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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?
"... that we didn't anticipate this would happen..."
... and they didn't bother to test for it, despite knowing that privacy breaches are an important concern.
Then again, maybe they knew what would happen.
Are you sure that you were holding it properly?
Relative sizes .....
With a 5-8 nm diameter 'pipe', how does the physical size compare to the lattice size of silicon? I'm wondering about quantum and lattice edge effects starting to affect the behaviour.
Re: What the hell does this have to do with the bloody useless BMI?
If you're a medical worker carrying out health screening of a large number of people and you don't have time to give each of them a detailed prodding and poking, or do further tests; then BMI is a useful indicator of the possibility of weight related health issues.
Doctors know that heavyweight boxing champions, international-level rugby players and similar types of people have a large BMI, due to the great big slabs of muscle they develop and doctors know that they have to analyse other measures and other factors besides BMI.
For the general population of 'normal/ordinary' people, BMI is a good first stage indicator of possible obesity related issues.
My God; it's full of stars!
You're not seeing through it, you're looking into it.
Now for something nearly different.....
Have a look at this:
androidme.org seems to be an Android news site that lifts articles from other sources, then runs them through a doubleback translator, maybe to disguise the source.
An alternative explanation is that Bill Ray copied his article from androidme.org and did a very good job of rewriting it - which I'm sure he didn't :)
Re: "alien ship fuelling up on solar plasma"
",,, probably criminal! "
Admit it; you'd done at least five assasinations. (They were exciting, we do understand.)
Did he put the GPS monitoring devices underwater? If so, how deep can they be and still work?
The purpose of copyright on the logos and 'anthem' is to prevent me (and anyone else) using it in my own production. To have the logos seen and the anthem heard by a group of people in a pub is not damaging to the holders of the copyright since it is a 'genuine' production.
The purpose of the logo and anthem is to identify the source or owner of the content to the audience, which it accurately does; so what is the (legal) problem?
... trick Proview into selling it the IPAD patents
I thought Apple bought a trademark, not patents.
"... a settlement is effectively an admission of guilt ..."
Is it? If you can demonstrate a clear cost-benefit for settling over fighting a case, then it's your duty to reach a formal settlement for the benefit of your shareholders. In the accounts, it can be noted as 'Protection payment to a bunch of Euro-trash gangsters (unavoidable cost of doing business)'
The next stage ....
Some analysis of our history and our posts could be used to categorise us, then we could have a little symbol by our names with a shape/colour dependent on our determined category; to let other commentards know what to expect.
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