So, gay men from Lesbos can tick both boxes on the form then ...
Paris, because she always ticks both boxes
697 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008
The Police have long said that the point of cameras is to slow down traffic.
So, Jel Mist, people putting on their brakes is surely the desired outcome.
A cynic might suggest otherwise hopefully.
Anyway, on to my point ... the other never-actioned-action was that cameras were only sited at places where there had been enough serious/fatal accidents in previous years.
Talk about missing the point - surely the reason there were accidents is that there is something wrong with the design of the road at that place, not because a camera was not present to make traffic slow down, and the correct action would be to look and analyse why, then provide corrective action thus saving lives.
Wait ... I've missed the point ......
I think the AC was trying to be smart in that a sheet can hold 2 pages.
Of course he is presuming that they were all printed on.
"If a side of a sheet is not printed on, is it a page ?"
Unless of course it's an IBM blank page with "this page intentionally left blank" printed in the middle of it, thus renderinng it non-blank.
Those were the days, you can still do that with PDF files of course
In the EU trade is meant to be carried on without restriction.
By saying that Product A can only be sold here and not there and there, is allowing cartels to control the market and of course it ceases to be a 'market' the instant that happens. No amount of corporate-speak exclusivity upper-echelon nonsense makes one jot of difference, it is still a restriction of trade.
So is it ok then for these big shops to get "authorisation" which they have to BUY (it is not 'given') ... I don't think so.
Even high street retailers do that with records, if you want your album on their shelves you have to pay 'for customer face management' WTF
I'm ok with the prevention of fake goods being sold.
What worries me is that French companies have managed to prevent ANYONE selling their product who is not "authorised" by LMVH and of course my corner shop won't be authorised because he can't stump up the dosh to BUY the "authorisation"
What's the betting that when it arrives in the UK that 99 cents has morphed into 79 pence but the same server is used to deliver them worldwide
What's the betting also that a 'premium' service is launched where you can get 256kbps versions (which are upsampled-on-the-fly 128k tracks so no quality increase) and are 99 pence per track
What's the betting also that from 5.5 million tracks there's none of the ones that I want e.g. KS's UE
However all academic since no Real products allowed on my comp.
Betamax lost because Sony was trying to use it for world domination.
VHS won because JVC released it licence-free.
There's almost a parallel here, but Windows had already got its foot in the door, and so all subsequent OS's have something of an uphill struggle to usurp it.
However, if a 'killer app' OS comes along, that allows you to retain your investment in Windows software and hardware, and is free or very cheap, and works exceptionally well .... I think the word would start in the online community first, spreading to the manufacturers etc.
It's all a bit like the rise and fall of an Empire
This is the same Asda whose HGV's travel at 40 mph in the 60 zone. They even have a proud sticker on the back commending themselves for this action.
Of course the net result to road safety is that the queue of cars tailed up behind start to take ever more dangerous risks to overtake it. Anothr good move there Asda.
Been there, had that.
I bought a branded Kingston 2Gb usb memory stick off ebay (from a reputable big-name seller) and paid with paypal.
A few months later I decided to sell it on ebay.
Within hours of it going on my ebay account was suspended due to 'inappropriate activuty'
They even suspended my paypal account as well, even though I was not asking for paypal payment for the item (and isn't paypal a separate entity under the law even though wholly owned).
It took 2 months to get back.
Some twerp from Kingston flagged my item as counterfeit, apparently they have a program that searches ebay listing looking for "Kingston" and then they tell ebay it is counterfeit - whether it is or not - because they don't like "thier" product being on ebay - well sorry guys I bought it so it's MINE
the whole thing stinks
Surely in a normal world the data belongs to the user who
input it, not to Facebook, so the user can do what they like
with it. But wait, this is Web 2.0 so there's probably some
small print on page 93 of the Facebook user 'agreement'
that states that everything you input they own, of course.
Can I wait for Web 3.0
Not a surveillance society - what we get is pictures all over the internet of some guy mooning in a Beamer, whose driver of course was not doing a traffic offence at the time. But the system still took his picture, and it got published. Was that a case of "appropriate, brief, and for the purpose" ?
Virgin won't prosecute anybody.
Virgin won't cut anybody off.
This is entirely an exercise in being seen to do the right thing.
And it gets their name into the news for a day.
And the BPI's. Ah yes the BPI.
Remember that the BPI is not part of the UK government.
It is a pressure organsisation created and supported by the majors in the music industry.
It is not the same as Defra etc it is a private organisation put in place to lobby and defend those majors when things happen.
Moreover it is NOT another organisation called MCPS or PRS,
Those are the ones who collect royalties and distribute to the artists, not the BPI.
Please remember that, The BPI does NOTHING FOR THE ARTISTS it is there to protect the interests of the record industry majors and their shareholders, not the artists.
So the BPI can download a file from my HD, log my IP, and then say I've committed a crime ?
A file exists on my HD. Fine, how does that prove I obtained it illegally ?
How does it prove I downloaded it ?
I might have ripped it from a CD under the 'ok to make one copy for personal use' provision.
The only only who committed a crime (in their definition) is the BPI by downloading the file.
When you buy the CD/LP/cassette/etc you did not buy the music, you bought the licence to play the music. That licence does not limit you to playing the music on the media it was supplied on. I started buying LP's in 63 and CD's in 83 so I now have lots of 'licences'
You can in the UK make a copy "for personal use".
There IS a levy on blank media, Why's that then if it doesn't permit you to copy onto it ?
Police advice is to have only copied CD's in your car (I found that out after I had 300 quids worth nicked by a tealeaf)
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