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Comment: Re:Ummm.... (Score 1) 160

by jeremyp (#47799113) Attached to: XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Let me guess: You have a large collection of "nerdy" t-shirts? Most of those are about as funny, insightful, and entertaining as XKCD. You know this already, as I'm sure when you're shopping on whatever website sells that stuff you like some and reject others. The difference between those and XKCD, of course, is that the t-shirt shop doesn't come with a personality for you to worship.

That's pretty insulting.

Comment: Re:Actually, it does ! (Score 2) 375

by jeremyp (#47732457) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

We've actually paid more tax per head, and received less back per head, than England for every one of the last 110 years, which is as far back as the available data goes. So it's long before the discovery of oil.

Citation needed there I think.

However, that's not the point. The United Kingdom has, through imperialism and military adventurism, very reasonably made itself the second most hated nation on the planet. I'm tired of being embarrassed to travel on a UK passport.

Mostly on the back of following George W Bush on his crazy adventures. Of course, the government at the time was being led by a Scot and the man in charge of the money was a Scot too.

Comment: Re:Oh god so what? (Score 1) 193

by jeremyp (#47711681) Attached to: C++14 Is Set In Stone

Any competent C programmer can maintain any C code

OpenSSL is written in C. I am a competent C programmer. I don't think I could maintain that code base. The Open BSD people are probably more competent C programmers than me and they felt they couldn't maintain the code base without first ripping most of it out.

Comment: Re:PL = Honorable Institution. (Score 1) 226

by jeremyp (#47703039) Attached to: Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

The Premier League / FA is a bunch of racists. The hitjob they did on Luis Suarez for the use of his non-offensive word negrito (ie blackie, a South American equivalent of calling someone Red) smacks of the worst of Jim Crow. England should and eventually will be ashamed of this.

Bite me...

Comment: Re:This is so silly (Score 1, Informative) 299

by jeremyp (#47697637) Attached to: WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

The UK won't extradite Assange unless the USA asks us to. Have you heard of any extradition requests form the USA yet? No, neither have I. Assange isn't afraidd of the Americans, he is afraid of the Swedish, specifically, he's not sure he will be found innocent of the rape charges.

Comment: Re:Diplomatic pouch? (Score 1) 299

by jeremyp (#47697595) Attached to: WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

Surely Police in the UK have the right to stop and require people to identify themselves, especially when in a car.

No. If you are driving a car, the police can stop you for any reason and you must present your documents (driver's licence, registration, MoT and insurance). But you don't have to carry them on you and if you don't you need to present them at a police station within seven days. This only applies to the driver.

At other times, the police have the power to stop and question you at any time. They can also search you, if they have reasonable grounds to believe you are carrying drugs, a weapon, stolen goods or something used to commit crimes (I guess any tools would count there). But you are not obliged to show them any identification.

In fact many people don't carry photo id around. There are no id cards and older style British driving licences don't even have a photograph on them. I got a new driving licence with my photograph on it last year and that was only because a photo licence will be mandatory from 2015.

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