If it prevents Tik Tok, Twitter and Facebook...
So maybe China isn't all bad...
2336 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010
Yes, but internet availability is also lower amongst the elderly, than it is the youngsters. I see a lot of people didn't like the original comment. Not much i can do about that. I used a specific example about technology. I didn't insunate or state older people weren't smart or wise. Ever tried teach your parents or grandparents to use technology?
"It's a private company and they can do anything they want!"
Within the law. They; Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Google straddle a legal technicality, where they are not publishers, but are editing and choosing what content can be published on their platforms. Trump absolutely should resolve this issue as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Google have become far left echo chambers to content they agree with, and intolerant to legal content they disagree with.
Whether you sit on the left, the centre, or the right, the current situation is not right. Google wields enough power to affect elections, and has spoken about trying to influence elections in their favour. If it's bad when the Russians do it then you should be equally outraged when Google's CEO is recorded talking about doing it.
There's no reason to preorder, especially after the examples from last console generation:
Blockbuster took preorders for console bundles and collapsed before they launched - all those customers will have lost money from that (Probably all of it).
GAME took preorders. Called customer into stores to collect them when they weren't there, and tried to sell them other things after they waited in queues for ~1 hour for nothing. They tried to scaremonger customers into buying insurance, claiming that the Manager had already broken his Playstation 5 (This one happened in my local store, including to me, and they were very pushy). They sold people's preorders to anyone who would outbid those customers, and would only honour mine and a few friends i heard from, preorders if you spent £550 on an even bigger "deal" with more games.
So, assuming the same could happen again. Don't preorder. And if you do, expect to be ripped off by greedy companies, or possibly lose all your money and receive nothing.
And in China they just resorted to incinerating bodies, wthout testing them. There's videos of people using flamethrowers on dead bodies in the streets. China's infection and death rates must surely have been covered up.
Coincidentally, whatever North Korea is doing is working - as they've announced that no one in the country has the virus. <Sarc>
"Brussels appeared to suggest that the Elgin Marbles could be the price of any future trade deal with Britain. A leaked draft of Brussels’ negotiation mandate had included a stipulation that Britain should ‘return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin."
Greece is still pushing for this, and has the support of other EU nations.
"Just another political declaration from Johnson regime #1 that is being abandoned by Johnson regime #2"
Theresa May's regime, not Johnson's. Try reading the article, where this was made clear.
"All those moderate promises made before the election were lies"
Which policies have been dropped? Any examples? No?
"Barnier will not give one millimetre in the negotiations, in the face of such deceptive behaviour"
Barnier is increasing his demands. In the last 3 months he has demanded access to UK fishing waters just to start negotiations, plus the Elgin Marbles. He is the one being deceptive.
Take your blinders off and stop trolling.
That's certainly one argument. The other is that these companies spend billions in research to create the drugs, but then only get around 6 years to charge what they want and recoup that money. After that timeframe any company can create the drugs cheaper as the patent expires.
If you charge a bargain price while your patent is active, you won't recoup costs and will ultimately collapse. I'm not excusing greed from some of these companies, just pointing out the obvious business model.
"Indeed and having not brilliant eyes these days I'd need one the size of Big Ben, the screens on those things are tiny"
Couldn't you just bring it closer to your face? The movement you make with your arm just to see the thing will already bring it within 45cm of your eyes anyway (less if you have short arms).
My first smartwatch was a £250 Pebble Time Steel. It was very gimmicky, but had decent battery life.
My current smartwatch is a £60 Amazfit Bip. It does everything the Pebble does, except allow me to reply to messages (i'm fine with that), plus it has health tracking, a step counter, heart rate monitor, and the battery life is nearly a month.
I can't see myself spending more than £100 for a smartwatch again now. I just want something with an alarm, which i can tell the time with, and read my messages on.
Without knowing the classified reasons from the Americans, all we can do is speculate.
China can force companies to assist them in data collection and interception, and they can't legally refuse. So Huawei can say they won't snoop as much as they like, but this can't be trusted. However, the Americans also do this through Prism. So neither of them should be trusted.
It's so bad near me that i'll have to buy a mountain bike in a few years, because my road bike is getting damaged so regularly from the crap road conditions.
PS: I assume the person who downvoted you either dislikes cyclists, or just plain doesn't like you talking down Surrey & Kent.
"Hence the many women doing computation at Los Alomos and Bletchly Park during WW2"
Women weren't drafted into the army during the war. Men were. Terrible example.
There's a reason why so many historical photos show factories stuffed with women manufacturing bombs and planes. The male workforce was decimated as nearly every fighting-age man was required (and even some that were under 18 years old).
"because other men say that people who do that can't be "real men" whatever that means."
Not a thing you've said so far has been backed up by even Daily Mail level evidence, and yet you've responded to pretty much every comment in bad faith, and with misandrist sexism. Reevaluate yourself.
It's the other way around, which is the reason this forced diversity is so controversial.
STEM fields still don't attract enough women, because they largely don't want to work in that field. This is despite expensive recruitment campaigns in multiple Western countries, plus thousands of pounds in bribes and grants to coerce them into the subject. There's no similar push to get men into occupations where they're under represented. In the Nordic countries, where a lot of this originated, they have less female candidates in STEM fields than in the UK and US.
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