Re: Sign of things to come?
@VinceH - if you are still looking, Halifax do a mastercard with could rates for spending overseas.
124 posts • joined 28 Jun 2010
Right, I'm off to watch the footie but before I go, here's a video from "one of the UK’s leading EU law experts criticizes the referendum debate’s “dishonesty on an industrial scale”, as he considers the claims and counter claims from each side."
same video on facebook:
I appreciate its a bit long but if you want an expert's view then its worth a watch and there are some updates in the comments.
AC - replying to my comment about Cameron.
I was not implying that Farage and Gove would be elected forever. I was responding to (another) AC which is why I quoted what they had said first before posting my response.
AC : "Don't like Cameron? Then why do you share his position on Remain?"
To be more explicit, I don't like Cameron but I like people like Gove and Farage even less. This isn't the only reason I've chosen to vote to Remain but it is a factor.
However it is one example of laws the EU has put in place to help the consumer.
Like flight compensation, and opening up the flight markets so we can fly to Europe (and the US because of the side effects) more cheaply than we would have been able to otherwise.
There are bad laws and crazy rules (though most ones reported by the Daily Mail aren't actually true, e.g. curve on bananas) but on the whole I think the EU is a good thing to have. As an example I'm not sure how the snoopers charter would work out if we leave.
Also, its easier to change a club if you are in the room rather than shouting at it from outside.
And for those saying it will help fix the EU experiment if we leave; so would you want to join back again afterwards? Do you think the other countries would let us on our current terms (Veto, rebate, no Euro etc)?
Finally, if we do vote to leave, this will split up the UK. Scotland will want another referendum, possibly Wales as well
According to the BBC article about this latest theft: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36284446
"An investigation into February's attack revealed that the cyberthieves won access to the central bank network because of poor security controls.
The bank had no firewall, which is designed to block unauthorised access requests. It also used second-hand internet routers, which had cost $10, to connect to global financial networks"
There are more reasons to worry about Zika
Although there is no evidence yet that Zika can be transmitted by other types of mosquitos, its a possibility.
Sexual transmission has been identified in a (small) number of cases, an unlucky mutation could make it more likely.
Finally, the link to microephaly is getting is stonger every week and more effects on fetuses are also coming to light: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2079985-zika-virus-disease-renamed-to-reflect-range-of-impacts-on-fetus/
@ElsmarMarc : here's the Guardian story http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair which states that Antonio Olmos had his phone repaired in Macedonia, where there are no Apple stores. So are you suggesting he should have had his screen replaced again when he got back to the UK?
And as others have said the secuity angle doesn't ring true as the error only happened after an OS update with no warning.
Wasn't that where the Master was hiding from the Time War? Or is Gallifrey even further along?
Since it would take longer than 4.5 billion years from now to the end of the Universe, is there something about Timelord tech that always puts you at Gallifrey's current 'now' point? A sort of Temporal lock, so you can't go up and down the timeline and (say) prevent them evolving?
I mean Tardis...
Awesome start, some great old series references - including the McGann hybrid I dissed last episode - slight slow down over did she or didn't she reverse the polarity and revved back up for the finish.
I think given Me is several billion years old she's the one taking Clara under her wing, especially as she seems to be able to read Gallifrian?
I thought Taridises had a Timelord over-ride switch, so Me and Clara can be brought back?
Apart from that, great end to the series, but I hope he doesn't spend the next one looking for Clara.
Actually it was the software in a component (Laser gyro) that caused the failure rather than the main OBC software. Lots of detail here in the post failure report. https://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/disasters/ariane5rep.html
It is an excellent case study in system design and re-use though.
I work one day a week from home because I can and agree with the distractions (looking at you El Reg!)
However when I am working in an office, my manager is 150 miles away and my team are offshore so it can be lonely in a different way. Luckily I get on well with the people around me but I know that my career is stuck at my current level as I'm not in the head office - unless I move to a different department based here.
So you have staff in as normal on a Friday to fix any issues, rather having to call staff out. You won't get 100% success on software updates no matter who you are (and that includes the space industry).
In addition they probably have a month end change freeze (I believe most banks do) which would start Friday night.
Hmm, I shop at JL occasionally but don't rember being told I own a stake in it...
However I do agree since there are no shares for non-employees to buy, it doesn't fit the pure definition of capitalism but neither do a number of other company structures (e.g. VC or family owned ones).
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