I have no intention of funding comfy sofas for the bar stewards.
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Re: Aw come on
The UK is pretty awful (even taking sanctions off a Russian Oligarch temporarily to allow him to prosecute with SLAPP recently in London) but don't think the US have clean hands. Look at 'The Intercepts' problems.
Bidding for UK contracts
Is always interesting. As an SME with (what we consider although others will differ) a very effective and cost-conscious offering, any bids for UK government contracts have been difficult - little if any feedback and no reflection on what we could offer. Conveniently it has been rather easier in mainland Europe (not to say that has been plain sailing either) and I was delighted to have to be in Whitehall as an official provider of a service that the UK government will have to work with if it wants its piss poor trade arrangements to function/. Well, at least our solutions are functional.
"I think the government are just either unwilling to grasp the nettle or maybe they've got way too many things to do and aren't thinking about it," Urquhart said.
He was being polite. They don't have a clue and are filling in their time looking busy pursuing anything that will distract the public.
I have to admit to making some money out of Bitcoin primarily because I was curious and mined a decent number closer to the beginning of the splurge - on of all things a MacPro with a graphics accelerator. It all went to the kids - and I explained it was our fluke, but hey, if people are throwing money at you perfectly lawfully (and HMRC knows all) then I didn't look a gift horse in the mouth. I do hope they recognise a fluke and do not invest in one.
PS: they cashed in at some silly premium based on the cost of generation (power - the machine was unused when I was not home). Well below peak but well above the current 'value'. 25% of it went to UK charities. If people wish to throw their money at something silly then they need a lesson. Unfortunately many seem not to learn the lesson.