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UK.gov wants quick Brexit deal with EU over private data protections

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Hard to see how a more bespoke deal is possible.

It's hard to see the ECJ saying: Dear German bank you can store data on your customers in the EU and be subject to all sorts of strict data protection rules - or store it in the UK with much looser rules and we will be perfectly OK with that.

It's hard to see why anyone would agree to the UK having looser health / safety / materials etc standards but being allowed equal access

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Re: Diversionary tactics

he's a weaselly, self-serving, revolting excuse for a human being.

I don't wish to disparage the man but do believe he is a Tory MP

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Re: This broke the bulshitometer by driving it off the scale

This is of course an exception and in all other matters dealing with Europe, Britain will be able to trade freely while completely ignoring any european rules and regulations

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VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code

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Re: Did He Have An Option ???

Until you go to court how do you know it's illegal?

If you are asked to extend the ratio for 2nd gear so you can improve the advertised 0-60 time is that illegal?

If you throttle down the CPU when it is over heating is that illegal if it allows you to post a higher benchmark when the machine is first turned on ?

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Fewer than half GCSE computing students got a B or higher this year

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Re: "technical and digitally skilled"

Probably more. It probably also includes holding things.

That would be manually skilled - I think we have managed to stamp that out in schools

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Re: Isn't C supposed to be average?

But we started with B, then C and now have D - the industry is obviously going in the wrong direction

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Re: "technical and digitally skilled"

"digitally skilled" = can point at something with a finger

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Biometrics watchdog breaks cover, slams UK cops over facial recog

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A new policing option

Instead of actually charging and punishing anyone for committing a crime the police could just issue reports "condemning the actions" of criminals - a great saving on man power, wear and tear on police cars etc

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Science fiction great Brian Aldiss, 92, dies at his Oxford home

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Re: The Greats have gone

and you didn't need a crane to lift the novel off the coffee table.

I wonder how much of that is the market.

The golden age writers were in the magazine era, you had only a few pages to tell the story because even pulp printing was expensive

On the bookstore shelf today it doesn't look good value to be buying a 50page book for the same price as one 3 inches thick

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Re: The Greats have gone

<cough > Iain M Banks </cough >

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The sky is blue, water is wet and UK PC shipments are down

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Logitech boost

When everybody has to replace their keyboards with new ones without the euro symbol

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Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

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Re: $230,000 a head

I think it is more likely it will make LCD panels.

Isn't LCD panel manufacture a largely automated commodity business these days?

It's hard to see how that would provide the10,000s jobs with 6figure salaries to justify this level of state incentive

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Re: ..wouldn’t consider it a sure thing

It’s the Chinese global way of business.

$8.7bn to Boeing to keep building the 777 in Washington

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/12/washington-just-awarded-the-largest-state-tax-subsidy-in-u-s-history/

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$230,000 a head

Except of those 13,000 workers 10,000 are in construction.

And of those construction 'jobs' you count each contracted out person as a job everytime you use them. So every truck movement that closes a road counts the driver, operator, flaggers etc.

So the 10,000 construction jobs are more like 1000 FTE for 1 year.

Luckily those 3000 permanent jobs are all full time Apple product designers being paid $250,000/year - that way it will only take 60years to recoup the $1M for each job from state income tax.

Or another way of looking at it, every resident of the state just paid retail for an iPhone.

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Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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Strong moral principles

The same companies have also pulled all their manufacturing and sales operations in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, pretty much everywhere in Africa, S. America etc

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Comp sci world shock: Bonn boffin proposes P≠NP proof, preps for prestige, plump prize

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Re: FredBed

In which case wouldn't it be cheaper to just build 100 more rooms so nobody has to share?

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: I hope they've learned lessons from history

rot below the waterline

That's your problem then, you let it get wet.

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Re: No catapult...

What if the F35B is a dead end?

The crew will be instructed to hold their arms out to their sides and run up and down the flight deck shouting "vroom". Following an upgrade to the software in 2025 they will also be permitted to shout "bang".

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Re: Oh no!

So that's 2000 x 8port switches with the 8th port connected to another 286 switches with their 8th port connected to .....

And they got a really good deal from Ebuyer with free shipping

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Re: Garbage

Remember 'Sink the Bismark' - what if the one hit is on the steering gear and you just steam in circles until they finish you off?

That's not really comparable to modern warships.

Now you just have to take out one network switch and the engine management system isn't able to connect to the license server for the maintenance log and so the engine shuts down

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How many F35s were lost to the Taliban in dog fights? Very few compared to the Battle of Britain - thus proving the value of the F35's stealth capability compared to the Hurricane.

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Re: well..

If they aren't planning on using the deck for any aircraft they could host Vauxhall Corsas doing donuts

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Re: Tree falling in the wood...

Carry? Yes

Take off and land ? That could be trickier

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Naval air superiority is a vital part of our operations against terrorists in landlocked Afghanistan

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Re: well..

Shouldn't it have "Liz - Phil" painted across the front ?

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Re: limited resources

You could just have one sailor and lots of mirrors

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Re: Genuine question

Fortunately after Brexit, India will have a cheap 3rd world country to offshore the maintenance to

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UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots

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Perhaps the then Home Secretary should be hauled up for contempt of court for failing to implement this.

But they were democratically elected - so it is really the electorate who are guilty and so the police should now hold all their details

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Re: It has to be all or nothing

Or if you have everyone's DNA you select which sequence groups you match on to get a fit on your preferred suspect then go to court and have your pet expert witness claim that the 1 in a billion chance of a match implies that there is a 1 in a billion chance that the person is innocent.

The process is simplified if you contract out the DNA matching to a commercial lab and explain to them that the chance of their contract being renewed is proportional to the number of "correct" matches they find

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Re: Home Office astrology strategy

There were a series of cases where the innocent/guilty algorithm was confused by a deep tan.

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However requesting that your image is removed now marks you as a "person of interest" so there is a valid policing reason for retaining your image

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Re: But think of the children!!

are frequent prosecutions of personnel for illegally accessing data.

There are frequent statements that "lessons have been learned" for illegally accessing data with very occasional long periods on administrative leave on full pay

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Except the 5mins before the arrest of a strangley blood covered suspect for "resisting arrest" will be missing and the cctv of a suspect who died in a cell will have been deleted for privacy reasons

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Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit

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Re: Curious

Abolish Defra.

Without complicated Eu rules, quotas and subsidies to administer the farmers are now free to negotiate their own trade with whoever they want - no need for remote bureaucrats in distant Brussels London telling them what to do

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Re: Light begins to dawn?

The country that has made the best recovery from the last recession, in fact barely noticed it, is communist China.

All hail chairman May ?

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One saving

That expensive delayed computer system that hands out all those subsidies that farmers complain about.

Just a simple letter saying - welcome to the 21st century, you now get the same subsidy the last tory lady leader gave the coal mines

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Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court

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Re: How about this -

These are small boutique stores in city centers.

The lockers would have to go in the back, with the stock.

There is no car park.

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Nine months and a lot more b*llocks to go before new EU data protection rules kick in

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Re: In all fairness

tell if it is a legitimate interest is to ask if what they intend to do “is fair”.

And how do you know it's fair ? just ask if it's a legitimate interest !

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HBO Game Of Thrones leak: Four 'techies' arrested in India

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Re: I might watch it sometime

If I remember ( I've seen the film ), the non-lesbian non-vampire strippers get turned into lesbian vampires, and another stripper has to kill them.

But it's all done in the best posssssible taste

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Re: I might watch it sometime

"then I'm better off watching Lesbian Vampire Killers"

Some ambiguity in the title

Is it the vampires themselves that are lesbians or is it the vampire killers in comfortable shoes?

Asking purely in a spirit of academic interest you understand

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Re: Threesome

The bit I don't understand is why they didn't collect location as well.

There are really only a couple of options for location

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Re: I think most of us loathe Nazism because of its eugenics element.

I was against the Nazis you know

Yes I think most people were

But I wrote a letter !

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Re: Podium place

I think the Italians were - did not finish but then took selfies with the medal winners later

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Re: That clip about them furreners stealing jobs..

Has the full repercussions of only British "ladies of negotiable affection" been discussed by the house?

It might cause a few of them to have second thoughts about a hard Brexit.

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Re: Nazi is a slur anyway

So the equivalent of "the new Bennys" ?

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Och. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attack

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Re: Holyrood

Which is the one where they keep churning out the same ridiculous cartoon fantasies, they take in $billions but somehow seem to lose money on every project?

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Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

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Re: Robots don't pay taxes...

Oh my goodness!

Perhaps Swift was being ironic ?

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