Morning Coffee – 23 May 2018

Morning Coffee - 23 May 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning.

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8 Comments on Morning Coffee – 23 May 2018

  1. “left me speechless”! Love the pun!

  2. At least Umstattd finished it with “but you should anyway”, but the headline “Reason #1: The United States Won World War II” had me spitting feathers.

    Articles like that always make me think of Dmitry Skylarov. He was a Russian programmer, who write a program that was perfectly legal in Russia. When he arrived in the USA for a conference, the FBI arrested him, because the program was illegal in the US:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Elcom_Ltd.

    • What I noticed was that he didn’t understand when EU regulations applied. All the ones he cited would apply to Americans under the exact same circumstances as the GDPR.

    • >At least Umstattd finished it with “but you should anyway”, but the headline “Reason #1: The United States Won World War II” had me spitting feathers.
      Strictly speaking, it’s NOT only USA who won World War II. As far as I remember, major victors were Russia (irrelevant here), China (also irrelevant), Britain (part of EU now, plans to follow GDPR even after Brexit), France (part of EU, does NOT plan to leave EU).

      • That’s why the headline annoyed me so much. As I say, I wonder if it was deliberately controversial to get clicks. If it was, then he’s ignored the death and suffering of millions just to get a few more clicks to his article. That’s a very low move, in my opinion.

  3. Today only, (Wednesday, May 23rd) you can pick up a standard Kindle for $49.99 (usually $79.99) and the Kindle Paperwhite 3 for $89.99 (usually $119.99) on Amazon.

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