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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Paris Hilton

I guess Apple needs to

make up for lost revenues with 5C.

Apple knows may of their fanbois and fangirls are more than willing to pay $100 more for the "privilege" of being the first one on their block with the newest generation of a one model phone. I'm surprised they aren't looking at a higher price. I guess they don't want to appear too greedy.

Apple FULLY understands the old adage:

"A fool and his money are quickly parted"

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Intel's DIY MinnowBoard goes Max: More oomph for half the price

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Boffin

I've run XBMC on my RasberryPI and watched HD movies

With zero issues and for the price of $35.00.

Intel simply wants to jump on the bandwagon, but for higher prices.

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Tesla firms hot bottoms: TITANIUM armor now bolted to Model S e-cars

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Holmes

That is why some people should not be driving these/any low slung cars.

No matter how safe a car may be....the REAL problem is stupid people behind the wheels.

Anyone following too closely to see debris in the road is 100% at fault. It's worse if they simply weren't paying attention to the road or driving too fast for the road conditions.

The driver is the one in control of the vehicle. There is no such thing as an accident. It's simply a collision that results from someone not paying attention or not driving defensively enough.

You can't prevent stupid people from obtaining drivers licenses. Until you take control of the vehicle away from the stupid people...there will always be a chance of a collision.

All you need to do is take notice of the drivers actions around you on the road.

~Best wishes on a safe drive home.

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Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

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Paris Hilton

Re: Public Ownership

It's part of the cost of using the site/service for FREE.

People need to start teaching Self-Responsibility and Self-Accountability to their kids.

California is the biggest abuser of raising entitlement-minded individuals.

Running FaceBook costs money. If the public still hasn't gotten the idea that NOTHING is free.

Then they are simply to stupid to ever learn.

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Michelle Obama speaks out against censorship ... in China

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Re: Fuck you all.

You want to talk about oppressive leadership?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/10/22/escalation-administration-attempts-exclude-fox-news-white-house-pool

http://rt.com/usa/obama-franken-hostile-journalists-605/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/us/politics/photographers-protest-white-house-restrictions.html?_r=0

http://rt.com/usa/mcclatchy-obama-press-photography-402/

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GitHub probes worker's claims of hostile, sexist office culture

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Paris Hilton

Why going to Twitter before going to Human Resources? Only one reason.

If she truly felt she had a case, she should have gone straight to the companies HR office, not Twitter. Twitter is for whiners IMO. It's not the proper forum for addressing work issues between an employee and an employer. She has marked herself as Trouble for any future employer IMO.

If she was the only one offended by the Hula Hoop, then maybe she should have left the room as it began. Make an excuse to go to the restroom or something. It's not like the hoops magically appeared. It's clear she and the company have different ideas about the desired work environment.

Creative people let loose in different ways.

She seems to have taken a job for a company that does not fit her work environment expectations.

She should have left earlier IMO.

It's a fool who expects a whole company to revolve/change around their whim.

She should start her own company and then she can run it exactly as she likes.

Simple solution IMO.

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Google slams Play Store password window shut after sueball hits

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Joke

Re: Gift cards

Yes, but your smarter than a five year old.

The woman in California is not.

~Best wishes,

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Re: The App Store Con

knew

not new.

I disagree. Apple and Google expected a higher level of self-responsibility from consumers and didn't build their products/services with 5 year olds in mind. It's the adults that give these devices to infants and then cry foul regarding charges when the child simply hits buttons as one would expect.

Problem is...there are some very ignorant people out there who don't expect to be held accountable for their choices/actions...and of course many are not. Thats the REAL problem.

~Best wishes

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Paris Hilton

Where has self-accountability gone?

"five-year-old son"

Seems she's not as smart as a five year old, but she's quick to blame others for her problems.

Typical no self-accountability person. Pretty typical when it comes to California attitudes IMO.

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Bletchley Park board member quits amid TNMOC split-off spat

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Boffin

This comes off as a pretty sexist statement and is offensive to me.

"It has often occurred to me that maybe it would have helped to have more women involved at a high level,"

I'm not familiar with the full details, but perhaps she simply wasn't very good at making her case in the first place.

Just another possibility she may want to admit to.

Her quitting does display her action/choice to not getting the results she wanted after how many attempts? I'd like to hear other members feedback regarding her justification for her desired outcome.

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Mac Pro fanbois can rack 'em and stack 'em like real sysadmins

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Boffin

Re: And on the subject of cooling....

I could build one for less.

Why buy when you can have greater options by custom building?

Now think what it would cost you with Apples upgrades...if any are possible.

Think McFly.

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Apple patents touch-sensitive controls for MacBook

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Thumb Down

Yet one more Apple patent on existing technology.

"sensors are placed in both the casing and outer screen bezel (the black box around the outside of the display) allowing for the implementation of controls and buttons."

Like both my monitors have for power and OSD controls?

This is NOT new, but I that never stopped Apple.

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Apple's Hacker Princess dumps fruity firm for Elon Musk's Tesla

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Megaphone

Re: Interesting, but

I fully agree, but I guess when you have someone who blogs to the world about a supposedly intimate/personal experience, they really don't want it to be a personal thing.

It's strange how some individuals today declare that they wish to be treated equally as everyone else....yet take great strides in defining/advertising their differences to everyone who will listen/read.

Personally, I couldn't care less about this person's sex or sexual preference. I'm simply not attracted to her or interested in dating her. Now her skills and knowledge as a programer are interesting, especially now that she works at Tesla.

Why is sex/sexual preference like a badge to be worn on one's sleeve these days? It has zero to do with their job or ability and therefore irrelevant IMO.

~Best wishes

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Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android

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Boffin

Re: Hahahaha

Actually, the IPhone hardware generated 55% of Apple Revenues.

Probably due to upselling to existing Iphone owners IMO.

Ref: quarterly reports for the second half of 2013

http://www.zdnet.com/apple-google-microsoft-where-does-the-money-come-from-7000026043/

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Facebook turns 10: Big Brother isn't Mark Zuckerberg. It's YOU

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Paris Hilton

Wonder how many are exiting this tired and old interface?

For the record, I've never had a FaceBook account.

I canceled/closed my Twitter account within a month of opening it.

These "Social" based programs get old fast and is simply too much work IMO. I don't need them to keep in touch with the people I have known for years.

Of course I'm not the average joe consumer either IMHO. I've built my own systems for decades and had my own NAS for years. Streaming my own music collection from home and by-pass all the Ads those "Free" services serve up.

Anyone remember AOL Neighborhoods, AIM, and ICQ? There have always been "Social" networks, but its simply a reincarnation using todays Ad funding models.

~Best wishes making your own choice.

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Turkish president mulls $4.5bn Apple fondleslab school deal

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Facepalm

Re: So thats about ...

There will ALWAYS be a need for a writing instrument, be it a pencil or a pen.

What happens when the battery has failed while the kids are in class. Outlets for every child? They get to go home early?

yes, there is an advantage in having tablets, but it is NOT a replacement for books and writing tools. The only people pushing that idea...are the ones who will profit the most IMO.

What happens on a ship if the GPS goes out? You better hope you have someone on board who knows how to navigate the old fashioned way.

100% reliance on technology will be the downfall for people, when they find they don't have access to electricity or wifi.

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IBM nearly HALVES its effective tax rate in 2013 - report

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Boffin

False statment and lack of understanding where retirment accounts are invested.

"The current situation definitely benefits the elite 1% while penalising and exploiting the 99%."

This is a false statment and the commentor obviously lacks any business sense.

Anyone, Anyone who has a retirment account should understand that the money set aside for thier retirment is NOT sitting in a box. That money is invested in the stock market and thuse in companies such as IBM. When IBM make a profit and their stock grows/splits....that directly affects YOUR retirement savings in a possible direction.

Even state employees need to understand that their retirement funds are invested in the stock market.

Too many people fail to understand that the stock market contributes to more than just the "1%".

Over time, the stock market provides higher returns on your investment than Social Security ever does. That is why people should want to have greater involvement in how and where their SS benefits are used/invested.

Knowledge is power people. Even someone making 25,000 can create a significant retirement wealth over time. It simply takes will-power and a vision beyond next week.

Best wishes on your choices.

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Boffin

Re: If the big companies need to do it ...

Nothing wrong with EVERYONE paying a tax rate of 15%.

Throw out the tax regs and save millions by reducing IRS, Tax Preparers costs.

Only a fool doesn't take advantage of tax savings opportunities.

For get about hunting/punishing those who follow the tax code. Make a move to have the current codes tossed out and establish an across the board 15% tax for everyone in the US.

You will see a better growth in the economy this way.

Only people who lack any business knowledge/sense would dis-agree IMO.

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Amazon workers in Delaware reject trade union membership

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Paris Hilton

Typical....What makes Amazon great is what low skilled want to hinder.

"Amazon's warehouses worldwide have faced increasing scrutiny as workers complain of draconian conditions in the facilities. Reports have emerged of staff walking up to 11 miles a day back and forth to get items off shelves for packaging and posting, with employees being allocated set times to retrieve items and having handheld monitoring modules beep at them when they don't meet the clock's demands."

Did these people NOT read the job description?

Part of Amazons success is its quickly processing/delivery. Mess with that...and people go elsewhere.

Amazon better get cracking on replacing them with robots IMO.

These people will complain themselves out of a job. Bet they get paid more than fast-food workers...simply retrieving packages from locations their given. It's a low skill job people.

Yet another EPIC fail on employees thinking the company exists to serve them. Too many idiots think that. I'd like to see them build a business with a lazy work ethic and whining laborers.

Every employee is free to quit if they feel unappreciated or not paid what they are worth.

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Reg hack fondles a sexy Pro: An Apple MacBook 13in with Retina display

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Joke

"we also discover just how nicely it plays with Windows"

LOL.

Wipe the drive on any macbook today and you can easily run windows because.....

It's a PC to the core. Ever since Apple switched to Intel chips...you've been able to run windows on them...though not legally as Apple forbids it.....just as they forbid running thier OS on less expensive hardware......known as Hackintoshes.

While I do think Apple makes very fashionable hardware....its still way overpriced and does nothing more than any Windows/Ubuntu PC can do. It' just costs way more.

In the end, buy what you want, becuase that's your right/choice.

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CEO of bloated outsourcing firm Capita quits after 26 years

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Boffin

Re: No sympathy for those not willing to take control of their own destiny/careers

In 2012, Capita employed 46,000 people and generated a pre-tax profit of 290 million pounds.

To take a company from 33 employees to 46,000....that's something to say about his involvement and leadership all thouse years.

Lets see any one of the whiners do the same OR shut it!

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Paris Hilton

No sympathy for those not willing to take control of their own destiny/careers

While I understand many of the staff would be peeved about this man making as much money as he did.

My simple response is........Don't like it....then quit and form your own company.

There is NOTHING worse than childish adult whiners who complain about others making more money, but they CHOOSE to do nothing about it...except stomp thier feet and whine.

People who build companies ARE worth the money, because the people on the lower level obviously don't have the drive or determination to do anything on thier own. It's the risk takers that benefit the most and deservedly so.

Don't like where you work or feel your underpaid? Then do something about it or shut up.

No one is forcing the employees to stay there and work for less than they feel they are worth. The only person who limits you ....IS YOU.

Children whine because things may not be fair, but as an adult, you can do something about it. Take charge of your life and stop letting others lead you around like a horse. If there is no gun pointed at your head...you have the power to control your path.

Lets see a group of employees strike out on their own and form a competitor to this company. They can then run the company as they choose fit. It will either be successful or they will learn there is more to a successful company than simply working 8-5.

Who's to say that Paul Pinder didn't earn his wages years ago when building the company from the ground up?

When he joined Capita, it had 33 employees and revenues of £1.3 million.

Sweat equity in the early years will reap its rewards later on. Take control of your life and success if you want more than what you currently have.

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Post-Profit Prophet RUSSELL BRAND is the HUMBLE CHRIST of STARTUPS

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Paris Hilton

It's a pretty sad joke when...

A recovering alcoholic/comedian, who has NOT built a company or produced a real product thinks he has the answer to the whole worlds problems. He produces nothing you can touch, feel with your hands, feed or shelter people with.

Something tells me this guy is suffering from an over abundance of self-importance and a relapse of some past LSD trip.

No wonder Katy Perry divorced him.

How about he get off his duff and build a company, which he can then pay all the employees...loads of cash and try to continue operating the company for even 5 years.

What a true twit.

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We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer's ROBO-CAR

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Megaphone

Anyone notice?

No IPAD used here.

Love the fact that a MS Surface Pro is being used. We've to two and I'm ordering one of the Gen II for myself shortly. 8 gigs of ram with 256 SSD competes more closely with MB than an Ipad IMO.

When you need to get some work done...you use the right tool for the job.

Also a fan of the VW Jetta. Guessing its a TDI clean diesel.

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Deep beneath MELTING ANTARCTIC ice: A huge active VOLCANO

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Joke

Global warming - Revealed.

Is this another hole in the Global Warming message?

Just wanted to poke any sleeping bears out there. :-)

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Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

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FAIL

Re: Dropbox?

"No need for iTunes. "

Apple makes it mandatory that you have to use Itunes.

Maybe not for file syncing, but you must have an Itunes account.

Fact.

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Boffin

Spot On!

End users seem to love the idea of having an IPAD, but are limited in capability within our workplace.

Everyone who requests an IPAD has to sign an "Unsupported" waiver, acknowledging they will not receive support for that device from ITS.

We recevied two of the first gen Surface Pro's a couple of months ago and we installed SQL Server Management Tools, Oracle Client and Toad on them. We have the same capabilities we have on our desktops and laptops, but with the additional functionality of a tablet when we want.

Carries one device that functions as a tablet or Ultrabook IS a better solution IMO.

I understand Apple is fashion, but when you really need to get work done...you need a PC. A Tablet PC does the trick. The new Surface Pro II has upgrades to 8 gigs of ram and 256 or 512 gig SSDs.

Anyone comparing an Ipad with the Surface Pro...is comparing Apples to Oranges. Pun intended.

~Best wishes keeping what you earned.

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You're more likely to get a job if you study 'social' sciences, say fuzzy-studies profs

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Joke

Re: Social work

Thats funny.

Thanks for the laugh.

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NASA, start your torrents: 622 Mbps broadband link FOUND ON MOON

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Pandora and IHeart Radio's ears just perked up.

Who will be the first to stream music to the moon?

No matter there is no one there just yet. Web Surfing/checking email while on SpaceX flights from Europe to to Canada.

Actually pretty cool

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HP: Yes, we plan to axe another 7,100 European staffers

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Megaphone

Re: So, the culling goes on...

If they are soooo crucial to the profitability of the company....then let them build/form their own company and compete against HP.

These people get paid to work and a big part of their job is to make the company profitable. None of these people are working for free, so they are NOT saints. Wake up and realize...companies do not exist to serve the employees. The company answers to investors and no one invests on failing companies or unprofitable companies.

Only a fool thinks he is irreplaceable IMO.

Everyone is replaceable and that's why you have to maximize the companies profits to remain within the company. Just showing up to work each day is NOT sufficient.

They they are so valuable, then they will be working again soon...else the unions need to build their own company and employ all those workers.

~Best wishes

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Paris Hilton

Unions.....bad for business IMO.

Lets see the Unions and union members form their own company and run it successfully IMO.

Unions were important decades ago, but now they just hinder/harass businesses IMO.

No one invests in unprofitable companies. Let the Unions invest in HP by using all those millions in union dues and buy the company stock.

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Obama to Merkel: No Americans are listening to you on this call

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Boffin

I wouldn't count on it.....Word play from Obama.

They may not be "recording" calls (that we know of), BUT they are tracking millions, billions of calls and storing the metadata on all of them.

Unless they have a specific "Do Not Track" table to EXCLUDE certain numbers. If there is such a system, I want on that.

Unfortunately, you just can't believe that a very, very small number of individuals are exempt, when the NSA is using a blanket approach to information collection.

It would be foolish to believe the current US Administration IMO.

~Best wishes

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THIS is the kind of clout a British Prime Minister has: Facebook pulls ONE beheading vid

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Megaphone

Too many sick and perverted people out there to simply lower content restrictions IMO.

Facebook is resorting to lower moral/ethical policies IMO. All for money.

There is too many sick and demented individuals/groups worldwide and the openness/anonymity of the internet allows them to display their perversion for public viewing. This kind of public display gets them off and feeds their perversion IMO. They get off on the number of views of their work. Just as a musician gets excited at the number of views....so does the demented pig.

I'm no psychiatrist (too many are nutjobs anyway IMO), but we need to maintain some sense of social common sense/morality/decency/standard, especially when Facebook is frequented by children/teens as well as deviant bottom dwellers IMO.

The world is a very violent place at times and putting up those acts for public viewing is in poor taste IMO.

An intelligent and decent society (one thats worth living in) must establish expectations and take action to ensure those standards/expectations are adhered too. Else the society breaks down into anarchy and decent people will leave.....allowing the animals to fight amongst themselves.

I choose not to join Facebook's marketing pool, but this lowering of moral expectations puts is just one more reason to Dislike Facebook IMO.

~Best wishes keeping what you earned.

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Apple's top bean counter: New spaceship HQ won't emit 'one atom of carbon'

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Joke

Beancounter overlooked one statement that should have been said.....

AND we have all those repeat buyers of Apple products to thank for our new 5 Billion dollar office building.

We'll be thinking of you as we hang out in our own private world.

Thanks for being such dedicated followers and standing in line all those hours each time we put out another innovative and amazing product. .

You're the best.

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Mark Shuttleworth labels Mir opponents 'the Open Source Tea Party'

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Facepalm

Only because Mark Shuttleworth trivialized the reasons for the US shutdown.

"With the Tea Party recently throwing a political tantrum that brought about a shut down of the US government and nearly dragged the world into a vigorously erupting financial volcano"

Shuttleworth willfully or ignorantly overlooks the fact that the US now has over $17,000,000,000,000 (Trillion) dollars of DEBT and climbing. This amount is not trivial to fiscally responsible individuals . The UK has a debt of Approximately 1.2 Trillion pounds.

Each working person in the UK owns about £42,345 of that debt.

In the US, the debt share per working person is $148,700.

It's easy to dismiss these kinds of facts when one is not liable/responsible for cleaning up the mess OR couldn't care less.

Apologies for the digression from OS, but MS is just an arrogant twit IMO.

Read Atlas Shrugged or watch the movies to see what the US does not want to become.

~Best wishes

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A $17.3bn fine, you say? Samsung begs for five-year patent war truce

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WTF?

Re: Sad Situation

"Companies should exist for people, not the other way round..."

Spoken like a person who has NEVER built a company from the ground up.

It's easy to throw these kinds of comments around freely when YOU haven't done anything on you own.

You need to either read the book "Atlas Shrugged" or watch the movies to get a clue.

No one invests in companies that lose money. If you have a retirement account....your money IS invested in companies that are profitable. If you're relying on the government to support you in your old age...well then your just a fool IMO.

People really need to get a clue IMO.

Nothing of value is ever free in life. Anyone who is willing to work hard, should reap the rewards of their labor. Not the lazy POS watching from the side and giving opinions on how to do things.

~Best wishes keeping what YOU earned.

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

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Joke

Not Surprised...Next accessory is a gold chain for wearing the IPhone around ones neck

It may be a bit edgy to say, but I'll bet you will see it happen.

Maybe I just gave away a $1 million dollar idea? Just give me 1% and keep the rest.

This is a phone people WANT you to know they own, just like a big fancy watch or large necklace medallion.

~Best wishes keeping what you earned.

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Facebook RIPS away your veil of privacy, declares NO MORE HIDING

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Boffin

Re: I'm a little confused...

Because you do NOT have control over FB's policies.

You get the service for free and agreed to the terms that they have the power to change their privacy terms as they choose. Just read the Terms of Agreement.

You only have the choice to use or not use the free service.

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Boffin

Re: Would I miss it?

IMO, Not really.

It's just that some people take responsibility for their own choices/actions and a lot more do not.

The ONLY person who IS responsible, is the one person who signed up for the free service in the first place.

Be an adult and take responsibility for your own choices/actions.

No guns were held to anyones head....to sign up for FB.

Now if you have a FB account, you have the choice to cancel it. Any photos you put on the web...are out there for good.

Live, learn and grow from that lesson.

~Best wishes,

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GotThumbs

When you get something for Free....

....It will always turn out to be Not what you were expecting/wanting.

I think FB should offer of an option for people to PAY a monthly fee for the service and in return, they keep the privacy option and are also excluded from Ads. Make a Pay for service option.

Personally, I never joined and this is EXACTLY the reason.

IMO, It's pure ignorance to think posting your personal information on the web using a FREE service and expecting your information/content will remain secure/private. If its on the web, it's public. Period.

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Apple to uncloak new iPads, iMacs at October 15 event?

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Linux

Re: A Bigger iPad Would Be A Laptop

It depends on the OS used. If its Apples IOS7, then there are already MS Office 'APPS'.

An ipad laptop would simply mirror the innovative concept of a Chromebook IMO.

We shall see.

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Linux

Actually...

Apple has been using Intel chips for quite a few years......since January 2006.

They usually slap in an older generation chip than what's available in the PC market. 95% of Apples users have zero clue that its a PC in Apple clothing. Fine clothing though.

This CPU transition is not really news (more like an Of course), but since Apple loves to make a big deal about a CPU upgrade to pump up the people who have just finished paying off their credit card from their last apple mac upgrade purchase.

The real question is......will Apple use the same shells that have been used over the past 2 generations of Macs?

Best wishes,

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It's official: Apple sends out invitations for September 10 event

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FAIL

Its Official.....another uninteresting "news item"

Yawwwnnnn!

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iPhone rises, Android slips in US, UK

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Paris Hilton

Weak "News story"

Big whoop.

It's nothing more than a market fluctuation IMO.

This is a non-story IMO.

Best wishes,

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Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement

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Boffin

False statement countered facts....

"By now, everyone should be aware that the Start icon that's coming to the Windows 8.1 desktop doesn't behave like the old Start Menu at all. It just an icon that, when clicked, takes you to the same old Start Screen that debuted in Windows 8 (with a few UI tweaks)."

If you right click the Start icon in 8.1 you get a number of options for items like Control Panel, Task Manager,System Shut down, Restart, and a whole lot more.....

At least open your mind to what 8.1 offers. If one never tries to learn or expand their knowledge....well then thats their choice.

http://www.geek.com/microsoft/windows-8-1-lets-you-shut-down-from-the-start-button-disable-hot-corners-1560037/

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Fanbois taught to use Apple's new killer app: Microsoft Windows

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Linux

Re: Macs are "so expensive" - not.

"a lot of Apple users that are not that tech savvy"

Exactly why you get dopes (IMO) buying old and outdated hardware....they only care that it has the Apple branding on the outside. It could be an atom powered POS and that would not matter.

It's not a tool...its a fashion accessory for 90% of the buyers IMO.

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Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch

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Boffin

Re: Vista 8.1 is full of antitrust violations

They are following Apples example of a successful and closed Eco-system. Apple has billions in the bank because they force it's users to only use Apple market and products.....all companies have noticed the example. If the public is so willing to succumb to apples rule, then why not follow suit and hope for even a small amount of success? It's only logical for the mass-population of followers.

The problem is that not all of TR readers are followers and do want options. We are not the main focus of these companies. The money is generated by the average consumer.

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Google: Cloud users have 'no legitimate expectation of privacy'

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Boffin

No service is free.....Only an idiot would think so....

Now if Gmail or any other currently free email provider gave the option to pay an equivalent monthly fee for the email service in exchange for privacy, do you think these protesters would pay? It would be interesint to know how much revenue Google gets from the average user.

If people think a company can survive/thrive by giving its services away for free and still remain in business....I'd like to see them try.

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There she blows! Mid-October release date for Windows 8.1 sighted

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Boffin

Re: No early copies

Running the preview now for over a month. I like the tweaks and feel very comfortable with it.

Bottom line, I think only individuals with some level of aptitude/desire will transition to 8. The fact that one losses WMC by the move to 8 is a bummer IMO and thus makes less of a need to upgrade. It's not a failure as far as I'm concerned. Just that people have a hard time seeing the value it brings. especially when you are forced to have an account to load apps. I don't like the idea of following Apples closed ecosystem and will avoid that altogether.

Overtime, I believe more people with transition, but it will be slow going IMO.

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