Thats fine. The transactions will simply move over to Dollars which is what most of them are in anyway.
"How much of that is because of the City?"
"Switzerland would instantly become more attractive as a non-EU location"
Why would it? Because its got pretty mountains and cuckoo clocks?
Perhaps you should read up on the reasons for the rebate instead whining about it.
Anyway, the EU seems perfectly happy to subsidise basket case economies like greece , italy and spain not to mention the waste of space eastern european countries that contribute fuck all apart from their citizens who just move to the west and undercut the local wage rates, so whats the problem?
The EU as a political entity is a joke based upon nothing but a fear of a previous generation about another european war. Sadly a lot of people in the EU are so blinded by the propaganda they just don't see it.
"The economy of the UK isn't that strong."
Compared to what? We've got the 2nd largest european economy after germany (we overtook france recently) and one of the highest employment rates in europe, so I'd be interested to hear what your definition of "strong" is.
The EU is nothing but a bunch of 2nd & 3rd rate countries sucking off the teet of germany and in the end when germany finally can't afford it any more its all going to end in tears. The sooner we (the UK) get out of this farcical club run by unelected useless politicians who weren't good enough to get a job in their own governments the better.
Well if you still want slackware to be taken seriously you'll do a proper release more than once every 2 years and counting. You can't expect people to download a 2 year old release and spend the rest of the day doing update.
The latest major release was in 2013 when previously they were every 6 months! Sure, there are still package updates being done but seems to me momentum has been lost. Anyone have any info on what the problem is?
... that were slowly dismantled in the 90s because fibre optic was supposedly better would it?
You have to laugh. Another generation comes along and re-invents the wheel. Again.
They're not stealing anything. Cookies always have been a tracking method so you can't complain when someone uses them to track you. Don't want to be tracked? Delete them.
I'm really beginning to believe there should be the equivalent of a drivers license for using the internet. That way we'd keep all the whining idiots away from it.
Apparently you havent yet figured out how to delete cookies. Time to read your browsers help page perhaps.
Big companies can innovate too - look at IBM Research. Just because the results arn't on sale on Amazon or in your local high street doesn't mean they don't exist. In fact for some innovations ONLY a big company has the money to do the blue sky research. Big Pharma - whatever you make think of them - being the prime example.
Hardly anyone over the age of 25 cares about the eye candy touchscreen and gadgets in the car. They either car about space for kids and/or general crap, fuel economy, performance or looks or a combination of the above. Everything else can be done on a smartphone.
Wake up. Very few people care about smart TVs - they just want a TV Essentially something they can plug other boxes into and can also receive OTA broadcasts. I don't remember anyone clamouring for all this half baked UI "experience" shit and 3rd rate "apps" being squeezed into TVs but manufacturers seem to think we want it and because there are hardly any "dumb" TVs around anymore we can only buy smart TVs so the manufacturers claim its what we want. Circular reasoning , much?
What will the programming languages be like?
perhaps i = 1 to something
maybe print i
"Sure, my idea requires a smartphone with data access"
Yeah, it seems like you're missing the point. I don't want to have to carry around ANY sort of device to use my credit card. What if I lose it? What if the battery dies? What if the app fails?
Technology is supposed to make life easier, not harder.