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Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

jabuzz Re:Heartbleed (205 comments)

And in large parts of the world that is an unfair contract term and unenforceable. It is also in large parts of the world a protected right in law.

yesterday
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Proposed Space Telescope Uses Huge Opaque Disk To Surpass Hubble

jabuzz Re:Half mile (124 comments)

1609m roughly so out by a factor of five.

yesterday
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

jabuzz Re:grandmother reference (456 comments)

Or you could just ring up your credit card company and dispute the charge for a full refund.

2 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

jabuzz Re:Wow .... (155 comments)

Or you could just vaccinate your chickens against salmonella (as the U.K. does for example) and stop worrying about it. If you get salmonella from an egg in the U.K. you have eaten something with cheap nasty foreign eggs.

2 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

jabuzz Re:Not to mention Audio Editing (223 comments)

That because there where two products, Cool Edit and Cool Edit Pro. When Adobe purchased the software they dropped Cool Edit and turned Cool Edit Pro in to Audition. Interesting that you can run Audition in Wine, I have been running it in a VirtualBox Windows XP VM for some years now, but Wine would have lower overheads...

about a week ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

jabuzz Re:Pascal (646 comments)

You could try freepascal, excellant Turbo Pascal 7 compatibility and even a large amount of Delphi compatibility. It's free and versions exist for Windows, OSX and Linux.

http://www.freepascal.org/

about a week ago
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Amazon Plans To Release 12 Movies a Year In Theaters and On Prime

jabuzz Re:How well have they done with series? (92 comments)

Yeah that's because you are used to watching cheap ass American TV. On the other hand living in the U.K. I expect and get that sort of production quality in all/most drama series produced primarily for the U.K. market.

about a week ago
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Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

jabuzz Re:Hans Reiser tried this defense (119 comments)

No OJ was found not guilty because the prosecution spent ages building up the case that the murder wore a particular pair of gloves, when those gloves failed to fit in front of the jury their was reasonable doubt and the prosecution was lost as there was now reasonable doubt and the state of California required the prosecution to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.

about two weeks ago
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First Crowdsourced, Open Data Address List Launches In the UK

jabuzz Re:Owning One's Own Information (33 comments)

Another epic fail. The street address of a house say

29 Acacia Road
Nuttytown
NU5 5PD

and it's location either in lat/log or OSGB36 grid coordinates is not and never has been personal information.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

jabuzz Re:What special about beliefs if they're religious (893 comments)

No but then as far as I am aware no Jews have murdered a significant proportion of the editorial team of a publication for printing pictures of Moses or Abraham, ... Neither am I aware of any Jews demanding that such pictures never be published.

The problem is Sunni Muslims take offence at *ANY* depiction of the prophet, whether it mocks Islam or not. They would like to make it illegal for me to ever depict Muhammed visually. This is whole and totally unacceptable to myself and hundreds of millions of others.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

jabuzz Re:Therefore justifying the killing of others (893 comments)

The Christian religion is offended by the claim of Islam that Jesus is not the son of God. The inescapable conclusion of which is No Charlie Hebdo, no Koran.

One could further note that if Muslims claimed that Christianity was offensive to them because it claimed that Jesus was the son of God, it was around first, so it is still a fail on behalf of Islam.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

jabuzz Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (893 comments)

If I am a Christian, Islam is an open insult against my religion (it denies that Jesus is the son of God). So apparently I have the right for protection from such open insults, which would from your reckoning amount to the banning of Islam and the Koran.

Hum how does that work exactly?

about two weeks ago
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First Crowdsourced, Open Data Address List Launches In the UK

jabuzz Re:Absolutely not (33 comments)

You seem to fail to understand the difference between a street address for a building and it's physical location (probably in OSGB36 coordinates) and that address being associated with one or more individuals.

In fact the Royal Mail already maintain such a database known as the Postcode Address File

http://www.poweredbypaf.com/en...

An epic failure to understand what is being proposed on your behalf.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

jabuzz Re:What special about beliefs if they're religious (893 comments)

The elephant in the room is that Islam is fundamentally and irreconcilably offensive to Christians because they say Jesus was not the son of God. There is nothing more blasphemous than denying this fundamental tenant of Christianity.

If we follow this logic Christian's would be perfectly justified in beating up any Muslim that they happened to come across. The problem with the majority of Muslim's is that they don't seem to be able to reconcile the very tolerance that allows them to practice an offensive religion in largely Christian (or at least ones that used to be) countries is a two way street. My personal view is if they can't accept and live with it then they should emigrate to a country with laws more to their liking.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

jabuzz Re:Hrmpf (329 comments)

Yeah I live in Scotland and voted No. Was really worried at the time, however the vote was nowhere near as close as advertised mostly due to what I would describe as voter intimidation by Yes campaigners.

However I would like another referendum next month so we can hammer the SNP's economic plans for the lies they always where and get another No vote to shut the them up permanently.

I would note the SNP have been very quite on the issue of oil and gas prices and the impact this would have had on their fiscal plans for an independent Scotland.

about two weeks ago
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Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy

jabuzz Re:Watch out for Disney (187 comments)

Dam I meant to point out that if you had bothered to read your wikipedia link you would note that the U.S. Supreme court has repeatedly ruled that ex post facto law is only prohibited for criminal law and not civil law. As copyright is civil law ex post facto effects of legislation is permitted.

about two weeks ago
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Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy

jabuzz Re:Watch out for Disney (187 comments)

Read my idea again, it is very specifically not ex post facto. Copyright extension is fine, but if you wish to make use of it then you have to consider your past actions. If you don't make use of it then you don't have to consider your past actions. As such it is not ex post facto as it does not change any pre-existing legal relationships.

I would note by your definition of ex post facto then any copyright extension as currently enacted is illegal in the U.S.A. because it changes the legal status of relationships that existed before the law was enacted.

For example I might have a copy of a piece of work that I had paid for on the understanding that by now it would be out of copyright, but the extension has changed that legal relationship. Copyright extension can by your definition only be ex post facto for works created *AFTER* the copyright extension is enacted.

Oh and finally not every legal jurisdiction on this planet bans ex post facto laws. So while it might be forbidden by the United States constitution (which I would note could always be amended), those laws don't extend to the entire planet.

about two weeks ago
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Google Fund To Pay For 1 Million Copies of Charlie Hebdo

jabuzz Re:Excellent. (311 comments)

Let's also be fair the practice was common place in Europe long after Muhammed was dead.

Being British I would point out that Margaret Beaufort was married off for the first time aged one. That was later annulled so she could be married off to Edmund Tudor, the half brother of Henry IV aged 12, he was literately twice her age, aka 24 at the time of the marriage. The future Henry VII was born less than a year later. Lady Margaret had a difficult birth with the future king, largely put down to her young age and size, and would never give birth again as a result.

At this point Mohamed had been dead over six centuries.

about two weeks ago
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Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy

jabuzz Re:Watch out for Disney (187 comments)

Actually Disney would never argue for that, because they would be on the hook for billions of dollars in back copyright payments for all the works that they have "used" out of copyright.

Personally I feel that if a firm or body wants to make use of a copyright extension, then back payments would be applicable to people who's copyright would not have expired had that extension been in place when they made use of the work. So Disney for example would need to payout on Pinocchio as Carlo Collodi only died in 1890, so in 1940 it would still have been under copyright by modern standards.

about two weeks ago

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