970 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012
"Perhaps the rioters were just tired of being threatened, bombed, invaded, sanctioned or destabilized repeatedly?"
Yeah Sydney Australia is a crap place. oh hold on. Isn't it a western country? Why are the muslims calling for beheadings, attacking police and smashing cars in Australia?
Your an idiot!
"1. The extremists are a few bad apples who pervert Islam and should not cast a shadow over Islam as a religion."
Maybe but they're the nutters we all see. Maybe if muslims bitchslapped these idiots more often then perhaps they all wouldn't get tarred with the same brush
"2. Muslims are very protective of their religion and actively protest any insults."
By burning and killing anyone remotely connected as well as plenty who had nothing to do with it just for fun.
Hint: All we see is what the media shows us and that is muslim nutters burning and killing in the name of their religion. We don't see muslims helping orphans, we see muslims making orphans. We see muslims stoning people to death for dancing, blowing up churches and other sites important to other religions. We see clerics framing disabled children so they can stone them to death. We see children with bombs strapped to them trying to blow people up because that will get them to heaven. honor killings, forced marriages, genital mutilations and so on and on.
No amount of burning, bombing,killing and looting will make the rest of the world respect you. Clean up your followers before asking for respect.
Re: During the meanwhile ...
"Or would you prefer cake? I have cake too."
The cake is a lie
Re: During the meanwhile ...
Personally I find the Christians funny
"The Lord is my shepherd"
"I am a sheep"
These fanatics are their own worse enemy.
If they just ignored it, nobody would even know it existed, let alone watch it. Now thanks to their murdering, raping and pillaging over their anger about it, everybody knows what it is and where it is.
Kinda hard to claim to be peaceful when four year olds are waving placards about cutting the heads off anyone who mock their silly religion.
What is it about religion that attracts such morons?
"Still requires a projection surface though. Anyone who manages to project into thin air, without any invisible projection screen, will be undoubtedly very very rich as a result."
Re: Portable St. Jobs prayer booth app
You forgot "Release the hounds!"
Re: If true...
"It would be patented.
Probably already is."
Actually laser keyboards are already being made so yes patents for that are out. You can already get mobiles with microprojectors and laser keyboards.
holograms are getting there but are not quiet ready to be built into mobiles yet. They could patent it but in all likelyhood the patent would expire before the technology get small and cheap enough to build in
Re: If it was true then
"If it were then even the fandroids would dump their Androids......"
Yes we would but since it isn't, we won't.
One of the patent was splitting data based on a delimited in the data. Even a useless programmer can't go twenty minutes without braking that one.
Really if you look at it all language breaks that patent. Spoken words have a pause between words. The conversation is the data and the pause is the delimited. Written words use space and new line.
Once the data is stored, how long until that data is automatically processed and handed over?
Visit "The Pirate Bay" and the Gestapo kick your door in that night and drag you away
Re: I can see why parents want it
If parents want it they can download and install a filter on their own computer right now. Why does everyone need an opt out filter even if there are no children living there.
Opt out filtering is the first step before mandtory filtering
"I agree with real child porn being blocked, but I do not agree with the censorship of art."
Idiot!. For starters kiddy porn is already illegal and is distributed via hidden websites and bit torrents/file sharing
The police don't filter it, they watch it for a while to get the users and then shut the website down and arrest the owners and users. Kiddy porn users use VPNs and encryption to bypass detection so won't be affected by any filters.
The filters are not about kiddy porn but about blocking legit porn under the guise of "Think of the children!". The groups pushing for this are the religious ones who firmly believe that they are saving our souls whether we want them to or not.
Secondly give a difference between art and porn? (or even kiddy porn for that reason). Art is about pushing boundries and porn is one of those that gets pushed a lot. Filters deal in black and white and art is a grey area. It will get filtered.
Re: ISP (on behalf of the state): Would you like us to impose our morals on your lifestyle?
First step is a voluntary opt out filter
Second step is non voluntary filter to filter out the really nasty stuff
Third step is to extend the non voluntary filter to everything that might upset anyone (AKA Nanny State)
The Australian government skipped step one and two and decided to go straight to step three
Re: There is a 100% effective filter ...
"You ain't kidding, my Dad bought a PC back around 1998 with one of those physical key locks. It'd been unplugged from the motherboard a week after we bought it. My Dad continued to lock/unlock it without ever testing if it was working for about 2-3 years until we got rid of it."
Yeah did that one too as a kid. He felt in control and we did what we pleased. It was win win.
Re: Every time
"But EVERY TIME they release and iphone it happens and you would have thought they would have learnt by now how many they need to produce"
They tried to count the iSheep but fell asleep
I found it funny that the Aboriginals gave him a passport that doesn't work, which is just as useful as a condom with a hole in it, which is what got him into this whole mess.
Re: Can we shack the patent office
You want to shack up with the patent office?
Be warned. Apple hog the blankets.
I'm going to patent throwing the phone across the room to turn the alarm clock off
Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...
"Too right, too busy having more sex and earning more money... lol."
Wearing a gimp suit down at the wharves to earn enough money to buy the latest piece of iCrap
Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...
"Not being able to replace the battery gives you better security? Are you sure?"
Yeah, nobody can steal your battery
People already submit events they feel is worthy of police notice ( such as burglary ) and they already get ignored. Hows does a new way to get ignored helping?
To be fair on the police I wouldn't be bothered doing anything either when you know after many hours of work, the perp will be sent before a judge and slapped with the wet lettuce leaf of justice.
Re: Trying hard not to upgrade my 4S
To quote Fry from Futurama
"Shut up and take my money!"
"So simulated sexual activity is OK as long as it is either unrealistic or not explicit."
Does the woman "being in the mood" count as unrealistic?
Re: Hide your stash!
With no bacon he lost the will to live
"Instead of feeding cereals to pigs which then get slaughtered and eaten, why don't we just eat the food we grow directly? Would make sense in a world of 7 billion people and rising."
Bacon is concentrated cereal with extra flavor
Re: I do not like green (eggs and) ham.
"Six ingredients - two slices of bread, four slabs of bacon."
Wrong. Six slices of bacon
Crowds of zombie like people eating police officers to stave off the withdrawal symptoms
How can you be a rockstar if nobody has heard of you?
New pickup line
Man "Hi I'm one of the developer who wrote Angry Birds"
Woman "Lets have sex now"
Might for for actual rockstars, not going to work for programmers
I'm insulted that they labled overscroll bounce as "technology". The correct term is cosmetic eye candy.
Motorola will just put out a software update to remove it. No need to destroy anything
Welcome to the United States of Apple
Re: The iPhone event horizon?
It was a iRan
Re: It's time the pirates bought a clue
"Copyright holders are not the problem, pirates are the problem and they will be punished accordingly. Hating copyright holders is wasted energy and foolish as most folks understand the need for copyright laws. Ignorance is not the answer and never a good legal defense."
What if I want something old? What if I want something not released in my country? What if I want to use it in a MP3 or MP4 player?
The copyright holders are the problem as they refuse to follow the customer wants and while they control the laws they will never change. The only hope the consumer has is wholesale ignoring of the "laws" convinces the copyright holders to change their ways.
Me personally, I wouldn't care to own any content if I could stream what I want, when I want. Now look at Doctor Who. The new series plays in the UK Saturday night. As soon as it finishes, it plays in Australia and can be streamed from the ABC website. Have I pirated a copy of it? No. I've already seen it so why bother.
Piracy solved and at no cost to me.
Commercial stations could be doing exactly the same thing but no they won't. Their licencing agreements and fear of technology won't let them. If the moron had half a brain, they'd work with Google to provide localised advertisments integrated that same a commercial TV does now and stream it on demand. They could then have a premium licencing where users can pay a yearly fee and remove the ads. Piracy dead overnight. Until then screw the copyright holders and their lawyers.
Re: Has reducing piracy increased sales?
"My question is: Has this reduction in piracy resulted in a corresponding increase in legitimate sales?"
The answer is no, infact stopping piracy has resulted in a drop in legit sales.
France has brought in a three strikes rule which has seen a drop in piracy and a subsequent drop in sales
Where did I put my VPN?
Re: No shit
"Most of them aren't customers and don't want to be. They just want free content."
You can still make money from free content. Ok maybe not the $50 the bastards charge for a DVD but still plenty.
Re: let them reap what they sow
Those who live by the patent troll die by the patent troll
1: Build cyborg cockroach
3: World Domination
Re: The UK poverty line...
"It's always amusing to read of cable thieves. I've never been affected by one. I think it has to do with the poor. You've got to be pretty poor to steal cable."
Copper thieves are a problem everywhere. The poor nick small amounts and the better off use trucks and winches and nick a heap more.
Samsung must be reasonable but it's fine for Apple not to be.
Re: All I can think of is Idiocracy..
"I'd like the people in charge of health to be trained professionals, not a desktop support bod"
What people in charge? There will be a button on the machine that will put a call through to a tech support line in India.
Re: Fine and dandy until Big Pharma buys in and suddenly everything needs the latest drugs.
Yes but the big pharma has already bought a lot of flesh and blood doctors. Diagnose a kid as ADHA and proscribe Ritalin and get a free holiday.
Robot doctors will however be good at getting rid of time wasters. Give them their placebos and shove them back out the door.
All your iPhones are belong to us
Re: Dougal, This is small, those are far away
"using the known size of an object to determine distance from the lens has some risks associated with it."
You keep missing when you try to bomb dwarves.
Re: Retina Display?
"They will call it the iEye, (cap'in)"
Actually it's called Eye-fi
"Kryten will be pleased - human eyes just have the zoom (moving your head closer to the object)"
Nipple twisting tuning is next
"@AC 12:50 Perhpaps. But if something is not available in a format I want, you know what I do? Don't consume. I don't agree to a license, but it and then moan after the fact."
Or be like the other 90% of the population and just pirate it
Re: Assange will be returned to Sweden for trial
The moment the UK threatened to storm the embassy, they couldn't hand him over without appearing weak and no government wants to appear weak to their own people and the world as a whole.
The UK was stupid to make the threat because it guarenteed Assange's asylum. In fact the UK was stupid all the way along. Once he fled to the embassy I'd of told Sweden "Sorry take it up with Eucador" and left it at that. It's not the UK's fight so let him be someone else's problem. The hundred of police wasted guarding the embassy plus the UK government now appearing weak and stupid all for one man who couldn't keep it in his pants.
Re: The point isn't the money..
"Its keeping them from pulling these collusion deals in the future. So even if we won't be getting hardly any money back this is still good, because now they will have to compete again instead of just signing backroom deals."
No it won't. They'll collude without talking to each other kinda like the banks do now. One ups their price and everyone else does too.
How is price fixing in the best interest of an open and competitive market?
Personally eBooks are a rip off. There is no printing and distribution costs, no stores or staff, yet cost almost as much as the actual book. If you buy a second hand copy, it can be actually cheaper than the eBook.
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