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UK Company Successfully Claims Ownership of "Pinterest" Trademark

salmacis2 Re:Use it or lose it (133 comments)

"I know nothing about UK law..."

So why are you commenting then?

"...but in the USA"

How is USA law remotely relevant?

about 8 months ago

Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

salmacis2 Netflix? (443 comments)

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 ago

Insurer Measures Driver Safety With Smartphone App To Calculate Premiums

salmacis2 Re:break the law. (345 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

UK Government To Offer Free TV Filters For 4G Interference

salmacis2 Re:One is enough (94 comments)

Because this is about terrestrial television, not cable television.

more than 2 years ago

'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones

salmacis2 Re:If I were to find one... (222 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

Desktop Linux Is Dead

salmacis2 Re:What's still keeping me away (1348 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

salmacis2 What happens when it reads this page? (272 comments)

NELL's going to have a hell of a shock when it reads this page and realises it's just a machine.

more than 3 years ago

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

salmacis2 Re:Its like 1000's of customers cried out (282 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

salmacis2 Re:Oh noes (282 comments)

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!"

more than 4 years ago

Could UK Tax Breaks Pave the Way For GTA London?

salmacis2 Re:Stupid score system (137 comments)

Really? What's a trunk? In England it's a an elephant's appendage. In the US, it's a boot.

more than 4 years ago

Herschel Space Observatory Finds Precursors of Life In Orion

salmacis2 Re:Why did they wait 5 months? (142 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

Obama Bars Federal Workers From Texting and Driving

salmacis2 Just federal employees? (236 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked

salmacis2 Re:Wait, really? (1053 comments)

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.

about 5 years ago

UK Police Raid Party After Seeing "All-Night" Tag On Facebook

salmacis2 Re:What a good idea (628 comments)

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.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Readies a Rival To Spotify

salmacis2 Re:Hugely popular? (216 comments)

Yeah, hugely popular. Sign up and give it a go.

more than 5 years ago

Licensing Issues Shut Down Pandora Outside US

salmacis2 Re:What's left for users outside the U.S.? (248 comments)

"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.

more than 5 years ago

Virgin Media UK Pilots 200Mbps Broadband Speeds

salmacis2 Re:3. 2. 1. (179 comments)

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.

more than 5 years ago

Ice Age Beasts Blasted from Space

salmacis2 35,000 years old? (202 comments)

It's Dust, I tells you!

more than 6 years ago


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