What? A football reference in El Reg?
I'm surprised too.
1675 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014
I've read that cigarettes suppress the cough somehow. That's probably why smokers cough comes sporadically rather than constantly - the bad shit builds up until it overwhelms the cough suppressant properties.
E-cigs don't do this. I remember initially coughing when I switched, which apparently is my lungs clearing themselves out - the same thing happens when people quit cold turkey.
As an asthmatic, I obviously never should have started smoking in the first place ( stupid 14 year old me ), but since the switch my asthma has improved enormously.
So if these selfish greedy bastards leave, I assume you'll be happy to pay much, much more tax to cover the shortfall?
I assume from the giant chip on your shoulder that you pay less tax that it costs for the state to take care of you ( the NHS alone costs £3k/year per person ).
That's an interesting interpretation, to say the least.
The summary I got from the article ( by reading the words ) is that non-doms pay a substantial amount of tax and maybe we shouldn't go on an ideological witch hunt or we'll probably end up losing more money than if we just left the system as is.
You know, because people can leave the country, especially rich people, and go to countries that don't punish people for doing well.
Although you leftie twats think that we should charge exorbitant amounts of tax and ignore the Laffer curve incase anybody has the gall to make more money than you.
I'm not saying it is a Dyson Sphere, it almost certainly is not, but I don't see why it only partially dimming prevents it from being one? Perhaps the civilisation only needs that much power? Maybe they're working on it but it's not finished? Maybe they ran our of economically viable material to make it with?
I don't think there's anything wrong with pointing to a previous winning streak of 1500 days of 100% uptime. It's not the same as promising 100% uptime in future.
Although it's obviously embarrassing when the inevitable happens, so whether it's a good idea to advertise that fact is a different question.
I have a similar experience, although at the time I used an Iphone 4, both as my on-call phone and as my alarm. When abruptly woken at a godforsaken hour, I couldn't tell the difference in ring tones.
I still get a feeling of intense dread when I hear the default iphone ringtone though. My dog doesn't like it either, although maybe that's because he senses my discomfort.
I used to work on call, I switched jobs partly to get away from it.
We were a small firm who had a few ( by comparison ) large clients. Their main business hours were overnight.
Very often I got a call that "something, I'm not sure what, is wrong, can you have a look", only to find out the next day that their boss was in the office and wanted to know why there were less transactions than they expected.
As they were very important customers, I had to look into it.
You don't need that shit at 3am.
Of course. But in theory at least, Trident is invulnerable, therefore *less* likely to produce a mistaken second-strike than, for example, the V-force, which required the airbases still be in tact to launch.
Nuclear chicken it may be, but I'd rather play chicken with two equal sized vehicles than be a pedestrian playing against a tank.
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