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Comment: Not convinced (Score 0) 182 182

by clickclickdrone (#50011439) Attached to: How Television Is Fighting Off the Internet
Funnily enough, I probably spend 20% of my TV watching on actual broadcast TV. The rest is watching torrented stuff, usually shows I missed when they were on at the time, sort of timeshift++. As such, I'd say this view of TV winning is about as realistic as the music industry saying they have one over on MP3s.

Comment: Re:Austerity or... (Score 1) 310 310

by clickclickdrone (#50011369) Attached to: Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity For Bitcoin
One wonders if there will be any attempt at bringing to justice the various EU and Greek officials involved in getting Greece in to begin with. The books were cooked to make it look like Greece was ready when it most certainly wasn't and now it's all come home to roost, big time.

Comment: Idiots in the real world (Score 0) 310 310

by clickclickdrone (#50011311) Attached to: Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity For Bitcoin
This sort of garbage just proves how financially inept anyone who thinks BitCoin et al have any sort of long term future is. Sure, it appeals on a nerdy/privacy/stick it to da man level but most of us are in the real world. This is not how it works, this is not how countries work, this is not how global financial processes work.

And whose ass did those numbers get pulled from?

Comment: Re:And we wonder why music is such crap these days (Score 1) 301 301

by clickclickdrone (#49948257) Attached to: UK's Legalization of CD Ripping Is Unlawful, Court Rules

Fully grown adults don't get any new mainstream music

Well I'm a fully grown adult and I'm discovering more brilliant music than I can keep up with by listening to indie and unsigned podcasts, Internet Radio stations and Bandcamp. My thing is electronic music and love bands like or

Comment: Re:The air. (Score 1) 410 410

how easy is it to : see world class theatre eat in a great restaurant

As you say, not everyone is the same. I have zero interest in theatre or great restaurants. Skye sounds way more appealing to me. Having to work in London in bad enough, living there would be my worst nightmare,

Comment: Re:I'm sure /. will ridicule it, but... (Score 1) 306 306

Indeed. I'd love my son to be interested in coding, given it's what I do. However, despite his teacher saying he's one of the best in his class and has some insightful solutions to the tasks, he has zero interest and finds the whole thing a crashing bore. It's one of his least favorite things. I even tried the angle of it being useful as he is keen on game modding but once he realised it might involve code, he went right off the idea.

Comment: Re:Won't make it to 50 (Score 2) 64 64

by clickclickdrone (#49170075) Attached to: Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain
Yep. I was a Classic Traveller player and it seemed GW went from having literally hundreds of different games/game systems to Warhammer and White Dwarf only over a very short period of time. I too stopped going. There was another local shop that covered Tunnels & Trolls, all the mini game systems, Star Fleet Battles etc but even they finally folded last year.

Comment: Happening already? (Score 1) 329 329

I thought they were already recording and keeping pretty much every byte of the Internet and other comms in the UK anyway. Even thought I missed a major IRA bomb back in the 90s by about 20mins, I can still safely say I'd much rather have my privacy and take my chances on the tiny risk of injury/death by terrorists. Crossing the road or getting in my car is way more riskier. Heck, doing the decorating at home is more risky. Privacy please. Get out my business.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.