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..(in the UK) removes the penalty but does not remove the record of the conviction. You are confusing the conviction and the penalty. It's too late to pardon a man who has served the sentence and died. To remove the criminal conviction, a retrial is required. A pardon can only be given to someone who has been convicted (by definition).
However, sometimes a pardon is given because it's quicker and cheaper than a retrial.
The only use I can think of for a posthumous pardon is to make descendants feel better about their ancestors (as was done in pardoning soldiers convicted of cowardice while actually most probably suffering from shell shock). This didn't stop the execution of those soldiers of course.
It is a fact that Alan Turing broke a law that was in force at the time and so he was treated as people at that time were. I believe his conviction should stand and be worn as a badge of shame by our society. Also, details of his treatment at the hands of the government should be required teaching in schools.
re. 'Home screen horror'
Apart from the wallpaper, that home screen doesn't look too bad. I do like the clock, with alarm indicator, though the day text could be bigger. Does anyone know of a good looking analogue clock with day/date (one that doesn't need internet access or permission to send SMS messages, etc)? I ask because I can't use the HTC analogue clock when I use Launcher Pro on my Incredible.
But, but, but......
Makeup is worn (and seen) under natural lighting conditions, or the warm glow of restaurant incandescent lamps, or the cold hard glare of office fluorescents..... so what colour wool is being pulled over who's eyes here?
re."... how does a metal BACK...?"
Interference from reflected GPS signals?
It could get tricky
I might be running a 'botnet' that has perfectly legitimate and essential uses (such as monitoring and controlling medical equipment for home care patients) and uses similar techniques to the spam code. If my application code is a commercial secret (of course it is), then how do Microsoft know that a specialised patch to stop the spam botnet wouldn't disrupt my application and screw up many people in a bad way?
(Before anyone says it, I know it should be running on a specialised Linux appliance.)
"We refute any and all ......"
I thought it was only politicians who used the word 'refute' to trick people into thinking they were denying something.
.. he could try claiming copyright violation, since it is arguable that he owns the IP of his own 'artistic performance' in this incident.
Being from the UK and in my mid-fifties, I think of scientific and medical careers when I see the word 'spatula'. Could it be that the US usage of the word to mean 'food mixing implement' is causing some misunderstanding? (RIM is a Canadian company so perhaps a Canadian commentard could let us know the usual interpretation there.)
I've just installed and used it and it looks very good and since it seems to be a phone-based web server then I can control my Incredible, Wildfire and Vega simultaneously in three different tabs (because I can).
One mildly annoying thing was that I could rearrange the buttons by dragging them, but they returned to their original locations when one of them was pressed, so I won't do it again.
I tried to connect over the WiFi hotspot with mobile data running but this doesn't work (because of Android I think). It would be nice if this did work so you could connect your phone and laptop while away from home.
The AirDroid task manager showed that GTO, GoogleDocs and Dropbox were running on my phone even though the Android Running Services list did not show them. After killing them in Airdroid, they did not show again until I started then stopped them on the phone. Maybe somebody can shed some light on this?
...... aluminium would become transparent?
No password, but an email address?
Instead of typing in a password which you keep as a secret, you type in an email address (which you ought to keep secret)? Have I understood this correctly?
Thanks for sharing your incredibly condensed (and confused) 'knowledge' of cultural stereotypes.
Somebody has to do it......
.... because there is an observed correlation between the posting of amusing cat videos and incidences of civil disturbance.
NoScript temporary enable.....
On NoScript: Options>General tab, you can allow top level domain temporary permission by default. This means you can open website.com and it will temporarily allow scripts from website.com for that session. It saved a bit of wear and tear on my fingertips when I found that out.
I can't wait 'til this gets released into general use....
.....oh, wait a minute.
All the people from Arcturus are cute.....
..... which is maybe why you called them 'Arcutians'.
Personally, I'd like to see the cat-nuns from Doctor Who. There's something about watching a woman take her wimple off.... and all that fur!!
About not being noticed.....
"...umbrella of warplanes prevents normal aerial reconnaissance from locating it."
Anybody who goes around with an umbrella of warplanes is asking to be noticed and the centre of the umbrella is probably where they are.
But in my case.....
....with my cable IP address which has been the same for over two years, it got my geographic location correct but said that I had never downloaded anything. I have in fact been busy using BitTorrent to download movies, TV series and music for a long time. Could this be because I use Peer Block and a firewall and only open up the BT transfer port for the duration of the download session?
Can we have more please?
Thank you for that interesting comment. You say that your four months in China have totally changed the way you look at it; I'm sure they would have. Could you spare any time to write a blog (or do you already have one?) to give us an insight into life there and to highlight any 'surprises' for us back here in the West?
The importance of background research.....
"Though a mainstay in science fiction, and Star Trek in particular, laser-based trapping ...."
Star Trek tractor beams use a subspace/graviton interference pattern for their effect. I'm surprised that a scientist working in this field wasn't aware of that.
And if you want to transfer files you'll need the SGP-UC1 adapter cable......
Or, install the 'AndFTP' app (FTP client) and run an FTP server on your PC. Or, store your data files on a NAS box and use its built in FTP server; for Wi-Fi transfer of files between your NAS box and any Android device.
A man off-screen provides commentary.
Was it David Attenborough? If so, I'm sure it would have been educational and informative.
The wonderful thing about being very rich ...
... is that you can wear what you like and it doesn't matter what anybody thinks about your clothes.
WHSmith - former glories
If I could browse the top shelf for free, for five minutes a day; that would work for me. Ah, memories.
" all 4 servers on the same PSU, in the same room."
Yes, stuff like that happens all the time in lots of places. I've seen dual redundant, critical data feeds get run in the same trunking in one place I worked at. Hence my belief that an independent technical assesor should be invited to examine critical systems and their report be made available to shareholders and regulatory authorities. (I know, it's not going to happen.)
I hope it's RAID-1
... or even that you have a backup copy in a geographically remote location.
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