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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

MrDoh! PR needs to talk to tech (388 comments)

Was obvious people were going to figure out everything Verizon was saying is BS, and that they'd continue to get bad press about this. You'd think the PR droids spouting this stuff would talk to their tech people and listen. But they probably said "look, just give us a pretty graphic right?" "But, techs will see through your spin" "Leave that to us" "But it'll make us look even worse" "You don't get paid to deal with this" All too predictable, and the same techs are probably still being yelled at.

4 days ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

MrDoh! Re:Why should Lenovo support their main competitor (125 comments)

Yeah, the second MS announced their Surface devices, the first thing I thought of was "well, that's every single PC maker now in competition with MS, and MS doesn't play well with others if history is anything to go by" Got a Dell Venue Pro when it first came out cheap, to have a play. And after a few bios upgrades, 8.1 upgrade, constant windows updates, driver upgrades, it's almost workable. Pick it up, let it install the updates, and in 10minutes or so after powering up and eventually locking onto the local network signal (that the very last update seemed to fix), it's good to go! And then... Even skipping the horrendous UI, that's clunky on the small screen, it simply doesn't feel as 'quality' as the Nexus7 I also use. Windows, use it on the laptops/desktops/servers, it works and works well, but for tablets, it's still stuck in that odd twilight of functionality that means it's not perfect for anything. Ok, there's going to be some sales for people who want to access MS Office files on a tablet? No, I don't think there really will be that many. And if you DID want that functionality, the 'safe' choice is going to be a MS laptop/Surface device. So I totally get why Win tablet sales are next to non-existent, and why makers of these devices are going to flee the platform and follow the rush to the bottom of other Android maker devices.

4 days ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

MrDoh! Re:foolproof (243 comments)

Shares in correcting fluid would rocket.

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

MrDoh! Re:So will he go to jail upon return to the US? (190 comments)

Aye, it's the Floridian Cubans stopping this. If they really wanted to get rid of the regime, they'd remove the blockade in an early morning vote. The cruise ships would be sailing by dinner, in Havana by evening. Within a week, property along the coast would be snapped up, in in 3 months, condos/villas/hotels all along, with a mass invasion of tourists and their dollars. Under that influx, things would change. But people who can make it happen don't want to as it's advantageous for votes/power. I look forward to going as a Brit, but it's tricky for my US wife, has to jump through some odd hoops.

about three weeks ago
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Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss

MrDoh! Re:First Amendment to what? (104 comments)

Thank you, that's exactly what I was trying to say!

about a month ago
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Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss

MrDoh! Re:Internal and External Simultaneously (104 comments)

Aye, saw an excellent comment elsewhere that if that's the tack they're going for, then surely any comment made on twitter/fb has protection under the 1st amendment? Of course not, but it'd be good if they followed their own laws now and then.

about a month ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

MrDoh! Re:Just imagine "if" (347 comments)

This is hilarious. If they CAN get the info, it makes everyone in government VERY nervous, if they can't get it, then the next thing this congressman should bring up is "why the heck are we funding the NSA if they don't actually seem to do anything?" Ok, the NSA's answer to that is "we do lots of stuff, but we can't tell you about it, it's secret".

about a month ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

MrDoh! Re:If generic and common behavior patents are... (140 comments)

Agreed. It's crazy to create 'secret rules/laws' "Don't break our rules!" "What rules?" "We won't tell you them until you break them"

about a month ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

MrDoh! What happened the the prior article? (140 comments)

Well, that's one way to handle repeat articles, delete the original one.

about a month ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

MrDoh! Re:I beg to differ. (370 comments)

So I google a name of someone I'm about to do business with, nothing comes up now. I enter into a business relationship with this person, who then rips me off again. Can I sue the government for hiding this information away from me? I'd not have entered into this if I'd have known. Caveat Emptor is one thing, as long as you CAN do your due diligence, but for it to be hidden away on purpose here, and as shown, people with crimes are going to hide it, who's responsibility to find this out is it when they do these acts again? Sure as heck ain't Google,

about 2 months ago
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Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect In Our Search Data

MrDoh! Re:Do Not Search "Anthrax" (138 comments)

Proud to let it be known I still think they're great! Saw them last year and... they still sound fantastic. Many bands sound ages, but there's something about this band that's raised them above many of their contemporaries.

about 3 months ago
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Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe

MrDoh! Re:Why? (157 comments)

Yup. I can imagine that exactly. With Disney in control, they need the toys to market. Things like Thrawn would be great, but as a film? Can't see it happening alas.

about 3 months ago
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Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe

MrDoh! Jar Jar Abrams (157 comments)

I'm sensing a disturbance in the force.

about 3 months ago
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Google Mulling Wi-Fi For Cities With Google Fiber

MrDoh! All part of the plan. (39 comments)

So all those 'free' connections (well, 300 bucks for life wasn't it?) with their wireless routers provided. They flip that 'on' switch, bathe the entire area with open wifi signals, let Google Voice be used as VOIP, and tell the telcos/wireless carriers to do rude things to themselves in the dirt.

about 3 months ago
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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

MrDoh! Shame this happened (136 comments)

It's a sorry state of affairs that this has had to be done. I wonder if I can open source my DNA before someone else patents it.

about 3 months ago
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Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

MrDoh! Re:Bad law... (232 comments)

That's just... sheesh. If nothing else, surely this gives Samsung a monstrous reason to... ermm, can you get a mistrial in something like this? One side having evidence introduced through the backdoor so to speak, without chance to offer a rebuttal, or their product? Judge Koy's handling of this continues to stagger a reasonable person. At the end of all this, Samsung surely has a telephone book's worth of evidence to show Judicial Bias against them.

about 4 months ago
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Inside NSA's Efforts To Hunt Sysadmins

MrDoh! This has gone beyond madness (147 comments)

People need to be arrested for this. The people who ordered it done, wrote the reports, signed off on it, and anyone who did it. Ship some of them to various other countries for trials too, let everyone get into the action and let it be known to governments that this is not to be accepted.

about 4 months ago
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'Chicken From Hell' Unearthed In American Midwest

MrDoh! But what did it taste like? (78 comments)

Was it more Chicken tasting, or Ostrich like?

about 4 months ago
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Goodbye, Google Voice

MrDoh! Re:Where is native VoIP support? (166 comments)

Yeah, that's strange it's not been integrated as the functionality seems obvious (and there's apps like GrooveIP that do it). The only thing I can imagine is that the actual carriers are warning Google off from including that sort of functionality as I'm sure they'd not like all their customers getting free calls. When Google Fiber has rolled out to the world, and Google buys TMobile, then we might see that functionality.

about 4 months ago
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New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

MrDoh! Re:Don't get it (342 comments)

Surely even the start of the nation, throwing Tea into the harbor was a protection racket with Hutchinson not wanting legitimate trade cutting into his smuggling operation. It's not just the last 100 years, it's been there from the start, then with slavery, and continues today with this sort of control. No, those freedoms haven't really ever existed.

about 4 months ago

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Off to America

MrDoh! MrDoh! writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Getting everything sorted out/burned/tested to goto Washington. Weather looks like it's clearing over there so I should get chance to go Monday Morning.

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