top UK Company Successfully Claims Ownership of "Pinterest" Trademark
"I know nothing about UK law..."
So why are you commenting then?
"...but in the USA"
How is USA law remotely relevant?
top Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated
So it was on Netflix in the UK? Not much use to me as I have LoveFilm. And no, I'm not signing up for a duplicate service just for one programme.
about a year and a half ago
top Insurer Measures Driver Safety With Smartphone App To Calculate Premiums
Who the hell marked this up as "Insightful"?
A car is a potentially lethal weapon, and when I'm driving, I'm thankful that I know everybody else on the road is insured. Remember, if your car has no value, you can always insure it third party only.
top UK Government To Offer Free TV Filters For 4G Interference
Because this is about terrestrial television, not cable television.
top 'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones
Keeping lost property is 100% "stealing". Either go through the contacts to find the rightful owner, or hand it in to the police. If found in a restaurant or bar, you could also just hand the phone to the manager. But simply keeping the phone is stealing.
top Desktop Linux Is Dead
I've long believed that the way for linux to succeed on the desktop is to focus on one distribution only. Push the Ubuntu brand, rather than linux. We need a company like Apple, that makes it's own hardware and makes sure Ubuntu is optimised for it.
Geeks will still be able to install other distros, but for the mass-market, the confusion of different distros must disappear. Software vendors should only have to worry about packages for Ubuntu - if the community wants to create packages for other distros then fine.
As much as I hate to say it, we need software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and iTunes ported. (I myself have an iPhone, and the non-iTunes alternatives are sketchy at best.) I know free alternatives exist, but linux won't be taken seriously until the major software packages are available. Games would be nice, but the Mac managed without them for years, so I see that as less important.
top Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net
NELL's going to have a hell of a shock when it reads this page and realises it's just a machine.
top Microsoft Should Dump Middlemen, Build Own Phones
What a ---kin great idea!
top Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs
an easy 'plug-and-play' PC that would hook up directly to the TV."
Sounds just like the ZX Spectrum I had in the 80s.
top BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content
iPlayer is for catching up on the last 7 days. I'm not a gambler, but I'd put decent money on the BBC's servers still being up in a weeks time.
top BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content
Hulu has been broken from day one, as far as I'm concerned. "You're in the UK and we refuse to play anything for you, you dumb limey. All content on this site is reserved for kick-ass, true-bloodied Americans, hell yes, properly located in God's own country. USA! USA!"
top Could UK Tax Breaks Pave the Way For
Really? What's a trunk? In England it's a an elephant's appendage. In the US, it's a boot.
top Herschel Space Observatory Finds Precursors of Life In Orion
HIFI is only one of three instruments on board. PACS and SPIRE were able to take up the slack while HIFI was off. When HIFI was switched on again, they caught up using the time that had previously been allocated to PACS and SPIRE.
top Obama Bars Federal Workers From Texting and Driving
What? Texting and driving isn't already illegal in the USA? It's illegal in the UK, and quite right too. A car is a lethal weapon if you are not paying attention - and it's impossible to compose a text message while simultaneously maintain the necessary level of attention to driving.
top US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked
So, when you drive, do you build your own road? If someone burgles you, do you conduct your own investigation? It's not an affront to your pride to accept Government run healthcare, any more than it is to use Government-run libraries, schools, etc.
top UK Police Raid Party After Seeing "All-Night" Tag On Facebook
There are all kinds of stories of the lunacy going on in the States, too. Anybody reading slashdot / digg/ reddit etc would get a completely distorted view of what America is like, just as you seem to have with the UK.
top Microsoft Readies a Rival To Spotify
Yeah, hugely popular. Sign up and give it a go.
top Licensing Issues Shut Down Pandora Outside US
"On what platforms can I use Spotify?
Mac OS X 10.4 or later and Windows XP or later."
not for linux users
Works fine for me under wine. Auto update doesn't work, but it's 5 minutes tops to download and install a new version. Other than that, no problems.
top Virgin Media UK Pilots 200Mbps Broadband Speeds
I don't know who modded you "informative", but your comment is full of inaccuracies.
1) The population of England is around 50 million, not 80 million.
2) The USA has plenty of high density population centres, too.
3) Don't be so paranoid. MI5 and MI6 have neither the resources or inclination to analyse your traffic. Local council? Don't be stupid.
top Ice Age Beasts Blasted from Space
It's Dust, I tells you!
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