1119 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
I buy more music now than I ever have
Not just music, but films and games too.
Just to clarify, none of this happened because of anything the music industry did to "stop piracy". The most likely reason is that I'm now exposed to more culture than at any time in the past. Not only that but I can choose where, when and what I am exposed to. This is despite the best efforts of the music industry to make the opposite true.
"44 per cent of those people were over the age of 75."
Cameron's NHS policies will soon get that number down.
Slight difference unfortunately
Yep, I realise there is a legal difference but the end result is the same. It's still ripping off those that do pay their fair share.
...the likes of Amazon, Google and scummy bankers get away with squillions while HMRC are busy with two oiks.
Still, something must be done, eh? Got to keep the Daily Mail readers happy.
He's quite right
The only thing you'll see in a high street in ten years* is a solitary pound shop with a tumbleweed blowing past.
Support your local shops. They have real jobs inside, real people with real knowledge of the products, not just some unskilled drones picking items from the racks in the latest mega warehouse.
"The device is called an EyePad not to primarily annoy Apple"
But it will help and that's surely a good thing.
Re: Patents are a wondrous thing...
Patents predate the Renaissance and the scientific revolution, and there is some evidence that a similar idea was present in ancient Greece.
Yes, a patent was granted in Greece for a year (according to Wikipedia). Given the speed of tech advances back then it would be equivalent to maybe a week today. I'd have no problems with that.
Patents are a wondrous thing...
...because no one invented anything before patents existed.
Perhaps he could make a copy...
...and send it to Dieter Rams. Seems only fair.
"I've been hacked"
It's the "dog ate my homework" of the digital age.
Eric bloody Huggers. He seems to lurch from one badly thought out tech nightmare to another.
Re: You lost me at...
I have never been on a date where the lady brought along a friend.
I did once. Best date ever.
What a complete arse. He calls himself a survivalist. It must be tough surviving between fat royalty cheques.
....do what we say or we'll shut down your country with the flick of a switch."
Coldplay and Kesha?
There should have been an additional $10,000 fine on grounds of taste.
Admit it, you sniggered too.
It's a very personal thing...
...But my own preference is Earl Grey left to stew until it's almost cold. No milk or sugar. Great in a hot climate.
I have roughly half a metric tonne of books. Not one has ever failed (apart from one I was reading in the bath and fell asleep). Not one has had a flat battery. Not one has had a blue screen of death. I've never dropped one and thought "shit, I've just lost my entire book collection" as it splintered across the floor. The publisher and retailer don't know when I read their books.
Long live dead trees.
It's good that Mozilla uses WebRTC...
...but Google seem to be using WebOrrrTC.
And do software people have any other adjectives than "great" and "awesome"?
I suppose it's possible...
...that this bloke is right and everyone is wrong. Statistics aren't exactly my field but, you know...
Re: Prior art ?
The Apple shops are very different to all others. There's a far higher concentration of pillocks among staff and customers.
"speeds of at least 2Mbit/s to 90 per cent "
It's good to see them aiming so high.
Re: Questions Questions
The Alf Garnett Fan Club is in the house.
We need to hurry up and get to Mars to bring some of the mystique back.
I tend to agree but have the feeling that when the ship lands it will probably find a Chinese base there full of children making iPhones. It's be Scott/Amundsen all over again.
Re: "before returning safely to Earth"
Silly me. I thought that when the first four words of the article said "Iran’s first monkey astronaut " I thought it meant it was Iran's first monkey astronaut. I shall go to bed without supper tonight feeling suitably chastised..
"before returning safely to Earth"
That's not bad for a first attempt. Certainly better than some countries with bigger budgets managed.
Maps, schmaps, who stole my comms?
While the south east corner of Queensland was doing the usual headless chicken routine, the rest of the state was without internet, mobile and landline services. An area containing most of the largest cities outside of the capital were in a communication breakdown for 22 hours, and this is the middle of our nasty natural disaster season.
Even worse was that the media didn't report on this until 2pm when the failure occurred at 6pm the previous day. The only reason we found out then was that a journalist asked the state premier about it. The premier said "we didn't know about it until 6am this morning".
Words almost fail me.
And we had the same weather system hit us with flooding several days earlier.
She said "graph"
Graph must be the new cyber.
A translation is required
"Microsoft has an ongoing commitment to collaborate with advocates, industry partners and governments worldwide to develop solutions and promote effective public policies that help protect people's online safety and privacy."
What this means in plain English is "Fuck off, we don't care".
This is cool
Something that lasts more than a week after the warranty expires.
Re: He stuck to his convictions.
Even kernel hackers have to eat occasionally.
Re: Not easy to like this guy
he is a businessman hoping to make a few more dollars
Exactly. Had it been otherwise he'd have called himself Kim DotOrg.
Views vs Thumbs Up
I believe that the Views count isn't updated in real time but the Thumbs Up are. You may find it rises considerably in a while.
Re: I'm sorry...
useful internal routes were lost
But if it's Ryanair then a flight from say Paris to Marseilles probably took and landed at Calais.
It may be crazy...
...but if these greedy tax avoiding companies actually paid a fair amount in the first place then the craziness wouldn't be needed.
Say it ain't so
He was so cute and cuddly and all Apple products are all so perfect and highly original. How could anyone libel the saintly Steve like this?
I feel the need to burn some incense on my Steve shrine.
Re: Only two questions
I can answer one of those questions:
Keon model: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
Peak model: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
Count me in
Probably a lot less scummy than the competition.
...they said cyber.
Where's the icon that represents taxes being flushed down the khazi?
I can imagine the interviews for civil servants that want to become digital warriors.
Plus I think Mozilla has been brainwashed by HTML5 gurus
If it wasn't for Mozilla's righteous and relentless push for standards adherence by browser companies over the last decade we'd all still be writing crappy code that only works in IE5.
I thank the author of NoScript a bit more.
stuck on a quarter of web surfers with the baton handed to Google’s Chrome.
If Google plastered ads for Firefox on everything, as they do with Chrome, I'm sure the market share would be higher.
I wonder who might be on their list?
If only there was someone on their wanted list using cave-based kidney dialysis...
I bet I can out-pedant you
From Mr Berners-Lee's Web FAQ:
Q: How in fact do you spell World Wide Web?
A: It should be spelled as three separate words, so that its acronym is three separate "W"s. There are no hyphens. Yes, I know that it has in some places been spelled with a hyphen but the official way is without. Yes, I know that "worldwide" is a word in the dictionary, but World Wide Web is three words.
I use "Web" with a capital W to indicate that it is an abbreviation for "World Wide Web".
The bloke was kind enough to give his idea to the world for free. The least we can do is respect his spelling preference.
Beware the fanbois
As it happens, I worked on the UK launch of the Star kit (in Brum, IIRC) for Rank Xerox. It was in 1981, two years before the Lisa appeared.
Nice work, chaps and chapesses.
Of course there's a link
This very morning I played Quake III for an hour and subsequently couldn't help myself. I hatched a cunning plan to drop an anvil on a wily coyote.
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