"Now is a good time to get a password manager app"
Until one of them gets hacked again, then what?
3261 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011
30k after a few years
£30k isn't enough to deal with bed ridden people, having to pull them up to change their bedding, or administer chemotherapy to people who are terminal, or to provide end of life care. Especially when you consider an MP gets £80k, 6 week holidays and can merrily fuck off for 3 weeks over Christmas while they country's in crisis.
But yeah, I'd love to live with you if you think £30k is enough for that.
If they just paid nurses a decent wage, made the environment in which they have to operate better, and made it so that GP surgeries couldn't make it as hard as they could to book appointments, everyone would be happy.
But no. Throw technology and money - which doesn't grow on trees for nurses but does for the DUP - at something that sounds good BUT WILL NEVER EVER HAPPEN because CRAPITA.
Surely you'd try this out at a smaller airport like Luton or Birmingham?
But you'e quite right, it's odd. Heavy rain, multiple sightings, and I heard on BBC Radio 5 this morning that Gatwick said they didn't look like consumer drones but more industrial.
And, then you have to consider aliens too.
Best upgrade I made this year was buying a Nokia 105. Battery lasts a week, I know it'll work whenever I need it to, I can make calls (when Tesco Mobile's O2 network doesn't go down) and I can text.
But BEST. OF. ALL....
I can play Snake when I'm having a dump, all for the low low price of £15.
The right of free speech includes the right to offend, and it includes the right to defend.
If someone wants to say something horrific, let them. But it's in the public domain, and it allows those who are offended to state why that person is wrong. Banning such things from being said then allows the original person to cry persecution, and leads others to think why can't it be discussed in a public forum so that people can understand what they said was wrong and disgusting. It gives a chance for all sides to put their case forward, and for the wider audience to understand the situation.
But banning things just leads to the abuse of power, and in the end that's what festers strong feelings without recourse for education or for people to be told why they believe such and such a thing is wrong. That's what breeds terrorism, that's what breeds underground movements, that's what breeds people to go out at night and target sectors of the public.
"It's simply not safe to let humans fully fly an aircraft, pilots like to talk about the good old days when everything was manually controlled but the truth is that pilots have never been very good at fully flying an aircraft and never will be. Accident rates have plummeted since the computers took over.
Some pilots still like to think they are big hot shot mega dicks who are fully in control of everything and you will see some commenting that this crash was 100% the pilot's fault and say things like "hur dur any good pilot would have been able to resolve the situation"."
I think the pilots of the Quantas A380 that had an engine explode would beg to differ on that one. Especially when all the computers crapped themselves and basically said "We give up, it's up to you", the pilots landed it safely without hydraulics or anything like that.
We have a DAB radio in the house for the dog when we're out. One day I was at home and it was rather stormy, and I noticed the signal on the radio kept being interrupted. I dug out an old Ghetto blaster thing with an FM radio on it from the mid-80's, there was no loss in signal.
Call me old fashioned, but DAB isn't ready for the mainstream yet.
In various places in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, you can pop in to an industrial unit and fill your car up with Red Diesel. There's signs for it on the road, along with the the wording "Available to the General Public".
Across Birmingham you can message a chap on Instagram, get his username for a private chat thing like Discord or Telegram, and you can request their "Menu" and provide a postcode and these guys will rock up to wherever you are with a quantity that would've normally got them put in prison for a length of time.
The issue being is that people in the UK do not give a hairy shite about the law any more, because they know damn well the police either aren't interested or there isn't enough of them to actually do their job. Anyone who's rang them recently to report a crime will testify to this.
And then you get that absolute clown of whoever she is (manages the Met Police), saying she'd rather her police investigated misogyny rather than burglaries. What a way to instill respect and trust in the police. Wow. Well bloody done.
Ah, I remember the good old days when first tinkering with Symfony and you had to use YAML for everything. Writing the YAML files manually, God help you if you put a tab in your YAML. It'd knacker the whole thing. For months all I heard were my fellow developers smashing the space bar four times for most of the day.
"Every government department: we’re underfunded
Also every government department: we spent a billion or two on IT crap than none of our front line staff needed or wanted"
The exact thing to be expected when you have politicians who have no real world experience, they come out of university with a degree in politics and think it's their right to become an MP. If you have an MP with real world experience put them in a job that allows them to use that experience to make decisions instead of heavy reliance upon "experts" who are only "experts" because they give their recommendation based on how much money they're likely to get.
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