Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Every now and then (or, actually, rather often) you come across a story which once again exemplifies why governments should keep their paws off anything remotely related to technology. It seems that not knowing anything about technology is one of the prime reasons why governments the world over fail so spectacularly when it comes to technology-related lawmaking. The latest in the series? France. My southern neighbours (I never acknowledged Belgian independence) are thinking about extending their piracy levy, normally found on CD-Rs and mp3-players and such, to cover tablet computers as well. However, tablet computers running Windows are exempt.
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by TommyCarlier on Wed 29th Dec 2010 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: BELGIAN INDEPENDANCE"
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You have disgraced my honour and that of my country. Prepare to die.

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by Luis on Wed 29th Dec 2010 22:44 in reply to "RE[6]: BELGIAN INDEPENDANCE"
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Personally I never acknowledged the Dutch independence:

So after all the Netherlands/Belgium are just a tiny part of the Spanish empire:

Not worth discussing about their own split, but if you wanna play RISK to try to regain them, I'm in.

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