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Apple Fined By Italy For Misleading Customers About Warranty Terms

Nuskrad Re:Perfect Match (218 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

In Australia, Immunize Or Lose Benefits

Nuskrad Re:Logic (680 comments)

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

more than 2 years ago

English City Council "Not Ready" for Zombie Attack

Nuskrad Re:Stupid Question (121 comments)

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

more than 3 years ago

English City Council "Not Ready" for Zombie Attack

Nuskrad Re:Simple and obvious solution... (121 comments)

Plus, in the English countryside everyone and their mum has a gun. Like farmers... and farmer's mums

more than 3 years ago

Volunteer 'Cyber Scouts' Censor Web In Thailand

Nuskrad Re:Might as well get this over with. (112 comments)

(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!

more than 3 years ago

Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars

Nuskrad Re:Not yet. (275 comments)

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

more than 3 years ago

Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

Nuskrad Re:Too mild... (549 comments)

That article is bullshit. El Salvador doesn't have capital punishment for anything but exceptional crimes, and hasn't since 1983

more than 3 years ago

Thieves Use Vacuum To Siphon Cash From Safes

Nuskrad This isn't new (173 comments)

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).

more than 3 years ago

Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin

Nuskrad $25 million (376 comments)

Clearly, no one can survive making that little profit, they need every last penny, dammit!

about 4 years ago

Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System

Nuskrad Re:It's the sun (601 comments)

I think The Sun is definitely part of the problem in England.

more than 4 years ago

Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

Nuskrad Re:Why so discriminating? (1036 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

Publishing Company Puts Warning Label on Constitution

Nuskrad Yes (676 comments)

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).

more than 4 years ago

A Genetically Engineered Fly That Can Smell Light

Nuskrad Great Work (111 comments)

Great work guys. You just invented moths.

more than 4 years ago

UK Newspaper Websites To Become Nearly Invisible

Nuskrad Re:A great disturbance in the Force? (454 comments)

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!

more than 4 years ago

Google To Answer Your Questions Directly

Nuskrad Re:I tried... (145 comments)

I get the website of 10 Downing Street. Clearly, David Cameron is going to destroy the universe.

more than 4 years ago

Pressure Mounts On ICANN To Approve .xxx Domain

Nuskrad Re:Yay ignorance. (372 comments)

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

more than 4 years ago

Twins' DNA Foils Police

Nuskrad Re:Or maybe the police could do their jobs! (209 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

Nuskrad Non story (347 comments)

Bill Gates invests in a company. He's not personally building a reactor like some kind of comic book super villain.

more than 4 years ago



Stage6 to cease operating

Nuskrad Nuskrad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Nuskrad writes "Popular video site Stage6, run by DivX, Inc is to cease operating on February 28. They cite high costs as the reason for closure. The DivX web player provided a high quality alternative to Flash for streaming video, so the decision may see DivX focusing on developing the software and allowing others to host the content."

Nuskrad Nuskrad writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nuskrad writes "In a copyright battle that reverses the major corporation vs the little guy pattern that has become common, Coca Cola has agreed to pay compensation to veteran web animator Joel Veitch and his band, 7 seconds of love. Fans in Argentina spotted an advert with a similar animation style and music in December, and several major news channels carried the story in January gaining support for the band. You can see a comparison of the music video and the offending advert here.

Most of the compensation is being donated to charities funding research into premature births and neonatal care, with the rest paying to have the track rerecorded and released for sale."

Nuskrad Nuskrad writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nuskrad writes "The BBC is reporting that British supermarket giant tesco is to compete with Microsoft and Symantec by releasing a range of budget software including security software, an office suite and an image editing app. All the titles in the range will cost £20 or less. Tesco have successfully infiltrated many none traditional markets such as personal finance, clothing and VOIP, but will their foray into the software market be as successful?"


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