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Obligatory xkcd - https://www.xkcd.com/364/
As any foo' knows.
"Microsoft will make R&D cuts (or "ramp down our engineering work") in Finnish city Oulu, Beijing and San Diego."
Because that's how you succeed in a market.
May I suggest...
Avoid rebranding themselves as Sith.
You know to avoid any confusion with hokey religions. I know I left a good blaster in one of these pockets.
It's in the details.
"Aereo sells a service that allows subscribers to watch television programmes, many of which are copyrighted, virtually as they are being broadcast."
I don't think they understand the meaning of broadcast. If I have an antenna and a small digital video capture device for private viewing, that's okay. I put it over at my mate's place because it gets better reception, that's okay. I pay a company to put it in a warehouse, that's not okay?
When 'they' send out the signal, that is broadcast it, and someone happens to receive it and store it for later viewing they should have no say over when or on what equipment is used. Aereo was not rebroadcasting any copyrighted material, they're delivering it to a single subscriber. One antenna, one DVR, one viewer.
Am I mistaken in that thinking? The court seems either ignorant of technology or unduly influenced by big * (media/pharma/business).
It's only Monday and I'm ready for a pint.
If you know what's good for you..
"Sterile neutrinos are a hypothetical type of neutrino that is predicted to interact with normal matter only via gravity."
That's some nice gravity you have there... Be a real shame if something were to happen to it.
The reports of my tornado...
I knew Mark Twain and you sir are no Mark Twain.
Good luck to Mr Tao in all future endeavors wherever they may take him.
Re: It's not "magic".
"It's not "magic"."
The resolution of the images isn't high enough to spot their summer homes, but Mithrandir, Dumbledore, and David Blaine are a bit disappointed to hear you say that.
My coat is the Grey one.
Where the rest of us get our news.
I'm just flabbergasted that it was MTv News that reported this.
Kurt Loder, where are you now?
Don't let him near your baby.
"As a result, I’ve directed FCC staff to write to the underperforming companies to ask why this happened and what they will do to solve this.”
Spoken like a true dingo.
Is it T-900 compatible?
No one ever got fired for buying IBM.
Re: mIRCat It's for your own good.
"So you would prefer paedos don't get caught?" - Matt Bryant
Where the bloody hell did you read that? My fear would be that in their zeal to catch predators like this and other criminals the police would cut administrative corners that could result in a miscarriage of justice. Luckily these judges, as others have stated, showed common sense and upheld the verdict against this man while saying the police need to request a warrant. Which seems like a small inconvenience if it means that the case doesn't get thrown out on a technicality.
My original comment was only referring to when Mr Dechert started with “we will continue to crack down on cyberbullies and online criminals who work against and make our children and all Canadians unsafe." Which I hope we can all agree with. Then went just a little bit further saying, "We will keep Canadians safe”.
I guess it all is a matter of context, Matt.
It's for your own good.
"We will keep Canadians safe,” he said.
Whether they want it or not. Sounds like a proper Big Brother.
Re: Driverless car
"Tiamat hates trains. Don't fuck with her."
Re: only desktop version of Windows still being sold.
"You mean they dont actually have a viable product at the moment?"
You mean they had one at some point? Ha, but I kid.
Seriously though, where is my copy of Debian Wheezy?
Wait that's two words.
I think that number may represent peak Google.
Re: Star Trek Replicators
Obvious choice for their first attempt?
Boffin: Computer. Tea, Earl Grey, hot.
Mine is the one with the gamma ray protective lining.
Call me paranoid
...but I don't see this being good for the consumer.
Where's a tinfoil hat when you need one?
Re: iPad and tablet photography...
"Except for those who wish to brand themselves as utter tools in public."
More colloquially referred to as "A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes."
On the upside, now thanks to Partinen, we'll have some lovely footage of it.
Moon Base One!
"The other drawback is physical. Any spaceship carrying the shield would need a massive magnetic array to contain the plasma bubble, not to mention a power source capable of maintaining it."
It sounds suitable for my future moon base! Or other ground based operation that has a large underground power plant.
Sharks with laser beams not included.
Re: Anyway we can put Elon IN one of his rockets...
"Anyway we can put Elon IN one of his rockets... and send him on a one-way trip somewhere?"
Bad form, sir. Bad form.
The one reason I can imagine not opening up the contract bidding is the super secret nature of the business, but that shouldn't be something Musk and others can't work to become certified for.
Working in retail...
"I realize that there are some companies playing in it, but you still have a wallet in your back pocket and I do too which probably means it hasn’t been figured out just yet.”
Doing support for retail stores when they call to report that a customer can't use their Credit/ Debit/ EBT card, or God forbid, during a major outage can you guess what I tell them? Cash still works.
So I'll keep my wallet on me for a while longer, seeing as what's in it is universally accepted, Mr Cook.
Re: Is there a rocket scientist in the house?
" Is it possible to maintain a geosynchronous orbit with the mass of these satellites at the altitude at which they orbit? I honestly don't know. That's the only thing I could imagine though, but I'm certainly no rocket scientist."
Hold one moment, I'm loading Kerbal.
There when your boffins aren't.
Is that a PC in your pock or are you just happy to see me?
"on a 67.5mm-by-30mm board that can be slotted into a standard DDR2 SO-DIMM connector."
Holy miniaturization Batman!
Nope it's just a computer.
Re: The real difference
"I'm not going to mention rectangle/rounded/corner because, frankly, that's such a tired meme & anyone posting a reference to it now, or in the future, should just be null routed."
I'm not going to point out you just contradicted your own statement, but... well crap.
On the upside Samsung can offer to license the product to Apple for a billion dollars.
"wafer-scale growth of wrinkle-free single-crystal monolayer graphene on silicon wafer using a hydrogen-terminated germanium buffer layer."
When put like that, it's a bit obvious innit?
Bad press not included...
"… And we certainly object in this case," he said.
More of a fanboy, huh?
Silly Korean company thinking it can make a profit off of the P.O.T.U.S.! Buy 'Merkan!
When in doubt, screw the customer!
"All of which would create carnage in content purchasing, broadband concentration and media reach."
You forgot the part about the consumer getting screwed.
Re: All software is math
"Deep down, everything can be seen as math."
Is this another one of those my mom jokes?
Spend the dosh! Eye candy buffet, no free nosh, bitches!
Someone should have told Zuckerboy if he'd waited he could have grabbed a pair of goggles for a couple hundred quid.
On the upside this will save me from having to splash the cash on my own set of them.
Hey, barman! Please call me a taxi.
"Why did Rosa Parks only boycott buses?"
Sounds like somebody held an interest in a shoe repair business.
Yes, sir. You are a taxi.
Re: Speaks Volumes
"This was a hack," Assistant US Attorney Glenn Moramarco (inarticulately) argued. "He had to decrypt and decode, and do all of these things I don't even understand."
I may be a simple country lawyer, but this mega telecommunications company tells me this man was hacking their computers from the intertubes. Now if there's one thing I know about hacking, it's that this man is guilty of it!
Re: fire power
"I am slightly concerned that this device might be useful to a terrorist, i.e. the power surge which it needs to cope with being the power draw of a detonator on a bomb when its timer reaches zero. However, I guess they could buy a separate ultracapacitor, and wire it in parallel with a battery."
If ultracapacitors are outlawed, only outlaws will have ultracapacitors.
Definitely catchier than "If ultracapacitors are terrorised, only ultracapacitors will be terrorists."
You only hear what you want to hear... now with more graphene!
"Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have found that a single-atom-thick graphene coating"
I may be mistaken, but would it not have been sufficient to simply say "graphene"? Perhaps the copy meant 'a single-atom-thick graphite coating'.
The pool on the roof must have a leak.
Mess with the best, die lik... What? We've been hacked? My that is embarrassing.
It does beg the question why they wouldn't have kept their online presence more... in house?
Once you eliminate the impossible...
"Do you know anything about what happened at MtGox? Get in touch and let us know. ®"
The only logical inference is that the butler did it.
Looks like we'll be getting our own coats from here on.
Thus conclusively proving...
There should be a test to get on the internet.
Honestly officer, I know my license is in one of these pockets.
Overcharged to the tune of $21m.
What's that phrase about a fool and his money? Surely if Sprint were guilty of such an act the N.S.A. would have electronically intercepted any internal communique and have turned it over to their sister agencies before now. I guess all they heard was a pin drop
My my $21,000,000 is a pretty tune.
But how do we get her out of Florida?
"Gulliver's lawyer probably popped a bottle of champagne on seeing the post, and promptly went to court to block the $80,000 (£48,000) settlement. Now, after two years of legal wrangling, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal has found in favor of the school and young Dana won't be getting to swan around London, Paris, and Rome on the prep school's check book as planned."
And Europe is all the richer for it.
Paris 'cause... well the obvious.
He was here a moment ago.
" it will be shielded from litigation while it restructures its business. ®"
Restructures or makes off with the funds?
Would you trust Mt Gox and ham? Would you trust it like a fox? Would you trust it with your box?
And it keeps on ticking.®
"Agreeably, Rolex is also on the list, one-time supplier of essential kit to the man who will eventually have to storm and sink the behemoth. ®"
Unfortunately due to budget constraints for fiscal year 2013 Mr. Bond will be limited to the new Q-provided Timex wrist watch.
"You see Bond, if you press this button it becomes a stop watch. "
Life! Don't talk to me about life.
"I wish I had Genuine People Personalities."
Here's another one of those self-satisfied cars.
Tizen: "The point is that I am now a perfectly safe penguin, and my colleague here is rapidly running out of limbs!"
It makes one wonder if John's use of hastags are as prevalent in his offline life as they seem to be in his online one. Poor John shouting his way through board meetings, proceeding random utterances with the word hashtag. Or maybe just poor those who have to listen to him.
Don't concern your self with the flimflam get on with the shim sham... all the way to the bank!
"Have you lost any money in the Mt. Gox collapse? Get in touch and let us know. ®"
Certainly not! I keep all my crypto-currency under my mattress. The only place I feel is safe now days.
Leave those other suckers to be hoodwinked, scammed, bamboozled, goxxed, and fleeced by the likes of Mr.
Extra credit, innit?
"Here at Vulture Annex, we tend to think it just looks more like Chrome."
Are you fecking kidding me? After 13 years the interface is one of the last things keeping using the Mozilla browser. After breaking compatibility with any add-on or themes I actually found useful with every update, followed by their new obsession with releasing a new version every six weeks, other commentards may be right about it being time to switch to a new browser.
Since they introduced the whole sync "feature", I've felt they should offer the option of pointing the tool at a server of your choosing. Sure it may be for advanced users, but I'd find it more useful to have the files installed somewhere I control and trust than any outside party.
Siri: I'm sorry I don't understand the request.
Siri, talk some bloody sense into these people.
We're doomed. Have a pint.
" the better odds someone will upset the apple cart."
Two comments in and someone has already mentioned Apple!
The carries don't want to upset Apple... well, because you wouldn't like him when he's angry.
I'll get my coat.
"NatWest, though, was unable to respond beyond saying it does not use nor know what SPF is."
Stop me if this sounds familiar.
In Soviet Google, advertisers dr...
What do you mean you've heard it before?
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds