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Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 00:54
Replies: 1,808
Views: 59,036
Posted By Jittlov
That's why they have re-counts, which there will...

That's why they have re-counts, which there will be now, no doubt.

You can bet there will be cries of "fraaaaaaaaud" from the tin foil hat brigade.
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 18:46
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Jittlov
The British can be a spiteful bunch, you can bet...

The British can be a spiteful bunch, you can bet there will be more than a few waiting for Scotland to fall on its arse so they can say the four magic words: "I told you so".
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-05-2014, 17:31
Replies: 97
Views: 6,375
Posted By Jittlov
From June...

From June (http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/30/uk-format-shifting-exceptions/) it will be legal under UK law to make a copy of a film you own for personal use and backup purposes, as long as you keep...
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-05-2014, 13:32
Replies: 29
Views: 7,254
Posted By Jittlov
It hasn't been used so much in the UK, except by...

It hasn't been used so much in the UK, except by ACS:Law and Davenport Lyons a few years ago (it didn't end well for either), but there have been major cases in Europe and the U.S. where smaller...
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-05-2014, 11:52
Replies: 29
Views: 7,254
Posted By Jittlov
There is no packet monitoring involved. Scanning...

There is no packet monitoring involved. Scanning Torrent trackers to find the IP addresses of those sharing copyright material is fairly easy with the right software, and has been going on for some...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 13:51
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Jittlov
True, the picture is naturally much sharper on an...

True, the picture is naturally much sharper on an LCD TV than on a domestic CRT, and macro-blocking from a poorly encoded source will stick out like a sore thumb.

I never realised just how poor...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 13:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Jittlov
AVI files are usually encoded with MPEG4 part 2...

AVI files are usually encoded with MPEG4 part 2 (DivX or XviD), this is a different and much more efficient compression method than MPEG2, which most DVD Videos use.

Encoding a XviD/DivX movie using...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 04:02
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Jittlov
The only way to do that would be to encode in VCD...

The only way to do that would be to encode in VCD format (1150 kbit/sec MPEG1 352x288, 48Khz 192k audio), which is part of the DVD standard.

That might be fine if you like VHS quality and you watch...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2010, 13:44
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jittlov
How do monkeys toast their bread? With a...

How do monkeys toast their bread?

With a goriller.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-12-2010, 18:44
Replies: 56
Views: 3,440
Posted By Jittlov
Yes, my wife also likes a good weepie, she always...

Yes, my wife also likes a good weepie, she always cries at "Ghost" and "The Champ".

That's what we were talking about right? :D
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2010, 00:51
Replies: 37
Views: 1,894
Posted By Jittlov
The tips would probably have been anonymous, it's...

The tips would probably have been anonymous, it's doubtful that someone would put their name to what they knew would be a waste of Police time.
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2010, 17:15
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jittlov
We were discussing the OP's original opinion that...

We were discussing the OP's original opinion that someone is committing a crime by using pirated software, when in fact they probably aren't.

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm just raising...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2010, 16:34
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jittlov
I never said it was OK to download anything. ...

I never said it was OK to download anything. Distributing pirated material, whether selling it at a car boot sale or uploading it to the internet is most certainly illegal.

Purchasing it is not...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2010, 16:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jittlov
Watching a pirated movie is not illegal, using...

Watching a pirated movie is not illegal, using pirated software is not illegal, buying pirated material is not illegal.

The CDP Act covers unauthorised distribution and infringement, anything else...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2010, 16:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jittlov
Having an opinion is one thing, but dont try to...

Having an opinion is one thing, but dont try to pass it off as fact.
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2010, 13:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jittlov
People hear the word "pirated software" and...

People hear the word "pirated software" and automatically think it is a crime to be in the same room as it, but the laws regarding the use or posession of "pirated software" are not as black and...
Forum: Broadband Internet 16-12-2010, 02:04
Replies: 70
Views: 5,387
Posted By Jittlov
I pay for unlimited water with my water rates and...

I pay for unlimited water with my water rates and my phone package offers me unlimited local/national calls, but I don't spend all day on the phone or flushing the bog, as I imagine most (healthy)...
Forum: Broadband Internet 15-12-2010, 17:33
Replies: 70
Views: 5,387
Posted By Jittlov
This is how I read that: I make full use of my...

This is how I read that:



I make full use of my unlimited connection (and no I don't download "illegal" movies or games), who cares if others don't make full use of theirs, that's their choice.

I...
Forum: Broadband Internet 13-12-2010, 09:25
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Jittlov
It depends on your bandwidth usage. If you are a...

It depends on your bandwidth usage. If you are a heavy user and you can get O2 on LLU, then I would go with that. If you can't, then Plusnet is probably the better option as O2's BT based service...
Forum: Broadband Internet 13-12-2010, 00:10
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jittlov
I was on the Silver package and my speed was...

I was on the Silver package and my speed was throttled every evening down to 300kbps for the full duration of my contract. Back then my usage was pretty light (nothing compared to today), but AOL...
Forum: Broadband Internet 12-12-2010, 21:00
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jittlov
No they aren't and haven't been since The...

No they aren't and haven't been since The Carphone Warehouse took them over some years ago.

All their present packages seem to have a 10GB limit, and their old legacy (Silver/Gold) "unlimited"...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-12-2010, 01:16
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Jittlov
delete

delete
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-12-2010, 01:00
Replies: 30
Views: 2,749
Posted By Jittlov
I downloaded GTA IV from Steam, I'm not sure of...

I downloaded GTA IV from Steam, I'm not sure of the exact size of the download, but the game requires 15GB of HD space, a full WoW+expansions download from Blizzard would be even larger than...
Forum: Broadband Internet 08-12-2010, 02:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,749
Posted By Jittlov
Plusnet are subject to the Unfair Terms in...

Plusnet are subject to the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 which state that any changes made to a consumer contract which are "to the detriment of the consumer" are deemed as...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 00:39
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Jittlov
I have an elderly couple living near me who used...

I have an elderly couple living near me who used to have regular home visits from social services carers, these have now been stopped by the local authority.

The reason: the old lady...
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