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Apple Negotiates For Unlimited iTunes Downloads

ciderVisor Re:You mean they aren't??? (133 comments)

I must admit that I've bought (and downloaded free) apps from the App Store and had to re-download them later for free (due to reseting the hardware). On three iPod Touches connected to the same iTunes account. I just assumed that music tracks were like that, too (never bought one from ITMS). If this gets implemented, then it's a positive step forward.

more than 3 years ago

Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver Exists

ciderVisor Re:Please correct the slug (179 comments)

Who has too much time now!

Yes, yes he does. But then, he is a Time Lord.

more than 4 years ago

Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

ciderVisor Re:It's lacking the most basic cognitive functions (272 comments)

"This makes NELL more of a rumour mill than a trusted source and once NELL changes a fact to a belief, it stays a belief. _It cannot unlearn stuff_."

IOW...what NELL has seen cannot be unseen.

more than 4 years ago

Gang Arrested For Stealing Millions Using ZeuS

ciderVisor Zuse (66 comments)

I thought this was going to be about some hardcore steampunk cyber-criminals, until I discovered it was spelt the wrong way.

more than 4 years ago

Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7

ciderVisor Re:begs the question (473 comments)

The contraction "whsh" sounds a lot like "Whoooooosh".

more than 4 years ago

Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain

ciderVisor Re:ahh, the "singularity"... (830 comments)

Oh, yeah...explain the platypus, then.

It's a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action!

more than 4 years ago

Boy Builds Wall-Climbing Machine Using Recycled Vacuums

ciderVisor Re:Oh no he didn't! (96 comments)

After recycling some vacuums, he's going to start recycling the holes in the road. Then he'll know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

more than 4 years ago

36-Hour Lemmings Port Gets Sony Cease and Desist

ciderVisor Re:Lemmings (268 comments)

And doesn't the appstore on Apple force payment? Or have they allowed for free apps to be uploaded?

There are a bazillion free apps in the Apple AppStore.

more than 4 years ago

ICANN Approves .xxx Suffix For Porn Websites

ciderVisor Re:What is the point? (273 comments)

They will go register youporn.xxx so they have their name protected, and one will redirect to the other.

But if the .com address always redirects to the .xxx address, then firewalls could be easily configured to disallow all .xxx domains.

I guess that's one possible plus point.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)

ciderVisor Re:So... (305 comments)

Manchester Untied owe the banks around £2.2 Billion (a million million, not a US thousand million).

That's just plain silly. It's the US-style billions (10^9) that Man U owe. Nobody in Britain uses the word "billion" to mean 10^12 these days.

more than 4 years ago

New Xbox 360 S Uses Less Power, Makes Less Noise

ciderVisor Re:Console in a minivan (176 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if someone now pastes a link to a bath-friendly toaster

How about a Bath-friendly sandwich toaster?

more than 4 years ago

At Google, You're Old and Gray At 40

ciderVisor Games Industry gets their pound of flesh. (543 comments)

Very good observation - sorry I don't have any mod points. The games industry exploits these factors to the max, hence the phenomenon of "EA Wives" and "Rockstar Wives".

more than 4 years ago

FBI's Facebook Monitoring Leads To Arrest In England

ciderVisor Re:Trolling, trolling (329 comments)

I'm tired of being bullied by the assholes in this place. I will at last be leaving this world.

Become an hero.

more than 4 years ago

British Computer Society Is Officially At Civil War

ciderVisor Re:Brilliant! (275 comments)

Sounds dull as dishwater if you've got a brain in your head.

The expression is "dull as ditchwater".

more than 4 years ago

Military Taps Social Networking To Hunt Insurgents

ciderVisor Shimples (69 comments)

Just look up InsurgentsReunited.com

Job's a good 'un.

more than 4 years ago


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