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Comment: Re:Thirty years in prison (Score 1) 914

If you read the linked article you'll see that it is possible to be given a whole life order (aka sentence) for a single crime. That said, pretty much everyone who is currently serving such a sentence committed multiple crimes (and pretty heinous ones at that).

It's important to note that since 2003 the Home Secretary (an elected politician) can no longer issue a whole life order, it's down to the courts. This is in order to prevent punishments from being politically motivated.

Comment: Re:Definitely not from the US. (Score 1) 717

by fuzzywig (#46265445) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor
To compare to the UK, we get 25 days a year vacation minimum (although most jobs specify that five days are taken by public holidays, so you get 20 to do what you want with). Forty hours a week is standard, working more than that is slightly unusual, but happens a lot. If you work more than 40 hours a week you'll either be getting overtime, or getting screwed over.
Personally, if I have more than 40 hours of work to do in a week, it's my bosses problem for one employee more then one employee's worth of work. (Unless I'm having to work more to fix one of my own mistakes, can't complain about that.)

Comment: Re:Jump The Shark (Score 1) 128

by fuzzywig (#46130077) Attached to: Where Old Hard Disks (with Digital Secrets) Go To Die
We had the truck round to destroy a bunch of disks recently at work (most of the drives wouldn't have had anything on them, but a few might have been exposed to customer's credit card data), and watching this big green lump of steel turn a harddrive into tiny mettle chips was really fucking cool!
So yeah, maybe it's not necessary, but it's a bloody good show.

Comment: Re:Don't take the purple acid (Score 1) 41

by fuzzywig (#46026019) Attached to: Data Analysts Attempt To Predict World's Largest Music Vote, Again
Go look at last year's results and see if you still think that:

1) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop {ft. Wanz}
2) Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
3) alt-J - Breezeblocks
4) Flume - Holdin On
5) Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Not really a particularly commercial lineup, and that's just the top five.

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