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British Judge Asks "What's a Web Site?" During Trial

Postby StlSluggers » Wed May 16, 2007 4:21 pm

Wow... I want this guy trying me. :-t

Judge Peter Openshaw broke into the questioning of a witness about a Web forum used by alleged Islamist radicals.

"The trouble is I don't understand the language. I don't really understand what a Web site is," he told a London court during the trial of three men charged under anti-terrorism laws.

Prosecutor Mark Ellison briefly set aside his questioning to explain the terms "Web site" and "forum." An exchange followed in which the 59-year-old judge acknowledged: "I haven't quite grasped the concepts."

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Postby knapplc » Wed May 16, 2007 4:28 pm

Uh..... wow. I thought everyone knew what the Internet was these days.

That's actually pretty amazing that he could NOT know. And it's not like the guy is all that old - 59 is youthful enough still to have a clue about the Internet.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed May 16, 2007 5:42 pm

Surely he meant the nature of the site in question. Something just doesn't add up. :-?
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Postby sportsaddict » Wed May 16, 2007 7:02 pm

It's one thing to know little about it... it's another thing to not have a clue as to what the internet is. There are a lot of 59 year olds that use the internet- he should at least pull his head out of his arse and check out what's going on in the world. Nobody cares if he uses it or not but I think it's weird that he just has no clue about it.
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Postby Pacman » Wed May 16, 2007 9:03 pm

Who was that wacky old, OLD U.S. Senator who took the Senate floor and described the "Internet" as a "series of tubes".... he had NO IDEA what the Internet was, and was totally B.S.ing his way through whatever point he was making... I think it was supposed to be about Net Neutrality.....

I'll search up a link in a bit.


ETA: Here's the link

His name is Ted Stevens, and he's arguing AGAINST Net Neutrality (I think). It's hysterical... and the "tubes" comment is near the end of the clip.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu May 17, 2007 8:53 am

5 years ago I don't think my dad knew what a web site was. He does now, but still doesn't own a computer.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu May 17, 2007 10:41 am

Pacman wrote:Who was that wacky old, OLD U.S. Senator who took the Senate floor and described the "Internet" as a "series of tubes".... he had NO IDEA what the Internet was, and was totally B.S.ing his way through whatever point he was making... I think it was supposed to be about Net Neutrality.....

I'll search up a link in a bit.


ETA: Here's the link

His name is Ted Stevens, and he's arguing AGAINST Net Neutrality (I think). It's hysterical... and the "tubes" comment is near the end of the clip.


I will never grow tired of watching that "series of tubes" speech. The worst part is that he was the Chair of the committee on Internet Commerce (or something similar, I don't remember exaxtly what it was) when that took place.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu May 17, 2007 11:50 am

although, if he is enough of a geezer, computers WERE series of tubes...

I am also inclined to think that perhaps the judge was being devil's advocate and attempting to get a legal definition as to what the solicitors were talking about since all he does on the internet is review the updates to the FBC hottest babe thread.... :-?
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Postby Coppermine » Thu May 17, 2007 12:05 pm

Sounds like an I D ten T error.
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