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2796 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Global warming COULD SHRINK THE HUMAN RACE

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Re: Re: It's already happened

I didn't want to stereotype the good burgers (sic, snigger) of Cov and hoped to give them an excuse for their diminutive stature via the Church of Climatology.

However my thinly veiled ruse has been uncovered and the truth duly outed!

:oD

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It's already happened

Go to Willenhall, Coventry. Everyone's about 5 foot tall.

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iPad owners 'considerably richer than yow'

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Confirming the demographic

When you have A, B, C1, C2, D, E you must also now consider the 'MMTS' band .. More Money Than Sense.

A demographic Apple has been mining all along with absolute genius. Much as I abhor Apple products their psychological marketing approach & execution is undeniably godlike.

One reason (of quite a few) why I don't want anything Apple makes is because I know people would pigeonhole me in that demographic as quickly as a chap may eye a blonde and think 'phwoar' with no regard to whether she has any personality or not under that attractive exterior.

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Intel joins The Document Foundation, pushes LibreOffice

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Not just about MS

What about sticking it to Oracle a bit cos of the whole itanium thing?

I may be confused, however... OOO is Apache, can't remember the Oracle connection, hence facepalm, pre-emptively

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Cloud altitude changing with climate: NZ study

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A pattern is emerging

The planet seems able to defend itself against the actions of a few scurrying clothes-wearing techno-apes...

Who'd have thought something as big as a planet wouldn't be massively affected by fuel-burning monkeys over the span of 300 or so years.

Gosh.

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Schmidt's $1.45bn Google stock sale compelled by adultery?

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How amicable is that, then

When you have to cash in 1.5Bn?

They must be *great* friends to want to do that voluntarily.

More like she found a hot Latino waiter and thought 'feck I can get a massive settlement and get young hot cock for several years, too, if I play my cards right'

Cynical? Me?

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Court rejects Tesla’s latest libel spat with Top Gear

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TG flat battery

IIRC, it was stated that the pushing of the Tesla into the garage on the show was *illustrative* of what would happen if you ran out of electrons, which would be true. I don't actually remember them saying it DID run out.

No-one moaned when they did that run from Bern(?) to Manchester for turning on some lights on one tank of fuel and the petrol cars ran out. No, cos THAT's WHAT HAPPENS when you run out of go-juice in a car.

Seems like Tesla have bigger problems on their hands than the context of a TG soundbite, anyway. Stuff em.

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Re: Re: What a giant, giant muppet

May I humbly suggest a matt black Sesto Elemento and forget the EV thing.

Park it next to pretty much anything other than a 458, aston or veyron and you'll get the all looks...

Still saving here, might be a while...

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Freetard-friendly MP allegedly cuffed after scrap in Commons bar

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"drinks were spilled"

To The Tower with him!!!

Sounds like he's a bit of and independant-thinking type, how the hell did he get past the vetting process to be an MP ? (seriously, you don't think they're vetted?)

Anyway, he was only doing what everyone else wants to do. He could argue he was 'speaking on behalf of his constituents' I'm sure.

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Microsoft blasts 'web video killer' Motorola Mobility in EU gripe

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Only because it's cheaper

to pay the M$ tithe than a pay patent lawyer to prove you don't have to

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Proview offers Apple peace talks amid Shanghai iPad ban bid

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Cupertino hopes the Guangdong High Court will see American sense

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Megaupload honcho sprung from slammer (for now)

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Re: "new evidence"?

Maybe someone grew some and told Americaland to fuck off and find criminals harming people instead of their beloved shareholders and their crazy copy=deprivation theories. You know like actual theft (permanently depriving a person of something which is different to copying it), murder, rape, drug-peddling, etc

Yeah, I know, unlikely.

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An iPad in every pot, says Anna Bligh

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I can save them a load of money...

Use an Android tab.

Seriously 'Use the most expensive, locked-in and proprietary tablet variant you can get?' Tax dollars well-spent by a government yet again. (OK SONY might be dearer, haven't checked)

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Microsoft claims Google bypassed its browser privacy too

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So in other words

Apple and Microsoft admit privacy flaws in their browsers, blame Google for them.

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Pirate Bay AND its users violate labels' copyright - judge

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Buy your media secondhand

There. I said it.

Again ;o)

OK some stuff is not the same secondhand (games with used-up online redemption codes, etc) but CD's, DVD's .. all the same so long as the packaging is in good nick. Take someone's no-longer-wanted purchase off them for a great price and keep that sale away from Big Media. If you want to make sure the 'artist' benefits then buy a t-shirt, go to a gig, send them an Xmas card with a fiver in it.

Which reminds me... you watch the secondhand games market take a shit-kicking when the next gen of consoles come out. The games won't be any cheaper, either, even though they're largely free to distribute online through XBOX market, etc.

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Apple goes to European Commission with complaint about Motorola

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So how come

No-one else has complained about Samsung or Moto FRAND arrangements then if they're playing fast and loose with them.

Could it actually be that Apple were offered agreements on the same basis as everyone else and refused them thinking it was above paying for things or that it knew better?

I'm damned sure Nokia, Sagem, LG, Ericksson, SONY, et al would all have had something to say if anyone was doing anything other than playing by the rules.

I think Apple are trying to shirk their commitment and are reckoning that the lawyers, only costing a couple of million for this case maybe, are a cheap gamble if it gets them out of a massive arrears payment which DOESN'T have to be FRAND-based due to their willful infringement.

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iPad 3 chip leak squeaks dual-core tweaks

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week 46

Yeah but that chip could have been on a shelf somewhere for a week or two, surely? You'd not have a conveyor belt from the chip plant into the assembly plant, you'd have to have a stock buffer in case the chip fab broke down which would instantly halt production while it was fixed. Your stock buffer hopefully lets you fix the fab or bring a secondary (dearer) temporary fab into play while it's fixed.

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Re: Re: Re: mehPad

Which is exactly what Samsung are doing with their ('enyx', 'exynon'? can't remember) chip I think.

4 Cores for wide-awake processing grunt, a fifth low-power one for tick-over and background bits.

I would expect the SG3 to be incredibly responsive and any tablet using that Tegra-style multicore tech, also.

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Meh

mehPad

I'll see your piffling alleged 2 cores and raise you a Samsung Galaxy S3 with its alleged 4-and-a-bit cores.

Doubtless Samsung are waiting for Apple to drop the mehPad on their pavlovian-slavering fanbase before they drop the Tab2 on the world with a bazillion cores and rams and pixels and stuffage.

When guys like Samsung and Sony are making such nice gear (watch the hardware specs rocket past anything fruity this year, possibly also LG & HTC too) the iPad is less of a mehPad and more of a whyPad. Plus you can always switch to a SONY/HTC/LG/etc and *keep your apps*

No I don't care if you think Android has inferior apps, likelihood is you never tried any anyway.

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Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

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"extract the software blueprints"

Well, there's no way anyone would want the UI 'blueprints' for sure...

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Football rights value soars in wake of TV Now lawsuit

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Absolutely

Along with Football (soccer), Football (from Americaland), Golf and Athletics.

Perhaps Celebrity-Get-Me-Paid-For-This and Look-At-Our-Lack-Of-Talent and co could all feck off to their own channel, too.

Then I might dare to turn the TV back without selecting the PS3 input first...

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'Exploitative' Proview slammed by trademark judge ... in 2010

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Even so

It still doesn't mean they don't legally own the trademark does it. Though I guess they could possibly be stripped of ownership for fraud or something ?

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Apple lands slide-to-unlock patent blow on Motorola

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Prior art

The bolt on my back gate.

I hope google's face unlock patent (assuming they have one) prevents Apple ever doing it cos you know they wish they'd 'invented' that one.

Slide to unlock is also bloody obvious on a touchscreen if you ask me, hardly an 'innovation'. They may as well claim to have patented drag-and-drop

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Lumpy nanoparticles improve thin film solar cells

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If you're cunning

** Prior Art Alert! **

You can control the efficiency of the cells thereby having a knob that adjusts the opacity of the window, too... (window blind manufacturers won't thank you, though)

You heard it here first ;o)

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Social networks can't be forced to filter content, rules top EU court

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Re: Are they going to apply this Newzbin

Probably not as they aggregate data from elsewhere rather than hosting it themselves or having their users post it (other than comments, etc) to the site.

An interesting if possibly unworkable idea nontheless

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Euro data protection: Great for punters, not for biz - MoJ wonk

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"US and the UK were leading the world"

So, in other words, the US has commanded uk.gov to provide more data on people and the best way to do it is to allow biz to collect and hold more then mine it through the usual sneaky and/or cross-border and covert techniques.

Whenever 'UK & US' is mentioned be suspicious as it usually implies 'Special Relationship'

To paraphrase Spartacus (the series) 'The US government would put cock in arse'

Black Helicopter cos there's no Gladiator icon ;o)

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Twitter mobile apps storing address books for 18 months

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Re: LinkedIn does it too.

Double fail

Outlook and the LinkedIn plugin installed ?

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Sensitive council data sent to hundreds via PERSONAL EMAIL

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attempted to recall the email

hahaha people still believe that stuff? M$ did a great job with that 'feature' :oD

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UK cops cuff suspect after RnBXclusive takedown

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" leading the industry to attribute"

That old assclown bullshit again. I attribute all the suffering in the world to Big Media. There I said it and now it's on the intertubes so it must be true. Won't someone think of the starving children and shut these companies down ?

I just made 35 copies of somesong.mp3 into different directories on my HD. I have "COST" them 35 sales.

Later I shall write a script to endlessly replicate the file until the disk is full. This should "cost" the MAFIAA ... A MEEEEELLION POUNDS!!!!!

Need a Dr Evil pinky-in-mouth icon :oD So FAIL instead cos well, it's Big Meeja innit.

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UK crime-busters knock hiphop site off the Internet

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Pint

Ewwww!

You do know you can plug those things into the electromatrickey and they get cold inside, right? :oD

Pint for you (a cold one!)

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If you're going to buy a police unit

Then there should be ample evidence that the crimes it solves produce a clear and direct benefit to the police's greatest paymaster.

The bloody tax payer.

I can see, indirectly, the value of car insurance fraud, but no way can I see the benefit from stopping a file of music downloading. Not like CD's, etc, will get cheaper because of it, or music get better.

This smells dodgier than a bag of very dodgy things which have been stored in a warm cellar for 6 months.

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Apple CEO defends fixes to suppliers' working conditions

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As I say to my kids

Just cos you're the one who's name came up doesn't make the others who were involved right.

It doesn't make you any less wrong, either.

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Now Proview seeks ban on ALL iPads coming out of China

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In that case

It's wallet time....

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Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

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Portal / Portal 2 not top?!?!?!?!

I guess the cake WAS a lie after all... :o(

Black Ops peed me off with the difficulty settings implementation, don't think I ever finished it.

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Apple 'seeking part makers' for 8in 'iPad Mini'

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Meh

Best call Pegatron, then

Seeing as other part makers have seen what's happening with them, I bet they'll be queueing up for some of the same.

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Apple tops Google in 'Reputation Quotient' survey

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Table missing...

'Which company are you sickest of hearing about?'

Yeah, they'd top that one, too.

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EU, US sign off on Googorola merger

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Cards, chest

Google always plays its cards close to its chest then just releases stuff.

I'm sure someone in Google somewhere knows exactly what the Moto acquisition was for and there's a long-view gameplan whether it's some method they've found of grinding Apple into the dirt, cornering some niche tech they want to move forward with and have ownership of or simply to have a huge cannon to fire back at rectangular lawsuits with. They know, we don't. If we accept that then all we need to do is sit back with popcorn.

Make mine a large tub.

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Apple orders PC builder to 'choose sides' in laptop battle?

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Yup it got spun out

So it could do business as it pleased.

Look where it got them - bent over the Apple Barrel, apparently. ASUS will go elsewhere and you can bet other manufacturers will look at this and think 'Nah, cos they'll just be told not to make our gear and we don't need the cost of a manufacturer move in 18 months, we'll go with the other guys'.

Good luck winning NEW customers with everyone thinking that.

Another walking dead company. If that's fandroid bitterness foaming away then it's fewer syllables to say 'reality' instead.

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Cuddly

Like a bag of infected medical sharp waste

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Not sure that

Apple need anyone to - I think they might be doing it all by themselves quite well.

They've already ceased to 'innovate' such as it ever was (accusing Samsung of a 'Following' strategy when they've permanently been playing phone-tech-catchup). They're going out of their way to piss off some of the biggest companies in the world. They're pissing off their suppliers. They're actually starting to piss off their customers, too.

I can envisage a point where certain Asia-region companies decide it's too much trouble to deal with Apple and suddenly they have no displays for their devices, for example, and the only people that will do business with them are demanding several x the price cos they know there's nowhere else for them to go.

You can bake the trendiest bread in the world, but when you attempt to assrape the flour guy....

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True

Whilst beating the company in public to improve pay & working conditions to make themselves look good.

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WTF?

Commercial suicide

You can only make our gear.

Until we don't want you.

Seems like they just want to piss everyone off that they possible can. What a twisted freakish company Apple are.

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Apple demands US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus

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Good point

A bit like the MAFIAA expecting entertainment sales to skyrocket if they kill all downloading somehow.Pure fantasy.

They are, however preventing people seeing how superior competitor's devices are, to some extent, therefore stifling competition.

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Actually the Nokia 3310 will do

Available in 2000

Predictive text, voice tagging (hence it must search things on voice input) and you could select numbers in texts to do stuff with.

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Dear Sirs

To: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, United States of Americaland

Yet again I am glad to be able to offer my assistance in your legal dealings.

Please find enclosed a Nokia 6230 from around 2001. I think you'll find it sufficient prior art.

Hugs,

Me.

P.S. shit, sorry, meant to send that to Samsung... my bad

Seriously, though, Apple should get all those patents invalidated from cursory examination of almost any Nokia from around 1999 onwards.

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Cannot be calculated

Damages are too small, insufficient decimal places.

Give them 1 cent.

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Megastar personalities are intellectual property in draft law

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Lunacy

qwertyuiop

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Cable thieves wreak havoc for cops, BT punters

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Presumably if nicked by the rozzers

BT could claim criminal damages get a massive fine against them (to be unpaid, of course, but leave them perhaps sans accommodation and just with underpants and shoes) and have them detained as a flight risk (or sent back to Romania, as appropriate).

Or maybe tie all the cable round their neck and drop them off in the middle of Dartmoor nekkid. If they walk back to civilisation, consider it time served - they'll surely have a different outlook on copper thieving. Oh, you can't do that cos they 'Have Rights'. damn.

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Sun hacks cuffed after being DOBBED IN by News Corp

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Operation Sunset

Would have been a better name

If only that rag would implode under the weight of its own banality... but what would The Lowest Common Demoninator (tm) do for tits, football and politically-biased tittle tattle then ?

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iPads seized from shelves by Chinese officials

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Including Fire

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