eBay Selling Fakes – No it couldn’t possibly be…

The online auction site has been ordered to pay compensation by a judge in Paris for allowing users to trade counterfeit items

Via Times Online

Louis Vuitton sues eBay, for selling ‘luxury’ fakes. First question what took so long, and what makes them think they have any possibility of winning or even settling the lawsuit.

I think its laughable that companies still think they can get away with such stupid lawsuits, the bottom line is the profits can’t be all that good, on their end.


ICANN is full of good ideas, especially on how people use the internet.

The net’s regulator, Icann, voted unanimously to relax the strict rules on so-called “top-level” domain names, such as .com or .uk.

The decision means that companies could turn brands into web addresses, while individuals could use their names – BBC NEWS

Despite the fact it opens up a whole slew of stupid domains, it means you can no longer guess a domain name by picking the brand and adding .com or .co.uk it also means domain squatting is going to get more and more common, even if initially domains cost six figure sums.

ICANN – The idea is stupid, work out a better way, and try to find some way of regulating domain squatting not making up stupid ideas and justifying them by saying it will make the internet easier to use, because it will not!

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-14

  • I was going to get a coffee then I realised I was at a train station #
  • I have had my caffeine fix, and will be London soon. #
  • http://twitpic.com/28a5 – Tower bridge, just missed the train. #
  • this is ace and I haven’t done anything yet #
  • I’m sure there are famous people here but I dont recognise any. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-12

  • only 8 days till my birthday and my last exam. Still no guarantee I am going to university. #
  • Just signed up to Amazon Prime – I aren’t sure whether it was a good idea. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-10

  • I am ready to lay down £159, to upgrade to the 16GB iPhone 3G. I aren’t sure about the white though #
  • 500 emails bite the dust – inbox zero try 2 #
  • I wish it was 500, actually 5000. #
  • @ScottBourne See http://tinyurl.com/635dod personally I think its a joke, I will be in London this weekend, we’ll see what happens. #
  • is it me or has all the iPhone 3G news dried up, and its becoming very boring. I guess thats the price of hype. #

Review in 20s: Mike Oldfield – Music of the Spheres [Music]

This is a new one for the reviews section, Music!

When you think Mike Oldfield, you think Tubular Bells and The Exorcist. Music of the Spheres is completely different yet very much the same, based on the premise that everything in the universe has a unique sound or vibration. Oldfield has orchestrated a journey by music through the universe.

Its a very good album from big impact tracks, to very subtle and calming tracks. Its the sort of album you put on at the end of the day and just kick back and relax to. While it could be argued its just a re-hash of oldfield’s old catalogue circa Tubular Bells 1. I still enjoyed it.

Verdict – 4 Stars

Links MikeOldfield.com | Music Of The Spheres


Twitter Updates for 2008-06-09

  • I think the iPhone 2 is so obvious, Steve wont give a mention. Instead we will get a yellow submarine iphone at edge speed even under water. #
  • for WWDC rolling live updates as long as twitter stays up http://wwdc.twistori.com/ #
  • next feature to switched so twitter can stay online, Posting! #
  • WWDC = Dig Let down so far – Demo’s are borng me to tears and i am 7000 miles away. #
  • Apple is not on form today, not of form at all. I distinct lack of the usuall pizazz #
  • At Last – Apple does not dissapoint #
  • @leolaporte glad to see TWiT live is doing so well, enjoyed the coverage! It has nothing to do with Steve, build it and they will come. #
  • o2 UK seems very scarce on the iPhone 3G details and there is a complete lack of prices on the Apple Store. #