* Posts by Arthur Coppock

6 posts • joined 21 Nov 2007

UK to make White Space devices legal

Arthur Coppock
Facepalm

Demistifying new technology

are 1.5m (about 5ft)......

I glad you understand this modern technology enough to translate these tricky details for us....

Welsh hospitals to allow mobile use

Arthur Coppock
Grenade

Re FYI

Yeah, and the English pay for it all.

Apple ejects Dalai Lama from Chinese iTunes

Arthur Coppock
Stop

@coulda been worse # ↑

"they could have invaded another country, practiced genocide upon the people there and tried to wipe out their culture whilst plundering their land for natural resources, importing their own people to overwhelm the natives at the same time as brutally opressing them and marginalising them in their own land."

When I read this I assumed bluest.one was talking about the brutal establishment of the USA s a counterpoint to the argument. Seems we forget that the USA was born in almost the same 'evil' fashion.

F1 waves goodbye to KERS

Arthur Coppock
Boffin

Storing Power ?

Er, you can't store power. Power is the rate at which energy is used. You can store energy but you can't measure that in kW. Joules are the ones you are looking for...

Yahoo! engineer in murder-suicide riddle

Arthur Coppock
Coat

To XML

So all the loss of liberty after the 11 September 2001 was a mistake then and 4,000 deaths shouldn't cause you to lose any of your civil liberty? Can't let the terrorists become and excuse for the US government revoke you rights and not let you wield your power? What an enlightened US citizen you are sir...... Shame your government doesn't share your views.

Mines the one with 101ml bottle hidden in the pocket.

Small print is ignored and needs a rethink, govt study says

Arthur Coppock
Boffin

EU Fair Business Practices

Maybe some respite here but no doubt HM Gov will implement the bare minimum so to give business every loop-hole they can find - business as usual then?.

Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial Practices was signed by the European Parliament and the Council on 11 May 2005. The Directive aims at enhancing consumers' rights and boosting cross-border trading by harmonising divergent national rules on business-to-consumer commercial practices. The new legislation outlines "sharp practices" which will be prohibited throughout the EU, such as pressure selling, misleading marketing and unfair advertising. Certain rules on advertising to children are also set out. Through this legislation, EU consumers will be given the same protection against aggressive or misleading marketing whether they buy locally or from other Member States' markets. Businesses will benefit from having a clear set of common EU rules to follow, rather than a myriad of divergent national laws and court case rulings, as is currently the case.

The Directive was published in the Official Journal on 11 June 2005 and its provisions must be applicable in the Member States by 12 December 2007. The Commission is working with the Member States and stakeholders to make sure that the Directive is transposed into national law in a timely and accurate manner.

The deadline for transposition is 12 June 2007. Several Member States are late in transposing the Directive into their national laws. The Commission will take all necessary steps to address late or inadequate transposition.

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