* Posts by Tom 35

2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

LG execs fingered in Samsung OLED tech theft

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it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

Did they hire an ex record company exec?

iPhone 5 to be skinniest Apple yet SHOCK

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I might be intrested

If they make one that will last a full day without an external batter added on.

Microsoft pops preview of 'biggest, most ambitious' Office yet

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Re: But Can You Use It To Write Documents?

But they just have to add more stuff to list on the box to sell updates. Even the extra value stuff is crap, most of the fonts and almost all the clip art is unusable (I think I used one of the arrows on a wet paint sign once).

When you find some website that was created in Word it's always good for a laugh.

Acrobat is another program where I don't want sound and video crap, I want a file I can email to someone or post on a web site, and another person can print, and the print will look like my copy no mater what software / OS he is using.

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Re: Sigh...

Way would you need more then 5 minutes to know Metro is shit?

I spent longer trying to find a way to turn it off, or better if I could disable it in an active directory policy.

I put Metro on the same list as Active Desktop, and the Office paperclip, except they were not as bad since they could be turned off.

More Steve Jobs iPad mini attacks from beyond the grave

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Re: Ummmm Yeah. Right.

I've got a Nexus 7 on order. I was offered a used iPad 2G by a co-worker who lined up for the "new" ipad but decided it was too big. Would have liked an SD slot but otherwise the Nexus is just about what I was waiting for.

Olympics security cockup down to software errors - report

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Large numbers of recruits aren't turning up.

I wonder if someone was just making up people to meet their numbers.

It costs $450 in marketing to make someone buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

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Lumia sales were already sagging.

How can they sag when they didn't have any to start with?

Spotify coining it at home in Sweden: But are artists getting any?

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Re: Some people have missed the point

So it's just the same old thing that's been going on since the record companies first appeared. Still hear all these people pointing at consumers whining that we don't pay enough.

The only real difference I see is that with records/CDs I can buy from anywhere I want, with stuff like iTunes, I can only buy from itunes.ca, or with Spotify I can't buy at all since I live in the wrong place.

Christians get God-optimized 'Edifi' Android fondleslab

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Can it add up all your sins for the week

And suggest a donation each Sunday to keep you in the good books with god?

Enter your Visa/MC/American Express here...

Religious wars brewing in ICANN gTLD expansion

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Re: Hmm.

"represent the whole Muslim community"

Good luck with that. Could say the same for any large religion that has split into different groups.

Microsoft promises resellers bumper 2013 with total line-up refresh

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Microsoft as investing in improved partner rebates and rewards he said

We have to pay people not to laugh at Windows 8.

Retina MacBook Pro nukes Apple's green credentials

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I dont' get it?

You will not pay for a lenovo, that you can snap into place in 5 seconds.

But your are happy to pay for an Apple battery and go the the trouble of having them install it?

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Re: Apple *did* respond

Also, EPEAT does not certify a large chunk of Apple's stuff, such as iPods, iPhones and iPads...

Kind of lucky for Apple since they are glued together too.

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Re: Doing it wrong?

I expect that the battery and the part of the case it's glued to are considered one part.

Can neighbours grab your sensitive package, asks Post Office

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Re: I am amazed at how far behind the times the UK is.

My local post office is in a printing shop / internet place. Only open to 7pm weekdays, and 6pm on Saturdays.

I have caught the Canada post delivery person sneaking the "you were not here" card into the mail box without knocking.

Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

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I think I'll want for it to ship and see what people say when they have it in their hands.

I would have liked an SD card slot. My old 2G iPod has 32 GB and is over half full at the moment. If you can mount external storage through the USB port that might be good enough.

A rear camera might have been nice to read bar codes and such.

Don't give a crap about G3 as it's too expensive in Canada, I'll just use my phone for when I really need it.

Microsoft sets October date for Windows 8 release

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Re: Windows 8 - what is it?

- They say faster boot time. They don't say if that's on the same hardware.

- Windows to Go. Put windows on a USB key. But it seems that the host computer has to have windows 8 installed so it's more like your profile on a USB key.

- Secure boot. Yes it's for your own good.

See this for a list.


Most of it is UI stuff, or stuff that already in Win7 but tarted up a bit.

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Re: is it shit or is it good? is it shit or is it good?

Windows 8 = Really Windows 7 crippled to look like a phone. Steaming pool of diarrhoea

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Re: So let's get this straight

The $40 is a fee to downgrade your current Windows version to 8.

I don't think they have announced what a new licence will cost.

US networks: Political donations by text? Rlly nt a gud idea

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More like

Watch politician's assistant get off their backside and start to ask the mega-corp for another $200k to ignore the locals.

Google plants rainbow flag in anti-gay countries

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Re: All very well...

"what I see/hear as the majority opinion."

So this is like the Gay version of the Moral Majority?

Comcast makes up with Boxee after cable encryption spat

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It's already all encrypted in Canada

"Cable TV makers have wanted to cut down on this trend because it threatened their own OTT and hybrid strategies"

Once they make you use a set-top box for basic, it's a smaller step to get you to pay for extras.

Lowery: The blue-collar musician at the eye of the copyright storm

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Re: Getting paid more than once for a single piece of work

"yet you can't see that these costs need to be recouped"

How is paying the artist, his kids, and grand kids for every copy sold part of recouping production costs?

How many more copies of Rumours do you figure they need to sell to recoup the production costs?

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Re: "get a real job" ? Interesting concept ..

@ AC - "How do you propose that a musician can earn a living if they are only paid once?"

You miss my point. The original post that I replied to was a load of crap. It compared people who preform a service and only get paid once, to the selling of copy of something, that can it's self be copied.

But since you asked, the same way as everyone else in the world? How do all the technicians, artists, studio floor sweepers earn a living when they only get paid once when they make a record?

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Re: "get a real job" ? Interesting concept ..

The Dentist, surgeon, mechanic only get paid once.

The mechanic is not expecting to get paid every time I drive my car, and I'm sure they don't expect there grandchildren to get paid for the work they did today.

A lot like a live performance...

The record companies are not selling a service, they are selling a copy of something, and you can always make another copy.

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then we won't make it

Sounds fair to me. If you don't get paid enough to make you happy go do something else.

I have somewhere between 600-700 CDs but in the last year I've only bought one (and I bought that one directly from the band that was playing at a festival).

Global warming: It's GOOD for the environment

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Saved by the trees

"trees will get more food and forests will advance across those grasslands."

Except that people are cutting the trees faster then they can grow, and the grassland gets eaten by goats.

Cisco backs down on cloud control of routers

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Re: Well, that's OK then

They are not the first to try "all your base are belong to us" and I'm sure they will not be the last.

Shuttleworth: Why Windows 8 made us ditch GPL Linux loader

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Re: MS Dirty Tricks Again

@ AC

I said Joe user / Mom. Some cheap ass Acer from Bestbuy or a Dell Inspiron.

Sure a business class computer is more likely to have a switch (just like Hardware virtualization controls in the BIOS today) but I will not be at all surprised to see consumer level computers with no off switch for secure boot.

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Re: MS Dirty Tricks Again

Yes it will be cracked in 5 minutes. But it will still be effective for Joe average.

While you can jailbreak your iphone or install a custom ROM on your Android phone the number of people who do is small.

If Mom buys a laptop with Win8 on it and hates it, she can't install Win7 on it, forget Linux.

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Re: Boot Loader Locking

But they also don't say they have to provide the option to turn it off... nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

You think low end HP/DELL/Acer... type boxes will include an off switch? Just something they have to support. Like they have for options to turn on hardware virtualization they will just skip it.

Disappearing space dust belt baffles boffins

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Re: "nearly instantaneous from an astronomical perspective."

Two years is about one orbit for Mars (1.88 years) so that dust would have to be very close the the star for there to be any chance a new planet could suck up all/most of the dust in that short a time since it would also be in orbit around the star.

Did your iPhone 'just stop working' - or did you drop it in your BEER?

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Re: Is that prior art?

Did they patent water sensors on headphone jacks?

Or water sensors in electronic devices?

'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

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Re: Ok, a radical option...

Apple screws with the app on purpose. They have to add the DRM crap to make sure it will only run for one user. If their DRM system is broken the apps will be broken and nothing the developer can do to fix it from their end.

Euro Parliament kills ACTA treaty before court can look at it

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Intellectual property is theft

And that line is just as true as your normal copying is theft line, that is total bull shit.

What is the connection between "intercepting counterfeit trade - including fake drugs - across borders" and "the entertainment industry"?

Where is the part about financing drug dealers and terrorists?

US federal boffins insist that mermaids DON'T exist

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Re: The truth about MERMAIDS:

Where do that cat girls come in? Don't go telling me they are not real!

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Re: Land of the free...

Next they will say there is no god.

Who runs UK? 'Tories, Lib Dems and Google' says Labour

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Re: Google's huge lobbying influence over UK policy makers

And Labour is upset that they are not getting their share.

Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'

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They can buy a lot of anti-freeze for that!


Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40

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They know it's crap

It's way cheaper then the price they charged for the pre-order special for Win7.

But still not tempting.

Microsoft: Don't overclock Windows 8 unless you like our new BSOD

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Buy your computer from Dell, HP...

It will come with Windows 8 and no off switch for secure boot.

Next they will tell us you get more BSOD if you don't have a touch screen.

Nexus 7 and Surface: A bonanza for landfill miners

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What are you on about

Google just stuck their name on an Asus tablet, the Asus name is still there too. Google is not making hardware.

As for MS their OEMs should be used to it after the "plays for sure" to Zune fail.

Apple will only reinstate mute kids' app if makers win patent case

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pull of the "Reddit is fun" app

1 - No that was censorship not a legal reason. Maybe Apple will sue them for coping them in censoring stuff in their store.

2 - You can still get it (unlike the Apple monopoly) https://github.com/talklittle/reddit-is-fun/downloads

Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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It's the US, you just have to add "on a mobile device" to the description and it's a new idea.

Android Jelly Bean won't get Flash Player

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Re: Because...

Add DRM and you will get all the stuff you don't like.

It will be cracked in 5 seconds. They will keep changing in a hopeless attempt to keep ahead. It will only be available on some platforms, Some will use different types of DRM (Sony phones will have some crap Sony DRM I expect).

As long as they feel they need DRM for video they will need crap like iTunes/Flash/WMP. And the stuff will still get ripped and torrented 5 minutes after it's posted.

Brit global warming skeptics now outnumber believers

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Take carbon trading (Please!)

It's another stock market where traders and middle men line their pockets. Zero change in carbon produced.

Even had some ass come to my house trying to get me to buy carbon offsets to make my home "carbon neutral". I told them to piss off, I'd be better off spending the money on weather stripping or some new windows. Something that might actually reduce energy use.

Ministers consult public on 'opt in for smut' plans

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Once they can filter everyone

and not just the few that sign up for a filtered service, they can add filtering for "stuff we don't like" with no opt-out option.

UK Supremes back Oracle against reseller who brought Sun kit to EU

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Remember kids

Global economy is only for large multinationals, everyone else buy where we tell you to.

Microsoft says tablets will trump PCs in 2013

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Re: Not what he said...

They will force all desktops to have windows 8 installed at sale. No one will touch them with a stick.

Everything will outsell desktops.

Ultrabook makers take the Ivy Bridge path

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Re: Touch screen on laptops?

Must make everything work like a phone.

Ok not a good reason.

Yes a phone no one wants.

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