"GET BACK TO WORK!!"
They're not actually striking, so they ARE at work. They're just not using the fingerprint system. It's in the article.
15 posts • joined 26 Jan 2009
'Nick Clegg said then "It's completely within the Home Secretary's power to ENACT AMENDMENTS which will make this possible" (i.e. it may not be legal yet, but the HS can change the law to make it legal)'
Can the Home Secretary just arbitrarily "change the law"? Doesn't Parliament get a say in the matter?
Looks mildly interesting.I see that apparently some versions will have 3G, with AT&T the partner in the states.
1) O2 over here?
2) When will this be available in the UK? apple.com/uk has nothing so far ... :(
3) Please can it have a decent RSS reader that caches web pages including the pics?
> In summary, if someone creates something, THEY dictate the terms by which someone else may use it. It could be software, it could be a car (i.e., speed limiters, mandatory servicing at intervals, etc.), it could be a condom (ie., do NOT use with Vaseline, do not re-use, etc.).
No, they don't. Not without a contract. If I buy a book it can have a big sticker on it saying 'Not to be read on trains' but that has absolutely NO binding legal authority. If I buy a car with a speed governer on it I'm completely within my legal rights to remove it (assuming local laws don't forbid me from doing such a thing). If I buy condoms that are not to be used with vaseline, I can darn well smother them with the stuff if I want to. If a car manual states that the car MUST be serviced every ten thousand miles, good luck to Ford trying to compel me into a garage if I want to service it every eleven thousand miles instead.
Do not forget, also, that I do not have a contract with the manufacturer of these products. I have a contract of sale with the person or entity that sold me these things. If I buy a car from my local garage, or a pack of condoms from a supermarket, I have not signed any contract with the car maker or the condom manufacturer.
Quite. Hence the term, as you've pointed out. 'copyright' and not 'usage right'.
It's by the EULA that manufacturers attempt to exert control over the 'usage' of the product.
In theory, if I buy a piece of software on disc I can do whatever I like to that disc, including running it on whatever devices I like, with the exception that I cannot reproduce it or make use of any of the other exclusive copyrights retained by the authors/publishers/etc.
In practice, the publishers now claim that I've not bought any physical thing really (nonsense, of course) - just bought the right to make use of it under the license they provide.
43) A constable may stop and search a person whom he *reasonably suspects* to be a terrorist to discover whether he has in his possession anything which may constitute evidence that he is a terrorist.
This, combined with the quarter percent figure does tend to suggest that the police are either a) bloody crap at the whole 'reasonable suspicion' thing or b) taking the Mickey somewhat.
Personally, I'm going with b) - let's face it, it's a license to hassle people that cops 'don't like the look of'
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022