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EMS Statement on the Detention of Betül Tanbay

The European Mathematical Society is outraged at the news that the Turkish police have detained, in Istanbul on the morning of 16th November 2018, Professor Betül Tanbay, a member of the EMS Executive Committee. We are incredulous at the subsequent press release from the Istanbul Security Directorate accusing her of links to organized crime and attempts to topple the Turkish government.

Professor Tanbay is a distinguished mathematician and a Vice President Elect of the European Mathematical Society, due to assume that role from January 2019. We have known her for many years as a talented scientist and teacher, a former President of the Turkish Mathematical Society, an open-minded citizen, and a true democrat. She may not hesitate to exercise her freedom of speech, a lawful right that any decent country guarantees its citizens, but it is preposterous to suggest that she could be involved in violent or criminal activities.

We demand that Professor Tanbay is immediately freed from detention, and we call on the whole European research community to raise its voice against this shameful mistreatment of our colleague, so frighteningly reminiscent of our continent's darkest times.
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Wait, really? Now advertisers want to have third-party cookies on all pages so they can "remember I opted out"?

How's that possibly GDPR compliant, if to not track you they think they need to track you?

Obviously, they've got this completely backwards.

I think this guy had a better idea about it: https://baekdal.com/strategy/publishers-havent-realized-just-how-big-a-deal-gdpr-is/
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+Lexmark, I like the printer I have, but in response to my query about Google Cloud Print having stopped working, your support just told me to disable certificate validation. That's not exactly what I want and should be doing.
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Thanks for that number 😀
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Is it bad to write a function "consume_children()"?

Asking for a friend ...
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Now that's a slight overreaction... #meltdown
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Those days when your test framework has more bugs than your code ...
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215 files changed, 310 insertions(+), 8136 deletions(-)
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Huh. So I get spam, saying "Your thesis 'A study on Faults and Error Propagation in the Linux Operating System' could be published as a book [bla bla bla]"

Only, I never wrote such a thesis.

Turns out it does exist though, using one of my patches as an example patch for how the commit message explains the change...

http://koara.lib.keio.ac.jp/xoonips/modules/xoonips/download.php/KO50002002-20154428-0003.pdf?file_id=111234
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Having far too much fun writing exploits for our own code :)
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