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rather than just downloading stuff you don't want to pay for
More like stuff you probably WOULDN'T pay for after experiencing it... someone should remind the MAFIAA that a download is NOT lost revenue..
If there's 60M people in the UK and a tune has sold 100k copies then there's a 1/600th product penetration per capita. If a 'body' requests 600k damages slap em down to 1k and refuse costs. It'll soon not bve worth their while; oh that does rely on Common Sense being a consideration in the law mind you.
Regardless of your viewpoint pro or con, that certainly was somewhere far south of careless.
I hope they didn't take any snaps of police officers or vehicles or any particular public buildings that they weren't told they couldn't take snaps of.
Especially snaps of police officers behaving like utter bastards that might get the officer reprimanded.
In fact if you take a picture of a building that is already on streetview then is that an argument against not-being-allowed-to-take-the-picture ?
Hey El Reg, a favour
If there's a possible way, can you avoid posting an article about the triumphant self-congratulatory trumpeting the MAFIAA will doubtless be releasing any time about now....
PB were always gonna get slapped but it's just as tasteless listening to the legally sanctioned thieves in the industry crowing about themselves too...
God forbid anyone other than the terminally disinterested UK police force should try and deter crims from plying their craft.
May I suggest a swift baton to the back of the legs of anyone trying to defend their property.
"Throw him to the ground roughly, centurion!"
But I don't see the icons... maybe I should ease up on adblocker+
I didn't REALLY think anyone was going to put all BT staff (and their gear) in prison, however... Not that it wasn't an amusing thought, mind you.
@More Euro meddling!
Exactly the attitude that has me wanting to leave the UK ASAP and I'm as white & English as they come (no not nationalistic or racist to the ones about to hit the BNP/etc button).
Have you seen the shithole the UK has turned into? Those things over your windows are called curtains, open them and LOOK OUTSIDE.
Or maybe you live in one of the very few remaining idyllic areas of the country which still feels like 40 years ago...
Thank fark I can speak more than just English (thanks to the education system of yesteryear, may it rest in peace).
I hope uk.gov gets fined even though the taxpayer will have to bail them out in the end of course.
I reckon no action was taken cos uk.gov wants the project to go ahead so they can have access to all the data under data retention laws, thereby creating a very large traffic logging system at no cost of all BT customer traffic, BT being the largest ISP.
So how many fossil-miles do you have to drive to be able to do another 30 leccy miles???
If it's anything like the hateful X-type 3.0 sport I happily got rid of the year before last then you'll be lucky to get more than one leccy charge to a tank of juice based on the rough charging times other leccy car folk are saying you need.
Mind you if it's one of those 800-mile-to-a-tank things Clarkson drove from EU to Blackpool then you might just get 200 leccy miles to a tank i spose...
You volutarily provide the information to Farcebook and in a broad sense, Google.
No choice with Phorm unless you know you can opt out and where to do it, and indeed TOLD it's even there in the first place.
Like Sikas said... THERE's the Julie Christie IT angle...
Good luck with that?
Well I assume there's an EXT2 free installable somewhere that allows Windows to read EXT2 filesystems so manufacturers could bundle it as a driver with their gear. OK so you can't plug your widget into windows and use it immediately but you could after 30secs installing it from a CD.
In fact a standardiesed method of accessing an FS driver from a memory device would be the way to do it.
Alternately sue M$ for leveraging a monopoly position via FAT and have them forced to provide it for free or implement a standards-compliant EXT2... ?
In separate news today...
Jacqui Smith announced that all UK citizens will be required to wear 'Tommy' style see-no-hear-no-speak-no accessories for their own protection.
Her husband will be required to carry a spare at all times.
She commented that the additional benefit to the environment would be enormous as vehicle usage would decline sharply.
So did I read this right?
They are demanding that Google show the videos so that they can demand payment for it?
That's beyond surreal. I spent 30 seconds trying to think of a word in the English language to describe that and couldn't so maybe the American language will help:
Maybe its more indicative of the revenue they're losing that they're willing to blurt this crap out without thinking how it sounds. I think they'll find Google can bar what the hell it pleases on its own stuff. These guys really do think the world has an obligation to keep them in the style to which they're accustomed.
I'd like to see some artists doing individual deals with Google and bypass these cock smokers entirely.
Hmmm, thinking about it...
I wonder if Google are incubating a media sales & distribution channel of their own for artists?
So starving the PRS, etc would make sense if they can get artists to deal direct with the Chocolate Factory. Wouldn't take long for Google to attain some kind of critical mass in the global market, either...
I don't mind swapping one monster for another, at least you get the entertainment of seeing the old monster curl up n die as the new one gives it a stout kicking.
If she doesn't come back how can I apologise to her if Hello/OK/etc *don't* cover the Goody funeral for an undisclosed sum??
I hope it's just a Poisson d'Avril like the G20... I just heard that Gordo and Obie actually stood up and said 'NAHHHHH we haven't got a CLUE about how to fix the financial fuckup really.. APRIL FOOL!'
If they're punting a satellite into orbit they have to register it somewhere so everyone knows to avoid it, so it would be pretty easily verifiable as it would just be 'there' when you looked for it?
Blah Blah Blah
So WTF do you become through playing Viva Piñata then?
Are pretty darn predictable, you'll only need to have one such router and its serial number to have the modelno (username) and a sequentially generated password by way of the serial number.
Identify that model of router remotely (nmap will do this from its MAC over the internet?) and the rest is down to counting serial numbers till you get in...
Not the best idea.
20 or so less PHORM'd domains
That's all mine mailed to them to exclude.
I'm gonna make a little anim gif thingy with a webwise/phorm struck out so site visitors know I proactively told them to jeff off.
"This site is Phorm-Free"
Ban these too...
Those godawful crappy green-light 'white' flourescent low power bulbs that make everything look like it's been vomited on. Bought a couple for the hallway unwittingly a while ago. Never again will I buy anything made by that co :o(
Last few weeks
I'd imagine they were having their lawyers go over it with a fine toothcomb so they could tell the MAFIAA to sod off knowing there was no legal precedent/obligation to comply.
Nice that they added that last patronising paragraph in closing, too, a polite way of saying 'stop whining and get into the 3rd millennium you fuckwits'.
If so that's utter arse... aren't Apple renowned for providing shitty headphones as standard?
Someone get a 'scope on the audio output of the new player to see if it's providing some kind of HF AC power to the chips at somewhere above human hearing range. Or send me a free one and I'll do it ;o) (player, not 'scope.. I got a 'scope)
Pay to receive?
Surely you could keep ringing someone then and run up their bill??
I did once send an 8 foot long fax though by printing out a huge message on A4 and taping the sheets together. After leaving a dozen or so messages for the Co that finally got their attention ;o)
The storyboard will show a chap speaking English getting onto a bus at a terminal. The driver will look at him for a brief moment then say 'powodzenia' to which the chap relies 'dziękuję' without thinking and promptly gets carted off to immigration control
Polish courtesy of Google xlator, idea courtesy of The Great Escape, LOL
If they use that I'm suing.
Whaddya mean 'You People'?
Reminds me of that scene from Tropic Thunder.. swap ethnicity for gender.
Anyone in favour of swapping gents & ladies loo sign symbols for 'XY' and 'XX' ?
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