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2785 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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

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Facepalm

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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Joke

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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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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Big Brother

Actually

Wouldn't sacked guy have a case for intentional harm against lick-arse guy?

The argument that sacked guy knew crapple's policy on free speech also applies to lick-arse guy as he'd have known this would cause trouble for sacked guy. Hence intent.

Loss of earnings, emotional distress and costs, methinks.

Hope sacked guy is reading.

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Joke

I've got a printout here from a Farcebook page

it reads:

Apple products are overpriced shit and it's hilarious how we can bilk the slavering Pavlovian fanbois for cash at every single product rev. Plus we stole all our ideas from Samsung.

Tim Cook

... here's hoping

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Credit card companies plan to sell your purchase data to advertisers

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Chances are that doesn't matter

The data will still flow to a US server which the EU has been assured by all and mendacious US sundry that DP laws will be observed while EU purchasing habits are sold to US companies which have operating bases in the EU.

Fucked all the same.

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As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

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FAIL

On second thoughts...

YOU'RE USING THE BATTERY THE WRONG WAY

Still FAIL though

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FAIL

I do hereby move

That Fanbois should be renamed FailBois

Cos every Apple update so far seems to have contained a fuckup-101 which, considering they have total control of the hardware should never happen.

Fail. Boys. (or 'Still Amateurs', your choice)

/nuff

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Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Seriously. WTF?

This passed the 'is not utterly fucking obvious' test???

The sooner USPTO causes the US Economy to collapse under its own stupidity the better.

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Jobs: 'I'll spend my dying breath destroying Android'

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He was

By the sound of it

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Zuckerberg's HTML5 Trojan horse play

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FAIL

Facebook. Mobile. SHIT NO

I killed Farcebook running on my HTC Desire and reverted al its updates and wiped its data and cache. Why?

Because every time I use it the serially untrustworthy social network causes the GPS icon to come up on my phone.

Thank you for showing me Android. Fuck you, Facebook for doing it without asking me first, every single time.

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Android grabs quarter of tablet market

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Happy

30% less share eh?

Maybe it *is* cheaper to use lawsuits to damage other companies' business after all.

Unless they backfire on you, at least.

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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

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Meh

That's rich

Coming from Steve Ballmer, the only thing in the universe currently able to do more damage to Microsoft Corp than Windows Vista.

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Seattle superhero arrested for assault

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Exactly

Is there a superhero called Darwin..?

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Oh stop it puhleeeeas

You're all going off at a tangent

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Gay-bashing cult plans picket of Steve Jobs funeral

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FAIL

In other, less reported news....

The WBC loons forgot to point out that God Hates Haters too...

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Intellectual Ventures wages patent war on Motorola

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FAIL

FFS, WTF?

The US patent system is so broken that it's actually a startup business model now?

&^$%&*^%*"&%" !!!!

Because there really are no expletives currently robust enough in the English language.

Maybe 'Patent Troll' itself should become the world's rudest insult, akin to 'Belgium in the Hitchhiker's Guide.

But then, what would you call a patent troll...? A *&%$&^%$&*"%, presumably!

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Samsung and Google's next Nexus specs leak

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Go buy a camera instead

Unless you think you should be able to make phone calls from a Canon D5 maybe

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Sony: all new PS3 titles will require PSN Pass for online play

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But

They do have the right to restrict access to their gaming network however they see fit :o/

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Innovatio targets Wi-Fi users with patent suits

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Stop

Hang on though

If they're charging, say, 3k per site and Marriott have 100 sites.. I'd think 300k would be worth making a call to the legal dept before stumping up a cheque...

It only take Marriott & Holiday Inn, et al to have a word with each other and split costs for further savings, too...

These trolls are fkd... if not they should be. With something rusty.

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Life-size Lego assault rifle really works

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Bricks of War

Can't help thinking that would have been better :o)

Top banana all the same!

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Pandemonium as Microsoft AV nukes Chrome browser

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Happy

A Mistake My Arse

No, I don't mean my arse is a mistake I mean

Ohhh you bloody well know what I mean :oD

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007's car outdrives iPhone in battle of the brands

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Congratulations! You have a choice of prizes!

You're a winner!

You may choose from :

An Aston Martin

An iphone

Seriously, what moron would pick the poxy phone.

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Gallardo? You JEST, Sir!

Sesto - Flippin' Elemento, mate, all the way! :oD (Should that be Sesto EloMental ?)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sesto+elemento&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=sqyFTtaTMMeFhQeB4dXVDA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=938

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iPhone 5 to support 21Mb/s HSPA+ not LTE

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They'll leave LTE out

Cos they need something to put in the iphony 6 so all the OCD upgraders will buy it

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Boffins prove Queen ballad 'world's most catchy song'

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El Condor Pasa?

Iiiiiii'd rather be a sparrow than a snaaaiiiiilll

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T-Mobile: Samsung ban really not in the public interest

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What about?

Do T-Mobile or Verizon currently provide iThings in Americaland?

What a serendipitous time to re-think that. Worldwide, even.

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Android outsells Apple 2:1

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It certainly does

and VHS also outsold Betamax

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World takes notice as SSL-chewing BEAST is unleashed

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WTF?

So in other words...

"a patch introduced by OpenSSL in 2002 to fix this very vulnerability was turned off because it introduced incompatibilities in software from Microsoft."

"This vuln should have been closed 9 years ago but wasn't because M$ couldn't fix their shit"?

Really????? Not that I'm surprised, mind you, but a public apology from Microsoft would still be nice, just because they'd hate to have to make it.

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45% of Android users to upgrade to rival phone OSes

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Two reasons I went Android

1. Can buy another handset and all my stuff works so long as it's Android

2. Really don't want to be associated with the demographic that buys apple stuff

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Walled gardens have no doors

That's not consumer loyalty, it's the pain of moving away from a poor (imho) choice outweighing doing the moving.

There's quite a few appleistas in my current client's co have have looked at my Desire HD and said, hey, actually, that's a pretty nice phone, how well do you get along with it ? And these are gfx designers, hardcore appleistas.

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Who owns 4G mobile technology?

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So how many have Apple yet to sue?

One look at that diagram kinda says 'Sucks to be Apple, next year', seeing as they've pissed off most of those co's already.

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Apple sued for iPhone, iPad chip 'patent rip-off'

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Go

Apple to countersue VIA

Cos their chips are rectangular with ickle roundy corners

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Samsung preps anti-iPhone 5 lawsuit before it's even out

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WTF?

It's actually qute good

It will likely force Apple to reveal design specs to peove (in apple's eyes) that they don't infirnge.

You know how apple hates spec leakge.

Then Samsung will probably wave some wireless patent at apple and tell them to go away and either write a very big cheque or stop making stuff that infringes their patents. Which is anything but a desktop computer and maybe the laptops.

Do you really think people like Samsung don't think sh*t through first or is that the best YOU could come up with ?

If anyone's been a bit hard of thinking it would seem (currently) to be apple themselves for thinking these tech giants would roll over on their say-so.

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Almost

I think the phrase is 'countersuing' .. e.g. Apple started it.

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Irishman's coke-packed abdomen poses for police

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P. B. O'B. surely?

Paddy Brendan O'Brien ?

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Hunt: We'll slightly inconvenience pirate sites

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Coat

Piracy

Don't you have to profit from it to be a Pirate?

In fact isn't it not-illegal to just download something (and not redistribute it)?

Yeah, old point, I know... coat grabbed

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FAIL

A pot meets kettle moment

"The copyright-holders argue that the law hasn't kept pace with technology"

*ahem* outdated business model *ahem*

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Laptop batteries made of jelly invented

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Good job they don't use gelatin

or they'd have to make a vegetarian version...

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Righthaven may have to file for bankruptcy

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Wronghaven

Good. Another complete shower that can fuck right off.

Shame they can't take the MAFIAA with them.

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