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17 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009

ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

Sparx

and Im sure I read something from one of the big streaming outfits saying that an 11% drop in piracy could be attributed to the quality and availability of their network....

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: Macs ARE PCs.

By the same token as correcting a colloquial term like internet to www

correcting a PC to a "windows based desktop computer" would be correct.

My point is semantics - and you are making it for me.

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Sparx

Although technically incorrect "the internet" being WWW is an feature of popular misnomers describing 'complicated' technologies that are taken over by the ease of access to non-techies.

like

'my ipad' actually being an android tablet

'my pc' being a desktop mac

etc etc etc

'the internet' is one we all use daily and could be forgiven for (surely?) eg:

"have you seen that 'thing' on 'the internet'"

but granted, maybe shouldn't the larger news sources actually be correctly headlining for the masses :

"Technology underpinning the way Web Pages are created and displayed turns 25"

cant see it happening, more likely they'll choose a more colloquial

"internet turns 25"

As we are talking colloquially: What Evs.

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Regretful selfie-snapping vixens, lads to get shame-hiding digital burqas

Sparx

"Even if you make sure not to post photos of yourself, you can't stop your friends from doing so. If you use drugs and there are pictures of you doing that and you apply for a job, you won't get hired."

I really don't understand why people still have such a problem understanding this concept. Internetz be public unless you KNOW only you can see it or better still don't put it on the bleeding thing.

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Speaking in Tech: You hit Y for YouTube at work and up pops YouPor..

Sparx

hmmm

Got halfway through and couldn't stand it anymore...

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HGST unveils 12Gbit/s SAS SSDs for bankers, gamers and cloud-pushers

Sparx
Paris Hilton

Ill take 22 said the SAN manager to accounts department.

Who promptly laughed

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Big labels try for ISP blocking on 3 more 'pirate' sites

Sparx

Re: Thin end of the wedge.

Slippery slope... give it a few months and we'll see what the censor next... unless people wake up and see whats happening.

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Only buy Huawei or ZTE if you like being SPIED ON - US politicos

Sparx
Big Brother

doesnt the patriot act

Mean that any us hosted cloud service is subject to being spied on under the banner of Protecting Freedom ?

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

Sparx
IT Angle

the closest i found was

the mention of cgi...

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Brit censor stamps on The Human Centipede

Sparx
Coat

Gotta love piratebay

Thanks to the BBFC for bringing this film to my attention :P

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Microsoft sends IE9 'do-not-track' tech to W3C

Sparx
FAIL

Hmmm

Now all we need is some kind of "standard" for companies called "do not hack".... I cant see how this will really help advertisers or anyone else who will ultimatly not really care what protection you have, they will always find a way around it

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Mexican woman gets litigious on Top Gear's ass

Sparx
Thumb Up

Or better still

When they got the Australian car show persevered to turn up to the show in a prison transport van!

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Make your iPhone patriotic - for free

Sparx
FAIL

ive just

Reported a gang of dodgy looking snow men outside work. Hope the feds are coming sooooon!

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Twitter airport bomb joker loses second job

Sparx
Grenade

So...

What would happen to me if i were to suggest I would like to mail a handgranade to the Reg?!

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BT quotes pensioner £150,000 to get broadband

Sparx
Paris Hilton

id pay it!

Id want to see exactly what hardware was installed for £130k, and Id put my name on it, then id charge BT the cost of renting it from me.

Paris, because of some joke about fat pipes....

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Google tweaks search results with mystery site speedometer

Sparx
Welcome

Sounds alot like..

Google are giving a clear bias toward whatever hosting they will be doing, surely the 'fastest' servers will be in googles own network across the globe? that being the case, its just a matter of marketing the fact, and boom, before you know it peeps will be clambering over themselves to get some Google Server action to help them clamber up the rankings

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Bloke uses nail clippers to go roundhead

Sparx
IT Angle

Wheres the IT angle?

Bored / mental IT worker?

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