39 posts • joined Tuesday 16th June 2009 19:51 GMT
Re: Well hello ducky...
Well I was thinking it would make it easier to hit them with something blunt and heavy, but then I remembered the TARDIS is bigger on the inside.
Exactly. These are some of the things that were promised, that have been broken and they are now trying to remove the evidence:
1. No frontline cuts
2. Protecting the NHS budget
3. 3,000 more police officers
4. Keeping VAT at 17.5%
5. Keeping the Future Jobs Fund
6. Keeping Education Maintenance Allowances
7. Preserving tax credits for middle earners
8. Removing the “couple penalty”
9. Scrapping tuition fees
10. No bonuses for bank directors
11. 3,000 more midwives
12. Three more army battalions
13. Pupil Premium additional to the schools budget
14. Keeping Child Benefit universal
15. Stopping A&E and maternity closures
16. A Post Office Bank
17. No new nuclear power stations
18. Removing high marginal tax rates
19. No cuts to the Royal Navy
20. Automatic prison sentence for carrying a knife
21. Cutting rail fares each year
22. Keeping the Child Trust Fund for the poorest families
23. No more top down NHS reorganisations
24. No cuts to public spending this year
25. Increase teachers by 30%
26. Reducing 'special advisors'
27. Flood defence spending
28. Flat rate pensions
29. BBC World Servic
30. Post Office Bank.
31. Extra child care allowance
32. Inheritance Tax.
33. Increase front line budget for schools.
Fortunately the Conservative party have all the technical ability of a tuna sandwich and people have already scraped and saved huge amounts of the site.
It looks like a lot of the old Labour speeches are still there, just not easy to find. Here is Ed Balls' speech on child poverty from 2007.
Re: Can we check one thing?
The Telegraph have already had to apologise to Margaret Hodge over this story:
An item posted on the Telegraph website last night said: ‘Margaret Hodge MP – Contrary to our report “Hodge faces challenge over family firm’s taxes” (Nov 20), Stemcor, in which Ms Hodge has a small shareholding, has not abused transfer pricing to avoid tax. We accept that there is no inconsistency or hypocrisy in Ms Hodge criticising other companies for tax avoidance and apologise to her for any contrary impression.’
I wouldn't expect a little thing like facts to get in the way of Paul Staines attacking someone.
Access to the internet
And yet, the government are looking to make it mandatory for ALL benefit claimants to use the internet to manage their benefits under the new Universal Credit scheme (which is thankfully starting to fall apart).
Re: Now I hate Win 8 as much as the next man
Am I the only person who managed to read the part at the start of the article that said: 'The Apple command key maps to the Windows key in VMware Fusion'. I would assume that they also told the testers that they had done this.
I don't believe it was the intro movie per-say that was Lucy's problem. It was the fact that it played a 20 min movie prior to beginning the game, and then when she started the game it played the exact same movie again (only this time it had some additional voice acting).
Obligatory XKCD strip: http://xkcd.com/566/
Re: Always 3-2-1
If you read the original article, he did have back-ups of all the photos uploaded to Flickr. This issue was with all the meta-data and links to the photos from other people. If you have some mystica, magical way to backup that lot as well, I'm sure we'd all like to hear it.
I for one...
...welcome our flame retardant arachnid overlords.
(See sub heading)
Mines the one with matching parachute pants
Took me all of 30 seconds to find the drivers on the Creative website and if you actually read the description of what you are going to download, it explicitly states:
'This download contains the latest driver and application(s) for use with your Sound Blaster® World of Warcraft® Wireless Headset'
I don't think it can be much clearer than that.
Also, regarding things being written in English, pot calling the kettle black ring a bell?
It appears, from the report on the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10692501) that there was Al-Qaeda and bomb-making related materials on posted. There is more at cnet (http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20010923-261.html?tag=topTechContentWrap;trendingNow).
(Grenade for obvious reasons)
It would be nice to have a zoom in/zoom out function, it would probably then become my default browser. At the moment I am stuck between scrolling all over the place to find what I want (especially with the new BBC News site - don't get me started), and constantly going in, and out of the settings.
The goggles, they do nothing!
Good god, the formatting in that document is terrifying. I suppose that's one way to pad ~20 pages of plain text up to a 65 page document. How are people meant to take her seriously in her advocating of all things digital when it is clear she (or at least someone under her control) cannot create a simple Word document.
There are 2 groups set up on facebook - muppets!
The wall comments on the 2nd link are particularly amusing.
Re: off topic
The irony of the situation is, if he had declared his relationship, he would have been entitled to a greater allowance over the same period of time:
replace iphone battery
A-ha, ha ha, hahahahaha.
Dude you're hilarious. Replace, ha, iphone, giggle, battery. It's just too funny.
re: Close social networking sites
(at least for the idiots thinking up these ideas).
re: Ahh tinfoilers... funny buggers they are...
Ah, but the thing about space is, it's black. And the thing about black holes is...they're black...I think you can see where I'm going with this.
What do you mean 'Title required?'
You sir owe me a new keyboard!
Well I for one welcome our giant, robotic, unthinking cockroach overlords!
The problems I encountered, upgrading and then clean installing, onto a netbook seem to stem from adding KDE to the system. On all occasions, upgrade and install, full ubuntu and NBR, the installation (and re-boots into) Gnome are all fine and dandy. It is only when I convert the system to KDE and then reboot do I get a black screen and hang on boot. And to make matters worse, with Grub2, I now have no access to a recovery menu, with the grub menu hidden by default, and you have to access the system to enable it - whoever thought of that needs a slap!
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