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2798 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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

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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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Re: Prior art?

Yeah, 'Federated Search', surely - a bog standard IT technique everywhere.

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Microsoft unfurls patent lasso, snares Linux servers

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Re: I think I'd have been tempted to switch...

Presumably the 'beneficial licensing agreement' came with a gagging clause.

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Apple misses earnings targets, Street reacts

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Re: The RIAA defence

Scrub the lawyers entry it's devices sold not revenue on that chart ;o)

Just before AC points it out mid-flame.

Pity <li> doesn't work :o/

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The RIAA defence

You reckon the 'cause' will be

"It's because everyone else is illegally copying our proprietary rectangles and round corners"

rather than

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<li>"We spent 50 gajillion on lawyers to hound the competition (even though we're perfect and therefore have no competition, the consumer isn't)"</li>

<li>"The market is largely saturated and the remaining buyers see through our high-priced 'value proposition"</li>

<li>"No-one's buying because they know we're releasing another small revision in a couple of months"</li>

<li>"We've been advertising Android devices via our lawyers for too long and it's bitten us in the arse"</li>

<li>"No-one likes us any more"</li>

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Greenland melt surprises NASA Earth-watchers

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Not man-made

Won't stop The Church of Climatology punting the image around saying/inferring/implying/spinning 'Man-Made Melt Apocalypse' all the same, you watch.

Then of course, subsequently, the downvoters will defend that behaviour, or unable to construct a defence, just be offensive about anyone saying they'll do that.

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Best review ever

Apple want to sue XXX for making YYY

Really? Shit, another great product worth checking out then! *Googles....*

Streisand has nothing on the shrill squeakings of Apple spitting out another dummy

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Re: Apple invent??

Yeah but they always compare them switched off, side by side so software isn't the issue.

Apple don't invent. At best they mashup and make pretty casings.

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So explain to us once more`

How many different sensible enclosures that Samsung/Sharp manufactured rectangular touchscreen might be enclosed in.

Triangular, perhaps, with nice sharp corners? Or maybe hexagonal with big levers sticking out to operate it?

The most sensible enclosure design is utterly obvious, therefore not innovative. Unless you're in America.

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UK Border Agency to create 'national allegations database'

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Should be cheap...

They can base it off the file-sharing 'allegations' database

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Gov must act on 'innocent' web-browsing copyright timebomb

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UK gov should just grow a damned spine

And draw a line in the sand beyond which Big Media has to fend for itself. That line should preferably be located in 1983 or earlier.

UK.gov continually forgets who its biggest paymaster is - the Taxpayer (a word foreign to many megacorps like Vodafone, et al)

At least one of our elected assclowns is giving the intertubes some consideration, even if it's largely unintelligible.

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Kim Dotcom mounts freedom campaign

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Not that I'm a fan of KD by any means...

"Regardless of the issues you have with new technologies, you can't just engage armed forces halfway around the world, rip a peaceful man from his family, throw him in jail, terminate his business without a trial, take everything he owns without a hearing, deprive him of a fair chance to defend himself"

America. Fuck Yeah.

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Samsung SMACKDOWN: US appeals court keeps ban on Galaxy Tab

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Or

that anyone who disagrees with Fapple must be wrong...

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Apple boots privacy name-and-shame app Clueful from store

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Maybe it's because

I'm a Londoner IOS6 has shit in it they don't want the app exposing.

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Watching Olympics at work? How to avoid a £1k telly-tax fine

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Stop

Or maybe

Just book annual leave if you have to watch it and stop wasting company time.

Why people think they have some kind of right to watch sport at work is beyond me. Do your damned job.

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Google ordered to censor 'torrent', 'megaupload' and more words

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Re: Isn't it lucky ...

Looking for a 'France' of Iron Man 2

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Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad

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Re: How big is your fine judge?

The penalty for ignoring a judgement is likely a lot harsher, potentially than this penalty, and could likely include fines for every day ignored plus a fine for contempt of court. Ultimately if fines aren't paid the courts have the power seize company assets and they'd still have to put the notice on their web page, etc, too.

Not that I'd expect that to stop them trying to cock around with the judgement anyway.

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Better than any fine

There's no fine that would be likely to be imposed that Apple could care about financially but given their image obsession this is probably a better/more fitting penalty anyway.

Will also give companies something to think about when they're bring what are essentially nonsense lawsuits designed to harass competitors and hinder their sales.

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Kiwi judge steps aside from Dotcom extradition hearings

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Europe-but-not-UK

We'd hand him over with a cherry on top.

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UK's tax-funded boffinry to be published FREE for all

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OK, but

Why don't the Universities electronically publish the documents themselves and someone just cobble together a federated search of all their publishing?

I get that guys like EBSCO still want to 'make a living' off publicly funded research but really, a PDF version? How hard can it be?

I'm assuming the scientific journals cover their publishing costs through subscription, of course, too, meaning that route can be essentially ignored for these purposes.

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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Re: So let me get this right...

Plus they may have been waiting to see how long it was until MS reinstated it, or until enough time had elapsed to smack their legs a bit.

Not that many people notice cos they're using other browsers, the ones using IE probably have no clue there should be a choice.

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Raspberry Pi sales limits lifted

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YAY!

Just ordered mine from RS.

Micro XBMC attempt on the way (in errr maybe 11 weeks, anyway)

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Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic

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Not as cool?

Not so sure it was a slur against Samsung than to force apple to declare it is at least as cool if they want to appeal.

Could be the sign of a judge sick of the whole cockblock-your-competition-with-lawsuits thing having some judicial fun.

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UK's web super-snoop powers could be extended to councils

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Re: Dear Ms. May

And while you're at it can we have all of Peter Mandelson's records for the last 12 years, too?

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Apple, Google and Amazon sneakier than BANKERS and OIL FIRMS

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Good job the UK gov wasn't listed

Else there's be a new bottom place

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Indian software pirating suspect faces US extradition

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Re: World police

CIA, surely?

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Devil

FBI travel to question him

With a large body-shaped empty diplomatic bag in the back of the car

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Instagram bug 'exposed' hipsters' private photos to strangers

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So THAT'S why

Zuckerberg thought Instagram was a great fit with Failbook!

instagran.surefyre.com is way cleverer tech though... ;o)

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Disable Gadgets NOW says Redmond

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What I don't get

Is that they still don't seem to have changed coding methodology based on the analysis of previous failings exactly like this.

ActiveX, anyone ???

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Re: New fangled Microsoft strategy...

Surely 'Upgrade to Windows8 - the most secure Windows yet!' would be the line :o)

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Android games console scheme nets $2.5m

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Re: @ g e

There's an XBMC build for the Pi already and it'll consistently do 1080p ?

You may well indeed have saved me half the money :o)

Going to look NOW!

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XBMC?

That's enough to sell me one of these things, if it's ported...

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Top spook: ISP black boxes NOT key to UK's web-snoop plan

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FAIL

"by 2018 that that gap could be tightened"

Exactly what I was about to say.

SSH tunnels it is then. Unless they want to ban SSH too and grind all internet work to a halt in the UK.

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Megaupload's founder downloads on Hollywood

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Re: Marmite man...

Both sides are arseholes in this, it comes down to which arsehole you think is biggest and therefore support (if at all) the lesser arsehole.

So dotcom gets my thumbs up (no, that's not a euphemism)

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Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study

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The alarmist scientists know

Cos they have 'Scientist' in their job title so they must be right and anyone expressing a less than cultist line on Anthropogenic Climate Change is a heretic.

Take the financial controls/motivations out of the equation and see what 'science' comes out of it then.

That graph/chart has a wave in it that's clear to even the mostly doggedly myopic Anthropogenic advocate and it's peaking around nowish again.

Unless of course scientists are really High Priests in this field and so these (heretic) scientists aren't as competent as the pro-anthropogenic scientists (who have The Faith, of course). In which case the Flying Spaghetti Monster may as well be invoked too (bless His noodly appendages).

Or perhaps Lewis drew the graph, too, who knows?

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Google fattens up Android devs with Jelly Bean sauce

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Still doesn't mean

That Samsung, LG, SONY, etc don't have the source code, just means that Google are able to release faster, surely? They'd know the OS best of anyone (you'd hope) and they'll have their own family of devices in house to test on as they develop, too.

Sounds about right that it should become ready devices they have the most access to first, doesn't it? Samsung should presumably be in a good position cos of the Nexus, assuming they're doing the work on that (which they might not be as it's Google branded)

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Cerner questions Epic win for Cambridge patient records

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Perhaps

Someone has finally realised cheapest is not best.

Or maybe they're just trousering a few mil in kickback after all...

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Anonymous hack hands WikiLeaks TWO MILLION Syrian emails

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Right then

Let's see the USA cry foul over THIS data set, then.

Perhaps they'll get round to that after they've copied & read it through a few times....

Pots, Kettles...

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ACTA can't get its act together

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"not borne out by the facts"

In fact I have rearranged the facts into a more pleasing set of facts which are nowhere as inconvenient to me.

Welcome to my world. La-la-la-la-la

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