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UK Newspaper Websites To Become Nearly Invisible

geordie_loz Re:A great disturbance in the Force? (454 comments)

Why do you think Rupert Murdoch was so keen on getting the Tories into power? He wanted them to control it and shut it down.. I predict lots of lobbying from Murdoch's people against the BBC pretty soon.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

geordie_loz Re:I'm sure... (269 comments)

Look, it's clearly a case of the open source community failing to innovate and just copying the competition. They're getting so desperate now that they even resorting to copying features from propriety software a couple of years before they appear..

more than 4 years ago
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Android Ported To iPhone

geordie_loz Running Sluggish and Buggy? (280 comments)

Slugish and Buggy, just like my actual android phone (HTC Magic, UK)

more than 4 years ago
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Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical

geordie_loz Re:This was good (244 comments)

Yup. I gave up PC based gaming a long time ago. Each flashy new game release seems to require a very expensive upgrade of hardware too.. With consoles the hardware is fixed, guaranteed (more or less) to be identical for a given console, and therefore the experience will be much the same for each user, and game developers are forced to push the hardware rather than upping the specs.

more than 4 years ago
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City Laws Only Available Via $200 License

geordie_loz Re:Outrageous (411 comments)

The trouble with that law is that it would likely only apply to laws created after itself, and logically it'd be the first law to expire after 10 years. At it's first review it would have had no effect, and thus be unneeded, so removed. Thus never apply to any other law. So it'd be pretty pointless.

more than 4 years ago
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Skype For Linux To Be Open-Sourced "In the Nearest Future"

geordie_loz Re:Yay (175 comments)

however. Having skype integrated into open source PBX as a trunk (using the binary protocal, and the know how of how to use from the skype source) would be pretty good..

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"

geordie_loz Re:Sounds promising... (465 comments)

This doesn't make Stallman wrong all along. The issue Stallman raised is that the situation was not clear enough to have confidence that freedoms would be safe. If this announcement clears that up (as it appears to do), then the situation is *now* clear, and he can change his view based on new facts. That does not mean that he is then made wrong in his previous statements. This statement has brought the information that many in the community were asking for, it doesn't make them wrong for wanting this.

more than 5 years ago
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Senator Applauds Pirate Bay Trial, Chides Canada

geordie_loz Re:Well... (526 comments)

This was exactly what came to mind when I read this headline. Surely if canada are paying a tax on blank media/ipods, then tough MPAA and RIAA, they've paid for the music already, and if they were to do it here (UK), then I (one who does not pirate music etc) would then feel quite justified in doing so as effectively I've paid. So "piracy" goes up..

more than 5 years ago
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Ray Ozzie Calls Google Wave "Anti-Web"

geordie_loz Re:Snooore (256 comments)

...while Google Wave will work on any standards-compliant web browser.

So not internet explorer then.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 RCs Shut Down To Force Updates

geordie_loz Re:Crackfix please (414 comments)

For me the issue seems to rather be that Microsoft are getting a number of people to beta test their software, and the least they could do is give them a free copy of the end result.

more than 5 years ago
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LoTR Fan Film — The Hunt For Gollum

geordie_loz Re:downloading "stuff" (157 comments)

Yeah but they also use the fact that no-one is consuming their crappy drivel as a means of proving that their low sales are about piracy.

more than 5 years ago
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Developing Battery Replacement Infrastructure For Electric Cars

geordie_loz Re:Interesting... (369 comments)

No, it's just going to leave you all over the road and middle of nowhere when it explodes.

more than 5 years ago
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What Filters Are Right For Kids?

geordie_loz Re:Use OpenDNS and a hosts file (678 comments)

you are aware that most teenagers between the age of 13 and 16 lie and say they've had sex when they haven't?

more than 5 years ago
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Wikileaks Pages Added To Australian Internet Blacklist

geordie_loz Re:Happiness is Mandatory! (437 comments)

Nope, they're immediately detained on some manner of prison island, no questions asked.

Isn't that what we brits used australia for in the first place?

more than 5 years ago
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BBC Hijacks 22,000 PCs In Botnet Demonstration

geordie_loz Re:why use botnet (457 comments)

But At least your article is likeley to be duped within a week or two.

more than 5 years ago
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IE8 May Be End of the Line For Internet Explorer

geordie_loz Re:Misleading headline, and ActiveX (380 comments)

There's a saying isn't there. "Nobody ever got fired for choosing microsoft". Perhaps they should have been....

more than 5 years ago
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Should Obama Give Stimulus To Open Source?

geordie_loz Re:oh god no (525 comments)

Isn't the premise that money spent by the tax-payer to stimulate the economy should provide a return on investment to the tax-payer. So tax-payer pays for software development, software developer spends money and stimulates economy, software developer gives resultant software, not just the compiled, but the source, free to use in whatever way possible.

This seems far more reasonable than the tax-payer pays for software to be developed, gets nothing, or possibly some single version of some software.. Then a few years down the line the tax-payer needs to pay for the sofware they paid to be written yet again for version 2...

more than 5 years ago
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Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge For More

geordie_loz Re:To Err is Human--to Persist is Microsoft? (842 comments)

Citations? Since when was slashdot wikipedia? Slashdot has never been known for verifiable facts, whereas wikipedia.... oh... wait..

more than 5 years ago
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MS Confirms Six Different Versions of Windows 7

geordie_loz Re:Obviously.... (758 comments)

My only annoyance is I will need to buy it twice (64 bit desktop, 32 bit laptop)

Actually, you'll have to buy it twice because, desktop + laptop equals 2 computers, otherwise you're pirating windows, and I'm sure no-one on slashdot would do that.

more than 5 years ago
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US Becomes Top Wind Producer; Solar Next

geordie_loz Re:Enough Energy To... (388 comments)

hmm. maybe 20 times, it's 1.21 isn't it?

more than 5 years ago

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Major flaw in DNS could "disrupt internet"

geordie_loz geordie_loz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

geordie_loz (624942) writes "When I was browsing the news on my wii this morning there was an alarming story regarding the vulnerability of DNS worldwide which could lead to any domain being hijacked by the internet nasties.

The story seems to have been picked up by network world also.

According to the article a patch for vulnerability has been worked on in secret with the likes of Microsoft, Cisco and Sun, and is to be implemented simultaniously.

You can also visit doxpara.com to test for your own vulnerability to this problem."
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National Archive File Format Time Bomb

geordie_loz geordie_loz writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geordie_loz writes "The BBC is reporting on the UK National Archive warning of old formats being a "ticking time-bomb" where data is going to be lost because of incompatability in newer versions of software, and software not existing at all.

More surprisingly, in a cheeky move Microsoft have offered a solution.. Buy some more software from us in the form of virtualisation so you can read these files.

So microsoft software was responsible for this tie in an dependence on them to read the data which is in essence the crux of the problem. Now the solution is to further enter into that dependence and make matters worse.

For a national archive they sure do seem to have short memories."

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