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* Posts by ratfox

3346 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007

Apple iPhone 4S

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WTF?

So what?

You think web sites have to pick a side, and declare their everlasting allegiance to one cult?

The Reg has many contributors, who undoubtedly have very different opinions. I for one prefer it if the editors do not enforce purity of dogma across the board, thankyouverymuch.

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4chan founder bashes Facebook, Google+ on identity

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Partially agree

I am not certain that complete anonymity is important, but having distinct, separate identities does matter to me, e.g. for business and friends.

I want to be able to post pictures of my holidays in a place that is not side-by-side with my business messages. Google+ circles is only the first step towards this; for instance, it does not (yet) allow to put different profile pictures for different circles.

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Dell signals Windows 8 fondleslab range

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Trollface

Yeah, that'll work...

How about giving the money back to the shareholders, Michael?

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Samsung takes another hit in patent punch-up

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Devil

Indeedy indeed

People who are commissioned by Microsoft to conduct a study on patents can hardly claim to be independent anymore...

...Not that his previous attacks on Google left much doubt.

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ICANN rescues time zone database

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Good

It is sad that you need to be an organization such as ICANN to dare take the bluff of such a ridiculous lawsuit.

H2646 – Kill all the lawyers.

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Wall Street protest app Vibe is secure enough, cries dev

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Happy

Not in Switzerland

A group used to follow the police around and place themselves 50 meters before with large signs...

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Virus infects killer US air drone fleet

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FAIL

Disappointing

Is this the best that the US can do? "We have viruses on our top-notch weapons and we can't get rid of them"?

I assume they have been cutting corners on security measures in the rush to bring drones to combat, but still...

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Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store

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Headmaster

Right actor, wrong movie...

Pulp Fiction

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Microsoft gets trademark for retail store plans

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First thing is to trademark it

We lose money for a few years, then some schmuck will build a store that looks like ours... Then we can sue him for millions! Millions! Muhahaha!!

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Google hits the boozer with own brand of beer

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Better than Carlsberg?

Not taking risks, are you?

Anyway, TGIF! I'm off.

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Intellectual Ventures wages patent war on Motorola

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Funny...

How 500 M$ patents bring 2 G$... There is a 75% chance that the courts will invalidate them, I guess...

H6242 — Kill all the lawyers.

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Samsung seeks bans on the iPhone 4S

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More money to the wrong people...

H6242 – Kill all the lawyers

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iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

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So what have we learned today?

Pundits predicting Apple announcements are shit. I wonder if they feel ashamed of their naked linkbaiting.

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Google open sources JavaScript testing tools

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"Deflecting attention"?

For the life of me, I can't see what media would be distracted from whatever they are doing by something as obscure as the open sourcing of JavaScript testing tools. Seriously, about 1% of the population understands what this is about, and a much smaller percentage actually cares.

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Logitech AV Stand

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Corners have been CUT??

That means rounded corners, then?

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Android's scariest nightmare: resurgently sexy Microsoft

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Stop

I think the Reg disproved your argument

I have seen regularly Microsoft ads on the Reg. And don't tell me they are kind with Microsoft.

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OnStar backs down over GPS tracking of ex-customers

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Well, duh

Like anybody was going to like that...

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US tops the class in IT competitiveness

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WTF?

"...and its well-developed legal system..."

And how exactly is that a positive thing for IT?

H6242 – Kill all the lawyers.

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Microsoft to skim Samsung Android takings

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Microsoft wants to kill cell phone makers

The same way it killed desktop makers. Soon, only Apple will be making money at this game.

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Amazon intros $199 movie Kindle

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Poor Samsung

The Galaxy Tab looks overpriced in comparison... Ok, so the Fire does not have 3G.

Still, it must be hard for other android tablets makers when Amazon launches a loss leader.

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Should your system offer Mr, Ms ... and Mx?

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"Yes – No – It's complicated"

Names also have a tendency to follow no rules...

All these problems will only disappear when we are all identified by a 20-digit number.

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Facebook: 'We don't track logged-out users'

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When caught, deny

Well, it might be that they do not actually USE these cookies to track you. But why do they exist, then? Is that a "bug"?

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Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

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I'll drink to that!

Cheers!

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Google Wallet and PayPal in electro-purse war

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My paypal account got locked

With my money inside. Needless to say, I was never able to get customer support to do anything about it.

If I ever use an NFC payment system, it sure as hell will not be paypal.

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45% of Android users to upgrade to rival phone OSes

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FAIL

How about some source with your article?

The words "research shows" without precision on which research is another way to say "a guy at the pub told me".

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Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery

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60 nanoseconds = 18 meters

It is easier for me to believe that their lab is 18 meters closer to Geneva than they thought. I believe they are measuring it with GPS.

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Apple sued for iPhone, iPad chip 'patent rip-off'

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When will it stop??

H6242 - Kill the lawyers

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Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig

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"Glasgow kiss chase"

Wonderful expression!

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Samsung may try to block next iPhone in Europe too

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Mushroom

The first thing we do

H2642 – Let's kill all the lawyers

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Microsoft 'paid over £1m to silence UK exec over sexism'

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Level 65??

They have 65 and more levels of hierarchy at Microsoft? PLEASE tell me this is a joke!

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Royal rugby star bar snog CCTV upload - bouncer in court

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Coat

Kissed on the head?

Which head?

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Big Apple fake Apple stores agree to rat out suppliers

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@Dobs

I wouldn't bet so easily if I were you. I am sure Apple has thought about it, and found a way to stop that... Like having some essential piece added only later.

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PC World throws in free Bravia telly with Sony fondleslabs

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They have it backwards

They should offer the fondleslab with every TV.

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Groupon IPO back on the cards

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An atmosphere that will see its shares drop irrespective of the company's worth...

It's okay, Groupon shares will drop irrespective of the atmosphere...

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TouchPad sales doubled after it was discontinued

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So they divided the price by three, and shipped only twice more? Hmm...

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Google flight search engine lifts off

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Angel

Wait a few months, you will have the option

Everything Google launches is in beta

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Winklevoss twins: Zuck on our salty nuts

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Leveraging their fame, huh?

I can't wait for their inevitable career in the adult entertainment.

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Lincs bloke fined in deceased hedgehog outrage

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Angel

Ha! It is well-known that...

The hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

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Hacker defaces Irish Catholic paper: 'Gotta love false hope'

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Angel

False religion...

As opposed to...?

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Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet

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Good luck

Indeed, no consumer will go for something thicker, more heavy, AND more expensive than standard alternatives.

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Would you be seen dead with a shopping computer?

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So, Apple are assholes for having a closed system...

And Google is stupid for letting competitors use its kinda-open system (though they already get complaints about not being open enough)?

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Apple's ex-cop and the case of the lost iPhone 5

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Joke

So, an Apple engineer walks in a bar...

Oh you already knew that one?

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WikiLeaks releases full searchable US secret cable files

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FAIL

So who leaked the encrypted archive?

That is the important thing isn't it? Was it Wikileaks, thinking that the Grauniad would keep the password secret? Or was it the Guardian, demonstrating how clueless they are?

The Wikileaks decision is arguably rational... But they are not helping either.

Fail all over this one.

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Space junk at 'tipping point', now getting worse on its own

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Call Disney

I remember an old Scrooge McDuck story where he went up in space to collect all that junk... And sell it to collectors back on earth.

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Two UK suspects cuffed in Anonymous manhunt

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So are these leaders?

Or are these part of the crowd that followed? All these arrests feel like arresting everybody in a 1000+ riot, except for the ringleaders.

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Apple girds loins for 'obscene iPad sales surge'

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^ not sure if serious

I *think* it is too much to ask... Cheap notebooks don't have 8 to 12 hours of operation, for one. Or half of what you asked.

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Scary

How long did it take for Android phones to sell more than iPhones? Yet Android is more advanced than at the time; it should have been faster... Maybe there is only room for one successful tablet.

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Judge kneecaps Oracle's $1.3bn triumph over SAP

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Good!

The less money these lawsuits bring, the better... Even if it means that their will be a retrial.

H6242 - Kill the lawyers

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Apple blasted for toxic waste spewed by iDevice suppliers

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I wonder about the differences

Between what Apple claims, what it actually asks of its suppliers, what it actually expects from its suppliers, what its suppliers actually do...

Though of course, not a single manufacturer is doing any better than Apple, which is just the juiciest target.

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All WikiLeaks' secret US cables are on BitTorrent in full

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FAIL

Who gives a passphrase to a journalist??

No seriously. WHY did anybody revealed this passphrase?

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