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* Posts by g e

2798 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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Facepalm

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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Go

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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Mushroom

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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FAIL

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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Not all free

But many very good ones are, yes.

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BT wary of rights holders' site-blocking proposal

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Yawn

Or maybe uk.gov could grow some and suggest the content industry joins its customers in the 3rd millennium.

Like that's never been mentioned before anywhere ever.

ZZzz.. indeed.

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US plan to hold EU passenger data for 15 yrs 'unlawful'

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And then

They'll immediately ban EU flights into the USA costing EU airlines a shitload of money and EU companies too.

Then they'll have to give in and allow the data so flights can resume and demand equally silly quid pro quo stuff.

Don't buy from US companies (Kraft, Apple, MuckDonalds, MS, etc). Then EU companies have less reason to deal with the USA, meaning flights to the USA become less important and tourists will always find somewhere else to fly to... Yeah some stuff is really US-only like CPU's but you can always buy a SONY or Samsung laptop to keep it in, HTC / LG instead of Apple or Motorola, etc...

The yanks.gov will do whatever they want regardless but consumers don't have to help fund their economy.

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Plods roll out new Police National Database

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Alien

An intelligence-sharing tool

Allowing the meagre brainpower of several stupid coppers to be combined into one reasonably clever one.

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Oracle's Android claims slashed by US patent authorities

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Indeedy

A complete FiaSCO, in fact.

I used to have a stapler somewhere made by RapeSCO, how portentous that was...

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Apple will 'own games industry'

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WTF?

At this trajectory

Surely they'll just hit the tempered glass ceiling they never foresaw even harder.

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Nano-materials could recharge phones from keyboard taps

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Nice. But...

Modern touch phones don't have keyboards (bar a handful of models)

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Norwegian diplomats brush up on black metal

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Devil

I, FOR ONE

Welcome our new rocking satanic overlords

(And, while not Norwegian or Black, I can heartily recommendations the musical meanderings of Finntroll and their Death Metal Oompah tunes)

Satan. Natch.

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Has UK gov lost the census to Lulzsec?

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Yeah but

That damned census had a lot of invasive questions on it.

It actually read more like a benefit application form.

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Childcatcher

Typical, you're probably right, too.

Don't fix the problem, fix the likelihood of someone else discovering it.

Gubbernment at its most gubbern-mental

Think of the children, of course, educate them to distrust the lot of 'em.

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Strong government intervention?

They're the cretins that created the circumstances that allowed this.

An angry mob would be a far better intervention...

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Bitcoin collapses on malicious trade

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Black Helicopters

So, if you were a government

... and you wanted to destroy confidence in a new currency you couldn't control or track,

What might you have your Super Sneaky Agency of Freedom Management do?

Yes. Black helicopters. Damned right.

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Got a website? Pay attention, Cookie Law will come

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perhaps a UX like this might work?

is session active?

yes --- continue as normal

no --- redirect below

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Ask user if they want a cookie

yes -- continue as normal

no -- redirect below

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Present info to user that they are not allowed to continue using your wesbite as it needs a cookie setting which they have refused. Present a form inviting them to vent their spleen at beaurocracy@eu.gov.

Just need to get an email addy out of the beauro's that people can vent to...

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So does that mean -

That Google analytics code will have to pop up cookies on your behalf?

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

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Cos

Since the USA took the opportunity to fuck us with a 'special relationship' as wages when we *hired* them for WWII they've been sticking it to us financially ever since.

Hence it's probably 'extradite or lose this investment in the UK' which is the usual tune they play.

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Yeah maybe

BUT STILL IN THE COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ONLY

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Seconded

RIGHT OFF

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Meerkats face financial regulation

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Which is why

I put an old YAC number which goes only to voicemail as my contact no.

Surprisignly I never get any emails recordings from it. Shame. Not.

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Woman puts shout-out for hitman on Facebook

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What a pair of utter morons

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That is all.

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HTC U-turns over Desire Android 2.3 update

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Bonus.

I bought my Desire HD for the spec at the time. An update is bonus++ as far as I'm concerned!

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