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Comment Re:Laughable (Score 4, Insightful) 134

Nope, the real motivation is compliance to EU laws, like every company has to. Companies who believe they can fully own data about EU citizens and do whatever they want with it are in for a lot of trouble, whatever their nationality. European companies, and even governments, have been condemned too.

Comment ITN (Score 2) 211

One way I can see to make things cheaper is to use the Interplanetary Transport Network to ship the bulk of the material needed for a settlement. But I'm quite sure someone better qualified than I am already took this possibility into account. The ITN has already been used to send probes, after all.

Comment Re:The are on both ends of the scale (Score 1) 152

IMHO, there's room for the first and the second, in a sufficiently large structure. Lorraine Steyn is the owner of a small software company, there isn't much room for a non-technical manager in such a context. In general, at least: some successful companies started with the association of a good manager and a tech genius, but they were usually friends.

Comment Re:The US needs a serious spanking (Score 2) 202

As employees who wish to retain our employment contracts, we have no opt-out option.

Anonymous denunciation to the geographically relevant data protection agency. Opt-out is mandatory. Data may only be collected for a legitimate purpose that must be explicitly justified. Every database holding personal informations must be declared to the data protection agency so it can check for compliance.

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