At least it made him less likely to send a spur of the moment angry email to anybody
626 posts • joined 21 Mar 2007
Considering the flawed evidence (actually lies) from the US investigator who faked the portal page.
No doubt the perfection of the US legal system prevented any innocents from being targeted?
Lets face it in the US anybody who is NOT rich & white who pleads non guilty is completely fucked.
Due to the plea bargain culture many US citizens believe that anybody brought before the courts must be guilty, after all (who would plea bargain if they where innocent and) the conviction rates say so. The prevalent view really is you are blamed for wasting the courts time if you plead not guilty and will be punished to the maximum extent.
At one point due to the number of UK citizens who accepted cautions (/me waves Pete Townsend) the operation was considered a great success at the time.
Considering the number of people in the UK who accepted cautions (without realising (or it being fully explained) that they where essentially pleading guilty) because their credit card details where found on a porn gateway (which (ironically) was only created to comply with US legislation)
A US judge rules that a US company isn't infringing a foreign company patents.
Now that is a surprise.
BTW I do realise that the US patient system is a load of crap seemingly being able to patient anything (and seemingly prior art counting for nothing)
I want a Gallic shrug icon
I have a kindle & I don't feel locked in with it
If I get an ePub book I simple run it through kindlegen (supplied free by Amazon) and it converts, unless somebody has passed it through Calibre (because Calibre screws up the metatags)
I have shed loads of .pdf files and so far haven't had a single failure after passing it through free.kindle.com
No I'm not a fanboi I just have something that works and is easier on my eyes than any other ebook.
Anyway don't feed the trolls they can't even read
do cyclists ride on the road?
Never mind allowing segways on the road, how about prosecuting those ignorant two wheeled bastards that ride on the footpath, ignore traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
Same as the fatability scooters that you see the old fat chavs crushing under their lardy arses, if they where disabled they wouldn't be able to shovel so much food down their gullets.
BTW I am all for cyclists as long as they actually pay some attention to other people (especially those who are not sitting in cars)
I know the Sony Bravia range needed a software update when they used to refuse to come out of standby mode (apparently an overflow problem in a counter)
My Samsung certainly has the option for a software update and if I used the built in Freeview tuner I would probably carry out the update just to try and get something more usable (but I don't so I wont)
What is the bandwidth if the site you are trying to download from and how many users are downloading from it?
I often get users complaining that the internet is slow, and it turns out that there's 50 users (on our site alone) trying to connect to some obscure webcam which is connected to the internet via some tiny link.
Then the user states that they saw the link to the webcam from BoingBoing or something.
Even then the user will still insist that it's our corporate internet connection is crap.
<grumble> most users shouldn't be allowed to have machines, and that includes most IT depts <sulk>
How does streetview give away the location of womens refuges?
No I'm seriously wondering how.
I assume that very few refuges have banners or signs declaring that it's a refuge.
Faces are blurred and I certainly wouldn't know hw to tell if the blurred individuals where women requiring protection from an abusive partner (or family member) or a woman who isn't.
I assume that anybody who would recognise the refuge would already know where the said refuge is located.
I however am pleased that google have put some thought into the matter (unlike the Mail).
Surely a blank spot on a map is a pointer that there is something of interest (like the blank sections of the OS maps to keep military establishments secret)
I'm afraid Orange are only sharing 2G coverage with T-Mobile at the minute.
Which is Irritating as I have seldom have 3G with T-Mobile in Belfast (on the motorway is not a particularly useful location either).
However it has cleared up a couple of irritating 2G blind spots which I was suffering
I know the £2000 laptop price looks ridiculous but what spec are they:
If it's a laptop with a Flagstone drive installed then the machine will be bloody expensive, more so if there are any hardware keys required for the device.
Not quite so simple, same for the printer paper as you can't get your 'secure paper' in the local office supplies store.
Mind you such exceptions will not be that common in the overpriced government departments.
Why in the name of god would anybody consult local government (or national government for that matter) about security?
Actually I can't think of a suitable simile without stealing from Blackadder.
This will probably alienate some public sector workers but they are either
1: the exception to the rule
2: simply don't know that they're crap
unless you try to download it and then it says that I already have the newest version.
And that's when I follow the iTunes 10 link (and it's not even the Windows version I'm trying to get)
Good old apple (it's also fairly safe to assume that v10 will be even bigger and slower than ever)
Yeah Mr Anon,
it would be trivial until somebody was killed by the afore mentioned cock and then you would have been whinging about where all the traffic cops where.
A car like a [more obvious item here] is a lethal weapon in the hands of an arsehole.
Personally I think he got off too lightly (terminal condition or not)
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