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UK Bloggers Could Face Libel Fines Unless Registered As Press

trancemission Re:Libel Fines (394 comments)

The people wanted this.

Care to cite?

They voted in a Government

That could be debated.

about a year and a half ago

Napster: the Day the Music Was Set Free

trancemission Re:Sound familiar? (243 comments)

Yeah I know I'll have to buy the White album again


about a year and a half ago

Napster: the Day the Music Was Set Free

trancemission See Also (243 comments)


Now acquired by Dropbox :(

about a year and a half ago

Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'

trancemission Re:I have a better idea... (649 comments)

You deserve a 3 digit uuid, at least you got a +5.

about a year and a half ago

Hotmail & Yahoo Mail Using Secret Domain Blacklist

trancemission Re:Summary (345 comments)

Nailed it.

I also recall this story - simple point to take from this:

The reason the emails and hence his servers are being 'blacklisted' is due to the *content* of the message.

I am sure there are *many* companies out there that send emails out on this scale (and much more/often). I am to lazy to cite but think about it....

Please bring back the wild west of the internet, not much is free in this world now and I don't just mean in the monetary sense.

Why is this person being censored?

Ineffective algorithms
+ Add your own

*Checks tin foil hat*

about 2 years ago

Zero Day Hole In Samsung Smart TVs Could Have TV Watching You

trancemission Re:Another reason to own a dumb TV (249 comments)

I think the majority of people who buy an 'Internet TV' will swap out their TV when $content_provider stops working on it.......some $corpations want content to be consumed.


about 2 years ago

Australia's Biggest Telco Sold Routers With Hardcoded Passwords

trancemission Re:No problem (154 comments)

Surely "itsasecret"

about 2 years ago

Is a Wireless Data Center Possible?

trancemission Good luck with that. (172 comments)

Even TFA is short on details, how fast is 60mhz? Last I looked the speed of light was quite fast....fibre is tried and tested.....

about 2 years ago

Europe Joins Forces In Massive Simulated Cyber Attack

trancemission Is was yesterday. (36 comments)

TFA was posted yesterday, the exercise was yesterday,

about 2 years ago

File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

trancemission Re:Common sense and reason (179 comments)

That is younger than 35 - cheers slash

about 2 years ago

File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

trancemission Re:Common sense and reason (179 comments)

More than that - I have a number of friends 35 who have 'retired' over there - and more who are planning to do the same.....

UK citizen....

about 2 years ago

California Legalizes Self Driving Cars

trancemission Re:Must past this test (508 comments)

As you seem to like statistics, I don't think the cars will be 'self driving' 100% of the time. If I was 'driving' the car and came accross a steep drop - I would take control.

Are you expecting to just hop in your car and fall asleep and let your car take you to your destination?

You might aswell keep dreaming for flying cars all over the place...

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus?

trancemission Advert/Shill much? (515 comments)

This place really has gone down hill - 'first time submitter' wants to know what anti-virus to use. Information given:

I have a Acer laptop and I use SoundCloud.

Any hint to operating system? No. We will have to assume Windows then. Which is confirmed by the first post within a couple of minutes [where is the frosty piss post?] :

'Windows: Microsoft Security Essentials, free if you have Microsoft Windows XP or higher, and it does work especially for the technical, not too adventerous link clicker. Gives you that extra layer of protection you seem to want for those 'oh shit' moments.'

From an AC and modded 5 Informative.

News for nerds - stuff that matters. I remember them days well.

Feel free to join me over at hacker news.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus?

trancemission Re:Simple (515 comments)

Yes it would be helpful to know the operating system.....

about 2 years ago

How Internet Data Centers Waste Power

trancemission Running out of power (170 comments)

I know of a couple of data centres in the UK which are essentially 'full' even though there is plenty of bandwidth and space. The penalty for using too much power has also increased and enforced more.

To be fair they are in densely populated areas - both commercial and residential.

about 2 years ago

Wrong Number: Why Phone Companies Overcharge For Data

trancemission Re:The trouble is. . . (105 comments)

Change your database....

about 2 years ago

Canadian Scientists Bind High-Temp Superconductor Components With Scotch Tape

trancemission Re:Sometimes (97 comments)

Your UID is way too high..

I only clicked on this story looking for funny comments - thank you.

about 2 years ago

Go Daddy: Network Issues, Not Hacks Or DDoS, Caused Downtime

trancemission Re:SLA Violated??? (143 comments)

I read somewhere their 'premium dns' service was unaffected - not got a link though.

about 2 years ago

Jimmy Wales Threatens To Obstruct UK Government Snooping

trancemission Re:Why not just do it? (198 comments)

Yes I agree it sould be on their roadmap, the issue I see is there is now real need for it at this point and Wikipedia is run by only a few people IIRC [Volunteers?]

Technically and financially it is very feesable as it is already in place.

Practically could be quite difficult for a small group of people with a large infrastructure to switch off HTTP.

about 2 years ago



PIrate Bay Founders Guilty.

trancemission trancemission writes  |  more than 5 years ago

trancemission writes "TorrentFreak reports: Just minutes ago the verdict in the case of The Pirate Bay Four was announced. All four defendants were accused of 'assisting in making copyright content available'. Peter Sunde: Guilty. Fredrik Neij: Guilty. Gottfrid Svartholm: Guilty. Carl Lundström: Guilty. All receive 1 year in jail."
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PS3 to receive IPTV streams of PC games

trancemission trancemission writes  |  more than 6 years ago

trancemission writes "A new free-to-join website will allow PC games to be played on a PlayStation 3 console, the CEO behind the new venture is claiming. Richard Faria from states his site will revolutionise the gaming industry by providing members with a free plug-in that converts games into IPTV channels called Game Streams.

From the website: Our community focused technology enables members to record their gameplay to video, play a game that is installed on another PC in their home, broadcast their games so any one on their network can watch them and share their games with other members via broadband. Members utilise our website and its community to connect to these games and use these services.
Digital-spy coverage"

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Eminem Sues iTunes

trancemission trancemission writes  |  more than 7 years ago

trancemission (823050) writes "Rap star Eminem is suing computer firm Apple for allegedly selling his music on its iTunes store without permission. Even though he gets paid by Apple for each 'song' downloaded — he claims he did not give permission. A lawsuit claiming infringement of copyright has been filed on behalf of the singer by his music publishing company Eight Mile Style [which owns the copyright or part copyright to the songs]"
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