Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Hard News: The Public Bad,

    IANANZL - but having just read this again:

    (2) In subsection (1), repeat infringer means a person who repeatedly infringes the copyright in a work by using 1 or more of the Internet services of the Internet service provider to do a restricted act without the consent of the copyright owner.

    "repeatedly infringes the copyright in a work" seems to me reads that one has to download/upload the same work more than once for it to kick in - will the ISPs really be keeping track of that? people accessing torrents are probably vulnerable but most music downloaders are probably exempt.

    I know the intent is different - is there anyone around here who is a lawyer who would care to comment on what might be read if it came to trial

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Emma Hart is a werewolf,

    I happened to be there at the time Nic arrived (grumbling because with my broken toe I didn't really want to have to get out of the car) - I particularly enjoyed him telling the people who had apparently been paid to push the buttons for all of us (because they don't have enough machines and people are so slow with touch panels that don't work very well) that he wasn't bloody well going to give them his pin number ....

    BTW the issue wasn't just that the curb had no ramp but also that the machines are placed too high for people in chairs


    I've traveled the NJ Turnpike many many times - I can't see how they could improve on winding your window down, throwing change in a basket and having a machine count it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Emma Hart is a werewolf,

    (finally made it home) Yes Emma is a werewolf, but then so was I ...

    While we're talking about disability issues I had an eye-opening experience - I lived in Berkeley in the 80s during the start of their disability rights movement - I'm used to being driven off the footpath by people asserting their rights :-) - I broke my toe a few weeks ago and it had healed enough that I figured foo would be manageable - sadly somewhere along the way I stressed it and ended up with a really pronounced limp and a lot of pain - at foo most people ignored it, probably too polite to ask - but the trip home was really interesting, I found people in public avoiding me, giving me weird looks - as I said a real eye opener

    Finally what bozo designs a toll road and doesn't put in toll booths - the stop and pay toll machines were broken much of the time (and not wheelchair accessible!) - anyone without a credit card or an internet connection (maybe half the country over 60?) has no other way to pay

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Go hard or go home,

    just so long as they don't put the 2 ends on different tectonic plates

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Go hard or go home,

    you could even merge 4 and 5 - think of the benefits, happier cows and a new export revenue stream from "flavoured milk"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake,

    wouldn't it just be cheaper to get Maui to throw the thing back?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake,

    umm spoilers don't help you do burnouts - I think you need some air moving over your upside down wing to make it work ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake,

    Of course the Australians do have a unique way of expressing their displeasure at hoons:

    maybe we should just all start waggling out little fingers at the hoons driving down town to show off their broken mufflers ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake,

    "hoon" is also more useful than "boy racer" since it can also be used as a verb

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake,

    After using it I've been forced to explain to american friends the meaning of "hoon", the best I was able come up with was "red-necks with cars"

    I'm sure there's an Aussie equivalent because "double overhead grease-nipples" seems to ring a bell

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2362 posts Report Reply

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