2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Which would be OK
If the UK legal system weren't in the hands of the USA legal system...
meet Barbara Streisand and her highly effective effect.
you naive, meaningless twat.
Security through obscurity
Given the degree of obscurity Apple obsesses with...
Hark! What's that?
It's the sound of a million unpatched Apple devices spamming you
... aren't the other religions who DON'T have have any amageddon planned last Saturday take this as irrefutable proof that THEY are correct and proof that Christianity is crazyfoojibberjabber
They're missing a big marketing opportunity imho
It's people like this that mean we ended up with safety labels saying 'WARNING: SHARP!' on knives and 'MAY CONTAIN NUTS' on bags of errr.. nuts
Remove the obvious safety warnings and let Darwin resume his course.
Why don't you hire some application developers to create a mumsnetguard tool to install on windows/linux/mac machines so that it can filter according to mumsnet rules and protect the pc user (from themselves, presumably).
Or, you could pay a hardware company to develop custom mumsnet firmware for their adsl router that has a mumsnetguard option built in and enabled by default, thus protecting the whole network at connection source.
Or, just maybe, you already looked into all this and shat yourselves when you saw how much it would cost and decided it was far cheaper and there was more media inches to be gleaned from whinging like a bunch of ineffectual attention-seeking bastards who want to delegate all responsibility for parenting away from actual parents.
So, in summary....
GET A CLUE OR FUCK OFF
international computer security standards
That allow the united states of americaland access to all your (and your citizens') data without recourse to anything less sympathetic than a cruise missile.
Surely Apple must now allow apps developers to let users link out to webpages to take payment outside the app, hence missing out on their 30% tithe or risk losing apps in the US, etc.
I should think that possibilty might make them raise an eyebrow given how fanatical they are about owning the revenue chain.
I'd issue an update to my app which made it a demo version and a bought version, separating the two then claim no US customers. Wouldn't burden of proof lie with the plaintiff?
Or, just stuff the USA and do the rest-of-the-world instead
Ah the body
Would that be the one nobody else saw which was allegedly dumped at sea so nobody else CAN see it?
Perhaps my 6-month estimate was wrong
At this rate they'll be claiming they found irrefutable proof that he masterminded 9-11 in about 8 weeks...
As long as everyone remembers we only have USA's word for anything that's said, indeed pretty much everything that's ever been said about OBL... Has he ever been proven to actually exist AND be who he's purported to be.
Surprisingly easy to distrust everything a government tells you, especially these days.
Yeah. Terrorists. Right
Cos the foremost thing on a terrorist's mind is using valid and correct plates for the car he/she is driving, right?
God/Yaweh/Allah/etc forbid they should nick someone else's plates to help cover their tracks whil plotting mass-insert-the-latest-fashionable-fear-thing-here.
UK Police really do think they're secret agents or something.
Great googly moogly!
You want a Bill n Ted timebooth over a TARDIS!!!
Priorites gentlefolk, PLEASE!
Reminds me of
The Spitting Image puppet of Mary Whitehouse... she'd bitch about some tv prog she'd just watched in its entirety, obvious being too stupid to realise she had a choice of other crap to watch and indeed an OFF button as well as change-channel buttons
All thing bright & beautiful...
... the purple-headed mountain
Don't come to Britain
Cos if you change your mind you'll discover the gubbernment keeps you just poor enough so you can't afford to leave...
I know that guy
His name really IS 'Cockhead'
Which, as is turns out, is perfectly apt, happily.
Oh they'll claim they INVENTED it
no doubt their Pavlovian userbase will believe it too
Yeah yeah yeah...
I predict that after waiting a plausible amount of time (say 4-8 months) it will be announced that the official plans for the WTC attacks have been discovered and decrypted 'proving' for once and for all that Osama planned and executed it.
Expect also 'intelligence' from the recovered gadgetry to be used as pretext for further offensive actions, including (I should imagine) action / stance-taking against Iran.
No doubt I'll be labelled a cynical and a crazed conspiracy theorist... today. Happy to be proven wrong but it doesn't *usually* end up that way.
So the rumours are false?
That it was actually taken down 'for update' because the PSN attackers turned their attention to it and breached Apple's security too?
Like Finance services
They should perhaps be forced to put a caveat on all of their advertising, e.g.
Apple products collect and store your location and other personal information and transmit it to Apple Inc
I wonder how fast a simple advertising requirement like that would make them fix their 'bug' and have the others tidy up their behaviour.
Maybe worth mailing that idea to the ASA...
I thin kit's still legal
To shoot a Welshman in Chester on a Sunday with your bow and arrow.
You fancy your chances with that just because it hasn't been repealed?
By being ex-directory
Yes. There is
Stuff that won't net them a nice payout.
So many classics
An ALL button would be good.
Glad EON by Greg Bear made it to the list, and Ender's Game, too.
Is it too late to nominate Stephen King's Gunslinger series? (Is that maybe not scifi?) :oD
Just now need...
... Motorola, HTC, LG to buy all output for the next 5 years assuming Tosh have a patent on it preventing anyone else skinnifying their displays.
Sorry, Apple, you'll need a new USP than 'thinnest'
Cell Tracking Schmell Tracking
Cell tower tracking is a non-issue, that can be done via the carrier's network anyway.
Wifi tracking is a bit different though, I wonder if when you 'forget' a wifi network your Android phone spotted if it's deleted from the DB. Would be interesting to know, as ostensibly that list is for keeping a list of wifi networks.
I notice no-one said Android keeps your GPS location, just cell & wifi. Is that fact?
As for MS phoning that data home. THAT is worse than Crapple's DB imho as it's potentially infinite in history and you don't get to delete it.
And Banks, CIA, NSA, Amazon, Microsoft.
Just why, eh?
I'd rather SONY do the sensible thing of switching it off and fixing it and getting it good then switching it back on again than dick around trying to make live patches while fending off attacks from disgruntled pirates.
Because homebrewers wouldn't attack the PSN network either, while they're not pirating games...
I'm sure SONY will give some sort of recompense to us PS+ members and the normal members will likely get a somewhat more resilient network for free in the near future.
Inconvenient but hardly the end of the world. The pirates will still whine and the homebrewers will still try to homebrew.
Not all (or even most) homebrewers are pirates.
But you've utterly forgotten that there's a fuckload more pirates than homebrewers you useless numpty.
Not only but also
it's a monumental insult to the memories of the victims of the 9-11 attacks, too.
'Way to go' as they say over there...
Surely that's just following the Apple legal dept business model, after all?
I too have an impressive CV
Although an appropriately large payment will have me say Microsoft rules.
On a Microsoft report of a Microsoft product?
My what small cockles you have...
if the data is wrong then you have to refute the allegation with evidence of how the data was collected.
Good luck prising THAT information out of Steve Jobs' Cold, Preferably Dead Hands.
As if I needed any more reasons not to buy a iThing/SpyThing
to admit their SpyPhone/SpyPad was doing something Bad(tm) would be heresy.
And of course it would mean accepting that all the told-you-so people they had been defending Apple against for the last forever would be right.
There's nothing a fanboi abhors more than Being Wrong, except, of course Being Shown To Be Wrong.
So the police can't get at my PC's contents, then if I don't give them my password / power cable / keyboard / etc ?
And I thought they had scary tools like spare power cables...
DB2 used linked lists for db storage if I remember rightly. Must have had methods to count and remove records and indexes into the list, too.
I was using DB2 years before 1997.
If we're lucky the trolls' twisted corpses will be dug up in a few years next time the Information Super Highway is resurfaced. Why proof that you applied your patent to an invention or product isn't required I'll never know. Oh, actually I do. It's cos it's 'merrika
Free on Android?
It seems Rovio are well aware that iThing users are all too happy to compulsively throw money around, fair play to them.
Of course, it WOULD help if...
... 95% of Hollywood movie trailers weren't actually a compilation of the only bits of their idiotic derivative offerings worth watching. Keeps me well away from cinemas, I can tell you, that ripped-off feeling sucks.
Lovefilm on the PS3 is pretty good though they need better search/browsing in the app and a wider watch-online catalogue (which is noticeably improving over time)
The screens are only made in certain shapes and, to be fair, I think Samsung will have the patents and IP for those.
No-one's going to put a rectangular screen in a square phone and phones have never had sharp corners so the rounded corner thing is mullered on prior art.
Apple are ever-increasingly comical and pathetic in equal measure. So glad they make nothing I want.
So what's the excuse going to be
When, following the DEA implementation, profits don't soar.
Maybe the shareholders are just thick but they should have been shouting for real digital solutions from their investments years ago. Perhaps being backed into a corner is what they need.
Nice that they're doing the 'backing' as well as the 'into' parts of that, though.
In other news
Apple has patented Round Corners On Things
Expect everything from baby toys upwards to be hauled into court.
I hear the first defendant called is The Moon.
Greg Bear's 'EON'
You can scare off varmints with a high quality condenser mic?
What I don't get
is how, in The Land of The Free (tm)(c)(r)(p), you can prevent anyone talking about stuff.
Isn't it contrary to The Right To Freedom of Speech, First Amendment, whatever?
Confused of England
I use this app all the time on my Desire HD for in car tunes.
Really recommend it.
Apparently the person who answered the phone at Toyota at first mistook the caller for a small lonely child crying uncontrollably.
It just turned out to be Apple whining.
Still everyone's forgetting
You own the hardware NOT the firmware and NOT the software, you license that the same as any other commercial code-based product.
SONY shouldn't really have rescinded the OtherOS option IMHO but it's their prerogative. If you want to run Linux that bad just get a cheaper-than-a-playstation3 secondhand PC for god's sake. What the obsession with some imagined right to run Linux on a PS3 is I don't know. Does it really do something magical that Linux on any-other-platform doesn't do?
Watch the thumbs-down icon counter go for gold...
Everyone must listen to Finntroll
I have both and...
The XBOX360 rarely gets turned on and all dual-format games are bought in PS3 format.
It's just the superior platform, IMHO, everything it tries to do it DOES do. The XBOX is hit & miss on it's non-game-playing 'features' to the point of utter vexation.
No interest in chipping either unit so I couldn't give a toss about the 'SONY/MS are Evil' whingers
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