Category Archives: Internet

Next Ice Age likely to arrive before some eBay purchases

Ever found just the thing your looking for on eBay, Only to find that the seller is only offering to send it by the slowest delivery service the human race has ever created?

If the answer is yes, your not alone. It seems in recent years starting approximately when eBay started to ‘re-invent’ itself in it’s desperate bid to become another Amazon style website rather than it’s traditional ‘flea market’ appearance that along with the exodus of normal sellers their has also been an exodus of morals about delivering the item in timely fashion. To add insult to injury many ‘Buy it Now’ items now demand immeadiate payment yet when the postage details are checked state that dispatch can in many cases be 3-4 days and then only a snails pace delivery service offered.

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Copyright Theft: In reality some content producers have never had it so good!

Now at first glance it probably looks like a strange comment, but having been reading a number of very reliable reports about Music Industry and Movie/TV producers ongoing war against what they consider to be copyright theft across europe, a number of issues seem to rear their ugly heads (and not just lawyers).

Having spent years persuing the out and out bad guys of the online pirated content industry it seems the nasty little b**stads that are also known as FACT, MPA and lawyers in general have now started on small non profit services started to provide free services to Deaf people and Foreign language viewers. Services that were usually free and derived no income at all either from advertising revenues or by way of charging for their service. One classic example was from Sweden where a group of viewers provided transcripts for TV programmes so Deaf and other language viewers could follow what was going on in the program have been shut down accused of Copyright Theft!

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I’ve been converted…

From what and to what? you may ask. I’ve always been wary of big technology companies.. i was where Microsoft was concerned in the late 90’s and more recently where Apple, Google, Facebook and a whole host of others are concerned. Not because i’m a particular believer in conspiracy theories, but because i get wary of large companies with massive monopolies in a particular market sector. With Microsoft it was the seemingly never ending releases of the newest version of Windows that supposedly was the ultimate operating system that would cost a small fortune, when i had just purchased the version before a couple of months earlier because it was… you guessed it, the ultimate operating system and for a small fortune!

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Maybe the internet should have a cooling off period…

Why do people suddenly become more aggressive or even simply abusive when connected to the internet?

This is a complex question i know and many far better qualified than i will i’m sure have many technical and medical answers for this, But as a normal everyday guy i’m noticing it more and more in everyday life.

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