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UK Law Enforcement Starts Seizing Music Blogs

dud83 Email to publiccomplaints@soca.x.gsi.gov.uk (310 comments)

I emailed publiccomplaints@soca.x.gsi.gov.uk the following: To whom it may concern, The message on rnbxclusive.com states the following: Your IP Your Browser Your OS Time / Date my_ip Firefox10.0.1 WinNT 09:00:26 15/02/2012 "The above information can be used to identify you and your location. SOCA has the capability to monitor and investigate you, and can inform your internet service provider of these infringements. You may be liable for prosecution and the fact that you have received this message does not preclude you from prosecution." According to Norwegian laws it is illegal for you to store personal information about me, outside Norway, without my consent and due reason for storing such data. I have never visited rnbxclusive.com before today so you cannot possibly have any proof that I have committed a criminal offence. Secondly, you operate under UK law which does not apply to me as a Norwegian citizen. In summary: I demand that you immediately remove all data you have collected in regards to my person. Please confirm as soon as this has been done. Failure to comply may result in SOCA being liable for criminal prosecution under Norwegian law. Regards, my_name

more than 2 years ago
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Seinfeld-Windows TV Ad Anything But 'Delicious'

dud83 Not an anti-Mac ad (893 comments)

This isn't an anti-mac ad, that's how you can't make sense of it... It's trying to tell you "if you buy cheap (Asus Eee, Aspire One etc), you get crap".
Buy cheap shoes, they don't fit. You get a stupid discount which everyone knows is so minute it doesn't matter in the long run. Buy cheap OS they don't work blah blah blah. IMO this ad is almost helping sell Macintosh, as it's even more expensive than Microsoft. But I don't think MS cares so much about Apple now because they shifted towards iPod, iPhone and other integrated products...

more than 6 years ago

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China's Great Firewall relaxed for journalists

dud83 dud83 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dud83 writes "China appears to have unblocked banned websites after complaints from journalists covering the Olympics.
Quoting the article:
A meeting between officials from the IOC and Bocog to discuss the issue took place on Thursday. On Friday, a number of websites that were unobtainable earlier in the week appeared to be unblocked, including Amnesty International's website.
A spokesperson for the IOC told the BBC that the issue had now been resolved.
"The media are now able to access sites to do their job," the official said."

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Hasta la vista new slashdot design, and hello RSS feed!

dud83 dud83 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

So yes, there we have it. An avid slashdot reader and fan since god knows when... At least since 2000 possibly?

The new design just isn't suited for a website such as slashdot. A technology website, with the majority of readers being geeks.
It's too much web2.0, gradients and rounded corners. More and more useless little AJAX-ish details seems to be added everytime I visit.

Slashdot is about news, in other words information. Readability. user-friendliness, and accesibility should be the only criterias.

The most annoying part about it, is that slashdot went ahead and made the redesign a contest. A contest like this is nothing more than getting free work done by others, and compared to hiring someone professionally, you get a load of suggestions to choose from.

Yes, it was a good thing that slashdot decided to update their code to comply with new standards(read: css and xhtml/html4).
But that doesn't mean it had to go for a horrible web2.0 design.

So for me (and many other oldtimers I can imagine!) I read slashdot with the (thankfully) available RSS-feed.

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