“that a person sending text messages has a duty not to text someone who is driving if the texter knows, or has special reason to know, the recipient will view the text while driving.”
The way I read this - If I send a text to you while you are driving and in your reply "Ima just driving to ... " - then I know that you are reading your texts whilst on the road. It would be irresponsible for me to carry on a text conversation with you in those circumstances and yes, I should be liable. All too often I see people in cars with their phone in hand texting backwards and forwards - yes it is ultimately the drivers responsibility, but the person texting that driver should surely be punished if they know they are encouraging the dangerous behaviour!
Re: Re: Re: McDonalds coffee... division by four... and stupid deputies
No - I am right.
Let me spell it out for you. The only sensible scale to use when saying a quarter of the temperature is kelvin since all other scales go into minus figures and its impossible as you say to divide using minus figures. EG - what's a quarter of -100 F? -25 F is hotter?
Boiling water = 373K
Quarter of the temperature is 93.25K
Convert to Celsius = -179.25 C
Since I live in a country that uses Celsius, that is my preferred unit for quoting temperature.
My point was literally that using something like "1/4 the temp of.." was stupid. In that we are in agreement I think!
A kettle boils at 100°C - the same temperature as the boiling water from McDonalds coffee machines. That's a law of physics. also a quarter of the temperature of boiling would be -179°C, pretty close to the boiling temperature of liquid oxygen. This would indeed give you severe burns, of the frostbite kind!
The problem with these porn filters is that they block legitimate sites. For example - TalkTalk already has an opt-in porn filter - but if it is enabled, I can no longer visit torrentfreak.com
Not only that, but these filters do not block the porn adverts that you see littered around the web, they cannot address tor, vpn access, usenet, web proxies etc..
This plan of Camerons is just another wasteful use of taxpayers money - it could be used far better to chase and prosecute those who put the illegal (child porn, bestiality etc) images on the internet in the first place.
To be honest, as an insider I wouldn't mind an option to disable the flagged posts whilst I am logged in.. I always seem to unhide them anyway just to see what you are whining about. Far from being censored, your posts are easy to read.
I apologise if somebody else has already suggested this as I haven't read all the comments...
If the developers are going to go to all this trouble, why couldn't they have put a simple "More info" button that:
• links to a website and has a little explanation of why the piracy message there
• that the gamer can carry on playing, but will find it impossibly difficult as piracy levels increase,
• and give the player an option to remove the restriction by buying the game?
Turn some of the players into paying customers instead of pissing them off!