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* Posts by g e

2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Texas Higgs hunters mourn the particle that got away

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Re: Shouldn't have called it the "God" particle

In an election year, if SSC *had* found it they'd have called it the GOP particle...

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Change of direction

It's all about military industrial for now. They're still world leaders in varieties of methods of spying on people and killing them.

And really, how far would Texas have got without reading any LHC papers to narrow their search, anyway?

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Libya's new rulers fire up Gaddafi's surveillance tech

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I wouldn't mind doing a little monitoring of my own....

Thank you, Will Smith...

(Enemy of the State in case you needed telling)

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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

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Re: Good Ol' Apple

But don't you dare say anything uncomplimentary about us in return. We'll fuck you up.

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Re: Ok, a radical option...

Because they shouldn't have to

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Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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in the UK, our roads are already among the safest in the world

Not that you'd think it, based on how much we're raped for car insurance by fat opera singers and their ilk.

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Big media little iPad stories suggest Apple is cranking up the spin cycle

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Google Nexus 7

Once more, Fapple saved a rival company mucho advertising dollah for the coverage this gadget's received

Google should write them a thank you note like Samsung did.

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Japan Anonymous aims to fight download law by picking up litter

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Re: Copyright Infringement Capital Crime

Yep cos the politicians take kickbacks and are now owned by the megacorps unless they want a sudden change of lifestyle.

Even today with open political corruption as good as actually being a reality TV show we still make the mistake of thinking politicians work for us and not themselves.

A politician's only employer is the one with the biggest payout.

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HTC bags UK win in patent war with Apple

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We are Apple

No. You are obvious and invalid. Goodbye.

Fap-Fap-Fapple

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Who runs UK? 'Tories, Lib Dems and Google' says Labour

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OK, Labour, fair point

But it's still a shitload more preferable to what we're left with after your banking policies.

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Dying Kodak doesn't have to leave its jewels to Apple, says court

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Re: Does that mean...

You're not referring to Luch Koh and her massive alleged hoard of Fapple gadgetry, surely?

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What is the Nokia Secret Plan if Windows 8 isn't Windows gr8?

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I think the new plan is...

... based from news I read elsewhere, the plan might be to sue Google over patents under (presumably) Microsoft's background puppeteering instructions.

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Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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Re: Ye gods.

Actually, if the judge can be shown to own an pihone, ipad and maybe a mac thing of some sort could that be used to show predujice/bias?

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Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

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Chrome for Apple's iOS ??

RE: Your application submission to App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)

Thank you for your recent submission of

<pre>Google Chrome Browser</pre>

to the Apple(tm)(c)(p)(r) App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)

Unfortunately your submission has been rejected with the following reason:

N/A

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Brit global warming skeptics now outnumber believers

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Re: Nicely left out the progress being made

It's the Anthropogenic aspect people are questioning, I don't think anyone questions some natural cycle may be taking place.

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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Re: Illegal or not... The raid had the "desired" effect...

I'm not so sure that the NZ side didn't do a little 'fuck america' creative sabotage...

It's easy to envision the FBI/whomever charging in shooting their sixguns in the air but for the NZ side to screw up as well on something basic like a warrant?

Do NZ have black helicopters?

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Re: on the contrary

And an agreement they never reciprocated upon

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Beat me to it

Yeah the gleeful sycophantic rubbing of hands whenever the 'Special Relationship' is mentioned.

I tell ya, when I'm Prime Minister... etc, etc

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Re: "the country should “request” that US authorities return clones taken offshore."

It's a US court, they'll do whatever they fancy if they think they can get away with it to prosecute Johnny Foreigner

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Fujitsu raises UK minimum wage to £14k

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Nice work if you can get it - be a Union boss

The Sun estimates that Len McCluskey gets £149,312 a year, made up of a salary of £97,677 plus £51,635 in benefits.

Yeah it's the SUN, but that doesn't mean they're far off the mark.

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Microsoft loses appeal against EU antitrust smackdown

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And add some interest back on, hopefully

As presumably M$ haven't paid up yet due to its 'ongoing' nature?

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Raspberry Pi to skipper microship across Atlantic

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Excellent project

Best of British to it!

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Apple users get pricier hotel options from Orbitz

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Not that big of a deal

They're all baristas rich, successful, desirable people aren't they?

Marketing never lies, after all.

_Waves at AC, pre-emptively_

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NASA counts down to nuclear tank invasion of Mars

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Re: Excuse my ignorance...

I hope they don't forget to descend the final ~7 metres or they'll do a 'nukular pillinger'!

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69,000 sign petition to save TV-linker O'Dwyer from US extradition

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Re: Stupidity

They need to want to learn first.

Disagree with US policy? Own an iThing or a Ford car (etc, etc)? You helped fund them.

(Yes, yes to the pedants who're doubtless warming their trollflames, your Taiwanese PC might contain an intel chip, don't bother going there. Your iThing or Ford probably has Korean memory, too, and so on.)

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Ofcom: Here come the UK online copyright rules ... in 2015. Maybe

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WTF?

"the customer's IP address may go on a register"

Errr.. DHCP ?

Nightly router reboots, etc.

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Even Apples sometimes have worms in them, admits Cupertino

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Not. It gets MAC ones.

DUH.

Maybe PC makers will start saying they don't get MAC viruses or something - marketing departments really don't think further than the next line of copy, do they. I guess that's why they're marketing depts though.

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Net publishing happens in the server AND the eyeball, says EU Bot

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Ummmmm

So, you open a web page hosted in the UK and that web page is now published in your country?

So, by extension...

You order a magazine from the UK which isn't printed in your country and as soon as it arrives through your letterbox it's published in your country.

Logic fail.

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Mensch pal Bozier defends Menshn security, dubs critics 'snippy geeks'

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Come 'n 'ave a go if you think y'er 'ard enuff

Did it read like that to anyone else?

They're gonna be offline by the weekend methinks.

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Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

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Whaddya expect

When their mortages are reliant on grants for saying the world's ending.

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Exactly

Something the UEA's CRU is famous for

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Kodak's using bankruptcy to rob us of our rights – Apple

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Re: Canon/Nikon should step in

Looks like I got me an antifan.

Kwality

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Canon/Nikon should step in

And buy the lot, assuming they still can at this point, giving Apple a much harder target to browbeat.

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Texas sues Google for 'withholding' documents from antitrust probe

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"which claimed attorney-client privilege"

Which surely would also have been the time to decide whether or not that was a valid argument.

If you don't have to fork over stuff then don't.

Can someone give Texas their dolly back, it seems to have fallen out of the pram.

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Apple cops $AU2.5m fine for misleading consumers

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Re: ..now for other countries

We'll wheel out our nans to gum them into submission!

Come & give Granny a nice kiss...

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FCC boss applauds moves to block UN internet control

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Quick amend...

Don't care that.....

While they have the ability to bomb 'freedom' into you on a whim.

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Re: If I ruled the world

Plus who the hell would Hollywood pay their kickbacks to if no US senators had any influence over intertube policy?

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Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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So... hang on...

If say overnight you kittens decide to play pretend-its-a-mouse with your BD of Prometheus you're fine, because you can still watch the STANDARD DEFINITION version online?

WTF is that. If you buy a BD you want a BD quality download, too. I'm sure most people will think of it more as a cloud movie backup thing than a library. After all, they HAVE the disc, right? I get that maybe sometime in a distant Utopian future Big Media will allow online purchases of UV-only media (when they finally move their biz model into the 3rd millennium), sure, but that would make it even MORE important to have top-quality rips available, yes?

Sounds like a load of bollocks to me compared to other options of getting 'standard definition' movies.

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Tech fault at RBS and Natwest freezes millions of UK bank balances

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Didn't another bank stuff up just the other day?

Quel coincidence... or is it

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Samsung to probe Galaxy S III blaze claim

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Re: Sat here waiting for my S3 to explode or do something

Whoooa!!!

What an Appleist

Does Xenophobia extend to gadget preference these days? Like I give a toss about what you think anyway.

AC ... AssClown.

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Re: Apple ploy, iPad proximity destruct code

I wonder, if you drop the phone on is bottom edge, if it beknackers the mic and could cause this...

Phone on seat or otherwise not in car holder, sudden braking... boof.

Not about to test on mine though you others feel free and let us know!

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Sat here waiting for my S3 to explode or do something

Slow day, need some excitement. Bloody thing's just working properly, no smoke, flames or kabooms.

Most disappointing. Well, from the excitement point of view, excellent news from the not-having-to-get-the-bloody-thing-fixed point of view.

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Re: Blaze or not

Those marks are almost certainly from sustained high temperature rather than an EXPLOSION!!!! as the case looks melted and the markings aren't as linear as you'd expect from a sudden blast of some sort, looks like soot from smoke not debris/shrapnel from a kaboom moment. Look a lot like the phone was vertical when it happened too as the smoke drifted upwards.

When a semiconductor goes boom it really looks like a tiny (or not so, depending on the component) explosion took place with straight lines radiating out from the centre.

My 2-penn'th, anyway. Been a while siince I fixed any blowedy-uppy gear.

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Re: Nice try Apple.

Counters the Apple fanboi, in all probability ;o)

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Re: The case of the flaming case

The 'Bad Apples', surely!

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Assuming it was charging at the time

That would maybe be more of a charger fault for not being current-limited.

Of course it depends what it was actually plugged into at the time, going on the assumption it was, as it could be anything from the official Sammy charger to some hokey non-standard Chinese cheapo USB hub with its own crappy PSU delivering as much current as requested.

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Foxconn daddy: 'Don't buy Galaxy S III, wait for iPhone 5'

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Re: HAHAHAHAHA

You really think we don't know Foxconn has >1 customer???

DUH

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FAIL

HAHAHAHAHA

Twats.

Foxconn and Apple would seem to richly deserve each other.

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Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

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FAIL

Hahahaha

That's a huge fail.

On a scale of zero to Linked-in password storage that's right up there.

Utter lunatic assclowns.

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Samsung offers cool green RAM for the same cold hard greenbacks

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You know what this is, right?

Yep. Innovation (as in the real kind)

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