Ukraine, Armenia, Israel, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia are all associate members of Horizon Europe, and our deal with the EU on leaving provided us with the same. The EU are backsliding to punish us for leaving.
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Re: There's plenty
"That paper makes a simple misunderstanding of the technical meaning of terms like "reserves"."
Ironically the oil industry gets this all the time. The whole concept of 'peak oil' is based on this misunderstanding - 'oh my god, our oil reserves are about to run out! PEAK OIL!'
Then the price rises and suddenly a lot more becomes economical to extract.
Re: What has immigration status got to do with criminal punishment?
"Her parents may have emmigrated totally legally in their day, but that immigration cause would now be illegal and they would be illegal immigrants under the new rules."
That implies they would have knowingly broken the law. There is no evidence for this. They would more likely have not emigrated at all.
Re: Double standards
If the DHS went after Amazon for any of that they would instantly be in court for breaching the first amendment. I'm going to assume you are not a US citizen because American pig-ignorance about their own constitution depresses me. (And no, I am not a US citizen. I'm English.)
Re: Sub-sea nukes
"If we have to keep a few mothballed CCGT plants for exceptional still winter evenings so be it"
It doesn't work like that. These plants need to be maintained constantly and run periodically to keep them operational and safe. The engineers need to be trained in their use. Fuel degrades over time if not used. etc. etc. etc. This all costs money which has to be factored into the cost of 'renewable' energy sources.
That's not how the constitution works. While technically amendments, the bill of rights (the first ten amendments) were always intended to be part of the constitution. The base constitution, pre-amendments, describes the structure and functions of government and the relationships between the states. The bill of rights then adds a set of restraints on what the federal government can legislate over it's citizens.
Any part of the constitution may be amended or removed but it takes 2/3 of the states to bring a proposal forward and 3/4 to pass it. That simply isn't going to happen for the 2nd amendment.
Re: "Russia will likely turn to Chinese vendors to bypass Western sanctions."
I don't disagree with that but I do think there is a difference. Saying that the Russians DELIBERATELY targeted the hospital is mainly about inciting hatred of Russians, which is only going to make things worse. Accepting that sometimes these things happen accidentally, in the fog of war, goes some way to humanize the situation and allows for the possibility of reconciliation.
"Where I work isn't the location of most computer users."
I suspect a lot of this is semantics.
I don't believe a lot of productive 'work' is carried out on mobiles. Mostly it's still mainly 'communications' - which were previously carried out by phone/fax/whatever anyway. Nobody designs a car or runs their month end finance on a mobile phone.
What the article is talking about is actual PC users, and I think that is still (and probably will be for a while yet) dominated by gaming and work related users.
Re: And the other half will bugger off…
His exact comment was:
"Any company that fails to offer hybrid working will struggle to attract the best talent."
The company I work for employs @ 400 people ON THE SHOP FLOOR, ACTUALLY MAKING STUFF.
If we offered them 'hybrid working' nothing would get built.
People need to stop thinking that the entire world works just like them.
I have been interviewing people for IT jobs for twenty years and I can guarantee you the level of useful education has been dropping precipitously for the last ten and the level of self-centered woke bullshit has gone through the roof. We have dropped three new starters this year alone because they i) could not cope with normal work pressure/deadlines and ii) expected us to completely change our working environment to suit them. Universities are finished as feeders to actual work places.
Re: 'I have much trouble agreeing with'
"I believe there should be some restrictions and they should apply to all."
I suspect you're lying. I suspect you would be very careful about how you defined "terrorism", "incitement" etc. to ensure what you wanted to hear was allowed but what you opposed was banned.