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the future of the web is hyperlinks? Who'd a thunk it?
that the "local businessman" is the "I'd buy that for a dollar" guy from Robocop.
Nothing else would make sense.
Getting someone else arrested for your own shady behaviour?
I'll bet the patsy really appreciates the "lulz".
Re: Bribe is not detrimental to economy
All well and good, until you are the one who cannot afford the bribes.
Taxation tends to level the playing field by only taking money from those who have money (in theory, at least).
Re: I'm ignorant, I know but ...
My kids like Batman. Series, such as The Batman and Batman Beyond aren't available on DVD in the UK. Given the technology available, why aren't WB making legal downloads available? I'd happily pay for them.
So long as record labels and film studios continue to push customers into the arms of pirates, their customers will forsake them for the pirates.
if Africa is rife with superstition, and has a very poor education system (and things are worse on the eastern cape), surely this is not racism, but a statement of facts?*
The judgement being made is not "eastern cape africans are stupid", but "africans living on the eastern cape are likely to be poorly educated and superstitious, and thus more likely to presume that noise in a mortuary is the work of the undead".
*asuming these are the facts
I'm pretty sure my mum knew where I stashed my porn mags.
Does this mean she was grossly infringing on my right to privacy?
I suppose the obsession with origin stories
is an effort to make the films feel believable.
I've been watching a lot of cartoons, lately, and the old Spider-Man (not, not the Bakshi-era ones!) and the new Avengers are a million times more satisfying than any of the films, precisely because there's very little attempt at keeping things believable (or within the budget of a film!).
That said, I was left wanting more Bruce Wayne, and less Batman, in The Dark Knight. :¬/
It's the long awaited convergance between tablet and netbook, that everyone has been waiting for? Get on with it!
BLOCK OUT THE SUN!
Oh, goody. Lucky my kids attention span is sufficiently short that they've probably forgotten what happened in Superman Returns.
Still not sure how I'm going to explain why Johnny Storm is Captain America, though.
My PS2 was supposed to have cinema quality graphics,
and to interface with my digital camera to map faces on to the game characters. Ooh, look, a firewire port (containing lots and lots of dust).
Yeah, right. We only really find out the true potential of consoles when they near their end of life, and developers get used to pushing them the limit.
"If I get out now,
there's a chance they'll forget about me, before anyone digs up any real dirt."
Being unable to walk
is not necessarily the same as being unable to stand.
Besides that, I doubt it would take engineering genius to invent some way of propping up the rider of a Segway (I'm sure I've seen a similar device, perhaps concept only, a wheelchair that could raise the occupant into a standing position).
Are you sure that's road legal?
I can't see any wingmirrors.
Still want, though.
Life became so much easier
when I abandoned atheism in favour of casual agnosticism.
I've always thought that BBC produced material
should be sold, in the UK at least, at the cost price of reproducing it (ie. the price of a blank casette/DVD/whatever), given that the content has already been paid for by the TV license.
Then again, the TV license is likely insufficient to adequately fund the BBC, so I don't really object to them selling their stuff.
Yes, and tv was created to educate and inform,
and now people just watch Corrie. How dare people make use of technology in a manner which suits them?
Do you get upset when you see a wheel attached to anything other than a wheelbarrow?
it has to be Sav'n'Chips, with plenty of salt (to replace that lost due to alcohol intake) - heavenly.
Mayonnaise works best on wedges, or crispy fries, but is a disaster on real chips.
To get the meat of the bones,
So far as I have seen, a "PC" input is commonplace on most modern TVs. Do they not work well as monitors, or something?
NHS reform is within the power of the government,
and thus the hands of the people*.
Reform of Murdoch's empire is in the hands of Murdoch.
(Of course, this is all skimming over government efforts to dismantle the NHS, but that's not the issue here.)
*Ha ha, yeah.
I seem to be none the wiser for reading this article.
A couple of comments on the footnotes, though:
1) could you please put the footnotes on the same page as the item which references them?
2) This: "No element of homophobia is implied. Rather, Anons append "fag" to the end of a term as a sign of disrespect for those who use "fag" and "gay" as pejoratives." Really? Would they like to use the n-word, too?
You want Piers Morgan back?
Don't the Register forum guidelines
make it quite clear that the Register reserve the right to take down any and all comments at their discretion? Fine for a comments forum, but not something I'd like to see applied by my email provider.
I'd like plenty of advance warning
of anything featuring Ms. Bextor, Messers Gervais & Merchant, and Sting.
Would anyone like to buy my TV?
Can we please have a box (or a TV)
with integrated iPlayer, itvPlayer, 4oD and Demand5? That's really all I want (along with the usual PVR functions, but I've no chance of getting that built into a TV) - on demand films/streaming off a network/playback from USB is icing. Even Vista Media Centre can't handle this, which is beyond disappointing.
I get the feeling that I'll end up having to build my own HTPC, but that it'll fail the family acceptance test, as no one wants to fire up a web browser just to catch up on a missed programme.
I think O2 had the right sort of idea
with the Joggler (bleh!) - family use, so it functions as a shared calendar/noticeboard. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give people the option, would it? Unless it mucks up instant-on, or whatever.
The troll in me says you're just worried about hiding your porn!
The perils of online gaming, eh?
No wonder certain members of the industry are so keen on all this on-line verification stuff - lets them dictate what you play, when you play it, and for how long (want people to buy a new game? switch the old one off!). Old, off-line games last forever.
I suppose they could always hand it over to the enthusiasts, but would they still want it after all of the licensed content had been stripped out?
I'm glad you got there in the end!
I had a horrible feeling that this was going to end in some utilitatian arguement, such that the rape of one child would be a good thing, if distributing footage of the act would prevent more such crimes being committed.
As to the wider content of the article, I think rape is the wrong subject, and women's wider sexual experience should be considered. In normalising the treatment of women as they are in porn, women may well come to have a considerably less satisfying time in the bedroom, and expectations of men may well be such that the treatment of their sexual partners comes to border on abuse (without necessarily straying over into rape).
I'm no fan of capital punishment,
but I would have to agree that it would drop the re-offending rate.
He can't be required to prove that he didn't do it
(as you say, can't prove a negative), but he should be able to refute the evidence presented in support of the claim that he did do it?
Otherwise, all acquisitive crimes would go unpunished (the defence of "I've always owned this Mars bar/Lexus/fortune in unmarked sequential bills" would be foolproof).
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