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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

azzy Re:Waaah. (338 comments)

Got a new vacuum cleaner lately, high power, massively discounted (didn't know it at the time but obviously due to these regulations being on horizon). At first use it stuck to the carpet and is difficult to push around, a tug on the handle WILL lift the carpet off the floor.

about 5 months ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

azzy Re:Easy (250 comments)

In some countries this would be theft by finding.

about a year ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

azzy Making BETA bearable via greasemonkey: (2219 comments)

GM_addStyle('div.rail-right {display:none;}');
GM_addStyle('#view-standard .river-left {margin-right:5px !important;}');
GM_addStyle('.split-right {background-image:none !important;}');

about a year ago

23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

azzy Re:microwave (449 comments)

How big is the cup? How much water in the cup? These are the things that matter!

1 year,3 days

Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

azzy which bit worries me most (709 comments)

Ok, referring to people with guns starting fires as not having common sense, perhaps insinuating people with guns don't have common sense - not clever, nor useful. Having a situation where the authorities can't stop people without common sense having guns and so can't stop them from starting wildfires - not good. Having a situation where the authorities can't stop people without common sense HAVING GUNS - living the American dream.

more than 2 years ago

Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

azzy Re:General observation (709 comments)

Whereas insulting something by comparing it to the feminist movement is perfectly valid?

more than 2 years ago

Anne McCaffrey Passes Away At 85

azzy Re:Fly Dragon, Fly! (181 comments)

not the ether ... they went between

more than 3 years ago

The UK Government's Struggle With Digital Rights

azzy Re:That was a party political broadcast on behalf (155 comments)

I wouldn't quite describe it as a broadcast, as here you are offering your opinion. /. is giving us the opportunity to debate the 'political statement' and if you have a contrary political position you get to paste it in here word for word in reply. As for why /. is prepared to accept this 'political statement' for publishing, it could be due to its relevance to us 'nerds'. If the way our politicians treat our internet and deal with us as internet users isn't something that 'matters', when what does matter?

more than 3 years ago

British Student Faces Extradition To US Over Copyright

azzy Re:Land of the free - paradox? (340 comments)

What? The land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy

Something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
'Cause I'll rip the mike, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em

Now action must be taken
We don't need the key
We'll break in

I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
Sick of sick of sick of sick of sick of you
Time has come to pay

Yes I know my enemies
They are the teachers who taught me to fight me
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are American dreams

more than 3 years ago

Twitter Prepared To Name Users

azzy Privacy, Super-Injunctions and the Media - Dispell (292 comments)

There's a good article on this issue at http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/blog/2011/may/25/privacy-super-injunctions-and-media-dispelling-myt/

Privacy law in the UK is fairly simple but its application is confusing, and this confusion has not been helped by recent events. Over the last few weeks we have seen intense criticism of the law, and its application by the judiciary, coming from politicians, the media and even the Prime Minister. Not everything being reported by any of these groups is entirely accurate.

This helps dispel some of the myths that are being spread around about this case and others like it.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx)

azzy Re:Except... (567 comments)

yeah, I sulk on this one too. Hit me in 9.04, worked 9.10, bad on 10.04 again. I think it's something to do with April

more than 4 years ago

Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

azzy Re:No. (1174 comments)

> Limeys just stay the hell away from our power cords! And keep your damned dirty metric system to yourselves!

So.. you'd rather use the British Imperial system instead? Oh, ok!

more than 5 years ago



Pirate Party is crowd sourcing funds to fight election campaign

azzy azzy writes  |  about 9 months ago

azzy (86427) writes "The UK Pirate Party has turned to crowd sourcing to fund its upcoming election campaign for the European Parliament. It raced to 20% of the total in under a day and has now almost reached 50% of the £5,000 ($8400) target. When mainstream parties are spending millions can a small party with modest funding totals really compete? But for a party that crowd sourced policies in 2011 on reddit, and now seeks to crowd source for necessary finances, perhaps being in touch with the voters at these more personal levels can make all the difference."
Link to Original Source

UK Pirate Party seeking donations to fight legal threats against its TPB proxy

azzy azzy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

azzy (86427) writes "The BPI (music industry body in the United Kingdom) has threatened legal action against leaders of the Pirate Party UK for their continued running of a proxy to ThePirateBay.

The Pirate Party UK is operating this proxy as a high profile fight against corporate-motivated censorship of the internet and is now raising money to help fight this legal action.

PPUK is aiming to assemble a legal team that is capable of putting together a case that will not only keep the proxy in place, but also settle the issues surrounding the arbitrary censorship of the web.

See also: https://torrentfreak.com/music-industry-threatens-to-sue-uk-pirate-party-over-pirate-bay-proxy-121210/"

Link to Original Source

azzy azzy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

azzy (86427) writes "According to the BBC, the UK supermarket Tesco is to launch a range of budget own-brand PC software, in a move that will pitch the grocery giant against the likes of Microsoft and Symantec. Britain's biggest retailer said each title would cost less than £20, challenging what it described as the current "high" price of PC software."


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