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2796 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Apple blocking Dropbox SDK over in-app buying

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Children

Maybe Crapple should ban Safari then as I notice it just said 'link to site', not link to purchase page.

Safari is the culprit here, surely, as it allows you to access the web. Preventing users from visiting your own site from your own app in case they go to a page on the site that allows a purchase is childish and pathetic. But utterly Apple, all the same. Perhaps it did go to a purchase page but that's a well-known no-no so unlikely, you'd think.

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Biennial boner blights Beemer biker

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Hang on a mo..

He is prevented from indulging in sexual activity because he HAS a boner???

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Sega squirts urinal game console onto shop shelves

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Is it dangerous?

The little boy depicted has a plaster on his little leggin... awwwww

(Or is that some extremely sticky pee)

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Phone-hack saga: Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corp, blast MPs

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Not fit to run a megacorp

Shame no comment on whether or not he was fit to live was proffered

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"apologises to everyone whose privacy was invaded"

Words are cheap.

Get your wallet out - £1M each compensation as punishment.

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UK ad watchdog probes Apple iPad '4G' boasts

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Re: What's the issue

The fact they'll refund you based on the 4G labelling is admission they lied.

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Re: pot meet kettle

El Reg don't make out that they don't do they?

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Yeah but

I think it is 'reasonable' for the customer to assume that a device sold in their country branded as 4G 'capable' would be also **COMPATIBLE** with any forthcoming 4G network in that country.

Don't you?

Furthermore it's also reasonable, in Trading Standards'/ASA's eyes to assume the customer would believe that displayed features would work out of the box, also. It's not the customer's job to check claims and labelling made by the manufacturer.

For example HD-Ready TV's must be labelled 720p / 1080i / 1080p / whatever on the packaging so the customer is not misled into thinking they're getting a 1080 unit when it's really 720 by virtue of the fact that it has HD-Ready on the box.

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Judge: Big Five ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

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It wouldn't

I see more and more stories and blog posts about how people TRY to give money to the media corps, they WANT to buy/view series xx of program yyyyy but because the media corps as so OCD about territory, release schedules, etc, they effectively say 'No you can't consume that media, we won't take your money'

Bullet. Foot.

About time a judge somewhere said 'Why can't this chap buy this media? I don't see it available for him. This is not a lost sale, you actively prevented access to it for him - come back when someone is downloading something you have provided legitimate access to in his territory instead of inciting him to download your material by withholding it. Go fix your own house first. Fined £500k for wasting my time.'

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OMFG

The movie companies are funding terrorism!

They should go sue themselves right now. That should keep them confused for years

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"without paying a penny to the people who created them"

Sounds like they're more of a competing record company on that basis.

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Boy wrecks £22k worth of MacBooks by weeing on them

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Coat

Hahaha!

They must be soooo pissed on off.

Well someone had to.

Coat got.

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Study finds water cycle accelerating with warming

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Meh

So ?

Is this why the Himalayan glaciers are also going in the opposite direction to the doomsayers' predictions?

Perhaps the evaporate is just ending up there.

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HP and Epic 'preferred bidders' for UK eHospital plan

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WTF?

So, EDS, effectively

Why do govt projects ever go back to EDS (now borg'd by HP)?

Is everyone else THAT much shitter than even they are?

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Predatory IP threatening the progress of open innovation

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Surely all you need

Is documentary proof that the patent owner is actively taking steps to implement the designs outlined which could reasonably easily be established, you'd think.

If not then until such time as they can show they ARE implementing their own IP then they don't get to defend it.

Real patent holders (note, not 'real patents' as in proper non-obvious and manly inventorising, snigger) like Apple, Google, IBM, Samsung, General Motors, etc are obviously using their portfolio but the Trolls are another matter and only exist to bend over 'legitimate' businesses for their lunch money. The law currently allows it, yes, but that doesn't mean that it should.

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Oz court blows away cloud PVRs

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You'd have thought

Something like TV Now would make a 'jolly good' service addon if bought by Foxtel....

Mind you, that would involve a large corp thinking about its customers as 'those who make its continued existence possible' instead of 'revenue stream'

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EU privacy body slams ACTA as 'unacceptable'

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Re: About bloody time

'Lord' Mandelson needs a stout kick in *&^$%&, then, if he's part of our last line of defence from the self-interested, self-funding NIMBY's in the Commons.

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Re: About bloody time

Trained most of the world's top chefs, too ... they all do a stint in Paris, mostly.

So add 'tasty food' to that, too :oD

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Big Brother

Keep the population scared

and denounce the naysayers as anti-patriotic

... to paraphrase Goebels (or was it Goerring?)

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Childcatcher

Yes they are.

Peter Mandelson's blatant IP u-turn following a luxury paid-for holiday with Peter Geffen serves as a near-perfect example of politics bought & paid for.

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'Apple will coast, and then decelerate' says Forrester CEO

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Re: Huh?

VHS / BETAMAX - one had the better marketing.

That is all.

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IPCom's 'priority call' patent ruled too broad, world+dog faints

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Best news I've read all week.

"So far, of 62 IPCom patents that have come to judgment, none has been found valid as granted"

IPCOM must be the world's worst patent troll.

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Samsung heralds quad-core chip 'first'

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Go

Whether you like Samsung or not

That's a pretty good demonstration of Moore's law right there... it might be harder to apply it to x86 architecture these days but I'd not be surprised to see some of these chips in more 'computery' roles (as opposed to mobile widgetry). I wonder if a normal ARM compiler is good for the job or it needs a special one.

2x the grunt for 80% of the power. nice. That SG3 will go like a nutter.

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Re: go traditional

Ahhh, dancing the Tyburn Jig ;o)

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Re: Put them to good use

Have you not seen those films where the strangler's hand get transplanted, etc?

By crikey!

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Bring back The Games

Yep, Gladiatorial combat Running Man style

I also advocate this for footballist fans hooligans... one field with a 25ft electric fence, Arsehole City fans enter from one side while Rapist United fans enter from the other. Big box of bats and machetes in the middle.

Last one standing goes through to the next round.

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Crytek: Schemes to strike second-hand games biz 'awesome'

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I got some second hand food he can have

I only ate it 16 hours ago, it's fairly 'fresh'.

I'm a big fan of buying secondhand as a 'legal method' of sticking it to The Man (i.e. Big Media), as in general He does so little to deserve the money, so if I can't buy cheap secondhand games on the next gen of consoles then I spose I'll be sticking with my PS3 and 360 for a good while yet.

Ironic, really, games are the media I buy most from new, when I do. Bullet meet foot.

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Tim Cook rejects Apple's old business model of suing everyone

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Re: Inventing

Yeah it is a shame but it's useful to be reminded I guess.

Apple are a Corporation so I doubt they'd change course in their actions unless they thought it would be net-positive to profit/reputation/brand/etc - maybe they're worried their OCD litigation is starting to harm their image and impinge on sales... Oh and the Galaxy Siii is possibly due to be unveiled next week, too, quel coincidence.

Cynical? Where shareholders are involved you betcha.

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Inventing

Soooooo what did Apple invent in smartphones...

Not the touchscreen, that was Samsung, LG, etc

Not 3G, that had been around for ages before it finally made it into the 3GS

Not phone cameras, Nokia had those for yonks

Not recording videos on your phone cameras, Nokia again

Not GPS

Not Wifi

Not CDMA

Not GPRS

Not HSPA

Not 4G

Not Siri (came from Nuance)

So, yeah if everyone stops being sued and gets back to inventing stuff they'll have something new they can put into the iphone5. Invented by people they stopped suing who could finally get back to working on cool shit (tm).

Oh hang they reckon they did invent something... Slide to unlock. (Though I still reckon the bolt on my garden gate, etc....) and possibly litigation as a method of screwing over your competitors when their shit starts to be perceived as better/cooler/slicker than yours (till you realise you need them to do all that inventing for you and you should 'settle').

Oh and that awful bloody connector iThings use so you have to pay 25 quid for a cable if you lose it.

Yeah. Inflammatory, also, but hey that's what the troll icon's for...

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Google motors into cloud storage with Drive

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Yeah but

it's not like uk.gov won't gleefully play the bend-over game when the NSA/DHS/CIA sends them a sniffy email.

Other EU states might tell them to walk, perhaps. If you don't want yer data given a proctological by The State then keep it off the interwebs entirely.

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Number-munching clouds are godsend for cybercrooks - experts

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Re: Yes, think different...

Ah but they don't have the bandwidth of a hacked box in an ISP/datacentre, which is likely why they don't.

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Whining about other people causing the problem

Is not a substitute for addressing it.

Otherwise I could do my whole damned job powered solely by email and righteous indignation and charge 4x the rate.

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Gaia scientist Lovelock: 'I was WRONG and alarmist on climate'

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He's obviously a heretic of some sort

Cue the Warmologists saying 'cue the deniers' as usual, One True Religion and all that guff.

What do they do with Warmology Heretics, anyway. Not like it's environmentally friendly to burn them at stakes, is it, now?

Perhaps they beat them with Hockey Sticks.

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Apple sued for every touchscreen device by Flatworld prof

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Google should buy the patent from him

Or maybe Samsung.

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Arctic Ocean may be releasing its methane

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Re: wow someone tell Lewis

Classic stuff. Only the true believers can be right.

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A group of researchers has

realised they're running out of their current Warmologist budget and are trying to justify the next one.

Yeah, cynical, I know. Coat got.

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EU-US name-swap deal actually gives passengers MORE privacy

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Re: Cock in arse

Haha yes :o)

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And what do the US give us?

Oh yeah. Cock in arse.

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Post-iiNet ISPs may celebrate, but hosts should fret

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Joke

So if I accuse Big Media

Of being total fecking arseclowns and they don't mend their ways, I can argue that they're are authorising Arseclownage so long as I sent them a document outlining how, in my opinion, they're doing it.

Now I just need to construct a case round that argument somehow...

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Megaupload case near collapse: report

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Just goes to show

That riding into town shootin' yer six-gun in the air still makes you look like a fucking idiot and a bully.

Which is most of the USA'a history really apart from ex Nazi Rocket Scientist's firing shit at the moon.

I hope Dotcom, irrespective of his likeability, gets some compo for this. Just to rub salt in.

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Metallic Glass iPhone 5 to battle pottery Samsung Galaxy S3

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11 Million

Sounds fecking cheap (or a ripoff) for a worldwide exclusive deal for consumer electronics.

Was someone a bit starstruck by the Apple name during that deal ?

Cue angry shareholders, etc.

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Samsung smacks Apple back with 8-patent knuckleduster

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under investigation by the EU

Which equally means their claims may turn out to be upheld, also.

It ain't done till it's done

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iiNet wins High Court trial

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AFACT

Against Fairness, Advocating Copyright Trolling

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ISPs facing global clamp down on piracy

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AFACT is now painting the decision

as proof that Copyright law needs change to work the way they want it to.

Buy your media secondhand (while THAT is still legal...)

Good on iiNet, though.

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ISPs torch UK.gov's smut-blocking master plan

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Why is it anyone's job to protect the children

Other than the parents.

In our house, at least, we accept that as parents it's our responsibility to raise the kids ourselves and teach them right from wrong and smart from stupid.

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US judge orders Apple, Samsung CEOs to get a room

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Winner stays on

That should do it...

One gets killed by the other, the victor remains to cagefight the next one through the door :o)

Repeat until David Attenborough makes a program about the 'Incredibly rare and shy Lawyeris Patentis which is on the verge of extinction'

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WTF?

anecdotes about his vacation in Spain

Icon says it all.

Oh, and 'Assclowns'.

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Wasteland sequel given $3m green light

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Wasteland and Pebble

Two huge successes via Kickstarter.

Nice to see you _can_ stick it to the man. (not to say that The Man didn't stick some pledge in I suppose)

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Chinese and US military square off for cyber war games

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represent a “genuine risk”

And I bet I know which company offered to help mitigate that risk. For an appropriate fee.

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Oracle v Google could clear way for copyright on languages, APIs

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I think I see where they're going

Couldn't get a patent on that process but I own the copyright so I'm still entitled to some monetary relief from your use of it.

It's the ultimate trolling tool they're trying to get written into law.

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