* Posts by Lars

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This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!

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Re: It's an old story

"Don't you mean his "hookers 'n' blow" budget?". That reminds me of a guy who spent some time in Germany and then tried to enter a bill from "Escort Service" into his travelling expenses claiming he had to service his Ford Escort. Nice try.

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Re: Procurement departments are a waste of space

"but have you taken a look at the charts for the Euro? Almost identical.."".

Does that make you happy, you eat shit of your own making and now you are happy the rest of the EU has to eat your shit too. Shame on you.

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Microsoft ordered to fix 'excessively intrusive, insecure' Windows 10

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Re: I've said it before

"The problems are only with packages I have downloaded and installed, you know, things like Steam among others.".

Those packages are then apparently not suitable for your distro. Use the repositories for your distro and of course RTFM, says somebody who will mostly do everything else first.

And then you also have to just understand that as soon as there is a MS-Linux comparison some trolling tend to happen too.

Don't take that personally and feel offended.

I am an old Linux user since 98 and these modern distros are indeed very usable out of the net or the box.

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If we can't find a working SCSI cable, the company will close tomorrow

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Re: SCO is *not* dead...

Hello 404, I was writing about SCO Unix not the Linux version, and I have no idea of what is going on now but I remember they had some big customers like McDonald's. The SCO customers we had, around twenty, all converted to the NT during those years when Microsoft was smiling. Wasn't that difficult as we used PROGRESS for our systems. But it wasn't easy for the customers. I think all of them had to upgrade their new hardware soon because the damned thing got slower. Some customers suddenly found unwanted people messing around in their systems and worst of all they still needed help, something they did not expect because it was Windows.

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SCO

SCO wasn't bad at all, and I compare with Solaris, HP-UX, Aix and For:Pro. (Any For:Pro people out there, Monaco anybody.). Of course SCO came on PC hardware and wasn't up to the more severe hardware for other Unix systems. The occasional unproblematic compile for more semaphores and that was about all. HP-UX had in fact more odd problems with some of the cell commands.

I still feel sorry for the good people at SCO who lost their jobs due to that one idiot who dreamt of a billion bucks out of nothing.

Ps. the SCSI cables for Sun were expensive indeed.

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Ivory tower drops water bombs on dumpster fire

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"what is less clear is what all the tech leaders hope to achieve by publicly slamming Trump.". Seriously - unclear?.

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Brit Science Minister to probe Brexit bias against UK-based scientists

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@YARR

"Russia and India have space programmes, look at the size of their economies compared to the UK. How do they afford it?".

Perhaps you are not quite up to date with the size of economies.

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY)

Rank Country GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) Date of Information

1 China $19,390,000,000,000 2015 est.

2 European Union $19,180,000,000,000 2015 est.

3 United States $17,950,000,000,000 2015 est.

4 India $7,965,000,000,000 2015 est.

5 Japan $4,830,000,000,000 2015 est.

6 Germany $3,841,000,000,000 2015 est.

7 Russia $3,718,000,000,000 2015 est.

8 Brazil $3,192,000,000,000 2015 est.

9 Indonesia $2,842,000,000,000 2015 est.

10 United Kingdom $2,679,000,000,000 2015 est.

11 France $2,647,000,000,000 2015 est.

12 Mexico $2,227,000,000,000 2015 est.

13 Italy $2,171,000,000,000 2015 est.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

And apparently the Brexit has already caused this text too:

"The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France".

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"Those of us who remember what the UK was like before we entered the EEC ".

Yes, I was younger then too, my deity, the cars, the girls, the air. It was indeed much better then, but to day my old father comes to my mind who tried to have a positive look at the world and claimed he was able to piss higher and higher the older he got. Eventually he was able to reach his toes but years older he reached up to his knees.

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Re: Boo fucking hoo

"After article 50 is invoked". If Britain's speed at adopting the metric system is anything to go by then I suppose the EU has to wait for quite some time before the article 50 will be invoked. I doubt they are all that happy about being held for ransom that long. Decisions are made now.

And I agree with Richard Branson that you need a second referendum based on facts not lies, now.

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Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

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Re: 2020?

"Sad difference between public and private projects.". Just not that simple.

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Dell confirms price rise post Brexit vote as UK pound stumbles

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Re: No Problem...

While I will install Linux anyway I am not sure they will remove the cost of pre-installed Windows 10, or?.

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Post Brexit EU will spend 'stability and peace' budget funding Chinese war drones

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Could it be that some Brexiters are upset bye the fact that the world is not only crying but laughing too.

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Re: Oh {Deity}

"The referendum is finished, get over it." Or around it.

I agree with "Professor Michael Dougan assesses UK’s position following vote to leave the EU "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dosmKwrAbI

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Microsoft: Give us better staff

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Re: Avast there!

@ Voland's right hand

"Frankly, it does not matter". I would frankly claim it does. For a slightly blunt and short comparison.

In most European countries adult people pay their taxes so that their kids can afford their education no matter what happens to their parents. Paying in advance, an insurance if you like. And of course there are kids who's parents paid hardly nothing, but I am OK with that too.

A slightly rude (but only slightly) explanation of the US model is when you kick (if you can) your kids out the door telling them to get some fucking loan and some education, you pay later. And so they go and so will their kids too.

Don't understand me wrong, we are children of our societies and our opinions and thinking relate to that.

Incidentally I have heard of Americans who seem to think there are no private schools or hospitals in these odd European, on the brink of communism, countries. Not so, but a Trump University we are not allowed to cherish.

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Re: Cost of Education versus Return through Employment

"As a tax payer without teeth, under your system, can I have a universal no teeth tax break so I'm not subsidising your sugar eating habits and lack of family budgeting and logistics planning for purchasing toothbrushes and toothpicks ?."

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"the like of Google, Microsoft, Oracle". Tata for instance.

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Re: Cost of Education versus Return through Employment

Yes, education for profit is a disaster. As far as I remember nor Newton or Einstein were born rich, what would have become of them in such a system. Then again, had I been born with a nice bank account I would have gone for sailing, fucking, drinking and modestly eating, programming, why the hell.

All over this world kinds are born never given a chance to use the potential they have. We are rubbish at educating our kids the way we could and should, and it's a disaster for democracy too.

Michio Kaku is not joking when it comes to education in the USA. Is that the British path too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrE9z1JFT1Y

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Re: Talking out of both sides

"What does not make sense with this picture". A education focused mainly on sports.

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Euro researchers more loyal and cheaper than Silicon Valley folk

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To Amstrad, Bull, Nixdorf, Siemens, ICL, and Olivetti I would add Philips, Nokia, Norsk Data and why not Elliot too.

To the American brands, Wang, Control Data, Next, Fortune Computer, Basic 4, Motorola, Orange Computer? and many more I just cannot remember right now.

Brands because they tend to disappear with mergers too.

Some I have programmed but there was friends and all those selsmen too.

Nixdorf Computer “died” with Heinz Nixdorf as his kids decided to sell. But parts of it remain as Wincor Nixdorf. Customers to Lidl might have noticed them.

Nixdorf, Philips and probably Olivetti moved, or tried to move, to Unix, but much too late.

I do agree with “Silicon Valley’s pre-eminence in venture capital” and would add “crowd sourcing” too, risk capital in short.

It's not that we don't have any startups but they tend to be bought when ripe and end up elsewhere, like in the USA, China and India.

When comparing wages, the cost of living and why not the cost of educating kids, should be taken into account too, if an employee of course.

For those business gurus who always claim the problem is, employment laws, regulations, trade unions, burdensome close-downs and what not, perhaps they have become to greedy, too rich to care a thing about any country, any society.

I am not prepared to tear down my society just to please them, and end up in a “third world wild west”.

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Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown

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Re: So any company that trades with an EU country has to open their borders to EU inhabitants?

@sabroni

"If they desperately want to trade with us they'll come to a deal, if they think they can get the trade they need and charge us a bit of tax on the way, they'll do that".

Please sabroni, while I know the world is complicated, it's not the exporting country that puts "a bit of tax on the way". And as for "desperation" is it not rather the UK that is out desperately begging for additional advantages.

And Dear Sabroni, Britain will import what it needs as before, and I would advice you to try to understand why "London" voted remain. This whole Brexit farce had hardly nothing to do with trade but the result will affect it. Well, you will by what you need, and so will I.

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Re: The current plan does not matter

@ lorisarvendu

I haven't read anything this guy has written earlier but I think he is thinking something similar.

http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/06/29/hadas-britain-picks-the-wrong-time-to-play-games/

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Re: So any company that trades with an EU country has to open their borders to EU inhabitants?

" down to the negotiations".

Either you are in or out. This idiotic dream of cherry picking has nothing to do with the reality. The idea of gaining regarding the EU by leaving is just silly. It would be wrong towards each and every country in the EU, nobody wants that to happen, and it will not happen. And that has nothing to do with how we, as before, appreciate the UK and its people. But a crybaby, no thanks. The EU, even with 27 countries and +400M people is as an economic power much stronger than the UK.

Personally I still hope that you could come to your senses. Boris has apparently realized he cannot mend the mess he has created and Farage was born an idiot.

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Hubble spies rare cosmic tadpole galaxy

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Hello, Pompous Git

That's not that hard to work out, and not that a revolutionary measure of rotational speed.

Our galaxy does things like this:

Our solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Our sun and solar system move at about 800 thousand kilometers an hour – that’s about 500 thousand miles an hour – in this huge orbit. So in 90 seconds, for example, we all move some 20,000 kilometers – or 12,500 miles – in orbit around the galaxy’s center.

It takes the sun approximately 225-250 million years to complete one journey around the galaxy’s center

And as far as I remember our galaxy moves at 2 million km/h (somewhere).

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Re: Passport, driving licence validity

@ PatientOne

While I agree very much that history is interesting it still gets a bit silly if we try to build our ego on the past.

England wouldn't be England without the Normans and English wouldn't be English either, without the 10.000 words they brought with them (it wasn't all Danish). And what England had in France was all lost to (insert word of your choice here).

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Re: a "car made in the UK" will become a rare thing.

"Have you told NIssan and Toyota and Jaguar that? To name but three."

Not a response to any particular person. But it goes without saying that those companies have prepared for a Brexit since the beginning. The Japanese PM warned about it before the election.

What could one expect then. NIssan has a factory in Spain and Toyota in Poland, France, Portugal, and the Czech Republic.

If those companies produce cars in the UK for the EU market, why would they not cut down in the UK if they profit from it.

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UK digi strategy on ice post Brexit results - sources

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There are standards and regulations and agreements and whats not. And I must admit I was a bit taken by one of those UKIP twats who so happily declared that now Britain well be able to get rid of regulations and create their own. But there is a problem. Britain will have to produce according to EU regulations when selling to the EU and whatever, as before, in the rest of the world.

So Brits be aware, if regulations, on say food, are watered down in Britain then you might end up eating something the British industry will happily and more "economically produce only for you. Eventually it will also interest manufacturers elsewhere too, who will feel happy to make some extra profit when exporting to the UK.

And now for the next tragicomical event, the presidential election. Could they be as enthusiastic, time will tell.

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Singapore Airlines 777 catches fire after engine alarm

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Re: Wow.

"I'm guessing the pilots dumped most of the fuel before landing again".

Not sure if the 777 has a fuel dumping system and too lazy to find out, also it could be optional.

Quoting the Wiki:

"Many movies and TV news stories mistakenly assume that all aircraft can dump fuel, when in fact most cannot.".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_dumping

But I would suppose something more might have gone wrong as it should be possible to put out an engine fire.

And please Brits and Americans, grow up. Both RR and PW produce fine engines, and both fail, now and then.

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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Re: Sorting out a new PM is going to be amusing.

"His dog saw a stick of dynamite fly into the river and retrieved it". That joke was probably invented during Nobel's lifetime and has then travelled the world like jokes do. I am fairly sure I have seen it in some cartoon too, Walt Disney perhaps.

But in this Brexit time it brings to my mind the "fear mongering" word. What an adult word it is. Adult because I cannot remember my kids ever using it when I "warned" about not looking out for cars or walking out in the cold naked, and all such things, A rather silly word really, whenever you express anything that sounds like a warning it can be used.

In need of something to look forward to I have been thinking of a situation where I stand by some frozen lake or river and some guy wants to walk across, and I know the ice is much too thin. I would, I think, warn him. But suppose he then started to shout - "bloody fear mongering". Would I then push him out on the ice with a grin, grabbing my phone to make a video to show what a brave father he was, to his kids, after the funeral. I really don't know, but I am fairly convinced I would not run ahead to prove my point.

So many questions.

Of course there is also this rather interesting use of the word fear mongering - scare tactics, as the last resort.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI

As for this article, a wast of ink.

And for Brexit I will introduce this short oppinion.

A flip of the tongue.

(by a PM)

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Osborne on Leave limbo: Travel and trade stay unchanged

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Re: Sabotaging Brexit?

When was he elected PM?.

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"transit a non-EU England" will make no difference, just like passing through Switzerland. There are international agreements for those thins.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Re: Really?

"Cameron - a better deal when negotiating." Why would the EU give the UK a better deal than for other EU countries. Imagine they gave France a better deal than the UK has, wow, what a noise that would create in the UK. Cameron probably got a bit more than he was able to sell in the UK.

Are you spoiled prats living in the past.

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Re: Really?

I agree with not believing everything Gartner writes and predicts but believing that the opposite is the truth I would find equally silly. The dice is cast, and now as fast forward as possible.

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EU GDPR compliance still a thing for UK firms even after Brexit

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Re: Pop!

Why stop there, why not become the 51st state of the USA.

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Re: Don't underestimate the Brits!

"but if the unelected prics in Europe decide to go ahead with TTIP there is nothing European citizens can do."

It's the MEPs I would count on, and they are elected. Unfortunately the Brits have been a bit lazy in those elections (not alone in that). Incidentally Cameron has a voice too, and is elected. Voice enough to pull Britain out of the EU.

As for me, I wish Europe all the best, and that includes Britain the way I see it. The world is a work in progress as before.

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"and we are no longer the worlds 5th largest economy."

I know it doesn't matter at all, but the UK is the 9th largest economy. Old history books or is UKIP behind it.

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY)

Rank Country GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) Date of Information

1 China $19,390,000,000,000 2015 est.

2 European Union $19,180,000,000,000 2015 est.

3 United States $17,950,000,000,000 2015 est.

4 India $7,965,000,000,000 2015 est.

5 Japan $4,830,000,000,000 2015 est.

6 Germany $3,841,000,000,000 2015 est.

7 Russia $3,718,000,000,000 2015 est.

8 Brazil $3,192,000,000,000 2015 est.

9 Indonesia $2,842,000,000,000 2015 est.

10 United Kingdom $2,679,000,000,000 2015 est.

11 France $2,647,000,000,000 2015 est.

12 Mexico $2,227,000,000,000 2015 est.

13 Italy $2,171,000,000,000 2015 est.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

(the CIA collects official data)

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Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

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Re: See what can happen when you work together?

@ wolfetone

Regarding a curvy cucumber. In some countries like Finland and Sweden cucumber is grow, during the winter, inside using electric light. The result is a thin, curvy and bitter piece of shit compared to the straight thick and juicy ones you get in the more sunny parts of Europe.

Suppose then that somebody in say Paris who sells stuff like that, decided, due to the common market, to get half a ton of those Nordic cucumbers.

That poor guy would be unable to sell and if he did he would lose his customers.

There is more to regulations sometimes than meets the eye.

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Intel still chip, chip, chippin' away at the European Commission's anti-trust fine

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One thing is for sure

Those American companies would never ask a Brexit Britain for any help. They will turn only to the EU in the future too.

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Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

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Re: Two Stages

"Much of the Remain argument has been about how the EU is going to be nasty and mean to the UK in the event of a Leave vote."

No, that I have seen only among commentards. Suppose you are a member of a Golf Club but a pal of yours decides to stop paying for his membership and then turns up demanding his old "advantages", Would you not smile and say - Sorry, members first. That's not nasty nor mean. Perhaps you should be a bit reasonable. Eating the cake and all that.

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@ James Anderson

No it's a lot more complicated than that. Products produced in Britain are, I would guess, mostly products also produced in the rest of the EU. Those companies in the EU who have had to compete with British products will now have an advantage. Regardless of Brexit or not you will still have to import what you don't produce. Then there are the multinationals who produce products in Britain for the EU. Take cars for instance, why would they continue producing them in Britain, except for the ones for the British market.

You, and you are not alone, in overestimating Britain's industrial value alone. Then consider the fact that both France and Germany have a higher percentage of people working in the industry. Which leads us to the financial sector. The idea that London would gain and Frankfurt would lose is just ridiculous.

And I seriously wonder if you could come up with similar positive advantages you seem to believe in if it was about France. As an economy France is very much on pair with Britain. You find it here:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

You are letting your national feelings run away with your common sense, My advantage as not British is that I do not need "feelings" when pondering about this,

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Re: Cracking article

Have a look at Michael Moore On Guns, Trump And The EU With Piers Morgan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBULldFtLvk

It reminds me that perhaps it's often easier to look at something from a slight distance. I would assume that most Europeans look with horror at a guy like Trump. Still millions of Americans will vote for him. And to some extent I can understand them.

People vote with their emotions and not so much based on the reality, dreaming is sort of nicer than the damned reality.

That happened in one European country too, not that long ago. The result was not all that stellar,

Those type of guys have been popping up all over Europe. I would claim there is hardly more than some twenty all together forming some protest party.

They are all so very similar, sniffing power, and the mantra is always the same. Typically nobody wants to work with them and they have no solution to anything.

I have no difficulties in comparing Farage and Boris to Trump.

And why all that bluffing, why claim Britain is the fifth biggest economy in the world when nine is the number. Look it up, it's all over the web like here:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

And then there is the pound and they will never mention that the Danes have their DKR and the Swedes their SKR and not worried at all.

Turkey, oh dear, there is not one country in the EU who wants Turkey to join, The EU is not in any position for any expansion and Turkey is in no shape to join, just a fact, and should that ever come to a vote the decision has to be unanimous.

Poor Cameron cannot say it as he is the Prime Minister and he cannot speak for other EU members nor does he want to offend Turkey as they are part of a refugee solution perhaps,

And as for looking from some distance, the Commonwealth countries are not keen on any Empire replay and suggest Britain should use its strength within the EU rather than outside it.

There is not one country in this world that will find Britain stronger if a Brexit. And non of those countries are in the top 10 for British export or import.

Anyway vote.

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Three non-obvious reasons to Vote Leave on the 23rd

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Re: Did UK make ever something positive to make EU stronger?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBULldFtLvk

Perhaps this will help.

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New York decides not to tinker with vendor lock-down for now

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Re: Other than screens and batteries

@ DougS

I don't fully agree. There is a lot about how TVs are made to fail faster. Special screws made by Apple to screw you, and such. Take a look at ifixit. I, for instance, will never by a cellphone that prevents me to replace the battery on the go.

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Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you

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Re: So why is Brexit the answer?

@ Voyna i Mor

"That would involve a whole lot of politicians and civil servants having to learn some foreign languages".

Do you actually understand that the British are the ones who have the highest chance of being understood in they native language in the EU. No other country/language in the EU has that advantage, no even close. As for education, it should and could always be better but I am not all that worried about the British.

Not related to your comment at all, but I have been wondering about the Brexit people who for some reason seem to claim the UK is the fifth biggest economy in the world.

Still what I find is this list. Not that it should matter but when claims are dubious it starts to sound a bit Trumpish to say the least.

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY)

Rank Country GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) Date of Information

1 China $19,390,000,000,000 2015 est.

2 European Union $19,180,000,000,000 2015 est.

3 United States $17,950,000,000,000 2015 est.

4 India $7,965,000,000,000 2015 est.

5 Japan $4,830,000,000,000 2015 est.

6 Germany $3,841,000,000,000 2015 est.

7 Russia $3,718,000,000,000 2015 est.

8 Brazil $3,192,000,000,000 2015 est.

9 Indonesia $2,842,000,000,000 2015 est.

10 United Kingdom $2,679,000,000,000 2015 est.

11 France $2,647,000,000,000 2015 est.

12 Mexico $2,227,000,000,000 2015 est.

13 Italy $2,171,000,000,000 2015 est.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

(the CIA collects official data)

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Why the hell

Do they need Uber to do that.

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Queen's birthday honours shower knighthoods and gongs on tech's finest

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@vic, and Sir Bill (Gates) of course.? And no need to kill old traditions.

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Over Ireland? Bothered by Brexit? Find that new home for your cloud

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A few points

"(for example Switzerland's a neat European location that's not part of the EU but enjoys excellent trade agreements)"

Switzerland like Norway pay for their agreements with the EU and probably more per capita than the Brits, no free lunch there. And they play by the rules too, so I am not that impressed by the "political independence" mentioned in the article. A fact the Brexit side seem to a hide.

Google has one data centre in Finland and Facebook one in Sweden. The cost of energy is, as somebody pointed out, of importance too.

I have not problems understanding the importance and advantage a English speaking country provides. But on the other hand English is the IT language and has become the "second" language in Europe without doubt.

To cheer you up, is it only me when I feel more at ease listening to say Obama's pronunciation of the English language than to Mr Russel Brand in this interview with Piers Morgan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbH_Qw2dRO4

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Good terms?

Divorce or not, Brexit or not.

Suppose you are in the process of divorcing. Some of your friends will perhaps point out that you have children, your wife is actually a very nice person, you work for a great company. All about the reality, so think again, don't destroy what you have, rather build on it. Non of those friends will claim that divorcing will suddenly open up a new heaven for you.

Then compare that to the friends who support your divorce. They can claim/suggest you will meet the women of your life, young beautiful, and if not rich her mother will be and her grandfather will appoint you CEO. Your teeth will grow back like your hair, and you will have a hell of a yacht.

This is what is going on in this Brexit debate. There is no limit to the lies and no limit to the fantasy,

Suddenly Airbus will fuck off and the Comet will fill the sky, suddenly the Commonwealth will bail the country out, suddenly Australia will order British submarines, suddenly there will be sunshine, suddenly Britain will rule the seas again, suddenly Britain will be top notch in nuclear technology. Tata will beg to return to Britain building cars and making British Steel number one in the world.

This is how the game is played.

It's like there is something new in the hair. On both sides of the pond.

Rather build on the reality.

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Re: Champagne Cider

The heat is up regarding the referendum, apparently also on ElReg articles. I wrote a "stay" comment on "itsmymoney" that was rejected, and I wonder why. And no, I did not mention nor Champagne nor Cognac or Scotch Whisky.

Was the reason that I wrote I rather listen to a guy like Stephen Hawking than to guys like Farage and Boris because Hawking is known to use his brains and is not running for office.

Or was it because - "It's sad to see how Brits have fallen for the same rhetoric as the Trumpers in the USA. "Make America great again - Everybody is cheating on us - Those fucking foreigners - I will make great deals again".

Or perhaps It was because I suggested it's better to look forward than to one's arse, while I fully admitted that I tend to look at the "behind" when it comes to women.

Oh well, you know I love you too, but I have to tell a story some old seamen told me then long ago.

I went to sea as a merchant sailor when I was sixteen, see the world and all of that. (IT came much later in 1967).

What those old men told me was that some years after the war they sailed into some harbour in England much surprised to find it looked just as before. Longshoremen than told them - yes indeed, it was all destroyed during the Blitz but they built it up just as it was. Perhaps just "one of those stories" but still, somebody must have invented it, out of the blue?.

While the referendum is up to you, it's also a divorce, and I feel no reason not to express my opinion, with all due respect.

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I am OK with books and even roses, but don't you think you are a bit "fatalistic". Why live when we die anyway, why speak when nobody listens, why bother about democracy when it doesn't work anyway, why use an umbrella when it's never to be found when you need one anyway. Cheer up.

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The French may eat snails but they don't eat shit all the time. Salute.

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