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Comment: Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (Score 5, Insightful) 186

by 91degrees (#47736671) Attached to: BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite
No. It doesn't work like that.

The BBC itself is publicly owned, so in that sense, it is public property, but we don't have the right to individual assets any more than a shareholder in Sony can start making copies of Spiderman DVDs.

Also it's paid for by a licence fee rather than taxes. You can call them taxes if you like, but it doesn't go into or come out of central taxation.

Comment: Re:Informative winners list (Score 1) 180

by 91degrees (#47728927) Attached to: The 2014 Hugo Awards
Still makes no difference. Even if, having done the calculation, I can work out a means for this to be completely effective, I've lost the suspension of disbelief. When telling a story, things should be presented in a way we'll accept them.

We shouldn't need to leave our involvement of the movie, come up with an entire fan theory and then go back in having established it will work. That's just bad scrptwriting.

Comment: Why Is Alex Salmond making these promises? (Score 2) 375

by 91degrees (#47727635) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
Surely this will be a decision to be made by the first independent government. Alex Salmond may not be the majority leader. The SNP may not get a single vote (I can't think why anyone would want to vote for them afterwards).

If Independent Scotland chooses to ban nuclear weapons then that is theiur right as an independent state. If they choose not to that is also their right. But whether they actually do or not is a matter of national party politics, and notpart of the independdence movement. The fact that they will have the decision is a matter for the independence debate but what that decision should be is no.

Salmond seems to think the referendum is bout electing him Scotland's president.

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