Freedom of speech doesn't really exist any longer, for example.
We've never had full freedom of speech in the UK, there have always been restrictions and repercussions if you decide to engage mouth before brain e.g. libel.
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Wasn't there some sort of protection against being prosecuted if there was clear evidence that the law you "broke" was invented *after* you committed your crime?
Yeah, it's called "not carrying on committing the crime". Tricky to comply with I know, especially when you're only given a couple of years warning it's going to become illegal.
He already has - we just up sticks and deny we're members any more, ignoring any responsibilities we had as part of that membership and chanting Jerusalem back at anyone who disagrees.
It's only the remainers who are so blinkered by experts and laws and international bodies such that they can't see the unicorns, who think there might be any negative consequences of such a departure. If they'd only believe a little more strongly then the fairy's might liv, erm, actually, isn't that a children's book?
You've obviously missed all the usual suspects recently changing their lines from "we'll be better off out of the EU" to "nobody said we'd be better off financially". Not even the arch-brexiteers think average Joe is going to have a better bank balance as a result of this debacle (them, on the other hand, are going to see a nice big payday - and not fall foul of the new EU financial regulations that come in 2019 - strange that...).
'#' has numerous "names" in different contexts. It's use as "sharp" in C# is purely whimsical, not due to any domain accuracy. As such, C-Octothorpe or C-Gate or C-Hash or C-Pound are equally valid whimsy (just not MS compatible whimsy).
That's all very nice, but '♯' only has one name in any context, and that's the symbol that is used in the official name. It's only for typing convenience that it's referred to as C#. From Wikipedia (go there for the citations)...
Due to technical limitations of display (standard fonts, browsers, etc.) and the fact that the sharp symbol is not present on most keyboard layouts, the number sign was chosen to approximate the sharp symbol in the written name of the programming language. This convention is reflected in the ECMA-334 C# Language Specification. However, when it is practical to do so (for example, in advertising or in box art), Microsoft uses the intended musical symbol.
So there's three of you who think that DJs use audio out from an iPhone instead of balanced output from a FireWire/Thunderbolt soundcard? Okaaaay
And here's another, except in my case I've worked with world class DJs and plugged up the 3.5mm jack to phono cable into the mixer for them. Besides, using a balanced out when going into an unbalanced input on a DJ mixer is a bit pointless dontyathink?
On it's way - the recent Winter Olympics had one event per day shot in 8K. And with 8K most of the standards were agreed years ago, so the roll out will be nothing as bad as for 4K (which was a 'standard' created by display manufacturers needing a new feature to sell more sets, and they all had a different idea about what 4K meant and how it would be delivered).
Q1 > We will have access to the civilian level service, as we do GPS / GLONASS. We won't have control of that system, or the military grade high-resolution service.
Q2 > The overall project is being run by the ESA, but is being funded and managed by the EU. The security aspect of the whole project is controlled by the EU.
Q3 > Other third party states are involved in the project, but they don't have access to the secure aspects of the system and are not eligible to bid for work on those aspects. Once we are a third state, we will be able to bid for work on the same terms.
All of these issues are the exact same as we face with GPS - we can use the public system and we can bid for work that the US don't consider to be a security risk. The secure stuff, nope, that's for them to keep to themselves. If it wasn't for the whole Brexit malarkey, nobody would even bat an eyelid at these restrictions as the same thing happens all the time, all over the world. Chuck Brexit in to the mix and suddenly we have to blame someone for being unfair.
Reminds me of the last actual fire when I've been working. Member of staff ended up with a disciplinary for ignoring the fire policy (evacuate the building (>500 drunk students), call the fire brigade, go and run through the signing in book in the car park while the building burns) when they decided to pick the rubbish bin up and take it less than 5m to a fire exit leading directly outside.
You can get fibre speeds in some parts of Sheffield - I got mine switched on around 3 years ago! And from where I'm sitting, I can see the train station...
I know. There are houses about 50m away from my home (where there's insufficient demand) that have had it for several years. The difference? I'm inside the ring road, they're not.
Use your phone to replace a desktop PC ... limited to crappy little "apps" the Windows store, and no serious software anywhere in sight.
But call it "DeX" and everybody's wetting themselves over how amazing it's going to be. Soon. Well, at some point.
Last year Mike Judge's HBO sitcom Silicon Valley satirised the hunger for, and the limitations of, machine learning. Jian Yang's Hot Dog identifying app (from "See Food Technologies") appeared to perform wonders – but the only thing it could identify was a hot dog.
Isn't this just a blatant ripoff of Mitchell & Webb's Cheesoid?
Of course most amateur guitarists would do well to leave effects alone - as Keith Richards notes of the Rolling Stones "We try every song acoustic. If it doesn't sound good acoustic, it won't ever sound great if we play it electric"
Alas, most amateur guitarists seem to believe 'if it doesn't sound good acoustic, I need to add more distortion pedals'.
Even a highly trained soldier will think twice.
Especially when they're on their own and not in any danger themselves at that moment. Asking members of the public to abandon their own safety and go hunting someone armed with an assault rifle with nothing more than a small handgun and an authoritative voice is simply not going to work.
And what happens when the attackers wise up to these armed teachers? Turn up with bullet proof vests is what. Although they're not guns so it'll probably be a breeze to ban any sort of body armour...
That meant the cabal felt none of the US government, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team or the Computer Emergency Readiness Team Coordination Center would be useful in preparing a response to the mess it made.
Well, they're probably right. Government reaction would either be "ooh, more exploits we can use to spy on the public, er, dangerous actors" or "PAANNIIICCC!!!! TELL EVERYONE RIGHT NOW". Neither being constructive, or helpful.
> Android is a sinch these days, and the setup will walk you through everything. You can't really go wrong.
Really? When I recently switched to Android, as part of the set up it asked me to log in to my Google account, which I did. Now, I have two-factor authentication turned on, so the phone asks me to enter the code Google have sent me. Which they have. To the phone which hasn't yet finished set up so won't let me access any incoming text messages.
I've still not found out how to add contacts to the phone's contact list rather than sending them to the Google mothership. And why on earth do you need to give Google access to your entire life history and permission to monitor everything you do going forwards in order to ask the "assistant" what the time is?!
Anyone criticising the WP UI for being a mess *really* needs to cast a critical eye over the Android world, especially the non-stock distributions being sold by the likes of Sony / Samsung.
They tried, and probably would have succeeded, if MS hadn't taken a torpedo to each version of WP and restarted from scratch every couple of years. WP7 was a solid OS which just needed a bit more work to flesh out the features. WP8 ended up as a fairly solid OS which just needed a bit more work to flesh out the features. W10 (on mobile), well... no comment.
For maintenance, LT used to have a "float" system, with extra busses that lived as parts in the garage and that could then be swapped around to make sure the full service allocation of busses were available. It meant that buses could be completely serviced in less than a day - when in reality it was a completely different chassis, engine, brakes and so on, with only the body (and it's licence) that came in. This may be where the discrepancy comes in - TfL saying how many buses they licensed for use, while the Routemaster Association are saying how many were actually constructed.
More info -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldenham_Works
You do know that "Let's fund our NHS instead" doesn't necessarily mean it would get the full £350 million you remainers have constantly misunderstood for the last year?
That's not what the banner Boris was stood in front of said...
... A story about "I hacked into a plane!" with no information about what they actually got access to, or if they were able to change anything.
It's one thing entirely if they were able to change the displays in the cockpit, or to alter flight plans. It's a completely different story if all they managed was to get read only access of the plane's current location, or the listings of the inflight movies.
> they've taken on the mantle of "Brexit Broadcasting Corporation".
Have a read of the "Have Your Say" comments to any Brexit article. The commentards there are constantly complaining about the pro-remain slant the Beeb put on Brexit. Most have a top rated comment along the lines of "And today the BBC's anti-British, anti-Brexit, pro-EU propaganda is...".
On the other hand, most of the commentards on those articles are even less-rational than an Apple fan who's been waiting outside for six days to get a new phone, so may not be a very good barometer of the Beeb's bias.
They have to buy in programming from third parties because the Government says they have to.
The fact that many in the Government over the years since this was brought in have been financially involved with the various production companies set to gain from a sharing out of the licence fee cash, is beside the point. It's the same thinking that's given us the god-awful "local" TV channels.
> So there was nobody really writing apps for Windows phone, and that's why it failed.
But, there were.
Until MS decided to break away from the WP7 platform and introduce a whole new way of building apps with WP8. While many of the WP7 apps would still work on WP8, they couldn't interact with any of the new OS features, and various APIs stopped working (which in lots of cases meant you app was now useless). So the app developers, given the choice of rebuilding their apps from scratch or giving up, started giving up.
Then MS decided to break away from the WP8 platform and introduce a whole new way of building apps with WP10. While many of the WP8 apps would still work on WP10, they couldn't interact with any of the new OS features, and various APIs stopped working. So all the developers gave up.
The WP7 app store was developing nicely. MS killed it by moving the goal posts just as it was finding it's feet, not by getting rid of classic VB.
In this case, maybe they should have listened to their fan base. They were telling MS things were pretty good, expand the functionality, bring back things that got missed in the initial release.
MS ignored all that, and decided to start from scratch and not have an upgrade path.
Then they did it again.
None of the fan base wanted or asked for UWP, apps to need rewriting, or even more functions to be forgotten. When even your fans are recommending not to buy your product, you've seriously messed up.
The old colour scheme has two brightnesses of each colour - the new one doesn't - why? I don't think I've ever seen the murky brown used, but that's now been promoted to yellow, while the yellow (which is used *everywhere*) now becomes a slightly tinted white. Red now becomes pink, the two greens are the same, the two purples are the same and so on.
It's just fiddling for the sake of fiddling.
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