"as long as you don't attack anything in the country where you reside"
or is on friendly terms with the country where you reside..
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"but the other team there had enough shouting arguments that the noise levels were the same as if it was full"
My pet hate of open plan is when conversations start of normally but as more start and the background noise level rises, each group talks louder to hear themselves starting a positive feedback loop that eventually makes a Disaster Area concert sound quiet
"Election manifestos have no legal status"
As I understood the reporting during the election, the manifesto is important when it come to the House of lords i.e anything in it can't be blocked or delayed as the manifesto is the "will of the people", or something like that.
Hence why they contain everything possible..
"It's an interesting one - time and motion study with respect to total overall cost, or saving £1 in one go but costing £50 in a thousand instalments."
It depends on how your place is organised but most office based staff are salaried and hence a "fixed cost", so the bean counters don't see any difference on the bottom line, however the cleaners cost does appear.
hence the blank looks....
"So if we see a human on the side of the road we look for subtle clues in body language as well as whether they are looking at us to determine whether they are about to cross the road in front of us, or pull out at a junction."
Not just humans, also applies to other car drivers where by experience I can (nearly always) tell by the way they speed up/slow down or the car "twitches" that they are about to cut across you to the exit slip at the last moment. Something new drivers have to learn which takes time, so they have to rely on faster reactions.
(including cancelling the ref. result, which would annoy some 17 million voters)
except as I have mentioned before, that 17 million is split between deal and no-deal, so unless one faction of that is less than 2% of those who voted, either leave option is the choice of a minority
TL;DR - there is no Brexit solution that will please a Majority whichever way you cut it.
The problem is that I don't think there *is* a solution to this saga, like the country Parliament is split between remain/leave with leave split deal/no deal - what the ratio of the latter is nobody knows as the question was not asked in the referendum.
Also Parliament voting seems to be just a yes/no, not option 1,2,3 etc, so whenever one of the 3 tribes starts getting ahead, the other 2 close it down.
I am not sure an election which will be just about Brexit will help, and if it does by any chance then we will need another election to get a government voted in on non-brexit issues.
Whichever way it goes about half the country will be happy, the other half hacked off, and it will take a generation or 2 to heal the divisions.
although by law they will still have to inspect the meters every two years anyway.
That's no longer the case, the requirement has been scrapped.
That has not reached the guy who read my meters a couple of weeks ago yet - he said they have to come annually to check that the installation was still safe.
Ah Atari 800XL floppy drives -huge things and I had a pair of them, one would only work after it had warmed up for 10 minutes
Loved my 800XL, even had a 256KB ram pack hanging off the back and got it to print to a Brother thermal typewriter...those were the days, sold it for a good price just before the market crashed for home PC;s to get a IBM PS2 model 30 via the supplier at work for a decent discounted price.
"Also ask yourself if, given, as you say, it's possible to train human beings to drive safely, why isn't it possible to build a machine that can be trained in the same way as a human with equally good results*. Because it's quite clear that that's not the way self-driving cars are being taught."
I well remember what my driving instructor told me: He teaches me how to pass a driving test - it is only after you have passed that you actually learn how to drive.
Have an upvote for WordPerfect, I found it a lot easier to use than Word which I still can't indent a single paragraph on without every other one in the document indenting by a random number of tabs...
Using LibreOffice on my other laptop now (with Linux Mint) and found it more than good enough, looks like I'll be jumping that way when windows 7 updates end...
>> I keep a separate browser, configured to clean itself on quit.
>Why a separate browser? Permanent private mode has been the name of the game for years now.
I have a VM *just* for online banking - it does not get used for anything else, yes it has Rapport + noscript + ublock origin.
Good luck finding some tracking history there
I still have - and use - my DC280, and yes the battery eating was an annoying issue. These days I find that the current rechargeables seem to work much better with it. Got a new memory card recently (8GB!) of which it probably uses just 5%..
Whilst it is a very old camera I find it much easier to use than the modern ones that just seem to cram in as many operating modes as the can.
Same here, and then answer the phone if they start leaving a message and we know (or are at least wish to talk to them). Calls dropped a lot of time, even the 'international' ones.
Now if only it was as easy with spam texts on the mobile...where the text "STOP" to opt-out gives a warning that this might cost you charges - wtf!?
AV currently works on the basis of "blacklist" the bad stuff - allow anything else.
To get your solution means turning it on its head and whitelist what is allowed and block everything else. It can be done as long as everything executable on the computer is stable and does not change very often - and that needs planned and tested updates.
Sadly not exactly practicable now unless you wall the OS off from all other software creators/vendors and only allow certified software from a "store"....oh wait..
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