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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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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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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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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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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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