* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

5640 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

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Re: No surprise

Don't those people immediately wrap their iThingy in Burberry cases from the market anyway?

Just paint over the colored bits with tipex and you have a white iThingy again

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Ireland revisits tax laws to cook Apple

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Re: to commence in January 2015

There is no loophole to avoid. All those Bermudan companies operating in Ireland (MSFT, Google, Apple, etc) can continue to pay their corporate tax in Bermuda.

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

> Or indeed of the difference between a gift of capital (offloading half a mill to your spouse) and revenue transactions (IP royalties).

So instead of giving your spouse all your money when you become a cabinet minister, just pay them for the IP rights to their name ?

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

Google could always cut out the middle man and buy Irelance

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

Don't just sit there complaining. If you want the same tax breaks as these companies you buy your own politicians just like they had to.

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NHS preps spammy mailshots advertising 'BIGGEST medical data grab in HISTORY'

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Of course the NHS will keep this data secure.

If it leaks then it is of no value to sell it to pharma, health insurance, travel insurance, pension companies, banks etc.

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US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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re: Jaguar pronounced as Jag-wire

They think the word is originally South American - rather than from Castle Bromwich

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Re: Messiah?

It's spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht, but it's pronounced 'Throat-Warbler Mangrove'

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Re: Down here, all the boys are called Bruce

Rule 1, No poofters.

Rule 2, No member of the faculty is to maltreat the "Abos" in any way whatsoever—if there's anyone watching.

Rule 3, No poofters.

Rule 4, I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.

Rule 5, No poofters.

Rule 6, There is no... rule six.

Rule 7, No poofters.

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Re: the ultimate narcissistic parent

But at least George gave them different product lines

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Re: Not to be racist

Or if you want your kid to get an interview on Wall St name him John Alexander Fortescue IV, not Tyrone Brown. The fact that this works isn't the fault of Tyrone's parents!

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Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt? Cough up some dough and find out

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Re: TrueCrypt is good

The point is that you can have an unlimited number of encrypted volumes within encrypted volumes with no way of proving that they are there.

Of course that plausible deniability is only useful in countries with legal systems - not those that will simply bundle you onto a plane to boratistan anyway,

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Re: Paying for it.

From the billions they receive from giving away free open-source software?

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

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Re: fact check

Not to mention the obvious sub-text of Ivor the engine.

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Re: What environment?

Well to be fair they have all been moved to Salford

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Re: So, the BBC CAN still sink lower

No the wombles was all about the Thatcherite vision of a race of sub-humans genetically engineered (well they only had one female) troglodyte morlocks, never to be seen and clean up after the waste of the consumer society. It was typical facist BBC propaganda of the ultimate tory contempt of the working class.

I believe Chorlton and the wheelies directly influenced TopGear

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Intel slumps into mud despite lobbing Internet-of-Things, etc at buyers

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Re: "40 products launched ... sales, profit needles barely move"

And fortunately we know that the global "fall off a cliff" of PC sales and the even heavier fall of high value server chips will have no real impact on Intel now that they are more interested in internet connected lightbulbs than shipping Xeons

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EasyJet website crashes and burns

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Re: RE: EasyJet website crashes and burns

Why? Aircraft never crash and burn.

They may fail to sustain flight, or not achieve airborne and there may be "events" after they, and 200 tonnes of jet fuel, hit the ground - but they never crash and burn

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Re: But...

Although this isn't due to any niceness on Ryanair's part - but their inability to teach the staff the advanced mathematics of "rounding off"

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Re: Agreed

Southwestern/Westjet are low cost airlines.

They are also generally a more pleasant experience than anyone short of Singapore.

Easyjet bring the British attitude to customer service and general incompetence to the mix.

I assume Ryanair just choose staff with a personal grudge against the English for potato famine.

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>In fairness, easyjet is better than ryanair.

And Malaria is better than Rabies

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Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C

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Re: Seriously, like it's not fucking obvious

Anyone in the market for an iPhone and willing to spend the money already has one. Apple are interested in the rest of the population.

The question is whether they "do a Porsche" and make a cheap Boxter in the hope people buy this rather than a competitor - but risk alienating their real customers.

Or they "do a VW" and offer to sell them a Skoda, a Golf, or an Audi - it might be worth doing this in a market like Africa with a phone that has access to iTunes but doesn't run iOS.

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Let police track you through your mobe - it's for your OWN GOOD

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Re: Fine by me.

Then would you mind sending me a list of all the stores you visited last week and what you bought - I'd like to sell that information to their competitors?

If you are black I just want to make a note of anywhere you went at the same as anyone we suspect of dealing - so we can add you to the list. If you are brown we want to do the same with suspected terrorists. If you are white we will just add you to both lists - just in case.

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Oracle says open source has no place in military apps

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Re: The DoD should challenge Oracle with this question.

That's simple. If the DoD are using Oracle's software then they can't let control of Oracle fall into the wrong hands so they must control the Oracle shareholding and appointment of managers and staff - by taking it into direct government control.

Just nationalize Oracle

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

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Re: Is it just me ... ?

But the advantage of stuff made by slave labour is that the friday afternoon ones are just as good!

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Smile for the cops! Sexy Snapchat selfies' self-destruct scrubbed by search warrants

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Re: So….

But irrelevent when anonDSL gets all your data over peering arrangement from Global Mega Corp Internet Pipe inc of Ft Meade

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Facebook throws servers on their back in HOT TUBS of OIL

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Re: Cooling with oil? Not exaclty new

It's a little know fact that Harry Ramsdens started off as a supercomputer company that began pil cooling it's machines. Seeking a way of profiting from the vats of boiling oil they began making chips on the side - and the rest is history.

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Luxembourgeois data protection watchdog probes Microsoft in Skype PRISM complaint

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Re: Simple rule, US company || US staff || US servers == *insecure*

Not just the USA. If I were ARM, BAe, BP - I would be asking the government if GCHQ spied on me and passed information to the NSA knowing that it would be handed over to Intel, Lockheed Martin and Exxon.

I don't think the NSA funds as many tory MPs as British industry does.

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Re: Skype joined PRISM in 2011

Or to unrecap. A US general who believes he is the last line of defence between homeland, mon and apple pie is given the technical means to spy on all those potential terrorists.

He chooses to give up this power because it just wouldn't be cricket to potentially also spy on some innocent citizens along with the godless fundamentalist commie muslim hoards waiting to overthrow the USA

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Re: A hyperthetical question...

Piece of p*** to enforce. Break the law and the eu levies unlimited fines, seizes all Google and Microsoft assets in europe, bans them from operating in europe, prosecutes anyone who advertises with them etc etc

All those nice new blanket "anti-terrorist" laws they introduced to deal with file-sharing sites might come in useful

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Laptops Snowden took to Hong Kong and Russia 'just a decoy'

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Re: Data mules

But you don't have to worry because they promised that the aw would only be used against terrorist

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Control panel backdoor found in D-Link home routers

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Re: It would be nice to think

/yes on the router with the deliberate back door the same firmware says the remote admin is off

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Google: Now your mom will try to sell you toilet paper

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cue viral spoof review in 3 2 1 ...

I'm assuming an army of Goolgeplex umpa-lumpas aren't choosing these personally

So there will be some sort of algorithm that just picks the most popular linked reviews - can't see any way in which will people will game this for their own amusement

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Aereo finds new way to ENRAGE TV barons: An app for Android things

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Re: Idiots

That would be like the railway companies getting a law passed requiring somebody to walk in front of buses and cars waving a red flag - a completely ridiculous idea

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

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Re: Payday loan companies......

Borrow £100 over the weekend, payback £110 = OMG 2000% interest

Go overdrawn £10 at the bank, pay £120 unauthorized overdraft fee and £25 for the letter telling you.

But you only paid 15% interest !

No wonder the responsible high street banks and their pet politicians want these people outlawed

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Re: Payday loan companies......

Unlike the high street banks who are all models of moral rectitude and very rarely destroy the economy or demand billions in taxpayer handouts

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Web daddy Tim Berners-Lee: DRMed HTML least of all evils

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Re: A reason for a standard

At the moment adding DRM is a cost to the distributor so they think before using it. When DRM is part of the standard it will be easier to DRM everything than not. Any commercial web site from el'reg to the NYT will be DRMed .

I only hope the standard works and we aren't back to the days when site X would only work on one browser and so we need to carry an iPad, Android, WinRT tablets and a VMS system around to match the various half-baked DRM implementations to read each site.

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MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS

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Re: I don't understand something...

That's the problem with such widespread surveillance.

If you have every Muslim and Catholic in the country listed as a potential terrorist and every Chinese/Russian listed as a potential spy then inevitably whenever anything happens you will have been "watching them" and missed the signs. And so you need more surveillance.

You could of course just round up everybody of the appropriate religion and put them in camps - but I think that was patented.

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Re: Vikings my dear boy

0-1000AD: no CCTV, lot of vikings

1000-1999AD: invention of CCTV, reduction in viking raids

2000AD- : widespread CCTV, no viking raids

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Re: WMD's

It's the secret of British Cuisine.

You can't trust vegetables - the only way to be sure is to pressure cook them for a week.

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Re: The problem is

Do you wear your underpants over your trousers?

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True - but how many of these are planned on facebook?

How does the GCHQ havign a list of which library books I take out or which netflix movies I watch, stop the PIRA?

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First we shoot an innocent Brazilian student, then we hack their oil companies. Thank god somebody is protecting is from the imminent threat of Brazilian invasion

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Re: The problem is

He has a point, when i was a lad we had bombs blowing up city centres regularly and no internet surveillance. Now t'internet is monitored so comprehensively we only have the occasional IRA killing.

I believe CCTV has reduced the incidence of viking raids by a similar amount

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UK plant bakes its millionth Raspberry Pi

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Re: It Should be Mandatory

Graphing calculators are required here (which is why they still cost the same $150 that they did 20 years ago)

Odd to require a tool which stops you thinking over one that makes you think

No I'm not saying calculators are bad, but if you are doing maths you should know what 1/x looks like without having the calculator draw it

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Microsoft store staff to hold all night vigil for Surface 2

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Re: Who would queue up at midnight for this?

The lenovo Yoga just dropped to $299 here - semi tempted.

Just for a machine at work to run Outlook as a dashboard and for travelling.

Main worry is that it won't get any RT updates and will become a brick when IE version.whatever requires RT8.2

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Meg Whitman asks HPers to drag their asses into the office

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Re: re: in other words... hp announce that "the cloud" doesn't work

HP has (or had) 300,000 employees world-wide.

Either they have a fscking big office or they will have to develop mechanisms to allow these people to work together without being in the same cube farm. If you can work together int he same company with people in Mumbai, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Palo Alto you should be able to manage North London.

Perhaps they could find a company with a background in some of this ITC stuff to advise them?

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Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers

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Re: An overdue change

Where I grew up Scouts were CofE only.

Kids from the Catholic school didn't go to scouts - for pretty much the same reason that kids from Eaton didn't go to watch Celtic

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The potential problem is that people who believe in the bible aren't allowed to swear on it - it says so in the bible.

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