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* Posts by Chad H.

2241 posts • joined 23 Jan 2007

AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits

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FCC wants more ability for smaller bidders to get spectrum and discourage horders by imposing limits

AT&T Refuse to bid

FCC's plan works greater than expected.

Gee, some threat AT&T...

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NSA denies it knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS

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So the NSA say they didn't know about it... this isn't one of those "We don't know about it because we called it something else" things they accused the big tech companies of doing is it?

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'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart

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Re: Wrong.

>>>Sorry Chad, you've got the wrong end of the stick - we are talking about separate Apple products which Apple is using in a non-competitive fashion.

It doesnt matter that tehy are seperate products.

>>>Apple is telling people they can't use one of their product (iAds) because it thinks they are competing with it on another product (iTunes). And that's potentially illegal, same as when Microsoft and AT&T were dragged to courts for abusing their monopoly in one aspect of their business to achieve sales in another aspect.

It is not illegal to active anticompetitively. It is illegal to abuse a "Market dominant position". Apple have a market dominant position in neither online radio nor online advertisement.

>>>>So using your own analogy, if Macy rented promotional placing in their store (iAds) they would not be allowed to forbid Gimbels from renting the space simply because it was a competing store (iTunes).

Except they can.

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>>>>The Register understands that Apple wrote to Bloom today and claimed it was a direct competitor to iRadio, which is surprising because this Apple-operated service does not yet exist in the UK.

Dont see how its "Suprising", its not as if Apple cant be expected to ever move into the UK radio streaming market.

Alternative headline: Macy's in "refuse to promote Gimbels'" shocker

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'Hello, is that the space station? NASA here. Can you put us through to Moscow?'

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It's a shame that science is the victim, but hopefully this will help the more "patriotic" in congress realise that space flight shouldn't involve a connecting flight to Kazakhstan and thus find the agency properly.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Re: "Harvard Cancer Expert: Steve Jobs Probably Doomed Himself With Alternative Medicine"

Andy Kauffman too I bet.

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Re: @Tanuki

Which means you go to Homeopathy when you're dehydrated?

Homeopathy: In case of overdose, consult a lifeguard.

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

Meanwhile in Turkey...

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UK.gov! frets! over! Yahoo! exodus! to! RIPA-free! Dublin!

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Surely yahoos response should be "and that's our problem... How again?"

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'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

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Well, if its half truths and distortions... then the leaks arent revealing what you are doing... ergo you have nothing to worry about.

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Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

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Will the Physician be taking his own medicine?

How about El Reg sticks to what it knows... Biting the hand that feeds IT. Leave the hand that feeds the hungry to those who know what they're talking about.

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ZEPPELINS to replace Goodyear blimps in American skies

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Re: Zeppelin NT?

Wheres the consumer Zepplin 95?

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FANBOIS' EYES ONLY: United Airlines offers FREE MOVIES on iOS kit

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Yeah but....

You still have to fly Untied (no typo) "Airlines".

I'm sure having that system will be of great benefit when throwing people like my girlfriend out into midnight sub zero temperatures, or your passengers are waiting for an "on time" flight even thuogh the aircraft isnt due to arrive until 10 mins after scheudled departure.

I could go on, but they dont deserve the attention.

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Um, What?

Someone below their article quota this week?

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Foxconn preps for Peak Apple with FIFTEEN THOUSAND new hires

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No mention of the countless other products they build?

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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Re: So XP becomes abandonware in a few months

No. Abandonware is a myth. XP won't become public domain for decades.

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BOFH: He... made... you... HE made YOU a DOMAIN ADMIN?

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Time for both the boss, and simon, to read that little document they signed about computer security when they started....

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TV scraper Aereo pulled off air in six US states after tellyco court injunction victory

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Beer analogy

The Beer analogy would only be fair if in drinking the beer, I left you with more beer in your glass than when I started.

Advertisers pay by the eyeball

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FIGHT! BlackBerry,T-Mobile US CEOs clash in 'inappropriate' ad spat

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Re: Blackberry who?

>>>I assume t-mobile have to run a BES type server/application layer to support the blackberry users? If so, then it's a wise choice to reduce the number of BB users to a minimum so that they can turn off the servers and save money.

Once upon a time thats pretty much what happened, it was called the Blackberry Prosumer Service, and basically meant that Blackberry were constantly polling and repelling everyones POP3 Account.

However I understand in the meantime something has changed, such that newer Blackberries no longer need access to the specific blackberry internet service that BES and prosumer ran over.

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>>>"What puzzles me more is that T-Mobile US did not speak with us before or after they launched this clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived marketing promotion,"

Well why should they? Blackberry has made a point about being as far away from the end device user as they can.

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Elon Musk ADMITS he met Apple: iCar 'great idea', keeps schtum on Tesla hookup

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Obviously Apple aren't in the Automotive business... But other than gadget to vehicle hookup, could their interest maybe be in Tesla's work in batteries and energy use?

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Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

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Okay Glass..... Stop being Creepy!

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Someone's snatched my yummy Brit COTTAGE PIE – Viv Reding

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I would gladly buy her a pie, not just for the great consuler lead work that she'd done, but also for the simple fact it seems she's able to tell the difference between a shepards's pie and a cottage pie.

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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Re: It should be blocked by the anti-trust authorities

>>>The merge between AT&T and T-Mobile was blocked, and T-Mobile is now offering cheap deals that are disrupting the market.

Which happened because both companies had an overlapping footprint.

This situation does not occur in the Cable market. A TWC customer can't move to Comcast if there is no comcast cable.

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2e2 debt recovery specialist finds... £2,000 in six months

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So um, what was the consultants fee to locate that £2000.

I'm guessing more?

Next time pay on commission.

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

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Re: Management

They're not promoting it as an ISP-neutral platform.

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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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Re: Idiocracy

It seems you've learned political code, so someone learned to code...

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Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android

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They already run BSD.

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Bullseyed

>>If that is true, then a supposedly superior Apple hardware build running Android would change your mind.

I have no idea how you got there from there. If the issue was with Android, then I dont see how simply slapping an apple badge on it woudl change things.

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@GregC

January. Admittedly it was better than the last time I held one about a year earlier.. the experience going from me tapping 2-3 times (and then makin things worse) because it was long enough for me to presume a failure to register to taking just enough time to make me wonder if it had registered my touch, but still seemed very slugish when compared to iOS.

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Ive never been a fan of android. maybe its the devices that I've had in my hand, but when I've had them in my hand I've always found the interface to be frustratingly slow to open things and otherwise respond to me.

Anyone else notice this, or is it just me?

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London's King of Clamps shuts down numberplate camera site

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Considering all the ASA seems to be able to do is say "Please don't run that ad exactly like that again", I think he doth protest too much.

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Windows 8.1 becomes world's fourth-most-popular desktop OS

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Re: Where's Linux and MacOS on the graphs?

Yes, where is OS/2 on a WIndows Market Share graph?

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Anyone remember that story about a month ago that said the small dip in XP proved it was on its way out....

Wondering what the small increase in XP means... everyones coming back?

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Another one bites the dust: AVG kills its remote access service

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>>>Let's hope that article points out comparable remote access features are baked into major operating systems, making Crossloop and LogMeIn less-than-stellar examples of innovation or value-adding. Let's also hope that article points out that cloud services cost actual money to run, and that without cash flowing in even the small sums one can pay to rent a server these days can add up to unrecoverable bills

Lets hope we can find a writer working on a weekend who could write said article. Oh wait.

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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Well if they have saved lives, and Snowden had really done damage, I'm sure the PM can point to some events that have been foiled

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We're on the same wavelength! TV stars cosy up to flog spare Hz

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The difference is neither ABC or NBC own or operate that Channel.

Both "Streams" are KSBW which is owned by Hearst. They contract with NBC and ABC for the content.

This is a "Duoploy" in US marketing terms. Its not the same thing as two local broadcasters with seperate local broadcasting equipment agreeing to split one frequency.

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New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

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it looks like what Jon Pertwee's doctor would have worn if the Brig didnt let him off the base until he "dressed normal".

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Apple's Tim Cook: Fear not, worried investors, new product salvation is 'absolutely' on the way

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Re: High end "smartphone" market is mature

What can we say... Economics is for people who couldn't understand real Mathematics.

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Margaret Hodge, PAC are scaring off new biz: Treasury source

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Re: "without contributing to its upkeep"

Low paid jobs that we then subsidise more in tax credits than we get in revenue?

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I would have thought that a better gauge as to which politicians are discouraging investments in Britain might be to listen to what Unileaver and Nissan are saying publicly - UK in the EU or we go.

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If your telco or mobe provider hikes 'fixed' contract fees you can now ESCAPE - Ofcom

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"O2 updated their T&C's today so that anyone who signs up on a new contract agrees for their tariff to rise in line with inflation"

That has been a standard provision of Telco contracts since the year dot...

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2014: The year of the cloudy biz bankruptcy... or maybe it isn't?

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

The Problem with Clouds is there's nothing holding them up... they're supported by nothing but hot air.

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BT banks on ex-HSBC man to take charge of Openreach biz

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Re: HSBC?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/6545153.stm

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HSBC?

HSBC the bank that doesn't let poor people, sorry, non premier customers into many of its branches?

I guess that makes sense. Both have a commitment to ignore the rest of us.

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Wells Fargo gathers bank 'n' gov bigwigs to discuss Bitcoin 'rules'

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Re: LOL ROFL LMAO

>>>Hmm, not convinced. As you say yourself, tulips are very different to Bitcoin. When it comes to being a currency, store of value, means of transaction, Bitcoin have all sorts of advantages that tulips completely fail at.

The difference being that Tulips actually have a practical application that will allow it to store some value and allow it to be interchanged. A bitcoin is nothing but otherwise meaningless data, that only has value because someone is dumb enough to pay for it in real currency.

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Re: LOL ROFL LMAO

No, its funny cos its the same shit happening again.

At least you could eat or plant a tulip bulb.

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In other news, the bank of Netherlands iis now accepting Tulip Bulbs....

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Pay-by-bonk on the blink: O2 loses Wallet

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Re: The real problem is people like real cash

No thanks. At least with the Dutch Tulip bubble you could eat or plant the bulbs.

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Doesn't make sense?

You know what makes even less sense? Adding another annoying stupid non interconnected messaging system to the Internet?

Bravo to google for actually settling on email.

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