* Posts by thesniper

6 posts • joined 12 Mar 2008

Online storage start-up pitches 'USB stick on the internet'


Identical to Dropbox then?


Which already has Windows, Mac, even Linux (ubuntu) support...

Ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One


But what about USB 3G Modem?

That's the #1 problem why I can't get one right now :(

Nokia grabs control of Symbian - then gives it away



Much easier to code to, much more difficult for people to use given there's no handsets...

Steve Jobs rescues freetards from BBC iPlayer wilderness (for now)


@Dan Maudsley

"Just because someone's taken TV programmes and placed them on the Internet doesn't mean they should be free for everyone to pinch. DRM does sometimes have its place."

The BBC would disagree. They've placed DRM-free TV programmes on the Internet, free for anyone to pinch.


@Anonymous Coward

>>why let the facts get in the way of a good rant.<<

Because you're wrong. Essentially what the BBC have is a website where you can download reasonably high quality video, DRM free and watch them back at your leisure. But for some reason, those of us without iPhones have to make do with either:

a) crappy low-res flash implementation

b) crappy p2p drm application if you're fortunate enough to have a supported OS.

It's on the web, it's DRM-free!


@Neil Hoskins - Not Clever, Not Funny

Hopefully this will do the opposite. It nails the lie to the BBC's dual claims that their content *must* be DRM protected, and that they were trying to attract the biggest audience.

There's now no need for the BBC wait for DRM on Linux, Mac, Wii, smartphone etc as they've now published it DRM-free out on teh internet - unless they're in some breach of contract with the content providers?

Second, the BBC claimed that there were ~100k Linux users visiting the BBC site, and that 5% of all traffic came from Macs. Given that there are only around 30k unlocked iPhones in the UK they can't be in any way claiming that they're looking at market penetration.

Here's the deal - it's one rule for us, another for iPhone-owning-numeeja-types.


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