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5 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008

Scots to pioneer remote sex via glowing ring

Matt Cheney

@Had to be

GIven their falling birthrates, the Japanese had better get busy with the real thing rather than playing with light pens.

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Amazon sued by cable TV giant over Kindle ebooks

Matt Cheney

Thanks, Paul

Stupid mistake on my part. I knew we were talking about copyright and not patent and miswrote.

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Matt Cheney

Re: Absurd

"'They don't have the right to read a book out loud,' [...]

Run that one by me again?"

I understand that that's the patent law as it currently stands, folks. Printed copyright it not bundled with audio copyright. Another case of the law not keeping up with technology.

However, I'm not a patent lawyer (or lawyer of any kind, so I can sleep the sleep of the innocent) so will defer to the experts.

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Obesity witchhunt is a 'moral panic' - sense out of Texas

Matt Cheney

BMI Bollocks

The BMI is bollocks as it doesn't account for body structure, lean muscle mass, etc. For me to get to a "healthy" BMI I'd have to weigh 170lbs. I'd look like walking death weighing that little.

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BT and Siemens slammed over prisoner call rates

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BooHoo

Ditto the comments "they're in prison, folks"! Prison shouldn't be fun. Supportive family members can arrange visits or incoming calls. Prisoners should be put to work with no time for placing calls (or watching TV, browsing the Internet, lifting weights, studying law books, etc).

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