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Comment Re:Good grief. (Score 1) 36

"Learning to code" is actually a by-product of this endeavour NOT the main focus.

It's about Problem solving skills.

Give a group of kids a Problem to solve and the tools required to find a solution.

This can be in any medium you like, for example give them a pile of wood, rope and woodworking tools and tell them to make a working trebuchet.
It's just that it's cheaper and safer to use electronics and coding rather than Middle-age siege weapons!

Comment Just wondering... (Score 1) 296

Ain't Helium leakage only an issue under positive atmospheric pressure?
If the keep the Helium slight under normal atmospheric pressure it should stay inside the drive.
As long as the seal around it is good enough to keep other larger molecules out, the Helium will sit happily inside the drive..

Or am i missing something? never paid attention to those bits of science classes when i was younger...

Comment Re:Vaccine is coming (Score 1) 409

I heard in another interview on the BBC a day or 2 ago (arghh can't remember exactly when or who it was with)
That the Ebola virus mutates between a harmless and lethal variants every few years (that's why you don't get out brakes of this scale all the time.) and each time it has slightly different incubation time and lethality which makes creating a one-shot vaccine / cure more difficult.

But I hold my hands up and say your guy from the CSC is probably more informed in the subject than my memory of a half listened to interview! lol

Comment Re:Vaccine is coming (Score 2) 409

But the Ebola virus is a bit like the Flu virus, as it mutates when it becomes infectious to humans

It's probably more like the you have to create a new batch for every outbreak, which only occur every 3 to 4 years in small isolated groups, which means it will be expensive to produce.

Unless they go the whole hog and give everyone in the African continent an Ebola jab every few years

Comment Just wondering... (Score 1) 502

Is Microsoft UK the *SAME* company as Microsoft USA? I know they have the same marketing/brand and sell the same items, but one is registered as a UK/Eire/EU company for TAX reasons and the other is a registered US one.

In these days of 'Internal Marketplaces' and companies braking into subsidiaries, is the UK arm of a company technically the same company as the parent if they are both under very different jurisdictions ?

Could this ruling be used on a subsidiary of a foreign organisation based in the US to get access to the parent company's data?
Or, to turn it around, could this be used by another nation on a foreign subsidiary of an American company to access the Main companies data?

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