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2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

AntiLeaks group claim responsibility for WikiLeaks attacks

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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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Holmes

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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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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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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Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly?

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Re: Pretty much what others are saying.

It takes a bit longer than a month to bring a phone to market from no prior design, copying your competitor's newly released gadget, you know.

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Re: Pretty much what others are saying.

She'd get sacked in the UK for behaving like that, or, the political alternative here which is such public humiliation and disgrace that they 'retire'

Which in Koh's case could only be a positive outcome for the US judicial system, methinks.

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Amount of CO2 being sucked away by Earth 'has doubled in 50 years'

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WTF?

Nobody has yet mentioned

That the inconvenient-to-warmist-agenda NOAA report is somehow Lewis Page's fault due to his (and the entire Register, natch) jaded and biased view on global warming anthropological climate change.

Something's definitely afoot... one of those shriekers is usually near the top of the first page.

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New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN

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Obviously

It's the mother of all eye-tracking tools on a massive scale so they know what part of the screen you're looking at and if you're looking at their ads or not.

Cunning.

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Beak explodes at Samsung's evidence leak in Apple patent spat

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Fangurl

She's made bizarre, seemingly incompetent judgements all favouring the same plaintiff, maybe it's the way the US legal system works but most judgements she'd made would be laughed away in the EU for starters and likely many other countries.

Outside the US she definitely appears openly biased.

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Anonymous declares war after French firm trademarks its logo

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Bear well and truly poked

Of course, as AC suggested, they should perhaps carry out everything as if they were that company....

Chortle

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Isaacson fights outing of heart-to-heart chats with Steve Jobs

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Hey Walter

Nothing to fear, nothing to hide, mate.

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Jury selection delays start of Apple/Samsung patent showdown

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Meh

There's an appeal after this though?

Or not?

If there is then the inevitable appeal will take place anyway. Maybe Samsung can get it in Seoul ;o)

Failing that at least get that Oracle v Google judge on the job, at least he seemed to be able to demonstrate a modicum of common sense. Lucy Koh just doesn't seem to understand WTF is going on (which is politer than calling her biased, no?)

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" If you need a PC or phone to describe to the world what kind of person you are"

Then it's a pretty poor description

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Apple, Samsung begin battle for billions in US patent smackdown

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FAIL

The theory behind these pre-trial bans

Is that Koh, being a bit of a fan herself, has already decided what the outcome will be anyway.

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Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'

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The first step...

Is admitting you have a problem.. well done ;oD

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Re: Surely the point is

To be fair Sammie wouldn't be filing this stuff with court if Fapple hadn't decided to spit their dummy out in the first place.

If they've paid nothing to Sammie for use of patents then they're surely in the wrong regardless and the question is merely how much.

I am beginning to get the sense that some of these 'thieves' of IP are actually paying out the rope with the small defeats so they can whip up a nice big arse-kicking down the line, allowing Fapple to paint themselves into a corner of their own making.

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Re: How many fannbois will actually read the document though....[nah-nah not listening]

I did notice in that document...

"Samsung also manufactures Apple‘s A5X processor and is the sole supplier of the Retina display used in the new iPad"

So it's pretty much the Samsung Pad, anyway. Do you think engineers get reference code from 'the manufacturer' with those displays like maybe how to implement multi-touch, etc ?

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I think SONY might have a division that matters to the USA

I think it does music or movies or something....

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Twitter airport bomb joke conviction binned in common-sense WIN

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Re: What about Paul, though?

Wow, that got a thumbs down.

Theresa May is reading?

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What about Paul, though?

A spot of restitution for Mr Chambers for the consequences of an utter failure in the British Justice system.

He's lost a LOT because of some officious airport twat(s) and an over zealous and now demonstrably inept judge.

#CompensatePaulChambers indeed.

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Samsung plonks universal search BACK into Galaxy S IIIs

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Re: Fail

Actually to be fair to the American cars they do look different.

Not in a good way, mind you.

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Re: Fail

LOL, Have you seen how similar VW, Audi, BMW and Mercedes look, especially from the back?

The Koreans probably think it's a European fashion thing.

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Natwest freezes debit cards, online banking in fresh cock-up

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Yeah but

The shareholders are all OK and costs are trimmed so profit's there, too.

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UK's HECToR supercomputer in 27PB MEGA-storage boost

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Terminator

Hector?

Wasn't that the insane robo-mech-thing in Saturn 3 ?

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Stuxnet: 'Moral crime' or proportionate response?

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Re: "civilian infrastructure"

I thought it was only the US and its 'allies' that were claiming is was a nuke material processing plant.

In which case it would be a proportional response to something made up by the people launching the response in the first place.

A bit like me calling you fat then, because you're fat, punching you. Regardless of whether or not you actually are fat in the first place. It's a proportionate response to a fantasy world inside my head not necessarily connected to observable reality.

Not that Iran aren't trying to build nukes, they might be, but it's the way the USA likes to roll - more than a little swivel-eyed, especially if you have oil.

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Apple disappoints at first Black Hat briefing

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Perhaps the speech

Reflects how much they actually know about dealing with security, experientially, rather than what the marketing dept says.

At least MS has a lot of experience ;o)

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Jury will hear Samsung wrongly trashed emails in patent trial

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So if Apple paid nothing

Then presumably it's a trial about how much they owe in essence?

Perhaps apple thinks it should pay nothing because it's errr... apple. Am I right remembering that if a FRAND owner makes an offer then the recipient can choose to negotiate normally on the offer or not accept it, and, if not accepted then the license in question moves out of FRAND and into normal licensing negotiation?

Just seem to remember reading that in the past. If true then I should think Samsung can charge WTF they want by now, backdated. Not that any protectionist US court would ever do that, if even applicable.

Did the judge point out that deleted emails may well also be in the interest of Samsung's case, too, like 'RE: FRAND licensing offer... Fuck yourself, we are Apple. Love Steve' as well as 'RE: Tablets... yeah we copied you, so watcha gonna do now?'

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Re: Convicted?

Does sound like it was worded to cause prejudice against Samsung unless the judge explained that there were potentially mitigating factors down the line. Actually reads more like an accusation that a statement of fact in the article, at least.

I spose Samsung can argue that later if they want, too.

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Galaxy S III dumps universal search, tries to dodge Apple's sueballs

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Re: genuinely new ideas

Federated Search techniques predate Apple itself.

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