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2756 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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Pew study finds one in five Americans still won't go online

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20% of the USA is Amish?

Seriously?

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Google finally secures gmail.de domain

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FAIL

Hahaha

What a fabulous way to lose 1/4M spondoolicks. Complete and utter greedfail. I doubt anything he was doing on the domain, if anything, made that much.

If he'd died it'd be a first class Darwin.

(I wonder if he had google ads on it.. lol)

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Apple fights off ebook suit with anti-Amazon defence

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Not forgetting

IP Lawyers love kittens!

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Mitt Romney, Business Friendly

Yeah I wonder if that might turn out to be Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Massive Dynamic General Dynamics and their warmongering pals?

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Himalayan glaciers actually GAINING ice, space scans show

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Then lets take the financial incentive away

And see if the results change.

That's a nice scientific approach don't you think?

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Dreary conspiracy

Which one, the one you suspect is going on when some high grade science opposing your opinion comes out or the Warmologists?

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Re: Doesnt matter

Yeah cos it'll get warmer SOMETIME and it's your fault TODAY.

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Larry vs Larry: Oracle and Google in courtroom smackdown

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Is Java free, though?

I know we all think it is but is it actually in writing from SUN anywhere as it would seem moronic for Oracle to even bring the case otherwise.

Presumably the Java 'License' has some anti-free wordage which Oracle are basing this on or something else sneaky, nasty and tricksy like those Hobbitses.

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ISPs should get 'up to' full fee for 'up to' broadband

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Surely it's not so hard

To charge people on their sync rate, so if you get 'upto' 8Mbit in your area but your router syncs at 4Mbit (due to your crappy aluminium connections, being far from the exchange, etc) then you pay half the 8MBit price for the duration of that link.

Internet's not expensive but there's defo a case to be answered in there somewhere.

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If Google's only taking a COPY of your personality, why worry?

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Big Brother

One thing that needs sorting out...

Is your privacy when a company is holding your data.

If someone somewhere agrees that we all have privacy over own own stuff we want kept private (a foregone, you'd think but govt's don't like that stuff) then...

The law should extend to organisations holding data you have provided and indicated you want kept private. e.g. Facebook profiles (hide from search, visible to friends, e.g. authorised people, only). So it should enforce that privacy except that the Met/whomever don't need a warrant to ransack your FB data (in they same way as they would your house), they only need to ask FB's tech people to 'co-operate with an investigation' which they likely will.

So one aspect of the problem is the enforcement of privacy (or lack of by people in power who decide that might inconvenience them). Your so-called 'privacy' rights should be extended to all dimensions of your life if any at all. Which means the ICO needs to tell companies that they do NOT own your data, they merely store it on your behalf. Which then means they need to mandate they store UK peoples' data (for example) in a UK jurisdiction so it can be enforced and that they never 'extradite' the data to storage in jurisdictions with weaker rules.

Can't see that coming into being any time soon, can you?

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Fate of punters' Megaupload files to be thrashed out in court

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Why isn't it evidence?

Or is evidence just stuff that supports the MAFIAA plaintiff and 'bloody inconvenient' is anything that may support the defendant?

I'd have thought in the civilised world (e.g. anywhere east of Newfoundland) that legit files were evidence for the defence team.

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Euro climate probe Envisat silenced, boffins baffled

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Conspiracy!

Evidently it uncovered warmologically inconvenient truths...

Cue suspenseful musical stuff...

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So what's the worst movie NEVER made?

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Anything with Tom Cruise in it

Especially if it were some kind of inverse of Being John Malkovich where everyone in the world turned into Cruise instead of anyone in the world being able to control John Malkovitch.

Millions of Tom Cruise's running like a twat with a grimace, hitting walls (give me frustration, Tom, yeah that's great), being smug-yet-cheesey, looking like a rodent and being all Scientological and perhaps discovering Xenu's remains in Atlantis...

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Boeing plans super-secure Android smartphone for top echelons

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"won’t be a mass-market device"

No shit, we wouldn't want Sally on the street being able to secure her private information from the State, now, would we.

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Appeals court cracks open Google AdWords v Rosetta Stone case

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FAIL

Cock Smokers

I thought the Greeks had the (C) on 'Rosetta Stone' and all translation thingies, esp from Coptic to Demotic (if I remember the Stone's purpose correctly)...

It's their own stupid fault for picking a generic term for their company name. 'Rosetta Stone' being the name of a thing, like Windows or Apple. You may as well whine because you called your stupid company Ice Cream and you don't like Google using Ice Cream Sandwich.

Some backroom lawyer just punted the idea of a possible payday to his director to make it look like he was worth his salary.

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Publishing giants sue open textbook startup over layout

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Hahaha

Your right-angled triangle has a vertex with a 90-degree inner angle. We have copyright on presenting a right-angled triangle in such a manner.

Likewise your squares and rectangles are presented with four 90-degree corners.

(lucky for them the corners weren't rounded I guess)

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US sues Apple, publishers over ebook pricing strategy

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Cos while people are daft enough to pay it

They'll charge it

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DARPA boffins seek Terminator-style disaster-zone rescue robot

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And $100M

If it comes with Frikkin' Lasers !

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Iran preps Internet cutoff

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Nokia Siemens.. ?

I also accuse Smith & Wesson of murder, then.

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CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!

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Ars Technica are a US organisation aren't they?

You'd think they'd be more proud that one of their nation's national sports has been picked up by the the Aussie's, or does a US TrollCo own a patent on patent trolling?

Good on the Aussies for holding fast.

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Facebook to acquire Instagram for $1bn

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OMFG! Dude, seriously, WTF?

First Android users, now Farcebork ownership

It's been a rough few days for the baristas, errrr, creatives

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Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints

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To be fair

Apple invented the 'holding it wrong' phrase...

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MPAA boss: 'SOPA isn’t dead yet'

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SOPA isn't dead yet

And nor's the MPAA, sadly. (Although they're losing friends like Weinstein which is a start)

Perhaps if we're lucky Chris Dodd will get to meet up with Steve Jobs soon.

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Minecraft maker plots ultimate videogame for coders

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May I possibly be the first to say...

DJNZ -14

!!

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550,000-strong army of Mac zombies spreads across world

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Re: Oh my....

Appleists haven't got over the 'loss' of Instagram yet, either

I'd shed a tear but it'd be crocodile-flavoured (is that kinda chicken-y?).

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California judge hauls in Samsung CEO, bigwigs for Apple to grill

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Meh

Applet

A Java term predating iThings if I'm not mistaken ?

Or did they licence that along with ios (Cisco), iphone (Fujitsu?) and (perhaps not...) ipad (Proview) ?

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iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph

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FAIL

BWHAHAHAHA!

That is all.

Apart from 'You didn't really think they wouldn't expand their app onto something as big as Android, did you?'

These naive people who think companies are somehow their 'friends'... sheesh.

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Why new iPad renders your pile of slab mags as garbage

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"a new benchmark in excellence"

Hearty congratulations then, presumably...

to Samsung. (Or perhaps Sharp, LG as well?)

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30-year-old global temperature predictions close to spot-on

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Re: But how many 1980's papers were wrong?

I remember reading somewhere years ago that a human being dissipates about 1.5kW per bod avg...

Hmm double the population that's another 3Bn x 1.5kW = 4.5 TW. Something to think about maybe.

Meatsack warming anyone? Where's my quango application form...

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Re: Curious to think...

Surely extinction would be a _failure_ to adapt?

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iPad app that lets mute kids speak menaced by patent lawsuit

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Re: Toys out of the pram...

Only taking about 10% of the mickey, mind you :o)

Actually, thinking about it, isn't there some kind of customisable soundboard app for tablets that would do 85-90% of the same, anyway ?

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Google ads 'misleading and deceptive'

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I thought Google did this already

Don't their terms say you can't do that and they can withhold ad revenue?

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Internet Explorer nibbles browser rivals, swells by 1%

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Two men sayin' they're Jesus

So WTF is statcounter's 35.75% - 34.81% share slide of IE worldwide then?

gs.statcounter.com

Is one of these reporting global pork-pie share or something cos that's a massive discrepancy.

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Are you an ECO POET? Climate science needs YOU

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Coat

Any space for a haiku?

Spring leaves blossom

Quoth you 'carbon strangles life'

Your "Science" dismays me

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"Hulme's motivation is that climate is too scientific"

Obviously a budding comedian, too, then.

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Champagne at CSIRO after WiFi patent settlement

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It's not a *REAL* patent lawsuit

Unless it involves Apple.

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You mean about UK 5p then?

Well what goes around.... ;o)

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Sugar content now to be measured in Cadbury Creme Eggs

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How much money is that

Measure in UK workers-sacked-by-Kraft wages?

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Apple pushes patents for 3D avatar authoring

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HAHAHAHA

Any game that lets you mod a character... Mass Effect 1,2,3 anyone ?

I bet they get awarded it, all the same... Useless Stupid Patent Troll Orifice

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