* Posts by Dave

44 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Mar 2007

Google book scan plan raises European hackles

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The new Microsoft

That's all.

Lad from Lagos bids $100 trillion for Madoff empire



These guys are starting to get too clever. It won't be long before the sites look professional and they get spell checkers.

Lloyd-Webber calls for clampdown on ISPs

Black Helicopters

Yada, yada, yada.....

"He could foresee a situation in a decade’s time when there would be virtually no orchestral film work. Illegal downloading would so decimate the film industry that orchestral recording sessions would be a thing of the past. In this connection I was reminded that three of London’s main orchestral recording studios have closed since 2000" - How many top 10s did they have? Nobody cares about classic anymore! Every 12 year old wants the collected works of the masters... Twat!

"My sole objective is to draw noble Lords’ attention to the cataclysmic consequences for all the creative industries if this area remains unregulated." Your sole objective is to earn the ******** from the ******** industry! It already is regulated...Twat.

“the digital economy underpins our whole economy and builds our national competitiveness”. - so we have more people managing bigger networks to download more instead of playing a violin and thinking that they should be paid as much as a heart surgeon.

"No, not when there are no longer shops selling the physical products and when the internet has become a sort of Somalia of unregulated theft and piracy." So ban e-commerce as well?

"But, as we have seen throughout history, and recently in the financial markets, there are dire consequences when people drift down the path of unregulated behaviour." Time for the Clown to start turning us into a Stalinist state and monitoring everything that we do...

What do you mean they do already?

Who's that at the door?

Be right back....................

Virgin Media to battle modem hackers


Nice to see

"Virgin Media takes the issue of fraud on its network very seriously" so does this mean that they will stop over selling their bandwidth, stop throttling (sorry managing) and not send all my data to a turd-party (Phorm)?

Thought not!

Government flags ID cost increase


@Ash = confused

In case you missed it the story it's in the UK. Not, as you infer, in a democracy!

Microsoft courts enterprises with Windows 7



It's a feature to protect your network.

Nude Apple iMac pics leaked to web



What you highlight is a lesson that US manufacturers are still learning:

half a dozen different screws = half a dozen different tools = more time to build = more cost.

'No Office 14 this year,' says Ballmer

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Is anybody using Office 2007 yet?

Abba star slates 'lazy, stingy' Pirate Bay fans


@The Fuzzy Wotnot

"the latest X-Factor claptrap or Terminator / Rambo/ Bourne Part 23", Easy tiger! Next thing you will be dissing Chuck Norris..........

Jacqui's jihad on web extremism flops


@AC but

We have God on our side!

Wacky Jacqui Smith says whole country crusading against CCTV


Jacqui vs the UK

I claim movie rights!

Seven MPs go a Twittering



Shouldn't that be TWATminister?

Why the IWF was right to ban a Wikipedia page



So now Virgin (funny name that for a bunch of f**kers) Media have taken to censoring my connection. I must therefore infer that everything I can see over my connection is approved by them?

Watchdogs decry Kentucky's 141-site net casino land grab

Paris Hilton

James O'Brien

I think you need a hug!

Who else to apply said hug?

Google's IP anonymization fails to anonymize

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It's Microsoft Jim

but not as we know it!

Virgin Media rubbishes P2P throttling rumours

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Haven't be able to get above 50Kb

on torrents for weeks and the n00bs say they aren't throttling. 2mb for £18 <---- mommy my bum hurts. Time to move on methinks!

Is it safe to download al Qaeda manuals yet?

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Adolf would be proud

'nuff said

Windows veteran jumps to second Silverlight

Gates Horns

Windows update

now "powered" by Silverlight, click here to download!

Deadly Oz snake bites tourist's todger

Paris Hilton

"Great Australian trouser snake"

.............is no joke!

Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow


So my torrents take a little longer...

n00bs overselling their bandwidth then pretending its my fault!!!!

Transport Dept wastes millions on shared services deal



'cause then it won't do what we want nor will it be supported!

IBM gives mainframe another push



I'm going for a check-up you're starting to make sense!

ISPs demand record biz pays up if cut-off P2P users sue



that my machine hasn't been owned! Prove that my sone didn't do it! Prove that my wireless connection hasn't been hacked!


Heart since they can all go CAMPing together!

Pirate Bay slapped with copyright charges

Paris Hilton

Where do I donate to their legal fees?

Insulting two countries at once - what a wanka

IFPI CEO John Kennedy said: "The Pirate Bay has managed to make Sweden, normally the most law-abiding of EU countries, look like a piracy haven with intellectual property laws on a par with Russia."

Oh Paris, since I assume Mr. Kennedy spends a lot of time.... well being a wanka

Question mark over Tony Blair web privacy policy

Dead Vulture

Tony who?


Crack a puzzle, win a WWII Enigma machine


The answer is....

Forty two

Singapore Airlines bans A380 rumpy-pumpy

Paris Hilton

At last

a story with a Paris angle

Samsung to mass-produce 14in OLED TVs in 2010


How big can they grow to?

and what do you feed them?

Government denies road charging 'blackmail'


1,811,391 people tried

and Blair said f4ck you!

What are you some kind of reactionary?

Big Brother has spoken now move on.

No-humping 20mph limit for London

Paris Hilton

Who voted these fools in¿

... oh that would be us.

I wonder if burning Livingstone at the stake would contribute to global warming?

Terminator will be back in 2009


How will this effect Global Warming?

Terminator 4-6 vs Star Wars 1-3

By Yousef SyedPosted Wednesday 10th October 2007 14:26 GMT Paris

Hilton will be the Jar-Jar Binks equivalent.

Sorry Yousef people were asking what she would do in the movie.

Japan, Google head for the moon


Who will give me odds

I wonder how long it will be before we get photos of the American lunar landings?

Microsoft dispels rumors of stealth Windows updates


Why should we care

we don't even own the copy Windows on our PeeCees

Acer backs Blu-ray


All of a sudden

a PS3 looks like good value.

Sony unveils PlayTV telly tuner for PS3


So nothings changed then

By Krystan Honour

Posted Thursday 2nd August 2007 14:22 GMT No ones buying ps3 because its TOO EXPENSIVE

I also wonder what kind of DRM Sony is going to dream up.......

EC dampens fears over IT tax


Right then

So we'll be getting tariff duties soon.

Fishermen Sea DOS Vietnam


Chris: At the risk

of starting a small flame war, I would be grateful if you would point out any speeling mistakes.


btw - yes it probably was a over reaction to your post but I didn't think Duncan deserved your comment.


Thank you Chris

.... we are all so much richer for your comment.

I assume that you are testing us by not having a period after "etc", since you appear to be using abbreviation of the Latin words "et cetera".

This would translate your sentence to read along the lines of: "Logs, eyes, motes and other things and other things"

I am, however, at a loss to understand why you are missing a comma after motes and the first "etc". I will however refrain from sarcasm and pointing our you obvious lack of command of basic grammar.

I would like to point out that there are three general cases where there can be confusion in when to use an apostrophe: wankers indicating a number of wankers has no apostrophe, wanker's as in ownership of an item by a single wanker has the apostrophe placed before the "s" and wankers' indicating a group of wankers places the apostrophe after the "s"..

"Under what circumstances should the apostrophe s be used?" Could possibly be written to "Under what circumstances should the apostrophe be used in conjunction with s?" but that is probably a matter of taste.

Good reference to logs and eyes - very Freudian.

Israel deploys robo-snipers on Gaza border


I'll bet...

that they don't run Windoze.....

Mars: more evidence of a watery past


you could hear people gasp in astonishment

... yes and we have been astonished every time somebody tells us that there is evidence of water on Mars. We got it OK - astonishingly there is evidence of water on Mars!

Now how will that effect global warming?

Researchers, spooks favour satnav-based road pricing


Catch 22

The government is doing it's best to save the environment and stop us burning fossil fuels. So we all get nice little electric and air cars and the +-350% tax on fuel disappears. This has nothing to do with congestion!

Jesus appears in Samsung Flash memory chip


How will this effect Global Warming?


$1bn lawsuit takes novel approach in fighting spam


Wrong fight

The only way (that I can see) to bring the purveyors of finest quality spam down is to hit the only part you can really find, trash their servers and increase the cost of them doing business.

Hell they want people to log on and buy their goods - everybody should.

1) Never click on the link in the email - cut and paste the address into a browser.

2) Order 3 or 4 tons of pharmaceutical enhancements.

3) Put in dummy address and credit card number.

4) Repeat.

None of the spam sites that I have seen do a real-time credit card check so the more dummy orders they get the more time is wasted as each one has to be manually checked and updated. The more realistic an address looks the more chance there is of somebody wasting time trying to process an order.

BTW - Credit card numbers are Mod10

Microsoft’s software factories


SOA by another name?

Are we once again seeing the Microsoft spin at work?