Sunday, February 25, 2007

Ruari Robinson meets eBoy - Spot1

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

Boycott the RIAA in March

Over on Gizmodo they have decided to hit the RIAA where it hurts their wallet's.

Alright, we've been following the RIAA's increasingly frequent affronts to privacy and free speech lately, and it's about time we stopped merely bitching and moaning and did something about it. The RIAA has the power to shift public policy and to alter the direction of technology and the Internet for one reason and one reason alone: it's totally loaded. Without their millions of dollars to throw at lawyers, the RIAA is toothless. They get their money from us, the consumers, and if we don't like the way they're behaving, we can let them know with our wallets.
So why not head over and check them out and take part, if your not part of the solution your part of the problem.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

US copyright lobby out-of-touch

Over on the Beeb web site there is great "bit" about how the US has double standards on copy right.

Second, in a classic case of "do what I say, not what I do", many countries are criticised for copyright laws that bear a striking similarity to US law. For example, Israel is criticised for considering a fair use provision that mirrors the US approach.

The IIPA is unhappy with the attempt to follow the US model, warning that the Israeli public might view it as a "free ticket to copy." Similarly, the time shifting provisions in New Zealand's current copyright reform bill (which would permit video recording of television shows) are criticised despite the fact that US law has granted even more liberal copying rights for decades.

"The page cannot be displayed"

Yay lets run out and uninstall Fire fox from our pc's and go back to I.E not!

Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch, scammer style!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Chines New Year, Year of the Pig

Chines New Year Pigs
Originally uploaded by emgrav9.
Well on sunday it was the year of the pig, this year it is the year of the fire pig, an especially auspicious year that only comes round every 60 years.

Chines new year unlike the pagen new year we celebrate in the west, starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon this means that it tends to be in the last week of jannuary or the first two weeks of feb (thou very very rearley can be in the 3rd week of feb).

All this got me to thinking what my chines sign is, so I had a quick look on the net and wiki (OFC) and I am a Metal Monkey.

After reading up about the Metal Monkey and their trates I had to admit it did sound a lot like me, thou I am very concered about one of the later trate's in the list for Metal Monkey's on wiki,


* The West
* Autumn
* The Planet Venus
* The Color White
* Respiratory system & Lungs
* Determined, Self-reliant
* Unyielding, Strong
* Persistent, Forceful
* Emocation, Suicidal, pleasure
* Reserved, Needs Personal Space

'Governs' Monkey, Rooster, Dog

In case you can not guess which one freeks me out lets make it stand out "Suicidal". Hum tbh I would not care so much but I have to say every last trate on the list is me down to a T.

Every room I have been left to decorate my self has always been plain old white, I definatley need my personal space, am very recerved untill I get a bottle of vodka inside me.

God my name even means "West Field", I have never liked beeing out in the sunny and always prefered the cooler Autumn.

But then I also guess you read as much or as little in to these things as you want.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

HD DRM Is Dead.

Those cooky kids over at the Doom9 forums hate themselves some DRM. Not more than two months after discovering a means to extract the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc "volume keys" to decrypt AACS DRM on individual films, we're now getting word that DRM hacker arnezami has found the "processing key" used to decrypt the DRM on all HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc films. Let's break this down for what it is: instead of needing individual keys for each and every high-definition film -- of which there are many -- the processing key can be used to unlock, decrypt, and backup every HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc film released so far. As arnezami points out, "nothing was actually hacked, cracked or even reverse engineered." All he had to do was keep an eye on his memory, watch what changed, and voila... the processing key appeared. So kick back and watch the trickle of HD titles hitting the torrents quickly turn into a flood (at ~20GB a pop, that's not an exaggeration) when the BackupHDDVD and BackupBluray utilities (or AnyDVD HD) are updated to reflect the new hack find.

Ding dong the witch is dead! DRM will not and can not win, we msut do all in our power to destory it!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Eye Candy

Originally uploaded by toysrevil.
I love Toysrevil's work time and again he comes up with the good's, I just wish there was a better way to link to them than haveing to use the flickr blog tool.

run. away.
Originally uploaded by toysrevil.
I love the sense of evil and impending doom he creats with light and shadow.

did your head just hit my fist?
Originally uploaded by toysrevil.
This one just apeals to the kinky fetish boy in me.

MIX JUICE : "Dimensional loop - SOS rescue version"

Shower time

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Brits! Act now to save the BBC from Microsoft

Ok so I am felling supper lazzey so this is jsut a hack and slash and paste jobby from boing boing,

Paul sez, "The BBC are holding an open consultation regarding how they're going to delivery on-demand content, they want answers to questions like: "How important is it that the proposed seven-day catch-up service over the internet is available to consumers who are not using Microsoft software?" The form takes 5 minutes to fill in, is confidential and could be a defining moment of on-line content delivery. Let's pressure the BBC into embracing open standards!" Link (Thanks, Paul!)

If i can get time i inted to send a nice long riten response and try and keep teh bbc the way it should be, so take some time out your selfs and go let them know what you think.

Yahoo Wii on Flickr users!

Yay its started already yahoo is using Flickr users photos to sell crap on We all said they where EVIL! But now we have it in glorious technicolor.

All images tagged with "Wii" where showing up in the little flickr stip on this Yahoo whoring site where they try and make a few bucks off recyled Wii news, even one's that had all rights reserved.

This has hit Digg but at only 200 or so Diggs, it doe's not seam to be as outragous as forcing us all to use y! Id's.

The fall out on the Flickr froums can be read here, with talk of class action law suits against flickr thou I doubt any one with the new yahoo TOS could ever sue them, but mabye old skoolers with the old flickr TOS could?

Thanks to SteveFE—Old Skool Flickr says up yours Yahoo!'s Who took the screen dump above, for alerting the flickr comunity. Which has now started to label all pics with the Wii tag. If you look at the above pic on Flickr in large you can see the subversion.

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