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* Posts by Dr Zoidberg

18 posts • joined 24 Jan 2012

PayPal goes crypto-currency with Bitcoin

Dr Zoidberg

Re: Meh

Perhaps I can interest you in some cowry shells? One shell for forty hours of your time is the current rate.

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Tesla to add charging network in China

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Re: 400 charging stations?

Racist much? China has the second most millionaires in the world.

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Dr Zoidberg

Re: 400 charging stations?

Would you buy an ICE car if there were no petrol stations? Obviously the charging network needs to be established to stimulate demand.

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

Dr Zoidberg

How embarassment.

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Ticketmaster warns phishers using tickets as bait

Dr Zoidberg
FAIL

I don't know why the spammers would bother phishing

Ticketmaster store passwords in plaintext, may as well focus your efforts on lifting the DB.

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US retail kingpins swoon: Nobody bonks like Google does

Dr Zoidberg

Re: The problem with NFC payments by phone in the US

The idea behind using your phone to 'bonk' is that it removes the need for a wallet entirely. In a (bank's) perfect world, NFC is everywhere, everyone owns an NFC enabled phone and cash is not required (therefore neither is your wallet). I don't necessarily agree, but this is the 'advantage' of NFC payments on a phone.

Also, if you have more than one card, bonking your wallet against a terminal isn't the best idea as you can't really be sure which card will be charged.

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Simon Cowell plans X Factor for Tech

Dr Zoidberg

"Imagine if YouTube, Google or Twitter had asked first how you make money. What I like about startups is that it is a tool first to be adopted, the monetization comes later."

He does realise that both YouTube and Twitter make huge losses right?

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Google celebrates as Android hits 25 billion downloads

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"equivalent to the number of minutes since humans first entered Europe (although historians still haven't actually sorted that one out quite yet) "

Probably because historians don't know anything about pre history. I think you mean archaeologists.

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Google plants rainbow flag in anti-gay countries

Dr Zoidberg
Facepalm

I would be more impressed

If they didn't funnel a big slice of their revenues through Singapore so as to enjoy the low tax rate. If they were really serious about this then why not move their Asian operations elsewhere?

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Google coughs up what it coughs up to govs - and what it suppresses

Dr Zoidberg
Big Brother

And so Google became the moral compass for the world

Who is to say insulting the monarchy is more or less ok than threatening to perform an act of terrorism? They both undermine the government but in Google's eyes one is ok and one isn't.

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Cloudy QR code bike theft stopper gets Police thumbs up

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But I don't want my personal details readily available to anyone who can scan my bike. This feature immediately makes a frame worth less on the second hand market to a large part of the buyers.

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Dr Zoidberg
FAIL

Stupid

1) Everyone knows thieves spray paint stolen bikes black.

2) As mentioned scanning curved QR codes doesn't work so great

3) The second hand bike market is HUGE, what happens when I sell my frame???

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Google shows off Project Glass augmented reality specs

Dr Zoidberg
FAIL

Who is this dipshit who needs Google Maps to navigate two blocks?

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4G hobonet stunt was riddled with flaws, doomed to ridicule

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Go

"The telcos have designed their networks to work without the need for homeless people with femtocells."

This is why this idea is so dumb.

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Cook & Co. boost Apple TV to 1080p, update interface

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Go

I dislike apple as much as the next freetard but the ATV is the most affordable bit of kit for playing media on your tv from network storage. Just jailbreak and install XBMC and you have a fantastic htpc with a remote for $100.

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MWC: Inscrutable slogans, Google toys and the invisible Apple

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FAIL

"Ed Moore is Partner, Ocasta Labs, a developer of mobile-optimised internet software." - their slogan is 'innovating success' which is totally not dumb.

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HP, RIM, ARM among thousands in ICANN dot-brand ban

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FAIL

When you say not many, are you including the 142 million Russians nationals or not?

So according to your logic (and ICANN's), we should reserve Moscow in every language known to man, and then repeat for every city in the world?

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Dr Zoidberg

Yes - exactly. If the city of Roma want to buy Rome then they can apply but if we have to protect the name of every city in every language then there isn't going to be much left.

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