Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Ok, So it Irate email time again, get those typeing and let hem know what you think of this over the top legislation.
When the UK Presidency suggested to the EU that telecoms service providers and ISPs should be forced to retain information about the telephone calls you make and the sites you visit, they stated that it was an essential ÂbalanceÂ struck between liberty and security: a grave compromise necessitated by the threat of terrorism and serious crime.
We donÂt remember them mentioning Âand might help the recording industry fish for file-sharing networks, DRM workarounds, and spurious patent infringersÂ.
The newly-formed Creative and Media Business Alliance (CMBA), made up of companies such as Sony BMG, Disney, EMI, IFPI, MPA and Universal Music International, this week expressed an interest in communications traffic data so that they can more easily prosecute Âintellectual property infringementsÂ.
Thanks to a combination of two fast-tracked EU directives, they may just get their wish: and allow a UK plan to limit civil liberties to turn into a privacy-invading free-for-all by the entertainment lobby.
Time to make use of the most excelent web tool writetothem.com, dont let them get away with it, Make your voices heard!
Monday, November 21, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
The Hard Drive Coffee Table top is an original 26" diameter hard drive platter from an early storage device (circa 1970). The center hub of the platter is solid aluminum. The custom-created pedestal is also solid aluminum; a cylinder measuring 5.9" in diameter and 18.5" in length. It has a machined top and bottom to fit into the hard drive hub and base, respectively. The base is a solid aluminum 12" diameter, 1.75" high round obtained from a now-defunct government laboratory. Four bolts are screwed into tapped holes in the pedestal in order to secure the hard drive platter and the pedestal is press-fit into the base. It is covered with standard 1/4" table glass. The completed design measures 19.5" high and weighs 64 pounds.I want one! This one however is nto for sale, but I would love to know where I can get Hd that size to build my own, I am very doubt full I will find one, :(
Over the weekend a Finnish researcher named Muzzy noticed a potential vulnerability in the web-based uninstaller that Sony offers to users who want to remove the First4Internet XCP copy protection software. We took a detailed look at the software and discovered that it is indeed possible for an attacker to exploit this weakness. For affected users, this represents a far greater security risk than even the original Sony rootkit.
The consequences of the flaw are severe. It allows any web page you visit to download, install, and run any code it likes on your computer. Any web page can seize control of your computer; then it can do anything it likes. That’s about as serious as a security flaw can get.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Under a rock?
Many prominent geeks are now vowing never to buy DRM crippled crap any more, So why not join them, Only don't publish it on your blog where it will only be read by fellow geeks who are going to agree with you any way, because only they truly know what is being lost, but tell you friends and why not tell the RIAA or MPAA how you are fed up of this crap.
Or how you hate being treated like a criminal yet you are the one who is actual buying there product, After all who would by a crappy crippled product that they can steal for freely, and do a million and one things with it.
It just makes no sense, then don't deserver to make a profit never mind have a job!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
I mean really you would not look at google maps an think, I can make a game out of that, but it has been done, I give you, Well I give you crap all, But here's a link, To some one with the skills to steal some of your life, still indevelopment, but well worth a look.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Greenwich Mean Time would become an "irrelevance" if proposals to redefine how time is measured are accepted, an historian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK, has warned.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
IRAN has promised a reward of $10,000 (ÃÂ£5,600) to Islamic Jihad if the militant group launches rockets from the West Bank towards Tel Aviv, a senior Palestinian intelligence official said last week.
Speaking in his Ramallah office, the official produced a fat wad of $100 notes which he said had been confiscated from a pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad activist.
The world's largest fast-food chain announced a deal Thursday with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., based in Waterbury, to supply Newman's Own Organics Blend of coffee to the more than 650 McDonald's Inc. restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and in the Albany, N.Y., region.
Infact since McDonald's started selling health food I feel no need to eat there what's so ever, Makes you think twice. Was it such a good business idea to go healthy after all?