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Re: Re: Reverting to Form (@KevinR)
I know what you mean, but the technology discussed here has the potential to allow people to connect in different ways, in addition to just tossing oneself off.
Let people make of it what they will. We've had our right hands and imaginations since forever, and society hasn't completely collapsed, yet.
Good for them.
Leaving Google and Facebook to fight over the social networking crown, whilst carving out a useful niche for themselves.
It looks like any modern Jag/BMW.
ie. fugly. Shame, really, as gull wing doors are awesome. Make it look like Matt Tracker's Thunderhawk , and I will start saving, just so I can drive around with the doors open (flight, optional).
No shopping search,
and a less functional video search?
Does someone want to remind Google that search is what bought them all their users?
"discovered lifeless by his computer"?
Mine never bothers to check on my condition.
re: not to mention
On the rare occassion that I will drink something fizzy, I'll normally choose Diet Coke/Pepsi over regular, as they taste sweeter, and thus are more enjoyable. At least to me, anyway. But it's a rare thing, like if I'm at the cinema, or have taken the kids to MacDonalds.
If anyone's interested, I do indeed have the body of the diet coke window cleaner.
The best way to get everyone to forget about the "Nazi sex orgy" that never happened, would be to shut up about it. Pursuing Google through the courts because you can use it to find websites that make mention of it, is just drawing attention to it, and reminds everyone that a) you pay for sex and b) your dad was a fascist.
Give it up, and go away.
In defense of Gamestation,
there is something quite nice about being able to walk into a shop, choose a game, buy it and take it home to play, all on the same day. Particularly if you have kids.
That said, I don't want a PSVita, so carry on (and, if I did, I doubt I'd get much discount from my PS2).
When I was young,
I learned that, as people age, so their appearance changes - hair goes gray, skin wrinkles, height is lost, and so on. I also learnt that this is totally normal, and not something to worry about.
If memory serves,
a "bonk" is a large marble. What on earth were you thinking of? ;-)
@Norfolk 'n' Goode
All well and good, but it's not his house.
There's a difference between living the life you choose (nothing wrong with clinging to the passions of youth, imho), and acting like mummy is still looking after you.
Sadly, this guy is firmly in the latter camp.
Until recently, I would have agreed with you. Having got back in to Lego, via my son, I now see that all the custom parts are just as useful as the regular bricks, and merely expand your building range.
It's as true as it's ever been that, as far as Lego is concerned, the only limit is your imagination (actually, this might be the slogan from something else). Have a look in The Lego Ideas Book, if you think Lego has gone stale.
"pay for it or go without."
All well and good, but the only material I've ever taken from sites like MU was stuff that I couldn't pay for, even if I wanted to, because the owners were not willing to distribute it.
To echo the sentiments issued previously in this thread, if the big media companies were offering the service that people wanted, piracy would go down considerably (I'm not going to claim that it'd be eliminated).
Maybe it's because your a grown-up
and have some idea of what you're doing?
This maybe sad but true,
but it's still no reason not to enforce the best practice you can within the environment for which you are responsible.
Do what you can, and hope for the best, I suppose.
My five year old can read, and is quite capable of firing up firefox when he feels like it (or clearing all the icons from my desktop, mucking up my widgets, or whatever), and gets a lot out of sites like CBeebies, Sesame Street, and You Tube. He can't load the sites for himself (yet) but he can successfully navigate them without assistance.
My three year olds aren't at that level, but they can both play the games on the CBeebies site, without any assistance.
I don't know what world it is where 6 year olds cannot read, but in this one, pre-schoolers learn basic mouse skills.
I can look back and laugh at my father's inability to use the family VCR, but I really do worry about my ability to effectively regulate my own offspring's internet experience.
You're not a fan of DAB, then, Grease Monkey?
I had the previous version of the Highway, and I rather liked it. With just regular radio, I tended to build up a massive pile of CDs in the car, but DAB offered choice beyond just irritating pop crap and Radio 4. Planet Rock, mostly, if I'm honest.
Don't use it any more though, as all the trailing wiring was a bit of a nightmare, it was a bugger to retune whilst driving, and a bit of a pain to plug in each time I got in the car. Didn't help that the windscreen mount melted in the sun, and I lost the aerial when I sold the car. All in, this new version looks like a good improvement (not that I'd want some spotty oik from Halfords, tinkering around in my car).
"India's minister of information technology, denied that the demand amounted to censorship"
In other news, I have a house-trained bear, and the Pope is a Hindu.
I'll agree that persecuting someone, based on their views is wrong, and so I won't be firing up a burning brand and chasing anyone out of town, any time soon.
However, if you are going to express hateful views, then it surely must be expected that those around you will disassociate themselves from you, much as the football club has done in this case (the sacking probably the result of a contractual obligation to not bring the club into disrepute, or somesuch).
An end to the culture of sub-contracting
all the public service functions, would make it a lot easier to hold people to account when things go wrong.
Flog your services off to the lowest bidder, and they'll do a shit job, but you won't be to blame and the NHS can pick up the fine - yeah, I can see why this is so popular.
No, you're entitled to think what you like, but if you want to express the view that gay men are unable to resist any other man's unguarded anus, you shouldn't expect that view to go unchallenged, given that it is a) ridiculous, and b) offensive to gay men (maybe all men, unless the "all men are rapists" feminists were right, all along?).
Image is very important to football clubs.
I'm sure that any high profile person from any organisation, would face some sort of consequence for publically voicing their opinion that gay men are rapists.
Maybe he'd have gotten away with it, if he'd replaced the hashtag with "lol jk" (or whatever the kids are using, now)?
I doubt this will "make a genuine homophobic change their view"
but it does help to make it clear that discrimination against someone on the basis of the sexuality is not something that our society wishes to tolerate.
Luckily, as a straight, white male, the worst discrimination I've ever had to face, is the assumption that I can rendered incapable by a cold.
OK, installing some sort of malware is inappropriate (and probably a good way to let something bad happen to your home PC), and logging at the router would probably achieve the same ends with better means. But should children have an expectation of privacy, particularly if their using their parents hardware?
I doubt that I'll be able to supervise my children on the net, full time (I already leave them on it unguarded, but at 5 and 3, they've no interest in anything other than the CBeebies page, anyway). I probably wouldn't want to know everything they've posted, but I'd certainly want to know where they'd been - probably the equivalent of them letting me know where they go when their out with friends, but not the detail of their conversations - and I might want to filter certain content (I'm not looking forward to this becoming an issue!).
I get the feeling from cases like this, that it's less a case that the parents want to spy on their kids, but more the case that they want to monitor their activities, but don't really know how.
Sad but true.
Schools have become exams factories, as they are monitored on the ability to get students to pass exams.
Education, as a whole, needs a good shake up, but I don't think Gove is the man to do it.
$6.2 million to re-invent StumbleUpon?
I'll assume that I've missed something (as is usually the case).
I thought that keeping an eye on their kids was what responsible parents did.
Oh well, I guess I'd better contact a lawyer, and arrange to sue my employers for logging what I get up to on my work PC.
Apple don't need a copyright on Jobs,
as they've outsourced them all to China.
It's all a sinister plot
by manbag manufacturers.
Really? People are flocking to HMV to buy tech?
I went in the Milton Keynes HMV, hoping to pick up a couple of CDs for the car - eventually found the music section, in a small corner of the top floor. If I'd wanted to buy an X-box (or whatever) I'd have continued on to the nearest computer game retailer, but it appears I'm in a minority.
If ever I want a DVD, it's invariably cheaper on-line or from the supermarket. It's a shame, as I like record shops (I still mourn the demise of Our Price), but HMV really needs to curl up and die.
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