Re: Brexit Schmexit
1206 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014
" audited accounts for the last 50ish years"
If you mean audited and signed off as a true reflection of events, good luck with that.
I've asked this question before and not had a reply. Is there a peer reviewed paper out there that proves safe back doors are impossible?
Until there is this nonsense will just run and run.
"drive exactly on their minimal braking distance all the time."
I never drive exactly on my minimal braking distance, always much closer - I am Audi!
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."
Put "Switzerland" and "third world" where you think they best fit.
"The company said that it did not believe anyone else had exploited the flaw to view user details."
The company are damn sure some one has exploited the flaw but are not crazy enough to admit it.
Can this old wanker just say how pleased I am that my parents fought so that you can ignore and get on with your life. No need to thank them.
@Voland's right hand
There is logic to having the nuclear missile boats "one role only". For good or ill they are the absolute last line of defence for the UK. There is only one boat guaranteed to be on station at any time. It may be a good thing if it cannot be diverted to another task, possibly making it more vulnerable to enemy action.
Preventing admirals and politicians from playing with "their" train set is, in this instance, a good thing.
Self defence can be a two edged sword. The process of firing a torpedo will give the enemy a very good fix of the bomber's location.
that anyone from anywhere in the world can come to the UK and get free healthcare and education?
Yes, unless they are a British expat worker on holiday in the UK.
"I hear the term terrorist applied to anyone someone disagrees with."
Are your absolutely sure? I think you may be a terrorist.
"Iceland is only grower of bananas in Europe"
Cyprus grows bananas and is both in Europe and the EU.
Similar to the effect that killed or saved pilots of Sopwith Camels in WWI. That huge Gnome rotary engine!
"They'd rig up a laptop ... "
They'd rig up a Raspberry Pi ...
Bloody well deters me and I'm mostly in the nothing to hide category - not so sure about nothing to fear.
"All this by a bunch of unelected nobs who mostly got their positions by donations to governments of one kind or another."
90(?) members of the upper chamber are elected by their peers, the hereditary members.
" ... splinters of metal into a bullseye at moderate distance."
(Corporal of Horse (CoH) Craig Harrison using an Accuracy International L115A3)
"These companies are nowt more than Vultures."
As all El Reg Commentards know, the vulture is a noble and honourable beast. Please do not use them as a metric for low lives.
"Currently the Armed Forces' satellite needs are met by the not-at-all-scarily-named Skynet 5 constellation ... "
Er, apples and oranges.
They will all comply and meet their "Up To" offer.
You can, of course, leave without penalty if they fail to get your speed down to the offer in 30 days.
"does anyone pay that for hot air?"
MPs - £76,011 + millions in pension rights.
Just google "millennial doorbell" if you doubt me.
I doubted you and googled it. I used to think that the term "snowflake generation" was ridiculous. This has just persuaded me otherwise.
Well your wrong, I tried Wikipedia and such things don't exist.
Received wisdom is that the round part of the tower is Saxon or early Norman. The octagonal top was added later for a belfry as the area got richer (at least one tower has a sixteen sided addition).
The locals will tell you that the towers were originally flint lined well shafts and as the fens were drained ....
"or round tower - I think some Norfolk churches have those"
But the name is very British!
(Sir Fred Hoyle FRS)
Snow! What's wrong with us slush people?
Better still, change your name to Bobby Tables.
"develop nuclear warheads for cruise missiles"
Nuclear armed cruise missiles are not in any sense a Strategic Nuclear Deterrent.
I think the first question by the DVLA was "And how would you like to pay?"
"invasion fleet full of little green men appears"
Its OK, I've got a small dog that will deal with them.
"I forgot, Robots, not animals"
Bob, Bob, Black Sheep
Yes, why can't I stop thinking that "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide value if it is properly managed and maintained" really means "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide government income if it is properly managed, maintained and marketed"?
Of course "properly managed and maintained" is a triumph of hope over experience.
Most, by far, SUVs are two wheel drive. Most of the four wheel drive SUVs are so equipped to improve road holding not cross country performance - just look at the tyres!
Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa,
There's a Hole in My Bucket,
Dear Lisa, a Hole.
With What Do You Fill It,
Dear Henry, Dear Henry,
With What Do You Fill It,
Dear Henry, With What?
Dear Lisa ...
"Why would anyone want a version of Win10?" FTFY
(I can't believe it has taken so long to make that comment.)
True or not, take your pick.
Many moons ago the age of consent in NI was 17 (rest of the UK 16). Minimum age to get married was 16. Never heard of anyone getting prosecuted for under age sex with their spouse. One of life's little inconsistencies smoothed over by a sensible application of the law.
IANAL so you will need to check if it is important for you. The change in double jeopardy in the UK is related to only the most serious cases, possibly only murder. It is the result of forensic advances, principally in DNA collection and analysis, that make old cases safely (hopefully for high values of safe) open to retrial.
I have ambivalent feelings here. I am happy for evil people to get their just deserts but am also aware of the start of a slippery slope. So far there have no calls that I know of to expand the crimes open to retrial in the case of a not guilty verdict.
"Money can't buy happiness."
I'd like to have enough to find out if that is really true.
(Spike Milligan I think.)
In the UK the discount for an early guilty plea is normally one third. If the US plea bargain is 66 years for a guilty plea fine, if it is a few months or years against 99 years it is clearly coercive and not justice.
years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5
Worked for VW at one time?
In the UK you are taxed on the personal value of the company car. This can include "free" fuel as part of your employment contract. You are taxed on the benefit of this fuel for personal use.
If the fuel is an electric charge, although a personal benefit if used for commuting or a trip to the shops, the value of the charge will not be taxed.
Seems reasonable if policy is to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
"legislation for murder"
Murder is contrary to Common Law.
I do miss the Trojan Room coffee pot.
"the tool can also allow authorized police and security personnel"
FYFY, it is a backdoor after all, just like what Amber Rudd wants.
Valley? Belgium to that - trust me, stay in the trees.
The Internet is a series of tubes.
"Why not leverage increased requirements to drive purchase price down?"
Just like the Tornado,
" ... UN says should stop but never do anything to stop it."
The UN has no way to apply economic or violent power. It has to rely on the member states stepping up. The UN can be many things to many people but has to rely on political influence for all it's actions. Have a go at your government if you have a beef with the efficacy of the UN.
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