* Posts by william_7

15 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Dec 2010

Publishing ANYTHING on .uk? From now, Big Library gets copies


the uk web archive is here:


previously to get your site added, you had to fill in a form to give permission.

I would think they would honour a removal request.

archive.org seems to not be really crawling regularly or very much,

robots directives (robots.txt, http header, html ) will stop webcrawlers.

It would be a nice feature of uk webarchive for the website operator that you could download the WARC (or other standard archive format) of the website snapshot.

MasterCard stings PayPal with payment fee hike


google cc

I got an unwelcome cold call a week ago from google (india by the sounds of it) trying to push their Adwords credit card. (annoyance was increased since they provide zero support for google merchant center where they advertise the card recently).

The FSA regulated Google entity called 'google checkout' or something has offices in UK that are in same Building as AMEX. They do not have a phone number to call them - do not trust the google jokers.

AT&T profiting from Nigerian scammers, DoJ charges

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ATT are merely remitting an incorrect invoice to the US Gov. pity that is not criminal.

I guess they did not break down the origin of the calls in a bill on a monthly basis to the us gov?

If Nominet has spoken, you can't come here – High Court

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Re: Suggest people google....

not much to be found.

Mozilla releases Firefox 10, adds developer tools


'scanning for viruses' and other bothersome bugs

Firefox downloads a file, and claims it is scanning for viruses, yet I have not antivirus installed, what gives there? Shit coding.

Fire freezes up, honestly why not have a thread for each tab, with the interface on a higher prioity?

(talking about ver 5 and before)

Common brain parasite 'can affect host's actions'


old news

read in News Scientist (over 10 years ago?) a report on its link with car crash victims - indicating that responses were slowed(hence in part the cause for the crash).

Go Daddy flogs 50 MILLION domains

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why not put the price of guns up too, see if that stops more murders?

Valve pushes Portal freebie


so is steam needed?

Would you be seen dead with a shopping computer?


3 billion

not even close to starting to be plausible.

AT&T: 'Eat too much data and we'll strangle you'



surely there is a limit to the time in the month and the bandwidth available - therefore unlimited should effectively equal that sum and should be disclosed to customers (probably averaged down to account for lower speed areas).

Mozilla ships first security update for Firefox 4


release notes

url for release notes:



fairly sure in my guessing that their 'update' built in feature of firefox is a fairly robust download manager - yet still there is no effective download manger in ff4.

I am glad to see the bug whereby 'pdfs larger than 5mb not being viewable' is marked as being fixed.

Brussels pushes harder in Google probe


cuil - seriously?

their website is not even online - how does this help your apologist argument?


@Owen Carter

cuil - you forgot to use a joke alert icon.

WikiLeaks mirror site rails against malware warning


stirring it up wiki leaks

how many hosts have turned down your money for hosting - only amazon? thought so.

World of Warcraft bot ban ticks off world of critics


what of the otherside of the coin?

I used to play an mmo - it was riddled with bots, RMTers, dupe bugs and scammers. There was a bug that allowed duping and stat doubleing and the items would dissapear after logoff. Anyhow - this mmo was never fixed properly nor policed effectively.

If it had been a paid for service you'd think the users would have some sort of recourse due to the lack of customer service ? (as it was it was a Free to play, with an enhancment shop for real money)