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  • sammy posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    I think if you’ve installed CopyTrans, MM should work now…

    It’s a long time since I did it, as I never really used the iPad for music. But I did use it to recover the music off an iPod for a mate.

  • I read a great white paper a few years back on a controlled study into different foods and bacteria levels after the stated use by date. Turned out chicken and Turkey, even two weeks past the use by date and discoloured, slimy and very pungent, had well below dangerous levels of bacteria and would have technically been safe to cook and eat,…[Read more]

  • I used to work next door to a one man band company called MasterByte. (true)

  • I’m 46. I have lived in the UK since the age of 21 and unfortunately can’t comment about phone lines. I can say, however that public transport seemed better to me when it was a nationalised service. This is partly my comparison of the old BR with current privatised services. Even more stark is the contrast between the publicly owned Edinburgh…[Read more]

  • OMG do your history. There were plenty of Labour govts at the time who also starved those industries of investment. They also had far higher rates of tax- both corporation and personal – then they do now and still could not afford the investment.

    @duck Being a bit more historical – at least Labour nationalised these industries in the first…[Read more]

  • Agreed. In principle. The trouble was that publicly owned organisations were often very inefficient. If they were taken back into public ownership the business model would have to be different. Maybe having several businesses all owned by us and competing with each other.

    @callum @chris It seemed to be working OK at Southern Rail though before…[Read more]

  • You clearly were not around when you had to wait months for the former publicly owned BT to install a phone.

    My next point covers this too.

    And the publically owned water companies were not allowed to invest in upgrading their sewarage and enviromental services to meet standards as the govt of the day could not afford the upgrades.

    The (Tory)…[Read more]

  • There should be no private companies given any government contracts that don’t hold their tax accounts in the UK.

    I would go further. Public services, such as telephone, gas, electricity, water and rail should be taken away from private companies and put back into public ownership. The privatisation of these facilities was like inviting Dracula…[Read more]

  • Traitorous to whom?
    It can’t be traitorous to the UK because the people of the UK have decided by democratic process to leave the EU.
    As for Brexit itself, it’s happening and if you want to needlessly bandy around such emotive terms as treason/traitor, then they would probably be best aimed at a Government that decided to ignore the results of…[Read more]