maglev, linear motor, and for investigating gyroscopes, against the wishes of the Royal Institution
93 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007
High taxes lead to tax avoidance strategies. All of which are completely legal .the same way high rates of duty lead to increased smuggling.
The only viable long term solution is to cut corporation tax to a level which makes it not worth avoiding.
The big problem this raises for politicians, is that they cannot subsequently raise the tax because they are short of revenue to spend on some vanity project.
Lower taxes benefit everybody.
The Alien Invasion episode was Quatermass II, where the aliens descend in aerodynamic capsules and take over the population of a small village 6 miles from Carlisle ( actually Hemel Hempstead )
The only acceptable version of War of the Worlds was the 1953 version by George Pal, the 2005 remake had the wrong story, the wrong location and the wrong cast, I'm still waiting for somebody to film this true to the original book.
How you can describe any remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers magnificientis a huge fail, nothing comes close to the original Don Siegel version.
and some you missed, on the basis of actual invasion by aliens...
Village of the Damned
Plan 9 from Outer space
and... To Serve Man by Damon Knight ( Twiglet Zone 1962 )
This technique was developed by artist David Brinnen in the DAZ 3D Bryce forums over a year ago.
Technique video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=aNRH9ttwH3w
Bryce Forum: ( may require registration to see the images)
It's well past time that this self appointed 'charity'? was muzzled, they have no official status and seem to be the worst kind of interfering do - gooding organisation.
If they want to make policy, I suggest they provide candidates for the next general election.
Mines a pint, and Alcohol Concern can FOAD.
“Those limits were really plucked out of the air. They were not based on any firm evidence at all. It was a sort of intelligent guess by a committee,”
Richard Smith, a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party that produced the guidelines.
Time to stop nannying and have another pint ( or six )
I consider the whole App Store concept to be a really bad idea.
The only kind of apps that I want :
have no restriction where they are sold, and who sells them ( or provides them free )
do not require approval of any kind,
can be installed from physical media without any kind of DRM.
do not require a network connection and run entirely on a local machine.
This is still completely the wrong approach, any form of tracking must be on an explicit opt - in basis only.
Protecting privacy is far more important than advertiser's desire for profit, if they consider this data so desirable, I expect to be paid for it.
Punishment for unauthorised tracking should be swift and unforgettable, appointing the PFY as consultant on sanctions should be the first step.
The only 'Rethink' required is to accept that the licence fee can no longer be justified.
The argument that 'we have some of the best tv and broadcasting in the world' is utter nonsense,
The licence fee has been revealed as just another tax which is clearly being rejected by an increasing number of people.
The rules on licences cannot be any clearer: if you watch online, you do not need a licence.
what is unclear about that ?
Macs still don't get self installing viruses or any other kind of nastiness that is so common on Windows.
The only way to get malware of any kind on a Mac is to manually install it, and enter your Admin password.
I have no sympathy for idiot users, but Macs are still inherently secure.
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