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UK & World News / Re: Man of a thousand days
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 20 April, 2018 @ 15:52:12 »
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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss to leave club at end of season

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43834283

Managers also departed from Ipswich, Southend and Stoke City.
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Greek News / Re: Shirley not!
« Last Post by Aristarches on Friday, 20 April, 2018 @ 13:53:33 »
Please let me know when it is on so I can be sure to be out!
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Hoaxes & Scams / BBC 'end of the world'
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 22:01:17 »
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No, the BBC is not reporting the end of the world

A fictional video reporting the onset of thermonuclear war and featuring BBC News branding has been shared widely.

It is not real but alarmed viewers have contacted the BBC, apparently convinced it is true.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-43822718
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 16:58:29 »
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PPC workers to hold 48-hour strikes starting on Monday

The Public Power Corporation employees' union (GENOP) will hold repeated 48-hour strikes starting on Monday.

A three-hour work stoppage has also been declared for Friday from 07:00 to 10:00.
http://amna.gr/en/article/249434/PPC-workers-to-hold-48-hour-strikes-starting-on-Monday
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 16:56:34 »
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Greek seamen call off Friday strike

Greek seamen on Thursday called off a strike they had announced for Friday, following a meeting of their union earlier in the day. Ferry services will resume at 6 a.m. on Friday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227844/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-seamen-call-off-friday-strike
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Greek News / Lucky little bear cub
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 16:51:45 »
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Bear cub found wandering alone on motorway

Another orphan bear cub found wandering alone without its mother has been taken in and cared for by the wildlife protection organisation Arcturos.

The shelter keepers at the organisation named the cub "Luigi" after the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus because the bear likes to play with and hold a ball.

The months-old cub was found by a citizen wandering on a dangerous motorway in the regional road network of Florina, where there have been a large number of fatal traffic accidents involving bears.
http://amna.gr/home/article/249392/


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Going Geek info / Re: Facebook 'moving' 1.5bn users
« Last Post by TonyD on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 15:49:14 »
Is there a single word for "less than none" re. Facebook's attitude to Data responsibility?

How about - oh no, I've just been Zuckered!

Notice how Zuckerberg is being ask to justify where Facebook data has ended up - not why Facebook has collected what appears to be unnecessary and questionable minutiae for each user

Having discussed InstaFaceTwitFriend, it seems (generally) Millenials really don't mind rather than don't understand the shared data risks.

They've been persuaded (brainwashed?) the more "friends" they have, the more Googleable their name, the better.

With Alexa, Echo, CCTV, gmail, outlook, mobile phones et al - permanently listening, watching, recording everything said, written, visited and recording all that for posterity - the InterWeb has become a scary place
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Going Geek info / Facebook 'moving' 1.5bn users
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 14:39:44 »
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Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law
Company moves responsibility for users from Ireland to the US where privacy laws are less strict

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.

In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.

The move is due to come into effect shortly before General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in Europe on 25 May.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/19/facebook-moves-15bn-users-out-of-reach-of-new-european-privacy-law
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Greek History & Culture / Lord Byron
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 12:12:08 »
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Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

For Greeks, Λόρδος Βύρωνας, as he is called, epitomized the word ‘philhellene’ as he died at the age of 36 for the freedom of a homeland that was not even his own.

In 1823 Byron received an invitation to actively support the Greek struggle for independence from Ottoman rule. He spent a tremendous amount of his personal fortune to repair ships of the Greek fleet and set up his own military squad, composed of fighters from Souli.

After staying for six months in Cephalonia...
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/04/19/lord-byron-the-romantic-poet-who-died-for-greece/


"mad, bad and dangerous to know" - a lot more about Byron on Wikipedia
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 @ 23:33:09 »
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Strike extended, Greek ferries stuck in port until Friday

Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country’s mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227798/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-extended-greek-ferries-stuck-in-port-until-friday
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