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2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Our new top Android ten-incher

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A pen. Just that would sell me one

Having used the wife's Galaxy Note 10.1

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AT&T patents P2P content tracking system

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Holmes

Re: Downloading a torrent is part of this patent?

Ohhh but their hat is white and there's a poor likelihood of getting a payout from them for the MAFIAA.

So they're allowed.

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Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

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It's all fun & games until

It hits the wall, Truman Show style...

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UK treasury minister sticks up for HMRC in Google tax row

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Of course they're doing a good job

HMRC are following statute, something set by the idiot politicians.

Though I'd rather they suspended/seized a company's assets rather than give them a 85% reduction in tax bill by negotiation on £6BN or whatever

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Apple threatens ANOTHER Samsung patent lawsuit

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Yep

I should imagine though, that a judge who's had enough of apple's pram-face can say 'fine you're scheduled for preliminary hearings in 2017, as we're a bit busy with dickheads clogging up the system for everyone else.'

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Re: I bought the S3 because of this legal nonsense

Weapons division = government pork for R&D.

R&D = invention and innovation (something still apple dimly remembers)

Which translates into tech for consumers.

The AC's (Apple Cultists) will disagree, natch, but they'll be the ones appreciating stuff like ABS and traction controls systems on their cars which comes from 'weapons grade' Formula One Car R&D. Same principle.

Still, the thought of One Infinite Loop as a Korean-crafted smoking hole in the ground does have its appeal.

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Irony overload

Apple, the incessant whiner of people copying it's shit, releases DroidOS7 IOS7.

May I be among the first to raise a weekend-ahoy glass to another halving of their share price.

Pint for all.

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Re: Another one?

Not quite.

A proficient lawyer NEVER shows you what his hands are doing.

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Obama says US won't scramble jets or twist arms for Snowden

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Yeehawww!!

Is the scariest word in the world.

Roughly translated it means 'We sure do got some biiig guns an we is a-comin fo ya, right or wrong' or possibly 'we goan be a-havin us a lynchin party yeah!'

Yes, that really is how the rest of the world thinks of the USA as a nation.

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"I'm not going to be scrambling jets"

No. That's what minions are for.

'He' will be on the Whitehouse lawn sipping 'Camommiilytea' with a smug grin safe in the knowledge of how those expensive-per-hour jets are bringing a 'traitor' to 'justice'.

Presumably Justice is a small town in Arkansas/Cuba/Egypt or something, rather than the dictionary definition.

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Google developing game console, smartwatch, new Q?

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Ouya

The chocolate factory could do worse than make an offer

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Osbo jacks up spending on spooks to keep us safe from TERROR

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Which, translated means...

"protect UK citizens and interests against terrorism threats"

Gather more data for the NSA under the 'Special Relationship'

"enable the agencies to operate more effectively"

Dear NSA, here's your PRISM login to GCHQ

"protecting Britain from the terrorist threat remains a top priority"

The Yanks wanted more data, and were happy to contribute to the cost

"the police counter terrorism budget will not be cut"

Had a great lunch with those fab guys at the ACPO

"Single Intelligence Account settlement"

Unaccountable slush fund

"protect the country from online threats"

Increased internet Surveillance

"raising awareness of the cyber threat"

Encouraging businesses to do our work for us

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Samsung: Psst, EU regulator. About that $17.3bn fine... let's talk

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WTF?

So apple HAVE paid something then

For those FRANDy things?

I thought the reason it had got this far was that they'd paid *nothing* and only offered comedy amounts?

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'Do the right thing and tell on a pirate' - software bods

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Re: Somthing to do at lunch

Then you can cross out the A and tippex in a U :oD

In fact if they're free can you bag me one (or more)

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FAST, BSA - Do the right thing - steal their lunch...

Switch to Open Source.

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Hey Britain, want to link your mobile to your BANK ACCOUNT?

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Re: You've hit the nail on the head

@Nextweek - I hadn't even thought of that...

That chunk in the bank will help towards offset mortgage, too... cunning. Will be looking into that and doing some maths.

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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Ah well

Just as well Timmy took a performance related pay-stock-money thingy then.

Still, half of absolutely-fecking-loadsa-money is still fecking-loadsa-money so he'll be laughing all the way to Belize the bank regardless.

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Re: There is no problem

They opened the lid/screen at the wrong angle.

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Saucy selfie app Snapchat hits $800m valuation as VCs chuck cash around

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Holmes

What an utter load of bollocks.

Literally, most likely.

Fair play though, if they manage to stiff some rich idiot investors for a bundle of cash, it does seem to be like shooting plutocrats fish in a barrel

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Apple reveals payouts for parents of in-app purchase nippers

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Re: My darling daughter

Actually if you're in the UK then your darling daughter should not have been accepted by Apple as you can't enter into a contract under 16 years of age (unless that's changed).

Onus on Apple to verify applicants' ages afaik, their fault. Tough.

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Apple's Tim Cook: I'm risking my own MEELLLIONS if we sink

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Ummm, so....

He still gets 672,877 shares regardless of performance (if he's still working there) which is just shy of 270M at $400/share.

Even if the share price halves again that's $135M... unless I read it totally wrong (not impossible)

Such a sacrifice

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NSA hacked China's top carriers in hunt for SMS data - report

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Re: US.. complains Hong Kong authorities not authoritaian enough.

They had problems picking up the IRA, yep, but not funding them.

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Blind activist Chen given spyware-laden iPad and iPhone

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All he installed was

Microsoft Spyke

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AARNet hits 40 Gbps to USA

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Re: New reg unit requred

About 0.05 GCHQ/sec :oD

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AARNet hits 40 Gbps to NSA

Fixed.

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Cuba bound? Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong

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Happy

Just goes to show

That even crazy gun-nut control freak god-drunk spy-happy paranoid nuke-toting lunatic super powers don't always get what they want, either.

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Leaked docs: GCHQ spooks secretly haul in more data than NSA

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Re: Quoting Terry Pratchett???

So, to quote yet more fiction...

The concept is valid no matter where it originated

Dark Star

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No shit

But, where do you think all that 'imaginary money' disappeared to...

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Holmes

Re: makes sense, spy on uk and pakistan

More likely that we're the utterly complicit Israel of Europe, being a pathetically willing extension of US intelligence into our poor European cousins under the 'Special Relationship' which, I suspect, is more akin to cock-in-arse than being a 'dialogue' with our Western 'cousins'.

*Waves at GCHQ*

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US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

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PLUS....

He gets a Sean Connery type oriental disguise make over a la 'You Only Live Twice'

At least I *think* it was YOLT...

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Re: past tense

Depends if your filing cabinets contained shit you shouldn't really have in the first place...

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Re: Motives.

He's working for an approved contractor presumably so vetting would be 'assumed' to some degree, that's my guess.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Not exactly...

Fuck me, who let Ted Nugent in?

Paris, cos she's cocksucker, too.

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Re: Snowden joins Pirate Bay in Iceland

@Frank

I'd not be surprised if the Good ol' US of A claimed that 'As he was working as a contractor for the CIA which is a military organisation they can try him under military law'

Or whatever else gives them a hard on that particular morning.

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Headmaster

Blonde

And, IIRC, is originally a French word.

Like metre, centre and phrases like trou du cul (chucked in especially especially for prominent English language failers)

And before someone says 'We talk Ingerlish in the US of A, you don't. You speak Spanglish as words like humor, rumor, color are the Spanish spellings rather than misspellings of the English. Star-Spanglished Banner, and so forth.

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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So use TOR or VPN's _more_

There has to be a point where they can no longer store all encrypted stuff as quickly as they can find it.

At which point their heads explode, obviously.

Friday pintday.

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Brits' HSBC bank cards, net access goes TITSUP

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Unhappy

Less than ideal

Esp if you've just spent two gruelling hours battling round a dismal supermarket and your card stuffs up at the checkout.

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Apple: If you find us guilty in ebook price-fix trial, EVERYONE suffers

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Find them guilty

Of excessive fucking hubris.

Fine - their entire shabby, arrogant existence.

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Report: Skype set up Project Chess to enable official snooping

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Re: I'd not be surprised

Blimey I'd forgotten about that...

Just as They intended

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I'd not be surprised

To discover that the seemingly pointless acquistion of Skype for a large sum by Microsoft was partly (maybe largely) funded by the US gov as it knew MS was already a very backdoor-friendly (take that however you please) company and it was the easiest method to get a tapping interface into Skype.

Rename it to SPYke perhaps.

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Suck it Vine: Instagram adds 15-second video clips with fancy filters

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Wow. Not-square things?

That must have caused a lot of head-scratching

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Foxconn recruiting 3,000-strong army to work on Firefox OS

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Holmes

More likely

Foxconn are more than happy to get another potentially large customer to plug the gap created by fapple scarpering off to Pegatron

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Top Norks bone up on Hitler

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"practical applications be drawn from it"

Mostly then, 'you'll lose', I should imagine.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Re: PS4 all the way for me. There are still too many problems with the Xbone

I'll likely buy a next gen console this Xmas though the only thing I know for sure if I get one at all is it's not going to be an XBOX Vista. Probably not a Nintendo.

Not even a PS4 if they don't release the fecker in time for Xmas - will have spent the money elsewhere by then - is it still the 31st Dec for that???

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WTF?

W T F ??

"The Kinect licensing content by the number of users watching is disgraceful"

This new learning amazes me, what is it ?

Yeah, the hardware.. 20% fail rate on the '360 IIRC ?? That's massive and MS aren't a learning-from-mistakes kinda company as this latest U-turn amply demonstrates. Right second time isn't good enough.

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Holmes

And, of course, we trust Microsoft

Not to turn DRM on later when they have your money.

They obviously want it but they want launch sales more (this week, at least).

Don't forget they've already demonstrated where they want the XBOX Vista to be at, even if they've U-Turned for now to avoid completely handing their market to SONY with little umbrellas and a cherry.

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Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

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"Faced with handing the entire console market to SONY"

There. Fixed.

Not that I'll be buying an XBOX Vista to replace my 360 anyway. Stuff 'em.

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Hi? Vladimir? It's Obama. The hackers ARE BACK. Hello? Are you still there?

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Dare I suggest

At least half...

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Failsafe (as in the film)

"I'm sorry Mr Putin, there's really no way to divert the bomber at this stage"

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Home Office boffins slip out passport-scanning Android app

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Errrr have you seen the Permissions?

Access to NFC

Access to Data

Access to GCHQ/NSA

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