As a UK citizen now living in Canada (where things are basically the same in cities), one thing struck me about the road system overall. The whole city-planning grid layout thing means that there are an *insane* number of 4-way stop-sign junctions. To me they are more of a concern than traffic lights just due to sheer density of them. You look on a map and think "great, it's a straight line, I'll be there in no time", but you have to stop and start so much and it seems so backwards (to me, at least). Takes more time, wears out your brakes, uses more fuel... Perhaps it's a call for mini-roundabouts, or maybe just more give-way signs (called "yield" signs in Canada). When I see the occasional one here, I'm taken aback to my home country and think "gee... why aren't there more of these here?!"
On the other hand, it's a darn sight easier to just go after the common denominator and, in theory, the desired effect (discouraging the anti-competitive behaviour) should follow. Obviously that's unlikely to happen in practice, which is too bad.
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...Linux is, in a manner of speaking, a whole lot more than Ubuntu
To be certain, Linux is also a whole lot less than Ubuntu, given that it's just the kernel.
That why I say "in a manner of speaking". Of course the kernel is less, when taken in isolation. But Ubuntu is "just" a desktop/notebook/server OS, an example of the Linux kernel at work. Linux on the other hand can be seen where Ubuntu is not, and provides for a much greater outreach than Ubuntu alone.
And for what it's worth, I use Ubuntu as my primary OS and would consider myself a fan.
Looks like it was a secretary who responded to a phishing e-mail. Good to know we're all in safe hands...
Also, what kind of an image does a Hotmail address convey on a constituency?? Hardly sounds official and befitting a governmental website, to me at least.
Of course some might like it as an excuse for not doing something for a few minutes... whoever said it was all bad?