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Apple Hides Samsung Apology So It Can't Be Seen Without Scrolling

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the why-didn't-you-look-there dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Apple today posted its second Samsung apology to its UK website, complying with requests by the UK Court of Appeal to say its original apology was inaccurate and link to a new statement. As users on Hacker News and Reddit point out, however, Apple modified its website recently to ensure the message is never displayed without visitors having to scroll down to the bottom first."

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I blacklisted Apple in my HOSTS file! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868513)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

Disproof of all apk's statements: http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040729&cid=40949719 [slashdot.org]
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040425&cid=40946755 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40942439 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3024445&cid=40942207 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40942031 [slashdot.org]
http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038601&cid=40942085 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040803&cid=40950045 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040867&cid=40950563 [slashdot.org]
http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40950839 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041035&cid=40951899 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952169 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041091&cid=40952383 [slashdot.org]
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40952991 [slashdot.org]
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http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41866737 [slashdot.org]
AND MANY MORE

Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words

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903 east division st.
syracuse, ny 13208

dob: 01/31/1965

mother:
jan kowalski
dob: 12/03/1933

OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868531)

The lawyers are probably going to get put in front of the bar for their shite advice to these pricks too.

Banned product, I reckon. And some few billion in compensatory damages to Samsung. It seems the only thing they won't weasel out like a spoilt four-year-old is being slammed down hard financially.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (0, Flamebait)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868571)

The funny thing is, you actually believe this.

Samsung doesn't deserve shit, and Apple is making more money than god. But keep telling yourself they are in trouble. Those with Apple stocks will be laughing all the way to the bank. People like you have been predicting the death of Apple for decades. It must really piss off the Linux community that the biggest *nix based consumer share doesn't belong to Linux, but OS X.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. NOT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868605)

Please take a look at these figures, and tell me "They're done."

http://www.androidauthority.com/android-worldwide-market-share-q3-2012-127867/

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. NOT! (-1, Troll)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868623)

Look at profits made by the company. Apple is making more by far than any Android crap.

You DO realize Apple is the largest company in the United States, right?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601773524745182.html [wsj.com]

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. NOT! (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868735)

Sorry to burst your bubble there, but Samsung is by far the largest smartphone maker in the world and their profits seem to be quite close to Apple's. So no, they're not that far behind.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. NOT! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868739)

Kiteo, his eyes closed: AOL buying Time Warner.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. NOT! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868785)

hah.

Sokath, his eyes uncovered.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868649)

It must really piss off the Linux community that the biggest *nix based consumer share doesn't belong to Linux, but OS X.

I guess Android no longer counts as Linux.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (0)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868689)

I'm comparing Linux computer share in the consumer market vs OS X. If you're going to count Android as Linux, then don't forget iOS is OS X derived as much as Android is Linux derived.

So lets just add iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and Apple TVs to the OS X market share then.

Add STBs, routers and so on to linux. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868767)

Oh, look, apple fanboi crying.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (2)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868945)

Ok, then lets count boats [samsung.co.kr] ...

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (5, Informative)

MrHanky (141717) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868951)

No, iOS is not OS X derived as Android is Linux derived. iOS is less than OS X (being a crippled OS X minus a lot), whereas Android is more than Linux (being the Linux kernel plus a lot), and Apple TV is tiny, irrelevant, close to nothing compared to TVs and various set top boxes running Linux (TiVo and more). Then you've got pretty much every single popular wireless router except Apple's running Linux.

So, with iOS not being OS X, and iOS being smaller than Linux, how about not being such a giant wanker.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868873)

TBH Android uses the Linux kernel but that's about all it uses. It doesn't use any of the GNU userland or associated programs. I wouldn't consider it Linux but an operating system which uses the Linux kernel. Windows Phone uses the NT kernel but you don't see anyone calling WP7 "NT".

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (-1, Flamebait)

theedgeofoblivious (2474916) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868937)

It's a common misconception that Android has more marketshare than iOS.

Android has more marketshare if you count only phones.

If you count the iPhone, iPad and iPod vs Android phones and all other Android-based devices, iOS has more marketshare.

That's not even counting the marketshare of OS X(which iOS evolved from).

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868801)

He's not saying 'they're done' as in 'they're bankrupt' - wrong context.

He's saying they've made a pretty serious mistake, which is true; it doesn't matter how big a company you are, there's a point where you can't just ignore the law of the land any longer. This is now the second time that Apple's failed to comply, and the means makes it clear it's deliberate. How do you expect the courts to react to that? Or the people for that matter?

The UK has a different culture than the US; this won't be seen as 'sticking it to the man' but as childish petulance; it's bad press that Apple does *not* need in a market where they're already behind Samsung. If sanctions go to the EU level then Apple could realistically end up a US-only phone company - so don't underestimate the seriousness of this.

Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (5, Insightful)

GPierce (123599) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868927)

Way back in the early days of the Mac, Apple should have been able to rule the world. Unfortunately Apple was run by and anal-retentive asshole who actually tried to rule the world. The Developers and hardware manufacturers who could have participated in Apple's success figured out really quickly that Apple didn't want anyone to share in their success.

So the developers and hardware companies made Microsoft and PC's a success. Apple would have lost out completely, but they actually built a decent graphics display and a few software developers were able to build some very desirable products that couldn't be run on a PC clone.

MS could have run Apple out of the marketplace at any time, but they didn't have to because Apple had already cut their own throats. And the bean-counters were unable to make Apple competitive company again.

When Jobs was invited back (out of sheer desperation on the bean-counters part) he invented the iToys and revitalized a dying company, but in 20 or so years he had never learned a thing and was still an anal-retentive asshole.

Android has already captured 50% of the smartphone market and once it becomes possible for developers to make a buck (without all the walled garden BS) Apple is once again destined for a 5-10% market share - unless the marketing guys for Android think they can make a buck with their own walled garden.

Unless they finally learn something, that high-flying Apples stock might turn into an excellent opportunity for short-sale speculators Rim used to make more money than god. It didn't take much to turn that around...

 

True Story - APK (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868533)

A few years ago, while browsing around the library downtown, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john a big beautiful all-american football hero type, about twenty-five, came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was "straight" and married -- and in any case I was sure I wouldn't have a chance with him.

As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy young ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured.

The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as a man's wrist.

I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a heavy rimmer and had lapped up more than one little clump of shit, but that had been just an inevitable part of eating ass and not an end in itself. Of course I'd had jerk-off fantasies of devouring great loads of it (what rimmer hasn't), but I had never done it. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of the world's handsomest young stud.

Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract? I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled. I've found since then that shit nearly almost does.

I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big brown cock, beating my meat like a madman. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was the donor of this feast wasn't there to wash it down with his piss.

I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit.

Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my hankerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom. I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process.

I often think of that lovely young guy dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful shiteater.

Too slow, friend. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868567)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

Disproof of all apk's statements: http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040729&cid=40949719 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040697&cid=40949343 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040597&cid=40948659 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40947927 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040425&cid=40946755 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40942439 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3024445&cid=40942207 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40942031 [slashdot.org]
http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038601&cid=40942085 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040803&cid=40950045 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040867&cid=40950563 [slashdot.org]
http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40950839 [slashdot.org]
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Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

That's the kind of martial arts I practice.

who cares (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868539)

It's their website.

Re:who cares (4, Insightful)

rainwater (530678) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868565)

Obviously the courts care since they are the ones that mandated Apple provide this info on their site.

Re:who cares (2, Insightful)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868661)

And they have. People whining about scrolling to see it? Get over it, all the stuff on the bottom of their page has required a scroll to see it.

Try READING the court order. They are in full compliance.

Re:who cares (4, Informative)

thaylin (555395) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868711)

And before this you did not need to scroll. They are trying to manipulate the situation in a way the judges already warned them about.

Re:who cares (5, Informative)

makomk (752139) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868851)

Not only that, it appears that they've turned off the normal redirect from apple.com to the UK website and aren't displaying it on the main apple.com website for UK visitors, so it's not actually visible even with scrolling to most of the people it's meant to reach. They're literally begging to be found in contempt.

Re:who cares (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868921)

Ah, the slashdot lawyers come out again, just like last time. Funny how many experts there are when this shit comes up.

Re:who cares (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868967)

> Funny how many experts there are when this shit comes up.

Did you read the judge's warning to them when they reworded the apology? It doesn't take an expert nor a specific law to recognize circumvention.

This stunt by Apple (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868553)

ought to be worth about a million Pounds per day until Apple complies with the Court order - IMO.

Re:This stunt by Apple (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868581)

Nobody cares about your opinion.

Re:This stunt by Apple (-1, Troll)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868595)

It's posted and in full compliance. Try actually reading the court order.

As far as "having to scroll to see it", try getting a device with proper screen resolution:

http://imgur.com/gwdtH [imgur.com]

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868625)

You're so full of shit. 1920x1080 is not a proper screen resolution? I still have to scroll to see it.

Re:This stunt by Apple (-1, Troll)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868637)

Yes, I'm saying that. Hardly Apple's fault most of the PC industry and LCD manufacturers are stuck in the year 2000.

1920x1080? Ha. When 10" tablets by Apple and Google both far surpass that then yes, that resolution is a joke.

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868733)

Not really, apple is retarded enough to give more than customers need, in fact, more than they appreciate.
Quite happy with my 1920x1080, see no need for upgrade. Only reason to have higher screener resolution or me, now, is to see retarded apple doing retarded apology,

guess what, i don't need it.

Re:This stunt by Apple (5, Interesting)

Your.Master (1088569) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868757)

The space is occupied by an ad for the iPad mini, with a resolution of 1024x768. Yeah, you're full of shit. You only have a retina resolution on an iPad if it's less than 8 months old, or else it would be 1024x768 as well, so don't go talking about 1920x1080 being obsolete since the year 2000 as if you're making any damned sense.

Apple.com doesn't scale the ipad mini ad like this, it just has a static size. Apple.com/uk does. That much seems suspicious as hell. Now, that said, Apple.com/ca for Canada also does, despite not having legalese.

Viewed from my 1920x1200 monitor, landscape orientation. I first got something with this resolution in 2006 IIRC, maybe 2007. Clearly I'm a damned luddite.

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868675)

It's not "getting a device with proper screen resolution", it's "the iPad mini ad is automatically resized along with your browser window to fill your screen". Not sure why it's not doing that in your screenshot.

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868683)

Try it yourself; they grow the top section so that you cannot see it without scrolling. It is obviously on purpose. I first through I would be able to see it without scrolling too, but I filled the screen on a 1600x1200 monitor and the top graphic of the iPad gets bigger and bigger - making it still invisible without scrolling. They clearly violated the spirit of the order if not the letter of it. However it is probably close enough. I imagine the judge will make a note to himself that if he ever has occasion to make such an order again he will word it in such a way as to prevent such shenanigans.

Re:This stunt by Apple (-1, Troll)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868715)

Except go to the US Apple website. Notice it's doing the same thing? The website has had the same fit to screen thing going on for over a year, has nothing to do with ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Re:This stunt by Apple (5, Informative)

thaylin (555395) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868781)

Actually last week I was able to see the footer on both websites without scrolling.

Re:This stunt by Apple (-1, Flamebait)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868833)

And you specifically remember that because?

Re:This stunt by Apple (2)

thaylin (555395) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868837)

Because I was looking at the website for the link to the notice.

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868793)

Except the US site DOESN'T scale the iPad mini picture up to hide the bottom. Apple.com - no scaling. Apple.com/uk - scaling.

Re:This stunt by Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868723)

Agreed with the fact that there is nothing about it being visible on the screen without scrolling, but the second part with 'Device with proper resolution'. If you have a display with more than 1600px vertical then you can see it but most people use screens with only a little more than half that size (most popular screen size is a paltry 1366x768 remember). I have a 1920x1200 resolution and I had to switch to portrait mode (1200x1920) to get it to show on the screen without scrolling. You could see it if you are using a new Mac Book Pro, or an new full sized iPad, but few other machines will see this without scrolling that are in regular use.

I agree with Linus that we should have 'Reasonable Resolution' screens, but the majority of people do not.

Re:This stunt by Apple (1)

im_thatoneguy (819432) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868747)

You screen captured in portrait view. So a 'proper' resolution now a days is a vertically oriented portrait screen?

Re:This stunt by Apple (0, Troll)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868855)

The summary claims "Apple modified its website recently to ensure the message is never displayed without visitors having to scroll down to the bottom first."

The screenshot proves that to be incorrect. And with the widespread use of tablets and smartphones in portrait mode, it's hardly a fringe case.

Re:This stunt by Apple (1)

mikestew (1483105) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868799)

As far as "having to scroll to see it", try getting a device with proper screen resolution:

I don't know how to get any better than 2560x1440 without spending a large amount of cash (and this monitor set me back enough). I still have to scroll to see the bottom.

That said, the order never said anything about no having to scroll. I'm surprised it specified such a small 11 point font.

Re:This stunt by Apple (1, Funny)

MrHanky (141717) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868973)

Wow, you must be begging for another anal rape by Steve Jobs.

No scrolling required... (2)

dasunst3r (947970) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868573)

... if you have a 1920*1200 screen in portrait orientation.

Re:No scrolling required... (1)

stewartwb (1606111) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868671)

Such as the latest Android and iPad tablets. Makes me wonder how the latest iPad displays the page in Safari in portrait mode.

Re:No scrolling required... (1, Informative)

EGSonikku (519478) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868729)

Re:No scrolling required... (1)

mikestew (1483105) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868821)

Odd, my iPad 2 running iOS 6 doesn't show the bottom part without scrolling. No amount of pinching-to-zoom will give me the same view you posted.

speelling mistake (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868575)

The first line of the judgement, says .. Samsung / Apple UK judgment

I think it is missing the 'e'. The URL is correct.
- http://www.apple.com/uk/legal-judgement/

Oops Apple. .. almost there, try again.

Re:speelling mistake (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868621)

Judgment can actually be spelled without an E. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_(law)

Re:speelling mistake (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868679)

#fail

Re:speelling mistake (5, Informative)

Grumbleduke (789126) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868687)

In English judgment [cambridge.org] is spelt without the extra e when it refers to a legal judgment given by a judge. I don't know why, it just is. Usually the two spellings can be used interchangeably [cambridge.org] , but if it is an English legal thing, it never has the extra e.

Shameful behaviour (5, Insightful)

manicb (1633645) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868579)

When you've been slapped down for contempt of court, your next action really shouldn't be this kind of open contempt. I wonder how Apple's UK employees feel about this disrespect to their courts?

Re:Shameful behaviour (5, Insightful)

mschaffer (97223) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868593)

Do you really think Apple's UK employees really give a damn?

Re:Shameful behaviour (2, Insightful)

rsmith-mac (639075) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868697)

If they don't already, they will when the courts start looking at who to throw in jail for contempt of court.

Re:Shameful behaviour (1)

Shavano (2541114) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868773)

Do you really think Apple's UK employees really give a damn?

They should. The court can destroy their jobs.

Re:Shameful behaviour (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868655)

If I were the judge, I would have been pretty annoyed with the contempt the first time around. Second time? I would do the worst the law would allow me to do.

Re:Shameful behaviour (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868663)

That's right. They should goosestep to the demands of the state. All hail Britannia!
 
I love you sheeple.

Re:Shameful behaviour (4, Insightful)

Shavano (2541114) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868789)

That's right. They should goosestep to the demands of the state. All hail Britannia! I love you sheeple.

If you think you're above the requirements the government lays on you, you could be in for a rude awakening.

Re:Shameful behaviour (1)

im_thatoneguy (819432) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868673)

As Apple's lawyers full well know, once you've been found guilty of trademark infringement--corrective action often has to be more substantial than a new design.

Similarly I would say if you've been required to apologize--and failed grossly to do that. The expectation for clarity should be higher than if you had simply complied initially. I say make them put a large banner now across the middle of the page in size 72 font.

Re:Shameful behaviour (5, Insightful)

Shavano (2541114) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868867)

It could go much farther than that. I don't know how large a fine the court is allowed to impose for contempt, but I imagine it's pretty large.

And if the court it more interested in the apology being viewed, they could required Apple to post ads on buses and trains, buy advertising time on television and post the apology in large letters across every website and on the marquis of all their UK Apple stores. They could specify the exact wording, location and size of the ads. They could make them put it in an obtrusive place on every page and piece of paperwork their customers see -- for as long as they want.

The point here is: don't mess with the judge!

True in the UK. True everywhere.

Re:Shameful behaviour (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868731)

Right in line with the spirit of Steve Jobs. I doubt Apple or its employees are concerned about respect from the courts.

Re:Shameful behaviour (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868737)

Can they put a corporation in jail for contempt of court?

Does the EU ever get tired of being someone's mom? (-1, Troll)

gelfling (6534) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868587)

They need to sit down and shut up. I think Apple is rapidly turning into a shitty company that litigates not innovates but this is stupid already. What are they going to demand next? Apple employees wear duncecaps?

Re:Does the EU ever get tired of being someone's m (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868615)

Apple only brought this on themselves and it will get worse for them if they continue this childish behaviour.

Re:Does the EU ever get tired of being someone's m (2)

Quila (201335) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868865)

Apple is rapidly turning into a shitty company that litigates not innovates

I agree about litigation, it's what I've been hating about the company for a long time. Some of it I can understand, but some was just frivolous or Jobs' ego.

But you can't reasonably say they don't innovate. They basically defined the modern touch screen phone and tablet markets, and the all-in-one LCD market.Their manufacturing tech is pushing Foxconn to say the iPhone 5 is the hardest and most advanced thing they've ever assembled, and now Apple brings the first Cortex A15 tech to the mainstream market, with a hand laid-out CPU design to boot. Apple is about the most innovative large electronics company in the world, warts and all.

Have to scroll to see it 1680x1050 (2)

future assassin (639396) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868609)

WTF are they a Lindsay Lohan of the computer world?

Re:Have to scroll to see it 1680x1050 (1, Troll)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868791)

Don't have to scroll to see it. http://imgur.com/gwdtH [imgur.com]

Re:Have to scroll to see it 1680x1050 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868861)

I do...
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6237043/applesucks.png

Re:Have to scroll to see it 1680x1050 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868891)

Nobody uses portrait mode on a computer you pedantic twat.

Apple managers didn't think clearly. (5, Insightful)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868613)

Apple managers are apparently unaware that sneaky behavior is likely to get a big story on Slashdot.

Re:Apple managers didn't think clearly. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868941)

Apple managers are apparently unaware that sneaky behavior is likely to get a big story on Slashdot.

Why would they care about that? As hard as this notice is to see, it will be seen by far more people than anything on slashdot.

epic (-1, Flamebait)

johnatanasoff (2766777) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868633)

Love Apple more than ever!

Re:epic (-1, Flamebait)

EEPROMS (889169) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868845)

yeah, one of my fellow male work associates loves apple, he met his new boyfriend at an apple store.

Stay classy, Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868635)

I knew Apple were led by a bunch of petulant children, but this takes the cake. My two-year-old was better behaved. I fully expect them to throw a proper tantrum and bang pots and pans together when the judge issues an injunction.

How long until they just reach for a big hammer? (5, Insightful)

compro01 (777531) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868685)

I wonder exactly how much patience the judges have for this kind of nonsense.

Re:How long until they just reach for a big hammer (5, Insightful)

Zocalo (252965) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868879)

Probably very little, given how quickly they reacted to Apple ignoring the spirit of the law last week. Frankly, I'm stunned that Apple seriously expected that any kind of special treatment of the message posting wasn't doing to get picked up given the level of tech press interest in the UK - the story has even been on the front page of the BBC news site. I'm guessing we'll have wait a few days to find out whether they are going to get another chance to do the right thing by the spirit of the law, or we're just going to go straight to contempt of court and see some more serious punitive action - like having to put the message in place of that nice picture of the iPad Mini.

no different (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868691)

I'd say it's actually more visible than the first statement given that it's not just a link. Someone people want to make an issue out of anything.

Re:no different (2)

sjames (1099) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868827)

It's still exactly the sort of cheeky behavior one might expect from an unrepentant 4 year old. I thought managers were supposed to be adults.

Must be fixed? (1)

Stewie241 (1035724) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868693)

I'm presuming this has been fixed since I just visited the page and the notice appears pretty much in the middle of the page, slightly above centre. Screen resolution is 1600x900 (which I don't think is extraordinarily high). I can even make the window much shorter and there are still no issues seeing the notice.

Re:Must be fixed? (1)

mihai.todor85 (1663759) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868761)

Strange. I'm using 1366x768 and the page has height 1010px on Firefox, so I have to scroll around 200px to actually see the link.

Re:Must be fixed? (1)

tfigment (2425764) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868769)

Make sure you don't have a script blocker running. I have ScriptNo on Chrome and I can see the text just barely on 1920x1200 and fully on 1200x1600 (rotated) with it enabled by default. If I allow javascript to run then it perfectly expands the image so that indeed the apology is at the bottom of the page and I have to scroll (in both screen formats). Its unnecessary on 1920x1200 and extremely unnecessary on 1200x1600 to play that game as they could easily have fit the text at the bottom if they were not trying to hide it.

Re:Must be fixed? (4, Informative)

Zocalo (252965) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868841)

Nope, definitely not fixed. There appear to be two options for the text appearing in the initial page view:
  1. You are running NoScript, or similar, which prevents the dynamic sizing script from working and have sufficient vertical resolution for the default image scaling to include the text below the four images below the iPad Mini
  2. You have a display in portrait mode, which seems to break the script, so I guess Apple needed those 14 days after all.

If you are in landscape mode, and enable scripting for "apple.com", then the bottom of the webpage will be just below the four images, every time.

Kids these days... (1)

mihai.todor85 (1663759) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868745)

I think the people at Samsung will laugh to tears if Apple will be asked to modify their page once more. This is another great example of corporate trolling.

I'm on a laptop (0, Troll)

Revotron (1115029) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868755)

And I have to scroll down one inch to see a VERY large-print paragraph that very clearly states what the court wants. I don't see the issue here. Sounds like Apple haters are just grasping at straws.

Slashdot - news for fandroids, pedantic bullshit that doesn't matter.

This is just stupid (1, Informative)

Quila (201335) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868759)

Not Apple, those complaining. A slight flick of the finger and I scrolled to see the warning. OH NOES, a company wants to make its latest product as prominent as possible on its front page, and they do it in other countries too.

I am worried about some of Apple's text. It says the previous statement was inaccurate. I don't remember anything inaccurate about the last one, only that the judge didn't like it.

Re:This is just stupid (5, Funny)

QuasiSteve (2042606) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868901)

A slight flick of the finger and I scrolled to see the warning.

Prosser: But the statement was on display.
Arthur Dent: On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar.
Prosser: That's the display department.

Re:This is just stupid (1)

mrbester (200927) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868915)

It was inaccurate in that not only was it not text saying that Samsung didn't copy Apple (as ordered by the court) it was a link that also didn't say Samsung copied Apple. Now this text is itself inaccurate as it still breaches the first court order as well as the second.

Re:This is just stupid (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868959)

I don't remember anything inaccurate about the last one, only that the judge didn't like it.

That's because you're a delusional shit-eater like all the other iFags.

Hidden in Plain Sight (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868775)

n/t

Avoid Streisand effect using Gestalt principles (1)

znigelz (2005916) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868803)

For being a tech savvy company, they don't seem to understand online social dynamics at all. They should have thought about the Streisand effect before making another such massive marketing slip. If they had just used Gestalt principles they could have hidden the notice in plain sight.

Re:Avoid Streisand effect using Gestalt principles (1)

Quila (201335) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868917)

Apple wants this known, especially people will hear about the previous statement, and how the judge didn't like it because it mentioned that Apple was victorious in other jurisdictions, and because it mentioned how the judge ruled for Samsung because their products weren't as "cool."

Goes to show (1)

EEPROMS (889169) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868809)

There is a fine line between being smart and a douche.

Should have used x-ray colored background (1)

QuasiSteve (2042606) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868829)

( ref: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224281&cid=41843567 [slashdot.org] )

Seriously though, I don't think this is as big a deal as the last attempt was. The javascript may very well be completely unrelated. The statement is still obviously pushed as far out of view as possible, though. One could argue it's not even technically part of the page layout's normal content, given that it sits below the normal acceptation of a footer. So what is it, a subfooter? But this one they could possibly get away with. And if not, well their footer's class says it all, I suppose; sosumi.

Re:Should have used x-ray colored background (1)

Splab (574204) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868985)

Considering they have already been found in contempt, I seriously doubt they get away with this.

Even on a 30" monitor I have to scroll (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868843)

On my 2560x1600 monitor with the browser maximized i have to scroll to see the text. Yup, I would say it is definitely fishy.

Well they obviously are not sorry at all! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41868947)

The Courts should have been more specific!

Four links. (3, Informative)

thePowerOfGrayskull (905905) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868953)

There are four links (2x thenextweb, ycombinator, and reddit) in the summary and none of them actually point to the web site [apple.com] or the actual statement [apple.com] . Was this really the best submission for this story?

Facts... (3, Insightful)

imagined.by (2589739) | about a year and a half ago | (#41868977)

How about some facts.

First, the UK website has had this responsive layout for weeks. Also, most other country-specific landing pages of Apple use the same layout (for example German, Austrian websites). With the notable exception being the US site.

Second, Apple was laughed at for claiming to need 2 weeks to implement the new statement on their website. While I agree I could fix something like that in 5 minutes, you just don't fiddle around in the CSS of such a website. In addition to drafting a new text, you have to adjust the code and actually test it, which can't be done in a few days. That the court demanded Apple to fix this in 48hrs, just goes to show how much they understand about this.

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