It is hillarious, although it's really hard work too. I was speaking to Blair over the weekend and this case came up (disclosure: I've been assisting Blair for over a year with understanding the technical aspects of bittorrent.).
Unfortunately, I can personally torpedo some of Nazaire's claims. I KNOW where Blair was during the last two hearings, mainly because I was speaking to him. In fact he, like many other lawyers and 'interested parties' took part in my liveblog during the April hearing. I'm sure she can subpoena scribblelive to get his IP address, that is the modus operandi after all.
Rather than the christmas bombing, Tim. A more relevant one would have been the Warrington bombings in March 93.
Again you had two bombs, close together, in a public place, designed for shrapnel (these were in trash cans). Similar death+injury toll too, from what I remember (although mostly what sticks through me there was the sound of the explosion and the feel of a piece of shrapnel as it missed me by inches, as the bomb detonated at a place I'd passed moments earlier.
Well, it was called 'laser tag' because the visible component was a laser, with a paired IR system. I used to play a lot in the 90s, although mainly the Quasar brand system. Had all kinds of cool varients including turning the suits into bombs, and the guns would display the lives left (and the suits could too, if it were set that way)
I'm just really surprised it never took off as much as it could/should have. But then again, there's no 'visceral' feel of a shot with a quasar gun, like there is with airsoft/paintball, and the restrictions in such places (like 'no running') was also a big downer.
Perhaps it's a branding problem. I could see a 'rebels vs stormtroopers' or 'clones vs trade fed' system maybe taking off, and it's a real amazement that Lucas never thought of it.
(There are other sci-fi themes, likes Alpha Vs Gamma quadrant trek theme, or 'King of the [borg] Cube'; Sandmen Vs Runners from Logans Run; Colonial Warriors vs toasters (original, of course, none of that reimagined rubbish - stogie optional)
Actually, Mike, the twitter integration's been there for a bit. I've had some tweets flattr'd over the last two months (the first one being mid-Jan)
Not had any facebook stuff flattr'd yet, but still, early days still. Was just explaining about it to a friend at CBS corporate on Sunday in fact.
And despite the nay-sayers (or nay-sayer - who can tell) above, I've embraced flattr for one reason - it's SIMPLE. Paypal, etc. are a real PITA, with flattr, it's set+forget, and it just takes a click or two.
It's a facebook 'like' or twitter 'favourite' that MEANS SOMETHING
Heller and Salvino are both just a couple of overgrown Wharf Rats. Why else would anybody spend $10Million to get a $60,000/year job, unless he planned to steal it back with interest.
Says it all really....
"This is a newspaper with an agenda, as most seem to have, against public citizens who exercise their Second Amendment rights."
Want your 2nd Amendment rights? Join the National Guard. THAT is your 2nd Amendment right there.
2nd amendment isn't about carrying a gun around because you feel a bit scared, or because you hope to be a hero one day.
I doubt if Scalia, with the level of knowledge he showed with the last two SCOTUS gun cases, would have passed the US citizenship test, which says a lot.
A friend in Marietta, Ga has been looking to move. They sold their home last october, and have been in an apartment since April while they looked.
They found one they really really liked, and were about to put in an offer. was only $220k. Then I reminded them about a HOA, and they checked the paperwork. He'd have to get prior permission to work from home. He's a network storage manager for CBS, and works from home a lot. There were other restrictions, like they can come in any time with 24 hours notice. He has a special needs child. Ended up being a no.
2 weeks later the seller dropped the price to 200k. Last I heard it went to $180k.
Meanwhile, they found another place they liked better, and was at $270k, with NO HOA. They move in in 2 weeks time.
"Why so many of these associations exist is a mystery, given that most people resent having arbitrary rules and limitations placed on something they purchased."
I can answer that too. In Georgia at least, any new development is required by state law to start one. then it gets handed off to the residents when enough lots are sold.
Right, thats why I do it. It's also why as soon as I send a copy in, I publish it myself. That way when comments are ignored, redacted or mangled to be unreadable (as happened with my digital britain consultation submission, where the pdf file was printed out, and then badly scanned in, skewed, with the footnotes off the edge, and the graphs blurred and de-contrasted)
It's annoying though, and there's only so many hours in the day
It was going so well for Kate Edwards, right up until she mentioned Pokemon. I mean sure it's wholesome. I mean it's an unaccompanied minor, wandering around the country, and getting his animals to fight wild animals and other professional trainers in organised fights.
Nothing wrong with that at all. I think wholesome sports stars like Michael Vick were probably a big player of Pokemon...
Actually, it does. It's just not what it usually is.
When companies like UMG or Warner claim copyrights that don't belong to them, and use it to deprive the rightful owners of it, that is copyright THEFT.
Lots of examples, see Edwyn Collins and his myspace troubles a few years ago (and I use that one because his name is easy to google). In fact, the torrentfreak article has two examples of copyright theft at the start as well (as I well know, as one of them is my own experiences)
Probably the same sort of thing that happened in 2001 when the US realised that they really didn't want to follow the International Criminal Court, and so passed a law (American Service-Members Protection Act) against it.
Or Israel and the 4th Geneva Convention...
Or a mountain of other laws.
BTW, the law involved in this wasn't due to a treaty, but due to an EU directive. I suggest you actually read the proposal (although have Advil handy, doing so yesterday gave me a real headache; silly Finnish language, why can't you be easy [for me] to read like Swedish, or German, or Portuguese?)