Archive for November, 2009

How to waste £6 (I saw 2012) contains spoilers

Posted by on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009

Just back from seeing 2012, I really wish I’d listened to the review from @simonmayo’s show before going. It is genuinely one of the worst things I have paid to watch(and I’ve seen teeth). A few people walked out but we stuck it to the end and regretted it greatly. I generally enjoy watching blockbusters like this, really enjoyed independance day and deep impact for instance, but this was just plain dreadful.

Cons
It was too long
Why does saving the rich that couldn’t get on the ark make the government better people?
Did anyone care the Russian girl died or that she had an affair with the pilot?
Why did John cusack have his tie on throughout?
The plot
The writing

Pros
Two great lines “it’s Russian heh” “don’t try it, it is a suicide mission”
Some of the special effects
There won’t be a sequel

Open rights group and net disconnection(aka mandy and geffen up a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g

Posted by on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009
I received this email from open rights group and wanted to share it, am not convinced that a phone call is the way forward but will be writing to my mp with a similar message using www.writetothem.com


Next week, plans to disconnect music fans who download music illegally

will be introduced by the government, as part of their Digital Economy
bill.

This plan won’t stop copyright infringement and with a simple
accusation could see you and your family disconnected from the
internet – unable to engage in everyday activities like shopping and
socialising.

Call your MP today on 020 7219 3000 and tell them this simple message
– ‘if you vote for disconnecting net users, that may change how I vote’.

We have a few days to show this (and any future) government that they
can’t mess with the internet – just ask the 600,000 people recently
blocked access to their Xbox live accounts. Any of us could easily be
next. ‘If you vote for disconnecting net users, I will vote against
your party at the next election’.

The message is simple – MPs now need to decide how much they need YOUR
vote. Please call 020 7219 3000 today and once you have made the call
update us here to tell us if your MP cares about keeping your vote.

http://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/disconnection

Open rights group and net disconnection(AKA Mandy luvs geffen)

Posted by on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009
I received this email from open rights group and wanted to share it, am not convinced that a phone call is the way forward but will be writing to my mp with a similar message using www.writetothem.com


Next week, plans to disconnect music fans who download music illegally
will be introduced by the government, as part of their Digital Economy
bill.

This plan won’t stop copyright infringement and with a simple
accusation could see you and your family disconnected from the
internet – unable to engage in everyday activities like shopping and
socialising.

Call your MP today on 020 7219 3000 and tell them this simple message
– ‘if you vote for disconnecting net users, that may change how I vote’.

We have a few days to show this (and any future) government that they
can’t mess with the internet – just ask the 600,000 people recently
blocked access to their Xbox live accounts. Any of us could easily be
next. ‘If you vote for disconnecting net users, I will vote against
your party at the next election’.

The message is simple – MPs now need to decide how much they need YOUR
vote. Please call 020 7219 3000 today and once you have made the call
update us here to tell us if your MP cares about keeping your vote.

http://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/disconnection

Fix for Flash on x64 with ubuntu

Posted by on Sunday, 8 November, 2009

Found the following link while experiencing major issues with flash on
my ubuntu install
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8215570#post8215570 – appears
to have fixed the issue of the Segmentation Fault. Flash not working
in chrome yet but can live with that

Response from pcc about the Sunday World picture

Posted by on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009

Just got this back from the pcc about the picture published in the Sunday World at the weekend. At least they’ll be publishing an apology.

Thank you for contacting us about the article published in the Sunday World.  We have received several complaints about this matter. The Commission will first seek to have regard to the feelings of the family of the deceased about the article.  Any complaint under Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) is likely to need to rely on the views of those who are experiencing the grief, such as family members.  Furthermore, the PCC process can have a public outcome, and we would not wish to act in any way that might add to the intrusion of those affected by the piece. To that end, the Commission has been in touch with police, who are in a position to represent the interests of the family.  We have made clear our services to them, and will respond to any complaint they wish to make. I hope you can understand why we are trying to take the family’s feelings into consideration in this way. I should also point out that we now understand from the newspaper that a published apology is to appear in the paper on Sunday, in response to the complaints that have been made. If you feel that the Commission should still take forward your complaint, with no involvement from the family, we will ask Commission members to consider your submission.  A decision can then be reached about your case.  Please contact us within the next 10 days with your further thoughts, and your complaint will be assessed.  You may wish to see the published apology before pursuing the matter further. 

Restarting VNC on OSX

Posted by on Monday, 2 November, 2009

Often have problems with the VNC server on OSX just crashing and
having to restart from terminal. Command is:

/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart
-restart -agent