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  1. Great to see some new techies from Manxforums earlier this week - See you next month!
  2. I don't think so, the conversation might be about AI in games, Google Stadia or the use of AI in games, or even the Google edge nodes located right here on the Isle of Man. If you work in software development, or are interested - come along, maybe some of your stereotypes might be challenged. We had an excellent attendance at the last session last month and would like to see more this time on Tuesday 9th! Link to book is here
  3. Full details here - meetup in Douglas for software developers Our last event was well attended - hope to so you all, and new faces at the next meetup.
  4. No, You'll have to attend yourself - where is your sense of community.
  5. Tech Meetup Docker and Kubernetes combine to modernise DevOps workflows by 
managing and deploying isolated applications with a concept known as 
containerization.

 Check out further details here - https://www.iomtech.club/events/event-00/event-000 and/or book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isle-of-man-tech-club-intro-to-docker-and-kubernetes-event-0x00-registration-54640421973
  6. It's not just the administration, in my view. A few years ago (maybe 7), at the start of TT week, just before the roads closed I was in stationary traffic, 10 yards away from a police officer. A motorbike crashed into the back of me, he was taken to hospital with leg injuries (he recovered quite well I understand) and fortunately he was discharged a number of days later- his bike was a "write-off" (I think). My daughter was in the car at the time (aged about 9), and the Police were superb with the way they moved her away from the situation whilst it was dealt with and they spoke to me. I was, quite rightly, breathalysed, which was negative, and then the officer commenced to complete a "notice of intention to prosecute" despite the fact that he had seen what had happened with his eyes. He was eventually dissuaded from doing this, and I was given a "producer notice" to produce my documents. This I did, in the requisite time. The guy who ran into the back of me was given, by concession, longer to produce his documents. Unfortunately by the time he was required to produce the documents, he had left the Island it transpired that he wasn't insured. Had he been required to produce the documents on the same timescale as me he would have still been on the Island at the time, with an opportunity to take him before the courts, I don't think that the matter was followed up by the police. Maybe things would be different now, I don't know - but it felt to me that I was being treated more harshly then a visitor, who (it appeared) "escaped" without penalty. Of course it must be difficult for traffic officers to deal with matters during TT, and I have sympathy with them - but I think that the way that "special treatment" was afforded to a visiting biker/motorist represented a tacit acceptance that visitors weren't being held to the same high requirements as residents, with the consequential impact on road safety and behavior.
  7. Not quite, If you have supplied Alcohol to an under 18 year old then its a strict liability offence, so it wouldn't matter if the ID was not genuine you would, subject to the other available defences, have committed the offence.
  8. There are a number of routes after obtaining professional qualifications, for example.
  9. I remember when my kids were younger that that asked about this, I think at the Manx Museum, it stimulated a conversation about the effects of war, and a discussion about their grandfather who was a PoW in a Japanese labour camp. I'm not sure it glorifies war, it perhaps reminds us, like the poppy campaign. Lest we forget
  10. There are even a few Isle of Man specific skills available
  11. But it happened in the US, surely the US law trumps any dictionary definition ? Or are you advising on Manx law ?
  12. They were there for over 5 consecutive days, presumably because of some risk 'x'. I only became aware on day 4. If x happened then I would have rather not been there. If they had been overt then I would kept away from the area, which would have been safer for everyone. According to the chief constable's report https://www.iompolice.im/media/1121/annual-report-2016-17.pdf page 77there were only 3 incidents to which firearms were deployed in 2016-17 so this is still a rare event, which makes it in my view significant.
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