* Posts by g e

2804 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Apple CEO: Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

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It's confusing

So, he's stating he's confused by a device he's never laid hands on.

Presumably he's VERY easily confused, then. Or perhaps just confused in general in a sort of senile dribbly way.

God knows WTF he means by 'compromised', perhaps he thinks it's populated internally by David Icke's lizard people or communists or Samsung employees.

What a twat.

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Judge GIVES APPLE THE FINGER in multitouch iDevice patent case

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Another Patently Pathetic Legal Embuggerance

God bless Terry Pratchett

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Jury trial

Because Apple knew they could manipulate the juror selection process in their favour, otherwise if you believed a judge would rule in your favour you'd do that instead.

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Re: Multitouch?

Seeing as the display manufacturers obviously allow multitouch by design I don't see how any patent can be derived from it. It's even likely the manufacturers ship demo dev code with the units to show customers how to achieve it with their panels.

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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iNexus

Meh, done better elsewhere with 2x the memory and ~30% cheaper.

Still shows how threatened the fruit-mongers feel by the competition if nothing else.

Are US hands really that big or is that 'holding it' photo more than a tad 'shopped ?

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US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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Ooops

Perhaps the fruit-mongers have finally drawn far too much attention to themselves and are getting their filings reexamined at last...

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Brazilians strip Google News bare: News barons decide to pull out

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Next week's 'News' (if you can find it)

Newspapers blame Google for massive reduction in website traffic.

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Big labels try for ISP blocking on 3 more 'pirate' sites

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Re: Self-serving hypocrites

I reckon ebay might be about the only thing keeping Royal Mail afloat, actually :o)

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Re: Pah!

I suspect like other 'well known' organisations on the planet, that it's still cheaper for them to litigate than innovate at the moment.

As soon as the pain point is reached where the net revenues (or losses) of innovation vs litigation become more attractive then they will.

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Re: Thin end of the wedge.

Coming soon the 'SubNet' - an uncensored free speech network buried within the internet.

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I bet they did read it

And kept very VERY quiet about it as it largely voids their already irrelevant (to the consumer) existence.

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never mind them

How much tax do the BPI pay ?

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Researchers find not all EC2 instances are created equal

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Re: Anyone actually expect the hardware is the same?

You'd hope performance would be equivalent regardless of the hardware.

I have two micro instances, cpuinfo lists one as Xeon, one as AMD64 - when you do an apt safe-upgrade one is noticeably faster than the other, by maybe 50%. I'd previously assumed it was because one was running on free tier so you get a bit less bang for your buck but apparently not...

It does mean that if you're redeploying instances to other zones that you can't expect the same web-serving capacity as the machine you copied the instance from which is less than good.

Both my instances are in the same zone, too

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Kiwi three strikes piracy case collapses

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Re: Why they withdrew the case? Easy.

Just imagine, if you (as a media strongarm organisation) lose the case and the law states:

The defendant shall be awarded damages and costs MULTIPLIED by the value obtained by dividing the plaintiff's financial resources by that of the defendant's.

So if the MAFIAA sues you and you have 1000 quid to your name and they have 100,000,000 then if you're awarded 2k costs/damages/etc then that's multiplied by 100,000 (their 100,000,000 divided by your 1000).

To be honest, just claiming your petrol/bus ticket/etc to the trial would suffice ;o)

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Apple ordered to open its books on iPhone, iPad profits

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Here's your cake.

Now EAT IT

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Google shares dive as profits reported down 20%

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Re: Re.....Won't be long before Android becomes more closed

Because if 80% of your revenue is down by 15% it's net negative compared to 20% of your revenue being up by 30%.

I'll leave the maths to you. On second thoughts you don't seem too blessed in that department.

Figures are illustrative before some clown says 'Where'd you get those numbers from'

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Twitter censors bow to police, suppress Nazi tweets

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But, to be fair...

If it's a German account then Nazi-ness is still illegal in the Fatherland, no?

Hence they're breaking German law. They should pretend to be Republicans in America or Papua New Guinea or somewhere else that isn't Germany.

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Australia ponders patent refresh to restrain trolls

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Re: Simple

And post a bond proportional to 50% of damages you're seeking, minimum £100M if your turnover is more than 10x the defendant's, just to get your day in court.

Non-refundable unless you're 100% victorious.

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Man files FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking

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FAIL

Pillock

It's not like AT&T kept the facetime additional charges secret. If he didn't read the blurb it's his own fault.

Or perhaps he just took an ithing and an account just so he could troll them for a possible payday. Like AC says, it's the American Way (tm)(r)(p)(c)

Or perhaps he's just another OCD apple buyer who had to have an iwotsit regardless of whether the phone or plan carrier contract/plan suited his needs..

Fail, however you look at it.

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Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to confound copyright cops

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Quality and slickness

To be fair, a model for companies that would have us believe they're more erstwhile and honourable than these guys.

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Microsoft Surface priced up for Blighty

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Does that keyboard/cover

Come in a colour other than radioactive eye-gouging blue?

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Theresa May gets a smile out of Gary McKinnon at last

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"We are disappointed by the decision to deny Gary McKinnon's extradition"

That's OK.

We've been disappointed by the USA for years.

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Facebook offers just a week of free Android AV

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Who cares

Google are doing their own aren't they?

I'll take Google over Failbook any day regardless of respective shortcomings.

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Apple hires top Amazon search exec to take over Siri

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LOL

Well they can't do a worse job than 'ripping off' google maps

Can they?

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McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

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Re: @h4rm0ny

That self-inflicted misery certainly kept him from further much more miserable US-based misery.

I call that a win.

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Re: Good, but he should still stand trial for his alleged crimes

I should hope a suspended sentence mostly marked as time-served bar 10 months, perhaps.

Of course 'guilty of a minor infraction with 20 hrs community service' would be a fitting poke in the eye to the folk west of Ireland. (Or even 'not guilty, systems were insecure therefore never actually "hacked"' would be ideal)

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Re: Curiouser and curiouser

Perhaps they think if Romney gets in then what may subsequently happen to McK under that swivel-eyed lunatic would reflect badly on their agreeing the extradition down the road.

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Re: Right decision for the wrong reason

Perhaps more the correct pretext found for handing out the correct decision.

UK.gov needs to be seen to have a justifiable reason to the yank administration for an outbreak of comon sense , however thinly veiled.

Now perhaps we can continue secession from our colonial government-level overlords. Or at least have cock removed from arse.

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Leaked AT&T files show planned anti-piracy measures

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Send them an email?

If my ISP sent me an email I'd never receive it unless they know my email address cos I don't use their email. Don't even know if they have an email service though I presume they do.

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Final decision by Home Sec on McKinnon extradition due today

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A great opportunity for the USA

To demonstrate their magnanimity and give up on the petty, farcical affair.

Oh, the USA. OK. Scrub that.

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Retailer leaks iPad Mini price list starting at £200

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So, despite rest-of-world being utterly wrong

They still copied made a Google Nexus

#AppleNexus

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Jam today: Raspberry Pi Ram doubled

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Re: Hmmm

I saw a tweet from cpc farnell a while back saying they had them in stock and ready for dispatch. cancelled my outstanding RS order and Farnell got one to me the next morning.

You just have to check with CPC to see if they have stock, can't remember their @twitter (something like @cpc-farnell) but should be easy to find I guess. They do read their @messages.

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Swiss photographer sues Apple for pilfering her eyeball

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Right. Now think about it in a real way.

You think apple has nicked your photo and you think 'I know, I be fluffy and "fair" and write to apple, no need for courts here.'

(You can already see where this is going, can't you)

2 years of being ignored by apple (and probably being threatened with countersue's) you decide to take it to court.

Like you should have done in the first place as it will get their proper attention from day one.

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Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways

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@Chet

No shit.

I'd have posted that lackwit comment under anonymous, too... ;o)

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A word to the confused in here...

In these sorts of situations 'Settlement' is not synonymous with 'Adulation'

It's synonymous with 'Convicted'

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Google readying on-device malware scanner for Android

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Re: ABOUT TIME!!!

Oh and an app-specific firewall along ZoneAlarm lines that lets you ban calls/wifi/data/bluetooth/gps/location/etc access on an app-by-app basis.

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Microsoft sues Google directly in German Maps-on-Moto lawsuit

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WTF?

So do I remeber this correctly...

1. Apple and microsoft become chums

2. Apple chucks out Gmaps for own malformed baby

3. microsoft sue google over maps

All the same, I think Big G have more mapping sueball ammo than either of the other two. surely it's a bit like punching Mike Tyson in the hope you knock him down by hitting a previously undiscovered weak spot in the hope he doesn't punch you back. Ever.

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'Stop-gap' way to get Linux on Windows 8 machines to be issued

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You know what?

If the PC vendors told MS to get stuffed MS would drop it. Talk about cart before the horse.

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UK.gov tries to close site giving home addresses of badger cull figures

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Well if it's a .co.uk

Tell Nominet to nuke it.

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Stick punters' mugs on e-banking pages, that'll end fraud - Schneier

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WTF? Seriously?

He really thinks online criminals will care?

Instead if a crim knows where you live (if your banking has 'change my details' such as name & address, then they would also be able to identify you coming out of your house.

Epic Fail.

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That horrendous iPhone empurplement - you're holding it wrong

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Apple won't need genuises soon

Just a sign on the counter or a pre-recorded message saying

"You're holding it wrong"

Will suffice for all ailments... Lily The Pink would be proud.

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Massive strike at Foxconn's iPhone 5 factory

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Re: Shamsung got it right...

And they still work, however you hold them...

Great maps, too.

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Re: detail work at sub-millimeter accuracy

Maybe it's not the customers. Perhaps Apple are Engineering Them The Wrong Way (tm) (patent pending)

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Experts troll 'biggest security mag in the world' with DICKish submission

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Not forgetting

Completely Uniform Network Topology

Terabit Wan Access Technology

Wide Area Network Knowledge Enterprise Resource System

Secure Haptic Interface Touchscreens

for a few ;o)

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New study: 'Fraud behind two-thirds of pulled medical papers'

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Re: Climate change

My thoughts exactly... the funding's hard to get cos the Warmists are so darn good at shilling for the pork so they can fund shilling for pork for a while longer.

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US court lifts ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Re: Apple have already won

Really?

Surely the reason people would buy a Galaxy or other droid tab is exactly because they DONT want apple - in my case I'd just buy nothing if what I wanted were unavailable. If you're OCD enough to have to buy something regardless of whether it's what you want or not then actually, apple is the perfect place for you to be.

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EU, US edge closer to mega-transatlantic patent system

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The best?

Well. Least shit, anyway.

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Tim Cook: 'So sorry for Apple's crap maps app - try Bing or Nokia'

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Re: Apple has peaked

Because, if the professional guessers, whose job it is to be far more right than wrong day-to-day, were wrong using their normally-pretty-accurate methodologies, well, that would mean your iThing no longer has the cachet that made you buy it.

Which is a bit like your house losing value after you bought it. Perhaps more like buying Levi jeans cos the advert was shiny and made you feel like you'd be dead cool wearing them only to find out the following week that everyone was now buying Diesel or Soviet. The perpetual peril of style over substance.

The cachet of your status symbol may decrease as well as increase...

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US said to designate Assange 'enemy' of the state

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The Middle Ages Called

They'd like their bullshit political philosophies back

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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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