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* Posts by LarsG

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US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future

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They are so fed up with all the patent shenanigans that they want to find a way out.

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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

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The length of the sentence depends on the strength of the lobby group and how much it is prepared to donate to political causes.

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Ubisoft probes sudden rash of hijack attacks on gamers' accounts

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What a clever ruse to get people to join Facebook.....

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El Reg's 'Chuck Norris' faces down charging elephant

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Yes but

I am confused,

Will this be based on the average weight of

African Elephants or Indian Elephants

Male or Female

Fractions in Baby Elephants (Indian or African)

Or can some one come up with a conversion formula?

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US court ungags Yelp reviewer who dissed builder

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Yes

But one persons Truth is another persons Lie

The grey area in between is for lawyers.

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Ban all online reviews

Problem solved, but how will I then get my trolling fix?

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Victory on mobile belongs to Google in 2013

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An article by an Arsenal fan should be taken with a pinch do salt.

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Google wriggles out of FTC search smackdown. Now to Europe!

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How much

How much did they donate to Obama's presidential campaign?

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She's a beauty! Super WATER-RICH Mars rock FOUND

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Re: Extraterrestrial H20

If we know this why have they sent that rover out there?

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Eric Schmidt's Norks outing poorly timed, tuts US govt

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@I ain't Spartacus

There's a lot of money in the Kim Jong bank account though.

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Say it as it is..

He's a DIC* HEAD

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China fines Samsung and LG for LCD price-fixing

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Pot calling the kettle black

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Polaroid plans retail Fotobars to print out your pics

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Could work depending on the cost, but that's why many people don't bother with printing out photos and just watch them on the TV or in a photo frame.

Still photo albums can be handed down and are nicely tactile and I have a wife who insists on the prints.

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Satnav-murdering Google slips its Maps into car dashboards

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A ten mile journey will now take 50 miles to complete while the Sat Nav takes you round all the advertised businesses before you can get to your destination with all the associated risks of distraction while driving.

Street view will be like watching telly while driving, explain that one to the police as you go into the back of the car in front. Not to mention the data charges you may have.

Street view, soon to be banned while the vehicle is in motion.

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Apple loses round to Amazon in 'App Store' name dispute

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Who cares that they lost case.............

The lawyers?

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Samsung confirms Tizen-based mobes to debut this year

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This may lead to a three way patent squabble rather than the two way one we see today.

I look forward to the controversy it will raise!

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Facebook continues to CONQUER THE WORLD

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How many are actually real people.

I see that St Helena appears with over 12,000 users but with a population of only 4000 adults and no Internet connection to the island I have a suspicion all is not what it should be?

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Traffic app Waze 'turned down Apple's $400m, wants $750m' - report

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A map app that offers incentives...

I need that like a hole in the head.

Sell it to Facebook, wait a year and watch how the new Facebook Map App will bombard you with ads

"Turn left and then stop off at Asda for a ready cooked chicken"

"Now turn right, on you left before the second left call into KFC for a healthy meal"

"Your destination won't be for another 120 miles, before you get there let us make a another suggestion...."

Nooooooooooo.

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FTC clears Google in anticompetitive probe

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Of course

They are in the clear, the algorithms they use are so complex and convoluted that they baffled the investigators, most of whom were turned down for jobs by Google for not being clever enough.

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Brit boffins build projectile-vomiting robot to kill norovirus

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Useful BUT

It would be cheaper to film what goes on in Leeds town centre in the early hours. It would give a new insight to projectile vomiting.

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Ofcom looks at contract opt-outs as users rage over price hikes

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Theoretically

The rights within a contract should be balanced. It should not give one party extraordinary rights over the other to the detriment of that party.

For far too long companies love to put clauses into their contracts which pretty much mean 'we can do anything we want to to, and if we amend you're contract, however detrimental it might be to you, you shall have no rights to complain or get out of the contract'.

Now Please Sign Here To Agree.

It's never been challenged properly in a court, maybe it's time to draw the line. However there are too many interest groups, politicians and money going into back pockets paid by big business that it is unlikely anything will ever be done about it.

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Tiny Brit island stranded after £10m undersea fibre plea sunk

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Could they afford it?

The average wage on St Helens is £400 per week

The average wage on St Helena is wait for it..... £70 per week (figures courtesy of BBC)

How on earth would they be able to afford it without subsidy?

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It's probably a business decision, with a population of 4200, paying average broadband prices, it would take 39 years to cover just the installation costs.

Still it is a drop in the Ocean so to speak when you consider how much money is wasted and the amount of expenses our MP's claim.

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Eric Schmidt heading on mystery mission to North Korea

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Kim Jong-un just wants to be able to search for online porn, what better way to connect.......

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Exploding stars drive Galactic geysers

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Well

Now I can sleep easier at night.

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Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone

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Re: Ironic,no it's calculated..

Will it bring the watchdogs to scrutinise Googles practices a little more?

It's more a more subbtle way of getting what you want rather than Microsoft going through the courts, let the Competitions Commisions foot the bill.

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Aw grandad, I asked for an iPad and you got me an iPod

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No, it's just that children in this day and age are over indulged and spoiled, that parents try to over compensate for the lack of 'quality time' they have with their children.

So much for our fragmented society.

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Movie oldsters FAIL at internet: Online Oscar voting 'too complex'

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What was wrong with a piece of A4 and a pencil?

Why on earth did they need to computerise it?

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

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Re: Great idea!

But how many times do we have to hear of this second coming?

Every year Linux is expected to take over from the mainstream. Every year I'm left feeling disappointed.

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Merde! Paris Apple Store in €1m armed raid on New Year's Eve

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Re: Strange but amazing @ Ted Treen

Cheers

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Strange but amazing

As soon as they are activated the 'where's my ipad etc' comes into play. I'd be surprised if they didn't have the serial numbers of all the devices that were stolen.

Strangely, in the same newspapers they also reported that the doors to the Microsoft flagship store had been left open after the store closed over the New Year. Apparently, when staff returned they found they had an extra 200 Surfaces piled up on the counter. Police are looking at CCTV images but state that no crime has been committed.

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Samsung ordered to cough mobe sales figures to world+dog

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Happy

Boasting I mean

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You'd think they would be lasting to the world how many phones they sold.....

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How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

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Go on...

Go on, blame it on the little guy!

Now tell us what really went wrong....

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SECRET RIM patent cheque to Nokia revealed at last - and it's a big 'un

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Errr.... Secret?

Well if it is secret why do we know about it?

Was it to protect share prices in RIM or has there been some insider info/dealing that they wanted to keep it secret?

Hmm.

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UK games market clutches chest, bleeds out sales in 2012

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And

When they release the 'New' games they are nothing more than the same old genres that provide nothing really new only a regurgitation of previous ideas and slightly better graphics.

There are very few real 'OMG this is amazing new Game Play!' Only 'oh another war game' etc etc.

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What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPHONE, iOS?

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Re: Really?

Will it come with Maps?

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Facebook fixes 'Peeping Tom' webcam bug - AFTER 5 MONTHS

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Another normal day in the Facebook Universe.

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Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack

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Temporary fix notice from Microsoft = DON'T USE IT!

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Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

Just like in medicine, a human being can be innoculated against certain nasties because the virus is known and measures to deal with them are already in place.

If a virus has mutated or something 'new' appears research is needed to develop the drug to deal with it.

I have no idea what point the article is trying to make. Anti virus software will always be better at dealing with what is known, than what has not been discovered yet. As soon as it has been discovered Norton, Kaspersky etc get on the case and update their data bases accordingly.

This protects us from the majority of the script kiddies, unfortunately some will get through every now and again until the 'cure' has been developed.

These is nothing new in the Imperva research, sounds like it is scare mongering to further whatever they are offering to sell.

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Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?

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The only way of getting around it with legitimate companies who think it is important to email you every week with an offer is to use a disposable address, collect the receipt when it's sent, have the item delivered and them shut the email address down.

Simple enough.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Ferrari and Porsche

Make watches as do other prestige names, but that doesn't make them any less tacky.

An iWatch will be perfect for the Chav in your life, to go with his Burberry hat and Aston Martin key ring.

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China turns the screws on netizens with real-name registration plans

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Re: Paranoia strikes again

Yes, the UK Goverment is also exhibiting signs that they are coming down with it.....

It is certainly a virulent disease.

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Chinese court orders Apple to cough £100k to writers for violating copyright

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Re: Peanuts

Not to the Chinese it isn't, it's a huge amount of money compared to the Chinese living wage of 23p per day. The pay out is relative.

The court also doesn't want to over indulge the claimants with millions, otherwise they might get ideas above their station.

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UK.gov: You didn't trust us with your ID, so we gave it to private biz

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Paranoid? I've every right to be.

The State will use FEAR against the population, they welcome any news that generates fear in our communities, they emphasise crime, terrorism and anything else that can be put on the band wagon.

Then they strike with legislation, dripping restrictions and surveillance into law. The population sleep walks into this until the Government has micro control over our lives.

Of course all data will be kept safe, data on our children will be kept safe (their school record already follows them for the rest of their lives) and if you have NOTHING TO HIDE you have nothing to fear, except your liberty and freedom of speech. If you offend them you can be arrested, if you expose them you may die in prison (Putin, I'm pointing at you). There is not a country in the world that is not moving in this direction.

In two years there will be a vote, sadly all the Parties are the same when it comes to manipulation of the population. Are we paranoid? We should be.

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Senate votes to continue FISA domestic spying through 2017

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Of course

If you have NOTHING TO HIDE then why should you fear the Government legislation?

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The slippery slope

The slippery slope, just what they are doing in the UK.

Drip feed the legislation, nothing too controversial, drip by drip by drip.

However just to make sure, it is always important for the Government to introduce something that will scare the population out of all proportion to the problem. Keep the population in fear and you can pass just about any law you want.

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2012: The year that netbooks DIED

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Re: Certianly have a use...

You Boss replaced his laptop with a Surface, and he is the BOSS?

Has your business gone bust yet?

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Bought my wife a £179 Asus notebook, works for her, keeps her off the main computer, she can email, Skype, Facebook, Google etc.

Why pay £1000 for the same functionality?

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Osborne stumps up £20m of your cash for wiggly wonder stuff graphene

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20 million

That will just about pay for the tea and biscuits, a tnt drop in a massive ocean and Osbourne thinks it will make great headlines.

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