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* Posts by g e

2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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Holmes

"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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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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WTF?

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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Stop

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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Google planning to brand and sell Android tablets

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Android UI issues?

Never had any on my phone, maybe it's tablet-specific instead - no use for a tablet yet. At least the touchboard is capable of displaying lower case when you're typing or can apple tablets do that - their phones & mp3 players certainly don't seem to be able to.

I always assumed Android tablets were like phones but bigger, interface-wise, maybe the Honeycomb UI is a bit poo?

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Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist

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Re: I'll consider myself cured, then

Ahhh of course, a politically correct/markety thing, like BC/BCE and AD/CE, then?

Inconvenient bloody weather, eh?

LOL

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I'll consider myself cured, then

When everyone agrees that all the climate 'science' has been independently peer-reviewed and that what's left is as real and factual as it can be.

There, warmologists, the cure lies within your own hands.

NB I don't not-believe in global warming, just the highly lucrative shrieking of 'man-made' by our new plutocratic warmology elite who have shiny new lifestyles to maintain.

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Apple slapped with second Siri senility lawsuit

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Siri is beta?

From all the guff surrounding it I thought it was a finished V1.0, just the 'beta' thing alone is misleading, surely, given the hype that emanated from Cupertino's marketing strike clones.

Never mind the fact that it doesn't actually do what is claimed to the standard that is claimed/implied.

"There is no SiriGate". OK, we'll pay out. History repeating ?

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Apple fires up Antennagate settlement payout

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Mushroom

"There is no Antennagate"

Yes there is you mendacious, grasping, control-freak greed-failists or you wouldn't be paying up now, would you?

Lies, Damned Lies and Big Business

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PlayStation 4 'Orbis' pegged for 2013 release

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Re: Wait till the car manufactuer's get a whiff of this...

You can expect Microsoft to do this too. It's be the Game Development Co's pushing the whole secondhand tied-in thing as much as anyone.

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Sounds shitty

All that lock-in. No backward compatibility (OK Cell emulation might be vvvvvv hard on an x86)

Won't be rushing to get one, methinks, and I'm quite a fan of Playstation as a brand.

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Warner, Sony commit to UltraViolet in UK

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Ho hum

They really know how to sell stuff, eh?

Sounds like the mother of all lock-ins plus the chance to eventually pay rent on your own purchases, maybe...

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Probably an obviously dumb Q but...

So, how will this work with secondhand discs?

Bet it doesn't. (Though I'd rather have the media than an online thing I have no physical control of, anyway)

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Hasbro fails to win Asus Transformer Prime ban

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Go

GOOD.

That is all.

Let's hope they get their arses handed to them at trial plus ASUS' costs.

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Re: Hasbro being a bit silly? Looks like it

They specialise in it, pretty much.

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Hollywood studios line up to kick Kim Dotcom

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The MPAA

Would deny it began with 'M' if they thought it made them look better.

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European Parliament votes against ACTA legal review

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Pah

It would just be nice if the UK Gov had some decency fullstop.

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Zombie LulzSec brags of exposing loved-up privates

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Oops

What's the betting the same dating engine is used elsewhere, too.

They usually are.

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Bio student thrown in the clink for Muamba Twitter rant

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WTF?

Him and every football-chant-singing loon on the terraces, then. Or all the football chants polite and complimentary these days?

The South Africans have a pretty unpleasant 4-letter word beginning with M if I remember right.

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Force Google to black out searches in new privacy law - MPs

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Re: "Possible" is not the same as "Possible in my lifetime"

An old choice I always used to offer a director I worked under some years back...

"You can have it (the feature, etc) now or you can have it working"

No prizes for guessing which he always went for.

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Re: VPN's are cheap and easy to setup

Absolutely.

Perhaps it would be better if people rich enough and self-important enough to try & get super injunctions just kept their trousers on and didn't do The-Stupid-Thing-They-Want-History-To-Forget in the first place.

Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second.

I wonder if there's some physical principle the LHC may yet discover which relates the amount of cash, the stupidity of its possessor, the mindless banality of their action and some form of Einstein-Rosen Bridge that can actually erase their moronic behaviour from history when combined with a suitably modulated inverse tacheon pulse?

The justice system really needs to move back to the 'You shouldn't have been so stupid in the first place, case dismissed' mode of operation from days of yore.

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Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

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Re: Golden eye?

Or perhaps keep the adjective and simply replace the noun...

Golden Shower.

Pint (cos it probably tastes like Carling, nearly a Paris, though)

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Being porn films is no reason....

No... but merely being 'alleged' filesharers would be, you'd hope. What's the betting one turns out to be blind & deaf, one a little old lady who's 'never been to Dover' and one a person who's been dead six years.

Shame a judge doesn't require a bit more evidence than (apparently) a (C) chaser's say-so.

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Oz regulator to Apple: Don’t call it 4G if you can’t connect

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Quibbling with semantics

If indeed, there's no such thing as a real 4G network then WTF is it doing in the description anyway?

Come, come, Mr. Bond, surely you don't expect me to believe you have a functioning 4G network...

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