* Posts by The Nazz

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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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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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