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Please fill out Francis' survey on norms of copying: what kinds of copying do you think are acceptable?
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If you are a Microsoft employee, now would be a very bad time to come near me (worse than being a google or Apple employee - so bad). Worse than usual. This time I have lost some very creative paragraphs of writing because your firm can't be bothered to pay people who know how to program. Hint: well written application software should not just hang. If you think otherwise - see above.
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Alas using some Microsoft software is essentially unavoidable for me and there is really nothing I can do about it. That, alone, is worth a few slaps (if it were legal to slap people for working for an evil empire company). At least with Google, which produces plenty of annoyance in my daily life, they mostly don't throw my data away (mostly) and I don't pay for it. Increasingly I have to use it though, so watch this space.
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I'm just trying out google+ again and I notice that I now have a two column display of my whatever the technical term is for what I might think of as my feed. Is there any way to stop this? It is a really serious problem for anyone with various kinds of cognitive disorder (such as dyslexia) and bad for some kinds of visual disorder. Surely google has some disability champions who will take this up?
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Thanks. That exactly does the trick.
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What this seems to be trying to do is to force claimants to go after the "real" culprit than an innocent intermediary. X must sue Z not Y. That seems entirely reasonable if we are talking about a clai...
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Dear Coders of Brtain,

mySociety is hiring - please take a moment to see why we would love to talk to you.

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You can submit your resume by visiting this link. If you know anyone who would be a great fit for this position, please pass the link along. Thanks!
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This is one of the reasons why being tried in another country can be unjust:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17266000
A Briton extradited to the United States over allegations of arms dealing is denied bail.
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The "independent film policy review panel" doesn't look like the kind of independent body I'd care to take advice about copyright policy from:



Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, former Secretary of State
for Culture, Media and Sport (Chairman)
Will Clarke, Independent film distributor, founder and
former CEO, Optimum Releasing
Lord Julian Fellowes, Oscar® winning writer and actor
Matthew Justice, UK film producer and Managing
Director, Big Talk
Michael Lynton, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tim Richards, Chief Executive, Vue Entertainment
Tessa Ross, CBE, Controller of Film and Drama, Channel 4
Libby Savill, Head of Film and Television, Olswang LLP
Iain Smith, OBE, film producer and Chair, the British Film
Commission Advisory Boar

It looks, essentially, like a film industry body (with one token lawyer and politician) given legitimacy by the department of culture.
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If you live near New Cross ought to be interested in my sister (Becky)'s kickstarter campaign to put together a really good chip shop:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870259971/maddys-fish-bar-get-us-frying

If you know any locals, please pass this on.
Britain’s favourite Fish'n'Chips made from 100% fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce. Serving a traditional menu re-invented
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Well, I don't like Nietzche and I don't like being reminded of him every time I open a new tab. Today google is persuading me not to use their browser. Foolish anti-marketing?
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Thanks. That is very useful.
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The problem with copyright is that it isn't strong enough - are words you are unlikely to hear me say. Today clause 55 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill brings us an amendment to a fair...
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Ok. I'll stick something in the diary. I work in London so may be a beer or coffee. Until the next time. 
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The hardness of the P?=NP problem is of course one of the many consequences of P≠NP.
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