17 posts • joined Thursday 23rd December 2010 13:54 GMT
Re: next step - outsourcing
Where does your 10,000,000 come from?
Re: I want to like the BBC
Unfortunately, I think that much of BBC output is made by independent production companies that the BBC buys from. How often these days the you hear a programme sign off with words along the lines of " This has been an (insert a name here) production for the BBC? I cannot recall exactly when this started to be so but I don't remember it from my younger days. So maybe a lot of the broadcast output is not owned by the BBC anyway these days but the rights are owned by the production companies and iplayer availability is just part of the contract.
All that aside, I'd pay the licence fee for Radio4 and BBC4 alone I really would, the rest I view as a bonus.
To my mind they are water-borne soldiers. For the purposes of this trolling expedition, in space, no-one can see you swim.
Re: Nothing New!
@The First Dave Well the Queen IS Head of State. At the moment if she dies and Prince Charles succeeds HE will be Head of State and he was born to be.
No regulator for carpet fitters, but with carpets, you can at least see if it's a crap job by just looking at it. If it is, don't pay. Simple. Been doing it for forty years now and never been refused payment. :)
The biggest cod
I ever saw was over the shoulder of a fishing boat skipper in Arbroath back in the late 50's. It's tail was dragging on the ground as he carried it into our kitchen after my old man, who was an engineer in the Royal Navy, had done said skipper big favour.
Re: given cannabis is non-toxic
Cannabis is reputedly more more carcinogenic than tobacco.
Re: Not quite the £25 computer in reality
Why do you have to keep swapping when there's two usb ports?
Software and hardware licensing....
The most insidious concept ever devised by man (except for religion of course). It seems nothing we buy these days actually belongs to us. How did our esteemed leaders allow such a concept to develop to these levels.
Look, if some of you people took the time to read about the device and the ethos behind it, it would perhaps eventually dawn on you that these things are aimed fairly and squarely at school children. Not for hobbyists or engineers or any other adequately paid contributor to these pages but school children. I take it you've heard about them before, people that have little income of their own to splash out on patriotic gestures be it to British industry or UK tax. The idea is, and always was, to produce the device at the lowest price possible thereby enabling education establishments to provide children with a programming/development platform. So cheap in fact that it could be viable to give it free of charge, depending on the schools budget.
If you want to contribute to to the treasury, gift them a fiver when you buy your own.
Wood and Steel?
Let me tell you, when these things first came out they were made of aluminium castings and had fifteen ply jaws. (I know, I've just been and counted them on the one I was given by my wife thirty five years ago).
It's seen some action in that time too and the only thing that broke was one of the handles that wind the jaws in and out - easily remedied by adapting the handle of a Stanley hand drill. Easily the most useful bit of DIY kit I've ever owned.
Far from the pranksters need to get a life, I think you need to get a sense of humour.