* Posts by ratfox

3442 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007

Wales Audit Office boss sacked amidst laptop smut claims

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Since when is that a firing offense?

Seriously, you fire people if they are not doing their job.

Aussie censor balks at bijou boobs

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WTF?

They should also...

Make breast enlargement surgery mandatory for married women. There are quite a few wives which are encouraging pedophilia whenever they have sex with their husband.

Aussie man convicted for Simpsons smut

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Even Disney did it

Donald's Vacation (Disney 1940)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mdVHEus0T8

3:00

Apple's iPad - fat iPhone without the phone

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Message from earth

This is not a computer. Repeat after me. NOT a computer.

Considering how previous tablets have been doing, this should be a good point. If you have something of that size, and without keyboard, you should not try to use it as a computer.

You do not open 10 different apps on that. It is meant for simple stuff. Watching videos, pictures,

sending e-mails, and surfing the web, one web page at a time. If you have these simple needs, the iPad is all you need, and it is probably easier to use than a netbook.

Of course, most readers of the Register want a computer, because they like to fiddle with things. Well, this product is not for you. There are thousands of products that are not meant to appeal to you. Deal with it.

Honestly, the only glaring option that is missing in my opinion is the camera for video calls. That will be for the next version, probably.

Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

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Oops

This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.

They sure didn't waste a minute...

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First to post a comment...

Yeah right.

They already have a commercial on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1BUH9eXy18

Prolific hacker releases PlayStation exploit

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In before...

Comments complaining that no, he did not REALLY hack it

Apple's Tablet won't save Big Dumb Media

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Orlowski allowing comments? I must post one!

I don't have anything to say, actually. But I'm sure the fanboys will.

SourceForge bars 5 nations from open source downloads

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WTF?

Curious

Not that I care particularly one way or another, but I wonder what made them act now...

I doubt anybody from the US government even thought of asking them to do that.

Once impenetrable PS3 cracked wide open

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Will Apple have learnt their lesson?

We will see after they make available the iSla^H^H^H^H thing that they are going to introduce in two days, whatever that is...

Congratulations to GeoHot for doing well so far, and keep at it! (I do wonder if he still remembers about the big blue room)

Mozilla buries heels on un-YouTube open video

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Agree with this one

Honestly, I cannot think it can be a good idea to have to pay for producing content. I believe the only people who disagree are big content producers, all too willing to place a barrier on the competition by the general population.

Not that Web 2.0 is all that it is cracked up to be, but I want to believe that it is best than coming back to pre-Internet era, with the flow of information controlled by a few.

Avatar kills Taiwanese man

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My grandfather died in his armchair

So you won't get me sitting in one again, nossir!

NASA pegs Noughties as hottest decade on record

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0.2 degrees per decade?

I find the number rather underwhelming. At this speed, it will take a millenium until Canada become habitable...

The heavy one with a beaver hat, thanks

US gov Photoshops bin Laden wanted pic

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What about if...

He's also changed his name, gender, and became blonde?

After all Bin Laden is from rich family too, right?

Apple lawyer smacks Gawker with Mac tablet hint

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Apple yanking the chain

I can imagine Steve Jobs getting on the stage...

"As many of you have guessed, Apple has been working in secret on a brand new project...

Today, here it is... the very first electric car made by Apple, the iCar!!"

Half the audience collapses in shock, and then he says that no, there's no tablet this year either... And the other half of the audience collapses.

Avatar expands 3D TV interest

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Glasses price

3D TV costs 3'000? Sure.

3D glasses cost 30? Too much!

Wonderful how people's mind work...

Canada quashes Yes Men hoax with phishing claim

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WTF?

www.whitehouse.net

What I don't understand is that the White House web site has been parodied for years, and nobody ever seemed to care...

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

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WTF?

So Google will get out of China?

I'd be surprised if Google really left, but I'd be even more surprised if the government let them stay without censorship... I wonder what they are trying to achieve with their bold statement? It's not like leaving China will put them out of reach of hacking attempts...

Naked scans: Net cries nude-o-geddon

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Do these people know about CT scans

And did anybody ever saw a porn made out of one?

Google 'open' memo betrays deep corporate delusion

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I do trust Google somehow

But whatever a marketeer like Rosenberg says, I will doubt by instinct.

Angels can't fly: Official

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In related news

God cannot exist because He would break the second law of thermodynamics.

...But apparently, the good professor's research is full of cr*p anyway, so...

Closeted lesbian sues Netflix for privacy invasion

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Like anyone would bother...

It reminds me of the people who very publicly sued Google for publishing pictures of their house in Google street.

Google accused of scrubbing bloody Berlusconi pics

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Who knows?

Those who complain might have found the pictures on Google news before, where they are very easy indeed to find...

UK judges reject Lucas' appeal in Star Wars helmet case

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Surprising

Honestly, I don't really understand the decision of the UK court. Without undue love for Lucas, it does seem to me that nobody would buy these costumes if they were not part of the movies... Are the toys based on Star Wars and, say, Transformers movies, works of art? I am pretty certain you are not allowed to copy them... Is it just that they are expressing their independence from US courts?

El Reg uncovers Tiger Woods tech angle

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Actually, the guardian seems to have slipped

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/dec/11/tiger-woods-law-injunction-media

Maybe they think they are allowed to report that the US media are reporting that the UK high court has blocked the publication of XXXX XXXXXXXX of XXXXX (almost slipped there). It is true that at some point, not talking about the subject sounds like sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "la la la not listening"...

Anyway, one more victim of the Streisand effect. You have to admire the futility of it all. Who gave the order? Are they actually trying to ramp up the attention on the case? I would have thought Woods would want to keep out of sight for a bit...

Pompidou turns to NFC, Facebook to attract teens

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Just Googled it

Just googled teen gallery...

I have to say these french people know what they are doing. I don't know art, but i know what i like, yessir!

PH, she's into art, apparently...

Webmasters fume as Google profiles signed-out searchers

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There is a big difference between Google and SEO

Google wants to give me search results I want to click on, and sponsored links are clearly marked..

SEO want to give me search results THEY want me to click on. And considering how little I want to visit commercial web sites, what I want and what they want rarely coincide.

FCC questions Verizon's early termination fees

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How does the FCC dare?

Verizon has a fiduciary duty towards its stockholders to rip off its customers! Why do you think they have a button whose main purpose is to charge the user $2 every time it is pushed?

'Whales can't even hear naval sonar' says Navy boffin

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I have to doubt the thruthiness of this

I am not quite sure that science is to the point you can pretend to know what the whales hear or do not hear. And even if they do not hear, they can still be affected. How about studying the way whales react rather than making bold and unconvincing statements?

I agree that whale beaching is not a huge problem, but pseudoscience is.

Judge batters Bluebeat with injunction over Beatles downloads

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You mean the law applies to me too?

Nobody paid attention to me before... How come suddenly they are?

Microsoft ordered to halt Win XP sales in China

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But does Microsoft care?

Last I checked, they are not exactly hot on selling XP anymore, right?

Next step: Microsoft gets sued because Zhongyi fonts are STILL used... in all these pesky pirates copies of XP you can find anywhere in China.

Taiwanese online hunk lures 20 women into bed

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Paris Hilton

There is one born every minute...

And this brings a whole new meaning to the sentence!

And yes, PH is needed for this story.

T-Mobile raises Sidekick from the dead

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Ah, not that many people care

You would be surprised how few people that do not follow IT closely have heard about the crash.

And actually, I would still feel rather safe buying one. I'm not saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but I assume Microsoft/Danger/T-Mobile will be extra careful about everything now...

But anyway, my trusty ol' Treo (of pre-iPhone days) is still chugging along, so I won't be buying anything right now...

Hacktivists ransack Hitler defender's email

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@Sean

I don't think your post has much point. So what if the internet is not a country?

It is still legal for the guy to say whatever he wants as long as he is doing it from a country where it is legal. The guy did end up in jail when he got caught in Austria, but as long as he stays in the US, he can publish whatever he wants on the web.

First ever supersonic stealth jumpjet starts hover tests at last

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Future Russians airplanes?

Are the US still worried about Russia?? It seems clear to me that Putin is more interested in oil than anything so mundane as wars...

US boffins build, test working 2-qubit quantum processor

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Great. How useful!

IIRC, about the only thing we can do with a quantum computer that we cannot do about as well with a normal one is to crack public key cryptography. That is, some of the systems only, and and of course a computer with around 3000 qubits would be needed.

"Quantum computing" sounds really good, but it is pretty much useless.

PH, because she looks good too, but...

Revealed: The amazing premise behind Ridley Scott's Monopoly

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Pint

heads or tails!

A movie about it! Brilliant. I'm copyrighting the idea, and I want $10 million for it

A beer will do, actually.

Microsoft admits Mac was Windows 7 muse

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Ouch

Steve Jobs must be so hard...

Legless woman falls onto Boston train tracks

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Poor woman

She was that close of getting a Darwin Award...

Though i guess that even being drunk and falling on the tracks does not even rate high enough in stupidity for a nomination.

On the plus side, she managed to have her fall recorded from three angles. Worth it to keep the video and show it to her grandchildren if she survives long enough to have them!

I vote to have PH be the standard Darwin Award icon...

ChiPhone fails to ignite consumer frenzy

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@Nexox

Quite right, quite right. I was commenting on the article claim that the doubling of the Apple stock price meant they were doing well. Even though the stock of Palm gained more, there are few people who would claim it is doing better...

In this case, I guess the augmentation reflects more the near-death experience Palm's stock had before the launch of the Pré, than the success they have now...

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The wisdom of stock prices

"Cupertino's stock price doubled while the rest of the world slogged through the Meltdown mire."

Not so. The stock of a certain company was multiplied by SEVEN since last December. The name of that obviously incredibly successful company? Palm.

PH Icon... Palm... Ahem.

US gov warns banks on money mules

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You mean it is serious?

I did get such job offers, but I just dismissed it as being a Nigerian scam...

"you'll soon get your money, just pay the fee now", etc.

I did not think for a second that money offers coming from a spam could actually be serious, even if illegal.

Palm Pre evicted from iTunes (yet again)

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Will Apple block "foreign" computer mice from working with Mac OS X?

I mean, they wrote the program, built the computer, they have every right to decide what device can work with it, right? How come they accept to work with a Dell computer mouse, but not with a Palm Pre phone?

Still pissed off when anybody takes pain to stop something that works from working.

NASA to irradiate monkeys for science

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Joke

Monkeys do not go ook

Orang-utans do.

Now, apologize very slowly... The Librarian hasn't twisted your head off. Yet.

Shsssh! Google Voice has 1.4 million users

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1.4 million?

Less than I expected actually. There's what, 300 million people in the US? Then only 0.4% are using Google voice.

Even T-mobile has 25 million users... and each of Verizon, Sprint and AT&T double that.

Governator in acrostic 'f**k you' outrage

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Nice

The governator gets less credits than he deserves. No matter what his ideas are, the California legislature ARE a bunch of morons.

Punked US Chamber sues faux press release pranksters

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Utter BS

Protection of trademark is meant to stop people from pretending to be the owner of the trademark and imitate their products. The Chamber are twats.

New York Times Editor drops Apple tablet in talk

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One thing Appl is good at...

Is free advertising. They haven't uttered a single word about their thingummy yet, and the world is tethered to their lips.

...a friend of mine works in the e-book industry. They say that it is useless to choose formats or readers now, because whatever Apple has in store is going to blow everything else out of the water...

Apple Magic Mouse

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Thank god we can use PC mice with macs

You never know, Apple might decide that hardware they did not sell should not work with their software... Like, say, a pré with iTunes...

WTF is this country called America?

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Agree with commentard

While there is a reason to call citizens of the United States Americans (they don't have any other name), I find weird to speak of Virginia, America. Jerusalem, Asia anyone?

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