Re: I found it best to...
the use of inches is unforgiveable
Not at all, many components are sized in imperial measurements. Just make sure everything is either one or t'other.
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Reminds me that, among IBM business partners, the joke went that if IBM had to market sushi, it would be as IBM Cold Dead Fish.
I never found out whether it was real or a pisstake that people were spotted at an IBM conference wearing IBM Certified Website Navigator t-shirts, given how legendarily simple and navigable IBM.com wasn't.
Have to confess to breaking the screen on my work phone recently, it was charging on the TV stand, fell off a foot onto the round, smooth, but very hard corner of a guitar pedal board.
The woman responsible for all kit distributed for EMEA in our firm, who is also a good mate, said, we'll pay for this one, but get a screen protector* and you're paying for the next one.
*We do fit the as standard for GenPop, but my phone's a special, since I need a big screen to cope with fat fingers occasional by a hereditary tremor.**
**Three treatments***, booze, beta-blockers, brain surgery ---->
***Or a complete lack of stress and anxiety. Right.
Not really, Islam has more in common with Judaism, even if it's only the not-being-Christianity stuff (Christ being both God and the Son of God, whose fully human death and suffering propitiated mankind's sins and whose resurrection was a promise of life everlasting in God, along with a fair amount of Roman-appeasing guff and some pseudo-Greek metaphysics tacked on a few centuries later).
Indeed I am, since, whereas Marx was addressing the exploitative nature of Capital in an industrialised economy vis á vis the labour force, Jesus was active in a largely agrarian society where theocratic institutions helped enforce the hegemony of an external military based empire, brother/sister/sibling who has declared (or not) their gender to be neither or both of these, for those who insist on such outdated patriarchal concepts.
And now over to our correspondent for political affairs with news of a split in the Judean People's Front - over to you, Reg...
A couple of times in KL I rocked up to the bar my wife worked at, to be met with a few besuited gorillas with very short haircuts and suspicious bulges under the armpit, lounging against large black SUVs and not looking like they were going to entertain this skinny-arsed mat salleh entering the premises for a nightcap... until MrsO leant out of the first floor window and shouted to them who I was, and that yes they should definitely be letting me in. Apparently their patron was the eldest son of a Sultan, who, along with his mates, was definitely NOT knocking back thousands of ringgit in champagne every visit, oh no (nor sending comps up to me & the missus).
Especially not on Fridays --->
previously shipping products with nerfed (40-bit) encryption to international customers at the request of the US government.
You realise that was US law at the time, yes? Did you expect that they would, consciously and overtly, break export laws of the country in which they were and continue to be domiciled?
I left a central government department because I could see that I had a very limited career development path, unless I wanted to move into management (I didn't). Otherwise, the highest grade I'd be able to get to was HEO. There were some very able permanent tech staff who were motivated more by long term stability than I was (I left to join a small consultancy when I was 27, those staying were generally 40+).
If I could downvote you twice, I would, firstly for your aspersions on public sector workers, many of whom are highly competent but appallingly paid and treated by the civil service compared to their private sector brethren, and secondly for deeming HIV/AIDS positivity in a co-worker as a thing to be avoided at all costs. In case you hadn't noticed, this isn't the 1980s anymore.
UK armed forces went straight from dishonourable discharge, loss of medals, rank & pension elements for anyone held by a Court Martial to be wearing rainbow laces, to full on "Come on in the water's lovely" - Don't Ask Don't Tell was never a thing here, only in the US.
Happily, last month's court ruling goes some way to redressing the consequences of the former stance, but won't make up for the damgee of the intervening years: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/16/british-soldiers-sacked-for-being-gay-can-get-their-medals-back
Clinical and medical waste is banned, but "biological substances (diagnostic specimens including urine, blood, faeces and animal remains" are permitted within the UK. Mustn't exceed a total volume/mass of 50ml/50g per parcel, and packaging must comply with Packagging Instruction 650.
(Mine's the one with Royal Mail leaflet RMDG19 in the pocket, what I happened to pick up yesterday)
That would be because it was migistrates' court, which, as you point out, is limited in the cases it can hear and sentences it can try.
Crown (criminal) or High (civil) court, may set a precedent with aruling, if it refers to a matter as yet untested, but such matters are rare at that level, vanishingly so when it comes to criminal law.
Equally IANAL, but I don't think that's so. A court lower than at the appellate level (which includees High Court in England and Wales) may set a precedent if a particular point of law has not yet been tested in court. Of course, such a decision may be appealed, but until such time as it's overturned by a higher court, that precedent may be relied upon by courts at the same level in the hierarchy or lower.
It depends on the circumstances of the test, I think. If you go to a drive-through or walk-in test centre, those tests are sent to regional diagnostic centres where there are tens of thousands being processed, so there's delay: despatch, allocation, process, despatch results.
If you're in a hospital A&E for something else, it's swab, send over to lab, process, analyse, send back to A&E before you're either discharged or admitted, all on the same site.
Part of the delay in PCR tests is getting the sample to the lab, and getting the results back to the right person. If, for example, you happen to be in a major hospital with a full diagnostics lab, you can get the result of a PCR test in a couple of hours (as I did last week, negative, thankfully).
“You know you have fucked up on an epic scale when Sinn Féin, the DUP and the Archbishop of Canterbury are united in condemning you,” an EU source conceded of the extraordinary events that soon transpired.
Regarding Pfizer, Moderna and AZ cutting supplies so they can scale up the manufacturing plants, that may be so for the first two, but, as I understand it, AZ's Belgian plant has a problem with its filtration systems, meaning it's only producing 25% of expected output, so the EU want AZ to divert a proportion of the UK plant's output to make up the shortfall. As a committed remainer, my considered opinion on this is "off you naff!"
So that would be giving up on the forces that led to the re-armament that kicked off shortly after 1932, including the development of monoplane fighter and bomber aircraft, new types of naval vessels and new tanks.
What was unprepared was the military leadership, preparing to fight the previous war, as per.
Doing so while claiming that you must have a similar background to someone to properly feel insight and empathy is xenophobic and racist.
I said nothing of the sort. I suggested one might expect her to have more insight and empathy as the daughter of refugee Ugandan Asian parents (not that one can only have insight and empathy for people of one's own background).
Instead, she's gone full Daily Mail on the poor buggers who've crossed continents and a nasty stretch of water to get here to claim the same asylum as her parents (well, actually not the same, the asylum rules now are draconian compared to the regime her parents arrived under).
I think the point is that one might expect someone with Priti 'Vacant' Patel's heritage as the daughter of Ugandan Asian refugees to have a little more insight and empathy towards others of similar backgrounds, rather than doubling down on the worst aspects of the hostile environment.
I think in that case, the original award was massively reduced because the plaintiff exercised zero common sense, holding the cup between her knees while driving. However, burgercorp was found to have a modicum of liability for serving coffee at temperatures with scalding potential should the drinker be an absolute blithering idiot.
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