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18 posts • joined 9 Apr 2013

Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

Erogenous Diehard

I'm going to assume the photographer did all the post processing of the picture that Wikipedia are distributing for free & thus surely owns copyright of that evolution of the picture. The same as if someone creates a Pop Art version of the Mona Lisa & sells it....

Wikipedia may well be able to distribute the unprocessed picture taken by the monkey - if it's ever been posted online!

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Erogenous Diehard

I'm fairly sure that the EXIF information coded into the photo by the camera would have included at least his name and probably copyright information. That, and the fact that he published the photo online and the world knew all about it would have been a fairly strong indicator that it was his.

How about he gives a monkey some knitting needles & a ball of wool. Who owns the resulting jumper?

Would some scrote be within their rights to nick the jumper from the washing line & take it for their own use?

Very disingenuous.

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Google! and! Facebook! IDs! face! Yahoo! login! BAN!

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Unhappy

I use Flickr - but the only reason I'm still with it is because I can sign in with my Google ID.

I can't remember the last time I signed into Yahoo and removed it as my homepage months ago, but if they implement this it'll only ever be used to log in to Flickr, so not sure just how much data they'll be slurping....

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Merry Christmas? Not for app devs: That gold rush is officially OVER

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FunkyEric - You missed my point - I don't want to play for free.

I want to pay UP FRONT and then play the game.

End.

Of.

Works for my Xbox, PC & Boardgames!! Not sure why it's such an outlandish concept when it comes to tablets/phones....

I don't mind paying a couple of quid, or playing for free & then upgrading for a couple of quid - I've lost more down the back of the sofa whilst typing this! But I do want a decent gaming experience that won't keep nagging me for more money....

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Erogenous Diehard

What I want is to buy & play a complete game.

I don't want a game where I'm expected to pay continuously to upgrade or achieve. I'd quite happily pay £%, £10 or maybe even £15 (for a corker) upfront for a decent "Command & Conquer", "Dungeon Keeper" or "Sim City" port. I don't want one that's free but restricted unless I buy bits.

Given the choice between buying a magazine that I'll read once or twice for £5 or an app that I'll use for a month, I know what I'd prefer.

App Developers seem determined to use "free" games to trick people out of as much cash as they can rather than selling a complete game on it's own merits & reviews....

It's not the Apps that are the problem, but the model.....

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Snap-happy blogger babe posts catcalling blokes' mugshots online

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"Manly Men"

who think that women appreciate & delight in a bellowed innuendo, please try this social experiment.

When in your place of work, wolf whistle, shout compliments etc. to any female colleagues that walk by. How about just walking up to them & saying "nice blouse, it really shows off your tits" or similar compliments, or if words fail you just give a loud Sid James "Phwoar!" when they walk past your desk.

Especially do this to the smartly dressed ones, 'cos they're definitely up for it. Why else would they bother to scrub up eh?

They'll appreciate the fact that you did it face to face, so they can then get to know you better....

Then see if you can spot the next in this logical sequence - P42, P43, P44, P4?

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Re: There are far worse things than being cat-called

Don't even feed them Lottie, any interaction with a female counts in their book - whether that is yelling at women when they pass by or getting you to call them dirty names.

He'll be telling his mates he spoke to a girl tonight!! (via FB of course).

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WTF?

It could be argued that anyone who isn't shy about screeching unprovoked innuendo & comments at passing women wouldn't be someone you'd think would be shy about getting their face out there on t'web.

I wouldn't be particularly happy if halfwits thought it was OK to remark on the size of my daughters breasts just "because they're there".

We're not cavemen anymore, hopefully actions like this might go some way to helping those that still are on the way to finally becoming extinct....

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British support for fracking largely unmoved by knowledge of downsides

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Mushroom

Personally I blame the environmentalists for the fact that we need to consider things like Fracking and for the God-Awful, useless windmills that are popping up all over the country.

If they hadn't have banged on & on &on about Nuclear back in the day, we wouldn't have kept the oil & coal powered stations spewing crap into the air well past their use by date. We'd be in the same boat as the French and damn near independent in regards to generating electricity.

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British Gas robo home remote gets itself into hot water

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I like the idea of being able to turn the heating off (down for the pedants) when going away & then turning it back on (up) on the morning of my return.

I wouldn't pay £200 for the privilege though, I think you'll find that you'll be able to buy a cheaper version of this before I've finished this paragraph....

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Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM

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TPS used to work, then the number of calls we were getting ramped up again. Blocked withheld numbers which has reduced the number again, with the added bonus that the in-laws can't call us.

The number of calls that originate from overseas is increasing and they dial you from numbers that cease to be live 20 seconds after they hang up. If the regulator cracked down on this "fast rotation" of numbers then people would actually be able to complain properly!

If the Regulator was as vigorous at dealing with these companies as it is in it's criticism of this chap.....

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LG's curvy telly and Samsung's Galaxy camera seen in the wild

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Unhappy

Not sure about the camera, the advantage of my current DSLR is that as soon as you switch it on, you can take a picture - no boot up.

Also, I'm sure that touch screen is going to be touched, brushed etc. all the time - probably resulting in missing "that shot" because you've just Facebooked your location...

On a final note, it'd be interesting to know the battery life, 'cos shiny screens, Android etc. are all going to nibble away at it....

E-D

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Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant's squirm up greasy pole

Erogenous Diehard
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Keep it separate....

Surely it can't be hard? I never, ever, ever mention work on Facebook, not even "nearly home time" - similarly, I don't have anyone from work as a "Friend" on Facebook, no matter how well I get on with them.

I do this for the same reasons I don't sit at work and discuss the minutia of my home life - because my home life doesn't affect my work life and (slightly harder) vice-versa - I keep as much distance between the two as possible.

If you want to sit there and say "My Boss, Mr Edwards is a complete tosser & I stirred his tea with my winky" and that goes out so that "Mr Edwards" can be identified then don't be surprised when it gets back to him & you're in his office on Monday. Likewise, if you have the name of your firm on your profile, and you slate them online - don't be surprised to get a rollocking.

In fact, it's precisely because of things like this that most firms now have a "Social Media Policy" and if you're in breach of it you haven't got a leg to stand on.

Sure there's a right to free speech, but there's also a right to not be stupid.

E-D

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Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One

Erogenous Diehard
Mushroom

No Backwards Compatibility

does it for me, if I can't use my existing collection of games on it, then there's no reason to stick to an X-box in the future. It's a good way to remove any lingering brand loyalty.

So now I've actually got the luxury of being able to choose a console on it's merits. I think my take on this one will be to sit back for a year or so after they've both launched & let everyone else find out for me before deciding which (if any) to bother with.....

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Ex-CIA techie Edward Snowden: I am the NSA PRISM deepthroat

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Paris Hilton

Re: Version 1.0

Drone use is hugely overrated & isn't quite as common as Call of Duty would have you believe so I don't think the "smoking craters" argument will hold much water....

If he's in a tower block in the middle of a city, then I don't think they'll bother. Or he could just give a few "hot" phones to friends, runners etc & get them to sit in the local school, hospital, mosque, shopping centre etc. & dial out.

Just think of the chaos & witch hunts they could cause by calling employees of the very agencies that are trying to monitor them!

Paris because she likes "ickle planes" too.....

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

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Re: So?

RE: Greg J Preece - "People like you piss me off more than Microsoft. You're alright, so fuck everyone else, eh?"

Yup, 'cos you're the minority mate. Most people will buy it, plug it in & forget it.

Given that all second hand games are going to go the same way it'll come back down to whether you want to do it on PC, PS4 or X-One - look at how many people queued up to buy CoD new, those are the people that'll always do it, same as there is always someone that'll pay $5000 for a bug ridden smart TV - just so they can have it first.

Why would EA etc. give a stuff whether you only want to pay $10 for a second hand copy. As long as they make a billion from the same lot they always do, you can go jump in a lake 'cos you're not their customer.....

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Ofcom to UK: Really - you're using the same password for everything?

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Re: True but misleading

Exactly, easy one for forums, some decent, secure ones for online shopping, Gmail and Facebook get their own passwords totally different to anything else & online banking get's the super secure ones....

As you say, half of the sites shouldn't have logins anyway!!

E.D.

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Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes

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Pint

Labour turned it all around though....

Didn't they? I thought that was why you voted them in? To make it all better.

I realise they only had just over a decade to make it all better, but at least they made a start....

Oh, hang on........

Beer, because I shall have a pint for her when I'm at the funeral next week, here's to you Mrs T...

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