Quiz: This week in quotes

This week we learned (among other things) that Indonesia plans to tackle AIDS with RFID chips; that Spam is just like any other business; and that Apple discussion forums are a gateway to divorce court. Can you match the quote to the quoted? Go on, give it a whirl.

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The quotes

1. "He claims that he went to the Genius Bar at the local Apple store and they told him that it is an i-phone glitch: that photos sometimes automatically attach themselves to an e-mail address and appear in the sent folder, even though no e-mail was ever sent."

2. "Like any sort of business if your courier goes down or goes on strike, you find an alternative provider."

3. "You steal my PC and ... if I can deliver a signal to that PC that turns it off, hey, I'm good now."

4. "The last word I got back was it's stalled at the whole moment, the whole process. I really hope it will happen because I think it should."

5. "The health situation is extraordinary, so we have to take extraordinary action."

6. "Although it doesn't appear that the authors had yet figured out the new iTunesDB hashing mechanism, Apple's lawyers nevertheless sent a nastygram to the wiki administrator."

7. "Because Mr. Papermaster has been inculcated with some of IBM's most sensitive and closely-guarded technical and strategic secrets, it is no great leap for the Court to find that Plaintiff has met its burden of showing a likelihood of irreparable harm."


The quoted

A. Paul McCartney on the long-awaited deal to make the Beatles' catalog available on iTunes

B. A poster on an Apple discussion thread seeking advice on whether her husband was a no-good liar or just no good

C. Stacy Cannady, product manager of security at Lenovo on a new service allowing users to remotely disable a PC by sending a text message

D. MessagLabs analyst Paul Wood on the return of botnets following the shutdown of rogue ISP McColo

E. Indonesian lawmaker Weynand Watari on a controversial bill requiring some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips

F. Judge Kenneth Karas explaining why he ordered Apple's newest executive to leave the company just five days after starting work

G. EFF senior staff attorney Fred von Lohmann on Apple getting an open-source project called the iPodhash pulled from Bluwiki


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