As with all large projects KDE has had it's problems but that's many years behind us, now they are the only viable full-featured DE.
If everyone ran a linux desktop, they'd be forced to learn how computing works (and doesn't work), and I'd be out a big fat sum of money.
With a Linux desktop you don't need to know more about computers than a typical Windows user yet have a safer environment.
Can confirm. the password it had for one on my Gmail account e-mails was a password I use on 'throw away' websites. Think phpBB and the like. I never used this password on my GMail, or any account I cared about.
I checked two other g-mail accounts that I primarily use for work, and neither were on the list.
I'm going to say some of these are just harvested from old phpBB exploits. Sometimes I would use my throw away password for things I considered useless, like twitter and the like. So I guess it's possible it came from a bigger leak, that was deemed unworthy by me for enhanced security.
Also, many of my primary passwords have the website initials built into it. Like "sdblahblahblah" for slashdot. The password in the leak was not from any of my main primary sites ( amex, citibank, google,
But for their own reasons the UK parliament has resisted such moves as they see the overriding importance of keeping the BBC free from political influence.
Yet, as a Brit you can't avoid being a taxpayer but you can most certainly avoid being a licence payer.
On things like refrigerators we already have mandated efficiency symbols, it would be good to include vacuum cleaners in the same list.
The same is true for a 40 W (50 is unusual) bulb it is up to 25% less efficient, a 100W Quarz Halogen bulb might achieve double the efficiency.
The fable that the continent has also remained on 220 V is only to pacify British feelings of guild, from 1990 onward the EU countries increased their mains voltage in small steps and were done in the year 2000, a little quicker than the original plan that called for 2004.
Just as much a fable is the story the UK would have incurred great or unacceptable cost for this change, technically and with good coordination it can be done in mere hours, it was and is simply a lack of will.
At the time this harmonisation was planned, mid to late eighties, the typical power supply for domestic apparatus was fairly crude and thus the change would have had economic benefits.
The introduction of better and switchable power supplies has largely done away with many of the original reasons for harmonisation and consequently we've seen a slight increase in the permissible range.
Environmentally there are no objections to the Mercury containing fluorescents as here in Europe we tend to recycle, landfills are strictly limited as a last resort.
But since a (very) few years anyone with half a brain buys LED, not cheap but long life and extremely efficient.
The UK has not changed it's 13 Amp plugs but the domestic circuits can be up to 40 Amp, on the continent they are typically 16Amp, meaning you can pull up to 3600 Watts.
There are manufacturers selling 2000-2200 W. vacuum cleaners.
'I believe Alex has mentioned before that "when" Scotland breaks free' Being a skilled professional politician he will have been very careful never to say any such thing
'they'll try and use their current position of being British to just seamlessly slot into NATO and the EU' This is because we are part of these unions and there's no reason to think we'd be kicked out
"I wonder if theyre allowed to stay Nuclear free zone whilst being in NATO." why would it be any different from say Denmark or Norway?
"More likely, the threat to remove the Nuclear weapons is a way of renting out the bases from the new English Commonwealth" the SNP have been very clear they wouldn't do this if they are elected as the first government of an independent scotland