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'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44546620

The EU has approved this bill and also approved that people need to pay fees to link to copyrighted material. , this is a sad day for the internet,

Despite mentioning this on the @Devon & Cornwall GNU / Linux user group user group mailing list, it did not spark much in the way of discussion.

I did my bit by contacting Claire Moody, however I guess now it is about how we live with this. Unsurprisingly the BBC has not even covered this in the news, it has this on the website tech section.

I guess we now need to ensure that this law is not imported in to UK law post Brexit.
@devon & cornwall gnu / linux user group @devon & cornwall gnu / linux user group #bbc #news #EU #copyright #bill #directive #approved. #linktax #fees
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Note it is not passed yet. It only passed the working group voting in the JURI experts group of the EU parliament. It still has to be approved by the parliament and the EU council (not sure if the English labels for the different levels in the EU are correct ;-) ). Usually the parliament follows the voting in the experts group but it does not have to.

Julia Reda, German Pirate in the EU parliament, has written some summary in her blog.

Ah, ok thanks, so there is still time to stop this, just a shame there is so much apparent apathy in my Local Linux user group.



 

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44547788

The #uk (#United #Kingdom) as a country now has a LOT to answer for. To add to the insults, we have the cheek to try and lecture #donaldtrump about #immigration and #childseperation, while this may be a bad policy (Which I am in NO WAY Condoning) before we lecture the USA surely we should ensure our own affairs are clean. #grenfell is another example #gross #failure our #arrogant #ruling #elite, #71lives lost in a #fire, which was #preventable. #equality is dead the #uk
#uk #united #kingdom) #donaldtrump #immigration #childseperation #grenfell #gross #failure #arrogant #ruling #elite #71lives #fire #preventable #equality #uk #england #hospital #deaths #gosport ' #456 #lives #456lives #deaths #families #drings #medication #noreason #gross #trust #misconduct #premature #deaths #answers #deamd #justice #hypocracy #gosport #hospital #painkillers #bbc #news #20-06-2018
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England WC 2018


#england #soccer #football #russia2018 #threelions #fifa #worldcup #bbcworldcup
Game 1, England 2 - Tunisia 1



 

Trojans Training 17th June 2018


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#trojans #football #training #photos #sport


 

TOR2


TOR2 is a groundbreaking joint partnership between Torbay Council and Kier Group, which is responsible for delivering a wide range of essential front-line services to the residents of Torbay.

The services provided by TOR2 include waste and recycling collections; the maintenance of highways, grounds, parks, car parks, buildings and the council’s vehicle fleet; street and beach cleansing; and out of hours call centre support.

The joint venture company was formed in April 2010 and took over responsibility for services in July 2010. The partners have agreed a 10-year contract.

The delivery of a wide range of services through a single private partner in joint venture with a local authority is a truly innovative solution designed to drive service improvements and value for residents – doing more for less.

http://tor2.co.uk
#TORBAY #tor2 #kiergroup #waste. #recycling #services #council
Waste and Recycling Update
June 12, 2018TOR2ltd

This is an update for all residents of Torbay regarding your waste and recycling collections; If you have been calling the waste and recycling team regarding your collections, please note we are experiencing delays in our collections for Thursdays in Brixham and Fridays in Paignton. TOR2 have been experiencing problems with both vehicle breakdowns and and shortage of drivers.

Torbay Council are working with TOR2 to establish a recovery plan, which includes working at the weekends.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in collections and thank you for your patience as we catch up.



 

Fedora 29 To Fully Embrace The FreeDesktop.org Boot Loader Specification | Tux Machines


Great news, i think fedora was one of the early adopters of wayland too ubuntuu have dropped it due to problems with some apps not working, but in some ways people need to have access and then report issues so they can be fixed. Maybe introduce wayland in a non LTS release would be a good plan.







 

SPASHDOWN QUAY WEST NOW OPEN


http://splashdownquaywest.com/
Welcome to Splashdown Quaywest, the UK's BIGGEST outdoor waterpark. Idyllically placed on the English Riviera, with spectacular views and 8 adrenalin-pumping flume rides, slide outside on the sunny sands at Goodrington. You'll be flumin' back for more!

Splashdown Quaywest, Goodrington Sands, Tanner Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 6LN
#water 'oark #paignton #devon #summer #2018 #swimming #waterslide #games #food #drink #kids #adults #families #flume #goodrington #june #july #august


 
Jun 22
LEARNING DISABILITY AWARENESS EVENT
Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Paul Sutton
Paul Sutton attends.


 
Jun 24
Trojans Training
Sun 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Foxhole Community Centre
Foxhole
Paignton
Paul Sutton


 
Jul 13
KINGSBEER FESTIVAL
Fri 12:00 AM - Sun 11:55 PM KingsBeer Festival
Kingswear Station
The Square
Kingswear
Devon TQ6 0AA
01803 555 872
Paul Sutton
Beer festival
https://www.kingsbeerfestival.com/

The (5th annual) KingsBeer Festival will once again be on the embankment at Kingswear and enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views of the River Dart. We doubt there is a beer festival in the country with more beautiful views while you sample fantastic beers sourced from across the UK. We will be offering over 60 ales and ciders to choose from (plus wines and soft drinks) and there will be live music and a BBQ too! This year we are extending both the beer and food selections available.

If you travel to the Festival via the steam train (valid, on the day ticket must be shown) then entry is free! Other entry and drinks token prices to be confirmed.

#music, #beer, #kingwear, #july., #2018, #music, #food, #entertainment, #devon, #uk, #dart., #trains, #bus, #stagecoach, #streamrailway. #wine, #softdrinks, #bbq,
Times given are designed to reflect the fact that the event takes place on the 13, 14, and 15th and not designed to imply that it is started at midnight on the 13th. Please see website for times.



 

THE ENGLISH RIVIERA


https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

Local Tourist board website, they are on FB i:( I am trying to invite them here any help would be great, maybe just e-mail and ask if they are on here and f not as if they are able to join up.
#torbay #uk #devon #tourism #english #riviera #paignton #torquay #brixham. #tourism #todo #beach #parks #recreation #entertainment


 
Jul 4
Trojans Training
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Foxhole Community Centre
Foxhole
Paignton
Paul Sutton
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Portugal vs Spain


A great match last night between Spain and Portugal, ending in a 3 3 draw. Ronaldo scoring a #hattrick including a free kick in the last minutes of the game. World cup is now really heating up.
#hattrick #portugal #spain #soccer #football #draw #russia #2018 #worldcup
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Fewer people 'using Facebook for news'


@Friendica Support
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44457167

So users want to discuss news stories in a civilized manner and have privacy respected , well we can tick the 2nd box and the first box to some extent. question is do we become a platform to discuss national / international news or do we try and find a way for small news groups to promote local community news. That would normally get drowned out on larger networks. ?
@friendica support #bbc #news facebook #whatsapp. #privacy #debate


 

1 year since Grenfell tower fire.


Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Grenfell tower fire.
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Photo : www.dailymail.co.uk
#tower #grenfell #fire #72. #greenforgrenfell #green4grenfell #victims #london #kensington #chelsea
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Skill Up 2018 - Developer Skills Report


Skill Up 2018 - Developer Skills Report

https://www.packtpub.com/skill-up-2018

this may be of interest to anyone who is looking at what skills are in demand, so they have an idea of what the should be learning, it is a free book from PackT Publishing.
#packt #skills #report #2018 #developer #free #ebook #pdf #IT #computing #programming
hi @Steve Dowe this makes interesting reading and i guess should be read by exam boards some are still using htm4 and flash in their courses

As soon as I saw your post I downloaded a copy of it. Hope to read it soon, although I'm quite tied up at the moment. Good share though :D