Re: That's one way of looking at it
>but is definitely presented in a very biased way
It's an opinion column and says so right at the start.
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I've only ever heard that nonsense peddled by remainers as propaganda to ridicule the process
Two words; no, sorry, three words: Michael f***ing Gove Why tell easily falsifiable lies? Because if you repeat the crap often enough people will stop calling it out for the crap it is?
They must do whatever they can to make Brexit fail, for their own eventual survival.
Honestly, nobody cares that much what the UK ends up doing. The needy, puerile narcissism which seems to underlie the UK's political culture always places the UK front and centre in every setting. Actually, you are a secondary issue at best. If the UK wants to joins Horizon, why would that be a problem. If not, it can piss off and shut up, as it chooses.
So not only are more senior staff running rings around young employees with their hollow lexicon, but they aren't helping them understand either – 69 percent of younger workers say they had to figure this stuff out on their own.
The only thing anyone need understand is that it's a load of middle and upper management bollocks designed to camouflage their essential pointlessness. And most of the older, productive people got there on their own and probably figure the younger ones will also figure it out for themselves before too long.
Is this really some kind of world-first by the EU? I was under the impression that Japan, for example, already regulated cyptocurrencies, including requiring registration of exchanges with their financial services authorities, compliance with AML regulations, the identification of senders and beneficiaries, etc. Indeed, I seem to remember it being noted here in an article on the FTX debacle, that in Japan the regulations on cryptocurrencies meant that there was a great deal more protection than was the case elsewhere.
> How is this interfering in the democratic process any more than countless other lobbying groups and individuals?
You really cannot see the difference when the lobbying is being done by the hereditary head of state in their private interest? I suppose if you think it's OK for the head of state to secretly get themselves privileges and exemptions not available to the rest of the population, you're in the right country.
>I get tired of listening to folk claim they are more efficient when WFH when everybody else's experience of the home workers shows otherwise.
Wild generalisation. Actually, studies on the productivity of working from home versus working in an office are actually very mixed and point to a number of other variables as well (the type of office environment to mention but one).
>this is their own argument remember
So, you know one person making a poor argument and from it build an entire edifice of self-justification. Perhaps not surprising, given your opening remark.
>Those people who've already returned to the office won't lose any sleep over you.
I suspect that the feeling would likely be mutual.
>trained on vast amounts of information in order to let it make it's own conclusions
LLMs don't really reach conclusions in the sense we talk about them in human thinking. The data is used to train it to produce a stream of text which is likely to be an appropriate (for varying values of appropriate) response to a prompt fed to it.
>And yet this photo in the same category was considered OK and an unmanipulated single photograph?
In a word, no. It was considered OK.
"Can I submit manipulated images? Images can be manipulated, however the manipulation must be clearly outlined within the image description."
>I should imagine that quite a few painters with paint were somewhat disgruntled when all this painting with light malarkey got started. What comes around goes around
And in the end, painting didn't disappear, even if there is many a modern "painter" who I desperately wish would disappear ;-) Photography will survive generative AI. I have nothing against creating images with generative AI, but it is not photography. It is more akin to collage. Nobody claims painting and photography are the same activity. Why would someone generating images with AI want to claim that what they were doing is photography? Eldagsen, the artist involved in the current fracas, does not. Just as there is an obvious distinction between applying pigment to a canvas and capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, there is a fairly obvious difference between the latter and building an image using iterative passes of generative AI. In the end, I suspect that we will end up with competitions which accept any image regardless of method of production (there are already fine art competitions where paintings and photographs compete directly for the same rewards), competitions which are for photography only and others which are for AI-generated images only.
What was that slogan popular on the outside left back in the day? "Vote Labour with no illusions." Whatever one's differences are with the current Labour leadership, the Labour Party is infinitely preferable to have in government to the current clowns. Even the least perspicacious occupants of the Labour benches look like towering intellectual giants when you survey what's on the other side of the dispatch box.
>On a more serious note, my recollection (in the UK) is that grammar was virtually excised from school English syllabuses in the mid-70s
Yep. Victim here. It was phased out at my (Scottish) high school just as I got there around '76. We had barely started on sentence parsing and then bam ... nothing. To favour self-expression apparently. As if having a poorer grasp of their own language ever helped anyone express themselves better in it. Being a voracious reader helped me mitigate the damage somewhat at a personal level, but it was clear from the outset that it was a deeply stupid direction to take. It also made it significantly harder to learn foreign languages later on.
>the new towns were as utopian as you could get for the working classes
Patronising bullshit then; patronising bullshit now. Like I said, a question of control. Everything you said is about controlling people who are considered unable to run their own lives. And if you think industrial conditions in the early factories were due to the "novelty" of the system, you probably think the moon's made of green cheese as well.
Complete control of their employees has been the wet dream of a certain kind of "industrialist" since the 19th century. No doubt as well as living in company-owned towns, Musk's employees will end up being paid in "Twitcoin" which can only be spent in Boring Stores or converted to real money with a 50% charge. That way he can build up a stock of serfs obliged to work for him when he sets up his Muskovy on Mars. Guy's a horrible POS.
>I expected a tech community to at least have a minimum degree of admiration for a guy who founded a string of companies that are advancing civilisation onto the next phase through the use of technology.
I'm sure we would, and probably more than a minimum. Care to name one for us?
As a professional who has been in IT for three decades, I can do without ridiculous tech-bro worshipping nonsense, thanks.
"WARN offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs.
The document, which was linked to in an earlier ElReg article on the suit, doesn't seem to leave much of what you claim above standing.
>We have lots of regulations but no-one polices them and even less people enforce them.
Indeed, and that is entirely intentional. That way the politicians can say they introduced "tough" regulations to deal with a problem, while actually not interfering at all with the aberrant practices and profiteering of the companies who will give them cushy sinecures in the future.
Really? Such grandiloquent, self-satisified rhetoric over weights and measures? You really don't have any unique freedom in the US.
I live in Europe. I can cook in any measures I want, set my car to miles or kilometres, or use an app on my phone which converts it to bloody furlongs if I want. Oh, the packaging in the shops doesn't have non-metric measurements? Because they haven't been widely used for a couple of centuries?
You have no unique or exceptional freedom in the "Land of the so-called Free". Maybe your schools should teach comparative history and politics as well as imperial and metric weights and measures.
>There are very, very few people alive who experienced "empire"[*] these days. I doubt it's enough to swing an election.
That the actual empire no longer exists does not mean that ideas, ideologies and delusions based around "empire" cannot have an effect on politics or political culture in the here and now. You merely have to note the use of the "Empire 2.0" idea in the post-Brexit debates about the UK's position in the world to realise that.
Early 2000s I was working for a US software company. They axed about half our folk and expected the rest of us to pick up the slack. Sent a VP across the pond to tell us that this was a "stretch opportunity" for us, to show the company how well we could perform. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to offer him a neck-stretching opportunity ;-)