* Posts by Anon E Mus

37 posts • joined 11 Nov 2007

Build a bonkers home cinema

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Disc vault?

"While discs can be ejected from the Vault’s carousel at anytime, you’ll not be able to access the digital copy when they’re AWOL."

Urrm, guys. I can self build a machine that can do that for £300. How could you fail to get it working on a machine that costs £30000? Must try harder.

'Oppressive' UK copyright law: More cobblers from IP quangos

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No balance - I agree

I agree this issue is one where a "balance" view completely fails. The fact is that the law has invented a problem with people who share things that they own. This "problem" is a fiction, at best. Removing from law would be a nice small step forward.

Colorfly Pocket Hi-Fi C4

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@ Antidisestablishmentarianist

There are plenty of things that can be shown empirically in an audio equipment test. For instance the Colorfly claims good high frequency performance and low jitter so why not do frequency response and jitter measurements?

What cannot be shown empirically is personal taste for particular sound colourations. Whether you go in for clean detailed sound or gentle valve distortion or even massive bass boost is your choice; taking empirical measurements simply shows which of these a given product delivers.

Jimbo Wales ponders Wikipedia blackout

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Good on em

They're only one country away from escaping that piece of pointlessness!

Lovefilm dumps Flash, BLINDS Linux fans with Silverlight

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How hard is this????

To amazon/lovefilm

Here's a simple idea:

1. Get films

2. Encode 264 and dolby (or dts) into an mkv or m4v container

3. Take my money!

Why aren't you on this yet?

Virgin Media, TalkTalk snub kind offer to block Newzbin2

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Silly BT

"The complex issues involved have been considered already in the BT case and the future process for obtaining blocking orders, in clear cut cases at least, can only get quicker and less expensive"

Not only have you allowed the censors onto your own network, you've made it easier for them to get at others' networks. Why be so stupid?

Also, we really need to address the silly law against people sharing things that they own.

Chaos feared after Unix time-zone database is nuked

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To /b/

Seems like a good time to summon the hordes. Whatever time it is now.

Gay-bashing cult plans picket of Steve Jobs funeral

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They probably are

It's just that they're louder than your average christian.

Bank of America website disrupted for 4th day in a row

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Well it's a slight improvement on the usual

"We had your money, we spent it on worthless loans, go away."

Mars trips could blind astronauts

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Space is never simples!

What rate of spin (I have a feeling that even moon gravity would be a lot faster than "gentle"). How will spinning affect other systems? Will steering/manoeuvring this thing be more difficult?

Space engineering is hard.

EU recording copyright extension 'will cost €1bn'

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Would it be rude...

... to suggest solving this problem with a generational genocide? Or by getting rid of winter fuel allowance and letting things sort themselves out?

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Another law that's irrelevant to anything.

Dyson spouts hot air

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"makes you look like an Aphex Twin video if you stand in front of it"


Videogames caused riots says plod

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This shit again

New media are teh devvils. We fucking get it. There's no need to repeat this statement every few years, it's not going to become true.

Italian boffins to robo-grapple space junk

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That in itself would be a good reason to de-orbit them.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Blu-ray extended edition

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Discs are only a transport media

Once you've got the discs I'm sure a little ripping and splicing can be used to put the films back in one piece.

Technology turns us into RAGING CRACKHEADS

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Taking away someone's primary means of communicating with people leaves them "distressed, confused and isolated" who would've thought it.

MPs now free to surf and tweet

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This means we can finally fix politics... by sending cat videos to MPs to distract them from fucking things up.

UK.gov uses purple-panted-berk to get 'young men' to do census

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Early doesn't matter

The census asks questions about march 27, you can fill it in early if you know what you expect the answers to be on that date.

Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3

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The PS3 was sold for BOTH, it should do both. A "security" update for PSN really shouldn't affect the unrelated other OS feature.

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lawyer fu

Simple, "description of goods" is written in an arcane form of some english-like language in which "description" is a word for "summoning spell" and goods translates as "cthulhu".

Home Office crime maps go to street-level detail

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Oooh such plight

The property owners got places to live. The value of said places becoming less inflated is absolutely no bad thing. What is the problem supposed to be?

Shaun the Sheep shorts to lure kids to Nintendo 3DS

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It's for kids??

But.. I watch shaun the sheep, the disco episode with the pigs playing drum and bass was one of the best things ever broadcast on any broadcast medium ever.

DUP website translated into Irish by mischievous hacktivist

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Two thumbs down?

Sorry guys from where I'm sat the NI sectarian parties on both sides come across as fucking vile. They both seem to use the BNPs favourite strategy of picking a group of people and claiming they're responsible for everything that's shit. What I don't get is why this actually seems to win election in NI, must be a culture thing.

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Oh some silly sectarian political party. Does anyone really care about them??

Israel to join list of 'adequate' data protection nations

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This again?

"You condemn Israel for protecting itself. Maybe it makes you feel morally superior. Maybe you even think that you will not suffer from acts of terrorism. Live in your blissful ignorance as long as you can, because it does not really matter whether Israel exists or not. Sooner or later the fundamentalist Islam will come-a-knocking on your door. By then it will already be too late."

FFS. The victim script was old before I was even born. Why do you continue to read from it. Israel is an aggro psycho nation who's problems ultimately stem from it's utterly stupid choice of location. I'll admit that the other side is aggro psycho too. Neither deserves sympathy. However, as certain western governments seem more supportive of Israel, it is more frequently targeted for criticism.

Cameron cocks up UK's defences - and betrays Afghan troops

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can anyone remember the definition of "democracy"?

Democracy - a system in which the public gets to vote for the colour of the 30" strap-on that's heading towards them.

Miliband retains Labour line on DNA and CCTV

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Ok, so they improved the leader

but he's making his speech about the casual attitude to civil liberties from the podium of the party that voted for all those measures. His improved attitude is incompatible with being a labour member, I don't think he'll last.

Keene USB FM Transmitter

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power measured in mW...

... and no sign of anything resembling a decent ariel. You're not going to get much broadcast out of it. Stick the conventional dipole on a tower block.

Judge rejects Accenture appeal against £182m lawsuit

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Surely they were threatening the non-existent person named Customer with courts?

Tories offer automated boring of friends and neighbours

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@ac @cornz

As one of those cretinous clueless teenagers, can I just say that I'm not necessarily going to vote for yellow scum. Blue scum or green scum haven't completely eliminated themselves as options yet.

Humax HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD receiver

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Mozilla buries heels on un-YouTube open video

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Get the open source code. Put it in. Don't pay fees. Why is this so hard.

Microsoft delays first Windows 7 public beta

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They should use existing infrastructure

The widespread distribution of build 7000 shows that all the needed infrastructure is in place. They're probably stalling this beta for some other reason.

Doctor Who fans told to lay off Hamlet

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@The Mighty Spang

The main problem I have with hamlet is that most it goes like this: "I should do something.... Should I do something?? I don't know what to do. etc." just in more poetic language.

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@The Mighty Spang

It doesn't matter if Tennant sucks arse. He only has to go on stage and act emo for 4 hours. It should be less challenging than playing the doctor.

The broken terror systems that killed de Menezes

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Re: 1865

"The people responsible for terrorism and it's consequences are not the police or government but the terrorists."

While I accept that police operations are a consequence of terrorism, I don't think that they have to be severely flawed police operations. The terrorists don't control the police (not last time I checked anyway).


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