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2796 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Facebook underwriters accused of hiding forecast

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Re: Look on the bright side

I read something yesterday that Thompson valued it internally at $9.50/share so it could have a loooong way to drop yet.

Even $9.50 is way overpriced, imho... I'd value it seriously at maybe $2BN, sarcastically at about 37p which is still possibly more than I'd pay for the whole shebang though I can afford to lose 37p.

The real tragedy IMHO is that all these fuckers with 40BN dollars to squander in evaporating share prices would be better putting that kind of cash into advancing the human fucking race.

You know.. 40BN of medical research, space exploration, alternative energy, etc.

#Failbook cos it needs to trend. #Fraudbook even.

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What's copying your music really worth to you?

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Missed the boat by years

Big Meeja have had years to get over themselves and bring themselves into the online age.

Now they deserve the results of their failure to act, when everyone has been telling them to for a decade, to bite them squarely on the arse.

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Zuck weds self to lady friend in surprise ceremony

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Meh

Wow.

They both look ecstatically happy.

Not.

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Pakistan blocks Twitter, then changes its mind

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Re: I object to stupid people

In the sketch the guy got into the cupboard/chest/etc whenever someone said 'mattress' I think and to get him out everyone else had to get into the fishtank and sing Jerusalem.

So yeah more of a getting into the tea-chest moment really, thinking about it, but the fishtank is a funnier image and no-one would have got the reference without that! (Apart from Hardline Python Fundamentalists, of course, who, it is rumoured, cannot suffer to see an image of a dead parrot ;o)

Facepalm for remembering it the wrong way round!

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I object to stupid people

But I see them everywhere....

Seriously though, any religion that does the equivalent of putting it hands over its ears, closing its eyes and going LALALALALALALALA whenever something it doesn't like comes along needs to grow up, move out of the dark ages, etc, etc.

The Catholics would be stuffed if they hadn't matured past THAT particular stage ;o)

Perhaps they need to declare electroma-tricity the tool of the infidel and chuck all their comms gear out so they reduce their chance of accidentally having to do the equivalent of getting into the fishtank and singing Jerusalem (Monty Python ref for those not in the know)

Fail cos well, if you wanna live in the dark ages that's fine but don't expect to be able to do it with interwebs and mobile phones.

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GM snatchback of $10m Facebook ad cash = amateur move

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WTF?

Well presumably...

Like TV advertising where you can tie up broadcast times with web traffic, and Google ads where you have lots of data to correlate, Farcebork also provides some metrics, presumably.

So presumably the metrics GM are getting are nil/insignificant or maybe adverse data based on what their marketing conversion bods are working out vs cash spent.

There, you could have asked me (or pretty much anyone else) and saved all that time writing an article.

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Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger

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Re: Insult to middle class Americans?

To paraphrase Team America...

We're America, fuck YOU

Or perhaps to paraphrase Doctor Who...

Crumbly-Wumbly Empirey-Wirey

El Reg needs a $$ greed icon for this stuff!

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Senator probes NASA airfield deal for Google's jets

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Or maybe

The taxpayer is paying $5.2M less for NASA than they otherwise would be.

Whiners are so half-empty.

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$US38 share price values Facebook at US$104b

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Meh

Not buying shares but

I might open a site selling second hand shirts, one previous bubble investor owner.

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Pinterest valued at $1.5 BILLION, bags $100m in funding

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HAHAHAHHAHAHA

That is all

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Watchdog tells Greenpeace to stop 'encouraging anti-social behaviour'

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Childcatcher

Antisocial? Give them an ASBO

Not allowed within 50 miles of the UK.

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UK man to spend year in the clink for Facebook account hack

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Better off dealing dope, then

Doubt you'd get 12 months for that

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Off-the-shelf forensics tool slurps iPhone data via iCloud

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Re: Why no Android phones?

And if you don't?

Just guessing here but crims don't usually give that stuff up so easily do they?

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Re: Sir

Wouldn't they back it up in a room with no signal or a blocked signal to prevent e.g. the user remotely wiping their 'lost' phone when it connected to the network?

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Re: Sir

I suppose the sofwtare might encrypt the data retrieved with a key or some kind of MD5 verification to ensure that version remains untampered should it need to be compared to the original device in the future?

You'd bloody hope so, anyway.

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Why no Android phones?

Are they not worth the effort or are they really more secure than the naysayers would have us believe?

I don't believe they're not worth the effort, so...

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Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones

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I would ask anyone who may have fallen victim to these two men

To kindly remove themselves from the human gene pool.

Idiots.

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Gates' Corbis busted again for fraud

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Re: Question:

Supreme court, isn't it ?

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HTC phones held up at US ports after Apple patent ban

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Don't buy USA goods

There. I said it.

Yeah there's maybe Intel chippery in some stuff, etc, you can't hope to avoid that kind of detail but give your money to Korea, Japan, India, etc ... they make perfectly good stuff.

If you don't support a company's behaviour/actions then stop funding it with purchases cos that's its oxygen, your money.

I'm with @Michelle, patents were meant to PROTECT innovation, not strangle it. I seriously hope Samsung hands Apple their own arse this year.

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Google+ dying on its arse – shock new poll

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WTF?

Guff

I have loads of activity on my G+ account and I post something most days, too. Also there's no bullshit 'Come and join me on my farm' or 'What kind of Koala are you?' invites.

Perhaps they were paid by Farcebork for that 'survey', to make FB look more important, or they just don't know how to use G+

Let the Farceborkers stay there, tending Koalapeople on their virtual farms. G+ is a much nicer place altogether.

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New Apple keyboard patent may spell trouble for Android

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If Apple are so clever with keyboards

Then why does their shit still display an uppercase keyboard and highlight letter when you're typing in lower case?

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UK's '£1.2bn software pirates' mostly 'blokes under 34'

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More crappy stats

And yet again Piracy being equated to REAL LOST SALES for all those poor starving software houses.

I notice they didn't mention business licensing piracy, maybe that wishful cash cow got turned into burgers so now it's blokes under 34 instead.

Fail. Well, it's the BSA, innit.

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iCloud blows away 15 million users for 90 minutes

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Joke

Monday, US time

Is that like Tuesday everywhere else?

:oD

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Apple drops '4G' label from new iPad

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Pint

"not compatible with Australian..."

Like it's Australia's fault, somehow.

Pint. For all Aussies cos it's not their fault Apple are liars.

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Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship pre-IPO

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To be honest...

Here in the UK I'd do the same thing. The openly corrupt and self-serving UK government does extremely little to merit a tithe on my success.

I'd chuck UK citizenship away in a heartbeat if I could afford to move elsewhere, though it might be more financially expedient to just buy myself a member of the cabinet and maybe pay them 100th of the tax into a personal bank account to have the bill waived.

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UK court rules Nokia infringed patent, Finns party on anyway

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Stop

Fresh batteries

For Kneelie Kroes, please!

There's something seriously unpleasant about a business model based on suing people for shit you never had the brains to invent yourself. I should think about the only thing IPTroll IPCOM created was jobs for lawyers.

There's a real need for agreement that if you're not utilising 'your' IP then you don't have the right to defend it or demand a license. In fact if you don't utilise it within 5 years of grant/acquisition it's voided and made fully open.

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Swarm of investors crave 'more shares than Facebook is selling'

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Re: I wonder if the mole has a financial stake in the success of the IPO?

Actually a bunch of investors getting burnt by what, on the face of it, looks like an overvalued piece of trendy shit is possibly EXACTLY the kick in the arse they need.

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WTF?

Oversubscribed?

Overvalued, more like.

Bubble, meet pin.

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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XBMC

Another vote for this great app.

It's looks great and is the only media player I've found on 'doze (and Linux come to think of it) that easily lets you browse standards-compliant non-Microsoft DLNA media servers.

Never got Mediatomb/Ushare to show up under VLC/Media Player/Rhythm Box/Banshee

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Fanbois froth as Apple claims 'iPhone5.com' rights

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Re: Well, duh.

Agreed but it's not like Apple didn't know they were going to make an ithing5 is it.

Why didn't they exercise due diligence over their own trademarks and register 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc way back.

Each side would seem to be as stupid as the other this time.

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.eu is a Euro domain, for Euro people - top legal bod

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Re: I'm sure the US will regard this as a trading barrier

Given that the US will withdraw your .com on a whim I'd never buy one these days - .co.uk for me

I'm sure the .EU ruling is regarded as an act of terrorism or something by the pointyheads in the Pennergarrrrn. Fuck 'em.

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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S III

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Oh, and while I remember

I can switch from my current Manufacturer (HTC) to the Sammy S3 and still use all my installed stuff from the old phone.

Though I get that some people enjoy lock-in like some people get off on BDSM.

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Re: The new...

Android users aren't poor.

They just have smarter financial priorities.

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Your move Apple...?

OK, what's the betting on the next Cupertino move being...

A. Innovate

B. Sue

C. None of the above

Seriously, not trolling.

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Bought a new Mac Pro? 1-in-100 chance it'll destroy your data

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1%

Sounds like a bloody high fail rate for HD's

Maybe the pallet was dropped or maybe apple are just lying, they have plenty of previous in that respect.

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Samsung shows 'designed for humans' handset

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Re: Note vs S3? Hmmm

I tried a Note for a weekend and it was great.

You feel like a cock talking on a phone that huge though... but if you're a bluetoother or micphones user then no prob. The S3 has more grunt though.

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Re: Looks good

Awww Android is top stuff. At least you can change your preference of manufacturer and pretty much keep all your shizzle.

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Re: also automation is worrying

Facial unlock.

Unless you're using a picture of your nob to unlock your phone...

(And no. Not THAT kind of facial)

Paris. Facial.

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Yeah

Options:

French

German

Japanese

Suomi

English

American

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Re: "Best smartphone in the world"

Cos it's subjective which is always a bit murky when you have playground bullies like Apple around who'd happily tie you up in court for a decade nit-picking over that.

Mind you, they had the good sense to also not call it '4G', too.

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Re: Depending on battery life...

Well I did read something recently (on El Reg?) that the Exynos 4 is almost 2x as powerful for 20% less juice which is a fine feat of engineering, so dependant upon how much juice the eye tracking and voice commanding takes up combined with that screen it could be like an S2 or maybe a bit better on battery...

Will have to wait for the hands on reviews, natch.

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Canada failing to sufficiently protect IP rights – US report

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Re: Dear US

I know I keep saying it but hell, maybe if it's said enough...

Fuck the cinema, save the money for buying it secondhand when it's out on dvd/bd and put the rest to a 43" TV for your wall & surround if you don't yet have it. Don't feed Hollywood.

If everyone buys one thing secondhand instead of new you halve their revenue cos they had the initial sale but not the second one, but YOU still get the same media at the same quality. There's only one bunch of people funding these bastards and that's the customers. So stop it.

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Holmes

I've had the USA on my watch list for years

For generally being self-serving duplicitous bastards as a nation.

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Virgin Media cuts Pirate Bay access for millions of punters

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Aye, and buy your digital media secondhand where it makes no odds to you.

It's not really the ISP's fault, they have a court order to comply with. Starve Big Media of your cash instead.

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Re: disappointing pay alternatives

I went the other way round as I find the Netfilx UI much better on the PS3 (my chosen gadget for the job as it's already connected to the living room TV).

The Lovefilm UI was dire. NF has a decent search on the PS3 UI, at least, not tried other devices.

What it's highlighting to me though is that the 'Content Providers' are still restricting stuff by territory. In the US I believe NF has Weeds up to season 5 or 6. In the UK it's stops with season 3. This has resulted in me buying seasons 4,5,6 from eBay secondhand ( no money for The Man) and they will be punted back onto eBay when watched (again someone else not giving money to The Man) while all the time they could have licensed the content and got paid out from my NF subscription (again no money for The Man). I actually MADE a couple of quid punting S04 back onto the 'bay, so Big Media's stupidity/OCD is actually PAYING ME not to use NF in one sense, subsidising the NF subscription in another.

It's real bullet-meet-foot stuff from the MAFIAA and chums. They still really Don't Get It (tm).

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Re: A sad day

Corporate-interest-driven censorship at that.

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Software functionality not subject to copyright: EU court

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Go

Victory for common sense

Otherwise Lexicon would be suing anyone who made a digital reverb, Microsoft anyone who made officey apps, etc, etc.

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Apple blocking Dropbox SDK over in-app buying

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Headmaster

Edit...

... in case they then subsequently go to a different page on the same site which allows a purchase...

-- for the pedants

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Re: Hopefully easily fixed.

Best hope his bed isn't against a wall...

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