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    [–] US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the government its main source of revenue. gman2015 1 points ago in worldnews

    I don't understand the point you are trying to make, because it seems like you are arguing against the report itself.

    I put fourth that you will have to go pretty far to hear any argument that collusion indeed did take place regardless of the fact that an extensive investigation has laid a claim of no evidence being found.

    As for this part, I don't believe it said that at all. For example right here this is one evidence that points towards some level or coordination. What the report says, is that it doesn't have enough to do that it reaches the level of criminal, which is a very high level. For example, even on the email I linked advice, it is from the president's son and doesn't establish that anything acetabulum happened from it, just that they arranged a meeting. So to say that "there is no evidence isn't correct. There is some evidence,just not enough to say that beyond any level of reasonable doubt that there was coordination between his campaign and a foreign government.

    [–] Teenager sues Apple for $1bn after facial recognition led to false arrest gman2015 3 points ago in technology

    If the thief used an id with no picture but his details, how did Apple go about getting his picture to program into their surveillance system? That may be the meat of this lawsuit.


    If I read the article correctly, he is asking:

    "How were you able to identify me, if you only had my details, but not picture?"

    As in, they must have got his facial details from linking the ID and details of the arrested thief.

    For those that didn't read the article, a thief stole apple stores and when arrested used a fake ID that led out teenager of the story.

    The fake ID didn't have facial details, so how did apple recognize him?

    [–] US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the government its main source of revenue. gman2015 1 points ago in worldnews

    There a really good lawyer review of the Muler report, and I'm sum it up for you.

    The prosecutor Muler decided that because everybody is given the constitutional right to clear their name in the court of law, and because this right could not be extended to the president, the Muler report was actually written to determine if the President was innocent.

    Having reached the conclusion that the investigation was not able to determine that the president was in fact innocent.

    The report also established that any assessment of guilt has to be done through congress, not prosecution, which is the reason his report would never establish guilt. Only innocence.

    [–] Chinese people love peace, Xi says gman2015 2 points ago in worldnews

    What regular people are you talking about?

    As soon as you throw conflicting interest in the mix and most of regular people would be willing to kill if needed.

    People love to pretend that democratically elected politicians don't come from average people...

    [–] Putin refuses to congratulate new Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky gman2015 14 points ago in worldnews

    things gone to shit between Russia and Ukraine due to Poroshenko's open hostility to Russia


    You glossed over "Invaded and annexed Crimea".

    [–] Uber and Lyft drivers say apps are short-changing wages while raising fares gman2015 2 points ago in worldnews

    Harms workers? That really depends on the cities.

    In many cities around the world taxi licenses are extremely expensive and only big taxi companies can afford them. And these taxi companies used to give the drivers much worse compensations.

    For example, in New York, taxi drivers had to pay the taxi company for the privilege of working for then. Have to make 12 hours shift minimum, had to pay or if their own pocket for any damages to the car. Had to ask permission which could be denied for any break, such as bathroom. If end of the day their share of the fares wasn't enough to cover what they paid the day, they would have lost money. They also couldn't choose which car they drove.

    I only know this from talking with taxi drivers in the city, so if anything isn't quite right let me know in the comments.

    But as far as what I heard, when Uber and Lyft started coming in, many drivers stayed switching from Taxi to those companies for a reason.

    My point being that Taxis are better for workers than Uber and Lyft really depends on which cities we are talking about.

    [–] Trump is Christian , is He? gman2015 2 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in PoliticalHumor

    I don't think they believe he is a Christian.

    As far so know, they believe he will defend the interest of Evangelical Christians, such as fighting back against the expansion of LGBQT rights, and expanding the rights of religious traditions.

    On the few books that already came out about his election, most of them claim the number one strategy of his political campaign was to secure the votes of the Evangelical, which he did and secured the primaries.

    However, one could argue about how Christian are the values of the evangelicals

    [–] Little girl gets to meet her hero gman2015 -15 points ago in StarWars

    That's an awesome picture.

    On a side note, this reaches front page soon after the star was trailer comes out. Disney doing some good marketing.

    Don't mind it as is good marketing. Good job.

    [–] Article 13 was approved today gman2015 6 points ago in worldnews

    They aren't. The law is incredibly vague, and leaves a ton of room for each member country to implement it really quite harshly, or with almost no change whatsoever.

    It's not a law.

    It's a directive.

    Directives asks members states to create a law with specifics characteristics.

    All directives are vagues.

    Directives say "create laws that have this, this, this and this".

    [–] Article 13 was approved today gman2015 0 points ago in worldnews

    So every website has to hire people that manually check every upload? The article is indirectly forcing a filter

    The minimum legal requirements have by been set.

    Yes because we either get filter with overblocking or increadibly ineffective filters that wouldn't be good enough for the law.

    It's not a law, so it can't "destroy memes". Laws will be written with the directive characteristics.

    The filter was made for major companies like Axel Springer. But smaller companies are the one drawing the shortest stick, being unable to afford following the article.

    Nothing was set on the minimum requirements for small companies.

    You are just copying what other people are saying and assuming it's true.

    And just how the fuck will it do that? Youtube is already automaticly shuting down copyrighted material. What else should they do? Block even more while already pwning a lot of inocent videos?

    YouTube already does everything legally required by article 13.

    There will be much less copyright issues with YouTube after article 13, because, besides all the parroted issue, it also does a few things which you might not have heard of

    • automatically extends the copyright to the website users (meaning once the copyright is extended to the website, all the users benefit from it, as in, you can upload any music you want to your account)

    • provides pre legal arbitration created by each EU member state, so you don't have to do to court if youtube takes down your video on bogus claim.

    [–] Article 13 was approved today gman2015 1 points ago in worldnews

    Best practices will be published in the next couple of years.

    [–] Article 13 was approved today gman2015 2 points ago in worldnews

    You seem to be confusing laws and directives.

    Article 13 is a directive, not a law.

    [–] Article 13 was approved today gman2015 2 points ago in worldnews

    It's a directive, not a law.

    A directive ask for a law to be written in each member states with those characteristics.

    [–] (Spoilers Extended) REACTIONS: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 Post-Episode Reactions gman2015 -1 points ago in asoiaf

    I don't think it's that it was slow, more theat it didn't move the narrative forward.

    It moved some characters into Winterfell and told John about his inheritance.

    I don't think it did anything else to move the narrative.

    [–] Middle class struggles are now threatening the global economy gman2015 2 points ago in worldnews

    What happened is that automation started taking place, and globalization.

    That graph is USA only. In other countries that sharp contrast is boy visible.

    So it's specific to US legislation.

    [–] Five years after Euromaidan, Ukraine’s top trading partner remains Russia. gman2015 10 points ago in europe

    It is a trading block, which is why most of these studies have the EU usually under parenthesis.

    [–] Russia trying to meddle in EU elections gman2015 3 points ago in europe

    We don't know if those narratives are originating from Russia.

    We just know that "it's odd".

    For example, the last time Nigel For was at the EU Parliamant was in the 27th of March, when they were voting for future of Syrian relationship.

    He hasn't been back the since.

    [–] Russia trying to meddle in EU elections gman2015 -1 points ago in europe

    I responded to the wrong comment.

    As for measuring the effectiveness of the disinformation campaign, I don't know how one would go about measuring something like that.

    I think at best we can look at how many weird arguments, like the ones on my previous comments are getting into those parties

    As for the UKIP being irrelevant, the very last polling of the guardian shows

    > Labour 29%
    > Conservative 17%
    > Ukip 13%
    > The Brexit Party 12%

    Which shows that the creation of the "Brexit Party" seems to have spitted the conservatives, and a coalition between the Brexit Party and the UKIP would yield a lot more votes than the the conservatives. Crazy times...

    [–] Five years after Euromaidan, Ukraine’s top trading partner remains Russia. gman2015 10 points ago in europe

    Only because it doesn't have EU.

    Even on the thumbnail, just add Poland and Italy, and it's already more than Russia.

    [–] Russia trying to meddle in EU elections gman2015 21 points ago in europe

    You can hear some of the UKIP narrative about Ukraine and can't help but wonder wtf

    For example, the EU is to blame for the war in Ukraine.

    You poke the Russian bear, that's what you get.

    The EU medled in the Ukraine by accepting the possibly that they could join.

    Crimea was always Russian.


    I can link to their speeches in the parliamant about it too anyone that doubts the above.

    It's truly bizarre.

    [–] EU Council president says 'maybe we can avoid the UK leaving - it's my quiet dream' gman2015 6 points ago in worldnews

    The polls nailed the results.

    You can check out the polls predicting Ave the voting results and both match perfectly.

    The reporting of the polls, in the other hand, were very inaccurate.

    The polls measure voting intention, and the results showed that. But the president is elected by electoral college votes, not popular voting intention.

    [–] EU Council president says 'maybe we can avoid the UK leaving - it's my quiet dream' gman2015 3 points ago in worldnews

    Three would be enough, yes.

    In fact, polls already show enough people changed their minds since that a second referendum would have remain win.