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* Posts by g e

2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

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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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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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FAIL

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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Sharp's slim screen factory 'flogged to death' by Apple

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Yields

Now I'm not one to say 'told you so' but...

Well. Actually I am.

Are Sharp the only guys that can do the sensor-in-pixel thing?

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Cheer up, Samsung: Tokyo judge bins Apple's sync patent claim

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Re: please

That would be funny although apple would make a counterbid for sure and that would be worse if they got hold of Foxconn (which I suspect they already have, in the boardroom).

Would make big sense for Sammy to own their own assembler though, given the range of stuff they produce and the range of stuff Foxconn is tooled to produce.

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Re: again

That was my first thought about Foxconn/Hon Hai's (?) interest in Sharp.

Sharp are another co that failed on yield for retina display panels, though aren't they? I thought (IIRC) only Sammy could get the yield & quality for those, ironically.

Personally I give apple until the end of the Xmas season 2013 before they embark on the downward slope unless they actually invent something of their own (meaning technology not different combinations of other peoples' technology). We'll see, anyway.

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Apple and Google in talks to end patent war?

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Did no one yet mention...

That perhaps, just perhaps, some lawyer looked at the Motorola patents and told Tim Crook

"My Liege, my Overlord and Glorious Master, we can't bullshit or countersue our way out of this one, they have us bang to rights for blatantly not paying for their patents in everything we make and they can prove we've known about this for years and even have recordings of the laughter. We must do a deal"

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UK: 'We're legally bound to arrest Mr Assange'

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FAIL

British government willing to see sense

But unfortunately is completely unable to think clearly with Yank Cock stuck so far up its arse.

Special Relationship. 'Special' as in 'Special Sauce'

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Targeted firm smacks back, chucks patent sueball at Overland

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All the real innovation really is happening in The East isn't it.

While the yanks all try to 'monetise' their IP - e.g. have lost the ability to invent new shit.

I bet training Taiwan/China/India/etc to make all your crap for slave labour prices seems a really clever idea now.

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Apple: You'd want hi-fi streamage from us, not poor-people Wi-Fi audio

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IOS + iphone

Both also trademarks of Cisco & Fujitsu IIRC

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More of Kim Dotcom's booty released by court

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Re: This could be a good show

No love for the guy, but if he's a catalyst for wider action....

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Build a wall round 'em

Put Apple in charge.

Let all foreign nationals and assets out who want out.

Leave em to it.

I for one would like to apologise on behalf of my ancestors for Britain's contribution to the forming of the USA. It feels a bit like having an errant offspring that mugs old ladies at night and your neighbours, while polite to you know you're partly responsible.

Flame on, merkins, I've closed the window.

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Apple: I love to hate, and hate to love thee

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Patent litigation

Have they patented that yet? ;o)

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Apple demands a quickie, aims its torpedo at 8 Samsung mobes

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I think that strategy is called

'Setting Precedent'

For further litigation down the line.

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Samsung fights to stay on US shelves as Apple calls for ban

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It is when you (apple) gets to look at the jury selection list and chuck ones off you don't want which is what I believe happened based on a piece in El Reg on Friday...

Apple would need idiots on the jury who'd never done anything technical or designery as any designer will say something like 'Well yo'ure not going to make it with sharp corners, that's obviously silly. So, now you know you need rounded corner you UI should have rounded corners to maintain consistency, and now you've decided on icons then a grid is the most logical arrangement..' and so on.

So if the jury selection list shows the jobs and ages of the jurors you can easily filter out the smarter more individual-thinking ones and reject them. Plus comparing their age/sex/etc (if noted on the sheet) you can also select likely fanbois as you know your own marketing demographic.

This assumes they get to toss folks off the jury selection list of course but I think IIRC that's standard practice

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Re: power corrupts

Financial power.

They have deep pockets and an OCD-autistic desire to spend on mullering the competition anyway they can.

They'll have to keep playing supplier bingo though, for all the touchscreens and other components as they continue pissing everyone off, and that's going to bite them in the arse fairly soon I should think, especially if LG's sensor-in-pixel screens have a crap yield, which is likely.

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Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul

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Re: Cloud talk

...patents encumbering car design...

Sure but you don't read every day about, say, Mercedes Benz trying to arse-rape Audi over some indicator stem function like a bitchy little girl.

Because pretty much all the car co's behave like grownups for the most part with no stroppy over-privileged little kids in the playground to fuck it up for everyone else. If Apple tried to make a car they'd get brutally bitch-raped on day one by the Germans and Japanese, pre-emptively, because of how they've behaved in the phone sector. Rightly so, too, given their form.

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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That's what apple excel at

Pretty gadgety mashups of existing tech invented elsewhere and their marketing.

Mind you the iThing design is looking really dated compared to what everyone else is making.

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Re: Hardly surprising

Maybe that's all for the appeal. The trial has been so bizarre that I wonder if maybe Koh is handing it all to Sammy on appeal, intentionally cos she's so sick of having apple lawyers parked in front of her.

Alternatively maybe Sammy have already lined up an appeal in Texas where they're investing several Bn in a chip fab they have there and might be intending to play the 'Sorry, all the money for those jobs that were gonna be created might be going to apple's wallet instead...' card

Pick your favourite conspiracy theory (or invent a more interesting one, of course)

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WTF?

I find it very odd that...

Nothing at all was awarded Samsung whatsoever cos unless I misunderstood all the claim and counterclaim stuff (there's certainly plenty of it), aren't apple still knowingly and blatantly using a Samsung patent which they have openly refused to pay anything for?

Isn't it evident even to the most 'patriotic' of juries that they must pay some amount for their use thereof?

Maybe it's a separate case - I thought it formed part of Sammy's arguments as to why apple might owe them 500M.

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Facebook updates iOS app, still poking around for mobile dollars

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Re: Lucky Bill Ray

My S3 didn't come with Farmbook, which was a pleasant surprise.

It always irritated me that I couldn't remove it from my previous Desire HD

I really wish Google would put permissions switches into the system so you could deny stuff to apps - like location to Farmbook for example. It's always making the location icon blink, prompting me to turn off GPS which then annoys me when I turn satnav on and it reminds me to re-enable it.

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