I see what you did there
267 posts • joined 28 Feb 2012
"Its not an exaggeration: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/woman-pensioner-jailed-for-not-paying-tv-licence-ridiculous-cost-of-jailing-fine-dodgers-in-northern-ireland-29221028.html"
Nothing there about anyone WITHOUT a television being jailed for TV license evasion, pensioner or otherwise.
"The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy ... refers to an iPad style device"
I'd go with "iPad style devices copied their basic design from The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy."
... to prevent Samsung from selling this legally. Something like claiming patent on a system of using a device to send a signal to another device. Or copyrighting the use of ears to listen to sounds. Or something else that has been in use for many years.
Being in the UK, a 1500 watt vacuum cleaner will cease to be a valid unit of measurement come 2017. I propose a task force to carry out the job of proactively converting all published measurements based on vacuum cleaner wattage, into the newer 900 watt grade before then.
We don't need another millennium style bug causing all measuring on the vacuum cleaner scale to bring the world to its knees.
Riverbank Rise (closed during dry season)
After all, it was (insert God of choice here)'s deliberate choice to actually CAUSE the catastrophe. The scientists merely acted on the available information at the time.
Fucking idiot court should throw this out with no right of appeal.
When I'm king... etc.
This is the same Lucy Koh who allowed Apple a settlement for patent infringement regarding public domain software solutions, such as swiping to unlock?
My, how the mighty have fallen. If I was a gambling man and you'd have asked, I would have guessed she would award Apple money on the grounds of "failing to disclose termination of a service, thus costing Apple storage fees for undeliverable messages." or something.
In customer services, there are no such things as problems, merely "opportunities for solutions."
"when it comes to hot girls, there's something called the Apple effect ... someone that is mediocre looking turns into a 8."
"I ... have a beautiful girlfriend"
Not much to say, is there?
"AFAIK, German/EU copyrights aren't valid in the USofA."
Seriously!? Folliwing that logic, any US bound copyright isn't valid anywhere else. No, I think you are mistaken.
I'm not shocked at all. Especially considering that given the option to change login details, even the US military didn't bother to change their software from default login values...
"As to the value--£145.50, depending on what it buys you in terms of programming, that doesn't sound all that steep..."
Except what it buys you has been aired a hundred times before, or has 'celebrities' on it that cost so much, the program itself has no actual production cost because there is no budget left in the BBCs otherwise infinite cash cow.
"...compared to what I would have to pay for, say, a block of sports programming or movie channels on cable or satellite."
Your missing the main point here. If we want any of that stuff, we have to pay the satellite fee IN ADDITION to the licence fee. The licence is paid for the privilege of using a TV, even if we pay for (and only watch) a subscription service, such as Sky. In fact, even if you can conclusively prove that the BBC reception is so bad, you cannot possibly watch BBC channels, you still have to pay the licence fee if you watch ANY live TV. This is what my problem is with the fee, the BBC reap the benefits from not even having to produce decent television programs. In fact, they can reap the benefits from OTHER suppliers providing a better service.
"The main difference is that I don't have to buy them if I don't want them, and the national government doesn't threaten to jail me for not buying them."
So to put it another way, you have the better deal after all.
Paris, because her service is much like the BBC... flakey at best.
"I have never been able to 'get' a public (non profit) trust criminalising people for not paying for it's massive budget that is pissed away on high pay for it's bosses and ridiculous severance fees for those it employed mistakenly or no longer wants.Oh and IT schemes that never come to fruition!"
Sounds like central government.
"He hacked US military systems. Even if he did achieve this more by luck than skill, he probably still has a man from the NSA reading every email and IM conversation he has."
Hacked it by using the default user/password combination. Frankly the US government should be thanking him for exposing and highlighting the incompetence of the sys admins. He did them a favour and showed them they needed to, you know, actually secure their security services own secure systems.
The ungrateful gits.
"Correlation does not imply causation but their are one of two possibilities... a) FB is an idiot magnet or b) FB turns its users into idiots."
Ah, good use of sarcasm their.
"So I guess people buying Samsung are just as stupid as people buying Apple, right?"
At least they have made a conscious decision not to support a company that copyrights or patents public domain design traits, then retrospectively sue the people who are using them.
I was bored.
NSA... No Secracy Allowed.
GCHQ... Gigantic Conglomaracy Harvesting Quickly.
USA PATRIOT Act... Undoubtedly Stupid And Pathetic Attempt To Rationalise Investigation Of Taxpayers And Citizens Totally.
Surely this will be used by Apple to proves that i* help solve crimes. They can even have a iPhone wearing a cape and spandex.
note to self: A method to use a device to solve crimes. Realy must patent that before Apple retrospectively do, and then sue the Oz gov for infringement.
It seems like the gist of this story is: The RIAA are suing a company because they can't sue it for copyright theft.
"What is child un-safe about a mother's breasts?"
Good point, except she isn't breastfeeding, you don't know she's a mother (unless you've read the book of course), and I think the pose she's in certainly suggests an element of sexual pravocativeness.
Other then that, good point.
"The very first post here is an MS shill/troll"
No, the first post was pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. That's not trolling or shilling, that's pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. Nothing more, nothing less. If Linux users see more into it then that, then that's showing an altogether different type of insecurity.
Surely, this article isn't equating insider data breaches and hacking..?
96 TB... should be about enough to install Win-8...
"My old man still asks to this day "Is that an iPhone?" when seeing any touch-screen phone (even though I've got him to buy himself a Nexus 5), suggesting that the charge of confusing potential customers is not without merit."
It suggests to me that he was oversaturated with iPhone adverts to the point where he assumes any phone with any radius of corners is an iPhone. I mean really... are you suggesting that at no point in pre Apple history has a phone with that degree of cornerage been produced. There's a huge back catalogue of phones to measure there...
I can certainly live without US or EU mains sockets, but wouldn't be too happy without UK ones. Why were those on the list and not UK?
"...it was one of the space agency's own satellites."
Are we sure. Shouldn't we take hundreds of high-res pictures from all angles, study it on a microscopic level and take samples... Just in case it IS an alien artefact or an attempt by aliens to communicate.
I mean, this could be the most profound discovery in mankind's history, and I'd hate to see them get sued for deriliction of duty, or whatever...
"Samsung are even open shops now, I wonder who did that first?"
Shops: Anyone before Apple existed as a company.
Mobile phone shops: T-Mobile, Three, Orange, Virgin, Carphone Warehouse (this is just in UK of course, more abroad I suspect)
If your talking about ONLY between Samsung or Apple, then yes, obviously Apple opened stores first.
In a similar vein, Apple do telecoms now. I wonder who did that first?
"Bzzzzt - wrong. To use Bing and IE you just use the stuff that came with the OS. "
Uh, if I buy an Android phone does it not default to using Google for search?
Uh, if you buy a Windows phone does it not default to using Bing for search?
You sir, are a hypocrite.
He has a touchscreen, calender synching, installable apps, camera, expandable memory, 64k colour screen, music player and full featured web browser.
Not a dumb phone by any stretch of the imagination.
'AN HP Server'????????
Its 'A HP server'.....
What kind of grammar natzism is this? If it was pronounced as the individual letters H followed by P, it would indeed be 'an HP server'.
And I'm reasonably sure it would be "It's", as in 'It is' rather then plural of it.
... grapes, poop (poop deck) and prick (with a needle) on a multiplayer session of Quarrel. They are only offensive if used in a particular context. Rather like boob, jerk, and tit, all of which are allowed.
That's why this kind of filtering is a bad idea... it doesn't (censored) work, you (censored) (censored) pieces of (censored).
"Do you consent to Apple charging you for the use of its new, patented, auto click correcting technology on a per click basis?"
*user clicks no*
"Our patented auto click correct technology has determined you meant to click Yes. Your first payment has been charged. Thank you!"
"Now I don't need to buy contact lenses!"
... because I'm now permanantly blind!
WESTERN spiral arm? Does such a concept as West exist on a galactic scale?
"circumventing legislation"... is that anything like "ensuring you don't break the law".
If they want to introduce legislation forbidding someone from doing something, they have to have clearly defined ruled on what is and isn't punishable. Those scenarios highlight this need.
It should cover the cost of a replacement SIM removal tool.
The opposition isn't against it being NEW, it opposition against an inferior product. DAB offers nothing to listeners of specialist FM broadcasts, is going to be expensive for those specialist stations to implement, and is generally of poorer sound quality.
I'll never understand the "its new so it must be better" argument you seem to back.
While maths isn't exactly my strong point, I know that a typical 128kb/s song in my Moe collection comes out at roughly 3mb for 3 minutes. I suggest you check your calculations.
The same choice that Digital TV gives us? Looking just at BBC, we have BBC 1 and 2 (which were analogue anyway, and about 14 channels of repeats from yesterday, yesteryear, and yestercentury of programs that were on BBC 1 and 2. ITV offers pretty much the same, plus a chance to catch up with itv1+1 etc. Which is just an hour delayed repeat of itv1.
Wow, an incredible "choice" that warrented forced uptake...
If I was forced to gamble in any line up of manufacturers phones on which would stop a live round, I would have chosen Nokia.
After losing data signal, my mate put on the loudspeeker as he rang customer services. First they gave him a different number after finally navigating the dreadful "press a number for the right service" menu. Then THAT number asked him "Why don't you visit our website and avoid delays to answer your question?" To which we both smiled...
Quote: I'm off to download it and see what it looks like!
If we believe the article, it looks like a scaled cubic version of Britain.
Quote: "the killer feature here is the lockdown phone feature, rendering stolen iPhones almost worthless."
iPhones that HAVEN'T been stolen are next to worthless. Expensive and overhyped, yes. But generally worthless.
I don't get the big deal, all Apple need to do is patent this as a fingerprint retrieval mechanism. Then anyone doing this will face stiffer punishment then the theft of the phone would incur anyway.
Quote: The court also clarified that users could be liable for even more serious offences if the rumours “seriously endanger social order and national interests”, for example if they lead to mass incidents, damage China’s image or lead to ethnic or religious conflict.
Does this mean if the people repost the official court decleration, those who brought the decleration in will be called to account? After all, legislation like this surely damages China's image.
My friends tell me I need to get out more, find myself a hobby!
Quote: "Your attitude, of compartmentalising decency, manners and behaviour according to school, work or whatever could be cited as one of the problems society in general and people in particular suffer."
So your saying schools should be responsible in taking remedial action against a student if that student behaves in a way they deem detrimental to society off of school grounds?
Quote: "On the other hand, I can see, from the article, no reason for the headmaster going to the police and am not comfortable with his making special approaches to the university to get the boy rejected."
So this statement is a lie, since the school took the action you cited previously, yet you criticise them for doing so.
And you even managed to post AC too. I'm impressed with your lack of accountability, and unwillingness to be able to stand by your obvious attempt at trolling.
Just wait till someone else builds a 5inch screen smartphone, then claim it is a patent infringement, as they came up with the idea first. Now they have published a possibility of plans to develop 5inch screens, its illegal for any one else to do it.
Prrsonally, I'd rather not have anything pre-installed on a mobile except the bear essentials that are needed to make it a smart phone. I have an android that comes with a 2nd keyboard interface, a whole slew of games, an in built browser that can't even render HTML reliably, a contact list feature that loses account detail on reboot.. none of which can be uninstalled, and so reduce the 150mb system memory to about 32mb by the time I install the stuff I have to install to make it usable.