380 posts • joined Wednesday 19th November 2008 11:46 GMT
re: Consumer Credit Act to the rescue?
"I think someone suing their bank for the cost of all consequential damages ought at least result in some heavy pressure being exerted to find the culprits!"
Incorrect methinks, the banks would just add a paragraph to their t's and c's placing all responsibility for the transactions on the customer and increasing their fees at the same time to offset any potential loss they might suffer from the bad publicity.
He'll truely be missed
My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad.
There'd been a recent wave of gorgeous fashion models found naked and unconscious in laundromats on the West Side. Unfortunately, I was assigned to investigate holdups of neighborhood credit unions.
I was across town doing my laundry when I got the call on the double killing...
That the key point I took from this article is that it's targeted at children. Kids who want to get around the parental filter on their family pc aren't going to have a working knowledge of proxy servers and will just click on whatever promises to do what they want.
Double standards as usual
Pornography apparently "leads men to objectify women". Anyone who's ever seen a diet coke ad knows that this works both ways but they don't seem to want to point that bit out.
@The Original Ash
Except double jeopardy prevents you being punished for the same crime twice, if you refuse to hand over a password and get prosecuted that's only once. If they ask you again and you refuse that's a second offence and you can be prosecuted for it.
"There would be no obvious application in the case of cats stuck up trees, however."
Depends on how high the tree is.
Much as I hate to defend BT
Wouldn't any construction work like this require planning permission or something similar? If so then wouldn't whomever authorised the construction be at fault here? Or is that BT as well, in which case go ahead and sue BT for all they're worth.
So you didn't actually look at the screenshots then?
Because if you did you'd have seen that they initially spoof the browser 'This website has been reported as hosting malicious content' screens. Which are all red. It then redirects you to the download site to get the 'security update'.
What excellent service
It only took them about 9 months to decide to ban the ad, that's quite impressive. I haven't even seen that particular one for months now, they've put out at least 2 or 3 more since the one that's been banned and they all say pretty much the same thing, so will those ones also be banned or will there have to be complaints made about each one and a similar turnaround time to ban each one in turn?
When they complain just point them at the person who brought the court case and say 'it's all their fault, speak to them.'
I've got a better idea
If anyone tries to sue a search engine because they don't like the results they get when searching for their own name, just block their name entirely. If anyone searches for that person they'd just get a page explaining that the person they searched for doesn't want them to do that. See how this alleged model feels when suddenly no-one can find her agents website.
That he's logging the unique ID of each card then trying to read it's balance online. The balance wouldn't show up to until the card is purchased and a balance is added to it. So it'd then say 'This one's been activated and had £50 put one it'.
How did he have a license?
I thought it was a requirement of the driving test these days that you had to be able to read road signs and understand all of the informational displays of your car. If he's dyslexic to such a degree that he can't read numbers then how did he have a license?
Plus, even if he's telling the truth shirley the fact that everything was flying past him in a blur should have been an indication that he was going too fast.
@ AC 11:12
Sadly not, if you take anyone else down with you then you get disqualified from the Darwins as it's not fair that someone else should suffer due to your stupidity. This includes children and animals.
Can someone explain to me
How Virgin can claim that their services are subject to the same problems as ADSL (interference, line length, etc.) when they have a length of co-ax (not fibre, whatever their ads claim) running directly into my house?
Surely since they are own every last bit of my line I should see the full 20Mb that I'm paying for? My speeds once hit 18Mb when they upgraded my exchange to support up to 50Mb, but it's now dropped down to around 9-11.
RE: Re: invisible sheds?
Excellent, we're one step closer to the submersible stealth attack gazebo.
This is no place for reasoned, informed debate. This is the internet, kindly leave your facts at the door and allow the nutjobs to say their piece.
@ J 3
"I believe the Patrician's name is spelled Vetinari, and I shudder just to think of what he might do with such exclusive tape."
He wouldn't do anything, he'd just casually leave a roll sitting on his desk when you turned up for a meeting with him and let you imagine the worst yourself.
I know it's extremely childish
But I can't help sniggering at the thought of an instructional video of how to lubricate your grease nipples.
I know, I know, I'm off to grow up a bit.
One popular theory is that the real 'gold' trophy is mostly hollow, as if it was solid gold then it would be impossible to lift one handed, let alone hold up in the air and wave it around as the winners generally do.
Doesn't break any laws?
So I'm free to wander the streets at all hours blasting people randomly with an air horn am I? If playing loud annoying noises at one group of people is legal then surely it's legal to do it at anyone?
I'm 25 and I can hear these things clearly, at best it's a breach of the peace, and at worst it's unprovoked assault.
They've got to make a black one and give it a REALLY good clean. They must have run out of cloths.
...the the perviness of the human race. You can almost guarantee that if something exists then someone, somewhere gets off on it. In fact a lot of people enjoy stuff that doesn't exist. A fetish for nude images of random anonymous people sounds pretty vanilla compared to some of the things I've heard about since joining the net back in the 90s.
"To go back on this policy now would risk turning confusion into an utter shambles"
Translation: "We were wrong, but changing our minds now would make us look like we don't know what we're talking about. So we're going to carry on regardless and you will fall into line."
I've got a DAB alarm clock which constantly loses reception and it's time signal and as soon as it wears out (I give it another few months at most) I'll be going back to a good old FM radio. The stereo in my car is also FM and works fine, if I switch that one to DAB it'll be pretty much unusable with the crappy signal strength around here.
Judging by the example one shown in the pic, John Doe was a family man living in the US, who carried a shield, either spent most of his time leaning forwards at an improbable angle or once put his foot through a staircase. He also apparently banged wooden stakes into things with his bare fists? and, had some form of nuclear-based super powers?
You may laugh...
...at how backwards this seems, but when you consider that UK police forces hire psychics to assist with murder cases it just leaves you with vague feeling of depression at the state of the world.
I think that's just a scapegoat
They'll always give a convenient figure like 99.99% so that when it inevitably misses a few they can just say "Well, that's the .01% that it can't kill." thereby avoiding the inevitable lawsuits that would result from a claim of 100% removal.
Simple way to decide who pays extra
You just have two doorways leading onto the plane, a narrow one and a double-door jobbie. If you can't fit through the narrow one without touching the sides then you pay the extra for the second seat and go through the other door.
A simple solution
We just need to instigate some sort of system where all citizens are issued with some form of identification, say a card of some sort. That will prove who you are and that you have a right to be here.
Correct me if I'm wrong
But the system that was disabled was used to detect "unauthorised access", but the crims used stolen credentials to access the database. How would it then have known that those authorised credentials were being used by unauthorised persons?
Doesn't this mean that even if this mysterious system hadn't been disabled that it wouldn't have helped in this case?
"make it sound like an ice-cream truck or Fiat Panda"
I'd rather have one that sounds like a steam train, with a matching steam-whistle horn.
Just to confuse and/or terrify anyone approaching from the other direction in a dark tunnel.
They public might be more forgiving...
...if they didn't spend so much time coming up with ridiculous and meaningless drivel disguised as an explanation.
"The health and safety of the workforce and people living around the park is our number one priority which is underpinned by robust and proportionate security measures we have put in place."
To me, that just sounds like a default press release written by a marketing department where they just fill in the blanks to apply it to whatever project is in question. What has any of this got to do with 'Health and Safety'?
The phrase 'Doubleplusgood Duckspeak Comrade' springs inexorably to mind.
Wake me when they start using these things for playing conkers, then I'll be satisfied.
Firstly, I remember these things being around when I was back at school in the late 90s, has it really taken this long for the sensationalists to notice?
Secondly, has anyone considered that these children are just lying about what they're doing? How many teenagers claim to have had sex when they're just trying to sound big in front of their friends?
May I be the first to say...
Wankel rotary engine, is just funny in any context. Thank you Felix Wankel.
Are they a religion?
Is Scientology classed as a religion in Australia? In France I believe it's recognised as a cult by the government, and Germany classes it as a business.
They might want to souble check that if they seek to "make it illegal to incite hatred against religious groups"
Experiences of Merka
Flew into LAX and spent a full three and a half hours queuing up to be photographed, fingerprinted and interviewed by three separate Mexicans. Amusingly, the friend I was travelling with misheard the question "What do you do for a living?" and answered "Uh, yes?" but still got waved through.
During that time we were subjected to 6 sniffer dog searches which uncovered not one, not two, but three apples being illegally brought into the country by my fellow passengers (Two of which were leftovers from the in flight meal). I now have a mental image of the security staff piling up all of the confiscated fruit out back somewhere and destroying it in a controlled explosion.
When I came to leave again i sat in the terminal waiting and had one of their heavily armed stormtroopers come up behind me and look over my shoulder at what I was reading, a Readers Digest, not exactly a threat to democracy. I also bought two tins of Jelly Belly jelly beans from the airport and had to open the shrink wrap and show the contents of the tins to the staff as they claimed the tins were 'Impervious to X-Rays'.
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