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About Poddys

I work in the IT Industry as a Senior Analyst/Programmer.
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  • Aug 26th, 2010 @ 12:50am

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    Seems to me that the logical thing to do if he wants to make money out of these prints is to sell the original negatives.

    Even if the Ansel Adams Trust didn't want the glass negatives (and I think they would be foolish not to check them out and buy if they seemed genuine), I am sure that someone would pay a good price for them at an auction.

    The finder still then has a great story about finding the negatives, and I would assume a decent sum from the sale, plus no hassles over trying to market the prints.

  • Feb 8th, 2010 @ 3:34am

    There are always terms and conditions...

    I was a MetroPCS customer for several years, and the only problem I had with them was getting through to customer service, well at least to a live person.

    The service was pretty reliable, the unlimited minutes was great, since I used the phone just for local calls to a calling card number, so I could family and friends in the UK for 1cent/minute. This worked out really good and very cheap.

    The other nice thing with MetroPCS is that you can upgrade or downgrade the service at any time, so I could have the lowest level of service most of the year, and then upgrade to voicemail and long distance for a week when I needed to, and then drop it again. I only paid the extra for the time I activated it.

    You are always going to have terms and conditions though, and although service is unlimited, I don't think they would appreciate someone using their phone 24/7. Same is true with broadband, there are limits to the amount of data you can download, everything has to be within reasonable limits.

  • Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:13am

    And What Audience Is This For...

    Ok if you are as old as me you might just remember Rin Tin Tin. Well I remember watching it when I was only knee high to a grasshopper, but other than it being US Cavalry and the Dog, I don't remember anything at all.

    So assuming that the audience is going to be in the 60 or over age group, it's really just another piece of Hollywood nostalgia. I would still like to see it though out of interest.

  • Nov 11th, 2009 @ 6:39am

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    I know the MPAA are handing out some strict punishments for illegally downloading movies in an attempt to stop people from doing this, but it's rather unfair to punish the whole community because of the actions of one individual.

    And come on - it was only ONE MOVIE after all! I think a warning ought to suffice...

  • Nov 5th, 2009 @ 6:23am

    I Am Still Looking For Those Batteries...

    The thing that got to me when I saw the Blair Witch Project was how long the batteries in the video camera lasted. Since mine only lasted several hours, and their's seemed to go on for 2 or 3 days (or at least it seemed like it), I am curious to know which brand they were using.

  • Nov 5th, 2009 @ 1:22am

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    Sounds to me like "A Day In The Life" of an illegal music download site..

  • Nov 5th, 2009 @ 1:19am

    Aaaarrrrgggghhhh

    Is that a groan, or a pirate cheer?

    In a way "good for them" - a political party that has the interests of the people at heart. Now that's original!

    As long as there are no Somalians elected of course...

    Of course the whole thing could be a load of Pugwash...

  • Nov 4th, 2009 @ 4:51am

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    I can understand if he maybe had contact details on the phone that were not stored anywhere else - many of us are guilty of that right!

    Of course there could also be some candid photos or texts on the phone that he didn't want to fall into the wrong hands... A lot of people are guilty of that these days too!

  • Jan 5th, 2009 @ 8:32am

    A fine line between protecting your rights and catching criminals (as Tony)

    On the one hand I don't particularly like people being able to snoop on what I do in private, whether that is my activities at home or what I have on my computer (not that I have anything to hide), but on the other hand I am all in favour of the police having the right tools to help catch criminals and terrorists.

    In the UK there is so much more surveillence equipment everywhere than there is in the USA, however this has proved invaluable in tracking down terrorist activity, robberies, rapes and murders, lootings, riotings etc.

    Which would you prefer? Your privacy, or better measures to help keep you safe?