From Wikipedia:- John Gilbert, Britain's former Minister for Defence Procurement, stated in the British House of Lords "The A400M is a complete, absolute wanking disaster, and we should be ashamed of ourselves. I have never seen such a waste of public funds in the defence field since I have been involved in it these past 40 years."
109 posts • joined 15 Feb 2013
Wouldn't it be a good idea to get Edge working first?
So, Windows sets Edge as the default browser? Problem is that Edge stopped working a few weeks back (may have been earlier, hard to tell if you don't use it), it opens, does that spinny thing then closes - blink and you miss it.
And its not just me, I have tried to run Edge on 3 different completely different Win10 boxes with the same result and everyone I have spoken to about it has had the same experience.
So now we have an OS that won't let you use t'internet. Great! Is it 1980 again?
Re: Permissiveness has gone too far
"I'd like to see all those advocating drug use to be locked up as well as those who abuse and deal in drugs.
If you got your way you and a few Mormons would be the only people NOT locked up. In case you didn't know (which wouldn't surprise me) here is a list of some commonly used (currently) legal drugs:-
There are more but I'm bored with pointing out the bleeding obvious to idiots now.
Re: Not just pictures - FOOTNOTES
Footnotes are perfectly doable and ereaders will handle them by popping up an overlaid box. The reason they are so often so poorly implemented is usually that publishers won't pay for someone to properly build and format the ebooks, preferring the cheapskate option of getting the office girl/boy to run the author's Word.doc through some bit of software that spits out a poorly formatted epub. GIGO applies here.
As with most things, the end-user experience has been sacrificed in order to save a few pennies because publishers are now run by those leeches who know the cost of everything but the value of nothing.
Terrarium - Has it all, including stuff that Big Media hasn't seen fit to make available in the UK like The Orville. You can also watch Westworld and GoT without giving anything to Sky or the Evil Aussie.
The really great thing is it just finds what you want without having to fart about with multiple subscription services.
I have it running on a Fire stick.
Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'
One thing that I always wonder is that if every country on the planet owes money then which planet is it owed to?
I have often pondered that.
Please tell me that it's not owed to the
WBankers that got us into this mess in the first place. After all, didn't we borrow all that money to bail out their mates?
Re: Blah blah blah Labour debts
My biggest concern is the lab parties suggestion that 70k makes you rich (I believe this was revised to 80k)
£80k was chosen because its the 95% mark, i.e. only 5% of earners will be affected, which seems fairer than the blanket tax rises promoted by the other parties.
Re: Not new, AFAIK
Hey Frumious, If you'd bothered to read the article rather than just trolling you would have seen this paragraph:-
"In a BBC documentary Dolphins – Spy in the Pod, underwater camera crews filmed pods of dolphins chewing on the fish and playing “pass the puffer around,” according to Krista Nicholson, a PhD student at Murdoch University. It appears to be evidence of recreational drug use by dolphins."
Re: Said it before, will say it again
If you've got a decent AV system at home WTF would you ever go to the flicks where there are noisy kids, overpriced snacks, poor seating positions, crowds, overenthusiastic aircon and a 15 mile round trip to contend with? Not to mention the multiplex lottery where you could end up watching the film you paid good money to see from the back of an auditorium with a screen the size of an iPhone.
Whats more they won't let you smoke, drink beer, chat with your mates or snog your bird and won't pause while you can go to the fridge/bog.
Cinemas are so 20th century!
Re: End of the TV Licence
Actually 40p a day is good value as it stops UK TV degenerating into the into the unwatchable unholy shitmess that passes for FTV TV in most of the rest of the world. And there are no ads.
No wonder The Evil Aussie does everything he can to undermine the Beeb.
Auntie may not be perfect but she's OUR Auntie.
Re: Christmas Decorations
I rather suspect that most of the reported 'laser incidents' are accidental rather than malicious. To do any real damage (i.e. not just claimed injury for insurance purposes) a high power laser would have to be held on target for more than a few milliseconds.
As most freely available LPs are in the milliwatt class and given the difficulty of holding a beam on target at anything over a few metres distance I think that the dangers have been exaggerated.
The evidence seems to support this. With than 5,352 lasering incidents recorded in 2015 if there was any real danger one would have expected at least some of these to have real repercussions.