Wednesday, November 30, 2005

American Edit

I found this over on Boing Boing, Now the RIAA have forced him to take it down, but lets face it whens that ever taken anything off the internet.

So with that in mind you can get it here. (torrent)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Pleasure Island / Garden Festival '84 site

The festival site still site's there empty and as yet unused since the fail pleasure island development. Some intrepid explores have recently been round the site just out side Liverpool city centre, and posted the photographs of what they found.

The Way It should be

There is great bit about how the MAPI should be behaving but isn't, so if you happen to work for them why don't you go read this, and you will see why some people are making money and you are thinking about selling that 37th home in Iraq that you just can use any more.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Music industry tries to hijack serious crime legislation in Europe

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 “balance” struck between liberty and security: a grave compromise necessitated by the threat of terrorism and serious crime.

We don’t remember them mentioning “and might help the recording industry fish for file-sharing networks, DRM workarounds, and spurious patent infringers”.

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 “intellectual property infringements”.

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.

Ok, So it Irate email time again, get those typeing and let hem know what you think of this over the top legislation.

Time to make use of the most excelent web tool, dont let them get away with it, Make your voices heard!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Rover Ghost

These cool pics of the dead rover long bridge plant show how empty and ghost like the plant now is, Its no longer producing car's.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I want one!

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, :(

Sony’s Web-Based Uninstaller Opens a Big Security Hole; Sony to Recall Discs

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.

Right, well what more needs to be said really, sony's fucked up big time. So let them know, dont bother wrighting to them, just dont buy their crap any more they will soon get the message.

Friday, November 11, 2005

No More DRM

Well If you have not read about, the whole SONY DRM thing, where the hell of you been?

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

Risk Meets Google

This has to be one of the best uses of google maps I have seen, yes we expect many cool practical things like the crag list mash up, but games?

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

Times A Changing

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.

This comes down to one thing and one thing only, Yanks hate the fact that the UK is still the center of all time, and would rather fuck the world over than do a bit of work once a year.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Tehran ‘bounty’ for attack on Israel

IRAN has promised a reward of $10,000 (£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.

Wel reallyll what do people expect, they did say they wanted to wipe Israele off the map...

McDonald's reaches deal to sell organic coffee in New England

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.
Ok So since Super size me McDonald's has had to change or die, I must admit I miss the Big tasty with its 800 calories of fat, but I am sure my good health willl make up for it.

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?