* Posts by Lars

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Salesforce relieves Republican National Committee of its tools citing 'risk of politically incited violence' across the US

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Re: A good contract

"the wrong intellectual space".

There is no "intellectual" space around something like Trump.

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Re: Picking sides

You do know Trump lost fair and square, the majority of Americans know it too, it's not that hard to pick one side. the honest side.

There is never two sides to reality.

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"There is absolutely no evidence that the Republican National Committee promoted any violence".

But they have kept on shutting up, like most of the GOP, when decency demanded they for once stood up.

Just listen to Jordan here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP_SuxCEt4c

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem

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Re: Damage Limitation/Mitigation

The best that can happen is that he will be prevented for ever to run for president again.

I don't think GOP will be able to recover if he is still around, perhaps GOP should take a long quiet walk in the desert for a long time to get rid of the smell of Trumpism.

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Re: An elephant in the room

I have no problems allowing Pelosi the pleasure of telling Trump his balls are being cut and all that is left is the tiny mushroom.

On the other hand we also know he is nothing like the stable genius he wants you us believe.

He has managed to lose both houses and the WH in just four years, is that something he actually understands himself.

He made me happy though.

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Re: An elephant in the room

"The evidence from Australia and New Zealand is now quite incontrovertible. Once the virus is gone, the economy will rebound without even needing further expensive stimulus."

Largely true I would agree but problems abroad will affect tuorism and the export/import market so that many companies will still suffer.

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Re: "Google has simply kicked Parler out of the Android store"

"Should flat-earthers be allowed to push their theories? If yes, then what about anti-vaxers or covid deniers? Since anti-vax and anti-covid propaganda demonstrably does cost lives, should it be made illegal.........".

They have something called education for all kids in many countries.

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Re: An elephant in the room

"FWIW, many British and American tanks were sent to Russia too. "

Yes but there is more in that Wikipedia link, like.

"By the eve of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, the Soviet Union had some of the world's best tanks (including the T-34 and KV-1, which were basically a generation ahead, coming as a shock to the Wehrmacht). However, it still had many older tanks in its front-line armoured forces, with the T-26 forming the backbone of the Red Army's armoured forces during the first months of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. In overall tanks, however, the Soviet numerical advantage was considerable as the Red Army had a large quantitative superiority. It possessed 23,106 tanks,[19] of which about 12,782 were in the five Western Military Districts (three of which directly faced the German invasion front).

The German Wehrmacht had about 5,200 tanks overall, of which 3,350 were committed to the invasion. This yields a balance of immediately available tanks of about 4:1 in the Red Army's favour. The best Soviet tank, the T-34, was the most modern in the world, and the KV series the best armoured. The most advanced Soviet tank models, however, the T-34 and KV-1, were not available in large numbers early in the war, and only accounted for 7.2% of the total Soviet tank force. But while these 1,861 modern tanks were technically superior to the 1,404 German medium Panzer III and IV tanks, the Soviets in 1941 still lacked the communications, training and experience to employ such weapons effectively.

Under Lend-Lease, 4,102 M4A2 medium tanks were sent to the Soviet Union. Of these, 2,007 were equipped with the original 75 mm main gun, with 2,095 mounting the more-capable 76 mm tank gun. The total number of Sherman tanks sent to the U.S.S.R. under Lend-Lease represented 18.6% of all Lend-Lease Shermans."

There is a very unique recording of Hitler complaining about the Russians ability to produce a huge amount of tanks here, on a surprise visit to Finland.

The Finns did the recording in secret until they were caught and had to stop.

The Only Known Secret Audio Tape Of Hitler Speaking In Private

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-L1-nBzQ_0

Adolf Hitler Talking with Mannerheim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395LsIt-BTA

A guy in fantasy land like one other we have dealt with here.

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Re: An elephant in the room

"A lot of Americans have German roots".

Yes Drumpf is one but so is Dwight Eisenhower.

"The Eisenhauer (German for "iron hewer/miner") family migrated from Karlsbrunn in Nassau-Saarbrücken, to America, first settling in York, Pennsylvania, in 1741, and in the 1880s moving to Kansas.[2] Accounts vary as to how and when the German name Eisenhauer was anglicized to Eisenhower".

Which proves that nothing of value can be based on just such things.

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Re: However you look at this

It's all about "free speech" - nobody is forced to publish anything you say or write.

Sadly there are a lot of those who belive that there is somebody who is forced to publish what they say and write.

To make this simple, you are free to claim the moon is made of cheese and that Covid-19 came from the moon too.

But nobody is forced to reveal your great insight.

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Re: An elephant in the room @W@Ido

Yes it's indeed worth having a look at the 1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary. Note it had no roots in Spain but a free press.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDY5COg2P2c

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Re: An elephant in the room

"Why cower in the face of something that could be handled without destroying the economic lives of those working for a living?".

Like has been so incredibly well and successfully documented by the Americans, the British and the Swedes.

Do nothing and it will magically disappear wasn't the right decision.

Why is this so hard to understand, is it all about the opinion of the Chosen One, the one with the great brains who just wanted people not to be worried and disturb the stock market.

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"maybe I'm being naive".

I think you are right there. Let's not forget that had Trump long ago accepted the simple fact that he lost fair and square, then nothing of this would have happened, but instead he has gone on repeating his wild lies constantly.

How much lying do we have to accept from a president, from our elected politicians, before we have had enough of it.

I don't think anything as deeply rotten has taken place in US history for a very long time.

Also note, the Republican party has done nothing to prevent this shit from happening, instead there are guys like Ted Cruz hoping to ride on this river of shit towards fame.

Worst of all, there are still normal decent people too who believe Trump won.

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@veti

Adding Obama to you comment made it stupid.

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Re: An elephant in the room

"Donald J Trump, who claims to be a "very intelligent" person".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt9QtHHx-9M

I think if we have to remember him, lets do it laughing, it's a very very strong weapon against people like him.

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Re: An elephant in the room

"He's not going to do it".

He is nuts but perhaps not that nuts.

However I would claim the Army has already secured the system from Trump, they have been worried about Trump's mental health for a long time.

Failed insurrection aside, Biden is going to be president in two weeks. What does it mean for tech policy?

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"We do have a national healthcare system, it's called Medicare. ".

No it's not as it's a lot more expensive and unpredicted.

But it's more than nothing.

"According to annual Medicare Trustees reports and research by the government's MedPAC group, Medicare covers about half of healthcare expenses of those enrolled. Enrollees almost always cover most of the remaining costs by taking additional private insurance and/or by joining a public Part C or Part D Medicare health plan.

No matter which of those two options the beneficiaries choose—or if they choose to do nothing extra (around 1% according to annual Medicare Trustees reports over time), beneficiaries also have other healthcare-related costs. These additional so-called out of pocket (OOP) costs can include deductibles and co-pays; the costs of uncovered services—such as for long-term custodial, dental, hearing, and vision care; the cost of annual physical exams (for those not on Part C health plans that include physicals); and the costs related to basic Medicare's lifetime and per-incident limits.".

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Re: Rent a mob

I suppose Trump has to read Mein Kampf again, then again he is not apparently much of a reader. His "brown shirts" are rather pathetic in that comparison, luckily.

Amazon turns Victorian industrialist with $2bn building project to house workers near new headquarters

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"are there people who really love their job so much?"

Perhaps not, but there are a hell of a lot of people who need a job and want one too, and living in a card box, American style, is not any better either.

UK competition watchdog calls for views on Nvidia's prospective $40bn acquisition of Brit chip designer Arm

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Re: selling off the silverware ....again and no tax money

"put a limit on the % of a UK owned and based company can be sold off".

Perhaps, but you can hardly stop companies moving elsewhere like Dialog Semiconductor who moves its EU headquarters to Swabia.

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Re: Bring it home

"You cannot trust the USA on business".

I think it's more like you cannot trust the UK for business.

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Re: An ironic Austrian ?

@Yet Another Anonymous coward

I would recommend you and anybody to have a listen to Hermann Hauser here:

Startup Grind talk: Hermann Hauser, co-founder of ARM, Partner at Amadeus Capital with Marian Gazdik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4GmbxZ3mA

And I would suggest you should be very happy if bright kids from abroad are still willing to enter the country of today.

Techies start growing an Alphabet-wide labor union: 200-plus sign up, only tens of thousands more to go

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Re: Based on my expereince

There is no good reason that unions in the USA have to be run by the mob.

We tend to accept words like "militant" unions but I would claim you don't get militant on just one side if it's not militant on the other side too.

I suppose we don't have any word for a company should it oerate in a mob like fashion.

Server won't boot? Forgot to make that backup? Have no fear, just blame Microsoft

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Re: A hard lesson...

Sorry, yes indeed you did, any hardware.

File format conversion crisis delayed attempt to challenge US presidential election result

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Still begging for money

It is har to find any other explanation for all of this.

Then again suppose he is even madder than expected, who knows.

Perhaps GOP should just be brave and invite Putin to wrtte the new Brave Constitution of the USA.

Dutch officials say Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! password

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Re: Can anyone explain for the non-USAsians:

"What exactly is a 'proper African American'?".

The far right-wing twats claimed Obama was even worse than an African-American as his mother was white and they have already expressed similar sicophobic opinions of Harris as her mother came from India.

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Re: Can anyone explain for the non-USAsians:

@As a non-USAnian

"In European originated societies ......".

Yes but only in the USA, most European countries have or have had women presidents and prime ministers.

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Re: Can anyone explain for the non-USAsians:

"Why the hate?".

She is not even a proper African American?.

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Re: less than a month before no one has to care what appears on Trump’s Twitter feed ever again

Some day you might grasp that in a two party system the choice tends to be slightly restricted.

Regarding Trump and Biden there is no doubt who is the wrong end of the stick in an other binary world.

I find it hard to consider Trump a Republican and it's as hard to accept the party as Republican also.

It got all rotten the moment Trump stepped in or should one say, came down, such brave men and women in that party.

For a more eloquent and neutral explanation of Trump I would recommend Noam Chomsky on Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1gCzbQr2k

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Not just Trump out

Lets remember that it's more than just Trump, it's the whole cabinet. And the new looks quite sound.

Some optimism please.

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

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Beware of cats

My (wife's) cats have destroyed two laptops just with some piss at just the right spot and they have managed to pull out keys from from several keyboards. Not long ago one managed to put my wife's Windows into portrait mode just by walking across the keyboard, ctrl, alt and arrow at the same time.

And you might ask me how I let that happen, and I ask exactly the same question.

Marine archaeologists catch a break on the bottom of the Baltic Sea: A 75-year-old Enigma Machine

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Re: Old typewriter

Typex.

The Wiki has some about it, like.

"In the history of cryptography, Typex (alternatively, Type X or TypeX) machines were British cipher machines used from 1937. It was an adaptation of the commercial German Enigma with a number of enhancements that greatly increased its security...."

"Although the Typex has been attributed as having good security, the historic record is much less clear. ..."

It was used by the navy at some point but not by submarines.

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Re: Old typewriter

"Navajo code talker".

Perhaps the British got along with the Cockney code talkers very well.

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Re: Old typewriter

"Telephone".

Not at sea or in the air.'

I was actually thinking of the "wolf packs" and their "ability" on the Atlantic.

The code breaking is interesting and well documented but also damned tragic regarding Turing.

There is also a fair amount of look at what WE did in that the Polish part tend to be forgotten like also the Russian part in taking Berlin and ending the war.

The "for saving millions of lives." reminds me of how the number of saved lives, due to the bomb, started to climb from about one hundred thousandths to the millions after the war.

Britain and the USA lost less than half a million lives each during the war. To call that much or not much would of course be idiotic but the real high numbers are found in the rest of the world.

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/student-resources/research-starters/research-starters-worldwide-deaths-world-war

As I am nor British or German I suppose I can write this without any strong nationalistic bias.

According to that list the Americans lost 418,500 in the war, and looking at that, Covid-19 has to enter ones mind.

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Re: Old typewriter

No, the diver said he instantly realised it was an Enigma.

However this video was hardly made when it was first found but later when it was brought up.

PS. what methods did the British have to hide their communication from the Germans during the war, no great articles regarding that topic I can remember.

Laggardly HPE kisses Joe Biden's ring, whispers Uncle Sam's IT in dire need of modernisation

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Any kind words from Putin or Trump yet.

PS. I have a feeling that those upset by COBOL never used it for any lenght of time, or is it just that I took the tools handed to me, then long ago, and used them best I could without complaining.

Hmm, then again I have never complained about the colours of my girl friends either.

When it comes to taxing tech giants, America is out, France is in, Canada and Indonesia are going their own way

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"The EU would like "here" to be defined as "the EU"".

That is a bit silly, it's like claiming the EU is a country, companies do not pay taxes to the EU.

(they can be fined by the EU).

And "the ethos of the union" is the ethos of the member states that they agree on together.

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Re: Conceptually not bad but ...

"we could kick Ireland out of EU".

No, only the Irish could do that, nobody else. EU countries are independent.

Nobody is forced to join or forced to stay.

EU, ASEAN trade bloc plan closer digital ties that could make China's Belt and Road offering look rather boring

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It will soon be dwarfed when Britain is finally free to take back control.

President Trump's rushed-through H-1B techie visa crackdown halted by federal judge

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Re: This will end up in SCOTUS

As long as the USA is too dumb to take education seriously the H-1B will remain the quick and easy solution.

Be happy there are still people willing to move to the USA, why, for instance, did Elon Musk move to the USA, born in South Africa..

This according to Musk. "I remember thinking and seeing that America is where great things are possible, more than any other country in the world.".

China's Chang'e-5 lands on the Moon to scratch surface

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The landing was on the far side of the moon, also not so sure the equipement needed is worth the possible "propaganda" value.

And lets not forget China had an advanced culture long before anybody spoke English.

Intel chief pens congratulatory letter to President-elect Biden urging work on immigration and domestic manufacturing

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"Few democracies operates purely on a "total number of votes" system, ie proportional representation."

Wrong Wrong.

MOST democracies operates purely on a "total number of votes" system, ie proportional representation.

Most democracies do not have a two party system or a first past the post or an electoral college.

That could all be called the "English Disease" forced upon, or adopted by some unlucky countries.

And the result of that disease is so damned well visible to day in the two countries most severly hit by it in recent years.

Sick people who don't know they are sick tend to stay sick.

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Re: up vote

"don't suddenly get 40k votes amazingly after sending Trumps team away."

Yes, you don't, nor did it happen.

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Re: Stop it

I very much agree with "investing more in American education", you simply have to, or you are going down the drain, and that journey I am afraid started years ago.

This vid is worth checking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7lO0TlwUZw

(The Real Story Behind Skyrocketing Student Debt)

But education is not a short term solution nor can one expect companies to wait for that.

Regarding "cheap Indian bods undercutting American workers" I feel is a rather cheap explanation, and not enough to explain the reality.

Comcast to impose 1.2TB-a-month broadband download limits across more of America from next year

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The country that loves competition

But is the promised land for monopolies.

EU says Boeing 737 Max won't fly over the Continent just yet: The US can make its own choices over pilot training

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Re: Totally different issue

"don't put square corners on windows - has been applied to every airliner since."

Except in the front of the plane.

The square corner explanation become easy and popular hiding sloppy manufacturing. But that is all old history.

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