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Submission + - Finns go crazy get refurbished iPhone 4 - yes '4' (afterdawn.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa.com got pile of refurbished iPhone 4 models and decided to put them on sale for €99.90. When the stores were opened, a chaos broke as people tried to get into the store to buy one. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was queuing for iPhone 6...
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Submission + - Richard Stallman Goes Crazy and Freaks Out (youtube.com)

slashuzer writes: Stallman was giving a speech in Brazil where they speak Portuguese. Stallman speaks English and Spanish, but not Portuguese.
The audience was asked whether they want Stallman to present in Spanish (similar to Portuguese) or if he should present in English.

The audience originally preferred English but they over estimated their ability to comprehend English. Part way through the speech, the coordinator asked Stallman to switch to Spanish.

Stallman then has a meltdown.

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Submission + - Disgruntled Employee Crashes Bulldozer into Boss' Office (texanpost.com)

mikajones29 writes: There was not much left inside a northeast Houston auction house. Phones were down, fixtures were hanging, and insulation and debris were strewn everywhere. At the center of it all was a bulldozer left at the scene by a disgruntled employee, according to Houston police.
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Submission + - Samsung dodges U.K. sales ban, Galaxy Tab 10.1 'not as cool' as iPad (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: U.K. Judge Colin Birss has ruled that Samsung can continue selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the region because the Android tablet is “not as cool” as the iPad and therefore is unlikely to be confused with Apple’s slate. Samsung’s Galaxy line of tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Judge Birss said. “They are not as cool.”...
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Submission + - Sounds of Tech Past (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: "If you're of a certain generation, the screech of a modem, the stuttering song of the dot matrix printer, and the wet slap of a mimeograph machine can transport you to simpler (or at least slower) times. JR Raphael has rounded up 20 tech sounds on the brink of extinction for your listening torture. We're only sorry we don't have smell-o-vision to bring you that sweet mimeograph scent."

Submission + - MPAA Releases New Report: Nobody Has Ever Pirated an Eddie Murphy Movie (hollywoodandswine.com)

amarx writes: "After years of unsuccessfully fighting video piracy around the world, the Motion Picture Association of America is convinced it has finally come up with a solution to stop it once and for all: Only make movies starring Eddie Murphy. An exhaustive study recently commissioned by the MPAA proved conclusively that while piracy of Hollywood movies has seen a dramatic increase, the same cannot be said for films starring Murphy."

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