Posts published in Day: January 7, 2019

The Robot

Monday, January 7, 2019

In the not to distant future a dad buys a ROBOT at a discount. The robot interface glitches and slaps the people who lie. (AT DINNER) DAD: Son,How’s school? SON: Great! We learned many things. ROBOT slapped SON SON: Ok,I went to the movies. DAD: What did you watch? SON: Toy Story 2 ROBOT slapped SON again SON: Ok, a rated R movie. DAD: I never watched movies like that.…

China and U.S. to hold talks in bid to end trade war roiling markets

Monday, January 7, 2019

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets. The two nations have been locked in a trade war for much of the past year, disrupting the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and stoking fears…

German politicians hacked

Monday, January 7, 2019

Hackers publish personal data from hundreds of German politicians. Germany’s far-left Linke party confirmed that it had been impacted by a massive hack targeting hundreds of German politicians. Public broadcaster ARD TV, which first reported the story, said personal data including credit card details and mobile phone numbers had been published on a Twitter account in late December. The hack appeared to target all of Germany’s political parties currently represented…

Over 400 already registered for free Estonian courses for hopeful citizens

Monday, January 7, 2019

A total of 420 people have already registered for free Estonian language courses meant for applicants for Estonian citizenship, getting ahead of even the launch of the information campaign meant to promote the courses. Speaking at the government press conference on Thursday, Minister of the Interior Katri Raik (SDE) said that to date, 420 people have registered for the free language courses, adding that the initial plan was to offer…