* Posts by John Lilburne

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Careful - your helmet might get squashed by a VOLVO

John Lilburne

Re: What a stupid fucking idea....

Yep I nearly had one of them binking bastards last week in a pitch black country lane. At first I thought it was one of those new fangled flashing bend markers.

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John Lilburne

Re: What a stupid fucking idea....

It might not be politically correct but cyclists are a pain in the fucking arse. I don't mind them in the city if they are going along at 20mph, that is not so much of a problem, but outside of the city/town limits they are nothing but a menace and an annoyance.

In my area they use the roads as some form a race track with a line of the bastards going up one side and another line down the other. Its a 60 mph road not 35 mph or 15 mph on the up hill. Nothing can get past the buggers not even farm traffic. Then on the windy country lanes they are two abreast or bunched up in a pelletron.

At least one a year gets killed and then we have the aggravation of the road being closed whilst the police investigate and the ambulance crews collect up the bits.

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Speaking in Tech: MICROSOFT to buy out TWITTER? Nah

John Lilburne

I can just remember stumbleupon, I dumped it after it did a rights grab on all the images people uploaded. Never been back.

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

John Lilburne

You seem to have an older version of the internet.

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Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

John Lilburne

Re: A message

When one French ISP blocked Google Adsense it was reported to have cost Google $1 million in a single week. The Google ad pushers are unlikely to creep away.

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John Lilburne

*sigh*

Well will they learn that if they don't hang together, they'll all eventually hang separately.

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Taxi app Uber plugs 'privacy-threatening' web security flaw

John Lilburne

Forget all about that malarky

You order a ride from your house to restaurant, some unchecked driver turns up who now knows your home is empty for the next couple of hours.

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GOOGLE is COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN

John Lilburne

If they want to make it child friendly ...

... they'll be filtering out wikipedia then.

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

John Lilburne

Why did Wales abandon it ...

... the Spanish editors forked in protest and he bottled it.

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John Lilburne

Re: Let's bitch, bitch, bitch!

[for the most part - of no use or interest to anyone save the Titanic obsessive or a descendant.]

They claim 4.5 million articles but the vast number of them are of the form "X is a village in Outer Mongolia with a population of 216", "Y is a moth in the A family", or "Z is a football player in the 4th division of the Turks and Caicos Islands league". As such they contain no extra information than that which you had to start with.

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John Lilburne

Re: Let's bitch, bitch, bitch!

The problem with your complaint is that all of the wikipedia content is already available elsewhere. If you are in the UK you have free access to Britannica through your library membership. Plus all the Oxford reference works. Plus loads of music and art references. True they don't have 1000s of "My Little Pony" articles but I suspect that isn't what you are looking up.

What has happened is that WP has polluted the internet, its pages dominate search engines to the exclusion of better works. The result is that you will almost always get 3rd rate information for any search query.

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John Lilburne

Wikpedia ...

... is in constant threat of being extinguished. Removal of a child's photo of a butterfly and they cry that wikipedia will collapse. Pending changes - wikipedia will collapse. Image filter so you don't get some crap porn when you multimedia search for "tolling bell" - wikipedia will collapse. Removal of biographies of z-list celebrities and wikipedia will collapse. Google not linking of decades old, out dated information has Wales screaming wikipedia will collapse.

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Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

John Lilburne

Robb Johnson - Welcome To Mugsborough

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBenuuAD2Sg

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Pay-by-bonk chip lets hackers pop all your favourite phones

John Lilburne

Did anyone see any ...

News International journos in the place?

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Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

John Lilburne

Re: Meh

This Nokia 6030 (c2005) that I carry, makes and receives calls, sends and receives text messages, if I leave it on permanently the battery last a week. The wife has some Samsung S3 thing which I don't see does anything more useful than the 6030. And yeah I know all about app for this and app for that, but really if you actually need any of that your life is really fucked up.

Now various colleagues have tried showing me differently but whenever they try, the thing they are trying to demonstrate either doesn't work or is so cumbersome its useless, or they can't connect to the wifi/web, or they discover they are about to run out of battery.

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Pop starlet Taylor Swift DUMPS Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

John Lilburne

I've said before ...

... and it either got heavily downvoted or rejected, that those generating content should withhold it from Google and the like. A content strike may be the only way forward.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

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Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012

John Lilburne

If a company is tax dodging it getting cute with accountants, it is most likely to also getting cute with your privacy, and dodging its way around other regulations too.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

John Lilburne

Compulsory voting ...

... yeah we'll give that a try just as long as they have "None" box to tick. Lets vote them all out constituency by constituency.

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IRONY ALERT: Former MI6 chief warns of 'mass snooping' - by PAEDOS

John Lilburne

Re: Unrelated question

I think you'll find that Gubmint perverts wear Gannex raincoats not some lowbrow Macintosh affair. Also the sweets they have on offer are better than Quality Street and not bought from some Pick-n-Mix stall.

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John Lilburne

Re: Please specify the nature of your menace

If you know the places someone frequents, the things they do, and the things they like, you can groom them better.

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John Lilburne

So what evilness of yours are you trying to distract us from?

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Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

John Lilburne

"plumbing the depths"

"The crook involved in the celeb naked snap offer is plumbing the depths to exploit the event for his or her own gain."

I'm having real difficulty here contemplating any depth lower than reddit and 4chan.

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Labour outsources digital policy, Tories turn up to finish it

John Lilburne

Sometime ...

... we should hoist all 650 of them up on their and drop em on their heads. Think of it was a factory reset.

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Stanford Uni: Google cash leaves us entirely impartial and unbiased

John Lilburne

Re: It can be voted down. So ?

[After all, concerning Google, in El Reg forums the general attitude is Google is Evil.]

You might think so ...

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John Lilburne

Keeping shtumm

If I say anything here it will either get rejected or heavily voted down by the Google fan bois.

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They have been inserting little memes in everybody's mind. So Google's shills can shriek there whenever they're inclined

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

John Lilburne

I still buy CDs

and for all the reasons outlined in this article. I still play entire albums too, none of this hoping from one song/artist to another. I see people on sites like last.fm with 1000s of artists that they've listened too, I don't believe you can do that in any meaningful way.

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

John Lilburne

Big boxen big bucks

For me my 1972 KEF speakers beat anything modern, probably because its what I'm used to after 40 years. I recall back in the late 80s one 'audophile' mate groaning that I didn't have a CD player and one day came round to give me his old one. A few weeks later he was round and some music was playing and he said "See how much betterCD is!" What was playing was some 8 yo vinyl. A couple of years ago I was looking to bring the KEFs back into use having been persuaded to put them in the attic and try modern gear. I looked about for a solution and got amplification suggestions ranging in the several $100, a sound engineer relative recommended Classe http://www.martinshifi.co.uk/brand/4/classe/

Someone else said you can always extract money from people with big box and recommended another solution. A few weeks later the relative came over and said "Nice sound but where is the Amp" the rest of the weekend he stared at the thing and muttered but ... but ... but... but

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeshipping-Lepai-LP-2020A-digital-power-amplifier-small-power-amplifier/1670027524.html

as the other guy said (Trent Reznor has one of his guitar amps) the technology that went into computers in the last 40 years also went into audio.

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What TODO with open source: Google, Facebook and Twitter launch collab project

John Lilburne

Ain't that a shame ...

... if your business is premised on getting a load of people to do stuff for free, and those people start waking up to the fact of their exploitation by $billion corporation then said $billion corporations are screwed. I guess their next move would be to get some senate / congress committee, or Californian judge to declare that the SA clause in the GNU licenses doesn't apply if you're a $billion corporation. Then they can take the whole development in house and commercialize it properly.

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Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

John Lilburne

Apparently its sacred work

[Our officers and soldiers are doing sacred work which saves many lives and they deserve our gratitude.]

Which is pretty good work if you can get it

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge95aGcth7k

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

John Lilburne

Given the amount of spammer accounts on Google

5 million probably equates to 50 real users.

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Jimbo tells Wikipedians: You CAN'T vote to disable 'key software features'

John Lilburne

Re: There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia

There are 1000s of pages like this on WP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buprestis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclidia

What, other than the image is copyrightable? Seems to be exactly the same as the US phonebook case.

How about this of which there are 100,000s similar all ripped from zoology databases:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnet_Companion_Moth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccotremataceae

Or pages like this of which there are again 100,000s similar all of which are straight rips from geographic databases:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maghraoua,_Morocco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenberg,_Saxony

Then there are 100,000s of pages like this ripped from sporting almacks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yordanis_Borrero

what is copyrightable here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Heyward_Academy

The fact is that out of its 5 million pages the number of pages that are actually susceptible to copyright are few and far between. Then there is all the stuff that is derived from the 1911 EB and the catholic encyclopedia and other public domain sources. What would make those page copyrightable now?

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John Lilburne

Re: There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia

They use a BY-SA license. Thus unless they've set the old content in stone any modification is also BY-SA. Of course that presupposes that anything on wp is copyrightable facts aren't and I doubt the spelling and grammar corrections of the plagiarisms are either. In fact its probably only the hoaxes that are copyrightable,

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John Lilburne

Re: There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia

Works both ways. If every content writer* left WP all the WMF needs to do suck up their content from wherever they happen put it. WP has the Google juice which the new site won't have. In any case unless some big tecj company muscles its way in, the clowns bitching on WP don't have the resources to fork WP anyway. I also think its the case that the last time anyone attempted an actual content fork it all fell apart.

*only 17.5% of the actual changes on WP are content at this time. Another 45% are bot edits doing useless format changes, then there is another 25% of talkpage arguing. 6% edit warring and 4% vandalism.

http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5083&p=110002#p110002

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

John Lilburne

Re: "Copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple"

Hmm the property in question is consumption of the content by way of copying. The value of the property is in the right to control the consumption of the content by way of making copies. By making unauthorized copies you are permanently removing the value that the rights holder had in control of copying.

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Google has spaffed more cash on lobbying this year than Big Cable

John Lilburne

As the late Mel Smith would have said ...

... "cut off their Goolies".

www.youtube.com/watch?v=04clpd7h0b0

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

John Lilburne

Sensitive little flowers aren't they!

[Google contacted the Register to deny making “any suggestions” to CodeClub or its supporters in government not to criticise sponsors and invited us to read CodeClub’s blog entry. Codeclub has also been in touch with us to ask us to do the latter.]

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Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED

John Lilburne

It aint the State we need to be worried about.

Its the search engines, email providers, social networks that are mining our private data and selling it on to 3rd parties.

For that we need the State to step up to the plate and protect its citizens.

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HTTP-Yes! Google boosts SSL-encrypted sites in search results

John Lilburne

Re: On balance...

Ha if Google are pushing it then they and their friends in gubmint probably have a backdoor.

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'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

John Lilburne

Re: Not surprised, but...

Or we could stand on the bank and laugh as you drown.

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

John Lilburne

You are wrong in law

Firstly the Theft Act 1968 s1(1) is NOT teh be all and end all of the Theft act it is simply s1(1). Secondly you have misquoted it as it also says 'with the intention of permanently depriving '. Thirdly you need to account for "taking a motor vehicle without the owners consent - TWOC" is covered by section 12 of Theft Act 1968, even though there might be no intent to "permanently deprive"

Copyright infringement is an act of dishonesty that in the past was carried out by Publishers, people that weren't usually associated with the criminal classes. However, the law has no problems seeing it as theft when it wants to sanction the hoi polloi rather than the MacMillians and the HarperCollins of the world.

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John Lilburne

Re: re: John Lilburne

Firstly bullshit copy IP is a crime. From the UK government who know about the laws they pass

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Unauthorised use of someone's IP can be classed as IP crime and may lead to prosecution.

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http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipenforce/ipenforce-crime.htm

[Deliberate infringement of copyright on a commercial scale may be a criminal offence.]

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-manage/c-useenforce/c-infringe.htm

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John Lilburne

Wrong copyright violation is theft, as a large number of judges and courts. But here is a recent case where a person convicted under anti-piracy laws was deported because they were convicted of a “theft offense (including receipt of stolen property)". The appeals court ruled "It is not unreasonable to deem piracy closely related to both counterfeiting and theft. See, e.g., World Copyright Law 2.29 (3d ed. 2007) (identifying piracy as a form of theft)"

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7434762040949534857

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

John Lilburne

New opportunities ...

... for 5yo Asian kids them.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

John Lilburne

And yet ...

... the car that was straddling two lanes of the dual carriage way on Thursday, whose speed was alternating between 40 mph to 60 mph. When it eventually pulled into the lefthand lane had a driver with phone in one hand held to his ear and glancing at paper work on passenger seat.

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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

John Lilburne

Re: It weighs in at 167g, and it's a very heavy 167g.

Hmm 167g is quite heavy for a dope dealer's 8 ounces.

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John Lilburne

Lack of USP?

It won't be full of snoop ware like an Android, and it won't make you seem like a hipster fanboi like an Apple. That has to count for something.

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

John Lilburne

They were doing that late February.

I said I preferred NOT to use the machines because not using them would annoy their management.

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Global protest calls for canning SOPA-by-stealth treaty's IP bits

John Lilburne

SOPA was never defeated

Since 2012 the payment processors have steadily withdrawn from servicing pirate sites, the advertisers have steadily pulled out, Google has been forced to service 6 million DMCA requests a week up from 200K. Every provision of SOPA has been implemented just not via oversights by court orders.

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What's your game, Google? Giant collared by UK civil lib minister on 'right to be forgotten'

John Lilburne

"Google wants the law changed as quickly possible, and we will collaborate with them to achieve that. But we have to be careful - Google are an important company, but they're not the only company we have to look after,"

And he wonders why people aren't voting for him and hos other idiot mates. He needs to have his head bashed on the table a few times.

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