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Comment: Re:Only one answer, to the Brits (Score 1) 94

by Teun (#47430725) Attached to: Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

Sorry but I'm pissed off with bankrolling the EU.


Maggie made sure you guy's contribute less than the others and you are still moaning.
There is ample evidence the EU as an economic partnership is hugely advantageous to all members, yes including the UK.
B.t.w, have you ever thought about why British icons like the Mini, Bentley and Rolls Royce cars are now owned by the losers of WWII?
Indeed, because the Brits have a deficiency in recognising their own shortcomings.

Comment: Re:The Failure of good intentions. (Score 1) 145

by Teun (#47341423) Attached to: Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

It's a matter of reasonable effort. How can a company determine that a given email destination is Canadian? It really can't. So Canada's laws are affecting the whole world as companies have to either give up on things that people likely actually want (security bulletins) or scramble to form opt-in databases on worldwide recipients just because of Canada.

No, it's a matter of being a decent business partner, regardless of the country you do business in, as a company with moral standing you give the options of opt-in and opt-out.

In the EU it's been that way for several years and it caused no grief to any company that does value it's customers.

Comment: Re:"Skyrocketing" electricity prices? (Score 1) 461

by Teun (#47317309) Attached to: Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly
Europe had one of the warmest 'winters' in memory which also influenced the price of energy, there was little demand.

Like during the first quarter the Dutch economy that last year seemed out of recension suddenly shrunk, purely because there was so much less gas export, the rest was doing OK.

Comment: Re:Should the US government censor political blogs (Score 1) 308

by Teun (#47300031) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC
You try to compare different playing fields.

One is the playing field where the elected representative is being influenced by lobbyists with deep pockets, the other is where voters are being influenced by the press, including bloggers.

The first one is reprehensible, the representative has to work for his constituents, not the guy with most money.

The second is exactly what democracy is about, the constituents are influenced by whatever rocks their boat and then they vote.

"Hey Ivan, check your six." -- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27