230 posts • joined 8 May 2012
At least now...
some of the government knows what it's like when the government invades their privacy. Sadly, however, we are talking about the american senate - I would bet real money at least half of these over-privileged berks think irony is a property certain metals have.
Re: Hi Apple
No...because "they just
I wouldn't mind paying...
...if the content was worth it.
It's not - so I don't.
Public referendum necessary
Nothing like a mass debate to relieve these sorts of issues.
If I coat my car with this...
...will it absorb the emissions from a cops radar gun? That WOULD be useful!!
Until this old prick produces anything REMOTELY resembling valid content or authentic journalism, he can piss off.
"The motivation for filing these patents are likely varied"
Yes, monopolisation & monetisation.
...practice some selfie-control and don't take stupid or embarrassing pics of yourself.
"Don't you have anything better to do?"
Roboform not 'on form'
Something not quite right with their overly defensive P.R. response, despite proof of execution. A more trust inducing way would have been holding their tongues, verifying the exploit, correcting it post-haste and, oh I dunno, THANKING THE GUY for pointing out a critical flaw.
Re: Dear Judge. Can I call them scum sucking assclowns?
They could try calling them "Non Practicing TittieEnts" & then claim it was a typo. (With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien)
Re: Everyone, use Tor.
Dude, it was a light hearted jab at the NSA - remove your tin hat temporarily & at least & have a giggle at their expense.
Everyone, use Tor.
Seems straight forward to me...
The market is saturated & overheated with tech-hype - that in combination with the current supply side economic mentality (as opposed to a demand driven one) and a lack of spending ability for a lot of people.
That, or maybe folk are just tired of feeding the monster.
Thinking out loud.
Another possible tracking effort in the works? Didn't they get a grumpy response over this sort of location gubbins a while ago?
(My tinfoil hat's in here somewhere...)
Re: "avoid reputational damage to Goldman Sachs"
And there speaks someone who knows little of cynical humour.
"avoid reputational damage to Goldman Sachs"
You CAN'T be serious!
"...do they really think that the sheeple are still living in the dark ages ..."
The US government & its legal apparatus are doing their damnedest to make that happen - witness the current Hobby Lobby debacle. This graphic pretty much sums up the attitude -
It's bitterly amusing...
..when officialdom investigates officialdom & finds itself to be officially ok. (I'm speaking unofficially, of course.)
Why do kids in the USA appear to have such easy access to Mum & Dads credit cards in the first place? That Amazon doesn't really care who's spending whose money is one issue, but if kids are racking up their parents' credit debt, with or without their consent, then I would think Mum & Dad need to confront that directly.
So, by inference, these guys wouldn't mind if someone secretly & surreptitiously decided to deliberately provoke them emotionally without regard or consent?
Re: Something else to think about.
"I think most Americans don't care about respect from the rest of the world"
And therein lies a big part of the problem, I would posit. As airy-fairy as it sounds, authentic respect is a valuable human quality that has been tossed aside in favour of unchecked authority and manipulative control. That the governing classes of the USA only seem to pay lip service to that word or display a shameless disdain for a deeper understanding of it does matter. Disregard human emotion & sensibility enough, and it always gets ugly.
"We're disappointed that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case"
Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't get your way. </sarc>
21 seconds? OK for animals I guess.
Humans, however - I've seen guys at the urinal in any number of pubs take at least twice as long whilst propping up the wall.
Re: "our goal was never to upset anyone"
Indeed a specious statement - cognitive dissonance generation at both ends.
As J.P. Morgan once said...
"I like a 'little' competition."
Re: Can't wait
@ Hollerith 1
"as do the Yanks when they spout about their love of freedom, liberty and free speech, while busily not doing them when it counts."
Of course they practice those things where it counts - it just happens to be a very exclusive club.
Now THERE"S an oxymoron!
There is a word for this kind of 3rd party parasitic hucksterism - leeching. These freeloading bastards should be dipped in bronze & preserved as a warning to any snake oil salesmen who even dreams of trying something this obviously wrong.
</rant> Apologies, but these guys really are taking the piss.
For some reason I read "predatory corporate garbage peddlers"
...& enjoy my junk mail account.
DO NOT TOUCH!
Repeat title as often and as loudly as necessary.
The US of A is palpably driving itself into the ground - do you really want to hitch a lift with that ride?
Crapple & Samesung refers to the product - Glasshole is a direct reference to the wearer. Thats the difference - the first two are derogatory references to products, the last a derogatory reference to a human being.
I genuinely wonder how this handle is going to affect sales - it seems to be be an increasingly popular reference.
Something else to ignore.
Less talk about the messenger ...
... and more focus on the message.
Snowden has effectively sacrificed any chance of a secure or 'normal' future by his action of conscience, and any rants or attacks on the man only reveal the emotional and/or intellectual deficiency of those attacking him - any moron can hurl insults & insinuations.
Lack of concern as to the veracity of what has so far been disclosed is of far more concern to me. Secrecy does have it's place in governance - However, secrecy unchecked enables corruption, coercion, unaccountability, abuse, deception - the list goes on.
To quote an old friend - "Nothing is wrong - everything matters."
Here's a REAL opportunity for Apple...
the iStone. (iBud liquid charges sold separately of course, lovingly produced inside the walled garden of iDen.)
Dudes, which pocket did I leave my pipe in again? Like, iForgot.
An eye watering price,
and, I'm betting, some interesting times ahead for those who can afford them. I'm looking forward to future social interaction stories on this topical tech.
"I'm studying Gynecology"
"This is my impression of a tampon."
etc... this guy needs an out - oh, sorry
Re: "...that the public can take a look at,.. "
My main bug is not so much the complexity of such international wranglings, rather the lack of information about what is being wrangled over & by whom. Secrecy enables corruption. So also does an uninformed and, by extension, inattentive public. If these negotiations are going to increase, in any way, the privatisation of wealth from the commons, I think that's an issue of public concern.
"...that the public can take a look at,.. "
No say, then? Lawyerspeak at it's finest.
Google takes knife to fork?
Well, spoon me!
Simple vector app attracts simple end users...
Simply no surprises there.
I made the mistake (some years ago) of not paying 100% attention while signing up to Linkedin at the behest of several friends, only to discover that, during the process, it had hoovered the entire content of my contacts app - family, friends, medical & service providers - everyone. Never again.
Patent lawyers - no ocean is deep enough for them.
Beer because a hangover produces less pain.
Re: Cloud security
Excellent list of Oxymorons - have an upvote.
Re: Off topic
@ ian 22
I get your point about fuel price hikes, they bug me too. However you do know electricity charges are subject to cost increases also, and that a significant portion of electricity is still generated with fossil fuels & their derivatives?
Re: Off topic
Sorry to hear about you maintenance woes - perhaps choose more carefully next time you buy?
Re: Off topic
@ Steven Raith
That was my point - guess I wasn't clear on that, thanks for the additional thought. Depreciation + a (currently) major component replacement within 5 years still renders the electric solution unrealistic for a lot of people. Add the fact of increasing energy prices and beefing up any national grid to cope with the increased electricity demand, and it all adds up.
I'm just looking at the bigger picture, y'kow?
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