* Posts by grumpasaur

8 posts • joined 10 Apr 2018

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!


I was going to correct the "affect" but then I got the joke. Well done.

Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon


Re: Losing @ mark l 2

Lawyers don't create laws, MPs create laws.Lawyers get paid to help you make sense of them.

Want better laws then start voting for competent people who might spend more time doing their job and less time being directors of random firms, politicking and appearing on TV.

If politicians did a better job of creating laws and took the time to vote through an explantory leaflet explaining what they intend, half of lawyers' work would disappear.

European nations told to sort out 'digital tax' on tech giants by end of year


Re: Beware of False Profits

Corporation tax is internationally competitive because individual countries compete. If the EU decided to get its shit together, it would have the same economic clout as the US to say 'You can operate here or you can take the piss. Your choice.'

The EU however has a further decision: the FANGs are essentially a privatised US intelligence service. And the EU is a client continent of the US. If the EU cut of part of the revenue stream, the US might demand the EU pays for its own defence/protection racket in more direct ways.

When it comes to a united EU versus corporations, the EU wins. When it comes to the EU versus US quango-corporations, the US has a history of winning.

Winner, Winner, prison dinner: Five years in the clink for NSA leaker


Re: Non Jury Crime???

Oh, and generally the advice is always to go for a jury where possible. Sitting in front of scallies day in, day out, tends to make magistrates and judges a tad cynical.


Re: Non Jury Crime???

The magistrates are the jury.

Magistrates are not trained legal professionals, though many will end up with a very good knowledge of parts of the law and legal procedure. The magistrates have a legal advisor in the court with them.

It is now possible to be convicted without a jury in the UK, though. For example, where there is evidence of intimidation of the jury.

Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die


Re: and he spoke in French in Italy,

Really? The OP criticising a Frenchman for speaking French didn't do it for you?

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat


Re: Don't click links in email....

Yes, some don't but some do and the direction of travel is for more emails like that.

Many now outsource sending their instructions (which might sound like a very trivial part of the process not to be able to handle) but a few still use the post/DX. Until recently I would have held up Nationwide (a BS, I know) as a paragon of virtue but even it has switched to the dark side.

Overall, banks don't really give a flying monkeys because they know there's a 99% chance they can recover any losses from the lawyer, no matter how stupid or irresponsible their own practices.

I tried to avoid ranting but you did ask!

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