Re: the emotional distress of dealing with Windows 10.
Pics or it didn't happen.
51 posts • joined 19 Sep 2013
To pass plod's initial and renewal inspection for a rifle/section 1 you would definitely need an approved gun cabinet fixed to a solid masonry wall. For a single shotgun some forces accept a gun clamp, ideally in the loft as burglars generally avoid entering them for the risk of being trapped.
It is of course total nonsense to suggest that a metal filing cabinet would be acceptable.
I'm surprised people appear to have accepted the research at face value.
The questionnaire used was full of questions including (invented) expressions like 'went web-free' 'hooked, very hooked or completely hooked to my device' 'digital detox holiday'.
It was clearly written to lead respondents with the objective of creating impactful 'results' that could be turned into media headlines. And of course the media bought it.
Fine for selling beans, perhaps, but masquerading as serious lifestyle research from the government-funded national communications regulator - appalling.
Duh! Obviously not, which is what this is about (for the people who find it useful).
And anyway maybe we'd not be totally happy rummaging around in the boiler cupboard every time we have a schedule change, leave alone forgetting to change the settings (yet again) before we leave.
@Martin an gof
It appears you really do have a simple life. Congratulations, and good on you for coming up with the 'wear a jumper because the house is cold' trick.
Apart from faffing around in the boiler cupboard changing settings on a crappy little timer unit, try changing a 'holiday' setting when your trip suddenly gets extended.
Well I guess we all now know that you write patronising twaddle, but are only really being ironic.
Of course there are many people with slightly more complicated lives who welcome the opportunity to take more control of how much energy they waste heating empty houses, weekday flats, holiday homes etc etc.
But what really gets me are those people who refuse to build a fire to make a cup of tea and lazily boil a kettle.
"Not being on that side of The Pond & unaware of how the device was marketed, I naturally assumed..."
... that a massively exaggerated over-the-top reaction on a topic of which you clearly had no knowledge, and which had zero impact on your life, was appropriate.
And now you want to blame the article, and winge about (totally justified) downvotes.
On the up-side at least you'll think twice next time.
It's a shame you don't have the balls to leave your original comment up - it would serve well as a salutary lesson to others.
Fundamentally disgree about a clear divide between tablet/non-tablet demographics - tablets are a hardware adjunct for many people precisely because they fill usage gaps. It's not either/or.
They facilitate on-line access and use of media/software away from the immovable suitcase-sized brick which is either in the office/study, or is dominating some other shared space; or the bulk and the surface-requiring mode of use of a laptop.
And in response to the original question, a few suggestions: reading your daily paper in bed (without the dirty fingers), checking recipes in the kitchen, gaming on the sofa, sharing photos around the table on a decent sized screen, providing alternative means for other household members to consume their preferred visual media, not having to drop by the desktop or make space somewhere for the laptop when you are expecting to hear from friends or family, amongst thousands...
You may not want one yourself, but if you can't see what roles they could usefully play then you really do have no imagination.
But for work - the desktop in the office and the laptop on the road - of course.
Sorry but you really have got the wrong end of the stick.
Value added tax is -precisely- a tax on the value added at each stage of a vatable sale or service.
Each supplier charges 20% extra on their price to the next stage. These tax receipts are then netted off against the VAT the supplier has paid to their own suppliers and any excess is passed on to, or deficit is claimed back from, the government through their VAT return.
Actually quite an elegant way of ensuring a tax chunk out of every stage in a given economic activity, reflecting where the margins are being generated.
If warm soapy water doesn't work it usually means you have an oil soluble glue to contend with.
Scratch the label all over, rubbing off the top surface as much as poss then rub some cooking oil into it. After a few minutes rubbing, hey presto, the label slides off in slippery bits which you can then wash off with warm soapy water.
Still bloody annoying, although malaria probably pips it.
Keep up the good work, Mr H.
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