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Comment: Re:Trolls are the lowest form of life. . . (Score 1) 489

by eionmac (#48187751) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

reget,it is NOT for an opinion you may disagree with, it is for 'threats to a specific person', thus brings Internet law in line with actual conversation spoken threat or threat mail. It is less than the jail option for a spoken threat against a specific person. (couold be 7 years!)

Comment: different folk! Use different set ups. (Score 1) 159

by eionmac (#48021123) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Software Issue Tracking Transparency - Good Or Bad?

as Buyer (i.e. facing your sales folk )I get a 'rosy picture'.
As buyer I always require the folowing:
a) I will give you a no-disclosure agreement.
b) You will advise me all existing problems with your software and allow my qualified persons to analyse your reporting times/solving times for bugs.
c) If you will not or cannot disclose existing bugs then you will have unlimited liability for any default caused by any existing bug after purchase.
d) All you competitors are asked the same question.
e) Do you wish to conclude this meeting or continue?

It is sensible to have all bugs reported, (I would welcome your approach of visible lists) but perhaps from a commerce point of view only viewable by a restricted list of developers or non-disclosure bound paying customers.
Make it a sales point:
a) We try to make our software the best, you can help us by reporting any problems.
b) When we have an established relationship, if you agree to non-disclosure terms then we can allow your folk who are software intelligent to aid your use and others by joining our development team as advisers. This impoves your competative edge and ensures your ability to get the maximum from your purchase.

Comment: Buy a "SIM FREE" phone in UK, and note! (Score 1) 259

by eionmac (#47166009) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

1. Buy a 'sim free' phone in UK on arrival. Different bankwidths and safety regulations as she must use a "CE" marked phone within the EU.
2. At beginning certainly use a pay-as -you-go-phone. She cam swop to her USA SIM when she goes back to USA.
3. Coverage: Very necessary to know actual telcom providers ( both real and 'virtual' who piggy back on an other telecos line) relative to the area she will be in, Albeit most telecos claim 90+% coverage, they do this by piggy backing (roaming charges) on other networks and operation is very limited in mountainous regions.
Example: Within my areas near Manchester in England and in Galoway in southern Scotland, signal strengths vary widely. ( 300yards = 80% loss of signal on two telecos but not on third) In cities mostly OK, but in rural and some islands areas you have problems.

Comment: Re:How far do these laws go? (Score 1) 104

by eionmac (#46435059) Attached to: BPAS Appeals £200,000 Fine Over Hacked Website

In UK these laws apply to all 'personal data' , even in written form inside your organisation, all personal data must be securely held.
Thus membership list etc should be kept in a safe or locked cupboard in locked premises if in written form and in secured electronic form if on a database or website. No if, No buts! Germany is the toughest on data protection.

Comment: already in UK. as BT Wifi; BT FON (Score 1) 253

by eionmac (#46421591) Attached to: Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

All routers supplied by major UK ISP BT (British telephone) reserve 10% of bandwidth for public access to router, but on a separate log in. BT-Wifi OR BT-FON, thus you as a deal if you permit this 10% sharing [Itis an opt in service] can thus access any free BT WiFI or BT FON elsewhere away from home or in home. On 'find all wireless signals' my router detects My WiFi , neighbours's WiFi all named and locked encrypted and two other signals BT FON and BT Wifi unencrypted available to visitors (thus their doings not on "my ISP" logs or outsiders not on "my ISP" logs). I find it useful at home and abroard.

Comment: all life ends on earth by age or disease (Score 1) 363

by eionmac (#46318733) Attached to: UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

All life ends on earth by age or disease, so if enough air/water/food for a lifetime then the Mars trip is no different to living on Earth. Cleric has no fundamental logic to life's period on Earth never mind elsewhere. So not suicide unless all life is a suicide trip.

Comment: "The Wallace" (Score 1) 796

by eionmac (#45880179) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

A play on freedom, what to do to get it and maintain it. The actions of greed, advancement and lust in some persons and the cruelty of those in power (power corrupts) to keep it
The play by New Zealander Sydney Goodsir Smith, published by Oliver & Boyd of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1960, is in the "Lallans" (Scottish) dialect of English.
Once read , it changes how you look at the persons 'seeking' financial/social advancement in any polulation.
I am biased, as a Scot living in England, but it made great sense to my Russian colleagues.

Comment: "securities" = "transferable by sale value items". (Score 1) 366

by eionmac (#45879965) Attached to: The SEC Is About To Make Crowdfunding More Expensive

1. Crowdsourcing does not give a valid "share certificate' or 'vote' in a company/organisation. SEC etc only relevant to 'saleable/buyable transferable' certificate of value/vote.
2. Crowdsource funders are 'adventurers in trade'. All can be lost (idea fails) or they may get a tangeable reward ( a magazine or T-shirt or software) which is not a 'security' or even remotely fall near ' 'security' meaning.
3. Seems to try to get at "IPO equivalent without securites on a registered exchnage", but even voting shares in a club, say a chess club, are irrelevant to SEC; I think.
4. Key lies in both USA and EU /UK that sale of a share in a 'public company'/'public incorporation' are subject to regulation. In UK at least Private Companies are not subject to share regulation but only to tax law and companies tax and companies law, and must keep a register of shareholders which is public knowledge via application to register by any interested party.

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