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Apple Has a New Porn Problem

nevillethedevil Re:Why are people surprised? (136 comments)

The almost near instant removal of the 500px app last week which went above and beyond Apple's supposed guidelines is more proof that the company does not apply it's rules equally to all companies.

Why the hell has this been modded troll? The 500px app WAS suddenly removed last week on the grounds that there is nudity and that it might have the potential get into the hands of children If you have the app installed then you are probably a member of the website AND have an interest in photography, therefore you are well aware of the nudity. If the standards by which these rejections are being made are based on potential, then Apple is being hypocritical and biased.

about 2 years ago
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Britain Suspends Exploratory Drilling of Antarctic Lake

nevillethedevil What really happened (37 comments)

They were probably digging near a certain mysterious and terrible mountain range. Upon breaking through into a large underground cavern, the team was set upon by some 4 foot albino penguins and a shoggoth.

about 2 years ago
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Foxconn Denies Plans For New US Operations

nevillethedevil Re:to the fairest (96 comments)

All hail crab newburg

about 2 years ago
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Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired

nevillethedevil Amateurs (380 comments)

In the event of getting screwed over I always saw my departure as being more like this http://youtu.be/bhAcPUzsgXQ

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Companies That Force Employees To Join Social Networks?

nevillethedevil Re:Why not, it's just another work tool (364 comments)

I think this John Smith thing is an urban legend

This guy might disagree with you (if he was still alive that is)

more than 2 years ago
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SCO vs. IBM Trial Back On Again

nevillethedevil I've traced the lawyer (232 comments)

The only lawyer I can think of who is desperate enough to represent SCO is this guy

"Cases won in 30 minutes or your pizza is free"

more than 2 years ago
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Chinese Lab Speeds Through Genome Processing With GPUs

nevillethedevil Re:News for nerds (408 comments)

I thought it was 'Gnomes Processing Underpants' and that we finally had that elusive missing step

1. Steal underpants
2. Process underpants
3. Profit

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Wanted an iPhone-Only Wireless Network

nevillethedevil Re:Neat (263 comments)

No. You're holding it wrong.

Note to /. : Never say that to a girlfriend, no matter how true.

I don't think that's going to be too big a problem around here

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Exec Responds To the Google-Motorola Deal

nevillethedevil Re:Everyone gets same deal as Nokia? (293 comments)

Does that mean that everyone gets billions of dollars from MS?

No it means everyone gets equally raped.

more than 3 years ago
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Hundreds of Bank Account Details Left In London Pub

nevillethedevil Re:EBKAC (92 comments)

That would actually be the most secure .exe file ever created. No one is ever going to run it.

more than 3 years ago
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San Francisco Considers Ban On All Pet Sales

nevillethedevil Re:PETA: hated by 100% of house dogs (733 comments)

Now, suppose that some alien culture abducted a bunch of human beings, and bred them down to the point that their decendants were hairy retarded love slaves

That's already happened. They dumped them all back in San Francisco...

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat Pushes Out Enterprise Linux 6.1

nevillethedevil Re:Now where CentOS 6? (90 comments)

We've been hearing that since March. Forgive me if I don't hold my breath.

more than 3 years ago
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Are 625 Pixels Enough To Identify Sex?

nevillethedevil Like the man said... (143 comments)

625 pixels should be enough for anyone

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Adds Kinect Support For Netflix

nevillethedevil Re:Sort of. . . (69 comments)

Not sure but I hear you shouldn't make them angry, you wouldn't like them when they're angry.

more than 3 years ago
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Japanese Build Pocket Robot-Cellphone Hybrid

nevillethedevil Re:Something odd (81 comments)

Not if you're into necrophilia

more than 3 years ago
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Old Man Murray Entry Deleted From Wikipedia

nevillethedevil Re:Slashdot next... (432 comments)

Do we really want his ass prints on the door though?

more than 3 years ago
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Goldman Sachs Says No Facebook Shares For US Investors

nevillethedevil Re:Where's my cheque? (529 comments)

They do seem to like my enormous British...vocabulary.

more than 3 years ago
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Goldman Sachs Says No Facebook Shares For US Investors

nevillethedevil Re:Where's my cheque? (529 comments)

If you saw what I came from you'd understand :)

more than 3 years ago

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Google Threatens Pullout From China After E-Mail A

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 4 years ago

nevillethedevil (1021497) writes "The New York Times is reporting a shift in Google China policy following evidence that the gmail acocunts of certain human rights activists had been hacked from inside the country:

"The company said it had detected a "highly sophisticated and
targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating
from China." Google says further investigation revealed that
"a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail
accounts of Chinese human rights activists." Google did not
specifically accuse the Chinese government. But the company
added that it is "no longer willing to continue censoring our
results" on its Chinese search engine, as the government
requires. Google says the decision could force it to shut
down its Chinese site and its offices in the country.""

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Traffic Shaping Law Proposed in the US

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nevillethedevil (1021497) writes "Here's a story that appeared in the NNSquad mailing lists. From the Article: At least one influential US lawmaker (John Conyers) has proposed adding a traffic shaping ban to current antitrust law, signaling Congress could act in response to the Comcast P2P scandal no matter how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds.
The House Judiciary Committee chairman, John Conyers, says that reports to the effect that Comcast secretly slowed — and in some cases killed — BitTorrent traffic demonstrate "the open architecture of the Internet is under siege. The problem is that many of the innovations we've enjoyed on the Internet would have never occurred under this proposed regime."


It's nice to see we have at least one legislator who understands the situation."
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419ers busted, $2.1 billion in fraudulent checks s

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nevillethedevil (1021497) writes "Ars Technica are reporting on joint operation between the National Consumer League and the US Postal Inspection Serviceleading to the arrest of 77 international spammers. From the Article: "Authorities in several countries have cracked down on Nigerian e-mail scammers, resulting in the seizure of over $2.1 billion in fraudulent checks. The National Consumers League, in conjunction with the US Postal Inspection Service, announced yesterday that 77 arrests have been made in connection with the scams. Those arrested were from Nigeria, the Netherlands, and Canada, although the organizations are careful to note that swindlers could come from anywhere.""
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Google plans youtube Antipiracy tool

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nevillethedevil writes "PCWorld is reporting that Google have announced a new antipiracy tool for Youtube to be launched by September. This announcement comes as part of the lawsuit battle with Viacom. From the article. "The technology will be as sophisticated as fingerprint technology used by the FBI and Google plans to roll it out in the fall, "hopefully in September," attorney Philip S. Beck of Barlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP told U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton, according to the AP. Fall runs from late September to late December.""
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T-Mobile phones through your wireless router

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nevillethedevil writes "With he iPhone being so close that you can smell it, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that T-Mobile is about to launch a new service that uses your home wireless router as a cell tower for your house. From the article:


Wouldn't it be great to have your own cellular tower at home? You'd always have a strong signal on your mobile phone, and you wouldn't be paying to use the carrier's network. It sounds like a pie-in-the-sky idea, but it's actually the gist of what T-Mobile USA is rolling out Wednesday: the option to use your Wi-Fi router instead of the cellular network on two new T-Mobile phones."
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nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nevillethedevil writes "Bloomberg is reporting on that Vonage may have found a way around the current patent issues they have been facing with Verizon and others. From the article:
"Vonage's new technology can be installed through software downloads and shouldn't be costly to deploy, Citron said. The company will continue to appeal the court decision that requires it to pay Verizon damages for infringing patents on technology that translates Internet-based calls to standard lines.""
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nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nevillethedevil (1021497) writes "Looks like more problems for Sony batteries. According to pcmag, Acer are the ones who are doing a recall on their laptops. .From the article:
"Just as Sony seemed to be putting its battery recall behind it, Acer announced on Wednesday it would be recalling close to 27,000 of its Sony-made lithium-ion laptop batteries""

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Microsoft Loses case Over Patents

nevillethedevil nevillethedevil writes  |  more than 7 years ago The New York times has an article titled: MP3 Patents in Upheaval After Verdict. From the article:
Microsoft was ordered by a federal jury yesterday to pay $1.52 billion in a patent dispute over the MP3 format, the technology at the heart of the digital music boom. If upheld on appeal, it would be the largest patent judgment on record. The ruling, in Federal District Court in San Diego, was a victory for Alcatel-Lucent, the big networking equipment company. Its forebears include Bell Laboratories, which was involved in the development of MP3 almost two decades ago.

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