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* Posts by grandours

9 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012

Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

grandours
Angel

Re: Dumb Idiots and Sexists....

Irreverent? A Freudian slip no doubt.

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Doctors face tribunal over claims of plagiarism in iPhone app

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I am a physician (Iimagine one of the few who frequent this site). I practice in Canada, but we have a similar governing body in our jurisdiction. I don't know the precise rules for this kind of scenario, but I pretty sure anyone who had this type of complaint made against him or her would be sanctioned by the college. A first offence would likely involve a formal reprimand, and a mandatory ethics at one's own expense. Of course, these individuals may still face a separate copyright infringement court case.

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Snowden's secure email provider Lavabit shuts down under gag order

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Trollface

"...they need to learn from private prisons, defense and farming how to get Washington to do "the right thing."

and from Apple.

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Typical! Google's wonder-dongle is a solution looking for a problem

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Thumb Up

Useful in Canada

This will be very handy for me to access Hulu on my TV, which I can currently do on my laptop/desktop, but not on any tablet or on my TVs hooked up to a PS3 and Apple TV due to licensing restrictions. (It's technically possible to work around this with a US credit card and US mailing address, but I can't be bothered setting this up.) My laptops don't have HDMI out, so for $35, this is a bargain. I agree that in some markets this won't be overly useful.

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3D printed gun plans pulled after US State Department objects

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Flame

Not being an American...

I don't believe everyone has the right to own a handgun. In my country, owning a handgun is not easy. These downloadable plans make it (relatively) easy for anyone at my daughter's school to acquire one. Easy access to guns for kids is just downright stupid, and will inevitably lead to tragedy and heartbreak for many families down the road. If Amercans all want to give their kids guns, that's their prerogative, but keep them the hell away from our kids. Everyone owning a gun is not a part of our culture. Americans most certainly do not have the right to distribute firearms to our kids. And please spare me the semantic arguments about how this is not the same as distributing actual guns.

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Apple debuts two-step verification for Apple IDs

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Re: Second Deadbolt on the Front Door

Well, it helps for those with easily solvable security questions, and for those with passwords such as "Pa55word".

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Home Sec: Let us have Snoop Charter or PEOPLE WILL DIE

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The new party line

They tried the same thing here in Canada, when the public safety minister said that people who are against their proposed legislation are "with the child pornographers". Fortunately, there was a huge backlash and the legislation was dumped (for now). Big brother is working hard to expand his reach.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-on-e-snooping-stand-with-us-or-with-the-child-pornographers/article545799/

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Fanbois: The Next Generation. YOUR CHILDREN belong to Apple now

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Happy

This validates apples reputation...

as a quality toy maker. (Posted from my wife's iPad.)

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Twitter simps fall for 'Obama punched a guy' vid promise scam

grandours
Windows

No need to fall for a scam...

If you want to see a head of state get rough with someone, Canada's former prime minister "the boy from Shawinigan" Jean Chretien shows how it's done for real: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMBJp0yJvsY

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