Crud

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  • The Dell outlet store gives you value for money.

    Get i5 or i7, with as much RAM as they offer.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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. ..

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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]

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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]

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Any politician who told the truth wouldn’t be elected. People prefer to live in ignorant bliss.

    You get the public services that you pay for.

    • “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. ..

    • 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.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    As I understand it, the legal power to remove one’s citizenship can only be applied where it has been granted by the Government throughout the process of naturalisation.

    The individual will have been a citizen of another state prior to this, and although it is a sweeping generalisation will have applied for citizenship following immigration to…[Read more]

  • Simply dont post things you don’t want people to know, use or share. As for what they know about me, I couldn’t care less.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    One match ban and loss of one match fee. Sufficient for soiling the whole game?

    listened to the interviews of other players who had been wondering just how the Aussies got so much reverse swing out of a ball. At least we know now, so if they think it’s OK then let’s all cheat?

    Trouble is the pressure on test match cricket is already immense from…[Read more]

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Do you not think that he was taking the piddle out of the pug and the Nazi’s simultaneously?

    • rob replied 2 months ago

      No I think he was being a @#$&.

      Posting it on YouTube makes a mockery of his claims it was just a joke between him and his mates.

      Meanwhile in Scotland antisemitic attacks are up.

      • logi replied 2 months ago

        I’m kinda torn, what he’s done risks making a joke of what happen to the Jews, which isn’t on at all, and possibly makes light of antisemitism, but I don’t know if he should go to jail? The context in which he’s said what he did, wasn’t one in which he was promoting antisemitic views, ie ‘the Jews are like this, and taking advantage of xyz, and…[Read more]

      • stew replied 2 months ago

        I agree he “was being a @#$&.” but I also think he should not be jailed. Training the dog to respond to “gas the jews” is tasteless and makes me feel very uncomfortable , but I do not feel it is criminal. That said, maybe I am just as bad… in isolation, I would probably have laughed at a dog being trained to respond to “Seig Heil”. To me,…[Read more]

      • No, it really doesn’t. YouTube is a perfectly convenient way of sharing video content with a group of friends. For every famous new-media celebrity getting millions of views, there are thousands of low-profile people using the platform to share things with a handful of mates.

  • Crud replied to the topic Best Android TV Boxes? in the forum General Chat 2 months ago

    @logi Thanks. I didn’t realise Kodi was no good for Amazon and Netflix. Maybe I will rethink.

    Roku is just so slow though.

  • Crud replied to the topic Best Android TV Boxes? in the forum General Chat 2 months ago

    @logi Out of interest why did you switch from Kodi to Roku?

    I have a Roku but I’m currently building a RasPi solution. Partly so I can record live TV, but also because the Roku is so unbearably slow and laggy that I sometimes just give up and read a book instead.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    My own thought is that obesity is too wrapped up with political correctness.

    Surely there would be more to gain if obesity was made as socially unacceptable as drink driving and smoking.

    • I think political correctness is probably a long way down the list of causes.

      The main problem is that bad food tastes nice and people are short on will power. Britain has had a bad diet since industrialization separated the people from the land, it’s just that a 14 hour day down the factory and poverty wages kept you trim.

      Bad food also m…[Read more]

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    No expert. But check diet. Sometimes that can help.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Thanks!

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    I know ultimately it’s out of my hands at this point and that I’ll know soon enough, but it’s just so hard to put it out of my mind.

  • Crud posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    I did mention this in the initial meeting about the role and my interview as I understand the need to create the role but feel like it’s a short-term answer rather than a long-term solution to the lack of internal development. The view was very much that I would gain career development via guidance from whoever came into the role, but an actual…[Read more]

  • Crud posted an update 3 months ago

    Have I got the job?

    Ok so I suspect the reality is that I’ve just got to be patient and wait until the meeting, but I wondered if those in the know could tell me whether this is likely to be good or bad news or whether I should just stop reading into things?

    Interviewed for an internal promotion last week, essentially at this stage it’s internal…[Read more]

    • Whatever the outcome there is nothing you can do about it now, so accept it is what it is and don’t torture yourself! πŸ™‚

      • Crud replied 3 months ago

        I know ultimately it’s out of my hands at this point and that I’ll know soon enough, but it’s just so hard to put it out of my mind.

    • Luke replied 3 months ago

      Can’t help in any other way, but I will certainly send you lots of get the job vibes πŸ˜€

    • I don’t know what it means, and I hope it’s good news for you.
      BUT, if it isn’t the news you hoped for, would it be worth broaching the subject of development pathways in the same meeting. Rather than just sit and wait for that post to open up again could you mention your concerns to your manager and ask how you can now develop your career, can…[Read more]

      • Crud replied 3 months ago

        I did mention this in the initial meeting about the role and my interview as I understand the need to create the role but feel like it’s a short-term answer rather than a long-term solution to the lack of internal development. The view was very much that I would gain career development via guidance from whoever came into the role, but an actual…[Read more]

    • Fingers crossed for you!

      I’d assume that once the decision has been made either way, the meeting would just be you and your manager? Doesn’t seem like the whole interview panel need to be there for it.