* Posts by James Cleveland

148 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Apr 2007


Adobe cites bad blood for closed Flash

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Surely this is getting to the point where it may be so widespread as to be considerd for an antitrust ruling ?

S'kiddies light-up LHC website

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I wish these articles had more technical details? This side of IT fascinates me but was it a dodgy PHP script? Out of date daemon? Brute force? Keylogger?

Pub toilet todger tiff ends in bloodbath

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Re: bunch of k**bs

> or is the idea of people opening fire on other people in public places relatively normal these days?

You'd be surprised.

University offers one-day Jedi course

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Re: Attract younger people?

Remember, people are stupid now.

Google launching its own navy?

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Will it take the form of...

...some sort of raft? Comprised of a giant flotilla strung together around the USS Enterprise?

Luckily "Larry Page" is not an anagram of "L. Bob Rife".

Thailand bans GTA after video game style murder

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get crucifying, people - maybe they'll ban the bible!

Black hats attack gaping DNS hole

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All is *GREAT*! Yaaay!

UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users

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All the way.

And if the ISPs break SSL, surely they're committing a crime?

Blinking to replace remote controls, claims Japanese boffin

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No matter how advanced this gets

I will never want to blink to change tracks. That would just be creepy and irritating.

Neural stuff, however...

Google penetrates fake sex world with Lively

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Just tried Lively

It is not the metaverse we have been waiting for.

UK abandons train and tube scanners

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Is gordon brown doing everything wrong, he's such a tosser.

North Carolina targets WTF licence plates

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what about


Ankle-biting hackers storm net's overlords, hijack their domains

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Social Hacking

Not machine hacking. Yet again, technology is more secure than the people that operate it.

Flirty texting could land Scots in jail for 10 years

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Bye bye, freedom.

Do you know how much of your porn is extreme?

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What if I have n00d snaps of my 17 year old girlfriend? (I am 19) Am I a dirty irredeemable sex offender?

This law is ridiculous and will create many problems and solve none. In fact, I expect it will lead to more rape because people who otherwise would sit at home looking at CP (disgusting as that is) are more likely to go out and offend to get a kick.

China airlifts bamboo to quake-hit pandas

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It is depressing

That an evil regime is doing a better job of helping its occupants than a "liberal democracy".

Mobiles help UK malls track shoppers' every move

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I don't really care.

Their mall, their rules. I think information aggregation projects like this are more interesting than invasive.

Hello Kitty gets claws into UK electronics

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Hello Kitty is awesome

Disney is fail.

'Extreme porn' law could criminalise millions

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First porn, then dissent.

I can't believe this has got as far as it has, we're supposed to be a free country. This law wouldn't solve anything and just criminalize something that would otherwise be regulated.

It would drive production underground and endanger everyone involved. Anyone who agrees with this is a complete frackwit.

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Airstrip One

Here we come

Max Mosley loses battle to get sex video off web

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Holy shit

The man has taste!

Keyboard PC design recalls Amiga era

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Hmm. A shame it doesn't have decent graphics. This thing would be damn near ideal for lan parties otherwise :(

Firefox 3 beta is live

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Re: All you need is love

Yes but if we are using them for 90% of our computer activity and say, 5 hours a day, that means the slightest issues, sluggishness, counter-productive workings get us very pissed off in the grand scheme of things.

Cruise.co.uk stumps £560k to add 's' to domain

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You think with that amount of money

They'd at least pay a decent designer

RIAA wiped off the net

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Re: Now

Well that would be highly illegal. They were just having a bit of fun. Nothing illegal about visiting the URL - I expect most of the hits on those URLs were people simply visiting links given to them by friends.

I don't think anyone could get sued or prosecuted over this. Its just too hard to prove malicious intent.

Rackable kicks Xeon 7000 chips into fresh, beefy server

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Re: Storage is a bit weak

I'd imagine that if you were buying one of these, you'd have a separate storage solution,

Hundreds of US fighter aces reassigned as drone pilots

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Surely there's lag etc? When the tech develops further, it would be interesting to have practice dogfights between manned and unmanned craft.

Something awful happens to somethingawful.com

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Re: Good!

Oh noes! The interenets will fall!

UK gov sets rules for hacker tool ban

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Re: Techies take things far too seriously sometimes....

But joe, you're missing the point. I doubt this bill will do anything to prevent e-crime. Why? Because most of the people actually doing damage are a) Overseas and b) Not afraid to commit crime anyway.

All this will do is make our businesses softer targets as we are disadvantaged by cutting off our security resources.

Censor to challenge Manhunt 2 release in court

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Re: Good Job

You are so wrong. The whole idea of living in a free society is to be able to "take liberties". As long as it doesn't affect others.

Western Digital drive is DRM-crippled for your safety

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Apparently, FLAC and MKV are okay. Maybe they're pushing for better quality ripping standards...

Newly-homeless kids get free iPod

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Re: Let's be realisitic

Locked in? I don't think so. Of all the people I know that have iPods, very little use the iTunes store, and the ones that do I convert very quickly. Winamp I find is more effective for managing my pod than iTunes itself :) iPods are excellent though, I fully plan to get a classic 160gb, as my 60GB's lockswitch is busted and I voided my warranty :/ I just find that their aesthetic, build quality and general functionality are great. Oh for FLAC, custom metatag sorting and a tonne of other crap. But a man can dream, eh :]

It was nice of them to give the iPods away though, publicity stunt or not.

Boeing guards its right to tail employees

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Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz

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ISPs fault

it really is - if they didn't need to oversell due to not spending enough on infrastructure, they wouldn't have issues with capacity that mean they have to traffic shape torrenting and noone would use encryption.

Either way, greed is our enemy.

Buffy mastermind returns with new TV series

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Oooh :D

Hopefully it will be quirky with underlying nerdy intrigue as with his other things.


Woman murdered after answering Craigslist ad

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@Edward Rose

But where do we draw the line between ignorance and naivety?

EVE Online goes dark to fight security breach

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Actually its just over £7 a month if you use timecards. :]

IE + RealPlayer = Security hole

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If you have RealPlayer installed and use Internet Explorer to browse the web

Just buy a damn gun and get it over with, the world doesn't need you.

Simon Pegg to play Scotty

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This movie

Comedy gold.

Brute force attack yields keys to Google's kingdom

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@Simon Painter

Too true, I learned to ignore him after he mindlessly attacked Chris Boyd (aka Paperghost) for reporting a valid problem with bittorrent.

Artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince attacks internet

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Makes me sick

Their earning is quite obviously already disproportionate to their skills and effort, yet they want MORE. Greed.

Kung fu monks battle Colombian karate assassins

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Anyone who votes Chuck Norris

Is a stupid trendhugging fucktard.

Apple slashes iPhone prices

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Eat that you mindless fools :D

Facebook to show profiles to search engines

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The headline is a scare tactic, completely innacurate, and reminiscant of tabloid hyperbole.

Change or risk looking stupid.

'Happy slapping' vids prompt Brown to push net filters

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Andy - I know where you're coming from, but this is not about ISP side filtering and is in a completely different direction - this is about informing parents that they can block their kids from seeing a small amount of the violence on the net. (ha ha)

jeremy - I personally found that once a censoring software (or any piece of software) was put in my way in any shape of form, my number one priority was to get around and destroy it. This meant I learned a lot more about computers than if I was just handed my free internet on a plate ;] If it wasn't for censoring proxies, I wouldn't know half what I know about CGIproxies etcetera.

Windows Genuine Advantage cries wolf (again)

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If you don't do anything wrong.

You have nothing to hide.


Movie pirate forced to ditch Linux

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He needs

The somethingawful freeware that you cannot livewithout thread.

BioShockers delivered from DRM hell

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I love the way

That they screw legit consumers and pirates get away unscathed.

Its just completely the wrong direction to take. Don't they get it? Who on earth has a brain small enough to make these decisions, it is ridiculous. There is absolutely no reason to have copy protection beyond checks for internet play (which is pretty effective in stopping pirates multi-using a single key).

Steam is a shining example of this system (eventually) working.

Won't bioshock be through steam anyway?

NBC muckraker gets hacked at Defcon

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She's probably just a decoy. ;p