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  • Advanced democracies like Scotland for instance. Or some of the countries whose constitutions were created after World War 2, like Germany. There have actually been some good ideas on how to govern a democracy since 1700.

    The UK is a mess:

    1. No written constitution with citizens rights and a constitutional court to interpret it.

    2. The…[Read more]

  • I think it’s worse than that. The UK national constitutional/electoral system hasn’t been fit for purpose for a long time and it is approaching a crisis because Corbyn is refusing to follow the normal process which moderated change and allowed the two party system to function (i.e. when the incumbent party moves to the extreme the opposition…[Read more]

  • logi replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    What’s her view on Iceland frozen foods?

    Always seem to be way ahead of the pack in retail and environmental issues. Bet you he deals with plastic packaging issues faster than anybody else.

  • logi replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    I wonder about the Coop Bank in this respect. A paragon of virtue on ethical banking laid low. Sad really.

  • I had no issues at all putting more RAM and a SSD in a five year old Dell laptop (M101z) recently.

  • I used melatonin for a bit-ime it doesn’t necessarily stop you from waking up-you just fall asleep easier/more quickly. mine came from the US and I actually took 1/2 the recommended dose after reading up on the internet.It can make you feel quite foggy in the morning.
    I had a similar sleep issue last year for months (without the bladder bit). I…[Read more]

  • I agree – but that would distort the presentation of the tax bands, which are in fact:

    So 0-£8424 is tax free (lower NI threshold)

    8425-11850 is 12% (to income tax threshold)

    11851-46351 is 32% (to higher rate threshold for income tax)

    46352-46384 is 52% (to rate reduction threshold for NI)

    46384- is 42% (40% income and 2 % NI)

    Then the…[Read more]

  • Having had a perusal of a couple of Police forums I’ve noticed more than a few hopeful recruits either concerned about passing, concerned about passing because they’ve identified they’re below the required standard beforehand, or have failed.

    I can’t even begin to imagine how someone would struggle to achieve 5.4 on the bleep test but aspire to a…[Read more]

  • I was somewhat surprised to learn that the score required to pass the MSFT for the Police is 5.4; to me that seems unreasonably low. Granted they’re not tabbing for miles on end wearing heavy packs before engaging the enemy as per the Armed Forces, but where an aspect of the job is chasing miscreants on foot I’d expect the basic fitness…[Read more]

  • logi posted a new activity comment 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]

  • logi posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Also when blowing up the balloon the surface area is expanding everywhere.

  • logi posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Think about where is the center of the surface of a sphere.

    • logi replied 2 months ago

      Also when blowing up the balloon the surface area is expanding everywhere.

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

    @crud Kodi is great for local media, ok for iplayer and itvplayer but useless for Amazon video/Netflix/4oD. Initially I enjoyed mucking around adding new features, but eventually (after about 4 years) got to a point where I wanted something that just worked. Have been very pleased with the Roku so far, mine is quick to respond and intuitive…[Read more]

  • If Royal Mail is delivering is it partly them?

    @ali I thought that but in this case as Amazon claim to have handed the item to royal mail about 48hrs ago and yet the tracking number doesn’t work on the RM website and they say that the tracking numbers can be generated by the seller before the item is sent.

    In recent experience with RM been…[Read more]

  • @matt The current order is sold by an independent company but “Fulfilled by Amazon” which means that the item is stored in an amazon warehouse and dispatched by them etc.

  • Anyone noticed anything odd about the free delivery offered by Amazon recently?

    I normally go for the free option just because I’m tight and not normally too bothered if something takes a few days to arrive.

    It used to be a case of some stuff would still arrive next day and others would take 3-4 days but I’ve noticed recently that if you just go…[Read more]

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

    Was looking at this recently as I moved away from Kodi on a raspberry pi and struggled to find an option that covered everything I want. In the end I went for the basic Roku streaming stick, which does comes complete with its own remote. I’ve been pleased with it, runs smoothly and is user friendly.

    WiFi only, but if you’ve got an Ethernet…[Read more]

  • I had a back molar extracted last year. From memory don’t drink alcohol or smoke for 24 hours, or use a straw (sucking can displace the clot). Don’t rinse your mouth out for 24 hrs then gently rinse after eating with a salt water solution. Take paracetamol if needed, I think you can take ibuprofen but not as sure on this. When brushing teeth keep…[Read more]

  • logi replied to the topic Best website hosting? in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    I use Vidahost.

    I used to host with a guy in the states, who wasn’t just hosting but helping with stupid errors (like critically crashing sites) newbies usually make. Unfortunately, a few years ago he decided to retire (and down a grapevine I have heard he died since) and suggested to use above mentioned vidahost.

  • logi posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    What a sad story. I am no great fan of dogs but I am fighting back tears. A horrible and undeserved end

    but: you are *not* to blame. You did what was in your power to do, and more than most would. Your neighbours are lucky there was someone as selfless as you to even attempt the rescue.

    Speak to them. It’s likely to be emotional; but you both n…[Read more]

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