* Posts by spacedive

6 posts • joined 4 Feb 2018

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Re: So, to sum up. . .

The shift of sovereignty began when Tory PM Heath took the UK into the EEC without first consulting the British people. Refer to FCO 30/1048 for details, a document that was protected by the Official Secrets Act for 30 years.

spacedive

Re: So, to sum up. . .

The sovereignty of parliament has shifted to Brussels over the past 40+ years; as John Bercow likes to remind MPs, EU law trumps UK law. Ditto every other nation in the EU. The purpose of Brexit is to restore sovereignty to the UK.

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Re: This is an attempted coup.

The MPs plotting to overthrow the government is the political coup in-waiting, not Johnson's intention to prorogue. Btw, according with Wikipedia, the UK is a "unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy", not a republic.

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

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Re: White men complain that there are too many white men…

Quite right. Segregation by academic subject in school is partly to blame for the lack of diversity in tertiary education and the workplace.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Edward Jenner, the inventor of vaccination.

Everyone has heard of vaccines. Many have been vaccinated. But how many know the name of the person who invented vaccination? Truly an unsung hero. Edward Jenner.

Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people

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Scope creep

Criticism of the Linux Foundation, and concern about the direction it appears to be heading, is further evidenced in a comment by a representative in a recent issue of Linux Format magazine (UK, Feb 2018, #233), entitled "Make events inclusive". In it the Foundation rep claims their initiative is about being inclusive, which of course is eminently laudable. So why does one of the rep's bullet points state the Foundation's initiative includes "Prohibiting all-male panels or keynote line-ups"? Is the Linux Foundation really promoting such sexist mantras? And if so, can it be said the Foundation represents the FOSS community? Along with the concerns raised in Claburn's article, does this display of gender-based exclusion mean it is correct to suggest that the Linux Foundation has lost its way and is now only serving its own political agenda?

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