Re: [backstage] IPv6 questionnaire

2010-08-13 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 13/08/2010 11:11, Ant Miller wrote: We got contacted by a researcher on an eu project looking at this question. Can you remember which eu project ? f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] BBC Trust approves Project Canvas ...

2010-06-27 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 27/06/2010 20:53, Kieran Kunhya wrote: Does anyone else see this as the BBC effectively bailing out other broadcasters by providing a common platform backed with licence fee funded content and development? It's unlikely such a wide group of companies would ever reach a consensus

Re: [backstage] DIGITAL ECONOMY ACT 2010 ANALYSIS

2010-04-14 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 14 Apr 2010, at 08:04, Brian Butterworth wrote: 22-41 TV and radio stuff Not relevant The audience for the article is the ISP industry as the Bill puts a lot of extra work onto the ISPs, who are not best pleased at having to bear the costs of another industry's failure to monetise the

Re: [backstage] TODAY: Digital Economy Bill Flashmob, 5pm [Manchester]

2010-04-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 6 Apr 2010, at 11:38, Christopher Woods wrote: and there's ads appearing in the Grauniad and the Times Just seen some on Facebook as well. f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] TODAY: Digital Economy Bill Flashmob, 5pm [Manchester]

2010-04-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 6 Apr 2010, at 18:28, Christopher Woods wrote: Austin Mitchell (and surprisingly, a few other Labour MPs) are talking a lot of sense about the DEB. Shame it'll just get pushed through the wash- up almost irrespective of MPs' (and public) opinion :( unlike Sion Simon who is talking

Re: [backstage] TODAY: Digital Economy Bill Flashmob, 5pm [Manchester]

2010-04-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 6 Apr 2010, at 19:07, Mo McRoberts wrote: unlike Sion Simon who is talking about a fantasy world, in his own words... utter and total waffle. Tom Watson’s intervention sailed _right_ over his head. and then Pete Wishart, glossing over his register interests rather than 'fessing up

Re: [backstage] TODAY: Digital Economy Bill Flashmob, 5pm [Manchester]

2010-04-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 6 Apr 2010, at 21:29, Alex Cockell wrote: I'm hoping they'll do the right thing and kill the bill. Nope - just voted to send it to the committee stage tomorrow. f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] indefinitely live BBC archive?

2010-02-28 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 28 Feb 2010, at 17:53, Gordon Joly wrote: why can't the BBC make some programmes available all the time? Rights, dear boy. and Residuals in particular - Equity MU contracts ensure that every time a drama is rescreened the performers get another set of smaller fees. UKGold when it

Re: [backstage] BBC RD Move- Video

2010-02-01 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 1 Feb 2010, at 15:14, Christopher Woods wrote: just epic fails to read some DVDs, and it can't burn DVD+DLs either. That will probably be because it is a DVD-R drive - during the DVDR format wars Apple was on the DVD-R team so didn't support DVD+R till drives came with both.

Re: [backstage] New prototype

2010-02-01 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 1 Feb 2010, at 22:54, Tim Coysh wrote: I would love to hear your ideas, I think that Ian's ideas could be a great help. Being able to bookmark artists would be useful IMO. Of course then you would need some registration stuff - but that is what OpenID/Federated Login lets you do

Re: [backstage] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 14 Dec 2009, at 18:10, Christopher Woods wrote: ...Until one of only two core LINX routers has a senior moment or Google decides to bork its routing ;) (cf. last week's massive disruption and recent intercontinental slowness courtesy of the Almighty G) errr LINX is a switching layer

Re: [backstage] BBC News - Googlejuice vs Usability

2009-11-20 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 20 Nov 2009, at 12:49, Brian Butterworth wrote: As an example, I think for this story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8369764.stm Procter Gamble recalls 120,000 Vicks nasal sprays ...is much clearer than... Thousands of Vicks spray recalled Especially if you don't know what Vicks

Re: [backstage] Changes to the list

2009-10-20 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 20 Oct 2009, at 13:31, Andrew Bowden wrote: In that case, I think it should be a web forum :) Preferably requiring IE6 and an activeX component in order to function. Normal service is now resumed ;-) f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] Changes to the list

2009-10-19 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 19 Oct 2009, at 19:27, Steff Davies wrote: Web-based systems with ancillary email functionality are generally pretty unusable IME. Webcrossing is the exception to that rule - it really does work, but it costs enough money and time that you really need to be able to justify it and I

[backstage] mailing list subs form is broken

2009-10-08 Thread Fearghas McKay
Since there is no obvious list admin please accept my apologies for posting this to the list Using the subscription form referenced at the bottom of every email gives: -=-=- ErrorNo email was sent due to an error. 500 Could not open template - No such file or directory

Re: [backstage] mailing list subs form is broken

2009-10-08 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 8 Oct 2009, at 23:48, Steve Jolly wrote: PS If you ever bump into him in person, do buy him a beer... Whenever I bump into him he is never drinks beer... f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] Site check

2009-08-21 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 21 Aug 2009, at 16:14, Phil Lewis wrote: Down for me too. ditto from: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.welcomebackstage.com/ - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html.

Re: [backstage] Clay Shirky: Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable

2009-03-29 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 29 Mar 2009, at 19:48, Dave Crossland wrote: Photography did in portrait painters. Same story, different century. It did ? There really are no portrait painters left? I think the effect of photography was that portraiture as a market increased, the affluent could still ( and did ) get

[backstage] Open Platform from the Guardian to make online content available free

2009-03-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/mar/10/guardian-open-platform key quote hidden towards the end The Guardian is positioning its Open Platform as a commercial venture, requiring partners to carry its advertising as part of its terms and conditions, while BBC Backstage states clearly that

[backstage] Norwegian National Broadcaster using OpenTracker Torrent Server to distribute DRM free HDTV

2009-03-09 Thread Fearghas McKay
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/08/norways-public-broad-1.html Norway's public broadcaster sets up its own torrent tracker using same code as The Pirate Bay POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW, MARCH 8, 2009 2:27 PM | PERMALINK Eirikso from NRK, the Norwegian public broadcast, writes to tell us that

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 10 Feb 2009, at 09:23, Alun Rowe wrote: “Microsoft offers the OS and Office at extremely competitive prices to schools. I have heard it quoted as being around £5 per license for Office.” It is cheaper but not that cheap... At Glasgow University it used to be nearly that cheap -

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 10 Feb 2009, at 09:51, Alun Rowe wrote: I was basing it on purchasing a single copy. Purchasing a site wide license for say 500 desktops would see significant savings. Which was Adam's point. The Home/Student edition is cheaper but that's not for schools to use, it's for the

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 10 Feb 2009, at 10:41, Lee Stone wrote: Get office ultimate 2007 for £38.95 - I believe this is the second year they've done it now as I took advantage of it last year as a student. It certainly makes it a lot more affordable. That would mean running Windaes and me having to support it

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 10 Feb 2009, at 12:20, Neil Aberdeen wrote: Interesting as all these discussions are schools will have what's given to them and supported under BSF monoploy IT provision (see http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/List_of_awarded_ICT_contracts) unless there is resistance and/or failure

Re: [backstage] Make the primary OS used in state schools FOSS

2009-02-10 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 10 Feb 2009, at 17:57, Richard Smedley wrote: I'm suggesting 500 or 600 wholly new web apps, designed to cover the whole curriculum. A framework would be specified, and commissions given to *UK* developers - including bids from schools. Of course the EU won't let us do it, but there's

Re: [backstage] free software from ground up home-grown alternative to AIR/Silverlight

2009-02-01 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 1 Feb 2009, at 11:23, Ant Miller wrote: But forgive my utter ignorance, but since there is a layer of Google Web Kit underpinning this, doesn't that make it's openess a bit less open? errr WebKit is not a Google engine - it has been open sourced out of Apple, having come out of

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-26 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 26 Jan 2009, at 17:03, Peter Bowyer wrote: As I mentioned earlier in the thread - I have my 3 dongle working fine under Ubuntu. Actually it's CrunchBase, which is Ubuntu-derived. There are several 3 dongles - the E220 works out the box with the Asus EEE distro and Vodaphone have a linux

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-26 Thread Fearghas McKay
fwiw those two emails with an ITV sig at the bottom are nowt to do with me... f On 26 Jan 2009, at 17:14, Fearghas McKay wrote: On 26 Jan 2009, at 17:03, Peter Bowyer wrote: As I mentioned earlier in the thread - I have my 3 dongle working fine under Ubuntu. Actually it's

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-25 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 25 Jan 2009, at 17:43, zen16...@zen.co.uk zen16...@zen.co.uk wrote: Needs to work on a Mac – MBP. All of the USB dongles should work with a Mac, but you will probably need local knowledge to identify which networks have usable coverage down there. They should all have maps that

Re: [backstage] BBC - a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g (0.25oz) of carbon dioxide

2009-01-12 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 12 Jan 2009, at 15:44, li...@tdobson.net li...@tdobson.net wrote: Now I was just saying that adding DRM to stuff means more CPU cycles, which means DRM is killing the planet!111oneone Or streaming Radio4 leaving its Due to Rights blah blah blah message on during the last few

Re: [backstage] [Fsuk-manchester] Free for All

2009-01-09 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 8 Jan 2009, at 21:55, Tim Dobson wrote: Interesting thing to hear.. and the Chris Anderson book on the Long Tail is well worth a read. f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] [Event] Social Innovation Camp in Dec

2008-11-24 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 24 Nov 2008, at 13:46, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 01:35:33PM -, Ian Forrester wrote: You can read more about them here. Where? Please post a link. Those of us who read in plain text or in a non-graphical reader are not gonna be able to click on that! (I can't

Re: [backstage] Microsoft says it 'has always preferred' DRM-free content

2008-11-23 Thread Fearghas McKay
Brian On 23 Nov 2008, at 09:57, Brian Butterworth wrote: cf http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/archives/2007/02/bbc_backstage_p_1.html Perhaps you could summarise your point rather than just point at a podcast discussion? Thanks f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] Microsoft says it 'has always preferred' DRM-free content

2008-11-23 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 23 Nov 2008, at 12:31, Brian Butterworth wrote: Of course not. He can't be arsed to listen to the podcast. No you can't be arsed to present your position in the same medium that we are having this discussion. So please explain your point using text rather than just pointing to

Re: [backstage] Microsoft says it 'has always preferred' DRM-free content

2008-11-23 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 23 Nov 2008, at 17:55, Brian Butterworth wrote: To be honest, I have gone over it so many times I got the distinct impression - indeed a direct suggestion from a BBC person I very much respect - to stop going on about it, so I refer you to the podcast discussion because it is the most

Re: [backstage] Wealth of Networks event, next Thursday at Imperial College

2008-07-22 Thread Fearghas McKay
Margaret On 22 Jul 2008, at 10:06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's the link for registration: http://wealthofnetworks.eventbrite.com/ Hope you can join us Sam, it's shaping up to be a good event! Are there opportunities for remote participation ? Seeing as it is meant to be part of a

Re: [backstage] Wealth of Networks event, next Thursday at Imperial College

2008-07-22 Thread Fearghas McKay
Margaret On 22 Jul 2008, at 13:48, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That would have been a really good idea - especially as it is meant to cover the nation - but I'm afraid that we have nothing set up for it. Perhaps for the next event? I will be twittering, as I suspect others will as well, so

Re: [backstage] BBC E-mail: It's not the Gates, it's the bars

2008-07-04 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 4 Jul 2008, at 12:24, Gareth Davis wrote: Anyone else find it strange that Richard Stallman feels it is apparently unjust for Microsoft and others to publish software that users are not free to share and modify, but it is ok to publish an article which readers are not free to share and

Re: [backstage] BBC E-mail: It's not the Gates, it's the bars

2008-07-04 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 4 Jul 2008, at 17:41, Dave Crossland wrote: I am at the http://2008.rmll.info and sat next to Richard, and he says that this is not true. (I hope you are just being fooled by a nasty rumour, rather than making this stuff up.) He said it to me. He was sitting next to me. It was directed

Re: [backstage] Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:40:58 +0100

2008-07-03 Thread Fearghas McKay
David On 3 Jul 2008, at 17:46, Dave Crossland wrote: But it tramples our freedom and community, which are more important. There are many different communities on this list - please do not conflate your community with mine. You do not speak for everyone on this list and it would be more

Re: [backstage] iPlayer and the ISPs - a solution

2008-04-15 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 15 Apr 2008, at 12:50, Brian Butterworth wrote: I'm really suprised that no-one actually read what I wrote. We do - it is just that your solution does not solve the cost issues of the second last last mile. The cost of data transport is not from the BBC to the ISP NOC/Data Centre

[backstage] Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:07:17 +0100

2008-04-14 Thread Fearghas McKay
Brian On 14 Apr 2008, at 17:38, Brian Butterworth wrote: It would be lovely if you read my email to the end first! It would be even better if you could learn to quote selectively. [approx 72 lines snipped] Going back on topic - your proposals were designed for the network 10 years ago -

Re: [backstage] Web Semantics - Slicing The Cake

2008-04-01 Thread Fearghas McKay
At 15:25 +0100 1/4/08, Andy Leighton wrote: Really? I assume that Fearghas was talking about stuff like the Asus EEE (and the new Elonex One) rather than mobile phone like content. The EEE/Elonex/Cloudbook group of machines have fully functional OSes and fully functional browsers. They are far

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-24 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 24 Mar 2008, at 23:07, Richard Smedley wrote: I think HHGTTG was the last, wasn't it? Nope that was Radio :-) Well I didn't find the TV as amusing, but then maybe I am being a tad old crusty ;-) f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] Undermining iPlayer DRM

2008-03-07 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 7 Mar 2008, at 18:01, Phil Wilson wrote: Anyone got any more details about the streaming being used? Or is there some already out there that I've missed? http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/03/bbc_iplayer_on_iphone_behind_t.html Has some more info. f - Sent via the

Re: [backstage] Undermining iPlayer DRM

2008-03-07 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 7 Mar 2008, at 18:33, Nick Reynolds-FMT wrote: please do keep trying to comment Sean - some are getting through making a comment is still timing our for me. f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] One-day Conference To Help Web Developers Address Accessibility in Web 2.0

2008-03-05 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 5 Mar 2008, at 12:24, Tim Dobson wrote: students... (yes, £90 *is* a lot for a student if you add it to travel and accomodation) I couldn't agree more. £150 for freelancers who live locally, who I bounced this to, has been more than they can afford. And a complete non-starter for

Re: [backstage] Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

2008-02-26 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 26 Feb 2008, at 14:11, Andy wrote: I doubt that it what Dave is saying. It should make it's content available via a standard way (see: http://www.ietf.org , http://www.w3c.org , http://www.iso.org ). That way it can be viewed in both proprietary and Open Source software. See everyone's

RE: [backstage] Internet TV standard

2008-02-25 Thread Fearghas McKay
At 02:24 + 26/2/08, Christopher Woods wrote: Hat-tip also to the marvellously geeky bod at the Beeb for the inclusion of the Archimedes reference on the BBC Internet blog. Took me back to when I first got my A3000 :) url ? f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To

Re: [backstage] HD-DVD / Blu Ray

2008-02-22 Thread Fearghas McKay
On Friday 22 February 2008 08:03:43 Brian Butterworth wrote: Is the BBC Shop going to swap defunt HD-DVD for BR versions? I don't think HD-DVD machines have suddenly stopped working. As others have said - why should they because they supplied content to you in the format of your choice

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-21 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 21 Jan 2008, at 11:36, Iain Wallace wrote: Did you not see the sign next to the button you just pressed? I'm sorry? The one that says Don't push this button .cf Licencing discussions ad infinitum... Cheers f - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-21 Thread Fearghas McKay
Iain At 12:05 + 21/1/08, Iain Wallace wrote: I'm finding this thread quite useful and interesting. Sorry if you don't. You could always just filter it out in your mail client. If I was objecting to the thread I would have used words like 'ad nauseam' rather than 'ad infinitum' - I was just

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-21 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 21 Jan 2008, at 13:12, Iain Wallace wrote: If this is a flame war then it's the most polite flame war I've ever seen! You guys can't have ever posted in videogame forums. No one has even had their sexual leanings questioned yet ;) nah we are just being polite since you are new ;-) Normal

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-18 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 18 Jan 2008, at 17:57, Peter Ferne wrote: I'll do that, but for now it's for anyone to use. If you make something amazing from it, credit me in the readme ;) I don't want to get into a discussion about the pros and cons of GPL v3 but I would much prefer to see an MIT or BSD style

Re: [backstage] Muddy Boots on Backstage

2007-11-27 Thread Fearghas McKay
Noah On 27 Nov 2007, at 10:57, Noah Slater wrote: To which I have two suggestions: 1) Leave the /discussion/ list you're on. 2) Move to the next message, trash the message and move on. 3) Filter all email with freedom in the body into /dev/null and be done with it. My fourth suggestion

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield speaks again

2007-11-07 Thread Fearghas McKay
On 7 Nov 2007, at 06:00, Brian Butterworth wrote: On 06/11/2007, Fearghas McKay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 16:12 + 6/11/07, Brian Butterworth wrote: If the TV Licence was changed to a BBC Licence, it could be collected by the Internet ISPs on top of their monthly charges, which

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield speaks again

2007-11-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
Title: Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield speaks again At 16:12 + 6/11/07, Brian Butterworth wrote: If the TV Licence was changed to a BBC Licence, it could be collected by the Internet ISPs on top of their monthly charges, which would reduce the collection costs. No it would just move the

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield speaks again

2007-11-06 Thread Fearghas McKay
At 01:36 + 7/11/07, Michael Sparks wrote: Has there been a later act/amendment? If the apparatus is not installed or used to receive television programme service then no licence is required. Unplugging the aerial and detuning the set are sufficient to render the apparatus un-installed and