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Comment: Re:Nevermind the bollocks, here's David Cameron (Score 0) 256 256

they 'gave' us a referendum on switching to Alternative Voting as a sop to the Lib Dems, but they managed to make the explanation of the system and the question on the referendum so confusing that most people stuck with the status quo which is what the tories were backing... while Labour actually wanted PR

Comment: Re:Where are the round-abouts (Score 1) 203 203

throughput may go up, but t1) there is a limit to that and pretty soon you find yourself putting traffic lights all over the roundabout just so each entrance gets it's fair share... also pedestrians hate roundabouts as cars tend to come off them at high speeds if they've been designed for throughput... to cater for pedestrians means putting in things like double stage Toucan crossings which mean pedestrians can be faced with waiting for well over 4 minutes total just to cross two arms... Crap like this with traffic lights all over it plus double stage crossings

Comment: Re: Are all U.S. Laws enforced in the U.K.? (Score 1) 125 125

if this goes to court, I'm pretty sure there will be a discovery phase in which the Sunday Time's servers and computers used to edit the story will be seized and gone over with a fine toothed comb... plus any backups made.

This will blow back very badly on the Sunday Times if they are found in a court of law to have been changing their story.

Comment: And on a related note... (Score 1) 253 253

Virgin Media in the UK just turned their safe filter ON and I had to click the no box on the page they were displaying to disable the filtering...

who knows what the heck they're really filtering behind the scenes... all IS related sites? anything anti-government?

Comment: Re:Sudafed (Score 2) 333 333

When will the US stop deluding itself and simply purchase bulk poppies from farmers in Central and South America who simply want a source of income? This will reduce the number of people who trade in the black market and reduce the opium available for heroin production

Because then the CIA would have no source of 'black' income and means to bribe officials/governments with...

Comment: Re:Marketing Failure (Score 1) 199 199

My guess is businesses will continue to use WSUS to manage the rollout and testing of updates, without the hassle of major version updates.

Those the the overhead to maintain a reasonably large IT department will be able to, but small business will see themselves getting hit with things breaking whenever an update is applied.

There has to be a good way of rolling back an update to regain functionality.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.