mike

active 1 month, 2 weeks ago
active 1 month, 2 weeks ago
  • Very will done for not giving up, I’m sure plenty of people have, and for being smart in pointing out to the judge what would happen if he closed the case.
    I will never use Britannia Hotels now you have shown their appalling attitude to customers.

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

    “I’m sure we could find more from all sides of the political spectrum. Why do they lie and how can they get away with it?”

    Generally they don’t which is how they ‘get away with it’.

    They do however frequently focus on narrow interpretations minutia tangent to the question or waffle then answer a different rhetorical question or employ a number…[Read more]

    • “That said, communication styles do change and what works in one time or place doesn’t elsewhere, it’ll only take for someone to achieve some electoral success communicating more straightforwardly with the public to trigger change”

      I think you’ve missed the transition: five or ten years ago successful politicians used to play the games you…[Read more]

      • “Trump and Boris Johnson have changed that. They communicate extremely straightforwardly straight at the prejudices of their base and they don’t give a sh*t about whether what they say is true as long as it is emotionally appealing.”

        Trump does, it’s not entirely clear how much of that is compulsive and how much is calculated. It apparently…[Read more]

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

    Is the pain worse first thing in the morning? Does it feel like your feet are really sore and on fire? You could have plantar fascitiis. There a number of different thing that you can try out to help ease it. The most important thing is to make sure that you get rid of the underlining causes.. which are usually things like over pronation when you…[Read more]

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

    Removing citizenship, from British born citizens, before guilt is ascertained through due legal process.

    What do I think of that? I think it’s an incredibly dangerous precedent to set, that is typical of the current government’s short sited pandering to media driven public opinion.

    I would sooner support public execution then revocation of cit…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    So much is based on conditioned stereotypes. I wonder whether the western world’s view of Jews is still that they’re wealthy. Ask yourself (not just you) whether that’s part of your image.

    Sure, some Jews are wealthy, but not all (certainly not me), and there are many poor Jews as well.

    Just in case you or others don’t know, the rich Jew image…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Kernel brewery do a reasonable table beer. It’s 2.5% and probably about as good as you’ll get sub 3%. It’s really quite a challenge to brew beers with gravity this low that aren’t either as thin as water or just way too sweet. Nanny state is absolutely disgusting.

    Closer to 4% is fine. Harvest pale from castle rock is under 4% and is pretty…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Yes but the point is quantum computing will break through the Moore’s law technological/physics plateau.

    • Quantum computers are good at certain things, like factorizing, because there are algorithms that are inherently quantum in nature that can efficiently factorize.

      There is a misconception that quantum computers will be able to run existing (classical) algorithms much faster than existing (classical) computers, which is just not correct; in fact…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Just wait for quantum computing

    • Why would that make mining easier?

      I’m guessing with quantum computing, it will make the problems just as complex that it would even itself out in difficulty to solve the mathematical mining.

      • Yes but the point is quantum computing will break through the Moore’s law technological/physics plateau.

        • Quantum computers are good at certain things, like factorizing, because there are algorithms that are inherently quantum in nature that can efficiently factorize.

          There is a misconception that quantum computers will be able to run existing (classical) algorithms much faster than existing (classical) computers, which is just not correct; in fact…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    A few years ago I used to work in stage lighting, and it wasn’t uncommon to arrive at a theatre at 6am to load in and find some git parked (illegally) in the way. The police never did anything, and even if they were willing we couldn’t afford to wait for them to tow it away. We just dealt with it, by a bunch of guys bouncing it down the road, or…[Read more]

  • mike replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    @peter PCP stands for Personal Contract Plan.

    It essentially works by you paying a deposit then monthly payments, but instead of owning the car you are effectively leasing it, and the payments are based on the depreciation rather than the full value. At the end of the period (normally 3 years) you either buy the car outright and keep it…[Read more]

  • mike replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    Do not believe a single world a dealer tells you about PCP. Whilst sat waiting for a test drive I had to force myself not to interrupt a sales person talking to some potential victims about it… Sure, you can have something great for little up front cash, but the same is true about buying all your gadgets on a credit card and only making…[Read more]

  • Just wondering if you’re aware of Masai Barefoot Technology and their (very pricey) shoes. It might be worth a browse on their website.

    https://www.backinaction.co.uk/mbt-info

    They take some getting used to but they are very good.

  • mike posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Getting rid of these jobs is going to make a lot of people out of work and very angry.. I wouldn’t be surprised in future if riots break out. It is bad enough that the economy is in the shape that it is. McDonald’s jobs are amongst lowest paid jobs going and in an economy where self employment and small businesses simply don’t exist, and where…[Read more]