SAFFY

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  • Chasing people on foot is a very small aspect of probably the most varied career out there. Speaking as someone who spent ten years in the Army and ten years in the police I can safely state that while there are fat biffers in both organizations I met far more keen, motivated and intelligent people in ‘the job’ What would you rather? A copper…[Read more]

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

    No, you’ve completely missed the point. Jonathan Pie is absolutely spot on (as usual). Hilarious as well. Goose stepping outside the court – brilliant

  • SAFFY replied to the topic Space and time in the forum General Chat 2 months ago

    @science-guy Time and death are cruel, but I guess they give life value too. Suddenly early mornings are more important to me, even without anything in particular to be up for*.

    * I’m up sorting out my blood sugar before I can go to bed…

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

    The Nvidia Shield TV generally seems to be quite highly regarded and I think it ticks all your boxes. It’s pricey, though. It’s designed to be capable of running games so if you’re not interested in that then you’re paying for unwanted capability.

    You could probably pick up the 2015 version for cheap on eBay. I think the important internal parts…[Read more]

  • Any good free graphic design apps for Windows 10?

    I’m making do with Photoshop CS but its just not cutting the mustard.

    Anybody used Scribus?

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

    No, Google need to sell advertising. In order for advertising to work, companies have to be able to sell products to consumers. Therefore consumers have to have disposable income. Take that away through mass-unemployment and Google go out of business.

    • You just have to do a product google search to find that this isn’t the case! Google and amazon are fixing the online economy together.

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

    Exactly this.

    Just look at most of human history (pre-industrial revolution).

    We had a wealthy elite/nobility, and essentially everyone else was dirt poor.

    The economy didn’t expand, there was no such thing as growth and nobody had any incentive to borrow money (not that anyone would lend it) to invest and grow. As a result things chugged along…[Read more]

    • Maybe Google/amazon want to regress to 1700’s economy. Google’s whole business model is based upon controlling the internet.. monopolizing what people can and cannot see online unless companies pay for adwords etc. Also we already seen how various tech company’s including amazon.. uber etc treat their human workers.

      • @oldnag clone why would Google want to take the world back to the 1700s? No one would have any money to spend?

        Why do you that what they want matters? We in the West live in democracies where we can tell companies how they are to behave, not the other way round.

        • It not about money is it though its about control. For example Mark zukerberg made a speech about giving everyone free money.

          Also its bit pathetic talking about democracy and then referring to me as “oldnag clone” just because you disagree with me you want to undermine the legitimacy of my comments by making out im just a clone.

        • @troll You’re not making much sense. Zuckerberg (and many Silicon Valley billionaires) support some for of UBI.

          Again, this is so that everybody has a basic level of income to spend on consumer goods. Which are of course advertised on Facebook. The way you word it, it’s some kind of Dr Evil plot to enslave the world. I’m not saying there aren’t…[Read more]

        • @troll So Mark Zukerberg is evil because he wants to give everyone free money?

        • @ericPoints Mao, Mariam, Pol Pot , Stalin all wanted to give people free money too because it just that simple.

          Your missing my point. For example lots of tech company’s are worth billions but do not even make a single penny in profit…but are worth so much because they CONTROL their market.

          What would the value of money be if everyone gets…[Read more]

        • @troll I agree 100%! I am wary of tech, can see benefits but the control / know all element is becoming more Orwellian. Would never have that Alexa thing or any thing similar, but most of us have net access and wifi. Ultimately what’s in scifi will happen as most are walking towards tech with tunnel vision.

      • No, Google need to sell advertising. In order for advertising to work, companies have to be able to sell products to consumers. Therefore consumers have to have disposable income. Take that away through mass-unemployment and Google go out of business.

        • You just have to do a product google search to find that this isn’t the case! Google and amazon are fixing the online economy together.

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

    I think we are all aware of the concerns. I somehow doubt smashing an iphone is the solution, however.

    • No because its your phone. If however you were only allowed to drive at certain times and speeds (this tech is already here) but you could disable it on your car? Or only drive on permitted routes. So many possible things we could be limited / stopped to do because authorities wish it. See China now to how it could be in any country if we let it.

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

    As a runner and driver here is my approach…

    I always run facing into traffic (I’ve had abuse from drivers who don’t seem to like this….). Whether light or dark, when a car approaches me I check over my shoulder to see if anything is coming the other way (this also means my headtorch swings around if it’s dark making me more obvious). If…[Read more]

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

    Interestingly it is a civil not a police matter. If you lock a gate to block the car in then you may be guilty of withholding property. Similarly if you damage the vehicle. However blocking by use of soil or a car etc. is not as you may have legitimate reasons for doing so. A pile of gravel with a spade is not withholding property as they have the…[Read more]

  • SAFFY replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 3 months, 1 week ago

    It’s placebo plus a small infection risk in exchange for your money. What is feeling like you’re doing something worth to you?

    @ben depends what it’s for.

    Stick a needle in your hand to help a headache. – probably (almost definitely) placebo.

    Stick a needle into the middle of a knotted muscle to help the knot relax – very real.

  • If you’re referring to the speech by Nick Carter yesterday, the motivation is clearly that (a) we have a new and highly ambitious defence secretary and (b) the yearly ministerial spending negotiations are ramping-up again.

  • SAFFY replied to the topic how to cure muscle spasms in back? in the forum Health 4 months ago

    I have stopped taking the pain killers now and am trying heat pads and a back support. I am still in a huge amount of pain particularly in the morning.

    I don’t get any warning of the spasms so cannot prepare for them. It’s very difficult to stop and relax when you have to work (Im a builder) doing a lot of manual work as I’m sure this sets it off.

  • SAFFY replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    @peter heres what you do
    a, though I hide it well on these forums, I do have a certain imbecilic charm. So do not be aggressive.

    b, Often with a new car the manufacturer will offer a deal on finance or lease, think £1K. You can usually after a month pay off the deal which netts a the £1K

    c, Dealers do special deals for NHS, BAE and big e…[Read more]

  • SAFFY replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    If you go in a showroom, if you want to test drive a car, expect to spend 1- 2 hours. So just to try eg a Corsa, Fabia, Fiesta will take a day. Then sussing if new or secondhand is better is hardwork.
    eg We saw a brand new Corsa. Any discount says I.

    Certainly not says Arthur Daley

    1 hour later we are down to £10K which was cheaper than the…[Read more]

  • Thanks everyone, I do swim and walk to strengthen the muscles but I can’t do gym work because it aggregates it. I’m sure it stems from a couple years ago when I slipped on a wet floor in the kitchen and fell awkwardly and felt something ping but I have never had a proper diagnosis. Dr’s aren’t too fussed about backs imo and just told me to do some…[Read more]

  • About once every six months after too much physical exercise my lower back spasms rendering me immobile and in the worst pain immaginable.

    Tramadol doesn’t even touch the sides and tonight I passed out with the pain .

    It’s totally debilitating but does go within a few days, my dogs don’t leave my side bless them but get worried when they…[Read more]

  • SAFFY replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    The only way to reduce population is if we have a visitation from 1 or more of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.

    However, with modern medicine, peace, etc., we have largely eliminated their visits.

    Whilst this is for the good of individuals, I suggest that it is to the detriment of us as a species, because there are too many of us for the food,…[Read more]