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2658 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Verizon iPhone 4 jailbroken – already

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Consoles != Phones

There's a huge choice of phones but all major consoles are under the thumb of the manufacturer - SONY, Nintendo, Microsoft.

I have no interest in modding the consoles, the PS3 especially works really well (yes I have Xbox360 & Wii to compare with) and I have my own Linux boxes for Linux-y stuff.

If you don't like a locked-down phone you CAN go and buy one that isn't from elsewhere without dicking around with jailbreaking...

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Alternately...

Get an Android phone and install the freely available ConnectBot SSH client and perhaps AndFTP for SFTP file management.

Simples

And no dicking around with jailbreaking something you bought cos it was shiny but couldn't do what most other phones can.

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Critics slam feds for 'unprecedented' domain seizure

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Unless you're American or Chinese

Buy European or Japanese, Korean wherever possible instead.

Divert your money away from these countries' companies. Always buy a .co.uk (fr, de, es, etc) companion domain

Simples (ish)

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Mexican woman gets litigious on Top Gear's ass

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So, I deduce that...

1. Aussies have a far better sense of humour as they were ON THE SHOW having the piss taken out of them royally (goes for Germans, too, Sabine Schmitz and last TG's international Anglo-German compo, anyone? Fancy having less sense of humour than the GERMANS, cripes!)

2. Mexicans aren't above trying to grub for some ambulance-stalking cash

3. This woman is more of a Mexi-can't than a Mexi-can if she's STILL a student at 30 (or maybe she went back to school so she could play with shiny things)

A deuce of a case, what, Holmes, old boy?

Oh and I think you'll find it's political correctness against the world rather than anything against political correctness. No-one hates simple truth & facts spoken plainly more than the feckless and likely flatulent PC community (in general, not in TG land!).

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Microsoft reinfects Chrome with closed video codec

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Microsoft respects...

How much doing this could dilute non-H.264 support. Maybe their altruistic tendencies will prompt Apple and Linux versions shortly.

Thought not.

Wonder how long it'll be before someone finds a security flaw in it.

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Julian Assange wins peace prize

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Oh yeah

Like Mandela was a nice chap in the early days, ANC, etc.

'Necklacing', anyone ?

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Boots punts over-the-counter paternity test

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Make sure you're present

All the way from the swab to the post-office so Chavelina can't swap your swab for the real parent's goop while your back's turned...

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Wanted: 1 solution architect to fist bankers' asses

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About time too!

Perhaps this forms the first 'thrust' of the Wikileaks banking mega-leak?

Not long before wikileaks truth-rapes someone in banking, now

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Apple clips publishers' wings

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Here's an idea

Insead of saying 'I won't be buying Apple next time around', don't say it at all, just do it and leave them to wonder where the fuck their revenue went without having the chance to prepare/backpedal to retain userbase.

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And now they're crashing Toyota's too

Of course, as mentioned previously, the best thing is to just not buy Apple stuff.

Yes, I'm quite aware how the title reads in relation to the actual facts of the relevant article, thank you.

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Chinese 'repurpose' Top Gun footage

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Where's Andrew Crossley when you need him

Someone ring him up and tell him there's a job for him

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Assange relishes US banks 'squirming' over 'megaleak'

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Actually

"Truth-rape" is probably more apposite

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If you have nothing to hide

Then you don't need to squirm

Simples.

(So I guess all the banks are squirming. Good. Maybe WL can info-rape some UK banks next.)

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Gatwick Airport security swoops on 3-inch rifle

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Quite.

As I posted alongside the link when I shared it with some UK and international pals on Failbook:

"In case anyone wanted to know why the UK is such a moronic, pointless and drivel-slathered nation these days then I think this goes a long way to summing up why our new national sport is 'Complete Apathy to Everything'"

The main reason uk.gov keeps everyone so poor is so they can't afford to fkn emigrate.

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Google's Schmidt perplexed by Facebook blather, still fears MS

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Facebook moving into search

Would be an outstandingly comical idea to anyone who's tried to find someone on Facebook using 'Search'

No. I don't think Failbook will be moving into online search, either.

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China Mobile asks Apple for LTE iPhone...

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CIA asks Apple for...

Backdoor.

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Middlesbrough cabbie relieves lad of iPhone

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Actually...

I think it's only illegal to PURCHASE alcohol (or attempt to) under the legal age, not actually consume it.

Unsure...

Anyway the dolt should report it stolen. It was INSURED, right? You know, like, it cost FIVE HUNDRED QUID (hahahahahahah!!!!) ... DUH.

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Google gives Voice to your mobile number

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Voice to text

Nice. They'll store & index your conversations. Maybe even the compressed audio, too, to 'help improve their algorithms'.

Then USA.gov will subpoena your data. Then your life. Then, if innocent they'll just cut your sentences up and rearrange them into something that DOES make you very guilty of something-or-other.

OK, *perhaps* not that last bit...

Come, come, Mr Assange, surely you don't believe we are capable of <insert sinister-ness here>

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Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit

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Grenade

GASP!

Or maybe they just watch Diehard2 over and over. Or anything else with an airport getting harassed with munitions

Thank god the guys at Cern/LHC don't play Halflife!

... or do they?

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iPad propels Apple into top-three PC vendor placement

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If you're going to count the iPod touch

Then you may as well count the HTC Desire's which also have phone functionality included ;o)

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Oracle retains open source dictatorship

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LibreOffice

Apart from being an awful name (surely FreeOffice would have done and be snappier off the tongue?) I wonder if it'll make its way into Orrible Oryx or Petulant Panda or whatever the next offerings from Canonical are in their fine Ubuntu range

Oh yeah and stuff Oracle. At this rate they'll have to end-of-line all the stuff they're not getting 99% free development on.

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Passenger cleared after TSA checkpoint stare-down

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Probably not valid but...

You can expect to miss your flight while arguing you're correct, giving Them the smug satisfaction of another private citizen well-fucked-off

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Fedora servers breached after external compromise

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By golly, a conspiracy!

Come, come, Mr Ellison, surely you don't expect me to believe you have the power to hack all Open Source projects on the planet to insert your own code before suing them?

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Coalition failing on UK economy

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Public sector workers

That's a lot of jobs to go but, economically speaking, public sector employment is way too large.

The problem (or a fair part of) lies in the fact that public sector workers are tax *consumers* as they are paid for out of taxation whereas private sector workers are tax providers. So if you don't have enough tax providers for the tax consumers you're going to get a negative cashflow, essentially and go into debt, and the only way to fix it it to try & turn the cashflow positive again, meaning public sector cutbacks.

Harsh but true, not the employees' fault, either, but that's not going to cheer them up any.

I sometimes wonder if the gov could be privatised, giving everyone 'shares' based on their tax contributions or something... The annual shareholder meeting would be amusing...

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ACS:Law turns back on file-sharer court case

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There is though...

Vexatious litigation and Barratry

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Lost on him

But not on everyone else and that's what counts :o)

The great fresh smell of Karma comin' atchya

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Lawyer wants WikiLeaker kept off suicide watch

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Teah they donated

I think it was $15k or something surprisingly pitiful

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Website with 10 million users warns of password theft

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Dear Trapster...

conf.php:

<?php

define('PASSWORD_SALT', 'uyfgde7i6I*D&^Ri7wi8DI6fI7I*^%(HgkghkYG&*');

>?

everywhere else:

<?php

$pass=$_REQUEST['password'];

$spass=PASSWORD_SALT . $pass;

$mspass=md5($spass);

?>

I, my teeange kids and most of the El Reg readership are available at reasonable rates on consultancy basis.

P.S. This took me less than the time to read about your screwup.

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FAA to pilots: Expect 'unreliable or unavailable' GPS signals

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Possibly

A Redaction of Conspiracists ?

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Man killed by own cock

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Terminator

Where's the ROTM angle??

Are reports true that the cock asked 'Sarah Connor?' before dispatching him?

Good job it didn't have hydraulics + AI ;o)

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Police DNA retention ruled lawful by NI High Court

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Ah but!

Does that mean that witch burning is actually still legal then ?

To Westminster my righteous brethren, with torch and kindling!!

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Google clones Groupon to rival e-coupon site

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So...

Goopon?

Coople?

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Apple tightens screws on hardware hackers

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That's cos

apple still seem to think they own it after you forked over the cash. Both hardwise & softwise.

More like they granted you a license to use it with that money you gave them

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WikiLeaks accused of tapping P2P for secret docs

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To paraphrase the MAFIAA...

"They were made available"

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Apple lawyers land London lawsuit on Nokia

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Presumably

As they filed it in London it's in UK (EU, maybe?) patent, so not under the auspices of the grotesquely moronic USPTO system.

Perhaps, being apple, they hadn't yet noticed that a US-based approach to patents may fail spectacularly in another country cos not everywhere is America...

We'll all find out in due course.

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So, Mr Bond...

You acknowledge that WE DO hold this patent...

Need an icon for gun+foot

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Mass Effect 2 for PS3

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Alien

I got it on the '360

But, having a PS3 (the preferred console of the two), I d/l'd the ME2 PS3 demo and I thought the graphics looked sharper and the colours richer.

Both the 360 and the PS3 are HDMI-wired to a 42" Sharp Aquos.

Had I not paid 15 quid for ME2 '360 off ebay (yeah, OK, I didn't get a Cerberus key), the PS3 ver would be a winner on comparison.

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Facebook suspends personal data-sharing feature

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Even better

In order to use TicketThing with Facebook, please visit our site first at <link> and register with us then you need only provide your TicketThing registered username to connect with your Facebook account.

Simples. The endpoint site gets the data WITHOUT it going through FailBook.

They just got caught trying to dip their hand into their users' till again, so backtracked.

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Third party developers blamed for Windows security woes

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In other words

MS software is still responsible for about 1/3rd of security issues? (18+13 = 31)

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Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery

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Here's a radical idea, then

Don't support Apple products

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Harder to read = easier to recall

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Effort vs reward

Anything that requires some effort to achieve/comprehend will be better remembered by people, is kind of obvious but of course nothing exists until someone's done some kind of study ;o)

Maybe that explains why many many stupid people watch XFactor, etc but... is XFactor the cause or the effect....

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Assange vows to drop 'insurance' files on Rupert Murdoch

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The same

The same strawman the US keep wheeling out every time they get something else leaked?

We're all gonna diiiieeeee!!!!! Followed by 'Actually, no-one was harmed'

BS

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Two words

Goldman Sachs

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Android passes iPhone in mobile ad race

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FAIL

Basic maths

You'll be needing to add all of those Android handsets together then, won't you, to compare like for like...

Apple-ists always seem to go defensive first, maths second, topic third - it's not even a 'device' based statistic, it's OS, primarily.

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Microsoft's Novell patent cartel dodges German regulators

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So in other words

They ARE up to no good to the point that they're avoiding the delay & Streisand effect caused by a trial in Germany.

Dirty work is afoot.

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Yorks cops bust Bradford guinea pig farm

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Don't forget Jenny

and a diesel generator so the leccy bill ain't suspect, too

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Then by your logic

Mobile phones should be a controlled substance, presumably

I have no idea when an erratic driver is stoned (do you have some kind of portable gas chromatograph or sensitive spectral analyer or something?) but I can damn well see when the feckers are on the phone.

We are all dying to know how you know these drivers are stoned not sleepy/drunk/moronic

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Apple refuses frozen iPhone repair

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Stop

Good old Apple

So, with the exception of countries near the equator, your iThing warranty is void in winter.

Just cos you claim your house was 20degC won't presumably wash, either.

Presumably this user walked from house to car, defrosted car while waiting in house then went back to toasty car. I mean, you would, right? I doubt her pocket was sub-zero, either, humans being naturally around 37degC.

It's just apple being, well... apple. i.e. 'Fuck You'

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Runaway hydroponic fungus attacks real-world Starship Voyager

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Joke

Reconfigure the deflector

to emit a polarised tacheon pulse

don't mess it up or it could be an embarrassing gaffe (groan)

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Google battles Derby cops over access to Street View data

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So... get a court order. DUH.

Why don't the feds stop bleating and get a fecking court order instead? I'm sure Google will give them the data within hours if not minutes.

Coppers're the first to whine about proper procedure when it SUITS them to.

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