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

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) 122 122

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 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.

Comment: Re:phillip K dick (Score 1) 212 212

Happens all the time.

Arrive at Tesco at 09:00. Buy a few items. Leave Tesco at 09:30.

Remember something you forgot to buy.

Arrive at Tesco at 11:30. Leave at 12:01.

Spy camera computer says you arrived at 09:00 and left at 12:01, breaking the 3 hours limit, your fine is in the post.

Comment: Re:of course this is going to happen (Score 0) 148 148

MS will run a Shit Sandwitch shop, meaning you can only buy Shit Sandwitches from their Shit Sandwitch shop. And thus they'll take 30% of all Shit Sandwitch sales. And they'll have full approval over the Shit Sandwitches sold.

It's good business sense, if you're in the Shit Sandwitch business.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year

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