726 posts • joined Tuesday 10th April 2012 23:53 GMT
Re: During the meanwhile ...
"Giving up pork is easy, there are alternatives like beef and chicken, and pork is not so amazingly good that you just can't do without it. But giving up alcohol, or shagging around? Well, that could seriously dent a guy's fun!"
How dare you say that about bacon. Kill the infidel!
Re: The religion of free speech
"If believers in free speech are not so prepared, then there will be no free speech."
We are prepared. We protect free speech by speaking freely and not shutting up just because some nutter threatened to murder people if we don't.
Blowing yourself up doesn't get you to heaven, it just gets you dead
Re: Live and let live @Thorne
"But you're not a wacky lucky underpant extremist so I woudn't expect you to. Hence your comment is, to say the least, mind-numbingly inconsequential."
I don't think there are any underpant extremists but draw a picture of Big Mo and millions of muslim whackjobs will come out howlng for blood so either whackjobs are attracted to islam or islam teaches them to be whackjobs.
"Hardware's cheap, licenses, marketing, R&D and, lawyers are expensive."
Don't forget the logo. It adds hundreds of dollars to the cost of any item
Re: Live and let live
"Irrational belief. Most people have irrational beliefs of one sort or another. A lucky pair of underpants or always doing something in a particular order, always feeling the need to diminish religion."
I haven't strapped a bomb to my ass and tried to kill you because you laughed at my lucky underpants.
There's a point of difference
"Perhaps the rioters were just tired of being threatened, bombed, invaded, sanctioned or destabilized repeatedly?"
Yeah Sydney Australia is a crap place. oh hold on. Isn't it a western country? Why are the muslims calling for beheadings, attacking police and smashing cars in Australia?
Your an idiot!
"1. The extremists are a few bad apples who pervert Islam and should not cast a shadow over Islam as a religion."
Maybe but they're the nutters we all see. Maybe if muslims bitchslapped these idiots more often then perhaps they all wouldn't get tarred with the same brush
"2. Muslims are very protective of their religion and actively protest any insults."
By burning and killing anyone remotely connected as well as plenty who had nothing to do with it just for fun.
Hint: All we see is what the media shows us and that is muslim nutters burning and killing in the name of their religion. We don't see muslims helping orphans, we see muslims making orphans. We see muslims stoning people to death for dancing, blowing up churches and other sites important to other religions. We see clerics framing disabled children so they can stone them to death. We see children with bombs strapped to them trying to blow people up because that will get them to heaven. honor killings, forced marriages, genital mutilations and so on and on.
No amount of burning, bombing,killing and looting will make the rest of the world respect you. Clean up your followers before asking for respect.
These fanatics are their own worse enemy.
If they just ignored it, nobody would even know it existed, let alone watch it. Now thanks to their murdering, raping and pillaging over their anger about it, everybody knows what it is and where it is.
Kinda hard to claim to be peaceful when four year olds are waving placards about cutting the heads off anyone who mock their silly religion.
What is it about religion that attracts such morons?
"Still requires a projection surface though. Anyone who manages to project into thin air, without any invisible projection screen, will be undoubtedly very very rich as a result."
Re: If true...
"It would be patented.
Probably already is."
Actually laser keyboards are already being made so yes patents for that are out. You can already get mobiles with microprojectors and laser keyboards.
holograms are getting there but are not quiet ready to be built into mobiles yet. They could patent it but in all likelyhood the patent would expire before the technology get small and cheap enough to build in
One of the patent was splitting data based on a delimited in the data. Even a useless programmer can't go twenty minutes without braking that one.
Really if you look at it all language breaks that patent. Spoken words have a pause between words. The conversation is the data and the pause is the delimited. Written words use space and new line.
Once the data is stored, how long until that data is automatically processed and handed over?
Visit "The Pirate Bay" and the Gestapo kick your door in that night and drag you away
Re: I can see why parents want it
If parents want it they can download and install a filter on their own computer right now. Why does everyone need an opt out filter even if there are no children living there.
Opt out filtering is the first step before mandtory filtering
"I agree with real child porn being blocked, but I do not agree with the censorship of art."
Idiot!. For starters kiddy porn is already illegal and is distributed via hidden websites and bit torrents/file sharing
The police don't filter it, they watch it for a while to get the users and then shut the website down and arrest the owners and users. Kiddy porn users use VPNs and encryption to bypass detection so won't be affected by any filters.
The filters are not about kiddy porn but about blocking legit porn under the guise of "Think of the children!". The groups pushing for this are the religious ones who firmly believe that they are saving our souls whether we want them to or not.
Secondly give a difference between art and porn? (or even kiddy porn for that reason). Art is about pushing boundries and porn is one of those that gets pushed a lot. Filters deal in black and white and art is a grey area. It will get filtered.
Re: ISP (on behalf of the state): Would you like us to impose our morals on your lifestyle?
First step is a voluntary opt out filter
Second step is non voluntary filter to filter out the really nasty stuff
Third step is to extend the non voluntary filter to everything that might upset anyone (AKA Nanny State)
The Australian government skipped step one and two and decided to go straight to step three
Re: There is a 100% effective filter ...
"You ain't kidding, my Dad bought a PC back around 1998 with one of those physical key locks. It'd been unplugged from the motherboard a week after we bought it. My Dad continued to lock/unlock it without ever testing if it was working for about 2-3 years until we got rid of it."
Yeah did that one too as a kid. He felt in control and we did what we pleased. It was win win.
Re: Every time
"But EVERY TIME they release and iphone it happens and you would have thought they would have learnt by now how many they need to produce"
They tried to count the iSheep but fell asleep
Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...
"Too right, too busy having more sex and earning more money... lol."
Wearing a gimp suit down at the wharves to earn enough money to buy the latest piece of iCrap
People already submit events they feel is worthy of police notice ( such as burglary ) and they already get ignored. Hows does a new way to get ignored helping?
To be fair on the police I wouldn't be bothered doing anything either when you know after many hours of work, the perp will be sent before a judge and slapped with the wet lettuce leaf of justice.
"Instead of feeding cereals to pigs which then get slaughtered and eaten, why don't we just eat the food we grow directly? Would make sense in a world of 7 billion people and rising."
Bacon is concentrated cereal with extra flavor
How can you be a rockstar if nobody has heard of you?
New pickup line
Man "Hi I'm one of the developer who wrote Angry Birds"
Woman "Lets have sex now"
Might for for actual rockstars, not going to work for programmers
Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...
"Not being able to replace the battery gives you better security? Are you sure?"
Yeah, nobody can steal your battery
Welcome to the United States of Apple
Re: The iPhone event horizon?
It was a iRan
Re: It's time the pirates bought a clue
"Copyright holders are not the problem, pirates are the problem and they will be punished accordingly. Hating copyright holders is wasted energy and foolish as most folks understand the need for copyright laws. Ignorance is not the answer and never a good legal defense."
What if I want something old? What if I want something not released in my country? What if I want to use it in a MP3 or MP4 player?
The copyright holders are the problem as they refuse to follow the customer wants and while they control the laws they will never change. The only hope the consumer has is wholesale ignoring of the "laws" convinces the copyright holders to change their ways.
Me personally, I wouldn't care to own any content if I could stream what I want, when I want. Now look at Doctor Who. The new series plays in the UK Saturday night. As soon as it finishes, it plays in Australia and can be streamed from the ABC website. Have I pirated a copy of it? No. I've already seen it so why bother.
Piracy solved and at no cost to me.
Commercial stations could be doing exactly the same thing but no they won't. Their licencing agreements and fear of technology won't let them. If the moron had half a brain, they'd work with Google to provide localised advertisments integrated that same a commercial TV does now and stream it on demand. They could then have a premium licencing where users can pay a yearly fee and remove the ads. Piracy dead overnight. Until then screw the copyright holders and their lawyers.
Re: Has reducing piracy increased sales?
"My question is: Has this reduction in piracy resulted in a corresponding increase in legitimate sales?"
The answer is no, infact stopping piracy has resulted in a drop in legit sales.
France has brought in a three strikes rule which has seen a drop in piracy and a subsequent drop in sales
Re: No shit
"Most of them aren't customers and don't want to be. They just want free content."
You can still make money from free content. Ok maybe not the $50 the bastards charge for a DVD but still plenty.
Re: let them reap what they sow
Those who live by the patent troll die by the patent troll
Re: The UK poverty line...
"It's always amusing to read of cable thieves. I've never been affected by one. I think it has to do with the poor. You've got to be pretty poor to steal cable."
Copper thieves are a problem everywhere. The poor nick small amounts and the better off use trucks and winches and nick a heap more.
Samsung must be reasonable but it's fine for Apple not to be.
Where did I put my VPN?
Re: All I can think of is Idiocracy..
"I'd like the people in charge of health to be trained professionals, not a desktop support bod"
What people in charge? There will be a button on the machine that will put a call through to a tech support line in India.
Re: Dougal, This is small, those are far away
"using the known size of an object to determine distance from the lens has some risks associated with it."
You keep missing when you try to bomb dwarves.