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Comment Re:Is that legal in the UK? (Score 2) 306

Installing Firefox from home, as a business...

Open the door. Sign the delivery slip. Carry computer to office/workshop/garage. Boot computer. Phone customer for admin username and password. Insert USB stick. Install Firefox. Return computer to customer. Invoice and complete paperwork.

It took me more than 45 seconds to type that.

No one is becoming a millionaire from installing Firefox.

Comment Re:Sophisticated? (Score 1) 122

I'm going with sophisticated, because the fermentation process is too easy to get wrong.

Adding honey is called back-sweetening, and the vast majority of us brewers do it - mainly with artificial sweeteners these days. After a week, all the sugar has been converted to alcohol and the drink tastes very dry without some sort of sweetening.

I'm currently brewing an orange and white grape mix (1 part pure orange, 1 part white grape, 1 part water). Apart from removing the pectin with an enzyme, the process I use is the same as it was 4,000 years ago. It's a very drinkable drink of 10% ABV strength.

Comment Re:UK data protection laws make the next step clea (Score 2) 64

Yep, it's called a Subject Access Request (SAR) and can be used to belt companies over the head. Every UK company claims to follow the Data Protection Act and has certificates plastered in their receptions to show how great they are, but I've yet to find a company that follows the law.

Here's a good tool: send your SAR and wait for the reply. 99% of the time, they will not include the letter you sent them requesting the SAR. This is one piece of documentation you know without doubt they have in their posession. Beat them over the head for failing to comply. Small claims court - arbitration these days - can then be used as the next beating tool.

Have fun.

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.