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UK gov should just grow a damned spine
And draw a line in the sand beyond which Big Media has to fend for itself. That line should preferably be located in 1983 or earlier.
UK.gov continually forgets who its biggest paymaster is - the Taxpayer (a word foreign to many megacorps like Vodafone, et al)
At least one of our elected assclowns is giving the intertubes some consideration, even if it's largely unintelligible.
Not that I'm a fan of KD by any means...
"Regardless of the issues you have with new technologies, you can't just engage armed forces halfway around the world, rip a peaceful man from his family, throw him in jail, terminate his business without a trial, take everything he owns without a hearing, deprive him of a fair chance to defend himself"
America. Fuck Yeah.
that anyone who disagrees with Fapple must be wrong...
Maybe it's because
I'm a Londoner IOS6 has shit in it they don't want the app exposing.
Just book annual leave if you have to watch it and stop wasting company time.
Why people think they have some kind of right to watch sport at work is beyond me. Do your damned job.
Re: Isn't it lucky ...
Looking for a 'France' of Iron Man 2
Re: How big is your fine judge?
The penalty for ignoring a judgement is likely a lot harsher, potentially than this penalty, and could likely include fines for every day ignored plus a fine for contempt of court. Ultimately if fines aren't paid the courts have the power seize company assets and they'd still have to put the notice on their web page, etc, too.
Not that I'd expect that to stop them trying to cock around with the judgement anyway.
Better than any fine
There's no fine that would be likely to be imposed that Apple could care about financially but given their image obsession this is probably a better/more fitting penalty anyway.
Will also give companies something to think about when they're bring what are essentially nonsense lawsuits designed to harass competitors and hinder their sales.
We'd hand him over with a cherry on top.
Why don't the Universities electronically publish the documents themselves and someone just cobble together a federated search of all their publishing?
I get that guys like EBSCO still want to 'make a living' off publicly funded research but really, a PDF version? How hard can it be?
I'm assuming the scientific journals cover their publishing costs through subscription, of course, too, meaning that route can be essentially ignored for these purposes.
Re: So let me get this right...
Plus they may have been waiting to see how long it was until MS reinstated it, or until enough time had elapsed to smack their legs a bit.
Not that many people notice cos they're using other browsers, the ones using IE probably have no clue there should be a choice.
Not as cool?
Not so sure it was a slur against Samsung than to force apple to declare it is at least as cool if they want to appeal.
Could be the sign of a judge sick of the whole cockblock-your-competition-with-lawsuits thing having some judicial fun.
Re: Dear Ms. May
And while you're at it can we have all of Peter Mandelson's records for the last 12 years, too?
Good job the UK gov wasn't listed
Else there's be a new bottom place
Re: World police
FBI travel to question him
With a large body-shaped empty diplomatic bag in the back of the car
So THAT'S why
Zuckerberg thought Instagram was a great fit with Failbook!
instagran.surefyre.com is way cleverer tech though... ;o)
"by 2018 that that gap could be tightened"
Exactly what I was about to say.
SSH tunnels it is then. Unless they want to ban SSH too and grind all internet work to a halt in the UK.
Re: Marmite man...
Both sides are arseholes in this, it comes down to which arsehole you think is biggest and therefore support (if at all) the lesser arsehole.
So dotcom gets my thumbs up (no, that's not a euphemism)
The alarmist scientists know
Cos they have 'Scientist' in their job title so they must be right and anyone expressing a less than cultist line on Anthropogenic Climate Change is a heretic.
Take the financial controls/motivations out of the equation and see what 'science' comes out of it then.
That graph/chart has a wave in it that's clear to even the mostly doggedly myopic Anthropogenic advocate and it's peaking around nowish again.
Unless of course scientists are really High Priests in this field and so these (heretic) scientists aren't as competent as the pro-anthropogenic scientists (who have The Faith, of course). In which case the Flying Spaghetti Monster may as well be invoked too (bless His noodly appendages).
Or perhaps Lewis drew the graph, too, who knows?
Still doesn't mean
That Samsung, LG, SONY, etc don't have the source code, just means that Google are able to release faster, surely? They'd know the OS best of anyone (you'd hope) and they'll have their own family of devices in house to test on as they develop, too.
Sounds about right that it should become ready devices they have the most access to first, doesn't it? Samsung should presumably be in a good position cos of the Nexus, assuming they're doing the work on that (which they might not be as it's Google branded)
Someone has finally realised cheapest is not best.
Or maybe they're just trousering a few mil in kickback after all...
Let's see the USA cry foul over THIS data set, then.
Perhaps they'll get round to that after they've copied & read it through a few times....
Tip top Top Tip
Re: What is the name of the app
The lack of information raises the validity of the report like the recent Microsoft fake email report which turned out to be entirely possible to be an email faked in Notepad that originated from anywhere....
If you got the dirt then dish it and act smug like you're protecting all humanity
Re: YAY more Android FUD stories
Having said that there was a report of another Android trojan over the weekend, not good.
Also found in IOS App Store...
Fanbois your clock's been ticking and no-one even heard it... Glad I stick with the 'only install it if you really need it' approach I use with all computer gear.
Having said that I don't know why Google don't allow users to individually grant/revoke privileges to apps regardless of whether it knackers the app functionality or not. For instance revoke GPS access to the Facebook app, it's always turning the GPS icon on. I could turn GPS off globally but it's handy for satnav...
Although in fairness I got about half way down page 1 then scan read the rest.
Is it me or did Lowery miss the point that pretty much the only route for money to reach these starving musicians is through the greedy megacorps?
There's a huge number of talented musicians working their arses off every day to eke out an existence doing what they love best but if the only 'router' of funds to them is a massive self-interested corporation that had been greeding it in for years with adversely-worded contracts, 'breakage' and 'recoupment' then actually the megacorp is the point of failure for raising the lifestyles of the muso's, surely?
I'd much rather send thirty quid to the Ozric Tentacles directly and download all their albums than £240 to get the same remuneration to them via a £210 kickback to a record company. At least, if I hadn't pretty much got all their stuff via the expensive route already. DOH.
I think the root of the whole issue lies with the megacorps they're....
Lazy - don't deserve my money
Litigious - Aggression breeds comtempt
Viewed as being in the 1% - general social fail at the moment
Greedy - Permanent social fail, all the time
Petty - If you're going to be like that I'll keep my money
Vindictive - I refuse to support that behaviour with my money
Prehistoric - Up your game and I might buy something
Protectionist - Your protect your income and I'll protect mine - by hanging on to it
If even you don't agree with all those descriptions you really only need to agree with any three of them to understand that the main barrier to well-earned revenue flowing to artists is these companies themselves. Yet no-one has yet come up with a credible alternative, either, at least perhaps one that hasn't been crushed into the dirt by these companies anyway. Sure the downloaders are denying musicians income in ways they don't realise (musicians do still get paid mechanicals on downloads, right? That's a direct financial loss to them) and many of these downloaders/rippers/seeders view it as a lifestyle if not some odd sort of career, it's also a lie to call a download a lost sale, too. While megacorps continue to behave and be perceived as they are now then they will still be the single greatest barrier to artists' income for the foreseeable.
Maybe it was an Android botnet
Oh hang on that was actually bullshit... and Terry Zink turned out to be Rinky-Dink
Maybe the same guys run XBL as do their email forensics...
Re: Quality technical prowess from MonkeySoft again
AC - Apple Cultist
Re: More news from Sophos
Yeah I was thinking Mobile Operator IP's should be a good indicator but... 90% of the time my droidphone is on a wifi connection of some sort and I'm sure I'm far from being the only one, so is it really a reliable indicator or a red herring / FUD / smokescreen.
There may well be a botnet that can use droidphones of course but that it originated from Microsoft is a key dodgy factor, the BBC spouting tech drivel verbatim is no help and, sadly, par for the course for them.
I'm sure google will have requested these alleged emails from the MS PR department for analysis by now so we'll have to wait and see I spose.
Quality technical prowess from MonkeySoft again
FROM: Kinky Steve <email@example.com>
X-FAKEHEADER: Originated by spambot on Microsoft Exchange j00 iz pwned
Please buy some cock pills from me.
a href="http://steveballmerscockpills.vnj.ru/49tyaihg8we98yu4" You can trust Microsoft /a
Sent from my Windows Mobile
Yeab BUT it says sent from my Windows Mobile at the bottom. Only Microsoft phones can do that.
Re: So precisely do we benefit from discovering higgs?
Yes, you are
Aha! The Friday Portal reference!
Re: Is it just me
I remember lasers bein gdubbed 'a solution looking for a problem' - for a period of time it seemed you could apply a frikkin' laser to almost anything.
Downstairs where I'm currently working they have a big frikkin' laser behind a door marked 'Femto-second laboratory'. I think that's where they bottle really really small amounts of time for busy people who want to get things done very quickly... or something.
Re: Shouldn't have called it the "God" particle
In an election year, if SSC *had* found it they'd have called it the GOP particle...
Change of direction
It's all about military industrial for now. They're still world leaders in varieties of methods of spying on people and killing them.
And really, how far would Texas have got without reading any LHC papers to narrow their search, anyway?
I wouldn't mind doing a little monitoring of my own....
Thank you, Will Smith...
(Enemy of the State in case you needed telling)
Re: Good Ol' Apple
But don't you dare say anything uncomplimentary about us in return. We'll fuck you up.
Re: Ok, a radical option...
Because they shouldn't have to
in the UK, our roads are already among the safest in the world
Not that you'd think it, based on how much we're raped for car insurance by fat opera singers and their ilk.
Google Nexus 7
Once more, Fapple saved a rival company mucho advertising dollah for the coverage this gadget's received
Google should write them a thank you note like Samsung did.
Re: Copyright Infringement Capital Crime
Yep cos the politicians take kickbacks and are now owned by the megacorps unless they want a sudden change of lifestyle.
Even today with open political corruption as good as actually being a reality TV show we still make the mistake of thinking politicians work for us and not themselves.
A politician's only employer is the one with the biggest payout.
OK, Labour, fair point
But it's still a shitload more preferable to what we're left with after your banking policies.