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* Posts by g e

2772 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Intel ignores Steve Jobs, adds touchscreen to Ultrabook

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Hopefully

Intel will patent something crucial to it and lock Apple out of the ultra-touch-book market without paying a fat tithe to compete, which Apple will ignore reasoning, as usual, that they're Apple so 'fuck off' and then get sued for a billion trillon dollars. And so forth

What goes around comes around.

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Sir Howard's days as Sony prez said to be numbered

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Drafted????

Was he US-born then or is anyone in the USA fair game if they're 'on the soil' ?

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Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS

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Then one escapes.l..

Breeds, make even superer soldier ants that eventually mutate into the Locust Horde or the Chimera and ransacks the world..

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Apple legal threat to Steve Jobs doll deemed 'bogus'

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I'm sure apple would be happy for it to be sold

If they got 30% of each sale

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iPad typos are Apple's fault, not yours - new claim

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WTF?

But if it looks like a keyboard

It should behave like one.

We've had n-key rollover since the early eighties in keyboards. Perhaps someone has a patent on it that Apple cant buy and refuses to pay for.

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Apple accused of starving French reseller of hot stock

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If they're very lucky

A judge will order Apple to reimburse for the POS.

Then they can start selling someone else's widgets instead.

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So...

Try to break even on that new POS system. Do a deal with Samsung. Drop Apple products. Advertise...

* serving suggestion *

We used to sell Apple products. Till we tried Samsung

etc, etc

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Apple fined $1.2m for flouting Italian warranty law

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No refund order from the court?

It's likely that Crapple did something along the lines of...

How much Applecare profit can we make vs how much we're likely to be fined? More?

Great. Do it.

Hopefully people will be able to demand refunds for mis-sold cover.

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Apple land-grabs fuel cells for mobiles

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Boycott Apple?

They make nothing I want.

Plus I so don't want to appear part of the Apple-buying demographic I avoid them like the plague, anyway.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine pirate caged

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FAIL

I thought imprisonment...

... these days was as much about removing dangerous folk from society as punishment.

Thank god this guy is taking up the prison bunk of a murderer, rapist or pedo. He's obviously a danger to the very fabric of human existence.

I should hope an appeal would get the sentence reduced. In a sane world. Mind you, in a sane world Big Media would get told to go through the proper channels for redress, too.

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9/10 - Good Effort

You'll have to imagine teacher's red biro marks but...

"Hollywood can do the visuals, but they have no soul"

A+ for effort :oD

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I submit for your consideration

The Italian Job remake

Not even in Italy.

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Apple wins skirmish in HTC-Google patent war

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WTF?

Cobblers

"I don't see the tech industry in China coming out with innovative products at all, do you"

I don't see Crapple doing it either. They have been following everyone else since they first got into phones. Late with 3G, cameras, video recording and just ablout everything else.

Before the fanbois bleat about SIRI, it's essentially piping ASR output into a search then punting the search results back into a TTS and it's Nuance that provided the technology, again something else Crapple claim to invent that's been around forever.

Presumably they think they invented the touchscreen. You know, the ones they BUY FROM SAMSUNG...

etc, etc

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Nokia 6310

I was going to say exactly the same about the 6310 I have upstairs in a drawer. Maybe the brainless/biased ITC would like me to send it to them.

Recorded Delivery, of course...

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Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress

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Majel

Nice touch.

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Apple's Galaxy Tab ban was best advertising ever - Samsung

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Not that I'm one to day Told You So but...

HEY APPLE... TOLD YOU SO.

So, I guess, for technology, the Streisand Effect has a counterpart...

The iEffect.

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Red Cross: 600m videogamers may be war criminals

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The publicity account must be running dry for this one, trying to scamp a freebie column inch or two, Red Cross?

What they fail to note is that the curve also matches to proliferation of Android Smartphones, something crapple has been at pains to try & prevent by whatever means necessary. Google are the obvious ones to drag into court here, so, Mr Red Cross, get drafting that writ!

Apple. Humanitarian philanthropists. Whodathunkit?

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Bill Gates discusses nuclear development deal with China

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BMOD

Blue Mushroom Of Death

!!

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Globe slowly warming, insists 'Hansen's Bulldog'

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Whereas the 'scientists'

Are often under 'Huge' political pressure to 'not make the government look stupid' if they want another payday. Very consensus-forming, I'd say.

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Please donate

Will run Climate Quango for food.

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Then perhaps

They should try looking at a longer period than 30-40 years?

Like 100,000 or something, perhaps.

Give me a short enough sample of audio I can fit it to more songs...

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US military pays SETI to check Kepler-22b for aliens

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221b

Baker Street ?

:oD

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Yessir we found aliens!

That sho' is great news boys, now, can you find out if they sho' do done got oil in their pinko commie subversive li'l green backyards?

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UK.gov to require YOU to opt out of data-sharing plan with drug firms

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FAIL

GSK and Pfizer, et al

Are these included under the umbrella term 'Researchers' ?

opt me out dammit.

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Take this survey: Win an iPad 2

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Happy

Second prize!!!

Double the eBay goodness :o)

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Blighty promised £43m prang-predicting supercomputer

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A new Oxymoron for our times

Along with the timeless classics of...

Sun Reader

Military Intelligence

Microsoft Works

We have a new addtion...

Climate Science

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Capita signs £560m deal with BBC

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Meh

"represents great value" for the licence-fee paying public

No.

That'll be a license fee frozen for till 2015, that will.

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Lovefilm dumps Flash, BLINDS Linux fans with Silverlight

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FAIL

Enough time to switch

To BitTorrent ?

Classic MAFIAA thinking, though.. Let's use a dying/still-born technology no-one else uses because it is a great match for our business model.

So... User-agent work-around for a fake PS3 Linux login maybe? Would need to emulate a SONY user account login too, though...

Notably SKY use SilverShite, too, presumably for the same reasons. I'd have thought that if everyone said 'fuck off, we'll just not distribute your movies, then' that might have worked more effectively ? Perhaps not.

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iiTrial in the High Court: Day One

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Still cheaper...

... to litigate than innovate

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UK Met Office: World temperature back down to 1997 level

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Black Helicopters

But of course

He won't be under any pressure from the Gov to make anything present the way the Gov wants it, either.

Will he.

Given that it's *known* that the Gov puts huge pressure on folk reporting climate stuff to bend it towards apocalypse the only sensible interpretation is to assume the information has been spun, therefore reading everything as biased. Which, unproductively, actually lends more weight to reports denouncing or debunking man-made warming, regardless of their veracity.

The Gov lies and expects anyone depending on the Gov for their payday to reproduce/bolster the lie, regardless of the sector on which they're reporting, climate, road safety, etc, etc.

Where's the black helicopter icon when you need it?

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Siri gets Android rival as Cluzee goes live

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Drastic Cosmetic Surgery

Is the only thing that removes the smug look from iThing users' faces.

Oh and a crap battery life

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Sky's mobile movies move leaves Apple, Amazon gasping

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Meh

Requires Silverlight

MEH

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iPhone 4/4S 'self combusts' in airliner inferno

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FAIL

Affects a small percentage..

Therefore implies that it has been measured

Which means it is a known fault

Which means Apple must be sued for knowingly selling and advertising goods unfit for purpose. That they cannot identify which units fall into the percentage is irrelevant.

So a complete product recalled is also required as they cannot issue new batteries to people because you're not allowed to change the battery.

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Rock star physicist Cox: Neutrinos won't help us cheat time

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But but but...

Isn't all speed relative? There's no absolute zero-point of speed to measure anything relative TO is there?

In the LHC, for example you bung some particles in opposite directions round Ye Ringe at 0.8c, say but doesn't one particle 'see' the other (or not, thinking about it) approaching at 1.6c? Relative to itself, of course, but all the same...

So is it then impossible for any object in the universe to 'see' another approaching it at >2.0c ? (obviously photons travelling head on to each other should be at 2c relative).

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Apple pulls games subs app DAYS after approving it

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All your research are belong to us

What's the betting they had to share with crapple to get the app into the store.

As soon as the condition of being in the store was fulfilled and research tithed across it gets yanked.

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McKinnon's mum wins human rights gong

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Angel

Awful headlines

Now, if uk.gov bends over to the united states of americaland the headlines won't be

McKINNON EXTRADITION TO PROCEED

it will be

HOME SEC TRAMPLES ON HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD WINNER'S SON'S FREEDOMS

and fkn right, too. Shallow, lame, feckless and cowardly government that it is.

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Greener Arctic may be down to lemming poo, not climate

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Poor old Man-Made warming priesthood

No sooner does some Man-Made Eco-Warming Enviro-Quango get handed a fistful of Government money to help it keep saying things about Man-Made Warming so it can get more Government money... than some inconvenient scientist pops up with a theory as to why they're Not Entirely Correct...

Again.

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Samsung v iPhone 4S French entrenchment: 'TOTAL WAR'

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If only Crapple hadn't behaved like a spoiled child in the first place

ahhhh hindsight, always 20:20

I Really hope this all backfires on Crapple to the tune of BILLIONS. Nothing like something very costly to slap humility into a corporation.

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US nuclear aircraft carrier George Bush crippled by toilet outages

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So. Like George Bush...

It's full of shit.

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Angry Bird rockets into spa-a-a-a-ce!

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What about Wheatley & co?

Space

Space space space

Wanna be in space

etc

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Hackers port iPhone 4S' Siri to rival devices

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Unique ID?

Which doubtless is tied to your iShop account and every single other thing you do.

All silo'd within Apple for certain.

And how transparent is this process made to the end user? How clearly and unambiguously is this behaviour outlined to them so that they may make an informed choice on opt-out?

Oh. Optout probably renders your jesus-thing useless for most of its 'popular' functionality.

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Defiant Aussies continue to sell contraband Samsung slab

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They gave the Judge a free iFad2

He agreed to bias in favour of Apple. When handed the device he apparently said

OH WOW! OH WOW! OH WOW!

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Sound like the ideal person

To go vs apple

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@Dick Emery, Barbra Streisand

I was thinking that but, this is slightly different as it's not so much drawing attention to that which you want hidden which is the Streisand Effect as I understand it.

I move to coin the term 'The Apple Effect' whereby you damage your own prospects by setting out to damage those of others, a subtle difference and an irony I'm very happy to see beginning to take effect in a truly karmic manner.

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Amazon's Kindle Fire burns iPad momentum

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Happy

Yeah, but a ROOTED Kindle

With Honeycomb or ICS installed...

That WOULD be attractive...

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Compact Disc death foretold for 2012

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I'll believe it when I see it

The majors make way too much on 'breakage' on physical media and I don't believe the expense of running a building full of lawyers at full steam has yet outweighed the cost of changing business model for them.

As said above though, fuck paying anything over bottom dollar for a lossy format. Mind you a good chunk of the crap that gets churned out is probably made with MP3-Super-Fly-Guy-Deck-DJ Free Edition and 3 crap VST plugins anyway, so it's lossy to start with ;o)

What's the betting they developed some godawful arcane DRM thing they're expecting manufacturers to fit to their gear to support it, demonstrating they STILL don't get life in the 3rd Millennium.

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Is the electromagnetic constant a constant?

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Alien

" increases a little in one direction and falls in the other"

Sounds a little like a static warp bubble.

I demand someone use this alpha effect to make warp speed now!

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Apple’s top cop steps down

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You assume that

Calderon is offering the settlement as opposed to crapple trying to get him to settle for a lucrative gag order which I would deem far more likely.

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Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments

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Privacy

I think the main point is that the sacked guy posted it with intentionally restricted privacy, something I think the court failed to give enough weight to.

Had it been an open post then it'd be a non-issue.

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Being honest with customers

"Buy an iphone4s - the battery life is shit but we're working on it."

Two. Way. Street.

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