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Has any EU company actually given the finger to the US regarding these laws (OVH comes to mind but I have no evidence to back that up)? I imagine that would spark an uproar from all corners of the EU and even the rest of the non-US world, and it would be very interesting to see how it plays out. It might even put an end to this nonsense. Are these laws even legal by international 'standards', as Microsoft so cunningly put it?
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UKIP purple as well, this was well thought out.
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Join Machinae Supremacy on tour! Or at least get a sense of what it would be like with this tour diary / music video for Versus, featuring some of the best ever fan footage mixed with our own clips from the ‪#‎masuwtf‬ tour in 2014.

And remember, sharing is caring ^^;
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Amstrad PCW8256 repair day.

I picked up  a rather battered one on ebay. As usual everything else worked except the 3" floppy drive. These are driven by a sort of rubber band which dies over time. Fortunately not horrendous to replace.

While I was at it I added a 3.5" floppy drive externally and added a hole in the case for the cables. The 3" to 3.5" conversion cables are not fun but fortunately are available from someone in Germany ready made.

Need to find, or possibly just 3D print a case for the 3.5" floppy to match the machine.
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Or DORADO ...
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So today I got a leaflet and some paperwork for r a Fidelity fund which I ended up with some cash in from Red Hat stock stuff years ago.

It's the usual proposals to re-elect trustees along with a slightly less usual and rather sensible proposal on the vote which reads

"For the fund, a shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Trustees institute procedures to prevent holding investments in companies that, in the management's judgement, substantially contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity"

Which is about as meek and mild manner a "don't fund mass murder" proposal as I can imagine.

Fidelity's trustees  for the fund recommend a vote against that - because "the proposal would limit investments by the Fund that would be lawful under the laws of the United States"

Apparently if you are a banker, funding genocide is just fine, unless there is a rule against it - although from Appendix B it does look like they get paid a lot to salve their poor consciences.

I wonder if Red Hat still use Fidelity, and if they really want to be indirect funders of such things.
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Understood, I just dont think they want to be the ones making the good / evil call, though I do agree their specified reasoning is crap. I bet the real reason is more like "meh, too hard, go away".
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At least this way GCHQ can keep tabs on them... :-)


According to Daily Express, Shadow Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah is highly critical of government's decision and has raised her concerns over this issue.
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GCHQ keeps tabs, file, and 'leverage' when necessary. Thats how they got such friendly and motivated Home Secretaries over the years; just the little 'erasing' of evidence regarding the pedophile rings must have landed them quite a few lifetime devotees in that building...
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All your vote are belong to us ....
If you’re one of the 66,000 people from New South Wales who voted in the state election using iVote between Monday March 16 and midday on Saturd...
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+Andrew Leadbeater I totally did not think about that point. I grew up in Germany and now live in the US which compared to Germany has a horrible way to manage identity (identity theft is a real thing here apparently, because of the social security numbers used everywhere as its a handy primary db key).
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Someone just arrived at the door, knocked politely and delivered a parcel half an hour later than the 12 deadline for its arrival, apologized for the delay and then claimed he worked for Yodel. A competent Yodel delivery agent who cares about doing the job right.

He has to have been an April fool
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Fuzix the movie courtesy of +Enric Geijo who has been doing lots of MSX stuff with it.

I've just started putting in some of the basics for how low level graphics and audio interfaces might work out, so hopefully that'll really let the Turob-R show what it can do.
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I suppose you could... Or just emulate the entire thing including the floppy on a RPi :-)
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Simply I am speechless - https://olimex.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/allwinner-is-fooling-around-open-source-community/

Is there any trustable company that doesn't play jeopardy or jenga with licensing? #sunxi
Linux Sunxi community found GPL licensee violations in Allwinner CedarX media codec library, these violations were reported to Allwinner - the result? Allwinner push in GitHub new binaries with str...
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Code obfuscation +Linuxito  ? ohh yes, Red Rat.
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We know where you’ve been: Ars acquires 4.6M license plate scans from the cops - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/we-know-where-youve-been-ars-acquires-4-6m-license-plate-scans-from-the-cops/ insane
One citizen demands: "Do you know why Oakland is spying on me and my wife?"
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Never said it is. Collection of Data is the real problem.
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Excellent food and good service.
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American style food that really reminded me of North Carolina. Unfortunately that's not a recommendation. This is 'butter it, batter it, fry it, or all three then stuff it in a roll" food where the nearest thing we sighted to a vegetable was sweetcorn (soaked in butter). Stupid sized portions of nondescript food (even of the supposedly 'light' menu), far too much salt and sugar. There are better places in Swansea to get American 'diner' food.
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Nice location, extremely helpful and friendly staff. Room was spotless and everything worked as it should. Food was decent pub grub and good value. Only downside was that the square it is on faces a 'sports bar' which had live music on until late and was noisy. Excellent value for money.
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Went there because the place next door was closed and was pleasantly surprised. The menu isn't large, the place itself is fairly basic but the food was really good. Bring your own drinks. Excellent value. Also do takeaway.
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Great food but don't ask for the curry spicy hot unless you have a flameproof mouth
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Excellent very traditional British curry house with good staff, good food and good beer. Reasonable prices too. Order ahead on busy nights to avoid a wait.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Sandwiches, baguettes, pasta and other oddments both takeaway and eat in. Tends to have a small selection of the usual British fillings and a wide range of italian meats and cheeses as the selection. If you don't know what to try on the italian side then the staff will be happy to make suggestions. Service is unhurried and it can be slow if busy. If you've got five minutes to grab a sandwich go around the corner to Eets. If you've got time to actually enjoy your food go here.
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