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Proposed Theme Park Would Put BBC Shows On Display

Bog Standard better make it indoors (80 comments)

'cos the weather is shit round here.

about a month and a half ago

Raspberry Pi Production Delayed By Factory's Assembly Flub

Bog Standard Re:Bye Bye Raspberry Pi (132 comments)

At least I now have a reason as to why Farnell pushed my date back from April to mid May. All they did was inform me of the date and not provide a reason for the delay.

more than 2 years ago

Sony, Universal and Fox Caught Pirating Through BitTorrent

Bog Standard Re:Dumb argument (284 comments)

That should be *unless* proven otherwise - big distinction there.

more than 3 years ago

Manchester's Self-Described 'Internet Troll' Jailed For Offensive Web Posts

Bog Standard Re:So he was done on a technicality? (321 comments)

That's sort of my point. It would have been easy to do him if he'd done it to their face using a megaphone. Instead they've had to resort to the telecoms act to catch him. I guess ultimately it doesn't matter as they rightly got him.

more than 4 years ago

Manchester's Self-Described 'Internet Troll' Jailed For Offensive Web Posts

Bog Standard So he was done on a technicality? (321 comments)

"He was charged under the Communications Act 2003, for sending malicious communications that were grossly offensive." So if he'd used a megaphone and said to their faces they wouldn't have been able to charge him? Crazy laws. What I see here is the fact that it's written rather than verbal is how they got him. Does it make a difference to the offended families involved how the trolling was done? I bet not, it's just another example of how free-speech laws have diverged from today's technology.

more than 4 years ago

Why Recordings From World War I Aren't Public Domain

Bog Standard State laws and extradition (329 comments)

Coming from the UK, I can understand how people can be extradited on US federal law charges. I'd be surprised if state laws apply too. For that matter how does this affect US citizens in say NY if the law is broken in CA?

more than 4 years ago

Where Have All the Pagers Gone?

Bog Standard Outdated devices (584 comments)

They went the same way as typewriters.

more than 6 years ago


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