A Study in Sherlock is a collection of short stories featuring alternate takes on Sherlock Holmes, or inspired by the character. It's one of those books where the editor gets a bunch of published authors together and says "hey, I want to compile a book of short stories about 'blah' Want to contribute one?"
Since the post refers to it as Study in Sherlock II once, and it's the same author, I assume it's more of the same.
I would rather have convenient online streaming with some ads. (By convenient, I mean new episodes online as soon as it airs on TV, otherwise they're still slower than the "pirate" alternatives.) Basically, how Hulu was supposed to be. No "here are five random episodes," no 8-day delays. Entire back catalogs of shows, and new ones online right away.
Torrents require that you download them in advance, while streaming is on-demand.
No, it's not fraud. Gambling is entirely about cheating someone out of their money, whether its the house taking yours or the other way around. Card counting isn't "fraud" either; it's using your skills to give you an edge over the less skilled.
Equating either to, say, credit card fraud is ridiculous.
"You are missing a big point here. The wife is now an exwife, and they are currently going through divorce proceedings. Under Michigan law, if one of the partners is convicted of a felony the 50/50 split doesn't have to be enforced."
That is quite despicable. I can imagine it must suck to get out of prison and have no monetary or physical assets...
>Sure the car doesn't produce anything directly, but charging it does
The *car* has zero emissions. The generation is all up to the power companies, and should not be a factor. Electricity can be generated by wind, photovoltaics, geothermal, nuclear, or solar-thermal plants. The fact that it isn't is the fault of the companies generating the power.
90% of electric car drivers wouldn't be generating emissions, 90% of *power plants* would be.
Yep. I missed the Olympics entirely this time around. I can't pick up the local affiliate ever since the DTV transition, and NBC won't allow anyone without a subscription to a cable service (that is paying them off) to watch the online content.
Kids, and many teens, don't have much of an income. Obviously they want music, so it's entirely logical to expect that to be the top on the "piracy" charts. Media is crazy-expensive, especially if you don't have a job yet.
I'm part of this so-called "Napster generation." I'm willing to pay artists who do good work (providing it's less than music tends to sell for currently) but I don't want to give a cent to the labels or RIAA.
Is it a one-time fee or per comment? It sucks if it's the latter, but there are other forums that have went for the one-time fee thing. If you want to post on the IMDB forums you have to verify your account either by making a small credit card transaction or by linking it to an Amazon account with at least one purchase. I think they also let you verify by SMS now, which is less of a deterrent for bozos.