* Posts by Dave 52

53 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009


Detroit losing millions because it buys cheap batteries – report

Dave 52

The battery is not the problem...

... the law is.

You mentioned in the article that Detroit can't give out tickets to cars parked at broken meters, and that 70% of tickets go to non-residents. Well then the solution is simple: change the law so you can give out tickets at broken meters, and let residents who get tickets mail them in to the city for a refund!

Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims

Dave 52

Is there a way to circumvent the EUs ruling?

I like that Google automatically links to its own services when I search for something, and I wish it did it for more things. If other websites were better a providing services, I would go there.

Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN

Dave 52

This is why enforcing net neutrality is important

'Microsoft Research slides' show touch-enabled Office - report

Dave 52

Big gamble

Digital pen technology for a touch tablet is far from mature. The user experience will be frustrating no matter how optimized the software is, since the hardware is flaky and noticeably less accurate than pen and paper.

ULA says to blame SpaceX for Russian rocket rebuff

Dave 52

What ULA is really saying:

"Stop trying to derail our gravy train!"

Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing

Dave 52

Re: Dark art of Accountancy?

One word: Allocations.

Eco-friendly fluid keeps SGI supercomputer cool and moist

Dave 52

Useful with a gaming rig?

What's the likelihood this will become available for gaming rigs?

Poker ace's vanishing hotel laptop WAS infected by card-shark – F-Secure

Dave 52

Re: Protection

In that case, manufacturers should consider building components that contain all the system memory (main, bios, flash, etc...) on a single and easily removable part of the laptop.

Dark matter: Good news, everyone! We've found ... NOTHING AT ALL

Dave 52

What do scientists do if dark matter can't be found? Are there any alternative models of the universe that explain the missing mass?

Google's new Glass: Now with audio connection INSIDE the SKULL

Dave 52

Only people with incredible self confidence and no sense of style would put this on their face.

Robo-drones learn to land by going bug-eyed

Dave 52

Bees are a bad example

Bees crash land all the time, even without a spiral pattern. High speed films of bees flying around and landing show they are horrible flyers, and Mother Nature's solution was to make them rugged as hell, and make a lot of them per colony. If one breaks, another can take its place. Not sure if designers are going to take the cue.

Nokia, Indian upstart square up to Google's mighty mapping empire

Dave 52

Google Wikipedia layer

Google ditched its Wikipedia layer in Maps a few months ago, for no apparent reason. If an established player like Bing or Mapquest just added it to there service it would be a kick in the nuts to Google.

Apple to accept iPhone trade-ins at US Retail Stores

Dave 52


What would a cosmetically good iPhone 4 32GB fetch with a useless lock button, and flaky home button?

Microsoft DMCA takedown requests targeting OpenOffice

Dave 52

Google will stop indexing torrent sites?

When did this start happening? Will I have to start using mIRC again to figure out where to go for free stuff?

Microsoft offers IE 11 preview for Windows 7 ... but not Windows 8

Dave 52

Save yourself the headache...

And install Chrome.

Amazon's profit-eating machine revs into overdrive

Dave 52

They're avoiding double taxation

If they pay VAT in the UK, then they will get taxed again when they pay dividends. By passing profits through Luxembourg they are doing the right thing and not being taxed twice.

Amazon legal filing torpedoes Big Blue's spook cloud dreams

Dave 52

A prof from university that once worked at a company providing services to government said even if you win a contract, the first thing you do is sue the government to get an extension on the deliverable date. He said they would have to do that just because of all the red tape involved made meeting the original deliverable date impossible.

Sales at IBM decline 3.3 per cent in Q2, profits hit by layoffs

Dave 52

IBM profits drop in 2103? Too bad I'll be dead and won't have the chance to trade on that insider information.

Apple dodged all UK corporation tax in 2012

Dave 52

Re: Justification

That depends on the origin of the dividend. If a UK taxpayer buys shares in Apple traded outside of their country, they will be hit with double tax on any dividends. The tax credit usually doesn't apply to foreign dividends.

Dave 52

Re: Justification

So your answer to getting taxed a lot is to make sure others get taxed a lot too?

Dave 52

Re: Actually not!

Whether it's a cash dividend or a share dividend, it will eventually be taxed. The only difference is with share dividends you will be taxed after you dispose of the shares at a base value of $0 per share.

Dave 52


They're just avoiding double taxation. Any profits that don't get taxed by the UK, go the shareholders as dividends and get taxed again.

Samsung's next smartphone to scroll by watching your eyes

Dave 52

Samsung can't even get edge scrolling with the S Pen on the Note 2 right, so I have no faith they will get this right. I've noticed that all Samsung does is throw half-assed features into their phones and give them zero support after launch. They're all about getting a big marketing splash with piece-in-the-sky features that get them sales, but leave eager buyers shafted.

US Navy uncloaks stealthy underwater solar cells

Dave 52

I wonder how many of the engineers developing this tech have actually spent time on the water

In a matter of days, anything that's underwater starts getting over grown with all sorts of sea life, and in months it gets covered. Unless they come up with a way of turning these solar cells completely inhospitable to the stuff that wants to grow on them, then they are wasting their time.

Apple's new TV allegedly spotted... in Canadian office

Dave 52

Rogers is useless

Rogers is the most useless company on Earth. Giving it any preferential treatment is a mistake. Together, Rogers, Bell and Telus have oligopoly control over mobile communications, and Rogers and Bell over landlines. Canada will never be a leader in either sector so long as these companies are not in actual competition.

Microsoft insists autistic Xboxer is a cheat

Dave 52


You're no better than those noobs in Battlefield 1942 that claimed I was cheating because I could shoot their Japenese Zero out of the sky, with a destroyer's artillery gun while at full speed, at half a km. Yeah, it seemed impossible, and i even amazed myself, but if you do nothing but play games sooner or later you'll tune your movements to the optimal way of playing, and slaughtering everyone in sight.

What next, kicking people off the servers because some whining camper claims it's cheating to shoot him while he thinks he's hidden? Or maybe kicking people because they know how to circle strafe around players, that are too stupid to return the favour? I'd bet dollars to donuts, some bitch at MS got his ass handed to him by this kid, and the only way he could get back is have his stats reset. You're lucky that kid's autistic, because if it was me, I'd spin kick you in the throat!

Instead of resetting all the guys stats, why don't one of you fatasses get off the couch you're glued to, and drive to Seattle to see if he's actually that good. It's right in your backyard you fat fucks!

In-flight fight for stubborn iPhone-loving teen

Dave 52

Old fart is upset he is old, and can't control the world around him

That geezer was just looking for a reason to punch the kid, and I hope he spends some time in jail so he can get smacked around by someone his own size. That electronics on the plane rule is BS, and even the pilots know it. At worse, you're screwing yourself over by not paying attention to what's going on around you, and might not realize it's time to get into emergency landing position before the plane crashes.

iOS 4.2: An 'ace' for iPad, a 'meh' for iPhone

Dave 52

@You're out of date

Please tell me what "accounting regulation" Apple was following when they had no choice but to charge users for upgrades.

Dave 52

Stop buying into Apple BS

There is no such thing as US "accounting law" and Sarbanes-Oxley has nothing to do with this. It's either GAAP or IFRS (can't be bothered to find out which is now the standard) and it's just some BS Apple is citing to say "it's not our fault we're robbing you blind, it's the law so we have to do it."

I don't know exactly what Apple is trying to do, but it's probably about controlling when revenues and expenses get reported. A nice way to perform income smoothing.

iPhone 4 gets slide-out keyboard

Dave 52

How does it transmit key strikes to the iPhone?

I don't see any connections from the keyboard to the phone itself.

US may disable all in-car mobile phones

Dave 52

This tech will be redundant for iPhone 4 users...

Considering mine already drops half the calls I make when I'm driving, through voice dial, on my headset, with the phone wrapped in a rubber full body case. That's right, no chance in hell I'm touching the corner that makes calls drop, and all while in a 4-5 bar area. AND IT STILL DROPS MY FUCKING CALLS!!!

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

Dave 52

Huge game map, new innovative game play dynamic

Just Cause 2. Even watching someone play that game is entertainment enough. Grappling hook for the win.

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

Dave 52

if you have the data plan

try TuneIn Radio. 10's of 1000's of radio stations. Pretty good if you are willing to use 1 MB a minute when it's on.

Sony soars, sinks, soars on Apple buyout rumor

Dave 52

Re: If I was Jobs...

What, and deal with snotty nosed musicians who would rather blow their brains out than be controlled by their label? With Steve Jobs owning the place, EMI would turn into a bigger mass suicide than Jonestown.

Google slips $3.1bn through 'Double Irish' tax loophole

Dave 52

I guess it's legal...

When you pay off legislators across the world to come up with the laws to make it so. If you're a regular Joe, and pay your taxes while the rich elites pay almost nothing, what does that make you?

Iran nuclear plant shutdown due to 'leak'

Dave 52

@Michael H.F. Wilkinson

(a) can blame Israel for the delay

So what if it can. I don't see how it would help Iran defend against an attack from outside by saying Israel infected its systems.

(b) does not lose face (as much) when the reactor does not work

Why wouldn't it work? It's Russian built, and they have decades of experience with these things. Besides, the process for how a nuclear reactor works is so simple its taught in high school.

(c) can go after dissident factions in Iran as co-conspirators in league with Zionists (always a nice ploy)

Iran has never shown it needs an excuse to go after dissidents, and very few experts on Iran doubt that Israel is helping to stir shit up in Iran.

Ten... iPhone 4 cases

Dave 52

It's not out yet, but should be on the list...

The OtterBox Impact Series Silicone Case for Apple iPhone 4. It hasn't been released, but from the description it will provided maximum surface protection to the iPhone 4, but with minimum thickness to avoid making it bulky. I've been waiting weeks for the supplier to send it out, and it's been delayed a few times (who knows why), but it should do the trick once I get it.

Man gets 6 years for laundering $2.5m from phony credit cards

Dave 52

laundered, not made

He didn't make $2.5 mil, he helped launder $2.5 mil. He'd be lucky if even even kept a 10th of that. His role sounds a lot more middleman, then it does kingpin.

Intel seeks security through app stores

Dave 52

So now Intel will be censoring apps because the boobies are too bouncy?

First it starts with protection from malware, but how long will it be before some bright politician decides it's time to start censoring all the "unclean" content on the internet, and passes laws the force intel to censor for "moral" reasons.

They can't do it now, but with this new system, they'll have no excuses not to.

Texan cooks up deep-fried Guinness

Dave 52

Re: What Zable claims is not quite accurate

I can not recommend "Deep Fried Milk" enough. If you ever find it on a menu, get 2, you will not be disappointed. Only place I know that serves it, is a Sushi place in Mississauga, Ontario called Kobe Sushi.

Internet, China and Russia destroying US, rock and roll

Dave 52

Old people will complain about the young...

I can see Stevie's parents complain that she stayed out too long and ignored her chores. Not like I'll be any better when I'm older, but hopefully I'll remember what I'm writing today, and not be too harsh on the younger generations.

Are plasma TVs killing radio?

Dave 52


LOLOLOL!!! If given the chance, how many people would take Radio 4 over their Plasma?

Microsoft strikes Salesforce patent payola

Dave 52

And so it has happened...

MS is no longer able to innovate, and has been forced to play patent bully to earn its dollars. Quote Windows and Office all you like, but this is the beginning to the end. MS is turning into a glorified patent troll.

4chan flings faeces at Gawker

Dave 52

To anyone that reads the original article...

For the best effect, first scroll to the video at the bottom of the article, and watch the 11-year-old tart acting all tough where she threatens to put a glock your mouth and make a "brain slushie".

Then watch the video at the top of the article where she's balling her eyes out, and phsyco dad makes the funniest empty threats you've ever seen.

Alleged Biden threat spoofer drops plea deal

Dave 52

@Why do I get the feeling

Whether the threat was really or not, it set in motion a series of events that wasted secret service time and money on dealing with the threat. And the child pr0n is what it is, and it was transmitted. Sounds like this guy will get f*cked when he gets to trial.

Wireless signals to be jammed in Canada for G8 summit

Dave 52

Maybe they spent all the money on these jammers?

For those who don't know, our government is spending over $1 billion dollars on these 2 summits, more then they spent on the Olympics in Vancouver that lasted 2 weeks, while this summit is only lasting 2 days. And they are resisting being audited. I'm not surprised they are afraid someone would try to blow them up.

Sadville founder lays off 30% of staff

Dave 52

Who the hell names something "sadville"

I get depressed just reading that word silently in my head.

Canadian mobe firm sued over disappearing husband

Dave 52

As much as I like seeing Rogers bled dry the same way they bleed their customers...

...this is stupid and should be thrown out of court as fast as possible. That cheating wh*re got what she deserved.

F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

Dave 52

...and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because...

...there's no app for that

Pirate Bay dishes up Iron Man 2 ahead of US release

Dave 52


Paramount wants to back stab its home audience, then it should be punished with lower ticket sales in North America. I call on all North Americans to boycott this film in theatres and wait for a decent telesync copy to show up on torrent sites.



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