1121 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Not such a bad thing
Maybe we can have fewer effects and more story. I might start watching films again if that happens.
It’s at least feasible, then, that content industries’ willingness to provide legal alternatives is finally having an effect.
So the freetards were correct all along and Big Media was unsurprisingly wrong.
cf The customer is always right.
Very little of what you see in adverts is real.
This is easy to fix
Just stop being such a shit government and ruining peoples' lives and the desire for suicide will decrease.
I think you'll find Napster set the music industry back 10 years....
The music industry can do that quite well without any outside help.
Steve Jobs and company are widely credited with having transformed the entire music industry once already.
It was Napster that changed the music industry. Jobs just figured out a way of making money from Napster's idea.
A steal at just £16,000.
I can recall a time a couple of decades ago when just the lamp for a professional video projector (GE) cost £15,000. If you were taking one abroad the spare would get its own seat on a plane.
We really need a Four Yorkshiremen icon.
You give them their own assembly and next thing you know they're encrypting Wikipedia.
(or maybe just translating it into Welsh, which is the same thing)
Re: Adobe Flash installs chrome and add-ins
Not just Chrome but also Norton AV. Adobe are just pimps for the IT world's whores.
IE vs Chrome
If I had to make a choice it would be IE. Microsoft are 1.2% less evil than Google.
Homeopathy fan? Seriously?
<-- A penguin, the nearest I could find to something quackish
The Stephen Fry of his time.
That's a bit of an insult to Wilde.
Re: But the bigger question is WHY.
But why on earth should the FBI have a list of all those users in the first place? What the hell was going on there?
Maybe it was an epidemiological study into outbreaks of fanboiism.
Is it just me...
...or does that site look like yet another Japanese pr0n site?
But on a more serious note, any online service that purports to be useful after a major natural disaster needs one thing more than any other. It needs to be accessible to the people in the affected area or otherwise it's pretty much just disaster porn for the rest of the world. If you're sitting in the remains of your house after a tsunami or typhoon clutching a soggy mobile and no means of recharging it for a few weeks then a pretty govt site is fuck all use.
I could see a little flash
Poor lady. Blind all those years and the first thing she sees is someone getting their knob out.
Re: Nevermind the gaps.
Rearrange the following words into a well known phrase or saying:
State and Police.
In Aus they are mobile
They are fitted in police cars. Some states are now looking at ending the requirement for a tax disc (aka the rego sticker) as road traffic police can tell whether your car is legal without having to stop and check.
To paraphrase Orwell...
Don't you see the whole aim of Applespeak is to narrow the language of thought? In the end we shall make purchasecrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it.
You're joking, I assume
That is unfortunate for you. You may need to consider moving.
Seriously? The NBN should be available for a far larger group of people (aka taxpayers) without them having to relocate.
Just to be clear, I'm not anti-NBN. A truly national broadband network would be wonderful but what we're getting - and when I say "we're" I mean the 93% that live and work in the cities - is an IBN, a incomplete broadband network. And just to be doubly clear about rural taxpayers, think how much the the bush industries like the mining and agricultural sectors contribute to the national kitty. How does a farmer or miner relocate?
Re: Don't forget *upstream*
And that's great for the 93% but like I said, that ain't me. Satellite NBN is no real improvement in upload speed over my current ADSL but will be less reliable* in poor weather. The much-vaunted advances in tele-medicine for the bush ain't going to happen in the remote areas of Aus either and those are precisely the places that would benefit more than the cities.
*Not my words but that of NBN staff.
The NBN is a great idea...
...as long as you're one of the 93% that will get the full fat version.
Having had various conversations with the NBN folk it seems our location is going to get either the possibly flaky 12 Mb/s satellite service at some point in the next five years or the main 100 Mb/s service around 10 years from now. The former would be at the expense of our current rock solid 8 Mb/s.
I'd be happy with ADSL2+ in the next year or two but that's never going to happen.
Re: The Lewis Page Paradox - correction
2. there is no such thing as CATASTROPHIC MAN MADE climate change
fixed it for you
Not yet but humans have done plenty to f**k up the planet. Give us time and we'll really ruin things.
Re: The Lewis Page Paradox
Excellent, two downvotes. Proof, if it was needed, that Page's disciples don't actually read his "articles".
The Lewis Page Paradox
1. Nuclear power is better because it creates no climate-changing effects.
2. There is no such thing as climate change.
Everyone has a price
Both Google and Oracle can afford it no matter what it costs.
Trust no-one's opinion but your own (and in my case even I wouldn't be too sure about trusting me).
It truly was a geek paradise
I first visited in 83 and came back with so many goodies that just didn't exist in the Tottenham Court Road. I still have some gold plated phono plugs in a box here somewhere.
Best of all was an Akai open reel cassette pack. It was a cassette shell that opened up and contained tiny removable metal reels of 1/8th inch tape. The idea was that you only needed to carry one cassette for your Walkman but still have access to 10 albums. The reels came in a soft gold-coloured tubular belt pack that apparently enhanced your roller skating experience. Daft, tacky, impractical but too funny to not buy.
This could get messy...
...as Lewis Page's head implodes.
Not just Tesco
Australian online retailer Fishpond sends out plaintext replacement passwords. Five characters, too. Class act.
NBN will make things worse?
Williams warned that the deployment of Australia's National Broadband Network and the quadrupling of internet traffic by 2016 will make matters even worse, undermining the business case of cultural production to a greater extent than ever before.
This is obviously bollocks. Who has to time to consume more than they do now? Example, if you currently download one film per night and watch it that's about two hours of your life gone. Add that to all your other daily time usage such as sleeping, eating, shagging, gaming, gardening, working, commuting, etc, and you don't have many, if any, hours left. Having a faster connection doesn't magically create a 26 hour day.
And as I'm sure others have said above, the Australian content industry doesn't make anything worth watching, let alone stealing
Lots of criticsm of WordPress...
...no suggestion of an alternative platform that is completely secure out of the box and thereafter.
One thing that puzzles me...
...is that why so many UK-based copyfighters, freedom of speech advocates and anti-surveillance campaigners make strange choices: They use Google and Apple closed source and privacy-invasive products. WTF is that all about?
Not sent from my iPhone or my Android phone...any any other phone.
When ever I see the name Beck...
...I always get a little excited but these days it's never Jeff, the guitar god, it's always that Scientrollogist instead. Bummer.
It's worse in QLD
At the last local election many of our candidates didn't even distribute fliers, let alone have a simple site or social media presence. In a country with compulsory voting you'd think compulsory manifesto publication would be the norm but no, it's democracy by guesswork.
Others have done it before
Newt Gingrich and Kevin Rudd both have form in this.
Re: Eastenders and Corrie
You are spot on there. Many years ago I did some work for the CEGB and this was part of the discussions. They used the Radio Times as a planning tool for load calculations. The spikes are enormous but they cope.
It's a combination of sources for me
Music radio isn't that great in Aus (apart from the ABC's classical station) so I tend to find interesting new music via the dead tree media, in this case it's Mojo mag.
Once something takes my eye I check it out via the artist's site or YouTube. If it's any good I'll buy the CD.
It was that combo that led me to this song. As someone else said, it's folk music played by Black Sabbath.
Re: Damn you sir, I say, damn you!
If I didn't say then someone else would have :-)
Re: broken link :/
Works fine here too.
While I agree that Liggett is a very good commentator he does suck up to the man with the cheque book. He was working for the Olympic broadcaster in Aus (I can't even bear to type their name) and in GB vs Aus cycling events he said things like "Let's hope it's a gold for Aus".
The best neutral commentary money can buy.
I should have gone for the VPN option...
...but I figured many others around the world would do the same and cripple the servers. From comments I've seen in various places the service held up well.
The biggest bonus from non-Brits using VPNs to access the BBC is that a lot more people around the world now know what a decent TV service is like. Even the BBC's 80 minute nightly roundup programme seemed to squeeze in more events than our local broadcaster's 12 hour overnight marathon.
No adverts and quality output is the polar opposite of what many countries get.
Tory trolls people still have the nerve to complain about the world's best broadcaster.
The mobile infrastructure is very well hidden
Someone was smart enough to hide it all next to those massive towers. We can sleep easily tonight.
Er, that gesture graphic...
...it looks like a guide to entertaining ladies.
Is there a lawyer in the house?
Q1. If someone tweeted 140 characters of a copyrighted piece of literature would they fall foul of the law?
Q2. If someone said Kevin Pietersen is a wanker would that require the tweeter to prove that KP had indulged in solo pleasures or would KP have to prove he hasn't?
Advertising is evil?
You learn something new every day.
How many for the entire Chinese population?
It sounds like a lot of balls to me.
Re: You miss the point of this forum
I don't own an Android phone and I still dislike Apple and their patent wars.
Re: No one expects the copyright police!
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