I hope they like the Vogon poetry I leave on repeat when not around my computer.
"Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes,
And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts
With my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!"
They'll just offer discounted no-roaming plans.
If they do which I doubt it will be a gigantic failure, EU citizens in difference from US citizens tend to travel a lot outside of the borders of their home country as doing so for many often is just a few hours car ride or at the most a 1 hour flight. That combined with many (most?) EU citizens having 3-4 weeks of paid vacation a year is the reason you find many Scandinavians going to the south of Europe for their vacation, Belgians going to the Alps for skiing in the winter and then Italy or France in the summer, Dutch and Germans going to Scandinavia and so on. Nearly every single person I know tend to go to another country several times a year and that is including low income earners. Last year alone I visited 4 EU countries for vacation another for work and 1 non-EU country for a wedding. While that might be a bit more than the average EU citizen it certainly is not something unusual and no-one here even raise an eyebrow if told about it.
With that level of cross-border mobility only the most ignorant PHB would believe such a crippled mobile plan ever having a chance of gaining any traction.
Not very long ago that comment would have made me chuckle at the sheer absurdity of tossing a 5 year old hacker into prison, with recent cases such as the one of Aaron Swartz in mind it only bring a disillusioned smile to my lips.
On a side note, seriously Microsoft! that was one fucking cheap ass reward you came up with there, couple of games and a one year subscription. Do you actually want people to report bugs to you or do you want to encourage them to find a higher bidder, in this case an Indian street urchin could have outbid you.
Seriously, don't you think that a judge knows the law better than you, a random bloke posting on the internet?
It is one thing to know the letter of the law in verbatim, it is another thing to interpret and apply the letters of law into something that resemble a fair and just ruling.
Agreed. A judge isn't supposed to decide what's right or wrong, but rather what's legal or illegal. Judges are just supposed to interpret the laws as written. If there's no law against something, then a judge has no recourse but to deem that thing legal.
My thought exactly. To me up-skirt photography and filming is a practice which if legislated in detail as illegal either will become far too broad in interpretation, creating too much of a slippery slope situation, or too narrow to have any effect beyond a politician being able to win votes for "thinking about the children."
There are times were simple acts of active social disapproval are far more effective and deterring than written laws ever can be. Up-skirt is one of them. Next time you see some one doing an up-skirt don't look away, look right at the person and make it clear you see him (or her) and do not approve. Social stigma often is a far better deterrent than any legislation, death penalty included.
Not true, South Park have poked fun at Scientology more than once. Example: http://www.southparkstudios.co...
When confronted by Computer Sweden (article in Swedish) the officer responsible for setting up the group say "I know this server is not located in Sweden and that one cannot share every kind of information" Yet it took less than an hour from that the group were set up that the teacher started getting sensitive intel on suspects. The only mobile chat medium approved for sensitive information is Blackberry, and this initiative by a small group of officers happened as they do not have access to Blackberry handsets which are considered too expensive.
Article in English"
is a lot better than "I think that the movement of planets influences my destiny".
Which is just as bad as "God created humans pretty much in the present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so" Which is the belief of 48% of the respondents in a 2007 Newsweek poll. http://www.pollingreport.com/s...
We did... the sensor now shows -127C. Big help.
Your tune will change quickly when the fridge stop working and you can chill your mountain dew in an instant.
That's the system. Hating the system doesn't make my math wrong.
No. But the experience of nearly everyone living in meat space do prove that your math is disconnected from reality.