Most of the holders of that debt are us - people who have pensions!
585 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007
Thats the sound of you missing the point of the original post...
Re: Who's Who?
or... nice pig head... <zip>
Re: Owning characters forever is wrong
But new version of the comics are being published every month, and every few years the characters get a revamp in their looks, thus the copyright is constantly renewed.
Drawing a picture is an act of creativity in just the same way that building one is. You still need permission to turn a picture into an object if you don't own the copyright of the design.
Re: It might because because its early so I apologise
> Not sure of the law in the US but I'm pretty sure that if you don't defend a copyright then you may lose that right.
If you are not sure of the law don't try quoting it - you are confusing copyright and trademarks. If you don't defend your trademark you loose the rights to it. Copyright is NOT the same.
The worst "Doctor" wasn't in front of the camera at all, he was the Producer from 1979 until 1989 - John Nathan-Turner. He had absolutely no clue how to produce the program and destroyed it with stupid casting, abysmal costumes, laughable "special" effects and terrible scripts.
The only good things to come out of those years were Peri (almost) in a bikini and Nyssa in tight trousers!
What I find amusing here is that from exactly the same report the BBC come up with a diametrically opposed conclusion:
"Next two years hottest, says Met Office"
I think this says more about the relative biases of the reporters rather than the factual content of the report :)
Re: Only one thing to say
Don't forget "The batsmans Holding, the bowlers Willy"
Re: Cricket vs. Baseball.
I prefer the songs sung by the Duckworth-Lewis Method... (especially Jiggery Pokery!)
This has been analysed to death - the cost of means testing this and other universal pensioner benefits would cost MORE than would be saved.
> India-Pakistan-etc is a UK blunder as well. Originally all over bloody tea.
Excuse me? How do you come to that conclusion? The partition happened AFTER the Brits left...
So what happens when you try to write about Scunthorpe or the Barnsley town of Penistone, the Berkshire village of Cockpole Green or the village of Hassocks in Sussex?
Re: hats off to them
There is even a fan page for "The girl in the Safety Dance video" on facebook...
Re: Free country?
America, land of the Free*
* for only certain values of "free"
> Re: America
> The only country not under threat of a CIA coup...
Because the coup has already happened!!!
If you wish to charge your electric car while driving what you need is a slot in the road with metal strips either side. Then on the underside of your car you have a tab that fits in the slot with the pick ups on either side...
You then need to be REALLY careful at the cross-overs...
Re: Gigital digital digital digital
We need some Digital Relief from all these Diabolical Digital Distractions!
Re: repeat after me
And? Why is that any sort of excuse for stealing other people's work?
@AMBxx did you read the whole article? This was specifically mentioned as Amazon HAS come to an agreement witht he various rights organisations for that very reason.
Well its pretty obvious from the negative tone of this article which side of the BBC funding fence you sit on :)
So will anyone in Europe who actually make the laws (as opposed to make lots of waste paper aka European Parliament) pay the slightest bit of attention to all this garbage?
Neetu Jain was on the Tavistock Square bus and was one of the 52 victims. We had been colleagues and friends from about 1996 when we both worked for MAID plc in Leicester Square. I moved on in 1999 but we kept in touch sporadically for some years afterwards. I didn't realise she was one of the victims until about 4 years back when it occurred to me I hadn't heard from her for a while so did a FB/Google search for her name... The shock when I found out was like a physical blow, I was in tears for ages afterwards, she was such a warm, friendly and funny person.
I was living in Shoreditch at the time, so heard the commotion around Aldgate. It was a very disturbing time, just hours after the celebration of winning the Olympic games to be surrounded by such tragedy.
Re: NASA inefficiency: The hint is in the name
The great leaps forward that NASA achieved were done BEFORE they became bogged down with career bureaucrats and health and safety executives, in a time when engineers actually did the engineering.
Re: 1,922 seconds?
Are you sure it wasn't 1,999 seconds?
I never considered VAT at 5% for gas and electric supplies as a subsidy for fossil fuel industry, more like a subsidy for people being able to heat their houses! In fact on electric its not discriminating against any particular supply so you could call this ANOTHER subsidy for wind farms as well.
Re: I agree
Aircraft camo is designed as much to hide them when they are on the ground as in the air, so boring grey is a suitable colour then they are parked on concrete.
Re: I have my suspicions...
Which was a totally spurious gesture as the Gov is the lawmaking body so making a law that only affects itself is pointless when at some point in the future the Gov just abolishes that law when it decides it wants to do what the law forbids.
Martian Rock Snakes!!!
Re: Only able to make 1/3 of a comment.
Excuse me what "last three" are you referring to?
Similarly, a 4th Indy film? Next you'll be trying to tell me that there are more than 2 Alien movies!
In that case you need an exam that is specifically about how to use Google, however if you are testing knowledge about ANOTHER topic you shouldn't be testing how good your Google skills are.
Re: Reminds me of the classic
I prefer the classic sending the apprentice to stores for a long weght...
Re: Time to develop a good exit strategy
It worked for the Brennan-monster!
> And where can you purchase a system for e.g. paying road tax -
> yes one that integrates with VOSA's list of cars, MOT certificates
> and people verification systems? No, me neither.
You can easily get systems that have multiple integration points and interfaces that can communicate with other systems. Do those services support SOAP or some other form of data exchange format? That stuff isn't really difficult to configure into flexible integration points. You don't have to build custom applications all the time to handle that sort of thing.
Nothing "moved", they just allowed people to buy x.uk as well as x.co.uk
Re: There's a joke in there somewhere
The queue is too long to bother waiting for the joke...
Where is Max Zorin when you need him!
Re: Lets see....
Re: "We used to dream of a mac"
@G.Y. : know a country that had the kids mark mark-sense BASIC cards, mail them to a central location, get the run back 1-4 weeks later.
Once a year, they would go on pilgrimage to that computer center, and get hold of real TTY terminals
That country was the UK and the year was 1974 - thats how I got my very first introduction to writing computer programs using first an assembly language-like language called "City & Guidls" and then after a while upgrading to BASIC.
The computer was Medway College of Technology's and was a hulking great big IBM monster.
Re: "Just read the instructions".
There will soon be complaints that the names are too frivolous and should have more gravitas...
I see this as nothing more than another barrier to entry for new websites. How much will hosting companies gouge for certificates for each hosted domain name on top of the hosting fees? Its fine for large companies but what about the small players such as hobby clubs or small companies?
Rather than give the plod free mobes, make them do their fucking job properly - Brazilian Electricians, phone hacking, Hatton Garden burglaries etc etc etc etc ad nauseam...
Re: Religious Freedom vs Persecution
Sorry that does not work - you don't have to be gay to be a pedophile, try again and use a proper dictionary/brain
Re: How does this boycott thing work again?
Bye, you won't be missed.
Re: 127.0.0.1 aka localhost
Re: IT content!
Analogue computers were regularly (and still are) built from Meccano. Barnes Wallis built one to help solve some of the equations for the Bouncing Bomb and other problems.
Re: Nah! What we really need is...
Ahh Gabrielle Drake and silver mini skirts...
Another pointless waste of cash that should be going to employing proper troops.... oh well its a new toy for the Whitehall boys to play with...
Re: "Anthill inside"
and don't forget Twoflower's introduction of the concept of "reflected sound of underground spirits" :)
Witches Abroad is also the book with the marvellous "Glod" footnote. Remember reading that in Selfridges bookstore before I bought it and burst out laughing in the middle of a busy shop!
I remember Tom Paulin reviewing Terry Pratchett on The Review Show many years ago:
A complete amateur... doesn't even write in chapters.
which has since appeared on many Discworld covers :)