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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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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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