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Title: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 22 November, 2011, 12:00:20 PM
I am making this a sticky so that it is easy to find in future. Please put anything that is not directly related to NTM business on this thread.

I'll start with a video of some guys I think we would get along quite well with. ;) Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZfFAbJK0m0&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZfFAbJK0m0&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Off topic
Post by: BailiffHunter on 22 November, 2011, 12:21:33 PM
Good old Dave :pmsl:
Title: Re: Off topic
Post by: Kill Switch on 22 November, 2011, 12:27:28 PM
That woman at the end telling them to get out sounded like she had the right hump, they were only saying thank you, what's wrong with that  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Off topic
Post by: BailiffHunter on 22 November, 2011, 12:29:07 PM
Reminds me of a certain women (No lady) that tried to throw out a certain someone from a Council meeting! :rotfl:
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 22 November, 2011, 10:12:44 PM
Do the members think a proper squawk box would be a good idea (always assuming we can get a proper bolt on that is)?

Please discuss.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: BailiffHunter on 23 November, 2011, 12:17:30 AM
squawk box???
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 23 November, 2011, 12:45:36 AM
squawk box???
It's an addition that has a limited amount of text available that lets you put up a quick message about anything that you want but is not particular to one subject. It's a bit like twitter but is specific to the site.
 
I have seen it on other sites but you must remember you are talking to "THE lowest common demoninator" here.
 
Heeeeeeeeelllllllppppppp! <_> :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 23 November, 2011, 06:25:21 AM
squawk box???
It's an addition that has a limited amount of text available that lets you put up a quick message about anything that you want but is not particular to one subject. It's a bit like twitter but is specific to the site.
 
I have seen it on other sites but you must remember you are talking to "THE lowest common demoninator" here.
 
Heeeeeeeeelllllllppppppp! <_> :o :o :o :o



Billiieeeeeee
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: billie.skeggs on 23 November, 2011, 08:17:07 AM
a chat box (squawk box) can be installed :D, just got to find one and install it will have a lookie in a mo :)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: peperami gsxr on 23 November, 2011, 08:44:09 AM
 W:T:F: BE...  First Skype, now Squawk box  <_>
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 23 November, 2011, 12:59:22 PM
W:T:F: BE...  First Skype, now Squawk box  <_>

I know. The new medication must be working. I'll be having ideas next and that will never do. :idea:
 
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 23 November, 2011, 01:42:42 PM
Here's an example of bullying at its worst. I posted a comment.

http://www.scriptonitedaily.org/2011/11/voices-from-occupation-ms-mendozas.html?showComment=1322055590196#c2709642161249303005 (http://www.scriptonitedaily.org/2011/11/voices-from-occupation-ms-mendozas.html?showComment=1322055590196#c2709642161249303005)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 23 November, 2011, 07:05:03 PM
Will the addition of a squawk box thingey make accessing the site from a mobile phone a bit awkward?  <_>
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 23 November, 2011, 08:30:22 PM
BIIIIILLLLLLIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: billie.skeggs on 24 November, 2011, 06:45:03 AM
Will the addition of a squawk box thingey make accessing the site from a mobile phone a bit awkward?  <_>

Shouldnt do as im looking for a mobile friendly theme to make the site easier to read :)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 24 November, 2011, 06:56:45 PM
Cool top man Billie. 8)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Hawk900 on 28 November, 2011, 09:44:56 PM
Tougher MoT's on the way    Yep it will inclued bikes!   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8921684/MoT-test-to-get-tougher.html (http://t.co/JE8AopzA)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 28 November, 2011, 11:42:36 PM
Alan Bennett. "I think the sense of fairness is ingrained in people. I think fairness, is one of the things that is why you're here really..."

Ring any bells with the members?

http://occupylsx.org/?p=1553 (http://occupylsx.org/?p=1553)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 29 November, 2011, 12:24:08 AM
The "Nolan principles" regarding "Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership" should be something that all politicians should be reminded of as often as possible in my humble opinion. 

Enjoy this unbelievable account of an acceptance of racism by this particularly nasty little council (click on link below).

Perhaps the Mob should consider a visit to a Barnet council meeting.

You in?

http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/2011/11/love-thy-neighbour-race-relations-in.html (http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/2011/11/love-thy-neighbour-race-relations-in.html)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Esinem on 29 November, 2011, 12:47:18 AM
My ex's dad made this documentary (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-british-woman-on-death-row/4od#3264661) about Linda Carty, a British citizen, who faces the death penalty in Texas on very dubious evidence after a botched defence. Please take a moment to sign this petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savelindacarty/)...after all, we know that the 'little man in  the street' can make a big difference.

Imagine how it would feel to be strapped down here knowing you are innocent:

Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 29 November, 2011, 02:18:29 AM
My ex's dad made this documentary ([url]http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-british-woman-on-death-row/4od#3264661[/url]) about Linda Carty, a British citizen, who faces the death penalty in Texas on very dubious evidence after a botched defence. Please take a moment to sign this petition ([url]http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savelindacarty/[/url])...after all, we know that the 'little man in  the street' can make a big difference.

Imagine how it would feel to be strapped down here knowing you are innocent:



 
Frankly, I don't know if she is innocent or guilty. Any so called civilised country who condones capital punishment is a disgrace to the word "civilised" in my opinion. Just one more reason not to live in or be associated with the United States of SHAMerica.
 
And these cheeky bastards have the temerity to hold China to account for THEIR human rights violations.
 
If she is innocent then I'm sure the truth will out and it will be proven so. I know it doesn't make it any better for the wrongly accused, but at least they will be alive and a kind of justice will be served.
 
Where is the justice if you are innocent and dead? I'd like to see his accusers, his family and his executioner explain to Derek Bentley the posthumous pardon he was granted.
 
It's just plain wrong, and a petition, however well meaning is not going to stop it.
 
The law is an ass. It's our fault if those who administer it are the asses.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Nigel W on 29 November, 2011, 09:40:00 AM
Here here.

How many innocent people would have been on the end of a rope in this country if we still had the death penalty. Those are just the ones who have been proven innocent after being convicted.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 29 November, 2011, 10:21:38 AM
There is also a school of thought that says more people have been murdered by released murderers, than innocents have been executed by the state.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Nigel W on 29 November, 2011, 10:43:29 AM
Between 1973 and 2005, 123 people in 25 states were released from death row when new evidence of their innocence emerged. However, statistics likely understate the actual problem of wrongful convictions because once an execution has occurred there is often insufficient motivation and finance to keep a case open, and it becomes unlikely at that point that the miscarriage of justice will ever be exposed. The average time on death row before these exonerations was 9 years.

The above figures are just those who have been able to establish their innocence.

The death penalty legitimizes an irreversible act of violence by the state and will inevitably claim innocent victims. As long as human justice remains fallible, the risk of executing the innocent can never be eliminated.

    Amnesty International

Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: DastardlyDick on 29 November, 2011, 11:15:51 AM
As far as I'm concerned, the Death Penalty is not the deterrant it's frequently held up to be by it's supporters. All it does (IMHO), is make it far more likely that more innocent people, whether they be Police Officers or members of the public, by felons who, having already killed one person while committing a crime, have absolutly nothing to loose by killing anyone who gets in their way.
On a seperate issue, I think that prison would be a greater deterrant than it is if (for multiple offences) prison sentances were applied consectutivly (one after the other) rather than concurrently (all at the same time) as they are now, where someone can go out and burgle 10 different people but only (effectivly) serve time for one.
 
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 29 November, 2011, 12:30:29 PM
Prison may also act as a deterrent if they were places where daily life didn't seem to be so easy, and the sentence given was the sentence served.

I've heard people say say that prison should be a place of rehabilitation, I disagree, prison is a place of punishment.  Rehabilitation can follow when punishment has been served
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 29 November, 2011, 01:58:07 PM
I do not advocate the death penalty but I am with you on this one KS, Bring back hard labour, the Birch and Public humiliation. No votes for prisoners as you give up all you'r rights to any say in how society is run when you choose be outside of society. You should also loose any social housing etc. Why should I be expected to pay for some ne'er do well, it's bad enough I have to pay for their upkeep in Prison.  The sentences in this country are a joke, we need more Prisons with less facilities and as soon as you have served you'r sentence you are released with the threat that if you re-offend you go away for a very long time. Any non nationals are deported straight from Prison no questions asked.
I have worked all my life for what little I have I did not steal it or mug some one for it. I see people with lots more than I have but do I try to kill them for it? NO because that is what society is all about.

I do not wish to offend but that is my view as harsh as it is.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 29 November, 2011, 03:41:46 PM
I do not advocate the death penalty but I am with you on this one KS, Bring back hard labour, the Birch and Public humiliation. No votes for prisoners as you give up all you'r rights to any say in how society is run when you choose be outside of society. You should also loose any social housing etc. Why should I be expected to pay for some ne'er do well, it's bad enough I have to pay for their upkeep in Prison.  The sentences in this country are a joke, we need more Prisons with less facilities and as soon as you have served you'r sentence you are released with the threat that if you re-offend you go away for a very long time. Any non nationals are deported straight from Prison no questions asked.
I have worked all my life for what little I have I did not steal it or mug some one for it. I see people with lots more than I have but do I try to kill them for it? NO because that is what society is all about.

I do not wish to offend but that is my view as harsh as it is.


Hear Hear
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 29 November, 2011, 05:08:46 PM
I do not advocate the death penalty but I am with you on this one KS, Bring back hard labour, the Birch and Public humiliation. No votes for prisoners as you give up all you'r rights to any say in how society is run when you choose be outside of society. You should also loose any social housing etc. Why should I be expected to pay for some ne'er do well, it's bad enough I have to pay for their upkeep in Prison.  The sentences in this country are a joke, we need more Prisons with less facilities and as soon as you have served you'r sentence you are released with the threat that if you re-offend you go away for a very long time. Any non nationals are deported straight from Prison no questions asked.
I have worked all my life for what little I have I did not steal it or mug some one for it. I see people with lots more than I have but do I try to kill them for it? NO because that is what society is all about.

I do not wish to offend but that is my view as harsh as it is.

Whether I agree or disagree with what you say Pat, or indeed what anyone says is irrellevant as far as I'm concerned. This was specifically designed as an open forum for people to debate their views in a democratic and unfettered manner. We are all entitled to our views and I for one would never take offence unless someone started to get personal.
 
And if that ever happened I would respectfully remind you all of one thing.
 
We've got a Kill Switch and we're not afraid of using him!!! :-ev-: :bashy: :-ev-: :bashy: :-ev-: :bashy:
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: BailiffHunter on 29 November, 2011, 05:17:40 PM
I`ve come to the table late on this one but............................................................
Wot they said :-ev-:
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: DastardlyDick on 29 November, 2011, 11:23:22 PM
Prison may also act as a deterrent if they were places where daily life didn't seem to be so easy
Having seen - in my professional capacity - the homes some young offenders come from, prison/young offenders institutes are actually a good place to be. They are provided with 3 meals a day, a room of their own complete with television, and quite often access to game consoles (xbox or similar) and the internet. Given this, it's no surprise that a lot of them keep re-offending.
I think we should have the sort of regime in our penal system as that Sheriff in (I think) Arizona where they are made to work doing things like litter picking on the roadside, only 2 channels on the TV (Disney & the weather channel "so they can see how hot it's going to be").
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 30 November, 2011, 10:32:22 AM

Having seen - in my professional capacity - the homes some young offenders come from, prison/young offenders institutes are actually a good place to be. They are provided with 3 meals a day, a room of their own complete with television, and quite often access to game consoles (xbox or similar) and the internet. Given this, it's no surprise that a lot of them keep re-offending.
I think we should have the sort of regime in our penal system as that Sheriff in (I think) Arizona where they are made to work doing things like litter picking on the roadside, only 2 channels on the TV (Disney & the weather channel "so they can see how hot it's going to be").

Agreed, I would just like see a prison sentence as something that no one would want to experience a second time, it is supposed to be a punishment after all.

Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 30 November, 2011, 12:44:01 PM
Get's my vote.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Ewan Hoosami on 30 November, 2011, 06:57:03 PM
I saw a documentary some years ago about Colchester military nick. In a nutshell, it's this;
If only the social workers could see the light.

      (http://serve.mysmiley.net/fighting/fighting0056.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Nigel W on 01 December, 2011, 01:13:13 PM
Capital Punishment - I don't think so...

Eight ex-police officers manufactured a case against three innocent men following the murder of prostitute Lynette White, a jury has been told.

The 20-year-old was killed in 1988 in the flat in Cardiff where she worked.

The prosecution said men who became known as the Cardiff Three were jailed for a crime they did not commit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14042058 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14042058)

Now because the evidence against the police was destroyed the case against the police officers has collapsed.

"Other documents it emerged were destroyed.

Prosecutor Nicholas Dean said: "Deliberate destruction of documents by the senior investigating officer appears to have occurred".


ttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/12/01/lynette-white-murder-corruption-trial-collapses-91466-29877522/ (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/12/01/lynette-white-murder-corruption-trial-collapses-91466-29877522/)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 01 December, 2011, 03:38:38 PM
Ok so this type of corruption in public office and in a position of trust should automatically incur a lengthy jail sentence, with loss of all pension rights. It is aiding and abetting other Police officers to cover up a previous serious crime. It just makes you wonder how long it will be before they bring back beating a confession out of someone just so they can get some crimes cleared off the books, or to fit someone else up for whatever reason they feel fit. Its these type of scum ( I won't say Police Officers as they are not fit for that title) that get the whole Police force tarred with the same brush. There is also another High profile case in the news at the moment where another scum bag tampered with the evidence trail deliberately for spiteful reasons. Put them in general population in the prisons and let us see how clever they are then.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: BailiffHunter on 01 December, 2011, 11:04:05 PM
An interesting article

http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/12/01/in-video-phone-tracking/ (http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/12/01/in-video-phone-tracking/)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: DastardlyDick on 02 December, 2011, 12:37:12 AM
I don't think that we will ever see Capital Punishment restored in the UK for several reasons:-
 
1. It would be against the European Convention on Human Rights (not to mention the UDHR)
 
2. Because of (1) the UK would  have to leave the EU. (some would say this is a good thing!)
 
3. Given well known instances of Police Corruption (Cardiff 3, Guildford 4, Birmingham 6 - the Dave Clark 5 must be s***ing themselves  :) ) I don't think a Jury would be willing to convict - you can release someone from Prison if it's wrong, but you can't undead them.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Nigel W on 02 December, 2011, 06:56:20 AM
Phone tracking: See post above by Bailiffhunter.

 :idea: So all EA's need to do is install this on your phone and then issue you with a PCN when you stop your vehicle anywhere that they have a prohibited location programmed into the phone. No need for cameras or CEO's!

The PCN will arrive on your phone and then they will automatically debit your bank account via your phone.

Better still no need for a PCN just take the money from your bank.

All you need to do is to look at your bank statement which will arrive by phone and you will know how much it has cost you.

It's no good switching off your phone because the software still works in the background. Smashing the  phone with a hammer will not work either. The software has replicated itself into your bank cards and copied itself into your cars electronics.

You can set up a direct debit from your bank if you wish for the payment of penalties. This will be debited on a regular basis even if you do not own a vehicle and never leave your home.  :bashy:
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Kill Switch on 02 December, 2011, 09:03:41 AM
Do I detect a bit of cynicism here Nigel  :rotfl:
Title: The best rant ever
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 02 December, 2011, 12:45:55 PM
"I'm gonna try and do this actually without swearing or shouting..."   :pmsl:
 
This is the guy's opening statement. If you are easily offended you had better know it's an epic fail on his part.
 
David Cameron needs to see this and know that what this bloke says is what an awful lot of people are thinking, including me.
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0SPio6RE-s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0SPio6RE-s)

 

Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: BailiffHunter on 02 December, 2011, 04:14:41 PM
 :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl:

Love it. Wot he said. Every feckin word of it! :aplude:
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: chalky on 03 December, 2011, 07:35:25 PM
Have to say, I concur with BE's assesment, the guys effort to avoid the odd sweary, was a failure to match no other failure!
I'm not sure, but I believe this gentleman may have rather strong opinions on this topic! :D
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 13 December, 2011, 02:25:51 PM
Clanger mode has engaged again. Need help please.

Can anyone tell me a free to use, and more importantly EASY to use download that will convert mp3 files to wav files please.

I downloaded something from tucows but couldn't make it work.

HHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 30 January, 2012, 05:12:31 PM
I received a telephone call today from a friend of mine who is employed working on the Olympic Park. I have only just stopped laughing but I dont know why I should find it funny, as it is costing all of us Londoners (that pay Tax) a fecking fortune.
Apparently they have discovered that some not so bright spark has forgot to lay in the Gas Pipe for the Olympic Torch!    :bashy: :bashy: :bashy: :bashy: :bashy:
WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?  <_>
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: melville-vs-medway on 10 February, 2012, 01:36:38 PM
Clanger mode has engaged again. Need help please.

Can anyone tell me a free to use, and more importantly EASY to use download that will convert mp3 files to wav files please.

I downloaded something from tucows but couldn't make it work.

HHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi Bald Eagle..

Might be a bit late for you now....  :schucks:

I generally use Quicktime pro but that's pay for.
The other really easy to use app is Audacity FREE... Win7 on my laptop.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

Simply open Audacity.
Browse the system for the MP3 and it loads into the player.
Select export and save as type (see pic)

It converts to MP3 but requires additional software which isn't free
but for MP3 to WAV it's free

(http://paulsweb.hostei.com/notomob/mp3-to-wav-audacity.jpg)

Here's one I just did.. took about a minute open - load- export - save.

http://paulsweb.hostei.com/notomob/quick-mp3-to-wav-edit-short.wav (http://paulsweb.hostei.com/notomob/quick-mp3-to-wav-edit-short.wav)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 10 February, 2012, 07:06:05 PM
Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Hawk900 on 16 January, 2013, 10:57:33 PM
 :ot:

Anyone know if there's an Afghan Heroes biker run "Ebsfleet to Manston" in Kent this year?
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: billie.skeggs on 17 January, 2013, 07:19:23 AM
:ot:

Anyone know if there's an Afghan Heroes biker run "Ebsfleet to Manston" in Kent this year?

i think blinky put it on hold this year due to family commitments, but i will find out for you :)
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Hawk900 on 17 January, 2013, 07:53:17 AM
:ot:

Anyone know if there's an Afghan Heroes biker run "Ebsfleet to Manston" in Kent this year?

i think blinky put it on hold this year due to family commitments, but i will find out for you :)

What again, none last year!

Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: billie.skeggs on 17 January, 2013, 08:34:03 AM
:ot:

Anyone know if there's an Afghan Heroes biker run "Ebsfleet to Manston" in Kent this year?

i think blinky put it on hold this year due to family commitments, but i will find out for you :)

What again, none last year!

Thanks anyway.

ahh i thought we had one last year.. but i just realise how quick it passed me..  ill get back to you soon...
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: melville-vs-medway on 17 January, 2013, 09:25:31 AM
Hi

If anyone needs a good app for re-touching photos or creating your $chunting signs ADOBE have released CS2 for download and it's FREE Sometimes you take a photo and it's a bit dark or colour is wrong due to sodium streetlights etc..


Pretty good for almost anything including avatars..

(http://melville-vs-medway.webspace.virginmedia.com/avatars/noto-1pcn-avatar.gif)   :D :D

Get it here.. >> http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html (http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html)



***UPDATE***

On the ADOBE download page there is no information about use...
I posted the link in good faith seeing as there is no information other than the files and the Serial Numbers for Mac & Win.
This software is 7 years old so for Mac users you need a PowerPC Mac. And Win users will probably need Windows XP.

I've got Adobe CS on my old iMac all bought and paid for, so this is handy for me if it works on my Win7 laptop.
I'm downloading it now and will try it out so hopefully it works as I'm using a really old Photoshop Elements on the laptop that came bundled with a Canon Scanner 10 years ago. On that basis I would think it should be OK with Win7.

Don't forget to save the SERIAL NUMBER for the product you download.. ie the numbers on the right... 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: Pat Pending on 17 January, 2013, 02:19:28 PM
Thanks Melville.
Title: Re: Off topic/squawk box
Post by: melville-vs-medway on 19 January, 2013, 10:08:52 AM
The Adobe CS2 is working on the Windows 7 Laptop...  :dancing:

I've used Photoshop and Imageready..

CS2 System Requirements

    Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
    Microsoft® Windows® 2000/Windows XP. Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor


There's some more info on the usage of the software here..

January 7, 2013 11:51 AM PST

CORRECTION, 2:40 p.m. PT: There has been clarification since this story broke. Adobe has not officially released the CS2 software for free. Instead, it has canceled its CS2 license management servers..... >> http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57562515-263/adobe-releases-creative-suite-2-for-free/ (http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57562515-263/adobe-releases-creative-suite-2-for-free/)

It's old software and hopefully will not be chasing anyone for using it...
It works OK and it's handy to have and learn before paying for the latest release as the month trial you can download is nowhere long enough to learn even some of the basics.