Ali

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  • Ali replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 1 week ago

    Dell no question. No bloat wear and good value, look at business models (non glossy screen) intel i5 processor 8 or 16 MB ram Ssd drive and Windows 10. Should get what you need for £500

  • Not quite right. It affects your pension if you haven’t paid 35 years worth of payments.

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Well the thread is “are politicians lying to us ?”

    I say generally not. They are doing their best based on their beliefs. Everybody wants to spend more on public services. Some believe that if we spend more, we will reduce our ability to spend in the future.

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    The borrowing is there already. We are hoping to reduce it.

    You may be right about tax increases. However there is an optimum level of tax for best productivity and eventual tax revenue. Obviously if tax was zero then there would be no tax revenue. But if everything went in tax then nobody would bother to earn, and the result would be the same.…[Read more]

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I suggest you are not disagreeing with me. But you think the government should have set the proportions of spending on different things, verses the borrowing that would be required, differently. Which I have not commented on.

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “No amount efficiency will improve a service” Any extra efficiency will improve a service.

    We all get lazy if there’s no consequences. Not so much about making people work harder. Administration needs to be aggressively evaluating the whole operation and evolving. If you run a business you do this to survive. Without someone constantly worrying…[Read more]

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “You get the public services that you pay for.”

    Most certainly not.

    Anyone selling anything puts the price up if they can, and does less for the money if they can. Hard to stop for monopolies, and more so for public services. There has to be a constant war on waste and inefficiency, since those to blame do not lose directly from it. (Also a…[Read more]

    • No amount efficiency will improve a service that wasn’t funded sufficiently in the first place and then given extra tasks. You can lean, time and motion, etc.. all you like, but sometimes you just need more resources to get a job done. That is what costs and must be paid for.

    • “No amount efficiency will improve a service” Any extra efficiency will improve a service.

      We all get lazy if there’s no consequences. Not so much about making people work harder. Administration needs to be aggressively evaluating the whole operation and evolving. If you run a business you do this to survive. Without someone constantly worrying…[Read more]

    • I’m self employed plus a partner in another and yes efficiency matters. But there comes a point where you also need to invest to improve things, be it in people, training or assets. None of this is free and often can’t simply be funded by small efficiency savings elsewhere. That doesn’t mean you don’t evaluate what you do, how you do it and why…[Read more]

    • I suggest you are not disagreeing with me. But you think the government should have set the proportions of spending on different things, verses the borrowing that would be required, differently. Which I have not commented on.

    • No, I think people get the services they pay for, at the moment people expect the uk’s public services, police, NHS, education etc to be world class, whilst paying ever decreasing amounts of tax. If people expect better, they should consider the notion that these things need more funding. Borrowing to fund the annual costs of services is madness,…[Read more]

    • The borrowing is there already. We are hoping to reduce it.

      You may be right about tax increases. However there is an optimum level of tax for best productivity and eventual tax revenue. Obviously if tax was zero then there would be no tax revenue. But if everything went in tax then nobody would bother to earn, and the result would be the same.…[Read more]

    • Or tax for decades has been the tool to buy votes with short termist policies. While the costs of all public services has increased. Tax can increase to a point where people still value it. Having the funds for material products versus same day doctor access, better education, better care in old age, feeling safe on the streets. ..

  • My advice to you would be to never ever buy any fire extinguishers or any fire safety items from ebay or amazon! There are so many fake on those sites. Even though they maybe cheap and even look like the genuine things they will not be the same and will fail fire safety tests. I have a friend who bought a fire blanket from amazon when he tried…[Read more]

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Russel Kane’s irreverent take on the sugar tax (it’s a little bit sweary)…

    I’m not totally sure what his point is but it made me chortle!

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    You could try a back support belt. Keeping the area warm would also be of benefit.

    Could it be that you have a minor disk slippage that is causing part of the nerve to be trapped?

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Do you know what brought on your heel pain? When I got really nasty heel pain it was because I over did it and didn’t stretch properly when I went out running once. Maybe you need better support in your shoes.

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    AJ will win most probably, but wouldn’t like to predict how or when, but probably something later in the fight.

    I wasn’t incredibly impressed by his boxing skills against Klitschko, but think his size and strength will win tonight.

    • AJ certainly looks the part doesn’t he ? I think they’re both likeable too which isn’t always the case with fighters , hope it lives up to the hype & nobody gets busted up too badly.

  • Ali started the topic What is dark matter? in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Astronomers think they have found a galaxy with NO dark matter.

    I still don’t understand what dark matter is and if it is connected to the function of gravity, however how can a galaxy form without dark matter?

    Am I made up with dark matter?

  • Ali replied to the topic Police fitness standard in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I think they’re lucky to get people to apply, sticking fitness requirements to a level that will prevent more people joining isn’t really a good idea.

    My friend is close to 50 and he is usually the last man standing at their anual beep test.

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    I think the big issue with this sort of stuff is when it feeds into a culture that does real harm, or reinforces the idea that such a culture exists and is acceptable. So with the Hartlepool example I’d probably consider it to be harmless piss-taking among mates in Middlesborough, but totally unacceptable from, say, a posh tutor to a student at…[Read more]

    • I’d say it has to do with intent, at least for some instances. But in same vein, some people want to be offended, then obviously there’s the deliberate intention to abuse.

      One of my difficulties, is offence always anti-Semitic? Or is there still a place to be offend and not claim anti-Semitism.

      And of course your correct in the general usage of…[Read more]

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    I agree with him, you start locking people up for stuff like this and things can get very bad very quickly.

  • Ali replied to the topic Space and time in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    Why does E=mc^2 (E=mc squared) by Brian Cox is pretty good at explaining it.

    A Brief History of Time has a whole chapter about arrows of time and why they all point in the same direction.

    Simplest explanation is, if you want to describe a location you can do it in 3 dimensions (3 numbers), but if you want to describe an event you need to…[Read more]

  • Ali posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Not at all sure about this, if the universe began with the big bang, and nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, the suggestion that galaxies are receding to quickly for their light to reach us to me implies that they are traveling faster than light…

    • jam replied 1 month ago

      No, it implies that space is expanding faster than light speed. Nothing is moving in that space faster than light speed. Bit of a mind bender, really.

    • “if the universe began with the big bang, and nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, the suggestion that galaxies are receeding to quickly for their light to reach us to me implies that they are traveling faster than light…”

      They are traveling faster than light away from us in the sense that (increase in separation)/(increase in…[Read more]

  • @logi Yes had with other companies a tracking number generated but RM had no record for a day or two. Thought it was RM system that was “slow” to update since I’ve regularly had stuff delivered and it’s been 2 days later before the RM system actually updates and shows delivery details. Never really know who is at “fault” though.

    Ce…[Read more]

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