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* Posts by g e

2655 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

US said to designate Assange 'enemy' of the state

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Re: @John 104

Presumably by being anti US foreign policy... makes you a traitor and entitles your god-damned pinko-commie subversive shit-hole of a third-world nation to be nuked back into the stoneage. There's freedom in them thar nukuler bombs, yeehaw.

Or suchlike.

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New Zealand Prime Minister apologizes for Dotcom spying

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Quality riposte from KDC

Boot firmly in PM's jacksie. Like him or not you'd do the same given that opportunity on your plate :o)

American Dancing Bear ... conjures a perfect PT Barnum characature of the US Governance

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Portugal’s prosecutor punts P2P case

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"I think the prosecutors just found a way to adapt the law to their interest"

Boot, meet Other Foot

That's Karma for ya.

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Japanese boffins unfurl banner above newly-discovered Element 113

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Nipponite

I thank you

(Or Nipponium if it has to be -ium on the end)

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iPhone 5 'jailbroken' ... before most fanbois even have it

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Maybe they can get Google Maps back on it now

That is all.

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Apple begs ex-Google bods to fix crap maps app

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It's not stealing unless a physical item is involved

Tell it to the MAFIAA and chums, then.

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LONDON iPHONE 5 MADNESS: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'

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El Reg gave the V5 phone 90%

Which seemed a bit odd to me as that's extremely high for anything and we already know it's really a bit of an iphone 4s+ spec-wise. Syndicated from a fansite review perhaps?

Snazzy new hardware with less functional software, Shakespeare's Birthplace has been eradicated among other places, apparently, in the new ios6 craps maps

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

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Just another

#HateFest #FootBullet from you-know-who

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International Trade Commission heeds Moto, targets Apple

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Re: Hence

Only cos they can see they're plainly in the wrong even to the most patriotic of juries

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Report: Microsoft to cop it from Brussels in Browser Choice affair

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Re: MS and not Apple......

Maybe on mobile stuff the app store is a way around that, and you don't have to buy an iThing, you could have Sammy, LG, SONY, etc ?

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iPhone 5 sleuth work points to $199 component costs

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Multiply by 1.6

Simples.

Means that $170 for 48GB was wrong though, That's £170 = $272.

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170 dollars for 48GB

Is that actually dearer than a PAYG mobile data tariff per GB?

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Even slimmer PS3 out next week

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Re: Keen to use it as a media player

Bitstreaming? From the DLNA machine you mean? Might check MediaTomb's capability there, then.

Mind you I've just plonked OpenElec XBMC onto a Raspberry Pi so don't really use the PS3 for that any more ;o)

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Keen to use it as a media player

Well. Apart from that Cinavia thing which hobbles it for playing back your own DVD/BD rips, of course, via a DLNA server...

I was going to add more but my typing got muted after 20 mins had elaps.......

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NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN

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WTF?

And the gamma ray mega radiation kill thing?

When it decelerates? Or was that a different FTL mechanism that caused that?

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Re: Warp is not a linear scale

I thought Warp10 was transwarp or is that when you turn it up to 11 ?

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Ballmer: Win8 'certainly surpasses' Win95 in importance

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Wow MS and Apple really are chummy these days

Watch out for monopolistic activities taking place near you soon

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iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

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Re: Sadly though

They have their own theme tune, though...

Dumb, dumb-dumb dumb DUUMMMMMB

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Re: How many americans

Popcorn icon still needed!

Pint instead

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He's right, it is the best Apple phone thing everrrrrr

Just not the best phone thing everrrrrr

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Re: Another surprise feature

You must work in marketing or something...

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Twitter to UK.gov: Web super-snoop law will trample twits' rights

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If they have non-UK servers though...

Then they're exempt from having to store data, surely (under UK law, at least).

The handlers of any data from UK until the point it exits the UK would be caught of course but that wouldn't be Twaddler's problem, presumably?

Stick your server in Eire or somewhere like everyone else.

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Sony snoozes over substandard PS Plus service

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Fine in the UK

And even broken it'd still be better value than XBOX Live Gold which I discontinued.

Maybe they have a dicky server in a particular region or something.

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Google defends drowning Acer's newborn Alibaba Linux mobe

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Meh

Perhaps

Alibaba were going to be saying something that implied it was Android when it was really only mostly Android and not running an official version which would be passing off as Android when it wasn't really?

Who knows, there doesn't really seem to be enough information to say, not that it'll stop some demographics having a go ;o)

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Key evidence in Assange case dissolves

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Re: Very strange

It probably wasn't the Swedes that faked it, the USA probably handed them the damned thing and said here's your proof to go with the victim we provided earlier.

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Apple threatens to ruin peace worldwide with voice-controlled iMacs

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Errrr Dragon Dictate, Naturally Speaking, etc?

Like Geoff above, this was one of the first things that came to mind.

At least it'll be easy to invalidate, I guess, let apple waste the money ramming it through USPTO

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Error found in climate modelling: Too many droughts predicted

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Cue the ranters

A prize for the first one to post that Lewis Page is a crazy denialist.

The prize? Your own sense of smug self-satisfaction.

You do know that Lewis personally pays all these scientists to 'discover' this stuff in his endless quest against Warmists, right?

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Congress report warns: drones will track faces from the sky

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From the sky...

Right, what's it going to do, shout 'Hey! Up here!" in Farsi to get targets to look up ?

People do look broadly the same with a scarf/balaclava wrapped round their head, too.

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Pasty munchers scoff at £300m council deal with comms kingpins

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Re: Almost right

Mind you 1,000 less jobs in the public sector is also £35M less tax burden on the Council/State with public sector wages being a tax revenue burden rather than a tax revenue source.

Someone somewhere does know, though, that they're giving the bullet to a lot of people in an area that's not blessed with shitloads of technical jobs, all the same, while painting it as positive to people who don't know how this stuff works under the PR veneer :o/

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It's think it's very refreshing

To know that somewhere in the UK there's someone thinking as far ahead as sixty years in their budget. Most of the time you're lucky to get sixty seconds. Coincidentally does their IT planning bod have a name like 'Nostradamus' ?

*cough*

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Cash-strapped Sharp puts HQ, factories in hock

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Not that I'm the type to say told-you-so

Which I totally am...

But perhaps my prediction from earlier in the year that apple's nose-spite-face hatred litigation with, competitors will bite it in the arse is on schedule.

So. Now. If this plays out as it looks like it could, will apple end up having to buy Sharp (or fund Hon Hai's acquisition) because they're too proud to go cap-in-hand back to Samsung who seem to be the only innovator company who can provide the technology, quality and quantity, assuming they're tooled (and maybe licensed if they didn't invent it) to make sensor-in-pixel panels.

#FootBullet

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Hold the chips: Apple axes Samsung RAM order for iPhone 5

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Samsung must have enough memory patents

That a portion of that money spent elsewhere still comes back to them, anyway, through licensing

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Climate denier bloggers sniff out new conspiracy

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Climate science is 'accepted science' now?

If it were the discipline of chemistry it would still be trying to transmute lead into gold, it's got a long way to go to be 'accepted' in the same sense as modern day accepted sciences like physics-ology, chemistry-ology, etc. Climatology is still in its infancy.

As a 'science' a lot of its raison d'etre is to find the flaws within itself, not promulgate itself as the ultimate truth or find interpretations of results to support political agendas.

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Google snags patent on price discrimination

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Re: Use a bot?

Or the fact you arrived at the store from a pricebot should indicate you're not an easy sell and warrant a lower price automagically :o)

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Re: That is why we use a clean browser for purchases

Except you'll have logged into Google Wallet or whatever to pay thus accessing a bunch of historical data you don't have the ability to delete...

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Apple eyes $$$ iDevice adapter bonanza

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Cheap

I'd have expected £15 at least based. Not that I need one.

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'Natural health' website apparently hacked by sinister forces

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Re: Couple daft things about the "organic" label.

Sell it as 'Completely Natural' then - cook up your own thing.

'Completely Natural(tm) Fresh Strawberries'

We grow our strawberries using Organic methods with no pesticides...

Not saying you're organic, just natural and using similar methodology. When supermarkets call Salmon 'Loch Kiel Salmon' and there is no such Loch in existence, as 'Loch Kiel Salmon' is a brand name, not a geographic description of origin, I'm fairly sure you can use such grey marketing to be honest instead and get round paying the tithe while getting your message across

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Actually organic stuff does have an advantage

If often tastes better than the vat-grown muto-crap that comes out of most supermarkets.

At least, if the fruit & herbs that come out of our garden is anything to go on...

Mind you if you're on a health-kick you probably don't care about what your food tastes like as you're busy avoiding stuff like butter, cream and bacon sarnies.

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Apple urged to defy China's one child policy

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Keep a generation gap

Try wearing a cap - The Specials AKA

Not forgetting that the chav generation cycle is about 14 years, too.

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You'll be on a list 3 hrs after you start downloading from pirates - study

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Re: BitTorrent = Honeytrap

Unless you set uploads to 0 bytes/sec of course.

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Apple hoards LTE patents to deflect Samsung attack

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What it presumably shows

Is that apple know Samsung (in this case) have grounds to sue them and are expecting it. Presumably for not stumping up IP cash. Again.

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'Nutjob' serves half-baked Raspberry PI scam

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Hahahah. Dick.

Cos everyone can tell that someone with an IM name like 'Steve' is Jewish. What a cocksmoker.

If he'd maybe been called Isaac_Goldstein1845 then yeah...

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Sun daddy: 'Machines will replace 80 per cent of doctors'

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WItchcraft?

I wish. It's more like bloody guesswork in the UK unless you're lucky enough to have a local practice with a properly good old-school style Doctor.

All you get is hmmm.. let's try you on this and come back in a fortnight and we'll see how you're doing.

You'd be better off with a 1d20 and a potion of healing from eBay

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Sci-Fi fans blow stacks at copybot attacks

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Re: Huh?

Yes. Because that is pretty much what 'Live' means.

However if you're able to download a whole live event from beginning to end, check it then re-transmit it in realtime with the actual event in this spacetime then Google would dearly love to talk with you.

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Re: Film Studios

Only if there's money in doing so

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Now Apple wants Samsung S III, Galaxy Notes off the shelves too

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Re: "Is it just me..."

Perhaps it's because the ithing5 will look like an S3 that they're laying the groundwork to try banning the S3.

Interesting that they want to 'deal' with Google, though. Is that because they want to go to court saying 'Awww but we TRIED to talk to Google but they wouldn't accept our offer of 'fuck all' for the patents'. Or, they can see they'll take a massive kicking in court cos someone finally has them bang to rights for blatant and willful abuse of Moto's IP.

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Re: iPhone 5 will be great

So presumably they know it will be poop which is why they are suing

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Re: Apple might have handed Xmas to Samsung early

Maybe they could just redefine 'Christmas'

Priest: Our saviour Steve, who died for our sins, and his Living Disciple Tim who both did verily beget all things inventionable upon the face of the World... Let him who denieth the innovation be put to the Holy Sword of Apple and not be suffered to pursue business further. So let it be written, so let it be done.

Congregation: Amen Apple

And so forth

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Apple might have handed Xmas to Samsung early

If Sammy get going now with a 'Buy one before it's banned' campaign then apple might just find that they're not selling ithings because everyone bought an S3 early. Think about how many banned singles used to get to #1 in the charts.

After all, apple's noisesome tactics are usually a great indicator of what you should consider buying, they've given Sammy so much free marketing already.

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Apple drones reject American drone-strike tracker app

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"Operation Enduring Freedom"

Otherwise known as 'Freedom From Above'

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