3272 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009
What a laugh if ...
Google developed a new Android OS using MS sponsored software?
At least MS didn't steal it like they did XML/Word from that Canadian company.
Luckily, I did my ...
Bittorrent search on the night before, and all selected files seem to be OK.
We'll be waiting for your return PB. And to Biden and his Hollywood sponsors, up yours!
Ameranth is Plain Wrong; Apple has ...
every right to copy everyone else's original work. It is their rason d'etre and started with the corporate name and logo. A corporate policy.
They also copied the material used in their travel menu patent but none of the Res systems, or airlines, from whom it was copies, objected.
Only Apple is allowed to sue for triple damages ... it says so.
Another damn Nanny State
The British disease seems to be spreading, the government protects you from cradle to grave.
Censorship of any kind, for any reason, is bad.
Not a problem ...
I never download Japanese stuff, not even the porn and I never visit Japan - I like my fish cooked and I object to them killing whales.
British judges as narrow minded and stupid as Ameican judges
They jail a guy for jokingly saying they should blow up some crap airport operation (why not Heathrow?).
Then another judge locks this poor sucker up for 19-months.
Likely the girls know enough about sex to make D.H. :Lawrence (Lady Chatterly's Lover) blush. Obviouslt the judge doesn't have a teenaged daughter.
What I want ...
is the ability to bock spam SMS text from cell carriers.
They ALWAYS wake me up early on Sundays.
The current apps are no longer working. No problem!
Not that any Apple user would notice, they can't even figure out where the hell they are.
Just like Britain and Canada. NOT NEW ZEALAND though, they.ve got guts.
They also extend their laws outside their countries.
And Britain even helps the US by allowing rendition flights here and loading Brits on to planes for the US.
New Zealand, now there's an example of independence.
The US military has allegedly classified Julian Assange as an "enemy" and the World ...
classifies the US as the largest terrorist organisation in the world.
Given their accuracy with drones, Assange should be safe, but I wouldn't want to be in his vicinity given the Americans penchant for killing innocent people.
Still, Bin Laden still holds the record for the largest US expenditure to kill one man! Remember Tora Bora?
Hopefully, this will put paid to ...
the daily bloody updates they send us.
A real pain.
So much for the vaunted US Cybersecurity!
Once again, the US is vulnerable because it assumed it was more secure than reality.
Same in Pearl Harbour and 2002 - bullshit baffles brains (and politicians). Send in the drones.
Senator Joe Lieberman, the one guy ...
who is an expert on nothing utters more verbal garbage than any other US politician.
Roll on January, he's gone then.
Mosley's kind of stupid for a lawyer
If he had simply shut his mouth the whole thing would have blown away.
If you think Max is bad, go and check out his father's Wikipedia sheet. Talk about keeping his philandering in the family ... Oswald, the notorious Fascist, during one marriage he had an extended affair with his wife's younger sister Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, AND with their stepmother, Grace Curzon.
Unfortunately video cameras hadn't been invented then.
£11.99 you say? Not ...
in Bittorrent versions.
Save trees, don't buy the paper version, it's such a waste when you thorw this formuleic book were it belongs ... in the garbage can.
Politicians protecting crooked politicians and Fascist's sons
Politicians and a guy called Max seem to be the thinnest skinned types around, so obviously this clap-trap is to corneal the evil doings of elected officials and sons of Fascists who like their females in fives.
There should be a provision that excludes any public official, or any person, paid from the public purse from being protected by this legislation.
It should not be used to conceal things that have occurred, as was the case involving the five females with a male dressed in a Nazi uniform. If someone in the public arena wishes to perform certain unusual tricks they should be expected to face any exposure.
Of course, like all attempts at censorship, the UK courts jurisdiction runs out after a few miles at sea and then anything goes. Naturally the House of Commons would remain a potential source of hot gossip.
Not too many as politically brave and honest as NZ's John Key
It would be nigh on impossible to imagine either Cameron or Obama apologising ... for anything.
Obviously the NZ police got carried away when some rock-head FBI type dreamt up this major screw up of several levels of law enforcement.
If this had happened in the USA the FBI would have no doubt had some paid snitch lying about Dotcom having done some reprehensible 'crime'. just as they framed the former US/ UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter. Obama, or at least V-P Biden, bought by Hollywood.
At least people can accept that the NZ government has scruples and stands as a beacon of hope.
I guess Portugal's movie industry can't be that big
In most countries where movie making and records are big business, the industry groups have bought off the politicians (lobbying is a 'nice' word for bribery) and the politicians have dutifully 'honoured' their commitments.
Nice to know some countries haven't sunk as low as America, Britain or Canada.
Virgin did this for public consumption
In my many years in communications I have been involved in telecoms switch-overs from Central Office (telephone 'exchanges'), to civilian toll networks and the military Autovon system and never was one done during so potential users could 'see' it.
Obviously Virgin did it for the publicity, which was both effective and cheap.
Would cure a lot of the world's problems
California is huge, especially when compared to Delaware or Rhode Island, a 4-way split would make the whole mess far more manageable.
Or, if on the Indian/Pakistan border, it could split Kashmir apart from it's warring neighbours.
One problem, everyone, especially children, will have to learn new names for any additional continents formed.
Evening deliveries ... most people are in then.
Day deliveries are bound to disadvantage the two-people working families.
The P.O. could either have evening deliveries; or have a truck parked in a market square for pick-up..
In VietNam, if you include the addressees cell number behind their name, they will send them an SMS!
Apple is the one who claims it's perfect, that the sun rises and sets in it's nether end ...
And having created the expectation, they get to take the heat.
And Tim Cook can't walk on water, either.
Not me, Everyone knows that Apple is a monopoly, unlike Amazon and Android/Google, and doesn't let lemmings, or sheep, roam wild..
McBarf's allegedly only uses the finest ingredients
Take a read of government hamburger meat specifications which permits amounts of faeces, hair, bone-chips, etc.
And they throw in veins, ears, lips, etc. - all beef, you know.
And good quality chocolate is supposed to have around 6% of bug parts in it.
Mmm, finger licking good?
The American game of stupidity spreads
Time for WIPO to step in and stop this nonsense.
Let's see how much the Information Commissioner’s Office ...
fines this bunch of turkeys.
If, they added ...
external SD capability it might be interesting.
Microsoft was never thought to be a moral, straight company.
Even the name "Internet Explorer" was pinched.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ...
How many companies respond that quickly with a patch? Well done, Samsung!
The other alternative is the Ostrich technique where a company denies it has a problem, such as with Antennagate. Less effective, but cheaper.
I am going to copyright my ....
MAC addresses and sue everyone who uses them under the US DCMA. Getting all my “DMCA takedown notices” ready.
Perhaps DECCA will dig out it's patents with respect to Decca Navigator technology, as well as HiFix, for it was big in circular radiation patterns, phases, etc.. They also were encoded with ID. That would shut Skyhook up.
Decca rises from the dead!
Another Apple glue job
You have to wonder whether this is to stop people peeping inside as a glued carbon-fibre case might even prove a challenge to iFixit.
Russia not the only one ...
as several countries in SE Asia have questioned the efficacy of RoundUp, including it's use on rice, which is very popular with humans and rats.
In fact, rats like it so much that they are caught and barbecued in the MeKong Delta, after the crop is collected, as they are so fat.
"chosen a cloud approach to get itself a strategic platform for service optimisation"
Let's hope it is more reliable than iCloud.
There's enough flight delays already.
This story smply illustrates ...
that thieves have as few brains as iP5 purchasers.
I hope that the find my crap program doesn't use Apple MAPS - they'll never find them!
I guess the new president ...
thinks the pope is a good guy. The pope has no morals.
With a population of 94,852,030 (2011-Source: World Bank) and many of them in abject poverty, they are entitled to make money, even if it is satisfying the sexual desires of the West. I know no other country which exports such a high proportion of it's females - THAT is what is disgusting about the Phils Government.
Screw the pope, if he wants to financially support such countries, let him do so ... only thing is he has no money, it's been spent defending preachers charged with attacking children and paying the fines.
I guess your system doesn't have parental controls! Just make sure you clear out your cache and do all the other necessary things to defeat Plod!
Once again, the US Vivid Imagination Working Overtime
The USA is always using international bodies to enforce it's policies, even if it is a failing policy.
They did it to VietNam as a result of their loss of face in losing the American War in VietNam. And the result? A country that is so self-sufficient, so resourceful, it can often do things more effectively using low-tech than high-tech. (Ever seen a ships propeller shaft turned in a manual lathe?)
Once again, the US is trying the finger in the dyke trick with North Korea. There are many countries who actually support North Korea (being an 'enemy' of the US is enough to achieve that). China is the world's manufacturing facility and China is a very big supporter of North Korea.
Even if ships don't want to be tracked entering N Korean waters, they drop ship in China and the goods go by rail.
Same with the US no-nukes (except for our friends) policy. Pakistan and India have them (and no inspections), Israeli got the materials from the USA (no inspections) and N Korea has enough to occupy it's neighbours.
I worked for a small company one of whose products included very high voltage, very high current switches that were designed as nuclear weapons triggers. Cute blue colour with lots of glass. They came in to the plant in high security vans, they were stared in the general stores, and they were carefully tracked.
But the company sure bought a lot more than it used; the surplus were shipped off to some mysterious destinations and to account for the missing units, sworn statements together with photographs were used to satisfy the US authorities. How many more operations are going on like that?
This policy is merely a small impediment that simply creates a market for those shady types who operate world wide, wheeling and dealing.
Computers are one of the easiest products to 'smuggle' since so many units are awash in today's world. It is likely there are far better computers in N Korea than this UN financed unit.
For Tom-Tom ...
South-east Asia and China barely exist.
Google has them completely covered.
Thank you, Google, and for being so current with things in Ho Chi Minh City.
So much for Apple software 'superiority'
You would have thought they figured out this by now, after seven years.
That is normal
Actually it isn't ... it's another cheap production short-cut.
Besides Apple claims their products are NOT normal ... that they are 'special' (at least in their minds). Obviously this heap bak is less than the experted Apple standard.
Return the junk - under the 30-day Money Back Warranty and say it's because of the heap back.
Compared to Apple MAPS APP ...
these are detailed and coherent.
Pity Apple can't emulate them in the satellite pix.
I'll tell my wife to hold the new wallpaper order ...
should be lots with FB printed on it soon.
And poor old Zuxker*ucker hasn't cashed his in yet! Poetic.
imagine having to sign up to the Apple forum just to be told to wiggle it
Remember we are talking of Lemmings Those furry creatures with strong legs who follow each other.
They are also known to sleep out every so often outside stores with pictures of nibbled fruit on the windows.
It **IS** an "Issue"
It's called Quality Control, something that is lacking in Apple ... witness their crappy MAPS app .... Quality Control.
They even check cars these days, before they leave the factory. Not Apple.
The USB is IEEE Specced ... good enough?
Apple is usually the one at fault with connectors as it always want to "improve" things to make them incompatible (think USB charging with those couple of extra resistors).
Incompatibility means MONEY to Apple.
Or perhaps people are just holding it wrong?
Sounds like another case of The Grip problem they experienced with a certain version of the phone.
Apple and connectors ...
a fatal combination.
USB connectors, bashed out by the millions and Apple gets it wrong?
More likely they have another adapter to sell? Even better, a reversible one, so their favourite type of person can't plug it in backwards.
Apple is running out of ...
revisions or 'upgrades'. and they won't be able to sustain their drip-drip annual upgrades and money-raking operations.
They have to fight the competition as Android & WinMob cell handsets will offer so much more variety, tailored more closely to peoples needs.
The Far East, for example. needs waterproof units and only Android has them (if you don't believe visit Singapore or the Indochina region in the rainy season) and dragging a Zip-lock bagged iFone out to use is so degrading.
Some people love to spend all their waking hours on social networks, and they have their socially enhanced handsets, others need more business oriented units.
What needs revamping is the US patent system so all these artificial blocks to progress are eliminated. They are considering rolling back auto patent lives so maybe this will spread to other areas of technology.
The Apple/Samsung trial was an aberration, the judge bent so many rules that another trial is warranted.
The New Zealand Government is ...
so unlike it's counterparts in other countries.
Their healthy legal attitude is to be recognised.
So many governments break the law in achieving their goals that law-breaking becomes the norm. Look at the USA and that piece of tattered litter called The Constitution, that much hallowed thing American children are taught about. Nearing the value of toilet paper now that all those sworn to uphold the words are busy passing laws that shred it still further.
The UK doesn't even have a Constitution and runs rampant over the rights of it's citizens.
Canada, but even more so New Zealand, have Constitutions that work and the judiciary that observe them.
The FBI is looking more stupid as the days go by. And Holder's US Justice Ministry can't even get service of documents straight!
NOT a problem
We always delete Internet Explorer from our workstations.
It gives users piece of mind.
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