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In Australia, An Ebay Sale is a Sale 267

Posted by Zonk
from the almost-by-definition dept.
syousef writes "An eBay sale is a sale says an Australian New South Wales State Judge in a case where a man tried to reneg on the Ebay sale of a 1946 World War II Wirraway aircraft. The seller tried to weasel out of the deal because he'd received a separate offer $100,000 greater than the Ebay sale price. The buyer who had bid the reserve price of $150,000 at the last minute took him to court. 'It follows that, in my view, a binding contract was formed between the plaintiff and the defendant and that it should be specifically enforced,' Justice Rein said in his decision." I haven't found anything like this in previous discussions; have there been similar decisions like this handed down in the US, Canada, or Europe?

Comment: Re:Not quite (Score 1) 642

by uncommonlygood (#18657805) Attached to: The Real Reasons Phones Are Kept Off Planes

Let me guess, you're American, and this new phone is your first GSM phone? All GSM phones do this, your previous ones were probably CDMA. I'm afraid you just have to get used to it, it tends to interfere with just about any unbalanced, unshielded connection (at low frequencies, at least that's where you notice it).

I have also absolutely no idea if it would be dangerous on an aeroplane, however, the particular problem you describe can often be removed from audio equipment by using balanced connections, you could probably apply the same principles to the aircraft equipment, to deal with that particular type of noise.

Math

Formula For Procrastination Found 191

Posted by kdawson
from the putting-it-off dept.
The Internet

Wikileaks — Anonymous Whistle-Blowing 162

Posted by kdawson
from the weapons-of-mass-conscience dept.
too_old_to_be_irate writes to tell us about a site that word got out on before they were ready. Wikileaks aims to be an anonymous and uncensorable repository of leaked documents, posted for commentary by interested parties. It's expected to go live in a month or two. From the site: "Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable version of Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact; this means our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by non-technical people. We have received over 1.1 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources."

Green Geek Beer 195

Posted by Zonk
from the envirobeer dept.
DigiDave writes "A time honored tradition on St Patty's Day is to drink green beer. But some breweries go out of their way to make sure that the brewskies we drink are always green, by using environmentally friendly brewing methods. The makers of Fat Tire, for example, use a cogeneration process that involves anaerobic bacteria turning wastewater into methane gas for power."

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