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Greek History & Culture / Re: Mt Athos gender fear
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 21:40:45 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
What happens if any of the monks wish to change into a woman, might prove to be a bit interesting ???
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Greek News / Re: Might be a nice idea, but...
« Last Post by TonyKath on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 19:07:33 »
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Bill sees traffic offenders being hit where it hurts

Traffic code violators will only pay what they can afford under new regulations announced on Monday by Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis, who argued that plans to peg the size of fines to violators’ tax declarations are designed to crack down on wealthy offenders who aren’t fazed by existing fines.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222493/article/ekathimerini/news/bill-sees-traffic-offenders--being-hit-where-it-hurts

"peg the size of fines to violators’ tax declarations"...   :hmm:

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Tony
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Greek History & Culture / Mt Athos gender fear
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 18:56:36 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
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Greek News / Might be a nice idea, but...
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 16:49:54 »
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Bill sees traffic offenders being hit where it hurts

Traffic code violators will only pay what they can afford under new regulations announced on Monday by Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis, who argued that plans to peg the size of fines to violators’ tax declarations are designed to crack down on wealthy offenders who aren’t fazed by existing fines.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222493/article/ekathimerini/news/bill-sees-traffic-offenders--being-hit-where-it-hurts

"peg the size of fines to violators’ tax declarations"...   :hmm:
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Going Geek info / Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.170
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 12:35:43 »
Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.170
freeware, released 16/10/17

Security update, if you selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates', the update will be automatic. Otherwise wait for the update prompt or download the latest version from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you haven't already ditched Flash you can check which version you have.
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 11:20:27 »
Magnitude   ML 2.1
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-17 00:25:33.8 UTC
Location   38.08 N ; 20.39 E
Depth   20 km
Distances   292 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 03:25:33.8 2017-10-17
119 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 03:25:33.8 2017-10-17
14 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 03:25:33.8 2017-10-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624617
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Greek History & Culture / Hear ye
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 02:48:08 »

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/16/whisper-it-greek-amphitheatre-legendary-acoustics-myth-epidaurus





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Armand D’Angour, an associate professor of classics at the University of Oxford, said that, while the research reveals the state of the acoustics now, it does not necessarily shed light on the past.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/16/whisper-it-greek-amphitheatre-legendary-acoustics-myth-epidaurus
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Going Geek info / Wi-Fi Krack Attacks
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 16 October, 2017 @ 21:52:03 »
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Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented 'Krack' hacking attack

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed.

The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years.

In theory, it allows an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/16/every-wi-fi-device-risk-unprecedented-krack-attack-security/


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There is however, no reason to panic. It's patchable, the scripts to exploit devices are not in the wild, and many devices already received updates. You'll probably hear a lot over the next few days that WiFi is "broken beyond repair" but it's not entirely true.
https://char.gd/blog/2017/wifi-has-been-broken-heres-the-companies-that-have-already-fixed-it

From what I've read: Microsoft say they've issued patches for supported OS's, users who receive updates automatically should be patched; no news I've seen re Apple macOS; Linux patches available / soon available. Sounds as though Android users could get caught out. Not sure how it'll affect things such as modem/routers (or the IoT).
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 16 October, 2017 @ 11:31:18 »
Magnitude   ML 2.1
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-15 05:48:39.5 UTC
Location   38.04 N ; 20.27 E
Depth   21 km
Distances   303 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 08:48:39.5 2017-10-15
130 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 08:48:39.5 2017-10-15
25 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 08:48:39.5 2017-10-15
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624290


Magnitude   ML 2.4
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-16 02:25:32.9 UTC
Location   38.02 N ; 20.15 E
Depth   14 km
Distances   313 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:25:32.9 2017-10-16
141 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:25:32.9 2017-10-16
35 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:25:32.9 2017-10-16
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624406


Magnitude   ML 2.7
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-16 03:04:55.2 UTC
Location   38.20 N ; 20.73 E
Depth   1 km
Distances   263 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 06:04:55.2 2017-10-16
88 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 06:04:55.2 2017-10-16
21 km E of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 06:04:55.2 2017-10-16
7 km NW of Póros, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 06:04:55.2 2017-10-16
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624395
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Greek News / Eco car on sale
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 15 October, 2017 @ 15:51:37 »


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ANA's web TV test drives the new Greek urban electric vehicle Ecocar

The first commercial Greek electric vehicle - a two-seater car with an autonomous range of 100-120 kilometres capable of speeds of up to 80 km an hour - has entered into production and is now available for sale in Greece.

Two models have been approved for Greece and Europe, as a four-wheel city vehicle, while the company's second line is a low-speed motorcycle with a 3kW motor.

Among its strengths are its small size and low cost, as well as the fact that it can be recharged at a normal household socket like an electric appliance and that its running costs are just one euro per 100 kilometres. Despite being manufactured in China, its design and technology are 100 pct Greek.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/195392/ANAs-web-TV-test-drives-the-new-Greek-urban-electric-vehicle-Ecocar


Looks like it's a Jiayuan City Spirit as featured in this video from Jiayuan México:


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