Apple Fined By Italy For Misleading Customers About Warranty Terms
Actually, the UK implements this directive through the Sales of Goods Act, which gives a consumer redress against the retailer for up to 6 years if goods do not conform with the sales contract, or last a 'reasonable' length of time.
In Australia, Immunize Or Lose Benefits
Because vaccination isn't 100% effective, there are some people for whom vaccination won't help (e.g. people with certain diseases and illnesses that leave them with a compromised immune system), and there is such thing as Herd Immunity
Google and Slooh To Broadcast Lunar Eclipse
He is hilarious!
English City Council "Not Ready" for Zombie Attack
And this has been an entirely frivolous and annoying use the act.
The information officer at the council obviously disagrees, he could have denied the request if he had though it was 'lacking any serious purpose or value'. If nothing else it has brought knowledge of citizen's rights under the act to a wider audience
English City Council "Not Ready" for Zombie Attack
Plus, in the English countryside everyone and their mum has a gun. Like farmers... and farmer's mums
Volunteer 'Cyber Scouts' Censor Web In Thailand
(Yes, yes, we all know that those who are technically knowledgeable enough can get round any ban by using suitable proxies, but only a small subset of people have that required level of knowledge).
Coincidentally, the same small subset that reads Slashdot!
Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars
Why not? We already have suicide bombers that are willing to blow themselves to hell for their cause, and it'd probably be a lot easier to get one of them to suddenly hit the gas and drive through the glass into the terminal than it would be to reprogram one of these cars to do it
Yeah, but when you have a human driver you can just get an angry scotsman to drag him out of the vehicle
Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk
That article is bullshit. El Salvador doesn't have capital punishment for anything but exceptional crimes, and hasn't since 1983
iFixit Tears Down Microsoft's Kinect For Xbox 360
Have you actually read the Kotaku or Cnet reviews? Cnet calls it 'the most fun you can have with your hands free'. Kotaku, while acknowledging there are a number of flaws, says that it 'can be revolutionary'. I wouldn't exactly say either of these reviews are 'trashing' the Kinect.
Thieves Use Vacuum To Siphon Cash From Safes
Thieves have attempted this approach for as long as this type of cash delivery system has existed, and consequently there are numerous security measures to prevent it. The ceiling space that contains the tubes is usually protected by motion sensors, the cash delivery system usually has some form of intrusion countermeasure that would detect a change in pressure, and the most simple method is a timer system that detects whether the money is received in the strong room N seconds after it's sent by the cashier, triggering an alarm if not.
It seems that for whatever reason this chain of stores hadn't implemented the basic security measures, or they were ineffective, probably due to human error (i.e. forgetting to set the alarm in the roofspace).
Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin
Clearly, no one can survive making that little profit, they need every last penny, dammit!
Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System
I think The Sun is definitely part of the problem in England.
Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays
That's like taxing tampons or pads because they know that 50% of people need them.
In the UK (and I believe the rest of the EU) they DO tax sanitary products. It took quite a lot of campaigning to get them placed in the 'reduced' rate of tax (5%) rather than the 'luxury' rate (currently 17.5%, soon to be 20%) as well. See here for example.
Publishing Company Puts Warning Label on Constitution
Because it's still perfectly acceptable to consider a black person as only 3/5 of a person, and it's perfectly acceptable to refer to native Americans as 'savages' (as in the Declaration of Independence).
A Genetically Engineered Fly That Can Smell Light
Great work guys. You just invented moths.
UK Newspaper Websites To Become Nearly Invisible
He will buy BBC? How exactly?
Exactly, it's a ridiculous assertion. I mean, the only way he could have any effect on the BBC is if he were to use his vast media empire to influence an election and support a party hostile to the BBC. Thank God THAT never happened!
Google To Answer Your Questions Directly
I get the website of 10 Downing Street. Clearly, David Cameron is going to destroy the universe.
Pressure Mounts On ICANN To Approve .xxx Domain
Can anyone tell me why someone wouldn't want the .xxx domain to happen? What possible downside is there to it?
RFC 3675 covers it pretty well
Twins' DNA Foils Police
Dude - this is BRITAIN! Everyone eats fish & chips and meat pies. Kidney pies on Sundays, I think.
That's completly untrue, I wish people would stop perpetrating myths and stereotypes about British life. On Sunday, it's roast beef, potatoes, carrots, peas, Yorkshire puddings and lots of gravy. Kidney pies are on Saturdays, during the footie.
Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor
Bill Gates invests in a company. He's not personally building a reactor like some kind of comic book super villain.
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