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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

G2
Pint

xkcd

https://xkcd.com/695/

for the wrong rover though... but valid nonetheless.

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Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees

G2
Mushroom

launch affecting 6000+ people...

quote: we have launched a voluntary package (VRS) at our Chennai, India facility.

/quote

was it launched from a low earth orbit, a high geostationary orbit or from Nokia's HQ in Finland using a phone-shaped ICBM?

/ICSDS

(inter-continental snark delivery system)

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

G2

Re: @article author: reading comprehension FAIL

quote:

So Google, and apparently you, think that it is OK to break W3C HTML5?

/quote

on the contrary, this behavior is mandated by the W3C HTML principles:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#priority-of-constituencies

what's happening is that all the OTHER browsers are breaking the HTML design principles by forcing a user to do what a site wants (disabling the autocomplete) instead of prioritizing the user's wishes. In this case Chrome might be the first browser to actually comply with the W3C principles.

Now.. the problem here is that while browsers come with password managers and they ask the user if they want to save the password, a lot of people will click "yes" without thinking...

What the browser designers should have done instead of just blindly clicking on a "yes" button is forcing the user to think when they save a password.

Instead of just clicking that button they should be presented with a more puzzling challenge, e.g. solving a captcha or typing the "yes" answer themselves.

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G2
FAIL

@article author: reading comprehension FAIL

quote:

That means that even if users turn off Chrome's feature that collects and automatically enters their login credentials to web services, the browser will nonetheless make the offer to do so.

/quote

NO, that's not what it means, you totally misunderstood the change... if the user turns off the password manager then it stays off.

This change affects only when a web SITE specifies the parameter autocomplete=off on a password input field, the browser will ignore that and instead will use the USER's preference instead of the SITE's preference: if the user has the password manager enabled then it will use that for autocomplete. If the user has disabled the password manager then it stays disabled.

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China's web giants unite to defuse Windows XP bombshell

G2
Mushroom

support WinXP? maybe with EMET.. unfortunately no longer a solution

without access to WinXP source code i don't see how they can provide updates... maybe they thought they could rely on Microsoft's EMET ?

i'ts already been bypassed, even on latest windows OS's

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/02/25/0139202/complete-microsoft-emet-bypass-developed

quote: "Researchers took a real-world IE exploit and tweaked it until they had a complete bypass of EMET's ROP, heap spray, SEHOP, ASLR, and DEP mitigations"

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US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence

G2
Mushroom

"Files that demanded higher throughput, which meant that more users were accessing those files simultaneously, were stored on faster servers ... [..snip...]...has purposefully made their rapid and repeated distribution a primary focus of their infrastructure"

yep.. looks like akamai.com's modus operandi ... shut them down too! (/sarcasm)

oh wait.. can't do that...

http://www.akamai.com/html/customers/customer_list.html

even NASA or the Australian Government or Autodesk uses Akamai services.... or a whole TON of US Government Agencies... shut them down too! :p

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

G2
Pint

cooking recipe thoughts

first thing i thought (ok..second, first was "wtf! they admit it") when seeing that octopus was yummy....a lot of meat to cook Takoyaki there... who starts to chop the arms and who brings the sauce?

:p /beer

p.s.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHDmVhShE80

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Ultimate Doctor Tom Baker REGENERATES, RETURNS to WHO

G2
Pint

nice pun :)

quote:

you've been lost up Uranus

/quote

roflmao... i think a proctologist has made subtle changes to the article before it went live :p

edit: woooot.. we have an EDIT button! cheers!

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Google Glass going to the dogs: FIDO project computerizes canines

G2
Coat

can they adapt it for....

Can we fit them to sharks also and train them?

We might then get a remote-controlled shark... next step is just to add lasers to a shark's dorsal package

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Facebook slurped phone numbers says Norton

G2
Mushroom

heh.. diigo is far worse

Diigo is far worse... if you're logged in with ANY account you can download ANYONE ELSE's exported bookmarks if you manage to get the download key (looks like a MD5 sum slightly modified) for one.

The site doesn't check that the file actually belongs to you, only that you're logged in with a diigo account. (it used to be that the site didn't even check that you're logged in, but they added a login check sometimes last year).

even data for PAST ACCOUNTS, that are currently deleted, can be downloaded. Diigo doesn't allow you to delete ANY EXPORT files even if the account that generated them is deleted by the user.

http://feedback.diigo.com/forums/76543-bugs/suggestions/2724653-major-privacy-violation-exported-archives-cannot-/

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TSA: Perv scanners now fully banished from US airports

G2
Joke

idiocracy user interface

rofl @ user interface on that thing

i think that interface makes a nice 3rd pane to this comparison:

http://acousticmonster.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/76__400x425_windowsidiocracy.png

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Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request

G2
Unhappy

unfortunately it's not over yet...

"ACTA" as such might be dead and buried but its contents is risen back copypasta-style in the form of CETA and TPP:

see

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/ceta-replicates-acta

https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

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WIN! A Viewsonic Pro9000 HD projector worth £1600

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BOFH: Hasta la Vista... luser

G2
Pint

i wish i could mod the article insightful +1

"Only to the size of the hammer," - this is my rule too :)

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US Copyright Office approves phone jailbreaking and video remixes

G2
FAIL

from Jan 2013 you can only get unlocking with a carrier's permission

i think your interpretation of the new DMCA extemptions is a bit flawed: true, unlocking is still freely allowed BUT that will last ONLY UNTIL January 2013. After that you must have the carrier's permission (and assistance) to do so:

quote:

No more unlocking

In 2006 and 2010, the Librarian of Congress had permitted users to unlock their phones to take them to a new carrier. Now that's coming to an end. While the new rules do contain a provision allowing phone unlocking, it comes with a crippling caveat: the phone must have been "originally acquired from the operator of a wireless telecommunications network or retailer no later than ninety days after the effective date of this exemption."

In other words, phones you already have, as well as those purchased between now and next January, can be unlocked. But phones purchased after January 2013 can only be unlocked with the carrier's permission.

/quote

source:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/jailbreaking-now-legal-under-dmca-for-smartphones-but-not-tablets/

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Pandora boss urges 85% pay cut for musicians

G2
WTF?

stock trades list - is this a slow fire sale or what's going on?

the actual URL in the article should be this one:

Westergren Timothy: Insider Trading and Stock Options:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522489.htm

that shows the monthly trades much more clearly and by looking at what the other executives of the company are doing it seems this kind of slow fire sale ("under the radar") is "normal" for them:

.

Conrad Thomas:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522484.htm

.

Costin Delida:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522485.htm

.

Trimble John:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522488.htm

.

CAKEBREAD STEVEN:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1254015.htm

.

KAVNER ROBERT M:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1195065.htm

.

anyone has any clue what's happening here? From what i know executives selling stock (and stock options) in the company they manage happens usually only once a year or so. Doing this monthly and in such high volumes smells weird to me.

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French Skyper freed after accidentally hacking bank's phone system

G2
Facepalm

Re: Pass code?

That's amazing, i know someone that has the same combination on his luggage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNGI1dI-e8

:P

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Japanese fanboy robbers empty shops of iPhone 5s ahead of launch

G2
Trollface

Re: Status symbol

well, they did SHIP them....they just didn't reach the intended delivery destination :p

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Swiss railways ticked off at iOS clock knock-off

G2
WTF?

Re: The trademark on the clock expired [...] this month.

they might be in the process of renewing it, so the renewal won't show up yet.

if you look at the status it does say it's an ACTIVE trademark, so SBB might have a grace period to renew the mark

Status Active trademark

Trademark no. 512830

Filing date 03.09.2002

Expiry date 03.09.2012

Source of first publication SOGC no.145 to 31.07.2003

Application no. 07606/2002

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Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades

G2
Mushroom

Re: iOS6 update broke on my iPhone 4

A) or try starting it in recovery mode and re-flash it.

1. Turn phone off

2. Press and continue to hold the Home button while you reconnect the USB cable to your iPhone, this will cause the iPhone to turn on

3. Continue to hold the Home button until an alert message in iTunes informs you that an iPhone in recovery mode has been detected. (hopefully)

4. re-flash it.

and/or

B) if you tried (A) and it still doesn't work and it's under warranty, return it.

C) if (A) doesn't work and it's not under warranty, you're SOL.

Consider selling it for parts OR if you have data on it that you're worried about, consider CAREFULLY removing the salvageable bits yourself (e.g. screen+touch sensor assembly, battery,...) and applying some heavy duty percussive maintenance to the remaining mainboard bits. :p

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Apple's first batch of iPhone 5 preorders sold out in an hour

G2
WTF?

64Gb flash = +200 usd?!!!

wtf... price games again:(

they're practically selling 64Gb of flash memory for +200 usd?

a heavy duty usb flash drive is half of that and it also includes a sturdy rubber enclosure that you can drive a truck over or dump into water 50m deep and it will protect it. Try that with their phone.

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What to do with 110,000 Magstar tapes and 11PB of data

G2
Pint

tapes

after they migrate the data from the tapes, recycle the tapes themselves to launch a new line of designer clothes and wearable accessories.

It's way more profitable than dumping the tapes in a landfill and it gives a new life to the stuff.

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Size does matter: Outlook.com punters want meatier passwords

G2
Facepalm

@deny source ip

<quote src=Graham 24>[...]simple deny all logins from that source IP for say, five seconds. Hardly a great inconvience to a genuine user making a typo on the password, but makes a remote "dictionary attack" (where the dictionary including all combinations of upper, lower case and digits) of even an eight-character password unfeasible.[...]</quote>

these days it's a lot easier to do DISTRIBUTED dictionary attacks or port/vulnerability scans, denying logins from a particular ip address or address range is meaningless.

It's better to deny logins globally to that account for x seconds/minutes and after that to add a mandatory captcha to the login for the next few hours. I've even seen servers that always ask for captcha on logins (i configure mine this way too.).

https://www.google.com/search?q=distributed+dictionary+attack

https://www.google.com/search?q=distributed+port+scan

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Slash for cash: boozers' bladders primed for Olympic pee game

G2
Facepalm

cheating the system

does this thing do any sort of chemical analysis of the liquid it's subjected to?

if not... just bring a [section of a] garden hose into the bathroom, connect one end to a water tap at the nearby sink, open the water flow and use the other end to obtain the gold pee medal :P

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Yahoo! fixes! password! leak! vulnerability!

G2
FAIL

unfortunately, for yahoo sms auth it is still in beta testing and it can easily be bypassed even if turned on.

Just log on via yahoo messenger (desktop app), click on the mail icon in ymess and you have Instant mail access without any nagging sms prompts.

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MPAA sympathetic to returning legitimate Megaupload files

G2
WTF?

Re: What really annoys me...

@AC with "police have seizure..." blabla

FBI is not police and especially not outside the borders of the USA

the FBI agents were in New Zealand as simple visitors / tourists / consultants, not members of the NZ police force so they had no right to hijack potential evidence.

when members of other agencies around the world do the same thing inside the USA they get arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for spying. Sometimes they get directly executed with a bullet/car "accident", skipping the arrest/prosecution/prison stage.

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G2

Re: $9000/day storage cost?

that "storage" is not ony hard drive space but physical space storage too.

the servers themselves might be powered down and sealed but that doesn't mean they have been moved, they still use up valuable datacenter space and resources...

however... i don't remember reading anywhere that the servers themselves have been powered down, only that they have been disconnected from the network.

factor in the wasted datacenter space, electrical power needed to keep servers and air conditioning running, routers, switches, UPSs, generators, building maintenance, security & staff, etc...

this all translates into costs and a huge revenue loss for the company operating the data center.

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G2
Facepalm

Re: SO THERE

THE CATCH here is that MPAA wants an absolute rate of 0% counterfeit.

Not 0.00something%, not 5%...they don't allow for any tolerance, so ZERO.

You can NEVER GUARANTEE that compliance rate LAWFULLY unless you hire a JUDGE (ok, a lot of them) to examine MANUALLY EACH FILE and rule on its compliance.

A few days ago a research report came out that such a thing would costs roughly 50 BILLION USD in the case of all the videos on youtube.

This request from MPAA is around the same order of magnitude & impossibility.

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G2
FAIL

"its investigators arrived in New Zealand, copied seven hard drives, and sent the information back to the US without local police knowing what was happening"

Soooo.... copying copyrighted information is theft when MPAA says it is, but copying copyrighted information that belongs to someone else is not theft when the FBI does it on the sly in a foreign country while acting as MPAA's lap dog?

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Hard disk drive prices quick to rise, slow to fall

G2
Mushroom

Re: Doesn't help that drives are increasingly unreliable

<quote>WD still has a 5 year warrany on the Caviar Black series of drives and RE4 series of drives.</quote>

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp?custtype=end&lang=en#emea

yea... right.. it's funny that NOW the warranty page on WD's sites loads just fine but back in february/march when i needed it, it didn't LOAD AT ALL! It was showing an error message with an apology about warranty terms not being available.

At that time even the WD Black / RE4 i was seeing for sale had warranties of only 2 years. Maybe they fixed that since then but i was royally screwed over by this thing. :(

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G2
Mushroom

Re: Doesn't help that drives are increasingly unreliable

that's why they also dropped warranty lengths.

All drives manufactured after january 1st, 2012 have the warranty cut down. You won't see anymore drives shipped directly from manufacturer with a warranty of 3 or 5 or more years.

Now Seagate and Western Digital only provide a maximum warranty of 2 years but only on some drives.

I see also many drives from these two that come with only ONE year warranty and they hope they won't be sued by the European Union for ignoring the minimum 2 years warranty mandatory legal requirement across the E.U.

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US space programme in shock metric conversion

G2
FAIL

Re: Good luck with that

well, to give my point of view, from Eastern Europe, (and maybe for most of the rest of the world) here the US is mostly viewed as a redneck country with the border rednecks willing to almost rape and anal probe you if you dare to visit and WILL kick arrest and deport you even for posting twitter jokes (TSA checkpoints). The USA's new logo for promoting tourism is: "Come and visit the USA, strip for the TSA!"

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A sysadmin in telco hell

G2
FAIL

i'm in the same porting hell with Vodafone ever since 2009 !!!!

i'm stuck in a similar porting hell with Vodafone (in Romania) since 2009 and they won't do ANYTHING about it.

in october 2009 i ported my number from Vodafone to another carrier (RDS DigiMobil) and to this day i CANNOT RECEIVE any international call or sms.

i tested with a friend in Canada: while we were both on skype video chat i had him call my mobile phone number from his mobile phone and after he started to get a ringing tone (and my phone wasn't ringing at all) i used the very same phone that he was trying to reach to call his home land line number.

His landline started to ring immediately and at the same time his mobile phone was still trying to ring my mobile number (and did a very good job of faking the ringing, there was no indication that the call was not connected properly at all, he was hearing a standard ringing tone)

i filed complaints all the way up to the National Authority for Communications but all my complaints end up in the same stink-hole that is vodafone+rds support.

RDS says that the porting has been completed from their end... Vodafone says the same and i'm stuck with having to use a secondary prepaid sim card (from vodafone since they won't unlock that handset even if the contract is finished) so that i can receive international calls and sms.

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Proview's Apple iPad rights war goes global, reaches ESSEX

G2

Re: China trademarks =/= Hong Kong trademarks

P.S. read that 2007 blog article and the linked blogspot article too...

Ferrari lost the right to the horse image trademark in China to a company that registered it properly in 1996.

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G2
Facepalm

China trademarks =/= Hong Kong trademarks

Proview is not using the fraud and deceit defense in China because these are really two separate legal matters:

The international lawsuits are related to the INTERNATIONAL (actually 10-countries) usage of the mark that was sold to a buyer that was acting under false pretenses and thus it is the contract to the international mark that is contested and as such that contract might be found null and void because of willfull deceit on part of the buyer and Proview might end up actually owning the international IPAD trade mark again if the courts decide so.

The China lawsuit is another kettle of fish: the international right for the mark does not include the rights for Chinese mainland.

Harris & Moure on their blog, http://www.chinalawblog.com/ have repeatedly stressed the point that Hong Kong trademarks are not always (i.e. almost never) recognized in mainland China unless they are also REGISTERED in China.

This is due to the "One country, two systems" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_country,_two_systems

See:

http://www.chinalawblog.com/2007/07/china_trademarks_do_you_feel_l.html

and

http://www.chinalawblog.com/2011/12/china_and_foreign_trademarks_think_puerto_rico.html

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More Chinese shopkeepers hide their iPad stock

G2

the chinese courts' decision is correct imho because they bought the rights from Proview Taiwan not Proview China.

These are separate (but related) legal entities.

The taiwanese company is in charge of international stuff and the chinese company takes care of matters within the borders of China.

The taiwanese was the trademark administrator for international usage but the owner is the chinese company and that one never sold the mark. It was the taiwanese company that did it and they only sold the international rights not the rights within china as they had no right to sell that.

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What's in the box, Windows sysadmin?

G2
Pint

virustotal apps, secunia psi & filehippo updater

1) VirusTotal.com - the uploader and browser extension tools

https://www.virustotal.com/documentation/desktop-applications/

right click on any file (up to 20mbytes) - send to - virustotal

will scan that file with all their installed antivirus programs

the browser extension helps with scanning unknown links, scans downloads before saving the file, and so on...

https://www.virustotal.com/documentation/browser-extensions/

btw, i chose not to use the browser extensions, i don't want too many addons in firefox, i'm only using the uploader app.

.

.

2) filehippo's update checker and Secunia PSI

http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/

https://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

these two complement each other quite well. Sometimes (*ahem*... often) PSI lags a bit on the detection of the latest version available but filehippo's manual tool picks it up.

PSI is best to leave running all the time in the tray since it can auto-update quite a few odd programs (irfan view, adobe flash..), prompt the user for updates for other programs that cannot be auto-updated (no silent install available for them: winamp, vlc,..).

PSI will also warn about end of life programs - programs that their producer has decided to no longer support because newer versions are available - such is the case with sysinternals' registry monitor and file monitor that have been retired and replaced by process monitor.

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Zuckerberg's 2012 personal income tax bill: $1.5 billion

G2
Mushroom

well, i assume that at least he'll be paying those 35% properly instead of the creative accounting that Mitt Romney is using so that he's only paying 13,9% tax on his millions

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-24-2012/indecision-2012---i-know-what-you-did-last-quarter

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Samsung: 'We'll nick Nokia's global mobe crown this year'

G2
FAIL

Windows Phone OS = dead in the water

nokia & ms are taking a nosedive recently since MS announced a few days ago that all updates of WinPhone OS will be provided by CARRIERS only

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/01/06/new-maintenance-release-for-windows-phone.aspx

you won't get access to updates directly from MS unless your carrier says so and they won't say so because they don't make any money from a free os update, their interest is to push you to PAY and change your phone... this is a quote from a comment there:

<quote>

They have no intentions on rolling out the update.

They very kindly asked me if I (and for that matter the other 3 members of my family who have the same phones) would like to terminate our contracts and get shiny new Nokia phones where they would be pushing the update out on to at a cost of £350.00 per phone which makes a stagering total of £1400.

</endquote>

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BOFH: The Explosive Christmas Evacuation

G2
Mushroom

napalm pudding!

"Plan B was much the same, the only difference being they were tossed, flaming into the offices concerned."

rofl, great use of a napalm / molotov pudding... tasty AND sticky incendiary device :D

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Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts

G2
Mushroom

lawsuit incoming in 3....2....1.....

limiting warranties to less than two years will not pass in Europe, here the minimum mandatory warranty period is 2 years as stated in Directive 1999/44/EC and adopted as such in the legislation of the Member Nations

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(17) Whereas it is appropriate to limit in time the period during which the seller is liable for any lack of conformity which exists at the time of delivery of the goods; whereas Member States may also provide for a limitation on the period during which consumers can exercise their rights, provided such a period does not expire within two years from the time of delivery; whereas where, under national legislation, the time when a limitation period starts is not the time of delivery of the goods, the total duration of the limitation period provided for by national law may not be shorter than two years from the time of delivery;

(...)

Article 5 - Time limits

1. The seller shall be held liable under Article 3 where the lack of conformity becomes apparent within two years as from delivery of the goods. If, under national legislation, the rights laid down in Article 3(2) are subject to a limitation period, that period shall not expire within a period of two years from the time of delivery.

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this minimum term of two years is further highlighted by a common letter of the Commission and European Parliament from 2007

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cons_int/safe_shop/guarantees/CSD_2007_EN_final.pdf

====

TIME LIMITS – ARTICLE 5(1)

The seller is liable under Article 3 where the lack of conformity becomes apparent within two years as from the moment of delivery.

====

Also, article 7 of Directive 1999/44/EC has this to say:

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Binding nature

1. Any contractual terms or agreements concluded with the seller before the lack of conformity is brought to the seller's attention which directly or indirectly waive or restrict the rights resulting from this Directive shall, as provided for by national law, not be binding on the consumer.

Member States may provide that, in the case of second-hand goods, the seller and consumer may agree contractual terms or agreements which have a shorter time period for the liability of the seller than that set down in Article 5(1). Such period may not be less than one year.

====

please note that warranties of one year are acceptable only for second-hand goods.

I'm sooo looking forward to the day when the European Class Action lawsuits (called "collective redress") can finally be launched at such sellers/manufacturers.

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/redress_cons/collective_redress_en.htm

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Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics

G2
Joke

in case of fire, break the glass. ALL of it :p

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Samsung strokes big bulb that'll keep going for decades

G2
WTF?

3 hours/day?

who uses lighting bulbs only 3 hours/day? who made up this crazy metric?

if it's clouded or very foggy outside we even keep the lights on during the entire day and sometimes well past midnight

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'Puzzling structures on surface' of YU55 spaceball

G2
Joke

my opinion: it looks like a hairy spinning ball :p

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Nvidia outs five-core ARM chip

G2
Mushroom

adobe cancels development of flash for mobile devices

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/exclusive-adobe-ceases-development-on-mobile-browser-flash-refocuses-efforts-on-html5/19226

rofl... adobe punches nvidia right when it launches the tegra 3 platform.

nuked logo for ovious reasons

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Panasonic preps rubber-clad Android tablet

G2
WTF?

Re: Fondleslab -- HA HAAA HO HO HA HA HEE HO

the funny thing is that the SLAB title really fits this one.

At 2.1lbs (0.952 kg) and 0.7" thick without any accessories it's quite heavy as hell to handle for extended lengths of time in just one palm. Samsung's Galaxy Tab is only 1.2lbs (0.544 kg) and only 0.33" thick, HALF the weight and thickness of the panasonic SLAB

Oh.. and the panasonic PR spinners managed to spit out this bit of Vogon prose when they talk about the difference: (from the PDF file Toughpad_ConsumerCompetitiveChart.pdf on panasonic's site)

"The Toughpad A1 has a significant rugged and performance advantage for only a slight difference in weight and thickness."

rofl, "slight difference" my ass, the thing is more than DOUBLE the thickness and almost double the weight!

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G2
FAIL

wtf, ANOTHER delay and expensive as hell?

Spring 2012?????? another delay?

at the beginning of summer they promised us that in it will BE AVAILABLE by the end of this year, and the trade shows i've attended they promised us that it will be available in november! why this delay again?

see: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/panasonictoughbook/sets/72157626971296012/

also,

£1K for the 3g version and £875 for non-3g? are they nuts? £125 just for an additional 3g modem tucked inside?

f**k it then, i'm getting samsung devices for our company. Panasonic can go suck on an egg.

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Bank emails punters asking for their, er, email address

G2

"The bank added that it would have contacted those customers whose email bounced back through some other means."

i set up my own mail server that doesn't bounce ANY mail.

if its addressed to a known address then it is processed properly (including blacklist filtering and such), however if it is addressed to an unknown address then the mail is sent complete with headers directly to spamcop and phishtank.

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Nokia axes another 3,500 jobs

G2
Coat

Nokia - disconnecting people

... from their jobs

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Malware burrows deep into computer BIOS to escape AV

G2

quote from that microsoft page: "Much of the NGSCB architecture design is covered by patents, and there will be intellectual property issues to be resolved. "

this is why that thing is not used much, patents = either increased product costs for manufacturers or exposing themselves to lawsuits.

the only devices that i know to use it are the game consoles, XBOX, PlayStation and the like, but those are relatively closed and isolated ecosystems where competition in hardware is non-existent, e.g. the only way to get an xbox motherboard is from Microsoft. Same thing is for Sony and playstation motherboards.

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