2784 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Re: anti-Apple bias?
More like the WBC of technology - fundie radicals.
Cos if it were popular opinion and 'normal' there'd be statues of Zuckerberg, Jay-Z and Elvis (oh, hang on ) everywhere, wouldn't there.
So, it's dribbling nutbags rather than 'mainstream popularity', obviously.
Re: "technically difficult and time consuming"
YouTube.com on the desktop certainly has <!DOCTYPE html>
"technically difficult and time consuming"
Of course, if MS were actually _capable_ of building a decent browser they'd already have the ability to do this almost overnight.
It's no one else's fault they can't do HTML5 properly and if Google are picking on this particular failing to give them a spot of a kicking it really only serves to highlight the desperate paucity of coding chops at the world's biggest (still true??) software company.
Re: It IS a bit puzzling.
Someone probably wants access to some user accounts for some sourcecode most likely, to attempt to inject something unpleasant into it without being detected.
So, likely not the NSA as they'd just put in an order for the data.
Just to think
If you're AC you never know if your identity has been uncovered.
Now you'll have to be frightened of anyone with beards and/or sandals (with socks) every single time you venture out or the doorbell rings...
Mind you. Do bridges have doorbells under them these days? Or doors?
Re: ... beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
From orbit. Natch.
Hmmm how tricksy would it be
To write a chrome plugin that handles en/decryption client-side as a wrapper to Google Drive
Possible, surely, unsure off the top of my head exactly what'd be needed to achieve it beyond some download hooks.
Re: How does this reassure concerns...
Precisely my first thought.
To paraphrase John Cleese
If Apple were to go on mastermind their specialist subject would be the Bleedin' Obvious.
It's at very least a totally obvious extension of Samsung's bonk-to-share, the trigger event of the bonk is just being used to initiate a different action.
Re: A list?
How quaint, someone who trusts HMG to provide all the information in an honest & open manner.
Not to disparage your good intentions, commiseration Friday pint!
@Dazed n confused
An excellent point :o) maybe it's actually the lawyers running apple and everyone else has yet to notice !
Of course it could be some elaborate tax-fiddle to move the money from apple's bank account to the lawyers' - has anyone checked who owns the lawyers (or are they all in-house?)
Well, yes, you idiots. It's a punishment so of course it is 'punitive'.
Now we'll see whether humility (they settle) trumps hubris (they bloody mindedly go all the way to trial).
Of course, this _is_ Apple we're talking about, I expect hubris to rule the day.
I can explain it
If the gov't can't control it then _you_ can't have it.
Especially when it comes to the movement of money.
I'm sure it'll make a mint but only two words come to mind...
Re: Who would listen to Carl Icahn?
Cook's in the corner with his head (still) up his arse.
@Frank14 Re: Parasites
Nope. It's capitalism.
Though the differences are largely subtle and semantic, agreed.
If you know that your buying of stock will inflate its price because people think you're 'a bit special' (and Icahn certainly fits into that category though perhaps not the one he intended), then isn't that insider trading?
+4.8% on 1BN overnight (pretty much) is a good enough close in of itself, too.
Is there a transaction value upper limit?
Like 15 quid?
Cos you'd be pissed off if I went into a store with your phone I'd nicked and bought a 50" LED TV and slipped the checkout person 50 quid saying 'Have a drink on me. This is me *wink*'
We need Elon in the UK
To have him replace the farcical HS2 train project.
If we can't control it then we'll stop you having it.
Re: Random numbers
Coincidence is a strange thing isn't it. I was just suggesting to someone yesterday that they could use stock exchange or forex values as a crypt seed or something bizarre like the humidity in Bolivia.
Anyone remember The Billion Dollar Brain?
What could possibly go wrong.
Which is only a valid argument
Because Microsoft made them pay for it from the start. Including stuff like Netflix and Lovefilm where they get the privilege of paying _again_ for stuff they already paid for elsewhere.
The more sensible question should is 'Why should XBOX players have to pay for stuff other console gamers get for free, especially if they already paid the provider for that feature/service elsewhere'.
That $60 SONY want to play MP online...
Is that actually the Playstation Plus sub? They've just rolled online MP requirement into that?
Disingenuous is the word for sure. Mostly, though, because although online gaming may now have been made pay-to-play on PS4, like XBOX360 has always been and XBOX One will continue to be, the writer failed to mention it was PS+ and that PS+ itself is pretty damned good value.
I must have had over £200 of top notch commercial games from the last year of PS+, including stuff like Battlefield3, The Cave, LBP Karting and some others I already had like Infamous, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed and so on.
So, rolling online MP into PS+ as a requirement is a bit of a blow to folks enjoying free MP on the PS3 admittedly, but I doubt everything else they discover comes with PS+ will keep them frowning for long.
Of course if it isn't part of PS+ (can't see it being a separate paid-for thing) then that's different.
There's a word in business and it makes all the difference to getting a kicking in court like this did and not getting such.
The word is 'honest' as in 'doing honest business'.
Mind you as with many things these days (peace, democracy, freedom, privacy, etc) the word 'honest' means what you want it to if you're in a position to try to redefine it.
No-one's stopping Apple selling anything at whatever price they like. At least, they _weren't_, anyway.
If there'd been no collusion this wouldn't have happened. The penalty for Apple is not because it sold books how it fancied, but because it was shown to have _colluded_ to seriously harm a competitor, regardless of the size of that competitor.
That is why they got their arse kicked, not for trying to run an honest business as they deemed fit.
innovative thinking around new use cases that can drive sales, collect data for analytics, manage inventory better and lower costs
B I N G O ! ! ! !
Lol. Apple Cultist strikes again
Always too ashamed or afeared to be known.
The 'off' button is a great...
In the same sense as there's gear sensitive enough to detect a piano dropped from the fourth floor 30 miles away.
We can detect the light from suns a billion light years away but you'd never expect to get a tan from them.
An environmentalist type who openly thinks for themselves?
You, Sir, are a miracle of nature.
Have a pint!
"Whatever frightened the public before just doesn't seem to work any more"
Curse you, Easy-And-High-Speed-Access-To-Information-To-Come-To-My-Own-Conclusions Man !
Governments and lobby groups must hate the internet so much for not exclusively presenting their own agendas.
Buy shares in security certification firms NOW
Because you'll not be able to get insured without some form of certification pretty soon if this all goes through.
Watch which firms are being invested in or bought by large insurance co's or (already owned by) their backers.
"It can be used to purchase goods and services"
So can Sex, Gems, Food, Holidays, and just about anything else you can think of.
Perhaps the test should be 'Can you go shopping in Tesco and expect to pay with Bitcoin, Gems, Food, Holidays or errr.. Sex?'
If not, then it's not money, it's a token or barter value.
Re: "iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone"
Except most contracts are 24 months in the UK, at least, these days
Re: Having our cake and eating it too
No, they're a US company. How much tax do they pay in the US then?
Oh. hang on. A stack of their money is moved out of the US just for that reason.
How about starting with
A special class of import duty...
You pay a lot of money to your overseas mega corp non-UK/EU parent corp? Well now that's a special class of import and you sure do done gots to (I believe that's how they talk abroad) pony up 30% of it.
At least that would keep the cash in the Eurozone, say - you can't really try that on between Luxembourg and Spain, obviously, that'd would be counter productive. If protectionism's good enough for the USA it's defo good enough for Europe, too. We used to be exceptionally good at it, too, not so long ago, albeit it on a more national scale than a continental one.
I am not an economist. Or even an accountant. I do dream up crazy ideas though.
They need to remember the way home
For when the Vogons rock up
Turdpress. Dear God.
Presumably other El Reg readers have had the misfortune to witness the coding standards 9/11 that is the fragile and inconsistent guts of WP. Especial MU.
You'll know what I mean.
Re: America to get Snowdon
Re: My contempt and hate of everything Obama is growing...
You should bin that comment now.
Imagine how much stranger it would taste to be cheering for the USA
Just a bit, plus...
When it's a UN vote like 100 in favour, 30 against plus abstainers and the US is in the 100 it's a Great Day For Democracy(tm)
When it's something else which gets like 154 against, 1 for (yeah guess who) then it's more like 'very disappointed that good sense was cast aside (P.S. we'll do what the fuck we like anyway)'
I refer the honourable reader thusly: http://bit.ly/1cJ3ZYc (Google books page extract via bitly)
In fact start on the previous page, 86.
Why not just give IP the same status as money
Then you'll cover all the grannies and 8 year olds under racketeering and counterfeiting laws.
EDIT: Obviously I refer only to the IP of the big campaign contributor-corps, not your average person on the street. That's a different kind of copyright - the sort that doesn't generate contributions to your slush funds.
Re: Blinking Never Worked With Printers
Nor did the marquee tag.
Re: A twunt of the highest order
Is Bill still going??
Come, come, Mr. Bezos
Surely you don't expect me to believe that $250M for that kind of access to the Capitol and it's Elites is anything short of a bargain?
He probably didn't want the newspaper. Just the access it gives to "stuff". and $250M is cheap for that. It will have paid (him) for itself in 18 months even if the paper itself can't get turned around.
Re: This is just stupid
I agree completely with Timmy the Troll. Not the way he wants me to, though.
Cos 'pirates' are the ones profiting from redistributing IP which damn well is 'theft' if they're truly removing a sale from the legitimate channel. So long as that channel for that IP exists in the country of the offence, of course, which is not always a given; if not then it's a heads up to the provider to perhaps establish a channel and get the sales for themselves.
" benefits for users of purchasing legal content"
Which they listed as... ?
>>> tumbleweed <<<
(Suggestions: piracy notices assuming you're a bastard, advertising and giving-them-money)
The sooner they realise Netflix and Lovefilm are currently their last best hope the better, until something more preferable comes along. We watch more Netflix in our house than 'grey-sourced' material by far. In fact entertainment from alternate sources is usually only employed as a last resort to catch-up TV where something can't be found via a 'legitimate' provider. Presumably if season X of program Y can't be found in the UK then someone somewhere decided they couldn't make money off the licensing which in turn means they're not losing any money if it gets downloaded anyway.
Oh and we skip the adverts on SKY+, too, rarely watching anything as it's broadcast.
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