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Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats

Slabfondler

Re: WTF?

Um, not exactly...Apple's proprietary, and, until recently, closed-source codec is lossless - Apple Lossless Audio Codec or ALAC for short, or even better - ALE (Apple Lossless Encoder).

You must be confusing that with the codec sharing the same .m4a extension (and the same container) which is Advanced Audio Coding, the successor to mp3, not developed by Apple at all, but a consortium including Sony, Dolby and Nokia along with Bell Labs and the Fraunhofer institute. Though to be fair to your comment that is the default codec on pretty much every Apple device out there.

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London cabbies to offer EVEN WORSE service in protest against Uber

Slabfondler

Re: Fancy that, Luddites alive and well in London

There's an app for that, Hailo.

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Cultivated dope-smoking Welshman barred from own shed

Slabfondler
Holmes

Re: Somebody told me

Trevor - an informative post ruined by a rather unclever attempt at comedic hyperbole - to whit: "For the real nutjobs looking to engage in chemical lobotomy ...however is roughly as stupid as drinking 190 proof Everclear straight from the bottle." and a completely false statement: "The leaves of the marijuana plant are generally only used by enthusiasts who need "filler" to mix in with the buds that they smoke. There is no value (and a lot of downsides) to smoking what is essentially hemp fibres. (Just pick up a rug and smoke it. That's basically what smoking a marijuana leaf would net you.)". The source of hemp fibre are the fibrous (oh there's hint in there!) stems and not the leaves. While the leaves do not contain nearly as much THC as the female flowers (or male flowers for that matter), they, and to a far lesser extent, those fibrous stems, do contain THC.

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Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a peephole

Slabfondler
Pint

Re: Surprise! > Chrome

I'll grant you that, glad I don;t have one though.

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Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Surprise!

@Jess "though it most certainly won't work on my Mac. (Because chrome isn't available for it.)"

Wow, just wow - what are you running on your mac? Chrome on Mac supported on OSX up to three years old. http://www.google.com/mac/

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Techies finger Bradley Manning for US secret files database breach

Slabfondler
Holmes

It may not be our stone or our shoe...but its costing us quite a few £ to keep an eye out for a bloody stone!

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Leaked docs show NSA collects data on all Verizon customers

Slabfondler
Big Brother

They did...

its called the second amendment. Though tragically most Americans think its about the right to own and carry firearms and shoot each other than overthrowing a possibly corrupt and fascist government.

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

Slabfondler
Coat

Ah, QEMM how we loved you.

Mine's the one with multiple config.sys files hand tailored to run various programs.

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Soylent Corporation prepares to DEFEAT FOOD

Slabfondler

I love all living things...

and eat most of them.

I won't eat this glop, its dead Jim.

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John McAfee talks of sex, drugs, and bad coding

Slabfondler
Pint

Re: He's nuts

I think psychopathic is the more correct term for what his behaviour indicates. But he's certainly one fascinating psycho!g

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

Slabfondler
Coat

Re: @LarsG: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites

I bet @LarsG's side starts with "Do you want to earn £££'s working from home?"

Mines the one with no canned meat in the pocket.

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Apple FINALLY fills gaping Java hole that pwned its own devs

Slabfondler
Paris Hilton

Oh the irony...are you proud to be the first poster and quote the bible baddly?

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

Oh oh, double irony alert...I'm fallinggggggg.......

Paris as she thinks irony is something is something one of her PA's does.

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

Slabfondler
Megaphone

Whole new meaning...

to the term "talking out your ass".

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Björk gives up trying to Kickstart Android music app

Slabfondler
Paris Hilton

What Dave said. Android blows for musical work, not playback, but anything requiring psuedo-real-time control of audio.

'cause apparently Paris is not much good at real time audio control either.

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UPnP scan shows 50 million network devices open to packet attack

Slabfondler
FAIL

MAC users?

"Linux and Mac users can get the same tool from Metasploit directly." - I don;t see anything for OSX on the Metasploit website, just Windows and Linux.

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US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

Slabfondler
FAIL

BCG violations!

Wow, those would be some serious Business Conduct Guideline violations...I wonder if anyone got RA'd for that ;)

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Dry martini, shaken not stirred: Cracking the physics of Bond's martini

Slabfondler
Paris Hilton

This is why...

I love El Reg.

Paris, 'cause she's all about the love baby!

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Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site

Slabfondler
Terminator

Re: That'll work.

Awesome reference to a fine fine film...ah, Rowdy Roddy Piper...a fine Canadian. Time to get *your* glasses.

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

Slabfondler
FAIL

Empty Handed Herders...

I'm a Yak, not a reindeer you insensitive clod!

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Sacked British RIM staffers to get minimum legal payout

Slabfondler

Re: Poutine...

quote: "On our last trip over the border we found that you can buy curds _everywhere_. Small stores have bags on the counter as if they were chewing gum or sweets."

...and in some places they are still warm as they were only made that morning, and they squeek...and that my friends is what you need to make real poutine - fresh squeeky curds. All else is just a greasy mess of chip gravy and cheese.

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Assange chums must cough up £93,500 bail over embassy lurk

Slabfondler
WTF?

Send in "Dog"

..the bounty hunter...oh wait, he was denied entry due to a previous murder conviction and missed Celebrity Big Brother...which is what this is turning into.

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Dice swallows Slashdot, SourceForge, Freecode in $20m deal

Slabfondler
Thumb Up

Re: Damn, pipped to the post

I salute your 4 digit slashdot ID sir! Mine is in the low 6's (113531) , wish I got in a little sooner!

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Hunt vows: 'UK will have fastest broadband in Europe by 2015'

Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Yeah, because 4th on the planet would just be a failure, wouldn't it.

But not your right shoe?

He'd have to pry that one out of his mouth to see if it measures up.

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Google pushing Jelly Bean updates to Android devices

Slabfondler
Thumb Up

Re: What can I get, LEGALLY - and USEFULLY.

@Robert - root your device and install whatever you want, its all mostly legal...you can probably even drop JellyBean on there, might want to wait a while til a stable version gets released put through it paces and all.

The issue may be warranty related, but if you are careful you won't brick it, right? I rooted and unlocked my Nexus S and I am only just over a year into my two year Vodafone contract...no worries ;)

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New electronic labels squeal to spare you from food poisoning

Slabfondler
Coat

I can see it now...

"Honey, did you put the new USB hub in the fridge? I can't find any sockets to plug the milk in!

Mines the one with the smell of stale milk emanating from it.

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Half the team at the heart of the RBS disaster WERE in India

Slabfondler
Coat

@AC 12:13 Re: Beware of the weasel

Downvote for not reading the article - its NOT outsourcing, its off-shoring. Subtle difference, but different none the less. The rest is pretty spot on though!

Mines the one with the "thanks for all your years of service, now get back to training your off shore replacement." card.

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 and Nexus Q

Slabfondler
FAIL

Still no fix for Audio? WTF!?!

For quite some time now, people have been complaining about the lack of decent audio latency in Android, people who might want to hack together some musical application for instance. According to this: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4971761 - they have still not addressed the audio latency issues. for shame Google for shame! When and if I buy a tablet (or my next smartphone) it won't be one with audio latency issues.

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Mensch pal Bozier defends Menshn security, dubs critics 'snippy geeks'

Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Ouch

I was being rather sarcastic, an A is all that will suffice for security, and even then....one never knows.

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Slabfondler
WTF?

Re: Ouch

C is not a passing grade when it comes to site security?

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Stephen Hawking to demonstrate speech via brain scan

Slabfondler
Boffin

If you all did some research...

The company providing this device has been around for a few years and the iBrain itself since 2010. The fellow who started it received a PHD for a one page thesis. The company leadership is him and three very experienced legal advisers. I doubt Apple will be suing him anytime soon.

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Lamborghini drives Androids towards wealthy pockets

Slabfondler
FAIL

Bah, sapphire glass is so naughties...they should have used Yttria-stabilized zirconia.

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Gates' Corbis busted again for fraud

Slabfondler
FAIL

SCOTUS

It is not the Supreme Court or the US Supreme Court, it is SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), which sounds a bit dirty like scrotum, and for good reason. Its bollocks. When a member leaves, the current power clique gets to appoint the new one.

Maybe I need to read the article again to find out how exactly Bill Gates is related to this current case?

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BSkyB boss: 'I don't work for Rupert Murdoch, remember'

Slabfondler
Paris Hilton

The very thought of being a Sky customer makes me itch.

Dogs, fleas, laying down and all that.

Paris, since there's no fleas on *that* dog!

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Pilots asking not to fly F-22 after oxygen problems

Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Would the F23 have had the same problems?

Re: Would the F23 have had the same problems?

""Probably not, it would have had New and Exciting problems :)""

"No. It would have had New and Exciting Opportunities"

Features, we call them features.

I read that report as well, okay skimmed it mostly. Looks like they lost a very very good pilot and an extremely expensive bit of kit, now I think they'll lose a lawsuit.

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Google founders, James Cameron, go asteroid mining

Slabfondler
Alien

Where the future begins tomorrow...

Yoyodyne.

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Gartner snips 2012 IT spending forecast – again

Slabfondler
WTF?

Look ahead...look far ahead, see that? its your past, er um...

"Gartner snips 2011 IT spending forecast – again" - they say hindsight is 20/20 - does Gartner need some corrective lenses to gaze back at spending from *last* year? Surely this can't be an el reg editorial gaff, can it?

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IT urine bandit fired and charged

Slabfondler
Facepalm

Urine Bandit?

Ah, yes, he was "taking a piss". Odd phrase that, one does not take the urine, one rather ejects it from one's body, which would be giving would it not?

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HTC slaps Ice Cream Sandwich on 16 handsets

Slabfondler
Unhappy

That's all good and fine, but...

what about the phone I have which says Google on the back? No frozen dairy love for the Nexus S as yet.

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Titanic director James Cameron prepares for deep sea dive

Slabfondler
Childcatcher

Risking the wrath...

of Cthulhu, Dagon and others?

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New iPad 4G data connection will only work in America

Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Plug-in

Have you tried swapping an iPad battery lately? Apple says don't bother http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/13/dead-ipad-battery-never-mind-replacing-it-apple-just-sends-ano/

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Sun belches wonking solar flare

Slabfondler
Facepalm

Re: Far fetched explanation

No that's <insert carrier of choice>'s usual level of service.

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Playboy, Virgin Galactic tout zero-grav nookie in spaaaaace!

Slabfondler
Joke

Arrrr Billy...

"Have 'ya ever ben to sea?"

"No sir, but I've been blown ashore"

becomes...

"Have 'ya ever ben to space?"

"No sir, but I've been blown out of orbit."

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Wang charged in inappropriate electricity socket use

Slabfondler
WTF?

Re: A bit Harsh?!?

My 1996 high end gaming rig had I think a 350 watt PSU, my 2007 high end gaming rig had a 750

watt PSU..your point was?

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US Navy preps railgun for tests

Slabfondler
WTF?

What this - no new unit of measure?

Come on chaps, a few LBGBF's* coming at you is not something to miss, well actually it is, since it would hurt!

As in: it wasn't that she was fat, but once she got dancing she was a few LBGBF's and anyone who got in her way...well.

*London bus going bloody fast

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Apple vs Amazon in ereader format smackdown

Slabfondler
Coat

@Franklin

You are of course right about the books of tree-stuff, but I would take a moment to bring your vision of a wide open distribution back to earth for the present. you certainly cannot buy any e-book anywhere.

For some silly reason, I can order a physical book shipped to me from the US, but I cannot buy a digital book from there and have it "delivered" to my kindle (or e-reader of choice) here. Someone told me the virtual printing, though more likely its the actual sale of the book, takes place in the e-reader owners country, and hence one cannot simply choose to purchase an e-book unless it is published and available in your country. A case in point, Tad William has released the forth and final book of his fantasy trilogy (well, it was supposed to be one!) Shadowmarch and in the USA, all four are available as e-books, but only the last book is available in the UK in e-book format, because Tad has a different publisher here in the UK.

The fact is, the borders between reader and book in terms of availability are even wider and more difficult to cross in this new world of e-books.

PS. I have another example of a book almost self published, that I can easily download in the USA, but will likely never be available here.

Mine's the one with the smuggled e-book in it.

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'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other

Slabfondler
FAIL

One of the early ones..

was Vaughn Bodé - the artist who penned the fascinating (to young men such as me at the time) Cheech Wizard comic which appeared in National Lampoon. He told his son he saw god, then tried again and died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughn_Bod%C3%A9

Fail, 'cause there is no undo button if you do it wrong.

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UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling

Slabfondler
Mushroom

Reminds me of a case in Canada...Marc Emery ring any bells?

Marc sold pot seeds, lots of em. Sent Ottawa his due taxes on his sales, and every year a whole lot of pot seed catalogs to the Canadian House of Commons. The USofA did not like Marc doing this kind of business and somehow convinced our authorities to arrest him and hold hm for trial in the US. trhe head of the DEA pretty much admitted it was not a criminal proceeding but a political one (Marc is also one of the biggest figures in the pot legal reform movement), though at trial in the US last year this was disputed by the prosecution, who claim he is nothing but a criminal, he's serving 5 years in the US for doing legal business and paying taxes for it in Canada.

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Bit-part actress slings sueball at IMDb over age gripe

Slabfondler
Paris Hilton

This has to hurt...

"Her scene in _Big Momma's House 2 (2006)_ and Tropic Thunder (2008) was deleted." Paris "'cause *my* scenes never get deleted"
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