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Ehtyar
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« on: February 01, 2010, 02:06:52 PM »

The Weekly Tech News
Hi all.
Sorry for the major lateness everyone, lots of stuff going on IRL Sad
As usual, you can find last week's news here.


1. Google Mystery Server Runs 13% of Active Websites

2. Who's the World's Largest Tech Firm?

3. Google Wants to See Client Addresses in DNS Queries

4. Gallery: The Best and Worst Fake Apple Tablets

5. Simpsons, Powerpuff Girls Porn Nets Jail Time for Australian

6. Aussie Censor Balks at Bijou Boobs

7. Settlement Rejected in ‘Shocking’ RIAA File Sharing Verdict

8. Ubisoft's New DRM Solution: You Have Be Online to Play

9. IPv4 Free Pool Drops Below 10%, 1.0.0.0/8 Allocated

10. Do You Have a Pad I Could Borrow?


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 03:09:36 PM »

Another great roundup. Some real shockers and sad-to-see moves this time, that continue to signal the end of civilized society. tongue

Re: the MadTV iPad spoof prediction, I was shocked to see A: how incredibly psychic they were and B: how Apple apparently didn't care to check the possible repercussions of their intended name use before announcing it to the world. A quick Google (ok, ok, fine, Bing, hehe) search would surely have turned up this gem...

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 03:53:06 PM »

Some real shockers and sad-to-see moves this time, that continue to signal the end of civilized society. tongue
Indeed Sad

Re: the MadTV iPad spoof prediction, I was shocked to see A: how incredibly psychic they were and B: how Apple apparently didn't care to check the possible repercussions of their intended name use before announcing it to the world. A quick Google (ok, ok, fine, Bing, hehe) search would surely have turned up this gem...

- Oshyan
I would not be at all surprised if they fully aware of the repercussions. Think of how they must be salivating over all the free publicity they're getting.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 04:45:22 PM »

Interesting that SourceForge's blocking of "axis of evil" countries isn't mentioned smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 07:08:23 PM »

Yeah, I thought of the possibility Apple knew about the MadTV skit (hard to imagine they wouldn't) and may have even thought it would boost their publicity. I guess it has... I dunno, maybe they're masters of manipulating publicity and media attention... ok wait, scratch that, they *are* masters of it, so it shouldn't' surprise me that they would be savvy enough and have the stomach to take the risk and put it out there with that name, knowing the potentially negative repercussions. Maybe they just have a (nearly) iron-clad brand now. *sigh*

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 09:16:31 PM »

Maybe they just have a (nearly) iron-clad brand now. *sigh*

- Oshyan
Given the amount of crap Apple have gotten away with in this past year I'd say that's a very fair assessment, lol.

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