* Posts by Financegozu

50 posts • joined 10 Dec 2012

Forget your $145m Apple patent payout, WiLAN told – it's $10m or gamble on a new trial

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Re: A Bogus Misleading Article

Winning? I see them tanking in Germany after appeal an Apple walking away with 1.4 Bn$

Sorry, Samsung. Seems nobody is immune to peak smartphone

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Well said, Watson

Finally someone not filling the comments section with vitriol

Introducing 'Happy Quit', where Chinese smokers are text-spammed into nicotine abstinence

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The whole tobacco industry is owned by the goverment = CCP

... and the CCP (china communist party) makes too much money with it to let some health problems get into their way.

Tim? Larry? We need to talk about smartphones and privacy

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Unhappy

Beating up some foam ...

So while Donald the Trump tears the American society and its political system to shreds, these clown are beating the water with useless drama. Guys, please ask NSA, CIA and their kins, They should know by now how much or little data each phone leaks. Very sad

Apple hurls out patches for dozens of security holes in iOS, macOS

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Re: No, No this can't be correct!

I really hope The Register puts a minimum age limit on their comment functionality, banning less than 14 year-olds ....

Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Blind leading the Blind ...

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Good news! US broadband speeds are up. Bad news – they're still rubbish

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Meh

I feel sorry for you guys

my ISP just doubled the downstream capacity to 250 MBit/s and 25MBit/s upstream ...

Intel's 6th gen processors rock – but won't revive PC markets

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It all comes down to price

Shaving off 1 dollar or two from a PC seems to be about the only game that PC manufacturers are able to play. When I go into a electronics supermarket, there are dozens and dozens of laptops that basically look the same and do the same. It's all about the credo of "different price points".

And good luck asking the store guy or lady what the differences are. The models change so fast that they have no chance of knowing. Intels "good better best" is watered down to indiscernibility once these CPUs are built into the final product.

Apple's big secret: It's an insurance firm (now with added finance)

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Wow - Good analysis!

Kudos Andrew!

Samsung's bend blame blast: We DEMAND a Galaxy S6 Edge do-over

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FAIL

If test results are unflattering, challenge the test method ...

Samsung was completely happy with the test results on the iPhone and mocked Apple as they could. Now, applying the EXACT SAME TEST METHOD, suddenly its is no more accurate as the results are not to Samsung's linking.

Suckers big time!!

Facebook 'violates Euro data law' say Belgian data cops' researchers

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Why im I not surprised?

The only difference is: Before it was "If a service is free YOU are the product", now it is "Forget the service, your'e the product anyway"

iBank: RBS, NatWest first UK banks to allow Apple Touch ID logins

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WTF?

Passwords are stolen routinely

Just read the news on all the data breaches that happened in the last 12 months. But i've never read about fingerprint scans having been downloaded by the millions ...

Global PC market's not dead, it's just resting – Gartner

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Reminds me of Monty Pythons "Sleeping Parrot" sketch

"He's not dead, just sleeping" or something like that ;-))

Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

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WTF?

"... no less parasitic than ... academics ..."

So investing in the future of the country by providing training and research facilities is *parasitic*. Must be true because also Mao Tsedong said it ...

Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

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Switzerland is NOT the home of the cuckoo watch

Not that it will have any effect on you or your writing, Jasper. Seems you're OK as long as you can badmouth something or someone.

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You are a coward and you are wrong!

The art museum Berne is taking the pieces of art in CUSTODY, meaning that if a piece has been identified as having been stolen it will be handed over to the rightful owner.

BUT, until a suspicion has been verified, your accusations are just tha: baseless accusation and hatred.

After USA FREEDOM Act's failure, what's next for mass surveillance?

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FYI, in the USA alone in 2013 more than 35'000 deaths in car accidents

When will they do at last anything against the killer-cars?

Snapper's decisions: Whatever happened to real photography?

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Good points mixed with some arrogance, IMHO

There are horses for courses, and what fits the author will not always be the best solution. I agree that a church that has been standing there for centuries will not go away in the next hour, so one has time for choosing point-of-view, lens, filter, etc..

My wife specialises in live photography of bands. This means that she has several zoom lenses that allow her to choose her point-of-view without having to change lenses. The equipment has to be very portable, so a tripod is out of question; at best it will be a monopod. And those guys on stage are constantly moving, so time is critical (especially the time between pressing the shutter button and the actual picture being taken ...). Furthermore, to capture the mood of what's happening on stage, sometimes a specific amount of motion blurring is an indispensable ingredient for a photo with a message.

So what suits the author of this article doesn't suit everybody, and the remark of there being a void between crap and too expensive cameras is just plain nonsense.

Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so

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Facepalm

Further proof that stupidity is in fact an unlimited resource ...

nt.

Apple tries to kill iWorm: Zombie botnet feasting on Mac brains

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Thr biggest lie in computing: "it's compatible"

nt.

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Re: It is spreading through Warez sites

Guy, if you INSTALL a program, you give it explicitly THE RIGHT TO RUN. This has nothing to do with drive-by, zero-day or Windows vs Mac, only with stupidity

THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

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Re: If you give a politician 1£ ...

Look, it's very simple: Those who voted (= those who decided) are also the ones to bear the consequences. What consequences does a politician have to bear for his decisions? (Hint: hardly any as long as they are not illegal)

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If you give a politician 1£ ...

... he will spend 1.5£. That's why here in Switzerland, we have control over what our government is spending and can even vote down a project (via a referendum) if enough people consider it inappropriate/too expensive.

Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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So an analyst has a vague idea tha suddenly becomes a fact?

How interesting!

Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

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Joke

This cannet have happened!

Google Maps is perfect! PERFECT I SAY! Only Apple Maps have errors. ITS TRUE!

Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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This cannot have happened

Only iCloud is vulnerable

Apple iCloud storage prices now ONLY double Dropbox, Google et al

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Some people seem to never grow up ...

... but it's OK, it's all about clicks

iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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WTF?

I thought Apple is DOOMED?!?

How come ....?

Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Check that mandatory reading for bloggers IMHO

http://thepessimist.com/2013/08/07/how-to-be-outraged-on-the-internet/

Good stuff!

Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Sorry, the cuckoo clock is not Swiss

Its origin is in the so-called Black Forest region which is just north of the Rhine river (http://www.naturparkschwarzwald.de). It's just for tourstic reasons it's being sold in Switzerland

Apple tells devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers

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Re: The only reason for this...

Have you noticed that this is NOT a court decision but only a report about a class actions? Wake me up when the decision is in.

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FAIL

Re: The only reason for this...

Could you please give an example of data that Apple sold in the past? (Thumbs down for your comment!)

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What's to criticize with Apple forbidding to sell that information?

So any developer aiming for a health app knows already what he/she cannot do BEFORE starting to code. I like Apple's approach to protecting my privacy VERY MUCH!

Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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As long as they have the authors' money ...

... who cares if Microsoft looses their hearts

Brits' borked Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

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"Fire & Forget", or "Stuff into channel & forget"

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Siri, did we just take a hit in that voice-recog patent fight?

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Joke

A Chinese court deciding that a Chinese IP is valid?

Color me shocked, but what would you expect from a country where respect for others IP is deeple engrained into their culture

/s

Senate heavyweights forge bipartisan accord on phone unlocking

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Hopefully this will solve the world's most pressing problem ...

... solved that, we can go on to tackle minor issues like hunger, wars, overpopulation, affordable medical treatment, ...

AV for Mac

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Install the free Sophos AV for home users ...

... and scan and clean the harddisk. Next install adblock, clicktoflash and Abine DoNotTrack as safery measure.

Users folder vanished after OS X 10.9.3 update? Here's a fix

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If you have stuff in the /shared folder the /User stays

- On my MacbookPro I have 1 user and nothing in the /shared folder ➞ /Users disappears (and also /shared)

- On my MacPro I have 1 user and stuff in the /Shared folder ➞ /Users stays

Samsung Galaxy S5 owners hit by fatal camera error problem

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Joke

When do I hear "Cameragate"?

just joking! It's not Apple so no **gates

Spend zero notes to take all notes with OneNote: Microsoft makes app free, builds it for OS X

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Used it in the office ...

and found it very practical. Now i'm using GrowlyNotes on the Mac

Oscars backer Samsung can't catch a break: Host Ellen snaps stars on iOS

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Maybe she couldn't get the fingerprint sensor working?

'nuff said ;-))

iOS motion control iRing here at last ... but it's NOT made by Apple

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Finally someone with a clue!!

Congrats!

Apple won't bag HUMUNGOUS 4G deal... 'cos China HATES plastic iPhone 5C – analyst

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FAIL

Apple has just announced the deal with China Mobile

so much for this analyst ...

Vulture 2 paintjob: Four-year-old nipper triumphs

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Re: Distress?

Nah, it's Chuck Norris who owns the world. He just permits the Queen to do some ruling ... ;-)

Apple: Ta for blowing £££s on apps, fanbois. Now we've set them FREE

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I like it when some non-name-blogger calls me an idiot ...

... just because I own Apple-gear. Why are comments moderated whereas a contributor is obviously free (... and paid!) to insult anybody and anyone?

Ground control to major strum: ISS's Hadfield sings Space Oddity

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Beats the original IMHO

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BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

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The connectivity costs $61 ...

... and what would an IT-provided device cost? My guess is: about the same.

On another note: It's revealing that IT is still measured only as cost because other factors such as productivity or revenue contributions are so hard to figure . Nothimg changed in the las 40 years ...

iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

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... and tomorrow we will get the REAL numbers

nt.

Behold ATLAS, the fastest computer of 50 years ago

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"... just 14 years after the first was put into service..."

14 years in computer technology are AGES in other industries!

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