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Comment: Re:She's lucky to be able to jump back in! (Score 1) 245 245

In the US, most women who take time off to take care of children are branded unemployable, and often treated worse than a non-mother with a long-term gap in their employment.

It's a legitimate concern for my wife and I. She has a good job that pays well, but is very inflexible and involves a long commute...

So she could look for a more flexible job with a shorter commute and work part time from home or something like that...

Or you could be the stay at home dad and let your wife go to work... (it's an option, but I suspect you would fear for you career too)

Comment: Re:this really went to court (Score 4, Interesting) 63 63

i tell you we are fucked for this to even need a court case of course we can flag and block things we don't what on your pc.

Relax... You can sue over many things; that doesn't imply you have a snow flakes chance in hell of winning...
They were probably just hoping avira would settle, and add an exception for freemium.

Comment: Re:Rule Engine? [Re:Security team] (Score 1) 513 513

Couldn't a scan rule be put in place that only scans during the day IF the night scan didn't complete?

Sure if and if there is no tool for this... just script it yourself... Of course that would be easiest on linux... But not impossible on windows.

We have a similar scan problem, but our co's policy is to not shut down PC's at night so that they can get Windows updates.

That is ridiculous, I know windows sucks... but leaving computers on is irresponsible... Policies like this is the reason why we shouldn't have cheap energy. Basically, we need high energy taxes, so people solve the problem right instead of just working around it..

In this case, add a "shutdown for the day" button, that does the updates, scanning, etc. before shutdown. Or use an OS that can apply updates silently and doesn't require scanning for viruses, etc...

Comment: Re:Security team (Score 1) 513 513

You can just remove the shutdown option on the start menu either locally with the windows registry or remotely using AD. We did this for a bunch of our key servers at work because a couple of people kept fat fingering the servers.

If you don't want you orgs PC to shutdown or sleep when not in use... It's probably time for more energy taxes.

There are plenty of ways to solve these problems... Leaving all PCs on all the time, is not a good one. And if companies can figure that out on their own, society should facilitate a clear financial motivation.

Comment: Re:TNSTAAFL (Score 1) 272 272

then you don't advertise unlimited without a clear explanation of those reasonable limits.

Even a clear explanation isn't worth much if "unlimited" is written in big letters... and the definition is deep in the fine print.
I believe the EU made a law a few years ago, stating that you must deliver whatever you write in large letters... Basically, that putting things in fine print isn't good enough...

If they have a "reasonable" limit at 1TB, they are selling 1TB traffic, not unlimited.

Comment: Re:Few European technology companies? (Score 1) 266 266

Add spotify, skype, nokia to the list... They all started in Europe...

But yes, there is more in the US, or maybe that's just how we perceive it... Personally, I think it also has to do with people from all over the world relocating to the valley... Rather than trying to create the same atmosphere elsewhere.
So if the US stops things like the H1B program, there is a real risk that Toronto, London or Berlin becomes a tech hub like the valley.

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 80 80

How long until we can actually use it? How long until Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari supports it on all their respective supported platforms?

Compile w. for now... But Chrome and Firefox will probably have support relatively soon. FF has had much of ES6 internally for years.

Comment: Re:If there are patent issues (Score 1) 355 355

afaik MS has a patent licensing scheme to other .Net implemetations... Has been in place for decades... Look it up... I don't remember the details...
Eitherway, I suspect you're more likely to be sued by Oracle and suddenly have MS helping you because they want a different precedence...

Comment: Re:There is a balance between article 8 and 10 (Score 1) 401 401

Yes it does. The website took down the comments as soon as the 'victim' complained about them.

The ruling clearly states otherwise:

15. Having regard to the clearly unlawful nature of the comments in question, as well as the fact that they remained on the news portal for six weeks before they were removed, we do not find it disproportionate for the Supreme Court to find Delfi liable as it had “failed to remove the comments.

(Emphasis is mine)

Note, the opinion of the court specifically says that they did not rule on the whether or not the website could be liable for not moderating upfront, and concern themselves with the case where removal had been requested.

Comment: There is a balance between article 8 and 10 (Score 3, Insightful) 401 401

Article 8 protects people against slander, lies etc, article 10 grants free speech, these must be balanced. And when someone clearly violates article 8 in a comment, and a credible professional news organization, refuses to remove the comment, they can be held liable. Opinions from the ruling:

8. ......Instead, the Court has adopted case-specific reasoning and at the same time has left the relevant principles to be developed more clearly in subsequent case-law.

15. Having regard to the clearly unlawful nature of the comments in question, as well as the fact that they remained on the news portal for six weeks before they were removed, we do not find it disproportionate for the Supreme Court to find Delfi liable as it had “failed to remove the comments

There is nothing sensational here. The court didn't say you were liable upfront, it didn't say that you couldn't be (and in some extreme cases that might make sense). But in this case the court ruled that holding someone liable for refusing to take down illegal speech hosted by them is not a free speech violation.
There is nothing new here. The ruling does not say you must moderate all comments.

Comment: Re:Nothing (Score 1) 219 219

It's not up to Facebook to do anything, other than comply with the applicable laws of the country they're located in. If the company inserted itself into a local and controversial political problem, then it could be putting its own employees at risk.

Correct, and as demonstrated by the USA, rouge police officers don't need warrants or probable cause in order to access all records held by facebook.
Especially, not if it's related to "terrorism" or "national" security...

This is why the surveillance programs are so bad, they legitimize the same conduct in countries where abuse is much more likely.
Not that we don't know the US already abuses it's powers for industrial espionage.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955