* Posts by Paul Dixon

3 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008

Dell shuts Limerick factory and scraps 1,900 jobs

Paul Dixon
Happy

Limerick Factory? I had no idea....

There once was a company called Dell

Their business was once going well

But their factory closed

with the economy hosed

and the last line had a bit of a smell

With limericks like that, you can see *why* they closed.

So, what can you photograph?

Paul Dixon
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Geograph British Isles

I help to run Geograph British Isles (http://www.geograph.org.uk) and we get the occasional complaint from landowners whose property has been photographed for the site. Many are incredulous that their permission is not required is the photograph is taken from a public place!

Also, a handy legal guide we point our contributors is here: http://www.sirimo.co.uk/ukpr.php

The war on photographers - you're all al Qaeda suspects now

Paul Dixon

Bruce Schneier

>does anyone have any real-life examples of terrorists carrying out photographic reconnaissance

Bruce Schneier wrote about this recently (see http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/the_war_on_phot.html)

He wrote "The 9/11 terrorists didn't photograph anything. Nor did the London transport bombers, the Madrid subway bombers, or the liquid bombers arrested in 2006. Timothy McVeigh didn't photograph the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The Unabomber didn't photograph anything; neither did shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Photographs aren't being found amongst the papers of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IRA wasn't known for its photography. Even those manufactured terrorist plots that the US government likes to talk about -- the Ft. Dix terrorists, the JFK airport bombers, the Miami 7, the Lackawanna 6 -- no photography."

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