* Posts by The Nazz

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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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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

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Re: Insurance and all that...

Here in the UK, isn't the minimum cover a business has to have for Public Liability Insurance in the order of £5m?

So stuff your measly $1m.

Yep, one answer is to include criminal liability for all Company Directors AND Public Body "Executives and Senior Managers". You get well paid to manage? You're responsible when it goes wrong.

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NASA: We're gonna rip up an ASTEROID and make it ORBIT the MOON

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An alien boulder?

What's to say that NASA go to all that trouble and then grab a wrong boulder, an harmless piece of ordinary rock that bumped into the asteroid many millenia beforehand?

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Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

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If the losses from running a poor commercial service

will be shouldered by the tax paying public anyway, then why can't the taxpaying public pay for the service through City Hall in the first place?

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EXPOSED: Google, Obama caught doing it once a week

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Re: Coo. High bandwidth requirements..

Is it more pertinent to ask :

Does the NSA trust Obama?

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El Reg reforms the Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse

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Re: Moral dilemma

Proportioning the cost of existing bulk buy stocks sounds ok and legit to me. Precisely as would happen if it was "live on a £1 a day for a year".

Other peoples' inefficiencies ( ie a £10 pizza with bits of cheese and tomato on ) shouldn't be your problem.

I eat well anyways and don't spend much more than a £10 week on food most times. Wine and Chocolate is a different matter.

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What else has Kaminario got under its kimono?

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Strewth.

I only looked at this article because i thought it was a genuine mountain with something exciting or unique within it.

Not expecting a villains lair or anything but an exotic wodge of minerals wouldn't have gone amiss.

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NORK internet outage was payback for Sony hack – US politician

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Re: Why then?

Or indeed, for people to find out that they, the US themselves attacked Sony?

If one has compromising control over someone's internet who is to say what they get up to?

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We need copyright reform so Belgians can watch cricket, says MEP

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A simple solution?

If the copyright holders don't agree to the EC rules, whereby goods and services are made available to all 28 member states on equal terms, then all that is required is a law which states that any disadvantaged citizens, in this case Belgian cricket fans, can freely and legally take whatever steps they require to obtain said goods and services, all free of charge.

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NASA wants you to help space mining corp strip mine the Solar System

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Asteroids, one of the better arcade games ...

especially when they turned down the house lights for when the "turn" was due on.

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.Free domains at Amazon while Google says bye to .family

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Seriously, every loser wins?

"The proceeds are split between every losing bidder?"

Right, i'm off to bid $1 on every auction i can find, get me a share of the stupid millions being paid out.

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MENOPAUSAL KILLER WHALES are wise old birds, trick-cyclists claim

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Short fuse, oh dear.

Would i be correct in thinking that you have not yet reached your own menopause, Sarah?

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Twitter fears big EU tech payout to pacify lawmakers over data-slurping concerns

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Data, they're welcome to it.

I occasionally peruse a handful of twitter accounts. If the data/information therein is a representative sample then they're more than welcome to it. Good luck though in making any sense of it.

Maybe twitter's unofficial anthem should be "Me, Myself, I"

I'll leave them to make arrangements with the Publisher/Songwriter/Copyright owners - In 140 characters or less.

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FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

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A step too far?

Katherine Tassi said the breach covered "current and former Uber driver partner names and driver’s license numbers,"

I'm not a taxi driver, but if i were, why the fuck are they storing drivers partners names for? Who i get to be intimate with, on a good week, make that month, should be none of their buisness.

Good luck dealing with the Mrs though.

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FDA draws line between wearable health gizmos and proper medical gear

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Mental wellbing?

I would suggest that anyone who "needs" such a device to live a happy and healthy life style would probably fail the mental well being test.

I do just fine in the great outdoors without any such gadget.

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Telcos try to head off net neutrality rules with legislation

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Everything you need to know about failing democracy

right there in a short article.

Lobbying is one thing, make a persuasive argument. Bribery is another matter. Accepting bribes should be criminal, with double penalties applied to those in office.

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Top EU court: Ryanair data barrel must be left unscraped

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Ref : The English Premier League, and lesser leagues.

If i understand the situation correctly, how does it affect the English Premier League who make their "database" (of team names and fixture lists) accessible to the public. Thus the European Directive would mandate that others are free to use this data as they wish, including for commercial purposes.

Yet currently, the EPL get away with charging Newspapers and the like, a hefty fee for the use of said data.

Should that situation now change or am i missing something?

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Actually

As you yourself suggest, if the public enter their content on your forum, it's more theirs than yours. Presumably you gain a financial benefit from that. Be grateful for it.

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Australian desert deluge demonstrates why we're doing it

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I'm no map reading expert

but i'd say that not only has Willowra been cut off i'd say it's been wiped off the map.

What's the purpose of that large useless graphic at the start of the article?

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Spotify flips bird at Taylor Swift, adds MILLIONS more users

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Stolen is the wrong word.

If the Music Biz would have us believe that we have merely rented/leased their product whenever we have purchased a CD/download then surely pirates/torrenters are merely BORROWING the product?

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Stolen is not the correct word.

If the Music Biz would have us believe we have only rented/leased their product when buying a CD/download then surely pirates/torrenters et al are merely BORROWING the product?

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Top Apple exec: 'I knew [ebook] prices were going to go up – hell, the whole world knew'

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Jail time.

This is precisely why making Executies/Directors personally liable for criminal acts is long overdue.

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Ofcom snatches 700MHz off digital telly, hands it to mobile data providers

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Re: Future?

Real 3D has been invented, it's called going outside and getting a life :-)

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Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

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I would post a list of suitable songs but

I'm waiting for the record companies to reply to my requests for permission to use their IP, namely song title and act.

eg Harry Chapin - Taxi

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'I get it if you don't make money for 2 or 3 years, but Amazon's 21'

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Re: What's that in the sky?

I-Spy with my little eye... something beginning with...C

Really, how much else is there to see in the sky/stratosphere?

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Feathers fly as Twitter squawks of record sales but slow user growth

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The only ones to profit from this

increasingly look to be the Administrators (or yankee equivalent)

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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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