* Posts by JaitcH

3863 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009

Greedy Apple told it can't triple Samsung's $1bn patent payout


Poor, poor Apple ...

not a promising start for their new year.

All that bad PR for Apple and all that free PR for Samsung. Proves bullying doesn't pay.

What's that spinning noise coming from Job's coffin?

PayPal plugs SQL injection hole, tosses $3k to bug-hunter


PayPal is ...

a joke and hardly a bank. What bank screws it's customers like PP did Wikileaks?

WTO ruling emboldens pirates of the Caribbean


The USA is dithering on its response to that claim.

Joe Biden is potentially running for president and this means he needs money.

He is already in the pocket of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), so undoubtedly there will be conditional agreements for support being discussed.

As for cutting communications inks to Antigua and Barbuda, the US will likely run into the ITU who don't really agree to that sort of thing. Cuba's connections for years were routed through a sea cable to Miami where most everyone could get connected to Cuba.

Smart Canadians set up 'Call Cuba' businesses whereby American could call into Canada and get connected to Cuba, beating the stupid ban.

Cuba is also linked to South American networks through cables and can always fall back on satellite links.

Up yours, USA.

The Death of Voice: Mobile phone calls now 50 per cent shorter


Haven't made a voice call in years

With the rip-off voice charges Canadian cellco's sock you with, it's hardly surprising.

I've now turned my voice call ringer and vibrator off so I can choose to answer SMS/text in my own time at my convenience. My cellco 'managed cell system', in VietNam, sends me a SMS message every time a voice call is not answered,

I haven't even bothered to stick a SIM in my new Samsung Note 2 as there are so many free WiFi Hotspots in VietNam it makes cell service redundant.

Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK schools

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Google Doing Good Things

Google often lives up to it's unofficial motto of "Don't Be Evil".

Apart from grooming a new bunch of Google supporters, it generates good will.

Could be good for a tax write-off, if they paid tax.

Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB


64GB - and a $100 price increase

So how much for an SD socket?


Re: How much?????

Apple users have been screwed so many times it's become a way of life.


If I could run Cadence software ...

on iCrap, there would be difficulties running the traces.

With a PC and a mouse - no sweat.

Cisco unwraps Unified Access boxes in East London


Ahhh, CISCO ...

the company whose equipment that the FBI and NSA like as they have the keys to the CISCO backdoors.

I wonder if GCHQ has a key, too?

Zuck on it, Google: 'Public' Facebook events are dead to you


Re: Remove all links to Facebook from all engines please

But then Zucker would complain that Google is filtering his stuff and file with Washington DC and the EU.

Just a spoiled brat who wants the lot.


Facebook ...

the electronic garbage can for the brainless.

Feds slurping your private data? But that's OUR job, says Google


Pity Google does reeally push the issue by ...

publishing full details of the documents used to demand the information unless explicitly denied by law or a judge.

And Google can help by by deleting all records of a document when it is deleted by a user.

My employer owns it's own mail server and all records are deleted two days after it has been read.

Integrator 2e2 axes 319 UK staff, halts pay cheques - insiders

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Re: If I worked there and they were holding my wages

That's why they give you a small cardboard box for your stuff and an escort to the gate!


Employees shafted once again

In Ontario, Canada, employees are priority creditors before banks and mortgage holders.

Pity more countries don't do this.

Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD


Guess there's a ...

crack in Jobs walled garden.

Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz


Chances are ...

that your typical Brit lager lout can't answer the questions.

Several different tests have proved that Americans don't know how many states there are or what they names are. (50 states but most people forget about a whole bunch of other acquisitions, such as Puerto Rico, and thirteen others. Canada is not a US state, despite what some Americans think)

In Canada many Canadians could not answer the question: How many provinces and territories are there in Canada. (10 provinces and 3 territories)(Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon)(Provinces have the right to use Constitutional Powers on their own, whilst Territories exercise power at the discretion of the Federal government.)

Berners-Lee says snoop law could see spies blackmail soldiers


At least ...

one acknowledged authoritative source recognises the dangers, pity ignorant politicians don't.

And they call them 'honourable'?

PayPal crawls after messaging glitches


Pay Pal, an alternative spelling for ...


They also provide data to the US government, without warrants.

Bipartisan Senate group proposes green cards for tech grads


grant permanent-resident status to foreign nationals who receive advanced tech degrees

Can you imagine the UK even thinking about this? Mad May would never condone this.

Instead they are focussed on the removal of all. Just think of the technological advances that could be achieved by replicating the proposed US efforts in this regard.

Pentagon plans massive surge in Cyber Command staff


Many ... are feeling little love for the US government at the moment

Got that right!

This ill-feeling towards things American even affects backpackers safety with people really upset even attacking US citizens and corporations.

Perhaps if the US pulled it's horns in, stopped droning people and acted positively like a global citizen should, the US profile would reduce along with attacks.

Operating torture centres like Guantanamo should doesn't endear the US to anyone, nor does illegal rendition, or demanding the production of people to answer charges in the US rather than in the country in which the 'crime' was committed.

These bastards have even ordered Canadians to be removed from direct Canada <> Canada flights, flights that never landed at a US airport. Why does it need ALL the flight manifests for ALL flights from Bangkok, even for flights terminating in the region?

Why does it need to track money movements, internationally, of all people. If money travels from the UK to Greece or Thailand, what the hell business is it of the US? All the res systems that have computers in the US are on-line, in real time as are credit card transactions and hotel reservations - world-wide.

Why does the US need military bases in the UK, or anywhere in Europe? There are literally thousands of mini-bases in numerous countries that aren't well known.

Their DEA and FBI types swagger around guest countries, advertising their presence to all and sundry, seemingly ignoring the niceties of diplomacy. The Australian national police also have offices in many Asian countries but they show respect to their host countries maintaining a low, non-disruptive profile.

Why is the new US Embassy in London so large? The number of real diplomats are few in number but the security related people are massive. And Britain is a friendly country?

Obama shed tears for children killed in December, yet he routinely authorises attacks on children, women and men who have absolutely no links to this phantom war on terrorism. These were crocodile tears, IMO. His idea of 'colloquial damage' can be measured in miles/kilometres.

So when the US stops doing the World Cop stunt, lowers it's profile and stops saying it is the best perhaps they will suffer fewer attacks. And be more popular.

HP launches security service for after the horse has bolted


Re: I like it. HP? Security?

You are what your last name implies.

Remember when HP accused certain people of theft? Nothing.

My top tip for Microsoft: Stop charging for Windows Phone 8


Windows 8 PC - only $1, few takers

In Ho Chi Minh City copy shops sell CDs and DVDs of copy software for USD$1/each.

I was buying software a week or so ago and I asked how many Win 8 they had sold and the assistant said, with a wry smile, none!

Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama


Americans use such self-explanetory language ... once you learn the vocabulary

"battery, occupied burglary and resisting without violence": Assault, breaking in to a home and trying to escape without hitting a cop.

The owner/shooter is typical of US gun owners I know - they have the goods but not the skills.

"Mrs Land whipped out a .38 and fired three shots" implies she was carrying on her person - and a totally useless shot.

And Mr Land grabbed a 12-gauge (bore) shotgun - obviously he didn't care for either his furniture or the perpetrator. Guess people are a little more careful murdering people under the Stand Your Ground law since some people have been incarcerated after claiming that defence following the murder of Trevon.

Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script


Re: Terrorists? Arabic? Respect?

Why respect? Many don't respect others.

Still, it will give NSA and GCHQ to figure out. Not as good as a Gerber file with comments redacted.

Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped


SWISSAIR - Peggies Cove

That fire, in your link, was caused by a high end entertainment system that had been added well after initial construction.

If I recall, the equipment was connected to a main bus without the benefit of a circuit breaker, something they teach in Basic Electricity 101.

Ended Swissair and the smaller version is called Swiss.


What Boeing needs is a guy like Jobs

I remember, when videos of smoking iThingies were circulating, Jobs pronounced that his stuff wasn't burning or catching fire.

Boeing could do the same, then everything will be OK.

Colour me Airbus.

Michael Dell and the Curse of the Exploding Batteries


electrical power backup systems, based on large lithium ion batteries?

Hardly back-up. These damn things drive the all electric control surfaces, avionics, etc.

Two engined 777's are risky enough, I like my aircraft to have metal, not glorified plastic.

Waiter! There's a phone in my soup


First time I've heard ...

an iThingy used a handle.

Perfect application. Now we need an App that can smell the steam and signal when it is cool enough not burn your mouth.

Microsoft acknowledges the long and winding road ahead


Touch Screens in the office? Forget it.

I have four 27 inch screens on my desk (at least on a bracket on my desk) and if anyone touches them, to make a point, they leave smudges and fingerprints and then I have to clean the screens all over again.

Who wants PC touch screens, except MS, on my Samsung a swipe or other motion is a nothing, on a 27 incher it's more like callisthenics.

Belkin buys Linksys from Cisco


A match made in Heaven - Crap + Crap = More Crap

Belkin seems to be in the bag business - it has over 180 bags/covers which are banged out in China for next to nothing. I can buy the same junk for around USD$0.50-USD$1 in China, but they sell it for tens of times as much in the USA.

I bought a laptop security cable as the Kingston's were out of stock. The Belkin has a split 'hook' that operates like a pair of scissors to attach to the laptop. All it really does is cut the metal socket and enlarge the hole. Still the cable and padlock are OK and I use them on my bicycle. I bought a Kingston replacement.

As for Dlink - we all know about this junk, TP-Link is far superior and you can boost the output with software hacks!

Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear - and Barracuda is OK with this


Backdoors are OK for US products but Chinese products watch out

Huawei and ZTE get accused of having back doors but none have been found but they get barred from contracts.

Yet this US supplier proudly confirms back doors.

Why does the US Congress and those Australian numb-nuts get real?

Brit mastermind of Anonymous PayPal attack gets 18 months' porridge


Re: Well at least...

In the states they would be looking at decades as judges seek favours with big-money sources for their next election.

American justice - crime personified.

Tech firms face massive tax bill if Dutch vote to end loopholes


Low tech too: How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions

Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland.

< http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini >

I think they are all at it!

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The only good thing from the Netherland/Holland is ...

André (Léon Marie Nicolas) Rieu and his great orchestra!

If you ever visit Maastricht, watch out for Manoe Konings - she makes Maastricht unsafe by racing around on her motorcycle.

Samsung set for compensation talks over staff death claims


Unlike Apple subcontractor Foxconn ...

they didn't have to attach suicide nets to their factories to stop worker's extreme protests.

I wonder if Foxconn ever thought of putting railings and bars to stop workers launching themselves in the first place?

Dotcom's Mega smacks back: Our crypto's not crap


Losing their password would leave users not only unable to log into the service ...

but also unable to recover and decrypt any stored files.

You can hardly blame Dot Com for this, just as you wouldn't a locksmith when you lose your front door key.

Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street


The iThingies are as common as dirt ...

so where is the 'cachet' in owning one?

Ignoring the fact that the reported profit is an obscene 55%, which should be enough to put anyone off buying any product, these things are as common as dirt and little better than a Ford Model T.

Seeing your charts simply highlighted the fact,

I better understand the mentality behind one company who treats the loss of an iThingy more like the loss of a pencil than a valued piece of equipment. Even a 22-year old house guest never got too excited when she lost iThingy but it turned up a couple of days later.

Dead Steve Jobs' patent war threat to Palm over 'no-hire pact'


Why can't Jobs stay in his coffin like other people?

This bastard simply refuses to die, properly.

We all know what he was. But this is a family magazine (read by impressionable teenagers). It's a pity Edward Colligan didn't use an Android and tape the conversations.

Australia puts digital frontier at heart of national security plan


What we need is a good old fashioned ...

war game, except this pits one nations hackers against other nations hackers.

Anonymous could be asked to join, along with those smart Russian independents.

Then we would see who really are the Top Hackers. Hell they could even make a movie of this along the lines of Top Guns. Then all these loud mouths who keep on boasting their prowess can shut up.

The prizes could be a few thousands of dollars - in the case of governments donated to a charity in the winners country - and the targets can be anything. A great target for the US would be to find a message containing purported messages about using a 'percussive' device on board an airliner. And the proof would be as they ground flights all over.

Spanish startup to ship first Mozilla-phones


Spanish startup Geeksphone? Hope they are better than ...

their countrymen are, at making Tesco multi-meat hamburgers with wild-boar, donkeys, pork, horse and anything else lying around on the abattoir floor.

Perhaps they will find a market in Portugal or South America. Or sub-contract the deal to Chinese entrepreneurs when the Spanish economy picks up, and with it higher wages. Or they could repackage a Chinese product and wrap it a decent quality case.

If the likes of RIM is struggling, as well as Nokia-Windows, what hell dos it have?

People don't like buying potential orphans - what can a dead cell phone be used for?

India gets paranoid about foreign tech


US House Intelligence Committee - Written by and for CISCO

I wonder what India considers so secret? A few rustbucket diesel submarines and how to rape women and not get charged?

If you have ever worked in India you will know plagiarism exists everywhere - even, maybe more so, in government offices. Offset copies of learned books flourish.

Adopting the House Intelligence Committee is pretty pathetic, a very obvious ploy to circumvent World Trade Organisation rules, an effort led by the US government.

Don't believe me - check out the long running battle with the US over forest products that Canada won time and time again whilst the US deployed every dirty trick in the book.

So India's end run around the WTO doesn't benefit CISCO and likely Sai Systems, United Telecoms and ITI are simply knocking other companies designs.

Just think, the UK STILL sends money to India, as a developing nation. Bloody stupid.

UK taxmen turn heat on tax-swerving big biz, hope to smoke out £1bn


Here's another tax evader

How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions - Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK

Read all about it! < http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini >.

Student claims code flaw spotting got him expelled from college


Re: A coerced agreement has no validity - We have a problem Montreal (2)

The 403 Disease spreads.


403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.


Re: A coerced agreement has no validity - We have a problem Montreal

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied is returned from Skytech - the sloppy software company.

Has Anonymous been busy?


A coerced agreement has no validity

"He told me that I could go to jail for six to twelve months for what I had just done and if I didn't agree to meet with him and sign a non-disclosure agreement he was going to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and have me arrested. So I signed the agreement."

I bet this useless database company - SKYTECH / OMNIVOX - wouldn't have the balls to sue him, especially in Quebec where the provincial Supreme Court has a bit of a relaxed idea of life.

He should have been advised to get ILA (independent legal advice) by the allegedly blackmailing SKYTECH / OMNIVOX. Still, he still has the opportunity to tell the RCMP to whistle Dixie as he is not required to answer any questions asked of him - unlike the freedom hugging UK.

Let's hope ANONYMOUS does work the slime-buckets over well. Let's hope they also release the Social Insurance Numbers - which only have 5 lawful uses in Canada and cannot be used as a national identity number (even by the various governments of Canada).

Dawson College used to have a reputation for quality but now even their diplomas - churned out like a diploma mill - aren't printed on the best paper.


Re: I would imagine...Canadians don't sue?

Get real, we take lessons from the USA every day AND our privacy protections are way, way better than the UK.

This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV


... described by police as a "prolific, predatory sex offender"

The police are supposed to be investigators who offer their results of inquiries (if they can be believed) to a member of the judiciary, or an official inquiry/commission, and THEY make a finding and issue a decision.

With Saville it seems that all the normal procedures have been swept aside and the Plod have become investigators, judge and jury.

Whether the claims against Saville have been proven, or not, since the police have adopted a position against Saville, who has absolutely no one acting for him, their actions are to be questioned.

And why has it taken so long, by so many people, to find their voices? Surely one or two, or their parents, would have acted. It should also be born in mind that way back when Saville allegedly committed these assaults, "putting out" for favours was common.

Doesn't make it right but it surely changes the circumstances.

Chances are that the intended viewers, children, wouldn't even know who the character was supposed to represent, only these faux angry parents who love bitching about anything.

‘Anonymous’ hacks Oz Uni’s email to protest bulk iPad buy


Most likely an Apple marketing ploy with freebies and discounts

Many equipment and software builders has 'education' plans whereby they offer discounts to schools and students.

They should check the Uni's purchasing staff and the Presidents office, as well as their children, to see if they got free handouts.

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Re: What's the alternative? Aduio rcording and paper/pen

I have been to OEMs to get 'factory training' for equipment being sold into Canada by my then employer. In return for this 'vacation' I was expected to document the training I received.

I used both audio recordings and paper notes. Another fellow used a laptop.

On the way home his laptop got pinched but, seemingly my paper notes and audio recordings had no attraction for the thief(ves).

I love paper notes, with pencil writing, because not even a good soaking in water will obliterate them.

US general: Beware of Iran's Revolutionary Cyber-Guard


"responded to repeated computer virus attacks by rapidly improving its cyber-capabilities"

There the U.S. goes again, shooting itself in the foot.

Mr. OBL won so often/so long against the USA because he stuck to the basics. They should have withheld all their goodies until they went to war.

the US is also more vulnerable since they implemented so many systems and forgot to put a lock on the front door. Arrogant ignoramus.

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