* Posts by OldBiddie

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Police snapper silliness reaches new heights

OldBiddie

It's not going to stop

http://digs.by/zdy - a Guardian reporter vid over stop and search just days after police were reminded street photography is no offence.

It's all security theatre and utter nonsense and it's not going to stop until the revolution and we take the power back.

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UK air traffic control goes after Wikileaks

OldBiddie
FAIL

So

There must be something in this recording that they want to hide from the public - well done, now I shall seek it out just to see.

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Microsoft hit with lawsuit over Xbox memory card ban

OldBiddie
FAIL

@RegisterFail

Your argument - which was also the line trotted out by Microsoft fails because of this reason.

Both Microsoft HDD and Microsoft Memory cards can be used in a similar way to hack game saves - they are essentially USB devices and only require the right lead and software to browse.

Hell, you can even use MS own HDD transfer kit cable.

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Edward Woodward dies at 79

OldBiddie

Sad news

But maybe this will mean the series 2, 3 & 4 of the Equalizer will now make it to DVD

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Sky Player hits Xbox 360

OldBiddie
FAIL

Creak creak creak colapse

Still appears to be borked after turning it back on.

So, another Microsoft definition of a successful relaunch today then; you'd have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those damn meddling technical issues.

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OldBiddie
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@Patrick Morgan

But haven't you heard? It was a successful launch! Microsoft said so:

"The Sky Player on Xbox 360 service did successfully launch early this morning, it has subsequently been suspended due to an unforeseen technical issue."

Oh wait - Microsoft must mean that *other* definition of "successful", the one where you yank a service so it can no longer be used successful ...

For those that haven't gone and read the T&Cs on Sky's web site, this is how it works:

You get the live streams and on demand if you have multiroom or Sky broadband with the right package subscription (i.e., movies, sports)

You get the on demand if you have the right package sub (i.e., movies, sports) but no live stream

If you don't have Sky at all, then you're going to pay at least £15 to Sky per month.

In all cases an Xbox Live Gold membership is required to use it.

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Microsoft to ban 'unauthorised' Xbox 360 memory units

OldBiddie
Unhappy

[Clever title inserted here]

I think it's becoming a case of getting a bit fed up with the way Microsoft are treating paying customers.

The claimed reason for doing this is to stop game save hacking - but as you can do this with "authorized" memory devices too, it's a very very shallow argument.

Microsoft also seem quite happy to allow other "unathorized" devices like Turtle Beach headsets (though quite how they'd be able to stop these) - but they also aren't undercutting the official products.

This along with badly priced GoD and charging for content that developers had wanted to release for free, and you end up with even loyal fans starting to feel a bit jaded.

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Apple iTunes unwraps (precious few) 69 cent tracks

OldBiddie
Heart

Spotify

That is all.

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Scots and pilots brace against ID cards

OldBiddie
Thumb Up

Well worth the money then

"The UK Border Agency said that it has made three successful prosecutions for leave to remain by deception as a result of the cards"

WOW! Three!!

Well that certainly makes it worth £5 billion.

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Beeb borrows copyrighted Flickr image

OldBiddie

@UBfusion

Er - you just send them to yourpics@bbc.co.uk and if they're good enough, chances you'll see them on the TV or website

The difference in your scenario is you're giving them permission to use your pictures - in a whole lot of ways (royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide. This may include the transmission of the material by our overseas partners; these are all reputable foreign news broadcasters who are prohibited from altering the material in any way or making it available to other UK broadcasters or to the print media).

In simple terms: He's complaining because permission was NOT sought, it was assumed - perhaps he didn't want his picture used by the BBC because he finds their ethical policy abhorrent.

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Top MI6 spy: Terrorism less serious than bird flu

OldBiddie

Surely not

This can't be right - we can't have ex-SIS operatives going around telling people that the threat of global terrorism has been massively over-egged, used as a method of introducing ineffective legislation, that restricts our rights in society, not used in the spirit of the law against photographers and old men at Labour party conferences.

Jacqui Smith / Gordon Brown you’d better be get your finger out and do a David Kelly on him pronto – we don’t want people playing down the hysteria.

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Japan to tax MP3 players

OldBiddie

Maybe not

"The tax does not legitimize infringement of copyright over the internet"

Maybe not - but it gives leverage to a morale argument for doing so.

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Euro MPs want criminal penalties for downloaders

OldBiddie

Good for the economy

Well, the building industry at least - for all the extra prisons they're going to have to build to cage these millions of newly labelled criminals.

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