As for 'fabulous web-filters'. Yes, we do. One of them is called Cleanfeed. And that started as child porn block. And now it's blocking links to downloads of copyrighted content at the behest of the MPA. I'm not sure what it'll be blocking tomorrow, or next month, or next year. Or why. Oh well. At least it's not a opaque, commercially provided entity with little in the way of oversight or transparency with the power to silently fence off content the powers that be don't agree with. Ah. Hang on...
And you know what? In spite of this, the main opposition is still unable to differentiate itself as a better alternative than this shower of charlatans, bigots and liars.
I despair at this country. I really do.
He is suffering from gall bladder cancer, and things do not look good.
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warping Excessions, and my heart goes out to him and his.
I am shocked and saddened.
Thank you, Iain."
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The papers said the body of one male worker at the plant had been "found carbonised", but it added that there was no evidence that the explosion had "caused any radioactive leak".
A spokesman for the French atomic energy authority told journalists: "For the moment, there is nothing coming out."
Emphasis, mine, obviously.
Frankly, in light of the current reputation of the nuclear industry, I think it's understandable people might be a little oversensitive to, ooh, I don't know, explosions at a nuclear waste processing site.
Rather a healthy skepticism about the words of a tarnished industry than a collective head in the sand blindly accepting the word of PR as truth. Sheesh. You're just as bad as those who insist on claiming the sky is falling all the time.
No, not really. What would be more interesting is in looking at what the distribution for those attitudes looks like. I'd guess Mac users would represent a classic bell curve while PC users would have a much less predictable pattern. But then I wouldn't expect the people who do this kind of "research" have any interest beyond trolling in the first place. No questions about conformity or deference to authority either. That'd be an interesting outcome...
No-one wants that. Clearly your solution falls victim to the law of unintended consequences. Think before you post next time.
"Goddammit Marv, I asked our son to speed up our computer and now we can't use it anymore! I'll be jiggered if I'm going back to him for advice..."