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1) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1784556)
Posted 16 hours ago by Sirius B
TTIP exposed

"The unelected negotiators have kept the talks going until now by means of a fanatical level of secrecy, with threats of criminal prosecution for anyone divulging the treaty’s contents."
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1784549)
Posted 16 hours ago by Sirius B
40 years, 803,000,000 Miles
3) Message boards : Politics : DNR (Message 1784205)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Nice to see a professional agree with me...

Unforgivable faillings in DNR

..."“By ignoring people we actually give an indication that we don’t care, that we are not bothered – that is in my personal opinion a criminal offence,” she said."
4) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technolgy 3 (Message 1784046)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Considering how ineffective UK.Gov has been with I.T systems, this made me smile...

"The British government is currently considering using the blockchain technology on which the Bitcoin currency is based in order to increase efficiency in the distribution of taxpayers’ money. As you might know, a blockchain operates as a decentralized ledger verified by a network of computers. The blockchain can be used to record data and secure and validate an exchange of assets.

Today, banks and other financial institutions are increasingly investing in blockchain technology, because they understand that it could allow to cut their costs and speed up their operations. The UK government was also examining how the blockchain technology could be used to manage and keep track of the distribution of public money.

It should be noted that the United Kingdom has had a patchy record with government IT systems. Previously, a number of government agencies have suffered from IT problems, including the passport agency, the tax credit system and even the National Health Service. The latter was forced to announce the abandonment of a multibillion pound scheme to computerize every patient record 5 years ago.

The opposers of the technology said that blockchain wouldn’t solve every problem or work in every context, because it is still too young: the original Bitcoin blockchain was started just 7 years ago. In the meantime, most financiers believe that the technology won’t be adopted broadly for another 5 to 10 years. Overall, the current level of development can be compared with the early days of the Internet. In 2016, the government’s chief scientific advisor recommended the government to explore how it could use this technology. At the time, the Bank of England called it a “key technological innovation” and hired a team to find out the possible ways to use it – for example, for issuing central bank money."
5) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1784042)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
When the % increase...

6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1784029)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Good points! It begs a question though...

...what if he was in the States at that time?
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1784020)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Can't speak for the States, but here, effective policing, stringent oversight of the CPS (atm, too many Mickey Mouse cases being dealt with wasting taxpayers money), tougher rules for defence/prosecution enabling ALL evidence on the table before the actual case hearing.

In Jonathon King's case, both defence & prosecution prosecuted for their faillngs in the case. That would ensure that all sides in cases have all the facts to present to judges & juries.
8) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1784012)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Notice this though...

"Politicians who want to stay in the EU are now warning that a withdrawal threatens to revive the former Northern Ireland bloody conflict."

...they'll say anything to keep their noses in the trough.
9) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1784010)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Maybe, but just like what has recently been reported here in the UK, that's lazy policing.

Mere speculation.

However... Speculation is interesting.

Not here though, it has been proven.
10) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1784007)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Nothing at all to do with any of your States & their legal systems but the UK's. Don't you get it yet? It's a UK case with proof that it was impossible for him to bugger a junkie here at that time...

...unless he was Mr Fantastic himself :-)
11) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1784006)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
The Tax avoider King with his Court Jester :-)
12) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1783999)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Much worse.
13) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1783998)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Maybe, but just like what has recently been reported here in the UK, that's lazy policing.
14) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1783990)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
The 51 States have nothing to do with it. The receipt clearly shows he was in the USA rather than the UK. Can't you see that fact?
15) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1783988)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
That may be the case, but wouldn't it be better to wait until more is known without having to resort to assumptions?
16) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1783983)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Are you sure you read the whole report?

"Why authorities wanted Bkhchadzhyan to unlock the phone is unclear."
17) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1783980)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Barn door wide open

"France and Germany have proposed a new 'emergency brake' that could suspend visa-free travel for countries that no longer meet the specific criteria. But commission officials have indicated that idea has been rejected."

Bet that won't go down well in Paris or Berlin.
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1783978)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Haven't to contend with the justice system withholding evidence makes matter even more difficult...

Evidence withheld

...if they're anything like the commenters on the article, can understand the despair...

..so what if Clearwater Florida is not New York, the point is that he was in the US at that time not buggering some junkie in the UK.
19) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1783974)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
A safe is one thing as many could have the combination, but a cellphone not belonging to an indivudual but someone else? How would her fingerprint unlock it?
20) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1783950)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2016/05/01/The-government-wants-fingerprints-to-unlock-phones/stories/201605010200
LOS ANGELES — As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, federal officials were waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom.

There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale, Calif., home. The phone contained Apple’s fingerprint identification system for unlocking, and prosecutors wanted access to the data inside it.

In this new Age.

Possibly the same as knowing a safe's combination.

If the FBI, or any other Law Enforcement Agency, get a Judge's Order to provide the Combination/Swipe Finger. And the person refuses:

Possible Contempt of Court Ruling. And the person stays is Jail, until the Combination/Swipe Finger is provided.

In real life: Jail Time would be for a period, of perhaps months. If a continuing refusal to comply with the Order: A Release, after the Judge's admonishment.

& if not her phone?


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