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* Posts by g e

2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Righthaven may have to file for bankruptcy

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Happy

Wronghaven

Good. Another complete shower that can fuck right off.

Shame they can't take the MAFIAA with them.

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iCloud Communications ditches Apple lawsuit

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WONNNNNGAAAAA!

UK readers got the image of that unlovely fat bloke from the %4000+ APR advert, now? Good ;o)

Still a payday is a payday and is likely a small bill for Apple compared to whatever paywalled-garden-ness apple want to build into their MicrosoftCloud.

And probably a result for icloud, to be honest.

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Shareholder demands RIM sell itself or spin off patents

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The value of your investment may go up or down

The jerk's investment is underperforming. Unlucky.

I'm sure RIM are doing what they can to survive, this guy just wants to blame RIM instead of himself for making what turned out to be a shonky investment

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E-cars: unaffordable until 2030 (or later)

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Yeah but

They have to base their analysis on currently available technology and what improvements can be reasonably expected in it over the time frame.

It'd be more irresponsible to say that in five years' time there will be commercially available teleporting units available worldwide powered by residual energy from a star in a nearby parallel dimension thus solving the energy crisis and transportation issues in a completely free and non-polluting way.

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Plods to get dot-uk takedown powers - without court order

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immediate consumer harm

So.

Big media, then.

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Ohio man cuffed for shagging inflatable pool raft

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That'll be

an Attention Surfeit Disorder then ;o)

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Bury council defends iPads for binmen

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Joke

Or they'll get nicked

Something like...

From: BillTheBinMan@hotmail.com

To: DimCouncilManager@burycc.gov.uk

Sorry boss, it just fell into the crusher, it's really hard to hold with the gloves on.

Binman Bill

Sent from my iPad

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So how much more for the software?

Or do these things come as standard with a Realtime Binman(tm) app with a trendy name like REFUSENIK or something fun & quirky?

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Wikileaked cable: AFACT was MPAA’s cat’s-paw

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Buy your movies and music second hand

Thank you for listening...

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Prototype iPhone 5 lost in bar, right on schedule

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Grief as a marketing plan

So, did crapple sue Gizmodo et al last year as part of their marketing plan or did the genuine loss of a phone last year create the idea for a dull marketing yawn this year?

Only one thing remains to be decided.. who is more cynical? Crapple for building in suing and fucking up people into part of their marketing plan to make it look like not-a-marketing-plan or me for thinking they are that cynical (I wouldn't put anything past them)...?

I guess he votes will go fanbois thumbs down, not fanbois thumbs up... as usual. (fandroids? lol)

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Samsung outs MacBook Pro lookalike laptop

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Mushroom

But to be fair

Who really gives a Nun's **** what fucking Apple think.

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This has caused me to coin a new(?) term...

#GreedFail

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Graphene photocells could mean hyper-speed internet

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i hope the Manchester guys patented this stuff

Seriously.

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US judge: Warrant required to access mobile location data

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And what about

The companies that have been collecting this data on their device users?

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CERN: 'Climate models will need to be substantially revised'

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Absolutely spot on.

Poor grammar? should that have been 'whose' instead of 'who's' ?

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Mine already is :o)

Good job I don't believe anything spouted by scientists and quango's who's funding & existence tends to rely on spouting it...

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Samsung says Apple lifted iPad from Kubrick's 2001

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Errr but...

Apple don't make the displays, so someone obviously thought of it before them.

Who makes these displays... hang on... Samsung make some of them... oh and Apple use them...

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I just did.

Sorted.

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Sony Ericsson outs social music smartphone

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WTF

Is it national fugly phone news day today ?

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LG lights up smartphone for the sunshine

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FAIL

Looks hideous

Like an iphone in fact.

2005 called, they'd like their design back, please.

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iPhone users richer, brainier, more tasteful than Android-ers

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Nah it just means

That obviously the Android crowd is the crowd to follow

The iFans merely constitute a was-crowd now fallen by the wayside and superceded

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Explaining the Chocolate Factory's Patent Panic

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All the same, though

There is the assumption that you know everything Google knows about the deal, if not it's guesswork on what publicly available information there is.

Just speculation albeit from an informed point of view. It's be the fuckup of the century if Google didn't know something the speculators didn't, the likelihood of which is still pretty darn high.

No-one knew Google were buying Moto till they did, they can obviously keep a secret when they want to.

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Facebook wannabe rioters cop large helpings of porridge

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Maybe cos

Incitement proves intent which proves premeditation as opposed to 'I just got all caught up in this looting lark after something I read on Facebook' which could be classed as impulse stupidity or something?

Dunno.

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Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing

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Stop

Falsifying evidence

Fine 250M Euro

Disqualification of Director(s)

Pay costs plus triple damages to Samsung and print a very public grovelling apology

iCrap products banned from sale in Europe until an external investigation into anti-competitive practices is completed. Preferably by Steely Neelie.

That might make the mendacious bastards think twice next time they try to damage a competitor's business instead of competing with it.

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Google SHOCK! Snaps up Motorola phone biz for $12.5bn

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Another veil lifted

There was a Reg article last week which I poo-poo'd somewhat in which the write suggested Google grow up and get a clue. My retort was to suggest that perhaps the writer didn't in fact know Google's entire gameplan so couldn't possibly have valid comment, especially as they were comedy-bidding on Nortel.

Obviously Google have given a lot of thought as to which path to take and successfully bumped up the Nortel price to its competitors while getting a deal in place with IBM IP and now the acquisition of Moto Mobile who are surely one of THE oldest players in mobile and must have a serious IP portfolio.

I submit that Google in fact have been very grown-up all along and have a clear strategy with which to move forward as I suspected (and I'm sure many others did too).

So. There you go.

Poo Poo on you ;o)

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Lawyer touts new legal time-bomb for Android

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Trollawyer

Maybe he's hoping that if he bashes Android enough then The Cult of Jobs will offer him a highly paid job to stir up superFUD.

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Meh

Why pick on Android (though it is Open Season, of course)?

What about gear like routers, Tivo's, satnav's, and a gazillion other hi-tech widgets which run on something Linux.

I think this guy just wanted some free advertising or his Warhol15.

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Attack on open-source web app keeps growing

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FAIL

Wouldn't consider using it

Given that the last bug I knew of in OsC was that you could guess URL's in the admin area and not have to be logged in as admin to load them (or something like that).

Fail 101

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Apple pictures iOS on your wall

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So much prior art

Didn't motorloa have a pico DLP projector thingy? Samsung did, I'm fairly sure

Gestures... Microsoft Kinect, surely? If not visually sensed then Nintendo Wii for accelerometer sensing.

Communicating between devices? The teletype and a modem.

Seriously if you find a novel method of taking a dump then you should patent it in the USA...

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Jeff Bezos patents retro jets, and airbags, for telephones

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Prior art yet again

Errr airbags and rocket thrusters.

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Apple injunction startles Samsung

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Me too

And I don't even need one, not even sure I actually *want* one but it's kinda worth it just to post stevie boy a photo of one being used with an EU flag wallpaper on it.

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Grow up, Google: You're threatening IT growth

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WTF?

Which all assumes

that you know Google's strategy/gameplan.

And also that Google don't know something you don't.

I'd be very surprised if it turned out that Google really hadn't a clue what they were doing with all this. My personal opinion is that co's like Apple are looking at the next payday with greed and maintaining immediate market position as a priority where Google are playing the long game and have already looked 3 moves and 4 patent layers deeper.

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Cops tweet about cuffed twits who incited violence via Twitter

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More skint criminally minded morons hanging around

Just what we need.

Two words...

National. Service.

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Apple blocks sale of Samsung's Android fondleslab across EU

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This really makes me

Want a Samsung 10.1

Seriously.

If it's THAT good that Apple are going to this lame lengths to prevent people getting one (as they could sue without banning people's access to it, I'm sure), then I want one. Badly.

Fantastic advertising for Samsung if they spin it the right way, too.

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Videogames caused riots says plod

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FAIL

Utter Bollocks

Good luck proving video games suppress people's knowledge of right from wrong, thereby rendering them temporarily insane.

What a dumbass, plod need to raise the IQ entry bar a bit.

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Peaches Geldof explains Kubrick's 2001

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She HAS read the book, right?

No? Oh. Fail then.

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Google fights to hide incriminating emails

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Don't see it really

You'd have to make a pretty creative argument to convince a jury (and a judge) that those excerpts show that they know they're infringing a patent.

One says go the MS route or perhaps niggle a few people, the other says they should maybe consider negotiating a license for their needs which are unspecified in the excerpt and could be anything.

Expect Oracle to interpret it as proof of kitten-murdering regardless, though.

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Shagbook won't take Facebook thrust lying down

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Oh grow up already

If that (admitedly rich) prat Zuckerberg had actually thought of an original name for his operation like humbinko or something idiotically web2.0 then yeah. Instead he took a widely used generic term which itself is formed by joining two common English language words together. Fail.

Else he should be trying to sue blackbook.com and cookbook.com as well and maybe facetious.com and oh, don't forget facetime.com

What a moron.

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Two solicitors fined and suspended for file-sharer letters

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Excellent news

I hope that's 150,000 EACH and loss of employment too.

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HTC sues Apple in the UK

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Depends how much SSH you're doing

You can install alternate touch keyboards that have CTRL char panes in them which, if you're not doing lots and lots of SSH may well suffice.

One keyboard is 'Full Keyboard' by Haily Lin

If you can borrow a pal's Android phone to try it then you may find it's enough which gives you more phone options like Galaxy Sii and Sensation

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Samsung-Apple Wars: Galaxy blocked Down Under

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FAIL

Pretty poor comparison

Remind us again of what Foxconn design and invent of their own such as companies like Apple & Samsung?

Don't confuse the builder with the architect.

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Right about where the caps start is a clue

" including the "look and feel" and TOUCHSCREEN TECHNOLOGY of the iPad"

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Stop

Hang on a minute...

Samsung infringed the touchscreen technology of the iFad ?

Isn't it Samsung that MAKES the fecking display units for those things?

I so hope Google (IBM patents) and HTC (S3 patents) give crapple a sturdy kick in the See You Next Tuesday, they're (crapple) surely the most poisonous and counter-innovative company on the face of the earth at the moment.

Thoroughly sick of hearing about them pursuing their new legal business model now they've run out of other people's ideas (3G, cameras, GPS, etc) to stick in their mobile widgets and make like they invented them.

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BT on site-blocking: Every case will need a court order

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Said it earlier, worth repeating.

Buy your movies & music secondhand.

When it's too expensive to do business in the current model, these massive media organisations will have to make changes.

They exist on money, and the consumers control it.

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Google gobbles Big Blue IP stash

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Could this be....

Why the big G was comedy bidding for the Nortel stuff? I thought they'd only do that if they knew something the others in that winning cartel didn't.

Where people the world over tend to get letters effectively saying 'Fuck you we are Apple' I suspect maybe a company in Cupertino may be getting a letter saying 'Fuck you we are Google' in the near future.

Not that I'm a Google fan, they wanna own the world as much as the next maniacal polo-neck-touting control-freak but their shit does WORK and you don't need more money than sense to use it.

Note to self: Hire bunting and hold a street party if Google bends Apple over...

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Film studios thrash BT in Newzbin site-block test case

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Learnt?

Doubt it.

Organisations like those don't learn anything while it's cheaper not to change. If we make it expensive for them to do business how they're doing it now then they will change.

So yup, a second hand movement is a good and legal start to that

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Buy second hand and close the roads too

Newzbin2, well yeah, we do know what it's primarily USED for, but it's a very poor judgement and sets and horrifying precedent going forwards. The MAFIAA must be getting emergency surgery to stop the laughter.

Anyway, I propose to buy all entertainment second hand from now on. Stuff 'em. Then they'll try to make second hand purchases of movies & music illegal too, and that WILL be partly Royal Mail's problem...

Oh and UK.gov has knowledge of criminals and that criminals move around and that some of them drive so close all the roads...

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George Lucas defeated by Stormtrooper helmet man

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Not just any justice

This is jUStice

(jUSAtice?) which is a lot like democrUSAcy, which often follows the kind of freedom that gets bombed into you.

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Mozilla moots open source web OS for mobiles

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Hope they have a good bat

To whack all the sueballs they'll suddenly attract from IP 'Innovators' like Apple, Lodsys, TrollCo, etc

TopTip: Don't make anything rectangular with round corners or lay icons out in a grid

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Sony insurer says it's not liable for costs of data breach

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Well..

'Admising' but I prefer 'despiring' which also has a whiff of 'despairing' about it

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