Will this tax really.....
.... be used for the intended purpose? Just like Road Tax or National Insurance?
26 posts • joined 11 Jun 2007
I am running build 7000 on my Dell XPS M1330 as my main PC. No real problems, only one crash in the last few months, and rare re-boots even when using twin screens at work and then going home and VPN into the work network etc.
Only issue is when browsing our network, sometimes it takes ages, sometimes it's really quick....
Also the RAM runs at 60 - 80 % even when nothing is open.
Apart from the explorer issues (painfully slow and patchy across our domain network) I have no problems at all. In fact I quite like it. Running on a Dell XPS M1330 with 2GB ram
When I come to the office I twin screen it... works "straight out the box". Shut the lid, go home and connect to VPN..... Only rebooted twice since I got it.
When I was using a chieftain many moons ago it was able to hit a target 22 miles away (with a bit of luck) and a good gunner / loader team could get three rounds in the air. A squadron of those could be a fearsome combination. A more reliable engine may have helped, but I still think that there is a need for these vehicles.
I have an insatiable urge for an IPhone, sad I know but O2 does not work too well where I live and Vodafone is the only working alternative. Because of this I was first in the queue for the Blackberry Storm with which I am sorely disappointed. There seem to be too many software glitches and I have lost a few calls and called a few wrong numbers due to Fat Finger Syndrome. The IPhone is just so much more sexy.
This lust for technology is crazy, when I was at school the pocket calculator did not exist and "photocopying" was done with a hand powered Xerox machine utilising a form of carbon paper wrapped round a drum. It was a punishment duty to crank out the copies and then clean the machine; I soon became an expert.
My Lloyds card was swindled to the tune of several thousand pounds and as a consequense had to change my password from my mother maiden name to something else. Now when you ring up they ask for the password with the hint - "it may be your mothers maiden name". The first time this happened after the swindle I had forgotten what the password was and the lady at the other end helpfully reminded me!
I agree with Michael, in that nuclear is the only sensible option, but I think we have left it too late......
I have read that hydrogen is a possible answer, but I gave up on chemistry when the teacher could not adequately explain why water doesn't burn. It's made of hydrogen and oxygen, how explosive can you get?
The relationship between the taxpayer and the Inland Revenue (as was) has changed over the last ten years. They are instructed by their political masters to accrue as much as possible by fair means or foul so as to pay for the massive overspending that this government has committed us to.
We're off to hell in a handcart.........
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