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8 posts • joined 17 Apr 2010

Google's Native Code browser tech goes cross-platform

Ropewash
Trollface

PNaCl...

...doesn't Sodium Chloro-phosphate sound both unstable and toxic?

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New Ubuntu for phones due 'by end of May' – usable this time

Ropewash
Linux

Re: Oh.

Perhaps if this part-finished system would allow for porting FOSS programs to the platform it would be bringing something to said table.

Access to the Ubuntu repo's re-worked for your phone might be interesting to some.

A compiler and libraries could also provide some selling points.

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Enormo-display Apple iPhone prototype surfaces

Ropewash
Trollface

Could've filed for patents...

... on rectangles with chamfered corners and square corners judging by the Ars gallery.

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Canada cans net surveillance law

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Thumb Up

Vic Toews

and his wonderful statement

"You're either for this bill or you support paedophiles."

Glad it's going away. Saves me having to bother my MP about it yet again.

Though ranting at your elected rep is certainly fun.

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'This American Life' disowns Apple-bashing blockbuster

Ropewash

Re: It's because

Spot on.

WE demand the lowest prices and they supply them by whatever means necessary.

Apple just found a way to make people pay more for basically the same goods and everyone wants to bash them for doing this rather than sticking to the accepted policy of delivering ever cheaper crap. We would rather see the entire manufacturing process outsourced than to ever see what inflation has done to our own purchasing power.

As an experiment try to source out how much it would cost to build any of these devices from scratch here in the first world and see how much it would cost to buy our gear based solely on ethical principles.

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Rapture postponed as world inexplicably fails to end

Ropewash
Grenade

If you're going to accurately predict the end....

Have your finger on the button already.

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Sony BMG Greece hacked

Ropewash
WTF?

@Highlander

"You can't simply decide which laws you will respect and which you will ignore"

Ummmm.. Yes I can.

I can't ignore the fact that I can be punished for it, but I can certainly ignore the law.

Am I to assume you've never gone over the speed limit?

If enough people ignore the law because they see it as being useless, and fight the case in court, then eventually that law will get reviewed and revised. (Like how the governments of some countries are now considering marijuana legalization)

The law is not some Holy Truth to which we must be supplicant.

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Volcanic Eyjafjallajökull dirt-splurt space snap

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Black Helicopters

Al Gore

Will he require Iceland to cough up some dough for re-distribution to countries that do not have active volcanoes?

Do they get a discount for the grounding of aircraft?

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