No, it's the GNU operating system with the Hurd kernel whereas GNU/Linux is the GNU operating system with the Linux kernel. The GNU in GNU/(Hurd|Linux) stands for all the userland stuff.
Quite often these forms will be filled in by agencies (usually charities) acting on behalf of the claimant.
Works in my shitty EU member country why wouldn't it work for the brits too.
Because, in British government, corruption of this type is pretty rare. I have worked with the UK government as a supplier on many IT contracts and I have never seen corruption like that. What I have seen is gross incompetence leading to wastage of tax payers' money on an almost unimaginable scale.
My guess is (it is only a guess, I wasn't involved) that, in this case, the supplier told them it would cost more money to support the other browser (back in 2000 there was mostly IE and some Netscape and then just a tiny handful of weirdos running stuff like Mozilla) and it would have been pointed out that even the people with other browsers could fire up IE if they needed to, so I'm sure they just went with IE for cost reasons.
having narrowed the supported platform down to IE, the chosen supplier would not have felt constrained to use only standards compliant features and that would have locked the DWP in to the one technology.
Then there would be no money available to fix the UI because "everybody uses IE 6" until the point where the falsehood of that statement could not be denied and then the DWP would already be thinking about the shiny new system that ail be replacing that old system, so there would still be no money available. But the shiny new system was probably slated to arrive about now but has slipped by a couple of years due to incompetent management and so on.
go visit a distillery in the Scottish Highlands, and ask them what makes their product different from the distillery on the next hill. They will talk about their water. Every distiller will go on and on about the local water supply, and how there is no place else in the world where one could replicate that exact flavor.
The honest ones talk about what the ageing barrels were used for before they put whisky in them e.g. port, wine, sherry etc, how many times they reuse the barrel and if they blowtorch the inside to get some charcoal to improve the colour.
I literally creamed my pants
What? You got a tub of cream and smeared its contents all over your pants?
I for one would love to see them make a big budget Jar Jar Binks movie. It seems like ages since we had a financial train wreck like John Carter (of Mars).
And not one of those methods involves bursting into a room, pointing at the thing and yelling "Hey! Everyone! I'm from the French military and this thing, this thing right here, which I'm pointing at, this thing is very important to us!" [Except in all-caps. And purple blink font.]
Maybe that's what they want you to think...
Cars are dangerous objects in the hands of the incompetent. This is why anybody who drives a car has to demonstrate a level of competence before they are allowed to use one on the public road. Is it too much to ask the same for gun owners (where use = carry)? Also, do gun owners in the US need to carry insurance? Because I think they should be required to.
The Second Amendment is a stupid anachronism. It needs gutting.
There is no longer a need for a militia - the USA has a nice big standing army with which to defend itself and it has much better weapons than assault rifles, like aircraft, helicopters and tanks. And if you want to claim you need guns to defend yourself against the US Government, well it has a nice big standing army with aircraft, helicopters and tanks. How long do you think the militia with the weapons it is legally allowed to own is going to last against the US military?
They should be backing up daily and, even if not, they should certainly have done a backup before doing a software upgrade.
Do you have any evidence that
a) levels of sexual crime have actually dropped (I think this one is probably true, but I'm too lazy to look up the stats)
b) any drop is caused by (or partly caused by) the increased ease of accessing porn.
I think changing attitudes towards gender and these crimes are much more important.
The film JFK was factually incorrect.
Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy.
OMG. The Wikipedia lists 17 court actions that she was involved in and none of which she won. Of particular interest is the one she lost in spite of the fact that the defendant (Barak Obama) failed to show up.
Who would hire her as a lawyer.
With the 20 HP motor
The engine in the Wright Flyer was 12 HP.
But are we talking about sustained, controllable flight here? Or just hovering in ground effect in a straight line? Look at the picture with the bat wings and tell me -- if you know anything about aerodynamics at all -- what would've happened the first time that thing banked into a turn.
After rigging the machine, Whitehead took off at dawn (5:02am), flying first half a mile, then on his second flight, a mile and a half at a height of 50 feet, making a shallow turn along the way to avoid a clump of chestnut trees.
Sounds controlled to me.
what's the shield that blocks the path between first Darth Maul and Qui Gon Jinn and then later Obi Wan
It's called a "Plot Device". The Star Wars films and other films are full of them.
It gets quite amusing watching people try to rationalise stuff when the only real logic is to allow the writer to manipulate the narrative the way he wants.
Allegedly J. Michael Straczynski was once asked by an obsessive fan how fast a certain spaceship (in Babylon 5?) could travel and the answer he gave was "at the speed of plot". You may also have noticed that things like transporters and communicators in Star Trek are exactly as unreliable as they need to be to make an episode last 45 minutes.