* Posts by Tim B

7 posts • joined 3 Jul 2007

Confirmed: Driverless cars to hit actual British roads by end of year

Tim B

Let's just hope this "communicate with each other" is secure...cos I really don't want a virus/trojan getting into my self-driving car!

LOHAN plugs into some hot LiPo treatment

Tim B

Low Temperature Batteries?

Are you sure the battery will still work once it starts to lose temperature and pressure? You might need to put the battery somewhere next to the heater..

LOHAN team buried under ballockets

Tim B

Ever tried a wind turbine on a hot air balloon?

Throw out any of the ideas which use wind force to orient something since the entire assembly is going to be moving with the wind, so there will be no wind force applied on any of it...

Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

Tim B

Hard to choose

Sooo many to choose from. I was dithering between the ones that are currently top of the list and in the end it just had to be blade runner...

There are some films on the list and in the comments I haven't seen. I'm gonna need to do something about that I think.

Gov boffins to carry out simulated London dirty bombing

Tim B

@ Jamie

I think that was sarcasm....

Doctors back more tax on booze

Tim B

24 hours?

Funny how people blame 24 hour licensing hours but that's never where I've seen a problem.

The problem isn't people drinking moderately over a spread out period - it's people drinking heavily for a short time.

I don't drink or smoke, so for all I care ban the lot. But then we have seen how well prohibition (didn't) work....

The problem is nothing to do with open times. It's to do with a culture that somehow thinks it is a good thing to get so off your face you can't even remember what happened the next morning. Fix that and you will do far more good than the fascists we call a government restricting one more freedom.

Possession of extreme porn to become criminal offence

Tim B

It is a travesty

The new law makes it criminal to possess images of entirely legal acts and expects the consumer to know what is legal to possess or not. It isn't an update to the obscene publications act as that requires a jury to determine whether something is 'likely to deprave or corrupt'. In this law though there is no similar jury-decision.

You could take a snippet from an entirely legal mainstream film and that snippet would land you 3 years in jail for possession if it was being used for erotic purposes.

If you are into BDSM and take images of your own entirely legal private bedroom activities then those photos could land you 3 years in jail. That's right, you can do entirely legal and consensual things with your boy/girl friend but possessing a photo of those same actions would be illegal.

Because after all we have plenty of space in jail and all the serious criminals like murderers and rapists have been caught so the police have plenty of time on their hands. Now we need to criminalise people because they like rough sex/BDSM/fetish.

There have been petitions, protests, most of the individual respondents to the proposal when it first came out opposed it, and yet still they are going ahead with this.


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