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I had to google the State Governor concerned to find out he was a Democrat. I'm sure that information would have been more prominent if he had been a Republican.
If anyone is interested in Sanitation (possibly a niche topic, I realise) they could do worse than read The Big Necessity by Rose George.
It's amazing some of the things we take for granted in the West - for instance the teenage "untouchable" girls in India whose job is to literally scrape up other people's shit and dispose of it.
That way they won't confuse correlation with causation.
..I recently upgraded to Sky HD+, but other than that my Tivo was still perfectly usable (and very, very useful) after about 10 years of usage. Very, very rarely crashed - less than once per year and a much better UI than my new Sky box.
TBH, it's one of the most reliable pieces of hardware I've ever owned. I wish my PC, Phone, etc could be as reliable.
I think you are violently agreeing with me.
But as Margaret Thatcher said, "The facts of life are Conservative."
Yes, that's why the right-wing party won the recent election.
And to conflate Murdoch or recognition of the BBC bias with the EDL is just assinine.
Agreed. The BBC is very left wing, and basically takes it's news agenda from the Guardian.
I have a couple of points to make:
1. People shouldn't assume that this means that shutting the websites would have only saved £3.99 from the BBC budget. Given large orgs and the cost mulitpliers for internally supported servers, it could well be tens of thousands of pounds per year.
2. Instead of people like Ben Goldacre boo-hooing and expecting the government (which the BBC is effectively an arm of) to save the sites, he could have shelled out the £4 and done it himself. Could it be that - GASP - sometimes governments aren't the best way to get things done?
My neighbour runs a company that does WEEE (the European Electrical Recycling directive) recycling for a large area of the UK.
When the commodities boom was happening just before the Beijing Olympics, they were recycling electrical goods for free as they were making so much money on the reclaimed copper, gold etc.
Now that the metals prices have dropped, they charge the people that they are recycling for (councils, large corporates etc) so they still make money.
I like slashdot a lot more when it was just real geeks with a clue, you know, before all the angsty idiots who happened to be socially inept and own a computer started calling it home as though they were geeks too.
Yeah, I can see how it would piss off old timers with single figure slashdot IDs like you.