4 posts • joined 7 Jul 2009
Waste of time & money
With China's & India's economies growing at 8-10%, it wouldn't make a crap of difference if the UK cut it's CO2 to zero or doubled it's output.
This £250 a year tax we're all going to paying should be to embrace & deal with climate change, not Canute-like try and stop it. I'm sure the JET laboratory could use the £100bn better than subsidising bloody windmills. We could be world leaders in fusion power - we can't even keep the one windmill factory open on the IoW - now have to import them from China!
The 1.2m jobs are to be civil servants - one department collecting carbon taxes, another handing out carbon credits - just like the existing big government bloat we have now.
Faecesbook should have gone with one of many hosting providers that offer "unlimited space" & "unlimited bandwidth" for £50 a year, might turn a profit, not.
Try KwikFit's online booking - the vehicle selector boxes won't update. But that's probably because the entire site is shite - always crashes at payment time in any browser (maybe not IE, but I don't use that turd) so you have to call the bloody call centre.
(Disclaimer: Only using KwikFit because A: It's near, B: Sent 20% discount voucher, C: Wife's car.)
I stopped developing/fixing/supporting IE6 ages ago. If a client wants their website to work with IE6, it's an extra £5k+ - nobody has gone for it yet. :-).
I use as many transparent png's as possible (without the IE6 fix code).
For my backend CMS I've blocked IE completely - I use AJAX alot for inline editing/drag&drop and coding is a joy not having to bother with MS product at all. After the initial shock of my client's being weaned off IE, they all seem happy running FF or Safari, especially with some AdBlocking running.