* Posts by Tom 35

2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Chinese 'Superphone' manufacturer declares war on Apple

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Re: Like the Nazis? You'll *love* their allies!... oh no, hang on, you won't.

1596, Li Shizhen recommended tea made from qing hao specifically to treat malaria symptoms.

I think that's just a bit before your friend Mao.

WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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They don't have to switch to bing

When they log onto Windows for the first time they have IE and Bing.

They download Chrome. On purpose.

They switch IE to use Google. On purpose.

Or even download Firefox, and switch to Google.

Or for the most limited people, they will type google.com every time. I know people who do that.

They do it because they LIKE google, and Bing/Yahoo sucks.

Bing has just as much advertizing stuck at the top, and even more crap links on the first page like cnet "reviews" or ebay links.

WORLD+DOG line up to SLAM Google after anti-trust case unveiled

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Re: I must be missing something

Your crappy left handed underpants store paid an SEO company to push them up above the other store with better selection and prices. The SEO company creates fake likes, tweets and AstroTurf reviews boosting the placement of the site.

Now Google kills off the SEO crap and the page drops back to where it belongs.

SEO company... wah Google is being mean to us, wah.

Crappy pants... wah why did Google take our top spot away, we paid good money for that, wah.

It's not Google that makes it hard to get on the first page, if your site should be on the fist page. It's the SEO BS.

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Stop and think a bit, please...

"If you think it's going to lock up after 12 months and ask you for your credit card number like Cryptolocker then you're barking up the wrong tree. It's just not legally possible to do that, the Windows you've got now is yours and can't be taken off you."

Lets See...

Windows 10 is FREE* for 12 months.

*Your Windows 10 subscription is $9.95 a month with the first 12 months free, you may cancel your subscription at any time and your computer will switch to Really Annoying Mode with full screen video ads.

That would be legally possible I think.

Sinister lobby group (AT&T, Verizon among membership) sues FCC to kill net neut

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But no joke icon required.

The joke is they think we believe they care about consumers.

Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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Re: I'm sure ...

That cop is making a right tit of himself.

As H-dot Oettinger drafts Europe's new copyright laws – who's he been talking to?

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appears so far to mainly be listening to content creators

They have the best parties.

Greedy web borg Facebook to SLURP news websites' golden nuggets

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golden nuggets

They ones they got from Twitter after they fired all the real reporters?

Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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More like - pre-emptive opportunity for brands to stop trolls -and legitimate protesters- claiming their trademarked names.

Buy up all the xyzSucks domains before your customers do!

AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

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Re: Obviously he has yet to meet my legion of Knife wielding Rhumbas

Have you tried having a cat ride on top? There must be reason for all those videos on youtube.

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Re: Looking beyond the end of Ng's nose

I don't think the first killer AIs will use guns. I think they will be used by bankers to funnel vast amounts of money into their own pockets.

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Is that you Captain Cyborg?

The thing is you don't even need real AI for killer robots. It would not take much of an upgrade to make the current UAVs fly around an area and shoot anything moving from a car to truck size.

Cortana on Windows 10 is all talk, no apps shun, says Microsoft

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So is the privacy agreement going to be any better then Googles?

Wanna stream live TV to your Playstation? Get a Vue of Sony's new stuff

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Do you get the same big bundles of crap, just like cable? If I could just get the 2 or three things I want for a fair price I might be interested. I don't want the golf channel, or *ANY* reality TV junk.

We need copyright reform so Belgians can watch cricket, says MEP

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It is also a means for optimal distribution of works,

Unless you live someplace where no one can be bothered to release what you want to buy.

Atomic keyrings: Just how bright are they?

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£8 for the little one to Canada.

Big Data shocker: Over 6 million Americans have reached the age of 112

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"The mess-up has obviously occurred in the SSA's failure to collect and administer death records for millions of people."

Are they sure? Maybe the DB is full of people who never existed, or duplicate records. It's only the obviously wrong ones they are seeing now.

Microsoft announces Windows 10 and Azure for humanity's implacable IoT foes

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Just wait until to toilet reboots right when you in the middle of a dump.

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Re: Why mega/gigabytes of code for kilobytes of functionality?

How could they run full motion video beer ads on your fridge?

Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

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Re: Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...

But they changed the name.

It's like the marketing department at my old job. It's not spam, it's an email blast.

UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: "four to six million recorded telephone calls a day"???

There is some outfit here in Canada that calls from a spoofed phone number (that often belongs to someone) telling me I won something press 1 to get scammed.

1. hello, I'd like a large with double peperoni. This isn't Pizza Pizza? I want to order a Pizza...

or my friends favorite

1. Congratulations, you have won a crappy job working for a crook. You now have permission to kick your boss in the balls as hard as you want for free.

Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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Re: Can you steal a bitcoin?

Yes you can.

If it worked like you think it does, you could also spend it and restore the backup. You also can't make a million copies of a bitcoin.

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Or everyone finished buying everything on CD that they already have on LP/Tape and didn't get suckered into buying it again on AudioDVD.

And now they just buy the one track they like on iTunes and not the 12 tracks of filler that's on the album.

Sales of flat panel TVs are dropping off, people must be downloading them Pirate Bay.

BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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Re: The Picture

So we need to get them a cone of silence.

United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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Re: inverse hello

Some times level 2 "shut the fuck up" is required I find.

Google wins fight to keep Adwords FBI drug sting docs secret

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Once they went public

It became Maximize Shareholder Value. Just like all the other public companies.

Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance (again)

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"given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the telephony metadata programme"

So we will stop as soon as we come up with another way to getting the same data?

Scavengers pick bones of collapsed telly-spaff upstart Aereo

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Most of the broadcasters are owned by, or own cable companies. Aereo was a danger to cable cash flow.

Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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Re: Androids and iPhones are great for big businesses...

No it uses profiles included in Android 5. You will have a work profile where you can only run approved work apps, and a personal profile where you can install angry birds. Work will be sandboxed from the personal stuff.

Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: Trickle it in

It would be nice if they got rid of the per-territory exclusive license crap but I don't see that happening because media companies love it, no mater how much the public hates it.

If I want to watch BBC stuff in Canada I have to subscribe to BBC Canada, since that's a cable service I also need at least basic cable, a cable box with PVR so I can time shift. Not going to happen so I'll stick with my antenna, and netflix.

Nokia blasts Ericsson out of water, demos 600Mbps data speeds

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What about the backhall

Stupidly fast phone is of no use if the telco uses a 3M ADSL link for backhall.

STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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Re: Meh...

It's better then the apple watch, can't even shower with that.

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I am intrested

But I think I'll wait and see if there are any bugs, I'll pay the extra $20 to avoid the chance of v1.0 hardware problems.

'Lenovo, Superfish put smut on my system' – class-action lawsuit

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Re: Is Superfish really showing porn ads?

Even if it was inserting ads for dish soap it's still malware.

Tweak comms laws or Facebook 'n' Twitter folk will be treated like CRIMINALS

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Re: Trouble is ...

You can't count on common sense, the law has to be well enough defined to only hit the target.

The police and powerful people will use a law like this.

- people they don't like.

- we know you are bad but we have no proof so we will use this.

- our arrest stats are a bit low this month.

Wi-Fi beam-steering tech could KILL OFF fixed home networks

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Re: 3 TV's

It's to save the cost of having the installer run cable. Want to add a TV in your bedroom? Sure we will mail you a box just plug it in.

For the consumer no more "the cable guy will be their sometime between 8am and 7pm maybe" to install your new outlet.

BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Euro broadcast industry still in a fug over that 4K-ing UHD telly

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Re: It's not just resolution, it's compression

The local cable monopoly here (Rogers aka Robers) like to call their service "Digital Quality" then imply that Digital is perfect. Given the choice of keeping the current quality or adding another channel they always go for more channels. A Big sporting event might look like 720p but the less popular stuff looks more like VCD.

After Brit spies 'snoop' on families' lawyers, UK govt admits: We flouted human rights laws

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They just need a new spy law like Canada just received. Thanks to our tinpot dictator we now have a secret police who can break the law, ignore the charter of rights, and use "dirty tricks" with terrorists. Terrorist is of course not defined.

Android malware hijacks power button, empties wallet while you sleep

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Re: Surprise?

So the little bit of info you forgot to tell us is that it only works on those cheap google free china phones where people install there apps from random sites, or people who have rooted their phone and install apps from random sites.

Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

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Any court?

In the same way patent trolls all go to Texas will we end up with a favorite "always say yes" court that everyone uses?

If one court says NO, can they take a drive and ask again the next state over? until they get a yes?

Obama turns back on spooks: 'I'm on the side of strong encryption'

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Re: Sony

Says the stock market wanted the money used to "maximizing shareholder value" and not wasted on security.

Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'

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Re: Really?

But it's the big boss that's the first one up and walking so everyone else has to do it too. You want to be a team player right?

Apple drives itself round bend: Pities the fool who inks deal with carmakers – source

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Re: Oh dear...

No, none of the car makers would give them 30%.

Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: @Abelsoul: Sony : 1 - Samsung : 0

I have 7, including a Laser Disc player. So what.

Samsung: Our TVs? Spying on you? Ha Ha! Just a joke of course

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I wish there was a Samsung TV near by

When the shit storm broke in the marketing department at Samsung, it would be fun to hear.

Patch now: Design flaw in Windows security allows hackers to own corporate laptops, PCs

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Re: Server 2003

" assume there stupid"

Microsoft explains Windows as a SERVICE – but one version remains a distant dream

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Re: Apart from the naming, how does this differ to what's already happening now?

Or it might be like Office 365. Log on and surprise, the UI has been updated and everything has moved. Can't find where that Exchange setting moved? Google it and everything refers to the old UI?

Wont that be fun.

$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Re: Skin effect, conductor non-linearity, etc

I go one up and use 14AWG lamp cord. And to cover another pointless item the insulation resistance for a full 100' roll is off the scale on the 10M ohm range of my DMM.

File the transmission line impedance with skin effect as real but not measurable at 20 khz.

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