Using CSV? That's far dumber and open to misinterpretation than Excel's default of interpreting text strings as dates or numbers using Standard format rather than Text.
Use Tab-separated files rather than CSV wherever possible.
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The sellers (maybe creators) of these tools want to identify the individual by many categories, not simply sex/gender. Age, profession, nationality, language, residence, income, political preference etc. They will happily sell their wares to advertisers even though all the evidence shows that the contents and topic of the webpage being viewed is a much better identifier of that individual's interests.
The tool is being criticised for being rubbish at accurately identifying gender. This may well be true but does it predict better than random? This might have value to advertisers. It would presumably be capable of improvement but can never be 100%.
The second criticism is that it dares to ignore the current agenda that gender doesn't exist and is a purely social construct. Advertisers don't care, they want to sell to anybody with money and if the tool could identify the individual's personal opinions and self-image they'd be willing to pay for that.
I've certainly experienced very similar symptoms to those described but when looking in the registry using regedit, the parameter is at another level down and the option is already activated.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2, OS Build 19042.388
I remember the old anecdote about the guy in Northern Ireland who was approached by a gang and challenged by the question of "are you Protestant or Catholic?". His answer that he was an atheist resulted in the question "Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".
I don't remember quite how but I tamed my New Folder page quite quickly, starting with the Focused option.
It now has a very clean look, showing only the Microsoft icon+name, the Search box, and my eight favourites. No extensions.
Running Windows 10 Pro, 20H2, build 19042.330.
Mussolini was a Fascist which was corporatist socialism. The state ruled.
Hitler was a National Socialist not a Fascist. The state ruled.
Stalin was an International Socialist. The state ruled.
When war was declared by the UK it was because Hitler and Stalin agreed to invade Poland together.
The normal term at the time to describe these three was Totalitarians.
Likewise with my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL from 2015.
Updated until the end of December 2019. Apps still updating. WhatsApp dropped support at that point but Telegram works fine.
Removable battery, USB-C, 3.5 inch audio jack, 20 Megapixel camera, Dual SIM, 32GB.
This seems to be designed to benefit France and Germany. The other 25 will get crumbs.
France have clearly insisted that this must be based in a French speaking country (Belgium) as they did when setting up Brussels + Strasbourg as headquarters of the EEC/EC/EU.
I can't see Poland being given a look-in but they'll be forced to comply and to pay.
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Amazon is focused on selling new books. It also now owns Abebooks which is focused on second-hand books. You can find almost anything there.
Looking for Isaac Asimov on abebooks.co.uk finds:
Magazines & Periodicals (1,830)
Filtering those, I find 190 first edition, signed, with dust-jacket available.
I assume the mobile service providers would only be interested if they can charge separately for RCS, as they do with MMS.
If it's simply counted as data and efficient, the existing apps such as Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp etc could use it as a common layer in the way XML was touted as being the solution to business data exchange.
So much data is being gathered on all of us from so many sources, including the strong push to stop cash as a medium of exchange. All current governments have the ability to track everything people do but there's so much data that processing it is only being done currently for people of interest.
In future, wholesale profiling of all individuals becomes feasible. The compute power required is not there yet but it will come.
He may or may not have had anything at all on his phone.
He refused on a matter of principle against such a "fishing expedition" and on the assumption that his phone had been sanitised, it's more likely simply to generate sympathy from his supporters.
Any way, that's what I'd do in his boots (that don't fit me, by the way).
I assume that Microsoft have looked at the usage numbers for Outlook 365 in each of these languages and found that the number of users was tiny on iOS, less than the cost of translation and support.
I also assume that they continue to support those languages for Outlook 365 on Windows.
By comparison, many of my favourite freeware/shareware programs invite crowd-sourcers to contribute translations.
LibreOffice have provided the tools to localise the product into unsupported language.
I wonder if the new Microsoft could move toward this model of internationalisation/localisation (i18n/l10n).
Microsoft 950XL is still my phone and it works extremely well.
HERE maps are fine. They've been adopted by car manufacturers, so they have a lot of support.
My Mail app allows me to joint to each of my email providers through POP3 or IMAP, so there's no problem. There will be a huge number of apps available from various stores. China will make sure of that. The China market alone will convince app authors to place their products there, as well as in Google and Apple stores. Should be an easy port to another Android. The necessary libraries will become available with familiar API's.
The author of this article seems to expect everything to look exactly the same as Google's offering.
BT is a publicly traded company. Who knows what percentage of the current shareholders are foreign individuals, companies, or sovereign wealth funds.
Its headquarters are in the UK, that's all.
BT and Openreach's operations are dominated by UK business and customers, so that's not likely to change.
What's in it for them? I assume you're not asking for Office to be sold on Linux. I also assume that you don't want to pay Microsoft for such a version of Windows.
Only relatively simple apps can make money being ported to Linux as it would be impossible to support anything complex for each and every Linux build. That can only work if it's open source and can be rebuilt and tweaked for the target platform. As a professional developer and supporter, I'd run a mile.
BTW, I happily use LibreOffice and have almost never paid for software, using many of the freeware ones available. Yes, I've built software for more operating systems and their variants than I care to remember. That goes double for variants of SQL dialects on everthing from mainframes to DOS to Windows 10.
A place I worked at twenty years ago had scaffolding at one side of the building.
During the night, naughty people broke in through the first floor windows and proceeded to steal the keyboards. Presumably these were younsters who thought the machine was the keyboard, which joined to a TV. They left the CRT's and that other box that didn't seem to do anything useful.
I fully agree with your comments regarding the guys who go out in the boats and the infrastructure that achieves such marvelous results. The top level within the organisation (which operates in the whole of Britain and Ireland) has been criticised in the recent past for using the funds for non-lifesaving purposes. I have no insight into the accuracy or relevance of these criticisms but we do need to separate out the people at the sharp end from the other people in the back office before giving carte-blanche approval.
Charities do not make a profit, they have a surplus (terminology rather than meaning).
What many of the larger charities do is hoard that surplus. There are supposed to be upper limits but some very well known ones seem to have vast resources that would cover their running costs for a very long time.
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