Re: Changing names
"Looks like a spotty bum to me :P"
442 posts • joined 26 Jul 2008
I'm afraid to say - it appears that most people creating websites (in my view) are simply lazy... why spend time sorting out your own advertising strategy, getting to know your site visitors, and giving them something they might be interested in...
...when you can drop a widget in any given page in 5 seconds, let some third-party do the work, and risk them putting any old crap on your site (as shown by the recent kerfuffle with Google), with who-knows-what effect on your reputation?
Paragraph 2: "in normal double beta decay, two neutrons convert to protons and two electrons"
Same thing happens in the neutinoless version...
(Mine's the one with the Physics degree ... OK - it was a Third: if only I'd proved there was a Black Hole under the Department of Physics at Birmingham...)
"a good spec phone with an SD card, removeable battery, headphone jack, & no crap overlay UI on top of what's already there, all for a price under the 200Pounds mark"
(Apart from the battery) I'm seriously considering a Nokia 6 for these very reasons - will wait a few months though just to make sure any launch gremlins are squashed...
...to turn the tax code into something like
All Subsequent Earnings: 25%
(the figures may vary - but you get the gist)
Easier for us to understand, for HMRC to implement and calculate, thus saving a huge amount in costs associated with tax lawyers, accountants, et al...
Jumped from Sky to Zen last May after (yet another) price rise ... got faster connection speed (getting on for 20 Mb/s instead if 12 or so on a "up to 16" tariff) too...
Admittedly - side-by-side it costs a couple of quid a month more, but that is only because, on Sky, it's a bundled cost (I had TV/Phone/Broadband) rather than being standalone... the only real downside being the loss of Last Week Tonight (but there are... ahem... ways to get around that...)
"Commercial reasons" are the cause of the problem in the first place... if BT et al can't be arsed to provide the infrastructure because it'll cut a few million off their profits - then bar them from providing the service at all... the almighty "market" will provide someone who will (so they say...).
...speaking as someone on the wrong end of VM when they couldn't be bothered to cable a flat that was - when I started renting it - less than 3 months old, and despite being all of 100 yards from houses that had been cabled, so the actual cost to VM would have been minimal...
a) scrap HS2 or Trident renewal or some such - thus freeing up £100 billion or so
b) spend that money on a "National Grid" of "ultrafast" fibre broadband and mobile connectivity
c) keep it under taxpayer control - then charge the telcos for the amount of data they use...
(of course - it'll never happen... too many short-sighted politicians with their snouts in the trough...)
"Amazon around £6.50 (paid annually) gets you video, audio, fast shipping on real items, discounted nappies (obviously only of use if you're a parent), audiobooks and a whole host of other stuff for similar money."
...and not forgetting a larger tax bill to cover that which they don't pay...
"They could just allow Play to be installed, then let people choose to download the rest."
You mean like this?
"This package is designed for users who want the absolute minimum GApps installation available. In this package you will find the core Google system base, Google Android Shared Services, Google Play Store, Google Calendar Sync, Dialer Framework and the following Play Store applications:
Google Package Installer (replaces stock/AOSP Package Installer)
Google Play services
For 6.0 also:
Given Cadbury's owners... they'll be jumping on that bandwagon soon enough...
That said - they may already have done... wasn't there a kerfuffle about recipe changes a while back? Still, no reason not to go round the loop one more time to keep prices rises at bay (or profits up... take your pick)
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