The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation of the European Community has some dire consequences for web site admins. Due to the uncertain legal status of the Disqus comment system I use on this site, I have decided to disable comments for now. I hope this will be only a temporary measure and I can reenable them sometime in the future.
Update May, 13: Disqus reenabled
Disqus has been updated to conform to the GDPR regulations so that it could be reenabled on this site.