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A competition to find mobile apps for women appears to have received received no entries, so an ex-pirate has knocked one up to help women in the third world enter similar competitions more easily. Ridicomp is only one of Tom Scott's pair of entries, the other being an application to help those who've received billions in tax …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Never mind the prize...

    Can somebody make this man president of the world or something?

  2. Anonymous Coward


    Looks like they removed them - the page says "There are currently no entries.".

    1. DavCrav


      If they remove the only entries, he might be able to sue!

  3. Hollerith 1

    The deafening silence...

    ...should suggest to the competition managers that this competition is both insulting and unneeded. How about giving poor women more money? Or training so they can get reasonably good jobs? Ms Blair, please. Get a life.

  4. BadgerSam

    Quebec... no-go zone!?

    Am slightly surprised to see that Quebec is being lumped together with the likes of North Korea and Iran!...

    Contest is open world-wide excluding residents of Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

    1. Graham Dawson Silver badge

      French bigotry?

      Quebecois aren't considered "real" French by the French, hence they are prepared to declare their new world cousins persona non grata because of their outrageous accents. I'm pretty sure Voda must have cut some deal along these lines (declaring Quebec didn't exist at all was probably too much)in order to make their sale of their French assets go more smoothly. It all makes sense when you think about it.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Well, that

        And the general lingering scent of elderberries on the male bloodline really pisses them off.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    'Base of pyramid'

    As in scheme?

  6. M2Ys4U

    By the way...

    The Pirate Party isn't "anti-copyright" or campaigning for the abolition of copyright, the party wants to see reform of copyright legislation.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Great idea

    Sure, because what a woman in a third world country *really* needs is a smart phone stuffed with apps, GPS to the nearest well for instance, inflation tracking app, dictator mood-o-meter, proximity of nearest government rape squad etc..

    all valuable ideas that will increase the profits of mobile companies massiv.. sorry, improve the lives of women no end.

    I wonder if Ms Blair would comment on how much she was paid to front this blatant marketing scheme

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