Yep. It's banned in the EU.
No, it's not. It's controlled though, there are 14 varieties of GMO accepted to be cultivated in EU. And yes you have to label it.
GMO's are not common on shelves in Europe. Most of it goes to animal feed. (you don't have label the meat, if the animal has eaten GMO)
Basically a cabbie in new york, according to regulations, HAS to stop for anybody that hails them.
That has to mean if the taxi is free, so that you can't discriminate people, like "That dude looks like a hobo, so I'm ignoring him, I'm looking for someone who looks rich.".
You can also "call a cab", then a taxi driver somewhere hopefully nearby will put on his meter and come to pick you up. Surely he doesn't have to stop for anybody hailing. (Otherwise it would be more like call and pray taxi service).
There's no difference between calling and mobile-app-hailing, except the way the order comes through.
The central depends on people calling taxis to make money. They don't like people being able to bypass them.
If he is a "patent judge", the more patents, the more arguments about patents and the more work for him, and he can make more money. So software patents age good - for him.
That's why R-Kioski (chain that makes most of it's money selling tobacco, candy, magazines and lottery tickets) has started a service where paying a bill costs "only" 3 euros.
Oh, internet access is not a "right" in Finland. There has only been talking about that every household should be capable of having a broadband access for a reasonable price, with government support if needed, but there has been no real action yet. For people living in cities there is no problem, but in the countryside many farmers can't get a broadband, or are struggling with a 3G connection that works sometimes.
Though most of Finland is covered with 3G networks, ensued by Finns need to go to a shore of one of Finland's 187888 lakes every chance they get. People expect their UMTS modem to work in their summer cottage, 100 paying customers by a lake makes you build a station for them. But if you are a lone farmer with no lakes near, who's gonna care for you? In current economic situation propably nobody.
As I appreciate AMD opening up some of their secrets. The open source Radeon driver is a lot better than it was on ATI times. However, the closed driver still gives you double the fps on games, the bad news that it works so badly. Messes up the screen and stuff.
I recently bought a new nVidia based card, partly because I was fed up with the proprietary Radeon driver not working. Gave up trying to install it on Fedora 16 or Mint 12.
GeForce is the only choice if you want fast graphics for Linux right now.
Usually when you upgrade you get something similar, but with new features. Now you'll lose features if you upgrade. But I will not join Gnome 3 bashers. It's not "dumbed down" as some folks claim, It's an early version of the new DE.
When Mate fork is finished it will be just like Gnome 2 was, and Gnome 3 will get more customisability while it develops, things will be good again.
Now I get a monthly bill based on the actual consumption and I don't have to let anyone in.
So what's the security risk? Someone finding out how much power I'm using?
My phone phone is Samsung's second cheapest flip model, the battery lasts for a week.