This is what four years of Donald Trump's presidency has led to...
Hurrah, we've finally banned those pesky Norwegian fishing boats from our waters. WE ARE IN CHARGE.
Wait what? THEY DARE BAN OUR BOATS from their WATERS?
Honestly, why do people read this rubbish? It is entirely designed to increase the blood pressure in their elderly and susceptible-to-high-blood-pressure-readership.
After decades of being anti-EU and years of supporting the leave campaign the Daily Mail finally posts a slightly more objective look at what the Brexit deal actually means for us. Unsurprisingly, its almost entirely negative.
- Working - That's right UK citizens now have less rights than EU citizens living in Britain.
- Passports - Forget using the fast-track e-gates at EU airports or Eurostar.
- Travel - You're now limited to 90 days stay in EU countries in any 180 day period, and pay for a visa-waver.
- Duty free - There's now a limit on what individuals can bring into the UK.
- Driving - You'll need a green card from your insurer to take your car to the EU, those with paper licenses will also need an international driving permit.
- Heath insurance - The government is looking at setting up a scheme to replace EHIC, no time frame given.
- Education - Sorry students, we're no longer part of Erasmus, the government is going to setup a new scheme starting from September - allegedly.
- Pets - All animals will need a health certificate from a vet to be brought into the EU.
- Postal services - Sending goods to the EU will require a customs declaration, and we'll be stung with possible duty, VAT and handling fees. Thanks. This is actually a developing story with some US exporters informing us they apparently need to acquire sales tax on behalf of HMRC - which is frankly ridiculous.
- Retiring to the EU - You'll need now a visa, and proof of financial independence.
- Northern Ireland - Good news, as you're part of the customs union you'll avoid most of this mess.
Now my impression from reading the Daily Mail was that there weren't any downsides to leaving the EU. That we'd finally be free of the shackles of oppression, that they'd cave in and give us exactly what they want, don't they know we're British? I thought we were supposed to be cutting red-tape - not increasing it, and there was something about £350 million a week for the NHS wasn't there? When can we expect that?
British "ex-pats" (as they're often referred to - when technically they're migrants) have noticed that streaming of British Sky programs no longer seems possible. Looks like sadly they'll need to integrate properly into Spain, and learn the language now - just like migrants to Britain frequently get told to.
Joey: "My parents who voted for Brexit and then moved to Spain. A photo story."
The parents: "Hola, we can't get on sky again on the iPad! Could you look for us again please? Getting this message:"
The message: "Sorry, something went wrong. Your Sky content cannot currently be viewed in this country. For more information, please go to www.sky.com/EUPortability"
The website: "Certain rules mean people within the EU can stream content across all EU countries. From 1st January 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the EU, so we won't be able to provide this service in the same way."
Just another one of Brexit's benefits. Guess they'll need to get used to Spanish TV. Of course the right-wing snowflakes were out in force, annoyed that anyone could say anything bad about their beloved Brexit, including this "independant thinker", who was upset over some replies to him:
Literally the only replies to him were "If you can't make a few jokes in regards to your parents, maybe it's you that doesn't have the good relationship" and "I mean just because they recklessly endangered their children and children's children's financial future by voting for an absolutely ridiculous proposition, that's no reason to ...lightly rib them on Twitter. Give it a break man".
Yes I now use the term right-wing snowflakes, to literally use their boneheaded insult back against them.
After twenty four years Adobe Flash today reached end-of-life, and the product is no longer supported. If you're using Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or most other browsers, their respective developers have already released updates that disabled it.
However if Adobe Flash has been installed manually, or pre-installed by your PC manufacturer its possible you'll get this prompt appear:
It's probably worth checking in Settings -> Apps and seaching in there for Adobe Flash and uninstalling it.
Adobe Flash was pretty popular back in the olden days, being installed on most computers connected on the internet, being required to handle animations, and media playback on the web.
But it was also a common source of exploits and vulnerabilities - and annoyance for end-users with its constant pop-ups and required installs, this was remedied a bit later with browser manufacturers building in the plug-in in out of the box (and distributing updates), but with the development of HTML5 video and WebGL it essentially became unnecessary for most users.
The Internet Archive is archiving a lot of the old Flash content, and a lot of it is playable in their emulator.
Back in November my aging i7 6700K system built back in 2016 PC got updated, the new system is built around:
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU
Asus ROG Strix B550-F motherboard
Crucial Ballistix MAX 32GB DDR 4000 RAM*
Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 CPU All-in-One watercooler
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO
NZXT H710 case
NZXT C850 PSU
It used my existing Sabrent 2TB NVME drive.
*this was purchased prior to general availability and before difficulty in overclocking the FCLK became apparent.
Review: It is fast, and now plays Minecraft with raytracing enabled, well enough (for now).