Re: RE: BigSLitleP
It's not a corruption thing, it's just that CocaCola inc had the money to invest in soft drink distribution whereas the nations couldn't afford the water distribution infrastructure
180 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
I'm guessing it's the usual HMRC game of wanting more detailed information while simultaneously wanting to reduce their costs and effort. Obviously every small business has spare cash to invest in a compatible commercial system and the time to learn to use it or they have an IT department sitting around with nothing better to do.
"You mean the sort of 'planes falling out of the sky' fear press and media often pushed (hey, doom sells papers (and religions))."
For Y2K I was working on preventing planes falling from the sky - part of my work was on the fuel calculations to prevent planes only being given enough fuel to last them to midnight 31 December plus a reserve.
Nope, I meant it with the two days on a new standard battery (not one with 3 years of use already). Moved to a double capacity battery and get 4 days normal use, 2 days of heavy use out of it.
Still can't find a replacement phone with as good a camera, decent battery life and such well integrated productivity software as winpho 10 and nothing comes close to winpho 8.1 yet.
"That's also a reason why many service pistols do not have a safety - there is a chance that it will fail to function due to user error in an emergency situation, which is very unsafe."
It's a design feature of revolvers that they don't need a safety if you carry them with the hammer on an empty chamber
@ManMountain1 > "I'm amazed why people think things are suddenly going to be so different. It's like Y2K levels of hysteria again ... planes will drop out of the skies, etc. Sod all happened."
Sod all happened because an awful lot of us did one hell of a lot of work over a few years.
As someone who specifically designed code to prevent planes from running out of fuel over the 19/20 cutover I can promise you it was a lot of work and maybe just a bit of luck at times.
@codejunky > "Isnt Aus one of those lovely places who made good suggestions to our leaving as it is a good idea. Pretty sure they also want a trade deal... Sorry you were saying?"
No, Aus was one of the countries saying they'd be OK with making a deal with us once they've finished setting up an FTA with the EU but not to expect such nice terms as the EU is getting.
@codejunky > "Our reputation is already sound. The EU already have a reputation as a law breaker and incompetent as well as being untrustworthy in their agreements"
When was the last time you spoke to people around the world? People feel sorry for us as individuals for having to live in a country that is so stupid economically it likes to shoot itself in the foot then yell at others for not doing the same. There is currently no trust at all in the UK.
Phil O'Sophical: "I think you're missing the key part about this being a negotiation. Of course you go in with a big wishlist of your ideal situation, and then you negotiate to some mutually-satisfactory solution."
Ah, I think I see where you're misunderstanding the EU stance.
This is not negotiation as in when a couple of relative equals strive to make an agreement that suits them both.
This is negotiation where the EU as the controlling party is offering a series of options (membership, CU, SM, EEA, WTO, etc.) with some fine detail regarding the trimmings being discussed. We get to tell them which of the primary routes we would like to go down and which options we want and then we can discuss the details within that framework. That's all there is on offer, and all that ever was on offer, anyone claiming otherwise is deluded.
It's more akin to a family buying a car with various options than it is to a business negotiation, the biggest fights will be between the husband and wife not between them and the dealer.
The big wishlist is just that, a wish, it has nothing to do with what will be discussed.
I spend a lot of time out in the wilder parts of the country - where if you can get any signal at all it'll usually be on O2 and you'll get a far better signal if you're on an old fashioned 2G/3G phone than a fancy 4G one.
EE is great in city centre coffee shop zones but seems to fade out just moving to the quieter suburbs and semi-rural areas.
Did you kneejerk respond without reading the whole post?
"Brexit was just a sort of nebulous idea when the vote happened. The negotiations are making things clearer and hardening the idea into a reality. This means a second referendum would be an actual informed vote. This does not mean "keep having referendums until you get the answer you want" it means have a vote based on the actual reality of a brexit deal."
"Now, if someone could do something a bit like an oversize psion series 5 where I can use a touch screen and then a keyboard for those email messages and put it on a desk, and ... you get the picture."
You mean like coughing up a tenner for a Bluetooth keyboard, maybe a touch more if you want a stand built in?
>> Maybe, but your washing machine/tumble drier/dishwasher all have selectable 'wait X hours' modes which do allow for this kind of usage.
Yours may have but my ten year old washing machine and tumble drier definitely don't unless I use an alarm clock to tell me to go down and press the start button
I've always found it to be that way too
Every time you get put through to the outsourced centre you get a script monkey with zero-to-dangerous knowledge and no intention of being helpful
Every time you get through to the UK based centre you get someone who is knowledgeable about the subject and helpful
In oh so many areas of the country they're the only network available as the others 'focus on' (i.e. only cover) dense metropolitan areas so they can claim, quite honestly, that they cover over 90% of British homes.
The last 5% have little to no chance of ever getting a signal off anyone except O2.
Except that still wouldn't work as according to US law the US govt and state authorities have access to any data held by a US based company.
The only way to make the data safe enough for EU laws under current the current US laws would be to store the data in Europe on servers owned by wholly European companies. Those big US companies would have to spin-off all their European activities into totally independent entities.
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