Re: Re. "Temporary" like the USA Patriot Act
Ooooh AC... you so clever!
442 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Ooooh AC... you so clever!
France is probably one of the least liberal countries in Europe when it comes to policing.
The Gendarmerie is a branch of the military, not the civil police force.
The state-of-emergency powers my be shocking to Anglo-Saxons but no one here is batting an eyelid.
And some of the said powers make sense. e.g. allowing the police to carry out raids before 6AM which is normally not allowed under French law. (And currently no need for the equivalent of a warrant either.)
I think it's pretty clear what kind of tactics are being brought to bear given that over 5000 rounds of ammunition and grenades were used in the Saint Denis raid.
Web restrictions and censorship? Pfft. That's the least of it!
I think your are confusing (personal) income taxes with (company) corporate taxes.
Listening to a David Sedaris "audiobook" the other day I was shocked to hear what (some?) South Carolinians (used to?) call the TV remote.
One thing I find very annoying about most VOD film services, especially in France, is they only offer the dubbed language version.
Both Google Play and XBox Videos do this. Along with all the IPTV services available from the ISPs. (Amazon doesn't yet offer video in France.)
iTunes is slightly netter, but expensive and has a very **** UI.
Side loaded services on a FireTV Stick seems interesting, but why can't Amazon just offer multi-lple sound tracks on films? Even broadcast TV is doing this this days.
Work mobile + personal mobile: Simple as that.
I've tried carrying 2 phones and also SIM swapping/call forwarding.
Neither method comes anywhere near full Dual SIM phone usability.
Also network coverage and available networks when roaming are enhanced.
The one feature this handset seems to be missing.
Might get one anyway as a tablet replacement.
... a deep vein of easily mined cash.
They are a drunken menace who think they have a god given right to fire on people.
My solution? Allow walkers/ramblers/mountain bikers to carry side arms:
French hunters would be more careful where/how they discharge their weapons if they thought they'd get a few 9mm rounds back in return.
And people still read it?
" the owner got his lawyers involved. "
Yes, he mayor would have been looking for a "compromise". Normally including cases of good alcohol and a sliver of land.
The Beeb moved to a beam, that means you need a ruddy >1m dish down near the Med now.
Anyone noticed that Sky don't have any qualms about issuing Sky viewing cards to foreigners who then use them abroad? Are their licensing deals that much better than those obtained by the Beeb?
I seem to remember you get a warning to that effect when logging onto mobile networks in Turkey.
"Fixed it for you. The systems developed by car manufacturers seem to have more depth to them than Google's"
My post didn't need fixing AC.
Also adaptive cruise control doesn't work in the rain for
many models either. Google it.
I agree, weather conditions will be the downfall of driverless car tech/hype.
Even now the collision avoidance systems don't work in rain.
Driverless cars will be the "Virtual Reality"* of the 21st century:
A much hyped tech with plenty of R&D spent on it but always to be 5 years away from that which is portrayed in film and on TV.
*I remember when The-Man-In-The-Street thought that the Lawnmower Man would soon be a reality...
Whenever I hear about German sausage I always think of the BBC documentary on India which showed where a large percentage of German sausage casing now come from....
I thought it was swipe & signature for credit, swipe and PIN for Debit?
No sign of a chip anywhere. (Well my US issued card doesn't have one...)
"Even with all the bail outs, the USA vehicle manufacturers can't survive because they make shit cars nobody wants."
Isn't the Ford F150 the biggest selling "car" in the US by a country mile?
1 Ford F-150 526,769
2 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 404,251
3 Toyota Camry 389,091
Did VW's PR have anything to do with the release of this story...?
After the flooding and deaths in the South of France some school kids were heard to be bleating about the network outages and their "lack of internet". FFS.
"Now try doing that on a new Crysler/Fiat where the cretins have hooked up the head unit to the ECU "
Haven't they just hung everything off the CANBus. Like all the other manufacturers.
You can take things off the 'Bus and also connect other things like steering wheel interfaces. It's just a bus.
Ooh, puling out the factory fitted HU can be a whole CANbus of worms these days.
Being a Fiat, the Ferrari would probably give you the dreaded/annoying flashing odometer CANBus error and you'd have to get a "proxy alignment".
"It does test for PM."
No it doesn't.
Does the UK MOT test for NOx or PM?
No, it doesn't. Therefore you cannot say your remapped tax-dodging car is cleaner.
Taxi drivers just have to block the streets and roads:
The government will then step in and make Uber services illegal, as they have in France. Protecting the existing lazy, overcharging, rule breaking taxi scammers. As they did in France. (€70 for 15min/km airport trip anyone?)
Must have missed that.
I've really gotten very used to dual SIM, but that keyboard could switch me back to GSM call-forwarding....
Who didn't see this coming?
If that was the best "designs" they had on show I dread to think what the rest of the tat looked like.
Whatever happened to innovative design?
"MOT test is being upgraded to ensure that all emission reducing devices originally installed are still present at the test. So you would need to reinstall the DPF and EGR for it"
Thus DPFs are now cored out not removed so a visual inspection won't catch this.
Canny chaps these polluter-taxdodgers.
"The large diesel engines are bought by people who want to tow caravans."
DERVs (especially in the UK) are bought by people who want to pay less on roadtax and fuel.
They then mod the cars, removing the EGR and DPF and getting them remapped for more power. And then chug around polluting to their hearts content. Very happy in the fact they got one over on everyone.
Just check out any UK based car forum, for a marque with significant DERV models, to observe this.
Basically just automotive tax dodging polluters. VAG should really just market directly to them.
"Diesel drivers tend to be more sedate."
...because they are stuck driving an heavy oilburner with some very restrictive pollution control measures strapped on to it?
"Modern diesels are surprisingly quiet."
Compared to DERVs of the past maybe, but they still sound like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin.
Some clothing providers started printing the labels a while back, but this trend seems to have fallen by the wayside.
Maybe it just wasn't providing enough employment for young children's hands in the far east?
"We all had an Action Replay cartridge for cheating on tape games that we used Action Replay to clone onto a floppy"
I just used to ground the warm reset on the parallel interface port and dump the memory to a PET disk dual drive via an Interpod.
You could then load the game back into memory at any time and restart with it with a SYS ....
Given chances in life here that back in shitholeistan they would never have and STILL they want to kill us."
Let them post comments on the internet and they just come across as tw@s.
Quite right. A Scot and a Welshman. No need to tar everyone in the UK ...
Or alternatively, buy an Audi and have everyone+dog think you're an unmitigated douche...?
Wouldn't happen if we all fed them Parsi style....
I got an original Sony Liveview in Februaury of 2011.
I'd stopped using it by March due to the daily charging rigmarole and the limited uses. (Useful for picking up messages whilst in meetings but little else.)
4 years later and I don't see any real improvements to this tech...
And secondly did you every notify Mrs Dabbs, because I used to pass the phone when receiving such textos and/or phone calls to an Ex, and she still didn't believe they were wrong numbers....
Big F***ing Tablet
Cock, ball, pussy, arse.
Some people seem to forget how dire the audio quality has become on mobile phones.
Running a conf call from a mobile makes the call sound like amateur hour.
No one on here wants to hear about your real-world experience.
They just want to shout about their need for a full-fat 4x4 to drive the 2 hours on a highway to work in heavy traffic each morning.
And how Fiat have ruined Chrysler by saving their ass from oblivion.
"because the accelerator pedal has a very long travel distance, in order to make rock crawling easier"
With an automatic gearbox off-road, you would apply constant revs and left-foot brake to control the car.
"Personally I think anything that helps stop lumbering great lumps of iron from wandering about the lanes on a motorway is a good thing."
But enough about Skoda, let's get back to this Jeep review......
"Yet you seem to infer that i'm wrong somehow."
There's no need for the downvote just 'cause you don't like being wrong. You implied that the taxe de sejour is equivalent to the taxe d'habitation to cover:
"water treatment, garbage collection, etc..."
But water treatment is paid for through a water bill with a water company and garbage collection is paid for via the taxe foncier. (A property tax.) This taxe de sejour, at up to €4/night is way, way above that. So it's a tourist tax. Not an inhabitants' tax.
Payment with iPlopr will use NFC via a process to be named coiling-off....