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US Military Trying To Weed Out Counterfeit Parts

pookemon Re:Why are these parts even coming from China? (264 comments)

Of course if your chinese bought "Fluorescing CRT" panel transmits a GPS signal that can be traced then it's more than just a weapons system being ruined...

more than 2 years ago

How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

pookemon Really? (424 comments)

If Apple are focussed on their Products rather than their Profit - why are they suing Samsung to protect their profit? Samsung aren't making iPads - so they aren't suing to protect their product... People (Fanboi's) will still buy iPads regardless of whether or not the Galaxy is available...

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Vs. Apple Tit-For-Tat Down Under

pookemon Re:Illiterate troll? (313 comments)

Oh crap - I just bought a Samsung instead of an Apple.

Now I'm going hungry...

more than 2 years ago

Mazda Stops Production of the Last Rotary Engine Powered Car

pookemon What a load of Wankel (359 comments)

Mazda does not have flashy green technologies in its lineup that its bigger Japanese rivals do — such as the hybrids at Toyota Motor Corp. or electric vehicles at Nissan Motor Co. The fading away of its prized rotary engine — although largely symbolic — is yet another blow

Skyactive? Better economy that the Prius (3.3L vs 3.9L) in their Mazda 2 range - and it's actually a "Real" green technology - unlike plugin eV's and Lithium based battery packs. It's a genuine reduction in Green house emissions, not a "We'll move the emissions from your exhaust, to the power station"...

more than 2 years ago

Canberra Police Want Drones To Track Cars

pookemon Re:Why drones? (154 comments)

Unless it tows a huge banner that says "Race you!". Any dumb arse that gets "caught" is "entrapped" - according to the dumb arses idea's of justice.

more than 2 years ago

GE Unveils Fridge-Recycling Behemoth

pookemon Re:Shredder Fun (52 comments)

Given the statement (From TFA) of "The URT system can transform refrigerator insulating foam into pellets for use as fuel or other products.". I'm guessing your last line is what they'll take. "Hey we recover it as pellets that you can burn - it's recycling!". So why not just shred the fridge, burn the product to product electricity to power the shredder and then refine the left over metals. Job done... Environment buggered.

about 3 years ago

Do you take a print newspaper at home?

pookemon Re:Weekends, (316 comments)

And once a month you turn your keyboard upside down and get a free Croissant!

Mmmmm Keyboard Croissant....

more than 3 years ago

Finding Fault With the Low, Low Price of Android

pookemon OMG Android is Free? (364 comments)

Errr - do you actually pay for iOS? If so, where can you buy it? How much for an iphone without it? What's that, you can't buy an iPhone without it? Intersting...

more than 3 years ago

Low Violence Red Orchestra 2 For Australia

pookemon Re:What about... (42 comments)

Because of Trade agreements between countries which still make this illegal (Nevermind the fact that in Australia we have quotas on downloads so it'd have to be reasonably small for alot of people to bother getting it). Of course they could move all their operations to somewhere like Cuba where there isn't a trade agreement with Australia (that I know of) - but that'd be a little more difficult than what they have done, which is to garner free advertising by appearing to make their product "controversial".

more than 3 years ago

Suppressed Report Shows Pirates Are Good Customers

pookemon Pirate? (291 comments)

I guess it depends on which part of the piracy chain they are speaking too. Are they talking to the people who buy/borrow DVD/Blurays to rip and distribute them? The people that go to the latest release movies to video tape them? Sure, they are "good customers". Or are they talking to the people that download them from the forementioned "pirates" because they're sick of going to the movies to see something that costs a fortune, in an uncomfortable chair with no surround sound, half the picture off the screen and some annoying little shit kicking the back of their seat? Or perhaps they're talking about the kind of people that download them because they can't afford to buy the DVD, and rather than recording it off the TV they get a version off the net that is only different from the TV version because it doesn't have ads in it, though if they got the cable version it wouldn't have ads in it, so in reality there is actually no difference.

more than 3 years ago

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase EV Range By 300%

pookemon Re:Power Miracle (182 comments)

Yep - it's along the lines of "We can't have Hydrogen powered vehicles until we find a way to store the Hydrogen safely - Hydrogen is highly flamable and explosive!". Kind of like "gasoline" - and Lithium based batteries.

FUD is what makes the world go 'round. Until it explodes...

more than 3 years ago

iOS 4.3.4 Prevents Hacking and Jailbreaking

pookemon Re:aaaand... (281 comments)

I'm sorry - Apple have patent on taking your money, so the "Vendor who deserves it" is in violation of one of Apples patents and will be sent a cease and desist notice.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930

pookemon Re:*sigh* (297 comments)

In other news HTC has just applied for a patent on Liver transplants...

more than 3 years ago

Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

pookemon Re:Every person's right (838 comments)

And all people should have the right to just give up when ever they want. Because in doing so that will greatly benefit the fight against these (currently) incurable diseases. Take the cowards way out - (yes, not fighting is cowardice, killing yourself is cowardice - it's harder/braver to keep living than to just quit and end it) that'll help research into a cure for these diseases.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Rips Off Rejected App, Says Wireless Sync Developer

pookemon Re:Check again (549 comments)

So if they rejected it, having started their own, then that becomes purely an anti-trust case rather than just ripping him off. It's anti competitive behaviour - no different to bundling IE with Windoze.

more than 3 years ago


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