* Posts by djwayne

3 posts • joined 25 Oct 2010

Lawyers of Mordor menace Hobbit boozer

djwayne
Stop

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbit_(unit)

Just remove the movie references and keep the name as the link shows the word was in use long before the books.

Court orders seizure of PS3 hacker's computers

djwayne
WTF?

problematic

seems to me that this goes a bit far, my field is forensics and if we can't break systems we own to figure out what data is useful then we could all be in trouble. Sony seem to have dropped the ball here and are blaming everyone else for it, nothing new there. But using legislation designed to prevent copying to hide sloppy coding and security seems a bit lame. If you buy a piece of kit its yours whether you decide to use it to turn your lights on and off or take it apart to see how it works , you own it end of. The manufacturers rights should end at point of sale if they have made a cock up before you have bought it then it is their problem. But government will always back big business in these situatuions so i gues the true innovators who have broken the ps3 will get treated like criminals, which is horse shit in my opinion.

BOFH: Pepper-packing bot plot

djwayne
Stop

is it just me?

or does simon seriously need to publish an anthology of all his material as it would be a best seller and cheer up all us hopeless it geeks for years to come :)

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