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Comment: Dear Friend in God (Score 4, Funny) 184

by KNicolson (#45099347) Attached to: BBC Unveils Newly Discovered Dr.Who Episodes

(Please read the following in CAPITALS)

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I have the believe you are a reputable and responsible and trustworthy person I can do business with from the little information so far I gathered about you during my search for a partner and by matter of trust I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.

I am Stella Morris 19 years of age the only daughter of late Mr Phillip Morris whom was killed by the daleks that attacked our country Nigeria and took over our town. I ran to Lagos the economical capital of nigeria from were I am contacting you. Before the death of my father he told me that he has a sum of DWE 9.000,000 (Nine point one million Doctor Who Episodes) kept in a private cloud here in nigeria in my name as the next of kin,

Dear, in the capacity of the next of kin and with all the tapes in my hand now, I am contacting you with due sence of gallifreyanity that you will give it a sympathetic and mutual consideration.

I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways.

(1)To serve as the guardian of this drama and to come assist me visit the television company here to retrive the consignment.

(2)To make arrangement for me to come over to your country by tardis to further my education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.

(3)To provide good viewing plans for the tapes and to manage the tapes for 5 years, during the viewing period,only our profit will be shared annually 70% for me the iTunes account holder while 30% will be for you the manager annually.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 11 % of the total tapes (1 (one) episode) as compensation for your effort /input after the successful transfer of this video to your nominated iTunes account overseas, before the viewing starts.

Anticipating hearing from you immediately.

Thanks, and would you like a jelly baby?
Best Regards.
Stella Morris

Comment: It's anonymising for third-party images only (Score 2) 183

by KNicolson (#44918247) Attached to: The Dash Is Now Anonymized In Ubuntu 13.10
It's a bit of a non-story in my opinion, as I think most people worry about Ubuntu and their direct partners slurping all their search info, whereas this "news" is that they now insert an anonymiser into image URLs so that random web site Z doesn't pick up your IP address when your computer tries to render an image.

Comment: Re:What the hell? (Score 2) 445

by KNicolson (#42130541) Attached to: The Coming Wave of In-Dash Auto System Obsolescence

Yup, I'll second that. For the people too lazy to click through, your in-dash unit basically becomes a thin client terminal (using RealVNC) for your smartphone server, and the phone can supply an audio stream to the in-car audio system, and read back all your presses of the steering wheel buttons, etc, etc.

Toyota/Panasonic's system will even read your Tweets to you as you drive, and I'm sure an update to the smartphone side will use whatever in-car hands-free system to allow you to dictate Tweets as you drive.

Comment: Has anyone actually RTFAed? (Score 4, Informative) 354

by KNicolson (#36770978) Attached to: Apple Patents Portrait-Landscape Flipping

Stupid question I know, but Apple is NOT patenting rotation, but rather two gestures to lock the screen in either portrait or landscape mode, regardless of detected orientation. Whether or not such a matter is patentable is another kettle of fish.

On a related matter, Apple long ago bought a patent from British Telecom that appears actually to be for screen rotation.

To do nothing is to be nothing.