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  1. Capeesh

    tory corruption

    Like African dictators it's one last hurrah for the Tories to bleed the country dry before they're booted out. Time's running out, the country's on the verge of a general strike, wages are way behind rocketing inflation, people can't afford to heat or eat, interest rates are shooting up increasing mortgage costs and other personal borrowing, the £ has plummeted, the national debt is soaring. The markets are so alarmed at the state of our economy and the reckless decisions our government are making the cost of government borrowing has become even more expensive. True to form the self serving Tories are emptying the till before the country collapses around them, the latest wheeze is borrowing billions upon billions of £££ to fund a big fat tax cut for themselves and their wealthy cronies. Instead of being arrested for stealing our money and starving/freezing/impoverishing the people they're meant to serve they'll get their super wealthy Daily Mail/Sun/Express owners and lobbyists masquerading as independent think tanks to convince the gullible that foreigners are to blame and massive tax cuts for the wealthy will trickle down and make us rich too.
    2 points
  2. Copyright is a thorny issue with those pics..... As George says, where copyright is known, the copyright holder can transfer it to the Museum. Simple. Problems start to arise when the copyright holder isn't known. To get around this, the story I've been told, is that as the image displayed on their site and any copy anyone may obtain from the Museum is from the Museum's scan of an original negative/copy/print, it is their own scan they claim copyright on rather than the original. How kosher it is for that to be done when the original copyright holder isn't known, is open to debate.....but likely something they can get away with without any real risk of challenge. Actual example. The collection contains two images we have in a family collection of old photos, which were around long before the Museum, let alone the photo collection was ever dreamed off. Did a long dead family member take them - Don't know. Do we hold the only original copies - Don't know. How did the Museum obtain the prints/negatives they were scanned from - Don't know. What is known is that back in the 70's a neighbour borrowed a number of photos from our collection to have copies made for their own collection. Which we were fine with. Then years later that same neighbour allowed the Museum take copies of some photos from their collection. Were the two photos in question ones we loaned to that neighbour to take copies for their own use - Don't know, the family members who loaned them are long gone. If they were, did that neighbour in turn allow the Museum to take copies of their copies - Don't know, that neighbour died before the Museum published their collection online. Obviously there's every possibility the Museum could have obtained the negatives/prints they scanned from another source and its all very legit, but it just illustrates how sketchy things can get very quickly.
    2 points
  3. Just wait for the trickle down economics to work and you will be able to have two!
    1 point
  4. I got a quote for £50k for it to be installed at the office. The nearest node to connect to is 1.1km away. Asked them for a breakdown to which they said they could not give me one. I asked them what the work entailed, they gave me a list of infrastructure they would have to install. I said to them why don't you just blow a fibre through the ducting to the BT box outside our building. Price went down to £947.00 The people who contact you to sell it have no clue what will be required to install it. The boys in the vans know where everything is and what is possible. That being said if there is no duct carrying fibre from the exchange past your house then they would have to run 4m of duct and if that is going alongside a road that won't be cheap to do. Not £973k though.
    1 point
  5. ^Copyright can be transferred, free or for payment, to another person or company.
    1 point
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