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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Re: Care re-reg

Personally I'm sick of seeing right hand drive bulgarian and romanian registered vehicles all over london. Seems to me they've deliberately been registered in those countries

You are blaming the wrong person. Blame the British PLOD.

Bulgaria nowdays has a full electronic car tax, insurance and MOT database. AFAIK Romania is the same.

It is The British PLOD that can't be arsed to talk to them to arrange querying it. They do not even need to do it real time, just dump the ANPR from the ferry terminal cameras and request the records in bulk. Other countries in Europe already do cross-border checks, it is simply a matter of The PLOD being Lazy to the point where they do not bother even with local enforcement and mandatory re-reg. They actually can impound an exiting car that has overstayed its welcome (6 months in last year per Eu regs) and scrap it there and then.

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Goit a source for that ludicrous claim? Switzerland is in Schengen, and in the EEA.

It is not ludicrous, it is an interpretation of one of the most recent Eu directives on hire and rental cars.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/may/28/eu-citizens-car-hire-switzerland

It is a nasty protectionist measure to ensure that you cannot get an out-of-Eu hire contract car for use in Eu. So as far as Brexit this will affect most company cars as they are officially on a hire/lease agreement - you do not own them. It will become effectively impossible to take them abroad.

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Re: So essentially

Yes and no. The article is retarded to the extreme and incompetent to the extreme.

The underlying root cause for the so called "Eu insurance expense" is the fact that a Eu country insurance includes a mandatory 3rd party cover and mandatory validity for at least 3 months a year in ALL European countries and Turkey with the exception of Albania, Belorussia, Kosovo and Albania. With its secession from Serbia, Monte-Negro dropped out of the insurance mechanism, but AFAIK it is trying to (if not already) get back.

Being outside the Eu does _NOT_ remove this expense. It is part of the standard insurance terms for the whole continent now, not just the Eu.

So first of all, going outside the Eu will reduce the local insurance costs _ONLY_ if a country also leaves the entire European (not Eu) insurance pool and insurance validity treaties and exchange mechanisms. Going outside the Eu does not change a thing.

If this happens, this means we will be back to car green cards for everything and the corresponding decrease in validity of cover abroad and massive increase in costs. If that happens, you will see the truckers set the house of parliament on fire with Boris nailed up to the front gate with tools from the truck toolkit on the next day. They will be supported by any industry which depends on trucks to move their goods around.

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VW finds US$15 BEEELION under the couch to pay off US regulators

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Re: This raises the obvious question

stricter controls and emission limits

Stricter control on EGR diesel (as in 2.0 VW engines) means up to 20% higher consumption. In that case, it is because lower NO2 is achieved by reducing the engine efficiency. The mandatory emission fix as a side effect across the USA provided the petrol companies with several percent increase in revenue from diesel sales. So that alone would justify paying the necessary lobby money to get the hatchet job underway.

In general, the more processing you put on the exhaust, the lower the mileage per gallon.

The USA Oil lobby has fought very long and hard against diesel and is continuing to do so. Instead of a 2l diesel engine in USA they have to fit a 3.2l petrol - f.e. Nissan big models (just to be able to drive the car with all the stuff sitting on the exhaust). Instead of a 2.5 (D-Max, Toyota Hi-Lux) you often see 4-6l Petrols (Colorado, Tundra, etc). This is visible even for Petrol-only models. Where 1.0l or 1.3l Petrol such as the Yaris, Micra, etc is sufficient in Europe, the extra emission control results in a 1.5-2.0l being installed.

That will consume petrol in vast quantities regardless of all the tech used to improve fuel economy. This is also why if you trace the money to the clean air acts (especially in their anti-diesel regs) in USA you always end up running into someone related to Big Oil.

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This raises the obvious question

If it was well known for 7 years, why it came to light ONLY when the oil prices tanked and the fraking investments started hurting so some increase in consumer petrol spending was on order.

Coincidence? Do not think so. It has "Petrol Lobby" fingerprints all over it, same as California clean air regulations.

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You can be my wingman any time! RaspBerry Pi AI waxes Air Force top gun's tail in dogfights

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Re: T500

decision fuzzification

Not new, just approached from AI/Machine Learning perspective.

Russian guidance systems have been using probability space calculations for two decades to more or less the same effect. They do that by applying a differential inclusion to a set which describes a discrete representation of the probabilities of target actions. In laymen terms - instead of applying a deterministic calculation to the target current vector (like some of the BAE crap), it applies a similar calculation to the probability space of immediate future target maneuvers based on current and previous vectors and continuously adjusts it. It also does using appropriate multiple pursuers, single target equations for a multiple rocket launch scenario.

As a fundamental idea this is similar - you do not work with deterministic data, you make up (by randomization) a probability space out of it and you apply an algorithm (in this case a machine learning one instead of differential inclusions) to it. You also continuously adjust it via a feedback loop (same as Russian diff incl/prob space algos).

As a result the machine in either case ends up thinking one step ahead. Even if the wetware in the opponent had a couple of preplanned moves initially, it is quickly out-computed in the initial encounter. After that the human ends up being reactive and not being able to think ahead due to timing constraints. So the AI (or the probability based algo in the Russian case) kills him at short notice.

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Re: But it needs to be "militarised"

Why was a toilet seat being installed in (or on) a fighter plane?

If memory serves me right, the seat in question was on board of B1-B. That one one of the many examples of ridiculous overspend and fleecing the public by military equipment contractors during the rule of the late president RayGun. Unfortunately, what got established during his reign continues ever since.

In any case, all bombers have toilet facilities as they are intended to fly 16h+ missions with in-flight refuel in order to send that friendly greeting to another nation. Even something just barely bigger than a fighter like the Su-34 Platipus has a toilet. Dunno about fighters though.

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

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Re: From the 27

A bit obnoxiously formulated, but not far off.

I will add to that.

With UK no longer in position to press anything.

1. TTIP is dead and no amount of effort will make it rise and shuffle about. The Germans and French will kill it.

2. The Eu-wide opposition to genetically modified crops, hormone-buggering pesticides, etc has just solidified into rock solid. There will be no-one to sabotage that regulatory process either.

3. The level of sabotage on green energy initiatives, city and water pollution regulations has just dropped significantly too.

And so on. While the initial reaction to Leave amidst Europeans was positive towards the UK staying this is very quickly becoming Good Bye and Good Riddance and it will only continue in that direction. Just to be clear - this is not based on reading the Graunidad. I am following the opinions of the media in a couple of European countries and they are going exactly in this direction. I would expect them to start agitating openly for "Goodbye and Good Riddance" by Thursday at this rate.

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Quick note: Brexit consequences for IT

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Re: Point based system == No EEA

In fact, as a US born citizen, he qualifies to stand as US president, so maybe after he has finished fucking up the UK he can move across the Atlantic and try for a twofer.

He is organizationally challenged in the hair department _AND_ vehemently anti-immigrant while being a descendant of an immigrant. The sole difference is that while Scotland officially apologized for The Donald in the House of Commons, Anatolia has not apologized for The Boris in the Turkish Parliament (*). That is probably yet to come. So the idea of him standing for a US president is not far off (**).

(*)On another day, it would have been funny to listen to a person of Turkish descent threatening us with Turks coming. He should have done that properly: "My compatriots are coming".

(**)We should get Larry Sanders (Bernie brother) to lead a Green, Labour and Liberal "Stop Boris" coalition to make the circus complete

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Point based system == No EEA

Any ideas about point based system covering EEA nationals mean automatic ejection out of EEA.

As one of the senior French Diplomats said about this one: "Brothers Grimm did not write that tale".

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Re: Zero Immigration?

Immigration WILL stop after BrExit.

Immigration in official statistics is calculated as NET Migration. People Leaving - People Coming.

With the economy going south, headquarters of all major transnationals moving to a Eu country the idea that Net migration will become zero if not reverse direction is not that far fetched.

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Re: European HQs

Some are already "legally" in Edinburgh in anticipation for that ... other... referendum. It is simply a matter of adding some muscle on the "legal skeleton crew" which is already there.

Popcorn...

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Magnetic, heat scanners to catch Tour de France electric motor cheats

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Re: Um, dumb question

Is that so daft?

The Tour de Dope is an advertising event showcasing yet another 2g decrease in weight compared to last year's model. If you make all bikes the same, it will be impossible to showcase that and tempt the hipsters which pay north of 6k for a bike for a year-on-year upgrade. There is lots of money involved here (and precious little sport).

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Freedom of speech includes also

Freedom of speech also includes the Freedom to remain silent and the right not to listen.

I do not have an account on F***book, I do not have an account on Tw*tter, I do not have an account on Cretinogramm and I am considering closing down the LinkedIn account.

Does this disqualify me from the visa waiver program (*)?

(*)ESTA went completely overboard in the last 3 years. When I filled my Esta in 2011, it was a page of data. Filling it again last year - there were two pages asking for all kinds of irrelevant crap. In fact, in my case it could not be filled (unless you deliberately enter invalid data). The idiot who coded the web front-end did not comprehend the idea of "I have a cittizenship of country X, but I do not hold a valid passport with that country"

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US, EU agree Privacy Shield

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It is a good day to bury bad news

It is a very good time to bury some bad news in the smoke from Brexit.

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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

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Re: Democracy in action...?

Seconded.

The people have voted. The vote was as expected at least in Wales, Norfolk, Kent and the North of England. Similarly as expected in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Does the government and the Parliament like it or not is irrelevant they should abide by it.

By the way, there is a significant difference between throwing toys out of the pram and taking a full unconditional responsibility for what you have done.

So my only wish is that the geriatric majority which brought us this vote takes the responsibility proportional to the way they voted. So when the emergency budget axe falls (and looking at the FTSE it will within 2-3 weeks), instead of raising taxes we FIRST: CUT the pensions; SECOND: CUT all treatment for diseases prevalent in the 60-90 population in the NHS; THIRD: CUT from the budget share for care services.

After all - you have to take responsibility for your actions. I want to see for ones the ones who voted for something actually do it (*).

(*) I voted in person due to forgetting to renew my postal vote and I regret that I did not take pictures. I will remember this day with the marvelous sight of two pensioners - one under a blanket in a push chair, the other one pushing that chair while sucking on an oxygen bottle in the chair tray. The bottle and the chair - with LEAVE stickers slapped on it. Yeah, someone is "taking their jobs".

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

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Today - little

150 years ago - the opposite.

150+ years ago any Spanish who were actually willing to talk to a Greek and vice versa was going to use French.

Quite a few French would actually love to have that back to the great displeasure of the rest of Europe which would probably prefer Spanish to become the third official language for economic reasons.

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IT consultant gets 4 years' porridge for tax fraud

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Re: I'm not condoning his actions....

No, normal standards in a modern society.

The only crime bigger than not paying taxes as far as government is concerned is grand treason. Al Capone could tell you - if he was alive.

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Special delivery: Activists drop 100,000 net neutrality complaints on FCC

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Re: Be careful...

For what you ask (net neutrality) you may just get it.

Issue is elsewhere. The provider is determining that the streaming gets priority over the same trade you mentioned. As a user I disagree.

I would like to have MY interface on the BNG (or CMTS) configured with MY POLICY. One I DEFINE. If I would like the trade to have priority over streaming on my interface I will do so MYSELF.

By the way do not try to tell me it is impossible. I have written that software stack 3 times in my life in different capacities and from different aspects (business access and interconnect, residential BNG and residential vCPE). The issue is not with this being not technically impossible. The issue is not with it not being productizable in general.

The issue is with the SP marketing and product management not having a clue on how to market it and monetize it, concocting cretinous idiotic "burst bandwidth for money" schemes (hello BT Broadband product management, how many times did you try to work on that?) and failing. After that blaming the whole idea as unworkable.

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Brexit government pledge sought to keep EU-backed UK science alive

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Re: "Hook demanded an immediate pledge"

you would think they would be a bit happier about us leaving.

Why should anyone be happy about wasting time, resources and money which could be spent on something more productive. On top of everything, after the Eu has grudgingly said, OK, we will get on with it if you wish so, you get the two Eaton raised and Oxford educated w*nkers not bothering to even start the process and passing each other the ball in public. I think that was probably the final straw which pissed off the continent most of all (especially the Germans) - to the tune where they are now looking to invoke article 50 on the Eu side regardless of when UK will bother to do so.

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

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This is based on the assumption UK is considered a "safe" destination

I would not be so sure that this assumption holds after a Brexit.

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'2nd referendum' topples site

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Re: 2nd Referendum

The withdrawal agreement also has to be ratified by Parliament

There are two ways to leave a club. One is to send a letter of your intent to leave and stop paying your club fees. The other one is to be shown the door.

Why does everyone expect that the European community will just sit and wait while leaving the UK parliament decide everything? That IMHO is an extremely optimistic assumption.

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Re: 2nd Referendum

No, because when you take a measurement you have to allow for a degree of variance

Let's for a second pretend that statistics are the correct viewpoint. What do you think would be the variance on a 72% turnout fior a population of 60+ million? It will actually be less than the margin by which leave won so there is no likelihood of any difference in the result.

This is exactly why the petition is actually asking for changing the rules going for ridiculous turnout threshold (75%) and absolute voter majority. It is a bit too late to change the game rules. The game was played and leave won. Now let's grab a popcorn bag and watch the consequences because winning did not piss off Europe (and especially the Germans) anywhere as much as Cameron saying he will not be bothered to invoke the leave procedure for 60 days and hand that honour to Boris. That blew their gasket outright.

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'Leave EU means...' WHAT?! Britons ask Google after results declared

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Re: So how long before ...

Monday latest.

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Putin seems pretty content with the situation today.

He is financing one way or another some of that across Europe in a tit-for-tat response for Ukraine and the sanctions. While his fingerprints are not on the money trail leading to Farage and Co (still, one wonders why Farage refuses to publish his tax return), he has given a 26M load to Le Pen as well as quite a few handouts to other "interesting suspects".

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Vendors suspend tech orders as Brexit slaps Brit pound

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Re: Hedging

Just glad I put a 20k order through yesterday

What makes you think that the seller will not declare force major and cancel it?

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Surveillance, interrogation and threats: Behind the Nest witch-hunt

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Monitoring may be normal, this does not mean it is always legal

Monitoring for what?

That is the issue. Monitoring the communications for criminal activity - sure legal. Monitoring to ensure company confidentiality - legal if done right. Monitoring communications to your union representative, legal representative or elected legislative representative. I do not think so. Each of these is protected by a specific statute in every developed country on Earth.

The issue is - Googliness. Normal methodology is "record everything, open it up only when a formal procedure is lodged via HR with due cause and due process". This being Google, I suspect the monitoring system is fully automated and operates without a due cause. While this is done everywhere (a few years back I had my arm twisted in a UK company to hand over CCTV records of employees to verify timesheets without HR involved), it is not legal.

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Put storage inside the individual hosts of a virtual cluster? You're CRAZY... Like a fox

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Re: I'm sure it's a great article...

Snap out of it, she can be your daughter.

I need to make sure my daughter does not see the pic as that means adding a Fenec to the next birthday pester list.

So while you are staring at the eyebrows and I am staring at the Fenec, who is actually reading the article?

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Fat-thumbed a BGP entry? Relax, now your pain has a name

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Re: re. "...the Druids of the Internet, ..."

The IAB?

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Mobile phone app replaces Congressional TV as Democrats stage sit-in

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Re: I find this embarrasing to see these guys in their suits, sitting on the floor.

Do they seriously think this will change minds on the other side

No they do not. It is however an election season and the Democrats have finally decided to show some guts when dealing with the NRA. Probably not for long.

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Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

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Re: Mean while, back in the real world...

And as to a European Army

We have worse. You have Euro-Turko-American Army. With LOTS of emphasis on Turkish viewpoint, some on American viewpoint, but not European viewpoint and European (as a whole) interest.

It is hilarious how Cameron and Co used the referendum to bury an interesting piece of news. The latest round of bear bating by aforementioned Turko-Euro-American army had to be canceled. It took a Eastern European premier minister to tell USA, Baltics and Turks to f*** off and take their bear baiting exercise elsewhere and that he is not keen on rehearsing WW3 on his territory.

Which Eastern European premier minister and which NATO excercise was cancelled - you can Google it.

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Google tribute to Jo Cox

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Re: NWO

I would not go as far as "front" and the actual sequence of "fronts". There are however some serious questions regarding that organization.

This unfortunately is the reality of charitable work going as far back as Live Aid and the question of did the funds going into what it is today Somaliland go for food or weapons. If you have suspicions or disagree - just do not give. That's all. I will not, by the way. I will give to MSF instead.

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Chinese demand end to canine carvery festival

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Re: It's more possible to be uncertain than you might think

Goes back a lot further than the 70's - from Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days"

There is a reason why in Italy you are not allowed by food regs to sell rabbit without its head. No further comment is really necessary. Meow...

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Re: A dog isn't just for Christmas...

I can think of one differentiating factor usually quoted by the dog and cat lovers crowd - intelligence.

However, on that count, we are not doing particularly great as far as differentiating. A domestic pig is at least as intelligent as a dog or cat (quite amazing for an animal that has been bred solely for food). It can be trained to a similar standard. In fact, it can even be house trained.

In any case, my guinea pig pet is a Bolivian's fav stew, British ruling class prized pet horses brings in several other Eu countries thoughts of nice salami and so on.

IMHO the line should be drawn at wild vs domestic. If it is domestic, if it is bred for eating, well it can and it should be eaten. Now do you like it or not is a matter of taste.

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Who'll guard your personal data post-Brexit?

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Headache for some, opportunity for others

What is a headache for some, is an opportunity for others.

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Dr Craig Wright lodges 51 blockchain patents with Blighty IP office

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Re: I laugh yellowly!

Seconded. Prior art for most of these is already in the public domain.

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US House to vote on whether poor people need mobile phones

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Re: gummint shouldn't pay for anything

This is a special case.

40 years ago there were phone boxes everywhere. You could just run for a few 100m in a city and call emergency services. That call was free too. That is no longer the case. If you do not have mobile you cannot call police, ambulance or fire service.

While I understand the dear congressman's urge to ensure that such services are not available for the ones in dirty rags which violate his sense of exclusiveness, I do not agree with it. Being able to call police is a universal right - it is part of basic equality as postulated by Bill of Rights, ECHR or whatever form it has in the particular jurisdiction. If the people are made unequal in their right to access justice, there is no way in hell justice can be "for all".

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Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

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reduce the viscosity of a Mars bar by 43.5 per cent,

I will be impressed when I see this applied to Lindt 80%+ dark chocolate.

Applying it to trash and cocoa waste mixed up with fat does (aka Mars bar) not impress me much. They might as well apply it Hershey...

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Kremlin wants to shoot the Messenger, and WhatsApp to boot

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Re: Is this even practical....?

The idea originates from their prosecutor general. The way Russia law and order structure is organized he can be considered more or less a direct equivalent of James Comey.

The minister in charge of telecoms explained to their parliament exactly this - this is not practical, you are out of your mind guys.

At which point the Russian analogue of Diane Feinstein Irina Yrovaya (*) and the Russian equivalent of Mr Burr (Viktor Ozerov) tabled an amendment (they actually authored the original piece of tripe too). The amendment introduces fines for interfering with the ability to decrypt (that is the actual phrasing in the article). I have not looked at the actual means and circumstances here, but it is either the Russians copying Feinstein-Burr or the Russians copying RIPA or both.

What goes around, comes around - people living in glass houses should not throw stones and the west should not whine about Internet censorship and surveillance while at the same time providing an example of doing so.

(*)She is quite a character - a total swing in 10 years from liberal views to something that has eaten Stalin and did not even burp.

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Lycamobile offices 'raided over fraud allegations' – report

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Suggest you read the original article on Buzzfeed,

Follow the links. Especially this one: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomwarren/ghost-companies-paying-lyca-millions?utm_term=.ado6Jb2K8#.iryqN8A4y

Not surprised. Aligns very well with the type of character to buy "memorabilia" as a form of donation at a Tory funding ball. The last election ones guest lists made for a very interesting reading.

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How's your driving, Elon? Musk tweets that Tesla Model S 'floats'

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Re: I would like to know

Very well actually.

An electric power train if isolated properly has no issues as far as contact with water - something which is definitely not the case with petrol and especially diesel. Taking a sip puts a petrol motor into comatose, but repairable state (you need to take out the plugs before you try to restart it and crank the starter for a while in that state to make sure it spits anything it has inside). Taking a sip pretty much kills a diesel - it is a write off there and then.

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Grab a pick: Space mining's the next generation gold rush

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Looking at my library shelf

Right... H.. H... H... here it is... Heinlein

Time to re-read some old classics on what exactly does that end up with. Though we can probably start at A with Azimov's "The Martian Way".

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

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aggressive stance taken by the auto industry,

While it may be aggressive, it is subject to a set of laws and regulations which result in spare parts and (in the USA) alternative/replacement OEM parts being available for nearly anything. Cars are repairable objects. I would not say the same about 95% of the consumer tat coming in a container from China. It is made deliberately difficult if not impossible to repair.

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A month to save digital currency Ethereum?

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Re: Another virtual toy is broken

Not just that.

Money theft is part of the way of life and normal money movement. If someone robs an armored deposit van, the country bank does not reissue the whole country currency. Sure, some of the numbers (where known) will be tracked for a while, but the currency itself is not reset - it is the way things work, real currencies have operated under constant possible theft scenarios ever since the first coin was minted in Ancient Greece.

So I do not quite see why a virtual currency should be any different. It is virtual toys of a spoilt brat which is throwing them out of the pram while crying "Maaaaamaaaaa".

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Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS

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Re: What a wanker

He is suing only a subset of the right people.

If he is suing them for providing terrorists with a platform via news coverage he should be starting with most of the legacy news services (both print and TV) instead.

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Should we teach our kids how to program humanity out of existence?

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Re: "a massive drain on my television-watching time"

Surreal - you want surreal?

Waddaya expect. Those were made when running a blood sample of a children entertainment professional would have shown an off-the-scale amount of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Magic Mushrooms and Good Ole Dope.

Those days are sadly long gone - the past time of choice is now Bolivian Marching Powder or Bolivian Marching Powder. Expecting surreal (or creative) from someone who had a good line of that is overly optimistic. At best. So you get gung-ho shows where the characters (or contestants) do stupid things fast with lots of energy. As expected from someone running on a fresh supply of Colombian Supreme. Surreal? Strange? Weird? Creative? Some other time.

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Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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Re: What's all this then?

The effect is to create a market opportunity that will quickly be filled, US kit replaced.

The world is a small village. You will find that getting funds to work on such an opportunity off the ground is virtually impossible (just ask the OpenBSD guys on how difficult it is to get encryption related non-USA funding). Investors will tell you to sod off if you deliberately exclude USA and all American companies out of your customer base day one. Treaties like TTIP and Co will also make it even harder for you to build such a thing tomorrow.

This leaves you the only option to go hat in hand to the hill above Москва река, but that has its own issues. Ones we should probably avoid discussing as none of us would like to hear "Mr Chrisoprase is very unhappy" somewhere in a dark alley way.

That is something Mr Bremnan understands very well by the way (he is not being an idiot here, he is in fact being brutally honest about it - something most USA politicos prefer to avoid).

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Re: What's all this then?

Encryption itself can be designed and produced anywhere. In fact, AES has non-USA origins. So do a few other encryption algos.

Encrypting gear, however - not so much. You have a choice of USA or China (I am deliberately ignoring Ala-Lu-No or whatever it is called today out of the equation for now, it is constantly shooting itself in the foot so I cannot see it leveraging a market opportunity even if it hits in the face). In some areas, like authentication, there are a couple of smaller players like Israel, but in general that is about it.

So, he has a point - if you are trying to use a product which bundles encryption you have to make a choice between USA and China today and you will probably have to make that choice tomorrow. You are already assuming it has backdoors (not like it did not happen recently with equipment "infected" in transit). Adding them openly does not make a lot of difference commercially.

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Facebook to stalk shoppers

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Along with your battery drain

No wonder having it on drains a smart phone battery in a day instead of lasting 3-4 days.

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Re: Yuck!

It is uninstalled on all phones in my household and none of the members of the household makes use of it.

I explained to the kids how Facebook in detail makes money and some of the more entertaining uses of said service like "burglary target observation", "extortion", etc and they suddenly lost any interest in having it enabled.

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