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* Posts by ratfox

3415 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007

Wikileaks regains relevance with Stratfor doc-drop

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Impressive list of newspapers

...not. Do mainstream newspapers refuse to talk to Wikileaks, or does Wikileaks refuse to talk with mainstream newspapers? I actually like my leaks with some professional journalism in it.

Google Goggle glasses ARE WATCHING YOU

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Hang on

1) Has Google even said anything about Google goggles?

2) Do we really need to give them ideas about how to track even more stuff??

Apple chief thinks about his MOUNTAIN OF CASH a lot

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Pint

I approve...

of Olympic swimming pools as a measure of money.

Apple files patent for 'polished meteorite' keyboard

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Crap patent...

But at least, it is not a software patent.

Apple vs Bank of China in iPad Shanghai showdown

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China wants to keep its manufacturing business

The threat that a lawsuit coming from anywhere could ban the exportation of products built in China is surely hair-raising to any western company. Especially since Chinese courts are not known for their even-handedness when judging between local and foreign companies.

I think the Chinese government knows that, and prefers to lose money on this shaky case, rather than risk its manufacturing sector.

Apple, Google, RIM plaster privacy warnings on prying apps

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Another idea

Maybe, like on computers, we could have the option to forbid apps from accessing the internet. Just saying. Access to private information becomes much less of a problem when it cannot be sent anywhere anyway.

Global DNS takedown plotters disowned by Anonymous

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Re: damn auto correct

If your autocorrect is replacing "is" with "OS"...

You might be working in the IT business.

Foxconn allegedly hid underage workers from inspectors

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Interesting

That Foxconn prepares for inspections should be no surprise... But the "mandatory internship to graduate" is a new angle. Entirely plausible, and scary: This is as close an example as I can think of to slavery – considering the internships might not even be paid!

Labour targets Tories' Google problem

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WTF?

Google makes piracy too easy

Also, cars and roads make bank robberies too easy.

Crap PINs give wallet thieves 1-in-11 jackpot shot

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FAIL

I had a 6-digits PIN on my creadit card since 1998

Maybe the British industry should wake up a bit?

Activist supplied illegally obtained docs to DeSmogBlog

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Big deal

He first received the data anonymously; at that point, he could have sent it to the media without checking. He checked that the data was factual by using somebody else's name, then sent it.

If this was a journalist instead of a scientist, hardly anybody would be surprised, let alone shocked. Had this been done by a denialist rather than a warmist, Lewis would be concentrating on the data rather than the leaker.

French National Front woos internet pirates

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Pity

Why does the Socialist party change their mind, just because the far right agrees? They do not need to disagree on everything...

Foursquare ousted? Google sneaks out Latitude leader boards

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Re: Re:

It can be useful when you have friends...

Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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Return to the roots?

Like a 55-years-old woman after a messy divorce who dresses and makes up as if she was 18?

Apple files patent for simplified iPhone media sharing

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"US PTO *better f*cking NOT* award apple a patent for this."

You are kidding, right? Of course they will award the patent. In the US, prior art is only checked in patent infringement lawsuits.

Microsoft licensing hike sparks UK piracy, bankruptcy fears

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Yippee, I'm Swiss!

Shame I never buy Microsoft stuff...

Acer's proud Wang: We're on the rise at last

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Coffee/keyboard

Did not read the article...

But wonderful title!

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

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It did not take until 1987...

The precursor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softporn_Adventure was released in 1981. According to Ken Williams, it sold 25,000 copies for the Apple II, when there were only 100,000 Apple II in circulation.

Now Proview seeks ban on ALL iPads coming out of China

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Very easy

Foxconn plant — 02:00am

ATTENTION TO ALL WORKERS! WAKE UP, AND MAKE YOUR LUGGAGE. WE ARE MOVING THE PLANT TO VIETNAM.

MySpace no longer crying a river with 1 MILLION new punters

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In before...

The inevitable complaints from the RIAA.

Megastar personalities are intellectual property in draft law

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Mushroom

Kill it with fire

H6242 — Kill all the lawyers.

Apple demands US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus

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WTF?

Unlock by image??

Don't tell me this is patented, and Google missed it!?

Car crash model cushioned by 38KKK Bulgarian airbags

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Coffee/keyboard

"great cosmetic surgery clinic in the sky"

New keyboard, please!

Music fans not welcome in RIAA-backed .music

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I hope it costs them a lot of money

And I wish them as much success as the .name TLD.

Why Amazon, eBay and Google are building bricks-and-mortar stores

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Afraid not

They have to pay sales taxes in brick and mortar stores.

Google pushes your buttons in its top strip bar - AGAIN

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Relax, it's still there

Search what you want, then click "Shopping" on the left...

Met thumbed through Oyster card data up to 22,000 times in 4 years

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Meh

Wow

You Brits might consider just implanting a spy chip in your neck, it would be easier.

Eolas falls at first hurdle in bid to tax browser apps

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Woohooo!

Everyone have a beer on me!

Coming to a continent near you: America

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STOP IT!

Stop the continental drift!

Quarter of Wolfram Alpha brainteasers come from Siri

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Title seems correct

For all we know, Wolfram Alpha could provide anything from 1% to 90% of Siri's answers.

US Navy preps railgun for tests

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Hang on...

You mean that BAE is actually producing something of value, and the American Navy is interested?

Oh right, the article was not written by Lewis.

Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast

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I am shocked, shocked, by the poor work conditions!

How dare they use the same suppliers as the rest of the industry? Or all other industries, for that matter?

iOS 5 'crashes more apps' than Android

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"Why didn't they give data for Windows phone?"

"My WinPhone never crashes ever ever it is the best thing I ever had and I just signed up to tell you how great it is and you should try it"

C'mon, astroturfers, do your job...

Second 'Blue Marble' NASA sat pic apes Apollo 17's stunner

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Joke

That is because...

They took the picture at night!

Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 DNA splice is on - report

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WTF?

@alexh2o: "Windows Phone is completely different to Windows 8"

Did you read the same article as I did?

Euro watchdog asks Google to HALT privacy tweak

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Childcatcher

"what this really means for the safety of our families and our children"

Wow... Privacy policies are serious business. Thank god somebody thinks of the children!

Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz

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Optimistic

Pick only one.

Judges retire to consider Assange’s last chance on extradition

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Pfft

You may argue many points about the case, but this one seems hardly worth the time of the supreme court. I can only think they agreed to hear the case out of a desire to ostensibly give Assange™ the possibility to exhaust all possible recourses.

It is very likely that he will have spent more time on appeals than in Swedish jails.

Obama refuses to respond to MPAA bribery claim petition

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FAIL

Reword the petition, and start again...

Easy to fix.

Facebook files for IPO, seeks $5bn

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Regulations are the point

They have to show their data, whether they do an IPO or not. They have too many shareholders to keep it secret. They don't have a choice.

As for raising more cash, what for? Considering they have $3Bn on hand and are not using it, what would they do with more? Buy random companies for the lulz?

Microsoft ad campaign savages Google over privacy

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"Not as evil as the other guy!"

What a great tag line

Court defies Apple demand to ban Samsung tablet

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Let the patents be ripped off!

Burn them in the streets! Dance around the fire!

RIM's cartoon superheroes inspire caustic Tweet-storm

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Oh come on, it's not that bad

I mean, compare to the London Olympics... The logo AND the mascots...

US judge rejects Oracle's fraud claim against HP

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Good, good

Oracle cannot lose enough lawsuits for my taste.

Google dings missive to lawmakers: 'We're misunderstood'

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Account deletion

Considering the number of accounts that get hacked into, with the hacker then deleting all messages, I actually want Google to hold on to the data for a few weeks after deletion...

Google lets youngsters in to Google+. Officially, that is

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ZitFaceBook?

What is the Zit about? Do you mean pimpled teenagers? But Facebook already allows teenagers to join.

Apple takes smartphone lead

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Angel

Google was hit relatively likely?

That spelling was unlikely, though.

Google Maps to dish out disaster alerts

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WTF?

Google tried to claw back the moral high ground...

Huh? Is this a soap opera? "Oh no, they found out about our nefarious plans! Quick, do something good to distract them!"

Apple tops estimates with earnings leap of 118 per cent

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@foxton

If you think that android phones overselling iPhones means roughly the same amount of profits, you haven't been paying attention. Apple's margins are way above the rest of the industry.

MPAA threat sparks White House petition for bribery probe

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Facepalm

Now that is shooting yourself in the foot!

Though as a former Senator who got a cushy job in the industry he had protected, he must know what he is talking about...

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