Social inequalities in the US, massive and disgraceful as they are, are actually smaller than those in Russia. (World Bank Human Development Indicators: 2013: GINI - US 40.8, Russia 40.1.)
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I empathise. I've a 1985 Mercedes 190D. The engine's good for 500K km; it's done 220K. I'd like more horses under the bonnet but for so long as it works I'm sticking to this over-enginered marvel that I can fix with spanners.
Re: Reminds me of the time
Cortina 1600? Sheep in wolf's clothing.
Remarkable: 209 comments from people who know something about IT, and 209 are hostile to Rudd. Do you think that might make her think that maybe she's wrong?
Re: Get Out of the Way of My Lawn
Mine is mowed very effectively by a robot made by Husqvarna.
Re: People who want to kill other people for stupid sky fairy reasons are not clever
"Intifada" means nothing more than "uprising". Thus the Warsaw Rising against the Germans of
1944 is referred to in Arabic as the "Warsaw intifada".
Re: If there is no infection at all then 1% of the population will still test positive.
It is not safe to asume that anyone who does not look like a zombie is a zombie.
From the Italian campaign:
The Germans fly over - the Brits duck; the Brits fly over - the Germans duck; the Americans fly over - everyone ducks.
Re: Replaced the pump
An old pump's more likely to have replaceable bushes than a new one. Modern kit's built for replacement not maintenance or repair.
Re: WiFi? No problem.
Simple? Tell me how to, please. (Seriously)
Re: America hasn't banned anything - America is a continent not a country.
Not in Spain.
Re: On fake news
Re your marginal note, you'll find a lot about fake news in at least the Spanish and Polish press.
It belongs to Murdock and I wouldn't trust it an inch.
Re: I'd rather deal with a squirrel than a huge nest of spiders...
Putting your hand into a dead sheep lying on a ledge and then belaying your partner while he leads the next pitch leaving you to endure for a very long twenty minutes the aroma of a well-rested corpse is not a lot of fun, either.
In the mid 1980s I - chief user rather than a techie specified, had installed and then looked after a network of four PCs and a printer, three of the PCs had just a floppy drive to allow them to be booted. All of the output of the journalists who used the kit was saved on what was then termed a Winchester drive of a whole 20MB. Concurrent CP/M worked well.
The car plants don't belong to Brits and Brexit will encourage their owners to develop new facilities in the EU. And while today's Triumphs are excellent, they're built in Thailand.
Re: It's not about pay
There should be.
Re: Although ...
Exactly - we claim to be civilized so we can't do anti-semitic shift like that. And it was appalling that Trump omitted Jews from his Holocaust Day statement.
Re: no bias nor inflamatory tone, move along
Sincere query: If we shouldn't use Defender, what should we use?
Get a Garmin SatNav designed for a bike. Mine wrongly thinks the roads in my village haven't yet been asphalted and that when I go through the nearest motorway tunnel I'm actually driving across a field, but it doesn't wobble.
Re: Stella Awards...
This is, to put it politely, an urban legend. See http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/cruise.asp
It's not granite; it's sandstone, and very handsome at that (I say as a former resident). If you want granite, go to Aberdeen.
Francoist, Seat. Otherwise, nice comment.
Re: Embodied energy
Office supply, nothing. Go to a builder's supplies store. Two A-frame trestles and (basic spec) a door or (looks better, lasts for ever) a 2-metre solid timber board of appropriate width. Saw the latter in half and place on the former. Disassembles in a minute when you don't want it where it is.
Re: I don't get it...
Buy a couple of hundred F16s
Re: Take back control
You carry on, don't you?
I lack the energy to respond to each of your líes - and I don't get paid for doing so; what's the rouble rate today? - so I'll just respond to one in each of your posts.
The missiles to be installed in Poland are anti-missile missiles. They can have no offensive use, unlike the nuclear-capable Iskanders that you have moved into Kaliningrad, whose targets undoubtedly include Warsaw.
Re: Take back control
I didn't know the trolls of St Petersburg bothered about what's written in the Reg.
About one -sixth of Georgian territory remains under Russians occupation. Your comments about Ukraine are equally misleading.
Re: Tax Consumption
What rate of VAT do you reckon would be needed to make up for the loss of income and corporation tax?
In how many constituencies could you vote for an MP?
Re: Ubiquitous VAT scams are the real EU tax system problem, not the corporate tax
You're wrong about so many things? Here are a couple:
1) The US does not have a federal sales tax system. Which is why sales offers talk about adding X% if you live in Y, etc., and why a myriad legal cases are underway about whether a firm based in A can apply that state's sales tax when selling to a customer in B.
2) In the EU most VAT crime is domestic.
Re: finally a brexit benefit (for EU) Oi! Lars! Do pay attention
And I'm equally delighted that I will be part of it, thanks to my grandmother's having had the foresight to be born in Belfast, earning me an Irish passport, and my having the foresight to sell my house in London at an outrageous price, sell the proceeds for Euros and move to Spain before the referendum.
Re: Cul de sac
Guillaume d'Orange arrived 622 years later and brought with him Dutch.
Re: Good show.
The EU's better off.
Not necessarily. I have turned rough translations by Koreans of Samsung documents into passable English and these have included documents for internal use. Samsung understandably uses English rather than Korean for communications with managers in its subsidiaries abroad.
Better "170329filename"; your directory will then show files in date order. In six months' time you may not remember the filename but you'll remember more or less when you created the file and it should be easy to find.
Re: Pacman & cancer
Most music software I use comes in two flavours - Win and iOS. I don't want to be locked into Apple's walled garden so I opt for the Win versions. I could try Linux but running some software in WINE creates unacceptable latency. So I'm using Win10 on all my kit. And I'm finding it pleasant to use.
McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you
Re: Boo fucking hoo.
From the people who brought you Obama's a foreigner and muslim to boot, John Kerry was a swift boat coward, etc.
Re: Not sure it's your brain Dabsy
"lose" not "loose"
Re: "I'm sure I heard passing references to Polish delicatessens"
Dip in. There's some good stuff there. Try Krakowska sausage and Bryndza cheese.
Whereas I use Firefox on PCs, because I can mod it with addons to suit my needs, but Chrome on my phone since FF falls over too often.
Amazon sell them. So doubtless do other UK suppliers. Ask Dr. Google.
Re: The compensation culture at work!
Three-point turn in the middle of the day.
Read before you rant! He said they brought sailing to a bunch of farmers.
There's one "o" in "losing".
Re: I've been april fooled
Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow another three times and you're back to whwee you started
A brilliant contribution to discussion of the efficacy of homeopathy. Deserving of publication in journals other than El Learned Reg.
Re: I wonder...
What you write is clearly nonsense. The British were in Vietnam in 1945. The French withdrew after Geneva in 1954. Neither were there in the 1960s and 1970s.
Where I live in northern Spain HERE as implemented for Garmin is awful. It doesn't know that roads in my village that were just reasphalted were ever asphalted, it doesn't know that my village exists, it doesn't know that my Postcode, shared by 1000 people, exists, it doesn't know that the nearby stretch of motorway was completed three years ago and when I'm driving on it through a tunnel shows me as being in the middle of a field.
A high-quality product owned by German luxury firms, just the thing for my Merc (a 1985 190D)?
Re: If Pluto is taken.
Please, "its" not "it's".