56 posts • joined 1 Nov 2009
"Without my 'favourite' author getting a penny. Why would I want to do that to my favourite author ?"
Even if the copyright expires, there's nothing stopping you from giving the author money. Also, it would be difficult for someone to publish a book whose copyrights have expired but many aspects of it are still trademarked, because that probably class as counterfeiting.
"do you want Noddy's children to starve ?"
Don't care about his children. If I die, I could leave my kids money and a house. Why should his children get money, a house and something that magically keeps making more money even though he's dead?
"Wei was able to walk to the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Jilin University."
I think he glitched..
Don't personally care for attention. Would appreciate if El Reg showed some respect, though -- not more than they show anyone else, just some. For instance, why not wait when asked to wait?
UK libel laws are outdated. They need reforming, not abolition, and that's what the Pirates are asking for.
This article is pure FAIL.
Thanks for taking the time to link to the manifesto, Reg:
You know, in case you thought your readership is intelligent enough to read it on their own, and decide that relaxed copyrights and patents, freedom of speech and privacy are actually GOOD things.
El Reg is objective as always.
They actually said:
"We strongly oppose compulsory ID cards, and pledge that we will never introduce them. The proposed National Identity Register will be regulated so that it can only contain trivial information, and data required by a particular government department must be held by that department only. We will introduce a new right to compensation for people affected by government data loss."
Look up the emerald window manager (there should be tutorials online for how to use it; the packages are in the standard repos, I think). It lets you install very fancy themes.
You also want to look for tutorials on compiz. Install the compizconfig-settings-manager and gnome-color-chooser packages.
Go to gnome-look.org for themes. You can install them from System>Preferences>Appearance.
YouTube's counter-argument is...
...that Viacom HIRED people to upload infringing content so they could come back later and accuse YouTube of being evil.
I want YouTube to win this. Viacom are a bunch of tossers.
I'm waiting for my FREE™ Windows copy
Nope. Still nothing.
Don't really want one, tbh.
What goes up, comes back down..
This could be just another bubble of silliness waiting to burst, so purveyors of apps may want to hold onto their hats.
If it's just £5k, why not keep it in cash -- you know, where they can't close your account and stuff.
Maybe he should just move it to an Icelandic bank..
Also eligible for a Darwin award.
...because I always thought if you don't have the balls to stand up for what you believe they'll just take advantage of you.
For example, they might sell you subpar, crippled products at £50. Say nothing, and in a couple of years they might try to sell you even less for £50. In my book, that is a downward spiral, which is what real misery is like.
If we don't speak with out wallets, then what do you propose? A DDoS attack perhaps?
Paul Smith, Reading comprehension FAIL
What part of "not touching" does your tiny brain not understand?
Even though I would NOT personally pirate a game over the internet, I have no problem with others doing it. Copyright infringement is not theft, it's copyright infringement: Ubisoft loses nothing from it happening, especially if the pirates never intended to buy the game in the first place. Piracy gives people the opportunity to try before they buy, and I respect that.
Stupid DRM like this just makes our lives harder, and the pirates always have a cracked copy within hours. Ubisoft should realise that what they are doing is pissing their customers off, and they'll have to stop when enough people decide that enough is enough.
This is it!
I'm officially boycotting Ubisoft and all their DRM-infested shite. Even if they publish the BEST game in the world, I'm not touching it until they remove the DRM.
What, do they think we are stupid or something?
And you were right
That's granddaddy Hilton. We won't be seeing Paris running hotels, though, because her grandfather will be leaving all his money to charity!
That's precisely what needs to be done. Problem is, politicians are sold out to said billionaires so we'll be stuck with yet more patent and copyright protection laws... until the system blows up on its own, that is.
You should have put up screenshots of Bing, though ;)
Has anyone here tried the beta? What's their selection like? What about the pricing?
As for the mp3 vs ogg debate, a lot of recent mp3 players do support the format (that's the beauty of open formats). I think they should support ogg instead of mp3, because Amazon and others already offer mp3s, but not ogg.
She released the album for free, but why didn't she put up a donate button? I know lots of people who would gladly use it if they like the music!!
The song is from 1934 and they're bitching about copyrights/plagiarism/whatever?? They want 40% of the profits from a modern song for a flute riff?
The bloody thing belongs in the public domain. Not only should this be thrown out of court, they should reform copyright to last less than 500 years. Bunch of cheapskates, sitting on their arses doing nothing and expecting everyone to pay them for it.
If I were that employee, and I knew this incident could get me fired, I would ask for the chore of being the one to prove the research wrong and show my comment was fair.
Oh I remember...
Must be that patent on sudo.
If he were a real terrorist he'd DEFINITELY be talking about it on twitter, no doubt. That's what real terrorists do, of course!
"users of the service complained that they could see other people’s accounts"
That is a fail of the most epic proportions, and definitely dangerous for the users. I've put it off long enough, but I'm ditching hotmail right now.
If it spins down when not used, does that not mean it'll have additional spin-up times? As I see it, it may spin faster when active, and it will transfer stuff faster, but if it'll have even worse response times than average HDs then it may not be worth it.
I'd like a durable 600GB SSD instead, please!
I like this
A very honourable gesture from Google. Wish more companies would do this sort of thing more often.
Oh come on
They don't need a print option on the scanner. They can take a picture of the screen with a phone :P
What on Earth...
...are they thinking??
y thnk u
My, what a bit of FAIL this is... It's just an mp3 with tags added at the end -- and as a bonus, this FAIL could only have come through Fraunhofer because those lametards own the patent for mp3 and would sue any other lametard who would try this first.
My concern is about the rights holders being able to find the identity of infringers directly.
Seeing how these "entertainment" cartels usually operate, I won't find it surprising if we start hearing about how they're kicking doors in and breaking people's kneecaps with a baseball bat.
Power to i4i...
...and all others like them.
That is all.
"Google is essentially rewriting copyright law in a way that favors it above all other book sellers."
Copyright law is having adverse effects on society and business and needs to change. If governments aren't willing to move into the 21st century, private companies will inevitably have to lead the way.
If this process is indeed put back into the hands of governments as is being suggested, I don't see us going forward any time soon.
Also, I can see why Amazon has a problem with this, as it has products that could be directly affected. What are the other two moaning about, though?
Unless I heard wrong, there are violent strikes in China involving the company that manufactures touch screens for Apple.
We'll see if this can affect the product launch.
It was Pocahontas actually
Yes, I just had it stuffed.
I have a WinMo phone and an Android phone.
Guess which one fails the quality test!! :P
If I may...
What about the eye strain? This stuff is a public health hazard, especially if people (especially kids) sit around the TV watching it all day long.
As for the technology itself, it's still pretty gimmicky. The 3d glasses are very uncomfortable, and even though OK for the cinema every once in a while, they're not ready for prime-time in the home. If they can get rid of the glasses, I'll be more excited about this development.
goats have feelings too
And no self-respecting goat would go on BGT.
This is a good thing and I hope it catches on in other countries and for other aspects of life.
The mottos "I will work harder" and "Napoleon is always right" are all too prevalent today.
Let me get this straight: the "music-and-movie" industries are failing because they REFUSE to adapt to current market needs, so internet companies must prop them up?
On what grounds? Because piracy happens on the internet? I'm sorry, but that is just stupid. Of all the retarded things the french gov't has come up with so far, this may just be the stupidest.
French people, do something about your government!!
Was the software for the banks also written by Microsoft by any chance? Could they have reused code from WM?
I think blaming the hosting and search companies for their stuff being pirated is completely unreasonable.
Even if those companies know about it, that doesn't mean they approve -- if Rapidshare has illegal files on it, it's because there are SO many of them that they are difficult to find and remove; if Google and Bing put illegal stuff high in the search results it's because the users search for them so often (and a thing called net neutrality that Bing doesn't believe in apparently).
Oh teh noes!
'tis the work of criminal masterminds!
Nintendo: Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni!
French Judge: I fart in your general direction, sons of a silly person. Windows is an open platform, you tiny wipers of other people's bottoms.
The "problem" everybody seems to have with news aggregators is that they spread out the advertising revenue, so more money goes to wherever the best content is.
This means, small-time news sites with high quality content get a chance, and big news empires like Murdoch's lose their stranglehold and don't get to keep everything for themselves.
Even if Murdoch got 100% of Google news' revenues, he'd still be in the red. News corp is not sustainable as it is because it's gotten too big!
I've been saying that's the way forward for YEARS!
Just add an FPGA to do custom parallel processing on the side.
Find a way to combine this on the same chips with SSDs and you have a brand new architecture that can potentially do some bloody awesome things.
Come on, El Reg
You need to get a pic of the apple logo with a worm in it!! ;)
well done, apple
Thanks! This made my day.
Cigarette smoke is THE most disgusting thing.