81 posts • joined Thursday 9th July 2009 08:46 GMT
not really sure
i download shows that i have missed on live UK tv but i do pay a tv license - not really sure where that leaves me on their freetard scale
i have also in the past downloaded various pieces of software - the trial releases are so hampered that its pointless using them, there's no way you can find out if a product will suit your needs if the reason you want it is only available in the full versions, its just stupid - if said pirated versions suited my needs i then bought a legitimate copy, if not then i moved on to a product that did. where on the scale does this then leave me?
frankly i'm all for piracy with the caveat that it is done to test the software and a full copy is then bought if the software is suitable, i am not however for piracy just to steal software - if the developers dont get paid then where is the incentive for them to release new products?
music on the other hand i couldn't give a damn about, since sales don't go to the artists but to the producers and the artists get stiffed anyway, i don't download or buy it either way.
Re: The problems it causes.
i agree with your post wholeheartedly however i must point out that:
"4a) No Free Software can implement DRM, since if I have the ability to compile and run the source, I can intercept the decoded data"
free software can and indeed does in many cases implement DRM, there is a world of difference between free software which can be closed source, and open source software,
even open source software can implement DRM, sure you can read the source code, which will allow you to understand how the DRM is implemented even the code for the DRM module itself - however its the hash it uses that counts, be it a supplied hash that will allow the use of secondary software or media or your own hash for media or software you create for use with the program. the DRM module will just check hashes and can be open source for the world to see, it carries out a very basic function, the hashes themselves are another matter.
Re: Buy stocks in aluminum!
nah mate, the truth is that TPTB started the tinfoil hat rumour specifically so they could gain greater control - the thought that it acts like a faraday cage is false (it would have to totally enclose the head for that to work, since your neck is in the way thats not really gonna happen) as it is in fact open at the front and base this means it collects radio waves and in fact focuses them to a central point ( your brain), think parabolic antenna.
true a subject wearing a tinfoil hat would be partially shielded from behind, but from just about every other angle they will be concentrating the nefarious mind control/reading/dumbing rays.
disclaimer: the author of this post does not admit to belief in these various conspiracy theories so those black helicopters can stop following me now please. however the author of this post does admit that this information is useful for annoying the shit out of holier than thou whackjobs who think theyre "special" and "enlightened" and use the term "sheeple" a lot.
you realise they can get free internet access in libraries right?
i was homeless myself for a number of months and was lucky to end up eating even as well as the person concerned and yet i had daily free internet access in various libraries. such free access was in fact pivotal to me getting back on my feet with a job and a place to live.
just because you have never had to stoop so low as to use something does not mean that it does not exist.
to berate someone without knowing their situation - and indeed to go so far as to try and force your own fantastical delusion as to what their life might be like upon them is farcical at best. you sir are a twat.
as for the story that started it all, yes, for those of us who have been there it is more than in bad taste. it is in fact the most deluded piece of crap ive ever read on this site and that is saying something, the daily mirror probably has better taste and empathy.
its not the tablet business thats killing logitech, its logitechs overinflated prices and rapidly diminishing quality thats doing the nasty for them.
customers just arent stupid enough to pay £80 for a keyboard and £120 for a mouse when they can buy from a lesser known brand a direct equivelant of higher quality build with better materials for £30 or less (total for both peripherals)
cry me a river logitech, i'll use it for kayaking thanks :)
cue sepia tone and hovis music
brings back memories - i had one of these in the cgl branded form as a nipper
enjoyed it immensely
the thing that sticks in my mind the most though was the tapedeck, when the tape needed swapped/turned over or the data ended before it should have, it often spoke in the sexiest female voice telling you what the issue was and what to do. a most pleasurable experience after sitting through 25 minutes of modem type noise
Re: Uh... No.
thanks - the drones here all just gave me funny looks for laughing for no apparent reason
Re: Uh... No.
"Archimedes is also said to have devised a giant crossbow of some sort, to further harry the Roman fleet."
that would be a ballista then... as invented by dionysus
not exactly a fair comparison
i notice you compared it to the BMW 5 series that the UK plods use, however they have also been using both Lotus esprits and elans for the past decade - many of the UK police forces use lotus's for high speed motorway chase cars, hell they even have em in northern ireland. while not exactly in OTT supercar territory its still a closer comparison, but i guess it doesnt make as good a story when the gap in performance isn't quite as high as you'd lead us to believe.
that is something i havent tried - didnt think that would even matter since ipv6 is disabled in network settings.
at this point though i'll give it a try, anything to get rid of chrome and have firefox back.
thanks for the suggestion.
mozilla should fix the memory problems (i assume its memory problems though it could be how it interfaces with the plugins container as stopping that in task manager often stops the lock-up) with firefox before bitching about others choice in browser engine.
im now forced to use chrome (which i hate) because firefox is unstable, and that instability has been getting worse for at least the last 3-4 full revisions. i was a supporter of firefox for years but i dont have time to wait for firefoxs random 5 min lock-ups.
and before people bitch that its my choice of browser plugins - i have tried it on fresh installs of win7 (x86 and x64) and fresh firefox installs with NO plugins. its worse on the x64 systems though it happens on both. and it occurs on pages with minimal content (ie the google home page) or loaded up with heavy flash content.
i hope they fix it soon cause id be back to firefox in a heartbeat.
true i should have used granted there - my bad
however its only 5 years if the trademark was granted 1st jan 2008 and the phone was made 31st dec 2012 (and thats even stretching it as it should really be 1st jan 2013)
otherwise still under 5 years. the math is strong with this one.
settle it once and for all - page 7 under the title "removal from register"
5 years FROM GRANT
i have experience applying for trademarks (and copyrights as it happens) and i can categorically tell you that it is ALWAYS from grant of application not from making the application that any forfeiture kicks in - regardless of country. but since i know that "well maybe not in brazil...." will be an argument youll notice that what i sent you to read above is describing the BRAZILIAN trademark process specifically.
my god, has apple issued a version of maps for the mind?
...and apple buy the majority of their electronicy parts from samsung - that wont stop em
matters not - since the 5 years start from the moment the application is GRANTED not from when they apply for it, hence they were still well within the 5 year term
that last one was @ jdx
just to be clear
because cisco might argue with you there
dont drink the apple flavoured coolaid my friend
"Apple is contesting the decision on the basis that Gradiente failed to make use of its trademark within the five year window, states the Journal."
ok so the brazillian company applied for the trademark in 2008, they made it in 2012 - thats 4 years... is apple hoping that their lord and savior Jobshova will change spacetime to make their statement correct?
does physics actually matter in a universe with apple in it? is the answer to that question 42? seriously the world according to apple make no sense.
looks more like an iphone than the galaxy s does.
how long before apple sue i wonder?
"The first hints that Samsung was looking to Tizen as a possible replacement for Android came in June 2012, when the mobile maker sunk $500,000 into the Linux Foundation, which oversees Tizen development."
not so much, try googling LiMo - you know... what Tizen was called before it had a name change, or simply look at the Tizen Wikipedia page. hell just check your own archive http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/26/limo_founded/ from 2007 no less
gotta admit though. its a lot closer to the truth than what american schoolchildren are taught about how al gore invented the internet using a series of magical mystery tubes.
Re: Macturbate / mac-tur-bayt (verb)
and i thank you sir
for proving my point so well ;-)
Macturbate / mac-tur-bayt (verb)
v. to pleasure oneself through the use of an Apple product.
Once Mike gets the new iPhone he's going to macturbate for a week straight.
If whilst macturbating to your new iDevice you do not get irrationally excited and pompous, you are holding it wrong.
(should be added to the register lexicon imho)
its obvious innit?
apple has altered the male usb connector 'just enough' to claim that its a different and 'new' product
now they will patent their 'new' usb end using their favorite sympathetic court of law
stand by to see them suing the ass off of every single manufacturer out their next year for making usb ends too similar to apples "original and innovative" proprietary design.
its what theyve done with everything else and its made them a fortune, why stop now?
oh he'll pull it off alright - but having to land and spend 12 hours recharging every 100 miles will be a pain in the ass
Re: "petty and unprofessional"
that the new definition of honesty then? nasty hurtful and mean?
guess you use the wikipedia version of the dictionary then
is it just me or do some "scientists" seem to completely dismiss obvious and simple ideas for the most far fetched ones?
dust around stars disappears! must be super duper fast planet formation!!!
or maybe just a migratory planet(oid)s orbit caused it to drift through the solar plane which contained the dust causing a large portion of it to be scooped up to the planet(oid)s surface due to gravity, something we can infer from accumulated evidence happened many times in our own solar system setting a known precident.
NO!! MUST!! BE!! SUPERFAST!! PLANET!! FORMATION!! MUST!! HAVE!! CRAZY!! THEORY!! TO!! GET!! MORE!! FUNDING!!
stupid buggers screwed win7 as well
i have been having this exact same issue but with .net4 patches (KB2600217 & KB2656351) since monday
isnt this the exact same rumour that was flying around for the last 2 versions of iphone?
i was interested in it before from a materials standpoint only to discover that the phone was standard kit and only the lil pokey thing was liquid metal - next will be the rumour that the entire samsung galaxy s3 will be entirely made of gorrilla glass, oh wait they said that before too
those korean guys have some imagination.
"and feature Siri-like voice commands........"
ok so it'll only take commands in certain american states, and then only to direct you to the nearest old folks home when you ask it where the nearest chinese restraunt is located?
colour me excited
Re: scientists need to go back to school
i gather the 'Fail' icon was for failing to see the point, your link is to an entirely different event, which i might add was never misrepresented as being a natural explosion.
scientists need to go back to school
large marine creatures do in fact have a tendency to "explode" re: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3437455.stm
land mammals have a more porous skin allowing gasses to seep out and not build pressure - marine creatures on the other hand have a much thicker hide with a lot less porosity allowing pressure to build until the creature splits or even explodes.
ill be happy when they make a mousemat that charges my wireless mouse as i use it - those buggers eat batteries
other than that im really not bothered until they can keep devices charged WHEREVER you are (a la teslas wireless energy ideas) or better yet keep electric bikes and cars running nationwide without the need for enormous battery packs and 13 hour stop offs to recharge every 100 or so miles.
that would be a proper technological advancement - but remember the priorities, wireless mouse = first pls.
im still waiting for someone in power to ask the question - why arent all the highlevel americans (including white house politicians) who supported, often openly, the IRA being shipped to gitmo? people who had limited associations with organisations classed as 'fringe' are being targeted by 3 letter organisations so why not those in power who support(ed) actual terrorism?
of course the answer is that it benefited the US gov at the time by destabilising the UK (thanks both bush bastards, bang up job ya did there, hope you both burn in hell tormented by all those who died) but how is anyone supposed to take anything the amercians say seriously when such hypocrisy is so plainly open to view?
own work and designs? LMAO
apple only wishes it was their own design
have a close look at this and then tell me jobs shat out the ipad in a cloud of diamond dust and unicorn vomit.
i pray for knight-ridder to appear in court when apples lawyers are in full flow and introduce themselves with a polite "excuse me, heres a summons you arrogant tossers."
or perhaps i should just email a copy of that story to the judge concerned and laugh as apple sinks in flames.
i think youll find that there is NO evidence that duggan fired a gun - NONE
the evidence the police presented in their defence has crumbled around their own ears already - the bullet found in the police radio? came from a police issue mp5, as usual theyre covering their own asses
the modified pistol found at the scene shows NO signs of having been fired and there are huge inconsistancies as to where it came from or that duggan was even in possession of it
i can see their point...
i mean its obvious computergames are the cause, police killing an innocent and then beating the shit out of a minor are both much less likely to be flashpoints for violence than a computergame.
besides its not like the police would want to move blame away from their own actions is it?
a company called "autonomy" has already done this (and released a preview iphone app with an android release in the works) called "arusama" http://www.aurasma.com/
paris, cause if anything needs augmentation its her - shes got a face like a battered trout
personally i think this is great news, perhaps now that SSD's will eb made and used in much larger amount the prices will finally start falling making them more accessable to the average consumer.
its only ever when big business makes moves like these that prices ever drop for the mainstream.
doesnt el-reg have a vehicle capable of landing on other planets?
and its made from paper to boot (you lot missed out on publicity/advertising there, foolish)
all it needs is a means of getting there
stick a paper plane on a rocket - fire it at mars and voila, hell you can do it with a bouncy ball
just cause something 'can' land somewhere doesnt necessarily mean its a good idea or serves any real purpose beyond publicity
He's not so much moving tech or engineering forwards as reusing 20 year old tech - the original submersible was designed and made in the early 90's, not that you'd find that out from the press blurb on the whole matter and the only real upgrade is the re-enforced pressure hull added in 2005 - just check it out under its original project name of 'deep flight'
in fact they did it years ago - and better
they built a version of the shuttle (called the buran) which flew autonomously and had a greater payload capacity (than shuttles themselves even) and flew it in 1988 - america is once again behind the times somewhat in space flight
not very well explained
its not that they cannot prove that Manning gave the material to Wikileaks (and therefor Assange), but that they cannot prove that Assange actively helped/assisted or coerced Manning into doing so.
a subtle but important point.
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