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Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Well, feck me: So Apple gives itself the right to DELETE a composer’s original music, from his laptop, and replace it with something else from its own database which can only be played if said composer has WiFi access, and then charges him for the service.

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“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.

Angry man crashing laptop Maybe I’m Not Pressing the Keys Hard Enough.

I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop. I’d already visited the online forum, I said, and they were no help. Although several people had described problems similar to mine, they were all dismissed by condescending “gurus” who simply said that we had mislocated our files (I had the free drive space to prove that wasn’t the case) or that we must have accidentally deleted the files ourselves (we hadn’t). Amber explained that I should blow off these dismissive “solutions” offered online because Apple employees don’t officially use the forums—evidently, that honor is reserved for lost, frustrated people like me, and (at…

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Result! #Gaelic to be represented on new RBS £5 note #Gàidhlig – Social Media Alba (Glasgow)


Well done! Campaign to boost the Scottish Gaelic language and culture on banknotes was a success (although we did not get Màiri Mhòr nan Òran) Back in December we campaigned to have Gaelic represented on the new banknotes due to come out. RBS were consulting the public, and they listened! Here’s a specimen of the reverse of the banknote – you can see Sorley MacLean’s signature with a couple of lines from his poem ‘The Choice’ (An Roghainn, Dàin Do Eimhir XXII) [. . .]

Read more at: Result! #Gaelic to be represented on new RBS £5 note #Gàidhlig – Social Media Alba (Glasgow)

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Let’s not resign disabled people to this fate – Standard Issue

Parents of young children who need continual observation overnight no longer have that care so sacrifice their own sleep. The portable hoist – provision for outside the house for, say, a severely disabled seven-year-old – is no longer deemed a necessity. The blind quadriplegic man who received 24hr care for 18 years, now expected to cope with just eleven hours a week.

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Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language – Press and Journal

Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language

Source: Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language – Press and Journal


 

Two things:  Firstly, I always understood the language was “Scottish Gaelic”, not “Scots Gaelic”; and, secondly, I’ve tried it a few times now, both ways – English to Gaelic, Gaelic to English – and Google Translate has failed to accurately translate anything between the two.

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Total Immersion Training – Scottish Gaelic

London TIPDo live in London?
Want to learn Scottish Gaelic?
Here is the chance to learn through immersion.
See the poster above for details.

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8 February 2016 · 20:52