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2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Ten... pieces of tat for Apple fanboys

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Re: Most excellent!

Noooooooooooooooooooo!

Tell us all you're joshing, surely?

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Most excellent!

Every fanboi that checks through that list will come across one of the items and think...

Yeah that's awful tat but you know, that one thing is actually kinda cool, I might just order it...

BWAHAHAHAA!

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Assange's Ecuador asylum bid has violated £200k UK bail, say cops

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Petty, petty, petty

Presumably he's not supposed to leave the country either. The Embassy is technically Ecuador, is it not, 24 hours a day?

I wonder how long after the phonecall from the USA they came up with this one. Anyway he's fleeing persecution now, and I'm sure UK.gov needs that 200k badly.

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Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe

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No mention of Ice Cream?

Quel disappointment!!

I used to build my centre forward up and just have him muller through the opposition in a straight line all the way through to the goalie then slam the ball in for good measure :o)

There was a throw you could do to bounce the ball of the electrifier so it went along the side through any opponents and round the multiplier loop, too. Most effective!

Must have destroyed 4 Kempston Pro joysticks.

Ice Cream, Ice Cream!

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Vendors have second stab at smart TV standard

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They need SONY & Samsung in on that too

Else it's going nowhere.

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ASA: Rooney tweet was advert, not written expression of his thoughts

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Obviously not Rooney

He can't read or write, can he?

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Australia sanguine on Assange-to-Ecuador, would fight US extradition

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dragged kicking and screaming

Of course. By the CIA after having his tequila spiked with GHB. OK, maybe just 'unconscious'.

"Strewth, mate, imagine my surprise when I woke in in Guantanamo"

It's a rape case on paper (that's already been chucked out once then reinstated, but that's just the documented part that people can see). The Yanks want him out of sheer embarrassment and spite cos Hell hath no fury like a Government that failed to keep a secret which got out.

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New Samsung chief: I want SOFTWARE

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Re: They'll be fine...

Oh yeah cos Apple 'innovate', we all forgot that one, if that's what you call rearranging other people's innovations in a different order and charging 30% on it.

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They also need

To make the fecking homescreen(s) on the S3 rotate when the phone's held in portrait mode.

You know, like IN A CAR IN A WINDSCREEN MOUNT!

Jeepers you'd think they'd have nailed that one by now. Tried a bunch of other launchers (had one on the Desire HD that did this) but didn't like them or they displayed stuff a bit oddly, and I actually quite like Touchwiz.

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FunnyJunk lawyer doubles down on Oatmeal Operation Bear Love

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Re: Streisand effect

Yep, I think we're deeply in the realm of the Complete Fuckwit Effect

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Facebook fesses up to Face.com face finder financing

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more opportunities to build amazing products

Any word on when they're going to build one?

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Crytek says future is free-to-play

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Secondhand market - boohoo

It's legal. Tough.

As oft-mentioned, you don't see BMW sobbing like a girl because of Autotrader.co.uk

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'Kindness of America' snapper shot himself in 'act of self-promotion'

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The one that got away

From Darwin.

*This* time....

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Linus Torvalds drops F-bomb on NVIDIA

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Re: Or..

If you have that many friends and family members to hang out with then WTF are you doing posting on a thread about Nvidia Chip Drivers? Go live the dream.

Bullet. Foot.

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Want to meddle with IP rights? Use the law, not amended regulations

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proper parliamentary scrutiny

In other words, is the BPI kickback large enough

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Council chief overrules blackout on Scots 9-yr-old's school lunch blog!

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Re: Council in cahoots?

Do you think she might have a den at home with oak-panelled walls, a fluffy cat and a map of the world with blinking lights on it?

** Jealous! **

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Distress & Harm

Right. That meal looks like toy food you give a 5 year old to play at cooking with on their Little Tykes play kitchen.

Distress & Harm caused to the councillor's wallet which was getting a kickback for awarding that catering contract to the cookery clowns that would net him/her the most moolah, most likely.

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Re: Any lawyers present?

It'll be the council's property so presumably they can say that, yep.

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Scottish council muzzles 9-year-old school dinner photo blogger

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Re: Alternate headline?

Edited. I obviously still have issues with an old headmaster ;o)

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I for one...

Hope she damn well keeps it up

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Alternate headline?

Food-fail school retaliates with spiteful ban against nine year old

In fact I think I'll share it just like that.

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Facebook set to file motion: Will blame NASDAQ for IPOcalpyse

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Re: hah

'The value of your investment may go down as well as up'

Fkn assclowns.

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Obviously

Because to admit you're shit would affect the share price EVEN MORE

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'Scientists' seek to set world social, economic, tech policy at Rio+20

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You also need

Don't pay people if they're striking, tax unions higher.

That should sort most of that aspect out ;o)

Oh and importantly... remove all obvious safety labels like 'caution: sharp!' on new kitchen knives, 'May contain nuts' on bags of nuts. Let's eliminate people too stupid to work that shit out for themselves.

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Apple adds gay and lesbian icons to iOS 6 messaging

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See Apple DOES listen to its customers

But only when over 85% of the installed base request a feature...

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PGP founder, Navy SEALs uncloak encrypted comms biz

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Could possibly give that Janke fellow a spot of training on avoiding getting into so much shit!

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Ten... Father's Day gifts

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Re: Every list

To be fair I already got a Galaxy S3 (blue!) yesterday though that was possibly more serendipity in the timing of my Voda contract upgrade, methinks.

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You missed one of the bestest FD gifts, I asked for...

The new Jaguar XKR-S

Fat chance of getting it, of course :oD

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iPhone denies existence of Gibraltar, other bits of British empire

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Re: That's part of

Is that the reorganisation where China appears at the top of every list as a 'favourite' ?

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HBO 'sorry' for skewering Dubya

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I for one

etc, etc...

'Props' to HBO/GoT FX people!

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Reborn UK internet super-snooper charter to be unveiled today

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Re: We could have had this years ago

Actually, thinking about it, perhaps it's like an extension of Godwin's law....

Over time any given system of government will turn into a cynical self-serving police state spouting Nazi-esque proaganda as to why they have to do the things they need to do.

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Re: We could have had this years ago

Maybe we just lost WW2 **really slowly** then

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Apple silences mute kids' speech app in patent blowup

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I suppose you could...

Send some kind of FOI request to the company for all the info they have on you giving only a postal address for response.

100k of stamps has to cost quite a bit.

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FAIL

Just switch to an alternate app repository

Oh. Wrong operating system. Sorry.

Amazing how fast Apple will bend over rather than stand fast when it suits them.

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Apple Passbook card-'n'-ticket app paves way for iOS e-wallet

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Minority Report

The Starbucks loyalty card even pops up on the lock screen whenever one is walking past a Starbucks.

Nice. Of course you can turn location tracking off in preferences, right? I mean you know when you're in a Starbucks, you don't need your phone to tell you, do you?

Mind you these are apple users we're talking about I suppose, they don't seem to believe anything unless Cupertino tells them it's so. Like location tracking being a 'real innovation' .. right.. no-one ever heard of a fucking TomTom? Oh maybe not, didn't apple just 'invent' TomTom maps, too, this week?

Gimp icon. Cos, well.

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Apple pulls in TomTom, kicks Google off iPhones

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Maybe they'll charge Apple to include it

30%, sir ?

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At least

It'll piss Garmin right off.

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iPhones, iPads to be FULL OF FACEBOOK and NOT GOOGLE

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Re: Easy to reject a call - big deal

The Mr Number app on Android rejects all 'unknown caller' calls automatically for me... works a treat.

Can be set all sorts of ways.

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Re: Seriously?

Yet my wife's Galaxy2 had ICS made available to it by Vodafone. It's 18 months old.

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Re: Only us geeks care about OS versions

Don't most iThing owners use IThingTunes ?

Doesn't that push/enforce updates on the devices as and when?

I think that means apple upgrades the devices rather than 'most users'. For Android it's the carrier's decision, oftentimes, to deploy an update as they have to rebrand it, e.g. Vodafone needs lots of Red bootscreen crap and voda-specific apps, etc. In the event an update comes available it's still the user's choice to apply it, also.

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I suggest...

That marketing.apple.com re-supply that pie chart this time next year so we can see how many devices they 'obsoleted' from ios6.

Apparently all ipad1's for a start, and I'm willing to bet only the 4s phone onwards gets #6 which is maybe why they released that incremental 'meh' version of the 4, to obsolete the rest this year with a new ios to hopefully force the shiny pavlovian massive to get the V5 phone so they could spout hyperbole.

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Password flaw leaves MySQL, MariaDB open to brute force attack

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Re: Simple security

Absolutely. Your average webserver only needs :80 and :22 visible to the world anyway and MySQL should be bound to 127.0.0.1. If you need a separate DB server then put them on the same private network and only expose the webserver to the world.

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Samsung 'to launch Galaxy S III in US', snubs Apple's ban bid

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Re: Are Apple shooting themselves in the foot?

Yeah shame about Nokia though I spose it's largely of their own doing by ploughing the wrong furrow

Still have a 6230 upstairs somewhere which'd I'd expect to work perfectly if I charged it. Oh, and it can 'see' phone numbers in SMS messages, too.

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Re: Are Apple shooting themselves in the foot?

I know at least six people personally who are essentially saying 'Fuck Apple, they're like bloody crybabies, I so don't want anything to do with them any more' and going SGS3/OneX for their next phone.

Probably doesn't help that I keep calling their phones CryPhones, either ;o)

Plus others (mostly dev types to be fair) who're considering Transformer Primes for potential laptop replacements (including me) without even giving a thought to an apple tablet.

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Re: The [Apple/Samsung] is better than the [Samsung/Apple] you own now

The note was really nice, too big for a phone though, imho.

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SGS3

The people I know who've tried an SGS3 are gobsmacked by it, apparently it's not just 'rather quick' but 'instant' response as far as UI response goes and that was from an IT guy who knows what 'latency' is ;o)

Mind you, quad-core 1.6GHz - you'd bloody well hope it had a 'prompt' interface response!

Might get one next week as I'm due an upgrade from VodafOne2 though I may hold on till the blue ones are shipping, if I can, don't really want white.

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Preorders?

We've known about the 10M preorders for a month or more, too!

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Re: Stupid Apple

@Charlie - Damned right.

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GCHQ to encrypt your tweets with Enigma - for science

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And finally...

Buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters...

We thank you, Douglas Adams.

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Flame gets suicide command

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That's pretty thorough

Defo smacks of professional/industrial coding.

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