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".. for the protection of health or morals, "
Who's morals are those? I'm happy to obey the law, as has been laid down in writing by Parliament. I'm not sure if I can live and behave according to the moral standards of the senior officers of some police force or government commissar. Where are these moral standards written down and who decides them?
On the other side of the coin, are there any punishments specified for officials who misuse these powers? I doubt it ('official words of advice' does not count).
Soon to develop into ...
... smart dust or a hegemonising swarm. Either way, we're doomed.
They finally noticed the Elephant in the room.
About time too.
Re: Make him look like a perv
Given his job and his clearance level, and being a 'new boy' at MI6, it does seem very strange that he would knowingly use his home internet connection to visit sites that could be regarded as even remotely 'dodgy'. Also, it seems strange that the police would release that information at such an early stage in the enquiry, unless they also linked it to an appeal to members of the 'dodgy' community to come forward with any information.
It sounds like fascist dogma, or communist dogma, or corporatist dogma, or morarchist dogma (just change the bogeymen to suit).
With tears in my eyes, ...
... I came to realise that I loved Professor Norgaard.
What percentage of these planets ....
... have black monoliths on them?
Re: Which 'Not The Nine O'Clock News' sketch was that?
I've withdrawn my post because it made me look like a bigger idiot than I actually am. Thank you for your kind reply.
(One of my many security and privacy plug-ins was blocking the You Tube content in the main article)
Re: OR (personal choice here)
I'd add Request Policy to that list. It prevents web pages even loading anything from outside the main domain. So, it does need tweaking intially to allow some useful stuff to get through.
I never see Facebook and Twitter sourced buttons anymore, and I don't miss them.
Re: Flight conditions
Anecdotal evidence suggests that deep sea divers and caisson workers either have very good teeth or no teeth (or dentures/crowns).
lloydspharmacy.com is the online portal for llyods Pharmacy which is a UK registered business with headquarters in the UK. As such, it is part of the UK 'pharmacy association' (I did not say 'cartel').
The UK authorities do not allow .co.uk presence or .com registration via UK registrars for any pharmacy that is not part of the UK pharmacy group of companies (I did not say 'cartel').
Up until two years ago, the online pharmacy I use had a .co.uk address. That .co.uk address disappeared and I now have to use a 'foreign' address (same company, same location, not allowed to use .co.uk).
So, I still get my cheap meds as long as the price comes in at less than the £15 VAT threshold, so I order more often.
The NABP represent American pharmacy groups. This would be an ideal mechanism to prevent competition from medication resellers who are not part of the NABP group (I did not say 'cartel').
I make this comment as a UK resident who regularly purchases essential medication from a foreign internet pharmacy, at a price much lower that I can get in the UK. I can imagine the consequences for me if UK pharmacy trade groups took similar action.
"... fight the unlicensed sale of counterfeit treatments online."
As opposed to the *licensed* sale of counterfeit treatments, which isn't mentioned so it must be ok.
I'm getting a nervous tic ....
... thinking about all the ways it could go wrong, and I don't even live in Australia.
Re: I have a few gigs spare
Nice idea, but my quick and dirty estimates say that if they wanted to crowd-source 1 Petabyte and associated calculations using distributed PC-type equipment; then they'd need 10 million volunteers and the public networks would take a big hit on bandwidth.
It's still a nice idea :)
Have a look at Thunderbird (e-mail) with the Lightening (calendar) plugin. I use Lightening to display and modify my different Google calendars, since you can have calendar files stored on any network location (including the internet). You can convert a calendar event to an email invitation and I think you can have emailed invitations go to your calendar. It's all free so you might as well play with it.
I understand your concerns, but as development proceeds then miniaturisation and mass production economies will eventually allow neighbourhoods or even individuals to have their own 'Mr. Fusion' reactor, to supply power under local control.
Re: For Frank-Ly
Thank you for that link Martin. I've used my rusty and creaking PSP skills to throw something together, as you can see here: http://goo.gl/2E2n2
It was very quick and very dirty, I know. Please feel free to improve it in any way, lol.
Re: clearly bollocks (and gullable)
But it did look like a large gull, so that's ok.
The perfect logo .....
.... would be a Google android, looking out of a Microsoft window, while taking a bite out of an Apple apple. Can any graphically gifted reader please produce such a design and post a link to it please?
I for one would print it on a t-shirt and wear it proudly.
Re: Proof reader required at El Reg?
I thought he mean 'pratts'.
Re: Just for balance..
No. Let me explaim why....
If Ken Livingston was the Mayor of London and tried to do the same thing, then he would face exactly the same criticism. It's about the principle, not the person.
I have a strange urge .....
..... to start wearing swirl-effect nail polish. That's the power of advertising on El Reg !
Note: I would not use the demonstrated technique. I would use a small neodymium magnet to form unique self-customised patterns, thus identifying myself as unique and special.
Re: It's like 2001 again..."...where money wasn't a problem ..."
Money can't buy good taste.
Re: Su Bo
You beat me to it, with a much better post than the one I thought of.
Re: Usual over zealous permission
I decided to not install it for the same reasons. I'm also pissed off by the way installed apps offer updates that have escalated permissions from their original installed settings. I'm considering rooting my phone so I can use a fine grained permissions control app.
re. "..so far always paid the congestion charge in cash."
Right, that's you on the database of suspicious people then.
Re: Question (AKA WTF?!)
I have an idea........ Samsung should sue the US patent office for false representations which led Samsung to spend money of a court case and also placed it in a position where it could be sued by Varia. Then Varia could sue the patent office for the same false representation that caused it to spend money suing Samsung. Then Apple could...... oh, wait a minute.
Re: Just wait for Round 2 - CC
It sounds like the Assistant Manager of Communications needs to be moved to Assistant Manager of Floor Cleaning.
The made for TV series adaptation of Dune was quite good and true to the book(s), even if some of the acting was a bit wooden. The film looked like they'd put the book's ideas through a blender and poured it into a script.
.... this is just a very inefficient substitution cypher?
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