* Posts by Whatithink

11 posts • joined 16 Oct 2009

Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?


Yeah right

Everything about this is bollocks. It's the US that's gone massively for biofuels. They don;'t cause anyone to 'starve'. They've just dealt with the US surplus of maize.

Ignore Chatham House. They're only of any interest if you believe the world needs English public schoolboys to tell it how to run everything.

Microsoft COO: Our greatest enemy is old Windows


Their greatest enemy is themselves

This is a company that slowly but surely is killing itself. In a decade or so they'll be wondering what happened.

Airport screener stuffs stolen iPad into (own) trousers


Airport 'security'

Let's just stop pretending there's any point to airport 'security'

Win8: A beginner's guide to FondleWindows


How long should we give Microsoft?

Let's face it, this is just utter sh*t. Why do companies do this sometimes? They just decide to fail and nothing seems to be able to stop them. Older readers will remember a time when Marks and Spencers, for example, was OK. I'm a boring middle aged man and there's nothing in M&S I'd wear. There never will be, not even the socks. Microsoft's going that way. If they keep trying to bully their customers into going away they'll succeed.

Ferry giant refuses ID card


@ Jim Booth

You haven't actually tried to get into this country recently have you? It's like a high security problem. Please don't insult us with racist lies about how its easy to get in.


There is no limit to the incompetence behind this system

Would you take a job working for the identity and passport "service"? Nor would I. They only employ people who are very stupid and nasty, because that's all they can get. And this sort of thing is the result. Why doesn't the government admit it's dead and kill it off, instead of wasting our money keeping these useless people in useless jobs?

Fujitsu workers picket London HQ


Oh dear, how sad, never mind

Are these the Fujitsu Services employees who've been beavering away on the ID card and the National Identity Register? Can't say I'm overly sympathetic. Bastards.

UK e-Borders scheme thrown into confusion by EU rules


Be glad we're in the EU

If it wasn't for the EU there'd be no limit whatsoever on the authoritarian loons who run this country. We should join Schengen and do without controls altogether.

DVLA data powers likely to be abused by foreign officials


Stop with the little Englander xenophobia

The dodgy bureaucrats are in Britain. They've already got the data and they're already misusing it. All my experience has been that their continental equivalents and more honest, more decent and an awful lot more intelligent. I'm worried about what the DVLA might do with this data, not the Bulgarians.

Should you lose your religion on your CV?


Dross like French?

There's an opinion which tells me something about why my bank goes into panic at the first sign of having to deal with a cross border payment. What do bankers do - shout at foreigners in English?

Disney kicks 'Ho White' out of bed


A big corporation that just thinks it owns everything

How much did Disney pay the Brothers Grimm?


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