* Posts by g e

3265 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

French minister: 3 strikes anti-piracy rule a 'waste of money'

g e
FAIL

"Hadopi has not fulfilled its mission of developing legal downloads"

Well.

There's only one source the legal downloads can come from so I'd say Big Media had demonstrated it has no intention of moving into the third millennium to join its 'customers'.

Therefore they can't whine, having been given the chance, backed up with legislation. Would be nice if the French gave them a Gallic Shrug saying 'well, you had your chance...'

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YouTube app wrenched from next Apple iPhones, iPads

g e
Meh

Sounds like what Apple are trying to make

Is a Galaxy S3 / OneX to be honest.

Maybe the V6 device will get there.

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Cameron: We'll turn NHS patients into real-time drugs lab rats

g e

Classy.

Can't imagine that Pfizer, GSK or chums haven't given DC some 'encouragement' here, can you?

I wonder how many nice, cheap data processing centres they have in Bangalore or similar. :o/

I await my cheque from Big Pharma with less-than-baited breath

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Samsung lengthens Note phone-cum-tablet to 10 inches

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Facepalm

Uh-oh

They forgot to make it hexagonal or trapezoidal.

Lawsuit incomiiiiiiiiing

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Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly?

g e

Re: Pretty much what others are saying.

It takes a bit longer than a month to bring a phone to market from no prior design, copying your competitor's newly released gadget, you know.

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g e

Re: Pretty much what others are saying.

She'd get sacked in the UK for behaving like that, or, the political alternative here which is such public humiliation and disgrace that they 'retire'

Which in Koh's case could only be a positive outcome for the US judicial system, methinks.

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Amount of CO2 being sucked away by Earth 'has doubled in 50 years'

g e
WTF?

Nobody has yet mentioned

That the inconvenient-to-warmist-agenda NOAA report is somehow Lewis Page's fault due to his (and the entire Register, natch) jaded and biased view on global warming anthropological climate change.

Something's definitely afoot... one of those shriekers is usually near the top of the first page.

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New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN

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Holmes

Obviously

It's the mother of all eye-tracking tools on a massive scale so they know what part of the screen you're looking at and if you're looking at their ads or not.

Cunning.

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Beak explodes at Samsung's evidence leak in Apple patent spat

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Facepalm

Fangurl

She's made bizarre, seemingly incompetent judgements all favouring the same plaintiff, maybe it's the way the US legal system works but most judgements she'd made would be laughed away in the EU for starters and likely many other countries.

Outside the US she definitely appears openly biased.

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Anonymous declares war after French firm trademarks its logo

g e

Bear well and truly poked

Of course, as AC suggested, they should perhaps carry out everything as if they were that company....

Chortle

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Isaacson fights outing of heart-to-heart chats with Steve Jobs

g e

Hey Walter

Nothing to fear, nothing to hide, mate.

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Jury selection delays start of Apple/Samsung patent showdown

g e
Meh

There's an appeal after this though?

Or not?

If there is then the inevitable appeal will take place anyway. Maybe Samsung can get it in Seoul ;o)

Failing that at least get that Oracle v Google judge on the job, at least he seemed to be able to demonstrate a modicum of common sense. Lucy Koh just doesn't seem to understand WTF is going on (which is politer than calling her biased, no?)

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g e
Facepalm

" If you need a PC or phone to describe to the world what kind of person you are"

Then it's a pretty poor description

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Apple, Samsung begin battle for billions in US patent smackdown

g e
FAIL

The theory behind these pre-trial bans

Is that Koh, being a bit of a fan herself, has already decided what the outcome will be anyway.

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Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'

g e

The first step...

Is admitting you have a problem.. well done ;oD

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g e
Facepalm

Re: Surely the point is

To be fair Sammie wouldn't be filing this stuff with court if Fapple hadn't decided to spit their dummy out in the first place.

If they've paid nothing to Sammie for use of patents then they're surely in the wrong regardless and the question is merely how much.

I am beginning to get the sense that some of these 'thieves' of IP are actually paying out the rope with the small defeats so they can whip up a nice big arse-kicking down the line, allowing Fapple to paint themselves into a corner of their own making.

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g e
Facepalm

Re: How many fannbois will actually read the document though....[nah-nah not listening]

I did notice in that document...

"Samsung also manufactures Apple‘s A5X processor and is the sole supplier of the Retina display used in the new iPad"

So it's pretty much the Samsung Pad, anyway. Do you think engineers get reference code from 'the manufacturer' with those displays like maybe how to implement multi-touch, etc ?

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g e

I think SONY might have a division that matters to the USA

I think it does music or movies or something....

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Twitter airport bomb joke conviction binned in common-sense WIN

g e

Re: What about Paul, though?

Wow, that got a thumbs down.

Theresa May is reading?

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g e
FAIL

What about Paul, though?

A spot of restitution for Mr Chambers for the consequences of an utter failure in the British Justice system.

He's lost a LOT because of some officious airport twat(s) and an over zealous and now demonstrably inept judge.

#CompensatePaulChambers indeed.

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Samsung plonks universal search BACK into Galaxy S IIIs

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Joke

Re: Fail

Actually to be fair to the American cars they do look different.

Not in a good way, mind you.

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g e
Facepalm

Re: Fail

LOL, Have you seen how similar VW, Audi, BMW and Mercedes look, especially from the back?

The Koreans probably think it's a European fashion thing.

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Natwest freezes debit cards, online banking in fresh cock-up

g e

Yeah but

The shareholders are all OK and costs are trimmed so profit's there, too.

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UK's HECToR supercomputer in 27PB MEGA-storage boost

g e
Terminator

Hector?

Wasn't that the insane robo-mech-thing in Saturn 3 ?

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Stuxnet: 'Moral crime' or proportionate response?

g e
Meh

Re: "civilian infrastructure"

I thought it was only the US and its 'allies' that were claiming is was a nuke material processing plant.

In which case it would be a proportional response to something made up by the people launching the response in the first place.

A bit like me calling you fat then, because you're fat, punching you. Regardless of whether or not you actually are fat in the first place. It's a proportionate response to a fantasy world inside my head not necessarily connected to observable reality.

Not that Iran aren't trying to build nukes, they might be, but it's the way the USA likes to roll - more than a little swivel-eyed, especially if you have oil.

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Apple disappoints at first Black Hat briefing

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Facepalm

Perhaps the speech

Reflects how much they actually know about dealing with security, experientially, rather than what the marketing dept says.

At least MS has a lot of experience ;o)

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Jury will hear Samsung wrongly trashed emails in patent trial

g e
Meh

So if Apple paid nothing

Then presumably it's a trial about how much they owe in essence?

Perhaps apple thinks it should pay nothing because it's errr... apple. Am I right remembering that if a FRAND owner makes an offer then the recipient can choose to negotiate normally on the offer or not accept it, and, if not accepted then the license in question moves out of FRAND and into normal licensing negotiation?

Just seem to remember reading that in the past. If true then I should think Samsung can charge WTF they want by now, backdated. Not that any protectionist US court would ever do that, if even applicable.

Did the judge point out that deleted emails may well also be in the interest of Samsung's case, too, like 'RE: FRAND licensing offer... Fuck yourself, we are Apple. Love Steve' as well as 'RE: Tablets... yeah we copied you, so watcha gonna do now?'

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g e

Re: Convicted?

Does sound like it was worded to cause prejudice against Samsung unless the judge explained that there were potentially mitigating factors down the line. Actually reads more like an accusation that a statement of fact in the article, at least.

I spose Samsung can argue that later if they want, too.

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Galaxy S III dumps universal search, tries to dodge Apple's sueballs

g e

Re: genuinely new ideas

Federated Search techniques predate Apple itself.

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g e

Re: Prior art?

Yeah, 'Federated Search', surely - a bog standard IT technique everywhere.

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Microsoft unfurls patent lasso, snares Linux servers

g e
Holmes

Re: I think I'd have been tempted to switch...

Presumably the 'beneficial licensing agreement' came with a gagging clause.

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Apple misses earnings targets, Street reacts

g e

Re: The RIAA defence

Scrub the lawyers entry it's devices sold not revenue on that chart ;o)

Just before AC points it out mid-flame.

Pity <li> doesn't work :o/

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g e
Facepalm

The RIAA defence

You reckon the 'cause' will be

"It's because everyone else is illegally copying our proprietary rectangles and round corners"

rather than

<ul>

<li>"We spent 50 gajillion on lawyers to hound the competition (even though we're perfect and therefore have no competition, the consumer isn't)"</li>

<li>"The market is largely saturated and the remaining buyers see through our high-priced 'value proposition"</li>

<li>"No-one's buying because they know we're releasing another small revision in a couple of months"</li>

<li>"We've been advertising Android devices via our lawyers for too long and it's bitten us in the arse"</li>

<li>"No-one likes us any more"</li>

</ul>

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Greenland melt surprises NASA Earth-watchers

g e

Not man-made

Won't stop The Church of Climatology punting the image around saying/inferring/implying/spinning 'Man-Made Melt Apocalypse' all the same, you watch.

Then of course, subsequently, the downvoters will defend that behaviour, or unable to construct a defence, just be offensive about anyone saying they'll do that.

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Facepalm

Best review ever

Apple want to sue XXX for making YYY

Really? Shit, another great product worth checking out then! *Googles....*

Streisand has nothing on the shrill squeakings of Apple spitting out another dummy

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g e

Re: Apple invent??

Yeah but they always compare them switched off, side by side so software isn't the issue.

Apple don't invent. At best they mashup and make pretty casings.

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g e
FAIL

So explain to us once more`

How many different sensible enclosures that Samsung/Sharp manufactured rectangular touchscreen might be enclosed in.

Triangular, perhaps, with nice sharp corners? Or maybe hexagonal with big levers sticking out to operate it?

The most sensible enclosure design is utterly obvious, therefore not innovative. Unless you're in America.

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UK Border Agency to create 'national allegations database'

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Facepalm

Should be cheap...

They can base it off the file-sharing 'allegations' database

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Gov must act on 'innocent' web-browsing copyright timebomb

g e
Holmes

UK gov should just grow a damned spine

And draw a line in the sand beyond which Big Media has to fend for itself. That line should preferably be located in 1983 or earlier.

UK.gov continually forgets who its biggest paymaster is - the Taxpayer (a word foreign to many megacorps like Vodafone, et al)

At least one of our elected assclowns is giving the intertubes some consideration, even if it's largely unintelligible.

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Kim Dotcom mounts freedom campaign

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Not that I'm a fan of KD by any means...

"Regardless of the issues you have with new technologies, you can't just engage armed forces halfway around the world, rip a peaceful man from his family, throw him in jail, terminate his business without a trial, take everything he owns without a hearing, deprive him of a fair chance to defend himself"

America. Fuck Yeah.

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Samsung SMACKDOWN: US appeals court keeps ban on Galaxy Tab

g e
Facepalm

Or

that anyone who disagrees with Fapple must be wrong...

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Apple boots privacy name-and-shame app Clueful from store

g e
Holmes

Maybe it's because

I'm a Londoner IOS6 has shit in it they don't want the app exposing.

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Watching Olympics at work? How to avoid a £1k telly-tax fine

g e
Stop

Or maybe

Just book annual leave if you have to watch it and stop wasting company time.

Why people think they have some kind of right to watch sport at work is beyond me. Do your damned job.

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Google ordered to censor 'torrent', 'megaupload' and more words

g e

Re: Isn't it lucky ...

Looking for a 'France' of Iron Man 2

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Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad

g e

Re: How big is your fine judge?

The penalty for ignoring a judgement is likely a lot harsher, potentially than this penalty, and could likely include fines for every day ignored plus a fine for contempt of court. Ultimately if fines aren't paid the courts have the power seize company assets and they'd still have to put the notice on their web page, etc, too.

Not that I'd expect that to stop them trying to cock around with the judgement anyway.

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g e
Holmes

Better than any fine

There's no fine that would be likely to be imposed that Apple could care about financially but given their image obsession this is probably a better/more fitting penalty anyway.

Will also give companies something to think about when they're bring what are essentially nonsense lawsuits designed to harass competitors and hinder their sales.

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Kiwi judge steps aside from Dotcom extradition hearings

g e

Europe-but-not-UK

We'd hand him over with a cherry on top.

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UK's tax-funded boffinry to be published FREE for all

g e

OK, but

Why don't the Universities electronically publish the documents themselves and someone just cobble together a federated search of all their publishing?

I get that guys like EBSCO still want to 'make a living' off publicly funded research but really, a PDF version? How hard can it be?

I'm assuming the scientific journals cover their publishing costs through subscription, of course, too, meaning that route can be essentially ignored for these purposes.

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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Re: So let me get this right...

Plus they may have been waiting to see how long it was until MS reinstated it, or until enough time had elapsed to smack their legs a bit.

Not that many people notice cos they're using other browsers, the ones using IE probably have no clue there should be a choice.

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Raspberry Pi sales limits lifted

g e

YAY!

Just ordered mine from RS.

Micro XBMC attempt on the way (in errr maybe 11 weeks, anyway)

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