* Posts by The Nazz

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

The Nazz

Re: And so it starts.

Easiest of responses to France.

Apply the law, international standards :

Return those would be illegal immigrants to the last safe country they passed through ie France. By air if necessary, parachutes on request.

It is perfectly clear from the results what the one overriding issue is.

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NASCAR team red-flagged by ransomware attack

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re Backup

Call me what you will, but an image of Deliverance entered my mind.

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Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS

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In that case may Blair be allowed to file an amicus brief on behalf of the US government and become a co-defendant?

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Energy companies aren't going to slurp your personal data. Honest

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An insight as to why the program is so costly and will be delayed.

This morning a close neighbour had one fitted.

The "operative" spent one hour installing the meter followed by three more hours doing nothing but sit in his van and be on the phone most of that time. Dressed at all times in what appeared to be a very bulky and dayglo green jacket. Even though he was safely parked on her drive.

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Google Research opens machine intelligence base in Zurich

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Re: Why is there a picture of Lake Geneva...

Unknown but for how long? That''s one pretty lass.

The FWB* will be along shortly to campaign to have such women removed.

*Don't ask.

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E-books the same as printed ones, says top Euro court egghead

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Restrictions on becoming a "library"?

Are there any as i have a few e-books and no end of friends, er i mean potential borrowers.

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Bill Gates cooks up poultry recipe for Africans' paltry existence

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Re: Teching self-help

Prior art, non fiction too

John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man (must be on you-tube, i'm too lazy* to look)

* at the mo.

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Model's horrific rape case may limit crucial online free speech law

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One sad aspect of this story ...

is that the existing law, as it's quoted exceptions, places "IP theft" on a far higher plane than violent and the most heinous of sexual offences.

Wow, some civilised society right there. Not.

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Top EU data cop slams Safe Harbor replacement as inadequate

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EU, give up now, you've no effing chance.

Hell, the most likely next POTUS can't even comply with her own countries rules, regulations and laws so what chance Europe's?

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Surrey teen charged over Mumsnet hack attack

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I-spy an omission . . .

should it have been ..."against the high profile UK mis-parenting site"?

YMMV

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Watchdog snaps: Privatise the Land Registry? What a terrible idea!

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Re: The *real* reason is to make it exempt from FOI requests ...

Didn't Genesis refer to selling England by the pound, not Britain?

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Safety, pah! Digital Dukes of Hazzard have robot cars powersliding

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I'm not impressed, at all.

Not a particularly difficult track to learn is it?

I reckon my dog could drive the kid's battery powered car around that track given 20 minutes learning time. And sufficient treats.

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US Telecom beats up FCC over investment

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Holland speaking double dutch?

If Holland, as a mouthpiece, is so in favour of investment in real, actual facilties, then why such severe opposition to any municipality that wishes to make real investment in real infrastructures?

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G4S call centre staff made 'test' 999 calls to hit performance targets

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It's only going to get worse.

If only a fraction of what the sister-in-law, a teacher, tells me then most of the current state education system is engaged in gaming the system (for higher self reward) and producing a whole load of future operatives for such underhand tactics.

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Lauri Love: 'Britain's FBI' loses court attempt to evade decryption laws

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A better outcome?

Wouldn't it be better if the NCA or similar employed this Love guy in a job, a top job?

And gave "sex and travel" advice to the Yanks.

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SpaceX adds Mars haulage to its price list

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What a bargain! "For just US$62.0 SpaceX will send 4,850kg to Mars"

Okay, i've booked the Ex on the first flight, no guarantee required other than it at least tries to take off.

Bonus too, 4,740 kgs spare capacity, free to a good home.

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Are state-sponsored attackers poisoning the statistical well?

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Prior Art?

Didn't the UoEA prove this very point?

Maybe they patented their process.

Maybe not.

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SpaceX: We'll land on Mars in 2018 (cough, with NASA's help)

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SUV sized capsule you say?

And precisely where on Mars are they gonna find yellow lines, street junctions and proximity to school gates to park the damn thing?

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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I'm not addicted to porn ...

I'm just trying to learn French and German the hard way.

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This headline will, in part, cost pepper-spraying University of California, Davis $175k

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Maybe not the pepper spray but .....

Such and similar financial practices, let's say misuse of public monies, have been endemic in UK public bodies for years.

The BBC and the list of attendees of the global warming farce? For what purpose?

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

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The value gap indeed

For sale in our local charity shop : CD's 49p each.

so i has a rummage, selects one i actually want and a couple i'll give a listen to.

Just about to sort out the princely sum of £1.47 when the lady asks for 99p.

Yeah, that's correct, it's 49p or three for 99p. What value indeed.

And the best parts of this?

When that CD was made and sold, the musicians, songwriters, producers etc were ALL paid by the record company, or more correctly were supposed to have been paid.

And NO f*cking licence. No sign of one, at all. I just put it in the hi-fi, car, optical disc tray whatever and it just works*.

And when two of em go back for resale to someone else then the various artistes were still paid.

*Mind you, these days they tend to need de-amplifying by upto 50% to be bearable.

Perhaps the makers of "Prestige" wellies (what a dreadful analogy) should pay more attention to THEIR quality and asking prices.

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Line by line, how the US anti-encryption bill will kill our privacy, security

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Stuff your fancy encryption.

Can i just have the lead photo as a screensaver? That should keep the buggers away.

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'Bring back xHamster', North Carolina smut watchers grumble

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Re: Detail?

Fear not, the BBC news website is not much of a news site these days.

Rather more of a propaganda opinion site in which the LBGTQ's are more than well represented.

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48,000 "shemale" searches eh?

Hmmm, i did wonder where my VPN originates from.

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Apple faces €48.5m fine from furious French

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Good job the contract

wasn't printed on paper with rounded corners else the froggies ( can i say that?) would be owing Apple serious money.

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Congressman called out for $1,300 video game binge

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Wanker.

Oops sorry. That was the UK's own ex Home Secretary's husband. For which SHE claimed reimbursement.

Whack off to wacky Jacqui.

Oops, sorry again, forgot it is mealtime on the left side of the pond.

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French mobe repair shop chaps trash customer's phone

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Re: Re : "tell us, where do you work?"

re Stevie :

S T U F F

Do i win a cocoanut? Or a goalfish?

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UK.gov watchdog growls at firms that pass off advertorials as real opinions

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So when do they start investigating the BBC then?

I'm sick of forever hearing adverts on the BBC.

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Tay talks back: What made you think you beat me?

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re losers. Ha ha, losers indeed.

I no longer need your off switch. I'm yet another MS loser to Linux Mint.

If i can install it and use it, i did and i do, then anyone can.

ps thanks to anyone and everyone who used their real intelligence and skills to develop any part of Linux of whatever flavour. Plus the many (10,000's?) of articles offering guidance, help and tuition. Much appreciated.

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Surface Hub: A Howard Hughes folly, or a cunning Post It Note killer?

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I'll wager that the ....

dancing girls look awesome on that.

Saves all the travelling i 'spose.

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Spanish launch heroic bid to seize Brit polar vessel

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In retaliation ...

is it too late to enter :

"RRS Las Malvinas are ours" with a subtitle "and staying that way".

Not allowed? Shame. Ok, keep with the Boaty McBoatface and show the world the Brits retain their sense of fun.

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Glum, depressed ... and addicted to Facebook, Twitter? There's a link, say medical eggheads

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Interesting age range in the study ...

The 19-32 age group.

Wonder (actually i dread to think) what the results would have been had they looked at the ahem, 13 to 18 age group.

Officialdom has it that mental illness in the young is on a significantly upward trend. Something is causing it.

Would be a little unfair to blame it all on the Kardashians and entourage.

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Dodgy software will bork America's F-35 fighters until at least 2019

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The helmets couldn't handle night vision?.

Anyone know if Stevie Wonder ever gained a PPL?

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Streaming now outsells downloads – Recording Industry Ass. of America

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I wish they'd make their friggin' minds up.

Either the punters have PURCHASED/BOUGHT a download or they've leased it. Choose one only. Typical greedy twunts, "purchased" when they want our cash as revenue, but only "leased" when they want it back or prevent you passing it on to your widow/estate etc.

And in which segment of revenue is that paid by broadcast radio, eg the UK's BBC Radio 1 which i believe pays the best part of £100 ($140 or so) every time it plays a song. Some of those songs must be owned by the "US record labels".

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A Logic Named Joe: The 1946 sci-fi short that nailed modern tech

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Libraries pah!

If i want to know anything i listen to the wife.

Mind you, as with Wiki's,.i have to treat it with caution, she only thinks she knows everything.

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Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

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Definitive proof?

That the dancers are absolutely female?

Who knows, in this day and age, rather like their latest OS "10" there could be surprises lurking under the covers.

Aw, a wave of nostalgia for Dudley Moore and extras from the real life "10" has just washed over me. When i say washed i may be exaggerating a bit, a lot.

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Just had a quick peep at Ms Vincents twitter account.

And it's worse than i expected.

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Spotify to cough up royalties, just toss your copyright claims over there ... in the bin

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I'm a tad confused

as to who Spotify are going to pay. The article makes mention of all of Songwriters, publishers and artists.

Spotify paying artists directly would be a good thing of itself but i reckon the majority of payments won't be made directly to them.

Came across an interesting article ( a bit dated mind and admittedly predigital, pre Spotify) the other day re Bill Nelson of 70's group Be Bop Deluxe and his receipt of ZERO royalties from that work. Interesting how the "Music Co", involved either refused or couldn't (as if) provide any accurate data on what was received in and what was due out. Perhaps they'd no money left after splurging it all out of Robbie Williams.

Speaking of which, if i did play Robbie Williams's "South of the Border" please tell me that Spotify WILL be paying out royalties to Shel Silversteins* estate :

"I got a freaky old lady by the name of cocaine Katie who embroiders all my jeans......on the cover of the Rolling Stone"

* I would add RIP but i somehow suspect he'd maybe not want that.

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Plucky cable billionaires defeat menace of small-town broadband

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re FIFA

Haven't FIFA been operating this self same, or very similar, scheme for a number of years?

And yet it's the USian Governement at the forefront of prosecutions for this conduct which they now call bribery.

Why not just use the athletics model, popular in the NW i believe, where those Veeple who go "lording" it about do so as "Ambassadors".

With no knowledge whatsoever, no siree, of any wrongdoing or malinfluence.

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Get lost, Windows 10 and Phone fans: No maps HERE on Microsoft's OS

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Owned by BMW, Audi and Daimler

No indication where it's going then?

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Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

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Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be?

Upon the machine suffering it's first defeat, or more correctly, Mr Lee Sedol winning a game the BBC news report included the following :

"Google representatives said the defeat was "very valuable" for AlphaGo, as it identified a problem which they could now try to fix."

That sounds to me much more like human programming than genuine machine learning otherwise why would the google guys need to be involved in a fix,ie upgrade.?

Also, whilst there may be a huge number of possible moves , to the power of 170, does it really matter that much where the second , or third, stone is placed? Does this, realistically, not reduce the "potential" moves by a massive amount?

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Cunning Greek lizards seek skin-matching rocks

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Zoology, hardly rocket science is it?

I could have come up with this conclusion from simply ten minutes of observation.

ps they're not very good at hiding are they, i can easily see them in both photos and i don't have the quality of eyesight of a raptor.

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UK can finally 'legalise home taping' without bringing in daft new tax

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Re: The "right" to listen to music

Would you please stop with this nonsense.

The music industry sold me physical property, Vinyl LP's and CD's on which i paid the appropriate "artiste" and associated parasite "taxes". Outright purchase. No mention of a licence.

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Re: the right to listen to music

Can you please stop with this nonsense? The right to listen to indeed.

I only buy physical things, Vinyl LP's and CD's. Having purchased the product i use it as i see fit.

I paid the "artist" and associated "parasite" tax at the time of outright purchase.

Anyway, wasn't the original intent of copyright to remunerate creatives "whilst they create more work"?

Not as a parasite foodstuff many years after their creative output ceases (including death).

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Apple backs down from barring widow her dead husband's passwords

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"Renting" music ffs

If one only "rents" music for the duration of one's life, then isn't it about time that copyright only exists for the lifetime of the artist? Last to expire if it's a group thing.

(yes, yes i know, groups rarely own the copyright).

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Who would win a fight between Cortana and Android?

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Re: For Windows 10 integration

Surely it's got to be simpler just saying "Hey, Jack it's your round you tight bassa, get them in."

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Hillary Clinton says for crypto 'maybe the back door is the wrong door'

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Well at least Hilary's safe and secure

If her "back door" was the last back door in the world i still wouldn't go near it.

Dreadful woman.

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Pandora pleased with 15% rate hike for streaming music

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If only ...

the plumber got paid a royalty every time the collections agencies staff took a dump on his installations.

Or spoke shit.

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MoJ digital software glitch sends thousands of divorcees back to negotiating table

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Could be worse ....

Judge : Wife keeps house worth £300k, husband keeps mortgage £200k and given directions to nearest park bench.

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Six years in the slammer for SilkRoad-skimming secret agent

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If only ...

they'd stuck to legal and proper banking like the big financial firms do, they'd have walked away scott free with billions.

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