Re: Because the US is well known for respecting other countries' courts
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"The year when m$ make a version of Office for linux".
Or when MS adopts linux for the kernel on Windows, as they could, rewriting Windows.
It's rather complicated, companies especially those with a modest IT department want a company to rely on.
With linux, who would that company be, IBM or Google or Ubuntu or who, and where is the money, and would companies pay for linux like they pay for Windows today.
Linux is so dominant today that indeed the desktop is the last wall standing, and so what.
Organisations, companies and individuals will have to take their own decisions, there is no big guy cashing in on linux on the desktop, and perhaps it's as good.
The linux on the desktop was after all something invented by some reporter a long time ago.
"advocating economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist-oriented mixed economy"
Some Americans have been fooled to believe the capitalism is missing. This is partly due to the two party system where everything is either or, if capitalism is part of the right then it must be absent in the left.
The English aren't much better babbling about Venezuela during each election like the pink twat in the WH.
Trump’s Best Words
All of Europe uses the decimal comma, and lots of other countries too, it's only the British who are the odd exception and the poor Americans who came to adopt it too. It's very much like with the metric system.
English-speaking countries took the comma to separate sequences of three digits.
PS. was that really that difficult to grasp.
"Italy gets most of the research contracts for the simple reason that they put in most of the money.".
It's not that simple.
If we talk about ESA the main contributors are the EU, France and Germany also you don't get any contracts if you have nothing to deliver. On the whole I think there is a tendency to underestimate the quality of Italy and its industry.
With some surfing we find.
"Industrial involvement: The prime contractor was Dornier Satellitensysteme, part of Daimler Chrysler Aerospace (Friedrichshafen, Germany). They led an industrial consortium involving 46 companies from 14 European countries and one in the United States. Media Lario, Como, Italy, developed the X-ray Mirror Modules. About 1000 engineers and 150 scientists were involved in the creation of XMM-Newton.".
"Prior to June 2013, the SSC was operated by the University of Leicester, but operations were transferred due to a withdrawal of funding by the United Kingdom.".
"the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC)"
That is, it's not sad that there is a limit to how long you can hide stupidity, and the more the chosen pink stable genius speaks the more difficult it has become for him to hide his stupidity.
The sad thing is that in a two party system it's so hard to vote for the assumed enemy party and against the idiot and many choose the party and the idiot instead.
To be honest, there is indeed a large third party too, the party of those who do not vote at all, a very good choice for those who do not want to vote nor for the idiot or the enemy party.
"What customers need is a steady course and a leadership team that announces things and then delivers them rather than having their internal discussions and tensions that ultimately culminate in certain departures like this,"
I agree, it's true in politics too but less common.
I am convinced SAP was hoping this dual system would produce from 1+1 more than 2, bur apparently it did not.
I am not actually that surprised it did not work, and while I am sure it's possible to find such a team I have never worked in such a company. (not that it proves anything) And when it doesn't work you skip it.
As for the "word", please stop this agony, and reveal it soon. Is it optimism, sells speak or is it all doom and doom, or mere fantasy.
Or perhaps there is a slight possibility that it's about SAP being a European German company and the world's third largest software and programming company, and not sold to India, China or the USA.
SAP was formed by five former engineers from IBM in 1972. SAP employs more than 100.000 people and has over 425,000 customers in over 180 countries.
And as a programmer I would claim the six hours to five min is not about the five min but about why it took six hours. It was most likely a batch program then, while now it is about a ongoing process between the wage periods and now they will be able to send the data to banks and employees in that 5 minutes and just on time. Nothing fishy here.
I wish SAP and customers all the best, why would I not.
As for Sod's Law why babbling about it, we all know that at times things go wrong and that will always be the case regardless of company, at least I know it.
There is no way to deny that Gates wasn't extremely efficient in building his relationship with OMS and Intel, but not a visionaire in anything IT related.
And when we look at the world today Windows is still mainly on the desktop while the rest of the world runs an a *nix* type of OS from embedded to supercomputers. And the reason to this is that Unix was hugely more sound from the very beginning.
In Finnish there is a "beautifully" visual way of explaining why and how something failed,
"kuin juosten kustu", and as Google translate won't help you much, kuin is as or like, juosten is running and kustu is pissing. A very visual kind explanation of Windows programming.
Sadly Gates did not go for Xenix although he was thinking about it.
Jobs on the other hand understood to go for BSD a *nix* based OS.
"Like many robber barons of the past, Gates has devoted at least some of his mind-boggling wealth to philanthropy."
True but I would recommend Anand Giridharadas: "Winners Take All", for additional thoughtful views on that topic.
Also the book "Inside Intel" is interesting regarding both Gates, Windows and Intel.
No Alcatel-Lucent is Nokia like that part of Siemens:
"On 3 November 2016, Nokia completed the acquisition of the company and it was merged into their Nokia Networks division. Bell Labs was still maintained as an independent subsidiary of Nokia.".
"ESA is an intra-governmental organisation that is entirely separate from the EU."
I find that a bit silly to claim given the facts.
So lets look at the strength of the "voice" in ESA.
The main contributor is the EU from its budget and them we have members contributing.
Other EU states
Non EU states
Considering the size of the country the British contribution is not that stellar.
Apart from that ESA has its headquarters in Paris and the primary spaceport in Guiana.
And I am not all that convinced that your claim - "ESA management probably hopes that their non-EU members (like Britain) might save them from this fate" is shared by all that many.
Perhaps you should listen to Fintan O'Toole, "The Politics of Pain" to understand that some people find it quite plausible to cooperate and share resources, while some, perhaps due to historic nostalgia, find it harder.
Not all that separate from the EU.
Quoting the Wikipedia:
"EU and the European Space Agency
The political perspective of the European Union (EU) was to make ESA an agency of the EU by 2014, although this date was not met. The EU is already the largest single donor to ESA's budget and non-ESA EU states are observers at ESA. ".
The legal basis for the EU/ESA co-operation is provided by a Framework Agreement which entered into force in May 2004. According to this agreement, the European Commission and ESA co-ordinate their actions through the Joint Secretariat, a small team of EC's administrators and ESA executive. The Member States of the two organisations meet at ministerial level in the Space Council, which is a concomitant meeting of the EU and ESA Councils, prepared by Member States representatives in the High-level Space Policy Group (HSPG).
ESA maintains a liaison office in Brussels to facilitate relations with the European institutions.
I have no doubt Britain will remain in ESA, but their status might change.
And as a "joke alert" a guy named Wernher von Braun was a bit of a pioneer in rockets here in Europe until he decided to emigrate to the USA.
"Airbus flight stick gets no force feedback whatsoever."
Why would a device with no physical connection give a force feedback, there is no wire in fly-by-wire as funny as it sounds, and that goes for Boeing too, unless they have added an artificial feedback which I doubt.
My joystick or my mouse have no force feedback either.
The guys with real nice force feedback was the Wright brothers and of course Boeing based on designs from the 50s but not the Dreamliner or any fighters since WW2.
Perhaps we in IT expect a bit too much, like being treated like heroes fighting an act of God.
From the point of those outside of IT the NotPetya was an IT problem the IT department should have been able to prevent (like a fire in an engine room in a ship). The fact that the IT department then managed to correct the problem using lots of time and money, including probably pay for overtime is what you expect them to do. Feeling like heroes they can share together best they please.
In the 1970s there was this claim that companies tried their best to move IT department out of sight because we come and go with total disrespect of working hours, dress funny, speak funny and look funny.
And quite frankly, I am not that surprised about that.
Having studied IT in England I remember a teacher who tried to tell us howto behave looking for a job, two thing I can still remember he mentioned was, never smoke a pipe, do not use sandals.
I have a feeling we will have to share our heroism here among ourselves in the future too.
"Having built the World's first commercial nuclear power station, we now have to buy them from the Chinese and the Americans. "
A few corrections.
"On June 27, 1954, the USSR's Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, based on what would become the prototype of the RBMK reactor design, became the world's first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for a power grid, producing around 5 megawatts of electric power.
On July 17, 1955 the BORAX III reactor, the prototype to later Boiling Water Reactors, became the first to generate electricity for an entire community, the town of Arco, Idaho.".
(for whatever "commercial" means).
The Americans have taken some time off regarding nuclear power stations.
The French have the technology together with Siemens for the turbines. The Chines cooperate with the French and are the guys who actually build stuff.
Apart from that there are the Russians who could deliver too if somebody wanted.
Why build cars when the Americans build them, why bother with Airbus when there is Boeing.
The simple fact is that if we in Europe stop building and competing then we will fall behind in technology.
There is more on this topic on the internet including this on the Wikipedia:
"following its exit from the European Union (EU). As a result, Airbus plans to relocate work on the Ground Control Segment (GCS) from its Portsmouth premises to an EU state.".
I have no doubt that when the dust from brexit has settled the UK will have a new agreement regarding Galileo like some other non EU members, and smart Brits working with this project might find themselves working on the same project in an EU country non the worse off.
@I ain't Spartacus
Thanks for grasping that roaming unless it's not a local UK "problem" is about country to country relations and that local British law is just local if not recognised elsewhere.
What the EU managed to do was to persuade, with the force of 28 governments, cell phone companies to stop charging each other for roaming and thus also customers.
I am sure most people, including me, hope this will continue regarding the UK after Brexit too.
But this is all up in the air still together with Boris.
All countries write domestic laws, most of them are, even in the USA there are a hell of a lot of state specific laws too.
Then there are those pesky EU laws, laws that the 28 agreed upon together.
One such was that based on experts and boffins wrapping fish and chips in newspaper wasn't healthy for you.
I would however point out that there was never a law against eating or wiping ones arse in newspaper. And as having been a scout in my youth I can assure you it's not that good for the latter either.
But on the telly there was this Brexiter lady upset that the EU had destroyed the taste and feeling of fish and chips wrapped in newspaper.
Will brexit and Boris provide for her. Time will tell.
"If you think free roaming is a vitally important policy, write to your MP and get it put into UK law.".
Sorry but that is rather hilarious if you think about it, and I know you did not.
What countries do you suggest your MP will enforce free roaming with when it's put into UK law.
Could it be that it costs as much to deliver 100 Mbps as say 20 Mbps.
Writing this doesn't require much any Mbps but for upgrading my linux laptops there is a difference. (Downloading my first linux at home 1998 took about 7 hours, when it didn't break halfway).
And I think it makes a difference say for hospitals sharing x-rays and stuff like that.
"Finland's not in Scandinavia", nor is Denmark actually because Scandinavia is really the mountain range between Norway and Sweden and then again Finland was Sweden until 1809 when the Russians managed to grab the eastern part of Sweden, that is Finland.
The commander of the Swedish army then had his head chopped off in Stockholm for ending the era of Swedish power in the north.
Finland become a Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire, kept Swedish law and society as before. In 1918 when the Russians were preoccupied with their revolution Finland declared itself independent.
When people speak about Finland as Scandinavia they refer to culture and society for good reasons, but it's better to talk about the Nordic countries as that then also includes Iceland. And the Nordic Counsil is not called the Scandinavian Counsil
"The Nordic Council is the official body for formal inter-parliamentary co-operation among the Nordic countries. Formed in 1952, it has 87 representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as from the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the Åland Islands.".
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