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Comment: Re:Petite girl friends (Score 1) 398

by Godwin O'Hitler (#48193903) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

I was at a house party a few years back where there was a Vietnamese girl who looked for all the world like a 15 year old. It turns out she was 25.
I commented on this a day or so later to a woman I know, who ventured to suggest that anyone who went out with her was obviously attracted to childish looks and therefore a dangerous, evil paedophile who should be locked up.
This might actually be true in the case of a genuine card-carrying paedophile, while at the same time a lot of non-paedophile suitors would be scared away. But what's the girl then supposed to do for a boyfriend? Go out with 15-year olds herself, making her the paedophile?

Comment: Re:Too bad (Score 1) 474

by Godwin O'Hitler (#47952681) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

From Wikipedia:

"Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe."

With all due respect, I believe you are not as knowledgeable about the subject as you think you are.

If you'd used population or economy instead of land area your point could have been valid without being misleading.
Germany, France, the UK, and Italy all have significantly bigger populations and economies than Spain.

Comment: Re:against the two men, known only as AB and CD.' (Score 1) 240

by Godwin O'Hitler (#47170469) Attached to: UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

So the only information we have is that there's maybe going to be a secret trial of two unidentified alleged terrorists for planning some unidentified terrorist act.

Beats me why they fucking bothered telling anybody about it at all. Still I guess it makes a change from Operation Yewtree.

Comment: Re:This is why no Briton.... (Score 1) 216

by Godwin O'Hitler (#47170435) Attached to: Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

I'm not disagreeing with any of your observations, but I do think "people who live in glass houses" isn't much of an argument, even in the best of cases.
The way I look at it is all today's governments are abominations, so they all need criticizing. And today happens to be the UK's turn.

Comment: Re:Not About Growth Anyway (Score 3, Informative) 97

Oh I understand Appelation d'Origine Contrôlée perfectly thanks. It's not like I didn't live in France for 30 years or anything.
Champagne is one of the worst abusers of AOC. It attacks products with "champagne" in the name that no one on earth could possibly mistake for Champagne or even fizzy wine or come to that even a drink. At that point it's no longer about AOC and that's why I choose the term trademark.
Now look up Laguiole and see why there's one law for the rich and one for the poor when it comes to trademarks/AOC. Not only is the village denied exclusive use of the Laguiole name for the well-known knife design that originated there, it is not even allowed to use its own name for anything except that specific knife.
Meanwhile elsewhere in France dairies are merrily making Gruyère, Emmental, and Cheddar cheese.

I am not American. I hate a lot of IP nonsense that comes out of the USA. But they are not the only bad boys as someone in this thread would have it.

Comment: My desktop computer (Score 1) 702

by Godwin O'Hitler (#46794977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

No name brand I assembled myself. Been running since 1995.
Just changed a disk drive here, mainboard there, updated the monitor a bit, added a li'l bit of RAM, fitted an optical disk drive when they came out, modernized the case and some other stuff—but it's still the same computer. I've never bought a new one!

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