* Posts by iRadiate

64 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Game of shite. Winter is coming.

Game of shite. Winter is coming.

Game of shite. Winter is coming.

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Uber is watching your smartphone's battery charge

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Re: Alternative vehicles

You've never used Uber.

My experience around the US, UK, Europe and Mexico has been a free bottle of water. Access to all sorts of charging cable for your device and even free sweets in the door wells.

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Former Autonomy CFO indicted in USA for misleading investors

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Re: slight of hand

One problem might be that that is several orders of magnitude less than what they paid. :)

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LinkedIn, Dropbox hack suspect named as Yevgeniy Nikulin by US prosecutors

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Re: One Way Traffic

Why would that be a worrying precedent?. The law is the law in the country that's made them whether you agree with them or not. So if for example I defaced a religious website hosted in 'whereveristan' with pictures of pigs or images of the prophet doing the naughty with an animal then yes I would expect to be extradited and tried under Sharia law. Just because there's another word in front of the word 'law' doesnt make it any less valid. Having said that I would hope my own government would prevent the extradition on the grounds that the expected punishment for a guilty verdict doesn't fit the crime.

Just like they're doing for that Laurie Love chap. Oh wait... Damn.

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Samsung patches Galaxy Note 7 to not explode as two-thirds of phones recalled

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Re: Hmmm

I'd love to reside in your ivory tower.

Meanwhile back on planet earth Samsung is navigating the myriad of local and international consumer laws the best it can.

I think the only truly negative thing you can say about them is that they took too long to react when the problem first appeared and we're too quick to say they had identified the cause of the fault.

However once they got their thumbs out of their collective arses I think they did and are doing everything they're legally allowed to do.

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Oracle rip-off merchants Rimini Street fined another $28m, hit with permanent ban

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Re: Orabully

How does kicking a thief in the testes make the victim a bully?

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Ordinary punters will get squat from smart meters, reckons report

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Re: Meter reader requires slightly more training

Sure but can they install or exchange Meters? Are they certified gas and electricity engineers ? No? Well many meter readers have to be because reading meters is just part of their job.

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Re: No, thank you.

Saving of 3 quid in monetary terms by your delivery van analogy which is not quite correct since a Meter reader requires slightly more training because unlike in your blinkered world some Meter readers will be qualified to do more than just read your meter and therefore costs more to employ but I'll go with 3 quid for now.

Also a saving in terms of reduced CO2 and other crap from his vehicle by not needing to come to my house for such a trivial job. A nominal saving in terms of slightly fewer cars on the road.

A saving in my time in the sense I don't need to be at home to have my Meter read.

A saving in my time in not having to phone or email a correct reading when a home visit hasn't been made in over 2 years. There are probably other minor savings.

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Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets recalled immediately

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Re: I'm off bargain hunting

Why? Issue doesn't affect S7s. It affects Note 7s.

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How much does your kid hate exams? This lad hacked his government to skip them

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Re: "I asked for a car...

These days there's not much of a difference. With the amount of tech in cars now they're basically computers with 4 wheels.

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Jovial NASA says Juno flyby a success

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Re: A seriously souped-up V8?

2/3 the speed of light?

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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tea first.

You get the best cup of tea when you pour on boiling water or water with a temperature of at least 96 degrees C. Adding milk first will not allow the tea to come in contact with boiling water so you'll get a crappy cuppa.

On the other hand coffee should be made with water at less than 96 degrees which is why you get a good cup off coffee if you add the milk first.

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India trumpets seventh navigation sat launch

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Re: "We will determine our own paths powered by our technology"

hmmm. India have sent a successful mission to Mars. The UK sent a mission to Mars too a few years ago. I believe they've only just found the wreckage.

Not sure what your experience of Indian code shops is but the UK's experience of their in-house code shops is spread out over a sizable portion of Mars.

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Google AI gains access to 1.2m confidential NHS patient records

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Re: revenge porn

yes for revenge porn they would need to be erotic.

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Western Digital spins up a USB disk just for the Raspberry Pi

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Re: winchester

good god! parkhd.

That's a blast from the past (I think).

I have Alzheimer's so had to log onto my LinkedIn profile to check my age.

damn I'm old....

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Cricket can get nasty: India v Pakistan rivalry boils over into cyber-war

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Re: You ruled those land

oh shut up.

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OnePlus ends rationing. You can now buy its phones just like that!

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Re: What?

The last thing you do is turn down customers, the customers go elsewhere and remember that your company is a arse and don't shop there.

Correct. I went elsewhere and won't look at them again. Screw 'em; Not that they'll miss a couple of hundred quid from little old me.

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Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi

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For all the Nay Sayers... BYOB

Bring Your Own Banana

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Look! Up in the sky! Five Brit satellites on one Indian rocket!

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Re: A country that can't afford

You couldn't make it up? You just did.

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India digs deep to bury neutrino-hunting chamber

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Re: AID !!

Fair enough you're technically correct but is it really 'aid' when the country in question doesn't want it. More like a forced gift to make the gift giver feel good about themselves.

India had said for about 4 or 5 years now that they don't want the cash as they don't need it. It's a matter of pride. My sister brought over a hamper of food a few years ago when I was out of work. The 'aid' although well intentioned wasn't wanted and made me feel inadequate. I politely declined it.

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Re: AID !!

So predictable. If this were an episode of Qi then there would be a massive sign showing the phrase 'and yet we give them aid' along with a loud klaxon going off

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Sony releases Nork flick The Interview straight to DVD (digital video download)

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I've been honey dicked

After watching the film last night I have a feeling I may have been honey dicked.

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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do the mother and daughter

Make use of other 'public' WiFi hotspots that originate from within other peoples homes?.

If I were Comcast I'd look at their account history to see how often they've done that.

Should still be an opt-in but I suspect they make use of that service themselves when out and about.

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Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer

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Went to a 2 Vodafone stores in coventry yesterday. Was saturated. Staff couldn't cope. They were taking names like in a restaurant. Waiting time was around 20 minutes to see a sales rep.

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Software bug caught Galileo sats in landslide, no escape from reality

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Oh dear. Another prick.

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Galileo can't do the fandango: Two Euro GPS nav sats sent into WRONG ORBIT

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perhaps it was deliberate

As a reaction to the Ukrainian situation. Russia has already said they won't be buying food from the EU for the next 12 months. Now they mess up two satellites...

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Re: take the moral high ground

@gjd

Interesting use of the phrase 'we'll just have to rinse and repeat as required.'

Easy to say when you're not the one doing the rinsing or repeating.

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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

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Re: Demons, Drugs and Genius

@Red Bren

Well fucking said mate!

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Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

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Prat

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Indian rocket set to sling five satellites

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Re: Or for that matter

No you can't. You've clearly never been there. Try dropping a brown in the lobby of the Hilton Doubletree in Delhi and see what happens.

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iRadiate

Congratulations.

You've won this weeks prize for most predictable post in response to a positive story coming from India.

>> Now how about offering schooling to every child

It's work in progress. To do this they need money. To get money they need a strong economy. To get a strong economy they need a good technological infrastructure to sell their services to countries that need them.

One of the ways they can achieve this is to build and/or launch their own satellites and prove to the world that they are every bit as competent in this area as the US or China or Russia. The money and expertise that this generates gets fed back into the Country.

>> reducing the poverty in your country

To what ?

In 2005 there were an estimated 400 million people in poverty (approx 37%).

In 1994 there were 45% in poverty

In 2013 there were 269 million (approx 22%).

Clearly poverty is reducing in India.

I believe they've met your criteria since you didn't bother to state what an acceptable level was.

Compare that to the UK where approx 15% are in poverty and the levels have actually increased by 1% between 1994 and 2012.

Sure in terms of people India has more people in poverty but they are actively working to reduce it.

To reduce poverty they need to get money. To get money ... Oh I've already said all that.

>> get rid of the racist caste system

It's not racist. They are all Hindus in the caste system. Sure it's not fair but what the heck has that got to do with you and what's the link between that and satellites ?. How will abolishing one help the other?

Meethinks it's simply the fact that as a nation they are progressing in leaps about bounds with regards to technology that's really bugging you. It's the fact that India can launch things into space while the UK can at best build a high speed railway that's really pissing you off I think.

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Finding the formula for the travelling salesman problem

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That's a typical comment from people who don't fully understand how all this stuff works. Tesco (and others) have multi-dimensional traveling salesman problems. It's not just about distance but also time slots, lateness, overtime, weight and sometimes volume of goods on the vans, length of time perishable goods can remain on a vehicle, chilled goods, frozen goods, drive time limits etc. The Tesco scheduling system is highly configurable. They can get almost any desired behaviour from it.

In order to get your delivery and everyone else's delivery on time, their system is compelled to do exactly what you described. Making a delivery too early is sometimes as bad as making it too late because the customer may not be at home 5 minutes before their stated time slot. Imagine if they had knocked on your door 15 minutes early and you weren't in. Your subsequent complaint would be as valid as if they had knocked on your door 15 minutes late.

Customer satisfaction is extremely important to Tesco hence they are willing to sacrifice a little efficiency so that you get your bread on time otherwise they would have continued to offer AM/PM type slots as they did a few years ago. The reason the vehicle drove off elsewhere after delivering your neighbours goods would have almost certainly have been to ensure that the other deliveries were done on time and that yours was not done too early. Also your house may well have been on the vehicle's route back to depot. i.e they probably had to go past your house anyway so they may not have had such an inefficient route as you seem to think. I've seen the Tesco operation in action and it is extremely impressive what they do and how they do it. (I don't work for Tesco by the way).

Also you are correct. If you could sync your deliveries with your neighbour then you (or perhaps just one of you) may even get cheaper delivery options.

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Snowden shoots back: 'So you DO have my emails, after all'

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just a single email?

Forget the content of emails for a moment. Is the NSA saying that in all the time Snowdon worked for them he only ever sent a single email? No emails arranging to meet up with a colleague for a drink or discussing a sports results or anything trivial? Or is the NSA saying that the one email they released is the closest they have to him raising any concerns?

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LG G3 fights off screen-res war rival Samsung with quad-HD cutie: In pictures

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Re: worth watching

'A fairly simple device that actually performs well on voice calls and has a slide out keyboard for exchanging texts with my son at University is all I have needed.'

Really, that's really all you've ever needed ?

Never needed a camera/camcorder at a random moment ?

Never wanted to connect to the internet at a random moment ?

Never needed to find your way when you're lost at a random moment ?

Never wanted to listen to music at a random moment ?

Sure there are devices that allow you to do all of the above really well but surely the convenience of being able to do all of this without the extra weight of disparate devices and charging cables etc makes a smart phone the smart thing to carry around.

As for the ridiculous price, lets add some rough numbers

Camera £150

MP3 player £20

Sat Nav £200

Phone £100

Tablet/Laptop ????

That's over £400 already which isn't too far off the price of some smart phones.

'Am I missing something?'

The 21st Century perhaps ?

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'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina

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If only she was a Brazilian and not Arabic.

Is it me or do the people around the stadium look like stubble ?

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RED planet, INDIAN mission: Space probe prepares for voyage to Mars orbit

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Re: Why am I not supprised.....

Perhaps. Then again they may get some science done and at the same time piss all over a few first world countries I could mention that spend their time standing on the sidelines with no aspirations of their own. Personally I'd love it if my country entered the passing game but we're too busy spending out money on bailing out bankers. When we do spend large amounts of money it will be to shave a few minutes off journey times between London and Birmingham.

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Doctor Who to land on the BIG SCREEN and in 3D in November

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Facepalm

3D ? Pah. Should have been 4D

It's a time machine. Surely they should have added the 4th Dimension to it.

Could have had all the actors say their lines really quickly and then broadcast it in slow motion.

Or the other way around.

Or have the plot make sense regardless of whether you play it forwards or backwards.

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UK ISPs crippled by undersea cable snap

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spent hours on the phone to 02?

I saw loss of connectivity too. I just went out and enjoyed the rest of my life during the downtime. Next day all was well.

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LinkedIn dumped by biggest sugar daddy

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They don't produce anything ?

They don't produce anything physical but they do produce opportunities.

I've had 2 HR managers contact me this year asking whether I'd be interested in vacancies they had. I'm not looking for a new job but tells me that the skills I have on my profile are sought after by companies other than my current employer and in the current economic climate that's reassuring. The trick is to not treat linkedin like facebook. You want quality contacts not quantity.

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Egyptian ad gives Vodafone credit for revolution

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Wankers

Complete wankers.

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Personal jetpacks and solar-powered ships

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tidal isnt solar powered

It's lunar powered.

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Cellphone exposure linked to changes in brain activity

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50 minutes of continous phone use ?

Do people really hold a phone up to their ears for 50 minutes at a time?

My conversations last a few minutes. If I'm on a conference call then I put the phone on speaker.

Even if the study is accurate, I can't see it affecting the brains of the vast majority of normal users.

Probably more risk of getting repetitive sprain injury from texting than you have of frying your brain.

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India backs off RIM, starts on local operators

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Grenade

@AC (Madness)

You can't have dealt with many indians then. You may even have made a valid point but what's the fact that they may be looking at this site got to do with your anonymity ?

Scared they might stick a fatwa on your arse ?

That's the other brown guys you're thinking off.

Clearly there are no limits to your ignorance.

Regards

an indian

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Discovery survives feeler gauge disintegration

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feeler gauge ?

Had no idea the shuttle had spark plugs

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No one needs Blu-ray, says Microsoft exec

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People want choice

People want choice. They don't want to be told how to view movies.

There are times when I want to stream movies. There are other times when I may not have an internet connection where I would want to play a physical disk.

Microsoft has always been a company that doesn't enjoy giving their customers a choice.

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Sony PlayStation Move

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Will any web cam do ?

Do you need the sony eye ?

I have a logitech high definition web cam that works on my PS3. Will that work with the Move ?

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Wikileaks double dares Pentagon hawks

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Trever Pott

... and I really hope that this arrogant **** doesn't get them dead. Something like half the people I knew growing up have served there in the past few years, not all of them came back. Several that did come back didn’t exactly come back whole.

I suspect there are a few innocent Afgans saying something similar.

Imagine going to a wedding only to see your family and friends blown to bits by bullets fired from a passing American helicopter.

>>What ever happened to wikileaks serving as a way to keep corporations and governments honest?

Thats exactly what Wikileaks has been doing. They've exposed a number of incidents that were covered up by the US government not least that Apache shooting down the unarmed journalist.

>> The information in these leaks isn’t scandalous in the least; it isn’t evidence of anything untoward on behalf of the governments involved in this war. It’s a detailed list of who’s who and where; just the kind of information that the Taliban require to get our men and women dead.

Information hasn't published it yet. What do you know that the rest of us don't ?

>> We kill them, they kill us.

You do your friends a disservice by breaking down the complexities of whats going on into 6 words

>> The armchair critics of this war such as Ass. have absolutely no idea what is going on there.

Just because you have a few friends involved doesn't make you less of an armchair critic.

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Man sentenced for DIY gift-card cloning

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I don't wonder why you don't like gift cards

>> And you wonder why I don't use/like gift cards.

Actually no I don't.

I don't sit here and wonder why an anonymous person who I don't know and will never meet doesn't like using gift cards. I'm also not particularly interested in what you had for breakfast.

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UK.gov pledges licence fee 'rethink' over heavy catch-up use

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I've already paid once.

'The BBC's governing body the BBC Trust expressed concern last year about the increasing number of viewers watching catch-up services and said that rules on licences should be clearer.

Most people in the UK already pay a licence fee. They're forced to because of the snooping vans that go around all over the place. It's pretty much impossible to not pay the fee. Therefore anything I watch on my computer is already paid for

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