BlackBerry is already lobbying the FCC to force Apple and Netflix to offer apps for BlackBerry’s unpopular phones. Why do people feel the need to make up this shit? Maybe I should inform the Wall Street Journal that the reason BlackBerry devices are 'unpopular' is because they're unavailable. Seriously, the last time I saw one for sale, it was pre-owned, and I didn't want it because if it terminally glitched in the fourth month of ownership, there'd be nothing I could do unless I could find the receipt.
Plus, if you only watch "catch-up" (i.e. not live) you even have to pay [the licence fee] anyway. Again, no you don't. Watching catch-up TV is entirely free (apart from data charges) just as long as you're not watching that episode of Doctor Who at the same time as it's being repeated on BBC 3. Seriously.
[...] if you own a TV (or now any device capable of receiving live TV) you have to pay [the licence fee]. No, you don't. According to the legislation, you have to "install or use equipment for the purposes of viewing television programmes." So a manager who allows employees to watch live football on a TV originally installed for displaying presentations has to pay a licence fee, but I don't even though my TV can receive TV broadcasts because I set it up to receive radio broadcasts only and use it for that, watching DVDs, and playing console games. Simples!
I don't. For example, stories with scat and golden showers squick me out something terrible, but I don't want them to be blocked when I can just as easily avoid them. After all, if my squicks get banned, it won't be too long before I can no longer access my kinks.
Google banned adult content from Google Glass apps [in June 2013]. That's nothing. The latest thing is if you consume adult content while wearing Google Glass, the company will push through an update that disables the device altogether. Glad I never wasted any money on it.
Rule 41 of the Internet: If it's online, the US government will hack it. No exceptions. Rule 42 of the Internet: If it is not yet hackable, it will still be cracked in preparation for future hacking attempts.
Evolution Finance's W is the same white as the Washington Nationals' one, although it's shorter and wider, and the two-tone green background is highly similar to the monotone blue background. Plenty of room for confusion there. /s
[This software] detects breaches of international copyright on millions of websites and produces almost instantaneous legal letters of demand. Really? Okay, then I'll copy/paste something from somewhere and find out how much Shakespeare's gonna sue me for. Ay, that's well known: But what particular rarity? What strange, Which manifold record not matches? See, Magic of bounty! all these spirits thy power Hath conjured to attend. I know the merchant. *shrugs* Well, 'tis somewhat fitting.
With these stolen encryption keys, 'intelligence' agencies can monitor mobile communications without seeking or receiving approval from telecom companies and foreign governments. So basically, I'm now a terrorist even without any evidence against me. Oh well, I might as well go do what I'm accused of since I'm guilty until proven innocent through torture. See me beheading James Clapper in Daesh territory on YouTube next week!
We recently had a horsemeat "scandal", where horsemeat was found in products purporting to be beef, etc. >Update: With all of the DNA testing of the cross contaminated beef products, the whereabouts of Shergar, a champion racehorse, was finally established in December 2013, subsequent to the final seizures of suspect beef.
LG claims that if the door was indeed broken by its employees' downward shoves, it's only because Samsung's washer doors are crap. o.O What kind of domestic situations do LG employees live in if they expect fully mature adults to be swinging on washing machine doors?
I was thinking of my own childhood experiences back in the mid 00s in which I made many stupid decisions including getting behind the wheel of my parents' car and driving it as fast as it would go down the M60 near Salford. I was chased by the police and wound up flipping the vehicle too many times to count, sustaining multiple simple and compound fractures during the crash. I was still recovering when I was in court, being convicted of taking a vehicle without consent, speeding, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and underage driving. Of course, just like a car, gaming laptops aren't marketed to children... Disclaimer: the above is something that could have happened if I was that stupid, and I wrote it only to make a point.