"motivated by idle curiosity."
As opposed to, say, motivated by his interest in UFOs?
One law for them...
5380 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
As opposed to, say, motivated by his interest in UFOs?
One law for them...
"...flexibility is not an appropriate reason for defining a power which engages individual rights without adequate precision to allow for proper parliamentary scrutiny of its proportionality."
And the Government have replied "f**k you, we're going to do this anyway because we can!"
And so we get another piece of ill-thought out, ill-defined and completely vague legislation which lets the Government retroactively decide what they actually meant *after* the law has gone through Parliament, always presuming our elected representatives actually get to discuss all of it, which is unlikely because the Government is probably going to guillotine the debate to force it through before they are voted out of office...
Sorry, but we're not going to vote fascist for a third glorious decade of total law enforcement.
... what they really want to make sure is that Police Officers can't blog anonymously and criticise the management of resources and senior officers etc because that sort of thing makes them look bad...
... the Vatican have forgiven John Lennon for saying that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus...?
... is of Google thinking they'd better offer to bolt everyone else's stable doors after Google let all the horses out...
... I always thought it was a take-off of the Paranoia RPG.
"Are you happy, Citizen...?"
"Yes, friend Computer, I'm wonderfully happy!!!"
... What *another* one...?
... since it was really all about shifting liability away from the Card Companies rather than actually making transactions secure.
... you know where you can stick that...!
it was MPs who first put forward the Dangerous Pictures and Dangerous Cartoons legislation. Of course since the Government then Guillotined debate on the Criminal Justice Bill and the Coroners and Justice Bill, MPs never got to debate these proposals and it was left to the Lords to do something about it.
Of course since the only people with the balls to do that are the Lib Dems and since (as a Tory Lord admitted to me) Tory Peers don't vote on Lib Dem amendments, both pieces of nonsense legislation went through virtually unchanged.
... is that if anyone, anywhere in the world, publishes material on the Internet, they could liable to prosecution if they visit the USA if it violates some arbitrary "community standard" (read: prejudice of narrow minded bigots)
Of course meanwhile in the UK we only have to worry if some MP decides they don't like it...
If it's ok for the Chinese, it's ok for Australia...???
"all they have to do is not make a judgement about it, just press the delete button."
Yep, don't worry about checking the details, just do what you're told! (I bet the RIAA, MPAA, PRS and all the others would love that too...)
PS "he'd like a remote control which could mute, or delete, people", well I can think of a few people I'd like to mute or even delete too. Does that make me a suspect...?
To get to my local recycling centre (and it *is*, as has been mentioned by others, a centre for recycling) requires a 10 mile round trip.
Consequently recycling of batteries, low-energy lightbulbs, old computer kit and much more is actually environmentally *unfriendly* unless it's possible to take an entire car-load to offset the fuel involved in getting there in the first place...
Immediate Cargo Unmanned Supply System
or iCUSS for short when they're going "Where's the *%#& supply chopper?"
As opposed to half-baked security...?
... So much for "voluntary", then...
Well, they'd have been even less impressed if you'd forced it to run through the buffers and onto the concourse...!
This is not the location you're...
... oh bugger, what a give away!
Amongst other things I'm a Moderator on the Gamehouse Discussion forums for their version of Scrabble etc and a couple of our users have found a work-around to allow access to Gamehouse games on Facebook for users in New Zealand.
NB this is not an official Gamehouse fix, caveat user! :-)
... and taken it under State control...
Strict liability means that mens rea ("guilty mind") does not have to be proven in relation to the actus reus ("guilty act") in order for a conviction to be obtained.
In other words the defendant has to prove that the image is *not* "grossly offensive" or "liable to cause serious injury" etc, which is virtually impossible.
Let's hear it for Tick-Box Justice...
No, thanks to Regina vs Church 1996 after the Club Whiplash raid where the CPS tried to get a conviction for "running a disorderly house". The Judge asked the Jury "Do you think this sort of behaviour is acceptable in this day and age" and the Jury said "Yes".
The only problem is that the Operation Spanner case R vs Laskey, Jaggard, Brown et al, says that if you leave marks which are "more than trifling or transient" then you are committing an offence...
Confused? You will be...
The Government are now warning that Iran may be able to launch rockets containing plague carrying rats and have raised the National Security Level to "frantic".
... or, at least, it would get rid of some of the redundant Admirals, Generals and so on...
At last someone who gets the point that just because Hollywood squinnies does NOT mean they get their own way simply because they can afford lots of expensive lawyers.
Of course we now have to hope that the Government will actually *listen* to the advice they're given instead of ignoring it and blithely continuing to trample all over every liberty we have...
So why the F**K didn't you consider that before introducing this silly scheme with great big security holes in it??
Where can we get this...!
All you need is a "blocking" ship to put itself in the way of the robo-ship and whilst it's trying to dodge past that, the sub slips silently away...
... "Head of Stasi"?!
What do you think...?!
# Section 28 - National security. Any processing for the purpose of safeguarding national security are exempt from all the data protection principles, as well as Part II (subject access rights), Part III (notification), Part V (enforcement), and Section 55 (Unlawful obtaining of personal data).
# Section 29 - Crime and taxation. Data processed for the prevention or detection of crime, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or the assessment or collection of taxes are exempt from the first data protection principle.
"You can think about making a credit card-sized device that you can put in a [...] door, and break it open with very little voltage," according to Steen.
Great for when you've forgotten your keys...
"...Betray Your Family & Friends. Fabulous Prizes to be Won!"
... have all the employees of your Anti-Virus company download the updates first? There should be sufficient computers of various configurations and installations amongst them to pick up most of the duff update problems.
And it would give your workers a much greater incentive to ensure that these sort of glitches don't happen in the first place!
Mine's the one with "I am a british businessman working with senstive commercial secrets" on the back...
... for driving a coach and horses through some basic principles of English Law feels equally unmade."
The case was, of course, *never* made in the first place, just a "precautionary principle" argument that "well, this material might cause problems and we don't like it, so let's ban it".
Meanwhile, however, we still have a book-burning law which says "if you've got anything that might fall under this law, you'd better delete it youself, just in case we nick you for something else and we use it as an easier way to get a conviction".
As for our worst fears not being realised, you miss out the important word "Yet". It took some while for Councils etc to realise the power that the RIPA gave them, but when they did figure it out, abuse of these powers rapidly became widespread.
2 + 2 = 4
Guardian calling Colossus...
2 + 2 = 4
(Who else remembers The Forbin Project...?)
So that's 9,000 deaths in the UK alone.
Remind me again why we're so afraid of terrorism...?
... must be kicking themselves for missing out all these past several years...!
Hey, don't be so nasty...
... to the chimpanzees!
... Page 3 Stunna Lisa Lovely, 19, from Lincoln said "Wow! It's great that the soaraway Sun is taking over this vital job otherwise who knows who might be probing us when we're in bed!"
... a group of male researchers claimed that the existence of the clitoris was a myth because they couldn't find it...
Excuse me, miss, but I noticed your laptop battery is running a bit low, may I lend you a hand or two...?
And you clearly have no idea how to construct a sensible argument!
You complain about the "sheer idiocy" of the arguments, but then you go from "we don't need to go back to the moon" to "Technically, you don't need to eat either". Tell me, have you ever heard the expression "Straw Man"?
Dear Terry H, try doing a little basic research before digging up another long-discredited Zombie Argument:
... was brought to you by Fox News.
Because those phrases are part of the language and the point of a dictionary is to enable people to comprehend the language as it is use.
For instance you could look up the words "dick" and "head" separately but...