464 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
A rough-shod coach and 4
Driven through at speed despite 'consultation' and against best advice of most of the industry it will (adversely) affect. I'm glad to see it's crash landed in a pile of farce.
John Cleese said the IT industry hate copyright but love patents and he's right.
Re: In other words, Auntie doesn't like Aussies
"iPlayer downloads can only be played in the place they were downloaded to, and are time limited."
Hello? Is That Morgan?
I'd like for you to build me a special car with an iPad in the dashboard, please.
Oh, and an ironing board. Yes, that's correct. An ironing board.
Re: The only thing more staggering...
Mark Thomas has it right, politicians ought to have name badges of the companies they are involved with sewn onto their jackets so when they stand up to speak we can see who they are speaking on behalf of.
Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.
Disputed area, perpetual war.
Pull up the drawbridge, let them get on with it.
Re: 24 pack of stella
"What do you do on the second day?"
Wander round looking for his lost wad of cash after passing out after 8 cans of pish.
Vango force 10? Great tent. Until you have to de-snow it and carry it down off Blencathra in a sodden Karrimor rucksack, wearking a smock.
In February, in the dark, with an owl etc..
However good old school stuff was I much prefer new lightweight kit.
Image sucking, rights grabbing nonsense.
I expect this 'cool service' will be baked in to the firmware of the first Canon bodies to feature 4G
Re: Free Storage.
32GB thumb drive? Half a day and it's full.
Re: Flip It
"back in the 90's, a woman posted a recipe to a cooking usenet group. Then she used that recipe in a book that she wrote. The owner of the usenet group went after that woman since all recipes posted to that usenet group were copyrighted and owned by the owner."
Unless and until you can prove that statement I call bullshit.
Some people really will come up with desperate rubbish to support the removal of *other people's* copyright.
Shame on Nifty
For exhibiting complete ignorance.
Ok I signed up and I've smashed my phone ...
Please, tell me it's a genuine offer.
I has dollar ....
Re: Second Richest.
Don't worry, they have a tradition of turning over their ex-presidents.
There'll be another stooge along in a while.
So access to information
Next up, pope seen squatting in the woods ...
"Commentards don't HAVE balls"
Plenty of nuts though........
Skip from page one to page 5 without the bits in the middle?
I am pleased
That having sorted out all of their other significant problems, various departments of the US administration have finally arrived at a sensible outcome in the war on plastic duck racing. That said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if, on race day, some power crazed deputy came out blastin' like Yosemite Sam.
Can't believe no one has mentioned the excellent Permission Remover app.
It's surprising how many apps function perfectly well (for the end user) when so called essential permissions are removed.
European Data Protection Supervisor?
Edward Snowden and Julian Asange™ Ought to jobshare.
The sooner Our Generation grow the feck up and decriminalise the better.
All the 'soldiers' in the retarded 'war on drugs' are wasting more of our taxes in their unwinnable 'war' than 'benefit scroungers' 'tax evaders' 'immigrants' and expenses troughing members of parliament combined.
70 years of 'war' and nothing to show for it but repetitive crap headlines and middle class hypocrisy.
Wot they said ^^^^
"Only one website has provided continuing drip drip of misery, harassment and nastiness: Facebook. When will that social hate site be blocked?"
"This cuntry and its vile moral control freak minority make me sick."
Polite round of applause. I despair.
Why is government so inept as to choose the wrong option almost every time?
We used to call it Bird FM
Coming home after a few days on the lash, still vibrating from the music and ... Bird FM.
Even in a dingy flat in an inner city .. close your eyes, pop your cans on and you have a garden.
Ought to be the flagship test station for DAB
Film could quickly become an expensive PITA
Not much fun getting a bad batch of stock in the studio, getting a pink caste on the results and having to redo the whole thing. The expense! The delays. Digital has revolutionised photography for the better in many ways.
Forty million? Triple it and you're getting close.
Traditionally, £40,000,000 is Governmentspeak for £120,000,000.
I see no reason why in the case of IDS the above will be any different.
And he'll still get a Lordship.
Re: The costs sound excessive to me
Headline sentencing, American style.
Se also 1000 year sentences.
Re: How much free speech can you afford?
@ Shannon Jacobs
"I think they are worthless scum. They did NOTHING to earn their fortune, and everything they have done to protect and increase their fortune has been on the scale from morally despicable to purely evil."
Don't think you can get into trouble for telling the truth. Have a pint on me.
So ... That's Why T-Mobile
Called my Mrs. twice last week to offer her a 'deal' on an HTC One Mini.
A bodacious attempt, it sits well with this commentard.
Doffs cap to Watson's chutzpah !
I would like to know if it was a straightforward story pitch or if he let on to his cunning plan beforehand, though.
Either way, good lad!
Re: Great bits of kit +1
Powerful, zero faff, solution with a tiny footprint and extremely low running costs.
I Googled German Goo Girls
Kind of wish I hadn't. Cannot un-see.
And a bluetooth keyboard here. Ditched laptops ages ago.
I stopped reading ..
.. at the word 'gotten' because I was reading a UK website.
I was expecting 'since become'
Re: "... workarounds to such bans are a few clicks away online."
@ Frank Ly "the majority of casual downloaders (in the general public) wouldn't be able to find them easily"
No, they just wait for a court order to force an ISP to announce the name of a newly banned service before using a proxy to access a site which previously they had never heard of. Well played, lawyers, well played.
Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping
Also, not so much bandwagon jumping as trying to get on and stop the horse and carriage that Google is driving through the laws which previously protected many creative industries on their global mission to "do no evil"
Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping
No, you don't understand the issue because it wasn't explained very well in the article. Photographers are seeing *massive* falloff in site visits. There's no need to visit a photographer's website when Google serves the image up for free.
The caveat on Google images "Images may be subject to copyright" is laughable as 99% of images *are* subject to copyright and Google well knows this.
Google ought to state:
"MOST if not all images *are* subject to copyright and you should contact the image owner to obtain permission if you wish to use the image. Failing to do so *will* leave you open to legal action"
But Google prefers to aid and abet.
loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars?
Good article but, as usual, it's missing something.
This time it's a Link to where you can buy loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars.
6/10 see me after.
Fusion & Free Clean Energy For All?
£75 Billion spent on serious research or splurged on possibly knocking 20 minutes off the time it takes to get from Brum to that London.
"when the courts find that you're case is built on thoughts alone."
The vast majority of cases which reach the court are built on what the defendant has said.
Without the assistance of the defendant, fewer cases would reach court.
Why help the police build a case? Why do their job for them?
It is for the police to build a case, a defendant is foolish if they help them.
Participating in a police interview is crass stupidity on the part of a defendant.
A suspect is under no obligation to leave a cell to be interviewed.
No interview is much better for a defendant than no comment.
There's no copper giving a highly speculative narrative on tape because there is no tape.
The 'cable cowboy' needs to get the metre eaters out to lay some more ducting in previously unprofitable areas and it really should increase the number of UBRs. Tenfold in some areas.
The more a service provider needs to spend on fault handling and call centre drones is correlated to the performance of the service they provide.
Re: Design flaw ?
Diamond carbon tie, obv.
Re: Twitter adification
Also free: Don't use twitter. No plugin required.
edit: No changes, just playing with the new edit button.
edit edit: Thus new featyre shuld weed oit a lot of spolling mutakes.
So long and thanks for all the fish, Bill!
I'm sure all commentards will join me in wishing you the best of everything and continued success in whatever you're off to do now.
Focal is a great capera app
And I respect the position the developer took when he pulled it from CM.
It is galling to see what was initially free, crowd sourced, data being packaged for sale when those who gathered the data, made the sale possible through their efforts, receive next to nothing in return when the head honcho gets, say, a villa in Florida out of it. You know who you are.
One day people will look back at this and laugh.
@ The FunkeyGibbon
There's no evidence that happened but the suggestion that it did allowed the Graun's agenda to gain traction in the conciousness of the UK populace. The rest, as they say, is history.
Whatever the truth that probable myth is stuck in the public's mind as evidenced by your statement.
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