* Posts by PhilBarker

14 posts • joined 16 Mar 2010

Parody is illegal, say barmy bureaucrats

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can you imagine the reaction if someone (say jeremy clarkson) wrote "A Modest Proposal" today...

Crazy pot smokers get high on wireless power

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so then you would have a wireless mouse on a wired mat . . .

Science, engineering PhDs to drop by a third

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Science and Technology Research Council??

Diamond synchrotron is run by the Science and Technology *Facilities* Council.

UK could have flooded world with iPods - Sir Humphrey

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First HDD personal music player

Was the compaq/hanGo Personal Jukebox. 1999. Development started in 1998 so psion would have been struggling to produce "the first hard-disk MP3 player" if it "was approached in 1999 with a clever design for a digital music player".

Google+ bans real name under ‘Real Names’ policy

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I imagine that no one was inconvenienced on account of how it was fiction.

Tottenham MP calls for BlackBerry Messenging suspension

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Big Brother

reported here

I didn't know that. But yep, it was done by the Libertarian party and reported here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/05/tom_harris_1984/

Fukushima situation as of Wednesday

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neither

That's not the point is it? The point is whether to believe a journalist who thinks that students are experts. (Hint, pretty much by definition, they are not).

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Experts? Or students?

From the about page of the MIS NSE blog: "This is a blog written by the students of MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering department, with the support of our faculty." http://mitnse.com/about-2/

Footie fans in 'cunthorpe Utd' calendar shocker

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"small initial outlay" Genius.

Top Ten Retro PC Games

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can't really have a pre-PC retro PC game can you?

Car wrecks rise after texting bans imposed

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Whose risk

You do not have any more right to use the road than I do and you certainly do not have the right to decide how much I should be put at risk when I use the road. I hope you live a long way from me.

How Labour’s Web2.0rhea cockup helped the photographers

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reading a problem for you two, is it?

Read the original post: I know what moral rights are. Read the wikpedia article, which makes it clear that while in some jurisdictions moral rights are are part of copyright law, they are distinct from copyright. Talk of "moral copyright" is slack journalism.

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Moral copyright

Anyone care to explain what "moral copyright" is? I know what moral rights are, and why they don't appear much in Lessig's work (see http://www.lessig.org/blog/2005/02/on_the_challenge_of_moral_righ.html ), but "moral copyright" is a new one on me.

LibDems drop net blocking, blame activists

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Pirate

Lord Lucas and Google

Well, Google does seem to personalize its results pages quite a lot nowadays, so perhaps Lord L.'s search history showed a preference for torrents over shops?

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