Police are expected to obey the law
Except when it involves cameras and the storage and processing of DNA data.
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Except when it involves cameras and the storage and processing of DNA data.
...and what percentage of Americans don't know how to place a % unit correctly?
It seems ours is the pick up the bill generation. The baby boomers in the political and financier classes tell use to tighten our belts to pay for their excesses, and we're told we're not allowed to palm it off to future generations as they did. We're like a middle child.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was us and France. America only really joined in because we asked them.
Don't you find it tiring to be so cynical all the time?
"Snow Leopard - aka 10.6 - costs $29 / £26"
Really? I didn't realise it had gotten so low.
Last time I bought it was 10.3, which cost about £50 as I was a student.
...except in this case it would be interesting to see a movie of Dune that isn't quite so mad. The original was on over the weekend, and I think 'cult classic' must be a euphemism for 'didn't do well in cinemas because people on acid prefer to watch the popcorn machine'.
Surely the fact that they've created 10,000 jobs that pay at least minimum wage can only be a good thing. A job is a job.
Well OK, 700 jobs. They're still jobs.
Not sure how overall spending is calculated, as I'm pretty sure the digital distribution service don't declare their sales figures.
I can imagine many women, men too but particularly women, finding it hard to adopt such an attitude. Imagine if the women's email contact lists included work colleagues.
"I have been here too long"
I fear so.
As a rule, it is a good one. However, this does strike me as a good idea.
More like the PC equivalent of an iMac. Stick on the latest Ubuntu or hack OS X onto it and you're pretty much there. Much cheaper too.
People who actually have to save up for stuff?
Why then is Firefox doing so well? Who's pushing that one on me?
"I feel sorry for those that can't be bothered to explore alternatives, or just believe everything they read in a Microsoft/Apple/Google/Mozilla press release."
Reads a lot like:
"I feel sorry for those that don't use my favourite browser, or won't listen when I stamp my feet and tell them they're all sheep."
Personally I've chosen a combination of Firefox and Chrome. That's right, *chosen*. I don't even read press releases.
Also, what ever you do, don't make a joke about b-l-o-w-i-n-g any of them u-p.
Although Reg Hardware is pretty good at talking about features and what-not, I find these articles largely useless without an approximate price. Particularly for laptops and other systems that tend to vary greatly. I don't know about anyone else, but when shopping, I have a Venn diagram in my head of stuff I want, and stuff I can afford, and I buy the intersection. I have a feeling all the TVs in this article are out of my price range, but it'd be nice to know for sure.
I suppose I could look around at various shop sites myself, but if the numbers are easy to find why aren't they in the article.
Note: To be fair, you do tend to put the prices on the some articles, like the recent run-down of MP3 players.
Well, OK other diplomats probably know all this stuff, but it's rare that we get to see it.
Also, the black and white confirmation that Arab leaders were urging the US to attack Iran is going to make them pretty uncomfortable. They generally rule over people who are pretty sympathetic to Iran.
“upturned like the nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal, sniffing the night”
That one's going to haunt me.
...or indeed, find out who's insides are inside afterwards.
An obvious problem is that anyone who intends to do anything naughty with their gun will probably disable the black box first. I imagine a black market in non-smart gun grips will spring up over night.
My spare room is stuffed with enough army issue junk to argue otherwise*. Pretty much anywhere with an Army Cadet Force company or two, or local TA regiment, you'll be able to find someone selling it. You won't find much in desert colours though, but regular green DPM is everywhere.
*Mrs is an ACF instructor.
Those magnificent men in their flying phallic symbols.
A cursory glance at amazon.co.uk and play.com suggest that these are fairly normal prices. Lot of shmucks out there.
No it's perfect. There's nothing there to fuck up.
I would guess the reason they're reluctant to do this, is that misuse of antibiotics increases the risk of developing drug resistant bacteria.
That didn't help the first victim of The Blob. He picked it up with a stick and it still ate him.
Not telling us what popular tripe the kindle-kiddies are into then. I suspect it's Dan Brown and teen vampire fluff all round.
I'm becoming increasingly annoyed at the lack of app development for Android from companies like this, and the likes of National Rail. Perhaps more annoying is when an app exists for Android but you have to pay for it, whereas the iPhone app is free.
Who wants to join the campaign to ban spelling the word fan-boy as 'fanbois', for any context. I can't be the only one who reads it as 'fanbwaah'.
...or it'd be bye bye Falklands.
One of these days I'll be able to afford to go back to Mac.
Interesting, but not shocking. Don't objects of this size, and bigger, fall to earth all the time, but are just not spotted?
I good example of the short sightedness of cutting funding that doesn't have immediate commercial potential is the LASER. They were just tools for physicists for ages, and no one had much of a clue what to do with them. Now they're one of the fundamental technologies of our economy.
So good on 'em.
Also, anecdote time: My dad worked in a research laboratory in Hinxton until it was shut down. They showed the local MP around the labs one day, with demos of their tunnelling electron microscopes etc. At one point the man turned around and said, "So, remind me. What's an atom?"
I was just thinking, "I wonder when Mr Page is going to have another good old go at the navy, it's been a while."
Woo, the guy works two floors down from here. I've seen him being interviewed on the benches inside the quad at least once, which means I might have inadvertently ended up on TV at some point.
Did your mummy not hug you enough?
It would explain the anger.
"focussing the full weight of the law on the most abhorrent practices, such as trafficking or child abuse."
Which according to the twisted minds of our former government, represents the majority of the sex industry. Everyone remember those trafficking figures they magically pulled out of their arses?
Wish he wasn't so self righteous. Wikileaks used to appear responsible, with no underlying agenda. Not so sure now.
Friendship with the US is a one way street.
"gardeners visiting the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley"
Are they particularly prone to suicide?
Always a positive for the consumer.
Isn't limiting users to one browser what MS were taken to court for in the EU? How is Apple getting away with this?
It may be considered prudish but breasts are regarded as erotic by the majority of people, and their display might offend those who don't want to see them in public.* From the sounds of the case, the girl knows this. The fact that they are erotic was the reason she was flashing passing cars for thrills, to the enjoyment of some and disgust of others. There's also the fact that it'd be a distraction to drivers, but that's something else to worry about.
*Not by me, I hasten to add.
Anyone else read it as "Indiana Jones dismiss girl's nipple exposure appeal"?
I did think "ah crap" when I saw it, thinking I'd allowed my machine to get infected with scareware. This was followed by confusion and suspicion when I saw ZoneAlarm in the title bar. I happened to be using the Mrs' laptop when it popped up on that too, so managed to diffuse that one as well.
Why do you suppose when I got to "Eastern European" the mystery of where this article came from vanished? I must have the gift of premonition.
Has the Register done a "best of" on free anti-virus, spam blocking, firewall software etc. What's the best (FREE) alternative to ZonaAlarm?