* Posts by F. D. R. Stuart

9 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Aug 2011

MIT takes battery-powered robot cheetah for a gallop

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AMEE [1] still wins hands down.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZKITq_2ORw

Craptastic analysis turns 2.8 zettabytes of Big Data into 2.8 ZB of FAIL

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Re: Delta Tango Oscar

"Delta" or more specifically "Δ" is quite often used in mathematics/physics to denote a difference, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_(letter)

US movie viewers make sudden shift to net

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I find this graph very depressing. Had Big Content not failed so utterly in adopting new delivery channels, there might be much less of this whole stop-piracy bullshit going on. After all it's not like streaming movies was made possible only last year. And contrary to what is claimed by Big Content, I think a lot of people resort to "piracy" because of its ease of use, not because they don't want to pay for content.

Airbrushed Rachel Weisz gets watchdog hot under the collar

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This is weirdly reminiscent of http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/l'oreal-disappointed-at-ban-on-fraud-201107274128/

Stab victim protected by Bulgarian airbag

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Blighty's film biz asks gov to hurry up pirate crackdown

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Enough of this. If a business is unwilling to adapt its business model to a changing market it should go out of business. I thought that was what the whole "free market" thing was about. Obviously I need to learn about double standards.

The fact that legislation only meant to preserve an antique business model of a special interest group is even considered to be passed is a disgrace. It only goes to show that there is distinct lack of seperation of big business and state.

Bond Blu-ray box set marks 50 years on film

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WTF? Huh. I usually buy boxsets from Amazon UK for a fraction of their continental price..

Google buys brace of start-ups to out-Facebook Facebook

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Covered in social goo = facebookkaked?

Google lands patent for, um, estimating shipment time

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You write "Born to Kill" on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?