* Posts by Gwyn Kemp-Philp

7 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007

Now RIAA says copying your own CDs is illegal

Gwyn Kemp-Philp

Loss shift

The reasoning behind the policy is loss shifting. You get your music stolen then you buy again. There's no profit in allowing you to avoid losing out, it would make them the victim of crime and not you.

As I see it, you buy the physical CD but only purchase a licence to listen to the music on it.

As no backups are allowed in the UK compared to the own-use backup law of the USA, and we pay twice as much, it would be arguable that they should supply two copies, or at least replace for one time, any defective or damaged disks free of charge.

When I buy CD's or DVD's for my own use storing data or my own works, should I invoice the RCAA (or whoever) for a refund of the levy charged on the disks?

Maybe we should start a trend of burying them in invoices and replacement disk claims...

Everyone says that as consumers we have no power in deal making, that is forgetting that their very existence depends on the money that we give them. Maybe we should think about rationing that income to focus their minds a bit.

Santa brings 3 more sats for Putin's GPS rival

Gwyn Kemp-Philp
Black Helicopters

Wanna buy a slightly used satellite?

With multiple GNSS systems in use we will have a new early warning system in place...

Expect then to be serious when they start shooting down each others satellites. China's already been practicing.

If they don't - then they are just joshing, you can go back to sleep lol.

Meanwhile, they will be launching GNSS traffic cops in 2110 to deal with all the congestion.

Byrne puts fake ID frighteners on illegal employers

Gwyn Kemp-Philp

It's not you...

...that's missing something, it's our pretend government that can't cope with the reality of the situation they find themselves in, it was never like this in the Oxford Union Government preparation classes.

We are so muddled with our tiers of identity documents and exceptions and patches, nobody has a clue what is real and what isn't.

The general rule seems to be the more preposterous an ID seems to be, the more likely it is to be real. and of course, if you get it wrong, you'd be bound to infringe somebody's human rights.

Enraged bee bursts Taiwanese woman's breast implant

Gwyn Kemp-Philp

Bee's knees

I have had such a good laugh at this, Top marks for the puns.

It does however show that there is much more to speaking English than it says on the tin.

Any joke loses 75% of its content in explanation.

Shame about the lack of piccies though.... Still.. I have an imagination...

FBI redefines length of century

Gwyn Kemp-Philp

Time shifting

This date stuff has been a problem to us all since we started counting with computers and brought in all that new-fangled stuff about leading zero's instead of proper grown-up counting like what we used to do with a stick and tray of sand.

In the old days, a zero was nothing at all and so not counted. But we're having a bit of trouble with the conversion technique and we can count on the US Feds to deeply consider it and then get it wrong - or right - depending how you count.

They aim to confuse, and are making brilliant progress. probably with all the practice they had in y2k. Whichever year that was...

Racist Reg hacks slammed for 'vitriolic hatred'

Gwyn Kemp-Philp

Offending a Welshman

I am deeply offended by the implication that I can't please a sheep.

We are very fond of out woolly partners and backhanded insults like that are very hurtful.

As for you kiwi upstarts, don't come the old soldier, we taught you everything you know.

Evesham ex-employee registers Geemore.com

Gwyn Kemp-Philp



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