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Comment: Re:Inevitable (Score 1) 351

I'm 28, so same cohort....I get my news from a multitude of online sources. There is nothing on TV news that I see that I didn't already know about at least 12 hours earlier.

The concept of paying for cable when 1/4th of my time would be stolen via commercials is, to me, atrocious. I do get a kick out of telling the quarterly TWC call this opinion as politely as possible. "Why would I pay $60 a month where 15 minutes per hour of TV is commercials?" "uhhhh"

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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK 474

Posted by timothy
from the we-know-what-you-were-thinking dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this news from the UK, as reported by Ars Technica: A 39-year-old UK man has been convicted of possessing illegal cartoon drawings of young girls exposing themselves in school uniforms and engaging in sex acts. The case is believed to be the UK's first prosecution of illegal manga and anime images. Local media said that Robul Hoque was sentenced last week to nine months' imprisonment, though the sentence is suspended so long as the defendant does not break the law again. Police seized Hoque's computer in 2012 and said they found nearly 400 such images on it, none of which depicted real people but were illegal nonetheless because of their similarity to child pornography. Hoque was initially charged with 20 counts of illegal possession but eventually pled guilty to just 10 counts.

To thine own self be true. (If not that, at least make some money.)