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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will have "few or no benefits to the UK", according to the only official assessment of the deal commissioned by the UK Government. The warning was disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information request by anti-TTIP campaigners Global Justice Now.
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The introduction of a national living wage should have been a good thing, but some bad bastard employers on the high street are using it as an excuse to cut benefits. Here they are, rounded up, for you to ogle at.
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Yeah this sort of behavior totally misses the point and spirit of the national living wage. Much like VW/Audi et al totally missed the point of emission testing. Yes the cars passed the test as set out in the law/regulations, but the point if the law was to reduce pollution, not make cars pass emissions tests.

I can't see the people in charge of these companies being so dense as to think, oh i thought national living wage was to restructure our employees finances, not to enable them to afford a living.

Also all those companies that quote average wages in their defence get an extra slap upside the head for muddying the waters.
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Ubuntu 16.04 was released today, with one of the highlights being the new Snap package format. Snaps are intended to make it easier to distribute applications for Ubuntu - they include their dependencies rather than relying on the archive, they can be updated on a schedule that's separate from ...
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Children cannot poke things into British sockets - they have built in automatic shutters for protection. The British 13 Amp plug and socket is considered the safest in the world. It is one of the results of UK government planning in the 1940s to improve building standards.
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"...a European aircraft maker ... cleans the cockpits of its planes every week of malware designed for Android phones. The malware spread to the planes only because factory employees were charging their phones with the USB port in the cockpit.

Because the plane runs a different operating system, nothing would befall it. But it would pass the virus on to other devices that plugged into the charger."
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Pure nonsense. Lol
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Hi, my name is Tautvydas and I’m a software developer at Unity working in the Windows team. I’d like...
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Anti-ad blocker sites put reader security at risk, and fall foul of privacy laws.
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Lawyers have been left stunned by the decision not to report the student deportations case
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Its business model relies on users sharing personal data instead of cat videos, but that is happening less and less – and it’s a devil of Facebook’s own making
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A Southwest Air flight attendant ordered the removal of a woman of Somali descent in a headscarf from a Chicago-Seattle flight after the passenger asked her neighbor if she could switch seats with …
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7 years' commercial experience in C++, Java, Perl, networking, Linux; also proficient in Python, C, JavaScript, Ruby, web development.
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Software engineer based in Oxford
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I can usually be found writing code, dancing to gothy bleep, or performing in Lashings.

See chris.boyle.name.
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Ported Simon Tatham's Puzzles to Android: 100k downloads. :-)
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Oxford, UK
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Cambridge, UK - Coventry, UK - Winchester, UK - Crawley Down, UK - Basingstoke, UK
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  • Monument Valley
  • AutoWear
  • X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator
  • AutoRemote
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Aviation Herald (AVH) Reader – Android Apps on Google Play
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Stay up to date with the latest in aviation when on the move. Please note that this is merely a reader for the excellent content provided by

Hedge funder buys rights to drug used by AIDS patients and raises price ...
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A hedge fund trader is at the centre of mounting controversy after the pharmaceutical company he bought raised overnight the cost of a life-

​UN human rights chief compares UK tabloids to ‘Nazi’ propaganda
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UK tabloids like the Murdoch-owned Sun that compared immigrants to ‘cockroaches’ recall the dark days of the Nazi media attacking those they

The art of cruelty: why the Conservative attack on disabled people harms...
www.newstatesman.com

No sick person responds to their diagnosis by thinking, “I can scam taxpayers for £73 a week!”

The deficit is a smokescreen for a Tory attack on the state, former civi...
www.independent.co.uk

The Conservatives’ argument that spending cuts need to be made to reduce government debt is a “smokescreen” for their real mission to shrink

Signal Boost - GG attacks SXSW panels on online safety, harassment, and VR.
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Via Arthur Chu and with permission: As you may know, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin uses a crowdsourced approval method fo

No, I don't trust your conference without a Code of Conduct
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The UX twitter streams are buzzing again this week regarding safety at conferences. And once again there are those who say we need better co

Oracle CSO Rant Against Security Experts - Schneier on Security
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Oracle CSO Rant Against Security Experts. Oracle's CSO Mary Ann Davidson wrote a blog post ranting against security experts finding vulnerab

Windows 10 automatically spies on your children and sends you a dossier ...
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Kirk writes, "This weekend we upgraded my 14-year-old son's laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Today I got a creepy-ass email from Microso

Officials deporting migrants by nationality 'to fill chartered planes' |...
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Home Office selecting migrants for deportation so it can fill flights to specific countries, including many who have active legal claims, in

That time the Internet sent a SWAT team to my mom's house
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When I set out to research the out-of-control harassment problem in gamer culture, I never dreamed my mother would be caught up in the middl

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack - BBC News
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Car giant Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in the US after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.

Angry misogynist murders women at showing of film by feminist comedian; ...
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Police in Lafayette, Louisiana are evidently struggling to understand why the outspokenly misogynistic, racist and anti-Semitic John Russell

A 'Golden Key' for Encryption Is Mythical Nonsense
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A backdoor to encryption, even if euphemistically rebranded as a “front door” or a “golden key,” is by definition a vulnerability.

Chicago Investigator Fired For Finding Cops At Fault In Deadly Police Br...
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The City of Chicago just fired an investigator after he determined that police were at fault in several fatal shootings. Lorenzo Davis, 65,

Facebook Builds A Rough Road Back For Those Booted By Its “Real Name” Po...
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Process hell and faceless bureaucracy may await those locked out of their accounts — even when they use their legal names.

Data errors implicated innocent people - watchdog - BBC News
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People were wrongly implicated in paedophile investigations because of botched attempts to access data, a communications watchdog says.

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In The Heights was amazing, and the only opportunity I know of to see a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical in the UK.
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Serves only burritos and does them well. All options included as standard. Apparently it's run by the Atomic Pizza/Burger people and it's what you'd expect from them: straightforward and tasty.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Comfortable seats, plenty of large screens, looks like they're all wheelchair accessible(?)... I've no complaints.
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Visited occasionally for several years and never been disappointed. Burgers, pizza, milkshakes, and general atmosphere all great; can be a bit busy but takes reservations.
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Good vehicles and prices; convenient full-to-full fuel policy; bicycle storage available. I just wish, as with every other rental place, that there was less vagueness and obfuscation in their blatant upsell attempts on insurance options. Just show me a list like the website did so I can quickly confirm I've picked the right one and get going.
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