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+ - Man arrested for photo of burning poppy on Facebook-> 1

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Barence writes "A British man has been arrested for posting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance for those who died in war, and the arrest was made on Remembrance Sunday.

"A man from Aylesham has tonight been arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications," Kent police said in a statement after the arrest. "This follows a posting on a social network site of a burning poppy. He is currently in police custody awaiting interview."

The arrest has been criticised by legal experts. "What was the point of winning either World War if, in 2012, someone can be casually arrested by @kent_police for burning a poppy?" tweeted David Allen Green, who helped clear the British man who was prosecuted for a joke tweet threatening to blow up an airport."

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Comment: Re:Shakespeare? (Score 1) 641

by Planar (#34560716) Attached to: Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

It's probably safe to assume that seeing as Romeo spent the wedding night with Juliet (who was fully expecting to lose her virginity that night), they did have sex.

In any case, we know that Juliet's mother had sex before her 14th birthday, because at one point she tells Juliet (something to the effect of): at your age I was already married and a mother.

Comment: Re:7.2MW for 9000 homes? (Score 1) 170

by Planar (#26664773) Attached to: Power In Scotland From Tides and Whiskey

The trick with these calculations is is that they're on average. Yes, during the day the plant will probably not be able to supply them all. But you should look at it this way: The plant generates x terajoules per year, and 9000 homes use x terajoules per year. In reality, sometimes the plant will only feed 1000 homes, sometimes it'll feed 18000 homes.

Counting only the average is a recipe for disaster. You have to build your plant to deal with the maximum, not the average. Or you have to come up with a way to store massive amounts of electricity.

The universe is an island, surrounded by whatever it is that surrounds universes.