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Bring back big gov, right? If only the economics, STUPID, could tell us more

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old ways of doing things

One of the biggest factors missed out in the report is that nowadays the UK is a player in a world market.

The trouble is that in a privilege based society like the UK (continentals kindly refer to it as 'olde worlde' or 'old fashioned way of doing things') operational efficiencies don't really count for much hence decline of UK from a world leader in 1945-ish to its almost total dependence on false investments and offshore funds shenanigans.

It also appears to be infective and I guess that within the next 40 years India's economy will overtake that of the US.

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Brussels' transport chief demands a single European sky to end 'air traffic gridlock'

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Cool rationalism?

Now by what assumption based on premise: all EU ATCs become one, means that it will operate better?

I can understand the automatic sequence of thought that goes something like: fragmented ATC system across Europe presently makes for wasted effort and resources so make it ONE ATC system in Europe and all such problems will automagically disappear.

But it won't automagically work will it?

The first priority is to agree on stuff that is creating wasted efforts, resources n stuff then agree on how to solve it and that don't take a one EU system of ATC.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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It is abuse

In the main it is abuse.

It means disrespecting a UK subject for potential pecuniary gain and who is to say that such a gain is also a personal enrichment or opportunity for the same?

Q: On the other hand do we really expect power wielders to altruistically wield power?

My ans: uh-huh baby, the human condition rates self-preservation as a real top aim in life and risk?

Q: has anything changed in thousands of years?

My ans: uh-huh baby

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New Euro digi chief says he WILL consider an EU-wide copyright law

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Re: UK is soon to be evicted from euro-land and turn into a dutchy?

The UK is lost in europe - as in totally lost.

It has no idea of the Euro networking language and cultural awareness?

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It's confirmed then?

UK is soon to be evicted from euro-land and turn into a dutchy?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Eh?

Ooooo.

Drama?

Possible problem: once in the NSA always in the NSA? No way out unless you die and that can be arranged?

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Like .. so what?

Yawn - this is news?

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

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Shame innit!?

The dash to the new national status of once was UK of GB n NI to the grande duchy of Londres continues with mucho gusto?

Will the future permit reintroduction of carrier pigeons provided Whitehall has sufficient clout to get MPs to do anything about it?

And what about other issues?

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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Energy provider or dosh abuser?

I'd guess that most energy suppliers make more dosh from managing dosh than managing energy (but they seem to make a lot on that too?)

Interim conclusion: pay by cash on quarterly arrears bills

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Ha ha!

Poor fools?

Yes, this all brings fodder n feed to the mystique of paying for energy by direct debit - or rather grossly overpaying for energy by direct debit.

I'd guess most el reg readers paying energy costs by dd are probably a good bit over by now with cash slushing about in energy co investments? By a good bit over I mean the additional bits hived off you in summer to pay for winter fuel use.

Hmmm, lets see, pay by cash/cheque/money payment system after receiving a quarterly bill or pre-pay in advance (my money is on the cash based quarterly bill - loads cheaper doodz!)

Funding for christmas fuddle?

Make sure all 20,000 customers paying by direct debit have overpaid by about £100 for the year leading up to december.

20,000 times 100 = 2,000,000 (I kid you not)

leave it in high interest earner account and Bongo! fuddle paid for out of the interest alone seemplz!

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Dear fans ...

Life is hard/soft/moderate and doncha-didncha know that even coal has blood on it (as in close the coal house door Ma - it has blood on it)?

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human endevour

And besides, how many people should stop crossing the road or driving because or road traffic fatalities?

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Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a MEGA SPY? Answer: Yes

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Erm, ... like ... yeh ... wot

Guvmint merely approves requests made by its minions.

In this sense MPs are merely scapegoated by those organisations claiming and usually abusing public funding (nice work if u kan get it wdh?) so that grey mandarins remain well and truly gray?

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OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

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Hmm

400 GBP for a device that lasts 3 years before needing replacement or ...

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Excellent venting Dabbsy!

As above

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32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

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In the UK

Buy something that retails at 1 GBP and pay VAT at 20% making 1.20

You earned the 1.20 GBP to buy item and so probably paid income tax at, say, 20%

20% of 1.20 is 0.24 GBP making 1.44

National Insurance rates paid at, say, 12% makes 0.12 GBP making 1.56 GBP for something costing 1.00 GBP

so to buy something costing 1.00 from the shop you have to pay guvmint 0.56 a nice little earner for Treasury and civil servants?

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Hot DRAM! Samsung splurges $15 BILLION on Korean chip fab

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Shucks - sorry

(embarrassed shuffle)

wrong dram

(silently mouths "dram" with sipping motions then "D - R - A - M")

got them mixed up - Scotland you see

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POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

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If it is public news ...

... it must be old history to security bods?

Besides, the post is merely one attack vector - how about a drone, a bystanders pocket, back-orifice IT guys backpack sandwich box, ...

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Desktop, schmesktop: Microsoft reveals next WINDOWS SERVER

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Why not ...

... Windows 15? Everybody knows its 1.5 times better than Windows 10.

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German data commish makes a Hamburger out of Google

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Re: Give them a chance?

I can't help but think Europe is lagging the rest of the world in this.

Heck, India is making more progress that Europe (collectively) is.

European os search engine data banks ... ?

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Give them a chance?

See, search engines used to charge no?

Per search, per year, per ... until the google happened along with free with strings attached not free as in free beer search engine.

It is fair for Hamburg to do what it is doing and might even turn up a search engine whacked in with ISP fees that is free from ulterior motives?

Can't take too much to say to all European ISPs something like: European directive, personal data is personal data, right of the individual and so forth create a search engine amongst yourselves that adds no more than £10 or €10 to annual cost. It will be free from profiling and be wholly based on EU territory?

NO? Shock? Horror?

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Internet of Things? Hold my beer, I got this: ARM crafts OS to rule them all

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Maybe, just maybe...

... there has to be a starting point somewhere.

So how does the UK enter in to worldwide market with worldwide players of some established track record and lots of kaboodle in the bank like ms, happle, thegoogl, inttel, ... with the support frameworks and collaborations naetworks in place.

Use ARM?

No!

Set a startup with funding and let Joe Soap at the dole office manage it?

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Tsk

'Bout time too

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FCC flashes cash at broadcasters ahead of wireless auction

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Avoid the Brit error?

Dear Uncle Sam

Please try to avoid the Brit error of assuming money earned in taxation is new income.

It isn't. All that happens is that the end user, in this case your own citizens?, just pays tax by proxy?

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It's official: EU chiefs WILL probe Apple's Irish tax deal

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Common fallacy

See, there appears to be this common fallacy that by placing a tax on something that tax operates totally independently and without consequence.

Stereotypically: wake up n smell the coffee dude!

Money has to come from somewhere and that is usually the end user purchasing stuff or services.

Taxation is merely a demand for money from guvmint to others and in the case of ... I am sure you can figure the rest out no?

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I take the alternative approach of stating: if Ireland can do it why can other nations not do it?

Rather than making a race to a highest common tax level why not make a race to a lowest common tax level?

Shame iScotland could not join its celtic neighbours in a race to John Smithian economics for the good of all rather than taxation as a nice little earner for the Treasury and its mandarins?

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Huawei promises €1.5 BILLION French investment

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Re: Can't hurt to ask?

Ask them and report back here?

The Huawei response time can't be worse than BT and who says Chine is the enemy if it is investing in UK rather than resource draining the uk (unlike another nation that springs to mind)?

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Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

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Trouble is...

... that in the UK we are taxed to fund the fekn thing then pay to use the fekn thing we invested in in the first place and most folks smuggly ask for their r's to be kicked just for the sake of it?

How did you get in to that mess?

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EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report

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Chopping blox?

b'lox?

All that the residents of a nation may wish and hope for is that their nation has reasonable tax system(s)?

It must - as in M-U-S-T - be screamingly obvious that every person in that nation is likely to agree to a minuscule increase in taxation just to keep me well paid and unjustifiably rewarded?

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Re: This is where IScotland

Yes, they could have said to intel, MS, Dell, inovo, woteva, ... come to Scotland and you will pay no more than 2% tax.

Yes, shame iScotland does not exist - it could set some excellent examples for the 21st C.

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Bacon-related medical breakthrough wins Ig Nobel prize

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Try this?

Favourite tinned soup, warmed up and in a bowl.

Ladle on top some scrambled egg (the fluffy kind not microwaved leather imitating the real thing)

On top of that sprinkle salami and chorizo thin snips dry fried in a super hot pan.

No?

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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Principle or Reciprocity?

Can we apply a principle of reciprocity to this in the sense that if licence fee avoiders end up criminalised can BBC people making wasteful use of licence fee also end up being criminalised?

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Blighty's mighty tech skills shortage drives best job growth in years

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A novel idea?

Rather than train and educate thousands for a few jobs required a few years way gone for data collected a good few years before that and analysed after typical bureaucratic delays why not let employers (the people in the know at cutting edge where the needs are sharpest and most immediate) use public dosh to educate employees to the required levels?)

Seemplz no?

Or is it another funding bid for public money by those almost wholly dependent on public dosh in the first place?

Imagine that?

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Shitty what? Almost half of MPs have never heard of Tech City

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That's the trouble u c?

Here it is again, command & control of market strategies courtesy of UK (anti)civil serventia.

What the market wants, needs, will evolve and respond to is nothing compared to the dream inside some mandarin's head?

Add the traditional UK class struggles and it makes for another recipe of squandered public dosh by those collecting that dosh and ultimately for the betterment of those directly involved dullwitted politicians permitting?

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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But what does Word do the rest of the time?

It seems so bloated, takes ages to load and can take ages to open even the least of long files.

Why does it do so?

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New voting rules leave innocent Brits at risk of SPAM TSUNAMI

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There is an important, crucial and vital importance in separating elected members from civil servants in the term "government".

Civil servants are supposed to be the do-ers making real the aims of elected guvmint but human beings being what human beings be the civil servants are merely optimising their career and earning potentials and stuff the overview what's in it for me m8?

Most times it is elected members doing the bidding of civil servants so we really cannot describe UK as a democracy it really is a fascism?

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Not trivial issues

These are not trivial issues.

This is in part due to the English, Welsh, Scots or Northern Ireland interpretation and application of the constitution. Councils are also local authorities.

The trouble is multiple tensions arise as a local authority cannot take legal action upon itself even if the service provisioning arm (usually improper anyway and Councils are crap service providers anyway) is breaking the said councils rules and regulations.

I could go on but shan't

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Name that council?

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Brits ...

uncivil serventia strike again?

Look, you can't keep multiple civil servants on prime minister income levels, maintain juicy salaries and uh-huh baby conditions of employment when taxes and tax revenues are decreasing by act of elected members.

It stands to reason that money must be extorted from elsewheres and one of those elsewheres is data held by said uncivil serventia.

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Best shot: Coffee - how do you brew?

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Re: low-tech for me

Yep, hand ground beans seem to make softer more melodic flavored coffee (electric grinders generate too much heat and retoast the beans evaporating off delicate flavinoids?).

In some parts of the world an impatient coffee drinker needs a Zapata moustache to filter out the floating grounds (no explanation offered)

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Filter and good, I say good, coffee grounds.

Don't let it stand on the hotplate too long - cold and freshish is better than stewed but even stewed has a redeeming quality of its own from time-to-time.

Aim: to balance faffing about, immediacy and decent hot drink in a reasonable timeframe.

Additional observation: European low cost coffee grounds seem superior to UK "in yer face" priced exclusive coffee grounds - used to like the mellowness of hand ground but the FAFF was too much really.

Oh! And don't use chilled milk or milk straight from the fridge. Room temperature/ambient temperature milk makes all the difference?

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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

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There is such a paradigm or potential paradigm out there waiting to be discovered and made real.

On the down side MS, Intel and IBM know how to get their *hit together better than all of the oppositions?

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Ooo!

Nice one Google!

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Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

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Wall Street is as it is, was and ever shall be profit without end amen?

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Galileo can't do the fandango: Two Euro GPS nav sats sent into WRONG ORBIT

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Que?

30 orbital birds? By 2017?

Aren't they (ESA that is) 14 years behind schedule anyway?

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Supervalu supermarket stores stung by sneaky sales system scammers

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Inside job?

The trouble that this kind of occurrence rate sort of hints that it is an inside job?

You know: want a share of troubled unpredictable profits or do a scam and get a share of $10 million?

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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FWIW...

... had USA not intervened in armed conflict in Europe then Germany would be the natural strongest nation in Europe.

But both UK and US do not seem to prefer the Germanic model and for why ... ? maybe individuals in UK and US have too much to lose therefore usurp political influence for self-protection?

I personally doubt whether those who perished in two world wars would consider their sacrifices worth it.

The UK still clings to its class warfare and is prepared to spend many tax dollars to maintain that war meanwhile Germany just goes from economic miracle to economic miracle taking preferred supporting nations along with it?

PS: the ba**ocks my local authority/guvmint makes in policy and practice along with similar ball**ks perped by regional and national institutions surely show UK model of C & C is doomed to Darwinian failure?

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My guess is that general economy C & C structures are sold by those who have most to gain.

So in a communist state it might be a politburo of sorts, in UK it would be (huck phthoo) (un)civil serventia mandarinery, in US either a mega-corp or mega-corp & Defense partnership.

Q: Would a C & C of general economy be good?

A: too many variables such intention over time, timeframe and measurement metrics?

But you humans seem intent on taking over everything that it may indicate a human folly to maintain gross, funded and aspirational follies?

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Secretive Apple's super-secret university is full of BULL chic – leakers

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Spot on AC!

Just because Brits evolved a system that maintains class differences does not mean it is the best for every nation at all times and in all places.

Whatever happened to the notion that another nation may evolve as it wishes tobevelve?

(Okay, Gaza excepted?)

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Russia, China could ban western tech if they want to live in the PAST

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Energy

Of all the things being considered energy use is of increasing importance.

For why you ask?

Because computers are everywhere nowadays and the technology to make cost effective (that is low cost) and task effective computers now exists where once it did not.

Why is that important?

Because low cost, task effective kit tends to be low energy use as well.

For sure, a big bulky, power and energy hungry computer once was an effective solution with emphasis on was and once

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