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27/03/15
« on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 00:40:40 »
Quite interesting article on Bloomberg about the railway in Greece. Well, quite interesting for anyone interested in the railway in Greece. Syriza May Bring a Modern Railway in Greece to a Grinding Halt

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 14:00:07 »
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The 2015 deadline for filing 2014 individual income tax returns is June 30 and taxpayers will have to pay their taxes in three installments by the end of July, September and November respectively, according to a circular issued on Thursday by General Secretary for Public Revenues Katerina Savvaidou.

The circular clarified, among others, that individuals at the age of 18, who have no real or estimated income do not have the obligation to file income tax return.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/570902/june-30-is-deadline-for-individual-tax-returns

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 14:05:43 »
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Double rejection from London on the Parthenon Marbles
UNESCO's mediation proposal was rejected as it violates the British Museum's controversial "legal rights"
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=689549

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 14:06:51 »
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Ryanair cuts Greek islands from Bournemouth, will Flybe step in?
http://en.protothema.gr/ryanair-cuts-greek-islands-from-bournemouth-will-flybe-step-in/

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 14:12:47 »
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A Flash mob event took place in Manchester, England organised by Greek and Cypriot students to celebrate Greek National Independence day. University students danced the famous Greek traditional song “Zorbas”.
http://en.enikos.gr/international/26218,Greek-students-dance-the-Zorba-in-the-centre-of-Manchester-VIDEO-.html


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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 15:11:38 »
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Builder snaps up stash of doorknobs for scrap... then finds they're worth £2m

Mr Cairns bought the brass goods - including light switches, hat stands and letter boxes - from a millionaire in Penzance, Cornwall.

He had kept them in storage for 40 years saying he never wanted to look at them because they reminded him - of his wife.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11498742/Builder-snaps-up-stash-of-doorknobs-for-scrap...-then-finds-theyre-worth-2m.html

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 18:49:08 »
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British users can sue Google in UK over “secret tracking”
Ruling sets precedent for future cases against US companies to be heard in UK.

The UK's Court of Appeal has confirmed an earlier landmark High Court decision that a group of British consumers using Apple's Safari browser to access Google's services can sue the US company in the UK. Google has always argued that the appropriate forum for such cases is in the US, so this sets an important precedent for future legal actions against foreign companies operating in the UK.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/british-users-can-sue-google-in-uk-over-secret-tracking/

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 18:51:42 »
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Optimize Web Pages Using "Data Saver Chrome Extension" to Save Bandwidth

Google want to save its users' bandwidth at home. The company has released a "Data Saver extension for Chrome," bringing its data compression feature for its desktop users for the first time.

While tethering to a mobile Hotspot for Internet connection for your laptop, this new Data Saver extension for Chrome helps you reduce bandwidth usage by compressing the pages you visit over the Internet.

If you are unaware of it, the data compression proxy service by Google is designed to save users' bandwidth, load pages faster, and increase security (by checking for malicious web pages) on your smartphones and tablets.

Until now, the data compression service has been meant to benefit only mobile users, but the latest Data Saver Chrome Extension aims at helping desktop users by reducing their data usage by as much as 50 percent.
http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/data-saver-chrome-extension.html

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Re: 27/03/15
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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 19:35:47 »
"No Blacks": Chinese restaurant in... Kenya


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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 19:43:49 »


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The whole thing is - of course - a parody video that takes split-second clips from the Top Gear archives and splices them together to form a comedy 'mashup'.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/virals/11499092/Jeremy-Clarksons-last-Top-Gear-performance-revealed.html

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 27 March, 2015 @ 22:25:15 »
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Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers

They are the online army of pro-Kremlin commentators familiar to anyone who dares read below the line on web articles about Russia.

Now one former foot soldier has broken ranks to expose the Orwellian ‘troll factories’ where state-sponsored employees work 12-hour shifts posting pro-Putin propaganda on news and social media websites.

St Petersburg blogger Marat Burkhard lifted the lid on the 24/7 life in an unassuming four-storey modern building he compared to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s 1984. Hundreds of workers are paid above-average salaries of around £500 a month and required to write at least 135 comments per day - or face immediate dismissal. The repressive system’s strict rules and regulations include no laughing and fines for being a minute late. Friendship is frowned upon.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/revealed-putins-army-of-prokremlin-bloggers-10138893.html

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, 29 March, 2015 @ 19:31:22 »
Looking at the article I was surprised they also write anti-Kremlin posts - though at a rate of 1 anti to 2 pro posts.  Amazing they could empoly 800 people doing this!!

Tony

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 30 March, 2015 @ 10:54:50 »
Looking at the article I was surprised they also write anti-Kremlin posts - though at a rate of 1 anti to 2 pro posts.  Amazing they could empoly 800 people doing this!!

Tony

Do you believe that the Russian government is alone in doing this?  It is, after all, one of the easiest ways of influencing the credulous IT "literate" generation. 

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 30 March, 2015 @ 12:26:58 »
Looking at the article I was surprised they also write anti-Kremlin posts - though at a rate of 1 anti to 2 pro posts.  Amazing they could empoly 800 people doing this!!

Tony

Do you believe that the Russian government is alone in doing this?  It is, after all, one of the easiest ways of influencing the credulous IT "literate" generation.

You have to be right on that Ari... so who is it you're working for??! ;)

Tony

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 @ 11:15:13 »
Looking at the article I was surprised they also write anti-Kremlin posts - though at a rate of 1 anti to 2 pro posts.  Amazing they could empoly 800 people doing this!!

Tony

Do you believe that the Russian government is alone in doing this?  It is, after all, one of the easiest ways of influencing the credulous IT "literate" generation.

You have to be right on that Ari... so who is it you're working for??! ;)

Tony

I'm not allowed to say but I do have a cottage just outside Cheltenham.

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Re: 27/03/15
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 @ 12:35:17 »
A-ha! So maybe they didn't mean the frogs and krauts when they said 'post about the races'?