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41 posts • joined 18 Jan 2013

Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

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What puzzles me

Is why the disparity in top speed, moreso the lack of top speed on your Ridgeback.

Given that it is obviously achieved going downhill, i would have expected the comparative top speeds to be the reverse of those shown, particularly given the actual gearing of the two bikes.

Any reason why so?

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Amazon woos dispute-stung Hachette scribes with 100% ROYALTIES

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Here's another radical idea

Use your local library, mine is free to use.

Hit all of the greedy parties in their pockets.

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KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline

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Re: A nasty way to go

I've no sympathy for the little crabby beasties.

Consider it a form of payback.

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CERN outlines plan for new 100km circumference supercollider

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Re: Boffin maths In 25 years... Bad Boys Blue Will Be singing

that's some modern talking you're doing there

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Confessions of a porn site boss: How I got it up on the 'net

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Previous viewing history.

I'm saying nothing about my former viewing habits but aren't these broille based keyboards wonderful.

I'm sorry, i'll just feel that again.

hat tip to pete and dud..

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NASA: Humanity has finally reached into INTERSTELLAR SPACE

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Re: They just don't build 'em like they used to.

Just imagine, if they were musicians or publishers they'd still want paying for every extra mile it travels.

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Ministry of Sound sues Spotify over user playlists

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I have little sympathy for Spotify.

Let's say i ripped a CD to my PC. Let's say i called the file Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks, logically as per the CD and guess what, the tracks appear in the same order as on the original CD. What else should i call it? OK technically a breach of copyright, not that CBS have been in touch about it and probably never will.

What then pisses me off, is that Spotify rummage through all my files and music and next thing you know, all such files are listed on Spotify to magically make available and share with any like minded soul. They would do the same if i recorded myself singing in the bath, god forbid, and called it "Music to upset the dog and the neighbours" ie my copyright name.

That is what is wrong, why the hell should Spotify use that in their business model? Why do so many online sites think we want to share everything with the world?

It's a shame that the legal system can't produce two losing sides.

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SiriusXM sued for millions in 'unpaid' music royalties

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Practice what you preach then.

Michael Huppe, president and CEO of SoundExchange, : "....... without paying them ( the creative artists) everything they deserve.”

So, that's 99% of your organisations turnover then, including your salary is it Mr Huppe?

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United Nations to grill US over alleged NSA bugging of its HQ – report

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Move out?

Maybe the UN should move out of the US to somewhere more civilised like Switzerland.

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Police probe IDIOTIC Twitter bomb threats slung at journalists

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Twitter should be held liable as publishers.

There is a world of difference between a Google search and Twitter. Google quite rightly provide a list of and link to stuff that's already on the net.

Twitter should be compared to a local/national newspaper. If i sent odious/debateable stuff to a responsible paper there is no way on earth that they would print any of it.

If i send any such stuff to Twitter, THEY publish it. Without Twitter doing so i would be silent.

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Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but WHO will rid us of terrible trolls?

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Re: Alert Trolls Mum

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Isn't it illegal to publish an MP's address? If so, won't that stop the "mediawhore" MP's themselves from tweeting.

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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

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and a “premium” for new music.

Wtf, why a premium until they have proven their ability, creativity and enjoyability.

People forget, maybe never knew, that the likes of the Beatles slogged their guts out for years 4/5/6? before they even charted. Granted they did OK thereafter.

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Russian mobile operators say 'nyet!' to Apple, 'da!' to Samsung

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What surprises me is

for a country with a population of some 143m, the number of subscribers seems rather high.

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Zynga deactivates 500+ employees in major layoff

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Unhappy

Just want to say .....

Harsh sub-heading.

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Microsoft offers free keyboard covers for Surface RT

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I'll have one ....

In a shade of "Invisible" please. To match the machine.

Oh, and don't even try paying ME to take one.

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Facebook bows to pressure, vows to rid itself of sexist hate speech

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Re: So...

WAM?

Women Against Men? Just asking.

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Re: How sexist

Should be interesting, there's little more amusing than seeing two women having a good ole bitch and tug with each other.

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Microsoft tops list of software piracy nailed in UK by FAST

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Meh

Re: You mean...

Nah, chicken chow mein, rice and noodles delivered to your workplace at lunchtime.

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

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Re: Opportunistic Cunt

Personally, i think the "opportunistic" was not really required.

You also have to admire Mr W Hague don't you, persisting with the "let's export arms to Syrian terrorists", get this, "to save civilians".

Not unlike us paying lip service to the UN Resolution on Libya.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Re: <Polite applause>

On the other hand what are politicians trying to do with this tax by intimidation stuff?

Award themselves a f***ing huge and utterly undeserved pay rise.

Not to replace those excessive expense claims they can no longer make, oh noes.

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Re: But they are required

The UK government can't have it both ways though.

On the one hand, they say we are now an IP economy ( ie we have little left to sell) and that IP has considerable value.

On the other, government taxes are hammered when others also recognise the high "value" of IP, especially when they ship that value out to low or non-existent tax economies.

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Is the next-gen console war already One?

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re yelling American.

"IN THE HOLE", as any fool golf fan knows.

Still, with most modern pron*, it retains a slight air of mystery.

* according to my mate.

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Re: Sex on the sofa?

You need to have a word with your Mrs. Mine can bark a sharp "NO" or throw "the glance" in no more than 2.14 seconds.

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Re: Remember kids - Uncle Balmer is WATCHING YOU!

Upvoted for being so succinct and spot on.

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Forget tax bills, here's how Google is really taking us all for a ride

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One simple question.

If prima facie "free" services are damaging, hugely damaging, the world economy, then why is access to The Register free?

Try charging us all £100/year* and see what that does to your own level of business/employment.

* other charging levels, values of worth are available

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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"Who's getting paid a decent wage? Hint: Not the musician"

"Kantar/Ofcom are keen to promote........ I bet they are, *themselves* is my guess, i bet their employees are hardly struggling by on £10k a year.

And why not play the politicians at their own game on these Gov't backed surveys?

Mr Punter/Freetard : "Have you ever made any unauthorised download?"

Punter : "I don't use e-mule, no"

ps whenever i read "Kantar" in an article my belief in the credibility of the data plummets to near zero.

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White House backs US web sales tax - eBay hits panic alarm

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Will it really be a level playing field?

Are "Brick and Mortar" stores with a turnover of less than $1m currently exempt from collecting sales taxes?

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Hard luck lads, todger size DOES matter: Official

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Re: Also

Not all of us do, upto and including 36c ( in the UK) will do me just fine.

I'm sure i'm not alone.

PS give me natural every time, can't abide the fake ones.

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Steve Jobs' 'spaceship' threatened by massive cost overruns

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Re: Honestly

Honestly, isn't it time to give it a well earned rest with these ridiculous "pseudo-units".

Meaningless shite most of the time.

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Music resale service ReDigi loses copyright fight with Capitol Records

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The end of Cloud services?

Surely it's the end of any and all Cloud services?

The Judge is saying that it is impossible to transfer any music file, every transfer is a NEW file created from the existing. So what is the difference is a storage/Cloud service doing the same with my files? They must be making "new" and unauthorised copies also.

So every single media file stored in the Cloud ( ie legit services ) must have prior authorisation from the copyright holders. Yeah, that's gonna work fine isn't it?

On that note, i wrote to CBS records back in the 70's to ask "permission" to copy an Lp to tape to play in the car. I'm still waiting. The b*st*rds could've at least replied.

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Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

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Do i understand this correctly....

The manager of a Company whose primary reason for locating in Ireland, never mind Cork, is to pay as little or no tax as possible, is complaining that there are few services made available to them?

Stop whinging and re-locate somewhere else then. Oh and pay fair dues.

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The Lynx effect: The story of Camputers' mighty micro

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re Get your hands on one of these.

I have one under my hall stairs, in good condition, in it's original polystyrene box.

Enjoyed using it at the time, i remember designing/programming a good golf game, ( one hole per tape though!) but with so few sold there was little else available to support the machine or programming.

And as stated earlier, work began to buy the IBM PC/Lotus 1-2-3 combination.

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First sale doctrine survives US Supreme Court

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On a side note ....

any sign yet of the Ant-I(gua)Tunes up and running yet?

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IANAL, or indeed a Judge, but it seems simple to me,

the guy hasn't copied anything, at all, he has merely moved legally purchased books from A to B.

I suspect eBay wouldn't have been too happy with a contrary result either..

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How UK gov's 'growth' measures are ALREADY killing the web

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Presumably he has other costs too...

such as licence fees for the use of the "property "of others e.g. images of Dortmund Football Club?

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

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Here you go, a Groupon Coupon for ...

50% off a Paragraph Writing Course.

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Pop's Chubby Checker condemns use of Palm to check pocket-chubby

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Re: Simple

and then some, ;-)

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Heroku tech change leaves customer with bill-shock

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Here you go, think you'll be needing one of these .......

C

That is all.

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Tesla's Elon Musk v The New York Times, Round 2

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From the article ....

It would appear that Musk is dealing in facts.

Broder in evasion.

If i had the readies i would buy one, simple as.

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WTO ruling emboldens pirates of the Caribbean

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Let's hope they price the "goods" appropriately.

After reading recently that Antigua and Barbuda can take this action until they have "recovered" the value of $3bn or so, let's hope that they price the "IP goods" at a reasonable rate.

Hmmmm, let's say $0.00001 per track and $0.00010 per film. That should take them a while.

Good ole WTO i say.

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US general: Beware of Iran's Revolutionary Cyber-Guard

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Re: Masters of backfire

Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Algeria ......

Where will it end?

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