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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:No vote likely best long term result (192 comments)

"So we voted No. Where are our additional new powers?"

"Yeah well, we introduced the legislation but, you know... Parliament..."

4 days ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:So influence is the most important? (192 comments)

It's also unlikely simply because of the financial instability that is anticipated for the foreseeable future. I'm sure the last thing the EU wants right now is to admit another Greece into the union which they may have to bail out almost immediately.

4 days ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:A better solution (192 comments)

That won't help them if it's the UK that invades and enslaves them :)

4 days ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

nytes Re:What about other devices? (421 comments)

OK, that's a new one to me :)

*sigh* I guess I'm going to have to retrain my wife - "Honey, could you check the refrigerator computer and email me the shopping list?"

about two weeks ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

nytes Re:What about other devices? (421 comments)

I agree that it's an odd argument.

But I think I would say that almost every electronic device has a computer, but not all devices are computers.

I don't think I could convince very many people (at least, not non-techies) that my dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine should be referred to as "computers".

about two weeks ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

nytes Re:Who pays? (110 comments)

You're right. It'll be the lower level employees who most likely pay.

I work for a company that got hit with a FCPA violation years ago. We couldn't send anything out of the country without explicit State Department approval for years. It pretty much drove us to bankruptcy until we got bought by a bigger company with enough pull to ease the restrictions. One of the conditions is that *every* employee now has to have annual training on the FCPA.

about two weeks ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

nytes Re:best to do the time in Poland (110 comments)

We dispense the finest justice that money can buy!

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

nytes Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

Addendum to the above

I went to the homepage of the German government (that makes me a customer, right?) and the only email address I can find is for media requests.

I think a lawsuit is merited here.

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

nytes Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

Everyone needs to send emails to the support address for the German government right now.

Let's see how they respond to 2 million requests that they aren't allowed to ignore.

Also send a request to the court that rendered the decision.

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

nytes Re:define "customer" (290 comments)

In that case /. should be collecting sales tax on my page views and remitting it to my state.

I don't think most states will accept payments in eyeballs.

about two weeks ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

nytes Re:Obviously. (291 comments)

You know. The stuff made of cream from venomous cows.

about two weeks ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

nytes Re:Demographic (533 comments)

He tried putting her in the yard but the wind kept knocking her over. Also the pigeons were a real nuisance.

about two weeks ago
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Welcome To Laniakea, Our New Cosmic Home

nytes Re:Great (67 comments)

Not only that. Now I have to have all my address labels reprinted!

about three weeks ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

nytes She quit because... (186 comments)

She was afraid of heights!

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

nytes Re:sigh. bailing wire? (868 comments)

I haven't been around a lot of hay bales in a while, but back in the 60's and 70's hay bales were bound together with steel wire. The machine that we towed through the fields to pick up the cut hay and make the bales was stocked with spools of... wait for it... "baling wire" :)

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

nytes Re:Oh noes, they yanked your chain (354 comments)

You have a local video rental store? I haven't seen one of those in my area since Blockbuster closed.

about 2 months ago

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nytes nytes writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nytes (231372) writes "Scientists today moved the minute- hand on the symbolic ``Doomsday Clock'' to five minutes to midnight, to indicate growing concerns about the global nuclear threat. The hand was moved forward two minutes today, reflecting concerns that the world is heading toward ``a second nuclear age,'' and also that climate change poses a threat to stability, said Kennette Benedict, executive director of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the magazine which set up the clock in 1947."

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