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EC response to senators
Dear Senators while we note your concern with respect to potential harm to the businesses involved, unless you can somehow demonstrate that your courts have jurisdiction in the EC and we should dismantle our own legal system and let you run the show, kindly fuck off.
If there really were that many terrorists then most people would know someone who knew someone who knew someone who'd been injured/killed by one (discounting IRA, this is in a 'modern' RIPA/Al Quaeda/etc context even including IRA I suspect the answer may be the same unless you live in Belfast).
Does anyone I don't and I don't know anyone who does? That's 3 degrees of 6...
A fearful downtrodden electorate is way easier to control & manipulate.
Isn't the memory card proprietary ?
Is reverse engineering illegal in UK then ?
Find the 0V and Vcc lines in the connector and the rest should be pretty simple for a bunch of techs like Datel. All without opening a single case.
Unless they circumvented some encryption, which when you think about it, MS would probably be too cheap to employ as they'd rely on a proprietary connector (is it?) on the card to 'secure' its contents. After all if MS weren't so cheap about electronics they'd not have a 20%+ failure rate on their xboxen.
@ Evil Jason
Cos Geffen has promised him a backhander for completing his side of the deal.
Short of cash?
Then form a comittee/working group/quango to 'look at' something worth lots of money to business so they know where to send their lobbying dollars/roubles/naira...
Wouldn't the adwords revenue generated possibly be worth more over a year to the top1000 sites?
People wouldn't notice them not being in the results immediately until MS started saying 'can't find amazon? that's cos they're on bing' which then attracts attention to them paying them 1M to dump google.
I think Google would get their Office replacement done in half the time and thrash MS with it if they thought that was going to happen. Would it even be legal? Oh it's America, course it would be...
@ Michael Shaw
Nice one ;o)
Wouldn't be surprised if it were true, to boot.
Let's hope, having already called a military system 'Skynet' these particular boffins don't call the first two talking chimps Galen & Zera ....
Tempt ye not the fates!
@ AC 'Neither Species Harmed??' ...
Climate change: It's a fiction. Save the money. All part of a natural cycle which mankind isn't contributing (significantly) to.
Crime: National Service or "It's the army for you me bucko" for long-term non-disabled unemployed. Plus bring back the stocks (honestly would YOU reoffend after a spell in the stocks??)
Careers: I can think of one job opening Gordon Brown should create TODAY... Prime Minister.
Job's a goodun.
Not very loud at all?
According to http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html that's somewhere between a library whisper and normal conversation. I assume they used an SPL meter thingy so they should be using the same scale?
Hardly a Motorhead gig, now, is it...
Was Gibson on commission?
Sounds like a sulky salesman who's not got his big commission cheque yet cos the sales contract's still not yet signed off with the client.
Notice how nobody in this crazy global warming circus/cult ever UNDER estimates anything? It's all about hyperbole, sensationalism and grabbing headlines. Oh, and don't forget the funding.
In the spirit of 'green' related funding opportunities allow me to paraphrase 'Where there's muck there's brass' ... :
"Where's there's money there's bullshit."
Flame cos it helps the warming that they don't seem able to prove is happening.
It ocurred to me the other night that...
The reason the media corps don't want to change the way they distro their films and music is because that's where they make a huge chunk of their money.
If you take someone like EMI, they'll get the digital master, stamp out a gajillion cd's, presumably in a plant they have an interest in - and would lose money on if it stamped less cd's due to downloads - then they print up packaging - again through a company they presumably have in interest of some sort in which would lose them money from not printing - then shipping the stock out and so the chain of middleman mark-up begins. Don't forget they make a lot of money on 'breakage' of stock, too.
When distribution becomes a download it's hard to see how they can make up the difference in revenue, especially when all their acts' mgmnt co's are saying 'you can now pay us more cos you no longer have alllll those horrible horrible distro overheads you've been whining about to us for the last ten years.'
So in many ways it's possibly impossible for the media industries to move to an online model for distribution as they have obfuscated so much self-interested financial action between the physical creation of the media and its sale that to lose that stealth tax on the content creator really would break them.
So in reality they're fighting to maintain a lucrative structured fraud/con against the artists. Afterall who'd ever expect a media corp to say 'we had a great run at this scam for the last 50 years, guys, it's over.' when they could just drag it out.
Agreed, surely the point of the tag?
If they had an 'H' in their name
They'd have the right letters to spell
Presumably only enforceable in the US due to their backasswards patent system. I notice they've avoided naming IBM, balls not big enough yet?...
US Patent system. Petard. Hoist.
So... so... there's not really an anti-universe where all the cute fluffy women are really slinky black-clad evil dominatrix chicks with insatiable desires for power and gullible men ?
It's all just part of one thing?
SciFi will never seem the same again :o(
Seems that DOCTOR WHO - DW is a bit redundant. That DW tardis is hugely contrived, I remember having to fit words and letters into the shapes of thing they described in art class when I was about 9.
Now if they'd done a large more square 'DW' on top of Impact-style tall lettering of
W H O
as another square region under the DW they'd have a portrait rectangle to pop the tardis light on top of and a much less redundant looking 'logo' which might actually be cooler, emphasises the 'DW' style thingy (after all don't we all called Heroes 'H' and Lost 'L' *ahem*) while retaining the 'doctor who' branding.
Agree with the blake's seven comments about the current orange almost-star-trek-federation logo though :o)
I am not a quantum physicist but...
If you have matter that has a certain amount of energy associated with it. It follows then that if you have anti matter then you have some anti energy surely?
So if the collision between matter an un-matter creates energy that's very one-sided so should it not create un-energy too? Seems very one-sided otherwise.
In that case might not the collision of matter and -matter create energy and -energy with the net result of nothing whatsoever and everyone thinking the machine didn't work??
While in actuality the Gap Between The Nothing expanded ever so slightly....
If only I could get out of this shithole of a country
"It added, however, that it would like to see "an increase in human interaction" between the police and road users complementing the investment in robot cameras"
That would be the small squads of black-clad concerned-and-otherwise-law-abiding citizens wrapping det-cord around the camera poles in the dead of night and cutting them down.
... and then I awoke and discovered I was sadly still in the UK having failed to scrimp enough cash to emigrate cos of all the taxation.
"claims Vernor is licensed to use its software but not to sell it on"
So of course they asked for the details of who this poor guy bought it FROM, right? Or perhaps garage sales are authorised AD distributors these days.
Hope any judge prints that out on a cactus and rams it up AD's arse. Twice.
Addendum to Robert Grant
4) Banks charge you for that overdraft and make money from the interest and over-limit charges, they like you to be tardy clearing it off.
5) Yes banks should rectify mischarges immediately
Nice ID card but...
I don't believe you and having never seen an EA card before to verify that inkjet printout you're holding up I believe you are criminal posing as officials. Therefore you should know I intend to shoot you in the face if you don't leave in
Oh dear here they go again
All I see recently is mobile phone makers bringing out Android handsets.
How do M$ expect to shoehorn Bing into those when Android links so seamlessly into Googleland (and it does it very well - my HTC Magic took my google login info first time I started it and everything Just Worked).
Even though Google wants to run the world as well, at least their stuff works in my experience.
Most secure ever
as designed by MS and by their own standards, not much to shout about.
Most secure anywhere is the phrase that means something
Mine's the one with enhanced multimedia performance which will dazzle you....
This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere, explain to me once more why you need to pray to an all-knowing being or go to a church as the being is omnipresent?
Sheep bladders & earthquakes are child's play
Apols to the Pythons :o)
do you prove you didn't believe something? Presumably you have to prove you didn't believe it rather than the plod proving you did.
"encouraging or assisting an offence believing it will be committed"
Non-issue most likely
"An interesting aspect is that the Commission does not seem to be concerned about Oracle gaining control over the programming language Java"
Maybe they just agreed with the US authorities and therefore ignored this aspect.
No rocket science or mystery required.
I can't imagine Oracle having any incentive to develop MySQL though, why would they want to enhance a free database platform to directly compete against their main revenue stream. Still there's that fork of MySQL codebase with an odd name I guess...
Too many gadgets!
_SO_ can't be arsed to have a PS2 hanging around if I bought a PS3, just to play the PS2 games on.
No PS3 purchase here, then, because of zero backwards compatibility, either.
Two sales lost in one web page...
So. These court awards
If the MAFIAA gets awarded 1M damages... now that's damages against the 'society', not the artist.
Does the artist even see any of this money ever?
Is this just more profitable then collecting and paying the artists their pittance... i.e. doing their job?
I *so* want a new Mechwarrior to come out ... on XBox, unfortunately, mind you, as that's (sinfully) my gaming platform here.
I loved that game sooo much (#2 and #3) - it taught me to lagshoot online LOL
Have many fond memories of a guy bitching at me in the clan and challenging to numerous duels which I always kicked his arse at... he'd always pick arctic or desert to duel in... easy stuff...
Arctic=Atlas lasered out to the max, saw his legs off from 1km away while reversing away from rockets which can never *quite* reach you when you do that.
Desert=Firefly maxed out with miniguns literally running circles round the target firing in with all guns grouped, have that leg off!
Ahhh.... those were the days....
I use Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid) exclusively on my laptop to get everything done. The only problems I've encountered are:
No Photoshop. VMWare mends the odd occasion I need it
No Dreamweaver: Sometimes a client demands I use DreamWrecker, VMWare again
Open Office not so keen on docx files: Request a PDF version, Office in VMware would be a waste of disk space.
None of these are show-stoppers by any means. Everything else works fine, e.g. FF3, Thunderbird, Skype, Aptana, Spotify...
People go on about Open Office not cutting the mustard and, while not a heavy spreadsheet user, docx is the only problem I have with it which I believe is exactly WHY MS created that format in the first place, isn't it?
Definitely the Eiffel tower
and #6 is a Klingon Bird of Prey from above