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* Posts by Matt Williams

38 posts • joined 17 Dec 2007

NZ bloke gets eel stuck up jacksie

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Re: Hold on a mo...

Just the tip.

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Re: "The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus"

It was only when they described the eel in terms of the size of a piece of asparagus that I fully understood. It's the only measuring system I know.

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Pirate Bay co-founder named in probe into Logica, tax office hacks

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If he were in the UK his neckbeard would exceed the required standard necessary to qualify him for extradition to the US.

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Health minister warns ISPs: Block suicide websites or face regulation

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That PDF made me want to kill myself by hanging, strangulation or suffocation.

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Every day

Every day people in power come up with new reasons to introduce web censorship.

I suppose it has been decided that the huge range of legal powers already available to UK police have been deemed insufficient to counter this threat.

They're just trying to make use of a VPN compulsory.

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Home Sec to decide Gary McKinnon's fate by 16 October

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Re: probably not a very fashionable thing to say, but...

My experience of Aspergers is that is very much a mental illness.

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SanDisk flogs strap-on to speed up your lazy Windows 7 PC

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Re: So...

We've got a couple of Crucial Adrenalines and have been very impressed. Very fast boot, and applications run quickly.

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You'll be on a list 3 hrs after you start downloading from pirates - study

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Mushroom

Re: Not hard to get around...

What would actually happen:

http://xkcd.com/538/

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Re: BitTorrent = Honeytrap

Surely the whole point of their system is that they don't want to get you into court, they want to issue hundreds of thousands of demands for £750 that can allow you to avoid the huge cost and risk of going to court.

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French minister: 3 strikes anti-piracy rule a 'waste of money'

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You can cut of gas and electricity but I believe it's unusual to cut of water because of the risk of disease.

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NASA's $2.5bn Curiosity rover: An Apple PowerBook on wheels

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Alien

So if aliens were to catch all of these things we're firing out into space they would observe Moore's law.

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O2 floods London with free Wi-Fi

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Mushroom

Re: Freetards Ahoy!

I'm wondering if you can use a VPN service with this wi-fi connection, in which case who cares what you're using their bandwidth for.

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Where there's brass, silver and gold ... there's also muck

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Coat

Sorry, this is irrelevant...

How many Freudians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Two. One to change the bulb, the other to hold the penis. I mean ladder.

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Spotify coining it at home in Sweden: But are artists getting any?

Matt Williams
Meh

They pushed SOPA, I stopped buying new CDs and DVDs. They pushed ACTA, I stopped buying second-hand discs and cut down to just Netflix, Lovefilm and Spotify. In June Ofcom announced the three strikes plans under the DEA, so I cancelled Netflix, Lovefilm and Spotify. It seems to me that every penny you spend that goes into the hands of the "creative industries" results in lobbying to destroy your Internet freedom.

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Oatmealer rubs Operation Bear Love cash in troll's face

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Inman withdrew his own money for the photo.

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Rovio chucks up Angry Birds successor, hopes it will fly

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Meh

They said on the BBC that Angry Birds had a billion downloads. That's a lot. A viral video on YouTube wouldn't have that kind of reach - even Charlie bit my finger has had less than half a billion views.

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Hadoop's little buddy Nutch 2.0 gulps down web's big data

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Meh

Does this article mean anything?

These all seem like randomly generated words, sprinkled with a few that I recognise, like "the" and "big".

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Numbers don't lie: Apple's ascent eviscerates Microsoft

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Meh

App store

I think the big turning point was when Apple's app store started to give me a huge stream of things to fritter my money away on and all that Windows had to compete with it was the Vista widget gallery, that seemed to never change and never have anything innovative to offer.

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BT broadband packs up again - second big outage in a fortnight

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Meh

One of our BT Infinity lines fell over this morning so we switched over to the other one which is fine. If they both fall over, I'll be bothered to try and fix it.

My point is, though, that I would be willing to bear a hundred years of such service from BT in preference to ever having to deal with TalkTalk again. A couple of days ago they started to try and invoice me again for a service that they cancelled a year ago - cancelled through sheer incompetence and deceit on their part. Something good came of it though - it prompted me to create a diagram that shows where TalkTalk appear on the customer service continuum: http://revs.org/blog/where-does-talktalk-appear-on-the-customer-service-continuum/

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Will UK.gov crack down on itself for missing Cookie Law deadline?

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Cookie-free analytics is so hot right now...

If your only cookies relate to Google Analytics, unless you want to trash your website and your visitor tracking with a horrid cookie consent feature (that the majority of visitors will either ignore or deny), then your best bet is to just move to a cookie-free system, and wait for Google to add this as an option on their Analytics.

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UK's '£1.2bn software pirates' mostly 'blokes under 34'

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Meh

Blah blah blah copyright maths http://blog.ted.com/2012/03/20/the-numbers-behind-the-copyright-math/ blah blah blah.

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Lovefilm lengthens UK content collection

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Inevitable?

Is this Lovefilm dealing with the inevitable loss of customers to Netflix?

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Gibson revisits Firebird range with robotic refresh

Matt Williams
Meh

Firebird?

I had to go and look at a picture of a reverse Firebird to figure out what was missing here. It was such a fantastic, evocative shape, somehow melding an Explorer into a Strat. I'm sure this would be an interesting guitar to play, but the body and headstock shapes don't do it for me.

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ICO drops BT, ACS Law probe

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FAIL

Maybe

Maybe BT employ more and better lawyers than the ICO so threatening them with legal action would be destined to fail.

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Teen-bothering sonic device now does grownups too

Matt Williams
Unhappy

Ringtones

I just tried out the mosquito ringtones and now I realise why I don't mind the standard iPod earphones - I can't hear anything above 15kHz.

The cat went a bit mad though - he can hear all the way up to 22kHz.

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Web designer sues Brat City for assaulting hyperlink

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Stop

Putting rubbish out too early

Being told off for putting rubbish out early in England was the first thing I thought about when I read this article. I mean, there are just so many similarities. Foxes, for a start. Linking to websites encourages foxes, doesn't it? Doesn't it???

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Gadget confusion rules supreme in Blighty

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I hate my new mobile

I recently published my disappointment over my new Nokia N82 in my blog. It replaced a trusty Nokia 6300, and I was lured away by the promise of a better camera and GPS. What I got was a phone that requires multiple button press for the simplest of operations.

How could they have got the user interface so very wrong?

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Stressed? Over-worked? Buy a satnav

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This is correct

I got my Tom Tom after three wrong turns:

= firstly in Guildford when we went to the Holiday Inn and I took a wrong turn to another town when we could actually see the Holiday Inn, and this made my children cry.

= Secondly, trying to get back across the Thames after visiting Bluewater in Kent, and heading toward London by mistake.

= and thirdly, trying to come off the M1 onto the M25 and missing it not once, but twice, when I failed to spot the turn off coming the other way too.

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Nominet critic wins boardroom seat

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no

"They could implement a system for making owner changes easier"

The current system is excellent, takes a few weeks. If you ever had a domain name stolen you would reassess that point of view. Nominet's system is designed to make it extremely hard for someone to steal your domain name.

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Adobe stitches units together, circulates fresh blood

Matt Williams
Unhappy

Adobe bought into the Rip Off Britain big time

Adobe need to do something to fix the difference in price of their software between the US and the UK.

Adobe software that costs $1599 in the US costs $2844 in the UK.

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US Army struggles with Windows to Linux overhaul

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My theory today is that

If this article is correct - www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/5/5263/1.html - then it could be that the US military don't want the NSA to have easy access to their systems.

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ICANN to throttle domain tasters

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No sympathy

I've got over a thousand domains and only one of those was an accidental typo. I have no sympathy for someone who registers a domain with a typo in it, they should just pay the cost of their registration. It will teach them to be more careful next time.

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Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 tweak out now

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**worried**

My worry is that they will sabotage XP in SP3 to prompt users into migrating to Vista.

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Vodafone USB Modem 7.2

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Image compression

I don't understand why they make it so hard to find out that they compress images.

I'm not going to go through the pain of installing a Vodafone device again, repeating my previous experience when I found that all of our carefully crafted websites were made to look like rubbish, unless they are honest about whether the compression system exists and can be switched off.

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Alienware heads off on a curve with gaming screen design

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900 pixels tall?

He said it's 2880 x 900 pixels - wouldn't it be better if it was 1080 pixels tall, or taller?

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Lenovo waves around ultra-light sub-laptop

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Interesting delivery

I liked the way he spoke, like an unordered list of soundbytes. You could hear his brain during the gaps saying "how far down the list of benefits am I going to have to go before they turn the camera off?"

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BBC redesigns and 'widgetizes' homepage

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I like the clock, but...

I like the retro clock, but I think that the hyperlinks to have a hover-over colour

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