240 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 08:51 GMT
'disclose and be damned' ?
'disclose and be threatened with disproportionate punishment', surely?
Re: Copyright Mafiaa wildly exaggerate, as this shows
Good luck trying to get accurate figures on piracy in any medium
Re: Not "imminently"
"either I'm a hardened criminal organising terror vie the internet, or I'm helping out some old folk skyping their loved ones on a borrowed laptop"
Same thing, apparently.
It's no iron giant.
Re: Curious to know...
When it's long enough that stray hairs find their way up a partners nose when you kiss, its long enough to provoke complaints.
Re: Beards are Best
"I overheard a feminist co-worker say she thought beards were a disgusting symbol of patriarchal oppression"
Most feminists don't employ this level of, shall we say, recreational schizophrenia.
Re: "an experiment in education of pirates"
"the word is STEALING"
It really isn't. You aren't deliberately and dishonestly permanently depriving someone of their property. You can call pirating "making unauthorised copies" or "unlicensed use", because that's what those words mean. The word isn;t stealing, because that means something else. Unless of course I am unaware of some aspect of english grammar where capitalising a word changes its meaning.
The developer claims the game phones home (anonymously), so I guess the claims amounts to them saying 3000 people have played the pirate version at least once each
Re: In a survey
...but still smart enough to realise that even if everyone uses less electricity per-unit prices will go up and the average bill won't go down
Ooh, that's handy
KDE and GNOME have rather different philosophies, and admirers of one tend to dislike the othe
And the prise for understatement goes to...
Re: 119 MB is lightweight?
Stop trying to install linux on your abacus
"No they didn't"
That doesn't mean people won't say they did.
"The Home Office has 30 days to respond or could risk being in contempt of court."
That could be fun, but a bit pointless.
Re: The UK's Supreme Court...bounced it up to Europe
I don't think the supremem court is supposed to put "I'unno, ask that guy" in their decisions.
"the truth is an absolute defence to libel."
You'd think so, huh? But sadly in the UK this isn't currently the case.
In publishing pictures of a crime is he risking prejudicing any trial?
Obviously no, he's just showing them to a few hundred geeks aroudn the world, but maybe there's a principle here.
"Which evidence is that?"
On the blog he says a subscription to another fetish site plumpy is subscribed to was bought with his card. So either the current holder of the card and the plumpy, who bought the laptop, are 2 separate people who like 'brick butts' (I don't want to know what it means), or plumpy bought both the card and the laptop, or plumpy is the thief.
It could be a coincidence, but it seems very unlikely.
"Stop The Cyborgs"
There's an organisation devoted to shutting up Kevin Warwick? One one of them?
Re: Nice, but..
It clearly is an invasion of privacy to publish pictures of someone as they pootle around at home, not aware they are being recorded.
So the question is whether doing so is a proportionate response to the theft.
It is rarely a bad thing for an idiot to reign in their thoughts
"I swear to god, if you don't give me what I want I will *make the world a better place*" says the TV exec
"My technology won't catch on until everybody who knows stuff has died", says Rackspace CTO John Engates
Re: Easy fix
'Fixed' in the sense of 'made correct' or fixed in the sense of 'nobbled again'
de minimis non curat lex
Usually transalted as "The law does not concern itself with trifles", a concept thoroughly misunderstood by Jonnie Marbles
Re: There is a simple explanation
"the Word UI is the result of extensive testing in usability labs"
Usually i'd save this comment for more serious matters: That's an extraordinary claim, and as such requires extraordinary evidence.
There are no easy answers for what went wrong over so many years
Don't deregulate the banking system allowing them to behave recklessly.
Don't lend money to peopel who can't afford to pay it back.
Don't package up these debts into products you don't understand.
Don't claim that financial products are safe when you don't even know what they are.
These answers all seem pretty easy. There are plenty more.
Re: My grandmother died after they shut down Megaupload
Neither of mine did, so, by MPAAstatisticsing the data, out of the 2 applicable grandmas, neither was affected by the Megaupload shutdown,
Has this always meant "taking dodgy data, cherry picking it, cherry picking it again, and then coming up with a weak correlation, and not even providing confidence intervals", or is that a new development?
Re: "insisting on special treatment"
That depends on the feminist.
A lot of people self-identify as feminists, ranging from so-obvious-you-shouldnt-have-to-still-say-it feminists arguing for equals pay for equal work to so-obviously-wrong-you-should-just-stop-saying-it feminists writing special pleadin garticles in the guardian.
Re: Now Let's Drop Romanticism
"because I am a man and physics education mattered to me"
That might not be the best thing to saywhen you are trying to persuade people.
"As of about 4 or 5 years ago, the amount of pro-Warmist lobbying money floating around Washington DC was running at about 20-1 compared to anti-Warmist"
That's an extraordinary claim, please provide a citation.
Re: Crimson Editor
Crimson used to be my go to editor(*), but didn't handle non-latin character sets well.
So if you only have to edit files written in english I would recommended it, if you are using all of unicode I wouldn't.
(*)not 'goto editor'
"The simplest way to reduce demand for alcohol, is to put the price up"
I'm pretty sure that's the simplest way to reduce the demand for food, clothing and shelter for alcoholics and their family.
Re: New Balls Please
She has a new boyfriend... but he has a new iPhone, so who is winning.
(The answer is her. She is the one who is winning)
Why "Take that, freetards"
Surely those who download illegally have been shown to, on average, pay more for music than those who don't.
My (unscientific) theory on why Adele could do so well without streaming is that people don't want to fire up a PC before they look out through their window at the rain.
Shouldn't they have done this 5 or 10 years ago?
Re: Mac perv's visit porn and gambling sites at work, this is why they are getting 'attacked'.
Given the numebr of times infections have come from banner ads served through legitimate sites is there any reason to believe that the mac users have been up to something they shouldn't?
Re: Karma's a bitch
I'm pretty sure the organisation breaking laws that they lobied for are the ones who look like hypocrites here.
If TPB were suing a 9 year old for copying their logo onto her winnie the pooh laptop your argument would hold water, but that isn't the case here/
Re: Karma's a bitch
The article and the linked article both make it clear that the legal action relates to the css file, not the image, so good cause alteration isn't relevant here.
Re: @AndyS - Lets see if this self-fulfills
"If you don't want to be bothered to learn how a computer works, then why would you want to use Linux ?"
Because an OS aimed at consumers should, for the most part, just work
What a grrrrrrreat idea
Which will have no unforseen consequences.
(Do you see what I did there?)
An anti-piracy organisation not paying for content, that's unpossible (*)
(*) "unpossible" source: The Simpsons
Re: No i?
"> They've already annoyed apple with iPlayer, there's no need for them to rub it in.
There's lots of need :D"
Good point. I retract my earlier statement.
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