* Posts by Tom 35

2881 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

AOL sings soothing profit lullaby to nervous investors

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AOL?

Who said there is no such thing as zombies.

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Humans, insects set to OBLITERATE frankincense supply

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I want it NOW

Give someone the choice of $1 now or $10 in ten years most will go for the quick cash. New trees are not quick cash.

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Shareholders rage over Imation's incredible 88% plunge

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Stupid

" Trying to invent themselves as a "brand" to sell others products was stupid."

Since I always thought of them as sellers of run-of-the-mill over priced products their name is not something I would want to pay for.

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Homeland Sec., RIAA Torrent lists published

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So...

You are on a dynamic IP address that others have been using...

or

The site uses the same methods as the RIAA... that is pulls stuff out of it's butt.

Don't think the RIAA and the rest would be on dynamic address.

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LightSquared screams 'conspiracy' over leaky test results

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They should have stayed "reserved for satellite communications"

That would save all this trouble.

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Former ICO deputy head denies blocking press probe

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“We can’t take them on, they...

might have some dirt on me.

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Dead at 13: Napster 1998-2011

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www.napster.ca - dead

Will shutdown all of it's services 12/16/2011

The ability to create a Napster account and become a new Napster member has been discontinued as of November 17, 2011.

To our current members, thank you for being a valued Napster customer. After seven years of service, Napster Canada will be shutting down all of its services on December 16, 2011. If you are a subscriber, you may continue to use the service as long as your subscription is active and until December 16th. There is no need to cancel - you will not be charged for any subscription fees after our shutdown (and we won't bill you for any renewal that may occur between now and the shutdown).

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Lovefilm dumps Flash, BLINDS Linux fans with Silverlight

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I expect it's just that no one has bothered to try

Why pick the lock on the front door when the back door is hanging open?

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Just like Blu Ray?

What did they say? It will take 30 years to crack or something like that.

If there is ever content of any interest it will be cracked, MS will patch it, and it will be cracked again in two days. It will only remain "secure" as long as there are better/faster ways to get stuff.

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Just like upsampled DVD

They require the use of HDMI (no component allowed) on up sampled DVD players. What moron would copy the analog component out put in real time when they can just rip the DVD in a few minutes? They just don't think about things in the real world. They double lock the front door while the back door is broken and hanging off it's hinges.

They make life difficult for anyone who wants to pay them while making the bootleg copy even more attractive. Bunch of rejects.

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Browser plugin brings strong crypto to Google webmail

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If Google can't read your email anymore

Will they see to it that the plugin has a fall down the stairs maybe?

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No chance now to save Phobos-Grunt Mars mission

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Just part of it?

It was due to collect samples from Phobos and return to Earth so I assume there is a small part that is built to make it back through the atmosphere. If they could get that to separate from the rest and make a controlled re-entry that bit could be recovered while the rest burns up (they hope).

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire stripped naked

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Worst case

I have had battries die that fast (overpriced camera battry for one) and others keep going (2nd gen ipad touch). Adhesive on a battery is a bit of a pain but check what you have to do for an ipod or ipad to get at the battery and get the thing back together!

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPad-2-GSM-Battery/6154/1

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Or anything but US...

I expect it will be some time before I see it on amazon.ca

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Meanwhile in Japan: Your new best pal is a vending machine

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That reminds me of some of the jokes about translating

"Coke adds life" a few years back.

I know enough Japanese to tell you that the translated captions (beta) are just about 100% wrong/useless.

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Google flings Bing into search engine bin

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Bing's market share remained flat over the last two months

They have all the people who will not bother to change the default after installing an IE/OS upgrade. I don't think they will get anyone to actually choose to use bing.

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Crooks lured investors with fake watchdog site

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They should know better.

Only real banks and securities companies are allowed to rip people off.

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US doctors demand right to advise on gun ownership

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Thumb Down

Strangely not on household chemicals, cars, hot tubs etc

But is there a law that tells them they can't advise on household chemicals, cars, hot tubs etc like the one for guns? No? So what's your point?

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Apple faces Germany ban after court no-show

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Yes,

And I think a cat visited that sandbox earlier...

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Gallery mulls 'damage' after cleaner scrubs modern art

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Double the price

Call the clean-up the latest thing in modern art. Any one who says otherwise is clearly lacking any knowledge of real art.

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Fixing Android mobes costs telcos millions

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But they can't continue as normal...

Ship a phone with version 1.0 software hacked up and locked down so the user can't update it (without hacking the phone) and then ship a different phone in 6 months and never update the software for the old phone.

I've had to hack dumb phones so I could install the factory version of the software because the operator had no interest in providing a working version of the software for a phone they don't sell anymore.

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Supersleuthing BOFHs could help crack cybercrimes

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Holmes

No problem

The bean counter did it.

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Steve Jobs named most influential game guy – ever

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1,000 gaming-industry executives

So it's a Bean Counters list, not a gamers list. When I look at it that way the choices are easier to understand.

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Why can't civil servants keep a grip on their BlackBerrys?

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'accidentally breaking'

Also stops all the smug cunts in sales 'accidentally breaking' their 9 month old laptop because the guy next to them has a newer one.

I found keeping a few extra crappy looking old ones around as loaners for lost/broken items worked great for keeping the number of broken/lost items down.

It's amazing how often people find their "lost" 6 month old Blackberry when you give them a three year old one to use until they come due for a new one in 18 months. To make sure they don't get any ideas I show them the B/W Blackberry "look at this one, it still works! They built them like tanks back then....".

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Microsoft confirms Kinect SDK for business in 2012

Tom 35

I'm sure they could do some useful stuff

Maybe virtual chair throwing for a start.

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Miley Cyrus cracker: 'I'm too short for the slammer!'

Tom 35

Stolen credit card numbers?

lock him up for a bit.

Guessed a password big deal, give him the same that he would if it was Joe Blow's password (nothing). So what if it is some "important" person.

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Avira anti-virus labels itself as spyware

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CA had similar problems

CA antivirus is something that should be removed...

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Anonymous shuts down hidden child abuse hub

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Operation Ore

And the cops (everywhere) did such a good job on that one.

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Viacom appeals dismissal of $1bn YouTube lawsuit

Tom 35

Someone give Viacom a big block of cheese.

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Nipples and teen lesbians sexy even when ironic, ASA rules

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Out of date.

It was appealed and the ban lifted.

http://exploremusic.com/show/canadas-ban-on-dire-straits-money-for-nothing-lifted/

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Punters to favour Smart TV over 3D TV

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Facebook

And it will post what you are watching.

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Provider: Anti-piracy ruling has 'killed Usenet'

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The big companies have not use for it.

So it's not a problem it it gets killed off.

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Lewd voicemail hack on MP prompts probe

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"general, system-wide failure"

Or they set their voicemail pin to 1234.

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4G or 'faux G', it's a mealy-mouthed marketing mishmash

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By then, we may all have settled on exactly what 4G means.

And someone will be claiming to have 5 or 6G.

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Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

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Build your own laptop?

Lets see you build your own laptop...

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LightSquared to magic away GPS interference in 2 weeks

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So they have a magic filter

Now every GPS unit has to be replaced with a new one with magic filters. Extra fun for units built into cars and not just stuck on the windshild.

All so Lightsquared can setup a new cell network that will need new phones.

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Mobile operators: US quake proves we need more spectrum

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The bankers all got free handouts

The phone company want theirs now.

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HP's WebOS mess: When smartphone assets go toxic

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FAIL

$99 for a touchpad at bestbuy / futureshop

toast

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BOFH: Beer, shinies, death by fire, rats IN THAT ORDER

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They had to spray the beancounters with pepper spray...

Or they would be to bland to interest the rats. Personalty I'd have added a big bucket of katsup with a small explosive charge into the centre of the room. There is a limit to what a rat can swallow but katsup always helps....

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Ridley Scott confirmed for Blade Runner pre/sequel

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the greatest Sci-fi movie of all time, I'll be crossing my fingers

When it starts so high, it has so far to fall.

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Free Ride: Disney, Fela Kuti and Google's war on copyright

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FAIL

I presumed the OP is in the USA.

Well I'm not...

Spotify in Canada

It looks like you're accessing Spotify from outside our launch territiories. In order to buy Spotify premium, you will need a payment card that has been issued in one of our launch territories (i.e. Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom or United States). As a Spotify Premium user you will have be able to use Spotify when you travel for an unlimited time period.

So they will only take my money if I somehow find my self with a US payment card. Maybe something like buying a Japanese iTunes gift card online so you can buy from iTunes Japan... yes a quick google shows market in spotify gift cards.

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Tom 35

Ask the wrong question

"Levine: A lot of people say DRM was huge problem. But when EMI eliminated it, it didn't create a huge boost in sales."

That's the wrong question. You should ask when you add DRM did it create a huge boost in sales?

If the answer is no then DRM is not working, and you are paying for something that people hate.

Even if it was stopping people from copying your stuff (ha!), it's not making them buy it so you are just pissing into the wind.

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Fort Knox military cops disgusted with solar patrol carts

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Mint Police

\what no Chocolate cops?

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Piles of unshiftable HP fondle-slabs choke Best Buy

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Don't forget

The big bonus for the top exec.

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Range Rover Evoque Si4

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LandRover - they are incredible 4x4 vehicles

Once long ago when they sold them to farmers and such. Now that they sell them to twats with too much money, highway ride, and a nice radio are more important.

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Adobe automates website design for arty Luddites

Tom 35
Holmes

They don't want it to be protable

They want to keep you paying the monthly subscription fee,

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Apple pictures iOS on your wall

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Given a phone with a working projector

and a battery life of more then 5 minutes.

Just about anyone could come up with the rest, and more I'm sure.

Create a projector that will fit in a phone and run for a useful amount of time on the battery and they can have a patent.

For the crap they are trying? Maybe they should try for a job writing a script for a sci-fi TV show.

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Who'd buy a fake battery?

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Strangely, fake batteries continue to be popular

Strange? Just look at the price of Digital Camera batteries and it's not hard to see why they are popular. They must have about %10,000 markup!

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Dunkin' Donuts waitress offers additional dunkin'

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six week investigation...

They spent 6 weeks investigating this?

So a J walker would take them about 3 weeks, and a armed robber about 9 years. How pathetic can you get?

Sorry we don't have enough manpower to investigate your house getting broken into, wait did you say there is a donut shop across the street? Maybe we can give it a month or two.

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Hackers breach chocolate recipe on Hershey website

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Hi Tony!

It's me Elvis!

99% of the time I use Feb 29 of a non-leap year for the birthday.

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