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YouTube Bans Gun and Knife Videos In the UK

nowhere.elysium The timing on this is deeply weird... (632 comments)

Only about an hour ago, there was a small anti-knife march going past my flat in East London. I have to admit that I reckon that licensed regulation has always been a better method for lowering misuse of weapons than an outright ban. However, that's going to be bloody hard to achieve with knives, given their prevalence as a tool in the real world. Oh well.
It's just a wonder that they haven't gotten as far as mounting an armistice on archery equipment, such as compound and recurve bows, or crossbows. Oh, that's right: it requires skill to use those. I guess I'm not so worried about the police coming to take my bows away from me, then.

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Symbian blasts Google's phone initiative.

nowhere.elysium nowhere.elysium writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nowhere.elysium (924845) writes "According to a BBC report (found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7082414.stm ) Symbian have suggested that Google are not experienced enough or capable of fully developing a workable mobile platform.
In the quoted statements in the article, Symbian's vice president, John Forsyth inferred that Google's interest in the field will also wane due to it being 'deeply unsexy', and that development is not likely for such a platform because "You have [...] a lot of zeroes in your sales figures before a developer gets out of bed." In the same series of statements, Linux is likened to the common cold: "About every three months this year there has been a mobile Linux initiative of some sort launched. It's a bit like the common cold. It keeps coming round and then we go back to business."
Considering that Symbian touts itself as Open Source compliant, this is something of an interesting attitude, what with many Open Source developers using Linux as their preferred platform."
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OpenMoko Revisited... Possibly...

nowhere.elysium nowhere.elysium writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nowhere.elysium (924845) writes "Has anyone else tried to order one of the OpenMoko Neo1973s yet? So far, there has been no response to my order, made the day after the Slashdot story broke. I'm based in the UK, so I expected delivery to be slow, not the actual acknowledgement of purchase. So far, I've heard nothing from them at all, despite my emails asking what's going on. As is probably obvious, I'm getting a bit annoyed now: not only by the fact that there is zero apparent customer support, but also that I don't have a shiny new Neo1973 winging its way towards me. Does anyone else have any information or experiences to add to this?"

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