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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I would suspect that you are French. There is also just a smidgen of " not native speaker" sprinkled through out.
"shortcut is easy, but there it is"
"it's snap easy ";
"I'm stealing anyone"


But, I also spent a couple years teaching English as a second language to native French speakers. I also leaned a bit heavy on automatic translation to get me through that semester of French (I'd write something in French and translate it back to English to see if it was close)

If you want to talk about a great language skills amongst non native speakers that hang out here, you'd have to tip your hat to Thom. If he just spelled it Tom Howard, I'd never know the difference.

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jaxx Member since:
2006-10-18

Let's say I left the US twenty years ago... I do make mistakes, whatever the language is btw, since I missed the earliest years in French, language I started learning only then.

True, Thom is a big notch better than I would ever be :-)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, Thom is a professional translator. Rest assured your English kills my pathetic French. I think my French ancestors cry a little bit every time I pronounce the t in "croissant".

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