546 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017
"Open that door! Not now but in seven days!"
"warrants issued under Blighty's Data Protection Act must by law, in most circumstances, require those on the receiving end be given seven days of notice of the intended swoop in writing, and be given a chance to argue against the warrant if they so wish."
What's the point of such a law if not giving corporations all the time they need to clean the mess?
Surprise UK raid of Cambridge Analytica delayed: Nobody expects the British information commissioner!
It was better before!
I see a difference between the Berg's. Gutenberg invented the medium but did not use the data for his own profit, when Zuckerberg did all the opposite.
one of the men who had him unjustly imprisoned before he had an opportunity to take a ride in his Mercedes.
What a brilliant pun. I'm amazed of the deep knowledge of French culture Mr. Dabbs has.
That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!
The 16KB extension was a PITA because of its frequent disconnections when the computer was accidentally moved, as was the tape recorder way to save and load programs...
Nonetheless, we spent many hours as teenagers with a friend on our ZX-81s learning BASIC first and Assembler programming next, many hours of fun and wonder discovering programming. Not surprisingly, we both became developers in the following years. Thanks ZX-81, you little box enabled us for a reasonable price to discover a new World! I still have you preciously stored in a drawer, next to my beloved ATARI-2600.
After the war, the Spanish had continued to use Buchons and even Heinkel 111 bombers
IIRC, Spain had very few He 111, the ones used during the civil were lended by Germany but left behind afer the war. Spain made its own variant of the bomber, the CASA 2.111. Those are the ones shown in the movie "Battle Of Britain", easily spotted from He111 because of their Merlin engine.
You like to write about EPO, why don't you mention this?
EPO’s President Benoit Battistelli has tabled proposals to cut several fees related to the European Patent application procedure: if approved, they could save users almost 50 mln euros in 2018 alone.
Would it be because you have a personal grudge against the man?
This week, Europe's largest trade union, the Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF)
Not really. USF is the biggest union of federal public servants of the European Union. It is far from being the Europe's largest trade union, which is the European Trade Union Confederation
ETUC represents almost 45 million workers across Europe, compared to 44,000 federal public servants.
The author should also mention that SUEPO, the union he supports is part of USF.
that the EPO was recently and repeatedly castigated by the International Labor Organization (ILO) for its treatment of a former Boards of Appeals
Let's have a look to the decisions of ILO regarding EPO in 2018:
Judgment 3981: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3980: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3979: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3978: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3977: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3976: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3975: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3974: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3972: The EPO shall pay the complainant 20,000 euros in moral damages, 1,000
euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3971: : The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3970: The EPO shall pay the complainant 2,005 euros in material damages, It shall pay the complainant moral damages in the amount of 5,000 euros. It shall also pay him 176 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3969: he EPO shall pay the complainant 30,000 euros in moral damages, The EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3968: The complaints are dismissed.
Judgment 3967: he EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant costs in the amount of 3,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3966: The EPO shall pay the complainant 6,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant costs in the amount of 3,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3965: The EPO shall pay the complainant 20,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3964: The EPO shall pay the complainant 4,000 euros as moral damages. The EPO shall
pay the complainant 1,500 euros as costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3963: The EPO shall pay the complainant moral damages in the amount of 3,500 euros. It shall also pay him 500 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3962: The EPO shall pay the complainant 30,000 euros as moral damages. The EPO shall
pay the complainant 8,000 euros as costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3961: The complaint is dismissed, as is the EPO's counterclaim
Judgment 3960: The EPO shall also pay him moral damages in the amount of
15,000 euros. It shall pay him costs in the amount of 5,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed
Judgement 3959: The complaint is dismissed.
Judgement 3958: the EPO shall pay the complainant 10,000 euros in compensation for moral injury. It shall also pay him costs in the amount of 5,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgement 3957: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3956: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3955: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3954: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3953: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3896: The application for interpretation is dismissed.
29 judgments, EPO condemned 11 times: 37% of complaints are judged in favor of complainants.
In other Labour Courts like Conseil de Prud'hommes, the ratio is twice higher, around 75%. One could suggest that complainants against EPO are litigous ones.
Once the author's nemesis will leave the EPO presidency, I wonder what will be his next whim?
Re: The Land of the Insane
the USA has more gun deaths individual guns are quite unlikely to cause a death. The likelihood of any particular gun killing someone is roughly identical to Japan,
I miss Altavista
Using boolean operators, I was able to find what I was searching for... now that search engines are optimized for IT-illiterates (aka the users), finding exactly what I am looking for becomes quite from impossible...
And the song was cool! It sounded like the internet-era version of the Buggles' hit
Re: Market distortion
Biofuels cheaper than kerosine due to political taxes on fossil fuels - very bad. Market distortion for activist reasons is never good.
BS. Because "Market"' doesn't take into account the long-term consequences of using fossil fuels, as the millions of deaths worldwide each year caused by pollution.
Ot looks like a ... oh I see. As long as it's used with consenting adults I do not any problem with that ^^
What to do with all that
junk unused marvels? Sell them through Craiglist, or whatever the free classifieds most popular website in your country. It's better than throwing them out and it gives all these items a second chance to fill somebody's else cabinet be usefully used.
Re: Hearts & minds propaganda, courtesy of MoD
I'm fairly sure the French bailed out of the Typhoon programme to develop the Rafale when it became apparent they weren't going to get to lead it.
Nope. It was bailed out because the Typhoon was neither a multirole combat aircraft nor was envisaged a naval version. Looking at independent reviews , France got it right.
Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny
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For the small amount of $999, you can buy already one! First deliveries expected in 2027. Anyone interested?