Yeah. Hence the word 'Distributed'.
52 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Upto 70 mph
Our road infrastructure has an upto 70mph limit.
My rather old landrover will only do about 50mph, so perhaps I should only pay 71% of the Road Tax for my vehicle.
There are several national speed limit roads near where I live. I defy anyone to drive down them at 60mph, even though that is the therectical limit.
When I bought my latest vehicle, I checked the official fuel consumption figures. Apparently I can get 'upto' 52mpg. Like that will ever happen! Even if I drive like a nun.
These days, most ISPs package their products with download limits, rather than speed.
The upto speed is only the maximum of the technology they are using. They could say they use ADSL, ADSL2 & let the customer work out what speed they are likely to get.
Anybody know who to contact to get my Road Tax refunded?
So where will it stop?
Why not age? There's a biggy. Why should I only pay £300 when my nephew has been quoted £3000. That's not fair, is it?
Well actually it is!
They also weight premiums on location too, and job, and probably many other things we haven't thought about.
Is this the first of many changes?
@ Tom Mason
I recently purchased some fine Cornish Pasties from Morrisons in Bridlington (East Yorks), produced in Crantock.
The annoying thing is they were significantly cheaper than the ones I bought direct from the bakery in Cranock a few months earlier.
As a person of Cornish decent, I must approve of the ruling.
1) Get rid of road tax
2) increase fuel duty (slightly) to compensate. This makes a fairer system by which people that use the roads more, pay more.
3) Introduce an Insurance disc that is provided by your insurance company. I for one would shop anyone I see on the road without one.
It might put thousands of Post Office workers out of a job, but it'll save a lot of hassle.
That's fine if you never want to drive more than150 miles in one day. It's not going to change the world.
But I suppose you have to start somewhere. I guess the first internal combustion engines couldn't manage over 500 miles on a tank either.
Mine's the one with spare change in the pocket (for the bus ride home!)
Size does matter
It amazed me that people can't get it into their heads that the reason that the EEEpc is small is not to make it cheap, but to make it small.
If you want a full size budget laptop, but a full size budget laptop.
I wanted a small, light, ultraportable laptot, so I bought one. (Admittedly the price did help)
It's the size that makes it special, not the price. Except it's not special any more 'cos everyone is making them now.
"Personally, I'd not mind a small fee per transaction for this, if it was to guarantee cutting down on your chances of having your card details abused like this."
You shouldn't need to pay a fee. The banks would be able to cover it with all the money they're saving due to the reduction in card fraud.
"Sharing data on suspicious transactions is one important technique for combatting the problem, he added"
I'd really like to know how to share this info. We have loads of fraudulent transactions, most of which we're able to spot. We've spoken to the police and our bank, but have had very little feedback on how to handle this sort of thing.