There is another possibility why Britain will not be joining the US in invading Syria that no-one has mentioned.
I know it's far-fetched, but is it possible that just maybe, the politicians actually listened to their constituents? The British people don't want another conflict in the Middle East.
My wireless mouse has a 'Mouseport' that it sits on to recharge plus an extra two buttons (five in total including the scoll wheel). It's not a gaming mouse, but the extra buttons are useful if the game recognizes them. I mainly use them as 'back' and 'forward' in my browser and in file folders. And because it's optical I use it on my leg (denim is best) because my desk is usually too cluttered, it also stops my arm from aching in prolonged use.
I'd say it's perfect, why fix what ain't broken?
It's that old, the silver paint has worn off where my fingers usually sit and it looks like it's sticking two fingers up at me!
Surely she hasn't broken any law as she could say she was recording the conversation instead of writing notes?
My understanding of the law here in the UK is that I do not need to inform the other party in a conversation that I am recording said conversation as long as I am part of that conversation, even a telephone conversation.
If this is such a big problem , and I agree it is annoying, why hasn't some enterprising electronics engineer come up with a device that sits between the TV and the speakers that recognises when the adverts are about to start and automatically reduces the volume?
Here in the UK it is easy to see when the adverts are about to start. There is a little black-and-white indicator in the top right corner of the screen that gets displayed just before the ad-break. I am not sure what it is but at a guess I would say it has something to do with cueing up the video feed for the adverts.
It wouldn't take a genius to make a device that recognised that indicator and reduce the volume.
I don't know how bad they are in the States, but this side of the pond it seems that rather than having extra volume, the adverts are just more heavily compressed making them 'seem' a lot louder.
As a fan of Top Gear and a fan of motorsport, I have only ever heard the name Ben Collins in relation to the Stig mystery.
I have never heard of him in any of the motor races I have seen, yet they refer to him as a 'tame racing driver'!
Where has he been racing?