* Posts by mattd73uk

3 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Apr 2014

Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans

mattd73uk

So... The Reg editorial line is in favour of geo-blocking? Didn't see that one coming.

Obviously this comments section needs more people wasting good pixels taking the opportunity to criticise the EU, because this story mentioned the EU. It doesn't matter if your problem with the EU has nothing to do with copyright, get typing!

But on topic, as the more sane commenters have pointed out, the Polish org is talking nonsense, and geo-blocking is absurd - allowing for price-fixing, increasing the likelihood of piracy etc etc.

If I'm an independent Polish artist wanting to release my new single "The Reg's Ideological Opposition to the EU Has Forced It Into the Hilarious Position of Supporting Geo-blocking", the ability of Spanish, Italian, or yes, Polish people in the UK being able to buy that single only benefits me, and promotes the Polish culture that daft org claims to be protecting.

Red-spattered Android figures sinkhole Sony's healthy financials

mattd73uk

Real shame if they stop

I personally don't see much to distinguish phones except size and battery life. I love that I don't have to think about charging my Z3 Compact - at some point in the next 3 to 5 days I'll notice it'll be down to 20-30% and plug it in - on a device that fits in one hand. I dread Sony giving up the game and having to go back to devices with daily charging, and the stress of trying to preserve low battery in some urgent situation.

In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

mattd73uk

Re: Clueless

You gave up on MS the 90s? So you missed out on the hugely successful XP, Windows 7, and the .Net platform now in its 11th year? It's one way to go.

Me? For me it's like musicians - I chose what I like, I don't pick one then blindly buy everything they do. I buy the stuff that makes me happy.

By the sound of it MS are on their way to making something that makes me happy.