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* Posts by g e

2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

UK's tax-funded boffinry to be published FREE for all

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OK, but

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.

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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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.

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Raspberry Pi sales limits lifted

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YAY!

Just ordered mine from RS.

Micro XBMC attempt on the way (in errr maybe 11 weeks, anyway)

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Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic

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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.

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UK's web super-snoop powers could be extended to councils

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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?

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Apple, Google and Amazon sneakier than BANKERS and OIL FIRMS

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Good job the UK gov wasn't listed

Else there's be a new bottom place

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Indian software pirating suspect faces US extradition

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Re: World police

CIA, surely?

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Devil

FBI travel to question him

With a large body-shaped empty diplomatic bag in the back of the car

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Instagram bug 'exposed' hipsters' private photos to strangers

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So THAT'S why

Zuckerberg thought Instagram was a great fit with Failbook!

instagran.surefyre.com is way cleverer tech though... ;o)

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Disable Gadgets NOW says Redmond

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What I don't get

Is that they still don't seem to have changed coding methodology based on the analysis of previous failings exactly like this.

ActiveX, anyone ???

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Re: New fangled Microsoft strategy...

Surely 'Upgrade to Windows8 - the most secure Windows yet!' would be the line :o)

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Android games console scheme nets $2.5m

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Re: @ g e

There's an XBMC build for the Pi already and it'll consistently do 1080p ?

You may well indeed have saved me half the money :o)

Going to look NOW!

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XBMC?

That's enough to sell me one of these things, if it's ported...

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Top spook: ISP black boxes NOT key to UK's web-snoop plan

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FAIL

"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.

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Megaupload's founder downloads on Hollywood

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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)

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Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study

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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?

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Google fattens up Android devs with Jelly Bean sauce

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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)

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Cerner questions Epic win for Cambridge patient records

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Perhaps

Someone has finally realised cheapest is not best.

Or maybe they're just trousering a few mil in kickback after all...

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Anonymous hack hands WikiLeaks TWO MILLION Syrian emails

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Right then

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....

Pots, Kettles...

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ACTA can't get its act together

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"not borne out by the facts"

In fact I have rearranged the facts into a more pleasing set of facts which are nowhere as inconvenient to me.

Welcome to my world. La-la-la-la-la

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Burnt Samsung Galaxy S III singed by external source, probe reveals

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Rice

Tip top Top Tip

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Android Trojan leaves 100,000 users out of pocket

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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

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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...

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Lowery: The blue-collar musician at the eye of the copyright storm

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TLDR

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.

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Gamers bereft as Xbox Live takes a dive

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FAIL

Maybe it was an Android botnet

Oh hang on that was actually bullshit... and Terry Zink turned out to be Rinky-Dink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18734852

Maybe the same guys run XBL as do their email forensics...

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Google denies Redmond report of a spamming Android botnet

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Re: Quality technical prowess from MonkeySoft again

LOL

AC - Apple Cultist

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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.

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Quality technical prowess from MonkeySoft again

FROM: Kinky Steve <sballmer@micorosoft.com>

TO: sales@recipient.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.

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Texas Higgs hunters mourn the particle that got away

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Re: So precisely do we benefit from discovering higgs?

Yes, you are

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Aha! The Friday Portal reference!

Sour Grapes

Incendiary Lemons!

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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.

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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...

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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?

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Libya's new rulers fire up Gaddafi's surveillance tech

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I wouldn't mind doing a little monitoring of my own....

Thank you, Will Smith...

(Enemy of the State in case you needed telling)

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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

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Re: Good Ol' Apple

But don't you dare say anything uncomplimentary about us in return. We'll fuck you up.

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Re: Ok, a radical option...

Because they shouldn't have to

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Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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Holmes

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.

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Big media little iPad stories suggest Apple is cranking up the spin cycle

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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.

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Japan Anonymous aims to fight download law by picking up litter

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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.

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HTC bags UK win in patent war with Apple

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We are Apple

No. You are obvious and invalid. Goodbye.

Fap-Fap-Fapple

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Who runs UK? 'Tories, Lib Dems and Google' says Labour

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Holmes

OK, Labour, fair point

But it's still a shitload more preferable to what we're left with after your banking policies.

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Dying Kodak doesn't have to leave its jewels to Apple, says court

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Re: Does that mean...

You're not referring to Luch Koh and her massive alleged hoard of Fapple gadgetry, surely?

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What is the Nokia Secret Plan if Windows 8 isn't Windows gr8?

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I think the new plan is...

... based from news I read elsewhere, the plan might be to sue Google over patents under (presumably) Microsoft's background puppeteering instructions.

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Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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Re: Ye gods.

Actually, if the judge can be shown to own an pihone, ipad and maybe a mac thing of some sort could that be used to show predujice/bias?

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Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

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Chrome for Apple's iOS ??

RE: Your application submission to App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)

Thank you for your recent submission of

<pre>Google Chrome Browser</pre>

to the Apple(tm)(c)(p)(r) App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)

Unfortunately your submission has been rejected with the following reason:

N/A

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Brit global warming skeptics now outnumber believers

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Re: Nicely left out the progress being made

It's the Anthropogenic aspect people are questioning, I don't think anyone questions some natural cycle may be taking place.

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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Black Helicopters

Re: Illegal or not... The raid had the "desired" effect...

I'm not so sure that the NZ side didn't do a little 'fuck america' creative sabotage...

It's easy to envision the FBI/whomever charging in shooting their sixguns in the air but for the NZ side to screw up as well on something basic like a warrant?

Do NZ have black helicopters?

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Re: on the contrary

And an agreement they never reciprocated upon

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Beat me to it

Yeah the gleeful sycophantic rubbing of hands whenever the 'Special Relationship' is mentioned.

I tell ya, when I'm Prime Minister... etc, etc

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Re: "the country should “request” that US authorities return clones taken offshore."

It's a US court, they'll do whatever they fancy if they think they can get away with it to prosecute Johnny Foreigner

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