Merpel Made Blind by Patent Lawyer Goggles

There are a number of well-respected blogs dedicated to copyright, trademark and patent laws (collectively termed ‘IPBlogs’). One of those is the prolific and often useful IPKat blog. However, like any site, it can sometimes damage credibility with a bit of bias. Today this happened to the ‘Kat. There are a number of well-respected blogs […]
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BitTorrent Turns 10

Bram Internet protocols and ‘systems’ are either hit or miss. They last for ages, or only a few months. The web, email, IRC, all things that have lasted, eXeem, Google Wave, hardly any time at all. In the fast paced world of the web, it’s often the frantic turnover that kills a new product, especially when it’s […]
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25 Years of Computing

CC-BY by liftarn As this publishes, it will be exactly 25 years (give or take a few moments) since I got my first computer. Oh how much has changed in that time. June 24 1986, 6am (UK time) and I awoke with eagerness and boundless enthusiasm. Running downstairs, a huge box is waiting. Well, when […]
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IE9 v Firefox4 Round 2 – Windows7

A week or two ago, I looked at a number of browsers, and compared them all. While it was done with my standard method on windows Vista, Windows7 is now more dominant. It’s also in many cases ‘faster’. So, Could browsers be written so as to unlock potential in Windows7 that isn’t there in Vista? […]
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Muon1 v4.45 Released

At long last, Muon1 has a client update. Version 4.45 went live 2 weeks ago, and carries some significant upgrades. Along with a better, more stable graphical mode, it’s accuracy has also been significantly improved. Muon1 is an odd project in many ways. Run entirely by one man over the last 10 years, (first in […]
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My 9 3/4 year fling with Mirc

There are some funny things, odd coincidences in life.I use Irc a lot. Mostly I use an old PC for my IRC and email, but it’s not been working, so I’ve been using a version of MIRC on my main desktop. It’s unregistered, as I’m unsure when I can get my preexisting desktop running with […]
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