* Posts by ZedThePirate

13 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jan 2012

Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google's cloud



The last time Evernote raised it prices I decided to get rid, and discovered a project called paperless https://paperless.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html. Which scans documents (pdf/jpegs) and OCRs them to make them searchable.

As for me that was one of the most useful features of evernote premium, or whatever it's called now.

Angler hooks German's todger at nudist lake


Tips and corrections


FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick


Just do what they did in the UK

Just do what they did in the UK and make it illegal to photograph/video a police officer!

Use Skype if you want to report a crime, say cops


Re: @gerdesj Oh good

Not only that, my then pre-wife called 111 for advice during pregnancy. Which resulted in an ambulance being called out due to the answer she gave to one of the questions. Only by asking for the 111-ers supervisor was she able to cancel the ambulance advice.

She was a trainee midwife at the time, so actually wanted to talk to someone who knew they were talking about rather than some script following drone.

Rackspace in Crawley: This is a local data centre for local people



Was it just me or did anyone else read "badge readers" as Badgers?

I thought, that must be some good security if they are using trained badgers!

Pub O'Clock you say?

Modder hacks SimCity for unlimited offline play


Cities XL

Be interesting to see the sales of Cities XL (Platinum) on a graph for the last month or two.

I know I definitely bought it based on recommendations about people complaining about SimCity 5, and I have enjoyed it thoroughly!

eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money


Click throughs costing more than views

If I see a paid for add by a company that I don't like, I click it in a new window, then close it soon after.

As the click costs them much more than just a view.. Even if they are at the top of the "natual" results.

This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV


Is it really that hard to chew cornflakes?

It was so disgusting that he forgot to chew? I don't understand, is this a new scale to measure disgusted-ness?

Angry Birds Space flings 10 MILLION downloads in 3 days




Big Media drags 142,000 through UK's courts in a year


No more license for me

You only need a license if you watch live tv:

From tv license website: "The law states that you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record television programmes, on any device, as they're being shown on TV. This includes TVs, computers, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorders.

You don't need a licence if you don't use any of these devices to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV - for example, if you use your TV only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch ‘catch up’ services like BBC iPlayer or 4oD."

So you can watch iplayer etc, and considering lovefilm and netflix combined are about the same price as a tv license and that's what we watch more. I get to save money!


Steve Jobs' death clears way for '7.85-inch iPad prototype'


My dad died better than your dad?

Is this what is has come to?

Russians drill into buried 20 million-year-old Antarctic lake


How Thick?

How thick is: 3,700m of thick ice, compared to 3,700m of thin ice?

Samsung reveals Advance-d Android ringer


Sounds like the specs for the 2 year old HTC Desire...

Apart from the ram perhaps...