2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
So everyone's just hoping this news report goes away...?
As far as I can tell it's really Yahoo, really news and really from January...
Apparently the Dail Mail disappeared it from their site but who knows with the Daily Mail anyway.
Freed Unexpectedly By A Rockblock
That corpse is mostly the BPI's
Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...
Buy secondhand, isn't like the quality is degraded over time as on LP or Cassette.
No it doesn't support the artist but there's more effective ways to put money in their pockets like merchandise (which presumably gets a higher % of sale price into their bank?)
By 'eck you lot had it like the Queen. We longed for limbs and our parents all died long before we were born...
Re: "The damage, on a scale of 1 to 10, is a 12."
However their security (you know, the 'S' in NSA) incompetence on a scale of 1-10 is a 25
Re: Stupid Big Media@Shinku
They'd all rather cut their noses off to spite their faces.
Stupid Big Media
If they looked through their telescopes from the correct end they'd see stuff like this was a positive not a negative.
All that hosting of TV archives they're getting for *free*?
Seriously, if I created a site that legitimately had all the discontinued TV on it (think loads of old Doctor who, Robot Wars, etc, as mentioned above, plus others that you can't get on DVD/etc - OK Doctor you probably can) how many people would actually either subscribe to it or pay, say, a fiver for a mint legit season of something.
Oh but then the where's-my-cut-gang suddenly get involved and toss the whole thing into limbo because some greedy fuck wants a cut of something whereas previously he was happy with a cut of nothing. Not that they're not entitled but you know they'd break the entire concept with their dismal 'rights negotiations'. And that's before you get into DRM enforcement on the files/streams cos, you know, meaning nothing meaningful (like a DLNA device) would ever be able to play the shit anyway...
Which is exactly why you _can't_ make a damned useful service like that without a shitload of cash, lawyers and the patience of Job.
In fact the BBC are 'uniquely positioned' (hem hem) to be able to set a frigging example and do this with the vast archives of content they have. Yet they don't.
If he's registered with the TPS he shouldn't be _getting_ those calls, so are they going to complain that they should be given the rate for a number they shouldn't even be calling in the first place?
Re: Members are inconvenienced
Hola.com + Hulu.com ?
" tweaked by Microsoft to within an inch of its life"
Hope the heatsink stays on this time.
Best give them some Freedom From Above then, pronto
Re: That seems like a very sensitive revelation
Well if the Miranda thing was a journo counterintelligence sting and his USB stick was full of lolcatz then HMG have no idea still what the Graun has which must worry the hell out of them.
Jobs at risk
More realistically, so far
What's all the fuss about, anyway?
If the government has nothing to hide, it has nothing to fear.
Re: The more I think about Miranda's detention ...
I think he was an intentional ploy to flush the government out into the open. They'd have expected to be being watched, even tapped.
A good chance the data sticks were just 20GB of encrypted lolcatz imho. Hope they were, too, would be a great 'you've been framed' moment for SO15.
Re: This drip drip drip
Drip drip drip, however, keeps the topic in the public mind whereas a large flood of information can quickly be forgotten by many with a simple media distraction like, perhaps, something happening in Syria at the same time, for example. Or X-Factor. Or football.
Re: How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?
Full steam ahead!
Re: Not that daft
When you put it like that the Graun suddenly seems far more shrewd...
WTF do you think lolcatz is...
I didn't even know those things existed
Want one, now!
Oh and how does the 'electrocution' thing work on something with no more than 5V inside it? Did they put a dirty great voltage doubler inside for shits n giggles?
Not to mention
An arrogant disdain for what the public opinion will be of the actions.
I'd like to have said 'naive' but even C-for-Cameron's idiotic cabinet and ministerial lackeys are likely very aware of whatever the hell it is they're up to and they're starting not to give a shit if we know, too.
Re: @Facebook and @Google
And before anyone says 'The Brits did that' (yes, we're looking at you, USA apologists) you really don't think the current pathetic & spineless UK govt would jump up and do that without the Whitehouse yanking their leash do you?
Watch 'Failsafe' too (Clooney, Keitel, et al) ;o)
At least with a console
I know I won't have to upgrade any hardware in the next five years to play games in surround from the comfort of the sofa on the 46" TV handily fixed to the wall, so my expenses are covered and I already have the sofa and the TV which I also use for non-gaming pursuits, too.
Beats the hell out of having a PC you have to upgrade when the next killer game comes out and your GFX card can't quite do max framerate at highest resolution (and then you find you need more ram and cpu hence a new mobo) and everything has to be arranged around your computer.
But then we're a family so shutting myself away in the office to play games would be a dismal and antisocial route to entertainment on a screen 1/6th the size. Fine if you're a single bloke/gal of course, I too remember being plonked in front of the computer as a single chap in days of yore and I wouldn't go back to those days for anything. Hindsight reveals they were indeed dismal.
Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"
Surely a PC would have been cheaper if you didn't want a games console...
Raspberry Pi + XBMC
Re: Doesn't Matter
Yep, the US is entirely dependant on cash, non-US cash. Make a conscious effort to buy non-US goods and those that you do, buy secondhand to deny first sale profit.
If everyone did that for just one month...
On that note, if anyone knows a good UK-based alternative to the Irish Amazon EC2 I'm using (price comparable, too) then let me know (yeah cloud-sourcing such info is lazy, I know)
Re: Of coure it isn't
Is it me or are we now just the fucking Israel of Europe?
The EU should kick us out or suspend our 'membership' so we can fully become the fifty-nth State of the Union.
Then hopefully everyone who wants it will be given cheap emigration to mainland Europe cos David C-for-you-know-what keeps me _just_ poor enough to not quite afford to leave this shithole.
Re: IP cloaking illegal now?
Surely only if it can be shown you're 'without authorisation' which implies that if you have to visit the site in the first place to determine your 'authorisation' then it's like shrinkwrap terms you can't read without opening the shrinkwrap.
Thus invalid. Unless the USA says so then you can be bombed, have your presidential jet grounded, your journalista relatives detained and/or not-stongarmed by their president presumably.
You know what the data is don't you
A fucking _enormous_ lolcats image
Meanwhile 400,000 CPU hours wasted at the NSA.
ISPs could scan their clients quite economically and notify them / de-route them until patched.
How's that 'not strong-arming' going, Obama?
You lying piece of shit.
Re: Obama still not strong-arming, then, I see
Fox, though, eh? Was the headline like 'Thanks to the heroic efforts of brave anti-terrorism officers...' ;o)
Obama still not strong-arming, then, I see
The man's barefaced mendacity continues to appal us all.
This probably won't be reported (with any prominence) in the US media, the speed information spreads across social networks at must really piss governments off.
This tells you all you need to know about appleist fundies
I'm just concerned that some non-Google idiots will think it's a great idea to do with a droid and drag Android users down to the same level of lackwit banality.
(I bet they already have, haven't they...)
Re: anti-Apple bias?
More like the WBC of technology - fundie radicals.
Cos if it were popular opinion and 'normal' there'd be statues of Zuckerberg, Jay-Z and Elvis (oh, hang on ) everywhere, wouldn't there.
So, it's dribbling nutbags rather than 'mainstream popularity', obviously.
Re: "technically difficult and time consuming"
YouTube.com on the desktop certainly has <!DOCTYPE html>
Re: It IS a bit puzzling.
Someone probably wants access to some user accounts for some sourcecode most likely, to attempt to inject something unpleasant into it without being detected.
So, likely not the NSA as they'd just put in an order for the data.
Just to think
If you're AC you never know if your identity has been uncovered.
Now you'll have to be frightened of anyone with beards and/or sandals (with socks) every single time you venture out or the doorbell rings...
Mind you. Do bridges have doorbells under them these days? Or doors?
Re: ... beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
From orbit. Natch.
Hmmm how tricksy would it be
To write a chrome plugin that handles en/decryption client-side as a wrapper to Google Drive
Possible, surely, unsure off the top of my head exactly what'd be needed to achieve it beyond some download hooks.
Re: How does this reassure concerns...
Precisely my first thought.
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