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Re: In the News
« Reply #390 on: February 27, 2015, 12:18:12 AM »
Yes, the government regulation side of it is a concern, though I think it's something where I'd rather it was in the hands of government than industry since at least we can kick government out. Of course, in practice they can't regulate data flows this big anyway, it's simply impractical, so even though I'd rather government hadn't reclassified it as telecommunications I'm not that worried about them massively regulating services.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #391 on: March 09, 2015, 12:25:42 AM »
In other news, a man in the US is facing long term imprisonment despite a staggering lack of evidence that he has actually committed anything recognisable as a crime:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/man-criminal-record-facing-life-prison-flashing-gang-signs-facebook/#dT7q93U705mXEJUo.99
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Re: In the News
« Reply #392 on: March 25, 2015, 05:46:26 PM »
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Re: In the News
« Reply #393 on: March 26, 2015, 12:59:46 AM »
Jabba will not be pleased.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #394 on: March 26, 2015, 01:11:58 AM »
In a shock move, President Obama has issued a shipment of ten thousand thermal detonators to supporters in the region... :P
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Re: In the News
« Reply #395 on: March 26, 2015, 09:06:08 AM »
Clarkson got fired from Top Gear, May and Hammond likely quitting. TGs going to suck, especially if they try and bbcify it.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #396 on: March 26, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
I think the BBC kind of had to let him go though. Abusing/punching more junior staff members shouldn't be OK anywhere, and it worries me how many people online were even going as far as abusing the guy who got punched...

I'm sure Top Gear is going to take a big hit, but ultimately the fault for rhat is with JC.

Also can we get Hammond to do a new Time Commanders series now?
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Re: In the News
« Reply #397 on: March 26, 2015, 01:07:42 PM »
Only if he uses Exilian mods.

Also: http://i.imgur.com/EXxXT5W.webm
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Re: In the News
« Reply #398 on: March 26, 2015, 03:19:39 PM »
Oh no doubt he should have got fired. People saying those things online are not the people who would actually do anything.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #399 on: March 26, 2015, 05:04:00 PM »
Surprised this wasn't made already, so I made it.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #400 on: March 26, 2015, 06:38:17 PM »
I'm sure they're not people who would actually do anything, it's just quite a depressing reaction given how clear-cut the case was.

Also the assholes who were posting and retweeting "je suis Clarkson". Which is TOTALLY not okay.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #401 on: April 27, 2015, 07:42:26 AM »
Alcohol and Calculus don't mix. Never Drink and Derive.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #402 on: April 27, 2015, 10:06:57 AM »
Something like this, apparently:


More seriously... I don't know. It's just really depressing :(
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 10:37:01 AM by Jubal »
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Re: In the News
« Reply #403 on: April 27, 2015, 01:08:29 PM »
What is it with the american police these days?
I think there are two factors here:
1. Changes to police behaviour
2. Changes to people's ability to record and publicise that behaviour (i.e. phone cameras and the 'Net)

My suspicion is that we now see more of this sort of thing because news reporting is becoming more "crowd-sourced", and not necessarily because the police are behaving any worse.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #404 on: April 27, 2015, 01:16:10 PM »
I wouldn't recommend reading the comments...