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Comment: They have tried this before (Score 3, Interesting) 201

by TAZ6416 (#44756339) Attached to: Ministry of Sound Suing Spotify Over User Playlists

Turns out they didn't have standing to sue for the actual music as they were basically DJ mixtapes which they had licensed the music for, so they where suing over the copyright of the tracklistings..

Comment: Ruling not valid in Scotland and Northern Ireland? (Score 2) 188

by TAZ6416 (#39847665) Attached to: UK ISPs Ordered To Block Pirate Bay
Posted this on the Guardian site but no reply so thought I'd ask here. As far as I know this ruling is only applicable in England and Wales as Scotland and Northern Ireland, while part of the UK has their own legal system. So therefore the block should not apply to customers in Scotland and Northern Ireland? I'm sure it would be easier for the ISPs to attempt a blanket block for a technical point of view but if so could their Scottish and Northern Irish customers have grounds to complain?

Comment: Re:Alternate DNS/routing. (Score 2) 175

by TAZ6416 (#37956274) Attached to: Music Industry Pushing For BT To Block Pirate Bay
Apparently they'll be using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanfeed_(content_blocking_system) so alternative DNS won't work.

However, using TOR, third party VPN or what I plan to do, use my phone's 3G tethering to get a torrent file then switch back to BT once I have it should all work fine I imagine.

Comment: Good old City Of London Police (Score 3, Informative) 117

by TAZ6416 (#36855756) Attached to: PayPal Joins London Police Effort
This is the force that harassed Ian Puddick http://www.ianpuddick.com/?p=492 and withheld evidence from IPCC over the death of Ian Tomlinson http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/09/ian-tomlinson-evidence-held-back

Having worked in the City Of London, I can tell you that all they are good for is helping drunk Bankers find the way back to Liverpool Street Station for the last train home.

Comment: Baby monitor kills mine (Score 3, Insightful) 248

by TAZ6416 (#36291214) Attached to: What's Killing Your Wi-Fi?
Once my daughter goes to sleep and my wife turns this bad boy on, my wireless network totally falls apart.


Seems quite common, I work in IT and now and again I get asked do you know why my wiresless network is so crap and a lot of the times they've just had a baby.

Comment: Re:Well-regarded? (Score 1) 292

by TAZ6416 (#35548642) Attached to: Chinese Phone Maker ZTE Turns Down WP7
I've had an Samsung Omnia 7 since mid-November on 3, I'm delighted with the phone, I was one of the original UK guys who queued for an iPhone on launch, then went to a iPhone 3G, I just fancied a change and it was cheaper to get the Omnia 7 than an iPhone 4 & I have no regrets. And the Zune software I feel is far better than buggy iTunes. I tried a few Android phones as well, did like them but I felt the Windows 7 Phone's Metro was easier to navigate around. Saying that, I'll give andriod another go when my contact is up next November to see if it's got better. Saying that, the wife's Palm Pre's OS is fantastic as well, but stuck with flimsy and outdated hardware in my opinion. Web OS running on the Omnia 7's form factor with the AMOLED screen would be pretty cool.

Comment: Re:So all SCO has left is lawsuits? (Score 1) 131

by TAZ6416 (#35117442) Attached to: UnXis Group To Acquire SCO
Pizza Hut in Northern Ireland, and probably in the rest of the UK used SCO based cash registers about a year or two ago, don't know if they still do. I saw one booting up when I was in getting a coffee when a Pizza Hut was just opening for business that day. And my Vet uses a SCO system that runs off an old 486 in the reception and has WYSE terminals in each of the consulting rooms.

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