Bugger the story, why does the Fiat 500 in the picture straddle two parking spaces?!?
68 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010
Re: FTA / State PSBs etc
"Imagine the outcry if they treated USA states and cities the same way?"
If baseball fans in America subscribe to MLB.TV, they generally can't watch their local team, thanks to the big TV providers having deals in place.
It's shite for them, but luckily for me, I'm in the UK where the blackout restrictions don't apply.
TeamRock Radio ditching DAB
Annoyingly, TeamRock Radio are binning DAB to go online/mobile app only, despite pretty much every person commenting on their website & FB page saying it'll stop them from listening due to not having unlimited data to piss away.
TRR have already said it'll save them around £1m per year in fees...
Re: Its miy butt not thine
"Try having 2 of them doing it next to you at a table in a restaurant. It happened to me recently - 2 guys slobbering all over each other and holding hands, etc. Made me feel physically sick. Needless to say I rapidly took my business elsewhere."
Jealous because they were getting some and you weren't, eh?
Open your mind to new things.
Bollocks to Kickstarter
I backed a Richard Cheese autobiography (I *was* a big fan at the time) and paid for a physical copy to be shipped once produced.
The 'project' has been funded for three years now, the publication date is over two and a half years late, and keeps getting put back for any number of reasons.
Mark Davies (aka Richard Cheese) has been very public about the medical bills he's racked up over the past couple of years, so has likely pissed the money away on that.
He now uses the list of backers as a glorified mailing list, shilling his concerts, CDs tshirts etc, but never letting people know when they can expect the book.
He refuses to answer queries on the comments of his kickstarter page, telling people to email him directly (therefore keeping any answer private), and then emails those who leaves comments telling them to delete their comments.
When, he threw his toys out the pram, cancelled my pledge, refunded my money and emailed me telling me to never contact him again.
Mark Davies cashed out over $21k for a book that will never see the light of day, but Kickstarter didn't give the first fuck about the possible fraud, and sent me a copy/paste reply which didn't answer any other the questions/concerns I put to them...basically, they got their cut, so fuck off.
Xilo is hard to beat
Xilo (https://www.xilo.net/adsl_broadband/) is fantastic.
Rock solid connection, static IP, and absolutely no download cap...I approached 700 gig one month* with no complaints from them.
*my old NAS went tits up with no backup, so I downloaded all the content again, as I couldn't be arsed re-ripping all my DVDs/Blu-Rays
There are any number of other subs that have exactly the same type of stolen material in them, but because they're not celebs, they get to stay.
Let's not then go on to the subs dedicated to watching people die, including one specifically for pictures of dead kids...the Reddit admin have no problem keeping them going.
Bunch of fucking hypocrites.
Re: There are some brilliant technical minds out there
"Hopefully some of them will be putting some serious thought into developing a truly secure e-mail replacement (for hosting outside US and UK jurisdiction)"
Wouldn't matter, as soon as the email hit a UK/US ISP, the respective governments could/would require you to hand over the decryption key.
All your private communications belong to the Gov. You just are allowed to think it's actually private.
Different networks for different purposes.
It all depends on what you want from each network...
Chatting to a friend in Poland (she uses FB Messenger almost exclusively to talk to everyone, so I have no choice).
Trading banter with colleagues and casting doubt on their sexual preferences (human, animal, vegetable etc).
Using my profile to log into sites that require it, such as Spotify used to.
Decent, intellectual, conversation with like-minded people and groups.
A much, *much* better cleaner interface.
Massively better mobile app.
As G+ are now rolling out site/app authentication using your G+ account, that's one less thing to use FB for - pretty soon it'll just be for chatting to my Polish mate and nothing else, and at that point, I'll probably consider just closing my account or stripping it bare of all personal info and using it as nothing more than a glorified MSN Messenger.
DLC rip off
I'll not buy any more Nintendo stuff after how they responded when my first Wii went tits-up due to a knackered graphics chip (a known issue on the tech forums, caused by leaving it on standby rather than switching it off - it caused it to overheat and damage the chip...Nintendo denied this...)
As it was well out of warranty, I bought a new one and then contacted them to transfer all my DLC over to the new one.
They flat out refused, saying I should have sent my old one to them, paid for their repair, and they would have transferred everything over to a refurb unit so basically I was screwed.
Oh, apparently everyone on any tech forums was wrong, and there's "no issue with the Wii, and if they've had problems, then they're obviously pirates who have broken their system." (direct quote)
Re: Wikipedia has a lot of problems
This is exactly what happened to me.
I had edited a page of a local radio DJ (at the invite of his co-host who had also edited it) to include the fact that he had previously had a hair transplant (which was true).
His co-host added a line saying the DJ had won a Sony Radio Award (which was also true)
Within minutes, both edits had been reverted, and when I asked why, the pompous prick moderator told me something along the lines of "you don't make the edits, we do" and banned my account.
“Upon receipt of the Complaint, I reached out to Plaintiff and spoke to a self-described “Negotiator” in an effort to see if I could prove to them … that I had nothing to do with the alleged copyright infringements,” one defendant said. “The Negotiator was offered unfettered access to my computer, my employment records, and any other discovery they may need to show that I was not the culpable party. Instead, the Negotiator refused and was only willing to settle the Complaint for thousands of dollars.” The Negotiator later failed to return voice mails.
Doesn't that just say exactly what they're after?
Not justice, just money.