Re: If the latter, it's not a croissant, ask any Frenchman.
You say that now but where were you when Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès invented it at la Ferme Impériale de la Faisanderie, Napoleon III's private farm in Vincennes near Paris?
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The 2016 SE was successful too but it didn't signal a change in pricing of other iPhones. This one may be no different. Perhaps Apple will continue to bring out a "competitively" priced SE every four years. They may even have found that SEs bring in a useful number of new iPhone users who upgrade to higher-end iPhones a couple of years later.
Meteors do get hot, hot enough that the surface melts and ablates, usually so completely that they never reach Earth's surface. Most satellites are also destroyed by the heat of re-entry and it makes the news when bits of them endanger people by making it all the way through the atmosphere. The heat of re-entry is so great that gases around returning spacecraft ionise, making radio communication impossible. Heat-shield failure is deadly.
Yes, some foundations are managed so that they can continue delivering public benefit indefinitely. Others have a deliberate policy of spending the capital within within x years. You don't hear about them so much because they disappear, according to plan. There's a lot to be said for that approach.
But it's strange to imply that long-lasting charitable foundations are all about making someone's fortune live forever. They quite literally take someone's fortune from them and put it to charitable use.
First, 2FA failed to prevent the attackers accessing Twitter's internal systems, as Twitter themselves said, "including getting through our two-factor protections”. That's what Simon Sharwood referred to, yet you went into the attack saying "So Simon whatever, you have assumed 2FA failed. How do you know that?"
Second, you yourself have gone on to explain how you think users who thought themselves protected by 2FA were pwned nonetheless, ie that they had 2FA on their accounts but 2FA failed to protect them.
"So Simon whatever, you have assumed 2FA failed. How do you know that?"
Twitter stated that "“the attackers successfully manipulated a small number of employees and used their credentials to access Twitter’s internal systems, including getting through our two-factor protections.” Simon Sharwood quoted that in his second paragraph. Did you forget reading that?
Loeb editions normally have original text on the left, English translation on the right, but for the filthiest poems* it's Greek on the left and Latin translation on the right. This works very well - filthy poems are easy to find and you learn two sets of filthy words.
*eg in the Palatine Anthology
"Any word used will eventually be frowned upon."
That's not true. There are 12,143 different words in the King James Bible and 31,534 in Shakespeare's works. Very few of them are now frowned upon or have ever been, and we've no reason to think they will be in another 400 years either.
I read it as "Germany, our best ally" (or more literally "above all [other] allies").
That might be an exaggeration but it's fair comment on a day when the US's DHSS anounced it's bought up "100 percent of Gilead’s projected production [of Remdesivir] for July, 90 percent of production in August, and 90 percent of production in September", leaving none for allies including the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.
Since 2019, the candela's been "defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the luminous efficacy of monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 Hz, Kcd, to be 683 when expressed in the unit lm W–1,
which is equal to cd sr W–1, or cd sr kg–1 m–2 s3, where the kilogram, metre and second are
defined in terms of h, c and ΔνCs" which provides a standard even if it leaves the challenge of determining luminous efficacy at other wavelengths.
That was tried. Water turns out to be quite awkward stuff. In a vacuum, it evaporates, and as a liquid it's compressible. It's a powerful solvent, so it's hard to keep it as pure as necessary for a standard. You need to define the ratio of oxygen isotopes too - remember, 18O water's heavier and so it doesn't evaporate so fast as 16O. And so on.... In short, if it was easier we'd have stuck with it!
The kilogram is the fundamental unit of mass of SI, the modern metric system, and the gram is defined as 0.001 kilograms. Way back in 1799, while the units were still being devised, it was understood that it was far more practical to create a standard kilogram against which copies could be tested, the Kilogramme des Archives, than fiddle around with a standard gram.
The British English spelling is overwhemingly "kilogram", as used by the BSI for decades, and per Fowler's Modern English Usage and the style guides of the BBC, the Economist, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Reuters UK and the UK government. Google ngrams are unreliable in many ways but the shift about 100 years ago is clearly shown at https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=kilogram%2Ckilograms%2Ckilogramme%2Ckilogrammes&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=18&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Ckilogram%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ckilograms%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ckilogramme%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ckilogrammes%3B%2Cc0
Also consider that the movie actor doesn't have a direct and one-to-one interaction with the audience member. They're contracted to deliver a performance to a film company. Uber claim to be mere facilitators of a driver doing business with a passenger. Items 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 13 are most obviously pertinent for drivers but not movie actors, and several others don't carry over either.
See Jensen v Cultural Infusion (Int) Pty Ltd  FCA 358 for the fine line between the relationship being considered one of contractor-principal or employee-employer. One factor was that actors were chosen for their particular acting skills and experience (indeed, there might be other personal factors), which precluded delegation. The comparatively generic skills required of drivers could put them the other side of that particular line.
The UK Employment Tribunal had a lot of reasons for saying that drivers work for Uber and not the other way round, including:
(1) The contradiction in the Rider Terms between the fact that ULL purports to be the drivers' agent and its assertion of "sole and absolute discretion" to accept or decline bookings.
(2) The fact that Uber interviews and recruits drivers.
(3) The fact that Uber controls the key information (in particular the passenger's surname, contact details and intended destination) and excludes the driver from it.
(4) The fact that Uber requires drivers to accept trips and/or not to cancel trips, and enforces the requirement by logging off drivers who breach those requirements.
(5) The fact that Uber sets the (default) route and the driver departs from it at his peril.
(6) The fact that UBV fixes the fare and the driver cannot agree a higher sum with the passenger. (The supposed freedom to agree a lower fare is obviously nugatory.)
(7) The fact that Uber imposes numerous conditions on drivers (such as the limited choice of acceptable vehicles), instructs drivers as to how to do their work and, in numerous ways, controls them in the performance of their duties.
(8) The fact that Uber subjects drivers through the rating system to what amounts to a performance management/disciplinary procedure.
(9) The fact that Uber determines issues about rebates, sometimes without even involving the driver whose remuneration is liable to be affected.
(10) The guaranteed earnings schemes (albeit now discontinued).
(11) The fact that Uber accepts the risk of loss which, if the drivers were genuinely in business on their own account, would fall upon them.
(12) The fact that Uber handles complaints by passengers, including complaints about the driver.
(13) The fact that Uber reserves the power to amend the drivers' terms unilaterally.
"We have been made aware that patients are getting calls by unscrupulous / dishonest persons claiming that they are from the Government and asking for information regarding their health or their NHS number. Some patients are also receiving messages threatening them with fines if they have left their homes during lockdown. Please do not give any information out to such people and do not click on any links of such messages
"Please take care. [redacted] Surgery"
At least, I think it was my GP. Good advice anyway.
Sure, you can trademark common or generic words but not for their common or generic meaning. A double-glazing company couldn't trademark "windows", "apple" couldn't be trademarked by a fruit grower or a greengrocer and Budweiser couldn't trademark "beer" without an unusual degree of honesty.
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