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Comment Re: Good! (Score 1) 364

The "they will leave us". That is exactly the argument used in all liberal economies. And exactly what makes it possible for multinationals to hold western economies hostage.

Indian policy but also other protectionist policy within western countries proves that that kind of fear mongering is unsubstantiated, however effective it may be.

Comment Re: Litigious Much (Score 1) 799

That distinction between church and religion is important. The church as an institution was a very wide economic and regulatory entity. Parts either stimulated or prosecuted science or certain findings. Religion however is a censor. Scientific findings are very likely to be interpreted within the boundaries of the religious dogma. So a church can facilitate science but religion may influence the findings.

However he who is without dogmas cast the first stone.


Asha2004 writes: In a direct reaction to the recent Paris terror attacks, European Union countries have planned an emergency meeting this Friday in Brussels, Belgium, to convene and collaborate on ideas to implement and strengthen controls over electronic and anonymous payment methods.

A draft conclusion obtained by Reuters notes that EU ministers will urge EUâ(TM)s executive arm â" the European Commission to enforce new measures.

Comment Re: Finally (Score 2) 278

The idea of letting a arbitration committee in a foreign country (in this case the US) supersede the judicial system of a democratic nation which has evolved over more than a century is to absurd to contemplate. Corporate lobby is making it (ISDS) happen though. Europe is next.

Comment Re: Without government... (Score 5, Informative) 471

Actually the Dutch taxi market is pretty open nowadays, with several thousand not affiliated taxis in Amsterdam only. But the Netherlands is a pretty regulated country. For driving a taxi for example you need a license (easily obtainable) and there are fixed tariff regulations. Obviously Uber drivers have no such license and don't comply with the tariff regulation. I don't know any democratic nation where an organization which actively organizes and supports activities which don't comply with the law is not seen as a criminal organization.
Doesn't mean that Uber won't be seen as a kind of emancipationary club somewhere down the line. But now...

Submission + - What's needed for the 60TB hard drive 1

Lucas123 writes: Within the next 6 years, Seagate expects to produce a 60TB hard disk drive using HAMR technology. But WD and Seagate are currently on separate paths toward expanding capacity. Seagate with Singled Magnetic Recording (SMR) and WD with helium-filled drives. Computerworld has published a series of slides explaining what has been used up until this point and what will be needed to reach the 60TB end goal.

Submission + - CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC (vice.com) 1

Daniel_Stuckey writes: Not content with the 27-kilometre-round Large Hadron Collider, researchers at CERN have their sights set on a new beast of a particle collider that could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres.

The nuclear research organisation announced that it was hatching plans for an ambitious successor to the LHC with an international study called the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) programme, which will kick off with a meeting next week.

The idea is to consider different hadron collider designs similar to the existing LHC but more powerful—much more powerful. CERN wrote it was looking for a collider “capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV.” The existing LHC will reach a maximum of around 14 TeV (tera electron Volts).

Submission + - If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go? 17

Covalent writes: I am a long-time slashdot reader (don't let the UID fool you), and I agree with most of you that the Beta is a disaster. Dice has promised a fix, but what if this garbage is the new reality? Is there a suitable alternative to slashdot that members would find equally (or more) fulfilling? Is someone going to fork slashdot and start it anew (Taco can you hear me?) Or is this just the end of an era?

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