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Comment Re:Didn't need to be the NSA (Score 1) 442

Not really. If they collected Facebook data, they would have to apply their bullshit algorithm to each individual. If you're correct that 16% of Facebook users are not Americans, then they would come up with something like 49% false-foreign results on the remaining 84%, which are Americans, or about 42%. That means their actual percentage of supposed foreigners in Facebook would be something like 58%, which casts a net over many millions of American citizens. And *that* is not only "technically" legal, under the current law it would be "fully legal", and legally defensible. But fucking retarded. They've gone too far.

This is one step away from becoming a watergate like scenario. And surely in the future many watergate like scenarios!

Comment WiFiFoFum (Score 1) 317

Ever tried to set up a wireless network? ppff.. Previously with WiFiFoFum one could see all the relative networks in terms of signal strength an then manually pick a wireless frequency that was as of yet unoccupied. This worked like gold! I'm not an expert but hidden networks aren't really hidden but are just asking to remain hidden as part of a wireless protocol. Apple decided this legitimate network analysis tool broke into people " hidden networks " and banned it overnight. Now we are in this ridiculous state of affairs where none can work properly because somebody once somewhere abused something at least as it was reported to be. If I was a network administrator I would have to have a broken iPhone. The alternative would be stumbling blindly throughout the internet. Caveat I don't own a hacked iPhone but sometimes I wish i did!

Comment Snapshot Buffering in battery backed up ram? (Score 1) 168

To me it seems that AC wins. As long as individual devices have some form of usefull state buffering until the DC/AC inverters kick in to generate more AC. Maybe a mother board could be made where only ram is batery backed up. With huge amounts of ram huge history records could be used to effectively snapshot and propel the computer beyond a power glitch.

Comment Re:Au Contraire (Score 1) 215

It's OK to spend spend spend bailing out banks. Conservatives have set back canadian national debt repayment of debt by 30 years. Bought I forgot only socialist care about national interest. But that's OK cause we really don't want those pesky social programs like retirement benefits but rather we prefer austerity. I remember a time when freedom from government was on the conservative agenda too.

Comment Are we really getting to the bottom of this? (Score 0) 286

No, this is the cost of doing business poorly. A trademark search needs to be international in scope if you plan on making an international product. On top of damages Apple should be prohibited from further infringement (rename the product in countries with a previously registered trademark). There was a similar debacle (within the US registry if I remember) over the iPhone. I think it was settled, but the infringing product (Apple's iPhone) should have been pulled off the shelves, relabeled, and future infringement explicitly prohibited. It seems that Apple only cares about IP when they can use it to keep others out of their business - the evidence here is that they don't even bother looking to see if they infringe in a direction they want to go.

Would love to no if all the car companies i.e. ( hyundai and ford etc ) are paying Borg-Warner for the DSG concept. Then one never knows because of private arrangements if an idea is stolen or purchased. And then there is ABS where the only genuine form comes from bosh. Ever wonder why asian ABS sucks? Are magnetic shocks already stolen from Delfi? It would seem it is OK to steal an idea but not a name. Originally weren't patents supposed to protect inventors? Not Add companys?

Comment Installed (Score 1) 7

I am greatly pleased with this upgrade! My Parrot RKi8400 now functions as I imagine it should. It now has fluid control over the phone when it is hooked to the dock connector scrolling and folder access speed is greatly increased. Camera is fast and the picture quality is improved.

Comment I need more info on iOS 4.1 (Score 1) 579

Waiting with a Parrot RKi8400 in it's box cause right now bluetooth audio isn't working and dock connection has quit. I'm not opening the box just to find out what doesn't work. Apple what were you thinking all kinds of stereo makers are broken , see http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2470321&tstart=0 Apple has broken a whole bunch of stuff with 4.0 4.01 and 4.02 4.1 where are you and do you make owning Parrot RKi8400 worth owning or not? I have 30 days with amazon to return it. What i really want is for the dock connector to work and I would also like the option of crummy blue tooth audio. 3Gs 32GB

Comment Re:Nobody seems bugged about this? (Score 1) 313

everything I have tried so far works just fine! Steam is good! In a while will buy the new card ( ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB ) and keep the old 512 one as a spare. Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro4,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 8 MB Memory: 24 GB Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s ATI Radeon HD 4870

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