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Comment: My personal data was leaked by Coursera (Score 3, Interesting) 31

Back on Jul 17 an email arrived to my gmail inbox. Subject: "Earn an LL.M. in the United States in Less Than A Year". Sent by UF Levin College of Law, they spammed me and lots of courserans about a program "designed exclusively for graduates of law schools outside of the United States and from the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico who want to enhance their understanding of the laws and legal language and culture of the United States of America."
The distribution list did not ask for permission or confirmation. The design errors didn't stay there: anyone could reply to the list and have the messages forwarded. In less then two hours, 47 angry students from around the world complained and asked each other to send an email to Coursera. Which I did. I only got an automated reply, and never heard back from them.

from: Jesse *, Jr.
reply-to: "Jesse *, Jr."
date: 17 July 2014 15:20

Comment: Re:Easy to ACTUALLY solve (Score 1) 470

by aBaldrich (#45537527) Attached to: EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
In my country bio-degradable bags are mandatory. We have to pay an insignificant amount of money for each bag (equivalent to 0.025 USD - yes: two and a half cents) and it solves the problem completely because we still use them to carry goods from the supermarket and to dispose the trash, but after a year or two the bags degrade and are gone forever.

Comment: Re:interesting question (Score 1) 168

by aBaldrich (#45169147) Attached to: Black Death Predated 'Small World' Effect, Say Network Theorists
>these days people had a favourite hobby that consisted in gather in huge numbers dressed in fancy metallic suites and go paying their neighbours a visit

Yea, and today people have a favourite hobby that consists in building small scale unmanned aircrafts and go bombing their neighbours... oh wait, they don't.

+ - Snowden offered asylum by Venezuelan President->

Submitted by aBaldrich
aBaldrich (1692238) writes "Edward Snowden was offered "humanitarian asylum" by Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela. The country's official news agency reports (oroginal spanish, google translation) that the decision was taken after a meeting of the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Maduro denounced an attempt to "colonize" several European Countries, and that he is acting "on behalf of the dignity of the Americas"."

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