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  #2385612 5-Jan-2020 21:59
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Geektastic: People who phone the Police because “the sky is a funny colour”.

What do they expect them to do?

 

Who else do you call when you want a blue presence?

 

 

 

 

Ah yes - the Blue Gang, as a friend of mine calls them!

 

 

 

The Police have enough to do, I suspect, that wasting their time with inane 111 calls about the colour of the sky really should get you a $500 fine and an assessment to see whether you need 24 hour care assistance due to congenital stupidity.






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#2385613 5-Jan-2020 22:07
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jamesrt:

It's all mad, and only because of Lawyers.

It's no wonder that people pirate stuff - often a legal channel just doesn't exist for many silly reasons.

”Here's my money - take it!”.
"Sorry, our Lawyer says 'No'.”

 

As many know, I am a lawyer and of course I am sick of these dumb and uninformed potshots at lawyers. No, it's not the lawyers' fault no matter how much you want to think it is or how many times you decide to randomly capitalise the "L" in lawyer when it's not in context a proper noun.

 

When someone sells you an e-book, they are giving you a license to use it on certain terms. As a matter of law, you can only sell a licence to someone to do X when you have the right to do so. To relate this to a more understandable "real world" example, I can't sell you a car that I don't own. The IP owner of the book (most likely the publisher) has freely chosen to sign an agreement with a seller (in your case Amazon) that book licence can only be sold in a particular fashion and/or with certain geographical restrictions. They most likely did this because they perceive this to be to their advantage profit-wise.

 

Lawyers act on client instructions -- they might propose certain agreement structures but at the end of the day, nothing happens to someone/some entity's property without an authorised officer's/director/senior management's concurrence. You don't like how these things work? Take it up with the publisher and save the ignorant potshots.

 

Edit: fixed some typos

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2385616 5-Jan-2020 22:19
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Geektastic: People who phone the Police because “the sky is a funny colour”.

What do they expect them to do?

 

When this all started, a few days ago in Dunedin, I commented to my wife, that it was smoke from Australia. She was quite certain it wasn't and thought me quite mad. When I was proven correct, she was really struggling with the concept that smoke could make it's way here from there. The reality is, most people would feel this way, and so would have no idea why the sky would be reddish. I could imagine the elderly or less confident being quite frightened or confused, and wanting to get some idea the cause. The police (not so much emergency services) would provide a reasonable first contact for them I'd imagine. Perhaps not because they would do something about it, but in case it was important they know, or could advise them if there was an action to be taken (in case the gas was poisonous etc).

 

 


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  #2385680 6-Jan-2020 06:49
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dejadeadnz:

 

As many know, I am a lawyer

 

 

Really? This is the first time I've seen you mention it.


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  #2385698 6-Jan-2020 08:22
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dejadeadnz:

 

As many know, I am a lawyer

 

 

Really? This is the first time I've seen you mention it.

 

Actually...that's the first I have heard on the subject.





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  #2385699 6-Jan-2020 08:27
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People on buses...why are they all so self-centred and grumpy? 

 

As many will now know, I commute daily and take my e-Scooter...I had the temerity to put the said scooter in the luggage rack on the bus today, which completely threw the woman who got on several people after me, as that was where she clearly wanted to put her hand bag. 

 

I watched her huff and puff and try to move my scooter for a good thirty seconds before giving up and taking a seat with her handbag on her lap...all the while looking around for the "culprit"...he kept muttering to herself about bikes and toys and when she got up to leave the bus a stop before me, she had another go at moving my scooter for some ungodly reason...either she had a bit of mental illness (possible) or she's just really anti-scooter. 





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  #2385701 6-Jan-2020 08:31
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I am just pre-empting the “lawyer defending lawyer” comebackers, which almost invariably come via certain posters that know of my background whenever I post in response to people’s poshots at lawyers. The underlying point remains the same: the level of certainty with which the OP believed his plight to have been caused by lawyers is not supported by reality. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2385705 6-Jan-2020 08:39
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dejadeadnz:

 

I am just pre-empting the “lawyer defending lawyer” comebackers, which almost invariably come via certain posters that know of my background whenever I post in response to people’s poshots at lawyers. The underlying point remains the same: the level of certainty with which the OP believed his plight to have been caused by lawyers is not supported by reality. 

 

 

On that vein, people who assume something that was true 15 years ago, still is today - a service sold by a corporation 15 years ago and user posts "obviously [corporation] has no interest..."

 

Well, seeing they don't own the service for this long now, no surprises they show no interest.

 

More like "I will hate [corporation] for the sake of it, for any reason at all."





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  #2385938 6-Jan-2020 11:01
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Probably because it's the holiday break and I have been waiting in queues.

Why dont people just wait their turn??

Several times people behind me were asked if someone can go ahead of then then proceed to cut in in front of me.

Why when ever anyone wants to join their friends they go forward instead of asking the friend to come back in line.

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  #2385993 6-Jan-2020 13:03
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Getting called up for jury service.





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  #2386070 6-Jan-2020 13:55
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Geektastic: People who phone the Police because “the sky is a funny colour”.

What do they expect them to do?


When this all started, a few days ago in Dunedin, I commented to my wife, that it was smoke from Australia. She was quite certain it wasn't and thought me quite mad. When I was proven correct, she was really struggling with the concept that smoke could make it's way here from there. The reality is, most people would feel this way, and so would have no idea why the sky would be reddish. I could imagine the elderly or less confident being quite frightened or confused, and wanting to get some idea the cause. The police (not so much emergency services) would provide a reasonable first contact for them I'd imagine. Perhaps not because they would do something about it, but in case it was important they know, or could advise them if there was an action to be taken (in case the gas was poisonous etc).


 



The cause has been mentioned many times daily for quite some while on TV, radio, internet etc though.

I would have thought the Internet would be the go to place for information rather than the police. Or perhaps Metservice.





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  #2386072 6-Jan-2020 13:56
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floydbloke:

Getting called up for jury service.



Hope you get a juicy murder.





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  #2386074 6-Jan-2020 13:58
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Handsomedan:

People on buses...why are they all so self-centred and grumpy? 


As many will now know, I commute daily and take my e-Scooter...I had the temerity to put the said scooter in the luggage rack on the bus today, which completely threw the woman who got on several people after me, as that was where she clearly wanted to put her hand bag. 


I watched her huff and puff and try to move my scooter for a good thirty seconds before giving up and taking a seat with her handbag on her lap...all the while looking around for the "culprit"...he kept muttering to herself about bikes and toys and when she got up to leave the bus a stop before me, she had another go at moving my scooter for some ungodly reason...either she had a bit of mental illness (possible) or she's just really anti-scooter. 



Is it because they are on a bus rather than in their own car?





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  #2386076 6-Jan-2020 14:00
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Geektastic:
networkn:

 

Geektastic: People who phone the Police because “the sky is a funny colour”.

What do they expect them to do?

 

 

 

When this all started, a few days ago in Dunedin, I commented to my wife, that it was smoke from Australia. She was quite certain it wasn't and thought me quite mad. When I was proven correct, she was really struggling with the concept that smoke could make it's way here from there. The reality is, most people would feel this way, and so would have no idea why the sky would be reddish. I could imagine the elderly or less confident being quite frightened or confused, and wanting to get some idea the cause. The police (not so much emergency services) would provide a reasonable first contact for them I'd imagine. Perhaps not because they would do something about it, but in case it was important they know, or could advise them if there was an action to be taken (in case the gas was poisonous etc).

 

 

 

 

 



The cause has been mentioned many times daily for quite some while on TV, radio, internet etc though.

I would have thought the Internet would be the go to place for information rather than the police. Or perhaps Metservice.

 

Unless you thought it was a weather phenomenon then unlikely you'd call a weather service. Lots of older people either don't use the internet, or don't use it as a primary (or secondary) source of information.

 

The police (non emergency) seems a reasonable place to call if you were concerned about potential safety risks. If it was caused by a large local fire you might call your local civil defence I guess. Police is just probably a knee jerk reaction for some people.

 

 


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  #2386078 6-Jan-2020 14:03
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Geektastic:
floydbloke:

 

Getting called up for jury service.

 



Hope you get a juicy murder.

 

District court 💤😒





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