* Posts by johnnymotel

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Apple v BBC: Fruity firm hits back over Panorama drama

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my tenure at ITV

was constantly interrupted by falling asleep

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where are all those other hard hitting docs..

you know the ones on the pedophile ring at a well known broadcaster, Rotherham, super long hours at the NHS...always so easy to point that finger and conveniently ignore the four pointing back in the other direction.

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Apple deliberately wiped rivals' music from iPods – iTunes court claim

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Re: And now they're doing something similar with photos

could you be more specific, links would be great.

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oooops! no plaintiff = no case

According to latest court filings, the two plaintiffs in this court case, both purchased their iPods outside the specified period. Plaintiff lawyers have yet to respond.

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THERE it is! Philae comet lander FOUND in EXISTING Rosetta PICS

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???

where is the cliff?

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COMET lander DRILL CLIFFHANGER as last dregs of power used

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shock absorbers for landing

Can someone suggest why a sort of shock absorbing system could not have been used to take the energy out of the actual landing. I was thinking some sort of gas releasing valve to absorb the impact energy.

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Race is on to touch down on COMET 67P before WHIFFY SPACE DUCK breaks up

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which is roughly 20,000 kilometres in size....

what exactly does this mean?

Sounds like a lot of km for something 3.5x4km

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

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This really is where we are going, I have no doubts about it....and just where does 'a little surveillance' start and stop? This is the trojan horse to allow governments to introduce laws that 'censor' the internet, this is the next step and all in the name of enhance security....

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Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

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I work in PAL conversions

I have a measly MacMini to do most of my simple re-edits. It has a nice Fusion drive, that is pretty speedy. I also have several TB of storage attached to both USB and Thunderbolt. All the project files stay on the internal drive. I find most of the time it works nicely. If I had to upgrade, it would be to all Thunderbolt storage, then maybe a refurbed Mac Pro.

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Apple: We're still GREAT pals with GT and we'd LOVE to team up again

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You do know that sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 was just a RUMOUR. So half this article is based on RUMOUR and because of that I suspect the rest is sitting on quicksand.

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Post-PC era? PAH! Apple says Macs OUTSOLD iPads in Q4

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best news yet

Apple just nicely handed me a nice bonus on my fully upgraded MM when I come to sell it and buy the MacPro.

Oh, in case you ask why sell the MM for an MP? Basically, I need lots of cores and fast ones for Compressor and I still use FCP7 which like cores to render out.

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Apple hit by INSIDER LEAK: New iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 blabbed

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really?

What company gets deluged with 10's of millions of orders and pre-orders. I'm sure as Apple is Apple, they did their best to predict demand, but to complain of supply chain management when you have a potential order book of 10's of millions in just a few weeks and a current waiting time of 3/4 weeks just sounds like sour grapes.

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Sapphire glass maker's woes caused by Apple relationship 'breakdown'

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blame it on Wall Street Journal

the whole iPhone 6 sapphire glass RUMOUR, was started by 'journalists' at the WSJ. Now the 6 doesn't have sapphire glass, these scurrilous 'journos' are backtracking fast. It's amazing that a trader can get jailed for a 10$ insider trade, but 'journos' like this, who can cause massive gyrations in stock prices get away scott free.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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I'd savour the pleasure of going round all the hotel employees, phone tethered to laptop, going nananana

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EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report

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for a more balanced understanding

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2014/09/29/the-european-commission-is-not-about-to-fine-apple-nor-even-to-accuse-the-company-of-anything/?partner=yahootix

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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never touched terminal until now...

then followed the instructions and patched OSX. Really couldn't be simpler.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Facepalm

These front pocket benders must have had some other hard thing going on down there.

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MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

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I quite like the autohide thingy, makes more space. But I agree it was a bit annoying at first.

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iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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Re: Shut up already

Yeah man, all this negative prose is clearly hurting share prices and sales, not.

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Apple iCloud storage prices now ONLY double Dropbox, Google et al

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Same old, same old faux vitriol from El Reg.

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Re: Ignorance seemingly not bliss..

Oris Big Crown, have one, lovely watch....

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So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

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Same old market share mantra....forgetting that iOS users just spend more time and money on their devices.

There's a lovely lady on our local market, she makes and sells goats cheese. Her cheese is simply divine. It's also £25 per kilo. Doesn't stop people queuing up to buy her cheese and she makes a really decent living out of it.

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Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years

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some cocktail that must have made

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Apple ebook price-fix row: Stiffed readers inch closer to $450m windfall

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Re: ... in contrast to Amazon's approach

except that selling at 0% or a loss at Amazon hurts every other bookstore, physical or online, because they cannot afford to sell at a loss. Note Amazon has made a consistent loss as a company for sometime now and investors are getting itchy feet. A lot of people think Amazon is the best thing since sliced bread, until Amazon starts to flex it's monopolistic muscle and then we all suffer with higher prices.

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...and bookshops too.

I'd wager the damage in the USA is probably permanent, not sure about the rest. I think consumers and governments will rue the day they let Amazon develop such a strong monopoly in online sales. Although there are other costs to using eBay, at least I feel I support the smaller business. Maybe I am misguided about eBay.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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Is this the Bose

who still haven't upgraded their bedside speakers with dot matrix displays?

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not strictly true...

Almost from the get go, Apple sent Samsung requests to desist from their obvious copying, which were rejected by Samsung. So after exhausting the legal letter writing, Apple took them to court.

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Call girl injected Google exec with heroin, drank wine, left him to die – cops claim

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just coincidence...

doesn't she look very similar to Alex Vause from the TV series "orange is the new black"?

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Foxconn to take on 100 THOUSAND workers prior to iPhone 6 launch

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seriously!

"slow pace of releasing new products only when they think they're ready."

If you were a large, multi-national company, producing consumer items would you?? Do you see Mercedes, Audi or BMW bringing out new models with bits a paint missing, odd tyres, ill-fitting interiors....etc etc.

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KA-BOOOM! Boffins blow up mountain to make way for telescope

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better still

a small tactical nuke buried at suitable depth, create a nice compacted plateau, complete with glassified foundations.

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Apple settles ebook price-fixing damages lawsuit with US states

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really?

"even when their guilt has been proven unequivocally." show me where exactly this is written, because aside from the somewhat biased trial, there are many outsiders who don't agree with Judge Cote's judgement.

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Bloke squeezes Apple's boules, predicts millions of iPhone 6s, iWatches

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Re: My word, how amazing

"Margolis notes that GT Advanced has installed more than 2,500 furnaces and is expected to work with sapphire boules that weigh between 200 and 235 kg"

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

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Re: Selling apple kit is a loss leader, almost

Since Costco is a US company, what's to stop them importing from the US, where they may be getting a better deal from Apple? Who knows, maybe they have their execs smuggling MacPro's in the suitcases.

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sorry but....

I've bought Starbucks beans at Tescos in the past. They were on reduction from a mouth watering 3.99/227g down to 2.50/227g. Still expensive (my wife is Brazilian and we bring over suitcases full of best beans at very cheap prices), but fancied a change of bean.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad fondleslablette – your (legal) move, Apple

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I'm sure Apple will sue over the name, and before anybody gets their panties all twisted, imagine someone brought out an OS called Mi Windows, Microsoft would be on them like a ton of bricks.

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The verdict is in: Samsung to pay Apple $120m chump change, but gets tiny rebate

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Samsung: serial infringer

If you read up on Samsung, you will discover they have a long history of 'copying' their competitors products, getting sued by competitor, suing back at competitor and then dragging the whole legal stuff out in the courts for as long as possible.

If it hadn't been Apple, it would have been another phone company. Would the vitriol thrown against Apple be quite as strong if it was Nokia suing Samsung for patent infringement?

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/06/apple-samsung-smartphone-patent-war

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Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

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Why is the I-Pad losing market share where the competition is still so weak?

I think Mr Cook answered this one when he talked about the embedded market. I assume he was talking about Amazon Kindle and others like that. He said that Apple has no desire to enter a market like that. I am thinking that if the analysts segmented the tablet market properly, Apple would have a huge share in the top end segment.

My iPad has all but replaced a MacBook Pro. I use it to participate on conference calls, I use Quip to stay in touch with work colleagues scattered around the world. I use it for emails, browsing, research etc. Of course it gets some Netflix and Candy Crush downtime....

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

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or this version?

"but their sales figures bear no relation to their market cap - in the real world they should fail,"...???

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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It's not 100% clear in the article which MP they are reviewing, because a Geekbench of ~23,000 is not the base model by any means. Please clarify El Reg.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

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OK, help wanted here

I have a very nice 5 bay storage box from Lian Li, it has a very basic PCB in the back to control the RAID. There is just enough space to fit a NUC board from Intel. But I'm stuck on how to connect up all five drives or maybe just four + one. I thought the NUC boards would make a good platform for FreeNas installation. The boards have a PCI Express connector, but cannot find any boards that would be similar to a regular PCI-E board with an SAS connector going to four drives.

Any help anyone? Or any other suggestions instead of the Intel boards?

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Apple investor Icahn backs down on share buyback plan

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re-cant?

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

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or this version?

Just reading the other day that antibiotic resistant bugs could be a far larger hurdle for the human race than any GW effect. Imagine a time when the slightest cut or scratch turns into some full blown infection. Imagine a time when a simple operation on your appendix could kill you.

Not that I want to see cities submerged, leaving low lying areas for higher areas is big logistical problem.

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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Re: "everything in the universe emerged from a very small space"

I agree, the way I could see it is higher energy levels equal more compactness. As the energy levels rise so maybe even 'particles' disappear. How much energy can be packed into an infinitesimally small space?

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Optical filters head to Germany for Solar Orbiter build

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So, not something I'll find down my local Jessops then?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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really?

for whom? I just don't see the so called 'smart home' becoming universal....maybe in the USA where folk regularly fill their homes and garages with Home Depot junk.

Nope, this is just another play by Google to collect data.

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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This bike he is riding, of course would love to have one myself, but it's kinda wasted on Florida roads.....it's almost dead flat everywhere. I don't know where he lives, but cycleways or pathways are a bit absent where I have been and I wouldn't like to argue with a huge SUV.

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

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Funny thing, no mention of Apple increasing their US share substantially (in same report)

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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in other news...

Apple to announce record profits and sales in the last quarter

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NSA spies should clean up their act, says Prez Obama-picked panel

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My guess is that this type of surveillance is a bit like online porn. Once the lads get a taste of just what, where and who they can 'look' at, the barriers of what's right and wrong all start to break down. It becomes a sort of voyeurism, to be able to snoop in on Merkel's private conversations ad hoc is a powerful motivator.

So whatever the governments may rule, I suspect that in the long run nothing much will change and this surveillance will continue.

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