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* Posts by g e

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Apple asks judge to axe ebook price-fixing watchdog

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Re: *Sigh*

There's more money in price-fixing.

Unless you get caught.

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Headmaster

*Sigh*

Apple really are like a small over-privileged child with rich parents and an over active hubris gland.

I hope they die on their arse. Well, we're allowed to dream.

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Rockstar swells Spherix patent portfolio with 100 new licenses

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Trolls outsourcing trollery to trolls

Quality. Structured trolling.

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Bitcoin blasts past $1,000 AGAIN after Zynga accepts cryptocurrency

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$1242 BTCUSD high according to TradingView

At end of Nov

https://www.tradingview.com/x/5hhqSLEp/

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Seagate's LaCie whips out bonkers posh silver-plated storage ball

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Phantasm

Does it fly and have two spikes and a drill bit ?

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Google gearing up for 4K video frenzy at CES

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Re: Perspective from Target Shooting

Yep, I suspect VP8 was testing the defences and calling out the behaviour of the other 'interested parties'.

Now their hands have been shown Google should hopefully do a mopping up with VP9 by comparison. Everyone forgets that Google usually plays a much longer game than other co's so a strange move now may well be a litmus test for a larger move in the future which has 'learned' from today.

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Re: 4x is coming this year to a screen you can afford

13" at 4k resolution?

I can't think of many more pointless things. A 32" monitor on your desk instead of 2 or three 1080p ones, though, yes, full steam ahead please!

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

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How inept/lazy/both are they?

Like it's something on the level of integrating quantum gravity into the system to just remember the last time an IP made a request and then deny it again within a certain timeframe.... AS YOU CREATE THE INITIAL CODE.

It's a fifteen minute job. I wonder if they even hashed & salted passwords if they're this hopeless.

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Snapchat: In 'theory' you could hack... Oh CRAP is that 4.6 MILLION users' details?

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Re: That turned down $3bn ...

Yep. Worth about 45p now.

In fact I'll offer them 30p cash right now. Take it or leave it, one time offer.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: New Inquiry.

And Elvis, Hendrix and Jim Morrison.

The fact that Madeline McCann may have also worked for MI5/6 and was just undercover as a small child should not be overlooked and perhaps an investigation into abduction by terrorists and/or state actors should not be ruled out.

Especially cos there's no evidence for any of the above, either, which makes it extra double-plus shifty, of course.

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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Re: Self driving Audi?

Indicators will still be an option, too

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+1 for right-horn-handbrake :oD

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Google BLASTS BACK at Apple, Microsoft, Sony in Android patent WAR

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Re: Rockstar claims to be independent from Apple and Microsoft

(2) Which Rockstar seem more than happy to prove themselves. Nice little business you have here, shame if someone was to bust it up.

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Slurp away, NSA: Mass phone data collection IS legal, rules federal judge

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Re: I am jacks complete lack of surprise

I stopped the Sun exploding last week.

That's all I can say though, everything else is classified.

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Only the Anonymous ones

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Apple wants sales ban on Samsung smartphones nobody is selling

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Re: "colorably different"?

I think Samsung should get the word disbefudgingly into their copy and then claim it's whatever they want to mean based upon context.

e.g. The new iphone 5sg+ (when it comes out after the 5sg) will be disbefudgingly similar to Samsung's proprietary [insert thingy here] and therefore we should be allowed to get stabby with Tim Cook

Of course, what's allowed for a US country under the country's legal protectorate ain't necessarily gonna wash for Johnny Foreigner

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Re: You're banning it wrong

No less tired than apple trumping the same old shit out over and over.

If the corner's round enough cap fits...

I notice it was Anonymous Coward Apple Cultist posting again

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Snowden leak journo leaks next leak: NSA, GCHQ dying to snoop on your gadgets mid-flight

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Thwarted bomb attacks

They've also prevented at least four alien invasions, three asteroid strikes two Bond ultra villains (and a partridge in a pear tree, cos, well, it's festive time).

Like the bomb attacks, though, they couldn't provide proof cos it's, you know, all classified an' stuff, innit.

But it's true. Honest it is.

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RSA comes out swinging at claims it took NSA's $10m to backdoor crypto

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Re: They would say that

Oh I dunno. They could always fess up and shut the business the same afternoon

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United Nations signs off on 'right to privacy in the digital age'

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Perghaps

The GC could be modded to have wording such as 'Any clauses deemed not to apply to any sovereignty by such sovereignty shall automatically not be enforceable against that sovereignty's people anywhere in the world against any other sovereign state.'

Kinda like 'If the USA doesn't think that bit applies then it does't apply for all Americans wherever they are and whatever they're doing'

So. We can all torture Americans without redress from the USA (other than bombs, as usual), because they think they can torture others.

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Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL

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Yeah but it's a Mac

So unless you can find really expensive super trendy tape no-one's going to do THAT to their prized look at me gadget. Plus you have to then answer people saying 'what's that stuck on your 'puter?

'Oh, errr, people can spy on you using your Macbook camera'

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Stuxnet 2 in the works, claims Iranian news agency

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I'd be amazed if they WEREN'T making one

OCD-dodgy-swivel-eyed-bastards that they are.

Like who the hell seriously sits down and design a land mine that pops out of the ground to waist height and then goes off... This is the fucktard mentality of these people.

Of COURSE they are working on it. It gives them hard-ons.

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What is thy bidding? Han Solo’s shooter goes under the hammer

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Re: Am I reading this corectly?

I'll take Deckard's original over Solo's replica any day.

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BRAGGIE-GASM: Rotund DOTCOM copies MILEY CYRUS on XBOX DAY!

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Joke

Maybe one won't have the click of death

I thank you.

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The ZOD FILES: Climate documents from 2007 'must stay SECRET'

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear

Presumably the information doesn't support the political climate agenda.

And people marvel at how there can be 'climate sceptics'

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New Retina iPad Mini not sold out HOURS after launch - world REELS

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Do you think, possibly...

That no-one gives a flying feck about Apple and their expensive tat any more as it's becoming increasingly retro compared to everything else

#PeakApple indeed

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

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Re: Commentards are xBots?

Agreed. The article does read like a clutching-at-straws last grenade to diss SONY and try making PS4 look crappy.

I'm surprised it can't do MP3/CD and maybe one or two of the other things which generally get taken for granted these days but everyone knew from the get-go that previous PS games wouldn't work and that it does the sharesie recording thing all the time (it's a feature, geddit?), it's not really a surprise that the controllers don't either and it's not as if it doesn't comes with one in the box - you'll have to buy a second one if you want but big deal.

When I think about how I use my existing PS3 all of these things are complete non-issues. My XBMC Raspberry Pi does everything else _better_ than everything else and is a button-press away on a remote control.

As for pointing out that it won't have analogue out for TVs, seriously, WTF? You may as well complain it doesn't have a UHF out socket and black-and-white contrast mode so you can watch shit on a fucked old Bush valve TV in your gran's attic.

Bit of a whiny non-article. I await the XBOX version for 'balance'. That should be a giggle.

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Don't the new controllers have coloured lights on the back so they behave as player-identifying Move thingies? That's one incompatibility right there but agreed, it'd not be a huge thing to support the PS3 controllers, you'd think.

Perhaps margins are so tight they are relying on the second controller purchase most folks will likely make to help make up.

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Re: Sheeple

They make more than cameras, y'know...

You do know, right?

Typed on my VAIO which, to be fair, is an epic machine and was bought for the spec not the SONY label.

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Euro Parliament axes data sharing with US – the NSA swiped the bytes anyway

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Re: 'Perhaps the NSA simply just doesn't trust its friends in Europe. '

Not as little as its 'friends in Europe' trusts them.

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Carl Icahn broadcasts his $150bn Apple shakedown effort to world+dog

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Yup. Undervalued my backside.

But I get what he's trying to do...

Extract the cash while it's there, then the corp value can tank as much as it likes.

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Netflix original TV shows gamble pays off... to the tune of 10m new viewers

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Re: We are considering cancelling cable

Hear hear

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Re: You can bet

Which is exactly why making their own content and cutting those assclowns out of the loop altogether is an excellent way forward.

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Re: More efficient than the BBC then

Use a tablet or laptop. Bin your TV.

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Apple handed Samsung-busting nuke after Steve Jobs patent U-turn

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WTF?

Surely PixelSense is prior art from 2001

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_PixelSense

I'd have thought it would in MS's interest to get it invalidated as they'll be liking MT functionality on Surface?

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Alarming tales: What goes on INSIDE Reg hack's hi-tech bedroom

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Pint

Simples.

Just stick your phone on vibrate and put it under your pillow.

If you're wise enough to have a recent-ish Android phone then just turn Block Mode on for e.g. 23:00 - 06:00 and no errant plonkers will disturb you with their notifications between those hours.

Cancel the alarm simply by placing the palm of your hand on the screen (with gestures enabled in settings)

Friday pint for all.

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Whodathunkit? Media barons slit own throats in anti-freetard crackdowns

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Re: "voluntary solutions"?

Precisely. I don't go to the cinema because of that 'ripped off' feeling as you walk out 2 hours later.

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Ahh, MPAA, how Kettlesome is thy Pot

If "The MPAA is complaining that Google leads people to infringing links"

Then why are they doing their apparent damnedest to encourage people to go search for them in the first place.

La-La-La fingers in the ears indeed.

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

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Re: Why can't they write some new programmes?

And remade The Italian Job...

in bloody America, was there actually anything Italian in it ?

I concur with your vexed stance.

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NSA data centre launch delayed as power surges 'melt metal, zap racks'

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I know what's causing it

F*cking KARMA. That's what.

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That's a money spinner: iPod wheel patent bout bags bod £2m from Apple

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2M seems a tiny amount

Even $0.01 per device sold would be more, surely

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Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

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At least if your old colour TV looked like iOS7...

You could mend it with a quick degauss.

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Google tentacle slips over YouTube comments: Now YOUR MUM is at the top

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The NSA's hiring - and they want a CIVIL LIBERTIES officer

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"(CLPO) is conceived as a completely new role"

Because before Snowden grassed us up we never had to give a flying fuck about civilians or liberty

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Report says PRISM snooped on India's space, nuclear programs

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Re: I think keeping an eye on their nuke program is warranted

When the big one comes it'll most likely be due to US interference in something that got out of hand, anyway

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Go

I'm still waiting for them to respond to my request

For a picture of my old goldfish, Mr Wiggly, who passed away some time ago. Hoping they have a copy they can send me for posterity.

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

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Is it just me or...

Do all the ios7 screens look like someone got carried away with an old colour CRT and a magnet. I'm sure it looks fab and trendy to people who don't know what a CRT is, much less what it stands for but it looks 'busted' to me.

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Re: Whatever.

If you could live with your phone 'without being able to make or receive calls' then you never needed a phone, you just needed something to 'do work on' presumably email, facebook and angry birds which many people seem to think is what constitutes Getting Things Done these days.

If, however Being Contactable is more important than having an awkward mobile SSH client (at least JuiceSSH has relieved some of the pain since its arrival on the scene, nice app), email and other basic officey tasks in your pocket then you primarily need a phone.

I could happily just go with my old Nokia 6230 if I had to, as the work I need to do certainly needs a shedload more than a phone in my pocket and Being Contactable is far more important than anything else on my S4, nice as the extra stuff certainly is.

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

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Re: WANTED: iOS Desk

Then they can sue IKEA for any rounded corners

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Quality

Depends on your metric

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