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* Posts by g e

2761 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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Re: "New Breed of Terrorist"

Irishmen Remunerated by America ?

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Apple, Samsung whip out mobe sales in patent trial showdown

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Awww bless

So not only did Fapple sell nearly 3x the units, they also made substantially more profit per unit too.

Samsung must obviously be doing so much damage to their sales. Poor little lambkins.

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US judge gives RIM its $147m back in patent spat

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Re: Apple Samsung

Or just replace that idiot Koh with this guy instead. Whichever way he'd decide he'd at least sound like he made sense.

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Zynga COO quits: Game over for John Schappert

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FAIL

Re: Tingalinnnnnggg

Mind you, just looked at FarceBork's shares and they're pretty fecked, too... $20.72

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Tingalinnnnnggg

Is this a cheese shop?

Oh Yes, Sir!

I'd like to buy some Argyle Zynga Blue please....

It's a bit runny, Sir...

Facebook will probably buy them while they're going runny cheap, then they can keep the money in house.

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Doctor Who gets one-off special to mark Time Lord's 50th year on telly

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Coat

Bernie Eccleston

C'est sur!

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

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Happy

Biggest thing my cat ever brought in...?

A rabbit... through the bloody cat-flap, to boot!

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Snap suggests Apple out to 'screw' hardware hackers

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Obviously

Take-downs and patent infringement suits aplenty when someone makes a driver to do this to keep the control freakery firmly in the red.

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Google widens search net and takes on Siri with iOS app

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Ages?

It's been in Android (or installable as Google Voice) for ages, think I had it on my old HTC Magic, so up to 3 years ago there. Apple have had it since the 4s phone iteration, so about a year if memory serves. Apple bought it from Nuance (IIRC), dunno where Google got theirs, I guess it's maybe derived from Festival/Sphinx for ASR/TTS, perhaps? Wouldn't have thought Google would bother writing one from scratch as there's so much FOSS groundwork done out there already, maybe they bought someone too.

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Re: How things change

Was that the bunch that had Tom Baker record a phrase containing all English vocal sounds so that BT could read SMS to you ?

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Apple patents shopping lists

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Re: time for patent office to take a stand

More like time for it to hire competent staff. Twenty years too late is better than thirty.

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DHL, UPS, FedEx

Would all have been running software like this for years for their logistics ops, likely guys like Tesco, too for delivery and stock scheduling

Total assclownage from all involved

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Apple pounces on Samsung doc as proof of 'slavish copy' claims

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Re: Bull excrement

At least you didn't think you were getting an S3 and ended up with a 4s ;o)

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Re: Confused about what they are buying.

For $80k I'd pick up the wrong one first and then go 'Oh my they are SO similar!'

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How many people would bend perception for $80k?

Quite a lot I should imagine.

That has to be over a year's salary for most Americans, surely? Including the jury. Especially if you're offering 'opinion' rather than evidence as it seems she is, you can't really even perjur yourself.

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NASA's $2.5bn Curiosity rover: An Apple PowerBook on wheels

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Re: xerox laser on wheels then?

It'd be about ther same size, too ;o)

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Re: Shameful Trolling

Mind you everyone can always point to it when Fappleists shout 'biased' for any other fruity article.

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Riiight

So my Amiga A500 was really a Kurzweil K2500rs sampler cos it used a 68000 chip?

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Foldable NFC keyboard could tempt Android users

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Why bother when there's this and similar...

http://www.ankaka.com/flexible-bluetooth-wireless-keyboard-for-apple-ipadcomputersmartphone_p46685.html#.UCInkfaPXK0

There you go, slap an NFC sticker on it. Twenty quid.

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Chinese tech players take aim at Apple's talking tech

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Re: @wowfood

How do you know he is a witch?

(Thanks, Terry Jones)

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Haha

The Chinese have sussed the value of the Fapple tax or mathematically, maybe, the idiot-squared tax ?

Or i<super>2</super> Tax? (Does the SUPER tag work?)

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French minister: 3 strikes anti-piracy rule a 'waste of money'

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FAIL

"Hadopi has not fulfilled its mission of developing legal downloads"

Well.

There's only one source the legal downloads can come from so I'd say Big Media had demonstrated it has no intention of moving into the third millennium to join its 'customers'.

Therefore they can't whine, having been given the chance, backed up with legislation. Would be nice if the French gave them a Gallic Shrug saying 'well, you had your chance...'

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YouTube app wrenched from next Apple iPhones, iPads

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Meh

Sounds like what Apple are trying to make

Is a Galaxy S3 / OneX to be honest.

Maybe the V6 device will get there.

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Cameron: We'll turn NHS patients into real-time drugs lab rats

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Classy.

Can't imagine that Pfizer, GSK or chums haven't given DC some 'encouragement' here, can you?

I wonder how many nice, cheap data processing centres they have in Bangalore or similar. :o/

I await my cheque from Big Pharma with less-than-baited breath

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Samsung lengthens Note phone-cum-tablet to 10 inches

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Uh-oh

They forgot to make it hexagonal or trapezoidal.

Lawsuit incomiiiiiiiiing

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