The images are _not_ copyrighted. They are representations, they are _not_ original works.
Consumers were never the problem copyright was intended to deal with - rival (especially larger, more competitive) publishers were. It's been warped into a law which punishes consumers, and is not helping small publishers as much.
Australian law, for example, does not require artistic merit (i.e. not a slavish copy) for a new copyright to exist in the photograph. An artistic work is defined as, "a painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving or photograph, whether the work is of artistic quality or not."
That's shitty... UK law requires a little artistic merit. All other European law does too AFAIK. Most of the world holds that simple reproductions do not hold copyright in themselves.
Are telephone directories copyrighted in Australia?
He's one of the reasons... I believe De Klerk was also massively important. I see his role as similar to Gorbachev's, at the end of the USSR. They both could have held on to power, they both could have kept the status quo to some extent.
Both Reagan and Thatcher called Mandela "terrorist" well after the world could see the truth.
Mandela was a terrorist, an admitted terrorist. Look at the MK, which he founded.
They were trying to hold on to the last vestiges of white colonial Africa. May their names be erased from the Book of Life.
No... what? Seriously, what? South Africa was one of the most independent British African colonies throughout its existence, and became fully independent well before most British colonies. Britain outlawed slavery and discriminatory voting well before most places.... but that's not relevant. By the 1980's, South Africa was _not_a colony, and had not been so properly for 150 years or so. Colonialism was not a factor... we'd given up on colonialism in the UK in the early 20th century.
Mandela, ~ unlike all other hypocritical politicians all around the world, ~ is a dude who was TRUE TO HIS WORDS.
I think his actions speak louder.
"The TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) found that torture was "routine" and was official policy – as were executions "without due process" at ANC detention camps particularly in the period of 1979–1989."
Mandela founded MK, because he thought the ANC was not militant enough.
I think he was right and just to do most of the things that he did. Brushing under the carpet military and terrorist tactics like most seem to do now, because he was on the right side, is unhelpful IMO.
It wasn't his words that influenced politics in South Africa, it was his actions, however unsavoury they were. Also, yes, I do know he was in prison when those attacks took place. The organisation he founded carried out the attacks.
Proud Phenom II user here. Awesome chip and I still use it on the gaming platform
I'm sorry... no you don't.
I run a core 2 duo on a motherboard 8 years old, with a gtx460 (it was originally with an 8800GT, which I pensioned off) and I will guarantee you my PC outperforms most PCs sold today, gaming-wise. Do not believe the hype. Look at the numbers.
I used to run an athlon with a ti4200 for the same reason, and with the same result.
AC wrote : They love to gag on Polish sausages.
You wrote : Dunno about you, but I ain't gonna be excited by AMD's offerings anymore, and some other bumpf.
How exactly were you replying to the AC?
I know policy is to stick your comment as high as possible, if possible..... but you replied to someone who said "They love to gag on Polish sausages". You must have know that you weren't actually replying to them.
The images of the ancient texts are marked "Copyright Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana".
Copyright is seriously out of control. People don't even know what it is any more.
For that matter my inlaws were in a country run by the Nazis and would likely not have met either...and the US really didn't have to enter that war at all. Nor did they need to spend the money rebuilding the place.
The US did not decide to enter WW2. There was no "moral" decision to help "freedom", or fight the Nazis. The US stood by while Western Europe was overrun by the Nazis. The US was attacked by Japan, a couple of years after the war started. A couple of years after much of Europe had been invaded.
Personally... I think that perhaps, maybe, possibly, the US should have fucking said that the Nazis marching all over everywhere was a bad idea. They did not have the ultimate say... the USSR did, and the USSR also allied themselves with the Nazis early on.
Perhaps you should look at who fought a diabolical regime from the start, and why, and what it cost.
The accuracy of GPS is not the problem. The problem is places where GPS is useless.
To be honest, if I can order something and it be in my drive in about 1/2 an hour, that is good enough, where I am living now. I can keep an eye out for it. I live in the middle of nowhere, and there's no chance of it being picked up by someone else. I have lived in towns and cities, though. Some of my previous residences had hundreds of people walking by the front door every hour. GPS does not work there, and it never will, no matter how accurate it is.
No, GP is correct. 2 of my cars had pronounced lift off oversteer - my current car, an Integra type R, and an original mini. Both are very front heavy, and (especially the mini) exhibit lots of lift off oversteer. One advantage of both, though, is that they are front wheel drives... you can accelerate out of it easily.
I owned a Toyota MR2 series 2 a while back, which is mid engined RWD - that exhibited basically no lift off oversteer... power oversteer was easy, though.
This page is a list of confirmed native spiders which bite in the UK. None are deadly (apart from the possibility of anaphylactic shock), but they are poisonous.
Sexual selection is natural selection in the sense that it is a type of selection and it is "natural" (i.e. part of nature), but the term "sexual selection" can refer to a type of selection that is distinct from "natural selection". This is in fact how Darwin treated it. Although many people treat sexual selection as a part of natural selection, this just means that we don;t have a good name for the "non-sexual" part of natural selection.
There is no "non-sexual" part of natural selection (at least in complex animals). Natural selection is entirely sexual selection.
I'm not sure where you are getting this from... Can you define how non-sexual natural selection might work?
If a number of different governments, or different government agencies get together (or even with other non government organisations) and develop software jointly, the individual cost will be much less...
Governments and governmental institutions are notoriously bad at software development. This has already cost every man, woman and child in the UK £200 each, with awful returns. No one wanted it in the first place, but that's beside the point.
It's not an open source/closed source problem... it's a "difficult problem" problem, which when selling a solution, people try to make look easier than it is.