* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names

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Re: unfair, hurtful, discriminatory and an invasion of privacy

Not necessarily true in the US of A

If their fake name software rejected a disproportionate number of African-American names or Arabic or Chinese as fake they could be in trouble. Even if it wasn't deliberate.

>If you don't like the policies don't use the service.

Try running a bus company in the USA with a policy of "all black passengers must sit at the back" - and see how far you get,

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Re: Enforcement

Money.

It's hard to go to an advertiser and say you have an audience of millions, with names like ButtFace97 and SharonZaSlag

But if you can tie their facebook stuff to their Amazon purchases, their credit card and medical records you can target slag products specifically at Sharon

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Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

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Re: what's the date today?

>Not 'everybody else on the internet' is making the ludicrous claims that you hold dear to your heart.

Everybody else on the internet does think that knowing someones purchasing patterns in real time is worth money, especially if the persons are young, rich and fashion conscious iPhone owners.

iPhones may have some features better than their competitors and some worse, but they are no longer the only game in town that they were when the iPhone originally launched. They might soon be making more money by being a credit card processor than a phone maker.

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Re: what's the date today?

>there's nothing in it for them to track the kind of purchases that you make.

So everybody else on the internet is wrong?

>That's not their business model.

Their current business model is to sell phones that are 2 years behind Samsung's offerings to people who already have a previous model of the same phone. It's possible that they might want to start looking for a new business model

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

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Re: I think the real issue here was the EULA thing

>just complete stupidity by HP?.. You decide.

Tricky, with HP since the level of stupidity and greed are both infinite

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Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress

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Re: Unfortunately ...

>Capitol Hill ignores the electronic world.

I think they accept campaign contributions by electronic transfer now.

Its very inconvenient for cable companies to stuff millions of $ in brown envelopes

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Super Cali goes ballistic, Uber Pool is bogus: Ride sharing biz is illegal in the state, says regulator

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Re: It wasn't supposed to be this way

People still get killed in car/train coliisions, mostly due to the word Stop being so close to a Californian word meaning, "drive straight through if there are no cops around". It was recently proposed that the soln to this was for cars to have the right of way at crossings and have the train stop for them!

The redline was an even murkier story than in who Framed roger Rabbit. A property developer specialised in building quick and cheap on distant agricultural land. He promised a bus/trolley service to get building permits and attract buyers. As soon as the houses were sold the service would be discontinued and moved to the next development. Since the builders wanted to work cheap and they new the lines would be torn up again in a year they had an "interesting" attitude to the engineering aspects of building a rapid transit system.

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Re: It wasn't supposed to be this way

>Car sharing for profit without a licence is illegal.

This case goes one further, it's car sharing with individual passengers paying different fares to go to different stops. That is known as a bus.

It's like my plan for people who have never met to get together at an airport and share a ride in a plane, each paying a bit toward the trip. Smoking is allowed, as are electronic devices and you can take all the liquids, sharp knives and guns you want without having to do all the TSA stuff because we aren't an airline we are just ride sharing a plane.

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Scottish independence: Will it really TEAR the HEART from IT firms?

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Re: Get out of that ridiculous British welfare state mentality!

Yes an independent Scotland led by arch-thatcherite Alex Salmond will be free of the crypto-communism of David Cameron's tories and more business friendly.

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Re: Sod the IT arguments

So by that logic Germany shouldn't have been allowed a referendum on reunification unless the USSR allowed them to have one?

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Re: @IaS

Except that the sole point of the euro was to allow southern europe to borrow at low interests rates to buy German exports. A southern euro with 20% interests rates and a bunch of northern euros who all already own all the Bosch dishwashers and BMWs they are going to need doesn't really help the Germans.

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Re: Registered office.

If that worked why didn't the government take advantage of it during the crash?

It could have dropped an elite unit of SAS accountant Ninja into Frankfurt by black helicopter, have them nail up a brass plaque with "Northern Rock" written on it and let the Bundesbank pay for everything.

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Or should it be more worried that Scottish sympathizers could continue working undercover in the heart of Cheltenham as moles (or possibly Salmonds) ?

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Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched

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Re: Gut feeling?

Or it will be packed in a case and hidden at the back of a giant warehouse.

Where top people can study it, top people.....

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

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Re: Is it safe...

What Boris ? Yes but don't use it three times or it may summon him.

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Re: moving for tax reasons?

Careful comments like that can get you into trouble ......

Sir, we have reports of somebody in London Englandshire mentioning "jellied eels" on their phone - could be a terrorist code word.

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Closer to their customers

Presumably more of Amazon's customers and authors live in London than live in Slough.

It's obviously important for a company to be close to both its suppliers and customers.

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The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

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Re: Pebble's nearly there

>I want a car that can take me to the door, then find a parking space by itself, and come back to pick me up when I summon it.

Also known as a teenager with a parent ?

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Re: APPLE STORE LIVERPOOL

They would also get to sample the fast and efficient phone recycling service offered by the local scallies outside the Apple store.

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Re: £699

Maybe not necessary - but it is a sacred duty for a follower of the righteous path of the black polo neck

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Let XKCD's Randall Munroe satisfy your curiosity in this excerpt from his book, What If

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Re: It's excellent

It is excellent - and I have a hardback on order, just as I have the paperback of the cartoons.

But exactly what is the point of an electronic version of a set of blog posts that are already online?

Other than Randall's tip jar - why collect a bunch of bits that are freely available online, zip them and charge $15?

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Re: the public was never in danger

I doubt there was a bundle of sticks of dynamite in the suitcase.

There may have been a few grams of explosive in one pocket of the suitcase.

Do you check all the pockets of a backpack everytime you fly?

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Profitless Twitter: We're looking to raise $1.5... yes, billion

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Re: Wow

Exactly the same statements were made about television - with the additional problem that TV was very expensive and would only ever be available to a small number of users.

I wonder if anyone ever made any money out of that TV stuff ?

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Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

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Re: Celine Dion ...

So is it known as doing a Connery or doing a Dion ?

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Re: Proof of the gateway theory

Or Radical Islam is a gateway to fundamentalism Celine Dion ?

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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RE: So, why the hemming and hawing?

Because the purpose is to allow the electricity board to charge more - and then charge you £200 to fit the means to charge you more.

They installed them here to allow for "dynamic market rate adjustment" - so if its a hot day and there is a big demand for AC in the city they can just put up the price of your power for a few hours. Or if the market rate means that your local windpower could be sold as "green tariff" power in Germany for more than you are currently paying they can increase your price to the market rate.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Re: Nail on head.

Except they signed such piss poor deals with the production companies that they can't offer the shows to foreigners

- Obviously the BBC had no real negotiating power, merely controlling access to the airwaves, to be able to negotiate with such hard nosed titans of industry as the makers of "cash in the attic"

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Re: BBC Worldwide

>"black people in baggy clothes are probably shoplifters?"

Or saying BBC employees are probably pedophiles

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: The funny thing

I think Bayer saw something like this response to their Heroin(tm) product

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Re: What is sad about this?

Perhaps that is the new product. The iKiosk comes with a 42" screen, 7.1 speaker surround, indefinite battery life with permanent charging and gigabit networking.

Admittedly it is a little less portable than previous products - but it does have rounded corners

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Re: Hang on,

>People who have been paid to take a queue take pay from other people to leave it ?

>Isn't that the very definition of mercenary ?

Strangely enough it is the very definition of GDP - doing this presumably helps the economy

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Re: not a Delivery?

Magic fairy dust needs renewing every night - I thought everyone knew that

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Re: Couple of words about the Swiss

You can trust the Swiss to act in the best interests of the Swiss.

If Snowden's revelations mean that Eu customers don't trust US hosted cloud services and Eu govts ban US safe harbour provisions then where would you trust as a cloud service hosting county.

Switzerland for example?

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Re: direct flight

And Russia could retaliate by banning that country's airlines from flying over Russia.

It's a long way for Air France or Lufthansa to the far east if they have to go west.

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Rack-mount 24TB RAID 5 disk array for $5,000. Let's just check the label here. Uh, it's TiVo

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Re: needs more tuners

Is there anywhere in the world where you could conceivably have 6 broadcast shows that you would to watch - let alone broadcast simultaneously ?

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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> tape is for stuff you never want to have to read again.

Or stuff you want to read in 50years time

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Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Re: In a few years time ...

It really doesn't matter how many bits you have if Mozilla trusts "honest Achmeds" root certificate as signing the google.com you visted

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Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it

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Re: i don't understand

But if you had never heard of any of the celebs (I hadn't) then presumably they have less value than regular porn ?

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Re: "politically unstable, if not ideologically opposed to western democracy"

I look forward to ISIS's efforts to take Aberdeen

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: So is a raspberry-pie something I should (or shouldn't) know about ?

I really had no idea !

I was trying to think of some innuendo about a BBC Micro but the pi seemed more modern

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Re: Well actually...

You filthy beast you .....

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Re: Not wishing to be pedantic

The designer put the retina in backwards so the interface cable is in the middle of the screen - then did a software patch so nobody would notice. Typical weekend bodge job really.

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Re: Pegging order?

>Who the fck is Dan Savage and why is his column so worthy of inspection?

The gentleman in question is an amusing disclaimer of straightforward, honest, factual, helpful, and somewhat frank advice on matters of an anatomical nature for discerning gentlemen in a number of non-Murdoch periodicals on the West Coast of his Majesty's former colony.

Imagine Marjorie Proops written by Joe Orton

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Re: So, your wife is a linguist?

Is she cunning ?

Nudge-nudge wink-wink

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Thieves steal more iPhones than any other handset, warns UK government

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More thefts of iPhone /Blackberry are reported

How many young men of a lower albedo are likely to go into a police station to report a theft?

So these are thefts are logged by Apple's iFind-iMy-iPhone-iAnd-iLock-iIt feature or corporate blackberries

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'4chan may be just a sysadmin who knows his way around', claims so-called expert

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Re: 4chan is a sysadmin

4chan is actually an AI - Siri's evil twin

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Re: False analogy

"We wouldn’t stand idly by if paintings worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being stolen from the National Gallery"

But we would have rules making it illegal for a visitor from a region 3 country viewing a painting in a region 2 gallery. Even if it had been originally stolen from their country by us.

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