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Comment: Re:Offense: (Score 1) 358

by blackest_k (#48674013) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

It's a bit of a strange country the UK, Google ASBO for a set of rather far reaching laws, that don't need a crime to be committed.

One thing that is a fairly major difference is bail, depending on the crime, it can be just a ticket maybe followed up by a time to appear in court, or maybe taken to a police station for a few hours and then bailed to appear at a magistrates court sometime later which can be months as crimes go up in seriousness you might get held overnight and appear before a magistrate to be bailed or remanded in custody.

There are no bail bonds in the UK either your safe to be let out (possibly with a tag or a curfew) or your not. It takes a lot to be kept in jail before trial. Even if you will be in jail eventually when sentenced, which maybe a year away. If you behave yourself before your trial, ideally taking positive steps in your life then you maybe even get a suspended sentence or even a conditional discharge.

So it's highly unlikely that in this case he will have been kept overnight in cells let alone been chucked in to prison on remand.

Under an American system, i guess it would depend if he has enough money to pay a bail bonds man or not. There are plenty of offenses he could have been charged with even before asbo's there was the good old breach of the peace.

Insulting Glaswegians in such circumstances would probably do it. He's liable to end up in hospital at some point, after some rough justice anyway, unless things calm down. The Police may be doing him a favor by charging him.

Comment: Re:Offense: (Score 0) 358

by blackest_k (#48671899) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

There were 6 people killed one woman saw both her parents and her daughter killed in front of her eyes. Think about it. How would you feel if you were that woman. I think most people can feel some empathy. Its christmas today pick any three of the people around you to be killed in front of your eyes, doesn't feel very good does it.

You might not like the law it could be used for censorship and repression, but its not in this case is it? in fact its the complete opposite you are aware of what that little shit said and your probably not even in the UK.

He is unlikely to go to jail maybe not even fined but he has been publicly shown to be the worthless scrap of humanity that he is.

Some things are just not done, and are socially unacceptable this is one of them. When it comes to censorship and repression how about Edward Snowdon does his case count as an example?


Comment: Re:could still use improvement (Score 1) 248

by blackest_k (#48649595) Attached to: The Magic of Pallets

There is, used in most supermarkets (certainly in the Uk in Ireland since the eighties at least) a system of aluminium cages. usually 3 sides to them and wheels like shopping trolleys. The bottom folds up and the sides fold to the back.

picked and filled at the warehouse. dragged onto a truck dragged off at the supermarket emptied on the shop floor. empty trolleys back on the truck. Exceptions seem to be drinks slabs of coke and bottles. which tend to be palletized.

for garden centres there is another system of shelved trolleys for plants often re-shelved for selling direct off the trolley. Plants need to be watered regularly and being mobile is useful.

Clothing often is shipped on racks to avoid creasing too.

pallets are great when shipping 1 product from a factory but not so good for 1 of this 2 of that ect. which is the case often from distribution centres.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 580

by blackest_k (#48629819) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Ok so whats the difference between gun ownership between Denmark and Norway

484298 Licensed guns in Norway Denmark just 21,000

Your mixing two different societies with different laws and differing social norms.

As you might imagine, USA has around 101 guns per 100 people.

A more interesting statistic in 2012 34.4% of US households have 1 or more guns which means you could say around 2/3rds of US households are not scared enough to feel the need to have a gun in the house.

Comment: lightroom darktable (Score 4, Interesting) 259

by blackest_k (#48595891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

my first thought was lightroom but darktable is free runs on linux( OSX too) and will also generate a database of your images.

For image processing you would also want a 1GB or better graphics card to take advantage of GPU processing, not that you are really interested in that, other people maybe.

Comment: Re:Prospects were grim when I check earlier this y (Score 1) 110

by blackest_k (#48591613) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

linux on htc universal

7 options including android
openmoko , opie qtopia i think were the ones i played with there is debian (tchy).

how much works i have no idea, but you can get a few applications working and a gui.

Comment: windows tablets (Score 1) 125

by blackest_k (#48555941) Attached to: Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

currently there are a number of 32bit tablets running windows 8 and they are remarkably cheap if lacking a little in the ram department.

These tablets would be great for Linux if it was possible to run on any of them. £150 with windows 8.1, with a proper linux distro. I would buy one, i might even dual boot it if there was enough space. I wouldn't even begrudge buying an iso file from canonical at a reasonable price if the hardware was fully supported.

There is work being done to support some of these tablets but it would be great if canonical could find some devices it could fully support. I don't think another tablet will be on my christmas list this year and i'm not going to buy another android device that is abandoned at birth by it's manufacturer again.

Comment: Re:Looks pretty impressive... (Score 1) 115

by blackest_k (#48553437) Attached to: Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

I installed the beta at the weekend, and had to follow an eclipse tutorial which mostly worked ok. There were differences but I figured them out. There were some imports that were not mentioned. I believe eclipse can automagically find needed imports and add them in (ctrl 0 i think) but I had to add them myself in android studio.

Maybe now its out of beta there will be some tutorials written for it. eclipse is not perfect, i found that it wouldn't load a project using the latest api and had to drop to api 21 or 20 before it would work. Took a good while for me to resolve a situation which I shouldn't have run in to as I was making my first steps.

Comment: Re: Predatory? (Score 1) 137

by blackest_k (#48537509) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

i haven't a clue as to how to proceed , if you can proceed with this.
I wish you luck and hope you can persevere maybe it can be fought in the european court of human rights, although finding the financial support to do so and a legal procedure that can be applied ...

good luck and I hope they have some success

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