Re: as an aside...
There's already an app for that. It's called "Buycott".
101 posts • joined 21 May 2012
It would help if my caller id showed the international number calling me instead of just showing as "INTERNATIONAL" on my Panasonic phones. As I have an American girlfriend (whose phone always shows my number when I call her) I have no option but to answer the phone when said international appears on the phone.
... just how much public money is used to pay for the punishment and discovery of copyright infringers when Hollywood is so proficient at the creative accounting that denies billions of dollars to the public purse by way of overt (and unbelievable) tax avoidance.
Who would believe that Lord of the Rings did not make any profit.
Duh! The cash paid to the likes of pawn shops etc? Where the guns that are stolen from idiots are fenced?
You must be one of those idiots from one of the "cold dead hands" states who labour under the myth that having a gun means you are protected and safe.
You have just proven that you have never USED a Mac.
Ding, wrong answer. I have three Macs, all of which were given to me. All three (Intel iMac, G5, G4) run Debian Linux (the iMac dual boots with Snow Leopard)
I could go on, but I know for a fact that you have not tried to use an OSX machine of late or you would not have posted the above - the way it looks is a benefit, but for many not the deciding factor.
A fact? You don't know me at all, let alone what is in my office.
The truth is though that you cannot do anything on a Mac that can't be achieved on a Windows or Linux box. The only difference is that you pay far more to do it on a Mac.
By the way, if you're so NOT worried about what other people think, why did you spend the money on an Audi? VW, or even Skoda make good enough cars. Buying an Audi is the equivalent of buying a Mac instead of a PC, so you're a tad inconsistent there..
Not inconsistent at all. Cars are nothing like computers. For a start they don't share the same parts (by 3rd party manufacturers) and in my experience Audis are far more reliable than BMWs, they do indeed look better (IMV) but are similarly priced. And by coincidence my ageing 323 just went to the scrapyard along with my vow to never, ever buy another BMW. For me it's either Merc or Audi from now on.
...I'd buy an Audi.
As for what the computer looks like, well who's dumb enough to give a shit? When I use a computer I'm looking at a rectangular screen. I don't concern myself what the box under the desk looks like, it's only there to contain the components.
And seriously? Does it really matter whether the edge is 5mm or 10mm? Does it affect what the computer does. It only affects how the bloody thing looks like from the side. If you wish to look at the side of your computer to feel complete then please go ahead and waste your money... it is yours after all. Though personally I think you could do far more useful things with it.
Apple's are computers for people who worry about what other people think. It seems they rarely concern themselves with what the computers actually do.
I always considered myself to be a liberal, yet unlike you I'm not blinded by my liberalism. I totally understand what Human Rights are, and what they mean. So much so that I value what has been taken away from the victim. Unlike you of course.
People like you are so taken up with the offender's rights that you fail to protect the victim's (and prospective victim's).
And no I don't save it for people I don't "like", it's just a coincidence that I've never met a convicted paedo who I haven't disliked. I met a murderer once, I didn't like him either. But then again I saw the results of his crime too.
I shall now leave you to your protected middle-England, liberal Shangri-La.
...what a smack on the back of the hand means.
It's a proportional thing.
Someone kills and/or diddles a kid then they give up their right to breath.
You steal from someone then you give up your right to own possessions.
You rape someone you give up the right to bear testicles.
You run a national bank into the ground then you give up the right to ever have any money.
Proportion is the name of the game.
A naked picture of a 12+ child is not automatically pornographic, it's just a pic of a naked child, which, courtesy of the kneejerk reactionists, has been corrupted into being changed from the beautiful creation of nature that it is into something crude and debasing.
However, the subsequent use to which the picture is put is what can change its original purpose to one of pornographic.
And of course, the necessary point needs to be made because of said kneejerk reactionists, I only find women above forty to be sexually appealing in case anyone deems the above comments to be pro-child porn.
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