Category Archives: World events

WE HAVE MOVED – NOMCOM.INFO

Hi Everyone

 

Inorder to increase the amount that can be done with the site I have shifted over to a private server and a new url, please update your bookmarks as there is no way to make wordpress redirect you automatically

 

the new url is

 

http://www.nomcom.info

Replacing Emoji...

Music Industry Copyright Solved

o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

Ok before I start on this topic I want to put a disclaimer out there:

  1. I do not in any way shape or form condone piracy, its robs artists of their well earned commission and is no better then stealing a piece of artwork from the Louvre.
  2. I do not condone intrusive DRM however I appreciate that DRM has its place if it is implemented properly.

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

Introduction

Photo by: Simon Todd - © All Rights Reserved

Photo by: Simon Todd - © All Rights Reserved

One of the big problems that face major entertainment based companies these days is piracy, now I have heard of many many ways of the industry combating this problem, some good, some really really bad (invasion of privacy sort of bad). While I don’t know much about the industry as a consumer looking at the problem from the outside my solution would be something like the system I’m about to outline

Before going further its key to point out that the principles of this system relies on cloud computing/storage and Digital Rights Management Software (DRM). For those who don’t know much about these I’ll give you the quickest break down here after the jump but if you want to know more Google will be useful.
Read the rest of this entry

The royals are having a wedding…

…and the nation collectively went meh.

Now don’t get me wrong, I got my invitation, unfortunately for Kate and Harry I will be… Oh, i dunno, doing the laundry, in fact maybe I’ll be washing my hair. Heck I’ll push the boat out, I’ll be sitting on my arse, on the garden with a brewski in one hand and a kebab in the other.

Seriously, it might be me but the whole thing has gone mad, the bank holiday is nice sure. (I don’t work that day anyway. But yeah)

Apparently at the last royal wedding 3/4 people were celebrating the wedding in some manner or other. Tbh I don’t think that 3/4 people know when the wedding is this time around.

Councils expected to be swamped under requests to close roads so that street parties could occur, but so far the request numbers are at an all time low (the last I heard was 2000 total requests)

But to top it of, now the “souvenir” sets are out and this time they include but are not limited to: china, candles, speciality cheeses (I guess) and condoms (honest to god they exist).

Now, I’m sorry but theres something wrong here, Royal Condoms? So instead of the usual Trojans someone, somewhere wants me to use a condom that is endorsed by the prince and princess to be?

Personally I can’t think of anything worse, last thing I want when I’m “getting happy” is to see their faces looking back at, how off putting is that!

Problem is you know there is someone somewhere going

“oh i say camilla dear let’s celebrate this event in style let us retire up the stair and have intercourse”

“oh let’s Charles darling, make sure you bring the condoms, and do make sure they are the royal ones, the ones with Harry and Kate on the front”

“I shall have Jefferys bring them right at once. [calls butler] jefferys please bring the royal condoms to my room, and please, mind mothers corgis we don’t want you to step on one again, you know that she will behead you if it happens again”
[I’m sorry, had to be done]

You know, there’s one thing worse then Harry and Kate to put you off “the magic”. Camilla! You may not like the royals but you have to admire Charles, he must be In constant fear of having a mafia hit squad turn up at an event when he has to wake up every morning with that horses head next to him in the bed.

And another question, condoms come in sizes, small, average, large etc, do the royal ones? Or are they going to come in the size of Harrys? After all surely that’s person whose gunna use em in reality. (well, to be fair, that depends if it comes in Harrys size, because if it does, I think there would be a number of gay men and straight women interested in just seeing how they compare to there fantasy versions)

Oh dear me, this blog is certainly going down hill, toilet wall writing last post, the royals sex life this post, this isn’t how I envisioned this blog, not at all.

I’m gunna go lock myself in a cupboard now and see if I can find something a little more “sane” to write about.

Japan Disaster Thoughts

So I’ve just been reading the coverage of the Japan earthquake/tsunami aftereffects (more notedly the nuclear reactor meltdown risk) is the daily hate (I stress that it is not my preferred paper of choice however there iPhone app is a joy to use compared to the alternatives and as a child of the digital age I take what I can get when I’m on the go)

The scary thing about this whole situation is that it isn’t the earthquake and the after shocks that has caused the most damage. It is the tsunami that results which has literally wiped out the population of whole towns and now leaves the country facing at least one nuclear reactor going into meltdown.

It’s starting to emerge that the government in Japan were warned of the risk in 2007 by an advisor who said that the back up capabilities were inadequate.

I spent most a good section of the day that the tsunami hit watching live news reports through the Beeb’s online stream, with many in the office watching segments with me, the pictures were truly horrifying with cars being swept to sea with people in them and hearing reports coming in of boats and whole regions falling out of contact. At one point the report stated that the train operator (can’t remember the actual name) had two trains outside of stations as the tsunami was hitting, they had contact with one of the trains which was safe at the time however they had no contact from the second train, a collegue of mine just turned and said “you know they’re gone, if they can’t signal the train…  it’s not there anymore!”

He was right, he summed it up further when he said that it was like watching 9/11 again, that your constantly wondering what was going to happen next, what horror was about to be reported. And while I don’t clearly remember it, I had to agree with him.

What has happened in Japan is a travesty, I am only thankful that my other half had not gone to HK yet as I dont think I’d have coped with the worry while the pacific basin was on tsunami warning (I now know he would have been safe as hk island would have been gaurded by Thailand) I now wish there was something more that I could do from this end but watch the reports come in. But without money to donate there isn’t much that can be done.