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Submission + - BBC: Britain Votes To Leave The EU (washingtonpost.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests. London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England. Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers. The referendum turnout was 71.8% — with more than 30 million people voting — the highest turnout since 1992. London has voted to stay in the EU by around 60% to 40%. However, no other region of England has voted in favor of remaining. Britain would be the first country to leave the EU since its formation — but a leave vote will not immediately mean Britain ceases to be a member of the 28-nation bloc. That process could take a minimum of two years, with Leave campaigners suggesting during the referendum campaign that it should not be completed until 2020 — the date of the next scheduled general election. The prime minister will have to decide when to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would give the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal. Once Article 50 has been triggered a country can not rejoin without the consent of all member states.

Comment Re: Revenge p0rn (Score 1) 284

Gawker got curb-checked for invasion of privacy by posting what is basically revenge porn. In order for your warning to come true, Slashdot would have to do something similar, and I for one do *not* want to see a Steve Ballmer Sex Tape, y'dig?

Now you got a horrible image in my head with the man yelling developers, developers, developers uncontrollably.

Comment Re:Two wrongs don't make a right (Score 2) 375

Did you even read what you linked?

"In 1973 a federal district court in Arizona decided that the act was unconstitutional and Arizona could not keep the party off the ballot in the 1972 general election (Blawis v. Bolin). In 1961 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the act did not bar the party from participating in New York's unemployment insurance system (Communist Party v. Catherwood)

However, the Supreme Court of the United States has not ruled on the act's constitutionality. Despite that, no administration has tried to enforce it. The provisions of the act "outlawing" the party have not been repealed. Nevertheless, the Communist Party of the USA continues to exist in the 21st century.

Comment Re:So the vulnerability is the updating mechanism? (Score 1) 401

You can disable the update on Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise. It's a group policy gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update. -> Set it to not install updates.

Or... navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] and set "AUOptions"=dword:00000002 .

Comment Re:yeah, how dare utilities JustWork(tm) (Score 3, Interesting) 352

And how it could possibly be worse than Comcast.

Comcast has different tiers depending on the competition in the area. I live in NJ where FIOS is big around here and I pay $50 a month for just internet service which gets me 150 Mbps / 50 Mbps up and no data cap. Which is hysterical as up to about 3 years ago I was lucky to get 25 Mbps / 3 Mbps with a 250 GB data cap, until FIOS stepped up their advertising.

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