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2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

LG making thin screens possibly FOR THE NEW iPHONE

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Re: iPhone 5!!!!!

I am actually still genuinely unsure if the original post was ironic or pavlovian...

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Re: iPhone 5!!!!!

<DavidAttenboroughMode>So now we glimpse again the Fanboi at home in his native habitat...</>

So. NOW can I say .... FAPPLE

Or even now, in the face of this, is it a puerile and assinine epithet?

(..In the face... Fnarrr)

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Didn't LG have to bail on retina displays

Due to low yield? (Maybe it was Sharp)

Doesn't bode too well.

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AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

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Isn't it more like

You want to use facetime? So you agree you're a disproportionately data intensive user which drives up resource contention for our other users. Therefore, being a greater-than-average burden on our infrastructure we're requiring you pay a higher tariff.

A possibly more sensible option would be to limit facetime minutes on the standard tariff to what the internal profile of an 'average user' is and allow a tariff upgrade for heavier users, though that itself means a certain degree of network management which if not already present (and linked to customer accounts) is quite an overhead to implement on that scale vs a blocked/not-blocked policy with associated tariffs.

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Re: Lovefilm not so bad

Kim Bauer is the dumb daughter yes?

Jack would have been so better off to have said 'Look, whatever you do, you absolutely MUST NOT single handedly defeat the terrorists and bring them all to justice. ABSOLUTELY, do you understand?

Then she'd have fixed everything by the following episode with bad guys clapped in irons.

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Citi rubbishes Nasdaq compensation offer for Facebook IPOcalypse

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Not compared of course

To what they lost since as Failbook marches ever onward toward a more realistic valuation.

Not like anyone forced those Citi clowns to buy the rubbish in the first place.

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Investor pulls out of Facebook, pumps cash into pork-printing joint

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Prior art ?

The Fifth Element Mila Jojovich Construct-o-tron machine?

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Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

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Massive fail in the making

The ghost of ACS Law past is coming to visit...

Popcorn please!

(Popcorn icon please, too!)

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Re: Oh, joy -- our US gun nuts have reached El Reg.

"could own guns -- or Ak-47s; or bazookas -- for pleasure, nor for hunting or any other"

Yet they do, don't they.

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Samsung strides onto the catwalk

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WTF?

Seems a bit odd

But then Yamaha make motorbikes & pianos...

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New nuclear fuel source would power human race until 5000AD

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Coat

Re: The Usual Silliness

MMmmmm bananas

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Ubisoft: 'Vast majority of PC gamers are PIRATES'

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Re: They just don't get it, do they.

WINE can run a surprising amount of stuff these days in linux, might be worth 20 mins trying it ?

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Plus...

It's obviously still making enough money to produce PC versions as well as XBOX/PS varieties, else you'd assume they'd move to console-only for new releases if there was no money in PC.

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Also

Conveniently seems to ignore secondhand sales?

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Apple's patent insanity infects Silicon Valley

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Re: Disingenuous reporting

Why? When the pictures are so pretty...

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Re: Absolutely Wrong

Given the main component of a tablet is the screen then Samsung/Sharp have probably done the most 'innovation' in the tablet space. You don't think these components are provided without datasheets and reference software (so whomever's using it can base code from it) for implementing software interface, tap, multitouch, centroid detection, etc do you? Perhaps you do.

The CPU's, memory and network stuff remaining are just (by now) well-trodden computing bits. All of this is obvious to most technically minded people.

Slapping a UI in and stuffing it in a shiny case are apple's specialities, not grass roots 'innovation', they do gadgetry mashups well and marketing extremely well.

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AMD snubs hackers' tiny package, will fix raided blog

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Crappy haxx0r name

When's some group of kids gonna call themselves H4ng0nAsec or W41tAsec.

Plus root beer smells like Germoline which makes me think of nappy rash.

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Everything Everywhere to be Nothing Nowhere in rebrand

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Re: Cinzano Bianco

Martini, then

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But surely...

'EE By Gum' for the northists

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Boffins zapped '2,000 bugs' from Curiosity's 2 MILLION lines of code

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WTF?

"That particular cock-up was caused by transatlantic boffins who mixed up their measurements in inches and centimetres."

Need a bigger facepalm. How long has the world had metric standard units for now?

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Nikon snaps first Android-based camera crown

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FFS, Nikon

It's rectangular with round corners when looked at from the back.

Cue sueball.

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WikiLeaks' secrets weren't, says former MI5 chief

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Re: Logic and Actions of the US

Ahhh I see what you did there, you put 'Logic' and 'US' in the same sentence. 'Because we can' doesn't need logic, in fact it abhors it.

4 out of 10 - must try harder ;o)

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Samsung spends $4bn tarting up Texas factory

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Or perhaps...

It will 'regretfully no longer be able' to create those jobs and opportunities in Texas due to the outcome of Apple's pernicious litigation against the company.

or even more simply...

Sammy knows it'll get an appeal in Texas.

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Apple, Samsung brass hats' patent spat chitchat falls flat

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So in other words

Both companies are so confident they will ultimately prevail they're not giving in.

or possibly...

One company is being shitty so the other company is saying well if you're not compromising nor are we.

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Facebook sued by Chinese firm over Timeline

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F8

I think cameras have had that a tad longer...

;o)

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Google loads Moto Mobility cannon, fires patent shells at Apple

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A fair price?

Surely 30% would be a very reasonable figure, it's certainly someone's favourite number

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Beck's open-source challenge to freetards: play it yourself!

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It's sort of ingenious in a way

You'll doubtless get some pretty talented folks knocking up some excellent versions (err interpretations) of the stuff and some unlikely remixes, etc.

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Ready to patent that 'new' invention? Google is here to dash your hopes

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Gotta be one of ....

Rectangle

Round corner

Slide to unlock

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Assange granted asylum by Ecuador after US refused to rule out charges

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Re: Going back a dozen or so centuries...thank goodness the British Royal Family...

1200 years ago there wasn't a Britain. Closest you get is Briton or the Latin name for the island Britannia. Which is different.

Mind you, 1200 years ago we were actually here...

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Re: @FrankAlpha

I thought the UK hired them to save Europe with all that gold and businesses handed over.

Still. Bacon. Mmmmmmmmm

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Saudi oil giant seals off network after mystery malware attack

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Wonder what the virus will turn out to be named...

OyVey_Yeeha_Troj_B ?

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Apple seeks cable connection for set-top box

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Re: But why?

Ahhh right, tnx for that!

Something new every day :o)

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Meh

But why?

Surely all the cable operators have deals in place with their preferred box providers, or is it more of a choose-your-own-box thing in the USA?

In the UK you order Virgin cable, it comes with a Virgin box. You order SKY intertubage and it comes with a SKY router, etc. SKY satellite is encrypted and hence uses the SKY box plus your card.

Unless it's a free-for-all in the US I don't see why it'd be in the cableco's interests to allow a third party access to the service feed, ultimately losing some control of the end to end provision ?

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$1bn for Instagram? Knock yourself out, Facebook - UK watchdog

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Re: Confused

They might both (or just Instagram perhaps) have UK offices so it would mean a uk subsidiary of the US parent being bought?

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Cloud support brings WikiLeaks back online

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"Due to an error"

Which has no been corrected by a large marketing opportunity in the form of rescuing Wikileaks and trumpeting their own capacity & resilience to boot.

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Korean boffins discover secret to quick-charge batteries

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Re: Quick!

I should imagine a chap from Samsung has already popped round to say 'Hi', being Korean 'n all

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Hard-up Kodak stalls crown jewels sell-off to milk bidders

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Meh

So...

Apple and MS to go two's up on the purchase now they have a newly found common hatred of Google & Amazon love for each other?

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Apple, Microsoft reveal their Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

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Poor old Google & Amazon

Sounds like Apple & MS have a bit of business envy in common, each company is also shitty enough in its practices to consider teaming up with the other to kick their competition-in-common, too. NOt that that behaviour is limited to those two but well, y'know...

Look out for even less innovation, near you soon.

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Brits obey mobile ads, says mobile ad biz

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In other news....

Michelin say more people are buying tyres.

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Android spanks Apple iOS in sales as fanbois hold out for iPhone 5

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Re: Droids & Clones

Nice, seeing as Apple are traditionally late to market with virtually every phone 'feature' since the camera

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Re: Sure

iPlop ?

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AntiLeaks boss: We'll keep pummeling WikiLeaks and Assange

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How long

Till Anonymous stuff DietPepsi?

And is there a DietShirley ?

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Designer punked fanbois with asymmetric screw

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It possibly says more

about apple's reputation in the world that so many are ready to believe this without question.

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Google may face grilling by MPs over 'immoral' tax avoidance

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Re: Wrong approach

Absolutely, except then the idiots have to balance it off against how many taxable entities take ALL their money out of the country as a 'stuff you' for removing the only incentive to keep any money in the UK/wherever in the first place.

They've made a rod for their own back, as usual, and getting beaten with their own stick. The carrot, as ever is still absent from the whole damned equation (did the UK ever have one, been too long used to the stick to remember?)

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Stop

If it's legal

Then it's legal.

How many commenters here would seriously, voluntarily fork over another £1 million of their earnings (assuming you were fortunate enough to be in e.g. Jimmy Carr's position, etc) to uk.gov if they didn't have to and could just keep it instead.

Oh of course. All of you would. With great big moral high ground grins on your faces.

Yeah right.

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Apple 'offered Samsung $30-per-mobe' patent licence truce

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Re: Delenda est Pupillam

Quare Pupillam delenda est?

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Patent troll Intellectual Ventures is more like a HYDRA

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WTF?

Re: What taxes are they evading?

Wouldn't a structure of companies like that which operate in the manner outlined in the article fall under the RICO act (IIRC), as that sounds a lot like racketeering/extortion.

Step 1. Ohhh that's a nice product you have there, we have a patent, you know. "Sod off, troll"

Step 2. Ohhh that's a nice business you have there, shame if something were to happen to it. "Hey I told you sod off"

Step 3. OK, Tony, break his legs. "Ow, take my business"

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Kidney-for-iPad fanboi sues after illness strikes

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Re: *blink*

So, a juvenile willingly participated in a criminal act which ended up with him getting iToys and a nasty infection can now sue his accomplices for a less-than-satisfactory outcome to the whole caper?

I assume he's an accomplice rather than a victim as he wasn't abducted or anything and I also assume he knows organ shopping is illegal therefore a willing accomplice.

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AntiLeaks group claim responsibility for WikiLeaks attacks

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Re: Who really cares how allegedly secret documents are leaked ...

An impending pre-election RomneyGate perhaps

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