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Tune of the day 04/01/09 – Counting Crows – Mr. Jones (Acoustic)

January 4, 2010

Counting Crows – Mr. Jones (Acoustic)

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Youtube Video of the day…. 01/12/09

December 1, 2009

Attacca Pesante, Shea Soul – Make It Funky For Me (Rusko Remix)

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Gov advisors: Phorm is illegal

March 17, 2008

Leading net think tank shells embattled ad targeting firm


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The Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR), a leading government advisory group on internet issues, has written to the Information Commissioner arguing that Phorm’s ad targeting system is illegal.

In an open letter posted to the think tank’s website today, the group echoes concerns voiced by London School of Economics professor Peter Sommer that Phorm’s planned partnerships with BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse are illegal und the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

The letter, signed by FIPR’s top lawyer Nicholas Bohm, states: “The explicit consent of a properly-informed user is necessary but not sufficient to make interception lawful.

“The consent of those who host the web pages visited by a user is also required, since they communicate their pages to the user, as is the consent of those who send email to the user, since those who host web-based email services have no authority to consent to interception on their users’ behalf.”

Phorm claims that all sensitve data will not be profiled, but FIPR argues its “restricted sites” blacklist system will be ineffective because of the vast array of webmail and social networking sites web users now visit.

Bohm uses the letter to urge the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, to ignore the conclusions of the Home Office, which advised BT and the other ISPs that Phorm’s technology is legal. Thomas’ office first said it planned to look into Phorm on 29 February. It told El Reg it only learned of the ISP’s data pimping plans two days before they were publicly announced on 14 February.

Earlier today web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he would personally not want his traffic to be profiled by Phorm, and called on BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse to make the “service” opt-in only. ®

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St Patrick’s ‘day’ moved to 15th!

March 13, 2008

Worldwide celebrations for St Patrick’s Day could face disruption after the Catholic Church decided to move the Irish patron saint’s feast day.

Bishops were left with sore heads after they discovered the traditional March 17th festivities will clash next year with the second day of Holy Week.

Under the Church’s rules, the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, the saint’s feast day does not rank as high as the Monday before Easter and has to be moved.

After much deliberation, Rome gave Irish authorities the green light to shift the official religious celebrations two days back to March 15th, which falls on a Saturday.

Fr Peter Jones, of the Liturgy Commission, insisted the move was necessary under the laws that govern the Church diary.

“It’s about the religious aspect of the feast and mass on the day. It’s not about whether it’s a public holiday or not, it’s not about whether sports events and parades take place,” he said.

“It’s about the Holy Day which can’t be observed on the Monday of Holy Week and therefore has to be transferred in accordance with the usual rules.”

In strict accordance with the rules, next year’s St Patrick’s Day should have been moved to the next available day in the Church’s calendar, which is April 1st.

But senior Irish clerics were anxious to keep the date as close as possible to the international civic celebrations, which are often planned many years in advance.

The Vatican approved the irregular step of moving the day backwards next year to January 20th, but details have only just emerged.

The last time St Patrick’s Day had to be moved was in 1940 when it was changed to April 3 rd because it coincided with Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week.

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1,000 Views

March 8, 2008
  • Blog Stats

    • 1,000 hits

    Finally, 3 mths, 1000 hits …. lets try and beat that for 2000!!

Cheers

Schof

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Neg’s Urban sports?

March 7, 2008
Was on facebook and came across the following group… Neg’s Urban Sports
“This is a group dedicated to the Neg, and his awesomely amazing Urban Sports (Balls of Steel)” – was the tagline of the group … well as you can imagine, i wondered what the hell i had stumbled upon. Was it some fetish site?¿ But with further reading, i quickly discovered it was not!! (**phew**)
It was actually a site dedicated to a character from a channel 4 (U.K) show called Balls of Steel. Check out the following link – And i mean click it … honestly .. if you don’t laugh once, leave me a comment and i will be really um .. confused where your sense of humor is!!
I actually remember this show, but it wasn’t this character – Ned that stood out for me – i don’t think … it was this guy…
But back to Ned –
The sports as it stands are :
  • Urban Sprinting – SHOP – TAG – SECURITY GUARD – LEG IT!!!!
  • Urban Rodeo – STRANGER – JUMP ON HOLD ON – LEG IT
  • Urban Skittles – RUN INTO SHOP – SHOUT ON THE FLOOR – MORE PEOPLE WHO GO DOWN THE MORE POINTS U GET
  • Knock Dont Run – KNOCK – ASK THEM WHAT THERE DOING
Make Em Move – STRANGER – STUPIDITY – MAKE EM LEAVE

Dare you try them??

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Fantasy Mouguls

March 7, 2008
Found this today … it is like an old game that i used to play @ college called popex .. don’t know if you remember it, but it was a music style stock exchange where you could buy artists and get money for how well they were performing that week. To be honest, it was pretty addictive and was a hell of a lot better than doing college work 🙂
This game is called Fantasy Moguls, i will let them tell you what its about as i can’t be bothered to write much more …
Fantasy Moguls lets you create your own fantasy movie studio with a slate of real-life movies! As those movies perform well in the real world, so does your fantasy studio. Play against or with your friends as fellow moguls, and meet a community of fellow movie lovers. It’s like fantasy baseball or football, except for movies!Interested in playing? Create a studio now!
Check out my Fantasy Moguls movie slate!
Funny Games
Horton Hears a Who
Sleepwalking

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