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  • Dec 3rd, 2012 @ 4:19am

    It's a bluff!

    The internet needs saving! Who will we turn to? Help us someone!

    Seems an unlikely savior has come, the RIAA have decided to pitch their lot in against the evil ITU - to keep the internets secure and free!

    Let's give them the power to stop this crazy plan! All they need is for us to transfer the power over out internets to them, and they will be able to block the ITU - once and for all!!

    Hooray, no more ITU! Long live the RIAA!

  • Jul 18th, 2012 @ 9:40am


    Other countries would still have to sign up for it though, just because the US of A decide this is what they want, doesn't hold water with the rest of the world. We still have a lot of people that like our freedom from American prosecution, and that's not likely to change, America can't just decide the internet has to obey it's laws.

  • Jul 3rd, 2012 @ 5:38am

    Re: The heartless one has a point

    Why shouldn't we "give a fuck" about Inman? He's been providing free (originally created) humour for years now, yeah, that must be it, the internet is srs buisness! Get rid of all that funny junk off the internet, oh, wait... You see what I did there?

    - Not so anonymous troll.

  • Jun 13th, 2012 @ 8:50am

    Why? (as Daniel)

    Is it getting to the stage where someone with a good talent, makes a living of selling his cartoons online, has to be an expert in law?

    You're expecting Inmam to follow DMCA processes, when it's clear the opposing party doesn't.

    I completely understand his side of the argument, FJ are using his content, and making money off it, it's as simple as that, he shouldn't have to be an expert in law, FJ hosts a *lot* of content, none of it is original (theirs) it's all user submitted, so they should be making it *very* easy to get stuff removed.

  • May 26th, 2011 @ 4:25am

    Nothing to hide?

    Personally I'd make a dash from the shower to the phone if the curtains are closed, but I'm not the sort to wander about naked for no reason. If I don't want you seeing me naked for no reason, why should I hand over other personal/revealing information for no reason?

  • Mar 17th, 2011 @ 5:29am


    Stats are just ridiculous, I mean from http://www.nss.org.uk/about/stalking-facts-figures/, anyone that takes these "facts" at face value is a moron.

    "Over 1.2 million women and 900,000 men are stalked every year according to The British Crime Survey 2004"

    Ok, we're quite a small country, we only have ~66 million people here, so that's really quite a large number!

  • Jan 20th, 2011 @ 5:57am

    Re: Re:

    Not quite as bad as that, the NY Yankees could probably build a new stadium in another part of New York without the fuss. Apparently Spurs (or Tottenham Hotspurs as they are known) can't.

    But Liverpool could move anywhere across Liverpool without this trouble, since Tottenham isn't that big a place (it's just a small part of London), it's basically impossible for Spurs to move around inside it if they really wanted.

  • Dec 27th, 2010 @ 2:22pm

    (untitled comment)

    I'm just amazed that a company can spout such ridiculous misinformation, and (a) get away with it, and (b) get politicians to listen to it.

    Over here in the UK we have lots of regulators, every time one of the broadband suppliers starts making absurd claims, all the others go to Ofcom and make complaints so they don't look so bad.

    Personally if I voted for any of the chimps that are listening to this, I'd be complaining to them first, and not voting for them next time round.

  • Oct 29th, 2010 @ 4:45am

    (untitled comment) (as Daniel)

    Since when were Apple an independant source for good advice? Apple advises music industry to wait till it has it's own offering (and can therefore cream more cash from fanbois), nothing new about that.

  • Oct 18th, 2010 @ 5:32am

    .com? (as Daniel)

    Surely it would be "nominetsucks.com" or they could just take it down on their own.

  • Oct 5th, 2010 @ 4:33am


    So they bought themselves time to catch up with the times, and stopped any competition getting a good foot in the American market door. Sounds like a good plan (for them) to me.

  • Jul 4th, 2007 @ 3:59am

    (untitled comment)

    its also very interesting to read the comments above, while some are interesting others seem to jump to the defence of "we are still bigger/better", i think anyone can spot the american posters with ease.

    it seems to me that the average (and i dont mean everyone!) american has a hard time accepting they are not the world, the ignorance of some people really astounds me, accept that america does not own everything, look round your house and see all those japanese items like your TV/DVD player? read underneath about 1/2 your household appliances and you will see "made in china/taiwan", you guys send billions abroad every year which will hurt your economy and you wonder why its struggling? sure it makes the rich exec's get million dollar bonuses as they have saves the company money, but in the long term your draining money from your own country

    side note: its interesting to have an article on here thats not just another IP rant that means little to nothing to us non us readers, get back to the good old days!

  • Jul 3rd, 2007 @ 8:09am

    Clause 15 is just great ...

    "BSA reserves its right to deny the payment of a Reward or to revoke the Reward Program at any time and without notice and for any reason."

    wow, what a getout! how about "meh, we dont feel like it today" as a reason?

  • May 10th, 2007 @ 5:27am

    Re: (as Daniel)

    Quantum maths?

  • Aug 21st, 2006 @ 6:51am

    absurd (as Daniel)

    its absurd that this article linked another dated 2002 ... of course its a crazy idea, but in 2002 patenting an IM bot was a *little* more feasible (although still slightly stupid)

  • Jun 16th, 2006 @ 7:09am

    Gameboy (as Daniel)

    personally i'm a gameboy fan myself, can't beat a 20 minute stint of tetris on the loo, then you need another 5 to lie down till the pins 'n needles stop.

  • Jun 16th, 2006 @ 7:01am

    Stupid patent arguments (as Daniel)

    sounds like another stupid lawsuit

    "We are strong proponents of mobile device metering as a next-generation research tool" - he forgot to add "but if only done by us" to that statement...

  • Mar 3rd, 2006 @ 4:36am

    Re: BRIILANT.. (as Daniel)

    I wonder if i should be reading this from work? What the hell I only have 5 more days of my notice to work!

  • Jan 22nd, 2006 @ 9:32pm

    Re: Million Dollar Path - (as Daniel)

    God damn these "million dollar homepage" spawns (and no i'm not even going to look at this one). I work for a web hosting company and if I have seen one in the last week I have seen 10...

    Also to the trumped up dude (cant be bothered to look up the post), this is a techie news site, so you are expected to be a techie to read/understand what its on about, further we techie people expect spelling and grammar checkers to go over everything we type, as this does not happen when we click submit it confuses us, and we cant go back and edit our comments anyway.


  • Jan 22nd, 2006 @ 9:12pm

    Re: If Google really cared (as Daniel)

    How many people have a store card? I mean c'mon, people whinge about google's policy, what about the personalised offers you get from tesco on products you purchase regularly (or are similar to)?

    Every time you swipe your tesco store card they know where you live, what you bought, when was the last time you bought it, but who cares enough to complain? Nobody. If you don't like this you dont hand over your card at the till. People who are really that concerned about this kind of thing need to start taking responsability for their own online actions.

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