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Comment: Nostalgia. (Score 1) 192

by Radical Emu (#39062911) Attached to: WindowMaker Development Resumes, Has First Release Since 2006
Ah the memories. As they're not very clear I'll ask: couldn't you run this alongside Gnome 1.x, so you had the task bar and the dock? I used to use WindowMaker about 12 years ago, even had LiteStep & WindowBlinds on my Windows box to emulate it as much as possible. When Gnome 2 disappears completely I'll be in the market for a new/old window manager, I might just have to go back in time a bit!

Comment: Re:Well Hold on There (Score 1) 195

by Radical Emu (#32457564) Attached to: Frank Zappa's Influence On Linux and FOSS Development

I'd need to see some citation regarding Gail or Dweez sending cease and desist letters to bands covering Frank's stuff...sounds like baloney to me. However, I do agree with his (and subsequently their) right to protect what is done with his music and his name.

"Due the current climate with regard to permissions/legalities of performing FZ musics, the band have decided (at last) to spend the quality time they spend together working on original material, rather that play livel" http://www.muffinmen.co.uk/

A very good band from England who have had a fair few Zappa musicians play with them over the last twenty years. They were even told to not use the image of Zappa on a poster at one point.

Comment: Already happened here too. (Score 1) 285

by Radical Emu (#29445017) Attached to: T-Mobile Backs Off Plan To Charge $1.50 For Paper Bills

Here in England, mobile company Orange has been charging for paper bills for a while now.

The transition happened with little or no notice for me (my account still being at my parents house, I never read the bills, so I can't say 100% that they notified me) which is rather annoying, but it was worse for my partner.

She recieved an SMS from them to say they would start charging for paper bills (statement still comes free) and there was an option to opt-out (from a non-spam source) which she did.

lo and behold, full paper bills still came, with a charge, that wasn't refunded.

Worse still (if only a shade off-topic), they've been charging for delivery reports for 3 years, making their "free unlimited texts" rather dubious. I know not everyone uses them, but it's a bugger for me, as often I need to know the message has arrived!

Comment: Re:This is absurd (Score 1) 340

by Radical Emu (#29188835) Attached to: British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid
Nah, they'll get nothing back, the invalidity of the Act is coming across as more of an "oh no, I left the iron on" situation, it can't stop the house-fire. Would be interesting to see if anyone tries to seek compensation though. Personally, even when I was 7, I could walk down to the local video rentals and take out a 15, or 18 certificate, looking back it seems amazing, but I guess that was the 80's!

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