24 posts • joined Tuesday 5th February 2008 11:57 GMT
"Never understood why playing music on the radio means the radio station pays the artist money"...
Yeah, because listeners tune in just to listen to adverts and the music is an annoyance that drives the punters away, right?
If you're attracting listeners and revenue because they like the music that you play, then some sort of renumeration is only fair.
The real problem is the various different mafia-esque outfits that scam both punters and musicians by unfair pricing structures that appear to favour only the incumbents.
Clearing up misconceptions
Anyone who thinks that this causes disadvantage to the web at large simply doesn't understand what TypeScript is and the aims of the TypeScript project.
+1 to Microsoft for finally "getting" the web.
That's just astonishingly negligent. I'm taking my custom elsewhere with immediate effect (it will be my next action after posting this message).
Those morons don't deserve my business. Thanks for the heads-up, reg.
Crafty sods. Nice.
...just hand management of the entire steaming poo over to Oracle instead of getting stuck in the middle of somebody else's release schedule. Then they can just point the finger without the reputation damage that Java is currently causing them.
What is this cosy relationship between Java and Apple anyway?
Since Apple demoted Java from being the "first class" citizen of OS X that they originally anticipated, there's no real decent reason for them to be involved in the release of somebody else's software.
"can soak up so much of the stuff ..."
"can soak up so much of the stuff that a fuel tank stuffed full of the compound could match a conventionally-sized fuel tank for energy potential"
Can you define the difference between a "tank" and a "conventionally-sized tank"?
Censorship by machine...
...is definitely possible... and certain to be shit. I'm somewhat worried that yet another politician climbs on a soapbox preaching that this is a clever idea.
Unfair advantage given to Virgin Tivo
As the only product that is only available as part of a larger subscription (and very much tied in to the Virgin package), I'm not surprised that the Virgin offering is the winner. However, a review that is nominally about DVRs and MediaStreamers (as opposed to the quality of the subscription product that none of the other candidates carry), I find this article disturbingly biased. Are you sure Virgin didn't pay for this one? Seems a little too much like an advert to me.
Rocket Ignition Chamber for Hypobaric Integrity Experimentation
@xanadrew: Of course it makes sense. Do you think it's a coincidence that after Microsoft faced similar actions over Internet Explorer that the browser market has moved to a more healthy state of competition?
Good to know
that my donation to WikiLeaks is being spent on furthering their cause and not on lining the pockets of gutter filth litigation lawyers.
Is it just me...
It seems that the benefit to the developer of co-operating to allow tabs of other sites to perform well seems to be very slight. OTOH, when coupled with a "name and shame" interface telling the user about sites that perform badly in the background, this might take off, but otherwise... meh.
No AV for 5 years
That's right. I haven't run any AV for over 5 years on my Windows machines. A good hardware firewall and diligent browsing has kept me away from the bad stuff. AntiVirus IS the virus as far as I am concerned.
"England and Germany look nice and close"
Um. Yep. I'm really sold on this analysis.
"BT has an obligation to provide service but not where it is unfeasably expensive."
What that amounts to is that there's no obligation at all, unless they can wring money out of it. Much like any other business free of such obligations.
Either it's an obligation or it isn't.
my 10 year old car has a fantastic pair of devices associated with the petrol cap called lock and key. take note that the link to the video seems to show a cheap replacement petrol cap that were all the rage in the days when it was possible to leave your petrol cap on the roof of the car and drive off. In fact the chief benefit of the lock/key combo is that it prevents this from happening, as your keys remain attached to the cap, which makes forgetting to replace the cap near-on impossible to achieve. Are we to believe that the robot is also a master locksmith, and it is simply the modesty of manufacturer that stops him proclaiming this far greater technical achievment?
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