Ask not what GDPR compliance your country can deliver to you

Oh well, actually, yes you should.
I mean, is there any overview available of the EU countries’ GDPR readiness, qua:

  • Data Protection Authority: Are they agressively pushing data subjects to exercise their rights (ad nauseam against the controllers)? Are they staffed adequately (by numbers, and quality) to take on the great many organisations yet non-compliant? Have they set their agenda? How probable [reasoned guesstimate] are they to be ready to hit the ground running per 25 May?
  • Organisations of the public sector kind: Do they recognise they have to comply utterly and completely as well? Have they relinquished their unsatiable thirst for more data, and humbled themselves to not overreach anymore?
  • Organisations, of the for-profit kind [large]: Are they in any shape or form ready yet?
  • Organisations, of the for-profit kind [small(er)]: Are they ready yet, having applied the few detail changes they only required?

Yes yes I do want to have such an overview. You have it, or ..?
And of course a picture for your viewing pleasure:

[Feel out of bend? Me too. Zuid-As Amsterdam, of course.]

Toynbee, Vol. Next

Please y’all,

Would anyone of you happen to know whether the mostly speculative part of Toynbee (say, vol.’s VII-XII), have been updated by any similar well-educated scholar in comparably readable format, laying aside the somewhat conspicuous errors of a. considering Northhumbria the salvation hideout of Hellenic civilisation as it brought back to Charlemagne c.s., b. not perceiving his own tunnel vision on the existence of G – that is completely superfluous in all of the volumes ..?
As the speculation about the world’s future, stopped around ’55 – a wholesome [not] exponential increase of the world’s complexity and history-influences had passed and we’d need an outlook from today’s PoV.
With similar sentence length, that’ll do as that is far from obnoxious.


[Stubbornly clinging to so very much past visions of grandeur: M’drid]

Hashgraph to the rescue ..?

Hashgraph you ask ..?

And to what recue; from what ..?
Ah, there’s a mer à boire. But since this was actively clicked from a Standard post into an Aside, my margin’s just that little too small to fit a perfect(ly short) proof that the answer is something like ‘the collapse of the blockchain voting mechanism which is imminent if not past time [per normal humans objective time scales] by co-optation by the governmental-industrial-underground complex’.
If you get it, please let me know. I’d like to get it, too.

From the archives:

[Amstelveen, this time of the year …!]