A Spanish judge has granted an eight-year-old child the ability to change the gender on their birth certificate, claiming the child was sufficiently mature to make the decision. A judge for the civil registry in the Spanish city of Ourense granted the child, born female and wanting to be recognized as male, the ability to change their gender on their birth certificate and other government documents. The parents of the child had initially attempted to have the child’s name changed when the child was five years old and requested to have their gender changed last May but a judge in September of last year denied the request, claiming the child lacked sufficient maturity, newspaper El Mundo reports . Spain Proposes Law Allowing People to Change Gender Without a Doctor https://t.co/i3dZ8FgfFm — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 2, 2021 A pro-trans association, the Euforia Familias Trans-Aliadas, advised the family, who then appealed the decision, claiming the … [Read more...] about Spanish Judge Recognizes Gender Change of Eight-Year-Old
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It's September 23, 1996. It's a Monday. The Macarena is pumping out of the office radio, mid-way through its 14 week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, doing little to improve the usual Monday gloom. Easing yourself into the week, you idly thumb through a magazine, and read about Windows NT 4.0, released just a couple of months previous. You wonder to yourself whether Microsoft's hot new operating system might finally be worth using. Then it's down to work. Microsoft can keep its fancy GUIs and graphical server operating systems. NetWare 3.12 is where it's at: bulletproof file and print sharing. The server, named INTEL after its process, needs an update, so you install it and reboot. It comes up fine, so you get on with the rest of your day. Sixteen and a half years later, INTEL's hard disks—a pair of full height 5.25 inch 800 MB Quantum SCSI devices—are making some disconcerting noises from their bearings, and you're tired of the complaints. It's time to turn off the old … [Read more...] about Epic uptime achievement unlocked. Can you beat 16 years?
Anyone under the age of 18 in India is regarded as a minor when submitting a passport application. As per the new guidelines issued by the Indian government, a child must have his own passport, and it is no longer acceptable to have his name added to his father's passport. A 36-page passport booklet is provided to minors. A minor's passport cannot be issued without the permission of either the parent or the legal guardian. Required documents: residential address proof. Proof of date of birth. 1. Register the minor on the Passport Seva website (https://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink) 2. Register as a new user and create a login ID and password. 3. Fill in the application form with all the details of the minor. 4. Submit the form and make the payment required. The passport of a minor is valid for five years or until he/she turns eighteen, whichever occurs first. However, minors between … [Read more...] about How to apply for a minor’s passport online
Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ) reportedly seems set to roll out chip-based e-passports by the end of the year. According to a report in Economic Times (ET), TCS is also setting up a new command and control centre with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as well as new data centre to support the backend requirements of the project. Earlier this year, the ministry renewed its 10-year PSK deal worth over Rs 6,000 crore with TCS. This is part of the second phase of the passport project that the company bagged from the government. This passport project is said to be the country's largest mission-critical e-governance programme till date. Here's a ready reckoner on e-passports and the recent updates on the rollout. What is an e-passport At first glance, an e-passport looks just like a regular passport. However, an e-passport comes fitted with a small electronic chip, something similar to as seen on a driver’s licence. The microchip stores all the information that … [Read more...] about tcs: TCS to rollout chip-based passports by the end of this year: What are e-passports and all that will change
Text discovered in iOS 16 beta code indicated that Apple plans to drop iPad home hub support in the new update, but it turns out that’s not quite the full story. According to the company, the iPad isn’t losing support for what it can already do, but it won’t get an important upgrade that will be available later. “iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will continue to support iPad as a home hub with no loss in functionality,” Apple spokesperson Catherine Franklin said in a statement to The Verge . While that seems promising on its face, there is a big asterisk. Apple is planning to introduce a new architecture to the new Home app in iPadOS 16 , and the iPad won’t be supported as a home hub with that architecture. Here’s Franklin’s full statement: “Alongside these releases, the Home app will introduce a new architecture for an even more efficient and reliable experience. Because iPad will not be supported as a home hub with the new architecture, users who rely on iPad for that purpose do not … [Read more...] about Apple says iPads will keep working as home hubs in iPadOS 16, but there’s a catch
Apple is adding native support for the Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers in iOS 16. Riley Testut , one of the iOS developers behind AltStore , discovered the new controller support in a developer beta of iOS 16 that was released yesterday. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller works “perfectly” according to Testut, and both Joy-Con controllers show up as a single device for apps and games to take advantage of. Nat Brown, an engineering manager at Apple, has confirmed the new controller support and even revealed there’s a neat method to switch how the Joy-Cons work in iOS 16. You can dynamically switch between using both Joy-Cons as a single controller or two separate ones by holding the screenshot and home buttons for a few seconds. !!! iOS 16 natively supports Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers!! pic.twitter.com/p8u1sdjvTt — Riles ♂️ (@rileytestut) June 6, 2022 The Joy-Con support opens up the iPhone and iPad to new games that can take advantage of these … [Read more...] about iOS 16 supports Nintendo’s Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers
TL;DR: According to new leaks, AMD's Dragon Range mobile processors will have up to 16 cores and clock rates above 5 GHz. Meanwhile, the company's Phoenix lineup will feature fewer CPU cores but far better iGPU performance, thanks to the new RDNA3 architecture. We've already had plenty of leaks regarding AMD's next-gen Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, but now we get to hear more about the alleged specs of its Zen 4-based mobile lineup, courtesy of YouTube channel Red Gaming Tech . Rumors indicate that AMD's Dragon Range series will use desktop-class CPUs transferred into a thinner BGA package, similarly to Intel's Alder Lake-HX lineup. As a result, Dragon Range will feature up to 16 cores on the highest-end SKU, boost speeds of at least 5 GHz, and only two RDNA2 compute units. Laptop manufacturers will probably only use these processors in models with discrete graphics cards, making the underpowered iGPU a non-issue. Meanwhile, AMD's Phoenix series will have TDPs ranging from … [Read more...] about Upcoming AMD Dragon Range mobile processors will supposedly feature up to 16 cores
More than six years after Apple’s Eddy Cue proclaimed that “the future of TV is apps,” Apple’s 2022 WWDC keynote came and went with barely any mention of tvOS — the software that runs on its Apple TV hardware. That quote from Cue came alongside the introduction of the Apple TV’s App Store back in 2015. But the dearth of WWDC news on tvOS suggests the platform isn’t exactly one of Apple’s top priorities at the moment. tvOS has continued to steadily evolve in recent years, and the Apple TV 4K remains perhaps the best all-around option on the market . The user experience is intuitive, app performance is consistent and stable, and Apple doesn’t shove ads in your face like Roku and Amazon. And the Apple TV app has actually gotten fairly good at aggregating streaming services and tracking what you watch. But the App Store didn’t really change how people use the Apple TV: despite Apple’s previous efforts to showcase apps like Airbnb and Zillow, the most popular downloads remain … [Read more...] about Apple’s tvOS looks destined for a slow year after little WWDC attention
Audio player loading… According to Spotify itself, high-quality music streaming is time and again the most requested feature users want to see - yet in 2022 we’re still stuck with the same standard definition playback we’ve had for years. It wasn’t meant to be this way though - almost a year ago in February 2021, the company unveiled Spotify HiFi , a new benefit for Premium subscribers to upgrade their sound to a lossless format that sounds as good as a CD. The announcement was hyped up by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS who were brought on to explain why audiophiles should opt for high-quality audio - and it came with a promise that select markets would be able to try the feature “later this year.” (opens in new tab) As the months flew by Spotify remained tight-lipped about when ‘later’ would arrive - and it turns out that it never would. That’s not to say Spotify HiFi has been canned, but we’re now done with 2021 and so far it has yet to materialize. … [Read more...] about Nearly a year after it was announced, where is Spotify HiFi?
Twenty-year career politician and Democrat Senate hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (OH) said during a recent interview he does not support term limits and “there should be very few restrictions,” despite polling showing a majority of voters say they want limits on members of Congress. Despite an overwhelming majority supporting term limits, when Ryan was asked about supporting it by WKBN ‘s Desirae Gostlin, he said, “Voters should be able to vote for who that want, and there should be very few restrictions on that.” However, his Trump-backed Republican opponent, J.D. Vance, said he “definitely support[s] term limits” and is “actually a signer of the term limits pledge.” “I think that one thing that happens in government is people get in there, and it turns into a career instead of an act of public service,” Vance added. Gostlin noted a McLaughlin & Associates poll from 2018 showed that 82 percent of voters nationwide approve of “a Constitutional Amendment that will place term … [Read more...] about Twenty-Year Career Politician Tim Ryan Admits He Opposes Term Limits