* Posts by The Nazz

116 posts • joined 18 Jan 2013

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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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Uber fined $150,000 and forced to embarrass itself by French court

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Je suis ,,

Chuffed to bits.

It's a good start.

And anyways, surely the two executives are "self employed" a la le driveurs so it's no concern of Uber?

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James Clapper has found another reason why he lied about NSA spying

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The K.I.S.S principle

If his lawyer said he didn't do it ( deliberately lie to Congress) then ...

Then he did.

End of.

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Music publisher BMG vs US cable giant Cox: Here's why it matters

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Re: Spoilation

From the linked articles it would appear that :

Rightscorp are the ones who deliberately destroyed important evidence. Not Cox.

ALL versions of their tracking software before July 2015.

One has to ask, in an ongoing case, why they did so and WHAT HAVE THEY GOT TO HIDE?

Not that Judge O'Greedy seems to care so much.

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Business as usual then.

From the article on Rightscorps losses it appears that the vast majority of their revenue ends up with the Music Rights holders and lawyers anyway.

So, thye're even fleecing the companies trying to help them in the first place.

Twas ever thus.

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Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs

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Come back Sony

all is forgiven.

Hardly.

My belief is beggared yet again.

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Uber Australia is broke: 'We don't pay tax because we don't generate revenue'

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It beggars belief...

"That we, as a start up, shouldn't pay an existing tax, GST"

At least they're upfront about their intent to evade taxes.

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Touchnote breach: Wrote a postcard with us? Thieves have your pal's name, address

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So what's the difference between ...

An organisation like this having it's data nicked and an organisation (usually the same one) selling the same data to it's "partners".?

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Mysterious cosmic dustball fires up Milky Way's black hole

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Really?

You've never met my ex have you?

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Reg reader shares AshMad blackmail email about which he gives 'zero f***s'

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The Golden Cow?

Milking this AM situation/fiasco for all it is worth?

Mentionning no names or organisations.

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Vote now: Who can solve a problem like Ashley Madison?

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Even more obvious a candidate.

Tony Blair.

His decisions have led to millions of people getting well and truly fucked.

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Ex-HP top aide in the clink for racking up $1m on company credit cards

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Re: No surprise

There is always at least one exception :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229767/Former-dinner-lady-Margaret-Bailey-stole-90-000-primary-school-fund-global-property-empire-homes-US-Bulgaria.html

Although i note the US woman got away lightly in comparison. 21 months for a $m against 30 months for our UK's c£100,000.

What is staggering in both cases is how it went unnoticed for so long.

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

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Criminal complaint?

I'd be interested to know, here in the UK, what would be made of a formal criminal complaint made to the Police, for Theft and/or Extortion ( ie at a cost of protracted expensive legal costs) against Disney, aided and abetted by this "expert" Steve Ormand.

It appears to be a clear cut case of Theft, Nothing less. .

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Feds cuffed for allegedly PILFERING Silk Road drug souk's Bitcoins

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Call me a cynic if you wish

But i'd wager someone at the NSA will have shedloads of 'em.

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Dot-sucks sucks, say lawyers: ICANN urged to kill 'shakedown' now

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Are you sure?

According to one or two of my married friends, He.sucks is better.

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Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

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A drop in the ocean

when compared to the amount NuLabour blew on the failed National Identity Card Scheme.

Though being a Scot living in Yorkshire £1.85 is a lot.

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PayPal settles over WMD sanction-breaking transaction claims

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re Ebay special auction.

It gives a new meaning on "6 hrs 4 mins and 20 seconds left to bid on this item".

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If it's anything like the UK's Royal Mail

$6,999 of the $7,170 would have been absorbed by the postage and packaging in any event.

Anyone know if the Democrats/Republicans/Nu-Labour/the war mongering Blair have ever received money via Paypal?

"What d'ya mean, our counters don''t go high enough"

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