Category Archives: Stupid

“Forget It, Jake. It’s China.”

Weibo:

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So one can from a competitor looks like another. The original can maker sues and is awarded damages and a restraining order.

But this doesn’t seem to apply to tablet, smartphone, and other designs. How does that even work?

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America, Fuck Yeah

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Thunderbirds Are Go Site Crash

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All media gone.

I wonder if they screwed up or if Amazon is having the vapors?

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ALERT: Don’t Ever Buy The Coolpad Brand

Manufacturer’s Backdoor Found on Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

The manufacturer has also taken steps via modifications to its version of Android to keep the backdoor hidden from users and security software that could be installed on the phone. For example, Olson said Coolpad has disabled the long-press system that allows a user to find out what application generated an pop-up advertisement or notification, for example.

Well, they just ruined their brand.

I don’t give a shit if they come out with The Return Of Jesus tablet. They are permanently banned from coverage here.

Previously here:

The China Market Has Been Lost. Thanks, NSA!
China Android Malware Alert 2
China Android Malware Alert

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Morons Are Go!

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Previously here:

Thunderbirds Are Go Still No-Go

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The China Market Has Been Lost. Thanks, NSA!

China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers

China is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort.

The push comes after a test of domestic alternatives in the northeastern city of Siping that was deemed a success, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. Workers there replaced Microsoft Corp.’s Windows with a homegrown operating system called NeoKylin and swapped foreign servers for ones made by China’s Inspur Group Ltd., they said.

The plan for changes in four segments of the economy is driven by national security concerns and marks an increasingly determined move away from foreign suppliers under President Xi Jinping, the people said. The campaign could have lasting consequences for U.S. companies including Cisco Systems Inc., International Business Machines Corp., Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

“The shift is real,” said Charlie Dai, a Beijing-based analyst for Forrester Research Inc. “We have seen emerging cases of replacing foreign products at all layers from application, middleware down to the infrastructure software and hardware.”

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An Ad Obsolete Before Its Time

Photo taken today, Wednesday December 17, 2014:

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Same-day update: It’s Official: Sony Scraps ‘The Interview’.

Welcome to the Age of Cyber Blackmail.

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Stop. Just Stop.

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The RIGO Design office has a Steve Jobs mannequin.

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Hyphen Hate? When Amazon went to war against punctuation.

mikecane:

This is just nuts. Amazon loves books? Do they know how to read any?

Originally posted on Graeme Reynolds's Blog:

10520828_935072746511716_41317665270618143_nThis is a really strange blog post to have to write, simply because the situation is absurd. It would be comedic, really, if the situation was not costing me money and resulted in one of my best-selling books being unavailable in the run up to the busiest time of the year.

Let me tell you a little story.

I was sitting in front of my computer on Friday night, as is often the case, talking to friends on Facebook, randomly browsing things that seemed interesting and, in this particular case, attending the launch party for Chantal Noordeloos’s latest Coyote book, when I had an email notification arrive in my inbox from Kindle Direct Publishing.

The email was titled rather ominously as
Kindle Quality Notice: High Moor 2: Moonstruck – B00BVC7MKW

Now – Moonstruck has been out for around 18 months now. It’s done well for itself and, at the time…

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Compilation Of Xiaomi News

iLevon shares some information that seems to indicate three 4G phones are coming from Xiaomi.

Weibo:

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