Re: The real reason
I saw a sign in a back street in Andorra once, entitled "Top Totty".
1674 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014
Tabs vs spaces is fairly important. It should be part of the coding standards at a company. Which is chosen doesn't particularly matter, but that one is chosen is.
So is variable naming, function naming, class naming. All personal preferences, but if there isn't a system, it's chaos.
( I prefer tabs, because I'm normal, but if I worked somewhere that mandated spaces, then fine )
In my opinion, it's not about making Junker popular, it's about making the EU popular with the proles.
Just like the roads that were built in Spain with big signs saying "The lovely EU paid for this", I'm sure these Wifi hotspots will have an interstitial page or something telling people about how great the EU is for giving them "free" wifi.
Perhaps the solution is mandatory roaming, with legally set prices and a large tax on those prices.
That will focus the minds of everybody because they're not just paying each other making it an almost zero sum game - they're also paying a large proportion of that fee to the government.
I do wonder why they really need patching.
If they all talk, behind a NAT, to a controller and that controller only makes outbound connections ( over TLS or similar ), then only the controller may ever need to be patched. Even then, only if the TLS is broken.
That's how they work already, isn't it?
( First person to say that NAT isn't a firewall gets a punch to the groin )
Why would you buy a non-smart TV anyway?
The economies of scale are with making one standard chipset and software. Non-smart TV's need chipsets and software too. Making it smart surely doesn't add enough cost per device to offset the mass manufacturing benefits.
I mean, I bought a 48" UHD Samsung smart TV for about £650 6 months ago. How much cheaper do you think it would be if it wasn't smart? They're practically giving them away already.
You can always unplug it, you know?
Can't you get (not great but still ) broadband for free when you get your phone service from TalkTalk, paying for just the line rental?
I do wonder whether this is really necessary. If it is, then surely the solution is to force BT to give free internet away with line rental ( capped at the minimum legal speed and download limited, obviously ).
The only way to be absolutely sure is to wait another day. That's most likely completely unnecessary. I've previously tried to buy a breathalyser for this occasional situation, but I couldn't.
There's a difference between breaking the speed limit and driving like a maniac. The speed limits *are* arbitrary. There are loads of side roads that aren't really save to be doing 30mph down, but there are a lot of main roads that are safe for 40mph or even 50mph that are limited to 30mph.
I don't advocate driving at a hundred miles an hour round blind bends, but I also don't stick to speed limits when they are clearly unnecessary.
If the green party takes over your council and reduces all the roads to 20mph, will they still be correct? Would they previously have been wrong? What if somebody sensible raises those main roads to 40mph?
Having a skinfull and driving is different to being borderline. Am I ok to drive, I'm not sure.
It's especially true the day after you leave your car in a pub carpark. Can I pick it up yet, or am I still over the limit? Who knows? Nobody will sell me a breathalyser that will actually work.
This tattoo is for more nuanced cases than those who drive after a skinful.
So you have a good few pints one night, leave your car in the pub carpark. You don't drive the next morning because you're not a moron, but you've got to get the car at some point. Are you ok in the afternoon?
There's no way to know, which results in people just winging it.
Also, lumping in people who exceed the arbitrary speed limits with intentional drink drivers is a bit sanctimonious, don't you think?
If they're from a country like France, then fine.
The problem is that people are being imported from countries so poor that they will accept way below the (previous) market rate for their labour.
If we could have free movement with the EU as it was in, say, 1990, then that wouldn't remotely be a problem.
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