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Apple, GT in SECRET SAPPHIRE peaceable parting PACT

CmdrX3

No one else to blame

I guess this is what happens when you put all your business eggs into one Apples logoed basket.

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

CmdrX3

Flatline... is that the name of the episode or a description of the series

I love the new Doctor, but the writers are giving him nothing. They seem to be more concerned with fitting Clara into some bizarre plotline. The series isn't so much Doctor Who any more as it is "The Adventures of Clara the Impossible Girl and her Time Travelling Companion". Capaldi desperately needs a Donna, some decent writers and preferably the resignation of Stephen Moffat as well. Maybe then Capaldi and the show might stand a chance of recovery.

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Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box

CmdrX3

I'm curious Lester

Did you even realise the enormity of this project when you started out or were you thinking, "plane with a rocket hanging off a balloon..... no sweat, I'll throw one together in a year or so".

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Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says

CmdrX3

It will never work

Competing with Apple on publicity or trying to steal their launch thunder never works very well, in fact it usually only hurts more because most media eyes aren't waiting for the next big thing from Google or Samsung, so they may release it and they may get a mention, even a fairly big mention, but as soon as Apple do their launch the Google and Samsung stuff is quickly forgotten, even their tablets are usually called iPads by the less technically minded. I often get asked by my wife if she can borrow my iPad, no matter how many times I tell her it's not an iPad.

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No 12-inch maxiPads for Christmas: Suppliers 'smothered by iPhone 6'

CmdrX3

Re: That Old Chestnut

The only people that think that size doesn't matter are the ones lacking a few inches

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Breaking news: Man with Apple shares really wishes they were worth even more

CmdrX3

An open letter to to Carl Icahn

Dear Carl,

Please fuck off you greedy obnoxious toad.

Kind Regards

The rest of us

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

CmdrX3

Maybe they'll even fix the USB sleep problem which randomly causes joysticks and controllers to get switched off, and if they just chop of that whole bit of the start menu to the to right of the search bar, that would be good too.

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Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and some Apple bloke attend glitzy iPhone 6 Paris launch

CmdrX3

Scary fashionistas

Well there's a fecking lineup for the Rocky Horror Picture Show if ever I saw it.

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Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?

CmdrX3

They really don't like it

The problem with the ECHR is that it is like a battering ram on the establishment. It makes them do things they really don't want to do but should and stops them doing the things they want to but shouldn't. It's by no means perfect, but given the choice of that or the muppets of Westminster stamping on our rights and privacy, I certainly know which one I'd choose.

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

CmdrX3

Re: What a fuckbag

I think you should have went with "Fuck a fuckload of fucks you fucking fuck fuck" for the maximum effect of what most of us are pretty much thinking... but close enough.

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EU operators PLEAD for MERCY, may get roaming rates cut ‘reprieve’

CmdrX3

Re: Oh crap, here we go.

10 minutes.... It's mobile operators we're talking about here, don't you think 10 minutes is a little over optimistic for their bottom end of fair use. I would have guessed they preferred anywhere between 1 minute and 10 minutes.

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Move over, Apple Pay: Tesco trials PayQwiq phone-flash pay app

CmdrX3

I hate the self service tills, it's usually quicker to go to a free cashier than piss about with those things.

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Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia

CmdrX3

Since when did conspiratards ever let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy.

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Edge Research Lab to tackle chilly LOHAN's final test flight

CmdrX3

Yeah... Lets do this thing. One more corporate sponsor and it's practically a go.... Have you considered popping off something at Lindsey Lohan.. like a tweet. Maybe she'll drop you a grand to sponsor her namesake :-) (that is a joke... please don't)

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Who wants to be there as history is made at the launch of our LOHAN space project?

CmdrX3

Go on... Spend a quid, you know you want to.

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

CmdrX3

People STILL fall for this

Happened on Gumtree as well with my daughter. She wan't particularly street savvy but even she smelt a rat when she received a cheque for £2000 for the £200 pound pram she was selling so of course we took the cheque to the police and handed it in.

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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

CmdrX3

I'll just move along

I've never worn a watch, I dislike them and the Samsung Gear, Moto 360 nor the Apple Chunky Watch is certainly not going to make me change my mind. I just don't see the point in it, many probably will (even those who didn't before Apple released one).

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

CmdrX3

Re: BBC produces quality TV that the market can't...

Discovery hasn't discovered anything in quite some time other than Jim Bob Jr from Alibami And Tim Tom McGoober from Georgi have TVs and want to know what life is like in Alaski. History has found out that the only history we need to know about is buried somewhere in a storage locker and that the Ice Age involves trucks driving up and down on it. As for National Geographic... I honestly just have not the words. Oh yeah and the BBC can shove their licence fee up their Khyber pass.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

CmdrX3

Oh good...the iWatch. I can't wait.

Much in the same way as I can't wait to get piles as I further approach older age. No doubt I'll be able to chart my approaching health decline and general unfitness with some spangly new iWatch app and track the passing days towards my ultimate demise as it digitally ticks away...... colour me excited.

.... or am I just being a little too Victor Meldrew.

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Angry Birds CEO hops into slingshot, goes 'WEEEEE!'

CmdrX3

Re: Games are more like movies than software business

...or just take the money and retire on the proceeds. Trouble with the mobile games market is the competition is ridiculous even compared to the console and PC games markets and there are a lot more one hit wonders.

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Siri: Helpful personal assistant or SERIAL APP KILLER?

CmdrX3

Not for me

I have enough problems trying to get the stupid thing to call my brothers number. I have pretty much given up on Siri now as I generally find it quicker to do it myself.

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

CmdrX3

Re: Apple school of marketing?

Giggle of the day award to you sir.

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Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

CmdrX3

Pay the man his f**king money. They've obviously had promotional benefit out of it but trying to use pathetic technicalities to avoid paying the man is reprehensible. Always the f**king photographer that gets screwed over and it's just not right, especially when it comes from organisations and people that should know better.

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

CmdrX3

Re: Explosives factory

Explosives factory..... Just the job for the SPB as it's next (comedic) project. Get that paperwork in and get the ball rolling.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

CmdrX3

Re: Two girls and a cup

what exactly is two girls and a cup?

A couple of girls filling and sharing a cup of something that a. shouldn't be in a cup and b. shouldn't be shared.

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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

CmdrX3

Re: And yet...

It's not so much getting treated as second class citizens because you are on Android, it's because there is so much different hardware running so many different versions of Android that it can become a support and bug fix nightmare for developers. They don't have the same kind of problems with IOS and Apple hardware. Piracy is also a far bigger issue on Android that it is on IOS and when you put the two together a lot of developers are simply going to come to the conclusion that it's just not worth the hassle.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

CmdrX3

Linux maybe, but OSX.. You'd need to be off your tree.

I certainly wouldn't be looking to OSX for the long term, Apple phase out support for older OS's a hell of a lot quicker than MS do.

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

CmdrX3

Re: How do you detect a tree?

My best guess would be using magnetometer. I just read the articles, I don't pretend to understand how they do half the stuff within them, I'm just amazed that they can do it.

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CmdrX3

...and one for "think of the children" section

MINGE

Magnetic Integrated Navigational Guidance Environment

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CmdrX3

TULISA

Try Uncover Land In Safe Area

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CHAVETTE

Code Helping Avoid Vertical Enroute Tree Top Entanglement

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

CmdrX3

Oh good!! I'll finally be able to upgrade that 3210 that I haven't used in 13 years :-S

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

CmdrX3

I thought this might be appropriate... Pub O'Clock

Et cum inebriatum volumus succedunt

.... I know not a jot of Latin, so if Google Translate doesn't either, I'm fucked

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Apple abruptly axes Aperture ... Adobe anxiously awaits arrivals

CmdrX3

No real surprise

I think most people have been expecting that for quite a while and even more so after WWDC. I can't say I'm a huge fan of it, personally I prefer Lightroom which left Aperture behind quite a while ago and it's only getting better. I'm sure though there's many out there who are happy enough to continue using it as it is as it suits their purposes, but as new cameras come out it's unlikely they'll get any love from Apple.

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

CmdrX3

Re: Sad? probably. Surprising? no.

"The people qualified to judge have done so. Get over it."

Really, are you having a laugh? These are the same people who decided that yes, corporations were indeed people and then in an equally (if not more so) monumentally stupid decision, decided it would be a good idea to remove the limits on individual campaign contributions to politicians. Yup!!! They are in fact the very same imbeciles who last year struck down section 4 of the voting rights act. Quite frankly, the current members of the US Supreme Court has shown themselves to be completely incapable of making qualified judgements. I wouldn't trust them to be judges in a talent contest, never mind a courtroom.

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Google starts selling Glass to Brits – for £1,000 a pop

CmdrX3

I'm sorry..

...but Glarseholes just doesn't work as well as Glassholes. Still as true, but just doesn't work as well.

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Apple's October iWatch beefy, 'arched' – report

CmdrX3

Oh look...

Another rumour from some random person who heard it from his friends aunts brothers grandfathers nephews friend whose cousin is best friends with a highly placed cleaner "who is familiar with the situation" because they clean the floors in Apple's R&D department.

If only we could build an entire internet industry around shit like this......... oh wait!!!

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How to strip pesky copyright watermarks from photos ... says a FACEBOOK photo bod

CmdrX3

Photographers really have the poor end of the stick

Everyone thinks their work is just up for grabs by anyone and everyone. Even those who should know better and are the often among the first and loudest to complain about copyright "theft" of their work, i.e music artists often don't think twice about using someone else's images without permission or recompense. Now we have the ultimate land grab of orphan works images.... try that with music and see where it gets you, they even try to make a claim and routinely issue takedowns on CC music.

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

CmdrX3

Honestly I think they have just given up

They have probably been bombarded with that many ridiculous patents now, that rather than go to the hassle now of doing what they are supposed to, they have now completely given up and just take the fee and rubber stamp everything with the view of letting them slog it out later in the patents court. Eventually the patents court will also get completely gummed up with people fighting stupid patents that should never have been granted.

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Boffinry breakthrough: First self-replicating life with 'alien' DNA

CmdrX3

Is this kind of scary?

I'm certainly not one to hold back the tide of science, but something about messing with DNA and creating synthetic life freaks me out a little... probably too many movies. I can see there may be medical benefits but to be honest I don't pretend to know or even understand a hundredth of this level of science which is why I ask "Is this kind of scary?" rather than state a fact that it is kind of scary.... so is it :-S

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Trolls and victims watch Supremes for definition of meaningless patents

CmdrX3

Re: Dear Reg editors:

I don't know about that, given some of the Supreme courts decisions lately, I think a reasonable expectation is that they are more likely to receive a more sensible judgement by the "Supremes" of the Diana Ross variety.

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Sueball-slingers seek stake in bankrupt Bitcoin blunder bunker MtGox

CmdrX3

Why do I get the feeling...

... that more people are going to get screwed over in this deal if it goes forward.

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Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her

CmdrX3

Re: Bravo!

The headline was fine... I just find something very fishy about the article.

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Huawei exec: 'Word of mouth' will beat Apple and Samsung in Europe

CmdrX3

He's a little optimistic.

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So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?

CmdrX3

Can't you just go with pigeon French and say "le nutts de mutts"

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

CmdrX3

Re: Free speech

You are 100% correct but I'd also say this is not about HIS free speech, it's now about everyone else's. He has already made his donation and laid open his views through that donation, so he already made his free speech and is still free to continue doing so. Now we are using our free speech and OK Cupid are using their free speech to lay out our views, free speech is a two way street. He made a donation... we made a protest.

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Re: No win.

Oh FFS, are you people still dragging out the old "if it's ok for gays to marry then why not an animal" argument. First off, WTF is it with your obsessions with wanting to marry animals. It's a ridiculous argument. Animals for a start are not consenting humans and quite frankly it's just a stupid argument.

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Rumour: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen. Four-limb multitouch, anyone?

CmdrX3

Wow!!! Totes #amazeballs. Did it again, best Apple device ever...#gonnaqueuenow............. is something I will definitely not be putting on Twitter. If only so many more followed my example.

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Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

CmdrX3

WTF is the point of this thing. I might as well just buy a fucking notebook, at least that comes with it's own screen protector (or shall we call it a keyboard). Sometimes bigger is not better and if this thing sells in any big numbers I will be truly amazed, I know choice it good but seriously Samsung... stop taking the piss.

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

CmdrX3

How these people come up with this stuff baffles me more than the stuff they come up with. Oh well.... I managed to design a nice spoon in woodwork 30 years ago, I guess I peaked early!!

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