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* Posts by g e

2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Ministry of Sound sues Spotify over user playlists

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Ministry of Trolls

That is all

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In which case

A spotify playlist wouldn't be reproducing that 'talent'

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Top of the Opos

1975 or earlier ;o)

Mine's the one hung over the zimmer frame...

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HDMI 2.0 spec arrives ... 1.0 years late

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Re: Still no 5V @1A output?

Yeah we all get that it's a video thing but seriously, no-one thought to beef up the current capability of that 5V signalling pin that's not-supposed-to-provide-power or whatever it is?

They make money from licensing HDMI compliance, right? Should be in their interest to spawn more gadgets.

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FAIL

Still no 5V @1A output?

Fail.

(Even 500mA would do)

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Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'

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Re: Ummm

Not in Ubuntu it seems.. æ e → ø u is what you get there :o/

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Re: Ummm

Yes, if I had a Frenchy keyboard or could be arsed to find the accented e's via ALT+0xxx combo's.

Which I can't.

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Ummm

... votre telephone horrible, je pense.

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No more Krug/Bolly for you Mr Cook, be the laughing stock of the board with Cava/Prosecco

Simples.

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China, India the key to Micr-okia's fate says IDC

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Noki-soft, rolls of the tongue better

That's all

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks US Marines, asks 'bros' to fight on its side

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So everyone's just hoping this news report goes away...?

http://in.news.yahoo.com/us-backed-plan-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-syria-045648224.html

As far as I can tell it's really Yahoo, really news and really from January...

Apparently the Dail Mail disappeared it from their site but who knows with the Daily Mail anyway.

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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"overseas cash resources"

In other words a mountain of moolah they stashed away from the taxman

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In case of LOHAN flight emergency, gobble THIS Iridium-Arduino sandwich

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FUBAR

Freed Unexpectedly By A Rockblock

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Holmes

Mostly because

That corpse is mostly the BPI's

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Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...

Buy secondhand, isn't like the quality is degraded over time as on LP or Cassette.

No it doesn't support the artist but there's more effective ways to put money in their pockets like merchandise (which presumably gets a higher % of sale price into their bank?)

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Google chap reverse engineers Sinclair Scientific Calculator

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Re: Luxury!

By 'eck you lot had it like the Queen. We longed for limbs and our parents all died long before we were born...

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NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

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Re: "The damage, on a scale of 1 to 10, is a 12."

However their security (you know, the 'S' in NSA) incompetence on a scale of 1-10 is a 25

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Private UK torrent site closes, citing 'hostile climate'

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Re: Stupid Big Media@Shinku

Abso-fecking-lutely

They'd all rather cut their noses off to spite their faces.

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Stupid Big Media

If they looked through their telescopes from the correct end they'd see stuff like this was a positive not a negative.

All that hosting of TV archives they're getting for *free*?

Seriously, if I created a site that legitimately had all the discontinued TV on it (think loads of old Doctor who, Robot Wars, etc, as mentioned above, plus others that you can't get on DVD/etc - OK Doctor you probably can) how many people would actually either subscribe to it or pay, say, a fiver for a mint legit season of something.

Oh but then the where's-my-cut-gang suddenly get involved and toss the whole thing into limbo because some greedy fuck wants a cut of something whereas previously he was happy with a cut of nothing. Not that they're not entitled but you know they'd break the entire concept with their dismal 'rights negotiations'. And that's before you get into DRM enforcement on the files/streams cos, you know, meaning nothing meaningful (like a DLNA device) would ever be able to play the shit anyway...

Which is exactly why you _can't_ make a damned useful service like that without a shitload of cash, lawyers and the patience of Job.

In fact the BBC are 'uniquely positioned' (hem hem) to be able to set a frigging example and do this with the vast archives of content they have. Yet they don't.

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Re: Members are inconvenienced

Hola.com + Hulu.com ?

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Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM

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Ah but

If he's registered with the TPS he shouldn't be _getting_ those calls, so are they going to complain that they should be given the rate for a number they shouldn't even be calling in the first place?

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Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

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@Eddy

That stacks up actually, cos don't various US Agencies run exit nodes?

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Microsoft Xbox One to be powered by ginormous system-on-chip

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" tweaked by Microsoft to within an inch of its life"

Hope the heatsink stays on this time.

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New York Times, Twitter domain hijackers 'came in through front door'

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Big Brother

Best give them some Freedom From Above then, pronto

Yeehah.

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Apple's Siri 'hurls insults' at Google Glass

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Meh

But we expect snark from El Reg.

Apple are supposed to be some kind of higher-evolved utopian entity unless you think their marketing dept might lie

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Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

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Re: A simple Linux distro ...

Yup, or Xbian or OpenElec (my choice here)

XBMC is pretty flexible :oD

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Report: Secret British spy base in Middle East taps region's internet

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Re: That seems like a very sensitive revelation

Well if the Miranda thing was a journo counterintelligence sting and his USB stick was full of lolcatz then HMG have no idea still what the Graun has which must worry the hell out of them.

Good.

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Jobs at risk

More realistically, so far

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What's all the fuss about, anyway?

If the government has nothing to hide, it has nothing to fear.

Oh.

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Re: The more I think about Miranda's detention ...

I think he was an intentional ploy to flush the government out into the open. They'd have expected to be being watched, even tapped.

A good chance the data sticks were just 20GB of encrypted lolcatz imho. Hope they were, too, would be a great 'you've been framed' moment for SO15.

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Re: This drip drip drip

Drip drip drip, however, keeps the topic in the public mind whereas a large flood of information can quickly be forgotten by many with a simple media distraction like, perhaps, something happening in Syria at the same time, for example. Or X-Factor. Or football.

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Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA

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Re: How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?

I concur

Full steam ahead!

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Re: Not that daft

When you put it like that the Graun suddenly seems far more shrewd...

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Joke

Steganography

Well DUH.

WTF do you think lolcatz is...

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

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I didn't even know those things existed

Want one, now!

Oh and how does the 'electrocution' thing work on something with no more than 5V inside it? Did they put a dirty great voltage doubler inside for shits n giggles?

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'Symbolic' Grauniad drive-smash was not just a storage fail

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Not to mention

An arrogant disdain for what the public opinion will be of the actions.

I'd like to have said 'naive' but even C-for-Cameron's idiotic cabinet and ministerial lackeys are likely very aware of whatever the hell it is they're up to and they're starting not to give a shit if we know, too.

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Brazilians tear strip off NSA in wake of Snowden, mull anti-US-spook law

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Re: @Facebook and @Google

And before anyone says 'The Brits did that' (yes, we're looking at you, USA apologists) you really don't think the current pathetic & spineless UK govt would jump up and do that without the Whitehouse yanking their leash do you?

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Re: hmmmm....

Watch 'Failsafe' too (Clooney, Keitel, et al) ;o)

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Re: Doesn't Matter

Yep, the US is entirely dependant on cash, non-US cash. Make a conscious effort to buy non-US goods and those that you do, buy secondhand to deny first sale profit.

If everyone did that for just one month...

On that note, if anyone knows a good UK-based alternative to the Irish Amazon EC2 I'm using (price comparable, too) then let me know (yeah cloud-sourcing such info is lazy, I know)

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Sony sets dates for US and Euro PS4 unleashment amid Xbox heckles

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At least with a console

I know I won't have to upgrade any hardware in the next five years to play games in surround from the comfort of the sofa on the 46" TV handily fixed to the wall, so my expenses are covered and I already have the sofa and the TV which I also use for non-gaming pursuits, too.

Beats the hell out of having a PC you have to upgrade when the next killer game comes out and your GFX card can't quite do max framerate at highest resolution (and then you find you need more ram and cpu hence a new mobo) and everything has to be arranged around your computer.

But then we're a family so shutting myself away in the office to play games would be a dismal and antisocial route to entertainment on a screen 1/6th the size. Fine if you're a single bloke/gal of course, I too remember being plonked in front of the computer as a single chap in days of yore and I wouldn't go back to those days for anything. Hindsight reveals they were indeed dismal.

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Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"

Surely a PC would have been cheaper if you didn't want a games console...

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Raspberry Pi + XBMC

Nuff said.

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US government nabbed $2.9m in May Bitcoin seizure

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"establish clear regulatory oversight"

Which would now seem to be the new definition of institutionalised robbery.

The USA. Classy to the last.

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Snowden journalist's partner gave Brit spooks passwords to seized files

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Re: Of coure it isn't

Is it me or are we now just the fucking Israel of Europe?

The EU should kick us out or suspend our 'membership' so we can fully become the fifty-nth State of the Union.

Then hopefully everyone who wants it will be given cheap emigration to mainland Europe cos David C-for-you-know-what keeps me _just_ poor enough to not quite afford to leave this shithole.

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US court rules IP address cloaks may break law

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Re: IP cloaking illegal now?

Surely only if it can be shown you're 'without authorisation' which implies that if you have to visit the site in the first place to determine your 'authorisation' then it's like shrinkwrap terms you can't read without opening the shrinkwrap.

Thus invalid. Unless the USA says so then you can be bombed, have your presidential jet grounded, your journalista relatives detained and/or not-stongarmed by their president presumably.

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Re: Don't be so sure

I don't pledge allegiance every morning, does that mean I'm breaking some US law too or is that only the kids at school?

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Getting worried, Assange? WikiLeaks spaffs out 'insurance' info

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You know what the data is don't you

A fucking _enormous_ lolcats image

Meanwhile 400,000 CPU hours wasted at the NSA.

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New tool lets single server map entire internet in 45 minutes

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Yes but

ISPs could scan their clients quite economically and notify them / de-route them until patched.

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Snowden's email provider may face court rap after closing service

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How's that 'not strong-arming' going, Obama?

You lying piece of shit.

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British spooks seize tech from Snowden journo's boyfriend at airport

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Re: Obama still not strong-arming, then, I see

Good.

Fox, though, eh? Was the headline like 'Thanks to the heroic efforts of brave anti-terrorism officers...' ;o)

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