Re: Breaks it angle
NATO said it was a policing action so wouldn't get involved, US wanted us to hand it over - something echoed by Hilary Clinton in Chile a few years back. CIA didn't care at all about us.
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Venus suffers from the horrendous greenhouse effect however, trapping heat..
Mercury varies greatly on the sunny side and dark side, because it has no atmosphere. A quick google and the sunny side is 430C. The cold side -180C.
I guess it would be hotter but depends on the what chemical break down of the planet is and whether it reflects heat away or keeps it.
To me you just grab the panamax in the panama canal (or Suez), kill all engines, drop the anchor and then scramble the codes so it can't be restarted.
Disruption alone to international trade etc. No need to ram anything, no one is hurt etc. Abillity to get close because of the sides of the canal etc.
Same with something like the Sydney landmarks, statue of liberty, oil terminal etc. Large static and high profile.
I use it everyday as my email address, have done for a lot of years. Lots of reasons, it works, people know it, old contacts can get hold of me because it is constant, it is memorable.
Why change it for something like a Gmail account so my data is given, taken, hacked, monetised and lost. Why change it to anything M$ where it is given, taken, hacked, monetised, lost and denied access because M$ suck.
Some rose tinted glasses there? Three years ago M$ forced an update onto you that basically then bothered you all the time to move to windows 10. Increasingly dubious interventions
To the point the world kicked back and created legal challenges and an app that killed the annoying thing they forced on the user base.
It also started the term "Nagware" which best describes their tactics and stupidity.
Some online articles quote M$ Who have said they are intending to start doing just that.
Oooohhh... Linux = theft. That is a new angle I haven't heard before. Do you work for Oracle or M$?
Please provide evidence though, I love a good popcorn moment - All those fat lawyers could jump up and down on Linux and sue .... Somebody over it. Heck Oracle could sue Oracle as they are a supporter of Linux, that would be ace..
We need a 'feeding the troll' icon to go with the 'troll'' icon. Come on El-Reg I just filled in your survey and forgot to request more icons.
Whaaaaaa? I play borderlands 2 and Unreal tournament native in Linux. Steam has some top tier games in there natively because of Steam OS their linux distro.
As EA are not in steam they are dead to me, but Steam and Linux live on happily.
No solitaire for me.
In Europe the Judge would give a ruling and it would change things, but probably in the member state until it rippled through over a number of years to affect the EU (Not the UK of course)
In the US a judge would give a ruling but only in the jurisdiction (S)he is allowed to, Sonos would appeal. It would take about 6 months, then it would go to another level of court that has slightly wider jurisdiction, Sonos would appeal, assuming it went against them. Or the other side would assuming they needed to. Then it would wait another 12 - 18 months before going to a top level or superior level court that would take 3 months thinking about it.
Then they would pass it back down to the lower courts to decide. But with their thoughts on the matter. Someone would appeal because apparently they can.
THEN after another couple of months the lower court would say something, but only in their jurisdiction which is probably a US state. Then over a number of years it ripples through to others.
EXCEPT where one state governor (or the president) is either related to or paid off (lobbied) by SONOS and then another legal battle starts, which can or can't replace that entire above process.
I always thought this would hurt the US in the long run doing this. It will prompt an alternative to Google all the more for the Chinese to be able to not rely on the US. Instead of natural market forces they have a blonde idiot and a stick pushing them to do it.
And now a billion spent getting development and an (in house?) team creating alternates to Googls apps.
Did you forget to go anon the second time?
You are responsible for your words, yes, and if you spread lies and hate then who will stop you speaking of hate and persecution? In your example, the register check posts first, they take down dodgy ones. Amazon also take down posts and reviews that contravene rules to my knowledge.
Facebook allows people to post and make money off it. That makes them responsible, profiteering in fact if the person spreading evil, hate etc has plenty of followers. That is something they need to account for. Freedom of speech is one thing, but if it is lies (Like the Tories changing their twitter feed the other week to spread lies but doing it in an underhand way) then it needs to simply get flagged and classed that they are lies. If its breaking a law or community rule then it needs to be taken down immediately, not left for two weeks because over a million followers goes to a different Facebook department that "Decide" as demonstrated on the "behind the scenes" Channel 4 documentary earlier in the year.
Cohen is bang on in that lies are so easy to access you can't argue with evidence when so much mis-information is there. Probably why flat earthers are on the rise, certainly why Brexit is happening.
There is a bug that means if your password expires while logged in it can crash teams, putting you into a loop of entering a password, crash, enter password etc. Officially the only cure is reinstall (yes that is what I read in forums)
Another (may work) solution is to remove all your credentials for Teams in credential manager. I had 51 separate credentials as Teams never closes any down. After deleting them all I had a default 17 appear (what do 17 logins actually do???) It is just so badly written like every other MS product. I mean a password expiring is a real world everyday situation and MS can't understand that.
And they designed it so you can't copy folders, any sub-folders just get brought together causing carnage for some teams who were not aware before hand.
Loving this, a fleet of basically "Wall-E's" flying round orbit cleaning up the mess.
Few thoughts jump out.
1. What if someone hacks one and grabs a US satellite and pushes it into Russia etc.
2. What if any terrorist idiot hacks one and flies it into the space station.
3 Brilliant if you want to grab a dead satellite and point at Earth, start the nose dive then MEV pulls up and the dead satellite burns up.
I would argue that M$ are just making a phone out of the NIntendo DS. It isn't foldable but two screens on a hinged platform. Nothing new really (like everything M$ innovates)
A foldable display would mean the display folds IMHO, not just the platform the display sits on.
Thoughts of a Surface double screen would be echoing lots of other attempts, but a foldable surface I don't see happening. I don't see real world use for a 13 inch laptop with foldable screen, much easier to break and damage etc.
Regardless of who is at the top of the EU, the same red lines will remain, there will still be the same stances on free movement, right to settle, custom and trade etc. They are the founding rules of the EU.
And the 27 countries haven't changed so the EU top brass who are there to represent the 27 won't change the stance, they may just chance the rhetoric.
Smug? When you can get your over priced over weight Leaf from Leeds to Cardiff in the UK and back in one go without waiting for 30 mins every 150 miles. In one of the very few refuelling stations that currently exist. Then you might have a point.
But your precious Leaf can't do that. Neither can it carry four people and luggage, or pull a trailer, or horse box, or carry plumbing supplies, or help the builder, or electrician, it can't clean the streets, empty the bins, carry paying passengers, drive in all road conditions, can' help farmers, or the emergency services carry sick people etc etc. And bear in mind the VW ID range are concepts, so until proven, they are just pretty marketing rubbish.
So 'head in the sand' or practicality. Which is far more important to every day use than your belief you are somehow better for paying over the odds.
To replace what people use diesel and petrol for, you will need every shell garage to have a charging point and every Asda car parking spot has one. (not just two sat in a corner) With every charge being under a minute or two.
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