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2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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The iFans merely constitute a was-crowd now fallen by the wayside and superceded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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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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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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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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Go ahead and spy on customers, says judge

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And once paid for

the software continues to phone home?

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US forced to redesign secret weapon after cyber breach

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Bernard Manning!

Blimey, was it his mother-in-law?

Take my wife... etc, etc

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Poor UK & USA

Because these kind of nefarious activities are not the sort of thing we'd ever to to anyone. Oh no.

Need a hypocrite tag... Rupert Murdoch or Rebekah Brooks, anyone?

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Romanian NASA hacker fights 'inflated' damage assessment

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FAIL

Sounds more like

Oh shit we're so embarrassed about having our lame security discovered.

I know, let's be spiteful to the guy.

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W3C moves to snuff Apple web patents

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Sad stuff

Crapple are such a toxic force in innovation these days.

I hope the W3C come up with some method of meaning HTML5 compliance is somehow implicity licensed until explicitly revoked then Jobs' company can be kicked back to the internet stoneage overnight at will if they want a pissing match.

It's one thing actively trying to block innovation in competitor companies by sueing instead of couter-innovating but potentially fucking up shit for everyone is real News International popularity territory.

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GCHQ losing its 'internet whizzes' to Microsoft, Google

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Joke

Labour's Interception Modernisation Programme

LIMP

That is all

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Apple's chief patent lawyer exits, says report

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Gimp

Actually

I should imagine his detailed knowledge of crapple's patent litigation policies/tactics/gameplans would make him a superb catch for Samsung, Nokia, MS, Google, etc...

Gimp cos well... apple.

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Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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Good for HTC

That crapple consider them such a serious threat to their business that they're willing to go to these lengths

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Apple orders millions of iPhone 5s for September release

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True enough but

In a year and a half you should be due an upgrade....

If you organised your phone contracts right (wifey does ours, sticks it to Voda every 18 months for top-line phones)

:o)

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However

1. 'Not iphone' is a huge advantage as you can move brands but retain the OS and your apps

2. see 1

3. Meh

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EU cloud data can be secretly accessed by US authorities

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And we're surprised how?

Store your shit on a Yank server and expect to lose even the veneer of privacy.

Surely everyone's known this for years?

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Apple v Samsung: Jobs strikes back

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We'll soon know

If Stevie-boy's dad's bigger than Samsung's dad

I bet Steve's dad, regardless of bigness, doesn't do Sam Sung Foo though....

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El Reg cuts ribbon on new Special Projects Bureau

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Low Orbit Holistic Astro Navigator

L.O.H.A.N

Which must navigate by the stars to a pre-ordained destination to blow shit up in a funky (yet holistic) manner

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Bloke ordered to remove offensive numberplate

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Happy

Bumper stickers

THIS VEHICLE IS RESTRICTED TO 155MPH

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Google bolsters monopoly defence

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Microsoft should know

They nicked Google's results, didn't they?

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Freedoms Bill: Gov may U-turn on personal data and DNA retention

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Sounds like

The ACPO have been taking people out to dinner again...

Power-crazed lunatics.

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Eco investors demand (even) more sweeteners for low carbon energy

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Why is exactly why no-one believes ecotards any more

It's the same old politically correct claptrap wrapped around a cash grab.

Fuck off and get a business model you greedy self-centered hypocrites

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DRM-free music dream haunts Apple's app-store lock-in

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Platform fail

Surely if you'd not bought into Apple and gone Android earlier you'd actually have the choice of a good number of different devices to run your Android apps on?

I'd expect to be able to retrieve my paid-for Android apps for reinstallation if I changed from my HTC to a Samsung, though admittedly haven't had to try it yet.

You just bought into a (more) locked-down closed platform.

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