Have to agree, when was the last time that a US 'Force' stepped away from a planned action because it broke the law of the country it would take place in?
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The really sad thing?
I used to have a huuuuge stack of the originals and the got skipped during a move....
Never mind the value, there was years or re-reading in them still
They actually do it properly on the left hand side of the pond. If you have an implement which could potential kill someone, no matter how remote the chance, then it is a deadly weapon.
Over here you have a mishmash which 'kind of' gets there with ...constructed, adapted or intended for use....says much the same but it is a little wordy and leaves loopholes where you may have to prove intent which is never easy.
What's that old saying?
Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
There was me wondering whether they were being ironic by asking the questions but supplying their own sum of answers or really ironic by asking the questions and then saying 'who cares'.
I think you will find that in most cases it is uninsured because that way nobody knows you have it. A lot of high value stuff gets shifted around (including from country to country) to disguise ownership and to stop those pesky Taxmen knowing about them.
Then there is of course the stuff which may not be in the possession of the rightful owner....bit tricky to insure that stuff too.
Re: Oh, for goodness sake
It would be more appropriate for portions of Europe to join us on GMT as several (France/Spain/Portugal) either have the Greenwich meridian pass through them or they are West of the line.
This 'give up the time-shift' happens twice a year and normally is linked to the 'Use CET' sub-plot with the advantages to business forefront amongst the reasons but everyone saying that ignores the way that the US have a lot of time-zones and not only do they see no problem but they actually take advantage of them allowing a split office East/West coast to cover a much larger portion of the day without needing people to start early/stay late.
Story aside, that is a great photo....severe envy here as none of mine come out anything like that well
There were also telegraphic towers between Admiralty House in London and Portsmouth (not sure if they did Falmouth too)
So Apple are reducing their reliance on Samsung by using more Samsung derived components?
Hear hear....I have often said that there should be a 'none of the above' category on voting forms and if that gets the most votes then no MP is returned from that constituency. That would have a few of them shaking in their expenses-paid for 2nd home.
Re: When is theft not theft?
You missed an important part of the definition...
'obtains pecuniary advantage' ie either makes money by holding the item for ransom or saves money by not paying for using it. This is how they can define copying stuff as theft.
Re: ſcreenſhot: Just wondering
I think if you prefer a quill you are 'pre-trendy'. At least it is justification for having a pen-knife about your person
and closer to home....
The LOHAN project used Kickstarter to get funding to help get a playmonaut launched but is it a failed project if their is a launchpad 'incident' resulting in a collection of puzzle parts? At that point most, if not all, the money would have been spent so how could there be a refund?
As said by many above, this is a system to help fund bold ideas which have a good chance of turning into something exciting, not a guarantee.
Well it could be the bit where you state in the takedown notice that 'you swear under penalty of perjury that the information is correct' or some such form of words.
The DMCA Takedown notice is a legal document and as such spraying them out randomly SHOULD lead to you being up before the beak yourselves. Of course the problem there is that once the first company gets hauled up then everyone else will have to turn off their spamming DMCA robot.
Oh wait....that's not actually a problem for the real world is it, more a bonus.
Any updates on this?
I upgraded my Q10 with none of the sound issues so I wonder how widespread this actually is.
Re: 'Once we've improved their efficiency...'
Ooh look....a Police Helicopter
Sorry but unless it can run from salami then I'm not interested...
For once the French got it right
There is little difference between men and women.....vive la difference
Re: Even if, and it’s a big if, Samsung is innocent....
and that is why I don't want a TV, I just want a large monitor....
cheaper, just as good a picture and I can run sound through a separate audio system to get good channel separation.
Oh yeah...and they are easier to take apart to look for microphones/cameras/whatever
Re: Does anybody remember eproms?
One of my main tasks as an apprentice was to burn and mark the Proms/Eproms for a system. I learnt the hard way that when you varnish over the white ink used to mark them you should use normal varnish and a fine brush.....Spray varnish tends to coat the legs and form a perfect insulating layer......Oooops
Was going to Anon but the damage to my credibility was a long time ago so it's too late to be precious.
I have always preferred the OS maps because they exist to be maps rather than as a start point for all manner of add-on extras. So long as the online version holds to that then I see the OS getting a lot of trade from people who currently end up with three or four apps to cover driving/walking/etc. Even at a small charge this could get a good uptake.
.......This is nonsensical! If you've compromised someone's computer why would you bother sending them a phishing email?......
A very clear and simple rebuttal of the O2 response
I suspect that the FTC are not expecting them to be around that long.....charging over $200 for the game where there is probably a free equivalent online is not going to see much in the way of sales
Let me see
Voice system called Cortana....browser called Spartan...Halo, is there a theme developing here? Just hope it is a Requiem for Windows
Surely it was looking for native life
Re: decent British beer.
Would that be a Man of Kent or a Kentish Man?
Re: I loved the top down GTA Games
Actually you are completely incorrect as more countries drive on the left, it's just that the BIG countries do the reverse so most drivers doing it properly drive on the right.
Surely if they are trying to be cool and hip and trendy (delete as inappropriate) they should actually be called Innov8...
Re: Oh not again
An example from the UK.....
it was made a specific offence to sit in the middle or right-hand lanes of a motorway or dual carriageway DESPITE this having been dealt with previously under existing legislation as 'driving without due care and attention'.
Why was it seen as such a problem? Could be down to the shift from police patrolling in cars over to fixed cameras focussing on speeding. Yes, it earned a lot of money from speeding fines but it did bog-all for all the other bad driving which cameras are bloody useless at spotting.
They just don't get it
Currently these 'diverted profits' are written down as Franchise costs or IP costs etc etc. Why on earth does HMRC* think that they can produce a piece of legislation which achieves what they think they want? They have never managed it before and the multi-nationals have a lot more reasons to side-step the laws than HMRC* have to write them.
Can't wait for the first company to report every single purchase and salary payment they make throughout the year as diverted profit and drown HMRC in paperwork.
*OK, yes I know that technically it is not HMRC that write the laws but...
Re: you would have got Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, and Office 2013
@Pascal...I think you missed it but @Dan was sharing the joys that you would have had with the rental version where you would never know until you launched it each day what extra functionality had been shoe-horned in FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE!!!!
This contrasts with the boring plodding of your 'owned' copy where everything is in the same place day after day and you don't get to spend hours exploring a twisty maze of passages all the same to find that obscure 'set line spacing to 2' option.
Just a guess
You know, one of those wild 'stab in the dark' things....but could this analysis in any way have been sponsored or supported by Microsoft?
Odd thought I know but it does kind of suggest that Microsoft are about to beat how Apple took on the consumer market when they released the iPhone. The Windows Phone OS may be good but I would like to see how much he would stake on his claims for it.
I presume everyone involved made a sanity check saving throw didn't they?
But if your main customer encourages you to stretch your goals to a new technology (maybe even sharing costs) to enable them to expand their range and then dumps you when it proves to be too much too soon, who bears the responsibility?
Especially when said main customer buys up the carcass for a song....
Re: The enemy..
Taking that one step further.....
If the US Government do win here does it then give them a lever to pry open the box holding the 'off-shored' profits from those same 'US' Companies?
' but if you're familiar with the process on Linux, you should have no trouble'
If you have been using the process on Linux then why on earth would you be looking to run a limited version on Windows, especially when two articles across from this was how you need to put on a patch to stop users getting full Admin rights in Windows.
and fails to mention...
that BYOD is only one leg of the tripod. To go with it you have hardware that is totally owed and controlled by the business (currently the norm) and also owned by the business with a personal area (the inverse of BYOD).
If you start offering BYOD you need to balance it with the other options too or you are letting the tail wag the dog.
Just hope they didn't get too bent out of shape.
Yeah, I was going anyway
I cried when I read this...
and it took ages before I could stop laughing/cheering long enough to start typing.
From it's very first day I could never see this as anything other than an MitM vector waiting to be re-purposed
Except that if people are buying it through a comparison web-site you are missing the chance to have them accidentally buy all sorts of other services where they didn't notice that a tick in one place meant No while elsewhere it meant Yes.
Not a single mention in the article of Opera which may be a niche player these days but it played a significant part in pushing features now considered standard (tabs anyone?) but also kicked off the EU review of Microsoft bundling IE in the OS.
I have always said that MPs should be required to work to the HMRC Rules and Regs for Directors of Limited Companies. That would give very clear limits on what can be claimed and accountability.
Remind me...If someone chooses to be an MP where part of their job requires them to be in London, why does that permit them to buy a family home in London and charge the mortgage payments to the Tax-payer? All they are supposed to claim is expenses necessary to perform their job as an MP so why do they need more than a one bedroom flat for their time in London?
Re: The lesson of the LS120
Ummm....#3 here. One drive, one disc, never really worked out why i let heart over-rule head.
Oh yeah, and I have (possibly had, we did some clearing recently) 8" floppy drive and discs too
I blame the Advertising watchdogs for letting them get away with this to the point of encouraging them. In the UK the watchdog (aka ASA-The Toothless Puppy) specifically permitted the use of words with a cvontradictory meaning. I seem to recall it related to 'traffic shaping' which was allowed even when they advertised 'we will not slow you down'.
Those tax practices were intended so that multi-national companies could take advantage of areas of expertise and share the output across divisions in the other countries. It is still used that way by the majority of companies (how many data-centres do you really want to have running?) but is being 'abused' by a small number. Is it really practical to change the laws and penalise everyone because the 'bad-guys' accountants are better at finding loopholes than the Governments are at closing them?
Re: What's the O in LOHAN?
Not so, especially in light of the L being Low. A Low Orbit could technically be just a few feet above ground for the whole orbit assuming you could maintain thrust although there are generally assumed values for the varying categories of orbital 'height'
Re: "we promised that these rewards would be exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign"
Only if pried from......etc etc etc
Re: LED lighting
Ah, that's because the regulations quote wattage and not lux/lumens/candelas per m2.
This means your 7 watts for a side light which gives you an incandesant bulb like a glow-worm allows you some LEDs which almost outperform halogen headlamps. Certainly the 50 Watt GU10 bulbs at home have been replaced with LEDs of the same brightness but rated at 5 watts
Always thought this was something which needed some attention.
Re: Cruise control
The poor timing of your CC is a classic example of the diffence that extra inputs can make to predictive actions. You can see the brow of the hill approaching but the car cannot.
It has been said by people who know about these things that a really good driver can out-perfomr ABS as well, but we are talking about properly good drivers as in licensed race/rally type people.
As the article notes, a lot of the systems in cars both ancient and modern are average at best but hold to the 'good enough' theory of engineering. You could make it better but it would cost more unless you wait until next decade when a new thrugglewasher will be invented.
The one part which did catch my eye was the digitial wiring loom. As far as I am aware even the latest eco-warrior cars have central control boxes and long copper runs. At the best part of 60lb of weight saved from changing to a digital loom in his project this is an appreciable saving and if taken with changing to LED lighting then I could see this being a nice little earner for some Auto-Electric shops.