From the photo showing the battery pack...
There appears to be a battery missing, so as well as the comical box we may also have a comical scrabble to sort the loose wire (or in this case the missing battery).
24 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007
"However, it seemed pretty clear to the rest of the world that this was a case of Google-bombing, something the search giant was supposed to have weeded out ages ago."
Something they weeded out? I just tried a few well known ones and "french military victories" still works, guess they need to weed a little harder
"The "Camera Phone Predator Alert Act" would forbid selling of phones which have a means to disable or silence the tone."
Surely the "have a means" should be "provide a means". All phones have the means to disable or silence the tone, as someone's pointed out you can unscrew the back and remove/disconnect the speaker. So now all mobile phones are going to be illegal in the US.
Not being daft here (well I might be) but are they really going to log the source and destination of every packet out there? If not then surely someone using a custom written protocol is going to slip right through the system. Now for Joe Bloggs on the street this isn't likely, but these hugely well funded international terrorists (who've done so well out of the film piracy we're told) are just going to employ/recruit someone to make this.
So basically, like all the other counter terrorism ideas, all this does is shaft the little guy (I don't mean by making their data available to law enforement, I mean by giving them the £12bn in extra taxes).
Paris since.... well can't really think of a reason but do I need one (let's face it our dear home sec doesn't)
As London MP and Committee Member Alan Keen later observed: “He is all too easily able to overwhelm his interrogators with a flood of words, in which the original question gets lost.”
Give Boris used to be an MP why should this surprise people? Or perhaps they're surprised that Boris hasn't gone further in politics already.
This sounds pretty petty to most people but it's not uncommon. I've helped out at a similar small village show and no matter what you tell the judges they always cite 'standards' and will only award first prize if the entry is good enough. They've even done this on children's drawings. The way we got round this was putting the whole thing onto a computer (usually this show had about 100 classes and 700 exhibits so working out prize money by hand wasn't funny) and telling them that the computer would 'fail' if it didn't see a first prize in each class.
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