14 posts • joined Wednesday 8th July 2009 12:54 GMT
It's a GAME...
You know - It's a game? A bit of harmless fun? Indeed on some platforms a bit of free harmless fun. Jeez.
Absolutely agree - it's a potentially quite serious issue!! But the fault could cause any number of serious consequences ("could burn the house down")!!!!
My gripe was with the reporter presenting something explicitly as a quote when, as far as I can see, it was entirely made up (as in not a quote at all) Pedantic - maybe. But reporters should report...
You say, with quote marks: “overheats and deforms the camera body”
Where in the 3 advisories to which you link is that quote, and where does it say that the *camera* body is affected? Let's be generous and say that you misunderstood this statement: "The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed..."
It is pretty clear that it refers to the casing of the battery, not the camera. But as I say, you misunderstood, which is fine. But why offer it as a quote...? That's pretty poor reporting.
"...and literally piss off everyone sitting behind you."
No, I think you mean "...and piss off everyone sitting behind you and literally go and piss in the toilet."
If not, I dearly hope I never sit behind you in a cinema.. Literally.
Damn damn and double damn... I've happily used them to send many many books to France after one too many run-ins with Amazon's laughably called "Customer Service". The Book Depository seemed to actually have a clue.
Good prices - although not *always* cheapest - that's the point, I still used them anyway...
I have this unshiftable image in my mind that in fact maybe they had planted these "detonators" on their opponents' camels. If one of them is ahead as it closes in on the win, <bang>, it disappears in a cloud of camel parts.
"It got hit by a meteorite, guv. Happens all the time."
I'm torn between this being an attempt at humour, but failing. Or it's serious and thus just sad.
If the former - epic fail. Not funny. If the latter - the writer has significant personal issues he should deal with.
While I hate the idea myself, one has to wonder that IF you're going to do the whole nekkid scan thing, then surely you do need to keep the pictures?
- Person sues for abuse. Authorities need to go "Look - that's why we orifice-searched you"
- Bomber gets through (as they surely will) Authorities need to go back and see how they got through scanner undetected.
I oppose the whole idea, seeing how it is all security theatre anyway. But if not day one (to avoid the hoohah) I have no doubt at all that scans WILL be kept. To not do so would be illogical.
I get me coat... oh hang on, no need - they can see through it.
I love cyber-stalkers, personally.
Dating sites might bias partner selection against cyber-stalkers.
Right, let's "bias" against them, shall we? Not rule them out altogether, or anything too nasty. After all, cyber-stalkers have rights too.