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NY Post Goes App-Only For iPad Users

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the jumping-through-hoops dept.

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bfwebster writes "Browsing the web this morning, I discovered that the New York Post is blocking iPad users from reading its website via Safari. Instead, iPad users must download and use the NY Post App instead. That app previously required a paid subscription (which is one reason I didn't use it); however, the version I downloaded this morning isn't making any demands for payment. Yet."

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218 comments

Not to worry... (5, Interesting)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491886)

Just spoof the user-agent string...

Oh, wait. Sorry. Enjoy the walled garden!

Re:Not to worry... (2)

Superken7 (893292) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491930)

It's not about the walled garden at all. It's more like "there's an app for that". Maybe Safari won't do it, but I'm sure there are a couple browsers out there that can.

While circumventing something as simple as an User-Agent string protection can be, I'm sure it "works" for the majority of people since only the geeks will know or care about how to get around it.

Re:Not to worry... (5, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491994)

The current headline for the NY Post is "Prolific sperm donors find they have fathered dozens of children". This isn't a walled garden, it's a hydroponics setup for Zombies.

Re:Not to worry... (1)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492166)

"Prolific sperm donors find they have fathered dozens of children"

That's sorta the point of sperm donation, no?

Re:Not to worry... (2)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492392)

Congratulations. You passed the test!

Re:Not to worry... (2)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493092)

From your sarcastic tone, I presume that there will be no cake?

Re:Not to worry... (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493074)

In the UK those children have the legal right to track down their 'parents'. Saying 'fuck off - I want nothing to do with you' dozens of times is going to get really boring.

Re:Not to worry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36493142)

There's an app for that...that you MUST use.

worry... (1, Insightful)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491954)

Just spoof the user-agent string...
Oh, wait. Sorry. Enjoy the walled garden!

You can leave a garden (so-called by the owners) as easily as enter it. Since iPad users are prevented from leaving, it could as easily be referred to as a jail by its inmates.
Those who would pay for confinement inside a walled jail must really fear the outside world...

Re:worry... (2)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492632)

You can leave a garden (so-called by the owners) as easily as enter it. Since iPad users are prevented from leaving, it could as easily be referred to as a jail by its inmates.

When iPad users say things like, "I just can't stop using it", that's not what they mean. When you buy an iPad, you are allowed to use other systems, if you so wish.

Those who would pay for confinement inside a walled jail must really fear the outside world...

When you talk like this out in the "real world", don't you ever wonder why people don't take you seriously?

People pay for things they enjoy and that meet their needs. Jails are things that people do not like to be in and are rather unenjoyable. iPads are things people seek out to buy and use, and are quite enjoyable. Well over 20 million of them have been bought to date, all voluntarily.

"can't"? Inaccurate (1, Funny)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492836)

You can leave a garden (so-called by the owners) as easily as enter it. Since iPad users are prevented from leaving

But iPad users can leave any time as well. They can if they wish use other browsers that allow manipulation of the user-agent string.

If you are talking about something else, iPad users can always jailbreak. It's not illegal, and does not void the warranty (just to head off the ignorant among you out there that will come back and claim it does).

Those who would pay for confinement inside a walled jail must really fear the outside world...

Those who would fear to enter a well-cared for garden just because the entrance is a little far from the shady benches, must be complete and utter morons, caring only about ideology and nothing about practical matters.

Enjoy your mobile hairshirt!

Re:Not to worry... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491958)

Or install another browser.

Re: Walled Garden (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491972)

Why is it, nobody appears to be aware of iCab Mobile? It's available for the iPhone and iPad.
A full-featured web browser with tabbed browsing, ad blocking and USER-AGENT SPOOFING.
Details on iCab Mobile on iTunes [apple.com]

Has been available for quite some time.

Re: Walled Garden (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492054)

cause it blows ass, that's why

Re: Walled Garden (3, Insightful)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492356)

Possibly because the intersection of the set of "People who use an iPad and browse dumb sites like the NY Post" and "People who understand what a User-Agent String is" is pretty much a null set.

Re: Walled Garden (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492720)

Given this is /., I'd say it has more to do with people that make such claims not owning an iOS device. A /. user that has ever touched an iOS device and knows not about this deserves his account be closed and his bitcoin collection taken away.

Re: Walled Garden (-1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492728)

Good thing you didn't quote his question before you provided your answer, because it was completely non sequitur.

A: "iPad is a walled garden!"
B: "Why don't you seem to know there are other browsers?"
C: "Durr, because iPad owners are stupid!"

If you care about this, you are completely free to work around it. If you don't care about this, you can just use the app. No big deal. I don't see how the end user's knowledge of other browsers has anything to do with whether the iPad is a "walled garden", or whether the NY Post's device detector is circumventable.

After all, if they were doing this on Android (which they just as easily can), you wouldn't be bending over backwards to find a way to call it a "walled garden" or calling Android users too dumb to know how to work around it.

Re: Walled Garden (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492556)

Why is it, nobody appears to be aware of iCab Mobile? It's available for the iPhone and iPad. A full-featured web browser with tabbed browsing, ad blocking and USER-AGENT SPOOFING. Details on iCab Mobile on iTunes [apple.com]

Has been available for quite some time.

Because nobody is willing to pay for a web browser since IE 5 came out in the late 90's?

Re:Not to worry... (2)

thechink (182419) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492070)

Install Atomic Browser on the iPad, it has the ability to change the user agent string.

Re:Not to worry... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492386)

It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality', which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to paedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

  • Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.
  • Richard M. Stallman [archive.org] , spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad.
  • Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.fr] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.'

As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.fr] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.fr] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [goatse.fr] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.fr] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do.

Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [goatse.fr] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [mandrake.com] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.fr] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.fr] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously/anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no/opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherent gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Even the title 'Slashdot [geekizoid.com] ' originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.fr] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [goatse.fr] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.eff.org/ [eff.org] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.fr] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.fr] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.'

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux 'Sauce code' once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase 'Monolithic Kernel'?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.fr] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. -- mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the 'Open Sauce' movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [hitler.org] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely in case you're interested. (Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) -- double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux 'sauce code' is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: 'Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow.' And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by a Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to 'Pearl Necklace' for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. -- phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to 'Pearl Monocle,' 'Pearl Nosering,' and the ubiquitous 'Pearl Enema.'

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.fr] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry 'Balls to the' Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation, Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of 'colon kissing,' whereby two homosexual [goatse.fr] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as 'Parameter Passing.'

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. -- Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I do know that homosexual [goatse.fr] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an 'extension' to the Linux 'Sauce Code,' for the sake of 'interoperability.' (The slang term they use for nonconsensual intercourse -- their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the 'Samba Mount,' into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the 'Samba Mount' collapses due to 'overload,' and needs to be 'rebooted.' (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their 'uptime' in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend '+1, Underrated,' as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened 'Bender'???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of 'Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours,' but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a 'number two,' as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [archive.org] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for 'Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator') across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is known to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of 'Source Control' unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like 'Sauce Control,' which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.fr] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And 'Open Sauce' is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, 'Closed Sauce' is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of 'soggy biscuit' that open 'sauce' development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version sent to FreeWIPO [slashdot.org] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Who wrote this thing, CmdrTaco himself?

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding `man` and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

I do it wrong

Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.
Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!

Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass [goatse.fr] .

"OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

"Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!

I continue to hump her alabaster form. Glistening with beads of sweat, she bites her lip in delight as I tear her ass open with my engorged dick.

"Queen Amidala!!" I shreik as I near climax.

She looks up at me and screams, "You are so alive in me, unlike *BSD or VA Software!!! Fill me with seed!! Yes, Yes, Yess!!!!"

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Re:Not to worry... (5, Informative)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492704)

Actually, you can with one of many available browsers in the App Store. With Opera Mini you don't even need to tweak anything, the site just does not seem capable of identifying it as an iPad browser. With Terra, my personal favorite browser (and free) for the iPad, allows me to set a permanent setting to identify as iPad Safari, OSX Safari 5, Internet Explorer 6 or Firerfox 3.6. There are a bunch of others with many different features that Safari does not have, like user agent change, full screen mode, ad blocking, social media integration, themes, bookmark syncing, download managers and built in emailing of files, etc etc.

iOS may be a walled garden, but the walls are nowhere near as tall as some Apple bashers like to think.

Yet ... (-1, Flamebait)

GPLHost-Thomas (1330431) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491888)

Like many, I don't care, and I wont use an iPad or Safari. Why is this important exactly?

Re:Yet ... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491932)

If it's not important to you, ignore it and move on. Why do feel the need to let everyone know you don't care?

I don't comment on the news in your hometown and say I don't care. Since it's not important to me, I don't read it and don't comment.

Re:Yet ... (0)

newcastlejon (1483695) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491934)

Like many, I don't care, and I wont use an iPad or Safari. Why is this important exactly?

Because a lot of people do use i-devices and, incidentally, many of them don't care or indeed know about the GPL.

As for me, I don't care because I don't read NYT; for the moment I'm happy getting my news from Google.

Re:Yet ... (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492110)

Not the New York Times, the New York Post. It's a Rupert Murdoch, Enquireresque, Gotham City mashup.

Re:Yet ... (2)

Midnight Thunder (17205) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492354)

If it is awkward to read the news, then I'll simply head elsewhere.

Re:Yet ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491966)

Like many, I don't care, and I wont use an iPad or Safari. Why is this important exactly?

Apple related story.

See, this Apple story that says something sort of negative about Apple will get a HUGE number of postings, boost /.'s numbers, maybe a few advertising clicks (I guess from folks who don't have an ad blocker) or something and then /. can show their bosses that they're pulling some of their weight in their corporate higher achy hierarchy.

It's all about the numbers boys! We'll see this "story" hit Fark and Digg next and in the meantime, Reddit will have a link to getting around this or a question about having sex with a chick on the rag or something instead.

See ya in the funny papers.

Re:Yet ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492604)

tl;dr

And so it begins... (5, Insightful)

TheMiddleRoad (1153113) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491896)

No, the walled garden got built awhile ago. The moral? Don't buy into walled gardens.

Re:And so it begins... (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492748)

Or use the store inside the walled garden to get any of the many free browsers that allows user agent spoofing. Better yet, though, stop supporting The New York Post. If you support their asinine business model, you are just asking for your platform of choice to get the same treatment.

Re:And so it begins... (1)

TheMiddleRoad (1153113) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492938)

Connect the dots. Apple and content makers want more control over content distribution. This free and open web we enjoy makes their skin itch.

Re:And so it begins... (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492984)

Right. That's why they include a web browser, allow other web browsers, insist on supporting HTML5, keep working on increasing the speed of their javascript engine, and keep approving third party web browsers.

It has also even come out that Apple is actually helping Facebook with their "Project Spartan", an HTML5 app distribution that "will compete with Apple's App Store."

Yea, I can see the conspiracy very clearly through all that.

Re:And so it begins... (-1, Flamebait)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492802)

Um... This has absolutely *nothing* to do with the so-called "walled garden". The real moral here is that slashdot nerds will twist anything about Apple to portray them as the bad guys.

Over 200 million people have iOS devices, over 20 million have iPads. If this "walled garden" really existed in the way it seems to in the minds of the local nerd population, you wouldn't expect Apple to be able to sell so many devices. People don't buy them because they are forced to, or because they are stupid. They buy them because they *want* them.

An Industry of Cool (2)

TheMiddleRoad (1153113) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493058)

I'm a former Macintosh worshiper. I subscribed to Guy Kawasaki's email list when he was an official Mac evangelist. I have bought, sold, installed, repaired, played with, tweaked, upgraded, and done just about everything else to a Macintosh from System 6 through OSX. I loved the superior quality, excellent interface, and freedom to play. I loved the sheer geekiness of being a Macintosh person, not a PC person.

Then Apple opened their stores, squeezed out the independents, and began creating tied-down, lowest-common-denominator devices that were more style than substance. To quote Lester Bangs, Apple turned computers into an "industry of cool."

Screw Apple, screw the Macintosh, screw the iPhone, screw the iPad, and most of all, screw Steve Jobs. Screw the walled garden. Screw the NY Post. Screw them all. Give me tweakable, fun, unrestricted technology or get the fuck out of my face.

Resistance is futile (5, Funny)

arcite (661011) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491902)

So all the smartest people in the world (Apple Users) will now be the best informed. ;)

Re:Resistance is futile (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491952)

Best informed? The NYPost?

Re:Resistance is futile (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492024)

Schwoosch!

Re:Resistance is futile (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491998)

Well, less badly informed. I don't understand how the Post exists. If someone is smart enough to have achieved literacy, that alone should prove them too smart to read the Post. It's like if People magazine got The National Enquirer pregnant, the Enquirer boozed and coked it up for a few months and one drunken night fell down the stairs and out popped the Post.

Re:Resistance is futile (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492706)

There's an old joke -- "I buy Hustler to hide the New York Post behind"

Re:Resistance is futile (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492874)

So all the smartest people in the world (Apple Users) will now be the best informed. ;)

Well, the status of "smartest" and worst informed user population has already been taken...

ha! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491910)

that's some bull!!!

Alternate browsers available (5, Informative)

thomasdz (178114) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491928)

even within the "walled garden", there are other browsers available which will let you spoof the user-agent string.
I use the "Atomic" web browser on my iPad and iPod Touch

Re:Alternate browsers available (4, Insightful)

Raenex (947668) | more than 3 years ago | (#36491980)

even within the "walled garden", there are other browsers available which will let you spoof the user-agent string.

For now. Apple has a history of booting apps that work around restrictions.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492154)

Apple has a history of booting apps that work around restrictions.

Especially restrictions set for the benefit of third parties (usually phone service providers).

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492924)

Apple has a history of booting apps that work around restrictions.

Especially restrictions set for the benefit of third parties (usually phone service providers).

Beyond things that have to do with network restrictions and the one example where congress gave Apple shit over DUI checkpoint apps (both of which are reasonable actions on Apple's part, and completely irrelevant to the topic at hand), care to list any examples? And it would be especially helpful if they were in any way pertinent to the topic at hand.

Re:Alternate browsers available (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492168)

There are still loads of sites on the net that are coded for IE and tell you in no uncertain terms that you should be using IE.
That is why I don't think Apple will stop you spoofing the browser user-agent string. It is one of the most widespread 'fixes' to browser problems.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492786)

What Apple defined restriction is this "working around"? All these browsers use a documented WebKit control API to do their user agent spoofing.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

Raenex (947668) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492898)

What Apple defined restriction is this "working around"?

By Apple? Currently none, as far as I know. The restriction is being imposed by the NY Post. However, Apple may decide it's something they want to support, since they love the app model.

All these browsers use a documented WebKit control API to do their user agent spoofing.

Using documented APIs hasn't stopped Apple from banning apps before.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492896)

even within the "walled garden", there are other browsers available which will let you spoof the user-agent string.

For now. Apple has a history of booting apps that work around restrictions.

You still seem to have a problem separating fantasy from reality. There's absolutely no reason to think Apple is going to boot other browsers for allowing this beyond nerd paranoid fantasy about how Apple is some sort of despotic iron-fisted overlord.

Re:Alternate browsers available (4, Interesting)

assertation (1255714) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492234)

I think the point was that people who use other systems don't have to keep reading about alternative software, hacks and jailbreaks to do what other people do. No disrespect.

Re:Alternate browsers available (2)

priceslasher (2102064) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492388)

I thought the point was - the more you abuse your customers the higher value they will ascribe to your services. Texbook cognitive dissonance, next you will have to insert your newscorp cd or something.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493010)

No, the point here is obvious: slashdot nerds will bend over backwards to make anything about Apple fit their irrational hatred of Apple and the notion of some sort of offensive "walled garden". You are correct, however, in citing "cognitive dissonance", you've just applied it to the wrong target.

Re:Alternate browsers available (1)

Tharsman (1364603) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492808)

The alternative browsers need no jailbreaks or hacks. They are readily available in the app store, there is almost always one the top 25.

What the new york post is doing here will propagate. It wont be long until they do the same to Android users and force them to pay for some Android app.

The true story here is not one about iPads, iOS or Apple. The story here is one about pay-walls and stupid news media conglomerates insisting on setting any roadblock they can in the way of the imminent death of printed newspapers.

Re:Alternate browsers available (0)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492980)

I think the point was that people who use other systems don't have to keep reading about alternative software, hacks and jailbreaks to do what other people do. No disrespect.

Nice try. This isn't a "hack" or "jailbreak". Lumping in proper third-party software with these sorts of things to try and paint iOS as a bad system is dishonest.

There's nothing inherent to Android (or other systems) that prevents the NY Post from doing the same on it. Well, other than the fact that the market for Android tablets is microscopic. But the NY Post could just as easily detect you are on an Android tablet, and direct you to download their app.

It's amazing, Apple gets the slashdot nerds all riled up by having a "closed" app store, and they get the very same nerds riled up by offering third party apps that give users the freedom to work around things like this. There's a word for fanatics who twist everything to fit their own preferences, logic, rationality, and consistency be damned. I can't quite think of it...

Don't worry, I'm sure someone will use it in a response to me somewhere on this site before the day is out.

Re:Alternate browsers available? for how long? (1)

aeoo (568706) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492310)

even within the "walled garden", there are other browsers available which will let you spoof the user-agent string.
I use the "Atomic" web browser on my iPad and iPod Touch

For how long will "Atomic" remain available?

Re:Alternate browsers available? for how long? (1)

schnikies79 (788746) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492934)

For the forseable future. It's been in app store for a couple years. They are using an official, apple documented, API to spoof the string.

No harm, no foul.

Re:Alternate browsers available? for how long? (1)

aeoo (568706) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493084)

For the forseable future.

I have no such confidence in Apple.

Re:Alternate browsers available? for how long? (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493014)

even within the "walled garden", there are other browsers available which will let you spoof the user-agent string.
I use the "Atomic" web browser on my iPad and iPod Touch

For how long will "Atomic" remain available?

Um, for as long as the developer wishes it to be? What makes you (and far too many nerds here) think otherwise?

Re:Alternate browsers available? for how long? (1)

aeoo (568706) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493078)

What makes you (and far too many nerds here) think otherwise?

Apple has proven by its actions that it has no commitment to freedom. Apple changed its App market policies often, and done so for the better only when responding to immense public pressure and doing damage control. I think Apple's track record speaks for itself.

Why bother? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36491950)

The iPad is fully capable of displaying typical web sites, why create the additional overhead of superfluous software?

Re:Why bother? (1)

McGuirk (1189283) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492092)

Ever heard of a marketing department?

Re:Why bother? (1)

LynnwoodRooster (966895) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492602)

Now if only there was a way to put advertisements and in-page marketing... Maybe Google should get on that! /s

heh (2)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492022)

safari and ipad ... do you also have a target painted on your back?

Re:heh (1)

sribe (304414) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492194)

safari and ipad ... do you also have a target painted on your back?

You ignorant twit, that's the international symbol of the Red Cross [dilbert.com] ;-)

Blaming the wrong people (5, Insightful)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492066)

All the posts thus far are taking shots at Apple. That seems really misguided. It's the NY Post that is restricting people from accessing the same content over the same internet, simply because of the device. They're the ones making you download an app to get the content you want, probably allowing them to get higher-profit ads. This isn't Apple's fault, for not letting you spoof the user agent string. No one should ever have to spoof a user agent. All it should be used for is to tell the server what you're running so it can serve you better. The NY Post is using it to ignore the fact that you have a perfectly functioning and capable client in order to suit their desires. I know that in the tech world, we often jump to tech solutions to problems. But that doesn't fix anything, really, nor for most users. The target of ire here should be the NY Post and their abuse of internet standards and openness. The focus should be on getting them to behave better, to set a precedent so others don't do the same thing. A work-around that will help the 1% of us tech users is insignificant. OT: New poster here. How do I add linebreaks in my posts? Simple carriage returns seem to get eaten.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (2)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492102)

And just to clarify - I don't like Apple's ecosystem and I wouldn't buy into it, because I like to tinker. Most people don't. Sometimes I lost sight of that fact, posting on and reading tech websites. But it comes rushing back when talking to family members and friends with technology problems. They don't know how things work, they don't care, and they don't want to have to mess with it. To many, what Apple offers is attractive for precisely that reason. And because of that, I can't, in good faith, claim that Apple is good or bad for what they do - it really all depends on your needs.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (2)

hackertourist (2202674) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492140)

OT: Select 'Plain old text' instead of 'HTML Formatted'. You can still use HTML tags, but CRs don't get filtered out.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (2)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492206)

Awesome. Thanks.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492410)

apple markets and pushes their app technology like rabid dogs, your stupid, not with it, or a Luddite if you do not have it as an Apple brand App... so yea I kind of blame apple

Re:Blaming the wrong people (4, Insightful)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492480)

And if the NY Post did the same thing with mobile IE so that you had to buy the WP 7 app and subscription it's all MS' fault too. If it did the same thing with Android browsers, it's all Google's fault?

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492828)

A much more eloquent and concise response than my own. This exactly captures it.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493018)

I said I kind of blame apple, not it was entirely their fault, so reading comprehension = fail

is it purely the fault of an addict that they are hooked? or does the makers and sellers have a big chunk of influence? This would not even be an article unless there was huge marketing pressure for companies to make apps, no matter how retarded

and where is that pressure coming from?

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492500)

Can you explain your thought process to me, beginning to end? I don't see how this is the connection people are making, I really don't. Sure, with the iPad, companies feel pressure to be "hip" and offer their content in a native app. But this has nothing to do with an app. It has to do with NYP purposefully denying anyone on an iPad not using the app. That is the sole decision of the NYP. All of these new device ecosystems in the mobile world bring new avenues for media consumption. All Apple (and others) have done is open up new possibilities. It is the media providers that decide to restrict you to just one.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

GlassHeart (579618) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492778)

Can you explain your thought process to me, beginning to end?

Allow me. Start with the core assumption that Apple users are sheep, who are unwilling or unable to think for themselves. Thus, they are defenseless against Apple's powerful marketing, much like unarmed civilians against an attacking army. As the invading army must then take responsibility for the safety of the civilians, so must Apple provide the most ideologically-pure (open source, Free, etc.) products to its sheep. Any mishap is therefore Apple's fault, because the users are so utterly helpless.

Yes, at the core of this thought process is an insult, because they just can't think of any reason that an intelligent person would buy an Apple product after considering alternatives.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492876)

At first your response seemed callous, but the more I think about it, the more I like it - if I amend it to "some Apple users."

It's because the thought process does not start with an insult - it starts with two. First, that some Apple people are sheep; second, that anti-Apple people expect unreasonable things of Apple.

So in the end, we have that extremists on either side are foolish. I guess I'd just hoped that Slashdot could be more mature. Maybe it is, and its just that those that shout the loudest are often the most biased, drowning out the more reasonable commons.

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493028)

You blame Apple... for something the NY Post has done entirely on its own?

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493060)

fucking read! I said I kind of blame apple due to their pressuring the app market like rabid dogs, its like killing the junkie and letting the pusher walk away ... they both play equal parts

Re:Blaming the wrong people (1)

Shihar (153932) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492840)

People are taking shots at Apple because who the hell reads the NY Post? If one newspaper does this, who cares? The bigger issue the WHY this newspaper was able to do this. The answer is Apple's 'walled garden' approach. The Apple alternative browser market is a wasteland due to people being rightfully terrified of Apple's response. Apple doesn't play nice with people that offer competing functionality. This is the same company that pulled a camera app that let you use the volume key as the shoot button because it violated what Apple declared the volume key is used for, and then pulled them again when they removed the functionality, but allowed people to download a mod on their website to put it back. If you live in Apple's little walled garden, you don't fuck with Apple or you get treated like a weed. Android's browser market on the other hand is fast, bloody, and diverse. Further, the OS plays nicely with alternative browsers doesn't care if you use them.

I'm not saying that Android is better than iOS. It is different, and this is one of the differences. The 'it always works this way' approach that Apple takes means that the NY Post can make it so that the way it is going to work for now on is you have to use their horrid little app. If you don't care or don't understand this new sphere of technology, iOS is going to do you well. I would give my mom or grandfather an iOS device. For myself and all of my younger and more tech savvy friends, we sport Android devices with custom ROMs. Different folks, different strokes.

It's a Murdoch property (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492134)

so reading it is an own-goal anyway.

I'd imagine the reason is so
a) they can track you better, or
b) actually, that's probably about it.

one more reason not to buy an ipad (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492142)

i like the *choice* on how to access something.

Not NY Times (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492148)

The article should have clarified New York Times (the better one) is a different newspaper.

-srr

You read the New York Post!?! (1)

alcmaeon (684971) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492158)

The "walled garden" is the least of your problems.

NY Post (5, Informative)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492174)

part of rupert murdoch's IQ lowering propaganda empire

and no, this isn't a swipe at conservativism, it's actually a swipe at china's power:

The Post has been criticized since the beginning of Murdoch's ownership for sensationalism, blatant advocacy and conservative bias. In 1980, the Columbia Journalism Review opined that "the New York Post is no longer merely a journalistic problem. It is a social problem – a force for evil."[31]
Perhaps the most serious allegation against the Post is that it is willing to contort its news coverage to suit Murdoch's business needs, in particular that the paper has avoided reporting anything that is unflattering to the government of the People's Republic of China, where Murdoch has invested heavily in satellite television.[32]
Ian Spiegelman, a former reporter for the paper's Page Six gossip column who had been fired by the paper in 2004,[33] said in a statement for a lawsuit against the paper that in 2001 he was ordered to kill an item on Page Six about a Chinese diplomat and a strip club because it would have "angered the Communist regime and endangered Murdoch’s broadcast privileges."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post#Criticism [wikipedia.org]

or the power of Saudi Arabia, take your pick:

WASHINGTON—Accuracy in Media (AIM) is urging a full inquiry into a report that a Saudi billionaire caused the Fox News Channel (FNC) to dramatically alter its coverage of the Muslim riots in France after he called the network to complain. The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company.

“This report underscores the danger of giving foreign interests a significant financial stake in U.S. media companies,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media.

The controversial comments came at an Arab media conference featuring representatives of Time magazine, USA Today, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, and other news organizations. The conference and the Saudi Prince’s growing influence in News Corporation are among the subjects of a new December-A AIM Report that has just been posted at the AIM website (http://www.aim.org). The report raises the specter of Arab money influencing News Corporation and other U.S. media companies.

http://www.aim.org/press-release/saudi-billionaire-boasts-of-manipulating-fox-news-coverage/ [aim.org]

do yourself a favor and stop reading the NY Post. it is a tool of a man who is evil immoral corporate influence incarnate

I don't know any iPad users who can read. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492216)

The only people I know who own them at the niggers who steal them from the white fags. After they're done pounding whitey in the ass they steal his iPad and run off. That's the price white fags pay for loving big black cocks. This sort of shit doesn't happen to Android owners. We're not dick smoking faggots.

FirstWorldProblems? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492262)

Is this Reddit and FirstWorldProblems? Who cares about your iPad emotional roller-coaster story?

Downside (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492296)

The downside is you still have to read the NY Post.

Restricted devices... (1)

Bert64 (520050) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492312)

Not good if your using an ipad/iphone in a work environment where they've decided to block you from installing arbitrary apps...

Good for lining bird houses (1)

STratoHAKster (30309) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492342)

This might be interesting if it weren't for the fact that the content of New York Post's online edition is worth far less than the paper it's printed on (which is zero).

Why read the Post? (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492352)

It's even lower-quality than most Murdoch properties, and seems to be an American version of the UK's Sun tabloid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post#Criticism [wikipedia.org]

Bad Precedent (1)

meerling (1487879) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492484)

Imagine if lots of sites started requiring their own custom apps. Pretty soon your device (computer, ijunk, etc) would be filled with just that garbage, and the browser would be relegated to homebrew and marginal sites.

Bad idea, even worse than the ten billion toolbars that everyone already wants you to load into your browser. (I immediately delete any toolbar, they are unwanted, unnecessary, and very annoying.)

Re:Bad Precedent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492712)

Perhaps those sites would just die.

"the version I downloaded this morning " (1)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492510)

For science, right?

whoa dude (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492534)

You are publicly admitting, on a highly-trafficked public web site, that you read the New York Post?

Apps: the New Bubble (1)

LynnwoodRooster (966895) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492592)

What's the point? Why not just do a rich website and support ALL your consumers with a single source - the ubiquitous web page?

Use Opera (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36492678)

Enough said.

A move against iOS5 features? (2)

leenks (906881) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492844)

To me this reads like it is meant as a move against Apple over the reader feature that is built into the upcoming iOS5 (which works surprisingly well).

Lack of understanding of the web (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492966)

The people making these decisions are idiots. This isn't accomplishing anything they couldn't already do on their website - they can require subscriptions, put up a paywall, and so on. Moving the content to an app doesn't fundamentally change anything.

If the business model didn't work with the web version, it will fail with the app version. The problem isn't in how the content is being offered - it's either a problem with the content itself, or with the business model behind it.

Peak freedom (1)

shutdown -p now (807394) | more than 3 years ago | (#36492996)

With stories like these - and NYTimes are not the only ones who do it, I've seen some other websites where you get a very minimal mobile version which tells you to install the app for any "advanced" operation - it seems to me sometimes that the last few years were some kind of a "peak freedom" on the Net, and we're going downhill now.

Consider the history. Back in the day there were provider-specific networks like Compuserve and AOL. Then we moved onto the Internet, but it became browser specific very quickly; most people here doubtlessly remember "designed for IE" labels on websites, and those who are a bit older might also remember "designed for NN". It took us over a decade to get to the point where any random website is highly likely to display correctly in any random web browser - and now that we're finally here, we have companies deliberately ditching that openness. Sad.

It's the NY Post? (1)

mat catastrophe (105256) | more than 3 years ago | (#36493102)

This just means you can move up to a better paper. You should thank them.
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