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Comment Re: Don't pirate software (Score 1) 93

I think you're getting a bit confused there. AGPL doesn't so much place restrictions on the user, but instead redefines who the user is - the person who interacts with the software rather than the person who owns the server that it is running on. If you don't modify AGPL code, then you're fine.

Not "obeying" the GPL doesn't alter the license of the code at all. It's simply that the GPL can grant distribution rights if you abide by it and if you don't abide by the GPL, then you no longer have any distribution rights to it and can be considered to be violating copyright (i.e. unauthorised distribution).

Comment Re:If it's really a policy (Score 1) 297

I don't think he was upset about it - he just tweeted about it initially as he thought it was a free speech issue. He then deleted it when people pointed out that it was more of a commercial decision, as you yourself have pointed out.

There's a stronger case for claiming that the Anglican Church is part of Britain's cultural identity rather than any other religion, but to be honest I'd be surprised at seeing any advert for any religion in the cinema. Dawkins does describe himself as a "cultural Anglican" so he might be slightly biased towards the CofE, but I suspect his strong atheist beliefs (non-beliefs) easily trump his cultural leanings.

Comment Re:Not much practical use, yet. (Score 4, Interesting) 74

Knots may be far more interesting and useful than just their use with ropes. There was an unexpected connection discovered between knot theory and Burnside groups:

By having a deeper understanding of knot, we may get a better handle on aspects of group theory which has very close connections to quantum mechanics and string theories. So, whilst you may argue about whether that can be considered "practical", it may lead to a deeper understanding of the matter that we're made of.

Comment Re: Naw, it's Doctors (Score 1) 696

Are you sure about that? I just googled for the law and all I could find was a proposed bill by Michael Baumgartner. There looks to be a law for obeying minimum speeds where there are minimum speed limit signs erected, but even then there's an exception for safety reasons, so I expect a cyclist could claim that it would be unsafe for them to pedal at e.g. 50mph.

It sounds odd to me that such a law would be deemed necessary.

Comment Re:Poor example (Score 1) 451

Your example misses out the instance when several vehicles arrive at the same time and the roundabout is small enough (e.g. a mini-roundabout - equivalent to a standard T-junction or 4-way junction) that only one car can safely traverse the roundabout at a time.

I just don't understand how you can state that I'm incorrect and then basically repeat the "give way to the right" rule in different language.

Do not bother replying to this as you are just a fool.

Comment Re:Poor example (Score 1) 451

Sounds like you're back-pedalling there. You stated "I doubt that's correct" and I've provided a link to the Section 185 of the Highway Code that includes "Always give priority to the traffic coming from the right, unless you have been directed otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights".

If you think it's just a convenient mnemonic device, maybe you should get the Highway Code re-written to accommodate your views.

Comment Re:To be expected (Score 1) 246

Yep, they'd need to make it cheap/free and easy to get software included, but that's probably not what the Microsoft shareholders want.

If they did make it easy for software to be included and updated in their app store then you'd have the more reputable software available from the store (with automatic updates etc) and users would end up preferring to get software via that route.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.