45 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
Musicians grow up
Can anyone tell me why musicians and composers are so special, JMJ doesn't pay his plumber every time he draws water, he doesn't pay his electrician every time he turns a switch on, he doesn't pay the artist every time he looks at his collection of art so why should he and other musicians be paid every time you listen to their music. They should be paid once for their work just like every other worker. The premise that musicians should be paid over and over is a modern premise promulgated by the recording industry and prior to this musicians of talent either earned their keep by performing regularly or by obtaining wealthy sponsors. Modern so called musicians have this belief that we owe them a living & that they shouldn't have to work for it o matter how little talent they have. Just remember that one of the biggest campaigners for the recent extension of copyright on music is that well know Christian Sir Cliff Richard. AFAIC if musicians want paying more than once for their work they need to be intersting enough for me to go and see them more than once, when they have to work for their pay and they have to stop being selfish luvvies and actually appear on time and give a reasonable performance in both time and quality.
Re: HUD? - modern satnavs
The law is clear on this, as verified in a recent case where a driver ran a junction because it was not on his satnav and killed cyclist. The judge ruled that satnav are an aid therefore full responsibility lies with the driver to be aware of his surrondings
Even bigger fail
Have you seen how much R&D goes into a new car, no, thought not.
it must be DareDevil, the only film I've ever walked out on.
East Yorkshire Trading Standards
Now that's an oxymoron if ever there was one
Please tell me..............
you're not the new Editor of Heat or Closer, that would be too much.
Good look where ever you are going.
Nuclear mushroom because that's what one of your put down's felt like ;-)
re the Wheel of Time
Totally agree with your comments, I stopped reading at book 11 when I discovered I'd lost the ability to breath through sheer boredom.
Can someone please
explain the Streisand Effect to these idiots.
Can't find photo?
Try here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11883567
Doesn't say much for the quality of policing used in a fit up does it?
Easy bluff to call
All it takes is for some of our American friends to meet up outside Mountain View with camera's & monitoring equipment then see Google's re-action, after all what's good for the goose................
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The UK has already banned the issue of €500 notes over the counter after concluding they had become the bill of choice for organised and not-so-organised criminals. So only available to MP's then
Thank you;-) oh Great Moderatrix. Seriously though, I would have had no problem with him being sued under Copyright Law but using the Fraud Act is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. It's quite interesting that these multimillion dollar companies are so poor that they are unable to launch a legal action by themselves and have to rely on you and me paying for it from our taxes whether we agree with the action or not. Cynical moi!!!!!!!
if reviewer John Bloggs of the Daily Echo writes in his review "with this director, this writer and these actors this film should have been a masterpiece of family entertainment rather than the bowl of steaming puke it really is" and the film company the puts on all it 's adverts "a masterpiece of family entertainment, John Bloggs, Daily Echo" that is not considered fraud. All this guy was really doing was a try before you buy service and the film industry were panicking because people were seeing the dross being put out before they had been conned out of their ticket money. The film industry, like the record industry, is bereft of ideas and constantly fails to provide a watchable product, with some exceptions, so is resorting to this type of action to make itself feel good and find a scapegoat for their own inadequacies. If anyone should be prosecuted it's the film company exec's for constantly defrauding the public.
Seems the movie studios are royally screwing the taxpayer
There, corrected it for you.
England have just turned down
a £70 million sponsorship deal, even the current team couldn't run about with "Winalot" on their shirts
Referred to ERYC Trading Standards
What a joke, their only interest is protecting the big retailers not the consumers, as I know from personal experience, one joker even tried to scare me out of repeating the T & C's on companies website by using references to the McLibel case. Now this is an organisation ready for cutting under the new plans to reduce the Public Sector, ERYC Tradings Standards are 2nd only to Humberside Police in the list of most useless organisations in the country
Has anyone posting here vever been to Robin Hood Airport?
No, I thought not. Well I have and a large proportion of the fights out of the airport are to Belfast in Northern Ireland, yes the Northern Ireland where he was intending to fly to and the Northern Ireland where sectarian killings are still going on and some of the locals had a tendency to blow things up. As a result Robin Hood Airport has large signs telling passengers that even joking about bombs will result in Police action. In view of this was this tweet funny and ill considered, the answers are no and yes. He was lucky just to get away with a fine and it is his local airport, less than 10 miles from where he lives so there's a good chance he's used it at some time.
Stop defending a moron who got what he deserve
Haven't you got it yet.
The current Government won't need ID Cards for UK Nationals as the barcode on each person will suffice
Office of "Fair" Trading
This is the organisation that couldn't see price fixing by the record cartel despite them attempting to sue Asda as a group, when Asda decided to reduce their cut on the Top 20 CD's, or the numerous group court cases by the Record Companies against anyone who challenges their idea of an open market. OFT are a waste of time and a QUANGO that should be dispenced with in the current round of ConDem cuts.
Don't be an idiot
Despite the scaremongering by the previous Govt and the gutter press,paedophiles are far rarer than they would have you believe and 95% plus of all paedophillia is within the family group. The whole CRB and eCRB system were introduced to create panic and exert control over people, they rely heavily on rumour and unproven allegations to create a system of appearing to act whilst doing nothing. CRB's were introduced in a knee jerk reaction, against the advice of the investigating officer, to cover the massive errors at a high level by Humberside Police who had messed up three previous and seperate complaints against Ian Huntley by schoolgirls which were not cross checked against Humberside's own records. These were then deleted the records from police computers thus preventing accurate checks by other forces resulting in the murder of 2 schoolgirls. The officer who investigated Humberside's failing has stated recently in public that he had not recommended CRB's and that they are a waste of time.
ACPO are quite willing to take part in politics so long as it doesn't involve the dirty work of actually campaigning or being deselected due to not keeping your word. There seems to be a strong waft of hypocracy there
So the ASA
will officially be able to whitewash your complaint rather than pass the buck as they do now. Great news for users, I don't think so. ASA , one Quango that definately needs to be got rid of by whichever party gets into power in May.
Got to be fair to HDM though
Even though they have to look upwards to see the gutter, they have finally managed to find a subject on which all the regular contributors to their comments section agree, this one and the universal condemnation of HDMs harrassment of Mr Smith.
They're still at it
HDM have run another story about Mr Smith today, trying to get an adverse comment from the Virgir (yes this is the correct spelling) of Beverley Minster, without success but HDM are still providing innuendo's linking Mr Smith taking photographs of children playing sports with his work for legitimate and legal porn sites. The editorial team at HDM are really showing themselves to be lowlife slimeballs. Article link here: http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/news/Beverley-Minster-virger-backs-web-publisher/article-1887241-detail/article.html
Badgers - because El Reg don't have an icon for beavers from which the name of Beverley is derived.
And in the spirit of the Daily Mail
the Hull Daily Mail constantly fails to moderate racists comments from any of it's comments section and allows active promotion of the BNP in it's comments sections. It really is an embarrassment.
Hull Daily Mail
As an East Yorkshire native who lives in the HDM's catchment area I'm pleased to see that El Reg didn't make the mistake of calling HDM a newspaper, everyone who lives locally know's the HDM's only function is to provide disemination for Blunderside Police and the outer wrapping for fish and chips.
The Head of UEA CCU gets caught breaking the Freedom of Information Act and the Police are looking for the Whistleblower, I thought the Police in the UK were there tohelp prevent crime not assist in its cover up. Silly me.
The simple fact is that Dell agreed these delivery dates at the outset, if they couldn't meet the order delivery dates they should not have accepted the orders. Common sense states that if someone says can you deliver on such and such date, you check that you are actually able to complete the delivery before saying yes. Simple isn't it.
And another thing
The best way to stay in business in the current recession is to look after your customers, piss them off and they will piss you off, end result another crap business goes to the wall. My local cycle shop has applied this rule for 75 years, they call this good business practice or common sense.
As a regular NSF user & a Northerner, I thought that you might like to know that NSF never had any problems like this until all the support services were transferred Dover, guess they don't have TV and newspapers or even the magical message through a screen system down their you ignorant and prejudiced muppet.
Alan Johnson is one of my local MP's
and apparently the new medical evidence was an x-ray that shows he still doesn't have a backbone.
She is not a top e-cop, she is the representative of an extreme right wing pressure group / private company that abuse their position to rip off the taxpayer and influence weak, spineless ministers, whilst topping up their generous saleries as "public servants" with payments from ACPO.
Not that I'm anti-ACPO but it should either be disbanded or all the coppers that are shareholders / spokespersons dismissed from their respective forces due to conflict of interests, as the old saying goes, no man can serve 2 masters.
wtf has it to do with ACPO
They are a private company that acts as a pressure group for a very small group of self interested and power hungry people. They should be forced to close and stop pressuring the Govt. to give the Police, ie themselves, more power.
Well said by the Skinny Mafia
Talking out of your arse about fat people, without knowing any background details, just because you're skinny typifies what this woman is talking about. Think before you preach, yes some people overeat and gain weight un-necessarily but they don't deserved to be abused, would you idiots feel equally at home making jokes in the same vein against anorexic's. I'm technically overweight, having been a Rugby Union prop forward for over 20 years & then Refereeing, with a high level of fitness, for another 12 years. I now cycle 12 miles a day, 3 days a week and regularly take part in cross country mountain biking, any of you big gobs fancy joining me or are you to busy insulting people without knowing them.
Gobshite's the lot of you.
if you'd seen the earlier reports of what this idiot did you will have seen that he drove past a road sign that clearly states "not suitable for motor vehicles" and that's why he got done. He ignored a road sign end ended up hanging his heap off a cliff.
He deserves everything he got.
@ J 3
MP's expenses perhaps
How do they know?
Is MSRT reporting back to them or is it just a guestimate, if it's the former when were MS going to tell users about the rootkit/trojan they'd installed on their machines.
Mines the leather jacket with Paranoid on the back
if 850,000 people decide to sue the Home Office and ACPO in a Class Action...........
I'll get me coat
And they are really useful (sarcasm mode on)
Humberside Police installed one on the Humber Bridge but it, and the doughnut eating wanna be film stars, failed to pick up a car stolen from a 70 year old man at a cemetary in Hull as it went over the Humber Bridge despite an immediate report by the Cemetary Keeper.
That would be the same Morrisey
who was successfully sued by the other members of The Smiths for their share of the bands royalties that he had pocketed.
Exactly so either lay off McKinnon or shut down WMF under DMCA, easy isn't it you pillock
What journalism, most papers (not newspapers) now consist of fiction and stories lifted from the web, Modern reporters now couldn't investigate a story if you wrote all the evidence and sources in 10 foot high letters on a wall in front of them. My local rag ran a totally inaccurate story about the costs to date of a planned incinerator, the Editor was most upset when I rang, contradicting every thing reported and questioning the abilities of the reporters. He asked my where I had sourced my evidence and was totally gobsmacked when I said back issues of your paper but he still failed to print a retraction.
Bring back real journalists and not media hounds and I'll start buying papers again.
Why are ACPO involved in this?????????
ACPO, despite it's representations to the public, is a private company which makes money out of charging the Govt for information it obtains (possibly illegally) from police forces throughout the UK and collating it. To be a shareholder in ACPO you have to be a police officer who has attained a certain rank, not sure if it's Inspector or Super, however this is still a private company that has too much input on Govt. policy and is given too much access to confidential data.
Do some checking up, if you don't believe me, and you'll be surprised to find that they had to repay £18 million earlier on this year for charging for data that police forces were supposed to supply as standard operational data.
Do I hate ACPO, yes I do, we pay senior police officers enough without them ripping us off throough some shell company whilst appearing to be a benificial adviser to all. Bastards.
Posted anonymously as ACPO can be very vengeful when exposed.
all the Disney films do is stop parents having to answer awkward questions from children that wouldn't understand the complexity of the reply. It's not about pro or anti (name your) sexuality, it's about maximising profits. Kids are only interested in simple good v evil stories with a happy ending. The people who are seeing a hidden agenda here are adults not children because for children there is no hidden agenda. Unfortunately most of the comments here seem to be of the childish "I'm right, no I'm right" variety rather than mature adult discussion (imho).
btw Secretgeek, you are so right, have you ever seen Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, JarJar Binks was the most obvious homage to the Blaxploitation films of the '70's that I've ever seen and as a WASP it was embarassing to watch such obvious racial prejudice in a major modern film.
Troll because I'm bound to be treat as one for disagreeing with both sides.
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