Re: I cannot understand why HMRC pursues contractors so much.
> Amazon pay every penny they owe
There, fixed that for you
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Where "Leave win #1" was a pretty finely balanced 52:48
Where "Leave win #2" was the UK electorate gaming the UKs FPTP electoral system to deny May the very mandate she went to the country to seek.
Where "Leave win #3" resulted in Remain advocating parties getting a bigger share of the popular vote than Farage the Fascist.
How's those lessons in counting coming along?
Of all the places for the "technological means" unicorn to rear it's head - not the Reg! Nooo! Here the forums are full of people who actually understand IT, and what it can, and more importantly, can't do.
I'm now very depressed that even here, amongst "my people", someone should seriously promote this nonsense
>those who supported remain and the ever closer political union, with the
>ceding of sovereignty to un-elected officials
It's my experience that those who most play the 'but sovereignty!' card least understand it.
The only way to be completely sovereign is to be completely isolated. Like North Korea. Otherwise...
- want to join the WTO? Need to abide by rules, that limit sovereignty
- want to join the UN? Need to abide by rules, that limit sovereignty
- want an FTA with <country>? Need to abide by rules, that limit sovereignty
The EU is really about pooling sovereignty, not ceding it.
You're definitely doing it wrong - it's a piece of the proverbial to engage with multiple teams in Teams.
The only bad thing about Teams is the name, giving rise to sentences like "I've set up a new team on Teams", "Is your team using Teams", etc
> Assuming (no evidence to support this, but it's a reasonable hypothesis) that most people that voted for Brexit agreed with the ideals put out at the time of the referendum, and which have been repeated continuously since then, Brexiteers voted to leave the single market and so end free movement.
I'd say your very first assumption is incorrect, and therefore invalidates the rest of your argument.
Many prominent brexiteers said that brexit didn't mean leaving the single market:
Daniel Hannan: "Nobody is talking about leaving the Single Market"
Farage: "Wouldn't it be awful to be like Norway?" (i.e. proposing that we would in fact be like Norway, who are in the Single Market)
Also, your argument is based on people following the logical conclusion of their thinking. Most people don't do that, most of the time.
>THE EU has declared war on the UK, for daring to ask for more...And people had better work out which >side they are on before its too late.
More? We already had significant concessions and opt-outs
>We are witnessing the ugly side of realpolitik, The ugly side of the EU and the ugly side of the Deep State >as well.
Your tinfoil hat has slipped.
> Not while there are features that disappear with the upgrade. I'm not the only person who
> uses Media Centre as a television
Well, yes. While I seem to be in the minority here, and quite like Win10 for desktop/tablet use, the machine I built 10 years ago which sits under the TV and runs all my home entertainment with Windows Media Center will be staying on Win7 for obvious reasons.
>> "So are we saying that anyone from anywhere in the world can come to the UK and get free healthcare >> and education?"
> Have you been to a UK inner city recently? - they are stuffed with Muslims and similar foreigners. This isn't exactly new news.
Seriously, who the fuck upvoted this rascist drivel?
Better tell the TV weather forecasters. They routinely quote 1st March as "start of meteorological spring", completely correctly, in my view.
This is the small hill I have been dying on for the past 20 years, and will continue to do so. "Spring", as referenced by the vast majority of people, is a meteorological, not astronomical concept, as are the other seasons. It makes absolutely no sense to say that summer *starts* on the longest day, or, for instance, winter starts just 4 days before Christmas.
If we're going to divide the calendar up into four seasons, then this correspondent is going to continue insist that they start on 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December.
> The pattern used for Windows NT. It was my understanding (I could be wrong though) that the head of VMS development went on to Microsoft to do Windows NT development.
Yes, this was the legendary Dave Cutler, referred to up there.
The other story is that W(indows) NT is one letter on from VMS (compare and contrast with HAL and IBM)
> No one really wants their shit, and deep down no one thinks it's anything other than shit, but people buy it because the Microsoft FUD works. Every time you hear of them getting a big customer you know there's an incompetent CTO who has taken the easy option. The only dev fanbois they have left are the ones too scared or useless to learn a decent toolset... all the others have jumped ship.
This is so wrong, in so many ways, that I really don't know where to start.
But heh, I hope your prejudices keep you warm at night
>It was a choice between sovereignty or become a state in a United States of Europe.
Can you list for me the sovereignty that we have lost, or might lose? Even the tory white paper said "while no sovereignty was lost, it doesn't always feel that way".
It's quite simple - the EU is a club with rules. If you want to join the club, you have to follow the agreed rules. You can call this loss of sovereignty if you like, but it's not really. And the killer is - if we want trade agreements with any other states or blocks, we'll have to sign up to *their* rules, which will involve much the same "lost of sovereignty". The only way to be truly sovereign in a globalised world is to be like North Korea
>Immigration also featured heavily on both sides as YouGove polls show a majority on either side want immigration reduced and controlled.
"Either side"? No, not really. We have an ageing population, and the only way the economy can support it is by importing labour. Have a stay in hospital, as I did last year, and you'll see a mostly white, mostly ageing population being tended to by young qualified medical staff, of many colours, from all over the world. Personally, I like having a functioning health service, so I'm happy to support immigration.
>Time that employment (and welfare benefits) were placed out of reach of anyone with a tattoo, or anyone >considering one.
I've noted all the sniffy "well, aren't tattoos jut stupid" comments, without needing to reply. But this one got my goat.
For the record, I'm in my mid-50s and earn (and have always earned) a respectable salary, doing respectable work for respectable organisations. Quite why I should be barred from this because I have a couple of tattoos (one of which is over 30 years old, and *no*, I don't remotely regret getting it) completely escapes me, unless it's because you, Mr "unwarranted triumphalism" want to impose your personal narrow view on what people can do with their own bodies.
Don't like tattoos? Fine - don't get one.
Why the fuck are the tories (amongst others) saying that leaving the EU must also mean leaving the Customs Union and Single Market? Despite the fact that, during the referendum campaign, multiple Leavers were at pains to suggest this wouldn't happen?
I avoided BMWs for years, on the basis that BMW drivers were wankers. Then I drove one, and realised it was actually really very good. So I turned the logic on its head, concluding "You're a wanker, you might as well have a BMW"
Nowadays I have an Audi A7, which is far away the best car I've ever had.
Frankly, "All <x> drivers are <y>" generalisations are pointless and reveal more about the people who cite them.
"CAGE has plenty of form as apologists for active extremists. As an example, CAGE are the outfit that mentored Jihadi John and subsequently described him as a "beautiful young man".
I'd have the bastards shut down."
That may well be an appropriate position. But being an apologist for extremists isn't a crime, and we all have a strong interest, whatever our views, in not being forced to disclose our private material.
No, this is not true either. S40 specifically allows for a low cost, third party arbitration to be applied. It's only of the publication insists that it will go to court, and that's where the costs can mount up. Hence the disincentive for the use of the courts.
My mistake - I meant "Hack Attack", by Nick Davies. An enthralling and horrifying read.
Your words about Hugh Grant are instructional, though. Of course he has a vested interest - he's had his personal life dragged through the press, been papped, had his phone messages hacked - do you think that this is "ok", because he's "a celebrity"? Because I certainly don't.
...you've read this:
I'm fairly disappointed that El Reg have taken this stance on Section 40, which is a key part of the Levenson recommendations. But even the Open Rights Group emailed me asking me to sign a petition against it.
Once again, we're all being lied to
I'm a little saddened by this.
I was a backer on the first Pebble Kickstarter campaign, and was really taken with my original Pebble. So much so, that I then backed their second Kickstarter, and got a Pebble Time (and Pebble Steel). I liked the fact that they ploughed their own furrow, and we had a different choice from the Apple & Samsung juggernauts (...and I have a pathalogical hatred of Apple,too).
But I guess the economic facts of life apply to everyone <sigh>
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