* Posts by Lee Zwager

8 posts • joined 16 Oct 2013

Planes, fails and automobiles: Overseas callout saved by gentle thrust of server CD tray

Lee Zwager

("almost the last rack we searched")

This really should have actually been the last rack you searched :D

Brit spending watchdog brands GP Primary Support Care a 'complete mess'

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"wake of "continued squabbles" with Capita over the mismanaged £700m Primary Support Care (PSC) contract"...

" 'short-sighted rush' to cut around 35 per cent of the £90m it costs annually to deliver these services"...

So to save 35%, they immediately signed up to spend 12% more for 7 years?

Some time soon people will realise that career managers (if you can't do it, teach it, if you can't teach it, manage it) are the problem that causes every other problem.

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Listening to Vinyl is a bit like eating at a posh restaurant

You don't need to eat at a posh restaurant - you can have beans on toast or spaghetti bolognese at home and functionally, you are fed.

However, if you go to a nice restaurant, you take the time to look the part, go there, eat the best food and make an occasion of it.

Part of the vinyl experience is the fact that you are taking more time to engage with it. You only bought the best music on vinyl, as anything else is wasting space. Like eating out, you are devoting yourself to the experience, rather than having it on in the background. You can even physically see how the music is happening.

This changes your self and attitude, so that you appreciate the music more (I doubt it's all the reasons audiophiles give).

Why would you want to "change your self and attitude" you ask? well, if you're asking that, then you don't need to listen to music anyway.

Why vinyl? The same reason you occasionally eat out, buy a BMW instead of a Kia.

Renewed calls for Tesla to scrap Autopilot after number of crashes

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Not that many idiots driving Teslas

They must be monied and looking to the future - so I doubt they are f*cktards.

Could it be that insurance companies and their legal representation are just over using a scapegoat?

Ex-Microsoft craft ale buffs rattle tankard for desktop brewery

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Re: Will it fit...

Few are allowed to brew in the family home. The smell is not appreciated by all.

This is a shed/garage/basement/utility room sort of hobby.

Lee Zwager

Someone mentioned possibility of coffee pod style pricing - it's already there - $19 for a 5l beer kit is steep. Pay the extra £150 for this: http://www.brewuk.co.uk/grainfather.html and do proper batches. If you cannot be bothered to weigh your own ingredients (why bother doing this at all in that case), you can get recipe packs for £12 for 23l of beer - but buying ingredients separate is far cheaper.

Personally, I do mini/mash/extract brewing - which strikes a good balance of time, cost and results for me. - that usually works out around £1 per litre, has very low start up costs and still allows for recipe tinkering. I've stopped drinking beer in pubs, as very few have any well looked after ale - rather some old, flat as a fart dish water.

Activist investors DESTROY COMPANIES. Don't get me started on share dealings...

Lee Zwager

Agreed - also in the words of Churchill "whoa-oh yes."

Microsoft: Everyone stop running so the fat kid Win RT can catch up

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Re: Success???

Gartner state 3.3%

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