* Posts by Naughtyhorse

2163 posts • joined 21 Jan 2010

Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Hmmm

Seems to have completely missed the point on neutrality where the speed of a packet is determined purely by how much the sender is prepared to pay rather than any intrinsic 'worth' of the data.

bloke on teh intertubes dislikes something he misunderstands

film at 11

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Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

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Re: The best plan ...

except he's prolly skint and will ponce the cash of his rich father in law.... again

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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finding crook traders?

Isnt that like finding a needle in a haystack...

made of needles?

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How many Watches will Apple flog? 20, er, 18.5, no, five, wait, 50 million!

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downvoted for having your head up your arse

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Re: Millions of people will buy one.

Followed by THIRTY GAZILLION threads pointing out that apple isn't that good just expensive.

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Re: iWon't

Does that factor in the 30% rate of 'oh fuck I forgot to put the stupid looking thing on charge last night'

makes google glass look stylish and relevant.

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Royal Mail's Colossus move gets ex-WREN's stamp of approval

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Re: Tommy Flowers

And that statue should be outside the gates of the University of Pennsylvania

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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imma letchu finish

no im not

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: pocket money

dunno about your dad, but when i got a job he didn't insist i repay _all_ my pocket money plus 25% before I got to keep _any_ of my earnings. (+ rent, food and clothing)

As for the investments, I'm not sure exactly how much google have spent on server farms and comms, and coding, and indeed marketing, but i'll give you a pound to a pinch of shit that the figure would make a typical Sony BMG exec run home to his mummy.

all of which is available for 'free' no contract, no lock in (the OP notwithstanding) plus they do all that stuff the old industry did! and if you met many a&r men you would know that it is infinitely more enjoyable to have a conversation with a php script. :-)

It's a quaint idea that the record companies ever had anything to do with 'the future of music' they never did, any more than google, spotify or itunes do today, they are businesses. they do market research and when they see something sell, they buy something similar... cheap (and therein lies the rub).

EMI never taught anyone E A and B7, or suggested syd barrets eyes were like black holes in the sky.

I really can't see a difference today, apart from the consumers perspective where music is infinitely more available than before. The world is still full of kids sweating it out over E A and B7, one day maybe he'll be the next john lennon - in which case he'll end up loaded, or on the other hand he almost certainly won't - and get a steady job as a painter and decorator. same as it ever was.

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Re: A*holes all

I agree 100%.

In the article I would take issue with the statement that google were the new man, just like the old but worse.

I can't see that it's any worse. (and that is _not_ a good thing)

back in the day the recording label had exactly the sort of power that youtube do today - in fact more! they had the studios, pressing plants, distribution networks and retail outlets pretty much all locked up. even worse than google they then 'loaned' you the money to use all their kit, and levied hefty interest charges on the back end - which got paid back as soon as possible after release, meaning most artists made $0 from their first album -irrespective of sales.

sure google are fucking providers in the ass, but at least they give em a kiss first.

you were lucky in the old days to be able to get your trousers off first

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Bitter Lake: Know your enemy? Impossible, surely, when you don't know if the enemy exists

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Re: Adam Curtis Works

Brilliant!

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Re: "a system of rewards that both keeps us passive and happy"

and as a consequence of that hashish became ubiquitous... try watching 3 hours of richard and judy when not utterly caned!

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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

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Re: sequitur

ah so you mean like:

give a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day

set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life?

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Re: Shrub right thing..providing cash on the ground...

less a percentage to his puppet masters.

I mean, what the fuck would cheney do with two million bushels of wheat... now cash enough to _buy_ two million bushels... thats a different matter.

if you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, is it still right?

I guess if the market says so :-)

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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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Solution

Play it in F

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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not only but also

Indeed. If the following were true

"Apple, which has always derided fondleslabs that used any pointing device other than a human finger attached to a human arm"

if that were that case they would have patented the finger and we'd all be typing with bloody stumps

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Re: David Hockney has managed to do some good pictures

When? where?

All of his work I have ever seen consisted of utterly flat representations of hunky lads diving into swimming pools rendered utterly flat by the socal sunlight, and somewhat rushed by the artists desire to be doing something other than painting aforesaid lad, or badly mosaic-ed polaroids.

all of which eminently doable with a fondleslab and a small ball pein hammer.

Playmobil or it never happened

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Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)

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Next....

How about those fucking ridiculous massive smart watches?

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Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy

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Re: rising productivity raises wages

"Is your employer more likely to pay you more if they make a higher profit or a lower profit?"

or on the other hand if i produce more the employer will pocket the difference and fuck the workers.

"Your bargaining position is much better if you know they can afford to pay you more, and even better if they need you."

do you know how many people are on the dole?

"Actually, corporation tax is one way of pushing up wages - higher wages means lower profits thus lower tax, as well as (theoretically) better staff."

Actually, corporation tax is one way of pushing up profits - higher profits means lower wages thus higher tax, as well as (theoretically) more frightened staff. (the walmart model)

there fixed it for you

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Re: 13% !!!!!111!!11!

The CEO's of amazon and starbucks would commit suicide!

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Re: A cynic writes...

Obligatory XKCD ref:

(the economist is the one the sociologist is just off tot talk to)

http://xkcd.com/435/

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Re: nice in theory

Sockets _are_luxuries.

learn to solder properly :-)

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Re: I wonder - North London commuters

Yetanotherlocksmith

did you ever see what happens when you try and fit, say 3 tubes worth of pringles in 1 tube...

it aint pretty.

now think commuters.

and about that 'few thousand tonnes of concrete'... we want to put it in your front garden, is that ok?

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rising productivity raises wages

Say What?

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Robox: How good could a sub-£1k 3D printer be?

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Re: cost of consumables?

ABS & PLA rut to about 15 quid a kilo, which i think at 1.75mm dia is 300+ meters or so. A phone case would take a couple or three meters. which at fourpence-ha'penny a meter comes to... two bob?

'Bridge' Nylon is about 50 quid a kilo, ninjaflex (bendy!) about the same, polycarbonate about 30 a kilo

The machine runs off the equivalent of a bog standard PC power supply, so not much in the way of leccy.

You do/can get a fairly high failure rate while you learn the wrinkles of the system.

You can of course make your own filament from granules and that's a lot cheaper, and the kit is nothing special.

don't know about powders and resins, but I have heard the they can run dear

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Excellent stuff

couple of things...

you might want to rethink your filament delivery system with abs... it's a bastard for absorbing water from the air and it spits and farts when you print, if it's not on the printer you need to keep it in a ziplock bag with some dessicant.

and for the next machine... get the bits for a delta. I wouldn't recommend it to a schoolkid or a granny, but with all the other stuff you do you'll find it a doddle. And it's a much better behaved system, none of that cobblers with linear bearings and rods that flex and wildly differing masses on each axis.

plus watching it work is better than telly!

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Seems bloody expensive for such a tichy tiny build volume.

As I write this my Kossel delta is chuntering away by my side, all the features of this machine (except the marlin bed levelling works much better) and Im not locked into some gimmickey 'auto detect filament' almost certain con. (you should always measures filament first anyway and adjust the extrusion rate to get good prints)

half the price and a build volume of 250*250*300 in PLA, ABS, Bridge Nylon, Ninjaflex, & Polycarbonate with an option to use PVA support

(not to mention the awesome satisfaction of seeing a machine thrown together from bits scavenged from the net and assembles with these two hands leap into life and work perfectly)

interesting article tho :-)

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Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

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Re: Heathcare?

Had to bring his wife back to the UK for treatment when their insurance ran out.

back taxes or fuck off :-)

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Re: So remind me again

We do

vat on cheesburgers

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Renault Captur: Nobody who knows about cars will buy this

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There's a fiat 500 4wd????

Why?

In case you want to park it with 2 wheels on the grass?

Fix

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Again

Tony

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Norks SCOLD Prez Obama over Sony mega hack payback sanctions

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Targets

NK intelligence, NK arms research and NK arms manufacturers...

Given that NK is one of the worlds most oppressive regimes shouldn't we have been utterly opposed the activities of these organisations all along?

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

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pass on to the losers to help them shaft me in the future.

In my experience you only get stiffed if you write the contract badly in the first place :-)

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Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple

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design costs

lol

China?

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Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

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Re: Curious and Curiouser...

Even more bizarre the claim of innocence and in the next breath threatening to do it again, but worse.

Sounds like the fad lad is due for a shock.

sadly it would have to be a ground offensive, as flying over and bombing them back to the stone age would only lead to an unprecedented increase in the living standard of you typical nork.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Recent changes....

Site design... whatever

Changing LP's mind on global warming???

OUTSTANDING JOB.

(lets see if this post sneaks past the 'mustn't take the piss out of the painful awakening to reality of our glorious leader' filter)

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Hang on, there is one upside...

'one dole to rule them all' made me laugh every time I saw it.

thanx el reg

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Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

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Re: Ah but, who do they spend it on?

it says nothing of the kind.

most of that figure is health insurance, which as has been pointed out time and time again, for more reasons than you can shake a stick at inappropriate in these figures. due to the vastly worse cost per outcome encountered in the US un-health business when compared to proper health care systems.

There is usually a god awful hole in Worstall's thinking, this week it's a doozie :-)

(we'll set aside all that bollocks about higher rate income tax being 40%, we all know it's closer to 19% - warren buffet told us, and he should know!)

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Re: so, let me get this right...

not health insurance per-se, but the HMO's

heard a tape of tricky dicky in the oval talking about setting up HMO's, he was against it, til it was pointed out that the 'market forces' would result in less healthcare not less profits for his mates in the insurance business, then he was all in favour.

only came out fairly recently i think

smoking gun here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmHTte8jRLk

Health insurance is not the issue, the 'free market' is. You could say is what we have in the uk... bit of a stretch but we all pay a little all the time for the time when we individually need a lot. I know the nitty gritty of it don't work that way, but from the perspective of an end user that's pretty much what it looks like. It's just 1/2 a century of political cowardice and piss poor planning that makes it not work like that.

As a card carrying lilly livered pinko subversive son of a bitch I loath and detest the free market, because i see the evil it brings every day.

As fully paid up, good ol boy 'fuck the poor' capitalist son of a bitch you see the opportunities the free market gives for your mates to make a shitload of cash. (or at least you play one on the internet)

and never the twain shall meet

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so, let me get this right...

Basically what makes the american tax system more progressive _and_ it's benefits budget seem per capita greater is health insurance.

a system introduced by tricky dicky, which should be proof enough of it's broken-ness, that 'charges' patients thousands of dollars for an asprin, on the basis that the patient a) doesn't pay much on the day, b) is not in a position to argue. and the hospital makes an enormous profit from, and the HMO also makes a bundle from - by sky rocketing premiums.

in stating that the US spends 30% of GDP on health you failed to mention that for that 30%of GDP around 10% of the population have no cover at all, and a further 90% of the population (i.e. all the rest) upon contracting a serious or long term condition have no cover at all.

The US _wastes_ 30% of it's GDP on the fig leaf of notional health insurance. which is of no practical use to man nor beast and it therefore not part of the 'common good' calculation.

there fixed it for you!

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NORKS: We didn't hack Sony. Whoever did was RIGHTEOUS, though

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Re: I'd still like to know

c'mon this is sony we are talking about.

encryption (shakes head and chuckles)

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'We're having panic attacks' ... Sony staff and families now threatened in emails

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Re: Could somebody explain this?

PS

I do hope the norks dont find out that norks means tits to us.

they will be livid

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Re: Could somebody explain this?

They are planning a movie that takes the piss out of kim jong ill (bloated son of the great pointer) in which he gets offed. the norks are pretty pissed about it.

well one nork is pissed off about it, but he's the only nork who's opinion matters.

Someday soon the Chinese will work out what the fall of sony would do to their domestic counterfeiting business and said nork will be told to 'wind his neck in' in no uncertain terms :-)

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morally bankrupt coward!

you do know this is the norks right?

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Violet, you're turning violet! Imagination unveils graphics-tastic hobbyist board

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XBMC

I was wondering what Randal Monroe had to do with it...

I guess Friday came early this week :-)

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: That's all right then...

Have to?

or choose to.... bloody weirdos

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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

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Re: Yawn Infringement

This is the preamble to the 'every download is a lost sale' premise. which has been thoroughly debunked time and time again.

There is an adjustment needed in _everyones_ attitudes to this change in technology.

Though having spent the best part of 1/2 a century being screwed by these guy's (music biz mostly) it's a little bit hard to feel all that sorry for them getting a bit of their own medicine.

So technically the point is accepted: of course it's theft... but looking at the victims... meh :-)

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: Cack!

what about the long term effects of living with smog, soot, co2?

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without driving up construction costs...

We probably can't

But really there are no other options.

You need to do something radical, like for eg. abandoning the market (Gasps from onlookers, ladies fainting and all) It really hasn't worked for energy, and we have given it 25 years or so and a few restarts when it turned out that 'trading types' turned out, by and large to be sociopathic crooks (who'd have thought).

To build a nuke you need to be able to flog the resulting nimble amps for an agreed price _for the productive life of the station_ thats why edf needed to be given extra time in the comfy chair and blowjobs all round to build hinkley, and walked away from sizewell. with a bogus market in place, such price guarantees are meaningless.

The real killer for us in the UK is the way the regulator is letting the renewable gravy train runaway at full speed!

Just you wait until you see what they have planned next... actually you probably wont see it, as the lights going out is going to be a far more frequent occurrence than even your average Nigerian is used to.

We are chucking billions at this non solution, basically softening the fall for all the developers that suffered a hard landing when their plans to cover every flood plain in the land with houses met the economic meltdown caused (in no small measure) by flogging dodgy mortgages to idiots seeking to buy jerry built houses on flood plains.

The one upside is that I'll almost certainly be gone by the time the shit really hit's the fan, so file under 'someone else's problem' :-)

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Devil

Get rid of the planners you sez?

cool beans, :-)

makes it much easier to get my combined slaughterhouse and heavy metal band practice rooms off the ground.

great site, it's in bath, next door to what used to be a pub....

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