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2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Belgian watchdog barks at Apple: Take care when you flog that warranty

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Try Canon for real service.

Faulty camera, model discontinued.

Replaced for free with current version about 3 models higher. Wasn't even an SLR, or a 'valuable customer' model like a 7D or 1D.

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Idiots

Did Italy not teach them anything?

Maybe not idiots. Perhaps Con-Artists / Chancers.

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Glaring omission

Bioshock.

That is all.

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DoJ to Kim Dotcom: We never asked you to retain files

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I wouldn't trust either of them

But I'd go for drinks with KD...

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Re: Pull the other one, DOJ

Plus a vote for torches & pitchforks icon too!

A Madame Guillotine icon for Bastille day :oD

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Cisco sued by East Carolina University

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WTF?

Too short of cash?

Or maybe too much spare cash lying around so spend some via the legal dept before year end.

It's a bizarre fight to pick over essentially nothing.

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Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

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Forecasting is notoriously difficult

What? The IPCC's crystal ball of doom might actually not be right?

Golly. Yet they tout themselves as the ultimate gospel of apocalypse (unless you give generously, dear lobbing targets)

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Facebook testing $100 fee to mail Mark Zuckerberg

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Re: If facebook were smart...

Just set it at 5p per message or something tiny then troll the Justin Bieber, animal rights and Warmist pages.

A million pennies is much better than a tenner :o)

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Blighty's schools shake on new 3-year deal with Microsoft

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Re: £10 million over 3 years...

I can save that clown 10 Million.

See icon.

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Re: Should be free

Or they should provide free copies to students expected to present work using their damned software.

Libre Office isn't accepted at our boys' school for some stuff.

Even worse, though, they're being taught their AS/A2 ICT-computing or whatever it's called this week.. with VISUAL BASIC ...

FFS.

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WTF?

"Not be penalised"

By Microsoft for not buying from Microsoft?

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Boffins develop microwave weed-zapper

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Anyone have a video?

Of what happens when a bird flies through the beam?

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Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

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Battleshit

Independance-Day-on-Sea. Largely drivel. Save yourself 100mins of your life.

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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What clown would buy that? And at that price?

mind you. If it were made by apple...

It probably takes as long to twat about finding the 'recipe' (think just add a coupla cardomom and a pinch of turmeric for pilau rice, too hard to remember?) and setting the damned thing up as it does to boil a kettle and chuck the water and extras into a pot with a fistful of basmati.

Mind you, we did have the Segway stomach emptier for the terminally lardy the other day I spose... Can't help thinking tech is making 20% of the human race smarter and 80% dumber. Still, gives 20% of us a market for the weird shit we invent I guess.

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Anonymous wants DDoS attacks recognized as speech

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Re: Here's some free speach

Even if it's bombed into you via several tons of democracy TNT ?

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Now, I agree in principle if...

Every machine contributing to the DDOS actively chose to via its owner clicking 'Join in the DDOS' which is what LOIC does IIRC...

A zombie botnet used for DDOS does not have the explicit consent of its owner to contribute to the attack, therefore it's akin to someone stealing their voting slip and voting on their behalf in a way they would not choose to.

Therefore not free speech, a rigged vote. Which is illegal.

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Hey, tech titans! Those smartmobe sales bans? Give it a rest. NOW

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Holmes

They can use SEP's without being sued

They are, however, expected to actually PAY for them.

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Segway daddy unveils DIY weight-loss stomach pump

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Hahaha quality

And there's plenty of porky salad-dodgers that would seriously consider this instead of walking a mile a day and pie-avoidance (with attendant small money savings).

Let them be fleeced, it's a lazy bastard tax.

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Bob Dylan's new album is 'Copyright Extension Collection'

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In other news

Following on from the success of the first Hobbit movie, MGM announce that it will now be extended to span five films.

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Apple appeals judge's decision to boot out its Moto patent suit

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Crabb. Apple.

Guffaw

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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

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Wow. Harsh

For a 'crime' that was _prevented_

So no loss actually occurred yet he has to pay restitution for no damages on top of the farcical sentence for not actually harming anyone for conspiracy to do something which causes next to no harm (unless you believe the MAFIAA). He likely even paid for the cinema ticket, too.

Seriously. BUY SECOND HAND.

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US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future

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Simples

How to solve USPTO underfunding...

Drop software patents.

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

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Re: What are they thinking/smoking?

I don't think they're trying to 'outdo' google or apple. What Canonical seem to be doing, quite cleverly, is recognising there's an existing Linux kernel available on the world's most prevalent Mobile OS and then leveraging that to make Ubuntu accessible to even more people and in a way that for some of them will make great sense.

Stuff carrying a phone, laptop and a bloody tablet. Just carry the phone in your pocket and grab an HDMI dock for presentations.

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Trust the cloud with my PRECIOUS? You gotta be joking

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Quite right, too

That's why I have 3TB of drives RAIDed together on the home server. No way would I trust all my shit to some cloudy storage outfit. I have the final say-so over the existence (or not) of my data and at least if I jigger it up my excuse to the wife of where her 1000's of photos have gone is 'I screwed up' instead of 'dunno, perhaps there's someone I can call somewhere'

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Instagram BOWS to pressure, revises T&Cs – a little

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Re: She should do porn

Paris... Pr0n

Is that for people with a fetish for stick-women? #EatingDisorderporn

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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GCHQ Embarrsed by schoolboy oversight

Claims Canadian is a Syrian double agent

Says possibly correct person is wrong to save face after missing relatively obvious potential decipher strategy

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After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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How about a study on...

The effect of continually being at war, telling your electorate they're perpetually under attack by mysterious unseen forces, glorifying conflict with Yeehaw-look-how-clever-we-are nosecam videos of bombs flying through 'enemies' pantry windows and woohoo-look-at-the-shockwave-from-that-2000-pounder and the endless bigging up of futuristic military weaponry on the design cards?

Just a thought, y'know, putting an idea out there...

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Little spider makes big-spider-puppet CLONE of itself out of dirt

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So, presumably

The spider knows what it looks like. It's fair to assume it knows what other spiders and creatures look like but the fact it would seem to be aware of its 'self' and its appearance is a step further.

Of course it might think spiders are scary and, not being aware that it is a spider itself, uses a fake spider as a scarecrow ;o)

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Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage

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Re: Mainstream news

Absolutely.. Any photos I post that I have great hi-res copies of are posted 800px wide and 70% jpeg quality.

Yeah you might get a crappy postcard out of it but I have the one that prints beautifully at 3' x 2' and you're not getting it! :oD

Mostly I post crap from my phone though. (Literally for instagram last night with the kitty litter tray...). The grown-up (no, not like that you pervs) SLR photos are archived on the raid drives at home

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Re: can somebody please explain to me what is worth a billion dollars about this

Because Appleists could post pictures of super-expensive branded lattes to demonstrate how much cash they had to toss around?

WTF use is a square picture anyway when most photos-that-have-been-composed-properly are framed in 4:3 or similar. Never mind one made to look like it fell out of the 70's. Perhaps they're supposed to look like your nan's polaroids (ooerrr).

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Too late, Instagram

You've already abused the trust of your users.

They, like Anonymous, do not forget. Though in your case _don't_ expect them.

#FillInstagramWithShit

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AFACT wants ushers to confront pirates

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WTF?

Screeners? Really?

People still actually watch those?

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New Year's resolution: Don't use Instagram, it'll sell YOUR photos

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Holmes

So. Here's what to do...

Backup your instagram images, delete them and then upload pictures of crap. Lilterally.

From fields, the pavement, your cat's litter tray...

#FillInstagramWithShit

No Shit? I think not, dear Watson!

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Hard-up Brit bankers bag endless free Wi-Fi during cig breaks

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Re: Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory

as opposed to the police wanting data on everyone 'in case', of course ;o)

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Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory

I can't help wondering sometimes, if the proliferation of public WiFi is somehow sponsored by a gov dept who knows the geolocation of each hotspot and 'gathers information'

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Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

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Re: @James O'Shea "Yes, there really was a shoot-out in a Wallyworld parking lot..."

What's the betting the horn plays the same tune as the Dukes of Hazzard

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AC

To protect the Apple Hive from his/her shameful values

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Assange voted in to play John McAfee in upcoming blockbuster

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WTF?

Did everyone miss Jurgen Prochnow?

That is all ;o)

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

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Re: Playing the long game

They'll be getting a bucket load of data from Apple users over Xmas travelling around visiting and checking routes & weather, etc.

Which is probably worth more than holding off till after Xmas, for Android switchers, to release the app, presumably.

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Re: Did you not read the sales results?

'Not as well as expected' was what I read with 'analysts citing a shite mapping app as one reason punters were holding off upgrading'

and so forth. I guess those analysts were fake or liars, though, like those climate scientists with inconvenient data, etc, etc,

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Re: My plumber has an iPhone

iphone user at work today, looking for her next phone... gave her my S3 to play with.

Her new S3 is being delivered on Monday.

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Apple should thank Google

For quite possibly rescuing their Xmas sales.

I'd have waited till the day after the January sales to maximise new Android sales/users.

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Apple loses iPhone patent lawsuit

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Schmidt 'very proud' of Google's tiny tax bill: 'It's called capitalism'

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Re: What are people whining about?

Yeah but if UK cut corp tax by a factor of four I reckon they'd get more than 4x the businesses coming along to make use of it ;o)

It doesn't have to be an _increase_

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What are people whining about?

If it's legal then change the law.

You may as well whine because people stick to the speed limit or don't kill people or cheekily refrain from robbing banks and call that immoral.

If it's law then it's law and if it's followed and people think it's wrong then it's the law that's wrong, not the people doggedly adhering to it. I wish people would whine to this extent about something useful like assisted suicide laws or something.

MP's calling corps immoral. that's pretty fkn rich, too.

If you got this far then thank you for reading ;o)

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Microsoft licence cops kick in TWICE as many customers' doors as rivals

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Holmes

Install Linux and let 'em come

Esp with the new Samba 4 fully supporting Active Directory.

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After 50 years, Europe gets one patent to rule them all

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Meh

But can you then choose the jurisdiction for a trial?

e.g. pick the UK due to its current outbreak of common sense among the judiciary and then get the patent invalidated.

Though I spose the troll picks the jurisdiction by virtue of where they file it so Netherlands/Germany, probably.

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Another Apple maps desert death trap down under

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Advice to Oz users in-the-style-of

Apple users in Oz are obviously navigating it the wrong way.

Just go somewhere else instead. Not that big of a deal.

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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

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So does that mean there's a lot of dim people

Who like to pay their XBOX Gold membership fee to access the Netflix/Lovefilm subscription they already paid for?

Don't tell 'em it's free on the PS3...

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Facebook T&Cs vote falls 299.5 million short of quorum

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Which might be read as

No one trusts farcebook any more anyway and are already going elsewhere so MEH

OK, possibly a little wistful.

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