2231 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Who's allowed to accuse?
As a copyright holder, .e.g. I make some crap tune on a bontempi, can I accuse someone of distributing my tune?
Or do I have to have enough money to take someone like Mandelson on a luxury holder to qualify ?
Stolen? TV programs?
The TV stations all bleat about being paid by advertising and downloads cutting the ads out.
Well here's news... I skip the ads on the SKY box from all the stuff I record on it. So, other than paying SKY of course, is it stealing? I'm certainly not buying anything I see advertised. Mind you everything is being advertised using the damned worldcuptwatball template at the moment anyway.
I'd happily pay the same amount places like giganews and newzbin charge for a legit service that had the same breadth of data available in the same manner. As long as the provider publicly stated how much they paid to the content creators, of course. Guess THAT will be a long time coming...
I originally read this as apple/ms trying to put the frighteners on google.
Now I wonder if google foresaw this and expected this to be the course of action.
Don't destroy capitalism, just ban public shareholders. At least then our call centres will be in our own country/language.
Fine them 50M
Only when it's too expensive to get caught ... err make an honest mistake... will Zuckerberg make it good and proper.
Exactly the same as the premium rate industry which permanently tacks against the boundaries laid down by PhonePayPlus, you decide how much P3 would fine you if you got nicked vs the amount you expect to clear and if the difference is worth it you run the campaign.
Get rid of avg speed cameras
Get rid of for-profit speed cameras
Put the police back into being servants to the public
Give kids a choice e.g. National Service at 16 or higher education, then the chavs can get shot or something.
Yeah it's been one of THOSE days today...
In separate news...
Facebook received a large almost-anonymous donation from Sneaky Data Harvesters inc. In a response to Sneaky, Mark Zuckerberg thanked them for their donation and said that although the hole won't be fixed until 90 seconds after all the data could be harvested by a third party interested in laying their hands on it he didn't think Sneaky was 'that kind of operation'.
Mr. Zuckerberg owns 49% shares in Sneaky.
Sounds a bit like
an opening position to negotiate MS price down on the next purchase...
A bit like what BECTA did when they said they could see no reason to upgrade MS Office or even recommend upgrading at all.
Hehe yes Cardoze is real
"You appear to be having a serious accident would you like to deploy the airbag?"
!!!! *Y*E*S* !!!!
"You have chosen to deploy the airbag, please restart your car for changes to take effect..."
Apple suggests updating your WiFi router firmware (not much help if you're at Starbucks), using WPA or WPA2 wireless security, adjusting screen brightness, and renewing your IP address.
Or just return the fucking thing for a refund as busted/shite and spend your money <strikethrough>wisely</strikethrough> elsewhere.
Early adopter? Bend over
Early Apple adopter? Stay like that
I used to have a stapler
with RAPESCO printed on it, what a great company name.
Games? On a computer?
I've not played games on a computer in years (other than solitaire or minesweeper type stuff).
The XBOX and Playstation do all that malarkey perfectly well and I don't have to 'sit at' the computer to do it - just sofa and 42" TV with wireless controller.
Console games are perfectly cheap secondhand from eBay or your local game shop.
Surely it wasn't stolen..
It was lost or discarded.
Otherwise when you pick up anything lost or discarded by anyone else you're a thief under law?
This *is* US law though... maybe it becomes theft if the person who lost or discarded the item decides they want it back.
Maybe Apple should kick in the door of the guy that mislaid it.
With a stupid generic name like that they'll be easy to find on Google, eh?
I don't mind if Google wants to run the world, M$ did not so long ago but are well out of it these days. At least Google's shit works (in my experience).
You don't need mensa to complete this....
Closed is to proprietary as pot is to k____e
Apple really are turning into a hysterically shrieking primadonna Naomi Cambell thing aren't they
I move to refer to Steve Jobs as The Great White Naomi henceforth
When is a brick not a brick
As most electronic devices have a flashable bios of some sort it's likely that most devices, e.g. PSP, etc, could have the chip removed, reflashed good and replaced. Or just replaced.
Hence also not a brick. Depends on the lengths to which you wanna go.
It is a brick until it is not a brick.
On second thoughts fcuk them, too, along with the MAFIAA.
I wonder if a ruling against the football people would actually have any bearing on internet downloads somehow...
Farcebook want to say they own (and presumably sell and profit from) your docs now.
Jesus what a hellspawned concept.
The BBC often 'omit' the counterargument or just don't cover stuff at all, rendering the public conveniently dumb/uninformed/unaware about many things.
I rarely hear about Mandelson in the news though granted I don't watch much TV ;o)
I would just...
... like to "use the recent deaths of some British troops" (or fill your terrible occurrence in here) to highlight the fact that Jim Gamble is a self-aggrandising, mendacious, publicity-seeking, arrogant, tasteless see-you-next-tuesday who is a carcinoma on British society.
Oh, maybe if he advocated panic buttons for UK troops then if they ever pushed them he could go stand between the soldiers and the bullets. I'd pay the airfare for him too, at least he'd be performing a useful function if only briefly.
Which, importantly, reminds me...
... to call my home phone then do a 1471 + 3 to dial me back so that BT don't charge me this month for NOT putting any billable traffic over their phone network.
Apparently it costs them around 9 quid to not carry my calls which they pass on to me every month. Check your bills, people, if your line is BT but your calls go through your ISP or other provider.
ODF will be broadly adopted in the meantime meaning M$ release an already redundant feature. Ooo/FOSS community will likely use the hiatus as an opportunity to push it, if they have sense, anyway.
... and then I woke up.
They THINK it's calling
More likely it's saying
LET ME OUT OF THIS &*%$*&%£& CAGE YOU FILTHY EVIL *(^$*&^"£ <insert Prince Phillipness here>
Poor bloody animal. Mind you, it's exactly what the yanks would do to a friendly space alien having captured him from his broken-down intergalaxymobile. Cage. Photos. PROBE.
Longer than the Second World War, then
Which also produced some fabulous, if scaryily poingnant, quotations...
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
Sometimes attributed to Goerring, sometimes to Goebbels, sometimes claimed neither said it.
In the spirit of Dark Star 'The concept is valid no matter where it originates' ;o)
"Errr hello... bomb?" - Dark Star <-- couldn't resist
So, how did they take the secondhand market into account in their figures?
I buy most of my XBOX/PS3 games from Ebay after they owner has completed them, hence I get a £40 game for 10-25 quid depending how lucky I get. My Assassin's Creed II even had an unused redeemy codey thing which I was able to enter for goodies, too.
My guess is they ignored the flourishing secondhand market entirely and lumped it's figures into pirate freetard downloading terrorist supporters... It's no better than MS claiming 20 gajillion Windows 7 sales without stating how many people ASKED for it.
This, in all fairness, renders their report complete cock until they address it.
Forcibly take control of all companies involved in the negotiations and sieze their assets.
Then give your electorate a tax-free year while you burn through the company's money in lieu, releasing its IP into the public domain.
... and then I awoke
Exactly why I run my account on 'empty' - they don't deserve the interest on my money.
I suspect the reason they coudn't provide justification for why the account was suspended was cos there wasn't any.
Donations can't be fraudulent sales now, can they.
Maybe I should see if there's an approved suppliers list I can get my Co. put onto and grab some of that pork...
After all a pound in my pocket from that is a pound that's not in The Dark Lord of Disingenuity's
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