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3292 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009

Zuckerberg leapfrogs Jobs on Americans' rich list

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He might be rich, on paper but ....

it still doesn't change the fact that he is a prize jerk, and not even all the gold in Fort Knox would correct that.

P.S. Has that claim against The Jerk claiming an interest in FB ever been settled? He night have t share his money, yet!

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T-Mobile cuts off dope-finding text service

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Sure, T-mobile, pull the other one - it's got bells

The time-line of events puts the lie to T-Mobiles story.

At least we have all learned of Weed Maps < WeedMaps.com > and what it is about.

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AT&T chief: 'All your iPhone are belong to us'

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iPhone dumping AT&T could be a plus for AT&T

Since the Lemon 4 was released on to an unsuspecting public AT&T has taken a lot of flack for their network insufficiencies because the defects of the Lemon 4 only served to exacerbate the defects of AT&T.

Switching networks would likely reduce complaints about AT&T and Lemon 4.

Besides, since AT&T is offering Android, which doesn't have Lemon 4 weaknesses, AT&T will begin to look good again.

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Google data center links shot down by 'bored' riflemen

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North American hunters are intillegence challenged

Many jurisdictions in North America issue hunting permits/licences that are printed on high intensity, bright orange card or cloth that are required to be wordn by hunters.

You might think these would alert animals, fortunately, they are colour blind. The orange cards are intended to alert hunters that they are not alone.

Unfortunately every year hunters shoot other hunters despite the fact that no known animal has orange fur or feathers.

In Canada bored hunters shoot road signs. The most popular of these are the ones warning of moose which are posted to alert motorists of the areas of road where moose normally/habitually cross. A moose can easily destroy a vehicle, if hit: they are also of derailing a train.

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Steve Jobs in iPhone bitchslap to creationists, Tea Party

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Could it be the personality of Job's kidneys OEM are taking over?

Job's has always been a miserable bastard but his bitchiness seems to have reached new highs.

Could his donor's personality, memories or consciousness remain within the tissue of the new set of kidneys and have been passed on to the MOS (Miserable Old Sod)? See: < http://scienceray.com/philosophy-of-science/a-medical-mystery-transferred-organ-donor-consciousness/ >.

Further links: <http://www.google.ca/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=personality+of+organ+donor+transferred&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 >.

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Twitter plugs black-box website vuln

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"including the former prime minister's wife, Sarah Brown" How come?

Undoubtedly to her own, and everyone else's surprise, this woman is married to an InterNet expert.

Just roll over lady and give the object in bed with you a kick and then pop the question.

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Intel slips anti-theft tech into hardware to deter thieves

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Caution: Brain-dead Intel mouthpiece prattling

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Intel's prowess just get flushed down the toilet recently when Intel confirmed the wonderfully high-tech HDCP copy-protection had been cracked?

Why would this latest bit of Intel magic not fail, as well?

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Indiana judges dismiss girl's nipple exposure appeal

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Narrow minded Old Farts. Canada says different, eh!

Get this IN 1996 an Ontario Court said that bare women's breast are not breaking the law!

Good old square Ontario, Canada! (see: < http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/News-opinion-and-commentary/Topless-in-Ontario-women-exercise-the-right-to-expose-their-breasts.html >.)

Other interesting citations can be found: < http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=opera&hs=mhg&rls=en&&sa=X&ei=UpGYTLf2HIfuvQPut5ncDA&ved=0CBIQBSgA&q=bare+breasted+girl+in+ontario+lawful&spell=1 >.

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Belarusian extradited to US for one-stop ID theft site

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I always wonder in cases such as these ...

how many banks made accusatory suggestions against customers complaining about unauthorised withdrawals?

Bank employees refuse to accept bank security is weak!

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Thieves jam key-fob lock signals in mystery car thefts

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Why not just use the bloody key?

These lazy driver central locking systems typically use 315 MHz in North America and Japan, and 433.92 MHz in Europe with rolling encryption to enhance security.

If Hoodie wants to hang around pushing his key button, thereby preventing Intended Victim from locking his car, there is little Plod can do for, as with WiFi and garage door openers, these are essentially licence free, no complaining about interference, frequencies.

All the lazy driver need do is to activate his button in close proximity to the vehicle or, as in yesteryear, use the bloody mechanical key.

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Harrow flicks pirate thrown in slammer

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Judge John Anderson of Harrow Crown Court ....

your annual pass good for one year for two people valid at any Vue movie house is in the mail.

Free DVD's, too.

What a troll. (Is that a Class B offence - on his record for 35 years:)

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Orange outs budget Android 2.1 handset

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A minimalist smartphone for $99. Good Christmas deal.

Advantage Android!

Since manufacturers don't have to pay for software development, only the human interface, it means costs are substantially reduced. Given that so many million are using (and testing) the OS, reliability is improved.

Likely it will access to Google Apps which further enhances it's value. Great present for children at Christmas as they can use pocket money to buy time.

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Yahoo! 'owns several patents' on Google Instant

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Yahoo! owns "about five...broad" patents

Maybe too broad to sustain challenges.

I should have filed a patent for putting an electrical contact under keyboard keys.

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Prosecutor won't resign over lewd texts to 'hot' crime victim

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"You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize”

He never finished his sentence ... what sort of prize? Prize twit?

District Attorneys are usually elected into office - which is why they seem like members of political office. Let me be your DA because I lock rape artists up for life and fry murderers.

Wonder if he is married: there might be a couple of expensive cases on his horizon - one for divorce and the other for abuse.

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Florida cops left stoned stunned by pot-filled SUV

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"they were looking for a 5' 6" hispanic man in his 30s with tattoos ..."

Good luck, Florida being home to all of Castro's disillusioned citizens!

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

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Arrogance of Apple encapsulated and personified in an ignorant pig

Jobs idea of Customer Care is nothing. It personifies Apples attitude towards it's customers. F You!

Whether iPhans agree or not (please use the red box below) he told them to F Off when it came to fixing the Lemon 4 - he lied and never did fix all the problems.

Jobs could care less as long as the cash keeps on coming in. The Japanese called his bluff and he blinked. They got his number right on. There's a word for this - fraud.

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Europe pushes TV spectrum sell-off

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When you consider the RF technology people carry in their palms ...

it really boggles the mind.

Multi-wideband transmitters and receivers coexisting in close proximity, yet able to handle high-speed digital transmission.

Meanwhile, at your nearby airport, aircraft still rely on VHF-AM (amplitude modulation) whilst pilots tool around in multi-million people carriers.

As the Insane Posse Clowns sang in "Miracles" < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs > F--king Miracles!

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Taxman rejects 'lie detector' tech

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Modulated audio confuss these things

Ever heard of flutter on audio systems? Where a recorded note is modulated by a defect in the audio transmission system?

This 'vibrato' effect can come from telephone carrier systems, cell radio systems and by audio systems. The effect can be reproduced, to nullify the effectiveness of this 'magical' Israeli technology, by having a loud thumping pop 'music' in the background so you have to shout.

Some integrity and just another way of extracting funds from taxpayers into police budgets.

Feel free to sue, all this 'technology' depends on so many extraneous sources including the cooperation of the subject.

Imagine the late Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips") < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_(musician) > answering questions, monitored by this box of junk!

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Morgan Chase blames Oracle for online bank crash

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Could be a big interbank bill

Each weekday morning members of the clearing house to clear debits and credits between each and every bank at the start of the business day.

If a bank is late, for whatever reason, interest is incurred until settlement is made!

Poetic justice, the banks screw the retail customer as well as their own kind!

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Swedish Pirate Party suffers embarrassing general election flop

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So where ...

does this leave Wikileaks hosting in the parliament building?

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T-Mobile sued for censoring weed service

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Cell carriers want it coming and going

In the U.S.A. cell companies, and their landline counter-parts, are common carriers and therefore protected by law from the content they carry. This also applies to ISP's in that country, which is why it always best to host chat-rooms there - hosting is libel free.

T-Mobile, therefore. is clearly making a judgement call. Telephone companies give service to anyone with money and therefore T-Mobile should, too.

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'Unicorn' captured in remote Laos mountain forests

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Unfortunately the locals don't respect flora and fauna

Most of the recent revelations of new/rare species are being made by foreign scientists and biologists in Southeast Asia. The local population are more pragmatic - is it good for eating or on the end of a chain for tourists to gawk at?

VietNam's wilder jungles have revealed rare monkey species, heretofore unknown frogs, snakes and plants. There are German research groups permanently based in Ha Long Bay.

Laos, being about 30 years behind VietNam in development , also suffers from near war-like conditions between the Laos military and the indigenous H'Mong tribes, many of whom have been forced to live a nomadic life in the forests. See: < http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000qrUDnpQSM2Q/s >, < http://www.spkhousing.com/Images/HmongResistanceCamp.jpg >. There some pictures of extreme violence but most people have trouble viewing them.

Hopefully the next time a rare saola is seen the Laotians will get the experts involved first, which risks military antagonism..

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Nokia’s new CEO needs to change the message

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New CEO should dump baggage and strike a new path!

Where are most of the successful smartphone manufacturers based? (Asia) What is a major component common to their cultures? (Losing 'face') What else in common do the smarthone manufacturers have in common? (They are not too proud to use either their own or Third Party OS)

Let's consider automotive purchases. The manufacturer or the style often come first in deciding a sale, then accessories, fuel type and maybe engine technology.

IMO, Nokia's new path should be to abandon the Intel IDF initiative; adopt Android OS and continue with Sybian OR Meego. Nokia knows RF (no Death Grips) hardware and human interfaces which would put them in a position to bang out new models with minimum tinkering with the OS yet maintaining Nokia 'characteristics'.

The Asians have proved their is no loss of pride in using their own in-house OS as well as Android. No one will knock Nokia for this. This also allows Nokia to maintain the Nokia name in hardware and the human interface.

Adopting Android OS would provide access to the Google App store solving the immediate 'accessories' challenge whilst developers could continue efforts for Apps using the alternate Nokia OS.

This would place Nokia firmly in the winning camp: HTC, LG and Samsung. RIM and Apple could continue along their chosen paths, both of which are or soon will be facing falling market share.

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Apple, Google may end wage-capping case

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Would anyone seriously want to hire ...

the Apple RF engineers or the QC types involved in the Lemon 4 fiasco? Their software guys are a little slow, too, seeing how Apple can be unlocked in a few minutes after release of an OS designed to lock the system up, again.

The Google and Apple cultures are way different: one open and the other paranoid and secretive.

The best guys to hire would be the hackers.

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The iPad is killing laptop sales

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Besy Buy denies accuracy of press reports

So I guess that's the end of this story/

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Pope makes central London no-go zone for BT engineers

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This guy isn't even a head of a real state: I rhought Henry 8th booted them out?

What's with this special treatment for this paedophile condoning old reprobate?

The Vatican, on a 10 acre patch of downtown Rome, came about because Mussolini, who was an avowed atheist, wanted to become dictator, which would not be possible without the assistance of the powerful fascists who were Catholic. Pius XI was in a good position to prevent the fascists seizing power.so he commanded that priests not support the Catholic Party in an election. In effect this pope repudiated the Catholic Party.

Mussolini formed a government on October 28, 1922. A deal was cut. The Catholic Church would support the Fascist Party. In return Mussolini would restore the ancient privileges of the Catholic Church. On February 21, 1923, a cardinal said Mussolini "had been chosen to save the nation and restore her fortune."

Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty in 1929 which made Vatican City a separate, independent state, recognized Catholicism as the state-sponsored religion, and gave the Church 750 million lire in compensation for the Vatican's loss of sovereignty.

A UN judge argues that the Catholic Church is the only religion permitted under international law to claim the privileges of statehood and its leaders immunity from civil or criminal action. See: < http://www.theage.com.au/world/treat-vatican-as-a-rogue-state-says-qc-20100908-1518j.html >.

This interruption to London's life is like Tesco's putting on a parade for Waitrose given that official church is the C of E. Britain is kowtowing to a Fascist creation against whose principle Britain lost thousands of lives fighting.

And whose gong to pick up the costs of £1.5 million for thousands of Plods to protect this guy who is riding around in a armoured car because he is so popular!

I think Britain's priorities are a little mixed up. It's bad enough losing InterNet, what happens if the electricity goes down, a gas or water pipe leaks? Wait seven days?

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Microsoft takes Oracle side in Google Java-phone attack

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Sour Grapes or Counting the Chicks before they hatch?

Microsoft, by any measure, has lost the momentum it had with portable intelligent devices and is obviously using every thing it can dream up to disrupt any competitor sales. Android is a winner which is more than MS can claim for it's mobile applications.

Prejudging any court decision is a fools game. Microsoft should know, it has been found to have stolen other entities I.P. including the name "Internet Explorer", hard drive software and, famously, XML.

If MS was smart, Bulmer would tell this guy to shut up. He'll lose enough 'face' when he has to pay the Canadian company for the stolen software. At least Google wrote the software in dispute, MS just plagiarised their software.

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HP reported close to naming Hurd successor

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Hiring and old HP hand might well solve the morals and morale problems

Messrs. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard (Bill and Dave to employees) were fair dealers and ran HP in a similar manner. 1978 Bill retired as CEO and continued as vice chairman of the HP board of directors until 1987. Dave retired in 1993.

Under their Flex Time program, HP employees can begin work at any time during a two-hour period and leave after completing an eight-hour work day. The purpose, as explained by Bill, is "to gain more time for family leisure, conduct personal business, avoid traffic jams or to satisfy other individual needs." How many companies think of family now?

It seems since HP started hiring 'outsiders' they forgot the principles of "The HP Way" which were trust and respect for individuals; focus on a high level of achievement and contribution; conducting business with uncompromising integrity; achieving common objectives through teamwork and encouraging flexibility and innovation.

Hopefully someone hired from within HP will remember these goals out of respect for the founders and remove the tarnish from the reputation of HP that started with Carly Fiorina.

Did you know Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, originally designed the Apple I computer while working at HP? Small world!

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MI5 chief: Cyber spying 'relatively straightforward' to beat

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If he's so good, better go and show the Americans how it is done!

It's statements like this particular idiot is credited with that drives those very talented hackers - just to prove he's wrong/

Gloating like that is so dumb he will likely regret it.

Just to think the nations security is in the hands like this troll. Time to immigrate.

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Laptop potato scammers turn to onions

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This sounds like the Thai jewellery scam!

Fools and suckers are enticed into buying unmounted, cut jewels - with a 'guaranteed value,' with a money back guarantee - that are sold sealed in tough, transparent, plastic containers. The only condition is that seal not be broken.

The catch is that no purchaser can get an assessment of the value without breaking the seal at which time they are 'worthless'.

Tip: Never buy any jewellery in Thailand, nor anything from Duty Free!

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Orange customers squeezed out of Facebook

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Just imagine the increase in productivity or all those ...

lost sould not knowing where anyone is.

Just like the old, pre-Facebook, days.

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Man gets 6 years for laundering $2.5m from phony credit cards

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$2,500,000/6 years - not too shabby

Although he won't get time off, if it was a federal conviction, this works out to be around $41,666 tax free a year.

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Intel confirms HDCP copy-protection crack

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Will industry never learn?

Salary men just work for money: the people who hack things are motivated by personal commitment. They will win every time!

Next challenge?

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Trident delay by the Coalition: Cunning plan, or bad idea?

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Independent nuclear deterrent

The UK should opt for the cheaper alternative subs armed with nuclear Tomahawks. Why invest all that money if the U.S.A. can object to their use. Remember the Falklands where the U.S. objected to some of the content relayed through their satellites.

Besides, just who is the enemy? I suspect China heads the list - they have got a little more pushy in the East China Sea where a number of bordering countries claim interest the Spratly Islands but China is claiming the whole damn sea.

China also gets really horny with alleged border/sea limit incursions as many fishers have been shot and killed.

The oceans might get kind of crowded, too, given all the countries getting their own status symbol submarine fleets.

And where would UK submarines be based? Long way to sail to China.

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Apple said to prep iPad news sub service

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All the news, or all the news that fits Jobs morals?

Jobs might be trying to foist only the news that passes his censors. What happens if some derogatory news about Apple, such as another Lemon 4, happens along - does his censorious ways win out?

Do the words murder, rape or incest pass his filter?

I think I'd trust my Fish and Chips wrapper before anything passed through Apple.

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Basketball megastar accused of phone hacking

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"neither is trying to hide computer evidence by throwing a laptop into a lake."

One of my offices basements was flooded for three weeks, thanks to a tardy water mains repair, yet we were able to recover 100% of the data from the server hard drives.

Obviously his female IT expert employee didn't have much smarts if she expected the data to be destroyed after time in the lake.

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South African police hunt Twittering speedcam spy

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At last, a real useful application for a social network!

Great application for Twitter: now Plod will be checking cell phone use at road blocks!

Good for PigSpotter (PlodSpotter in the UK).

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eBay boss outbids everyone in election spending

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Americans go for appearance: ever seen this candidates face?

She should have invested in a face lift and visited a hair stylist.

Thank heaven not all the best financed campaigns are successful.

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A quarter of Americans using mobile apps

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Some Apps lose their novelty

Just how many times can you use an App that emulates flatulence or female mammary gland movement?

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Craigslist: no plans to revive adult ads in US

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So why not set up RedLightUSA.com or RedLightUSA.Co.UK ...

and then host it outside the USA, out of reach of these State Attorneys who are breaching the Constitutional rights pf Craigs List?

Or would the UK government even deport Brits for this?

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Google sued by ex-iPhone location outfit

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Share the loot, Google

This action seems to be another 'share the loot' where a company is trying to skim some cream from Google.

Using Motorola's boss as a witness could be risky since all he has to say it never happened. Unlikely Google would that dumb, legally.

This WiFi scanning technique could, depending on the Apps configuration, cost users a lot of paid-for traffic as data is sent back. And when does this scanning occur - continuously or when a particular handset is searching for location data, at the users command, only?

If there are millions of dollars in this type of App, how come they are not paying the freight for this back-haul data? My company employees travel widely in less frequented areas which could likely make data collected through handsets more valuable than data from higher densely populated areas.

Maybe we should sue for our split, too?

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The State judges will likely be more Plaintiff friendly given they are often elected by the public and are more sensitive to their constituents needs. On the other hand, federal judges hold their job for life.

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An HTC named Desire. OK, two HTCs...

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The HD has an aluminium "unibody"

Might just be tough enough for my use - looks like the unibody does what it's supposed to do, protect the goodies inside, as opposed to being just a piece of bling which kills the phone when gripped.

The other good thing about HTC is the fact they bring out totally different form factors rather than tweaking the same old tired box as some competitors do.

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Mozambique blocked rioters' texts

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Many countries restrict cell usage at various times - use WiFi VOIP instead

Whenever G20, 7 or whatever is in town you will find cell service is reduced/cancelled or delays in text transmissions are arranged. Obama, when mobile in his rolling dog and pony parade, should you have a spectrum analyser, you will see that an electronic wide-band 'cloud' follows him around from one of the black SUV's. They can 'notch' the signal permitting certain frequencies such as Plod, fire, etc, to operate.

Apparently the Secret Service, and the Canadian RCMP, expect UID's - excitable fellows they are.- to brighten their days. Russia and China often cut service..

Obviously, if you are participating in these fracas, go buy some Icom (and Chinese made) field tunable 2-way radios and set them up near to Plod frequencies and you'll have good comms.

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Vue denies cinema phone ban plan

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Given todays movies ...

it's hardly worth the bother.

Besides, as soon as the DVD is out it's available for download by Bitorrent.

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Linus Torvalds outs himself as US citizen

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Citizenship has it's limitations

I am happy to hear you escaped your birthplace, but my point is that citizenship benefits, in the U.S., are not what they are made out to be, but getting the ticket has business/tax benefits. Nothing wrong with that, America is business.

After 20 years of being what to told what to do must develop a mindset that is necessary for military order - don't think about an order, just do it. And I understand rah-rah and flag worship goes along with military service.

Citizenship is a two-way street: obligations and privileges. Citizenship by birth should be inviolate - both ways - whereas naturalisation (immigration) is conditional - citizens by birth don't have to swear allegiance, delayed pioneers have to.

I travel widely and know that there are places with some better features than those of the U.S. of A. When those citizens were deprived of their property and effectively jailed because of their ancestry the then government broke the covenant ALL those born in the US are ENTITLED to by virtue of The Constitution. This was governmental racism.

If you can't depend on your country, what is there to protect you?

P.S. I carry a U.S. passport.

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Girl, 3, buys iPad apps, using mum's credit card

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Should be easy enough

If they want to offer up a credit card number they should omit the last two digits of the card which would have to be completed by the iPhan, thereby reducing the chance of accidental purchases.

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Steve Jobs no ninja, says Apple

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"skills in mind manipulation, sowing confusion, concealment and ruthlessness"

Maybe this why the Japanese could out manoeuvre Jobs and have replace all those bad batteries recently whilst the rest of the world accepts his claim that there is no problem.

BTW, Lemon 4 has officially become OK in the last couple of days with coloured bands of rubber being cancelled and nothing being done to fix the problems which leaves iPhans in exactly the same situation as existed before "AntennaGate" and effectively have been abandoned by Apple. Not to worry, maybe white ones soon and less than a year to Version 5.

Ninja at work?

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FSFE calls on governments to stop pushing Adobe Reader

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Best Viewed using ...

There is little difference in the principle of recommending a web site be viewed using some old browser - some still recommend IE6, which likely such a web site contains dated material.

What web sites recommend is really their business but a link pointing to a free reader should be sufficient, even if the freebie is from Adobe.

An alternative would be to provide a Google link that searches for freebies.

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Mozilla puts brakes on auto Firefox updates

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Firefox Beta 4 ....!

Our office likes to participate in Beta testing to support the hard work by browser authors who don't charge for their work.

Beta 4 is so buggy we have had to stop using it ... it was costing us production time.

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Google dismisses engineer who violated privacy policy

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Good to know Google runs a tight ship BUT ....

it would have created more confidence in it's handling had the news come from Google itself rather through a delayed report in the technical press.

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