27 posts • joined 23 May 2007
From Wikipedia: In the most basic variant of the hawala system, money is transferred via a network of hawala brokers, or hawaladars. A customer approaches a hawala broker in one city and gives a sum of money to be transferred to a recipient in another, usually foreign, city. The hawala broker calls another hawala broker in the recipient's city, gives disposition instructions of the funds (usually minus a small commission), and promises to settle the debt at a later date.
Is it really so difficult
to keep the same colours for the same machines in the graph displays? Why does your form think colours is spelled wrong?
let's not let things like human rights get in the way of doing business
US - China trade anyone?
The whole reason the UAE is acting against RIM?
It couldn't be anything to do with Blackberry Messaging? You know that free SMS-alike that etisalat and du get no revenue from.
Most people spend more than that on alcohol each *week*.
Agree! Alcohol's too expensive.
Contracts and copyright
I admit I stole this:
Copyright is the "exclusive right of the copyright holder to reproduce the work in any form."
As the creator of a work, you own the copyright in it.
There are two exceptions to that rule. First, if you are an employee and you create the work in the course of your employment, _the employer owns it_. Second, if you sign an agreement with an American publisher that refers to your work as a "work made for hire" or "work for hire" then it is as if you were an employee for the purposes of the creation of that work and the "employer" owns the work outright.
I presume something similar appears in UK law already.
Try the "Kickers" tag
They're on sale in electronics shops over here
in Dubai. Advertised in the press. No prices, though
DNA database records?
"The man was arrested, and subsequently prohibited from visiting his home or seeing his children The Times reports"
Does that mean he's now on the Sex Offenders register with his DNA profile in the DNA database? Can he get his records removed? Or will they be kept for the next 5/10/indefinitely years?
Price per Gig?
Buffalo 32GB = 100 quid; Kingston 64GB SSD = 140 USD plus what, a tenner for the case (SATA/USB). No contest really.
No Mecha-Jackson pun?
Wouldn't that be Metal Mickey?
"there are FEWER atoms inside the tubes than there are in outer space"
What about 3-phase
Do they work across phases. I have 3-phase (not in the UK). Lounge blue, bedroom yellow.
"one of the participants turned against Meier"
"Eventually, one of the participants turned against Meier, telling her through "Josh" that the world would be a better place without her."
Which one? Perhaps not Lori Drew.
Well they shouldn't be using long sentences to defame people.
Not read the 'story' but
Don't James patterson amd Jeffery Deaver write stories of this ilk - but not about 'band' members?
All the living actors participating in the one-off have waived their fees.
"All the living actors participating in the one-off have waived their fees."
So we're still paying the dead ones?
National Biometric Identity Store
I read this as a place you could go to buy a new identity.
@Anonymous Coward Posted Wednesday 11th March 2009 07:26 GMT
Try gOS. I'm dual booting W7 with that.
Tastes similar to pussy I believe.
What, two fathers?
100s of free minutes
Could it be because I get a couple of 100 free minutes per month. 5 or 10 mins a day on the phone - stupid to use a paid landline when it's free on the mobile, isn't it?
re: the obivous (sic) thing to do would be.......
Sue 'em. Isn't that what any red-blooded American does when anything goes wrong?
Start a class-action lawsuit - they've plenty of money.
Dehydrated beer next?
Make beer. Remove water. Ship to pub. Add water. Watneys!!!!
Re: Keep both and point them at one place?
"where the users IP is parsed and you then send them to the relevent edition"
Google.com does this - and assumes I read Arabic 'cos I live in the UAE.
Re: Whitehouse / White House
Whichever. To paraphrase Billy Connolloy, it still rhymes with Toilet.
Re: Tonne as a container
TUN is a barrel of 252 (imperial) gallons
- NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- BuzzGasm! Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
- Worstall on Wednesday YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
- Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: Redmond must let feds into foreign servers