...you're saying that when Alexander asked whether the banks minded him spying on them they said no. They were in the lucky position of being asked. Mere mortals like you and me don't have the luxury of being asked, it just happens whether you want it or not.
The reason they talk about The Sun on Radio 4 is because it is at the heart of Murdoch's ability to determine which political party is elected next. If Cameron caused The Sun to fall foul of his poorly thought through censorship system it would be political suicide. So he has to invent an illogical line in the sand that allows their topless models and occasionally salacious content, but disallows things that would increase his political capital.
When he says something will or won't be censored, this means nothing. He has no say over the details of how each ISP runs their censorship. He's just saying whatever seems like the right answer to him at the time that will keep him in power.
In this article in The Sun today they are clearly firing a warning shot across his boughs. He's lost their support even though he's saying The Sun won't be censored.
...in the last paragraph "Making sure the foxes guarding national hen house answer to a different fox does very little improve the hens' existence, and even less to deter the predatory nature of their "guardians."
When they say that people who infringe IP are terrorists, isn't that just the same as when the police shout "stop resisting" when they're aggressively subduing someone who isn't resisting arrest?
I recently had the cracked screen on my iPad replaced in a local repair shop. This is in England, and cost me GB?80. If I had got Apple to fix it the cost would have been a billion times that. I knew it wasn't a genuine Apple screen, and the glue they used to stick it all back together hasn't proved to be anything like that used by Apple, but it was very much a deliberate act on my part to not engage Apple and their stupendous pricing in getting my device repaired.
I wonder if the solution is to treat this the way you have to treat someone who is blackmailing you - make the whole thing public despite the possible damage it might cause you. Blackmailers rely on you believing that it's worth paying to avoid possible discomfort.
What would really piss those Olympic people off is if everyone else decided to change to a new calendar system just to spite them.
The simplest thing would be to just switch to hexadecimal but retain the 2014, which would make it 7de.
Or we could convert to binary: 11111011110
Or how about just starting again and make 2014 be the year 0 TYTOCFEO (The Year The Olympic Committee Fucked Everyone Off). I realise it doesn't have the brevity of BC or AD but it would make us all feel better about ourselves.
Before briefly checking that it wasn't April 1st, I looked at the Rules And Alerts dialogue box in Outlook 2007 because the interface for Figure 3 seemed eerily familiar.
The text "Rule description (click on an underlined value to edit)" is identical. And isn't it strange that it uses an interface for a Windows application (such as the OK, Apply, Cancel buttons) when Amazon would most likely have a web interface for this service.
I still think it's a wind-up and when I've had my first coffee of the day I'll regret commenting.
After hearing that the prime minister of New Zealand gave away $150,000,000 of public money to Warner Brothers in exchange for a toy sword so that they can be freed up to earn $3,000,000,000 from The Hobbit I think you'll agree that we shouldn't castigate Richard O'Dwyer - relative to that little bit of trickery he ranks somewhere between Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Archangel Gabriel.