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Johann Petrak
Works at University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
Attended Vienna University of Technology
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If you want to support European language technology research and business, you may want to sign that letter to the European Commission
http://www.multilingualeurope.eu/
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Can it get any weirder than this?
Well actually it can: schools are forced by law to make students worship imaginary beings in Britain. But still, this is pretty weird too ...
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-31989913
Pupils at a primary school were stopped from watching the solar eclipse due to "religious and cultural concerns".
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Sheffield: not only a city that has exactly 0 Tory Councillors, or where many share my feelings and opinions about Thatcher, it was also the city in Britain where the first Women's politicial organization was founded in 1851, laying the/one foundation for the Women's Suffrage movement. Happy International Women's Day!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Female_Political_Association
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Judge regrets stopping trial because Muslim man gave evidence having sworn on the Bible instead of the Koran
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Reuters is down ???? No, I just had a glitch... ;)
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This looks even more disgusting and wrong now than it did when it happened -- now that the general public is more aware about the atrocities, the violence and the injustice going on in the Saudi theocratic dictatorship.
The prince of an operetta-monarchy trying to feel important by playing happy games with the members of a truly powerful monarchy who abuse all those powers as much as they can. While outside of his view, people are getting beheaded, tortured, flogged and stoned on behalf of the people he supports to have a little photo-op.
Backbones nowhere to be seen.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/19/prince-charles-sword-dance-pictures_n_4814227.html
Prince Charles has been criticised for joining members of the Saudi royal family and taking part in an Ardah or sword dance in a stadium in the capital Riyadh. Sword in his hand and wearing traditional robes, the Prince of Wales looked "painf...
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In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. ...
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More sickening news from Britain's "close allies", whose dictatorial overlords are  apparently good friends with the British royals.
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/17365-saudi-woman-to-get-200-lashes-after-being-raped
A woman who was violently gang raped in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of indecency and talk to the media.The 19-year-old was in a car with a student friend when two men got into the vehicl
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What does it say about a government when they have an MP on the Science and Technology Select Committee who not only believes in but advocates astrology? What does it say about a Science and Technology Select Committee when the committee does not seem to have a problem with what is the exact opposite of science: superstition and stupidity?  
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/25/astrology-help-nhs-claim-conservative-mp-david-tredinnick
David Tredinnick says that astrology and complementary medicine could help healthcare and opponents are ‘racially prejudiced’
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And if you buy a set of those cables then you are going to want a "quiet" SD card to go with it!  http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/19/8068465/sony-memory-card-premium-sound-sr-64hxa
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No big surprise that the leader of an anachronistic club comes up with utterly anachronistic views about how to bring up children.
I think he needs, with all dignity, a proper spanking for spreading irresponsible nonsense like this though.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31163219
Pope Francis says that he backs parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.
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One has to agree with what Cambridge University law professor John Spencer QC said about the UK law that allows this: "monstrous". I would add: inhumane and uncivilized.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wrongly-convicted-men-launch-new-case-against-the-justice-secretary-9985773.html
Victims of two of Britain’s most worrying miscarriages of justice of modern times are to take the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, to court over changes to the law stopping them from receiving compensation for the 24 years they wrongly spent behind bars.
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Computer Scientist and Software Engineer
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  • University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    Research Fellow, 2013 - present
  • Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
    Researcher, 2013
  • University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    Researcher
  • Vienna University of Technology
    Research Assistent
  • Bundesrechenzentrum
    Programmer, System Analyst
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Sheffield, UK
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Vienna, Austria - Los Angeles, US
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So many ways to err, so little time.

Supporter of open and free software, open standards and free access to information.
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Questioning stuff since 1962
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  • Vienna University of Technology
    Computer Science
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