* Posts by Stevelane

27 posts • joined 8 Nov 2011

Have you tried turning it off and on again - oh, you did: IT Crowd RETURNS

Stevelane

One more is not enough. We must lock them in the basement for at least another full series with no parol!

1
0

Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions

Stevelane
Thumb Up

Re: Wot, no Nakamichi?

The thing about Nakamichi cassette machines was that they used their own eq curves so tapes recorded on them could never sound quite right on Philips standard machines and vice versa. They were still the best for pro demoes and home recording sound wise.

2
0
Stevelane
Happy

Re: Other cassette systems.

My Dad gave me one of those Garrard machines. I had to jig it to work with our Alba Stereo console. It came with a couple of Buddy Holly tracks on the cassette. I listened to it endlessly. Still love Buddy Holly to this day of course.

1
0
Stevelane
Pirate

Re: Just remember...

Home taping is spreading music.

1
0

Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

Stevelane
Angel

I just love them all. Apple, Android, Widoz, Linux and more.

I guess I am just a bit of a whore.

Unlike Mr Limpdick I am not a fat drooling sociopath.

0
0

The hammer falls: Feds propose drastic controls on Apple's iTunes Store

Stevelane

I will be far more impressed when the DOJ go after Monsanto and Haliburton. The two most evil corporations in the USA

8
0

Ecuador: Let's talk about not having Julian Assange on our sofa

Stevelane
Linux

Charge?Charge?We don need no streaking charge!

What charge? The turnips have said they want to question Assange. They could have done that in England.

0
4

Inside Lord Sugar's 'you're fired' YouView bust-up with TV baron

Stevelane
Childcatcher

Desmond may be a dirty bastard but he is our dirty bastard!

0
0

Sony: Can't beat Apple and Samsung, so let's be the Other Guy

Stevelane
Gimp

Re: They seem to be doing well in the UK

I just got mine and it is lovely. Fast. Awesome screen and camera but not as nice in the hand as Sam and interfacing it to my iMac is a chore. It is clear that Sony love Apple even less than Sam does!

0
0
Stevelane
Gimp

Re: I have to say....

While I agree that Android phones are good and the Android phones are passing Apple in geewhizz they are still leagues behind iOS in usability. I use both and Apple is still the nicest and least frustrating to use.

2
2

Big Blighty telcos ordered to block three BitTorrent search sites

Stevelane
Devil

Re: Internet should be free from meddling by the media cartels

Well that's what bankers do.

0
0
Stevelane
Mushroom

evolution

Piracy like death is the engine of evolution for the digital music market. The big media holding conglomerates are like dinosaurs that roamed the earth until they got to big to survive as monsters until only the birds remained. Birds I can live with but not dinosaurs.

0
0

Wikileaker Bradley Manning pleads not guilty to 'aiding the enemy'

Stevelane
Megaphone

Freedom

Bradley Manning should be geven the Medal of Freedom because what he had done is shine a search light on criminal activity by the military and the government. The thing is, criminal actions by government and the military weaken us all and put us all at risk. It takes a special kind of courage to blow that whistle and for the criminals in government it endagers them more than anything else. That is why they will lie, torture and even kill to protect themselves from the consequences of exposure. Those criminals do what they do because they think they are following a shining light. They are but it is light straight from the fires of hell! Of course a president who can claim a right to kill citizens without due process and also allow the continued Rovian persecution of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor for non crimes is more likely to give the medal to Bernie Madoff.

7
3

Still-living, unincarcerated Ted Nugent invited to Barack Obama gig

Stevelane
Mushroom

Ted Nugent is also famous for crapping his pants and going unwashed to avoid service for his country in Vietnam and for taking on the guardianship of an under age Hawaiian girl so he could continue having sex with her.

With a history like that it is unsurprising that the modern day Republican Party would welcome him into their fold.

3
1
Stevelane
WTF?

Re: elfreeman

That is the most misunderstood part of the 2nd amendment. What it means is people are allowed to go shirtless when ever they choose !

2
1

Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

Stevelane
Childcatcher

Re: Uh, JaitcH (was: Americans use such self-explanetory language ... once you learn the vocabulary)

Last year a woman was jailed for 20 years for firing a warning shot into a wall in here own home. So for three shots this woman should get sixty years. The home invader will get a warning and be told to go back to his day job writing policy documents for the NRA.

0
2

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

Stevelane
Thumb Up

I think he should incorporate a new company and sell its services to his former employers. They already know of the quality of his output. He earned high praise after all!

2
0

eBay's festive sales soar, but what's this? Profit DOWN 62%?

Stevelane
Holmes

Re: All that money so little profit

Ebay take at least 10% from each sale. If their profit is down on an increased number of transactions then either the transactions are for smaller cash value than before or the have become very inefficient . Or something else.

I suspect something else.

0
0

BT ordered to pay £95m to rivals it overcharged for FIVE years

Stevelane

Great news

Obviously Virgin are now going to refund me because they would have passed the costs to their long suffering customers.

1
0

Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

Stevelane

Against would be redundant in that context. If the code is intended to be in blocks of five letters then "at" although redundant also works as a filler.

0
0

British judge: Say you're sorry Apple... this time like you MEAN it

Stevelane
Holmes

No sense

The British judgment made no sense. The effectively said that because the Samsung was clunky even though it had a resemblance to the iPad it did not infringe on Apples design because it wasn't as "cool". Passing off similar looking but poorly functional goods is a technique often used in an attempt to avoid infringement of design copyright and it is usually effectively prosecuted. Street markets are full of such junk. Apple should appeal to the European court . They will win.

0
23

Climate sceptic? You're probably a 'Birther', don't vaccinate your kids

Stevelane
WTF?

Conspiracy? What conspiracy?

There is a definite conspiracy by psychiatrists to label all conspiracy theorists as suffering from some kind of psychosis or other. The reality is that some conspiracies have an evidential basis and some are just made up rubbish. Lets face it most political events are a result of a conspiracy. Of course climate change is a reality and there is a conspiracy by vested interests to rubbish the idea. There are also those who seek to use climate change to push their own agenda and of course academic psychiatrists love to make money by publishing papers. It is a very murky world we live in.

0
0

Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft

Stevelane
Holmes

Recovery

When my netbook bricked I reinstalled XP downloaded from a torrent site and used the key printed on the label on the body of the netbook (HP) Worked fine with no problem and still does after a year.

My understanding is what MS sell is a license to use the software so if you have that you can use any disc you like. Likewise Comet were not selling a license they were providing a restore service not permission to use pirated software.

1
1

Go Daddy boycott threat for backing hated anti-piracy law

Stevelane
Headmaster

Fog

Americans especially have been living in a strange place since 911. They claim freedom yet beg for the protection that an all pervasive State claims to give. That protection involves blindfolds, gags and chains. Your elections are an illusion run on privately owned secret software.

It is ironic that the terrors of Communism you thought you have defeated are being rolled on to you by your capitalist owners. Wake up!!!

21
0

Global warming much less serious than thought - new science

Stevelane
Black Helicopters

Who funded this research?

The US government is controlled by a right wing congress that for purely commercial reasons is fanatically opposed to any idea that climate change is a consequence of the incredible amount of CO2 that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere. It must therefor not be surprising that any research they fund will give the answer they want to hear. If it gives the "Wrong Answer" it will be buried or edited.

0
2
Stevelane
Black Helicopters

The runaway is already beginning!

The runaway is already beginning! There are more and more extreme climate events occurring across the globe. Each time one occurs like the floods in OZ or the huge wild fires in Texas or the excessive show falls in eastern US or the exceptionally mild autumn weather in UK etc etc and for each event people ask "Is this evidence for climate change" and the answer is "No" but of course the increasing number of extreme events is and there is nothing we are doing that will slow the runaway down. Historically these changes tended to happen relatively slowly but now comparatively they are changing in the blink of an eye and when the inevitable positive feedback effects come in to play like arctic methane release the change will be more rapid still. Unlike religion modern climate science is based on evidence and accumulated data. No amount of Koch brothers financed denialist head burying will change that.

2
3

Oregon offers vote by fondleslab-swipe

Stevelane
Boffin

And exactly how easy will it be to hack this system?A countable and verifiable paper ballot is the only safe way of holding a ballot and even that needs proper enforced safeguards.

This system or any system that involves hidden and unverifiable electronic text and numbers will never be safe enough for democracy.

0
0

Forums