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Comment: Re:Meet Streisand (Score 4, Interesting) 296

by Chrisq (#48415843) Attached to: UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Problem is: nobody reads contracts.

The good news is that this works both ways. A number of times I have crossed out bits I don't like, and photocopied the contract before sending it back and nobody said a thing. Only once did I get a letter saying that they would only do business if I accepted all terms.

Comment: Re:Shouldn't be a surprise (Score -1, Troll) 297

by Chrisq (#48410729) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

And We're supposed to trust that these unregulated companies will act better than the overregulated taxi firms? The reason why taxi firms got regulated in the first place was because of their poor behaviour.

There is a reason that minicabs have to be booked by phone and journeys logged. Many of them are run by Muslims. Imagine how many women would be raped without this

Comment: Re:So can anyone with Pro Tools... BFD. (Score 2) 50

by Chrisq (#48410269) Attached to: Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

With the advent of technology, anyone can sing or play any instrument like a pro. Outside of a live performance, does it really matter?

It depends on what you mean by "play". I can "play" an MP3, and there is a fairly small step between that and programming a sequence into a synthesiser. Another step forward and I could sing with autotune or play an instrument that avoids discords. Then I could sing or play a conventional instrument. Having "instant music" doesn't make this pointless

Comment: Re:This data is collected at hotel checkin already (Score 2) 58

by Chrisq (#48376449) Attached to: European Parliament Considers Sharing Passenger Information By Default

Just for your information: hotels in many European countries are required by the law to collect your personal information upon check-in

That's mot the same as an EU-wide law. Some countries don't have any reauirements. See CMS Guide to Principal Hotel-Specific Laws in Europe and China.

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