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22:45

Instant and Almost Free: ECB Just Launched Better Than Blockchain Instant Payments System "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

But will the big banks play along?

On Friday the ECB launched, with minimal fanfare, a brand new system aimed at enabling banks to settle payments instantaneously across Europe, helping them to compete with PayPal and other global tech giants. Developed in little over a year, the ECBs not-for-profit TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) system will let people and businesses in Europe transfer euros to each other almost instantly, at extremely low cost, and irrespective of the opening hours of their local bank.

The first ever payment via TIPS took place on Friday between a customer of Spains CaixaBank and one of French bank Natixis. The payment went through in a matter of seconds.

In launching TIPS, the Eurosystem is acknowledging the changing reality that digitization is erasing the borders between wholesale and retail, said ECB Executive Board Member Yves Mersch at the TIPS launch event, in Rome. Mersch was one of the senior European central bankers who oversaw the new payment systems roll out, work on which began in June 2017.

Earlier this year he bragged to Bloomberg that the new system would leave blockchain in the dust. TIPS is 10 seconds, 0.2 cents. DLT transactions are at best 30 euros and take at least one hour, Mersch said. We have a mandate for efficient payment systems, and we go for efficiency. We are not bound to a technology, we are bound to results

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21:10

Geil: IBM hat ein Perzeptron auf einem Quantencomputer ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Geil: IBM hat ein Perzeptron auf einem Quantencomputer mit 5 Qubits umgesetzt. Ein Perzeptron ist ein neuronales Netz.

Der groe Vorteil von Quantencomputern ist dabei, dass sie eine exponentielle Erhhung der Zahl der verarbeiteten Dimensionen ermglichen. Wenn ein klassisches Perzeptron einen Input von N Dimensionen verarbeiten kann, schafft ein Quanten-Perzeptron 2 hoch N Dimensionen.
Ja schon, aber 2 hoch 5 ist halt immer noch nur 32. Da hab ich damals an der Uni schon ein Perzeptron mit mehr Neuronen als bungsaufgabe implementiert.

Aber hey, Quanten und KI! Fehlt nur noch Blockchain!1!!

Bei den existenzgefhrdenden Strafen auf EU-Ebene ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bei den existenzgefhrdenden Strafen auf EU-Ebene rgere ich mich jetzt, dass ich nicht beim Kartellrecht und beim Datenschutz schon opponiert habe. Man darf sich halt nicht mit "aber das trifft ja blo Leute, die ich eh nicht leiden kann" die Gerechtigkeit wegargumentieren.

Einen hnlichen Fall gibt es gerade beim Zentrum fr politische Schnheit und ihrer Aktion "SOKO Chemnitz". Die haben sich auch ihre Gerechtigkeit mit "aber das trifft doch blo Nazis, die kann ich eh nicht leiden" weggeballert. Und werden sich noch umdrehen, wenn die Identitren das jetzt gegen linke Demonstranten anwenden, und keiner kann dagegen was sagen, weil wir das ja auch beim ZPS geduldet haben.

Die rufen zum Denunzieren von Leuten auf, die auf Nazi-Demos mitdemonstriert haben. Die soll man bitte bei ihren Chefs anschwrzen, damit sie den Job verlieren. Und das ZPS hat ein Bro in Chemnitz erffnet, von dem sie sagen, dass man da Geld kriegt, wenn man Leute denunziert. Von dem Teil nehmen ich an, das das Getrolle ist. Und ich vermute auch, dass sie eventuell reinkommende Denunziationen vernichten und nicht weiterleiten wrden, weil das sonst sehr teuer werden knnte mit der DSGVO und so. Die Ausrede wird wieder "Kunst" sein. Und wenn sie damit durchkommen, erwarte ich von den Nazis Gegen-"Kunst". Das wird bestimmt ganz furchtbar. Wie bei "Auge um Auge". Am Ende sind alle blind.

Update: Ein Leser wies darauf hin, dass das Jdische Forum mit rechtlichen Schritten droht, weil sie ihre Zustimmung fr die Nutzung ihrer Bilder explizit nicht erteilt hatten. Ein anderer Leser sieht Parallelen zum Internetpranger der Hamburger Polizei zu G20 und findet es nicht in Ordnung, wie die Bevlkerung andere Mastbe anlegt. Ich erinnere mich an breite Kritik an dem Polizei-Internetpranger damals, aber vielleicht war das blo meine Filterblase.

Erst gab es die krassen Strafen, die sich am Unternehmensumsatz ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Erst gab es die krassen Strafen, die sich am Unternehmensumsatz bemessen, nur im Kartellrecht. Dann im Datenschutz. Und jetzt ist das Mainstream und berall. Aktuell: Internetfirmen haben geflligst auf Zuruf ihre Kunden an Behrden in der EU zu verraten, sonst setzt es 2% des Jahresumsatzes an Strafe.

Auf der einen Seite war klar, wenn man den machtgeilen Autokraten einen kleinen Finger reicht, dass sie dann den Arm abreien. Auf der anderen Seite bin ich jetzt doch irgendwie emprt. Merkwrdig, weil ich von diesen Gruselgestalten nichts anderes erwartet habe. Aber es ist doch was anderes, das dann live zu sehen.

21:09

France on the brink: Either we topple the system or it will crush us "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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Things are rapidly hotting up in France. The Gilets Jaunes or Yellow Vests movement, which started as a protest of hard-up working people against spiralling petrol prices, has transformed itself into a full-on uprising against the neoliberal regime of President Emmanuel Macron.

Here we offer a slightly-rushed translation of a significant article published earlier today on the lundi.am website, which is close to the Invisible Committee, authors of The Coming Insurrection.

Contrary to all that weve been hearing, the mystery is not that we are rising up but that we havent done so before. The abnormality isnt in what we are doing now, but in what we have put up with so far. Who can deny that the system has failed on all accounts? Who still wants to be fleeced, robbed, reduced to precarity for nothing? Who is going to shed any tears over the fact that posh areas of Paris are being looted by the poor or that the bourgeoisie have seen their shiny new 4X4s go up in flames? As for Macron, he should stop complaining since it was him that suggested we come and see him. A State cannot claim to draw legitimacy from the corpse of a glorious revolution only to moan about vandalism when a revolution gets underway.

The situati...

21:08

A Syrian activist had the famous slogan Damn your soul,... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



A Syrian activist had the famous slogan Damn your soul, Hafez written on his shirt. He took part in a spontaneous rally in Berlin to protest against a simultaneous rally of supporters of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. On signs, in songs and in chants the participants demanded a free Syria and the end of the regime of al-Assad. They pointed out that it is not possible to rebuild war-damaged Syria with Assad and also criticized Russias and Irans support for the regime. They also called for the release of tens of thousands of political prisoners, who must fear for their lives in the regimes torture prisons. 12/01/2018.
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19:42

12 things you should know about the gilet jaunes movement "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Over the last week France has been rocked by the biggest riots in over a decade but much of the media coverage has been sketchy at best.

Fuel protest

The gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement started as a grassroots protest against a hugely unpopular hike in fuel tax designed to load the economic burden of climate change goals onto ordinary people, and especially those in non-urban areas who rely on cars to survive.

That these planned tax rises on petrol and diesel have coincided with a global spike in fuel prices has exacerbated the situation, leaving millions of French families wondering where they're going to find the cash to pay for these huge fuel price hikes.

Climate change

As gilets jaunes the movement has spread it has evolved and grown into a much broader protest against Emmanuel Macron and the French government.

Macron and his supporters keep on banging on about ecology and how progressive it is to tax fuel, but they're talking a completely different language to the people facing the economic burden...

17:00

Lavrovs interview and answers to questions for the programme Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovs interview and answers to questions for the programme Moscow. Kremlin. Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, December 2, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/ru/press_service/video/-/asset_publisher/i6t41cq3VWP6/content/id/3425025?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6&_101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6_languageId=en_GB

16:25

F,A.N. Newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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13:08

The Funeral Ode to Wonderful Uthyr Pendragon Part 1 -3 Moni (Vocal!) & reading Funeral Ode "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


 
 
Original Photos: Monika Escobar & David M.
Graphics: Monika Escobar, Wildflower Graphics & Photo & Hidden History. Contact: macsenssons.cymru@gmail.com
Music composed & vocal by Monika Escobar (Mona)

11:22

Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talals Ex-Wife Tells All: Orgies with Underage Girls, Drugs, Bangladeshi Children Traded as Sex Slaves "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud.

She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria.

According to Aidan, the ex-wife of the Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who was recently arrested in scope of the anti-corruption purges in the country, those who accuse others of corruption and money laundering, are in fact highly corrupted themselves.

Russian online newsportal Fort Russ reports quoting Adens interview on Le Monde, the princess said theyve turned the city of Jeddah into a slave market where underage girls are being exploited for noisy sex parties involving drug and alcohol abuse.

She said that one of the main reasons why this keeps going on is that the members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Sharia police) tend to keep away from the matter, fearing they might lose their jobs, should they intervene.

The newspaper quoted the princess as saying that a Hallowen event was recently held in Jeddah, and which was attended by 150 people, including employees of the consulates. The scene was like a typical nightclub anywhere outside the Kingdom, with available wines, dancing couples in fancy costumes, and a DJ.

Bint Aidan said the price of smuggled liquor in the country...

11:15

Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds to Multiple Allegations of Sexual Harassment "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Onward18

Neil deGrasse Tyson issued a response to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct on Saturday, posting a note to his Facebook page denying the claims.

In any claim, evidence matters, deGrasse Tyson said. Evidence always matters. But what happens when its just one persons word against anothers, and the stories dont agree? Thats when people tend to pass judgment on who is more credible...

11:06

SBC: The Empire Strikes Backfire! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

SBC: The Empire Strikes Backfire!

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD, offering a preliminary report on the smear campaign against Councillors who proposed a Vote of No Confidence in Scarborough Mayor, the ever-popular Councillor Joe PLANT [Con.].

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My thanks to the astute denizen of the Twittersphere who drew my attention to another classic Tory shot-in-the-foot . . . a dead giveaway betrayed by the entirely typical pettiness which pervades Scarborough & Whitby Conservative Associations elected Councillors.

In the rush to defend the indefensible the gutless evasion by SBC Mayor Councillor Joe PLANT [Con.] of his duty to process not one but two Requisitions for Extraordinary Meetings the usual suspects have resorted to a campaign of paltry slurs against Opposition members who have exercised their rights under the Local Government Act 1972 to set their signatures to these Requisitions in order to have their concerns aired before all members, in the public arena of the Council Chamber.

Confining this present report to just two of the Tory-inspired smears (there will be more to follow), I refer to Tim HICKs Open Letter to the Leader of 20th November 2018, in which he reproduced, with appropriate redaction (to protect personal data of relevant third parties), the following email from SBC Director of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer Mrs Lisa DIXON, thus:

FROM: Lisa Dixon <<a href="mailto:Lisa.Dixon@scarborough.gov.uk" rel="noopener" style="color: #000080;" target="_blank">Lisa.Dixon@scarborough.gov.uk>

DATE: 2 October 2018 at 14:36:39 BST

TO: Councillors Email Group <<a href="mailto:CouncillorsDG@scarborough.gov.uk" style="color: #000080;">CouncillorsDG@scarborough.gov.uk>, Noticeboard <<a href="mailto:Noticeboard@scarborough.gov.uk" rel="noopener" style="color: #000080;" target="_blank">Noticeboard@scarborough.gov.uk>

CC: Jim Dillon <<a href="mailto:Jim.Dillon@scarborough.gov.uk" rel="noopener" style="color: #000080;" target="_blank">Jim.Dillon@scarborough.gov.uk>, Nick Edwards <<a href="mailto:Nick.Edwards@scarborough.gov.uk" rel="noopener" style="color: #000080;" target="_blank">Nick.Edwards@scarborough.gov.uk>,...

10:38

Explaining Frances Grassroots Yellow Vest Movement And Why Its Spreading Across Europe "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The marginalisation and impotence felt by ordinary people.

Cross-posted from Zero Hedge

For three weeks, tens-of-thousands of French protesters have donned yellow vests and marched throughout Paris. While the yellow vest movement began on November 17 as a grassroots protest against president Emmanuel Macrons gas tax levied in the name of climate change, it has morphed into a general rage against the French government in general at a time when Macrons approval rating is at an all time low.

Whats more, the movement is spreading  with yellow vest demonstrations seen in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands by those expressing frustration over similar issues. The protests have turned violent, as disaffected rioters have been setting cars on fire, causing structural damage, and assaulting the police.

Riot cops in Brussels, for example, were pelted with billiard balls, cobblestones and other hard objects last week, while the yellow vest movement is now working to form a Belgian political party under the name Mouvement citoyen belge

Whats behind the movement?

French authorities have predictably blamed...

09:42

WHATS IN YOUR WATER? HISTORY & DANGERS OF FLUORIDE "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The next time you fill your glass from the kitchen tap or open a plastic bottle, think about what is in the water you are about to drink.   About 74 % of tap water in the United States is fluoridated. About 10% of bottled waters contain significant amounts of fluoride.  The story of how fluoride was added to our drinking water is an extraordinary tale. The plot includes some of the most spectacular events in human affairs including the development of the atomic bomb!...........

09:00

Lithuanian teachers Ministry occupation enters second week "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The occupation of Lithuanias Ministry of Education headquarters in Vilnius is entering its second week and has been marked by a number of protests over the last few days. Striking teachers are vowing that they will not leave the premises until their demands have been met marking a shift in tactics from a region

03:05

Nations as Foreign Capital Corporations "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Francisco Fernndez-Bulln for The Saker Blog As shadow banks become authentic governments of countries, the nations gradually turn into foreign capital corporations or companies, which enslave the workforce. Capital

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