* Posts by Bgfreeman

20 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Sep 2011

Ahmed's clock wasn't a bomb, but it blew up the 'net and Zuckerberg, Obama want to meet him

Black Helicopters

True cost

And this is the true damage of terrorism. Not buildings, not even the immediate loss of life. The damage to relationships between people.

Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance



Possibly for vinyl, yes, but they'll never forgive Betamax.

Celebrated Pakistani female online activist Sabeen Mahmud dies in shooting


Religion = Jam tomorrow

Government = Jam tomorrow

Humanism = There is no jam, deal with it.

Virgin Media sales are a bit flat under the Cable Cowboy's reign


Have to say I've been pretty happy with the VM broadband for the last few years. Started out on 20mbit and now on 120mbit for "no extra charge" (yeah, right). Still it's a lot better performance than what BT can provide - They phone me occasionally to tell me about the wonderful Infinity box until I tell them I'm on 120mbit fibre.

I'll be moving house this year, and at that point, if I can get VM I'll definitely go for the broadband, but not the TV, it's pretty shite. The phone is probably no more expensive than anyone else's,but has the added disadvantage of going out with the power. Might just stick with mobile for that.

we had an outage yesterday - first one for a long while - and the CS people were fine. Took the time to check my circuit, though I'd already done that on the mobile, and confirmed the fault. Was fixed within an hour.

VCs drop cash on DropBox, bestow $10bn valuation


The thing with Dropbox is, to coin a phrase, it just works. Install it, stick something in the Public folder. right-click it and you can share the public link. the recipient doesn't need a Dropbox account.

With Google drive you can share something to Google Plus, and that's about it without involving sending email and other shenanigans.

Haven't tried Box but once.. wasn't impressed with the speed of sync.

Bloke, 27, cuffed, charged over stolen selfie smut site UGotPosted


Can't the victims use the DMCA because if they took the pic, then it's their copyright and can't be reproduced without permission.

I've seen another story in a similar vein today. If Disney can make Youtube take stuff down why can't anyone else use the same tactics? Refusal to comply leaves the guy open to suit for copyright infringement, surely?

Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine


Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...

Anyone who says they 'feel the effects" of nicotine in exhaled vapour is delusional or suffering from psychosomatic symptoms.

Nicotine is absorbed extremely fast and E-cigs deliver it less efficiently than cigarettes (something to do with particle size) so the quantity of Nicotine in exhaled vapour is effectively nil.

China's piracy watchdog to keep tabs on Amazon, Apple & co


China have a piracy watchdog? Must be the cushiest job in the world.

Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover


Just bring back Susan Kare, already.

Ex-Microsoft man plans brand of consumer marijuana 'fine cigars'


Call it

Windows....oh, a squirrel.

Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62


Sih... Skynet has SO far yet to go.

Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?


If there's no valid reason for the company to have my email address, they don't get it.

So, if they're not going to send me an email confirmation for a product, or shipping notes etc, they get fake@email.com as the address, or x@y.com both of which usually pass whatever sad excuse they've got for checking.

Otherwise, yes, use a throwaway.

Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think


As Mr. Pratchett puts it:

If cats were shaped like frogs, we'd see what nasty, spiteful creatures they really are"

Yes, cats kill stuff. That's what they do, and yes they crap anywhere that other crap has been. Boo hoo.

I'd still rather have cats than mice,v oles and corrosive-shit birds around my house.

Writers' alliance throws the book at Apple 'piracy'


China complaining about Copyright violation is like politicians complaining about lying.

Manchester biz raided in text message spam clampdown


I just forward all these to 7726 (SPAM). Don't know if it does any good, but it makes me feel better.

'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other


Evolution in Action.

Zuckerberg: 'Make partnerships, not war'


Dunno about everyone else, but ol' Zuck just seems a bit slimy. Even worse than Gates.

However, he obviously sees the writing on the (facebook) wall....

"Don't be evil" sure beats "Gimme all your details so I can sell them"

At least we *know* Google sells ads.

Virgin Media broadband in two-day wobble


Can't find anything say whether this is Virgin's ADSL (poo) or cable broadband.

We had slowdowns and 404's on Saturday and Sunday for some US sites and we're on cable.

I'm guessing a router somewhere playing up, or maybe a DNS server.

'iTunes in the Cloud' has arrived in iTunes 10.5 update


No FAIL here Wednesday 12th 9am. I can download previously purchased MUSIC on my fondlephone.

Previously only Apps and Books were available.

LOHAN to suck mighty thruster as it goes off, in a shed



Since the system is LOHAN then,

Low-Impact Non-Destructive System Experiment, YO!