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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Better Solution

Orbital strike on Wall St (and all the HQs of the various and sundry greedy companies)

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Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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Names

First the PATRIOT Act and now a FREEDOM Act....they're trolling, right?

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Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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Re: ...

In essence what he is saying is: 'Netflix makes LOTS of money and I want a share of that'. Absolutely nothing to do with net neutrality, and everything to do with pure greed and envy.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Re: No Lumia?

*Looks at the URL*

"product_round_up_affordable_android_smartphones"

Hmm..

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Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

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Re: a netbook by any other name would stink as much

1366x768...

Oh be-still my beating heart...

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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Re: Amazon should pull out of France

Let me guess, you still call french fries, 'freedom' fries right?

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FCC commish: We don't need no steenkin' net neutrality rules

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"...people don’t really care about network performance issues..."

Seriously??

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Victim of Tor-hidden revenge smut site sues Tor Project developers

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Re: it's like...

Except no one blames the bank for getting itself robbed, unlike the victim blaming further up.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Re: Having done that side mission in the game

If her argument is that she is the definitive vapid, airheaded bint, well...the case might be a slam-dunk for her..

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US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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Re: cant this be solved

In much the same way that a physical (residence) search can be stopped by locking your front door, or an arrest prevented by running, etc..

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Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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Re: Repairs

" they'll just replace the machine."

Oh *goodie* more landfill, *just* what we need!

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Fix capitalism with floating cities on Venus says Charles Stross

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Re: Let's go all the way ...

I would suggest a.....Discworld!

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"The one who dies with the most dollars wins."

The one who dies with the most dollars, is just as dead as those who die with the least.

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EU antitrust bods: Motorola, Samsung too dominant to take on poor little Apple

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" so long as the potential licensee was signed up to the specified licensing framework."

So, Apple is fair game then, as they have a history of stealing SEPs and then suing the relevant licensing group (which they are not part of, obviously) because Apple)believe they are $deities gift to technology.

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Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Re: although anyone familiar with IT types might...

I was thinking the exact same as you, then I read the initial comments and came to the conclusion that the writer may have a valid point.

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CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel

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Re: Outgassing

I'd much prefer if he could stop the rabid iFans from outgassing on various public forums.

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Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report

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Re: False feeling of control

"The spies can get into deep shit if they overstep the boundaries and embarrass their superiors, so they have to be careful what they do and will probably show some restraint."

You can't embarrass the shameless.

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Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott

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Re: No win.

The people banging on about Free Speech conveniently choose to ignore that 'Free Speech' does not include any kind of freedom from the repercussions of your speech. It's called personal responsibility. Something, it appears, that isn't very popular with a certain type of people.

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Vint Cerf wanted to make internet secure from the start, but secrecy prevented it

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Re: Irrelevant

I would imagine it depends on which side is willing to be the US Government's bitch.

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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Re: Did Samsung Actually INVENT Something? That's a change.

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Must try harder.

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White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

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Considering the President's personal intervention not all that long ago, on Apple's behalf. I'm thinking it's more to do with the company in question (ie. Samsung) rather than other reason they make up as an excuse.

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Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

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Re: re: minors cant sign contracts

Coming Soon:

Mortgages for kids! See your local sociopath, sorry...bank manager, today!

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CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged

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Re: What a sick joke

"What a sick joke"

Quite the apt summary of your post.

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

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FAIL

Re: This article could work the other way

"This article could work the other way"

Except it's not, she died and the death certificate is real. So what is your bloody point (aside from trying to divert criticism with what-if style scenarios)?

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Hot, fit, SWEATY users stroke Backbeats model, beg: DON'T CALL US

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Re: Yawn.

"..your head is in the wrong place."

Sounds like the voice of experience...

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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Re: Cease-and-desist letter?

Well, maybe they did...they're just not allowed to say so...

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Feds cuff revenge smut site boss Hunter Moore on hacking charges

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Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first

Hitler is on the internet? Wait, of course he is, everyone is on the internet, does he have a facebook account, or twitter? I bet a look at his friend/follower list would be quite interesting...

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We're not destroying the music biz: Spotify

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Re: To be fair, home taping was a spectacular failure

I'm pretty sure the music industry has been trying to off itself the last several years...

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'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina

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Re: Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?

"there's a hole, and there's a vagina. True, there's an ass hole... but this stadium is definitely NOT shaped like an ass hole."

The majority of the commenters however...

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Furious Google techie on NSA snooping: 'F*CK THESE GUYS'

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Re: Pot, kettle, black?

"It must be really frustrating for Google to find out that their monopoly on our personal information has been broken."

You have the option to not use google, so if you don't like anything they do, then don't bloody use it. The NSA on the other hand isn't giving anyone a choice in matters, I know which one I'd be more apt to bitch about. Hint: It's not google.

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Apple patents technology to STALK YOU in your own HOME

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FAIL

Apparently in the Apple dictionary 'Innovation' means 'Patenting technology that already exists and/or is glaringly obvious'. Although I'm not sure if that definition comes before or after, 'Patenting technological ideas in the hope that someone will invent or create an invention using those ideas, or similar ideas, who we can then sue.'

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'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

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Re: He's got that wrong.

"..encouraging the world to overbreed.."

Judging by your comment I have to say that you are certainly a compelling argument for birth control..

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ShadowedOne

That was the *stupidest* comment I've read so far, and considering that I've read through all the comments so far, that's saying a fair bit.

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D-Link: Oops! We'll slam shut that router backdoor by end of month

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Joke

...

D-plane boss, D-plane!

(I can't believe how long ago it was when that show was on, I feel old)

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Cook invokes GHOST of STEVE JOBS in Apple-wide memo

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WTF?

Seriously?

"But while the world mourned the second anniversary of Steve Jobs' death on Saturday"

No, it didn't. In fact, the vast majority of the world couldn't possibly care any less.

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Judge orders probe over Samsung execs viewing secret Apple docs

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Trollface

Re: Fandroids and Fanbois apart

"...The character of a corporation comes from the top and most directly the CEO..."

That would explain Apple then.

“Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy, great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

― Steve Jobs

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EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

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Re: Phones are on the verge of desktop replacement

So what you're saying is that you've never seen a usb mouse, usb keyboard, nor any of the heaps of usb video adapters. There may well be a failure there but it's not on the part of the micro-usb connection.

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I'm reasonable sure that you can't patent 'stupid' (especially when it's more temper tantrum than patentable idea).

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Jury reckons Motorola wasn't 'fair and reasonable' to Microsoft

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Stop

So...MS lost the case in a German court and, wanting a do over, brought the case back to the U.S so their lawyers could manipulate a clueless jury into (essentially) punishing Moto for winning in Germany. Yay?

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British spooks seize tech from Snowden journo's boyfriend at airport

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Big Brother

Re: Voting power

In that case don't vote for anyone. I'd imagine a voter turn-out of 0% (or at least less than the minimum for a valid vote) would make it a tad difficult for any party to be in power. Ideally (yes, I know) at that point all the sociopaths, err, politicians would be willing to listen.

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Engineer's $30m windfall from Nintendo 3DS patent spat SLASHED by beak

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WTF?

Wait, what?

So..every 3DS produced violates the mentioned patent, but since not every game makes use of the patent infringing component the judge reduced the damages awarded. I don't see the logic there, how does the number of games matter when it's the hardware and/or firmware that is in violation?

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WikiLeaks: Manning guilty verdict sets 'dangerous precedent'

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I tend to wonder..

Just how Watergate would be handled today (if it were recent rather than a past event). At a guess I'd say, the investigative journalists who brought the story to light would be vilified as traitors/un-American/etc and locked up (or worse), and Deep Throat would hunted down and either executed or conveniently die in some plausibly deniable way. The general public, of course, would be getting the standard diet of PR and spin and would be cheering on the persecution, err prosecution.

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Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine

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Re: @AC

If you put it into a ruck sack, tank bag, etc. then you are not holding it, are you? I'd say his intended point still stands, would you like to willfully misconstrue things some more?

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

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On the off-chance that this kind of stupidity is genetic, I sincerely hope this moron has not reproduced.

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Unmasked: Euro ISPs raided in downloads strangle probe

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So basically Cogent's 'throttling' accusation boils down to 'they aren't running their business the way I think they should *whine whine*'. Those networks might be slow but it's not due to throttling, it's due to poor infrastructure. Cogent should end up fine for being an ass.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Pint

Wasn't that, "I shot the Sheriff"?

'I shot the sheriff..but I did not shoot the deputy', is the line I think.

(I hate that song)

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Kinky? You're mentally healthier than 'vanilla' bonkers

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Go

This is..

Not a surprise in the least.

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The iWatch is coming! The iWatch is coming!

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Joke

Re: Are apple inventing the spot watch?

So..would that make a google/android version the gSpot?

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Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing barebones desktop PC

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Alert

Re: You need some Win8 consulting then?

If that is the case then I suggest that it's Microsoft that needs the consultant.

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eBay chief Donahoe sees his package nearly DOUBLE in size

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Pint

Re: The Lefties won't like it

"I'm I suppose an anti-authoritarian (can't be a lefty with that view)..."

While I agree with your main point, I just wanted to point out that you can be a 'lefty' and be anti-authoritarian. While the political spectrum in the U.S. tends to be portrayed as a single axis (left-right), in actuality there are two axes (left-right, authoritarian-libertarian, respectively). Personally I suspect that this is because virtually every U.S. politician is a 'do what I tell you to do' authoritarian jack-off.

I'll just leave this here: www.politicalcompass.org/

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