking for your five cents, don't let me hange in there.

Thanks Guys (and Gals, one never knows).

:-)

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73% of Brits too shagged for a shag

SimpleUser
Happy

Could it relate

to living on an island ? All that fog, sun- lacking climate ? Too much pints ? Not enough pints ?

Could it relate to the ladies ? Not attractive enough ? Too attractive (the 'werwolves syndrome' ) ?

Not enough Paris? Phantasies over realities ?

Look at the French, the Italians, even us Germans, no complains there or here.

How can we be of assistance ?

Smile Guys, it's just another nano second in the evolution, all forgotten soon.

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McKinnon lawyers vow to take fight to US Supremes

SimpleUser

It's been said before

but once more: He did it, showed creative intelligence to commit a crime, so, wtf, sue him.

The ony questions is where,in the US or the UK.

That's all.

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Lads from Lagos cut off

SimpleUser
Pint

Good job

whoever did it - Cheers.

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El Reg to launch space paper plane

SimpleUser
Megaphone

I might have a name . . .

Sarah Bee @ Vulture Central

Nah ???

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Foxconn answers critics over suicidal iPhone engineer

SimpleUser
Grenade

Backing AC

If you want to boycott, I agree with AC, let the OEM know that you do so, in plain language and let them know precisely why. Examples please.

Additionally, use the Internet (blogs ?) to let the world know (and don't forget to provide your real name along that line). Civil courage is not just a buzzword. Shouldn't be anyway.

Stand up and be counted!

Don't deflect from this tragedy by just saying 'can't do anythng, they're everywhere anyway',

go to their customers and tell them why you don't spent your pennies for their products!

Grow up.

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Swedish lesbians suck sperm banks dry

SimpleUser
Pint

To Sarah Bee

just imagine that glass filled with champagne, a toast to you & your comments - excellent.

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German cops cuff Brit potato iPod scammer

SimpleUser
Megaphone

Ship'm back,

those Brits, should sell their potatos in Kensington Gardens. Or, alternatively, move'm to France,

even better the more I think of it. Get them out, now!

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Iran blocks Wikileaks

SimpleUser
Megaphone

That will not help them

at all, and that's very good so!

Word will get out (and into Iran), no matter what- oppression never made it in the long run.

.

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Microsoft invests $1m in IT girls

SimpleUser
Pint

@ Anonymous Coward (hmm)

I go along with that, good comment! But, the thought of Microsoft tackling Kindergarten scares

the heck out of me....

However, a healthy Cheers to you!

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SimpleUser
Happy

This deserves

some real good assesment from Ms Bee I suggest, all those 'manly' comments above should have some counterweight - keeping up the hope for a refreshing update on this ..

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California skateboard dude swipes Reg logo

SimpleUser
Happy

No chance

That guy in the States wears a black necklace, no chance I''ll ever fly to do something good to mankind, just the opposite of El Reg's vulture.

Let'm off the hook I'd say - mercy to those who don't know better.

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Hurt yourself? Try f**king swearing

SimpleUser
Thumb Up

Haaa, didn't I know just from the title which creativity this would release ...

Know what, let's agree on not overdoing it but, in homeopathic doses. It's like with all of the real good stuff, sometimes less is more.

Let's maintain the freedom though to call bullshit bullshit, whenever it comes along, in whatever form. Makes sense ?

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Two jailed for online racism after US turned down asylum bid

SimpleUser
Stop

Mixed feelings here ....

Since I don't know what exactly this guys spread around I find it difficult to be pro- or con the verdict,

being a German though I appreciate from our own, not too distant, history what words (leading to actions) can do. We all know that words can be a weapon in its own fashion, too many dumb'sters out threre with no (mental) ability to differentiate (but just follow)

Spreading hatress is an absolute NO WAY in my book.

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UK data breach incidents on the rise

SimpleUser
Unhappy

And now, what ?

And not only in the UK, I'd assume..

As long as those guys (and gals) don't bother / don't care, no cure and no remedy.

Companies efforts on policies insisting on strong data encryption primarily on mobile devices are

only as good as being adhered to.

'Users' just switching off related apps on the machines they use ('The human factor in laptop encryption', June 29th nicely refers)...

That's a never ending story which will become way more important in the not too distant future where more and more business data as well as e-government stuff will be transacted (and stored) electronically.

Now what ?

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Russian snatches world's strongest 'intimate muscles' crown

SimpleUser
IT Angle

Ahemm

Where there is a ball there is a way (old soccer proverb)....

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