History LoopholeAbuse / RealLife

21st Sep '16 2:31:56 PM Berrenta
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* Related to the above, there were people who had done the Loophole Abuse on ''Website/FurAffinity'' before an update to the terms of service said that x-rated avatars would be banned, too. When it comes to depicting content banned from the site, though, there's no rule saying you can't tell people to go check out your gallery on another site that ''does'' allow it.
20th Sep '16 1:25:45 PM BreadBull
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* [[http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/19/shops-posts-hilarious-august-peanut-sale-poster-to-circumvent-bottled-water-ban-4837709/ This article]] details shops' attempts to circumvent a rule saying no selling bottled water - by offering free bottled water with every purchase of a peanut for one dollar.
20th Sep '16 1:12:18 PM BreadBull
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** Coupons might have a note saying you can only use one per transaction. They don't say you can't use one and then immediately use another in a separate transaction.
*** Or, if it says 'each time you're in a store', just use one, walk out the door, turn around and walk right back in.
19th Sep '16 1:55:21 PM Naram-Sin
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* The Catholic Church banned the creation of castrati, castrated boys who grew up to become high-voiced male singers, in the 1700s. But, some castrati became wealthy opera stars and brought prestige to families. So, parents would sometimes find loopholes involving medical or illness-related reasons to have the procedure done on young sons, hoping they might still get into the training schools that existed.



* The Catholic Church banned the creation of castrati, castrated boys who grew up to become high-voiced male singers, in the 1700s. But, some castrati became wealthy opera stars and brought prestige to families. So, parents would sometimes find loopholes involving medical or illness-related reasons to have the procedure done on young sons, hoping they might still get into the training schools that existed.
8th Sep '16 4:14:34 PM dotchan
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** Using screen captures is also a trivially easy way to save images otherwise blocked by a site which disallows direct saving or copying.
8th Sep '16 4:01:40 PM dotchan
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** Note: Bashing someone hard enough to kill them will almost invariably draw blood.

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** Note: Bashing Note, for any wags attempting to be a TechnicalPacifist: bashing someone hard enough to kill them will almost invariably draw blood.blood, if not of the external kind, then certainly internal.
30th Aug '16 6:45:37 AM timotaka
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* Islam prohibits prostitution. However, Twelver Shia Islam (the largest branch of Islam globally) also allows for nikah al-mut'ah, which is a temporary marriage. The duration of the marriage as well as the dowry have to be agreed upon before entering it. This has been used to effectively allow prostitution while still following the letter of the law.
18th Aug '16 5:33:10 PM Lirodon
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*** Gray later pulled a variation of the concept; low-power stations are not subject to the FCC's duopoly rules. In Laredo (where Gray already had an NBC station with ABC on a sub-channel), they bought the non-license assets of their CBS station KVTV, as well as a low-power station that its owner had just so happened to own (renamed KYLX). Gray filed with the FCC to move KYLX to a new signal using the ''exact same facilities/channel'' as KVTV, which of course, would cause "interference" with it -- so it's being shut down at the same time. Then, Gray pulled the tablecloth: they filed for immediate "special temporary authority" for the low-power station to begin broadcasting on the new signal effective immediately. All they really did, probably, was turn the KVTV transmitter down to a lower power, say that it magically operates under KYLX's license now, and throw KVTV's license into the FCC paper shredder. Gray is preparing to do the same thing in Augusta since they're buying WAGT.

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*** Gray later pulled a variation of the concept; low-power stations are not subject to the FCC's duopoly rules. In Laredo (where Gray already had an NBC station with ABC on a sub-channel), they bought the non-license assets of their CBS station KVTV, as well as a low-power station that its owner had just so happened to own (renamed KYLX). Gray filed with the FCC to move KYLX to a new signal using the ''exact same facilities/channel'' as KVTV, which of course, would cause "interference" with it -- so it's being shut down at the same time. Then, Gray pulled the tablecloth: they filed for immediate "special temporary authority" for the low-power station to begin broadcasting on the new signal effective immediately. All they really did, probably, was turn the KVTV transmitter down to a lower power, say that it magically operates under KYLX's license now, and throw KVTV's license into the FCC paper shredder. shredder.
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Gray is was seemingly preparing to do the same thing in Augusta since they're buying WAGT.(where they run CBS station WRDW) with WAGT (NBC) from their purchase of Schurz; they requested an exemption to the duopoly rule so they could own WAGT during the spectrum auction, but planned to shut it down upon closure of the purchase so they wouldn't be ''necessarily'' be running two of the top four stations in the market at the same time (It's the thought that counts, right?). The STA was primed and almost ready, but the FCC threw a wrench in Gray's ruse and stated that it had to continue operating WAGT. Said low-power station continues to serve as a bottom-feeder running programming from the equally bottom-feeder Yootoo America.
11th Aug '16 3:01:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Norwegians pulled it in February 1814. According to the treaty of Kiel, Norway had to be handed over to Sweden after an international agreement set by Russia, Sweden and The United Kingdom. Denmark complied to it after some use of force. When the Danish prince regent in Norway wanted to make himself king, as frontsman of a Norwegian independence movement, he clearly tried to pull one himself. Being quite GenreSavvy, the Norwegians reminded him that he had forfeited any claims to the throne of Norway, and had to be elected. The result came in form of the UsefulNotes/NorwegianConstituentAssembly. This was a loophole made possible by UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, and that was about to change the view of international law. Even the military had to comply - and the Swedes accepted it with a grumble.

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* The Norwegians pulled it in February 1814. According to the treaty of Kiel, Norway had to be handed over to Sweden after an international agreement set by Russia, Sweden and The United Kingdom. Denmark complied to it after some use of force. When the Danish prince regent in Norway wanted to make himself king, as frontsman of a Norwegian independence movement, he clearly tried to pull one himself. Being quite GenreSavvy, clever, the Norwegians reminded him that he had forfeited any claims to the throne of Norway, and had to be elected. The result came in form of the UsefulNotes/NorwegianConstituentAssembly. This was a loophole made possible by UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, and that was about to change the view of international law. Even the military had to comply - and the Swedes accepted it with a grumble.



*** This had tradition in Germany. When UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte defeated Prussia, he forbade her to have more than 42,000 men under arms. War Minister Scharnhorst found a loophole, the so-called Krümpersystem: Soldiers were drilled for a few weeks, left the army, and new ones were trained. Thus, after a short time, Prussia had many well-trained soldiers again ([[GenreSavvy knowing about this]], the Allies forbade UsefulNotes/WeimarGermany such a system - their soldiers had to serve for ten years, period).

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*** This had tradition in Germany. When UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte defeated Prussia, he forbade her to have more than 42,000 men under arms. War Minister Scharnhorst found a loophole, the so-called Krümpersystem: Soldiers were drilled for a few weeks, left the army, and new ones were trained. Thus, after a short time, Prussia had many well-trained soldiers again ([[GenreSavvy knowing (knowing about this]], this, the Allies forbade UsefulNotes/WeimarGermany such a system - their soldiers had to serve for ten years, period).



** Most, dare we say the vast majority of buffet restaurants that have higher dinnertime pricing will not make you pay up-front, but instead present the check at the end of the meal. [[GenreSavvy Being well aware of cheapskates trying to use the above-mentioned ploy]], they typically mark certain foods as "dinner only," and charge extra if you came in for the lunch buffet and the server spots more expensive dinner items on your plate.

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** Most, dare we say the vast majority of buffet restaurants that have higher dinnertime pricing will not make you pay up-front, but instead present the check at the end of the meal. [[GenreSavvy Being well aware of cheapskates trying to use the above-mentioned ploy]], ploy, they typically mark certain foods as "dinner only," and charge extra if you came in for the lunch buffet and the server spots more expensive dinner items on your plate.
11th Aug '16 12:43:53 PM Morgenthaler
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** An attempt to do this in {{Miami}} with Washington Post-owned WPLG purchasing NBC's owned WTVJ by arguing that WTVJ's ratings were 6th in the market (by folding in the much higher ratings of the city's Univision and Telemundo stations in a market with a heavy Cuban-American and Spanish-speaking population) failed because of petition drives and a rare case of the FCC refusing to even consider the deal because of the poorly constructed argument using stations that wouldn't (or in Telemundo's case, couldn't because NBC owned them) compete with English-language stations.

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** An attempt to do this in {{Miami}} UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} with Washington Post-owned WPLG purchasing NBC's owned WTVJ by arguing that WTVJ's ratings were 6th in the market (by folding in the much higher ratings of the city's Univision and Telemundo stations in a market with a heavy Cuban-American and Spanish-speaking population) failed because of petition drives and a rare case of the FCC refusing to even consider the deal because of the poorly constructed argument using stations that wouldn't (or in Telemundo's case, couldn't because NBC owned them) compete with English-language stations.
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