No Perjury charge on top`?
If he lied in court, why isnt there a perjury charge on top of everything else?
1200 posts • joined 11 Jun 2007
If he lied in court, why isnt there a perjury charge on top of everything else?
But how are you going to get the grains off the perennial? At present you run a Combine Harvester which chops the plant down to the ground and collects the grains, stem and all. With these perennials i doubt theres much chance of them being able to do things that way.
So how will the grains be collected? Manual labour like in fruit/grape/tea leaf picking (good for the employment figures i suppose)? some sort of vacuum suction?
Interesting idea, but a host of challenges still to come, not just the creation of the perennials themselves...
I wasnt saying they couldnt take hold in the UK, but seriously they are not olympic sprinters. If you open a box and sees a lot of spider, feel free to swear, jumps back and then go and grab the nearest newspaper, spare shoe, hammer (if your desperate) or something and just start killing the little bastards. Red Backs dont jump, they dont run fast, and theyre not facehuggers like in Alien.
Lock the place down if need be to ensure you get all of them, but dont go all to town and start evacuating half the county! There is zero need for screaming and running around like a pansy. Unless of course, as evidenced in this case, your British!
Obviously you didnt read the page you linked to as you will see they have different species names. Australian Redback is Latrodectus Hasselti, US Black Widows are one of 4 species Latrodectus hesperus, Latrodectus mactans, Latrodectus variolus and Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
It is true they are closely related (from the same genus), but they ARE a number of different species (31 to be exact http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widow_spider)
Perhpas you think all dog species are the same too?
I doubt it greatly, Red Backs are web spiders if they were in a shipping crate for any length of time they wuold have created some quite nice webs but they wouldnt be running around willy nilly. Also they dont tend to move that fast even when outside of a web...
A small spider which is at most a centimetre in diameter and your fellow Brits were running around screaming? Pack of woosy pansies the lot of them... Havent they heard of a rolled up news paper?
Taken from BBC:
"Steve Jobs responded to a query about the problem from one owner by saying: "Just avoid holding it in that way." "
lol... His saintliness has spoken....
Its the same reason as the V-22... Get there fast, hover, get out fast...
When you have people in the water, you have a limited amount of time before they either a)drown, b) die of hypothermia or c) get eaten by a shark. Going there in a regular helicopter is time consuming and not good. The idea behind this project is you fly there at 300knots (about 3+ times regular rescue helicopter speed), hover, pull off your rescue and then get back to the nearest hosptial (again at 3+ speed). Time savings would be immense.
Only real problem i can foresee with these types of solutions is that since our rescue services are increasingly operating on shoe string budgets (thank your lovely goverment for that), the additional maintenance costs and requirements of a tilt rotor may actually render it uneconomical pretty quickly (the cost of saving x number of extra people per year v additional maintenance costs) Lets hope the beancounters dont get to decide this one!
So what your saying is that low income earners will be taxed less by having there personal tax allowance go up, even with the increase in VAT?
Well correct me if im wrong but i believe that is the whole point...
Personally, i cant see anything in this budget that jumps out as being a waste fo money or tightening where its not due. So i have to say well done ConLibs, this actually looks like a sensible budget.
Who woulda thunk it?
Simple solutions, ban kids from having access to mobile phones that do anything but make calls and send texts. Job done...
Would save the parents a f*ckload on bills too probably...
From every single Australian ive talked to (not just young 20-somethings, but even reaching to the levels of my parents and their friends!), this has finally begun to seep into the conscious of voting Australians that this governments IT policies are likely to destroy our rights to privacy and our accepted societal norms.
The makings of a massive backlash are forming - Believe me this will never get off the ground, just like the bloody firewall!
If there was a good business case for the forge, i doubt the company behind it would have had any trouble getting a loan from a bank.
Hence, in my opinion if your applying for a loan from the government that means you dont have much of a business case, and its less of a "loan" and more of a "handout"...
Just remember that scratching is only good on one side...
Thank you for laying out in the clearest fashion all of the events surrounding this case...
I look forward to passing this on to my less well informed colleagues so they can begin to understand why i tend to get shirty when one of them says "Who cares? It was only a little bit of data."
Isnt it obvious? Saint Jobs is the new coming, the fourth in the Holy Quintity...
... and so it was written that the iPhone 4 would bring peace and harmony to all fanbois who embrace the new ethos of Faith, Harmony and Apple and who disregard all false prophets, with their unclean open markets and flash based servility... forever and ever .... or until the iPhone 5 is released in 2 years time... Amen...
Bring back the panthoens of the Gods (particles)!
... of these Honeytrap operations going around at the moment - Russia, China, Japan...
Hmmm, What do i need to do to become a target?
"... grab a shovel, go down to the Gulf, volunteer to help, clean up and save a whale or something"
Wont someone think of the Whales?
Could you please do a ring around to all the MP's and ask them exactly how much they paid in course fees for their University degrees.
It would be interesting to see because i would guarantee that 99% of the b*stards obtained there degrees in the good ol' days when Univeristy Education was free and paid for happily by the state...
Isnt it terrific that our wonderful representatives are pulling up the rope behind them that helped them climb to their "successful" careers?
Sorry Mike, i dont agree.
Assume for a moment that you discover online an article written by a journalist stating that the CEO of your company is involved in embezzlement & money laundering.
By your reading of the law, your passing of a link to that article to the board of directors would be defamation and you would be liable. However, i would argue that if you discovered such an article it is your moral duty to pass that article across to the board as if its true, you, your co-workers and the investors are likely to wind up out of jobs and out of pocket!
By your reading of the law, a person must conduct there own investigation of the facts in the article first to determine whether its accurate or not, before you can ever link to the article. This seems patently ridiculous to me. If a journalist or blogger makes defamatory statements online they had better have the evidence to back up what they say. If not, for sure they should be sued for defamation. But to sue someone for posting a link is ridiculous.
Thank you Lewis for putting this tricky scientific jargon in to language that we, the common would-be-supervillian, can understand!
Your a credit to your profession! Here's a pint on the house/secret volcanic island lair...
I hate to say it but i think thats a large part of the cultural difference between the UK and a place like Germany. Because so many Germans ride bikes, they are generally kept very clean, and people treat them with respect . In the UK, the same people that think a suped up Vauxhall (read: extra large subwoofer) is the height of sophistication are also likely to to everything they can to make the life for the rest of us more difficult. Hence the broken glass, etc...
Different cultures and all.
I will still always where a helmet in Aus (and the UK) but will continue to go helmetless in Germany. Just the way i feel...
In Australia, where it is now compulsory to wear a helmet, believe me it saves lives (as proven by the stats, i cant be bothered finding them now, but there available online). The reason is that in Aus, there are no bike paths and because our cities tend to be spread out with less traffic it means if you get hit by a car its guaranteed to be doing the speed limit and so will cause maximum damage.
In Germany, where i now live, I've never felt the need to wear a helmet. In Bremen (and most other cities) dedicated cycle paths run along the sidewalks (usually away from the roads) and so the only points where your likely to have a crash is at intersections, when someone is backing out of/or into their driveway or with pedestrians. None of which occurs at high speed.
So your right in some cases it works in some it doesnt... But even in small crashes I've never come across a case where wearing a helmet has been detrimental...
Great, so not only have you been hit by a car, with all of the associated injuries that causes, but your also going to smell atrocious too! The Ambo's are going to love you!
"The threat from muti believers could be enough to finish off the birds in some parts of the country within 50 years, the organisation warned."
50 years? Thats one hell of a world cup after party...
Just did some quick sums, about the wanting to change from iphone or from android.
Iphone users - 28% but 7% want to change away from iphone, thats 1.96% of those surveyed.
Android users - 9% but 14% want to change away from android, thats 1.26% of those surveyed.
Interesting that 2/3 more people got suckered into buying an iphone but what to change, then people who bought androids and realised it wasnt for them. I just found that interesting...
The objection is that the staff get 2%, and the boss gets 6%. Even taking into account performance based pay rises, ive never heard of someone (excluding management-types) getting a 6% rise.
In my company if you get the absolute best rating imaginable so that you get the highest possible payrise you still top out at 4.5% (the more likely is 2.5-3%). If i knew that the CEO was getting 6% i too would be going to the picket line.
... he lost his job? Can anyone explain? Did his job require a zero convictions record to allow him to function? If i remember correctly he lost the job during the trial before he was ever convicted. So how is that legal? Or is it that he lost his job for some othe reason which just happened to occur at the same time as the trial and he's using that as a way to get a bit of extra sympathy.
Not commenting on the other stuff (its been done to death already) but i find it hard to believe that anyone not working for the police or security services could legally be dismissed for getting this type of conviction. Can anyone explain what actually happened then?
Shouldnt slow the internet down at all, should it?
The important point is "admitted to"!
Women will not, as a rule, admit to watching porn except with people they absolutely trust (or their completely wasted). But women do watch porn, just like women do masturbate. They dont talk about it like guys do but they still do it.
We're all human after all...
Whilst i dont agree with the absurd suing culture in the US, and i really dont think any of these people have a truly valid complaint, the FTC and all the other government bodies who SHOULD be the ones getting angry, conducting investigations and punsihing Google for its illegal activities, are not doing a damn thing (except saying "Google, you've been bad, dont do it again.... please, pretty please!").
So good luck to them if it finally means that Google gets punished for blatantly ignoring the law and our rights to privacy!
This is obviously a perfect, cheap, all weather conditions heating element. Even in the worst weather (cloudy, rainy, etc.) infrared radiation still exists in abundance and so one of these absorbing energy and then pumping it into a house could be a very cheap way to heat the house with no reliance on fossil fuels.
Obviously depends on size, heat output, scalability, etc, but why go all complex with radar invisbility when theres a simple problem that this could be the solution too. Plus being a "green" technology, its sure to get billions in government funds to pursue...
Coffee is safe - its already a taxed drug. Its only untaxed drugs which are bad,/naughty/wont someone think of the children types of evil...
... they get a significant run on orders in the next few weeks before the new FTC-compliant version comes out?
God i hate this "Oh it has to do with children it's so much more important then normal" thing going around at the moment. They lost data, it doesnt matter if it was children, adults or dogs for all i care. Its shows a lack of training and understanding of security principles for which they should be punished.
To quote Bill Hicks:
"So the moment they're over a certain age, they're off your f*cking love list?"
I have to admit this surprises me as your average gamer (or at least i would expect for a game like Red Dead Redemption) should be able to spot a scareware popup with ease. So i cant imagine that this would gain too much in the way of sales for the scareware app itself.
If it was a trojan that stole credit card details or made this a zombie client then i could see it being a way for miscreants to make money (and who knows that might be a backdoor route of this infection which hasnt been noticed yet). But pushing Scareware to people who are at least relatively tech saavy doesnt sound like an overly profitable venture to me!
WWF used to be a well respected environmental agency.
How things have changed...
"prosperity without [economic] growth"? So WWF will be happy so long as 3/4 of the worlds population continue to live in relative (and often real) poverty? Dont they realise that the only countries and people in the world who give a damn about the environment are those economically advanced enough not to be worried about where there next meal is coming from?
Can we please get a new environmental agency who are not nuts??
"the miscreants will serve a virtual sentence in a virtual gaol" - isnt this the usual punishment for common criminals in England? Unless they're overly tall photographers, or happen to have a beard and slightly darker skin, of course...
Joke icon because i wish i was...
Or people could just use some frigging common sense and not click on every little thing that their "friends" send them...
I think id take a secondment to Latvia rather then Brussels.
Have you met any Latvian girls? ;)
Copying is innovating, now?
Wow, innovation just got so much easier!
Your obviously new around here, so let me explain the objection.
The objection was never the card, as seen in Europe it is quite useful. The objection was that in order to get the card you had to provide fingerprints, photos, and all of your identity details (Ni number, address, where you lost your virginity, etc.), and this information would be stored on a giant über-database which would be accessible by every government agency, the police, and the immigration service. This information woudl be required by law to be kept up to date, e.g. if you moved and didnt tell the database people you had moved you could face a very large fine.
That i can guarantee is not information you have on your ID card. Nor is the information from your ID card stored on a database in germany that is accessible to the polizei or other government departments.
That is what people objected to. These sorts of intrusive information databases allow the government to track and control and THAT is what people object to.
I hope that clarifies the situation. Welcome to The Reg...
It is already a requirement for any non-EU nationals to have a work/student permit in their passport. Without this you cannot enter the country unless your from a select group of countries and your here on a holiday which is less then 3 months (and you must in those cases have proof of your plane/train trip out).
So sorry, this card wont help immmigration people because:
a) a passport with a required permit is already required to enter the country.
b) those entering on holidays (from that small select group of nations not requiring a visa) wont require the ID card, and as these are the ones most likely to over stay there visa, or work illegally this wont help them.
c) this will not be able to be applied to EU nationals (it would be against the EU charter), so no tracking of those dirty foreigners.
So please tell me exactly how these ID cards will do anything which the current visa scheme doesnt already accomplish?
And at a much discounted price...
You know the old saying - a fool and his money...
... to the game admins, so that they can try contacting the players and telling them to clean up there hard drives.
Whether that has any affect, i guess we will wait and see...
- smaller and thus less visible and less easy to damage under enemy fire.
- being able to control where it is located, it can remain in a single spot rather then being at the mercy of the wind (even a tethered balloon will hang downwind as far as possible from the tether location)
- the gases in a balloon are expensive and will eventually evaporate or escape from the balloon, thus they still need to be taken down and refilled occasionally, this has the potential (if run off grid) to never need to be brought down and to be "cheap" to run.
shall i go on?
Much more importantly, which airline lets you fly with 55kg of luggage!
I wish what you were saying was a joke, but unfortunately its the most likely outcome!
I had my Canon EOD400D Digital SLR out in -25°C (Kiruna, Sweden) taking long exposure pics for almost an hour before it finally froze.
And this "toughened" camera can only do -10°C? Either there being very conservative or they dont have any cold weather capabilities worth bragging about...
Just one thing to check (although im sure you have this in mind) is to make sure that these components can handle the operational temperatures you can expect at release height or that theyre insulated well enough to accomplish this. This is a big problem with satellites, sounding rocket, and balloon launch tests - and one of the main reasons for failures of amateur/semi-amateur launches.
But if youve done that check then this looks good! =)
Mark admit it your the love child of Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg, arent you?