99 posts • joined 1 Sep 2009
A few people have referred to Drax as a coal-fired counter-example. I believe Drax is now a wood-pellet biomass power station, and so its radioactive output will have been reduced.
"There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market ... We could compete very well ... We could play in two arenas at the same time.”
Nothing to suggest should or would.
Does this amount to preventing the possibility of a fair trial? Sub judice? Contempt of court proceedings to follow?
Re: It's a question of trust -- @ DrXym
Are you sure those adverts aren't targeted?
DOJ and name calling
Would the prosecution in any other civilized country be aloud to constantly refer to the defendant as "Mega Conspiracy" in its depositions? Can the defence refer to the FBI as the Federal Bullshit Informants or rename the DoJ the Department of Fartypants?
The more amazing photo is that of President Obama shaking the hand of President Raul Castro.
Re: massive blackmail database being compiled...
Proved to happen under Hoover. Do you have any evidence that anything has changed?
Re: It's only irresponsible if we remove any tariffs....we should put MORE in place.
"I'll raise you unfair and unjust taxation without representation and the ensuing American Revolution."
Except this is a fantasy dreamt up after the fact. Taxes on tea were actually lowered to allow British companies to compete with Dutch tea smuggled into the colonies, by Americans. The actual rallying cry across New England was the far less wholesome, sectarian cry of "No Popery" - a response to the newly conquered French (catholic) fur traders being granted the same protections by the British army as the American fur traders, thus threatening the business interests that they had assumed would be advanced by the British victory in the French-Indian war that these same fur traders had engineered.
Disclaimer: I've never Facebooked.
Isn't the point of a social networking site to communicate with your social circle? If someone is posting stuff that upsets you, ask them to stop, or drop them from your social circle. I don't see a need to tell people in other social circles what they should be posting.
Re: Green eh?
I did read the bit about electricity sources ... 30% from 'green suppliers'. This is where an electricity supplier that has multiple sources, some green and mostly non-green, pretends that you are only supplied by the green electricity when in reality it is all fed into and out of a single grid. There is no way to transmit just the 'green' energy to a particular consumer.
Even with a notional supply of the green stuff to apple, just means the other customers, get a greater proportion of their supply notionally from non-green. This sort of smoke and mirrors does not really constitute real green energy any more than carbon offsetting does.
However thumbs up to apple for at least generating much of its own power by renewable means, even if the carbon free claims are pr bullshit.
"We are deeply concerned ... could cause irreversible damage to the creative sector on which the United Kingdom’s future prosperity will significantly depend," the MPs warn.
If our future prosperity significantly depends on Harry Potter and the latest X-Factor pop, then we are indeed truly fucked.
I recently switched from o2 to 3 for my mobile internet. I was SHOCKED, shocked I tell you, to discover that the nanny filter was off by default. Won't somebody think of the children?
The negative association of fingerprint id with crime detection is at the root of the opposition to this scheme. A facial recognition system would avoid this and do the same job.
Re: Its kind of pointless really
You cite a 5% failure rate - and yet may schools operate these scanners for canteen payments without a problem.
"But as any good programmer knows, this ignores the use of zero as a value."
day = 'Jan 1st'
So day will be the 256th element, afterall.
Re: The Cost of "Business"?
If what they are doing is wrong then they should be punished ... so the fine should be bigger than the profit, regardless of the size of the profit. Otherwise crime pays.
A Japanese engineer sues a Japanese company over a Japanese product in an American court. One of these things is not like the others...
But none of these tweets are in any way clever or amusing.
Re: Was B7 a Fluke?...
While I was wondering when Blake would return to the show, I went on a school trip to the RSC to see Twelfth Night. Disappointed to realise that Gareth Thomas was unlikely to give up his RSC gig to go back to a sci fi show. Cherie Lunghi was in the performance too, so it wasn't all bad.
Re: slight problem
You have convinced me. I'm now in favour of compulsory real names. It will make my stalking habit so much easier. Oops, I've said too much.
<---- that is not my real name.
Re: Overcrowded housing
When either pandora or spotify started and was US only (can't remember which), they required a US ZIP code to be entered to 'prove' that you were USian. I wonder how many other people joined me in residence at the White House.
Re: Basic tort law ?
The ISPs would have no obligation to third parties to provide access to their websites, and can filter whatever they like, with no duty to those sites.
They do however have a contract with their customers - whether this contract requires them to provide access any particular sites or category of sites depends on the details of those contacts.
Nixnote (formerly Nevernote) works well as a native Linux client. Hope this doesn't bork it.
Re: Great time for a morality(?) question, Mr Pott.
Yes, you are crazy.
The advantage to the client of buying both hardware and software from a single source is that there is no opportunity for the hardware and software suppliers to blame each other for a problem and neither be willing to fix the mess.
Re: 136 years to 90 years...
" if it didn't work that way what would be the reasoning for committing one crime vs. many?"
A counter argument might be - I've committed several minor offences, but the total sentence is now so big I have nothing to lose, so from here on in kill any witnesses.
"they do this about 100 times a week. And that 99 of those visits turn out to be nothing."
... and the other 1 time turns out to be nothing too.
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
ITYM Who watches the iWatches.
Prove, v. i.
1. To make trial; to essay.
Including vulture central - debian web servers.
That would be £
Re: We are not doing anything illegal or immoral
"Give to caesar what is caesar's"
Commonly misunderstood. The pharisees' question was designed to elicit a response that was either seditious or look bad to the jewish nationalist audience. The reply would be understood by the audience - Caesar should be given what is rightfully his - i.e. nothing, without actually saying anything that would land Jesus in hot water with the Roman authorities.
Morals and the Law
The moral person requires no laws, for he knows what is right and acts acordingly. Laws are put in place for the immoral and the wicked to force them to behave in a minimally acceptable manner. Those bleating that they obeyed the letter of the law and thus have done no wrong are clearly members of the latter groups rather than the former.
It is time to reach for a bigger legal stick with which to beat the wicked back on to the right path.
"To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."
Re: "Protest the funerals"?
... for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers.
Yes the press is already governed by laws - those laws that apply to everybody. What Cameron is arguing against is laws specifically to regulate the press.
What we have here is a first. A PM who hasn't responded to a situation where the existing laws are not being enforced with a "We need more laws." I find myself in agreement with Mr Cameron - and that too is a first.
Just get your friend to carry your lanyard/rfid to all those lessons when you have better things to do.
Re: Tiscali will rue the day...
"I'm still trying to get my head around the reason why Talk Talk have jumped at the chance of implementing the "filter thingy"."
Well there will be savings resulting from any reduction in data download, and less need to respond to law-suits against copyright claims which will reduce admin costs.
I always pronounced it 'jiff' - if anyone uses a hard 'g', I've not met them.
Re: Not theft
adj 1: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
I'm not sure how you stretched my meaning to include condoning and then extended your error by stooping to personal insults.
Reprehensible yes, but not theft.
So ask the user
Hey Mr advertiser why don't you ask the user to change their settings if they visit your site with don't track set? You can explain the advantages of your enhanced experience. Make a good case and people will opt in surely.
Will someone take these out the back and shoot them?
"Wireless Asociation[sic], formerly the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA). It argued that jailbreaking should not be allowed because users buy handsets, but don't necessarily own the software that runs them."
So replacing the software I don't own with software that I do own is wrong. How is that for fucked up logic.
Re: something is amiss here....
"governments are CRAP at running services like this"
"Virgin Media ... exit service I received, was absolutely dire"
"BT ... I was getting 2 - 4Mbps max"
So privatised services are the solution?
Re: Percentages are irrelevant
Don't VW own Porsche?
No cybersex but...
Sending your daughter into a life of slavery in Saudi Arabia is still ok. Priorities - has anyone seen them?
Android apps already exist to use the accelerometer to silence the phone. And I bet they exist on other platforms too. So how is this non-obvious and inventive?
+1 for the last line.
Capitalism's only promise to us proles is that the free market will provide cheaper, and better, goods and services. Marketeers and ad-men ensure it doesn't even do that.
The exam boards compete for examinees - and so it is in their interest to offer examinations that 'support' greater success in the candidates. So no surprise that pass rates and grades achieved continually rise - the few exam boards that stood firm against the trend went bust.
Re: Not likely
Actually, though the Catholic church does not allow condoms or other contraceptives to be used to prevent pregnancy, it recognizes that it is preferable to spreading disease. If your intent in wearing a condom is to prevent the spread of HIV then this is considered less immoral than unprotected sex, though still considered less preferable than abstinence.
The same would be said of taking an oral contraceptive if the intent was one of mitigating an existing illness rather than preventing conception. Indeed the pill itself would not be considered evil only the use to which it is put could become so. Taking a drug to treat an illness is a good thing, regardless of what other uses that drug could be put to.
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11804798 for some coverage.
Since when has being dragged round the shops been child cruelty?
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