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2769 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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'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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Stupid Apple

The US phone isn't the same as the UK phone, different CPU for a start isn't it? So crapple are basing a US ban on a different device to what would be entering the US, surely?

Assclowns.

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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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LinkedIn admits site hack, adds pinch of salt to passwords

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FAIL

Massive fail

Complete and utter Database 101 fail

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Apple seeks resurrection of HTC importation ban

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Crybaby Apple cries like a baby

Refuses to innovate, insists patent lawyering is valid business model for foreseeable future until A. N. Other Corp invents something new they can use in their other-peoples'-tech mashup products.

Mind you, we don't really need to read any reviews any more do we? If crapple seeks a ban on something then it's almost certainly worth having over one of their products.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 'a harmful drug', says Apple in ban bid fail

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Re: lost sale?

Yep, it's the Apple Streisand Effect

Didn't Samsung recently thank Apple for the free publicity in Oz?

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Prior art va any Apple tv patent

The Sharp Aquos on my living room wall. I humbly invite Tim Crook to come and check its corners for roundness and its bezel for blackness. and it screen for screeniness.

My kids used to make noises like Apple do now. When they were about 6 months old and dropped their Pooh/Tigger/Piglet beany toy.

Mind you my kids grew up over the last ten-fifteen years, Apple didn't.

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UK websites: No one bothers with cookie law, why should we?

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They should simply change it

To cover cookies that can track your behaviour outside of the website it was set within, or allow cookies from a TLD to be excused while browsing that TLD.

Surely that would just let normal everyday shortlived session cookies do their thing while 'dealing with' cookies that track your wider behaviour from stuff like FB & Google

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France's biggest Apple reseller sinks: 'Tech titan crushed us'

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Re: Might one enquire...

Still ongoing, presumably.

Apple are busy finding one of their lawyers who can be do something other than patent litigation most likely.

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In the meantime...

Apple sues the soon-to-be-ex employees for trademark abuse...

Whilst cackling maniacally.

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US military gives NASA two better-than-Hubble telescopes

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Get Zuckerberg to fund it

I'm sure it's worth it to Zuck the Suck just to have robo-controlled satellite-style stereographic space pics to sell make available on his shiny new Instagram. So long as it takes square pictures, of course, and you like your speace pics with a 1970's look.

Mind you Failbook has just plumbed a new record low in price so perhaps he's tightening his belt...

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Oracle verdict double plus good for Linux movement

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Meh

I'd rather see

Trollco's suckered in with a whiff of easy cash then thrashed soundly and very expensively in the courts to the point where they all take up a different job altogether and just fuck off. They don't produce anything, they're just a financial burden on the economy.

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Advertisers slam Microsoft over 'Do not track' decision

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Meh

BOO HOO

Here. Have my crocodile tears, advertisers.

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Microsoft and Nokia dub Google troll moan 'desperate', 'frivolous'

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Not a Google fan

I'm sure Google wants to own the world as much as anyone else but I think as an organisation they're generally smarter, understand the long game better and don't start an argument without checking their facts.

As for antitrust investigations all the big companies have their share of that stuff, often instigated by the childish foot-stamping of their competitors, it's how many large companies think you do business these days. Didn't help Oracle, did it.

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Re: Actually.....

Umm read the article.

They claimed they wouldn't, now they bunged the patents to someone else who is. All Google needs do is show Nokisoft has any involvement in these companies to seriously improve their cry of foul and I'm sure Google have done their homework.

Google likes homework.

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Google to show China what it's missing

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On second thoughts I think I know most of them

Fun

Fairness

Freedom

Amercia

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Oracle case crippled after judge rules APIs can’t be copyrighted

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To paraphrase Nelson from The Simpsons...

HA HA

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Re: a non-trivial result

Just so long as you don't implement my 2+2 methodology to achieve the same result...

-- Love, The Ghost Of Steve Jobs.

:oD

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Google files EU complaint over Nokia/Microsoft patent trolling

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Re: Google's Biz Model

Exactly why you should be able to demonstrate you're *implementing* your patents to be able to protect them.

If you didn't invent it and you aren't utilising it in product, which given that you're probably sitting in an apartment in Florida with a PC and a Ferrari parked outside rather than in a management office in a company making real things, then you lose the right to defend it until such time as you're judged to be utilising and then from that point in time only (i.e. not retrospectively) you're allowed to pursue others for infringement.

Yeah, I know. Too sensible. Politicians would lose too many kickbacks if implemented.

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Firm applies for .sucks domain

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So, is

InMyOpinionTomCruiseIsADelusionalMidgetAndHe.sucks

An expression of free speech and therefore exempt from WIPO/etc claims ?

Friday pint.

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