.. in West Africa, you have two cables landing at Contonou, on the Bight of Benin
"Beware, beware the Bight of Benin,
There's one comes out, for forty go in"
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Wrong - there is no death penalty for atheists in Malaysia (I lived there as an atheist quite openly for nine years, with my muslim wife). Only PAS argues for the death penalty for apostates - it's not on the statute books at all.
I'd go for Joss Whedon as director.
Also, my main interest is that they get the politics right, or at least plausible. I say that knowing nothing about the post RotJ canon, I'll admit, but the Republic to Senate scenario, mirroring Rome, was excellently done, even in the prequels.
...the "The" in the definitive article is definitely pronounced with a capital "T"...
I'm sorry, would you be so kind as to run that past me again? The definite (not definitive) article is the general definition of the word "the", as I'm sure you're aware, so to refer to a particular instance of "the" in a given use of the word seems to go beyond tautology.
Furthermore, it should not, generally speaking, be capitalised except at the beginning of a sentence, even if it is attached to a proper noun, unless actually part of that proper noun (I refer you at this juncture to the Guardian Style Guide entry on the subject http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide/t ).
Also, I'm curious as to how one enunciates "The" and "the" differently. Would you care to elaborate?
"No, that is not quite it; egg vs foetus is the root here, since the feeding system is based on this."
Not quite: ornythorhynchus anatinus (platypus) and a few spiny anteaters are egg-laying, rather than live-birthers, but are still mammals. Feeding via mammaries is pretty much the main criterion.
"It used to be that us Nokia users could charge their phone in any almost any location- odds were that there would be a (old size ) Nokia charger (or 6) to hand."
Still is the case - every bar near me (that isn't playing "thwup-thwup" music) has a Nokia charger behind the bar, normally next to the can of lighter gas or petrol.
I've known many honest and honourable solicitors, including the one who acted for my mother in my parents' divorce (and gave her a job ten years later), and the one who acted for me in a dispute with my landlord.
Many solicitors do actually believe strongly in the law and the rule of law, using it to help those who are in the shittiest of circumstances. This is why so many are vehemently opposed to the coming changes to Legal Aid (without which neither I nor my mum would have received representation), given it will strip assistance from some of the most disadvantaged in the UK.
Stipulated, many lawyers go into the profession with an eye on making money in any possible. The vast majority, however, do not.
I have never known Spamhaus to demand payment for a removal, and have always found them easy to deal with on the (very) odd occasion when I've needed to request one on behalf of a client.
Yes, there are organisations that require payment, organisations which I therefore refuse to use.
Spamhaus do not, which makes me wonder about your motivation for suggesting they do.
Traveler is not necessarily open to everything. Sure you can have it open on port 80 if you want, but most companies would have their Traveler server at least using SSL with every other port except for sync blocked. Comms to the other Domino servers where the mail actually sits is easily encrypted using built in Domino encryption.
The Traveler server could be sat on the corporate VPN since iPhone, Symbian, WinMo handsets can all handle that, or use Lotus Mobile Connect, which is tailored for Traveler, Sametime, etc.
Ah yeah, you've then got to hack Domino itself. Good luck with that
It was mainly down to the FCO. When the new EU standard format passports were introduced back in the early 1990s, it was also to bring in the machine-readable format.. However, at the time the FCO were worried that that would require the "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires..." page to be moved. Naturally, the FCO were not prepared to countenance this, being the FCO. A compromise was agreed whereby the personal details page would be in the equivalent position at the back.
Then they went on to fight about the colour of the passport (they didn't want to switch from the old dark blue to the European red), which was only resolved when someone from the Immigration Service group suggested referring to it Imperial Maroon.
Schoolmaster icon for the history lesson.
It's not that the benefit levels vary according to ethnicity, they vary according to the level of tax and NI paid, and over how long. Change those figures, and you affect the level of benefits payable.
The article states fairly clearly that the scumbags were targeting people based on ethnicity and changing the details of tax/NI paid.
It is actually very moderate, at least around KL & parts of Selangor. Most muslim mates of mine aren't too impressed by this sort of grandstanding, and just take it with a pinch of salt.
Up in Terengganu and Kelantan, it's a bit different. The dominant party there, PAS, is not so moderate at all, although they're still miles away from Saudi.
Beer - there's no decent native one, just locally brewed European beers and Thai, Laotian and Chinese beers
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